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Papers of Sir Geoffrey Taylor (G. I. Taylor) File
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`The Hintons visit English relatives'.

A 23 pp. typescript account by Carmelita Hinton (Taylor's cousin by marriage, see index) with a ms. note 'Written for friends for Xmas 1924', and a ms. note by Batchelor 'Sent to Stephanie Ravenhill. Part 2 describes a cruise on "Frolic" with G.I.T. as skipper'
The party included 'Aunt Maggie' (Taylor's mother), `another cousin Ursula' [Nettleship, see A.161], a 'Dr. Adrian' [E.D. Adrian] and 'The O'Malleys' [see A.163].

'The action of crystal rectifiers'

Autograph ms., pages numbered 3-41, with a note by G.K. Batchelor, Found in G.I's garage in a water-stained folder, July 1976'. Although the pagination begins p.3, the paper beginsSome months ago Sir J.J. Thomson suggested to me to try and find some explanation of the action of crystal rectifiers, and the experiments described in this paper are the results of this suggestion'. It seems therefore that the missing pages 1 and 2 did not include the substance of the paper.
Also included is correspondence re the paper between G.K. Batchelor and A.B. Pippard, 1976.

Exercise book used by Taylor on 'Scotia'

Exercise-book, with ms. note by G.K. Batchelor inside front cover Notebook used by G.I.T. onScotia' in 1913'. Contains notes, drawings and calculations on anemometer observations on turbulent air, 8 May-27 July 1913. Includes drawings for the tethered kite on the mast-head which enabled successful observations to be taken.
Some pages have been torn from the rear of the book.

Correspondence concerning conferences, visits etc

Third Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics (CANCAM 71). 1971
Visit to Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 1971
Taylor delivered the Lester Gardner Memorial Lecture, which encouraged G.K. Batchelor and M. Van Dyke to propose a Recorded dialogue with G.I. Taylor' to take further some of the ideas expressed. Invitation to Jubilee Session, USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow. 1971 Invitation to Second Congress of Polish Science, Warsaw. 1972 150th Anniversary of Franklin Institute. 1973 Congress onAdvanced Problems in Mechanics', and Panetti Centenary, Turin. 1975
250th Anniversary celebrations, Academy of Sciences, Moscow. 1975

Material relating to Edward Ingram Taylor (Taylor's father).

Mainly letters to Margaret Taylor re presentation of drawings and paintings by her husband to various museums and galleries, 1931-35. Includes correspondence from: S. Cockerell (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge), C. Dodgson (Dept. of Prints and Drawings, British Museum), M. Hardie (Victoria and Albert Museum), 1931-33, Fine Art Society. A curriculum vitae of Edward Taylor is also included.

Items relating to George Boole

Misc. items relating to George Boole.

Includes: 2 autograph signatures of George Boole.

Notes of various items relating to Boole in the possession of the Taylor family.

List of items relating to Boole left at `Farmfield' at Taylor's death, and their disposition (compiled by G.K. Batchelor).

List of material presented by Taylor to the Royal Irish Academy, May 1954.

Press-cuttings re Boole.

Misc. requests for biographical information, interviews, etc.

Includes correspondence with:
J.I. Beck 1969
J.S. Bunt (Taylor's bequest of his portrait to Glenn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea) 1969
M. Deacon (taped interviews with Taylor) 1969
T. Griffiths (his profile of Taylor, see A.4) 1972
J. Hanson (history of Royal Aeronautical Establishment, etc.) 1968
R. MacLeod (Taylor's papers) 1972
M. Slocombe (BBC Sound Archives) 1970

Correspondence with John Moore-Brabazon

Concerns the formation, constitution, membership, records of early meetings of The Yacht Research Council. Taylor was a founder member of the Council, and Chairman of the Committee on Sail Design. Includes related correspondence, and a copy of a brochure on the Council's work, 1961

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