Catalogue of the papers and correspondence of
JOHN FRANK ADAMS FRS
(19301989)
Compiled by Timothy E. Powell and Peter Harper
Deposited in the Library,
Trinity College, Cambridge
1991
All rights reserved
University of Bath
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NOT ALL THE MATERIAL IN THE COLLECTION
IS YET AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION.
ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE ADDRESSED IN THE
FIRST INSTANCE TO:
THE LIBRARIAN
TRINITY COLLEGE
CAMBRIDGE
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LIST OF CONTENTS
GENERAL INTRODUCTION
SECTION
BIOGRAPHICAL
 SECTION
RESEARCH
SECTION
SECTION
SECTION
LECTURES
PUBLICATIONS
CORRESPONDENCE
INDEX OF CORRESPONDENTS
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GENERAL INTRODUCTION
PROVENANCE
The papers were received in March 1990 from the Department
of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, Cambridge University,
through the good offices of Dr C
B Thomas.
Additional material
assembled during the preparation of the Royal Society memoir of
Adams was received from Professor I
M James FRS in December 1990.
OUTLINE OF THE CAREER OF J
F ADAMS
Following his graduation he began research at Cambridge,
John Frank Adams was born in Woolwich on
5 November 1930.
Trinity College Cambridge in 1949 where he studied mathematics.
He was educated at Bedford School and won an Open Scholarship to
of Chicago and at Princeton as a Commonwealth Fellow.
Lecturership in 1955 and was a Research Fellow at Trinity College
initially under A
S Besicovitch then under S Wylie, and received
Cambridge 195558.
He spent 195758 studying at the University
his PhD ins1.955.
Adams was appointed to
a Junior University
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On his return to Cambridge Adams was appointed Fellow, College
Lecturer and Director of Studies in Mathematics at Trinity Hall, posts
held until 1962 when he took up a Readership at Manchester University.
In 1964 Adams succeeded
M
H
A Newman as Fielden Professor of Pure
Mathematics there.
In 1970 Adams returned to Trinity College Cambridge as a Fellow
when he was appointed to the Lowndean Chair of Astronomy and Geometry
in succession to Sir William Hodge, a position he held until his death
in January 1989.
Adams's most important area of research was in homotopy theory.
He developed the algebraic system known as the Adams Spectral Sequence
and did pioneering work on Cohomology operations in Ktheory.
In
1965 he introduced the Adams conjecture (now the Adams theorem)
into
the study of Ktheory.
His outstanding achievements in mathematics were recognised
(while
in
1986 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of
still only 34)
and the award of the Society's Sylvester Medal in 1982.
by his election to the Fellowship of the Royal Society in 1964
of Sciences and an Honorary Member of the Royal Danish Academy;
Adams was also elected a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy
1990).
memoir by I
M James (Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal
Heidelberg.
Society, 36,
For a full account of the life and career of Adams see the
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DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION
The material is presented in the order given in the List of
Contents.
The collection is particularly noteworthy for its coverage
of Adams's lectures, research and incoming correspondence.
Section A,
Biographical, is not substantial.
It includes
a little material of Adams's relating to his own career including three
Bedford School notebooks and his PhD thesis, and material assembled by
I
M James during the preparation of his Royal Society memoir.
Section B,
Research, provides extensive documentation of
Adams's research from the 1950s until his death.
It
is presented in an
alphabetical sequence arranged by subject title.
Section C, Lectures, is the largest in the collection.
Two
including drafts of Adams's contributions and notes of contributions
conferences and seminars attended by Adams throughout the world
for courses given at Manchester and Cambridge, and material from
subsections comprise Adams's lecture notes and other teaching material
notes taken by Adams as an undergraduate at Cambridge in 1949.
filing cabinet drawers labelled ‘Other people's lectures'.
It includes
by others.
A third subsection consists of Adams's ms notes found in
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Section D, Publications, is very slight.
It includes
drafts of a few of Adams's scientific papers.
Section E,
Correspondence, contains virtually no extended
exchanges of correspondence as very few copies of Adams's own’ letters
survive.
There is, however, significant correspondence from colleagues
such as M
F
(later Sir Michael) Atiyah, M
G Barratt, P
J Hilton,
M James and S MacLane, sometimes extending over a period of twenty or
I
thirty years.
There is also an index of correspondents.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
We are very grateful to
Dr
C
B Thomas and Professor I
M James
for making the material available, and to Professor J
H Davenport,
University of Bath,
for comments on the draft catalogue.
Timothy E Powell
Peter Harper
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SECTION A
BIOGRAPHICAL
The Times obituary
30 January 1989.
Independent obituary
14 January 1989.
List of publications.
List of Adams's Cambridge research students (includes
only those working under Adams for more than one year).
Three hardback notebooks used for Bedford School sixthform
mathematics notes, numbered 'l',
‘'2'
and
'3'
on front covers.
wae
Inscribed inside front cover 'D. Adams I.
VI
Calculus'
with list of contents given beneath.
from the back for mathematics notes.
Paginated.
Also used
used from the back.
3 tie
inscribed inside front*cover 49. F. Adams Vi.'.
Also
Inscribed inside front cover 'D. Adams VI
Mathematics’.
ti we
Also used from the back.
‘On spectral sequence and selfobstruction invariants'.
Adams's Cambridge Ph.D. thesis
Bound copy.
1955.
University of Heidelberg, May 1986.
Offers of appointment at University of Chicago 1959 and
196061;
letter declining Adams's application for post at State
University of New York, Stony Brook, 1970.
Correspondence from S Wylie, 1958, re appointment to
University Assistant Lectureship,
Correspondence re award of Honorary Doctorate of the
offer of appointment at Rutgers University 1966;
possible College Fellowship, etc.
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Biographical
Notice of Adams's death;
death.
letters to family after Adams's
Material assembled by I
his Royal Society memoir of Adams.
consists of reminiscences of Adams and other material sent
to James by friends and colleagues, arranged alphabetically
M James during the preparation of
This principally
by ‘contributor.
Bahn,
T
includes photograph of Adams.
Best, G
Bousfield, AK
Clegg, AB
Johnstone, P
Kendall, DG
May, JP.
Moss, RM F
Davis, DM
Greenlees, J PC
Gugenheim, VK AM
Address at Memorial Service for Adams, 29 April 1989,
l2pp typescript.
C
Polkinghorne, J
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Biographical
Ravenel, DC
Ray,
N
Sjogren, JA
Snaith; V
Sutherland, WA
Tangora, MC
Thomas, C
B
Walker, G
Other material.
