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NATIONAL CATALOGUING UNIT FOR THE ARCHIVES OF CONTEMPORARY SCIENTISTS Catalogue of the papers and correspondence of Robert Hanbury Brown AC FRS FAA (1916-2002) NCUACS catalogue no.151/1/07 By Anna-K. Mayer and Timothy E. Powell R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Date of material: 1911-2007 Anna-K. Mayer and Timothy E. Powell Catalogue of the papers and correspondence of Robert Hanbury Brown AC FRS FAAS (1916-2002), astronomer NCUACS catalogue no. 151/1/07 © 2007 National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists, University of Bath Extent of material: ca 870 items Deposited in: Royal Society, London Title: Compiled by: Reference: GB 0117 RHB R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 The work of the National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists in the production of this catalogue is made possible by the support of the Arts & Humanities Research Council R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 NOT ALL THE MATERIAL IN THIS COLLECTION MAY YET BE AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION. ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE ADDRESSED IN THE FIRST INSTANCE TO: THE ARCHIVIST ROYAL SOCIETY LONDON R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 LIST OF CONTENTS GENERAL INTRODUCTION SECTION A BIOGRAPHICAL SECTION B RADAR SECTION C JODRELL BANK SECTION D AUSTRALIA SECTION E RESEARCH FILES SECTION F PUBLICATIONS, LECTURES AND BROADCASTS A.1-A.210 B.1-B.57 C.1-C.13 D.1-D.43 E.1-E.131 F.1-F.217 SECTION J H.1-H.82 J.1-J.103 SECTION G SOCIETIES AND ORGANISATIONS G.1-G.12 SECTION H CORRESPONDENCE NON-TEXTUAL MEDIA INDEX OF CORRESPONDENTS R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 GENERAL INTRODUCTION PROVENANCE The papers were received from Dr Marion Hanbury Brown, daughter of Robert Hanbury Brown, in August 2003 and August 2006. OUTLINE OF THE CAREER OF ROBERT HANBURY BROWN Robert Hanbury Brown was born on 31 August 1916 in Aruvankadu, South India, where his father was in charge of a cordite factory. He was sent to England to be educated and attended Cottesmore Preparatory School in Hove, Sussex, from the age of eight to fourteen. In 1930 he entered Tonbridge School in Kent, switching to Brighton Technical College after only two years. The decision was partly the product of strained family finances — his parents had divorced when he was about nine and in 1932 his stepfather disappeared in a cloud of debt — but Hanbury Brown had long shown an active interest in technological matters. His grandfather (the irrigation engineer Sir Robert Hanbury Brown) was one of the early pioneers of radio, and his legal guardian after his parents’ divorce was a consulting radio engineer. Hanbury Brown remembered his childhood as a happy time spent ‘always making radio sets or building something’. At Brighton Technical College he studied for an external degree in the University of London, Institute, then part of Imperial College. At the time he hoped to complete a doctorate in radio appeared also his first publication (with his student friend Vic Tyler), on ‘Lamp polar curves on the cathode-ray oscillograph’. With a grant from East Sussex County Council he then embarked on a postgraduate course in advanced studies on telegraphy and telephony at City & Guilds of London committee that had recently been set up by the Air Ministry to find ways of protecting Britain from possible attack from enemy aircraft. Through Tizard’s intervention Hanbury Brown came to be Hanbury Brown's involvement both with the new University of London Air Squadron and with cathode- engineering and to pursue a career that would combine his interest in radio with flying, for which he graduating B.Sc. with first class honours in electrical engineering at the age of nineteen. At this time ‘ Interview with R. Bhathal, 10 February 1995. See A.30. recruited into an experimental project instigated by Robert Watson-Watt, to develop a system of radio- location using pulse/echo technique for aircraft detection. In August 1936 Hanbury Brown joined what would grow into the Telecommunications Research Establishment (TRE) and helped develop Chain Home, an air surveillance system of ground stations along the East and South Coasts that proved vital in the 1940 Battle of Britain. From the autumn of 1937 he worked in the airborne radar group under E. G. Bowen, which transferred to the USA in 1942 for a joint British-American mission on air defence. Returning three years later he rejoined TRE, helping the Air Historical Branch of the Air had developed a yen. ray tubes drew the interest of the Rector of Imperial College, Henry Tizard. Tizard chaired a R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Ministry write an account of airborne radar and working on the application of the pulsed navigational aid GEE to civil aviation. A research consultancy set up by Watson-Watt in 1947 offered more interesting prospects for the conversion of wartime developments into peacetime technologies. Hanbury Brown allowed himself to be recruited and worked as a consulting engineer until Watson- Watt decided to move the firm to Canada. After pondering a number of career possibilities, he returned to academia in the autumn of 1949, when he started as a Ph.D. student in radio astronomy at the University of Manchester. It has been said that the story of radio astronomy effectively began with the return of physicists from wartime radar development and ‘with their eagerness and ability to follow up certain discoveries made accidentally in a military context’.2 Hanbury Brown very much exemplifies this story — though as an engineer as much as a physicist. His impact at Jodrell Bank, where Manchester's radio astronomy group was based, was instantaneous. The development for which he achieved his greatest distinction lay in interferometry, indeed in showing how the principle of the intensity interferometer could be applied to optical interferometry. In 1956, he and the mathematician R. Q. Twiss showed on the basis of a laboratory experiment that the time of arrival of photons at two separate detectors was correlated (Hanbury Brown-Twiss effect). Physicists struggled with the idea, photon correlation being inconceivable from a quantum theoretical perspective; yet Hanbury Brown and Twiss proceeded to demonstrate on the example of the star Sirius how the phenomenon could be used in an interferometer to measure the apparent angular diameter of bright visual stars. Their work earned them a Michelson Medal for opening up the subject of quantum optics. Intensity Interferometer (NSII) at a fairly remote site was a heroic task, which kept Hanbury Brown full- time in Australia. In 1964, two years into the mission, he resigned from the personal chair which the University of Manchester had created for him in 1960, and accepted an appointment as Professor of With the controversy over the Hanbury Brown-Twiss effect in full swing, Hanbury Brown proposed a eventual construction costs for an instrument consisting of two reflectors, mounted on a circular railway track 188 metres in diameter. The instrument was manufactured in Britain and Italy, but built in Physics (Astronomy) at the University of Sydney. Despite tempting offers to go elsewhere after the large optical interferometer to measure the diameters of other main sequence stars. The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research agreed to fund the initial design costs and a large part of the the Australian bush near Narrabri in New South Wales. The construction of the Narrabri Stellar 1976), ix. project of his colleague John Davis. It took almost twenty years to design the SUSI and to ensure that technically demanding instrument, the Sydney University Stellar Interferometer (SUSI), became the 7D. Edge and M. Mulkay, Astronomy Transformed. The Emergence of Radio Astronomy in Britain (John Wiley, NSII was decommissioned in 1974, he stayed on to explore a next generation instrument. This was not to be another intensity interferometer as initially envisaged, but a modernised Michelson interferometer. As Hanbury Brown himself was keen to emphasize, the development of this it was built. The SUSI opened in 1991, ten years after Hanbury Brown officially retired. R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Hanbury Brown’s commitments to science manifested beyond the instruments and institutions with which he was most visibly affiliated. His involvements in such ventures of the 1970s as the Anglo- Australian-Telescope (AAT) or the Science Task Force both illustrate in their way how he envisaged future science. For instance, he used a job interview for the directorship of the new AAT to criticize centralist tendencies in Australian science funding, pleading for greater equality of the state universities vis-a-vis the flagship of Australian academia, the Australian National University. Likewise, as a member of the Science Task Force, a consultative committee of the Royal Commission on Australian Government Administration, he expressed his concerns over changes in the scientific ethos under government funding, which had become the norm after World War II. The now classic report of the Task Force, Towards Diversity and Adaptability (1975), was imbued with the ideal of scientific autonomy. Over the years Hanbury Brown developed his dimension as a public scientist also in his writings and his lectures. He became an interpreter of science who.explained to non-expert audiences his particular science, interferometry, as well as his views on the scientific enterprise more broadly. His broadcasts and other public performances bear this out, as do such monographs as his account of The Intensity Interferometer (1974) or the more philosophical Man and the Stars (1978) and The Wisdom of Science (1986). In his last publication, There are no Dinosaurs in the Bible, which he had written for his grandchildren and which appeared posthumously, he returned to a theme that had occupied him over a number of decades, the relations between science and religion. Another subject (for a technological expert). made a Companion of the Order of Australia. on 16 January 2002. DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION He married Hilda Heather Chesterman in 1952. They had one daughter and two sons (twins). He died reunions and celebratory occasions, in television programmes and sound recordings, and in his autobiography, Boffin: A Personal Story of the Early Days of Radar, Radio Astronomy and Quantum Optics (1991). Indeed, he was rumoured to have been the prototype prompting the expression ‘boffin’ close to his heart was his wartime experiences. Hanbury Brown's friendships from the radar days lasted a lifetime, and he continued to explore the history of radar with younger radar buffs, through Hanbury Brown accumulated many honours during his long career. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1960 and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 1967. In 1986, he was research, the transition to radio astronomy and the intense collaborations in the Jodrell Bank group Although there is significant material from Hanbury Brown’s education and early career, including wartime service, the bulk of this archive dates from the 1960s to the late 1990s and there is thus a pronounced emphasis on Hanbury Brown’s career following his departure for Australia. His war-time R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 are more sketchily documented, as is in fact his and John Davis's quest for an instrument to succeed the NSII. Section A, Biographical, presents a wide range of material relating to Hanbury Brown’s life and career. It includes the contents of a boxfile of biographical correspondence from the 1930s and 1940s documenting his education, wartime service and immediate postwar career. There are transcripts of interviews, proceedings of conferences to honour his achievements, and drafts (with correspondence) of his Royal Society/Australian Academy of Science Biographical Memoir and other tributes and obituaries. The section includes family material, including letters to his wife Heather before and after their marriage, certificates of education and of awards, and a series of diaries 1936-1998. There is also photographic material. Section B, Radar, documents aspects of Hanbury Brown’s war work from early experiments at Martlesham airfield in Suffolk to memorabilia (including a poem on the ‘radar man’). His time with the Combined Research Group at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC, USA, is covered by memoranda and photostats of research reports. Of particular interest is the material relating to the claim on the part of the airborne radar team for an award for the design and development of metre- wave airborne radar. This section further includes reunion activities in the 1990s. Section C, Jodrell Bank, is the smallest section. It contains an early letter to J. A. Ratcliffe in which Hanbury Brown outlined a radio interferometer of high resolution, pen-recorded inscriptions of signals Section D, Australia, instruments and their genesis. essentially covers three astronomical various Jodrell Bank individuals and apparatus. from Cassiopeia and Sirius, and a notebook with measurements on Sirius that provided practical and the future of science and engineering in the University of Sydney. the successor instrument, the SUSI, is represented chiefly by photographs of an early model showing development of this latter instrument is further documented by a notebook containing detailed vindication of the Hanbury Brown-Twiss effect. There are memoranda and proposals on instruments, Correspondence, notebooks, photographs and promotional materials document the NSIl. The story of calculations and tests of sample equipment for the future NSII. A number of photographs show a Very Large Stellar Intensity Interferometer, a subsequent proposal of a Michelson interferometer, and discussions between Hanbury Brown and John Davis. There is also correspondence re the AAT notably the steerable radio telescope and the interferometer that was eventually built in Narrabri. The correspondence and draft publications on the behaviour of photons (these from the time of the part, (a) the story of radar, (b) radio astronomy, and (c) reflections about science. The history of radar is documented by original documents and pamphlets, correspondence with both fellow radar pioneers and younger radar buffs, memoirs, and drafts of equipment biographies. The subsection on radio Section E, Research Files, the second-largest section, contains research materials which Hanbury Brown accumulated over many decades. These files testify to three foci of enduring interest on his astronomy includes literature on various types of interferometers and on quantum theory, R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 controversy over the Hanbury Brown-Twiss effect), and a special section on his ‘dear friend Sirius’.° A subsection is dedicated to historical topics in radio astronomy. Material on reflections about science consists of his notes on science-historical literature; correspondence, notes and literature on science’s relations with religion; and general articles. Section F, Publications and Lectures, is the largest component of this collection. It documents some of Hanbury Brown’s publications, including offprints, books, reviews and newspaper articles, starting with his 1935 publication on the cathode-ray oscillograph. The lectures portion presents drafts, outlines and index card notes for many of Hanbury Brown's speaking engagements over almost five decades, including his broadcasts. This material is qualitatively heterogeneous, ranging from expert conference papers to light-hearted dinner toasts. Sound and video recordings of some of these can be found in Section J. Section G, Societies and Organisations, is another short section. It documents a few of Hanbury Brown’s involvements with a variety of bodies from the National Centre for Basic Sciences in Calcutta, India, to the Astronomical Society of Australia. There is correspondence with the Royal Society and with the Institution of Electrical Engineers. Material includes copies of reports (co-authored by Hanbury Brown) to the International Scientific Radio Union (URSI) and to the Royal Commission on Australian Government Administration. Section H, Correspondence, presents several series of correspondence which together span seven with a notebook listing all the letters Hanbury Brown sent between 1990 and 1996. few earlier letters). The first sequence includes family letters and correspondence about the Sir Robert Watson-Watt & Partners consultancy. Hanbury Brown’s named correspondents in the second sequence are colleagues and friends from the days of radar and early radio astronomy, and his interviews on his wartime work. The visual material includes an extensive slide collection, which Section J, Non-textual media, spans audiotapes, videotapes, other visual material, and computer disks. The audiotapes date from 1973 to 1999 and include recordings of Hanbury Brown’s wife Heather. Videotapes are principally of Hanbury Brown’s contributions to television documentaries and reflects chiefly Hanbury Brown’s activities after his return from Australia in 1991. This section closes decades. There are three alphabetical sequences, one dating from the 1940s to the early 1950s, the second consisting of named correspondents, the third dating chiefly from the 1980s and 1990s (with a colleague John Davis. The third sequence ranges over a multitude of correspondents and topics. It 3 Letter to J. M. Bennett, 1 June 1994, H.31. appears to have served him as a store on which to draw for his lecturing activities. The computer disks reflect both Hanbury Brown’s changing word processing equipment and his diverse activities, from his writings to his correspondence with colleagues, friends, institutions, businesses and so forth. Not all of these disks have been deciphered at this stage of processing. There is also an index of correspondents. R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 LOCATION OF FURTHER MATERIAL A substantial portion of Hanbury Brown’s personal archive was destroyed in 1961 owing to a misunderstanding.“ Some material relating to his Jodrell Bank period can be found in the papers of A. C. B. Lovell in the Jodrell Bank Archive at the John Rylands University Library of the University of Manchester. Hanbury Brown left many of the documents relating to his work in astronomy in Australia to the University of Sydney, where he thought they belonged. These are in the University Archives of the University of Sydney and include correspondence regarding the intensity interferometer at Narrabri, technical papers, funding and general correspondence, 1957-1983. There is also correspondence on the AAT, 1967-1974, and an audio tape interview on his retirement in 1981. Further material, notably 27 scrapbooks compiled by Hanbury Brown’s wife Heather, is in the hands of the family. It is anticipated that they will be deposited at the Royal Society to join this collection in due course. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We are grateful to Dr Marion Hanbury Brown for making the papers available and for information on family history, and to Professor John Davis for information and advice especially on Section D. Dr Ragbir Bhathal kindly arranged for a missing copy of his interview with Hanbury Brown to be made available from the Oral History Collection in the National Library of Australia. Lastly, we owe a debt of computer disks in Section J. Anna-K. Mayer Bath, 2007 gratitude to Dr Jeremy John, Curator of Digital Manuscripts at the British Library, for his expertise with | etter to J. P. Wild, 16 January 1974, H.127. * R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 SECTION A BIOGRAPHICAL, A.1-A.210 1911-2005 A.1-A.34 BIOGRAPHICAL AND AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL A.35-A.46 EDUCATION A.47-A.68 CAREER, HONOURS AND AWARDS A.69-A.84 BIOGRAPHICAL CORRESPONDENCE A.85-A.89 COMMEMORATIVE OCCASIONS A.90-A.148 DIARIES A.149-A.165 DOCUMENTS AND LICENCES A.166-A.178 PERSONAL FILE A.179-A.200 FAMILY January 2002 Obituaries 2002-2003 A.201-A.207 ©PHOTOGRAPHS A.208-A.210 MISCELLANEOUS BIOGRAPHICAL AND AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL Announcement of funeral service, The Times, 19 January Hanbury Brown died on 16 January 2002 at the Countess of Brecknock Hospice, Andover, Hampshire. 1972-1996, 2002-2005, n.d. Guardian, 18 January 2002. Independent, 19 January 2002. R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Biographical, A.1-A.210 2002. Daily Telegraph, 22 January 2002; with a editor from R. Trim, 29 January 2002. letter to the The Times, 24 January 2002. Australian, 25 January 2002. Sydney Morning Herald, 30 January 2002. Draft of an obituary by A. Boksenberg, 20 January 2002. February 2002-February 2003 New York Times, 7 February 2002. Nature, 7 March 2002; with correspondence re Hanbury Brown’s portrait, 1 March 2002. Australian Academy of Science Newsletter, December 2001-March 2002. Australian Telescope National Facility News, June 2002. Physics Today, July 2002. Family Identified A.3-A.17 Letters of condolence Current Science, 10 September 2002. Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, February 2003. Unidentified R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Biographical, A.1-A.210 Friends Identified Unidentified 2 folders. A.10-A.13 Australia A.10 A-G Unidentified 2 folders. A.15-A.17 Locals Radar connections 2 folders. Unidentified A.15 Identified A.16, A.17 R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Biographical, A.1-A.210 Funeral a of list family Includes friends who attended Hanbury Brown's funeral, lists of apologies received and of people who received the service sheets, and a copy of the Order of Service. and Brown’s funeral Hanbury 25 January 2002 in the parish church of Penton Mewsey, Hampshire. service place took on A.19-A.25 Biographical Memoir 2002-2003 C. effort they drew on Hanbury Brown’s Royal Society Biographical Memoir was co-authored by A. B. Lovell, who wrote the first part and the ‘end-piece’, and J. Davis, who was responsible for the Australian portion of Hanbury Brown’s life. In this family knowledge (Hanbury joint Brown’s wife and Hanbury Brown’s interview with H. de Berg of 1972 (see A.28, A.29). The Memoir was published in Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society vol. 49 (2003), 83-106, and in Historical Records of Australian Science vol. 14 (2003), 459-483. Heather and Hassall) brother his C. re Brown’s Hanbury Biographical See also A.171. 19 December 2002 B. Lovell’s draft of February-October 2002 Correspondence Memoir. A. Biographical Memoir with a covering letter. Correspondence re Hanbury Brown’s childhood, family circumstances, education and war-time experiences. Also includes correspondence re a suitable portrait of Hanbury Brown. his part of Hanbury Brown’s 8 January-10 February 2003 R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Biographical, A.1-A.210 12 February-11 March 2003 Includes correspondence re Biographical Memoir and further corrections of A. Lovell’s part. Davis’s portion of the B. C. J. 3 April 2003 A final draft of Hanbury Brown’s Biographical Memoir with a covering letter from J. Davis. 6 April 2003 H. Brown’s comments on H. Brown's Biographical Memoir. J. Davis’s final draft of H. H. Brown was Hanbury Brown’s wife. Offprints Includes interviews. A.26-A.32 Autobiographical 1972-1996, n.d. Entries in biographical dictionaries Curriculum vitae and biographical summary For further conversations and autobiographical accounts, see F.177, F.178, J.17, J.20-J.22, J.26, J.27 and J.29. 2 folders. Two slightly different transcripts of an interview with H. de Berg, includes correspondence. 1972, 1976, 1994-1995 24 February 1972. Further A.28, A.29 H. de Berg A.28-A.31 Interviews 1993, n.d. 1996, n.d. 1972, 1976 R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Biographical, A.1-A.210 R. Bhathal 1994-1995 in Brown Transcript conversation with R. Bhathal, with correspondence. recording Hanbury of of a 2 folders. interview forms The Collection in the National Library of Australia. part the Dr Ragbir of Bhathal Exercise book c.1985, n.d. for the front interferometer a chronology of Used from stellar intensity and construction Hanbury Brown was famously associated. Used from the back for a summary of Hanbury Brown’s visits, committee memberships, etc., 1962-1985. conception whose with the Posthumous tributes and associated material 2002, 2004- 2005 K. A. from pages A.35-A.46 2004-2005 EDUCATION autobiography, Posthumous tributes Hanbury Brown Papers Correspondence re Hanbury Brown’s papers. Includes Wood’s_ Echoes and Reflections (London, 2004). n.d. Hanbury Brown attended Cottesmore School in Hove, Sussex, from the age of eight to fourteen. Chiefly certificates. See also A.75, A.179. Photocopies from the Cottesmorian. Cottesmore School 1931-1960, R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Biographical, A.1-A.210 Tonbridge School B, School Certificate confirming that Hanbury Brown passed the Oxford and Cambridge School Certificate Examination Latin, French, Elementary Mathematics and General Science. English, History, in A.37-A.43 Brighton Technical College 1932-1935 from Certificates where Hanbury Brown was registered as an external student while studying at Brighton Technical College. University London, the of Exemption from matriculation examination Certificate from the University of London, 14 October 1932, was _ granted exemption from the matriculation examination. confirming Hanbury Brown that A.39-A.42 A.39, A.40 City and Guilds Intermediate examination ‘Electrical Engineering Practice (“Distribution”)’ Full Technological Certificates from the City & Guilds of London Institute. Certificate from the University of London, confirming that Hanbury Brown passed the Intermediate Examination in engineering, 25 October 1933. 1934, 1935 Two certificates, one of them wallet-size, confirming that Hanbury Brown passed the final examination in ‘Electrical Engineering Practice (“Distribution’)’. Two certificates, one of them wallet-size, confirming that Hanbury Brown passed the final examination in ‘Electrical Engineering Practice (“Electric Traction”)’. ‘Electrical Engineering Practice (“Electric Traction”)’ A.41, A.42 R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Biographical, A.1-A.210 Bachelor of Science, University of London Certificate confirming that Hanbury Brown obtained the degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering as an External Student and was awarded honours of the first class, 10 August 1935. Imperial College, London 1935, 1938 Registration the from University Certificate of London confirming Hanbury Brown’s registration as an Internal Student of the University in the Faculty of Engineering at ‘City & Guilds (Engineering) College)’. City & Guilds was then part of Imperial College. Diploma University of Manchester of membership of the Imperial College The diploma is dated 8 June 1938. The degree was conferred on Hanbury Brown on 15 July 1960. Mounted certificate of Hanbury Brown’s admission as a doctor of science of the University of Manchester. Diploma of Science and Technology, based on Hanbury Brown's successful completion of a course of advanced studies in electrical communications, 1935-1936. Science (1970). Chiefly certificates. In addition to these awards 1959- 1989, Hanbury Brown also won the Eddington Medal (1968) and the Lyle Medal of the Australian Academy of CAREER, HONOURS AND AWARDS A.47-A.68 1935-1997 R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Biographical, A.1-A.210 A.47-A.49 Royal Air Force, London University Air Squadron 1935-1937 A.47 Log book 1935-1936 Hardback log experience. book detailing Hanbury Brown's flying Certificate of proficiency Flying licence 1936-1937 Certificate of competency and licence to fly private flying machines, issued by the Air Ministry. Membership, Institute of Radio Engineers Certificate, two slightly different copies. Mounted certificate. Election to Fellowship of the Royal Society Certificate, dated 24 March 1960. Holweck and other as French The Holweck Prize of the Institute of Physics a memorial to The Holweck Prize was instituted Fernand physicists who suffered privation or met their death at the hands of the Germans during the occupation of France in 1940-1944. Certificate. Fellowship, Astronomical Society of Australia Certificate. Hughes Medal of the Royal Society R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Biographical, A.1-A.210 Britannica Australia Award Mounted certificate, Science Citation, Britannica Australia Awards. Fellowship, Indian National Science Academy, India Certificate of election to Fellowship of the Indian National Science Academy, 10 October 1975. A.58-A.60 Albert A. Michelson Medal of the Franklin Institute, USA The Michelson Medal was awarded jointly to Hanbury Brown and R. Q. Twiss for their contributions to opening up the subject of quantum optics. Mounted certificate Citation Life membership Certificate and laminated card. Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa), University of Sydney, Australia Certificate, 30 March 1984. See also F.147. Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa), Monash University, Australia Certificate Dated 17 March 1984. See also A.175. Citation R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Biographical, A.1-A.210 Election Society as an Associate of the Royal Astronomical Mounted certificate, dated 14 March 1986. Order of Australia Certificate of notification Dated 9 June 1986. 1986-1989 1986 Investiture and congratulations 1986-1989 correspondence Includes Brown's nomination, inclusion in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list and the investiture of insignia, and a list of letters of congratulations. Hanbury’ re _ Membership, Academia Europaea Certificate. Certificate. A.69-A.84 BIOGRAPHICAL CORRESPONDENCE Honorary Membership, Royal Institute of Navigation with the Ministry of Supply. re Includes Hanbury Brown’s recruitment and subsequent career in the scientific civil service. Also includes correspondence Letters Retained in original order. 1932-1949, n.d. correspondence alphabetical dividers. 1936-1947 from a box file with A (1) from the Air Ministry R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Biographical, A.1-A.210 A (2) Includes correspondence re Hanbury Brown’s registration with the University of London and his interruption of his studies in order to join the Royal Aircraft Establishment. B (1) Letters from Hanbury Brown’s family, father and his brother Hassall. particularly his B (2) 1932-1938, 1946 1933-1941, 1946, n.d. 1946, n.d. Includes Bowden and his wife, with photographs of their offspring. Brown’s friend Hanbury letters from B. V. D 1937-1947 Includes correspondence re Hanbury Brown’s purchase of a photograph. Dalmatian Domino’. Includes ‘Gay dog, a E 1939-1946 Like Hanbury Brown, junior member on the team working on radar at Orford Ness, a shingle spit off the Suffolk coast. Eastwood Contains letters from W. S. Eastwood and his wife, and from the electrical and mechanical engineering firm Elliott Brothers Ltd. Hanbury Brown took his dog to live with him in Bawdsey Manor on the Suffolk Coast, where he had joined the Research Establishment of the Air Ministry. 1932-1946 Includes letters from Hanbury Brown's legal guardian E. A. Hoghton and from E. E. Hughes, Hanbury Brown’s former teacher and mentor at Brighton Technical College. been had H a letters from the electronics engineer A. V. L (1) Includes Loughren. L (2) Chiefly mother. includes a letter from his stepfather, J. S. W. Lloyd. Hanbury Brown’s letters from M,N correspondence Includes Telegraphy Company Ltd medical and personal correspondence. re Marconi with Wireless a patent application, and 1932, 1936- 1946, n.d. Also 1937, 1942, 1946, n.d. R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Biographical, A.1-A.210 | Letters from the Institute of Radio Engineers, New York, USA, the Institution of Professional Civil Servants. Electrical Engineers and Institution the of 1939, 1945- 1946 1946-1947 P R H. D. 1946-1947 1941, 1945- 1947 Includes letters from Hanbury Brown’s friends Preist and J. W. S. Pringle. Includes letters from Hanbury Brown’s physician L. Rau and from Radio Corporation of America, attempting to recruit Hanbury Brown. ee Includes letters from friends from Hanbury Brown’s years in Washington, DC, USA. Chiefly letters from Hanbury Brown's friend and colleague 1938, 1946- 1947 1946-1949 S T R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Biographical, A.1-A.210 re G. the Touch, A. prospects elsewhere and Britain. student friend V. J. Tyler and a note from H. T. Tizard. career living conditions in postwar letter from Hanbury Brown’s includes a scientific service, Also civil Ww 1945-1949 Chiefly financial papers. Further contains a letter with which Hanbury Brown was welcomed into the Sir Robert Watson Watt & Partners consultancy by its founder. A.85-A.89 COMMEMORATIVE OCCASIONS 1986-1997 70th Birthday 1986, 1990 ‘Modern Instrumentation and its Influence on Astronomy’, symposium at Herstmonceux Castle, 24-26 September 1986 held in J. A.87-A.89 80th birthday this symposium Copy of the proceedings Chiefly correspondence re celebration of Hanbury Brown’s birthday. The proceedings of the symposium appeared as Modern Technology and Its Influence on Astronomy, ed. V. Wall and A. Boksenberg (Cambridge, 1990). inserted. Material re this symposium held in celebration of Hanbury Brown’s birthday. Includes draft programme, Hanbury Brown’s notes for his dinner speech, and a copy of the final corrections ‘Fundamental Stellar Properties’, 189th symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held at the University of Sydney, Australia, 13-17 January 1997 programme with 1996-1997 1996-1997 Hanbury Brown’s A.87-A.88 R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Biographical, A.1-A.210 2 folders. The symposium on fundamental stellar properties was held at the Women’s College of the University of Sydney in Australia. In finalising the programme pamphlet, it had been Hanbury Brown’s 80th birthday. the symposium marked omitted that Copy of the proceedings proceedings The Fundamental The between Observation and Theory, ed. T. al. (Kluwer, 1997). the Properties. of Stellar symposium appeared as Interactions R. Bedding et A.90-A.148 DIARIES 1936-1998 and social appointments, flying lessons red 1936 For 1939, see B.3. All softback, small pocket-sized, unless stated. Includes also an undated notebook for expenses, ?1961. Hanbury Brown’s appointment diaries for the years 1936, 1940, 1943-1998. Entries in pencil and in ink, including memoranda, notes on expenses, etc. Hardback octavo size, sports lectures. Research Establishment (TRE) in November 1940. Hanbury Brown worked for the Establishment (AMRE), Air Ministry Research renamed Telecommunications spine. Contains notes on and Green cloth. Many missing entries. 1940 R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Biographical, A.1-A.210 1943 ?Quarto size, black leather. Hanbury Brown was in the USA at the time. 1944 ?Quarto size, black leather. Virtually empty. Includes list of books read during 1944. 1945 ?Octavo size, ring-bound with patterned black plastic cover. Hanbury Brown was still when he departed by sea. in the USA until 22 October, 1946 1947 Green leather. Sir Robert his return After Hanbury Brown had Research Establishment (TRE). from Dark red cloth. the USA in November 1945, rejoined the Telecommunications In 1947 Hanbury Brown left the Civil Service and joined the Sir Robert Watson Watt & Partners consultancy. Watson Watt & Partners consultancy. Hanbury Brown continued to work for the 1948 Red leather. R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Biographical, A.1-A.210 Dark red cloth. Hanbury Brown left Sir Robert Watson Watt & Partners consultancy and started to work at Jodrell Bank. the 1950 Brown leather. 1951 Green leather. 1952 Green leather 1953 1955 1956 1957 Brown leather. 1954 Green cloth. Dark red cloth. Dark red cloth. Dark red cloth. R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Biographical, A.1-A.210 1958 Dark red cloth. 1959 Dark red cloth. 1960 Black leather, pencil attached. 1961 Dark blue leather. 1962 1963 Black leather. Medium blue leather. Paper cover, multi-coloured. Dark red cloth, pencil in spine. Light blue cloth. 1964 1965 1966 R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Biographical, A.1-A.210 1967 Dark blue plastic. 1968 Medium blue plastic. 1969 Medium blue plastic. 1970 Medium blue plastic. 1971 Dark blue plastic. 1972 1973 Dark blue plastic. Medium blue plastic. Dark green plastic. Dark blue plastic. 1974 1975 R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Biographical, A.1-A.210 1976 Dark blue plastic. 1977 Black plastic, ring binding. 1978 Black plastic. 1979 Bright red plastic. 1980 Yellow plastic. 1981 1982 Turquoise plastic. Medium blue plastic. Olive green plastic. Medium blue plastic. 1983 1984 R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Biographical, A.1-A.210 1985 Black leather. 1986 Brown plastic. 1987 Black plastic. 1988 Brown plastic. 1989 Grey plastic. 1990 Red plastic. Black plastic Black plastic. Medium blue plastic. 1991 1992 1993 R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Biographical, A.1-A.210 1994 Dark blue plastic. 1995 Black plastic. 1996 Black plastic. 1997 Black plastic. 1998 Red plastic. n.d. A.149-A.165 DOCUMENTS AND LICENCES 1934-1999 Red paper. Expenses book. A.149-A.151 Hanbury Brown’s naturalisation as a British citizen Aravankadu in Southern India, Heather at Yakusu in what Hanbury Brown repeatedly experienced difficulties having his British nationality recognized. The situation was finally resolved when he became naturalised in 1989. Includes photocopies of Hanbury Brown's certificate of birth registration and other documents testifying to his and his wife’s British origins. Hanbury Brown was born at Documents 1934-1989, n.d. 1934, 1935, 1964, n.d. R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Biographical, A.1-A.210 was then the Belgian Congo. A.150, A.151 Correspondence 2 folders. 1974, 1987- 1989 A.152-A.162 British and Australian passports 1934-1999 11 folders. Driver's Licences 1934-1966 2 driver's licences, one issued in 1934 and renewed to 1960, the second issued in 1960 and renewed to 1966. Civilian’s Pass 1951-1992 Medical Card and_ sundry 1943-1977 A.166-A.178 Identity Card, PERSONAL FILE Royal Air Force civilian 1936, permitting Hanbury Brown to Bawdsey Research Station at any time. staff pass, dated 10 October leave enter and National documents Contents of a folder inscribed ‘personal’. 1981-1989 Includes correspondence with the Australian Academy of Science re Hanbury Brown’s potential candidature as their president. Also includes correspondence re Hanbury Brown’s.ANZAAS medal. Letters, personal A.166-A.177 1951-1992 A R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Biographical, A.1-A.210 The Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (ANZAAS) chose Hanbury Brown as their medallist for 1986. B-D 1962-1988 correspondence Includes Australian interferometers in whose creation Hanbury Brown was involved. his candidature for membership of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. correspondence includes Also the re_ re F-H 1962-1981 Includes correspondence with B. H. Flowers re the future of optical astronomy in the UK. Also includes an offer of the directorship of the Anglo-Australian Telescope and correspondence re the Research School of Physical Sciences at the Australian National University. directorship the of I-M O-R 1970-1989 1962-1983 his experiences Includes Hanbury Brown’s notes travelling with unscheduled carriers. W. Mansfield Cooper was the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Manchester, 1956-1970. Includes correspondence with W. Mansfield Cooper re Hanbury Brown’s delayed return from Australia. 1986-1987 Correspondence Biographical Memoir. Includes a biographical summary. Templeton Foundation See also A.19-A.25. Royal Society Brown’s on re material for Hanbury R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Biographical, A.1-A.210 Correspondence with the Templeton Foundation re A. C. B. Lovell’s nomination for the Templeton Prize. The Templeton Prize is awarded annually for progress toward research or discoveries about spiritual realities. University of Manchester 1951-1964 Brown’s Hanbury of Manchester, the Correspondence re University his promotion to Professor of Radio-Astronomy in 1959. Also contains a resolution passed by the members of Senate and Council in recognition of his contribution while a member of the university. including career at A.174, A.175 University of Sydney 1963-1987 A.174 1963 Correspondence re the offer of a professorial chair at the University of Sydney. the and 1981, University, 1979-1987 his award of Includes correspondence re Hanbury Brown’s retirement in his subsequent appointment as Foundation Research Fellow at the Science Foundation for Physics within an honorary degree of Doctor of Science in 1984. See A.61, A.62. 1961-1985 Includes correspondence with Sir Richard Woolley re Hanbury Brown becoming Chief Assistant at the Royal R. Whitehead re Greenwich Observatory, and with Hanbury Dominion Astronomer in Ottawa, Canada. R. R. Woolley was the Astronomer Royal, 1956- 1971. Whitehead knew Hanbury Brown from their war work on radar. candidacy Brown's possible J. as U-W v. d. R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Biographical, A.1-A.210 Miscellaneous Various biographical memorabilia. 