Reference numberCOR
TitleCollected papers of Sir John Warcup Cornforth and Lady Rita Cornforth
DescriptionThis collection contains the papers of both Sir John Cornforth FRS and Lady Rita Cornforth. Both were awarded an 1851 Exhibition Scholarship and travelled to study in Oxford, they were married in 1941, and also collaborated together on over 40 scientific papers. Although the Rita Cornforth collection is the smaller of the two, it is worth noting that there is significant cross over between the two subfonds, with correspondence often addressed to both.
ArrangementOriginal order maintained where possible. Divided roughly, though with overlap into the following subfonds and series:
1.) Collected Papers of Sir John Warcup Cornforth
1/1.) Correspondence
1/2.) Work papers
1/3.) Royal Society
1/4.) Awards, honours and certificates
1/5.) Personal
1/6.) Photographs and imagery

2.) Collected Papers of Lady Rita Harradence Cornforth
2/1.) Correspondence
2/2.) Work papers
2/3.) Personal

3) Further papers of Sir John Warcup Cornforth and Lady Rita Harradence Cornforth.
Access statusOpen but with some restrictions
Administrative historyPlease see Admin_History for each sub-fonds
Fellows associated with this archive
NA319Cornforth; Sir; John Warcup (1917 - 2013); chemist1917 - 2013
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