"Conversation between a Topologist and Two Machines',
5pp photocopied ms,
10 January 1984.
'An Inquiry into some work of William M Singer'.
llpp photocopied ms,
"Report on Tenure of a Commonwealth Fund Fellowship',
Adams's report on his research conducted in USA 1958.
7pp photocopied typescript.
L981°°
nd.
Photocopied letter to research student, 11 November
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SECTION B
RESEARCH
B= 173
The material is principally Adams's undated ms drafts, notes
and calculations documenting his research from the 1950s until his death.
It was found in Adams's own folders with titles inscribed thereon.
These titles 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 is miscellaneous research material including
"work done' and ‘work in progress'.
The contents of bulky folders
have been subdivided for ease of reference.
At B.173 is Adams's cardindex of bibliographical references.
22pp duplicated ms draft (not in
Includes untitled 12pp ms
a principal ideal domain of
‘Amusements’.
Miscellaneous puzzles, calculations etc.
"Algebraic Geometry'.
Adams's hand).
‘On AdemSteenrod Operations'.
draft beginning 'Let KN
coefficients’.
be
"Anderson's work'.
9pp ms note 'Definition in terms of bdles '
1963 example sheets.
3 folders.
B.5  B.7 'Atiyah's "Maps of degree k" idea’.
Notes on work of Anderson.
Includes
M
F Atiyah.
on verso of
Notes on work of
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'MGB [M G Barratt] stuff'.
‘WORK WITH MGB'.
Letter to Michael [Barratt ]re ‘the argument you left on
my blackboard', written 'Manchester 12th Feb';
calculations (some on verso of 1963 example sheets ).
See also B.113.
ms
Miscellaneous ms notes etc.
2 folders.
"Bass.
Alge.
Ktheory'.
Notes on work of H Bass.
Ms notes on ‘Topics in Algebraic Ktheory'.
B.19B. 32
B.19,B.20
Bag
5 folders.
'N Blackburn.
Lie algebras'.
Notes on work of N Blackburn.
Ms notes on 'Higher
Ktheory'.
Work by D
P Carlisle and P
H Kropholler.
"David Carlisle and Peter Kropholler's work'.
'On the "magic formula" of Carlisle & Kropholler', 14pp ms;
"Statement of the work of Carlisle and Kropholler', 5pp ms.
YRESULUC Sy n=5"':5
Correspondence with Kropholler, August, September 1987;
ms notes.
"Results, n=2".
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'Tabulated results’.
Be247.,B. 25
‘General theory’.
2 folders.
Be 2Gp—Be25
"Proofs of results asserted'.
3 folders.
BisZ29* Bas 2
‘INVARIANTS '
BI2Zg
‘Final steps in the symplectic case' by Kropholler and
Carlisle, 5pp ms, with Adams's comments of 4 September
1987;
ms notes on
"Bilinear Algebra' and 'Quadratic Algebra’.
‘Notes on Galois Theory',
3pp ms;
Miscellaneous ms notes and calculations.
2) folders.
3 folders.
25pp typescript + appendix.
‘Conway’.
Notes on work of J
H Conway.
,Giphers etc. +
Ms tables and notes.
‘A simple construction for the FischerGriess Monster
"Work on chain complexes with extra structure, iterated
cobar=etons
Group’ by Conway, dedicated 'To one who will understand.
July 8, 1984".
3 folders.
"The Steiner triple system S(5,8,24)'.
'The Hexacode',
‘Sylvester's combinatories'
Miscellaneous ms notes on Conway's work.
Ms notes on
and
'The Golay code'.
3 folders.
Ms notes.
B.42  B.44
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"CONWAY ON MONSTER’.
Ms notes on
'J
H Conway.
Monster’.
'The Golay code and cocode €*'.
+ appendices.
19pp typescript draft
‘Cubes’.
B.48  B.50
'FibreBundles and Characteristic Classes’.
3 folders.
'Hirzebruch problem’.
'HurwitzRadon'.
la Wood'.
Ms notes.
B.59  B.66
Bi 55
=.
B. 58
4 folders.
ms note 'Hurwitz
‘Drafts. on.
J
& Work".
‘work with [ P N] Hoffman’.
'HurwitzRadon Revisited', lOpp ms;
Radon &
approach to our spectral sequence', 39pp ms.
Correspondence, including Adams's ‘attempt to explain my
'Work on Ktheory spectral sequence’.
research with D
W Anderson, c 1964.
Material re joint
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Ms notes on 'Requisites for setting up a spec.
seq.'
etc.
Correspondence from Anderson.
typescript drafts of 'Vector fields on Spheres' by Anderson.
Includes 7pr
ms and 12pp
Letter from M Boardman, 9 December 1964, re Adams's ‘comments
on the spectral sequences';
spectral sequence' by Anderson 22pp ms;
'A generalization of the Adams
ms notes.
Correspondence from Anderson.
sequence for generalized cohomology', lOpp ms, ‘Cohomology
operations in padic Ktheory', 4pp typescript and ms,
"Convergence of the Ktheoretic Adams spectral sequence',
9pp ms.
Includes 'The Adams spectral
2 folders.
B.68B.70
3 folders.
"Ktheory spec.
seq;
Anderson & notes on him’.
Ms notes, some on verso of 1963 and 1964 University of
Manchester circulars.
'A spectral sequence defined using Ktheory' by Adams, 28pp
photocopied ms.
‘Drart. for Atiyah', 7pp ms.
"Two results on Chern characters', 9pp ms;
4pp ms;
'K poo.”
verso.of [965% circulars?
Ms notes, calculations, tables etc., some on
B.71B.74
LWOmKe Om. KU) 1+2
Bo / tT
'Talk for Bonn',
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Miscellaneous ms notes, tables etc.
3tolders.
B. 75=B. 738
VCR
Bho
"On the cobar construction',
of 1955 letter.
l6pp ms;
ms note on verso
B.76B.78
Miscellaneous ms notes etc.
3 folders.
"Knopfmacher's problem’.
196263 example sheet.
Includes notes on verso of
ELAng..
Notes on work of S Lang.
B.82B.84
‘Lie Groups notes'.
'Ledgard course on K!
'.
Notes on work of R Ledgard.
by R
G Swan, 29pp typescript;
Ms notes on work of
I
M Singer and H Hopf.
Miscellaneous notes, bibliographical references etc.
"Notes on maximal tori, etc.'
ms notes on it by Adams, Y9pp.
of S MacLane.
Notes on work of P Landweber and complex
"MacLane Categories, Sheaves and Logic’.
