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Authorised form of nameHill; Archibald Vivian (1886 - 1977)
SurnameHill
ForenamesArchibald Vivian
Dates1886 - 1977
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
26 September 1886
Death:
03 June 1977
ActivityEducation:
MA
Career:
In 1914, at the outbreak of World War I, Hill joined the British army and assembled a team working on ballistics and operations research. The team included many notable physicists including Ralph H. Fowler, Douglas Hartree and Arthur Milne.

Hill returned to Cambridge in 1919 before taking the chair in physiology at the Victoria University of Manchester in 1920. Parallelling the work of German Otto Fritz Meyerhof he elucidated the processes whereby mechanical work is produced in muscles. The two shared the 1922 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for this work.

In 1923 he succeeded Ernest Starling as professor of physiology at University College, London, a post he held until his retirement in 1951. He continued as an active researcher until 1966.

World War II saw the beginning of Hill's extensive public service. Already in 1935 he was working with Patrick Blackett and Sir Henry Tizard on the committee that gave birth to Radar. In 1933, he became with Lord Beveridge and Lord Rutherford a founder member and vice-president of the Academic Assistance Council (which became the Society for the Protection of Science and Learning in 1936). By the start of the Second World War, the organization had saved 900 academics (18 of whom went on to win Nobel Prizes) from the Nazi persecution. He served as an independent Member of Parliament (MP) for Cambridge University from 1940 to 1945. He took part in many scientific missions to the U.S
Honours:
CBE 1946; Kt 1968
Honours:
OBE 1918; CH 1946
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
2/05/1918
Medals/Prizes:
Copley Medal 1948; Royal Medal 1926; Nobel Prize (Physiology or Medicine) 1922 with Otto Fritz Meyerhoff
Royal Society Foulerton Research Professorship (1926 - 1951)
Lectures:
Croonian 1926
Council:
V-P 1943-1944, 1945-1946; For Sec 1945-1946; Sec 1935-1945
RelationshipsFather of Polly Hill (1914 -2005), economist, married K.A.C. Humphreys, registrar of the West African Examinations Council; David Keynes Hill; (1915-2002), physiologist FRS ; Maurice Neville Hill (1919-1966) FRS, oceanographer; Janet Hill (1918-2000) child psychiatrist, married the immunologist John Herbert Humphrey; Grandfather of Nicholas Humphrey
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; dates for Foulerton Research Professorship from Year Book, dates given by Record (1925-1951) incorrect
Obituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1978 vol 24 pp 71-149, plate, by Sir Bernard Katz
References:
Robert S Anderson, 'Patrick Blackett in India: Military Consultant and Scientific Intervenor, 1947-72. Part One' in NR 1999 vol 53 pp 253-273
Meg Weston Smith, 'E A Milne and the Creation of Air Defence: Some Letters From an Unprincipled Brigand, 1916-1919' in NR 1990 vol 44 pp 241-255
William McGucken, 'The Royal Society and the Genesis of the Scientific Advisory Committee to Britain's War Cabinet, 1939-1940' in NR 1978-9 vol 33 pp 87-115
A V Hill, 'Jewels in My Acquaintance with C S Sherrington, FRS' in NR 1975-6 vol 30 pp 65-68
R Singh and F Riess, 'The nobel laureate Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman FRS and his contacts with the British Scientific community in a social and political context' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 47-64
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/39505607
Royal Society codeNA8239
Archives associated with this Fellow
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IM/GA/WS/4305Hill, Archibald Vivian
IM/002093Hill, Archibald Viviannd
GLB/24/20Extract of a letter from J V Howarth to Professor A V HillMay 1956
GLB/18/13Brown to A V Hill, University College London10 May 1962
PB/8/6/7Papers and talks on science and society by others, collected by Blackett, many annotated by him.c.1943-1945
PB/4/8/24Correspondence with AV Hill1942
GLB/24/8'The Pure Politician', a poem composed by A V Hill, Andrade, Brabazon, Griffith Davies and A C Egertonc1945
PB/1/33/1/4Nobel Prize1948
GLB/24/56Extract from a letter received from a lady who did not like the article by A V Hill in the "Sunday Times"mid 20th century
GLB/65/64/11A V H[ill] to Brown19 April 1950
GLB/24/19Extract of a letter from J V Howarth to Professor A V HillMay 1956
HWT/40/1Letter from A V Hill to Marcel Florkin regarding reorganisation of ICSU16 February 1953
IM/001639Hill, Archibald Vivian and Hodgkin, Sir Alan Lloyd1935
MM/18/4Notes by Archibald Vivien Hill and Maurice Nevill Hill on the Royal Society research ship 'Culver'1938
PB/1/33/4/3President of the Royal Society1965
