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NATIONAL CATALOGUING UNIT FOR THE ARCHIVES OF CONTEMPORARY SCIENTISTS Catalogue of the papers and correspondence of Sir Alan Hugh Cook FRS (1922-2004) NCUACS catalogue no. 169/12/08 by Peter Harper and Timothy E. Powell Catalogue of the papers and correspondence of Sir Alan Hugh Cook FRS (1922-2004) NCUACS catalogue no. 169/12/08 by Peter Harper and Timothy E. Powell A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 Title: Compiled by: Deposited in: Date of material: 1931-2005 Extent of material: 17 boxes Description level: Fonds Peter Harper and Timothy E. Powell Catalogue of the papers and correspondence of Sir Alan Hugh Cook FRS (1922-2004), physicist NCUACS catalogue no. 169/12/08 © 2008 National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists, University of Bath. The Archives, Selwyn College Cambridge Reference code: GB 0276 SEPP/COO A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 NOT ALL THE MATERIAL IN THIS COLLECTION MAY YET BE AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION. ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE ADDRESSED IN THE FIRST INSTANCE TO: THE COLLEGE ARCHIVIST SELWYN COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 LIST OF CONTENTS GENERAL INTRODUCTION SECTION A BIOGRAPHICAL SECTION B RESEARCH AND TEACHING SECTION C PUBLICATIONS SECTION D LECURES, VISITS AND CONFERENCES SECTION E HISTORY OF SCIENCE INDEX OF CORRESPONDENTS E.1-E.140 A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 GENERAL INTRODUCTION PROVENANCE The material was received for cataloguing from Lady (Isabell) Cook, widow, via the Archives of Selwyn College, Cambridge in September 2007. OUTLINE OF THE CAREER OF SIR ALAN HUGH COOK Alan Hugh Cook was born in Felsted, Essex on 2 December 1922 and educated at Westcliff High School for Boys and Corpus Christi College Cambridge where he followed the Natural Science Tripos with geology as an additional experimental subject. On graduating in 1943 he was drafted to do war work becoming a temporary experimental officer in the Army Signals Establishment, Witley, Surrey where he was involved in radar research in the Test and Measurement Section. At the end of the war he returned to Cambridge for Ph.D. research (awarded 1950) on measurements of gravity in the British Isles supervised by E.C. Bullard and B.C. Browne in the Department of Geodesy and Geophysics. He continued in the Department as a research assistant working on gravity measurements and geodetic applications, 1949-1952. analyse experimental results, including those on absolute gravity measurements. In 1969 Cook wavelength measurements and satellite theory applied to geodesy. He used digital computers to and became superintendant of the quantum metrology department in 1966. Principal investigations In 1952 Cook went to work in the metrology department at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), of computers to carry out some massive calculations on the rocking motion of the moon, which became the first professor of geophysics at Edinburgh University. At Edinburgh he extended his use Teddington, in south-west London, where he researched on precise measurements and standards were on the density of mercury, absolute determination of acceleration due to gravity, precise of directors of Cambridge University Press. depends on the gravity field of the moon and the earth. After only three years Cook was appointed to the Jacksonian Chair of Natural Philosophy held in the Cambridge physics department, a position he He also became responsible for Cambridge University’s computer facilities and chairman of the board Laboratory in Cambridge (to 1984) and in 1983 Master of Selwyn College Cambridge, retiring in 1993. held until 1990 and to a Fellowship at King’s College. In 1979 he became head of the Cavendish A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 Cook took an active part in scientific affairs nationally and internationally. In Britain he served the Royal Astronomical Society (President 1977-1979), Institute of Physics, Royal Society and Research Councils in many capacities. Internationally he was active in both the International Astronomical Union and the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, and enjoyed.a long association with International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste as consultant for geophysics programmes and as course organiser and lecturer. He spent periods as Visiting Fellow or Professor at a number of leading US institutions: Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, Boulder, Colorado, 1965-1966, University of California, 1981-1982, and Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, 