"Landweber'.
bordism.
B.59),
Bs 30
2 folders.
Notes on work
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B. 9888493
'Maps inducing nonzero homos of
Fo:
B.88,B.89
Ms note
2 folders.
‘Alternative approach to the Essential Map’.
‘Calculations using method of "killing htpy groups"...
"Killing htpy groups:
unstable case’.
'Killing htpy groups:
stable case’.
"Some applications of Ktheory to homotopy theory',
ms notes and tables.
Notes on
> folders.
B.94B.96
B.O 7 Bs 96
B.99B.102
B.103B.107
4 folders.
P May.
3 folders.
Some material on back
At B.100 is rough
'May:
work of J
"Notes on Peter May, etc.'
2 folders.
'Obstr fuctio]ns:
of duplicated typescript sheets 1954.
draft of letter to
W Whitehead.
Homotopy Groups’.
G
Geometry of Iterated Loop Spaces’.
‘Oper [atio Jns on simp'1l chains'.
‘Calculations about Operations of Higher Kinds in RP®,
CoS.
register of addresses.
later annotations by Adams.
Includes note on back of 1960 Trinity Hall
Some sets of calculations have
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Research
B:109=B.112
'Pproj[ective ] Class Groups'.
calculations etc.
Ms notes, tables,
Bi.209
Includes letter from D Rees, nd, and C Hooley, 17 March 1966.
B10
Ms notes on
'o) JordanHolder Theorem’.
Bellil7B. 112
Miscellaneous notes.
2 folders.
B.113=B118
‘Quadratic Constr[uctio]n & MGB[arratt]on ha’.
B13
Duplicated ms notes on work of Barratt and M
1968;
copy of letter from ?Mahowald to Barratt.
'MGB notes on my blackboard', 4pp ms
E Mahowald,
(See also B.9);
B.114
"Princeton lecture' on recent work of Barratt and Mahowald,
i3pp mS;
ms, notes.
Be iS
Ms notes on ‘Quadratic Construction’.
B.116B.118
Ms notes 'On the quadratic construction', 'On the squaring
approach', etc.
Belg
'Ravenel'.
Notes on work of DC Ravenel.
Bet 20
"Reciprocity Laws'.
Bel Zi
'Samelson'.
Includes notes on work of H Samelson.
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.122B.129
'Work with Saunders [MacLane ]'
correspondence 1963,
1966.
on PACTS.
Chiefly
Correspondence with MacLane, MayJune 1963.
Correspondence to MacLane, 21 and 25 April 1966, enclosing
'a draft on the "interpreted" PACT', paginated 1.18.2.
Correspondence AprilMay 1966.
‘Draft 1
on the Bar Construction',
8pp ms.
Includes Adams's
Correspondence June 1966.
‘Comparison of Cobar and Loop Space Construction for the
operations of a Steenrod PACT',
Includes MacLane's draft
9pp ms.
a
Miscellaneous notes.
Correspondence August 1966.
Correspondence July 1966, xe MacLane's draft.
'Draft on the AcyclicModels Argument', 10 September 1966;
untitled 9pp ms note beginning 'My first objective is
faipiy good: PACT Wn .2."%
cohomology theories, 7pp ms.
‘Splitting generalized cohomology theories with coefficients',
13pp duplicated ms;
‘Seminar for B.M.C.' on splitting
‘Splitting Cohomol. Theories’.
.130B.133
= 30
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Untitled note beginning 'It seems to me that Proposition
1.15 could be proved more lucidly by using a certain amount
of general theory',
17pp photocopied ms;
ms notes.
B.182,7Be33
Lecture notes 'On splitting cohomology theories with
coefficients’.
2 folders.
B.134,7B.135
"Notes on
[R G] Swan’.
2 folders.
Be 13681 39
‘Swan course’.
by Swan MarchApril 1973, with Adams's ms notes found
therewith.
Photocopied ms notes on lectures given
4 folders.
"Zari ski’ .
Miscellaneous
B.143B.146
B.143
C Moore.
B.140,B.141
2 coeffts'.
Notes on work of O Zariski.
‘Manuscript Notes of Papers'.
'New work on Systematic htpy theory with [?]
2 folders.
Correspondence June, October 1955 from Moore.
Correspondence 195455 from J
and J
H
C Whitehead, JP Serre
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B.145,B.146
Ms notes on the literature etc.,
some in French.
2 folders.
B.147B.149
'‘Notes'
on the work of others.
3 folders.
B.150,BL5i
!Workgon Marks problem".
2 folders.
"Problems etc.'
B.153=B.156 7 “Work: Done™.
Ms notes and calculations, some with later
annotations identifying the work.
Includes 'On the topology of Cauchy's Theorem’,
‘On Operations'
(described as 'work done in Trin. Summer 57'.)
Includes ‘Relative spaces'.
‘Combinatorial work';
B.157B.159
Ms drafts and notes, some
Includes 'On isotropic Cartesian tensors', 3pp;
null sets';
‘Existence of a nonAbelian group complex'.
‘On
Includes 'Chain algebras';
"Cartan constructions’.
a draft for Irvin on the index of a manifold'.
Ms drafts annotated 'This is
between Homological Algebra & Algebraic Topology which I
started writing in connection with Saunders [MacLane ]'s book',
and 'This is
‘Various sorts of Work Done’.
with later annotations identifying the work.
a draft about the connections
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(1)
‘Contents.
by subdividing a simplex.
(3)
Idea of Stallings for obtaining K",L"
(2)
Draft on Aoespaces.
Some sheets with diagrams making things explicit’.
Includes 'Annular neighbourhoods in manifolds', 3pp;
'Homological algebra', 3pp.
‘WORK DONE'.
Ms notes and calculations.
B.161B.169
‘Work in progress'
B.161=B.163
Ms tables, notes, calculations.
3 folders.
‘Good proof'.
Ms notes, etc.
2 folders.
'nirect definition of Pp.
Ms tables annotated 'Final answer'.
‘Generalities on change of rings' annotated 'Good proof’.
ms notes.
‘Stable Homotopy Theory', 7pp ms;
oper [atio Jns of the nth kind,
B.4/O,B. 7
"Work in
(?). progress’.
"Remarks on stable
for Richard’;
B.168,B.169
BesO
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Index cards from Adams's 'Worktobedone file';
"Research problems...';
etc.
‘Current Research’.
Bibliographical references arranged alphabetically
by author.
In card index box.
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SECTION C
LECTURES
Geto
=C
> 708
Ge.