HB/14/33Letter from A V Hill, University College London, to Henry Barcroft20 January 1947
MDA/A/1/67Letter from A V Hill, Cornell University, Ithaca New York, to Henry Dale9 May 1927
CMB/281/7Notes on papers passed for publication in the Proceedings1958
CMB/281/8Notes on papers passed for publication in the Proceedings1958
CMB/281/17Papers passed for publication in the Proceedings1959
IM/GA/WS/4305/AHill, Archibald Vivian1952
IM/GA/WS/1044Hill, Archibald Viviannd
MDA/A/22/62Letter from Albert C Seward to Archibald Vivian Hill, The Royal Society, Burlington House, London17 June 1939
MDA/A/22/63Letter from Albert C Seward to Archibald Vivian Hill, The Royal Society, Burlington House, London19 July 1939
MDA/A/20/2Letter from H L Penfold to Archibald Vivian Hill, Ministry of Fuel & Power, Directorate of Opencast Coal Production, 19 Cavendish Crescent North, the Park, Nottingham, 6 March 1946
NLB/69New Letter Book volume 69, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration10 December 1925-26 November 1926
MDA/A/22/80Letter from Henri Laugier to Archibald Vivian Hill, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique22 January 1940
MDA/A/12/80Copy letter from David Christie Martin to Archibald Vivian Hill, The Royal Society14 February 1947
MDA/A/12/24Copy letter John David Griffith Davies to Archibald Vivian Hill, with enclosed copy letter from Hermann von Socher to Robert Robinson5 April 1946
MDA/A/12/79Letter from Archibald Vivian Hill to David Christie Martin, Biophysics Research Unit, University College London, Gower Street, WC119 February 1947
MDA/A/12/59Copy letter from John David Griffith Davies to Robert Robinson, The Royal Society24 September 1946
MDA/A/12/2Copy letter from Louis Blaringhem to Archibald Vivian Hill, Academie des Sciences, Paris18 July 1946
MDA/A/12/76Letter from E Bisset to Robert Robinson, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Water Pollution Research Laboratory, Langley Road, Watford6 February 1947
MDA/A/16/33Copy letter from David Christie Martin to Archibald Vivian Hill22 April 1955
MDA/A/16/21Copy letter from David Christie Martin to Thomas Ralph Merton6 December 1952
MDA/A/12/1'Visit of Swiss scientists' note by Archibald Vivian Hill18 July 1946
MDA/A/12/25Copy letter from John David Griffith Davies to Archibald Vivian Hill, The Royal Society5 April 1946
MM/22/71Reminscence, 'How "Hoppy" cast his bread upon the waters', by Archibald Vivien Hill.c1970
MDA/A/16/35Copy letter from David Christie Martin to Thomas Ralph Merton22 April 1955
MDA/A/16/34Extract from Officers Meeting Minutes of 21 April 1955 on the use of Dictaphone by the Marine Biological Association21 April 1955
HD/25/7Draft manuscript and typescript for paper 'The nature of the vasodilator constituents of certain tissue extracts' by Henry Dale, C H Best, H W Dudley and W V Thorpe 1926-1927
HD/25/23Photograph of guests at dinner in honour of 90th birthday of Henry Dale11 June 1965
NLB/51/486Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Archibald Vivian Hill, Trinity College, Cambridge1 April 1915
NLB/50/471Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to A V Hill14 July 1914
NLB/50/515Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to A V Hill23 July 1914
RR/30/73Referee's report by William Bate Hardy, on a paper 'Muscular exercise, lactic acid, and the supply and utilisation of oxygen.—Parts IV-VI' by Archibald Vivian Hill, C N H Long and H Lupton[1924]
RR/26/35Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The effect of red fatigue on the white equation' by F W Edridge-Green[May 1921]
RR/26/10Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The heat developed by the action of caustic soda on cotton (“mercerisation”)' by Thomas Barratt and J W Lewis14 January 1922
RR/26/79Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The ultra-violet absorption spectra and the optical rotation of the proteins of blood sera' by S Judd Lewis[June 1921]
RR/27/67Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'Interfacial tension and hydrogen-ion concentration' by Hamilton Hartridge and Rudolph Albert PetersApril 1922
RR/27/76Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'The potential difference occurring in a Donnan Equilibrium and the theory of colloidal behaviour' by Archibald Vivian HillNovember 1922
RR/27/22Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'On the ? of the ? force' by Herbert Graham CannonFebruary 1922
RR/27/78Referee's report by William Maddock Bayliss, on a paper 'The oxygen-dissociation curve of blood, and its thermodynamical basis' by W E L Brown and Archibald Vivian HillJuly 1922
RR/27/123Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The action of 'peptone' on blood and immunity thereto' by J W Pickering and J A HewittOctober 1922
