Fonds LAMB - Papers of Sir Walter Lamb (W. R. M. Lamb)

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Papers of Sir Walter Lamb (W. R. M. Lamb)


  • 1882-1961 (Creation)

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Walter Lamb was born in Adelaide Australia on 5 Jan 1882, the son of Sir Horace Lamb, Professor of Mathematics at the University there. He was educated at Manchester Grammar School, his father having taken a chair at Owens College, and admitted to Trinity College Cambridge as a Major Scholar in 1901, graduating with a BA in Classics in 1905. He was a Fellow of Trinity from 1907 to 1913 and lectured in Classics at Newnham, Girton, King's and Emmanuel Colleges. From 1913 to 1951 he was Secretary to the Royal Academy of Arts.

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Diaries 1867-1960 (mostly relating to Royal Academy business), correspondence

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      Item level list of correspondents. Note that this is a legacy finding aid which may contain errors and mis-spellings and does not indicate dates.

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