Catalogue of the papers and correspondence of EDMUND JOHN BOWEN, FRS (1898-1980)
SECTION A BIOGRAPHICAL AND AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL CSAC 81.5.81/A.1 - CSAC 81.5.81/A.17
SECTION B HISTORICAL WRITINGS CSAC 81.5.81/B.1 - CSAC 81.5.81/B.29
Dr. Bowen kept almost no records of his scientific work in the field of photochemistry, though see the reprints in A.17. The surviving documents, other than biographical, relate mainly to his interests in the history of science, and of Oxford University and City.
Section A contains mainly personal material, including an autobiographical account of Bowen's childhood, service in the First World War and subsequent career to 1929 (see CSAC 81.5.81/A.3); Section B consists of drafts and background material relating to Bowen's keen interest in the history of science, including some interesting reminiscences of Oxford chemistry between the First and Second World Wars.
Compiled by Jeannine Alton and Julia Latham-Jackson
The work of the Contemporary Scientific Archives Centre, and the production of this catalogue, are made possible by the support of the following societies and institutions:
The Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland
The Biochemical Society
The British Pharmacological Society
The Charles Babbage Foundation for the History of Information Processing
The Institute of Physics
The Institution of Electrical Engineers
The Nuffield Foundation
The Physiological Society
The Royal Society of London
A copy of Bowen's history of University College, Oxford (of which he was a Fellow from 1922), is held in the College Library.