1
=e 6.344
Teaching
C.3453: C..646
Conferences and Seminars
C1647 =. C. 708
‘Other people's lectures'
TEACHING
Lecture notes and a little other teaching material from
courses Adams gave at Manchester and Cambridge.
The material was
found in Adams's folders usually with the title of the course inscribed
comments on Adams's lectures etc.
thereon.
These titles are reproduced in the catalogue entries.
series of individual lectures.
With these notes were found drafts
They are sometimes paginated, either as
a complete course or as a
The lecture notes are manuscript and often written on
The material is arranged according to subject as follows:
of examination questions, lists of students, sheets of students'
Contents of bulky folders have been subdivided for ease of reference.
the verso of earlier lecture notes, students' examination scripts etc.
Ktheory
Algebra
Geometry
Homology
Homotopy
Lie Groups
Representation Theory
Topology
Miscellaneous
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Lectures
LAlgebra Year L...
Term 1."
'MT 111 Algebra, Michaelmas Term 1966'
lecture notes.
"Algebra Notes'.
6 folders.
'MT 111 Mich.Term 66 Examples 6';
ms draft ‘Challenge Problem' and examination questions.
‘lll Algebra Examples 1';
'MT 111
Revision Notes
Autumn 67'.
MT 111
example sheets;
requests
‘ALGEBRA I'.
Miscellaneous notes.
Course summary, compiled summer 1981;
examination questions.
‘Course examinations January 1969 MT lll‘;
vacation questions and model answers.
2 folders.
Questionnaires on contents and style of Adams's algebra
lectures completed by first year students 1980;
from students for topics to be covered.
Students' questions, requests for guidance etc.
are on slips of paper clipped to drafts of Adams's
replies.
@.14.—3C.17
‘Algebra I'
lecture notes.
4 folders.
Gol S37,
Cases
These
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Miscellaneous notes.
2 folders.
‘Algebra IA'.
Lecture notes.
6 folders.
Students' questions and requests for guidance on the
course.
Notes arising from '3 requests for work on duality’.
€30,,C..31
‘ALGEBRA IA'.
2 folders.
‘ALGEBRA II'.
']111 algebra:
solutions to examples’.
Students' questions and requests for guidance, with
Adams's answers.
3 folders.
'MT 200 Algebra Course’.
Lecture notes.
2 folders.
Gla5. = G37,
Lecture notes.
C2355
Ce56
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Lectures
Algebra II question sheets.
@39> "C243
"Multilinear Algebra Prof Adams'.
@.39' = C.42
"Multilinear Algebra'
Lecture at rate of
lecture notes annotated '117 pages.
10 pages a lecture’.
4 folders.
‘Exterior Powers' lecture notes;
"MT. 211 = Examples 
Summer I'.
‘211 Algebra'.
C.46: =.C.48
CoAgr
Cub
3 folders.
Ce46he7C. 55
'F[urther ] II Algebra’.
Miscellaneous notes.
'F
II algebra’
lecture notes.
'2nd year [ summerterm ] algebra course’.
'Chap.II Modules, Vector Spaces. Linear Algebra'.
3 folders.
by students.
"Proposed schedule for thirdyear normal algebra course’;
note of questions on the course raised
'Thirdyear Normal Algebra Course'.
Notes on ‘worked examples’.
2 folders.
list of students;
Ci 547 G59
c.54
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Lectures
"Algebra course'
lecture notes.
4 folders.
“Chan. ltt. Hields'
«lecture. netes
‘Commutative Algebra’.
Examples, examination questions on commutative algebra
for Part III of the Mathematical Tripos 1972.
"Commutative Algebra' lecture notes.
5 folders.
‘Commutative Algebra (2)'.
‘Commutative Algebra, Version 2'.
Miscellaneous notes.
5 folders.
Lecture notes.
3 folders.
Draft examination questions, examples etc.
ms notes.
"Algebra for Applied Algebraists' lecture notes.
6 folders.
"Algebra for Applied Algebraists' lecture notes;
"Modules over a principal ideal domain',
duplicated
‘Algebra for Applied Algebraists'.
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Lectures
Ci82"44C..50
‘Further topics in algebra'
Coon
Exercises for Further Topics in Algebra course, 1987.
Students' questions and requests for guidance on the
course.
Ms and typescript course notes.
Lecture notes.
2 folders.
Crp == C239
"Further Topics in Algebra’.
exercises for
Duplicated ms course notes.
Geometry
C.90 = Cage
"Geometry IB course’.
"Further Topics in Algebra' lecture notes.
Booklists circulated 27 April 1987;
Lent Term 1987.
W Babbage re geometry examination questions 197475.
‘IB Geometry’ example sheets;
D
C590
correspondence from
Jd
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Lectures
Questionnaires on content and style of Adams's IB
geometry lectures completed by students 1974.
Lecture notes.
4 folders.
GU 967 G97
‘Geometry handouts'.
2 folders.
C..98 —C.104
"Geometry'.
Co99e= .C.o4
6 folders.
€.105
e398
Questionnaires on Adams's geometry lectures completed by
letter from student requesting 'a lecture
students 1982;
on lie groups' 25 April 1985, with ms notes on lie groups.
CG. 1O5C 2112
Geometry.
3rd Yr'.
"Draft 3rdyear Geometry course' by Adams and J Peters;
"Draft Geometry Syllabus'.
Lecture notes for course of eight summerterm lectures.
Some sheets marked 'OLD'.
6 folders.
‘Examples  Pl Geometry',
for geometry classes 9 October 
E2107 =Ca1 12
‘Geometry lecture notes'.
set of duplicated ms sheets
11 December 1967.
J
F Adams
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Lectures
113C.120
'pifflerentiJal Analysis & Geometry’.
eS
Questionnaires on Adams's differential analysis and
geometry lectures completed by thirdyear students 1979;
duplicated ms course notes compiled by C
198889.
B Thomas for
Ms and duplicated typescript example sheets.
wal oC.. LLG
"Diff [erenti Jal Analysis and Geometry' lecture notes.
5 folders.
Differential Analysis course notes.
we 1—C. 129
[D..Gr
oles
Lk 2oeC. i265
First set completed by
Example sheets;
students questions, requests for guidance etc.
"Differential Analysis and Geometry' lecture notes.
6 folders.
Two sets of completed questionnaires on Adams's differential
analysis and geometry lectures.
thirdyear students 1985.
Miscellaneous notes.
J
F Adams
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Lectures
Homology
 £380=C. 133
"Homology Theory III'.
