ADAMS_JOHN_FRANK_SUPPLEMENTARY_Part2

J.F. ADAMS (Supplement)
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THE ROYAL COMMISSION ON HISTORICAL MANUSCRIPTS
Report on the further correspondence and papers
of
JOHN FRANK ADAMS
(1:9:3 0198-97)
mathematician
in Trinity College Library,
Cambridge CBl 1TQ
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by
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No 7/92
National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists
under the guidance of the Royal Society's National Committee for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology
Supplementary catalogue of the papers and correspondence of
JOHN FRANK ADAMS FRS
(1930 - 1989)
Material additional to NCUACS 26/2/91
Deposited in the Library,
Trinity College, Cambridge
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Compiled by Timothy E. Powell and Peter Harper
1992
All rights reserved
University of Bath
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for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists, and
the production of this catalogue, are made possible
by the support of the following societies and
organisations:
Biochemical Society
British Library
Geological Society
Royal Society
Institute of Physics
Society of Chemical Industry
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Wellcome Trust
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NOT ALL THE MATERIAL IN THE COLLECTION
IS YET AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION.
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FIRST INSTANCE TO:
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TRINITY COLLEGE
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LIST OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
SECTION
BIOGRAPHICAL
SECTION
RESEARCH
SECTION
LECTURES
SECTION
PUBLICATIONS
SECTION
CORRESPONDENCE
INDEX OF CORRESPONDENTS
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INTRODUCTION
PROVENANCE
The supplementary material presented here and the
original collection of papers (NCUACS 26/2/91) were made available
for cataloguing and deposit by the family of Professor Adams.
PRESENTATION
Supplementary Catalogue.
DESCRIPTION
The collection is presented in the order given in the
List of Contents.
Material supplementary to the 1991 catalogue has
The material has been arranged into sections and
(NCUACS 26/2/91), which should be consulted in conjunction with this
numbered to follow the sequence of the catalogue compiled in 1991
been found for all sections.
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Section A, Biographical, consists of one new item;
an intellectual 'family tree' compiled by Adams tracing pupils of
J HC Whitehead.
Section B, Research, provides significant further
documentation of Adams's research.
It is presented in an alphabetical
sequence arranged by subject title.
Section C, Lectures, comprises two subsections
presenting further teaching material for courses at Cambridge and
notes from conferences and seminars attended by Adams.
with J-P Haeberly, S Jackowski and J P May,
Section D, Publications, presents much new material
relating to Adams's publications over the period 1971-89.
Of
papers 'The Segal conjecture for elementary abelian p-groups', with
particular note is the extensive documentation of two important joint
J H Gunwardena and H Miller, Topology 24 (1985) and 'A generalisation
of the Segal conjecture',
Topology 27:(1988) .
Bath 1992
Section E, Correspondence, is a slight addition to the
extensive correspondence in the catalogue compiled in 1991.
T E Powell
P Harper
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SECTION A
BIOGRAPHICAL
‘Family tree'.
Contents of Adams's folder so inscribed:
correspondence and papers re 'J H C Whitehead supervision
tree'.
On the occasion of the inaugural J H C Whitehead Lecture,
28 June 1974, Adams prepared ‘a wall-chart showing the
pupils of: U.HsG.W.., and his pupils pupils, and” so: on’.
Folder includes the wall-chart.
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SECTION B
RESEARCH
B.174-B.394
The research material in this section complements that
in the previous catalogue, which it exceeds in quantity.
in Adams's own folders with titles inscribed thereon.
have been reproduced in the catalogue entries and form the basis for the
arrangement of the material in an alphabetical sequence.
At the end of
this sequence are the contents of Adams's folders containing mathematical
problems for research students and colleagues, and miscellaneous research
material.
These titles
It was found
ease of reference.
The contents of bulky folders have been subdivided for
Many of Adams's notes are written on the back of earlier
notes, pages of drafts (generally undated), reports and correspondence.
Some of the reports and correspondence are concerned with Trinity College
Cambridge or Royal Society business and are subject to restricted access.
«175-B.197
3 folders.
.178-B.180
‘Work on Adams Spectral Sequence’.
J*rolders:,
Includes 'BMC [British Mathematical
‘Ideas on Adams Resolutions for Leytem'.
‘Current work on ASS [Adams Spectral Sequence ]'.
"Work: on- ASS" :,
Colloquium ]talk', 5pp ms and 'Paris talk', 17pp ms
(in French).
Miscellaneous puzzles and problems.
"Generalised ASS'.
‘Amusements’.
"Convergence of ASS'.
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Research
"Baird work'.
7pp ms.
Includes 'The structure of A=K, (k)@®Zp',
. 186782187
'Notes on talks on BPy by Morava et al.
2 folders.
. 188
e1o9
‘buy(bu) for[D W jAnderson'.
‘Archives of [G ]Carlsson work'.
