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Reference numberMSB
LevelFonds
TitlePapers of Maurice Stevenson Bartlett
Date1929 - 2002
DescriptionPapers of Maurice Stevenson Bartlett FRS, (1910 - 2002), statistician, member of Royal Society Council 1965-1967, President of the Royal Statistical Society 1966.

The papers in this collection illustrates Bartlett's career from his university days through to his retirement. There are research notes, lecture notes, handwritten drafts of papers, and personal and professional correspondence. His seminal text 'An introduction to stochastic processes' (1955) is traced through its various editions. Bartlett's relationship with the Royal Society and the Royal Statistical Society are well represented, and Bartlett's artistic talents are demonstrated through a selection of his sketches and designs.
Extent15 boxes
ArrangementThe papers came to the Royal Society in a variety of files and envelopes, most of which had a brief description written on them. These files have been kept together. This effort to maintain original order means that there is some overlap in the contents of the files; for example, some teaching notes and transparencies can be found alongside correspondence. Likewise, there is some overlap between research files and drafts of publications.
Access statusOpen
Administrative historyBorn in Chiswick in 1910, Maurice Stevenson Bartlett won a scholarship to Latymer Upper School. In 1929, he was awarded a state scholarship to Queens' College, Cambridge, where he read mathematics. There he enjoyed attending a variety of lectures with notable academics, including John Wishart, Arthur Eddington and Paul Dirac. After Cambridge he held a variety of posts, both in industry (at the ICI Agricultural Research Station) and in academia (at University of Cambridge, University of Manchester, University College London, University of Oxford). He was an active member of the Royal Society and the Royal Statistical Society.
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA5174Bartlett; Maurice Stevenson (1910 - 2002)1910 - 2002
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