30
Attendance list for Adams's thirdyear homology course,
summer term 1963;
Good "£or?);;
4pp ms draft ‘What is homology theory
miscellaneous notes.
316. 133
‘Homology theory'
lecture notes.
3 folders.
134C.143
"Diploma course on generalised homology'.
1397 Ce1 40
Lectures on K*(xX)'
139
ms lecture notes
141C.143
Homotopy
134C.138
lecture notes.
Miscellaneous lecture notes.
3 folders.
Typescript notes for lectures 14.
‘Extraordinary Cohomology Theories'
5 folders.
Typescript notes for lectures 5,6;
Om: K(X).
8 folders.
Lecture notes, latest reference 1961.
C.144c.151
"Homotopy Theory'.
J
F Adams
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Lectures
‘III Homotopy Theory’.
Ms note of basic definitions etc., attendance sheet,
Adams's note re supervision of homotopy theory course
4 May 1977, etc.
'Homotopytheory'.
Course outline;
correspondence from R Luckwith re draft examination
questions 1976 and 1981; etc.
lists of students for 1980 and 1981;
"Homotopy Theory' lecture notes.
6 folders.
‘HOMOTOPY’.
Lecture notes.
3 folders.
lists of students 1982;etc.
Homotopy theory exercises and examination questions 1982
and 1983;
questions, etc.
‘HomotopyTheory Exercises';
List of students 1985;
examples sheets;
draft examination
Lecture notes.
3 folders.
"Homotopy'.
"HOMOTOPY THEORY.
('83 version)
lists of students.
J
F Adams
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Lectures
C:169=C 71:
"Notes on Homotopy'.
3 folders.
"Homotopy theory'.
Lecture notes on 'Toda brackets’.
C2 173C 3176
‘Advanced Homotopy Prof. J
F Adams’.
Lecture notes.
4 folders.
Cal//—Cales
C.84C 189
POAV sean tpy
Lecture notes.
7 folders.
'Postnikov systems'
Lecture notes on ‘Obstruction theory',
etc.
6 folders.
‘Advanced Homotopy Theory'.
"Further homotopy’.
Lecture notes, annotated 'Add to other file of notes on
Advanced htpy theory'.
Cr
TC. 195
J
F Adams
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Lectures
Ms draft and typescript Part III examination paper on
further homotopy theory 1976;
further homotopy theory course completed by thirdyear
students 1976.
questionnaire on Adams's
Co192C.A95
"Further homotopy’ lecture notes.
4 folders.
C.196=6.0.99
‘Calculating Homotopy Groups’.
"Lecture notes on calculating homotopy groups';
miscellaneous notes.
4 folders.
Ms ?course outline.
6 folders.
€.208
ms calculation (not in Adams's hand).
Ce 260
draft
C. 200€. 207
"Stable Homotopy and Generalised Cohomology’.
€.202=C.207
‘Stable Homotopy and Generalised Cohomology' lecture notes.
"Topology Diploma Courses Michaelmas Term 1970';
examination paper for Stable Homotopy Theory and Generalised
Cohomology Theories, 1971;
7 folders.
Draft letter to Arunas, 25 February 1986, re 'Young idempotents'.
C.208€.215
"Systematic Phenomena in pprimary Homotopy Theory'.
C5209C. 225
"Systematic phenomena in Mod p Homotopy Theory' lecture notes.
J
F Adams
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Lectures
C.216C.218
Untitled lecture notes beginning ‘Introduction to localisation.
In homotopy theory, we have known for a long time that it
sufficient to attack our problems one prime at a time’.
3*tolders.
is
Ktheory
€ 5219, C3220
'Ktheory'.
Lecture notes.
2 folders.
GC. 225=€ 1230
6 folders.
Lie Groups
C.224
Example sheets;
C233)
303
'Ktheory'.
C.224C. 230
‘Algebraic Ktheory'.
Lecture notes.
3 folders.
"Algebraic Ktheory' lecture notes.
algebraic Ktheory examination paper 1974.
10 folders.
?Introductory lecture notes.
"Lie Groups'
lecture notes.
C2231G..241
‘Lie Groups’.
C.25t
Gi2325C. 241.
J
F Adams
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Lectures
C.242C. 248
Wie sGroupseii’.
C.242
Ms example sheets;
bibliography.
lie groups examination paper 28 May 1974;
List of students for Pt LII class;.etc.
C.244C. 246
Lecture notes.
3 folders.
C2247 ,€ 2248
Lectures given in the University of Manchester,
"LIE GROUPS
1965, by J.F.Adams
Notes by M.B.Mather'.
2 folders.
C.249
CG. 200=G.252
3 folders.
typescript ‘Questions on
Representation
Theory
C. 24920 2255
"Reptn Theory'.
"Representation Theory' lecture notes.
Questionnaires on Adams's representation theory lectures
completed by thirdyear students 1976, with Adams's
"Analysis of Replies...';
representation theory'.
2 folders.
"Worked Examples...';
of 32 matrices';
representation’.
ms notes on
'The theory of group
ms notes beginning 'Dirac group
C2254,,C2255
Miscellaneous notes.
J
F Adams
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Lectures
€.256C. 265
'R [epresentation ] Theory’.
€.256
' Students questions and requests for guidance;
example
sheets, dated 'Mich[aelmas ]77'.
Ge257C 258
"Lecture notes on Representation Theory'.
3 folders.
Ms notes on Representation Theory';
ms notes 'For appendix'.
Miscellaneous notes.
Cl2627C 263
‘Rep Theory Examples, Handouts'.
Topology
C264Ci269
C.264C.270
"Topowogy. 117
& Eis.
_Ms and duplicated ms example sheets and handouts.
2 folders.
‘Topology II' lecture notes, some on verso of 1963 Royal
Society accounts.
2 folders.
Continuation of the preceding on
Theorem'.
"Diploma Course on Alge[braic].
@.2717;Ce272
Topol’.
6 folders.
'The Husenicz Isomorphism
Lecture notes.
F Adams
J
Ncuacs
26/2/91
Lectures
"Reading List’.
"Reading list for algebraic topology' October 1958;
"Syllabus (for Research Students) of Algebraic Topology';
bibliography.
€.274C, 283
‘Algebraic Topology'.
C.274
Algebraic topology examination paper 1979;
C
examination paper;
course outline; etc.
F Maunder 3 March 1980 re draft algebraic topology
letter from
R
Example sheets.
Miscellaneous notes.
€e276
Ce. 22/C.282
C.284C. 287
"Diploma Course’.
Lecture notes.
6 folders.
Lists of students etc.
Lecture notes on algebraic topology.
a complete calculation of Hy(C#S°)'.
