Reference numberPB/9/1/64
Previous numbersJ.44
TitleCorrespondence with Reginald Jones and others
DescriptionCorrespondence, notes and printed matter, mainly on the 'Tizard-Cherwell controversy' on the strategic air offensive, arising from CP Snow's Godkin Lectures at Harvard on 'Science and Government'.

Reference is also made to the previous quarrel between Tizard and Cherwell in July 1936, which led to the dissolution and subsequent reconstitution of the 'Tizard Committee'.


Correspondence exchanged between Blackett and Jones on the Tizard and Cherwell controversies, and on the organisation of science, April 1960-February 1963.

Correspondence with CP Snow re his Godkin Lectures, August-September 1960.

Copy of letter to 'The Times' by John Desmond Bernal, on his and Zuckerman's study of effects of German bombing of British cities, April 1961.

Letter from Sir James Butler, on discrepancies between Blackett's account and Cherwell's paper on bombing policy, May 1961.

Correspondence with GDA MacDougall, to accompany his review (enclosed) of CP Snow's 'Science and Government', and re effects of bombing policy, June 196.

Letter from Anthony Noble Frankland, on bombing policy, November 1961.

Photocopy of draft of Jones's reply to Snow annotated by Blackett, December 1962.

Copy of 'The Oxford Magazine', 9 May 1963, in which Jones's reply to Snow appears as 'Lord Cherwells' Judgement in World War II', pp279-286.

Manuscript notes and calculations by Blackett.
Access statusOpen
Related materialSee also J.63 and J.107
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8040Bernal; John Desmond (1901 - 1971)1901 - 1971
NA7848Jones; Reginald Victor (1911 - 1997)1911 - 1997
NA8290Tizard; Sir; Henry Thomas (1885 - 1959)1885 - 1959
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