Reference numberMM/18
TitleMiscellaneous Manuscripts Volume 18
DescriptionManuscripts of note:

Nos 1 to 2 Letters concerning JD Cockcroft and Ernest Walton "splitting the atom". 1932, 1971

Nos 3 to 4 Letters concerning the Royal Society research ship 'Culver'. 1938, 1971

Nos 5 to 14 Concerning a portrait of Joseph Priestley. 1933-1951

Nos 44 to 47 Letters from Sir Harold Hartley to Mrs Christina Colvin about Maria Edgworth's views of Humphry Davy. In preparation for Hartley's Wilkins Lecture to the Royal Society given in 1953.

Nos 48 to 137 Correspondence of Ragnar Granit.
Letters received from Charles Scott Sherrington (MM/18/48-80) and ED Adrian (MM/18/83-137).
This correspondence mostly describes Granit's retinal research.

Nos 141 to 145 Papers relating to events held to mark the centenary of the death of Joseph Priestley. 1904
Extent154 items
FormatManuscript and typescript documents
Access statusOpen
Administrative historyNos 44 to 47 Given by Mrs Colvin. Delivered to the Royal Society, 28 November 1983.
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