SECTION A BIOGRAPHICAL NCUACS 23.8.90/A.1 - NCUACS 23.8.90/A. 7
SECTION B RESEARCH NCUACS 23.8.90/B.1 - NCUACS 23.8.90/B.153
SECTION C CAMBRIDGE NCUACS 23.8.90/C.1 - NCUACS 23.8.90/C. 94
SECTION D LECTURES AND PUBLICATIONS NCUACS 23.8.90/D.1 - NCUACS 23.8.90/D. 88
SECTION E SOCIETIES AND ORGANISATIONS NCUACS 23.8.90/E.1 - NCUACS 23.8.90/E. 99
SECTION F CORRESPONDENCE NCUACS 23.8.90/F.1 - NCUACS 23.8.90/F. 73
The material is presented in the order given in the List of Contents. The collection is particularly strong in documentation of Dixon's scientific research, his enzyme nomenclature work for IUB and the various editions of Enzymes.
Section A, Biographical, is very slight but includes Dixon's autobiographical notes and bibliography
Section B, Research, is one of the most important in the collection. There is a sequence of notebooks covering a period of over fifty years from 1917. Of particular interest, for example, are the books used for notes of the lectures of J Barcroft, T S Hele, F G Hopkins and R A Peters and for wartime research by Dixon and his collaborators R van Heyningen, J A Cohen and D M M Needham. The wartime research is also represented by an extensive correspondence, committee papers and the research reports of Dixon's group.
Section C, Cambridge, provides interesting documentation of the Biochemistry Department. There is material relating to the Subdepartment of Enzyme Biochemistry, staff meetings and committees, teaching and requests to visit and work with Dixon.
Section D, Lectures and Publications, brings together Cambridge biochemistry lecture notes, informal research talks, invitation and public lectures and extensive documentation for Enzymes. The Enzymes material is principally correspondence with the publisher (Longmans) for the three editions, E C Webb for a period of nearly 20 years from 1962 when he moved from Cambridge to Australia, and scientific colleagues generally.
Section E, Societies and Organisations, is dominated by papers relating to the IUB Commission on Enzymes which include correspondence, minutes of meetings and the series of numbered documents circulated to Commission members. There are also later IUB enzyme nomenclature papers sent to Dixon for information.
Section F, Correspondence, does not include extensive exchanges with individuals and has accordingly been arranged in a chronological sequence 1946-78. There is also a references and recommendations subsection which is subject to restricted assess.