HOGBEN, Lancelot Thomas

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Catalogue of the papers and correspondenceof Lancelot Thomas Hogben FRS (1895 -1975) by Jeannine Alton and Julia Latham-Jackson CSAC catalogue no. 78/2/81 L.T. Hogben CSAC 78/2/81 Title: Catalogue of the papers and correspondence of Lancelot Thomas Hogben FRS Compiled by: Jeannine Alton and Julia Latham-Jackson Description level: Fonds Date of material: 1926-1985 Extent of material: 82 items Depositedin: Special Collections, University of Birmingham Reference code: GB 0150 US 11 © National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists, University of Bath. CACScatalogue no. 78/2/81 L.T. Hogben CSAC 78/2/81 LIST OF CONTENTS GENERAL INTRODUCTION Items Page SECTION A BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL A.1-A.34 SECTION B NOTES AND WORKING PAPERS B.1 -B.25 SECTION C DRAFTS AND PUBLICATIONS C.1- C.13 SECTION D CORRESPONDENCE D.1-D.10 INDEX OF CORRESPONDENTS 11 13 14 L.T. Hogben CSAC 78/2/81 GENERAL INTRODUCTION . Z The material was received from Mrs. K.A. Lloyd and from Professor G.P. Wells, author of the Memoir of Hogben prepared for the Royal Society (Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, 24, 1978) and editor of Look Back with Laughter, the autobiography left uncompleted at Hogben's death (see A.3 - A.20). Partly through temperament, and partly through external factors and the vicissitudes of war, Hogben led a peripatetic life and left few records other than his prolific and diverse publications. His scientific research was in various aspects of biology, vertebrate and invertebrate zoology, genetics, and related disciplines of social biology, medical and applied statistics; he also contributed tothe founding of two scientific journals, the Journal of Experimental Biology and the British Journal of Social Medicine. Tothe general public he was internationally known as a brilliant expositor of science in his two most famous books, Mathematics for the Million and Science for the Citizen; these and other works reflect his 'scientific humanism' and the wish to improve, through education and clear thinking, the general condition of mankind. This urge to 'provide a sufficient equipment for the constructive tasks of the Society in which welive' underlay the second main strand in his popular writings: the historical and comparative study of languages. In his later years, his linguistic interest focussed on the culture and speech of Wales where he had had several holiday retreats since 1947 and where he retired. The diversity of Hogben's interests is reflected in the changing locations in which he pursued his career. Starting in 1917 at two of the Colleges of London University (Birkbeck and then the Imperial College of Science and Technology), he moved to the Universities of Edinburgh (1922), Montreal (1925) and Cape Town (1927) before returning to Britain and the London School of Economics (1930). In 1937 he moved to Aberdeen, and finally to Birmingham (1942) where he remained, with second- ment to the War Office 1944 - 46, until he retired to Wales in 1961. These move- ments testify and also contributed to a restlessness, not to say an impatience of temperament, and certainly do much to explain the unfortunate paucity of the re- maining records. Hogben kept no diary; for several periods in his life he had no L.T. Hogben CSAC 78/2/81 3 home and lived with friends or relations, or in hostels; and his research or writing took precedence over administrative paperwork. Thus, although several of his interests (mathematics, statistics, popular educa- tion, language) are represented in the collection, there is little substantial scientific material, and virtually no correspondence despite Hogben's known long acquaintance with many leading figures in scientific and political life. Of interest are the 'Interglossa Dictionary’ (C.7), the autobiographical writings in Section A, and several items which show his gifts as a teacher for simple, striking, easily memorable methods and examples. There are also the manuscripts of various unpublished projects (C.8, C.9). A collection of Hogben's scientific papers, in five bound volumes arranged ‘by subject, is included at A.30 - A.34. L.T. Hogben CSAC 78/2/81 SECTION A BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL A.1 - A.34 A.1, A.2 Obituaries and tributes. A.1 A.2 ‘Lancelot Thomas Hogben', by G.P. Wells (Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, 24, 1978, 183-221). 