Papers of Professor Richard Whiddington, C.B.E., F.R.S. (1885 - 1970)

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Details of Papers of Professor Richard Whiddington, C.B.E., F.R.S. (1885 - 1970)
Title: Papers of Professor Richard Whiddington, C.B.E., F.R.S. (1885 - 1970)
Reference: CSAC 7.1.74
Description:

Professor Whiddington discarded most of his papers on his move to Norfolk following his retirement from the University of Leeds in 1951. The material received from his widow Mrs. Katherine Whiddington consists largely of manuscript notes for lectures - those which Professor Whiddington delivered at Leeds, as well as those he attended as an undergraduate at Cambridge (see Items 3 - 6 for notes on lectures by G.F.C. Searle and C.T.R. Wilson). The only correspondence which remains is that pertaining to Science at War and to Whiddington's memoir of J.W. Ryde for the Royal Society.

Date: 1907 - 1963
Held by: Leeds University Library, Special Collections, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Extent: 48 files
Administrative History:

Summary of the career of Professor Whiddington

 

1885 Born in London

 

1905 Entered St. John's College, Cambridge

 

1911 D.Sc. London

 

1911 - 19 Fellow of St. John's College

 

1914 - 19 Radio Telegraphy and Telephony Research and Design, Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough

 

1919 Married Katherine Reoch Grant

 

1919 - 51 Cavendish Professor of Physics, University of Leeds

 

1925 - 48 Hon. Editor, Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society Proceedings

 

1926 Fellow of the Royal Society

 

1940 - 42 Department of Scientific Research, Admiralty

 

1942 - 45 Deputy Director Scientific Research, Ministry of Supply

 

1946 C.B.E.

 

1949 - 51 Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Leeds

 

1952 - 54 President, the Physical Society

 

1959 - 62 Scientific Advisor to Central Treaty Organisation

Subjects:
  • Physics
Creator Names:
  • Whiddington, Richard, 1885-1970, physicist
Immediate Source Of Acquisition:
  • Deposited in 1974

Note:

Listed by: Harriot Weiskittel

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Related Material:
  • A complete set of Professor Whiddington's offprints was deposited in the Library of the Royal Society, as was the set of J.W. Ryde's offprints which was found in the collection (Item 44). Two theses were returned - one to the University of Durham and one to Queen's University, Belfast.

     

    I. Biographical 1 - 2

     

    II. Cambridge notebooks 3 - 10

     

    III. Laboratory notebooks 11 - 13

     

    IV. Lectures and experiments 14 - 32

     

    V. War work 33 - 34

     

    VI. Publications 35 - 45

     

    VII. Leeds University 46 - 48

     

    VIII. Index to principal correspondents

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