1993. Cook was devoted to the history of science. In particular he spent twenty years researching Edmond Halley, publishing a well-received biography in 1998: Edmond Halley: Charting the Heavens and the Seas (Oxford: the Clarendon Press). He was Editor of Notes and Records of the Royal Society, 1996- 2003. Cook was elected FRS in 1969 and knighted in 1988. He died on 23 July 2004. For a full account of Cook’s life and work see the memoir by Terry Quinn, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, vol. 51, 87-100 (2005). early education, election to the Fellowship of the Royal Society and knighthood, and photographs. Section B, Research and teaching, presents a sequence of folders of notes and drafts and notebooks, Internal Gravity Field’, 'Melting' and ‘Melting of Metallic Hydrogen’. Some of this material relates to DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION The archive covers the period 1931-2005. prepared for the Royal Society of Edinburgh, documentation of career, honours and awards including periods Cook spent as Visiting Professor at the University of California, 1981-1982 and Visiting Fellow Section A, Biographical, includes curricula vitae, lists of publications and the personal records Cook c.1973-2004. Folder and notebook titles include ‘Libration’, 'Theory of Lunar Libration’, 'Theory of the Cook’s principal correspondent is drafts of publications or intended publications, 1982-2001; correspondence about publications, 1967- 2002, and reviews of a number of Cook’s publications, 1994-1995. Drafts include the contents of Section C, Publications, comprises nine bound volumes of Cook’s offprints arranged by such topics as earth sciences, metrology and ‘history and miscellaneous’, and covering the period 1948-2001; at Princeton, New Jersey, 1993. It is possible that other material relates to courses prepared by him for the International Centre of Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy. containers titled ‘Ideas of Theoretical Physics’ and ‘Molecules’. A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 Cambridge University Press. The sequence of correspondence includes contracts and memoranda of agreement in respect of Cook's own publications. Section D, Lectures, visits and conferences, covers the period 1974-2005. It documents a visit to China in 1984 and a small number of lectures on scientific and history of science topics including 'The Achievements of Sir John Cockcroft', at Cockcroft’s birthplace Todmorden in 1982; 'Les Bases empiriques de la Théorie scientifique’, Humphrey Davy Lecture, Académie des Sciences, Paris in 1994: and the Royal Society Lunchtime Lecture on Benjamin Franklin at the National Portrait Gallery London in 2001. Section E, History of Science, documents Cook’s research and publications and his editorial role for Notes and Records of the Royal Society. The great bulk of the material relates to his research on Edmond Halley which resulted in the biography published in 1998: Edmond Halley: Charting the Heavens and the Seas (Oxford: the Clarendon Press) and a number of lectures and articles. There is also interesting material for his Royal Society memoirs of Louis Essen (1908-1997) and, especially, R.V. Jones (1911-1997). His association with Notes and Records is represented by editorial correspondence and offprints of his own papers published in it, 1992-2005. There is also an index of correspondents. Peter Harper Bath December 2008 A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 SECTION A BIOGRAPHICAL, A.1-A.62 1931-2005 A.1-A.2 OBITUARIES AND MEMOIR A.3-A.7 BIOGRAPHICAL AND AUOBIOGRAPHICAL A.8-A.52 CAREER, HONOURS AND AWARDS A.53-A.58 PUBLIC AND SOCIAL OCCASIONS A.59-A.62 PHOTOGRAPHS OBITUARIES AND MEMOIR 2004-2005 Obituaries The Times, 6 August 2004. Independent, 31 July 2004. By A.B. Pippard. Royal Society memoir of Cook: T. Quinn, 'Sir Alan Hugh Cook'. Biogr. Mems. Fell. R. Soc. 51 (2005), 87-100 Biographical notes on Cook's parents ‘Personal Records of Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh’ Curricula vitae and lists of publications 3 folders Offprint. BIOGRAPHICAL AND AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 Biographical, A.1-A.62 Career, honours and awards School Education 1929-1940 Felstead Council School 1929-1931 Letter from headmaster, 18 December 1931 and school report, n.d. ?1931 West Leigh School 1931-1933 Scholar's Reports for 1932 and 1933, photocopy of letter from headmaster to Cook's parents, 8 May 1933, papers re 90th birthday celebrations of school, 2003. 