1971, 21978, 1989-1992 Includes a list of individuals and institutions who Hanbury Brown notified of his change of address when moving to Britain. Letters medical 1963, 1985 A.179-A.200 FAMILY E. A. Hoghton 1931-1999 1911, 1936, n.d. to the originally belonging Hanbury Hardback notebook, Brown’s legal guardian E. A. Hoghton. Used from the front for Hoghton’s notes on electrical phenomena. Used from circuit diagrams and draft essays on such topics as the object of reading scientific journals and what subject to specialise in. Includes loose sheets with Hanbury Brown’s notes and jottings. Hanbury Brown’s notes, back for he had Includes Brown’s parents, description H. H. Brown A.180-A.194 1951-1967, 2003 Hoghton was a consulting radio engineer. Following the divorce been appointed Hanbury Brown’s legal guardian. of Hanbury 15 folders. Hanbury Brown's love letters to his future wife, Heather, letters home after they were married early in and his 1952. General Assembly of Union (URSI), Sydney, August 1952, when URSI met for the first time in the Southern hemisphere (see A.190), and of the 12th General Assembly of URSI in Boulder, Colorado, USA, locations, Hanbury Brown also wrote from the Observatoire du Pic- du-Midi, France, in 1967. A.180 contains an obituary of Heather, who died in June 2003. A.193). Among other Scientific Radio International 1957 (see of the 10th his the in R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Biographical, A.1-A.210 A.195-A.198 B. O. Blaker 1931, 1942- 1950 Chiefly correspondence between solicitors and Hanbury Brown re the will of his uncle, B. O. Blaker. 4 folders. Family Letters 1972-1999 Sermon An address given Church on daughter, J. Cooke-Yarborough. by Hanbury Brown in the occasion of the wedding of Longworth his god- Hanbury Brown had known J. Cooke-Yarborough’s father Ted from his war-work on radar. A.201-A.207 PHOTOGRAPHS 4 photographs. 14 photographs. Studio portrait, c. 1940. Portrait, February 1978. Portraits of Hanbury Brown Computer-print of digital image, c. 2000. Photograph of a poster illustrating Hanbury Brown’s life 1920-1962. stepmother Phyllis. 4 photographs of Hanbury Brown’s father Basil (1933 and n.d.), Brown's 1 photograph of the Hanbury Browns, taken in the garden of their Sussex estate, Newlands. n.d., 1933, 1961-1968, 1990x2000 with a covering letter from Hanbury A.202, A.203 Family photographs R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Biographical, A.1-A.210 3 photographs 1961-1968. 6 photographs from the 1990s, with a covering letter. 2 folders. The contents of from ‘Louise’, a relative (probably the wife of Hanbury Brown’s uncle Cedric Blaker). the second folder were sent Original radar team a of poster photograph ‘Original Mounted portraits and Airborne Radar Team 1936-1943’. With snapshots of A. G. Touch, Hanbury Brown and B. D. W. White, E. G. Bowen, P. A. Hibberd, K. A. Wood, and a group photograph of the Radar Experimental Flight Team at Martlesham Heath, 1938. entitled Radar in Washington, DC, USA 1943x1945 Photograph, with original inscribed envelope, at a cocktail party. 1940, 1952, 4 photographs. Group photographs Photograph 1 shows E. L. Hodgkin and Hanbury Brown having a pub lunch at Worth Matravers, 1940. G. Bowen, A. G. Bolton and Hanbury Brown Photograph 2 shows J. 10th General Assembly of URSI in socialising at the Sydney, 1952. Brown August became members of an URSI sub-committee that was set up on this occasion to furnish a special report on discrete sources of galactic noise. For this report, see G.9. 1977, c.1985 Photograph 3, a photograph of a meeting hosted by the CSIRO Division of Radiophysics in November 1977, is accompanied by a compliments slip listing the names of those shown in the picture. The Division of Radiophysics of CSIRO (the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) was located in Epping, a suburb of Sydney, also the headquarters of the Anglo-Australian Telescope which had opened in 1974. Hanbury Bolton and R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Biographical, A.1-A.210 Photograph 4 shows E. G. Bowen and Hanbury Brown socialising with two unidentified colleagues, possibly at a conference on the history of radar in 1985. A conference on ‘The history of radar development was hosted by the Institution its London headquarters in June 1985. of Electrical Engineers (IEE) in White Cottage, Penton Mewsey Colour photograph of following their return from Australia. the Hanbury Brown residence A.208-A.210 MISCELLANEOUS Hanbury Brown’s account book 1939-1983, n.d. 1939-1983 Hardback expenses and investments. notebook listing Hanbury Brown’s living Memorabilia Hanbury Brown’s joke file Includes a listing of Hanbury Brown’s books and journals prior to his relocation back to the UK, a travel check list, and jokes and quotations (presumably from his study). R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 SECTION B RADAR, B.1-B.57 1937-2001 B.1-B.39 WAR WORK B.40-B.51 PATENTS B.52-B.57 REUNIONS See also E.1-E.38. WAR WORK 1937-1996 Early experiments at Martlesham 1938-1940 and notes typescript Handwritten on bombing trials and signal strength measurements. Data collected mostly in 1938 at Martlesham Heath and typed up Includes original sleeve, which refers to Hanbury Brown’s notebook (see B.4). memoranda 1940. in Diary 2 folders. early airborne radar group tested Foolscap size hardback diary used to record daily R&D activities up to 19 June. The RAF station at Martlesham Heath near Bawdsey was where the their equipment. P. Chamberlain was in charge of Wing Commander G. the at Tangmere, where Hanbury Brown spent considerable time testing equipment prototypes in 1940 and 1941. The expression is calculations, Foolscap hardback notebook, circuit diagrams, draft memoranda and jottings. Also contains a draft letter to G. P. Chamberlain re difficulties in using airborne radar. technological '‘Calculations' experimental Interception containing Unit (FIU) Fighter ‘boffin’ (for a expert) R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Radar, B.1-B.57 rumoured to have been coined by him, with Hanbury Brown in mind. Air to Surface Vessel 1939-1946 Material re the development of Air (ASV) equipment, including a history. to Surface Vessel ASV was developed for airborne detection of ships and surfaced submarines at night or when visibility is bad. ‘Submarine Trials’ Exercise book with loose sheets intercalated, containing notes and drawings including a draft report on the first test of airborne radar on submarines at Gosport, 2-9 December 1939. At this time Hanbury Brown was working at Northolt. ‘Notes on ASV’ Typescript memoranda, minutes of a conference and handwritten notes on ASV. Shortly after the outbreak of World War II, Bawdsey Research Station was evacuated to Dundee. For the airborne group the move was not successful and they were soon moved to St Athan’s in South Wales, where Hanbury Brown joined them at the end of November 1939. c.1940-1941 Hardback diagrams, Intercept (Al). notebook calculations Foolscap hardback notebook, previously inscribed 'ASV letters equipment’. to Hanbury Brown's superintendent in Ministry Research Establishment (AMRE). Chiefly contains draft Air the and jotting re ASV and circuit Air containing draft letters, ‘Letters’ Untitled R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Radar, B.1-B.57 ‘ASV Recorder’ Typescript memoranda re ASV recorder and warning system, with circuit diagrams. Also contains an offprint on the electronic recording of weak electric currents, by F. E. Ludkin. of the ASV recorder was to produce a The object permanent record the ASV apparatus. The ASV warning system, which was meant to warn the operator of the presence of an echo, had not reached a practical state of use. of echoes detected by B.10-B.12 ‘ASV Monograph’ 1939-1946 Drafts of a monograph on ASV co-authored by Hanbury Brown, A. other members of the scientific civil service. superintendent Smith and his R. B.10 contains typescripts of the outline and of Hanbury Brown's chapters, B.11 a further chapter and photographs of airborne radar equipment, and B.12 technical drawings (notably circuit diagrams). a longhand draft of re the of Air to _ up from the USA and 3 folders. returning B.13-B.25 development Air Intercept Material equipment. After the Telecommunications Research Establishment (TRE) in November 1945, Hanbury Brown spent a year helping the Air Historical Branch of the Air Ministry write an account of airborne radar - the ‘ASV monograph’. 1937-1996 Hardback notebook, inscribed ‘K. A. Wood Northolt 1939 Sept MK | Al trials 25 Sqdn’. Contains notes of flights and calculations. Al was developed for airborne detection of other aircraft at night or when visibility is bad. Notebook Intercept (Al) R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Radar, B.1-B.57 ‘Interception’ Reports and a memorandum on interception, the latter dubbed ‘Dowding’s memo’. ‘Equipment’ 1937, 1940 Typescript reports on RDF2, notes on equipment tests and typescript summary of failings. RDF2 referred to the sender and receiver in the aircraft. The expression was used to the ground-based equipment programme, called RDF1. RDF (Radiolocation and Direction Finding) was an early name for Radar (Radio detection and ranging). distinguish it from B.16-B.20 ‘Aircraft Aerials’ 1938-1940 and Notes contains photographs. polar diagrams of different arrays. B.20 5 folders. 1940-1941, 1991-1996 2 folders. 1991-1996 B.21-B.23 ‘Pilot Indicator’ B.21, B.22 1940-1941 Typescripts of memoranda and circuit diagrams. B.21 also includes a diagrammatic recording of a test with Mark IV(a). hae Correspondence with P. Racher, including a photocopy of a memorandum on windscreen projection with Mark VIII, Cc, 19412 Includes a copy of a memorandum on interception sent to P. Racher was a World War II radar equipment buff. Correspondence 1988, 1993 R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Radar, B.1-B.57 by Lord Churchill Also contains correspondence with the radar history buff |. G. White, including White’s typescript on the FIU. Cherwell October 1940. in 2 folders. Tizard mission Letter from E. G. Bowen, 11 September 1940. E. G. Bowen, the head of the airborne radar team, wrote to Hanbury Brown while en route to Washington, DC, USA, where he joined Tizard’s mission was to secure British-American collaboration on air defence, starting with disclosure of British secrets in return for help on technical and production problems. Mission’. ‘Tizard the B.27-B.35 Rebecca/Eureka 1941-1946, 1985, 1990 project involved an_ and B.27-B.29 involved separate This set-up 1941-1942 Notebooks ‘Rebecca 1941’ Rebecca/Eureka Hardback notebooks. a beleaguered force on The airborne transmitter/receiver set (Rebecca) and a ground beacon (Eureka). ‘response’ signals, not the reflected signals of. radar in the proper sense. The primary idea was for a friendly aircraft to be able to drop supplies to the ground with great accuracy. Re Contains draft memoranda. Many pages have been torn out. Contains notes jottings. ‘Letters’ (2) 1941-1942 draft letters of visits and tests, ‘Letters’ (1) R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Radar, B.1-B.57 Contains draft letters and notes, with loose sheets and carbon copies of typed memoranda intercalated. Some pages have been torn out. ‘Experimental homing set’ Draft circuit diagrams, with original folder. Memoranda 4 typescripts. ‘Provisional description of an beacon’, 31 July 1942 (circuit diagram attached). ultra portable responder ‘Rebecca homing system’, 17 August 1942 (equipment table attached). ‘Installation for Rebecca Mark 2’, 25 August 1942. ‘Rebecca and Eureka equipment, chapter 1’, n.d. 1941-1943, Trim was an to letter by R. Trim. Also includes engineer who started ‘Circuit diagrams of beacons’ Contains a set of circuit diagrams from ASV beacon to Rebecca beacon, ‘General layout’ sheets, a list of circuit diagrams issued and 3 photographs of equipment, with a covering technical manuals for the use of equipment (in original envelopes). work on R. Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) equipment in the mid- 1950s. IFF had been developed as a means of positively distinguishing friendly from enemy aircraft. It relied on a piece of equipment aboard the-aircraft, known as the ‘transponder (a receiver/transmitter). 1990 J. W. S. Pringle was a Cambridge biologist with whom Hanbury Brown developed Rebecca/Eureka. Hanbury Correspondence with J. W. S. Pringle re the transfer of the airborne radar team to the USA and re continued work original technical manual for a Eureka beacon type AN/PPN-1, printed in Washington, DC, USA. on Rebecca/Eureka. Also includes an_ Correspondence R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Radar, B.1-B.57 Brown had departed for the USA in December 1942 and they continued to collaborate by correspondence. The design for the American Eureka beacon type AN/PPN-1 was Hanbury Brown's. ‘History of Rebecca/Eureka’ by E. K. Williams Typescript of E. K. Williams’ account of Rebecca/Eureka. K. Williams was one E. development of Rebecca/Eureka. of the key figures in the ‘Report on Flight to Singapore’ Hanbury Brown’s report on a flying mission to conduct navigation tests, 15 January-15 February 1946. Includes Hanbury Brown's original data recording sheets detailing and the ‘Maximum range Singapore 15 typical Eureka February’ and ‘Signal Beacon, Jodhpur observed at 10000 feet’ (with copies). of Eurekas between 15 noise ratio between January a observed UK and of ‘Private’ B.36-B.38 1937-1940 communications Material from a file further inscribed ‘Quem deus perdere vult prius dementat’. Hanbury Brown accompanied the mission as a Technical Observer from the TRE navigation division. Includes living arrangements in Bawdsey Research Station, Air Ministry Research Establishment and TRE. Also contains the original folder sleeve. 1937-1947 and Includes newspaper the discovery of radar. Further includes material re morale within TRE following the end of World War Il and re the conversion of GEE for civil use. memoranda, credited correspondence 1941-1947 cuttings on persons with re working and_ the and R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Radar, B.1-B.57 After his return to TRE in 1945 Hanbury Brown worked on the application of the pulsed navigational aid GEE (short for ‘Grid’ and pronounced simply as ‘G’) civil aviation. Support for this plan was not universal even within UK delegation to the Provisional International Civil Aviation Organisation (PICAO) in Montreal in 1946, where he discovered that GEE was too too too large, expensive and too complicated to operate for it to offer a promising technology for international civil aviation. represented Hanbury heavy, Brown TRE. the to n.d. Includes a poem on the ‘radar man’ and a report on the GEE system. ‘Interservices radar manual, volume II, Radar techniques’ (Air Ministry, first edition, June 1946) 1942-1954 1942-1954 for B.40-B.51 PATENTS B.40-B.42 ‘Patents’ 1942-1954 applications Includes patents. typescript memoranda and Contents of a folder so inscribed. Declarations and correspondence missing, May 1945. research Photostats of Hanbury Brown’s handwritten reports, signed and witnessed by Hanbury Brown, B. V. Bowden and W. T. Jessup. The reports cover ‘Side lobe suppression’, of controlling the sensitivity of a Transponder System’, pp. 179-191, April 1945; ‘A rotating racon system’, pp. 192- ‘A method of improving the azimuth 203, April discrimination of an IFF system’, pp. 204-215, p. 212 Hanbury Brown’s research reports ‘A method pp. 23-26, June 1944; 1945; R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Radar, B.1-B.57 2 folders. B.43-B.51 Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors 1949-1953 Material re a claim on the part of the airborne radar team for an award for the design and development of metre- wave airborne radar. Upon hearing that R. Watson-Watt had lodged a claim for the invention of airborne radar, members of the original airborne radar team resolved to put in for their share of an award. The initiative came from E. G. Bowen. A claim syndicate emerged, thus widening the scope of the claim to cover all radar innovation concerning the RAF. A. G. Touch letters 1950-1951 Letters from A. G. Touch, a member of the original airborne radar team. Touch continued in the scientific civil service. 1950-1953 1950 1951-1953 Correspondence re syndicate claim Correspondence between E. G. Bowen, Hanbury Brown, A. G. Touch and the Ministry of Supply. Includes correspondence with the Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors. Also includes correspondence re the shares of the award. 2 folders. Copies of the claims of (several drafts), R. H. A. Carter and P. E. Pollard. G. Bowen, Hanbury Brown E. Syndicate claims 1949-1951 R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Radar, B.1-B.57 Answers syndicate claims ‘Department's Answer’ of the Royal Commission to the claims of R. Watson-Watt, A. G. Touch, K. C. Budden, A. F. Wilkins, J. O'Kane, Hanbury Brown, and E. G. Bowen. Dickie and B. D. Taylor, E. J. 2 folders. Dewhurst claim Typescript statement, with appendices. 2 folders. H. Dewhurst did not join the claim syndicate and handed in a separate claim. B.52-B.57 REUNIONS 1991-2001, n.d. on the annual Air Force 1991-2001 B.52-B.56 See also J.23. Radar Reunions Correspondence, minutes and programmes. Material Radar Reunions. Includes drafts of Hanbury Brown’s banquet speech at the 1994 reunion in Blackpool. The World War II Air Force Radar Reunion took place in 1991 in Coventry, under the patronage of A. C. B. Lovell. It inaugurated a series of annual reunions. the 1994 reunion in Blackpool. Includes photographs and a request from the Radar Reunion Committee for Hanbury Brown to be Patron of 1991-1993 R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Radar, B.1-B.57 B.53-B.55 1994 (Blackpool) of the Minutes correspondence, historian banquet speech on 21 May. and radar L. Brown. Further includes Hanbury Brown’s Committee from Reunion letter a Radar including the 3 folders. 1994 Radar Reunion convened 20-22 The in Blackpool. L. Brown was an emeritus professor in the terrestrial Carnegie Institution of Washington, who attended the reunion as an outsider. His A Radar History of World War II: Technical and Military Imperatives appeared in 1999. department magnetism May the of 1995-2001 Correspondence, minutes and programme information re Radar Reunions. Bawdsey reunions 2000, n.d. re the Bawdsey lunches. RAF Bawdsey Reunions met for lunch in the Manor each year on the first Saturday in June. Chiefly circular letters Also includes an earlier photograph of a reunion celebrating Bawdsey Research Station, 1935-1939. R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 SECTION C JODRELL BANK, C.1-C.13 c.1949-1962, 1966 P. M. S. Blackett and A. C. After the end of World War Il, Lovell assembled a group of radar researchers in B. Manchester. Jodrell Bank, a field twenty miles south of Manchester that was owned by the University. They established themselves at Letter to J. A. Ratcliffe, 9 June outlines a radio interferometer of high The letter resolution. Cassiopeia Pen-recorded inscription of a radio signal received on 1 August 1950 between 01:56 and 03:49, recording the transit of the intense radio source Cassiopeia through the beam of the 218 ft paraboloid at Jodrell Bank. Steerable telescope this telescope (known as ‘Mark ‘A proposal for a Radio Interferometer’ Hardback bound copy of A. C. B. Lovell’s ‘Memorandum on a 250ft aperture Steerable Radio Telescope’ (1951). 1A’) Construction of began in October 1952. Mark 1A entered service only a few months before it was involved in tracking the Soviet Sputnik satellite in October 1957. In 1987 it was renamed the ‘Lovell Telescope’. 1952-1953 Articles on radio telescopy at Jodrell Bank, by A. B. Lovell. Includes a reprint from London Calling, 21 August 1952, popular Carbon copy of a proposal by Hanbury Brown, outlining his plans for Includes original drawings of the figures. radio interferometer. a Promoting Jodrell Bank 2 folders. and the February 1953 issue of the C. R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Jodrell Bank, C.1-C.13 magazine Sky and Telescope. Sirius inscription Pen-recorded November 1955 between 21:30 and 02:40. inscription signal of received on 15 Hanbury Brown first tested his intensity interferometer on the star Sirius. He published the observational details (gathered in November and December 1955) and the results a year later in a paper (with the mathematician R. Q. Twiss). Earlier in 1956, Hanbury Brown and Twiss had elucidated the principle behind these measurements, arguing on the basis of a laboratory experiment that the time of arrival of photons at two separate detectors was correlated Their subsequent publication of the Sirius data demonstrated how this phenomenon could be used in an interferometer to measure the apparent angular diameter of bright visual stars. The Sirius-paper provided a practical vindication of the then much-disputed Hanbury Brown-Twiss effect. Brown-Twiss'- (Hanbury effect). Sirius notebook 1955-1956 ratio and angular diameter of ‘A proposal for a Photoelectric Stellar Interferometer’ Typescript account, with appendix and diagram, of the plan to submit a proposal for a stellar interferometer to be funded by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. Hardback notebook, used from the front for calculations of signal/noise Sirius, estimates of performance of a system with larger mirrors and of errors in calculated diameter. Used from the back for measurements on Sirius. 