NLB/63/636Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society and FRS; to Professor [Archibald Vivian] Hill, FRS21 November 1922
NLB/66/581Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; Sir John Rose Bradford, K.C.M.G FRS31 May 1924
RR/29/25Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'Heat production or cost of walking' by J S MacDonald and Margaret MacDonaldNovember 1923
NLB/58/150Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Socieyty; to [Archibald Vivian] Hill Esquire, FRS19 March 1920
RR/40/46Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'A method of measuring the electricity produced during the decomposition of organic compounds' by M C PotterDecember 1930
NLB/66/857Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir John Rose Bradford, K.C.M.G FRS29 July 1924
RR/32/4Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'On the osmotic pressure of haemoglobin and the absence of salts' by Gilbert Smithson AdairApril 1925
RR/30/33Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'Some considerations relative to the action of X-rays on tissue cells' by [Jeffrey] A Crowther[February 1924]
RR/32/3Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'A critical study of the direct method of meaning the osmotic pressure of proteins' by Gilbert Smithson AdairApril 1925
RR/32/5Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'An explanation of the so-called intertraction phenomenon between solutions, and the molecular significance of negative surface tension' by Neil Kensington Adam and G JessopMarch 1925
RR/30/53Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The influence of initial tension upon the magnitude and duration of the mechanical response in skeletal muscle' by John Farquhar Fulton[June 1924]
RR/31/38Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'On the balloon-like structure of the mammalian erythrocyte' by Eric Ponder[August 1924]
RR/33/14bReferee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'Effects of ultra-violet radiation upon involuntary muscle, and the supposed physiological interference of visible rays' by Yoichi Azuma and Leonard Erskine HillNovember 1925
RR/33/14aReferee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'Effects of Ca- and K-Ions and Ultra-Violet rays upon involuntary muscles' by Yoichi AzumaNovember 1926
RR/32/6Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The electrical characteristics of an arc lamp (direct current) measured by biological effect' by T C AngusJune 1925
RR/33/21Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The effect of insulin on the dextrose consumption perfused skeletal muscle' by Charles Herbert BestJanuary 1926
RR/34/16Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'Observations on the onset of rigor mortis' by J P Hoet and H P Marks[April 1926]
RR/34/1Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'Ultra-violet radiation and metabolism, with a new method for estimating metabolism' by J Argyll Campbell[January 1926]
RR/38/72Referee's report by Frederick Gowland Hopkins, on a paper 'Anaerobic survival in muscle' by Archibald Vivian HillJuly 1929
NLB/59/695Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Archibald Vivian] Hill Esquire, FRS4 November 1920
NLB/59/49Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Archibald Vivian] Hill Esquire, FRS12 July 1920
RR/38/73Referee's report by Frederick Gowland Hopkins, on a paper 'Anaerobic and aerobic activity in isolated muscle' by Archibald Vivian Hill and P KupalovJuly 1929
RR/43/83Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The breakdown and resynthesis of phosphagen in frozen and thawed muscles' by E KrepsJune 1931
RR/40/17Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The frozen state in mammalian muscle' by T MoranAugust 1930
RR/41/120Referee's report by William Bate Hardy, on a paper 'The state of water in muscle and blood and the osmotic behaviour of muscle' by Archibald Vivian HillMay 1930
RR/40/88Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The formation of lactic acid in the muscles in the frozen state' by E C Smith1929
NLB/59/801Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Archibald Vivian] Hill, FRS13 November 1920
RR/40/90Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'On the coagulation of muscle plasma' by E C SmithOctober 1929
RR/39/97Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'Critical temperature of freezing—living muscle' by T Moran[1929]
RR/41/122Referee's report by William Bate Hardy, on a paper 'The vapour pressure of muscle' by Archibald Vivian Hill and P S KupalovMay 1930
RR/44/59Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'A study of the crustacean heart muscle' by J J IzquierdoAugust 1931
RR/42/14Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The potential difference across the surface bounding the unfertilised egg of the brown trout' by Richard Julius PumphreyMay 1931