1931-2003 1931-2003 1931 1932-1933, 2003 A.10-A.15 Westcliffe High School for Boys 1933-1940 1933-1969 1933-1940 1934-1936 1937-1940 Certificates In book form. A.10 Terminal Reports Programmes for Distribution 1935, 1937-1939 and press-cutting, 1939 of Prizes and 3 certificates awarded to Cook for excellent work in the years 1933-1934, 1934-1935 and 1935-1936 1950, 1969 the school's first Letter from Head Master to Cook as Cambridge PhD, 3 May 1950 and ‘The Old Westcliffian’, Competition essay by Cook on ‘Our Milk Supply’ School certificates 4 certificates. In roll. A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 Biographical, A.1-A.62 May 1969. Miscellaneous diplomas and certificates awarded to Cook for literature and first aid 1937-1940 A.17-A.20 University of Cambridge Corpus Christi College 1940-1943 1939-1946 Correspondence, newspaper cuttings, Cook's success in gaining an entrance scholarship to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge etc re A.18-A.19 Correspondence and papers re state scholarship, etc. 1940-1941 2 folders. 1943-1944 the Admiralty and copy Home Guard BA 1943 1943, 1946 Admiralty Signals Establishment 1943-1946 2 certificates dated 28 June 1943 and 4 June 1946 and extracts from Cambridge University Reporter, 1943 Letter from Ministry of Labour and National Service re wartime employment at of memorandum and accompanying letter re appreciation of work carried out in preparation for invasion of Normandy.. 1947, 1950 Certificate of proficiency, 1944 and certificate of service, 1941-1944. University Geophysics 1946-1951 of Cambridge Department of Geodesy and MA 1947. PhD 1950. A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 Biographical, A.1-A.62 A.24-A.25 National Physical Laboratory 1952-1969 A.24 newsletter of Press-cutting, [71965], March and June 1969 issues of Quanta, of Quantum Metrology, 2 September 1969 from ?Cook's successor as letter, Superintendant of the letter,14 November 2000, re NPL centenary conference Division and Division [21965], 1969, 2000 [21965], 1969, 2000 Autograph book signed by colleagues and presented to Cook on his leaving the NPL for Edinburgh, August 1969 Institute of Physics Charles Vernon Boys Prize for 1967 1966-1967 Includes letter from the President of the Institute informing Cook of the award of the Prize. University of Cambridge DSc. 1969-1997 1969 1972-1997 A.28-A.29 A.28 Certificate etc. Correspondence and papers re election Correspondence re Committee service etc. Royal Society Election to the Fellowship 1969 Chair of Geophysics, University of Edinburgh, 1969-1972 1968, n.d. Includes letters of congratulation on appointment, 1968, and of Geophysics in Edinburgh’, undated but written while Cook was Head of the Laboratory, Cambridge, 1979-1984. Royal Society of Edinburgh Election to the Fellowship, 1970 Includes letters informing Cook of his election. Cook's account of ‘The start Department of Physics, Cavendish A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 Biographical, A.1-A.62 Jacksonian Professor of Natural Philosophy, University of Cambridge, 1972-1990 1971-1972 Letters of congratulation, newspaper cutting Accademia Nazionale Member 1973 dei Lincei Election as Foreign Includes letter informing Cook of his election. Explorers Club Membership 1980 Certificate of membership. A.35-A.37 Selwyn College, Cambridge Master, 1983-1993 1983, 1993 Letters of congratulation etc. service, 1993. 1983, letter of thanks for 3 folders. Letters of congratulation etc. At A.38 is a list of congratulations. A.38-A.48 Knighthood 1988 1987-1988 11 folders. Unindexed. World. Institute of Physics Charles Chree Medal and Prize for 1993 International Association of Geodesy Election as Fellow 1991 Announcement of award in The Independent and Physics Certificate. A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 Biographical, A.1-A.62 Retirement as Chairman of Press Syndicate 1993 the Cambridge University 1993-1994 Includes copy of speech by A.K. Wilson, Chief Executive of the Press, at a dinner in honour of Sir Alan and Lady Cook, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, 25 January 1994. American Biographical Institute Advisers Inc. Research Board of Letter of welcome on Cook's honorary appointment to the Board and certificates. A.53-A.58 PUBLIC AND SOCIAL OCCASIONS 1975-1993 Includes orders of proceedings, guest lists, seating plans etc. 6 folders. 