SECTION A BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL A.1 - A.53
SECTION B EARLY INFRARED RESEARCH B.1 - B.92
SECTION C THE NATIONAL PHYSICAL LABORATORY C.1 - C.52
SECTION D COMMITTEES, SOCIETIES, ORGANISATIONS D.1 - D.58
SECTION E EDUCATION AND SCIENCE POLICY E.1 - E.47
SECTION F VISITS AND CONFERENCES F.1 - F.48
SECTION G DRAFTS, LECTURES, PUBLICATIONS G.1 - G.65
SECTION H GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE H.1 - H.45
The surviving papers provide some documentation for most aspects of Sutherland's career, apart from his two periods at the University of Michigan for which there is virtually nothing. For the 1930s there is extensive correspondence but no laboratory records, and the wartime period is enriched by a very full sequence of letters exchanged with H.W. Thompson, 1937 - 47. Section C contains some interesting papers relating to the NPL, and Section D, which documents Sutherland's involvement with various societies and organisations, has considerable material on the formation of the International Organisation for Pure and Applied Biophysics in which Sutherland played a major part.
Section E contains correspondence on issues of science policy as well as Sutherland's own drafts and reports. The correspondence in Section H dates mainly from Sutherland's period at the NPL, all earlier letters being in Section B.
Some of Sutherland's ms. and typescript drafts are identified with a reference in the form Bibliog .... This refers to the list of publications included in the Memoir of Sutherland by N. Sheppard (Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, 28, 1982).