RR/41/121Referee's report by James Charles Philip, on a paper 'A thermal method of measuring the vapour pressure of an aqueous solution' by Archibald Vivian HillJanuary 1930
RR/42/52Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The heat of rigor of mammalian muscle' by E C SmithAugust 1930
RR/42/35Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The rate of distribution of dissolved gases within the blood' by Francis John Woresley RoughtonNovember 1931
RR/32/76Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'A critical statistical study of experimental data on the effect of minute electric currents on the growth rate of the coleoptile of barley' by F G Gregory and L BattenJuly 1925
RR/27/125Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'On the application of the theorum of de Chateluie to the problems of natural immunity as evidenced by the action of nueleie acids and of 'reploue' on blood' by J W Pickering and J A HewittOctober 1922
RR/26/57Referee's report by Frank Edward Smith, on a paper 'A method of analysing galvanometer records' by W Hartree and Archibald Vivian Hill18 March 1921
RR/42/78Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'A theory of tracheal respiration in insects' by Vincent Brian WigglesworthFebruary 1930
NLB/61/18Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Archibald Vivian] Hill, FRS28 April 1921
NLB/63/657Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society and FRS; to Professor [Archibald Vivian] Hill, FRS24 November 1922
RR/43/62Referee's report by Frederick Gowland Hopkins, on a paper 'Heat and osmotic change in muscular contraction without lactic acid formation' by Archibald Vivian Hill and J L Parkinson1931
NLB/57/224Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to unknown correspondent16 September 1919
RR/48/3Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The freezing point of yolk and white of egg' by H P Hale[January 1933]
RR/44/54Referee's report by Harold Ward Dudley, on a paper 'Recovery heat in muscular contraction without lactic acid formation' by Mckeen Cattell, T P Feng, W Hartree, Archibald Vivian Hill and J L Parkinson9 March 1931
RR/44/70Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The oxygen uptake of frozen and thawed muscles' by E C SmithJune 1931
RR/55/131Second referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The surface membranes of muscle fibres' by W L Francis1935
RR/46/5Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The mechanism of adaptation to varying salinity the common eel and the general problem of osmotic regulation in fishes' by Ancel Keys[September 1932]
RR/48/19Referee's report by Hamilton Hartridge, on a paper 'The effect of veratrine on the heat production of medullated nerve' by Archibald Vivian Hill[May 1933]
RR/48/18Referee's report by Hamilton Hartridge, on a paper 'The three phases of nerve heat production' by Archibald Vivian Hill[May 1933]
RR/48/77Referee's report by Hamilton Hartridge, on a paper 'The steady state of heat production of nerve' by T P Feng and Archibald Vivian Hill[May 1933]
RR/47/71Referee's report by Charles Tate Regan, on a paper 'Studies in animal movement, I. The movements of fish with special reference to the eel' by James GrayJune 1932
RR/48/79Referee's report by Hamilton Hartridge, on a paper 'The relation between initial and recovery heat production in frog's nerve' by T P Feng and Archibald Vivian Hill[May 1933]
RR/48/78Referee's report by Hamilton Hartridge, on a paper 'The effect of frequency of stimulation on the heat production of frog's nerve' by T P Feng and Archibald Vivian Hill[May 1933]
RR/26/62Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The kata-thermometer as a measure of ventilation' by Leonard Erskine Hill, H M Vernon and D Hargood-Ash[November 1921]
RR/47/72Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'Studies in animal movement, I. The movements of fish with special reference to the eel' by James Gray1932
RR/49/41Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The vapour pressure isotherm of muscle' by J Brooks[October 1933]
RR/47/129Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'On the theory of visco-elasticity: a thermodynamical treatment of visco-elasticity, and some problems of the vibrations of visco-elastic solids' by J H C Thompson30 September 1932
RR/49/145Referee's report by Archibald Vivan Hill, on a paper 'Apparent mitogenetic inactivity of active cells' by James Gray and C Ouellet[August 1933]
NLB/69/67Copy letter from Henry Hallett Dale, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir John Rose Bradford, K.C.M.G FRS23 December 1925