1930s A.59-A.62 PHOTOGRAPHS 1930s, 1982, n.d. 3 school photographs including Cook Photograph of Cook and his wife Isabell Found with University of Edinburgh papers at A.30. occasion Photograph of Cook with Cavendish Cricket Team Photograph of presentation to Cook on_ unidentified A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 SECTION B RESEARCH AND TEACHING, B.1-B.22 1973-2004, n.d. A sequence of folders of notes and drafts and notebooks relating to research and/or teaching. Some of this material relates to periods Cook spent as Visiting Professor at the University of California, 1981-1982 is possible that and Visiting Fellow at Princeton, 1993. other the International Centre of Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy. prepared material courses relates for to It ‘Libration’ 1973-1978 Contents of folder so inscribed divided into three for ease of reference: manuscript notes, offprint, data. "Theory of Lunar Libration' so Notebook paginated sequence of notes 1-69, unpaginated notes on differential geometry. contents titled with and list papers notes on headed ‘Melting’ enclosed Notebook so titled. ‘Theory of the Internal Gravity Field’ Latest bibliographical reference 1973. 1 page of notes dated 14 August 1973. Loose including notepaper of Hotel Colombia, Trieste. reference: manuscript notes, drafts, calculations etc. Contents of folder so inscribed divided into five for ease of Notebook so titled on first page and paginated 1-170. Latest bibliographical reference 1978. ‘Melting of Metallic Hydrogen’ Loose papers enclosed. A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 Research and teaching, B.1-B.22 Includes ‘Trieste Talk / Melting of Metallic Hydrogen at Planetary Pressures' (B.8) and draft paper of the same title (B.9). Latest date 31 May 1982 on a notice of a seminar given by colleague in 'IGPP [Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics] Conference Room". Some of this material at least would appear to relate to Cook's period as Visiting Professor and Green Scholar, University of California at Los Angeles, Berkeley and San Diego, 1981-1982. ‘Dynamics’ folder Contents of ‘Implications of Chaos', typescript draft Chaos’, etc so inscribed: manuscript notes on on ‘Confronting Relates to Cook's period as Visiting Theological Inquiry, Princeton, USA, 1993. Fellow, Center of at front titled ‘Born Oppenheimer Loose Separation’. papers ‘Molecules / Dirac Electron Theory’ 1 loose sheet dated 8 January 2004. Untitled notebook used for manuscript working Notebook so titled on first page and paginated 1-89. molecular structure and spectra. Contents of folder so inscribed divided into seven for ease of lecture course on ‘Relativistic Treatment of Simple Molecules’ reference: manuscript notes for Notebook so titled on first page. B.16-B.22 ‘Molecules' A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 SECTION C PUBLICATIONS, C.1-C.47 1948-2002 C.1-C.9 BOUND VOLUMES OF COOK’S OFFPRINTS C.10-C.40 DRAFTS C.41-C.46 CORRESPONDENCE RE PUBLICATIONS C.47 REVIEWS OF COOK'S PUBLICATIONS BOUND VOLUMES OF COOK'S OFFPRINTS 1948-2001 Volume 1 Earth Sciences 1948-1958 Volume 2 Earth and Planets 1959-1968 Volume 5 Astrophysics 1963-1989 Volume 4 Metrology 1953-1969 Volume 6 Physics (including Metrology) 1970-1989 Volume 3 Earth and Planetary Sciences 1969-1989 F.Inst.P. Includes loose item at front: offprint from Physics Bulletin, 23, Barrell, Volume 7 History and Miscellaneous 1963-1989 Volume 8 Memoirs 1950-1983 1972 including Cook's appreciation of H. A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 Publications, C.1-C.47 Unnumbered bound volume, 1990-2001 Topics include history of science and biography. Loose items at front of volume. C.10-C.40 DRAFTS C.10-C.25 ‘Ideas of Theoretical Physics’ 1982-2001 1984, n.d. typescript reference: Contents of binder so labelled divided into sixteen for ease of with manuscript additions and corrections, manuscript draft of lectures on ideas of theoretical physics and duplicated typescript ‘The Discovery of the Rigid Body Dynamics’. Ciaran Memorial Lecture chapters drafts 1984 the of 11 of The 'Ideas of Theoretical Physics' may have been intended as a publication based on earlier lectures represented by the manuscript draft. Chapter titles include ‘Born ‘Molecules' ‘Molecules’ C.33-C.34 C.26-C.32 1982-1988 Contents of box folder so labelled divided into seven for ease of reference: notebook and notes, drafts, offprints. Contents of folder so inscribed divided into two for ease of reference: manuscript and typescript drafts titled 'Electron Pairs from a relativistic standpoint’, offprints etc. Includes notes and drafts for chapters of ?unpublished book. Oppenheimer Separation’ and ‘Symmetry’. 1988-2001 Correspondence and gravitation for editions of Encyclopaedia Britannica. papers re At C.34 are manuscript notes headed 'Book on Molecules’. 1988-1993 C.35-C.37 ‘Gravitation’ 3 folders. revision of article on A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 Publications, C.1-C.47 'Can there be a theoretical biology?’ 