Reference numberPB/1
Previous numbersA.1-A.106
TitleBiographical and Personal
DescriptionThe material in this Section covers every aspect of Blackett's long and varied career: his scientific achievements, his academic posts in Manchester and London, his wartime and political activities, and the many honours and awards he received. Some of the material is in the form of photocopies of original documents still in family hands.

A substantial proportion of the Section (A.45-83) consists of letters, cables and messages of congratulation received by Blackett on the award of the Noble Prize (1948), the Copley Medal (1956), the Companionship of Honour (1965), his election as President of the Royal Society (1965), the award of the Order of Merit (1967) and his elevation to the peerage (1969). Many of these letters contain material of considerable biographical interest; they are not individually itemised in the list below, but are presented in alphabetical order, and indexed.

The material is presented as follows:

Obituaries and tributes, Biographical and bibliographical notes
Career and appointments
Honours and awards. Correspondence and letters of congratulation.
Scrolls, Certificates and Diplomas
Photographs and press-cuttings.
Access statusOpen
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