Reference numberFB
Alternative reference numberCSAC 37/1/76
TitlePapers of Sir Frederick Charles Bawden
CreatorBawden, Sir Frederick Charles, (1908-1972)
DescriptionThe papers include laboratory notebooks dealing with Bawden's research on various plant viruses, and in particular his collaborative work with N.W. Pirie and with A.A. P. Kleczkowski. There is also a detailed exchange of correspondence with Pirie on research in progress, 1937-1940. (Pirie moved to Rothamsted as Virus Physiologist in 1940 when Bawden became Head of the Plant Physiology Department.) There is a wide range of correspondence, with individuals and institutions; it deals with scientific research and problems including viral nomenclature, lectures, conferences, publications, Bawden's reports on research projects, grant applications and appointments. The correspondence relating to Bawden's overseas visits as adviser or lecturer is mainly after 1958 and is sometimes accompanied by Bawden's reports. The series includes a scientific notebook of Dr Alfred Alexander Peter Kleczkowski FRS (1908-1970) and the papers of Norman Wingate Pirie FRS (1907-1997), a long term collaborator with Bawden.
Extent182 volumes, files of correspondence and other items.
ArrangementBy section as follows: Biographical and personal, Laboratory notebooks, Scientific correspondence, Correspondence on overseas visits, Correspondence on lectures and conferences, Correspondence on publications, Index of correspondents.
Access statusOpen
Access conditionsPapers retain the period of confidentiality agreed at the time of deposit. All new deposits closed for 30 years except by permission of Officers of the Royal Society or the person controlling access.
Administrative historyBawden was born in North Tawton, Devon and educated at local grammar schools and Emmannuel College Cambridge, 1926-1930, where he read for Part I of the Natural Sciences Tripos and the Cambridge Diploma in Agricultural Science. After graduating from Cambridge he worked as a Research Assistant to R.N. Salaman at the Potato Virus Research Institute in Cambridge. In 1936 he moved to Rothamsted Experimental Station, Hertfordshire as Virus Physiologist, and became successiviely Head of the Plant Pathology Department, 1940-1958, Deputy Director, 1950-1958, and Director from 1958 to his death. Bawden served on many committees, and on the Council of the Royal Society of which he was also Treasurer and Vice President (1968-1972). He lectured and travelled widely and was frequently invited to advise on overseas agricultural projects. He was elected FRS in 1949 (Leeuwenhoek Lecture 1959) and knighted in 1967.
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NA8120Bawden; Sir; Frederick Charles (1908 - 1972); plant pathologist1908 - 1972
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