JanuaryMarch 1972.
to stable homotopy theory' by Kahn and S
typescript, and Adams's ms note 'Peter May on KAHNPRIDDY THM'
Two duplicated ms calculations by Adams;
'Frank:
Includes ‘Applications of the transfer
‘Topics in Algebraic Topology’.
Correspondence with D
S Kahn re the KahnPriddy Theorem,
C.,288=6 2295
€..288
4 folders.
B Priddy, 8pp
ms note beginning
Here is
J
F Adams
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Lectures
 290C. 295
Lecture notes.
6 folders.
mi agOC s3Ok
"Part III Further Topics in Alge. Topol'.
~296
Circular letter re 'Part III Mathematical Tripos 1988';
course outlines for ‘Algebraic Topology' and 'Further
Topics in Algebraic Topology';
example sheet;
draft
examination questions;
etc.
7297Cu30
Lecture notes.
5 efolders.
'TOPOL'.
C2303—C. 306
€303
May 1957;
8pp ms draft
"Analytic Topology'.
‘Analytic Topology Problems'
"Connection in the Plane and Sphere';
?from students.
List of students for Advanced Algebraic Topology 1985;
4pp ms draft 'EilenbergMaclane spaces
example sheet;
and "killing homotopy groups"';
7pp ms draft 'Classes
of abelian groups and localisation’.
"Bundles'.
ms list of 'Requests'
"Analytic Topology'
lecture notes.
3 folders.
C. 304C. 306
C2307—C. 31h
J
F Adams
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Lectures
Topology of Bundles and Classifying Spaces course outline
197475;
Classes';
course completed by students 1974.
questionnaires on Adams's topology of bundles
examination paper 1975;
‘Examples on Characteristic
5 3OBRE sot
‘Topology of Bundles & Classifying Spaces' lecture notes.
4 folders.
£912Gr5 15
"Topology of Manifolds'.
s Jes, Gao l3
"Manifolds' lecture notes.
2 folders.
~ 344,,C2315
Miscellaneous lecture notes.
2 folders.
Miscellaneous
C7316=Ge519
Lecture notes.
€.320=C%. 324
5 folders.
Lecture notes.
4 folders.
"Cartan Theory'.
3 folders.
Lecture notes on CWcomplexes.
"The Projective Class Group:
€.325G. 327
Lecture Notes’.
J
F Adams
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Lectures
C5 328=Cs337/
"Representations of the Classical Groups’.
Lecture notes (some on verso of 1962 example sheets).
10 folders.
C.338C. 344
"Riemann Surfaces and Algebraic Curves'.
@. 335
Notes on times of tutorials and syllabus, ms note on
"Algebra needed for Atiyah stuff', etc.
of 1962 example sheets.
Some on verso
C.339C. 344
"Riemann surfaces and algebraic curves' lecture notes.
6 folders.
exception
Adams's folders with titles inscribed thereon.
These titles are
With the
been subdivided for ease of reference.
CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS
Material re conferences and seminars attended by Adams
reproduced in the catalogue entries.
Contents of bulky folders have
in Britain and overseas:
principally ms notes etc., on contributions
by others and notes and drafts of his own contributions.
of notebooks at C.345 and C.346 the material was found in
with a little undated material at the end.
The material is presented in a chronological sequence
J
F Adams
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Lectures
Where applicable reference has been made to Adams's
List of Publications (
A.2
)
in the form Bibliog. no.
Hardback notebook inscribed inside front cover ‘Seminar
notes 1954/55, including Young Topologists' Conference
at’ Oxford. .
Used from both ends for notes and calculations.
At back are loose notes.
Hardback notebook inscribed inside front cover ‘Seminar
Notes 1955/56, including British Mathematical Colloquium.'
Used from the front for notes and calculations.
At the
back are loose notes.
1l3pp ms, latest bibliographical
C.348,C.349
"Seminar Notes etc'.
'B
M C[British Mathematical Colloquium] lecture'.
'The existence of division algebras, and related
topological questions',
reference 1955.
19pp ms.
homology and cohomology theories for certain algebraic
structures',
Untitled draft beginning ‘I want to talk about the
A little correspondence at front is dated
2 folders.
1955: 4and
71.956.
Gs35026 353
"Bristol notes'.
€29 90
J
F Adams
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Lectures
G.351C65353
Ms notes and calculations, some on verso of 1956
Cambridge college minutes.
3 folders.
"Bundles".
‘Lecture on fibrespaces for the Quintics', 7pp ms;
‘Classification theorem', 9pp ms;
ms notes, some on
verso of information sheet for colloquium to be held
inJune 1956:
€.355),C2306
"Seminar Notes  America’.
C.257,C.358
Ms notes.
2 folders.
C.359=62361:
"Seminar Notes (1958/59/60)'.
2 folders.
Latest bibliographical reference 1957.
'Seminars Given At Columbia.
1957/58'.
3 folders.
Mathematische Arbeitstagung, Bonn, July 1959.
characters' by Adams, l1Opp ms.
Includes notes on verso of programme for
Includes 'Theory of representation and
C5362.C 367
'Seminar Notes  1959/60'.
6 folders.
J
F Adams
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Lectures
C. 368C 2:70
‘Seminar Notes 1960/61'.
Gs368
‘Untitled draft beginning ‘In this seminar I would like
to give an account of some work which is
Proc. Camb. Phil. Soc. under the title "On Chern characters
and the structure of the unitary group"
8pp ms;
algebra', Opp typescript; typescript note on work of ShoKwan Chow.
(Bibliog. no.18)
'S.P.Novikov on the cohomologies of the Steenrod
to appear in the
'
€.369,65370
Ms notes.
2 folders.
C237 16 5%5
"Seminar notes (2nd trip to America, 1961)'.
5 folders.
Rough ms drafts.
2 folders.
€.378C. 384
7 folders.
C370, C3:/ 1
"Seminars on K(x)'.
"Seminar Notes M'[anches ]ter '62'.
Ms notes and calculations, some on verso of duplicated
typescript example sheets etc.
no24)..
I10) August “1962.
GrothendieckAtiyahHirzebruch functor K(x) '
Material from Colloquium on Algebraic Topology, Aarhus,
Adams spoke on ‘Applications of the
€. 385C 390
"Aarhus & Stockholm'.
(Bibliog.
J
F Adams
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Lectures
G.385C 3388
Duplicated typescript texts of lectures.
4 folders.
Ms notes on lectures.
Miscellaneous duplicated typescript and ms material.