1959-1962 Hardback notebook, containing calculations and tests of sample equipment for the proposed stellar interferometer. Also includes Hanbury Brown’s notes on the first tests with the actual instrument (see D.11). In 1956, Hanbury Brown and his colleague R. Q. Twiss began work on a proposal for a stellar interferometer to measure the angular diameter of main sequence stars. Optical interferometer notebook R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Jodrell Bank, C.1-C.13 ‘Specification for a Stellar Interferometer’ 1959, 1966 a a design study for a Hanbury Brown’s personal and annotated hardback copy ‘stellar interferometer. Contains of of also a equipment to newspaper clipping about Narrabri, April 1966. ‘Provisional April schedule and 1959, Guardian, 5 typescript supplied’, loose 30 be The design study had been carried out by the Sheffield construction firm Dunford & Ltd. The instrument was built at Narrabri near Sydney in New South Wales, Australia. British components began in 1962. See Section D. assembly (mostly) Elliott situ the In of C.12, C.13 Photographs C.12 Various individuals 2 photographs. Photograph 1 features Hanbury Brown and C. Hazard looking at the output of the 218 foot paraboloid. K. Das Equipment K. Das Gupta were C. Jennison and M. Photograph 2 features R. Gupta. C. Hazard, R. C. Jennison and M. Hanbury Brown’s research students. 6 photographs featuring the Jodrell Bank site and various equipment. R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 SECTION D AUSTRALIA, D.1-D.43 1958-1999, n.d. D.1-D.24 NARRABRI STELLAR INTENSITY INTERFEROMETER D.25-D.38 SYDNEY UNIVERSITY STELLAR INTERFEROMETER D.39 ANGLO-AUSTRALIAN TELESCOPE D.40-D.42 ‘RESEARCH IN THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY’ D.43 PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM NARRABRI STELLAR INTENSITY INTERFEROMETER 1958-1975, n.d. Chiefly Stellar Intensity Interferometer (NSII). photographic documentation re the Narrabri Chiefly correspondence with R. Q. Twiss. Correspondence 1958-1975 Specifications and expense estimates 1958-1959 The NSIl site was twelve miles from the town of Narrabri in northern New South Wales, Australia, about 350 miles from Sydney by road, and about 600 ft above sea level. In situ assembly of the instrument began in spring 1962. It was successfully tested on Vega in 1963, finally going into service in 1965. 2 folders. Chiefly correspondence between Dunford & Ltd., H. Messel, Hanbury Brown, W. Mansfield Cooper and Mullard Ltd. Also includes correspondence with the Air Force Office the American Department of Defense and a financial statement of the Chatterton Astronomy Department. Mechanical and financial problems 1962-1963, 1970, 1975 Elliott, of Scientific Research of R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Australia, D.1-D.43 Ltd supplied the Mullard NSIl. The Chatterton Astronomy Department of Sydney University was named after the wealthy donor S. Chatterton (see D.7). correlator of the 1961-1969 Photographs See also D.43. Model Monochrome photograph of a model of a reflector. The model was made by Dunford & Elliott and was about six inches high. It was used as part of a ‘sales kit’ to persuade the DSIR to fund the project. Site 1 photograph and 1 negative of the NSIl site. 1962x1965 1961x1965 1961 component by parts August except 1961. the Time Construction Assembly of the reflectors 7 monochrome photographs of the reflector frameworks prior to shipping. The interferometer was built on property belonging to P. Miller. began soon after Hanbury Brown’s arrival in Australia in All were completed financial constraints prevented proper assembly and testing, but the reflector frameworks were assembled on the shipyard of Saunders-Roe at Beaumaris and given a few tests. The weight of each reflector) had to be simulated because they were shipped directly from Italy (where they were made) to Australia. Assembly of the interferometer (minus the correlator) Assembly of the interferometer the hexagonal mirrors (252 on correlator and_ R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Australia, D.1-D.43 January 1962. Tests of the reflectors were delayed by damage to some of the hexagonal mirrors during the removal of the protective plastic coating. Gaps in the light collecting surface of the reflectors show which mirrors needed recoating or other work done. Photographs identified by J. Davis 1962x1965 8 photographs. Communication from Prof. John Davis, 27 January 2007: Photograph 1: ‘Hanbury on one of the reflectors. Here the mirrors have had their coatings removed - the missing ones have gone back to Italy for recoating.’ Photograph 2: late Professor Ed Ney from the University of Minnesota who spent a sabbatical year with us.’ ‘The person with Hanbury is the Photograph 3: Professor Ed Ney again (see Photograph 2).’ ‘The man on the left of Hanbury is right is the late Photograph 5: ‘The man with Hanbury is Lord De L'Isle, Governor General of Australia (1961-65). The occasion was a by the Governor General to the Intensity Interferometer at Narrabri [in March 1964].’ Photograph 4: ‘On the left is Mr. Tony Smith from the Sheffield firm Dunford and Elliot who were responsible for the entire control system of the instrument. Tony was with us for a long time - | am not sure just how long but it was more than 2 years - installing and commissioning the control system. On the Mr. Graham Gifford who lived in Narrabri and was our caretaker for the life of the instrument. As a piece of trivia it turned out that he went to the same school as me in Essex although a bit before me!’ Photograph 6: ‘This was the same occasion with Lord De L'Isle being welcomed to the Intensity Interferometer. The man introducing the Governor General to of people is the late Mr Stan Chatterton who made a major donation to the School and after whom the Chatterton Astronomy Department that Hanbury and | headed was named. | think the donation was £200,000 in ~1960. Unfortunately, since | retired, the named Departments in the been abolished. The people in the line-up from the left are: Professor Harry Messel, Head of the School of Physics at the the Governor General but the owner of the property on which the interferometer was built), Betty Miller (Peter's wife), Miller (hidden Hanbury, School, which Peter the line have time, of there were five, visit Mr. by R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Australia, D.1-D.43 Dr Roy Allen, Mr Michael Yerbury (a myself, Ph.D. student, now Dr Yerbury). Regarding the mirrors - they certainly look as if they may still have the protective coating on them but | really can’t remember and the reflection can. be very confusing depending on how far away from the mirrors you are.’ his left the with Photograph 7: ‘This was unrealistic but made for a good picture! The people in the picture are Peter Miller, the property owner on our caretaker Graham Gifford on the right. As you can see, if the reflector was moved, they would be in the way of the catenary cable. This [photograph] is unrealistic as they are boiling a billy - with a proper kitchen 50 metres away - a position that would stop the reflector being moved. in [This photographer] the outback feeling for the picture!’ of capturing horse, liked idea and the ‘I think Photograph 8: the reflector and | am fairly sure that the face reflected is that of Graham Gifford with more hair and a beard that he didn’t have in earlier pictures.’ is Hanbury standing on it Other photographs 1962x1965 of the visit 3 folders. First tests hexagonal mirrors, Hanbury’ mounted Brown, the pictures 20 monochrome photographs. These include images of on details the of reflectors; visiting astronomers, the engineers and photographers together reflectors; and further photographs from the with Official of the Governor General of Australia (see D.7). October 1962 7 monochrome photographs, first reflector testing. The reflectors were pointed horizontally at a distant gum tree on which a lamp had been mounted. After each of the 252 mirrors on each reflector had been adjusted individually, Jupiter was tracked over a wide range of elevations. See also C.10. ‘What the the perspex graticule we mounted at the focus of a reflector to give us a scale for aligning the images from the individual mirrors into a single “blob” of light - and then for photographing Communication from 2007: pictures show is February larger] during Davis, Prof. John [two taken the 19 R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Australia, D.1-D.43 the images of Jupiter to observe what happened when the reflector was tilted in elevation. [One of them] shows the assembly of individual images but | am not sure what the scattered flare of light is - the comment [on the back] is an out-of- regarding “by garage lights” suggests that it focus the reflectors were housed - by having them on, the graticule can which show various image assemblies, you can just make out part of the graticule in some but not as clearly.’ garage where reflection [smaller] pictures, seen. lights the the be of in In ‘| can't tell you what the individual image assemblies are except that they were taken during the alignment process using the lamp in a distant gum tree! | went through that alignment process of over 500 two reflectors) more times than | care to remember as, in use, they accepted responsibility of re-doing it every few months with the aid of students!’ mis-aligned. gradually became mirrors (for the | ‘One telling point regarding the comments is “Red 119 mirrors” which almost certainly means we had taken the faulty mirrors off the reflector at that stage. We mounted all the mirrors on each reflector before removing the protective layer and the alignment tests couldn’t be done with if the mirrors were removed a bit sooner than | thought.’ So it looks as faulty on. it the and two showing 2 folders. reflectors D.14, D.15 Completed interferometer The first problems for which there were no simple solutions. reflector tests revealed substantial technical 11 photographs (7 monochrome, 4 colour) and 3 colour transparencies the Narrabri site. 1962x1965 7 monochrome photographs of the control desk and the electronic correlator. Also shown is A. Browne of Mullard Ltd. The electronic correlator was produced in Research Laboratories in Redhill, Surrey. Narrabri in January 1963. the Mullard It arrived in Control desk and correlator 2 folders. R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Australia, D.1-D.43 Promotion 2 monochrome photographs and 1 colour transfer. Photograph 1 shows Hanbury Brown during an interview with P. Pockley, with the reflectors in the background. Photograph 2 shows a wall display that illustrates what the stellar interferometer can do. The transfer displays one of the symbols. reflectors and other Communication from Prof. John Davis, 9 March 2007: the town of Narrabri transfer] was done by ‘(The - presumably the local council had something to do with it. It was obviously done to promote the town as it shows the three major farming activities in the region - wheat, sheep and cotton. In the ‘60s the town was very proud of the fact that the Intensity Interferometer had been located locally a reflector. a representation of the local mountains - the Nandewar Range whose highest peak is Mount Kaputar (5000 feet).’ the dominant image of In the background is that explains and 1966, 1969 one of the Miscellaneous Media coverage 2 reflectors. photographs of Hanbury Brown with Photograph 2 (colour) was taken outdoors in January 1969. Photograph 1 (monochrome) was taken in the shed that houses the reflectors; it is inscribed ‘12 March 1966’. 1964-1971 7 newspaper articles featuring the NSIl. Magazine articles Newspaper articles 1962-1975 1962-1975 D.18-D.21 D.19-D.21 3 folders. R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Australia, D.1-D.43 D.22-D.24 Notebooks 1963-1968 Exercise book inscribed on front cover ‘Log, Narrabri, March 1963’ 1963-1964 Used from March 1963 to May 1964. Exercise book inscribed on front cover ‘Alpha Lyrae’ Used from July to August 1963 to record tests of the instrument on Vega. Notebook inscribed on front cover ‘Optical telescopes, Feb 1966, June 1968’ 1966-1968 D.25-D.38 SYDNEY UNIVERSITY STELLAR INTERFEROMETER 1969-1999 a Intensity This plan earlier proposal larger and favour of a envisaged D.25-D.27 Interferometer). Plans for a new interferometer Michelson as Hanbury Brown was keen The Sydney University Stellar Interferometer (SUSI) was the successor of the NSII. It was built in Culgoora near Narrabri. more An sensitive intensity interferometer, the VLSII (Very Large Stellar was interferometer, abandoned in which, to emphasize, became J. Davis’s project. The SUSI opened in 1991. 1969, n.d. 1969-1974, 1985 and Hoyle F. Hosie, Hanbury Brown’s notes on discussions with J. F. a future of interferometer. Also includes a copy of Hanbury Brown’s and J. Davis’s typewritten notes comparing three types of interferometer. financing others the re D.25 Notes R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Australia, D.1-D.43 Correspondence Includes invitations for Hanbury Brown to continue his work in Texas, USA. 1970-1972, 1985 Model, VLSII an a scale 4 photographs (2 monochrome, 2 colour) of The model of proposed intensity interferometer featured four coelostats running on straight tracks, with a central building to house the coelostats. instrument to succeed the NSIl. had used two Unlike this successor model, the concave reflectors The a proposed new instrument would have been about 80 times more sensitive than the NSII. It was never built. NSIIl circular running track. on Notebook 1975, n.d. Spiral-bound notepad, used from April 1975. 2 folders. D.31, D.32 Proposal 1977 Copy of the bound proposal by the University of Sydney for the construction of ‘A Very High Angular Resolution Stellar Interferometer’, with appendices. The proposed instrument outlined here was a Michelson interferometer, not the intensity interferometer planned earlier. c.1977-1991 Press releases, c.1977-?1980, announcing the decision to Michelson interferometer. 1991) the virtue outlining of the planned instrument and its place in the history of interferometry. Includes leaflets and flyers. of magazine articles Planning and promotion a (1981, 2 folders. produce a feasibility model With R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Australia, D.1-D.43 D.33, D.34 International Astronomical Union Symposium 1992-1993 Correspondence with J. Davis re the SUSI and a planned symposium on Very High Angular Resolution Imaging, to be held in Sydney, Australia, 11-15 January 1993. Also includes a copy of the final programme with handwritten notes. See also F.172. 2 folders. Presentation 8 transparencies for a presentation on the SUSI, with handwritten notes by ?Hanbury Brown. Notes Hanbury Brown’s handwritten notes of conversations with J. Davis and their work at the SUSI. 1994-1995, n.d. J. Davis had invited Hanbury Brown (who had moved to the UK by then) to take part in some observations of Sirius in the spring of 1995 (see H.31, J. M. Bennett). 1990-1999 Literature 2 folders. Offprints and photocopies of articles about the SUSI and interferometry more generally. 1967-1976 H. A. Brick was the Regius Professor of Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh and the Astronomer Royal for Scotland. W. L. Morrison was the Minister for Science 1972-1975. ANGLO-AUSTRALIAN TELESCOPE Includes correspondence with H. A. Brick, E. G. Bowen and W. L. Morrison re the projected AAT. R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Australia, D.1-D.43 D.40-D.42 ‘RESEARCH IN THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY’ 1964-1978 the Centre. meeting Astronomy inaugurating Material from a folder so inscribed. Includes a photograph the | Cornell-Sydney of University contains correspondence re the future of science and engineering in the University of Sydney, Australia, and a handwritten draft of Hanbury Brown’s talk about Physical Science before the Senate of the University in June 1978. Further 3 folders. The establishment meeting of the collaboration between Cornell and Sydney took place at Cornell in September 1964. PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM 1994 or later in notes Includes Hanbury Brown's Album documenting the instruments in whose invention and realisation Hanbury Brown was involved over five decades. hand, elucidating the photographs. See also D.4-D.17. R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 SECTION E RESEARCH FILES, E.1-E.131 1944-2002 Hanbury Brown’s papers contain a substantial portion of research material ranging from the history of radar and the history and philosophy of radio astronomy, to more general reflections its relations with religion. of science and history the on E.1-E.38 ‘HISTORY OF RADAR’ E.39-E.97 RADIO ASTRONOMY E.98-E.131 REFLECTIONS ON SCIENCE ‘HISTORY OF RADAR’ 1944-2001 Original typescripts 1944-1946 Originally 3 box files. ‘The role of TRE in the invasion of Europe’ ‘Copy No. 3’ of a typescript detailing the contribution of the Telecommunications Research Establishment (TRE) to Operation Overlord. 1945, 1946 Carbon copy of ?Hanbury Brown’s chronology of airborne radar, dated 13 April 1945, with a letter from the Ministry Copy of Hanbury Brown’s account of October 1945. ‘Chronological history of airborne R.D.F. (1936-1941)’ ‘Mark V UNB/IFF system design’ IFF, dated 9 2 folders. R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Research files, E.1-E.131 of Supply, dated 13 August 1946. ‘Sir Stafford Cripps, Text of speech on radar’ Copy of the speech S. Cripps gave on 14 August 1945. This text was made available through the New York Offices of the British Information Services. Original pamphlets 1945-1947 4 pamphlets re war-time in Hanbury Brown’s hand (dated 9 September 1947) on item 4. annotations radar, with 2 folders. Press clippings c.1951-1995, n.d. 12 items, ranging over radar topics such as the claim for the invention of airborne radar brought before the Royal Commission for Awards to Inventors, pioneers such as A. D. Blumlein, and the fate of Bawdsey Manor. E.9-E.21 Beattie Bowden by |. Beattie of the 1974-1996 Correspondence Typescript on the origins of radar, Aircraft Preservation Society of Scotland. draft account by Bowen of ‘The beginning of Includes Bowen’s notes and comments after reading S. S. Sword’s Technical History of the Beginnings of Radar and a V. Bowden on the story of IFF. Includes 2 drafts by B. correspondence re the radar pioneer A. F. Wilkins. 2 folders. E.12-E.14 Bowen 1984-1987 R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Research files, E.1-E.131 in radar Great centimetric includes correspondence re W. B. Lewis, and Bowen’s criticisms of a forthcoming American conference in celebration of the 50th anniversary of radar, planned by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, for 1990. Britain’. Also 3 folders. Flint, Hayward 1988-1990 Correspondence re an account P. Flint was writing on Bentley Priory, which had been occupied by the Royal Air Force, and with pilots whom Hanbury Brown knew. F. Hayward re Flint was a local military history buff. Hayward, a former RAF pilot, was a local military history buff. Institution of Electrical Engineers Lovell Ratcliffe Trim C. of B. W. 8B. Memoir 1987-1988 Correspondence re a conference celebrating the 50th anniversary of radar, to take place 10-12 June 1985 at Savoy Place, London. Includes copies of letters from E. G. Bowen in which he criticises the conception of the programme, and a conference handbook. Lovell’s Royal Society Contains a portion of A. Biographical Lewis, — with correspondence. Also includes correspondence re E. G. Bowen. 1985-1987 Draft of a history of IFF by R. Trim, with Hanbury Brown’s comments. R. Trim was an engineer who started to develop IFF equipment in the mid-1950s. Letter recollections of R. Watson-Watt. Ratcliffe, Hanbury Brown’s detailing to J. A. R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Research files, E.1-E.131 White Correspondence re |. G. White’s research on the history of Air Intercept (Al). |. G. White was a radar history buff. E.22-E.32 Memoirs 1974-71998 Accounts of war memories. Bowden Draft of 1974. B. V. Bowden’s recollections, dated 28 March E.23-E.25 Cooke-Yarborough Draft of chapters 6 & 8-13 of E. H. Cooke-Yarborough’s memoirs (1989) and copies of notes given to I. G. White (n.d.). 3 folders. 3 folders. Jones & Lovell 1974, 1982 E.26-E.28 Hodgkin Draft of A. L. Hodgkin’s memoir, with Hanbury Brown’s commentary and further correspondence. 