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Typescript note about German and Italian mathematicians

2 pp. typescript note of German and Italian mathematicians, listed according to whether they left or remained in their posts before and during World War II, and their political bias. n.d.

The first category, 'German refugee mathematicians', including G. Szegö and H. Heilbronn, gives names, subject speciality, former posts and present whereabouts. Davenport states that all were anti-Nazis.

The second category, 'Mathematicians who stayed in Germany', gives name, pre-war post and extent to which individual was involved in Nazi regime. The third category is 'Collaborators'.

The fourth category, 'Italian mathematicians', from information given by B. Segre (Manchester), gives a list of mathematicians 'dismissed by the Fascists in 1938' and another of anti-fascist mathematicians.

Miscellaneous letters

Letter from Secretary of English Speaking Union, 1958, thanking Davenport for suggesting possible members of a selection committee.

Letter from Union Mathématique Internationale, 1964, asking Davenport to serve on committee to choose candidates for Fields medals in 1966.

Work by others

'Research Problems', by J.E. Littlewood, n.d. Duplicated manuscript; 4pp. introductory material beginning 'This is for "Family" reading, aimed at present and former pupils ...' explaining purpose and history of selection of problems; 26pp. list of problems.

The document is accompanied by Davenport's 2pp. typescript, 'Comments'

'G.H. Hardy'

G.133: 4pp. untitled ms. draft of a lecture, delivered in 1948. 7pp. ms. draft and notes for a talk to an unnamed society re Hardy's Collected Papers, n.d. 11pp. ms. draft and notes, partially paginated, for a talk to an unnamed undergraduate society re Hardy's career and publications, n.d.
G.134: Reprint of E.C. Titchmarsh's L.M.S. memoir of G.H. Hardy, with 1p. ms. notes by Davenport. 3pp. photocopy of Hardy's 1914 paper on Riemann functions.

Miscellaneous group photographs

Miscellaneous group photographs, all including Davenport.

Includes one print of Davenport, P. Erdös and L.J. Mordell (n.d.), one of `Professor Mordell's Seminar' (1938) and one of Davenport, Besicovitch and Littlewood (1967).

'Diophantine Approximation'

7pp. ms. draft of version delivered to Oxford Mathematical Society, 3 March 1954.

4pp. ms. draft and notes re Diophantine approximation.

4pp. ms. draft re lattice points.

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