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Letters and postcards from E. M. Forster to Elizabeth Trevelyan. Also included are five letters from R. J. Buckingham to Elizabeth Trevelyan, 3-5 and 83-84, written in 1935-1936 and 1950 to report on Forster's recovery from operations.

Agricultural Research Council (ARC): Extraction of Leaf Protein

Further meetings were held to discuss progress in this field, with reports from other research centres (including the Rowett Research Institute) in addition to those on N. W. Pirie's work at Rothamsted Experimental Station.

H/18-H/20: Re meeting, 27 Nov 1951. Principally Pirie's duplicated typescript report on his research. 1949-1951.
H/21-H/22: Re meeting, 2 Dec 1952. Synge was not present.
H/23-H/26: Re meeting, 27 Nov 1953. Papers.

Agricultural Research Council (ARC): Ruminant Metabolism Group

The material consists of draft reports for meetings to discuss ruminant metabolism, with a little correspondence re arrangements.

H/9-H/11: Re meeting, 6 October 1949. H/9 includes drafts of Synge's report to the meeting.
H/12: Re meeting, 14 July 1950. Includes draft of Synge's report to the meeting.
H/13-14: Papers, 27 Jul 1951
H/15-H/17: Re meeting, 21 Apr 1953. H/15 includes manuscript draft of Synge's report to the meeting

Association of Scientific Workers: Agricultural Committee

Includes papers for meetings of the Committee, Working Party (later Agricultural Advisory Committee), ASW Agricultural Bulletins and associated material re agriculture and ASW policy.

H/35: 1948-150
H/36: 1951
H/37: 1952-1953
H/38: 1953-1954
H/39: 1955-1956
H/40: 1957-1961

Biochemical Society: Biochemical Journal

Synge joined the Editorial Board in 1949. He resigned in June 1955.

H/50: Correspondence, c 1936, 1945, 1946, 1949-1952. Includes manuscript notes on origin of papers submitted to the Journal 1936; invitation to join the Editorial Board 1949; correspondence re membership of the Board.
H/51: Correspondence, 1953-1962. Includes material re appointment of Secretary to the Editorial Board.
H/52: Refereeing papers for the Journal, 1944-1949
H/53: Refereeing papers for the Journal, 1950-1964, 1969, nd
H/54: Correspondence and papers arising from Biochemical Journal refereeing policy, 1958, 1966, Jan-Aug 1967
H/55: Correspondence and papers arising from Biochemical Journal refereeing policy, Sept-Dec 1967, 1968, 1970

Biochemical Society: Committee

Synge served on the Committee of the Biochemical Society as the representative of the Editorial Board of the Biochemical Journal, 1953-1955.

H/47: Meeting, 20 Mar 1954
H/48: Meetings, 19 May, 14 Jul, 15 Oct, 1954
H/49: Meetings, 12 Nov 1954, 15 Jan 1954, 10 Feb 1955

Biographical and personal papers

This series consists of drafts, correspondence, diaries, photographs, and documents, and has been arranged into seven subseries: Obituaries and tributes (A.1-7); Autobiographical writings (A.8-14); Career, honours, and awards (A.15-75); Davenport's death (A.75-91); Diaries (A.92-129); Miscellaneous items (A.130-132); and Photographs (A.133-137).

A.1-7, Obituaries and tributes, includes typescript biographical notes made by Mrs. Davenport after her husband's death (A.7). The Autobiographical writings at A.8-14 include reminiscences (A.8-10) made by Davenport with the assistance of his wife and D. J. Lewis in 1969, although very ill. He died in June of that year (see Memoir, p.165). Some, probably earlier, ms. notes on his career survive, as well as notes on his impressions of America and some humorous writings.

The papers at A.15-75 record Davenport's career and honours, and are arranged in chronological order. These records begin with Davenport's school career, 1917-1924 at The Municipal Secondary School, renamed Accrington Grammar School in 1921, and continue with records from The Victoria University of Manchester, 1924-1927. Davenport was an Affiliated Student at Trinity College Cambridge, 1927-29, taking a second first degree, and in 1932 was awarded a research fellowship. 'On the expiry of his Trinity Fellowship in 1937, Davenport was appointed by Mordell to an Assistant Lectureship in Manchester' (Memoir, p.161), where he stayed until 1941. From 1941 to 1945 he was at the University College of North Wales, Bangor, and from 1945-1948 at University College, London. He took up the Rouse Ball Chair of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge from 1958 until his death.

The papers housed as A.76-91 are primarily letters of condolence after Davenport's death. After a period of illness following the removal of a lung, Davenport died on 9 June 1969. (Memoir, p.165)

The diaries at A.92-129 are all small pocket diaries, mainly university diaries covering the academic year, used chiefly to record appointments and addresses. A.130-132 consists of personal miscellaneous items, and the photographs at A.133-137 include group photographs of Davenport and other mathematicians (A.136).

Biographical and personal papers

This series consists of correspondence, diaries, writings, publications, drawings, and memorabilia related to Otto Frisch and to Lise Meitner. The material is arranged in five subseries: Biographical and autobiographical papers (A.1-7), Diaries and notebooks (A.8-32), Career and memorabilia (A.33-106), Family correspondence and papers (A.107-225), and Supplemental Papers given by Ulla Frisch (A.226-251). The Lise Meitner papers may be found in the penultimate group, A.134-211. For photographs, slides, tape-recordings, etc. of Frisch, his family and colleagues, see Series G.

