SECTION C WORKING PAPERS, NOTES AND CALCULATIONS

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Title: SECTION C WORKING PAPERS, NOTES AND CALCULATIONS
Reference: CSAC 71.1.80/C.1 - C.274
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The papers are presented chronologically as far as possible, in sub-sections devoted to various stages in Strachey's career (see list of contents overleaf). Strachey's own autobiographical notes make plain that many of his ideas developed from work in progress and flowed into later projects, and the separation here adopted is acknowledged to be an artificial one and is far from implying any break in the work.

 

These notes and papers were kept by Strachey separate from correspondence and committee files, but should nevertheless be read in conjunction with Sections D and E, and the N.R.D.C. correspondence in Section J, to which cross-references are given where possible. Strachey's own folders, titles and descriptions are retained, and bundles of notes clipped together by him have been left in his order. The early material was rarely dated, and was often written on the back of used papers dated several years previously, or on class exercises from school-mastering days. In these cases, approximate dates and descriptions have been suggested. Very bulky folders have been split for ease of handling, and a note made of their original grouping. Strachey's titles and descriptions are given in inverted commas.

 

During his employment at N.R.D.C. (1952 - 59), Strachey was principally concerned with the Ferranti computers for Manchester University, designed in conjunction with the Firm, the University and N.R.D.C. Most of these notes are simply headed 'M.U.C.' or appear on worksheets similarly headed, and it has not always been possible to assign them with certainty to a specific task or routine related to the project. See note to CSAC 71.1.80/C.27 - CSAC 71.1.80/C.115.

 

STANDARD TELEPHONE & CABLES LTD. (S.T.C.), 1939-45 CSAC 71.1.80/C.1 - CSAC 71.1.80/C.19

 

AUTOMATIC COMPUTING ENGINE (ACE), 1950-51 CSAC 71.1.80/C.20 - CSAC 71.1.80/C.26

 

Draughts-playing program

 

NATIONAL RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (N.R.D.C.), 1951-59 CSAC 71.1.80/C.27 - CSAC 71.1.80/C.115

 

CSAC 71.1.80/C.27 - CSAC 71.1.80/C.33 Completion of draughts-playing program

 

CSAC 71.1.80/C.34 - CSAC 71.1.80/C.36 Love-letters program, miscellaneous notes

 

CSAC 71.1.80/C.37, CSAC 71.1.80/C.38 St. Lawrence River Power Project

 

CSAC 71.1.80/C.39 - CSAC 71.1.80/C.64 Manchester University Computing Machine Laboratory

 

CSAC 71.1.80/C.65 - CSAC 71.1.80/C.94 Ferranti Pegasus Computer. Design and projects

 

CSAC 71.1.80/C.95 - CSAC 71.1.80/C.102 Very High Speed Computers

 

CSAC 71.1.80/C.103 - CSAC 71.1.80/C.115 Miscellaneous notes and drafts

 

PRIVATE CONSULTANCY, 1959-64 CSAC 71.1.80/C.116 - CSAC 71.1.80/C.135

 

CSAC 71.1.80/C.116 Royal Radar Establishment

 

CSAC 71.1.80/C.117 Ship Fairings

 

CSAC 71.1.80/C.118, CSAC 71.1.80/C.119 Traffic Control

 

CSAC 71.1.80/C.120 ALGOL

 

CSAC 71.1.80/C.121 - CSAC 71.1.80/C.135 LISP/EMIDEC

 

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY MATHEMATICAL LABORATORY, 1962-65 CSAC 71.1.80/C.136 - CSAC 71.1.80/C.201

 

CSAC 71.1.80/C.136 - CSAC 71.1.80/C.184 CPL

 

CSAC 71.1.80/C.185 - CSAC 71.1.80/C.196 BCPL

 

CSAC 71.1.80/C.197 - CSAC 71.1.80/C.201 General Purpose Macrogenerator

 

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PROGRAMMING RESEARCH GROUP (P.R.G.) 1966-75 CSAC 71.1.80/C.202 - CSAC 71.1.80/C.274

 

CSAC 71.1.80/C.202 - CSAC 71.1.80/C.207 Visits and work at Project MAC

 

CSAC 71.1.80/C.208 - CSAC 71.1.80/C.212 KDF 9

 

CSAC 71.1.80/C.213 - CSAC 71.1.80/C.223 Modular One (Mod 1)

 

CSAC 71.1.80/C.224 - CSAC 71.1.80/C.241 Formal Semantics

 

CSAC 71.1.80/C.242 - CSAC 71.1.80/C.274 Miscellaneous notes and drafts

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