RR/32/2Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'A theory of partial osmotic pressures and membrane equilibria, with special reference to the application of Dalton's Law to haemoglobin solutions in the presence of salts' by Gilbert Smithson AdairApril 1925
RR/58/16Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'Oxygen dissociation curves of muscle haemoglobin' by Robert Hill1936
RR/67/81Letter from Thomas Smith, on a paper 'Photochemical laws and visual phenomena' by B H Crawford to Archibald Vivian Hill5 August 1940
RR/54/114Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The kinetics of hœmoglobin V- The combination of carbon monoxide with reduced hœmoglobin' by Francis John Worsley RoughtonMay 1934
RR/53/111Referee's report by Edgar Douglas Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian of Cambridge, on a paper 'Nerve heat production as a physiological response to excitation' by Archibald Vivian Hill[March 1934]
RR/54/113Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The kinetics of hœmoglobin IV- General methods and theoretical basis for the reactions with carbon monoxide' by Francis John Worsley RoughtonMay 1934
RR/54/63Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'Bound water and phase equilibria in protein systems : egg albumin and muscle' by T MoranJuly 1935
RR/54/116Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The kinetics of hæmoglobin VII—Some notes on the reactivity of freshly reduced hæmoglobin' by Francis John Worsley Roughton1934
RR/54/64Referee's report by Edward Provan Cathcart, on a paper 'The energy output of coal miners during work and its relation to ford requirements' by K N MossMarch 1935
RR/58/17Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'Oxygen dissociation curves of muscle haemoglobin' by Robert HillMay 1936
RR/54/115Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The kinetics of hœmoglobin VI -The competition of carbon monoxide and oxygen for hœmoglobin' by Francis John Worsley RoughtonMay 1934
RR/56/16Referee's report by Edgar Douglas Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian of Cambridge, on a paper 'The strength-duration relation for electric excitation of medullated nerve' by Archibald Vivian Hill[December 1935]
RR/55/130Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The surface membranes of muscle fibres' by W L FrancisOctober 1935
NLB/63/405Copy letter from unknown correspondent; to Professor [Archibald Vivian] Hill, FRS09 October 1922
RR/58/19Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The oxygen dissociation curve of haemoglobin in dilute solution' by Robert Hill and H P Wolvekamp 1936
RR/58/11Referee's report by Edgar Douglas Adrian, on a paper 'Nerve excitation by alternating current' by Archibald Vivian Hill, B Katz and D Y SolandtJune 1936
RR/60/55Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'Synaptic transmission of nervous impulses through the last abdominal ganglion of the cockroach' by A F Rawdon-Smith and Richard Julius Pumphrey 1936
NLB/62/259Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Archibald Vivian] Hill, FRS13 January 1922
NLB/65/364Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Archibald Vivian] Hill, FRS19 October 1923
NLB/55/874Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to unknown correspondent19 October 1918
RR/63/81Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'Initiation of the propagated disturbance' by William Albert Hugh RushtonSeptember 1937
NLB/66/494Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Archibald Vivian] Hill, FRS17 May 1924
RR/65/31Referee's report by Francis Hugh Adam Marshall and memorandum by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The effect of androgenic substances on the growth of the teat and mammary gland in the immature male guinea-pig' by A C Bottomley and Sydney John Folley5 July 1938
RR/65/131Letter from Archibald Vivian Hill, on an unnamed paper by Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin to the Secretary of the Royal Society31 May 1938
RR/67/82Letter from John Herbert Parsons on a paper 'Photochemical laws and visual phenomena' by B H Crawford to Archibald Vivian Hill6 August 1940
RR/67/232Referee's report by Francis John Worsley Roughton, on a paper 'The dynamic constants of human muscle' by Archibald Vivian HillDecember 1939
NLB/63/706Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society and FRS; to Professor [Archibald Vivian] Hill, FRS04 December 1922
RR/67/233Memorandum from J D Griffith Davies, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society, on a paper 'The mechanical efficiency of frog’s muscle' by Archibald Vivian Hill to Charles Robert Harington30 May 1939
RR/67/185Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The electrical polarization of frog skin by direct currents' by O Gatty1940
