Record

Reference numberCOR/3
LevelSubFonds
TitleFurther papers of Sir John Warcup Cornforth and Lady Rita Harradence Cornforth
Date1950s-2000s
DescriptionThis series, a later transfer of papers from the Cornforth family, largely comprises photographs of Sir John and Lady Rita Cornforth.

Included:
Photographs of John and Rita Cornforth (conference and symposium photos, formal portraits, Royal Society, honorary degrees, tennis tournament).
File of press cuttings, interviews with John Cornforth, c.1970s.
File about receieving honorary D.Sc from University of Sydney (photographs and correspondence), 1977.

Copy of 'Arthur Lapworth and others: structure, properties and mechanism of reactions of carbon compounds; some developments 1898 to 1939, with particular reference to Arthur LAPWORTH and his work; draft of an essay' by G.Norman Burkhardt. A copy of this text is held in the library (RCN: 13773). This copy includes pasted in copies of notes from Lord Todd and John Cornforth to Burkhardt regarding the text.
ExtentThree files, one volume.
Access statusOpen
Administrative historyThis series comprises a later transfer of papers from Philippa Cornforth, daughter of John and Rita Cornforth, December 2016.
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