CFI 9 CS 9s
"Seminar notes, Morse symposium &
M[ anchester ] '63'.
a3:
Abstracts of lectures, including Adams's 'On the groups
J(X)', with ms notes on them.
C2392 C893
Ms notes.
2 folders.
C.394
C595; C.396
C.394€..396
‘Ideas for Seattle talks'.
Ms notes and calculations.
2 folders.
Invitation from N
E Steenrod to deliver 'two expository
lectures to the [Seattle Summer ] Institute on the subject
of cohomology operations', 6 May 1963.
7 folders.
Rough ms drafts of first, fourth and fifth lectures.
C.398C. 404
"Seattle'.
‘Lecture Notes (Seattle)'.
Ms notes.
J
F Adams
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Lectures
@2405C 4
'Lecture Notes BMC [British Mathematical Colloquium ] '63
ea 635— 64).
7 folders.
‘Wood Seminar on AtiyahSinger'.
Ms notes on 'Wood seminar' and ‘Wood II‘;
ms notes.
Latest reference 1963/64.
miscellaneous
C.413C.419
‘Summer 64
c.413
C.414C. 419
C.420;,,Cs421
"Kuiper Seminar'.
Ms notes.
6 folders.
'The general linear group of Hilbert space is
k
 connected'
by N
H Kuiper, June 1964.
Rough draft of 'Seminar on Kuiper's work', etc.
'An exercise in Obstruction Theory November 1964'.
llpp duplicated typescript annotated 'JFA'.
Adams is not listed as a speaker.
Programme of Topology Conference, Oberwolfach, W Germany,
2030 September 1965.
C.422C. 432
‘Seminars’.
C.420
C.422
F Adams
J
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Lectures
C.423C. 432
Ms notes etc.
‘Arbeitstagung
The first page of notes is annotated
"67 ue LO folders.
C.433C. 439
‘Seminar’.
Ms notes etc, latest bibliographical reference 1965.
7 folders.
C.440,C.441
'Arbeitstagung '66'.
Cc.442
C.444C.446
3 folders.
Cc.440
'Arbeitstagung lectures of M. Atiyah  June 1965.
Euler Characteristic Theorem I',
ms notes on Atiyah's lectures.
4pp duplicated typescript;
The
Ms notes on other lectures.
‘Talk for Bonn, Sspp.ms;
ms notes.
C.442,C.443
'HattoriStong Talk’.
Latest bibliographical reference 1966.
'The work of Stong and Hattori on Complex Cobordism',
20pp ms.
Ms notes, latest reference 1966.
‘International Geometry Symposium’.
J
F Adams
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Lectures
"Seminar on Quillen on Adams's Conjecture’.
'Quillen's work on approximating BU by BG',
‘Talk on Quilten',..
reference 1967;
'Talk on Quillen III', lOpp
20pp ms, latest bibliographical
5pp ms;
ms.
"Lectures given at Waterloo & Chicago.
Easter 69'.
"Lecture for Waterloo', l14pp ms;
on Geom.
& Homol', llpp ms;
"General Notes’.
"Expository lect.
C.449C. 452
"Notes, Chicago, Easter 69'.
G2455=C 5457
C.453,C.454
‘Bonn 1969'.
Ms notes.
2 folders.
Ms notes.
4 folders.
"AMS lecture
SwinnertonDyer'.
"Part III  Abelian extensions of the rationals’.
Duplicated ms draft of ‘Algebraic number theory by
H
introduction 7... Part I— The «Classical Theorys,
 Valuations and their consequences';
F SwinnertonDyer',
P
June 1969.
"Part II
J
F Adams
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Lectures
'Part IV  Zeta functions and Lseries';
‘Examples Sheet I’.
"Seminars'.
Pan American airline menus used on verso for Adams's ms
calculations.
Ms notes etc, latest reference March 1969.
6 folders.
Ms notes on lectures by others 196869, not in Adams's
hand.
2 folders.
"Notes of lectures'.
2 folders.
‘Seminars 1969/70'.
Ms notes.
l2pp duplicated
Latest reference 1969.
'The jhomomorphism in bordism theory',
ms not in Adams's hand.
2 folders.
Ms notes.
4 folders.
C.474,C.
‘Chicago, summer 1970'.
F Adams
J
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Lectures
C.476C. 479
‘Seminars  Int'l Congress 1970'.
The material is re the Congres
Nice, September 1970.
des varietes' and a seminar on algebraic topology.
Adams chaired a section on 'Topologie
International des Mathematiciens,
Correspondence re arrangements from E Michael and R
196869.
H Bing
C.477C.479
Ms notes, some on verso of pages of Congress programme.
8 folders:
C.480C. 486
"Seminars 1970/1971'.
Cc. 480
G Barratt 1970, 2pp
C.483C. 486
Ms notes etc.
untitled lOpp typescript (paginated 211,
"Chapter I The Magic Exact Sequence’ and ‘Chapter II
The
by Barratt, 8pp duplicated ms.
functors [+, [
'
Three sets of Adams's ms notes annotated 'From: Seminars '71'.
'On/J’structures' by Barratt, 5pp typscript;
J Eccles, 5pp
"Some comultiplications' by M
duplicated ms;
‘On a theorem of D.S.Kahn's' by Barratt and P
typescript;
title page missing).
4 folders.
J
F Adams
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Lectures
487C. 498
"Chicago Course Summer '71.'
This course of lectures by Adams on 'Stable Homotopy
and Generalised Homology' was published by Chicago
University Press in 1974 (Bibliog. no.49).
notes are divided into seventeen chapters.
Adams's
The last
three chapters have addenda.
Chapters l,
2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapters 5,
6
8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter
Chapters 7,
Chapters 1113
+ Addendum
Chapter 16
+ Addendum
Chapter 15
+ Addendum
Chapter 17
F Adams
J
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Lectures
C.499C.501
'AtiyahSinger seminar'.
Ms draft and notes etc., latest bibliographical reference
oy 1%
3 folders.
€.502C. 5iid
"Seminars '71'74'.
Ms notes etc.
9 folders.
'Talkerat«Oxtord, June
9727:
C.512C. 516
“ICM 1974".
5 folders.
'JHCW lecture’.
ms notes annotated 'Out of Talks at Oxford,
(Adams is listed
photocopied ms notes (not in Adams's hand),
Ms notes;
some dated July and August 1974.
"Programme for the Topology Symposium'
as a speaker);
June? 62".
on verso of 1974 questionnaires.