RR/67/234Memorandum from J D Griffith Davies, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society, on a paper 'Recovery heat in muscle' by Archibald Vivian Hill to Charles Robert Harington11 May 1939
NLB/65/446Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Richard [Tetley] Glazebrook, KCB, FRS2 November 1923
RR/68/231Letter from John Zachary Young, to Archibald Vivian Hill, regarding a paper 'The giant myelinated nerve fibres of the prawn' by William Holmes15 May 1942
RR/71/143Referee's report by Francis John Worsley Roughton, on a paper 'Work and heat in a muscle twitch' by Archibald Vivian Hill[1948]
RR/68/242Letter from John Zachary Young, to Archibald Vivian Hill, regarding a paper 'The autonomic nervous system of the earthworm' by Flight-lieutenant Norman Millott20 March 1940
RR/68/245Letter from Henry Hallett Dale, to Archibald Vivian Hill, regarding a paper 'The autonomic nervous system of the earthworm' by Flight-lieutenant Norman Millott28 February 1940
RR/69/171Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The electrical constants of a crustacean nerve fibre' by Alan Lloyd Hodgkin and William Albert Hugh Rushton1945
NLB/63/763Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Archibald Vivian] Hill, FRS11 December 1922
RR/69/190Letter from J D Griffith Davies, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society, on a paper 'Excitation of the nerve-muscle system in Crustacea' by Bernhard Katz and Stephen William Kuffler to Archibald Vivian Hill12 February 1946
RR/71/147Referee's report by Francis John Worsley Roughton, on a paper 'The onset of contraction' by Archibald Vivian Hill[1948]
RR/71/152Second letter from Francis John Worsley Roughton, regarding a paper 'Myothermic methods' by Archibald Vivian Hill24 November 1948
RR/71/122Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'Hearing. II. The physical basis of the action of the cochlea' by Thomas Gold[1948]
RR/71/57Letter from Archibald Vivian Hill, to Edward Salisbury, regarding a paper 'Fatigue and neuromuscular block in mammalian skeletal muscle' by George Lindor Brown and Benedict Delisle Burns30 August 1948
RR/71/119Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'Hearing. I. The cochlea as a frequency analyzer' by Thomas Gold and Richard Julius Pumphrey[1948]
RR/71/151Letter from Francis John Worsley Roughton, regarding a paper 'Myothermic methods' by Archibald Vivian Hill22 November 1948
RR/71/148Referee's report by Francis John Worsley Roughton, on a paper 'The energetics of relaxation in a muscle twitch' by Archibald Vivian Hill[1948]
RR/71/149Referee's report by Francis John Worsley Roughton, on a paper 'The abrupt transition from rest to activity in muscle' by Archibald Vivian Hill[1948]
RR/71/144Referee's report by Francis John Worsley Roughton, on a paper 'On the time required for diffusion and its relation to processes in muscle' by Archibald Vivian Hill[1948]
RR/71/146Referee's report by Francis John Worsley Roughton, on a paper 'Myothermic methods' by Archibald Vivian Hill[1948]
RR/71/145Referee's report by Francis John Worsley Roughton, on a paper 'The heat of activation and the heat of shortening in a muscle twitch' by Archibald Vivian Hill[1948]
RR/71/241Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The gyroscopic mechanism of the halteres of Diptera' by John William Sutton Pringle1948
RR/72/151Referee's report by George Lindor Brown, on a paper 'Does heat production precede mechanical response in muscular contraction?' by Archibald Vivian Hill1949
RR/72/138Letter from Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The initiation of nerve impulses by mesenteric Pacinian corpuscles' by John Archibald Browne Gray and J L Malcolm to D C Martin, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society8 August 1949
RR/72/150Referee's report by George Lindor Brown, on a paper 'Is relaxation an active process?' by Archibald Vivian Hill1949
RR/72/137Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The initiation of nerve impulses by mesenteric Pacinian corpuscles' by John Archibald Browne Gray and J L Malcolm1949
NLB/65/377Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Archibald Vivian] Hill, FRS23 October 1923
NLB/65/872Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Archibald Vivian] Hill, FRS21 January 1924
NLB/65/927Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir John Rose Bradford, KCMG, FRS31 January 1924
NLB/67/214Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir John Rose Bradford, KCMG, FRS13 November 1924
NLB/69/111Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Archibald Vivian] Hill, O.B.E, FRS13 January 1926
NLB/67/617Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir John Rose Bradford, KCMG, FRS31 January 1925
NLB/68/116Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Archibald Vivian] Hill, FRS14 May 1925
