Catalogue description Paper of PROFESSOR NEVIL VINCENT SIDGWICK, F.R.S. (1893 - 1952)

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Details of CSAC.21.15.74
Reference: CSAC.21.15.74
Title: Paper of PROFESSOR NEVIL VINCENT SIDGWICK, F.R.S. (1893 - 1952)

The collection, which covers the years 1892 - 1960, was assembled from various sources. Dr. L.E. Sutton, FRS, and Dr. C.J. Danby passed on various manuscripts and gave valuable advice and information.


All items are manuscript except where indicated. Titles or descriptions in inverted commas are those which appear on the manuscripts.


Listed by Jeannine Alton, Harriot Weiskittel

Date: 1892 - 1960

I. Biographical: 1 - 15


II. Material collected by Dr. Sutton 16 - 21


III. Diaries and notebooks 22 - 40


IV. Lectures 41 - 59


V. Correspondence 60 - 87


VI. Publications 88 - 95

Related material:

A few letters relating to Sidgwick are in the collection of Sir Henry Tizard's papers in the Imperial War Museum, London (Ref: C.S.A.C. 21/5/74/HTT1, 1953; C.S.A.C. 21/5/74/HTT5, 1955); these may be consulted only with permission.


Material held by the History of Science Museum, Broad Street, Oxford


Ms. Museum 122: autographed programme and menu of 100th meeting of Alembic Club, letter from A.W.F. Holroyd re origin of club, typescript of minute book (1899-1910), misc. notes re club: 1899 - 1920


Ms. Museum 131: Notebook labelled on first page with name and 'Chemical Notes' containing notes on lectures by J.E. Marsh and W. Odling; also contains notes and charts on 'solubility of protein isomers': n.d


Ms. Museum 132: Royal Society memoir of Sidgwick, misc. photographs, Ms. notebook labelled 'Keto-Enolic Tautomerism. Alembic Club. 10-vi-02' containing draft of lecture(?), Ms. notebook labelled 'Tautomerism' containing draft of lecture: 1902


Ms. Museum 133: Ms. notebook labelled 'Chemical Sub-Faculty' containing minutes of meetings, drafts, list of members, misc. notes (in various hands): 1921 - 29


Ms. Museum 139: Ms. notebook labelled 'Sub-Faculty of Chemistry' containing minutes of meetings: 1930 - 34

Held by: Oxford University: Lincoln College Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Sidgwick, Nevil Vincent, 1893-1952, scientist and chemist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in 1974

  • Chemistry
Administrative / biographical background:

Summary of career


b. 1873 Oxford


1886 Entered Rugby School


1892 - 97 Christ Church, Oxford; Natural Sciences Class I; Literae Humaniores Class I


1898 Dixon Scholarship, Leipzig


1899 - 1901 D.Sc. Tübingen


1901 Elected to Fellowship, Lincoln College, Oxford


1903 - 07 Lecturer in Chemistry, Magdalen


1906 Demonstrator in Chemistry


1915 - 18 Consultant, Department of Explosive Supplies of Ministry of Munitions


1916 Senior Demonstrator, Organic Chemistry Laboratory


1922 Elected to the Royal Society


1921 - 30 Council of the Chemical Society


1924 - 45 Reader in Chemistry


1932 - 34 President, Faraday Society


1935 Professor (conferred by decree)


1937 Royal Medal


1935 - 37 President, Chemical Society

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