Catalogue description Papers of THEODORE WILLIAM CHAUNDY (1889 - 1966)

This record is held by Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections

Details of CSAC 25.2.75
Reference: CSAC 25.2.75
Title: Papers of THEODORE WILLIAM CHAUNDY (1889 - 1966)

They consist almost entirely of lectures on mathematics delivered in the University of Oxford. Some have annotations and revisions, perhaps with a view to publication


Unless otherwise stated, all items are manuscript. Titles in inverted commas are those on the manuscripts.


Listed by Jeannine Alton and Harriot Weiskittel


Advice on identification and technical terms was kindly given by Dr. Peter Collins, Fellow of St. Edmund Hall, Oxford.

Date: 1910-1951

Chaundy kept the lectures in files with his name and address and usually a date; he classified them by a letter and subscript numeral. The alphabetical sequence has been retained, although it does not correspond with chronological order; work classified under one letter group may span several years, while incomplete sequences (e.g. 'B' or 'N') appear to indicate that some lectures are missing. Some files contained loose notes, calculations or correspondence; these have been extracted and appear as separate items immediately following the relevant file.

Related material:

(See items 25-32).


A photocopy of an obituary of Chaundy which appeared in a Christ Church Report 1971 has been included with the collection. An obituary notice appeared in the Times on 16 April 1966.

Held by: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Chaundy, Theodore William, 1889-1966, scientist and mathematician

Physical description: 9 boxes
Immediate source of acquisition:

The papers, which cover the years 1910 - 1951, were received from Mrs. Chaundy.

  • Mathematics
Administrative / biographical background:

Summary of career


b.1889 Oxford


1906 - 09 Mathematical Scholar at Balliol, Oxford


1909 Honours School of Mathematics, First Class


1910 Lecturer in Mathematics, Christ Church


1912 - 56 Student and tutor, Christ Church


1927 - 47 University Lecturer in Mathematics


1947 - 56 University Reader in Mathematics


1956 Retirement; Emeritus Student, Christ Church

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