NLB/66/807Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir John Rose Bradford, K.C.M.G FRS14 July 1924
NLB/66/833Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Archibald Vivian] Hill, FRS23 July 1924
NLB/66/613Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; Sir John Rose Bradford, K.C.M.G FRS5 June 1924
NLB/69/862Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Keeper, H.M. Privy Purse4 November 1926
NLB/68/117Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to unknown correspondent14 May 1925
NLB/68/248Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Archibald Vivian] Hill, OBE, FRS5 June 1925
NLB/69/409Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Archibald Vivian] Hill, FRS29 March 1926
NLB/66/172Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Archibald Vivian] Hill, O.B.E, FRS6 March 1924
NLB/69/209Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary, University of London, University College, W.C.130 January 1926
NLB/69/175Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Archibald Vivian] Hill, FRS21 January 1926
NLB/68/912Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Archibald Vivian] Hill, FRS30 November 1925
NLB/71/972Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Archibald Vivian] Hill, FRS22 December 1929
NLB/68/548Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir John Rose Bradford, KCMG, FRS6 August 1925
NLB/66/865Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir John Rose Bradford, K.C.M.G FRS1 August 1924
RR/30/11Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'On the correlation between the spectra of various hæmoglobins and their relative affinities for oxygen and carbon monoxide' by M L Anson, Joseph Barcroft, A E Mirsky and S Oinuma[1924]
NLB/68/441Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary of University College11 July 1925
NLB/69/530Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Archibald Vivian] Hill, FRS31 May 1926
NLB/68/519Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir John Rose Bradford, KCMG, FRS25 July 1925
NLB/69/160Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Archibald Vivian] Hill, FRS22 January 1926
NLB/69/432Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Archibald Vivian] Hill, FRS13 April 1926
NLB/68/329Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Archibald Vivian] Hill, FRS19 June 1925
NLB/71/79Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Archibald Vivian] Hill, FRS21 December 1927
NLB/69/412Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary, Univerisity College, W.C.129 March 1926
NLB/69/168Copy letter from Henry Hallett Dale, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Archibald Vivian] Hill, FRS21 January 1926
NLB/68/886Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir John Rose Bradford, KCMG, FRS20 November 1925
NLB/69/928Copy letter from Henry Hallett Dale, Secretary of the Royal Society; to to Prof. [Archibald Vivian] Hill, FRS19 November 1926
NLB/69/427Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to L.W Sharp Esq., Cornell University, Ithaca, [New York]13 April 1926
NLB/70/90Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Archibald Vivian] Hill, OBE, FRS22 December 1926
NLB/69/866Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Archibald Vivian] Hill, O.B.E FRS4 November 1926
NLB/70/122Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Archibald Vivian] Hill, FRS6 January 1927
NLB/71/304Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Archibald Vivian] Hill, FRS23 March 1928
NLB/70/638Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Archibald Vivian] Hill, OBE, FRS15 June 1927
NLB/71/104Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; Prof. to Prof. [Archibald Vivian] Hill, O.B.E., FRS6 January 1928
NLB/69/906Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Archibald Vivian] Hill, FRS12 November 1926
NLB/71/323Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Archibald Vivian] Hill, FRS30 March 1928
NLB/70/885Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Archibald Vivian] Hill, OBE, FRS29 October 1927
NLB/71/695Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Assistant Secretary, Scottish Amicable Life Assurance Society, 17 Tokenhouse Yard, EC25 October 1928
NLB/70/952Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Archibald Vivian] Hill, FRS19 November 1927
NLB/71/670Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Archibald Vivian] Hill, FRS28 September 1928
NLB/72/170Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Archibald Vivian] Hill, FRS4 May 1929
NLB/71/658Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Archibald Vivian] Hill, FRS27 September 1928
NLB/71/921Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Archibald Vivian] Hill, FRS7 December 1928
