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Honours, Addresses, Biographical Works and Miscellaneous Personal Items

FRAZ/28 consists of one box of letters, writings, and printed material relating to awards and other honours amassed by J. G. Frazer, spanning the dates [after 20 Feb. 1885]-1941, the bulk dating from the 1920s and 1930s.

A significant portion of the material is in the form of letters: those announcing honours (found throughout Items 1-23), those concerning Émile Antoine Bourdelle's bust of J. G. Frazer (Items 24-41), and those concerning the Frazer lectureship and the printed Frazer Lectures volume (Items 47-87).

Lilly Grove Research for 'Dancing'

FRAZ/30 consists of one box of materials relating to research conducted by Lilly Frazer (before her marriage in 1896, Lilly Grove) for her illustrated book 'Dancing', published in 1895. The material spans the dates [c 1895]-1933. There are no textual research notes; there are two albums of photographs reproducing images of dancing in different cultures and time periods, gathered for consideration for inclusion in the book. There are also six unrelated photographs here, including one of a display of tribal objects, which was possibly sent to James George Frazer.

Library Catalogues and Plan

FRAZ/20 consists of two boxes containing three catalogues of Sir James Frazer's private library: a complete list created in 1907 [by John Roscoe], a list of additions created in 1922, and a two-part list created in 1935-1936 with an update in 1940. Accompanied by an exact and somewhat decorative plan of the library made by assistant P. W. Filby.

Writings: 'The Latin Fabulists' to 'On Some Australian Ceremonies'

FRAZ/22-27 consist of eight boxes of papers relating to J. G. Frazer's writings arranged according to the date of the publication or creation of the works, dating from 1884 to 1938. FRAZ/25 includes the papers relating to the 'Anthologia Anthropologica', which was published in 1938-1939 but was begun to be discussed in 1932, the end date of the material in that box. FRAZ/27 includes some items added at the end with earlier dates.

FRAZ/22 consists of one box of papers relating to J. G. Frazer's books, speeches, and articles written from 1884 to 1903, arranged in chronological order of appearance. 'The Golden Bough' is represented solely by cuttings, including an album of 44 reviews of the first edition, dated 1890-1891 (Item 4). The only book represented by a manuscript here is 'Pausanias's Description of Greece', with a 178 page Introduction in Frazer's hand, lacking two pages at the end (Item 59).

Writings: 'Spectator Papers' to 'The M. Painlevé Address'

FRAZ/24 is the third of eight boxes of papers relating to J. G. Frazer's writings, arranged according to the date of the publication or creation of the works, dating from 1884 to 1938 (FRAZ/22-27).

FRAZ/24 consists of one box of papers relating to J. G. Frazer's books, speeches, and articles written primarily from 1921 to 1927, with four cuttings dated later, from 1929 to 1940, arranged in chronological order of appearance. There are seven manuscript drafts of articles and lectures in Frazer's hand, and two more that are incomplete. Items 32-44 are letters and printed material relating to Frazer's article 'Our Debt to France' in 'The Morning Post' 1 July 1925, advocating the forgiveness of French war debt. Items 47-59 are letters and the manuscript draft of an acceptance speech on the award of the Commandeur de la Légion d'honneur in April 1926. (Another group of letters of congratulation on the award of the Légion d'honneur may be found at FRAZ/16/52-71.) Items 72-73, and 75 are typescripts of speeches made at a gathering in the Old Combination Room at Trinity College on 1 Mar. 1927.

Institute of Theoretical Astronomy

Theoretical astronomy was one of the areas of study covered by DAMTP. An abortive attempt by the astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle to become head of DAMTP resulted ultimately in the creation in 1967 of the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy.

'Cooperation in Europe'

In 1972, Batchelor invited Chairmen of European national committees of theoretical and applied mechanics to meet in Warsaw to discuss the idea of a European Mechanics Council. However the move provoked serious concern amongst senior members of IUTAM who took steps to prevent the meeting. However, the incident resulted in the establishment of a IUTAM study group to look into regional cooperation in general.

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