2 folders. A. C. B. Lovell in New Scientist, 21 October 1982. R. V. Jones in the Listener, 31 January 1974. Drafts of D. and visual material. H. Preist’s memories, with correspondence Eo0; ot Preist 1995-71998 R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Research files, E.1-E.131 Whitehead Proof copy of J. subsequently retitled Memoirs of a Boffin. R. Whitehead’s Radar to the Future, E.33-E.37 Publications 1985-21995 Drafts and papers on including chapters from a forthcoming book by R. Buderi and an account of ASV co-authored by Hanbury Brown. history radar, the of 5 folders. ASV (Air to Surface Vessel) was developed for airborne detection of ships and surfaced submarines at night or when visibility is bad. Miscellaneous c.1981, 1995, 2001 Notes on literature, phone conversations and a pictorial memento of the Radar Memorial unveiling at St Aldhelm’s Head. E.39-E.97 E.39-E.57 E.39-E.47 E39 1948-2002 Interferometry Includes 3 photographs. RADIO ASTRONOMY ‘Michelson interferometer’ distributions, taken May 1975. R. H. Wilson was the Chief of Applied Mathematics at the National in Washington, DC. Notes Includes correspondence with interferometer on Mt. Wilson, USA. 1967-1987, n.d. Correspondence R. H. Wilson re the Aeronautics on _ Poisson and Space Administration Includes notes by Hanbury Brown 1961-1988 1967, 1978 1975, n.d. R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Research files, E.1-E.131 E.41-E.47 Literature Photocopies, offprints and drafts of papers re Michelson interferometry, 1920-1987. 7 folders. E.48-E.52 ‘Intensity interferometer’ E.48, E.49 Correspondence Includes correspondence between M. L. Goldberger of the Palmer Physical Laboratory in Princeton, Hanbury Brown correlation and experiments. intensity Twiss re _ Q. R. 2 folders. Draft note 1973-1987, n.d. 1961-1988 1964-1988 1967x1968 1961-1974 2 folders. E.53-E.57 1966-1988 E.53 Correspondence 101; E.02 Literature ‘Can the Narrabri Literature 1955-1974. ‘Heterodyne & speckle’ typescript 11-page Stellar Interferometer be used to detect gamma-rays from the Crab Nebula?’, by Hanbury Brown. eee Chiefly correspondence between Hanbury Brown and A. E. H. Labeyrie of the Observatoire de Paris re different types of interferometers and the model likely to succeed the NSII. hand, of interferometers and the Notes, in signal/noise ratios 1974-1975, 1988 1970, 1977, n.d. Hanbury Brown’s Notes mostly on the infrared R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Research files, E.1-E.131 spectra of stars. E.55-E.57 Literature 1966-1979 Offprints and photocopies. 3 folders. E.58-E.60 Quantum theory 1979-1989, n.d. Offprints 1935-1989. and photocopies of drafts and publications E.61-E.79 ‘Photons’ 1949-2002 Material re the Hanbury Brown-Twiss effect and quantum optics more generally. Twiss, and Fellgett E.61-E.68 further draft on 1957-1959 Correspondence ‘The resolution of Includes a draft on time correlated photons sent by R. V. Pound to R. Q. Twiss. Also includes a circular letter from R. C. Jones and a draft ‘On the disagreement between Hanbury-Brown and Twiss, and Fellgett and Jones’, dated 1 March 1958, with the controversy a among Hanbury-Brown and and Jones’, dated 21 October 1959. 1957-1999 Further includes a letter from E. Brannen, dated 22 May 1959, re his and W. Wehlau’s criticism of the Hanbury Brown-Twiss-effect, with a draft of Brannen and Wehlau’s ‘Polarization photon correlation’. material pertains This by Hanbury Brown’s and Twiss’s publications on photons in 1956. See also C.7. the controversy created to and resolving time effects in R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Research files, E.1-E.131 21962 Contains a copy of portions of L. Lequeux’s thesis draft. L. Lequeux was completing a thesis at the Observatoire de Paris-Meudon. 1964 of offprint Contains an on electromagnetic waves and photons, inscribed by the author, and an original typescript by R. E. B. Makinson re ‘Beats in photoelectric current’, dated 18 November 1964. Broglie note de by L. a E.64, £.65 1965 Contains a Janossy. 2 folders. letter from H. Messel, with offprints by L. and of Electrical 1999 C. Teich of E67, /.05 1974, 1987, 1988 M. Engineering, H. Messel had met the Hungarian physicist L. Janossy, who in addition to working on cosmic rays carried out experiments on the interference of light rays. Correspondence with Rochester, New York, Radiophysics, CSIRO; Department University. L. Mandel of the University of B. Robinson of the Division of the Columbia 1956-1990 Drafts of papers on quantum optics, Brown prior to publication. Correspondence and optics. sent to Hanbury Draft papers published material re quantum E.69-E.73 2 folders. R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Research files, E.1-E.131 1956-1961 Copies of typescripts by E. Fano. M. Purcell, E. Wolf and U. 1963-1965 Copies of typescripts by R. J. Glauber and E. Wolf. re, 62 1968 Copy of typescript by V. Ernst and P. Stehle. 2 folders. 1990 Copy of typescript by G. Goldhaber. 1949-2002, n.d. 1968-1995, n.d. =.80;'E:81 Sirius E.74-E.79 Offprints and photocopies 6 folders, covering literature 1946-2002. Literature (1926-1995) on Sirius, a celestial object that occupied a special place in Hanbury Brown’s attentions (see C.7, H.31). Australian Telescope (AAT). Correspondence (with appended material) re the Anglo- E.82-E.84 Correspondence ‘Historical papers on radio astronomy’ 1948-1994 1985-1990 1985 2 folders. E.82-E.97 E.82 Lovell R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Research files, E.1-E.131 Sullivan 1989-1990 Correspondence with W. T. Sullivan re his book, History of Radio Astronomy, includes drafts of Sullivan’s work and copies of letters Hanbury Brown sent to M. Ryle in 1949. 2 folders. E.85-E.88 Draft papers 1960-1985 Includes typescripts by J. G. Bolton (1960) and M. Ryle on radio source work 1960-1963 (1963). Also includes an essay on Jodrell Bank by A. B. Lovell (c.1982) and material on the AAT from E. G. Bowen (1966, 1985). C. 4 folders. E.89-E.96 Literature 1948-1989 Chiefly offprints. 1990-1994 1960-2001, n.d. 8 folders. Obituaries E.98-E.131 REFLECTIONS ON SCIENCE E.98-E.109 Notes on the history of science Obituaries of H. Palmer, J. Oort and J. G. Bolton. 4 folders. Material from a ringbinder, containing Hanbury Brown’s notes on history and philosophy of science literature mainly 1939-1976. E.98-E.101 ‘Notes’ R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Research files, E.1-E.131 E.102-E.108 ‘Lecture notes’ Material from a ringbinder, containing Hanbury Brown’s notes (and technology) literature mainly from 1923-1995. philosophy science history and on of Amsterdam-Butterfield Caldin-Fishlock Gillispie-Huxley Jammer-Murray Norman-Polanyi Randall-Singer Technology-Zukav Miscellaneous notes Notes on literature ranging from texts by J. Huxley and C. Sagan to material on Hanbury Brown’s grandfather. Hanbury Brown's grandfather, Sir Robert Hanbury Brown, was an irrigation engineer in Egypt. He was involved in the building of the Aswan reservoir. ES Correspondence with C. Birch, with appended material. 1970-71984, n.d. 1963-2001, n.d. 1970-2001, n.d. Science and religion E.110-E.114 Correspondence E.110-E.113 Birch E.110-E.122 R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Research files, E.1-E.131 4 folders. The renowned ecologist C. Birch was a professor at the University of Sydney. Miscellaneous Correspondence, with appended material. 1980-2001, n.d. Notes Notes and jottings in Hanbury Brown's hand. E.116-E.122 Literature E.116 Typescripts 1963-1999, n.d. 1971, 1986, n.d. Includes copies of papers by T. Roszak and F. J. Dyson. 1972-1996, n.d. 4 folders. 2 folders. 1963-1999, n.d. E.123-E.131 ‘Science, general articles’ E.117-E.120 Press cuttings E121; Ext22 Offprints and photocopies In alphabetical order. Includes a copy of ‘Objections to astrology: A statement by 186 leading scientists’ (1975). on ‘The nature of mind’. Contains a letter from D. M. Armstrong, with an offprint E.123-E.130 General E123 Correspondence 1960-1992, n.d. 1960-1992, n.d. 1967 R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Research files, E.1-E.131 Notes Notes and jottings in Hanbury Brown’s hand. E.125-E.130 Literature E.125-E.127 Press cuttings and magazine articles In chronological order. 3 folders. E.128-E.130 Offprints and photocopies 1960-1992, Ak 1960-1984 1965-1992, n.d. In alphabetical order. understanding fundamental research. of science public of Includes material on the and the definition 3 folders. Cosmology Photocopies of articles on cosmology, including a paper on Maya astronomy. 1966-1974 R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 SECTION F PUBLICATIONS, LECTURES AND BROADCASTS, F.1- F.217 1935, 1936, 1950-2003 F.1-F.78 PUBLICATIONS F.79-F.217 LECTURES AND BROADCASTS PUBLICATIONS ‘The third time’ Typescript submitted to the Cambridge Literary Agency for a £10 Prize Story Competition; unpublished. 1935, 1936, 1950-2003, n.d. 1936, 1964- 2003 1936 delivered the of typescript, with a covering Original Schucking. Friday on Second Copy of original article and 3 original illustrations. 18 December’, in Texas Symposium on J. ‘The stellar interferometer at Narrabri Observatory’, Sky and Telescope vol. 28 (August 1964), 64-69 ‘Summary Proceedings Relativistic Astrophysics, December 15-19, 1964, ed. N. Douglas et a/. (New York, 1969), 165 1971-1975 The Intensity Interferometer. Its Application to Astronomy (London, 1974) Chiefly correspondence with Taylor publisher. Includes a royalty statement. 1971-1977, n.d. Copy of the book & Francis, the Correspondence letter to E. L. 1974 R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Publications and lectures, F.1-F.217 Reviews story ‘The interferometer at Narrabri came to be built’ how why and the of stellar 1975-1977, n.d. intensity 1976 Typescript account intended for publication in Chance and Design in Science, Invention, Technology, ed. A. J. Birch; 2 additional typescripts, ‘Michelson’s stellar interferometer’ and ‘Untitled’. Includes correspondence and unpublished. Man and the Stars (Oxford, 1978) Copy of the book 1978-1981 1978 Correspondence and reviews 1979-1981 High Angular Resolution See also J.5, J.7. original Copy of the original typescript, circulated at the World Council of Churches’s Conference on Faith, Science, and the Future, 12-24 July 1979, Cambridge, Mass., USA. article and copy of the ‘The nature of science’, Zygon vol. 14 (September 1979), 201-215 ‘A review of the achievements and potential of intensity interferometry’, in Stellar Interferometry, ed. J. Davis and W. J. Tango (Sydney, 1979) ‘Modernizing Michelson’s stellar interferometer’, in Los Alamos Conference on Optics 1981. SPIE Proceedings 288, ed. D. H. Liebenberg et al. (Bellingham, 1979), 545- 550 Copy of typescript. See also F.123. Copy of the original typescript. R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Publications and lectures, F.1-F.217 ‘Paraboloids, galaxies and stars: memories of Jodrell Bank’, in Early Years of Radio Astronomy — Reflections Fifty Years after Jansky’s Discovery, ed. W. T. Sullivan III (Cambridge, 1984), 213-235 Copy of the original chapter and 5 original illustrations, with a letter from W. T. Sullivan Ill. ‘Why bother about science?’, Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales vol. 118 (1985), 43-46 the original Copy of of Hanbury Brown’s address at the annual dinner of the Royal Society of New South Wales, Australia. Includes a programme for the evening. typescript See also F.148, J.10. F15;b.16 Photons, Galaxies and Stars (Bangalore, 1985) 1985-1987 Reviews See also J.12. F.19-F.33 1985 1986-1987 F.15 Copy of the book Copy of the original typescript. ‘Science and culture’, in Science and Society in Australia (Canberra, 1986), 4-11 ‘Foreword’, in Halley. The Once-in-a-Lifetime Comet, by C. and D. Allen (Sydney, 1985) n.d. Typescript dated 23 March 1986. Text of an address delivered at a symposium of the Australian Academy of Science, Canberra, Australia, on 2 May 1986. The Wisdom of Science (Cambridge, 1986) 1986-2002, R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Publications and lectures, F.1-F.217 Copy of the book F.20-F.22 Correspondence re publication 1980-2002 3 folders. ‘Notes for book’ Handwritten notes. F.24-F.26 Images 3 folders. F.27-F.30 Reviews EZ, Scientist mid-1980s 1987-1990 1987 1987-1990 1986-1993 the book. 1987-1988 Observatory F.29, 5:30 Other reviews Correspondence re Includes Hanbury Brown’s published defence. a dismissive review of the book. Correspondence re a dismissive review of Includes Hanbury Brown’s published defence. 1986-1987 Includes of list of persons who received complimentary copies of the book. eo kesZ Correspondence arising 2 folders. 2 folders. Accounts R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Publications and lectures, F.1-F.217 F.34, F.35 Cosmic Perspectives (Cambridge, 1989) 1986-1989 F.34 Copy of the book Correspondence F.36-F.44 Boffin (Adam Hilger, 1991) F.36 Copy of the book 1989 1986-1988 1989-2003, n.d. 1991 F.37-F.39 Correspondence re publication 1989-1995 Includes Hanbury Brown’s reviews of other manuscripts for Adam Hilger. 3 folders. Spiral bound notebook Notes on book Royalty statements Illustrations Images used in the book. November 1989 n.d. Inscribed ‘Marion Brown, rewritten experiments-results’. Contains Hanbury Brown's notes for Boffin. 1991-2003 Includes a list of ‘copies of book given to’ and a letter to R. V. Jones. Further includes correspondence from the publishers to Hanbury Brown’s widow, announcing that Boffin will be reprinted. Reviews and correspondence arising 1991-1995, 2002 R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 F.45-F.47 Publications and lectures, F.1-F.217 ‘Robert Alexander Watson-Watt, the Engineering Education (February 1994), 31-40 Science and father of Journal radar’, vol. 3 1989-1994 Copy of the original journal issue. Correspondence re publication 1992-1994 Research material Notes and copies of articles. 1989-1992, n.d. F.48-F.50 ‘Bose statistics and the stars’, Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy vol. 15 (March 1994), 39-45 1993-1994 Copy of the journal issue 1993-1994 1998-1999 1998-1999 ol h.oZ Drafts 2 folders. the Universe, ed. S. al. Copy of the book in Measuring the Size of (World Costa et ‘Photons, waves and stars’, Things in Scientific, 1999) 1998-2002 There are no Dinosaurs in the Bible (Penton Mewsey, 2002) Draft and correspondence See also J.96-J.103. Copy of the book F.53-F.68 R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Publications and lectures, F.1-F.217 Correspondence re publication 2000-2001 Includes correspondence with F. J. Dyson, the winner of the Templeton Prize in 2000, and letters to publishers. Also includes lists of publishers contacted. F559 06 Notes for the book 2 folders. F.57-F.66 Drafts 10 folders. F.67, 2.68 Literature 1998 and n.d. press Includes on literature. Further includes 3 exercise books with notes on literature. handwritten cuttings notes and 2 folders. 2 folders. 1965-2000 1965-2000 1973, 1975 F.69-F.72 69 e720 Book reviews Includes correspondence. Reviews and newspaper articles Hanbury Brown reacted to a column by W. Rees-Mogg. July-August 1991 Letter to the Independent 6 newspaper articles. Newspaper articles R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Publications and lectures, F.1-F.217 F.73-F.75 Offprints and books 1935, 1950- 1994 3 boxes. F.75 contains books. F.76-F.78 Miscellaneous illustrations Drawings, photographs and photocopies. 3 folders. F.79-F.217 LECTURES AND BROADCASTS F.79-F.191 Lectures 1951-1998, n.d. 1951-1998, n.d. 1951 Copy of the original publication. the- 30 May 1951, Journal of the Address given at the degree ceremony, University of Sydney, Australia, 27 April 1961, The Union Recorder vol. 44 (2 July 1964), 126-127 Account of work at the Jodrell Bank Experimental Station, Ordinary General Meeting of British Astronomical Association on British Astronomical Association vol. 61 (July 1951), 180-184 n.d. ‘The stellar interferometer at Narrabri’, conference on interference, CSIRO, Australia, 725 August 1964 F.82-F.109 ‘Lecture notes to 1974’ 1966-1974, Contents of a series of files so inscribed. Copy of the original publication. Typescript. R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Publications and lectures, F.1-F.217 Untitled talk, University of New South Wales, Australia, 31 May 1966 Handwritten draft. Untitled talk, University of Rochester, USA, June 1966 Handwritten draft. ‘Why look at the stars’, orientation lecture, University of Sydney, Australia, 26 February 1971 Handwritten draft. talk ‘Introductory Symposium, Australian Academy of Science, Canberra, Australia, 29 April 1971 science’, space on Typescript. talk, centenary dinner of the Institution 2 folders. F.87, F.88 Handwritten draft. Miscellaneous notes. Untitled talk, CSIRO, Australia, 13 May 1971 Typescript, with annotations and corrections. Untitled of Electrical Engineers, Sydney University Union, Sydney, Australia, 17 May 1971 Handwritten draft, inscribed ‘also given at St Andrews’, Handwritten draft of the Pawsey Memorial Lecture. Untitled talk, Aberdeen, 22 September 1972 ‘Pawsey Lecture’, 14 March 1972 R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Publications and lectures, F.1-F.217 ‘also given at Manchester’, ‘St Andrews Sept 25th/1972’, ‘Manchester Sept 28th/1972’. ‘Lecture 1’, University College, London, 10 October 1972 Handwritten draft. ‘Poynting Lecture’, University of Birmingham, 11 October 1972 Handwritten outline. ‘Lecture 2: London, 12 October 1972 a practical interferometer’, University College, Handwritten draft. Untitled talk, 1972 Royal Astronomical Society, 13 October the Handwritten outline. draft of discussion Untitled Astrophysics, Boston, USA, 20 October 1972 Harvard-Smithsonian talk, Untitled talk, Tufts University, USA, 20 October 1972 Handwritten outline, correspondence with the editor of Observatory, talk, following typescript of the talk (dated 31 October 1972). from Australia and New Zealand to pursue careers in Launched by H. Messel in 1962, the Science Schools were designed to encourage senior high school students ‘Lecture Science Australia, August 1973 1’, Handwritten draft, with notes. Handwritten outline. School, University of Sydney, Center for R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Publications and lectures, F.1-F.217 In the science. late 1960s they became international. From 1999 they were called Professor Harry Messel International Science Schools. Science ‘Lecture Australia, August 1973 2’, School, University of Sydney, Handwritten draft, with notes. F.99-F.100 Toast at the dinner of the Science Foundation for Physics in the University of Sydney, Hunters Lodge, Double Bay, Australia, 6 September 1973 Set of index cards, photocopy of toast as published in Nucleus (January 1974), 18-22. See also J.2. Untitled talk, ‘BAA Sydney Observatory 1974 Feb. 20th’ Handwritten outline. 2 typescripts. F.102-F.103 + Il’, Symposium celebrating fifty of Science, Institute ‘Bosons and Stars | years of Bose statistics, Indian Bangalore, India, 15-27 July 1974 The British Astronomical Association (BAA) then had a New South Wales Branch at the Sydney Observatory. Handwritten outline. ‘Lecture Bangalore, India, 5 September 1974 on gamma-rays’, Raman Research Institute, stars?’, Central College Bangalore, ‘How hot are the India, 28 August 1974 Handwritten outline. R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Publications and lectures, F.1-F.217 ‘A new look at the stars’, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay, India, 10 September 1974 Handwritten outline. Includes list of slides both for this talk and for two further talks, given 16 and 25 September 1974. ‘A general lecture on measuring the sizes of stars’, India 2 handwritten outlines, n.d. ‘1974 orientation week’, University of Sydney, Australia 3 handwritten drafts, with notes: ‘What does a university do?’, ‘Why look at the stars?’, ‘What do astronomers do?’. ‘The theory of intensity interferometry’ Handwritten outline. Handwritten outline. Handwritten outline. F.110-F.133 ‘Lecture notes 1975-’ 1975-1979 Contents of a series of files so inscribed. Untitled talk, Australia 75 Festival of the Creative Arts and Sciences, Canberra, Australia, 9 March 1975 Typescript, inscribed ‘For Philip Hart (Physics Society)’. ‘Stars - how big - how far?’, Physical Society [no further specification], 10 July 1975 ‘The work of ?Physics Society, 16 July 1975 the Chatterton Astronomy Department’, R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Publications and lectures, F.1-F.217 Untitled talk, Colloquium, School of Physics, University of Sydney, Australia, 30 July 1975 Handwritten outline. Address, Science Ferum in Careers Week, University of Sydney, Australia, August 1975 Handwritten outline. ‘Welcome’, First Year Orientation, School of Physics, University of Sydney, Australia, 26 February 1976 Handwritten outline. F.116-F.117 Untitled speech, dinner at St Paul’s College, University of Sydney, Australia, 1 April 1976 Index cards. 