«190782192
'G-spectra work on Carlsson’.
oO
a boe
[?
Letter from Maurice
theory, 9 August 1982;
proof of G Segal's Burnside Ring Conjecture;
Convergence Theorem', 4pp ms.
j re equivariant stable homotopy
‘Aarhus lecture' on Carlsson's
‘'Carlsson's
Ms notes.
-192-B.196
"New work on Carlsson’.
.193~-B.196
Ms notes.
4 folders.
‘Cohen - Moore - Neisendorfer'.
‘Conversation between a Topologist and Two Machines',
Spp ms, 10 January 1984.
Chiefly re J P May.
'For work on completion conjecture’.
'Cohomol[ogy ] of Groups’.
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Research
- 200=B.. 203
‘Archives:
lie groups (May Cohen sources) '.
Duflot - Landweber - Stong -» work on cohomol.
Correspondence with R E Stong 1985.
Stong, 18 January,
enclosing 'A problem of Adams on
H* (BG;Zp)' by J Duflot, P S Landweber and Stong, and
Adams's reply of 22 February commenting on the paper.
Includes letter from
.201~-B.203
Ms notes.
‘Work on E6 for Kleidman'.
-205,B. 206
wie",
submitted for Trinity College Fellowship competition 1982.
Some notes on verso of abstracts
2 Lolders.
-212-B.214
Gly
aZ1L©
'
E, at prime 5'.
'
;
- 207-B. 209
"Eg at the prime 2'.
3 folders.
‘Exceptional Lie Groups'.
Index cards of bibliographical references.
‘EASS [Equivariant Analogues of the Adams Spectral Sequence]
file.
3 folders.
Ms notes 'From Cornwall file'.
1982 Trinity College Fellowship reports.
"Roots of Ee for Weyl formula';
formula’.
"Exceptional Lie Groups'.
‘Roots of E. for Weyl
Some notes on verso of
aed
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-215-B.217
(2).
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~218=Bs222
‘Exceptional Lie Groups’.
C3) 9
Five folders of Adams's so labelled as a group.
eos
Ee:
.219-B.221
'EG at prime’ 57.
1976-77 correspondence re Royal Society elections.
Some notes on verso of
3 folders.
"Collection of verifications on E7, E¢ es
‘Spare material on exceptional lie groups’.
TEXt Ky (K)'.
Includes 'Basic definitions',
27 May 1972,
<226
- 226-B. 232
oF Avie
and ‘case of p odd', 28 May.
"Work. on’ Ext'..
papers.
Some notes on verso of ?Royal Society
Ms drafts on Fy , December 1978, January 1979.
Letter from Adams, 26 June 1979;
lie group Fy{r 1l6pp ms.
4
‘Small subgroups of G,
(and F
'A bit about the exceptional
~228-B. 232
Ms notes.
5 folders.
2
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‘Note on G-cohomology'.
Includes note from N Kuhn, April 1987.
wie sons 250
"New drafts via Gen Homol'.
2 folders.
BO lee LOO
‘Products in Generalised Cohomology Theories'.
2 folders.
312397, Bs 240
"Geometry'.
2. folderss
-241,B.242
"Yosé in Go'.
Ms notes and calculations re the game of Go.
2 folders.
"Greenlees work'.
‘New Hattori-Stong'.
‘Work for Goto'.
‘Thoughts on Greenlees problem'.
'H spaces &
[?
]lie groups’.
and photocopies of work on 'False HP@'s'
Includes 'summary of progress' from J P C Greenlees,
January 1983;
February 1977.
3 folders.
‘Scraps of work with Haynes, on Burnside Ring Conj,
June-July '82'.
249-8251
‘Homol. Alge.'.
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3. 252-B.254
‘Work on using homology in Novikov Spectral Sequence’.
(22
‘Care and Feeding of Comodules',
C comodule over R, flat over R.'
14pp ms;
5pp ms.
"Data: R ring:
$293,Ba204
Ms notes.
2 folders.
‘Homotopy’.
Physical Secretary of the Royal Society, October 1978.
Some notes on back of draft letter to T M Sugden,
"Homotopy Theory'.
Some notes on back of copies of letters to
C W Wilkerson, 1977-78.
.257-BeZ26k:
'Jackowski'.
<2
letter from
.258-B. 261
‘Johnstone problem'.
Work re P T Johnstone.
Ms notes.
4 folders.
'Jackowski - McClure on BG'.
S Jackowski and J E McClure 'An approximation theorem for
classifying spaces of compact lie groups’.
Comments on ms draft by
Adams's 'Remarks on the draft "Families and completions in
equivariant cohomology" by S Jackowski';
Jackowski enclosing revised draft, ?January 1984.
3 folders.
Correspondence with D S Kahn re ‘line of attack on the
conjecture of Mahowald and Whitehead‘
“209-Be 267
Ms notes.
.264-B. 267
Kenn