1993, n.d. Typescript draft and manuscript notes for publication or lecture. Includes ‘Statistical physics and biology’, September 1993. World by Physics article from G. Parisi on This work relates to period as Visiting Fellow at Princeton. See also B.12, D.14. C.39-C.39A ‘Simple Abstract Models for Autoimmune Response’ 1992-1993 24pp typescript paper + figures, letter from Journal of Theoretical Biology re publication, 9 October 1993, and referee's report. App typescript on ‘Autoimmune models', correspondence, figures. 1992-1993 C.41-C.46 1967-2002 contracts Typescript draft. Principally Cambridge University Press. ‘Expert systems in University Education’ CORRESPONDENCE RE PUBLICATIONS 1987-1988 Includes respect of Cook's own publications. and memoranda of agreement in 1967-1969 1971-1982 A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 Publications, C.1-C.47 2000-2002 REVIEWS OF COOK'S PUBLICATIONS 1994-1995 1 folder. A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 SECTION D LECTURES, VISITS AND CONFERENCES, D.1-D.22 1976-2005 International and Contemporary Needs, Nathiagali, Pakistan, 2-20 August 1976 Summer Physics College on Photocopy of letter from Cook to his wife, 13 August, with account of visit. ‘The Achievements of Cockcroft Memorial Lecture, Todmorden Town Hall, West Yorkshire, 8 December 1982 Cockcroft’, John Sir 1982-1983 Correspondence typescript of Cook's lecture. re arrangements, letters of thanks, 2 folders. of mark the fifttieth Cook was invited to give a lecture to first anniversary mechanical splitting of the atom'. He also appeared as guest of honour and presented the prizes at Todmorden High School Speech Day. ‘involvement Cockcroft's the in from letter Chinese and English invitation 4 folders. University President, Huazhong 1983-1984, Visit to Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China, March-April 1984 Cook was invited to present lectures in the Department of Physics, in molecular physics’, 'Inner planets' and 'Research activities at the Cavendish Laboratory’. of Formal appointment as Visiting Professor, itinerary, 'Notes on a visit to China, 16 March - 17 April 1984’, outline of lectures, brochures two Chinese Observatories, invitation cards, photographs, etc. n.d. Although all appears to relate to another visit given, which included Shanghai and Beijing. of the material was found together, some in November, no year Contents of folder divided into five for ease of reference: draft typescript manuscript notes, de Mathématique transparencies, of paper so papers titled, Société ‘Immune response to mutation of an antigen’ University, equation on 'Dirac in on re A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 Lectures, visits and conferences, D.1-D.22 ‘Metrology and the structure of theoretical physics’ Abstract of 'talk' with this title, manuscript notes and Cook's report on his 'Membership of the Center for Theological Inquiry, 1993 October 1 to December 28', Princeton, USA, 13 December 1993. See also B.12, C.38 and D.14. ‘Can there be a theory of biology?’ Typescript draft found with the preceding (D.13). See also C.38. Bases empiriques ‘Les scientifique’, Humphrey Davy Lecture, Académie des Sciences, Paris, France, 14 November 1994 Théorie de la Lunchtime Lecture, National Portrait Typescript draft, correspondence re arrangements etc. Typescript draft with manuscript corrections (in French), transparencies, letter re arrangements. 'B. Free Franklin: the Enlightenment and America’, Royal Society Gallery, London, 23 October 2001 The Venice occasion was a meeting on 'L'esperanza delle "The Royal Society of London and the Improvement of ‘Le Natural accademie nel europeo', Rome, Italy, 12 March 2002 Abstract of papers including Cook's on the Royal Society, and transparencies for Cook's paper Cook gave lectures in Padua and Venice. International contesto Visit and lectures, Italy, 2003 Knowledge’, nazionali meeting culturale on _ D.18-D.21 2003, 2005 A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 Lectures, visits and conferences, D.1-D.22 accademie e Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, 27-28 November 2003. civile dell'Europa’, Istituto vita morale e la ‘Padua Lecture Nov 2003, Venice Nov 2003, Accademia Lincei Lecture’ 2003, 2005 Contents of envelope so inscribed ‘Padova Lecture English Version’ Typescript draft so titled of lecture on Halley. ‘One World or Many’ Typescript draft with manuscript additions and corrections. Refers in opening paragraph to founding of Accademia dei Lincei four hundred years ago. ‘Conclusions’ Correspondence and papers re meeting in Venice. 