2 folders. Notes. discussion on astronomy, Canberra, Handwritten outline. panel Untitled, Australia, 1976 ‘Measuring the size of stars’, Department of Theoretical Chemistry, University of Sydney, Australia, 18 July 1977 Dinner speech, ‘U.S. Assoc. of Prof’, 21 April 1978 Official announcement and Hanbury Brown’s notes. ‘Intensity Switzerland, December 1977 versus Michelson’, Handwritten outline. CERN, Geneva, R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Publications and lectures, F.1-F.217 Index cards. Untitled talk, orientation week, Department of Physics, University of Sydney, Australia, 1978 Notes. talk, Colloquium no. Untitled Astronomical Union, August-1 September 1978 International University of Maryland, USA, 30 the 50 of Handwritten outline. See also F.11. Untitled lunchtime talk, School of Physics, University of Sydney, Australia, 2 October 1978 Handwritten draft, with notes, on L. de Broglie. F.126-127 F.128-F.131 ‘Public Lecture’, Canberra, Australia, 20 March 1979 Handwritten outline of talk presented 2 November 1978. Annotated typescript of a lecture delivered as part of the Jubilee Programme. Silver Jubilee of the Australian Academy of Science, March 1979 Untitled talk, annual meeting of the Optical Society of America, San Francisco, USA, 30 October - 3 November 1978 2 handwritten outlines. ‘Cosmology. A review of the last 25 years’, Symposium, Canberra, Australia, 28 March 1979 Toast, Jubilee dinner, 27 March 1979 Index cards. R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Publications and lectures, F.1-F.217 Bound typescript, with illustrations. Further visual material. 4 folders. ‘Intensity interferometer, Oxford, 20 June 1979 Handwritten outline. Presented also at Cambridge, 21 June 1979, and at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Boston, USA, 19 July 1979. Untitled talk, October 1979 Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, 1 Handwritten outline. ‘Cosmology’, Institute of Physics, University of Sydney, Australia, 12 March 1980 Handwritten draft. Presented also at the University of a Sydney colloquium Wales, Australia, 23 April 1980. April of New South 14 University Society, Physics 1980, and the at at Index cards. Handwritten outline, 2 slightly different copies. Untitled talk, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA, April 1981 Speech at the retirement lunch for C. N. Watson-Munro, 1980 1984. Presented also at the Very Large Array facility, Socorro, New Mexico, Radio Astronomy Observatory, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, 2 May Observatory, Garching near Munich, Germany, September 1983; and the Rutherford-Appleton July Oxfordshire, Laboratory, European Southern National USA, April 1981; the 1983; the R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Publications and lectures, F.1-F.217 is, kateo Untitled talk, meeting of the Astronomical Society of Australia, Wollongong University, New South Wales, Australia, 13 May 1981 Index cards. Handwritten outline. 2 folders. ‘A scientist talks about religion’, University of Sydney, Australia, June 1981 Typescript, inscribed ‘Talk for Student Christian Union? in Stephen Roberts’. Speech at own retirement lunch, 1981 Index card. cosmology’, Adelaide University, F.143, F.144 Michelson and Intensity Handwritten outline. ‘Public Australia, 30 March 1982 lecture on Handwritten draft. Presented also at Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia, 2 April 1982. ‘The development of Long Baseline interferometry’, Greenbank, West Virginia, USA, 4 May 1983 near Munich, Germany, September 1983 ‘Astronomy in Sydney, Australia, August 1983 space’, Untitled talk, 7European Southern Observatory, Garching Handwritten draft. Science School, University of Index cards. 2 folders. R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Publications and lectures, F.1-F.217 Handwritten outline. Toast, ‘NSW Fellows of Academy Dinner’, December 1983 Index card. ‘Making better use of science’, address on the occasion of Monash University, Australia, 30 March 1984 receiving honorary D.Sc., an Typescript, with a covering letter. See also A.63. after-dinner ‘Why should we bother about science?’, speech, Royal Society of New South Wales, 19 March 1985 See Typescript. recording at J.10. also F.14, J.10. Title given in the Annotated typescript. Handwritten draft, inscribed also ‘Educational tv, 1985’. ‘Measuring the size of stars’, Beijing University, China, 7 May 1985 Dinner speech, Joint Meeting of the New South Wales Regional Groups of the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences, Macquarie University, Australia, 18 April 1985 August 1985 Speech, Optics Conference Curzon Hall’, Sydney, Australia, ‘Joint Conference Dinner of Laser and 18 Handwritten draft, inscribed ‘Prepared for China’. ‘Optical 1985 interferometer’, Delhi principles of intensity China, the R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Publications and lectures, F.1-F.217 Typescript. ‘Why bother about science?’, Geelong Church of England Grammar 23 September 1985 Australia, Victoria, School, Corio, Typescript. See also J.11. address, Presidential International Astronomical Union, New Delhi, November 1985 General Assembly of India, 19th the 19 Extracts, published in Current Science, vol. 54, No 24 (20 December 1985), 1292. See also J.12. Dinner Canberra, Australia, 1 May 1986 Australian speech, Academy of Science, F156; 107 F.156 is entitled 2 typescripts. Typescript 1 J. Hawke, Prime Typescript 2 sense’. is inscribed ‘Original draft (not used)’. Karl G. Jansky Lectureship, October 1986 Typescript, inscribed ‘substitute for R. Minister’. ‘Stars, photons and uncommon sense’, Karl G. Jansky Lecture, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, 2 October 1986 Typescript, with annotations. This lecture was presented also in Socorro, New Mexico, USA, 8 October 1986. Dinner speech, Green Bank, West Virginia, October 1986 ‘Stars, photons and common R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Publications and lectures, F.1-F.217 Untitled South Wales, Australia, 9 April 1987 talk, Windsor Central Library, Windsor, New Typescript. Graduation speech, University of Sydney, Australia, 11 April 1987 Typescript. Untitled Sydney, Australia, 3 June 1987 soirée, Religious talk, Studies, University of Index cards, inscribed ‘Gary Trompf’. G. W. Trompf taught in Religion at the University of Sydney. the Department of Studies in Untitled Australia, 8 July 1987 talk, Science School, University of Sydney, Handwritten outline. Typescript draft. Typescript, dated 18 March 1988. See also J.15. Dinner speech, Royal Astronomical Society, Canberra, Australia, 22 March 1988 ‘The wisdom of science’, Normanhurst Boys School, New South Wales, Australia, 20 October 1987 Bangalore, India, December 1988 Dinner speech, 8th Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics, Sydney, Australia, 27 January 1988 ‘Seeing the sky more clearly’, Raman Research Institute, Typescript draft. R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Publications and lectures, F.1-F.217 Annotated typescript. B. Tribute to V. Bowden, commemoration meeting for Lord Bowden of Chesterfield, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, 13 October 1989 Bound copy of the printed proceedings. Untitled talk, Stockbridge ‘over 41’ Club, 16 December 1989 Typescript. ‘Looking Hampshire, 20 April 1990 stars’, the at Hambledon Arts Society, Annotated typescript. Handwritten outline. BOs evi 2 folders. Presented also 1995. at the IEE Scotland, Dundee, 9 May Annotated typescript and correspondence. See also J.19, J.37. ‘Photons and stars’, Physics colloquium, Bristol, 5 June 1990 ‘Robert Watson-Watt’, evening lecture at the Institution of Electrical Engineers, London, 22 February 1993 1992-1995 After-dinner talk, Symposium 158 of the Astronomical Union, Sydney, Australia, 14 January 1993 International Typescript draft, with annotations. See also D.34. pursuit of ‘The February 1993 high angular resolution’, Pune, India, R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 1/4, ao Publications and lectures, F.1-F.217 Handwritten outline, also for a presentation in Bombay, India, in February 1993. ‘Against common sense - photons and the size of stars’, Blackett 24 November 1993 Laboratory, College, London, Imperial (2 slightly different copies), with Typescript draft correspondence. 2 folders. Untitled talk, Calcutta University, Calcutta, India, January 1994 Handwritten outline. eal eel L6 Untitled talk, Alumni Weekend, Imperial College, London, 2 July 1994 1993-1994 draft (2 with 2 folders. high sensitivity and different copies), Cardiff Scientific Society, Annotated typescript, with separate typescript notes. ‘Photons, stars and heresy’, Cardiff, 4 October 1995 Typescript slightly correspondence. See also J.22. ‘Towards high — resolution’, introductory talk, conference on High Sensitivity Radio Astronomy, of Manchester, 22-26 January 1996 Annotated typescript, with a copy of the programme. This conference marked the 50th anniversary of Jodrell Bank. See also H.37. the airborne Air of Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire, 22 May radar development’, Navigation of Institute ‘Early History of Navigation, 1996 Group, Royal 8 tele University meeting R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Publications and lectures, F.1-F.217 Typescript draft of a presentation, with correspondence. See also J.25. 2 folders. F.183-F.185 ‘Photons, waves and stars’, conference on Measuring the Size of Things in the Universe, Acicastello, Italy, 8-12 June 1998. See also F.51. Conference programme and poster Correspondence with organisers Baym Inscribed offprints by G. Baym. F.187-F.191 Undated F.187 Index cards. Probus club, Andover, Hampshire, 24 ‘Cosmology’, unknown occasion Untitled November 1997 talk, G. Baym worked on the physics of Hanbury Brown-Twiss interferometry. He and Hanbury Brown met in Acicastello. Untitled talk, North Sydney Rotary Club, Australia Dinner speech, Coonabarabran, Australia Index cards, inscribed ‘AAS meeting’. Handwritten outline. R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Publications and lectures, F.1-F.217 Index cards. Untitled talk on progress of science Index cards. Untitled talk on the development of radar Index cards. F.192-F.213 Broadcasts 1965-1996 Untitled television script, ‘Broadcast on Science Question Time’, 17 May 1965 Typescript. on the universe’, recorded with for the series ‘The sizes of stars’, radio series ‘Insight’, broadcast 26 March 1972 ‘New windows Australian Broadcasting Company- (ABC) radio ‘Insight’, 1 April 1969 Annotated typescript, a copy of the ABC Radio Guide, 26 April-2 May 1969. The cover of the Guide features Hanbury Brown in front of one of the reflectors of the Narrabri interferometer (NSII). Annotated typescript re Copernicus, with a letter from the freelance writer and radio producer R. Wetherell. Typescript transcript a Australian science writer R. Brown, marking the conclusion of the NSII experiment. between the C. Pockley and Hanbury conversation P. of Untitled talk, broadcast on ABC radio, 15 April 1973 See also J.1. R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Publications and lectures, F.1-F.217 ‘Notes for a talk-back programme on astronomy done for ABC’, 13 November 1976 1976, 1978 Index cards, also inscribed ‘& May 1978’. for Science Open Line, ‘Notes for ABC interview on Newton, ?1977’ Index cards. See also J.3. ‘Relativity’, ‘super-flying-fun show Channel 9. March 1978 TV.’, 10 Index cards. runaway ‘The programme ‘Science Bookshop’, July 1978 universe’, review book for the ABC Annotated typescript reviewing P. Davies’s The Runaway Universe (1978). book the universe’, book See also J.3. review ‘read in review for the ABC C. B. Lovell’s /n the Annotated typescript reviewing A. Center of Immensities (1978). the center of immensities’, ‘In Sydney Studios, ABC’, 15 May 1979 ‘Disturbing programme ‘Science Bookshop’, recorded 26 May 1980 ‘Philosophers at war’, book review for the ABC, recorded 19 January 1981 Typescript reviewing A. The Quarrel between Newton and Leibniz (1980). Annotated typescript reviewing F. the Universe (1979). R. Hall’s Philosophers at War. J. Dyson’s Disturbing R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Publications and lectures, F.1-F.217 ‘Never at rest’, book review for the ABC, recorded 23 July 1981 Annotated typescript reviewing R. Rest. A Biography of Isaac Newton (1980). S. Westfall’s Never at See also J.8. ‘The cosmic code’, book review for the ABC programme ‘Science Bookshop’, recorded 22 March 1983 Typescript reviewing H. (1982). R. Pagels’s The Cosmic Code ‘Science and the renewal of belief, book review for the ABC 12 August 1983 programme Bookshop’, recorded ‘Science Typescript reviewing R. Renewal of Belief (1982). Stannard’s Science and the See also J.9. Handwritten outline. Typescript reviewing C. Wilson’s Afterlife (1985). ‘Measuring angular size of stars’, television lecture, ‘Delhi Educational T.V.’, 25 November 1985 ‘Afterlife’, book review for the ABC programme ‘Science Bookshop’, recorded 9 April 1986 Index cards. Annotated typescript reviewing J. Tiplers (1986). ‘broadcast science bookshop Oct 19th 19867’. ‘The anthropic principle’, book review ‘recorded ABC, 54 Portland Place, London’, 1 July 1986 ‘Quantum interview’, March 1987 The Anthropic Principle D. Burrow’s and F. J. Inscribed R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Publications and lectures, F.1-F.217 ‘300 years of gravitation’, Sydney’, 15 March 1988 book review ‘ABC: recorded in Slightly annotated typescript reviewing S. Hawking’s and W. Israel's 300 Years of Gravitation (Cambridge 1987). Broadcast 23 April 1988. See also J.16. Broadcasting date given in the recording at J.16. ‘Notes for 1988’ a conversation with Caroline Jones March Index cards. See also J.18. C. Jones was an Australian broadcaster. The programme in question, ‘The search for meaning’, was broadcast on 5 May 1988. ‘Notes for BBC interview 31 November 1994 Ashby’ Handwritten notes re airborne radar. See also J.24. F.214-F.217 See also J.40-J.51. Index cards. See also H.29. Visual materials and notes Untitled filmed interview, ‘Aimlmage - Swiss Cottage - Night Fighters’, 15 October 1996 principles of intensity interferometry. Includes an original 3 photographs of pen-recorded inscriptions signals received 1952 and n.d. 3 sets of monochrome slides, illustrating chiefly the Photographs Used for slides. Slides 1986, n.d. of radio R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Publications and lectures, F.1-F.217 drawing. Transparencies 7 transparencies illustrating Newton and his work, 6 them taken from R. S. Westfall’s Never at Rest (1980). of Handwritten notes on Newton and on radar. R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 SECTION G SOCIETIES AND ORGANISATIONS, G.1-G.12 1954-2001 Astronomical Society of Australia 1995-1996 Correspondence re Hanbury Brown's fellowship. Institution of Electrical Engineers 1982-1997 Correspondence. Conference, International 20th-century Physics, Satyendra Nath Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Calcutta, India, 30 December 1993-3 January 1994 Bose and 1992-1994 Brown Hanbury Committee of centenary of S. N. Bose's birth. was on this conference in the International celebration Advisory the of Funding 1992-1994 with the Society re Royal 1992-1993 January 1994 Correspondence Chiefly financial support for Hanbury Brown's visit to India. correspondence Correspondence with the Indian organisers. 1992-1994 K. Das Gupta and material on Correspondence with M. the Astronomy Planetarium of Sciences, Calcutta, India, which Hanbury Brown visited during his stay. Includes a handwritten list of questions for an interview with Hanbury Brown. Correspondence arising from the visit. April-June 1994 Institute Birla and R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Societies and organisations, G.1-G.12 Programme and Abstracts Annual Report 1993-1994 of the Satyendra Nath Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences Contains a participants. colour photograph of the conference International Scientific Radio Union (URSI) Copy of URSI Special Report No. 3 on Discrete Sources of Extra-Terrestrial Radio Noise (Brussels, 1954). The report in question was compiled by a sub-committee of URSI that had been set 10th General Assembly of URSI in Sydney in August 1952. Hanbury Brown was one of the four members of this committee. See also A.206. the up at Royal Administration Commission on _ Australian Government on Force by the of the Royal Hanbury 1997-2001 Science Task coordinated Commission Royal Institute of Navigation The was Australian soil physicist J. R. Philip. Correspondence. Brown honorary membership in the Institute. Copy of Towards Diversity and Adaptability, the report of C. Coombs, the the Science Task Force set up by H. chairman Australian Government Administration. 1987-1995 Royal Society Includes correspondence re the Royal Society Club and to Hanbury Brown's grant application re Australia Stellar Interferometer (SUSI). the Sydney a study visit University work was offered an to at R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 SECTION H CORRESPONDENCE, H.1-H.82 1945-2002 H.1-H.8 CORRESPONDENCE H.9-H.28 NAMED CORRESPONDENTS H.29-H.80 CORRESPONDENCE FILES A-Z H.81 H.82 ORDER OF AUSTRALIA ‘LETTERS SENT’ CORRESPONDENCE 1940s-1950s 1945-1953 Contents of a single binder arranged alphabetically. A, B B C,D Bowen of the a post the Division Scientific time of writing correspondence Includes establishment invitation Australia. Contains an unidentified photograph. for Hanbury Brown to astronomy in take radio from G. of E. 1948-1952 re and in he was chief Australia up of Commonwealth E. G. Bowen was a colleague of Hanbury Brown’s at the Telecommunications Research Establishment (TRE). At of the Radiophysics and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO). fellowship. Family correspondence. Includes correspondence with the California Institute of Technology a Family letters and other personal correspondence. 1948-1952 1947-1952 other personal Hanbury letters and re Brown’s inquiry about R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Correspondence, H.1-H.82 Fyre 1945-1952 Includes summaries of Hanbury Brown’s career activities 1936-1945 and 1936-1951, compiled for of Electrical Engineers membership upgrades. Also includes invitations to speak at the Wilmslow Beacon Guild and the Military College of Science, Shrivenham. Institution K, L, M 1946-1952 Includes correspondence with the American engineer W. Leas re the composition and activities of the Sir Robert Watson Watt & Partners consultancy. Manchester 1949, 1951 Correspondence (including with P. M. S. Blackett and A. B. Lovell) re Hanbury Brown’s application for an ICI C. fellowship. N,O,P,R to the Admiralty. Also 1948-1952 1948-1953 correspondence re career possibilities S$), UEVi WW Includes correspondence re Hanbury Brown’s application to the Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors and re cosmic noise. Includes for Hanbury Brown at the engineering firm Ferranti Ltd, the Blind Landing Experimental Unit of the RAF, and as a consultant includes correspondence with R. Q. Twiss re radio noise and the rivalry between the radio astronomy groups at Cambridge and Jodrell Bank. Further contains correspondence with the Directorate of Science Intelligence at the Ministry of Defence. 1962-2001 NAMED CORRESPONDENTS R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Correspondence, H.1-H.82 B. V. Bowden 1963-1989 Correspondence with B. V. Bowden, including numerous drafts and offprints which Bowden continued to send to Hanbury Brown over three decades. identify system to worked radar consultants Bowden and Hanbury Brown first met in Washington in 1943 during a joint British-American mission to develop a Both universal subsequently Robert Watson Watt & Partners from 1947 and overlapped again when Bowden became Principal the Manchester College of Science and Technology (later University of Manchester Technology (UMIST)) in 1953. Hanbury Brown had joined the radio astronomy group of the University of Manchester in 1949. targets. in Science Institute and Sir as of of 1963 Draft and reprint of Bowden’s address to the Science Masters’ Association on 2 January 1963. in to the Bowden's 1964-1973 contributions development Bowden was Minister of State the Department of Education under the Wilson government 1964-1965, from where he returned to his position as Principal of UMIST. Includes correspondence re Bowden's spell in Whitehall, material on his subsequent educationist activities and his attempts to interest Hanbury Brown in a chair at UMIST and the position of Vice-Chancellor of Salford University. Also includes material on the Pioneer Awards of the American Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers for of secondary radar systems. Includes correspondence re R. Watson-Watt and lectures by Bowden. Correspondence on the history of Identification Friend or Foe (IFF). 1974 1984 R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Correspondence, H.1-H.82 had IFF distinguishing friendly from enemy aircraft. been developed as a means of positively 1988 Includes correspondence re the unveiling of statue of Sir Hugh Dowding. a bronze Sir Hugh Dowding was Air Marshal at the time of the Battle of Britain. 