- 1933-86 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
Name of creator
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Davenport published nearly 200 papers and three books. Most of the material in this series consists of drafts of the published papers, frequently without any other material such as notes or calculations. In some cases, however, these do survive and in others there is more than one draft. Some correspondence is included here, as at D.112-116.
The series incorporates material of other kinds, such as the Adams Prize Essay (D.5-15), the books The higher arithmetic (D.89-92) and Multiplicative number theory (D.170-182), reviews by Davenport (D.208), and some unpublished material, such as 'On writing mathematical papers' (D.201-203).
The Adams Prize Essay materials include material published in various papers, 1938-1946 (including D.2-4), and consists of early drafts of certain chapters (D.5-6), the whole text, probably as submitted to the judges (D.8-14) and a little correspondence.
Material published after Davenport's death can be found at D.204-207, and his 'collected works' are represented at D.210-213.
The material has been arranged in chronological order, and where applicable the Bibliography number of the Royal Society Memoir (Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, 17, 1971) has been given, as well as the date of publication.