Papers of Edmund Clifton Stoner, FRS (1899 - 1968)

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Details of CSAC 6.73
Reference: CSAC 6.73
Title: Papers of Edmund Clifton Stoner, FRS (1899 - 1968)

During the course of his retirement, Professor Stoner organised, selected and dated his papers, perhaps intending to write an autobiography. Many of the files bear dates between 1965 and 1968, with descriptions, lists of contents, or indexes. With the exception of the segregated material mentioned below, the order of the papers has been preserved; Stoner's date of compilation is shown in brackets when known. The folder listed as Item 2 contains a full account of the material retained or discarded by Stoner, autobiographical notes and some longer narratives,and a copy of his impressions of life at Cambridge 1918 - 1924 deposited with the Royal Society (see Royal Society Memoir,p.203,n). Other guides or notes appear as Items 66, 99, 105, 190, 191, 212, 254, 274, 276, 277, 278, 297.


There are no laboratory notebooks or working papers as such; but many scientific matters are discussed in the diaries, and in the files listed as 'University and scientific correspondence'. Stoner's own careful notes of lectures he attended at Cambridge by Rutherford, Appleton, C.G.Darwin, Bohr, J.J.Thomson and others are of interest.


The regular letters to Stoner from his relatives in the London area during the Second World War form an interesting record of the period.


The correspondence files carry annual, monthly and sometimes daily indexes by Stoner. Some of the items indexed do not appear in the files and may have been removed by Stoner for personal and confidential reasons.


An index has been compiled and confidential material segregated (see 81,90,354). Some numbers are left vacant in case missing items among the diaries and correspondence are recovered.


I. Biographical 1 - 60


Includes: Cambridge notebooks 13 - 27


Diaries 28 - 51


Personal notebooks 52 - 57


Non-scientific writings 58 - 60


II. University of Leeds 61 - 81


III.Publications 82 - 87


IV. Committees 88 - 94


V. Correspondence and photographs 95 - 355


VI. Index of principal correspondents


Listed by: Jeannine Alton


Harriot Weiskittel

Date: 1909-1969
Held by: Leeds University Library, Special Collections, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Stoner, Edmund Clifton, 1899-1968, scientist and physicist

Physical description: 28 boxes
Administrative / biographical background:

Summary of the career of Professor Stoner.


b. 1899


1910 - 18 Bolton Grammar School.


1918 - 21 Emmanuel College, Cambridge. (Exhibitioner in Natural Sciences).


1919 Developed diabetes, entailing restricted diet and varying periods of hospitalisation before a regular insulin régime became possible in 1927.


1921 - 24 Research at Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge.


1924 Lecturer in Physics, Leeds University.


1927 Reader in Physics, Leeds.


1928 - 31 Research Fellow, Emmanuel College, Cambridge.


1937 Fellow of the Royal Society.


1938 Sc.D., Cambridge.


1939 - 51 Professor of Theoretical Physics, Leeds.


1951 - 63 Cavendish Professor of Physics, Leeds.


1951 married Heather Crawford.


1952 - 56 Member, Board of Visitors, Royal Observatory.


1955 - 58 D.S.I.R. Visitor, Wool Industries Research Association.


1957 - 62 D.S.I.R. Postgraduate Training Awards Committee; Chairman, Physics Sub-Committee.


1958 - 64 U.G.C.Panel of Equipment Assessors for Physics.

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