'Méthodes géométriques pour les dynamiques dans les travaux d'lsaac Newton et Henri Poincaré’, no location Typescript draft and proof copy of Cook's conclusions at the meeting in Venice about academies, and letter re proof. Typescript draft and transparencies. A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 SECTION E HISTORY OF SCIENCE, E.1-E.140 1976-2005 E-EAA9 SCIENTIFIC BIOGRAPHY E.120-E.125 MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS E.126-E.140 NOTES AND RECORDS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY E.1-E.119 SCIENTIFIC BIOGRAPHY 1982-2003 For offprint of Cook's Royal Society memoir of Sir Harold Jeffreys see C.9. For lecture by Cooke on Benjamin Franklin see D.16. Louis Essen 1908-1997 1997-1999 Offprint of Cook's memoir Correspondence with the Royal Society, Essen's family and colleagues re preparation of memoir 1997-1999 Background material including photocopies of obituaries, NPL [National Physical Laboratory] News etc. Cook wrote the Royal Society memoir of Essen: Biog. Mems. Fell. R. Soc. Lond. 44 (1998), 141-158. See also D.18. Cook published a biography of Halley in 1998: Edmond Halley: Charting the Heavens and the Seas (Oxford: Clarendon Press). He also lectured and published a number of articles about aspects of Halley's life and career. E.4-E.101 Edmond Halley 1656-1742 1982-2003 A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 History of science, E.1-E.140 Correspondence 1982-2003 chronological A sequence publications correspondence. of Cook's research and Correspondents include scientific colleagues, historians, librarians, archivists and publishers. 1982 3 folders. 1983 3 folders. At E.8 is a typescript note by Cook ‘Search for documents relating to Edmond Halley in Austria and Italy’, April. E.11-E.12 1985 2 folders. 1986-1987 Includes 'piece' by Cook on Halley for Queen's College Oxford magazine. 1988-1989 A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 History of science, E.1-E.140 E.19-E.20 1994 2 folders. Papers at E.20 were found together in Cook's untitled folder. E.21-E.22 1995 2 folders. E.23-E.25 1996 3 folders. At E.23 is memorandum of agreement between Cook and Oxford University Press in respect of the Halley biography. 1997 1998-1999 2000 Includes letters of thanks from recipients of copies of the Halley biography. Includes letters from readers of Cook's biography of Halley, reviews of the biography and formal invitation to Cook to accept appointment to the Halley lecturership, University of Oxford for 2000. 2001-2003 Includes copy of review of Halley biography sent to Cook by the reviewer |.B. Cohen. A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 History of science, E.1-E.140 N.d. Includes publisher's readers’ reports on Cook's biography of Halley. E.31-E.46 Research notes E.31-E.3/ ‘Halley’ Contents of separated by card dividers. ring binder so labelled with related notes ‘Admiralty Papers' ‘Wills and Property' ‘Chancery’ 2 folders. E.36-E.37 Papers following 'Chancery' papers in the binder without separate divider ‘Arbuthnot’ - 'Comets' Contents of ring binder so labelled: alphabetical sequence of notes. E.38-E.41 ‘Halley! A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 History of science, E.1-E.140 ‘Conics' - 'Huyghens' ‘Julius Caesar' - 'Newton' ‘Oldenburg’ - 'Pepys' E.42-E.44 ‘Halley' Contents of ring binder so labelled: alphabetical sequence of notes. ‘Phil Trans' - ‘Publications’ ‘Rigaud' - 'Southern Stars' 'Street' - '3-voyages' Includes notes headed ‘Halley Books’ at E.46. E.47-E.69 Drafts 1982-2003 E.45-E.46 Miscellaneous manuscript notes A chronological sequence of drafts and related material for a number of shorter publications and lectures by Cook on Halley. Letters and Documents, 1703’. Contents of folder so inscribed divided into eight for ease of reference: includes photocopies of original documents, manuscript notes and typescript draft of ‘Halley in Istria There are no drafts for Cook's 1998 biography of Halley. E.47-E.54 ‘Halley - Istria’ 1982-1983, n.d. A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 History of science, E.1-E.140 E.55-E.57 Manuscript and typescript drafts re Cook's paper Halley in Istria Letters and Documents, 1703' Contents of untitled folder divided into three for ease of reference. E.58-E.62 ‘Halley Documents and Lectures' 1989, 1996, n.d. Contents of folder so inscribed divided into five for ease of reference: manuscript and typescript notes and drafts for lectures by Cook on Halley, transcripts and photocopies of original documents, etc. At E.58 are manuscript notes for talk by Cook on ‘Halley - Some Puzzles' and at E.61 is typescript draft for lecture by Cook on ‘Edmond Halley, Comets and the Enlightenment’ with manuscript inscription at head of first page 'For UCD, Jan 11'. Ideas of ‘Halley the Londoner' Halley and John Flamsteed at the Royal 2 typescript drafts so titled. ‘Edmond Observatory’ Typescript draft so titled, offprint, etc.. A