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This series consists of notebooks and lecture notes kept at three different institutions: Accrington Grammar School (B.1-22), The Victoria University of Manchester (B.23-54), and Trinity College, Cambridge (B.55-92).

With one exception, the notebooks from Accrington Grammar School (B.1-22) contain Davenport's notes and diagrams on physics, chemistry and mathematics, presumably work for the School Certificate (B.1-2) and the Higher School Certificate (B.3-17), although several are undated. Only B.22 shows Davenport's non-mathematical interests, containing extracts from various writers and drafts of two speeches, possibly delivered to a school debating society.

The notebooks and lecture notes from the Victoria University of Manchester (B.23-54) date from 1924-1927. B.23-30 are hardback notebooks arranged by the covering titles with which Davenport labelled them. Only two, B.24 and B.29, can be dated (1924-1925 and 1925-1926 respectively). None are indexed and only two are paginated (B.29-30). B.31-54 are loose ms. pages of notes on the literature, notes on lecture courses and class work and exercises by Davenport. Many bear an indication of the course number, or of the person giving the lectures and/or supervising the work. The material was kept in bulky wallet folders labelled by Davenport; the contents have been removed and where appropriate preserved in more than one folder for ease of reference. The original folders are at B.54. See B.85-87 for notes originally made at Manchester and subsequently used at Cambridge.

For Davenport's school reports 1919-1924 see A.15-A.18.

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first entry 14 September 1923

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Some loose enclosures, one dated March 1924.

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Davenport's Accrington address (inside front cover) replaced by address in Manchester.

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Two loose enclosures: ms. drafts of speeches 'Should Capital Punishment be Abolished?' and re question 'Whether Science or Art contributes the more to civilisation'.

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Note on inside front cover: `1st year BSc Hons. Maths Notes'.

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Note on inside front cover: `Second year BSc. Honours Maths notes'

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Contents of a folder so inscribed.B.31: Ms. notes, mainly on Strings, some headed 'Routh', some dated 1925, 1926.

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Contents of a folder so inscribed.E.33: Ms. notes, all headed 'Maths VI b', all dated October 1926-May 1927.

E.34: Ms. notes, variously titled, including 'Study of Certain Transformations. Duporcq Chap. VI' and 'Quadrics'.

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Contents of a folder so inscribed.E.36: Ms. notes, variously titled, chiefly on integrals and series, some dated 1927.

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Contents of a folder so inscribed.E.38: Ms. notes on tensors and vectors.

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Contents of a folder so inscribed.B.40: Ms. notes, chiefly on motion of a rigid body.

B.41-42: Extensive sequence of notes on various dynamics topics.

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Contents of a folder so inscribed.B.44: Ms. notes, on strain and wave motion.

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Contents of a folder so inscribed.

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Contents of a folder so inscribed.B.48: Extensive sequence of notes, variously sub-titled, including 'Complex numbers'.

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Contents of a folder so inscribed.B.50: Extensive sequence of notes, headed 'Mathematics VI a', variously sub-titled, including 'Infinite Series' and 'Uniform Convergence of Infinite Products'.

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Contents of a folder so inscribed.B.52: Two sequences of notes: 'Differential Equations' and 'Elliptic Functions'.

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See Memoir, pp.159-60.

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See Memoir, pp.159-60.

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18 pp. misc. ms. notes enclosed.

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Probably from Davenport's period as undergraduate in Cambridge.

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Contents of a folder so inscribed.

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Contents of a folder so inscribed.B.67: 'Algebraic Geometry. Mr. Richmond. Michaelmas Term 1928'. Extensive sequence of ms. notes, variously sub-titled.

B.68: 'Curves and surfaces of orders 3 and 4. Mr. Richmond. Lent Term 1929'. Extensive sequence of ms. notes, variously sub-titled.

B.69: 'Kummer's quartic surface'. 12pp. ms. notes.

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Contents of a folder so inscribed.89pp. ms. notes and 1p. 'Summary' headed 'Theory of groups. Mr. P. Hall. King's, Lent Term 1929'.

B.71: pp.1-45.

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Contents of a folder so inscribed.

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Contents of a folder so inscribed.B.75: Miscellaneous ms. notes, some titled.

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Contents of a folder so inscribed.B.78: Extensive ms. notes headed 'Kinds of definitions' and 'Other views on the Foundations of Mathematics'.

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Contents of a folder so inscribed. Pencilled note on folder reads: 'Cam. undergrad. 27-29'.B.80: Extensive sequence of notes, headed 'Chapter I' and 'Chapter II'.

B.81: 5pp. ms. notes and calculations.

B.82: Ms. notes and calculations, paginated 22-39.

B.83: Ms. notes and calculations, paginated 45-77.

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Contents of a folder so inscribed. These are probably notes originally made in Manchester as part of Davenport's degree course and later used at Cambridge.

`Double Integral over an area'.

See B.25

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Contents of a folder so inscribed. These are probably notes originally made in Manchester as part of Davenport's degree course and later used at Cambridge.B.86: 'Va Linear differential equations'. 43pp. sequence of ms. notes and calculations, variously sub-titled.

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'A.P. Functions'.

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'Almost periodic functions'.

Sequence of ms. notes and calculations, variously sub-titled.

'A.P. functions of a complex variable'.

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Two series of lecture notes, found together with note `Notes of lectures attended at Cambridge'.B.90: 'Summable series'.

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Hard-back binder so inscribed, containing typescript lecture notes from a course given by G.H. Hardy, Lent Term 1932.