NLB/73/147Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Accountant, University College, Gower Street, WC12 January 1931
NLB/72/195Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Thomas Renton] Elliott, DSO, FRS14 May 1929
NLB/72/907Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Archibald Vivian] Hill, FRS23 June 1930
MS/885Memories and Reflections by A V Hill FRS1918-1977
PB/8/45/3/2Correspondence re Blackett's Tizard Memorial Lecture, 19601960
PB/9/1/52Correspondence with AV Hill1940-1974
IM/GA/WS/4305/BHill, Archibald Vivian1952
HB/14/10Letter from A V Hill, University College London, to Henry Barcroft, Physiological Laboratory, Queen's University, Belfast8 January 1947
HB/14/53Letter from A V Hill, Biophysics Research Unit, University College London, to Henry Barcroft, Physiological Laboratory, Queen's University, Belfast27 January 1947
IM/001085Sigmund Freud and others1938
RR/30/74Referee's report by William Bate Hardy, on a paper 'Muscular exercise, lactic acid, and the supply and utilisation of oxygen.—Parts I-III' by Archibald Vivian Hill, C N H Long and H Lupton[1924]
RR/45/43Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The kinetics of the carbon dioxide-carbonic acid reaction' by R Brinkman, R Margaria and Francis John Worsley Roughton19 December 1932
RR/44/132Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The extent of air in the tracheoles of some terrestrial insects' by Vincent Brian WigglesworthOctober 1931
RR/28/51Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The determination of the factor of the kata-thermometer' by T C Angus21 July 1923
RR/50/73Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'A manometric analysis of the metabolism in avian ontogenesis. III.—The respiratory quotient of the yolk-sac and allantois during the last two weeks of development' by Joseph NeedhamMay 1933
RR/71/56Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'Fatigue and neuromuscular block in mammalian skeletal muscle' by George Lindor Brown and Benedict Delisle Burns[1948]
RR/30/72Referee's report by William Bate Hardy, on a paper 'The dynamics of muscular contraction' by Herbert Spencer Gasser and Archibald Vivian Hill[1924]
NLB/68/37Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir John Rose Bradford, KCMG, FRS4 May 1925
EC/1918/14Hill, Archibald Vivian: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CMB/281/58Notes on papers passed for publication in the ProceedingsJune - July 1963
CMB/278/15Notes on papers passed for publication [Proceedings]1949
PB/1/33/2Correspondence concerning the Copley Medal of the Royal Society1956
RR/36/47Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'On intracellular oxidation-reduction potential' by Louis Rapkine and René Wurmser24 July 1927
RR/55/96Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The effects of prolonged muscular exercise on the metabolism' by F C Courtice and Claude Gordon Douglas4 November 1935
RR/59/1Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'On conditions governing the form of the contraction of the gastrocnemius muscle of the frog and the sensitivity of the frog's heart to acetylcholine, Part II. The thyroxine-adenylic acid balance' by G S Carter and Leslie William Mapson[1936]
RR/59/4Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'On conditions governing the form of the contraction of the gastrocnemius muscle of the frog and the sensitivity of the frog's heart to acetylcholine, Part I. The acetyl-choline-sterol balance' by G S Carter and Leslie William Mapson[1936]
RR/66/254Letter from Bennett Archambault, to Archibald Vivian Hill, regarding a paper 'The phosphorescence of various solids' by John Turton Randall and Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins7 July 1942
RR/67/73Letter from Henry Hallett Dale, on two papers 'The actions of eserine-like compounds upon frog’s nerve-muscle preparations, and the blocking of neuromuscular conduction' and 'The actions of eserine-like compounds upon frog’s nerve-muscle preparations, and conditions in which a single shock can evoke an augmented muscular response' by S L Cowan to Archibald Vivian Hill31 January 1940
RR/71/150Letter from Francis John Worsley Roughton, regarding a series of papers by Archibald Vivian Hill, and an obituary for Joseph Barcroft5 November 1948
NLB/70/877Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Godfrey Harold] Hardy FRS; Professor [Archibald Vivian] Hill; Sir Sidney [Frederic] Harmer; Dr [] Pickard; Sir [] Edgeworth David; Professor [Robert Howson] Forsyth; Professor [Horace] Lamb; Sir James Walker27 October 1927
NLB/57New Letter Book volume 57, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration27 June 1919-27 February 1920
IM/005633Cambridge University Training Corpsnd
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