A.1-7 includes material related to his autobiography What little I remember, as well as obituary tributes about Frisch.

Frisch made little distinction between the types of journal found at A.8 -32, Diaries and notebooks. In earlier years, he tended to use 'notebooks' in which he would draw up tables of days and weeks on some of the pages, thus creating a 'diary'. Later on, he used 'diaries' and made them serve for wider purposes than the usual day-to-day record. From about 1947 he often chose the 'Lefax' system which enabled him to keep several years' notes in one binder; see A.24-31, or, for less organised examples, A.12, A.13, A.22. The contents of all these documents are similar, though their proportions vary. They include experimental results, ideas for research, journals of visits, notes of conferences, meetings and lectures, personal jottings, memos and addresses. In his address books Frisch would use the thumb-index to suit his own purposes: thus 'I' may turn up 'Ideas', 'M' lead to `Money', etc. These books therefore supplement the scientific and technical material found in Series B as well as documenting Frisch's personal life. The material is presented as a chronological sequence so far as this is ascertainable and Frisch's methods of work allow.

In A.33-106 Career and memorabilia, A.86-90 relate to music, though it should be noted that there are many other references elsewhere, e.g., A.56, A.72, A.95 and in the general correspondence. A.91 to A.94 are indexed folders of letters of condolence from colleagues, relatives or friends containing reminiscences or information.

Most of A.107-225 Family correspondence and papers consists of correspondence, but there are other biographical items included. Many of the letters employ nicknames and diminutives as mode of address or signature; Lise Meitner normally signed herself 'T.L.' (= Tante Lise) when writing to Frisch. For convenience, the material has been divided among the Frisch, Meitner and Blau (Frisch's wife) families, and presented by alphabetical order of Christian name in order to avoid confusion arising from the married names of the female members. The letters from Frisch's father and mother (A.109-120) are almost all joint communications, sometimes also incorporating greetings and messages from other relations. The Lise Meitner papers, A.134-211, are further arranged as Biographical and personal papers (A.134-154), Notes and drafts (A.155-176), and Correspondence (A.177-211) The Notes and drafts, are all later works, dating from Lise Meitner's postwar periods in Sweden and Cambridge, with the exception of the brief items in A.155-157. The papers at A.219-225 are those related to the Blau family. Frisch married Ursula (Ulla) Blau in 1951 and they had two children. The letters they exchanged (A.221-225) contain information about conferences, scientific colleagues, and research projects as well as personal and family news.

The supplemental papers given by Ulla Frisch after the main group of papers, A.226-251, include Frisch's caricature drawings of scientific colleagues and others at committee meetings, conferences, and social occasions, and include those made at Los Alamos (A.233-249).

Box 1

1-125 relate to Lascelles Abercrombie and comprise letters and postcards from Abercrombie to R. C. and Bessie Trevelyan; newspaper cuttings relating to Abercrombie's death; a draft letter from R. C. Trevelyan and tribute to Abercrombie; two letters from Oliver Elton seeking information for a memorial of Abercrombie.
126-132 relate to Max Beerbohm and comprise letters and a copy letter from Max and Florence Beerbohm to Trevelyan, as well as sketches by Beerbohm with an accompanying note by Trevelyan.
133-154 are letters from Bernard Berenson to Elizabeth Trevelyan, or from Nicky Mariano on Berenson's behalf.
155-211 almost all relate to Robert Bridges and his family (180 is a stray letter from John Masefield) and comprise: correspondence between Bridges and R. C. Trevelyan (each with a typed copy, prepared in 1954 at the request of Edward Bridges, see 199); letters from Monica Bridges to R. C. Trevelyan; and letters from Edward Bridges, Edward Gathorne-Hardy, Joseph Scott and Humphry Trevelyan to Elizabeth Trevelyan, with a copy letter from Elizabeth Trevelyan to Gathorne-Hardy, about her husband's letters to Robert Bridges.
There are also letters from Robert Bridges' daughter Elizabeth Daryush to R. C. Trevelyan about her own poetry

Box 1: Augusta Julia Babington (née Noel) – Frances Babington (née Sykes)

Letters from Augusta Julia Babington, née Noel, to her father in law Thomas Babington.

Letter from C. S[?] B[abington?] to Mary Ellen Rose, née Parker. Letters from Catherine Babington, née Whitter, to her brother in law Thomas Babington. Letter from Charles Cardale Babington to his uncle Thomas Babington. Letters from Charles Edward Babington to his aunt Mary Parker, née Babington.

Letter from Charles Roos Babington to his sister Jean Babington; letters to his father Thomas Babington, and sister Mary Babington.

Letter from Elizabeth Babington, later Strange, to her uncle Thomas Babington. Letters from Frances Babington, née Sykes, to her sisters in law Maria Frances Babington (née Pratt) and Mary Parker (née Babington). This last includes a note from her husband Matthew Babington to his sister Mary.

Box 10: Jean Babington

Letters of Jean Babington to her sister Mary, later Parker; some with notes from Colin Macaulay, James Parker, Jean Babington (née Macaulay), Lydia Rose (née Babington), and Fanny Macaulay to Mary. Note from Jean Babington to her sister in law Sarah Babington (née Disney) also included.

Two letters from Jean Babington to Susan Darroch (née Parker).

Babington, Jean (1798-1839), daughter of Thomas and Jean Babington

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