paper of this title by Cook was published in Notes Rec. R. Soc. Lond. 47 (2), 163-177 (1993). This was Cook's contribution to Flamsteed's Stars edited by Frances Willmoth and published by Boydell & Brewer Ltd (1997). Typescript notes and 2 transparencies for paper by Cook given at European Science Foundation workshop 'Network on Science and the Visual Image: 1500-1800". Folder also includes list of participants at workshop. "ESF Notes' A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 History of science, E.1-E.140 ‘Halley - |UGG 99' Manuscript notes for conference paper by Cook. ‘Halley's World' Typescript draft and transparency for Cook's paper at Royal 300th Anniversary of the First Magnetic Chart: Edmond Halley's Work in Geophysics and Navigation’, 10 November Astronomical meeting Society ‘The Folder also includes: programme and letter re celebrating Thomas Young's bicentenary. ‘Edmond Halley’ Typescript draft of Cook's contribution to Encyclopedia of Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism, letter from editor and review of Cook's article. E.70-E.74 Offprints 27.0 1984-1985 Typescript draft. [1988]-1991 ‘Edmond Halley, Comets and Ideas of the Enlightenment’ 1984-2001 1996-1999 A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 History of science, E.1-E.140 E.75-E.92 Background papers E.75-E.81 ‘Transcripts’ 1983-1987, n.d. 1983-1987 Contents of folder so inscribed divided into seven for ease of and correspondence. manuscript reference: includes notes E.82-E.85 ‘Graz / PRO' Contents of ring binder so labelled divided into four for ease of reference: principally photocopies etc. of original documents ‘Halley’ 1985, 1987 Contents of folder so labelled: includes programme of conference on 'Newton and Halley’, UCLA, USA, 11-14 August 1985 and notice of talk by Cook on 'Edmond Halley - polymath’, at University of California, Berkeley, USA, 11 September 1985. ‘Original figures' E.87-E.92 six for ease of E.93-E.101 Illustrative material Contents of folder so inscribed. Includes figures, photographs, transparencies, etc. Contents of untitled binder divided into reference: photocopies etc of original documents Contents of plastic folder Contents of plastic folder. Contents of plastic folder A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 History of science, E.1-E.140 E.97-E.101 Miscellaneous 5 folders. Hendrik Christoffel Van De Hulst 1918-2000 Offprint only of Cook's memoir, Biog. Mems. Fell. R. Soc. Lond. 47 (2001), 465-479. E.103-E.113 Reginald Victor Jones 1911-1997 1997-2000 Cook wrote the Royal Society memoir of Jones, Biog. Mems Fell. R. Soc. Lond. 45 (1999), 239-254. Offprint of Cook's memoir E.104-E.108 5 folders. Notes and drafts etc. 3 folders. EN0-Ey112 Background papers Correspondence with Royal Society, colleagues, etc 1997-2000 Includes recollections of Jones sent to Cook for information and comments on draft of memoir. Photograph of Jones At E.112 is typescript by Jones headed 'The writer of my Biographical Memoir for the Royal Society and others who may be interested’. Includes obituaries and memoirs of Jones by others. A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 History of science, E.1-E.140 E.114-E.119 Shorter biographical accounts 1993-2003 Contents of folder divided into six for ease of reference: principally for the New Dictionary of National Biography. Includes Edmond Halley. E.120-E.125 MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS ‘Naval Radar’ 1976-2004 1987-1988 of folder Contents inscribed: correspondence and recollections of ASE [Admiralty Signals Establishment], Witley, Surrey. so 2 folders. 1976-2003 E.126-E.140 1992-2005 E.121-E.123 Contents of untitled folder divided into three for ease of reference: principally re Chapel of King Charles the Martyr, Tunbridge Wells and Royal Society Fellows. of to fund raising E.124-E.125 For Halley see E.70-E.74. Includes contributing campaigns, 1676-1684 and 1688-1696. those lists Offprints, etc of papers by Cook n.d. NOTES AND RECORDS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON Cook was a regular contributor, member of the editorial board and then editor, 1996-2003. Contents of folder so inscribed: correspondence ‘Notes & Records Editorship' E.126-E.135 1992-2003, A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 History of science, E.1-E.140 1992, 1994 Correspondence of D.G. King-Hele, Cook's predecessor as editor of Notes and Records. 1996 1998-1999 E.136-E.140 2000-2005 2000 3 folders. 