14pp ms draft of Whitehead Lecture with incomplete rough ms
draft of ?later lecture to the London Mathematical Society,
Adams was invited to give the London Mathematical Society's
first J
C Whitehead Lecture.
H
J
F Adams
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Lectures
e5LS—6. 529
"Seminars'.
 518C.526
Ms notes, including those taken at'‘'Oxford Conference 1975'
(C.521), and at Lordon Mathematical Society (C.524).
9 folders.
SOLE 320
Programme of and ms notes on 'Mathematische
Bonn, June 1978.
algebras over the Steenrod Algebra'
Adams spoke on 'Finite Hspaces and
(Bibliog. no.63).
Arbeitstagung',
Ms notes, the first page annotated 'Cartan Do Starts Here',
final page annotated 'Cartan Do Ends Here'.
Adams
'
550762531
‘Zurich Notes’.
C 5326034
‘Aarhus file'.
Ms and duplicated ms notes on Algebraic Topology symposium,
Aarhus, 712 August 1978.
2 folders.
Programme of and ms notes on International Colloquium on
Topology and Algebra, Zlirich, 1216 April 1977.
spoke on 'Maps between classifying spaces' or'Finite Hspaces
2 folders.
2 folders.
Ms poem in Adams's hand beginning 'My tale of Chicago
His papers with Sammy showed a
begins with MacLane.
vigorous brain'.
programme.
Written on verso of pages of Aarhus
€.535, 6.536
"Helsinki file 1978".
CF58 27, Caa53
Ms notes.
J
F Adams
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Lectures
€.537C.539
"Seminars '78'.
Ms and duplicated ms notes.
3 folders.
C.540,..6541
‘Arcata talks'.
Ms notes, latest bibliographical reference 1978.
2 folders.
“Talks™.
Ms notes.
2 folders.
'Seminars 1979 
Adams spoke
(Bibliog.
Programme of and ms notes on 'Mathematische
Arbeitstagung', Bonn, 612 June 1979.
on
nog
'G. Segal's Burnside ring conjecture’
69).
2 folders.
Ms notes, latest bibliographical reference 1980.
6 folders.
Ms notes on 4th Topology Symposium.
Programme for 4th Topology Symposium, Edinburgh, 30 June 
2 Julty L981.
Conference handbook for 'Mathematische Arbeitstagung',
Bonn,
Adams did not deliver a lecture.
12

18 June 1981.
J
F Adams
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Lectures
List of student participants at 'Topology Gathering
[cambridge ]1981';
tree'
'genealogia topologica'
of eminent topologists).
(a ‘family
556C. 560
Ms notes, latest bibliographical reference 1981.
5 folders.
Programme for Northwestern [ University ] Conference on
Homotopy Theory, 2226 March 1982;
on lectures (not in Adams's hand).
duplicated ms notes
19O2e68505
Ms notes,
4 folders.
some
(not in Adams's hand) dated 16 March 1982.
. 566C. 569
4 folders.
570C.573
‘Seminar Notes'.
'Notes from Durham'.
Ms notes, latest reference 1982.
Ms notes, latest bibliographical reference 1982.
3 folders.
Programme of and ms notes on Algebraic Topology and
Ktheory Conference in honour of John Moore's 60th birthday
Ce doS
D7 a2C.576
"Moore'.
4 folders.
F Adams
J
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Lectures
€..57/7=Co5n 9
"Bonn, NOTES'.
Programme of and ms notes on 'Mathematische
Bonn, 1522 June 1984.
3 folders.
Arbeitstagung',
C5807, E2582
‘SEMINARS MINNEAPOLIS'
Programme of and ms notes on conference, Institute for
Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota,
2327 July 1984.
24folders:
Adams spoke on 'Ghomology theories'.
"OxrondsTalLk.
c.583C.601
"Seminars 1985'.
C2583,,C.584
Rough ms draft of Adams's lecture on the recent work of
M
reference 1984.
J Hopkins and colleagues, latest bibliographical
Programme of and ms notes on Northwestern University
Conference on Group Cohomology and its Applications,
Adams spoke on 'Maybe elementary
1822 March 1985.
abelian pgroups are just as good as tori?'.
2 folders.
groups’.
Programme of and ms notes on West Coast Topology
Symposium Stanford University, 2526 March 1985.
Adams spoke on
'The Adams spectral sequence in equivariant
J
F Adams
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Lectures
Programme of and ms notes on conference on algebraic
topology, Palaiseau, France, 13
1 Se guneL965,.

C.587.Gao388
Ms notes annotated on first page ‘Start Newfoundland’
and on last page 'End Newfoundland'.
2 folders.
Adams's ms notes for
are on
a sheet of cardboard from the back of a notepad.
'My Newfoundland talk’.
The notes
G. 590, C591.
Ms notes annotated on first page ‘Start Warsaw' and on
last page 'End of Warsaw'.
2 folders.
Ge 592—Cr 60)
Ms and duplicated ms notes.
10 folders.
‘April lst Seminar’.
'Notes of Barcelona 1986’.
Ms draft of ?spoof press release 'New N.S.F. grants',
dated 1 April 1985;
untitled draft of Adams's lecture.
20 June.
Programme of and ms notes on
d'Estudis Catalans, Barcelona, 2
spoke on
3, folders.
'New proofs of two theorems of Jean Lannes'.
of 26th Mathematische Arbeitstagung,
'1986 BEAT, Institut
Conference handbook
Bonn,
13

C.606,C.607
"Bonn 1986'.

8 April.
Adams
C.603C.605
C.606
J
F Adams
NCUACS 26/2/91
Lectures
Ms and duplicated ms notes.
C.608,C.609
'New Seminars’.
Ms notes, including notes on 'Simon Donaldson at LMS,
21 Feb '86,17.0018.00 Homology and Moduli Spaces'.
2 folders.
C.610C.612
‘Congress Talks’.
Ms notes, latest bibliographical reference 1986.
3 folders.
C.GEIC2621
G6rS
"Seminars 1986 
and on ‘Brownian
function' by D.Williams
photocopied ms notes of Talks on 'Group
Photocopied ms notes, not in Adams's hand, October and
November 1986;
characters and complexoriented theories' by Nick k[?]
delivered at Warwick 17 January 1987;
motion and the Riemann "
delivered at Number Theory Seminar, Cambridge, 10 May
19O38;°
5 folders.
Programme of and ms notes on International Conference on
Homotopy Theory
19 
theory and Toda's works’.
and Related Topics, Kinosaki, Japan,
Adams gave a ‘Survey on homotopy
24 August ?1988.
3: folders:
C261 7662
Ms notes.
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