1989 Includes obituaries of Bowden and correspondence re his war-time work. B. V. Bowden died on 31 July 1989. H.15-H.18 E. G. Bowen 1988-1995 re E. G. H.16, H.17 1988-1991 Correspondence and subsequent death, Hanbury Brown’s relocation to Britain and his book, Boffin. Bowen's stroke 1991-1995 Correspondence re Bowen’s Bicgraphical Memoir. Correspondence between E. G. Bowen and Hanbury Brown, and between Hanbury Brown and his co-authors for Bowen’s Royal Society Biographical Memoir. Offprints of the Biographical Memoir, as published in Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society vol. 38 (1992), 41-65, and in Historical Records of Australian Science vol. 9 (1992), 151-166. 2 folders. 1992 R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Correspondence, H.1-H.82 H.19-H.22 J. Davis 1989-2001 Correspondence between J. Davis and Hanbury Brown, including reports on the construction and running of the Sydney University Stellar Interferometer (SUSI) and a conference on Fundamental Stellar Properties, dedicated to Hanbury Brown. 1989-1991 Includes correspondence re construction and opening of the SUSI. 1993-1994 correspondence Brown’s Includes participation in an observing programme with the new SUSI and re planning a conference for Hanbury Brown’s 80th birthday. Hanbury’ re Sydney, and Davis’s election to H.23-H.28 the SUSI 1997-2001 1995-1996 A. C. B. Lovell Correspondence re conference on Fundamental Stellar Properties. Also includes J. Davis’s CV. Includes correspondence re conditions at the University of the Australian Academy of Science. 1962-2001 Correspondence re Narrabri and appointments at Jodrell Bank. radio astronomical work at CSIRO. extensive account of Correspondence with A. C. B. Lovell. Also includes an 1962 R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Correspondence, H.1-H.82 1963 correspondence Includes the interferometer at Narrabri and Hanbury Brown’s decision to resign from his chair at Manchester. difficulties with re_ 1967-1973 Includes detailed discussion of astronomy in the UK and how it could be improved. Also includes discussion of future telescopes at Jodrell Bank. 1982-1989 Includes correspondence re in separating the position of Astronomer Royal from the Royal Greenwich Observatory. Also contains discussions of Hanbury Brown’s book, Boffin, and of Lovell’s account of H2S radar. Flowers’s role H. B. H2S radar was designed to identify targets on the ground for night and all-weather bombing. T. R. J. G. book, 1990-1991 1993-2001 Kaiser and Includes correspondence re Bolton. Includes correspondence re Hanbury Brown’s Boffin, and Lovell’s reviews of it. 1961-2003 These appear to filing cabinet drawer. The bulk of this material dates from the 1980s and 1990s. CORRESPONDENCE FILES A-Z the contents of H.29-H.80 be a R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 H.29-H.34 Ad-At Correspondence, H.1-H.82 1987-2002 1988-1998 radio and_ television Includes programmes with Hanbury Brown. correspondence on Au-Be 1989-1998 correspondence Includes Research Group. Also includes correspondence re Watson-Watt and Hanbury Brown’s obituary of R. Jones. Bawdsey with Radar R. V. the Be-Bl 1990-1995 Includes correspondence re Boys jubilee reunion. Also includes correspondence with C. Birch re the Templeton prize. Bailey the in 1990, at Bo-Br was a 1987-1999 professor of genetics Includes correspondence with H. Bondi re an Archives Fellow Commonership for Hanbury Brown at Churchill College. Also includes correspondence with A. Brinkley re Bawdsey, Hanbury Brown’s book, Boffin, and E. G. Bowen’s book, Radar Days. The Bailey Boys were nicknamed after the physicist V. A. Bailey, who set up intensive radar training courses for the Australian armed services during World War Il. C. Birch, a renowned ecologist and the winner of the Templeton prize the University of Sydney. 1994-2002 Includes correspondence re Hanbury Brown's interview for the BBC television series ‘Battle of the Atlantic’ and re a ‘Timewatch’ programme on the Allied Strategic Bomber Offensive. Also includes correspondence re a BBC radio series produced for the Open University. British Broadcasting Corporation R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Correspondence, H.1-H.82 Br-Bu 1988-2000 Includes correspondence with L. Brown and R. Buderi re their books on radar during World War Il. Hanbury Brown reviewed L. Brown’s A Radar History of World War II (1999). He also consulted R. Buderi on his The Invention that Changed the World (1997). H.35-H.38 Cc-D 1979-2001 The bulk of the correspondence dates from the 1990s. Ca-Ce 1994-1999 Includes correspondence with the Centre for the History of Defence Electronics (CHiDE) re its oral history project. CHiDE preceded the Defence Electronics History Society (DEHS). Ch-Co Co-Da set up Unit that was Fighter Interception 1990-1992 Includes a memoir by G. P. Chamberlain on the role of in combating the night blitz. Also includes the ‘boffins’ correspondence re the space plasma physicist P. Christiansen. the sudden death of the word ‘boffin’ P. Chamberlain commanded the Wing Commander G. new at Tangmere in 1940 to improve night-fighting. Hanbury Brown contributed to the Unit's mission to forge a closer link between R&D of new equipment and its use in service. The invention has been attributed to Chamberlain with Hanbury Brown as the prototype. 1989-1997 Includes correspondence with 50th anniversary of Jodrell Bank and a conference on High Sensitivity Radio Astronomy to mark the occasion. See also F.180. Davies re the of R. R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Correspondence, H.1-H.82 Da-D unidentified 1979-2001 Includes correspondence with the physicist F. J. Dyson, who shared Hanbury Brown’s interest in questions of the relations between science and religion. Dyson was awarded the Templeton Prize in 2000. H.39-H.47 E-H 1961-2001 Material dating chiefly from the 1980s and 1990s. R. Ekers 1993-1995 R. Ekers re the radio telescope at An exchange with South the Parkes differences in research style between radio and optical astronomy and between different national cultures. Australia Wales, New and in the Ekers was National Facility. director of the Australia Telescope 1997-1998 D. S. Evans Includes earlier reprints sent by D. S. Evans. Chiefly letters from Canon A. Fairhurst re science and religion. Evans was a British astronomer based at the University of Texas, where he worked among others on high-speed photometry, particularly of occultations. 1989-2001 Correspondence re Hanbury Brown's centenary lecture. D. Fisher produced documentary films and videos. Fisher's Boffin 1988-1999 D. book video of TRE and his Watson-Watt and Fa-Fe D. Fisher 1989-1994 R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Correspondence, H.1-H.82 1996-2001 re Correspondence documentary ‘Nightfighters’, broadcast 26 January 1997 (see H.29), D. Fisher's video on the history of the TFU and the fortunes of CHIDE (see H.35). Includes a script for the TFU video. televised the TFU was the name adopted for the flying unit of TRE in 1941. Fl-Ha 1961-1998 Most of the material in this folder dates from the 1980s. Includes correspondence re the origins of the Hanburys and an exchange with O. Gingerich re first editions of great natural-philosophical works. F. Hayward 1990-1999 F. Hayward, a former RAF pilot, was a history buff. local military Experimental Cockcroft, the Establishment (ADEE), 1990-1992 Letters from F. Hayward re RAF Christchurch during the war. RAF Christchurch in Dorset became the home of the Air Defence later, under J. Air Defence Research and Development Establishment (ADRDE). 1990-2000 Includes correspondence re F. Hayward’s publication on ADEE/ADRDE and Hanbury Brown's appearance in the television series ‘Science and War’. F. Hoyle was Chairman of the Astronomy Sub-Committee of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. Includes reminiscences by F. Hoyle re astronomy funding in the 1950s. 1997-1999 He-Ho R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Correspondence, H.1-H.82 H.48-H.55 I-L 1967-2001 Most of the material dates from the 1980s and 1990s. Imp-Ins 1988-1999 Includes correspondence from the Astrophysics Group at Imperial College. Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune, India 1991-1997 Includes correspondence with Narlikar re Hanbury Brown's election to an Honorary Fellowship of the Centre. Also includes a photograph of Hanbury Brown taken during a visit. J. for Centre Inter-University The and Astrophysics (IUCAA) was set up in 1988 as part of a national movement to boost research and teaching in Indian higher education. One of the hopes associated with the Honorary Fellows was that they might visit the Centre. Hanbury Brown visited Pune in February 1993. Astronomy K. Ish-Jel H.51, H.52 1989-1998 R. C. Jennison Jansky discovered radio waves. G. Jansky’s laboratory Includes correspondence re notebooks, believed lost for many years, and Hanbury Brown’s book, Boffin. 1992-2000 Jennison of Hanbury Brown’s at Jodrell Bank. Together with another research student, intensity interferometer to measure the angular sizes of the radio sources in Cassiopeia and Cygnus (1952). Subsequently, Jennison taught at Jodrell Bank and eventually became a professor of physical electronics and radio astronomy at the University of Kent. See also H.75. Includes correspondence re the SUSI. Also includes a Das Gupta, they 1992-2000 research student set up an had been a M. K. R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Correspondence, H.1-H.82 number of drafts of scientific papers by Jennison. Undated Includes a draft of a paper by Jennison on ball lightning. Jon-Kin 1989-1997 Includes correspondence re Hanbury Brown’s book, The Wisdom of Science. N. Kinsey 1994-1995 Correspondence with the Canadian film-maker N. Kinsey re a documentary on the discovery of radar. Kinsey visited Hanbury Brown in 1995. Kip-Lin H.56-H.65 1967-2001 Also includes industrialist The Sheffield trained musician) H. R. Lindars is said to have been responsible for the steelworks in constructing the steerable telescope at Jodrell Bank. professionally (and Includes correspondence re C. Latham’s and A. Stobbs’s book, Pioneers of Radar, and with J. Langford of the Bawdsey Radar Research Group. an exchange with H. R. Lindars about their respective lives in Australia and Ireland. 1988-1992 Includes correspondence re Hanbury Brown’s nomination includes for correspondence re Hanbury Brown’s participation in a television future, planned by Malone Gill Productions. The Harrie Massey Prize commemorates the pioneer of atomic collision theory of the same name. The prize was 1967, 1988- 2001 Mc-Malone Gill Productions paradigms of the series exploring the Harrie Massey Prize. Also R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Correspondence, H.1-H.82 inaugurated in 1990, marking the 25th anniversary of the founding of of Physics (AIP). Malone Gill major television series, including ‘The Ascent of Man’ (with J. Bronowski) and ‘Cosmos’ (with C. Sagan). the Australian Productions associated Institute was with Ma 1990-2001 M. May re Hanbury Includes correspondence with Brown’s reflections, published in the magazine Science and Public Affairs (1995). R. Hanbury Brown and the mathematical zoologist R. M. May both had chairs in the physics department of the University of Sydney in the 1960s. Me-National Library of Australia E. Includes material on H. Messel and correspondence re the G. Bowen Biographical Memoir. Also includes correspondence with the National Library of Australia re the future of the Hanbury Brown papers. 1967, 1988- 1997 the and K. A. Wood. Also_ Trust Brown National 1989-1997 National Trust-Ol The cosmic ray theoretician H. Messel put together the multi-professional department of physics at the University of Sydney, which Hanbury Brown joined in 1962. Includes correspondence with re meeting at Orford Ness for a recorded interview with Hanbury includes correspondence with book reviews editors of Nature and Observatory. 1986-1996 on Includes correspondence re Hanbury Brown’s talk ‘Science Australian Academy of Science (1986) and it being broadcast. Also includes correspondence with re TRE Worth Matravers. The National Trust purchased Orford Ness from the Ministry of Defence in 1993. K. A. Wood was a member of the original airborne radar team at Bawdsey Research Station. Penley and culture’ at the W. H. On-Pe R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Correspondence, H.1-H.82 W. H. Penley’s war-time service on the leading radar R&D team was followed by a distinguished career in the scientific civil service. After retiring he founded the Penley Radar Archives. H.61, H.62 J. R. Philip 1991-1999 soil Australian physicist, who shared Philip was an the Hanbury Brown’s concern re postwar changes in scientific ethos. In 1975, he had been the coordinator of the Science Task Force, a consultative committee of the Royal Government Administration. Hanbury Brown was a member of the Science Task Force. See also G.10. Commission Australian on_ 1991-1994 Includes correspondence on the threat materialism and managerialism pose to the scientific enterprise. 1996-1999 R. Buderi’s book on the Pr Physics World-Po the implications of J. 1994-2000, n.d. Includes correspondence re history of radar. Includes correspondence re R. Philip’s retirement in 1992, his nomination for an Order of Australia and his accidental death in 1999. Also includes correspondence re Hanbury Brown’s history in promoting the SUSI. 1996-1999 Like Hanbury Brown, Preist joined the radar team at Bawdsey Manor in 1936. In the Bruneval raid of 1942, he was the radar expert designated to ensure the recovery of critical German radar equipment. Includes an exchange with D. memories of war work. H. Preist re their shared R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 H.66-H.73 Correspondence, H.1-H.82 Unidentified 1989-1996 Includes letters from a nephew. 1981-2003 1991-1999 Rad-Ram Letters from R. Radhakrishnan and S. Ramaseshan of the Raman Research Institute (RRI) in Bangalore, India, including a brief history of the Institute. V. Radhakrishnan directed the RRI from 1972 to 1994. S. Ramaseshan acted as Secretary of the RRI Trust from its foundation until 2003. Hanbury Brown had been the first occupant of the prestigious Raman Chair at the RRI in 1974. Appointment is by invitation of the Council of the Indian Academy of Science. Rap-Rog 1989-2001 Ros-Sim 1988-1995 Includes correspondence with J. M. Rendel re the impact of efficiency ideals on scientific research in Australia. J. M. Rendel was an animal geneticist. Following World War II, when he was attached to RAF Coastal Command, he joined C. H. Waddington’s animal genetics research group in Edinburgh and then relocated to Australia. Includes a notification of Hanbury Brown’s nomination for a ‘Speaker of the Year’ award by Rostrum. Also includes correspondence with the editors of Science and Public Affairs re Hanbury Brown’s reflections about Orford Ness. Le A. Smith So-Sw Personal letters from A. Smith, probably from the 1990s. Includes correspondence with G. Swarup re the projected 1990-1996 R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Correspondence, H.1-H.82 Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope near Pune, India. The radio telescope near Pune was built in the 1990s and finally became operational in 1998. Th-Tr 1981, 1993- 1996 Includes correspondence with The Times re Orford Ness. Also includes an re Hanbury Brown's former collaborator R. Q. Twiss. inquiry Tr-Ty 1987-2003 Includes a series of correspondence with R. Trim re the development of IFF. Also includes correspondence re Boffin and the death of Hanbury Brown’s student friend V. J. Tyler. Unidentified 1990-1995 Personal letters from unidentified correspondents. H.74-H.80 University of Kent U Includes correspondence re Hanbury Brown becoming an Honorary Research Fellow at University College, London. 1981-2002 1981-2002 1985-1989 Letters chiefly from R. C. Jennison re Hanbury Brown’s relocation to the UK and his future affiliations with the University of Kent. Also includes correspondence with Jennison re the Compton effect. See also H.51, H.52. Jennison, at the time professor of physical electronics at the University of Kent, recruited Hanbury Brown as an external examiner there. R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Correspondence, H.1-H.82 V-Whe 1987-2001 Includes correspondence with C. N. Watson-Munro about includes village correspondence with his hopes to spend a few years in Australia. A. Wayman re Mewsey. Penton Also life P. in Wayman was the director of the Dunsink Observatory in Dublin. White 1990-1993 F. W. Includes correspondence with B. D. W. White re Boffin and White's life in Canada. Also includes correspondence G. Bowen’s biographical with memoir includes correspondence with |. G. White re Air Interception (Al) and the Fighter Interception Unit (FIU) at Tangmere. E. H.17). G. White re Further H.16, (see in B. met Brown (‘Chalky’) D. Station. at Hanbury Bawdsey Research the scientific civil service, White emigrated to Canada and worked Assurance Engineering Departments of Canadair Ltd. G. White was a radar history buff. W. After and |. Quality White years the 20 in Win-Wol Whi-Wil 1988-2001 Includes correspondence re the 1995 TRE reunion and re the Royal Society’s convention of not appending the Order of Australia to Fellows’s names. Includes a letter from A. Wolfendale to the Secretary of State in the Department of Education and Science, re the science budget. 1991-2000 K. A. Wood was a member of the original airborne radar group at Bawdsey Research Station. Includes correspondence from Bowen and Hanbury Brown’s book, Boffin. A. Wolfendale was the Astronomer Royal. A. Wood re 1991-1994 Woo-Y G. K. E. R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Correspondence, H.1-H.82 ORDER OF AUSTRALIA 1995-2001 Correspondence with Government House, Canberra, re nominations for an award in the Order of Australia. ‘LETTERS SENT' 1990-1996 Notebook listing letters Hanbury Brown sent between 4 January 1990 and 30 November 1996. R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 SECTION J NON-TEXTUAL MEDIA, J.1-J.103 1937-2007 J.1-J.28 AUDIOTAPES J.29-J.39 VIDEO TAPES J.40-J.51 OTHER VISUAL MATERIAL J.52-J.103 COMPUTER DISKS AUDIOTAPES 1973-1999 Casette tapes. ‘Copernicus’, 15 April 1973 for the Australian C. the Recording Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). radio broadcast of a See also F.195. See also F.99, F.100. ‘Foundation dinner’, 6 September 1973 Recording of a toast given at the dinner of the Science in Foundation for Physics of Sydney, Hunters Lodge, Double Bay. University See also F.197, F.200. Recording of a ‘Science Show’ programme on Newton. Also contains a broadcast review on A. B. Lovell’s book, /n the Center of Immensities, recorded 15 May 1979. ‘Newton for ABC, 250th anniversary of his death, April 1977’ 1977, 1979 R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Non-textual media, J.1-J.103 ‘Discussion of the calendar & mention of Man and the Stars’, 10 March 1979 Recording of a ‘Science Show’ programme. ‘World Council of Churches World Conference on Faith, Science and the Future, Boston 12-14 July 1979’ Drafts Recordings of Brown’s presentation on ‘The nature of science’. drafts final and first the of Hanbury See also F.10. ‘Technology debate; RHB halfway through’ Recording of the conference debates about technology (side A) and energy (side B). Includes a contribution by Hanbury Brown. See also F.10. ‘RHB on Newton’ ‘The nature of science, RHB’ Recording of Hanbury Brown’s broadcast review of R. S. Westfall’s Newton biography, Never at Rest. Recording of the session on ‘Science and faith. Their contribution to understanding’. Includes Hanbury Brown’s presentation on ‘The nature of science’. See also F.205. Recording of Hanbury Brown’s R. Stannard’s Science and the Renewal of Belief (12 August 1983). ‘RHB’s Review of Stannard’s book & Paul Davies (God & the New Physics)’ See also F.203. radio reviews of R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Non-textual media, J.1-J.103 ‘Why should we bother about science?’, after-dinner speech, Royal Society of New South Wales, 19 March 1985 Recording of the speech. See also F.14, F.148. ‘Geelong School’ Recording of a speech on ‘Why bother about science?’, delivered England Grammar School, Corio, Victoria, Australia, 23 September 1985. at Geelong Church of See also F.153. ‘India’, ‘Symposium’ Recordings of 2 addresses: 1985, 1986 Hanbury Brown’s presidential address to 19th General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union, New Delhi, India, 19 November 1985. and See also F.18, F.154. Hanbury Brown’s address on culture’, delivered at the symposium of the Australian Academy of Science, Canberra, Australia, 2 May 1986. ‘Science ‘Uncertainty principle’, ‘Science bookshop’ Recording of a conversation between R. Williams and Hanbury Brown on the ‘Uncertainty principle’, broadcast on ABC Television on 6 August 1987 and on ABC Radio National on 7 August 1987. Recording the programme ‘Science Bookshop’, 1 November 1987. The programme includes a discussion of Hanbury Brown’s book The Wisdom of Science. ‘RHB with Terry Lane [...]’ Recording of R. Williams publicising See also J.14, J.29. The Wisdom of of the 400th edition of R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Non-textual media, J.1-J.103 Science on the ABC Radio programme ‘The Science Show’, and of an interview with T. Lane on ABC Radio discussing relations between science and religion. c.1987. particular book and the the in was tape wife The Brown's short Heather, who supplemented the recordings by explanatory comments and recordings of classical music. compiled Hanbury by See also J.13, J.29. ‘RAS’, Royal Astronomical Society, Canberra, Australia, 22 March 1988 Recording of Hanbury Brown’s dinner speech on occasion. the See also F.163. ‘Science Bookshop 424, 23/4/88’ Recording of Hanbury Brown’s broadcast review of S. Hawking’s and W. Israel’s 300 Years of Gravitation. the radio See also F.210. 2 conversations with ‘RHB/HHB 2NSB March 1988’ 2NSB is a community radio station based in Chatswood, Sydney, Australia. Recording of station 2NSB, one with Hanbury Brown, the other with his wife Heather. See also F.211. Recording a conversation between Hanbury Brown and C. Jones on ‘The search for meaning’, broadcast on 5 May 1988. programme ‘Caroline Jones with RHB The Search for Meaning’, 5 May 1988 3 copies. Radio ABC of an of R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Non-textual media, J.1-J.103 ‘Sir Robert Watson-Watt. A centenary tribute by Prof. R. Hanbury Brown, recorded by D. Fisher, 19.9.92’ Recording of Hanbury Brown’s speech commemorating the centenary of Sir Robert Watson-Watt’s birth. See also F.170, F.171. ‘Prof. Hanbury-Brown’, Department of Sound Records, Imperial War Museum, London, 11 May 1993 Recording of Hanbury Brown’s war-time memories. 2 audio tapes. ‘Talk to reunion at City & Guilds in 1993’ Recording of an untitled talk, similar to or identical with one delivered at the Alumni Weekend, Imperial College, London, 2 July 1994. See also F.177, F.178. See also B.52-B.56. ‘Radar; Phil Ashby’, 8 February 1995 See also F.212. ‘WWII Radar Reunion’, 21 May 1994 Recording of Hanbury Brown’s banquet speech on the occasion of the Air Force Radar Reunion in Blackpool, 20-22 May 1994. Recording of Hanbury Brown’s presentation. ‘Airborne radar - the early days’, open meeting of the Air History of of Navigation, Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire, 22 May 1996 Recording of a programme on radar with Hanbury Brown. The programme formed part of a BBC Open University series on the history of electronics, by P. Ashby. Navigation Group, Royal Institute R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Non-textual media, J.1-J.103 See also F.181, F.182. conversation: ‘In February 1999’ Prof. Robert Hanbury Brown, 4-11 Recording of a conversation with R. Williams, broadcast on ABC Radio National on 4 and 11 February 1999. ‘In conversation’ was a series of personal interviews with scientific Australian broadcaster R. Williams every Thursday at 19:40. presented thinkers the by See also J.28. ‘Newton - RHB The Science Show with Alan Saunders’, ‘The Cutting Edge (HHB)’ Recording of two radio programmes, one with Hanbury Brown, the other with his wife Heather. J.29-J.39 See also J.26. VIDEO TAPES ‘Uncertainty Principle’ ‘Hanbury & Robyn Williams In Conversation’ Recording of a conversation with R. Williams, broadcast as a tribute to Hanbury Brown after his death. Originally broadcast on ABC Radio National on 4 and 11 February 1999. See also J.13, J.14. VHS E180 videotape, 28 minutes. programme, ABC conversation with publication of Hanbury Brown’s The Wisdom of Science. in R. Williams, on the occasion of the 1987-2002, n.d. featuring Hanbury Brown 1987 R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Non-textual media, J.1-J.103 ‘Items compiled by DF [Douglas Fisher] for Prof Hanbury Brown August 1992’ Compilation of two local television items on the closure of RAF Bawdsey in 1991; a BBC Television local news item on ‘The Shingle Street Mystery’; and an extract from a BBC Television programme on an interview with R. Watson-Watt recorded in 1950. featuring radar, VHS ES60 videotape, 15 minutes. ‘The Watson-Watt Centenary’ Video recording of Hanbury Brown’s evening lecture at the Institution of Electrical Engineers, 22 February 1993, to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Watson- Watt (1892). Recording by Douglas Fisher Productions. VHS E60 videotape, 37 minutes. See also F.170, F.171. of the Southern Skies’, in Australia, Mount Stromlo, VHS E180 videotape, 32 minutes. ‘Quantum programme on SUSI [...]’ BBC Television series ‘The Sky at Night’ programme on ‘Studies three telescopes Anglo- Australian Telescope and SUSI. Presented by P. Moore, in conversation with J. Davis, 1994. 25 minutes. featuring the ABC Television series ‘Quantum’ programme on the SUSI, presented by C. Johnson interviewing J. Davis. Undated but possibly broadcast 13 September 1995. 7 minutes. 1994, 21995 The tape has revised versions of three episodes, ‘The Hunters’, ‘The Defenders’ and ‘The Bombers’. Hanbury Brown is featured on all three, talking about the use of radar in night fighting and the development of Al in the first, the importance of useable data in the second and navigation for British bombers in the third. The Nightfighters, Aimlmage Production for Discovery Channel, 1997. ‘Nightfighters’ R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Non-textual media, J.1-J.103 VHS E153 videotape, 2 hours 32 minutes. ‘Jansky [Monu]ment Dedication’ Bell Laboratories video of the dedication and unveiling of the Karl Jansky Monument at the Bell Labs, Holmdel, New Jersey, 8 June 1998. Speeches, unveiling and dinner. VHS T60 videotape, 51 minutes. ‘Science at War: programme “Echoes of war’” [...]’ at series Science BBC Television War programme ‘Echoes of War’, broadcast 26 November 1998. Features Hanbury Brown on location at Orford Ness and Bawdsey Manor, discussing the history of radar before the war and the development of Al. Includes archive footage of R. Watson-Watt and contributions by A.C.B. Lovell. 2 copies: VHS E60SM videotape, VHS E60 videotape, 49 minutes. J.36-J.38 Broadcast in 2002. ‘Battle of the Atlantic 1, 2 & 3’ VHS E180 videotape, 2 hours 27 minutes. BBC Television series Battle of the Atlantic Videotape of the three episodes of the series, ‘The Grey Wolves’, ‘Keeping Secrets’, and ‘The Hunted’. Hanbury Brown is featured in episode three (01:42). 2001-2002 2 video tapes of the complete BBC Television interview with Hanbury Brown on the contribution of radar to the Battle of Atlantic. Robert Hanbury-Brown interview “Battle ‘Tape 1’ covers the development of radar and specifically Al, and submarines (ASV). aircraft ‘Prof. Atlantic” ’ its use to detect and then ships J.37, J.38 of the R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Non-textual media, J.1-J.103 ‘Tape 2’ continues the discussion on ASV, covering also wartime and military/political leaders in the UK and Hanbury Brown’s daily activities. cooperation scientists between VHS E65 videotapes, 28 minutes, 17 minutes. ‘Weren't those great days!’ Compilation of World War II training and other films on radar research at TRE. Recording by Douglas Fisher Productions. VHS E60 videotape, 44 minutes J.40-J.51 OTHER VISUAL MATERIAL 1937-1987 J.40-J.43 Photographs 1937-1952, n.d. J.40 1937, n.d. J.40-J.42 Radar Bawdsey and people 1937, 1940, n.d. There is further photographic material in Sections A-H. Sideways-looking radar picture taken in the Anson K6260 8 monochrome photographs. Includes also a photocopy of a page in Hanbury Brown’s photograph album. fe a recording of an echo 1 monochrome photograph of a drawing from the aircraft carrier ‘Courageous’, with explaining 1 colour includes photograph of an artist's impression of the Avro Anson, with ‘Amelia’ (probably the television producer Amelia Hann, who was involved in the production of the 1998 BBC programme ‘Science at war’). a message from Hanbury Brown to the recording. Also ; 1940, n.d. Planes and aerials R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Non-textual media, J.1-J.103 4 monochrome photographs of aeroplanes and _ aerials. their Radio astronomy 7 monochrome photographs, 6 of equipment and sites, 1 of an artist’s impression of a steerable telescope. J.44, J.45 Graphs and drawings 1953, n.d. Ohio State Observatory, 1953 Diagrams of the contours of cosmic radio noise and other visual materials used in publications from the Ohio State Observatory. Graphs 2 folders. Slides J.48-J.51 1987, n.d. labelled ‘Astro-array’ and Transparencies ‘VLT - The ESO 16-m Optical Telescope’ 4 mounted transparencies, ‘Radio arrays in space, with a typescript memorandum. Contains 27 slides. Box of slides illustration the history of airborne radar. set, Slide Southern Observatory. with ‘W-W 36 slides’ literature. Issued by the European R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Non-textual media, J.1-J.103 Slide album 1 Contains 12 sheets of mounted slides (both monochrome and colour, some labelled), documenting the principles of intensity its measurements. Includes pictures from both of the stellar interferometers at Narrabri, and of the history of airborne radar. interferometry, instruments and _ its Appears to have been used as a slide store for Hanbury Brown to draw on for his lecturing activities. Slide album 2 Contains 12 sheets of mounted slides (both monochrome and colour, some labelled), documenting the history of cosmology and astronomy. Includes pictures on various aspects of radio astronomy. Also includes a sheet of slides with citations from F. Bacon and R. Hooke and from modern scholars such as A. Koyré and S. Toulmin. Appears to have been used as a slide store for Hanbury Brown to draw on for his lecturing activities. 5-1/4" ‘Book’ of John, the Curator of J.52-J.95 Dr Jeremy J.52-J.103 1988-2007 1988-1999, COMPUTER DISKS Many of the computer disks at J.52-J.93 cannot be read at this stage. Ten of them (J.60-J.62, J.69, J.70, J.81- J.85) have been successfully accessed with the generous help Digital British Library. Their contents have Manuscripts at the been preserved in the form of a CD at J.94; for a list of contents, see J.95. 2007, n.d. Contents of re software. No information re contents beyond inscription ‘Boffin’ on the disk at J.52. Double-sided, double-density. ‘Boffin [...] Index.1’ No information a box so inscribed. J.52-J.59 R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Non-textual media, J.1-J.103 Make: Dixons 2D Further inscribed: ‘Bowen1’ ‘Chap 1,273) [2]: Double-sided, double-density. Make: CIS ‘Chaps 9, 10, 11, [...]’ Double-sided, double-density. Make: Dixons 2D ‘Chap 9 - 10’ Double-sided, double-density. Make: Dixons 2D ‘Chap 9 - 10 - Back-up’ Double-sided, double-density. Make: Dixons 2D ‘Back-up [...] Synopsis’ Double-sided, double-density. Make: Dixons 2D Double-sided, double-density. Make: Dixons 2D ‘Back-up [...] 13’ R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Non-textual media, J.1-J.103 ‘Illustrate [...] Double-sided, double-density. Make: DISKXPRESS J.60-J.68 ‘Personal files’ 1988-1992, n.d. No information re software. No information re contents beyond inscriptions or where stated otherwise. ‘Letters 1’ 1988-1990 Double-sided, double-density. Make: DISKXPRESS MS-DOS/PC-DOS See J.94, J.95. See J.94, J.95. ‘Wills’ Make: Dixons 2D ‘Letters 2’ 1990-1992 Make: Dixons 2D MS-DOS/PC-DOS Double-sided, double-density. Double-sided, double-density. 1991); 1996 No information re density. MS-DOS/PC-DOS information re single or double-sidedness. No See J.94, J.95. ‘Articles - Full’ R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Non-textual media, J.1-J.103 Make: TANDY Universal Certified Diskette ‘Boffin.Ch.3 [...]’ Double-sided, double-density. Make: Dixons 2D Further inscribed: ‘for WP v.5’ ‘Bowen [...] Lovell’ Double-sided, double-density. Make: Dixons 2D Further inscribed: ‘Ability help’ ‘Bowen’ Double-sided, double-density. Make: Dixons 2D ‘CV & McKellar’ ‘Orford.1 [...] Double-sided, double-density. Make: Dixons 2D No further information (label damaged). 1988, n.d. No information re software. No information re contents beyond inscriptions or where stated otherwise. J.69-J.80 ‘New disks’ ‘Lists of books and journals [...]’ Double-sided, double-density. R. 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Make: Datalife Deleted Radar1,2,3,4 - Radar2.mss’ inscription: ‘B:?Cumo.mss - Alvis - Trim - ‘VISA Bank [...] Bondi’ Single-sided, double-density. Make: Datalife Deleted inscription: ‘Comet.mss - Johnny (Chesterman) - Thomson - Bank - Bowden - - ?Asholl - Turkey - CERN - Geelong’ Make: CIS Deleted inscription: ‘Messel Back-up’ Single-sided, double-density. Make: Datalife ‘Scient1 ,2,3, - IAU’ Double-sided, double-density. ‘Foreword for Cosmic Perspectives’ . Wilson) Review2.mss’ No information re single or double-sidedness or density. Deleted inscription: ‘Head.mss - Review1.mss - (Colin ‘WPSO program’ Make: odp R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Non-textual media, J.1-J.103 ‘DOS program - copied - F’ Single-sided, single or double density [sic]. Make: Fuji Film MD1D Deleted inscription: Edit.mss - ?7Lutedge (??) - Elspeth. BAK (full)’ ‘Elspeth full version - Preamble - J.81-J.93 Untitled 1989-1999, n.d. No information re software. 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No Make: TANDY Universal Certified Diskette MS-DOS/PC-DOS See J.94, J.95. ‘Back-up file LTRS\MISC’ No Untitled Make: DISKXPRESS information re single or double-sidedness. Deleted inscription: ‘Dud?’ Double-sided, double-density. Make: TANDY Universal Certified Diskette No information re density. No information re density. Make: TANDY Universal Certified Diskette ‘Reviews/Finance’ information re single or double-sidedness. R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Non-textual media, J.1-J.103 ‘LTRS/LABELS - AUSLABEL - UK LABEL - PENTLAB - OTHERLAB” Single-sided, single or double density [sic]. Make: Fuji Film MD1D ‘CONFIG SYS’ information No information re density. re single or double-sidedness. No Make: TANDY Universal Certified Diskette Further inscribed: ‘Back-up’ Deleted inscription: ‘LTRS - 1992->’ ‘REVIEWS/MISC’ information No information re density. re single or double-sidedness. No re single or double-sidedness. No information ‘REVIEWS/BOOKS'’ Further inscribed: ‘Back-up’ Further inscribed: ‘Back-up’ Make: TANDY Universal Certified Diskette Make: TANDY Universal Certified Diskette No information re density. Make: TANDY Universal Certified Diskette No information re density. ‘ARTICLES2 - Back-up’ information re single or double-sidedness. No R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Non-textual media, J.1-J.103 CD-R of 10 selected disks CD-R 650MB. Make: Mitsui Gold 1 February 2007 The 10 selected disks are at J.60-J.62, J.69, J.70, J.81- J.85. See J.95 for list of contents. List of contents Contents list of J.94. Further includes information re word processing equipment and software used by Hanbury Brown. J.96-J.103 3-1/2" 1999-2007 These appear to have been used exclusively for drafts of chapters of Hanbury Brown’s last book, There are no Dinosaurs in the Bible (2002). See also F.53-F.68. Medium blue. Make: no information See also J.103. 1999-2000 ‘CHAP.1 [...]’ Black, high density. ‘CHAPTER1.wpd [...] See also J.103. ‘CHAPTER1.wpd [...]’ Make: PC line See also J.103. Black, high density. Make: PC line R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Non-textual media, J.1-J.103 ‘DINOSAURS [...]’ Black, high density. Make: PC line See also J.103. Cnap:1;2,3,4:5,6; {z..1/ Black, high density. Make: PC line See also J.103. ‘CHAP'rev [...]’ Black, high density. Make: PC line Medium blue. Make: no information See also J.103. List of contents See also J.103. ‘chap200 [...] June 25th 2001’ Contents list of J.96-J.102. R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 INDEX OF CORRESPONDENTS ADAM HILGER ADAMSON, Colin AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL AFFIRMIST SOCIETY AIMIMAGE PRODUCTIONS ALLFREY, Colin F. ALLFREY, Jocelyne (‘Joss’) APPLETON, ? (‘Blokey’) ARDOUIN, Daniel ARGENT, Arthur ARMSTRONG, David Malet ASH, Sir Eric Albert ASHBY, Philip ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF INDIA ASTRONOMY & GEOPHYSICS ATHENAEUM F.37-F.39 See H.10 H.1 F392 H.29 H.26 H.26 See H.45 H.29 See H.45 E23 H.48 H.33 A.166 H.29 A.166, H.29 ATKINSON, Sally A.166, H.17, H.30 G.12 H.30 H.30 AUSTIN, Brian A. AUSTIN, Tony A.166 H.30 A.166 teed, ATIYAH, Sir Michael Francis 15 See also H.16 AUSTRALIAN OPTICAL SOCIETY AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE ARCHIVES PROJECT AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE (ANZAAS) H.30 BAWDSEY RADAR RESEARCH GROUP A.14 E.53 A.199 H.1 H.1 A.14 A.2 BATT, Reg BATTEN, Alan BATES, Peggy Kingsmill BAKER, David. S. BALDWIN, John Evan BALLARD, Eileen Woods BARTON, F. S. R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 BEATTIE, lan BECK, Rainer BENNETT, John M. BENNIE, Peter BHATHAL, Ragbir BIRCH, Arthur John BIRCH, Charles BLACK, C. Mary Index of correspondents E.9, H.30 H.30 E33, h34 E.114 A.30, A.31, H.31 af 110-E118* F-34331 See also H.56, H.67 H.14 BLACKETT LABORATORY, IMPERIAL COLLEGE, LONDON F.175 BLACKETT, Patrick Maynard Stuart, Baron Blackett of Chelsea BLAKER, Brian Oscar BLAKER, Cedric BLAKER, Louise BLAKER, Sir Peter H.6 See also H.25, H.47 A.195 See also A.196-A.198 t2 See also A.195 H.2 A.151, H.31 BLATT, Charles BLY, Dennis WL BOK, Bart Jan A.10, E.114, H.31 A.85 See E.97, H.1, H.7, H.23 BOLTON, John Gatenby BONDI, Sir Hermann BOUT, Paul A. Vanden BOKSENBERG, Alexander BOWDEN, Marjorie BOWEN, Edward A. A.85, H.32 A.85, H.32 A.167, A.168 A.1, A.84 See also H.26 BOWEN, Edward George (‘Taffy’) BOWDEN, Bertram Vivian, Baron Bowden of Chesterfield Ag(2; A,100,;6:41, 6.10, E11, 6.22. F.31, H.9-H.14 See also B.43, H.58, H.64, H.74 E.61 A.204, A.206, B.26, B.44-B.46, D739) E2214 E18. E88) H.1, F115 See also A.176, B.36, B.43, E.10, H.16-H.18, H.26, H.32, H.45, H.46, H00; 55.11.60; 67. Aik Ae A.72 ledoven 7. A.6, H.32 See also H.50 BRACEWELL, Ronald N. BRANNEN, Eric R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Index of correspondents BRENNAN, Max H. BREWER, Douglas F. BRINKLEY, A.? (‘Tony’) BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION BRITISH WIRELESS DINING CLUB BROOKE, George J. BROWN, A. E. BROWN, Andrew BROWN, Basil Hanbury BROWN, Christina Hanbury BROWN, Elizabeth Hanbury BROWN, Gerald F. BROWN, Hassall Hanbury BROWN, Hilda Heather Hanbury (née Chesterman) BROWN, lan BROWN, Jean Hanbury (née BLADON) A.10, A.167, H.32 See also H.19 See H.25 Blo bio2 H33 H.79 H.34 A.73 H.34 A.71 A.199 A.71 H.4 A.19, A.71, H.2 A.19-A.25 H.34 H.2 A.199, H.53 H.1 H.34 A.2 H.34 E.20-F.22, 5.28 BROWN, Joan BROWN, Jordan Hanbury BROWN, Louis BROWN, Marion Hanbury BROWN, Phyllis BROWN, Robert Hanbury BRUCK, Hermann Alexander BUCKELL & BALLARD BUDERI, Robert BURBIDGE, Geoffrey Ronald A.71, H.2 A.199, H.2 A.199, H.70 A.167, D.39 BROWN, Stephanie Hanbury (née Newby) H.35 CENTRE FOR HISTORY OF DEFENCE ELECTRONICS, A6 See also H.25.H.26, H.74 CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY OO OO mr oF See also H.63, H.64 CAMBRIDGE STAMP CENTRE LTD CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS CARDIFF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY E.67 H.3 H.35 E.114 H.35 CAMPBELL, Keith O. BUTTIKER, Markus R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 Index of correspondents UNIVERSITY OF BOURNEMOUTH CHAMBERLAIN, George Philip (‘Peter’) CHAPPLE, S. D. CHARLEY, Reynold CHESTERMAN, Clement J. CHRISTIANSEN, Chris CITY AND GUILDS (ENGINEERING) COLLEGE, LONDON CLAPHAM, Peter H. COCCONI, Vanna Tongiorgi See also H.55 B.4, H.36 See also B.21, B.35, H.15, H.77 H.3 H.36 A.178, H.3 H.36 See also A.206 A.70 H.36 E.49 COCKCROFT, Sir John Douglas See H.45, H.46 COLE, Keith D. COLVIG, Patricia COMBINED NAVAL RESEARCH GROUP, NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY, WASHINGTON, DC COOPER, Alan B. F341 H.36 A.69 H.3 COOPER, Sir William MANSFIELD A.169, D.2, D.3, H.6 COPPING, Rhidian CRAIG, David CUNNINGHAM, John H.37 H.37 H.37 H.37 H.43 D.2, D.3 CROFTS, J. M. F. CUMMINS, E. A. CORMACK, J. N. COTTON, Robert CZIGANY, Magda See H.15, H.46, H.67 DAVIES, Louis Walter DANCKWERTS, Bruce DAS GUPTA, Mrinal Kumar (‘Das’) ° H.33 A.10, A.22-A.24, D.25, D.33, H.19- H.22 See also A.19-A.21, A.167, H.25 DE BROGLIE, Louis-Victor-Pierre-Raymond, 7th duc H.3 See also H.15 DAVIES, Richard Harries H.48 H.37 G.5 H.37 DAVIES, Rod D. DAVIS, John DAWSON, Peter DEAN, Ann RAG EAT: 30 H.38 E.63 R. Hanbury Brown NCUACS 151/1/07 DEAN, Michael DESCH, R. C. DEWHIRST, David W. DEWHURST, Hubert DIPPY, Robert J. DODDS, Anne Index of correspondents E37, A.73 See H.25 B.50, B.51 See B.43 H.38 DOWDING, Hugh Caswell Tremenheere, 1st Baron Dowding See E.15, H.13, H.46 DRAKE, Doreen DRAKE, Frank D. DUNFORD & ELLIOTT LTD DYSON, Freeman John EAST SUSSEX COUNTY COUNCIL EASTWOOD, William S. EASTWOOD, Betty EATON, Janet H.38 A.85 D2tDi3 F.54, H.38 A.70 A.74 A.74 A.21, A.22 See also A.19 H.39 See also H.19 A.74 F.46 E