2003, n.d E.132-E.134 2002 For Halley offprints see E.70-E.74. Offprints of papers by Cook for Notes and Records 2002-2003 A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 History of science, E.1-E.140 A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 INDEX OF CORRESPONDENTS ACCADEMIA NAZIONALE DEI LINCEI ALLEN, John F (‘Jack’) ALLIBONE, Thomas Edward AMSON, John C. APPLEBY, J.H. ASHCROFT, Frances ASHGATE PUBLISHING LTD AUSTIN, Brian A. BENDER, Peter L. BLACK, Christopher F. BLACKWELL, Donald E18 EAI EAs E.123 E.134, E.135 E.130 E.130 E13) EZ E.14 A.30 BLEANEY, Brebis BRITISH LIBRARY BRYDEN, David J. E.130 E.105-E.107 E.131-E.133 E.9 CARTER, Jennifer E.104, E.107, £.108 CAHN, Robert Wolfgang BORN, Gustav Victor Rudolf BRUCK, Hermann Alexander CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS D2 C.42-C.45, E.17, E.18, E.21 CHADWICK, William Owen A.35, A.36 Eels COALES, John Flavell COCKCROFT, Lionel F. CHAPMAN, Allan CLARENS, Jeannie de CLOKE, Henry E1072 E<108 A.15 E.120 A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 Index of correspondents COHEN, I. Bernard COOKE, Anne CORNER, W. Derek CORPORATION OF LONDON COWLEY, Roger Arthur EDWARDS, Sir Sam (Samuel Frederick) EMERTON, Norma ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION ENGLISH UNIVERSITIES PRESS LTD ESSEN, Joan FARA, Patricia E27, E28 See C.39A E.120 Ea E.104 A.32 E12. 2:26 C.35-C.37, C.46 E.108 C.41 E2 E123; E95 FRANK, Maita, Lady E.106, E.108, E.129 GASTER, Michael GINGERICH, Owen E.106 E.129 Es10 E.129 FORSTER. Leonard W. FARVIS, William Ewart John GARFINKLE, Robert A. FRANK, Sir (Frederick) Charles FOGG, Gordon Elliott (‘Tony’) E.13 HALLEY’S COMET SOCIETY C.46 E.131 E.36 GOLDIE, Mark GOVIER, Mark HAHN, Roger HART, Michael GUBBINS, David B47,,£.197E:20 = 129 Ends A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 Index of correspondents HATTENDORF, John B. HEBDEN. lan E7-E10,EA3 132 HELE, Desmond George KING- A:30) 2.27, E.126;,6.129 HEWISH, Antony HINSLEY, Sir (Francis) Harry HOLMES, A.T. HORSFIELD, Tony HUNTER, Michael INDEPENDENT INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS IRVING, E. (‘Ted’) A.32 D.2, E.104 A.8 A.32 E2129 C.46 A.26 E131 JACKSON, lan E.128 E26 E.106-E.108 JONES, Robert B. JONES, R.W. E132 C.39 JONES, Reginald Victor KEYNES, William Milo KNOWLES, Michael Hugh KEAY, Ronald William John KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL BIOLOGY A.26, A.31 KORNBERG, Sir Hans Leo E.128 E.131 Eas E129 A.35 D.15 E.104 E.4 KOVALEVSKY, J KURTI, Nicholas LASLETT, Peter LEE, Sir Frank A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 Index of correspondents LEWIS, Jack, Baron Lewis of Newnham LIDDLE, Peter H. LLOYD, Geoffrey LOVELL. Sir (Alfred Charles) Bernard McCOMBIE, Charles W. McGEOUGH, J.A. McLEAN, Angela MALIN, Stuart R. MARUSSI, Antonio MATTHEW, Colin MITTON, Simon MORRIS, Ernest a0 E.135 E.108 E.106 See C.39A E.8 A.32 Baia Eds G42) E76 :21 AQ MUNK, Walter Heinreich NABARRO, Frank Reginald Nunes A.32 E.106 E.24 E.23 E.4, E:8, E.25 E.114-E.117 E23;E:25-E:2/ OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY NATIONAL GALLERIES OF SCOTLAND NEW DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY 2 Ely; B19 E.4 PETLEY, Brian W. PICKARD, George L. PLAYER, Michael PLESCH, Peter Hariolf PEARL, Valerie PEIERLS, Sir Rudolf Ernst PIPPARD, Alfred John Sutton A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 Index of correspondents PRESS, Frank A.32 PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE E.4,6:9, E./7;, 6:47, E.7f PULLAN, Wendy RAE, John RATCLIFFE, John Ashworth (‘Jack’) RAY, J.D. REDMAN, Roderick Oliver RICHARDS, John C.S. ROBINSON, Judith K. E22 EZ = 2 ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY C.42, E.23, E.25, E:26 ROYAL COMMISSION ON HISTORICAL MANUSCRIPTS E.4-E.6, £.11 ROYAL SOCIETY RYAN, Henrietta A.28, A.29, C.42, D.16, E.2, E.7, eho, e104) E108 .E 27. E.129 E.104, E.128 SCHELDE, Ole SCHWARZ, K.K. A.30 E.123 E.105 SELDEN SOCIETY SERIES, George William RUNCORN, Stanley Keith ROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH EN2 Er l4eelo SMITH, Sir Francis GRAHAM- E.133 E21 A.30 SHAW, Trevor R. SINGH, Rajinder SMITH, Alan SMITH, David F. SPEISER, David E:131; E:133 E.15 A.30 2129; E130 E.105-E.108 A.H. Cook NCUACS 169/12/08 Index of correspondents STEELE., J. McA. STEWART, Sir Frederick Henry SUPPLE, Barry SURDIN, Maurice TAYLOR, Fred. W. TELEGDI; VL. THIRLAWAY, Henry Ivison Shipley THOMAS, Christiane THOMAS, Sir John Meurig THOMAS, Richard N. THROWER, Norman Joseph William E.13 E.120 E27 Exon A.32 BEATE 6yE eer e loess E.130 A.26 PIGVE3-2 10,624 E25) 6278 E135 See also E.134 TODMORDEN HIGH SCHOOL, WEST YORKSHIRE D.2 E.134 EZ WALLARD, Andrew WATT, W.S. TUNBRIDGE, Paul VIGOUREUX, Paul A.24 E.131 E.104 WHITESIDE, Derek Thomas WARNER, Sir Frederick Edward WILLIAMS, John Eirwyn FFOWCS E.19 WILLMOTH. Frances H. WILSON, Anthony K. E238 127 E.68 WILSON, David WOLPERT, Lewis WRIGHT, Sir Edward ZWITTER, Fran