'A Professor Retires', article by 'R.H.C.' on the occasion of Hogben's retirement (The Queen's Medical Magazine, Journal of the Birmingham Medical School, 54, March 1962). A.3-A.20 "Look Back with Laughter' This is the title of Hogben's autobiography, left incomplete at his death. It was collated and edited by G.P. Wells, but remains unpublished. Several drafts, all with ms. corrections and variations, were received from G.P. Wells. They include 'Draft H' (A.3 - A.5) and 'Draft S' (A.6 + A.8), and the final version as prepared for publication and with an introduction (A.9, A.10). An explanatory note by Wells (quoted below with permission), and information on copyright from Hogben's literary agent, appear at A.11. Other early, partial or incomplete drafts found among Hogben's papers, are at A.12 - A.20. In his ‘Notes on my edited version of Look Back with Laughter (see A.11), Wells writes: ‘Hogben's family was not eager to see his autobiography published because there was too much in it of the cynicism which he often assumed as a mask, and not enough about his real faith and his positive achievements. This is why | wrote the Introduction. Unhappily, this work was finished when publishers everywhere were finding it increasingly difficult to sell books, and they did not want to take on the autobiography. Norton, his U.S. publisher, wrote to the effect that Hogben was no longer a world-famous figure, and even Mathematics for the Million had ceased to move. So after one or two tries, we stopped trying to find a publisher.' L.T. Hogben CSAC 78/2/81 Biographical and personal An important addition to the autobiography are the "Professional Reminiscences' at A.21. G.P. Wells, in an ex- planatory note included in the folder, writes: ‘At one time, Hogben meant to include a chapter about his scientific achievements in his Autobiography. He did not do so. However he sent to the Royal Society (received there on 20 April 1961) a document called ‘Professional Reminiscences', written in conjunction with a five-volume collection of his scientific papers. The attached copy wassent to mebyhis eldest daughter, Mrs. Sylvia McCrory. It has a number of corrections in his own hand.' The five-volume collection of scientific papers referred to above, and in Hogben's account, is included at A.30 - A.34. A.3-A.5 Draft H, with a note by G.P. Wells, 'This is the typescript | worked on. It was made available to me by Helga Greene’. Three folders as follows: A.3 Original chapters | - IX (publisher's chapters 1 - 3). Quarto typescript with ms. corrections. A.4 Original chapters X - XVII (publisher's chapters 4 - 7). Quarto typescript with ms. corrections. A.5 Chapters 8, 9, Epilogue and postcript. very heavily corrected. Photocopy foolscap, A.6-A.8 Draft S, with a note by G.P. Wells 'This is a Xerox-copy of a typescript in the possession of the family in U.S.A. It was handed to me by Mrs. Sylvia McCrory CHogben's daughter J shortly before the end of my 1979 visit’. Three folders as follows: Original chapters I - IX. Original chapters X - XVII. Original chapters XVIII - XXIV, Epilogue. A.6 A.7 A.8 L.T. Hogben CSAC 78/2/81 Biographical and personal A.9, A.10 Final typescript as prepared by G.P. Wells, who has con- tributed an introduction, 'The faith of a scientific humanist’. A.9 A.10 A.11 Two folders as follows: Introduction, Chapters 1 - 4 (pp. 1-132). Chapters 5 - 10, Epilogue (pp. 133-307). ‘Notes on my edited version of Look Back with Laughter', by G.P. Wells. Note on copyright by Helga Greene (Hogben's literary agent). A.12, A.13 First draft. Foolscap typescript, with a few ms. corrections. first draft from which later mss. were compiled; it ends at 1937. This is the A.12 A.13 Chapters 1 - 3 (Chapter 4 missing). Chapters 5 - 7. A.14-A.19 Typescript drafts, all with ms. corrections and variations. A.14 Chapters | - IV. A.15 A.16 A.17 A.18 A.19 Chapters V - VII (2 copies of each). Chapters VIII - X (2 copies of each). Chapters XI - XIV (1 copy of each, no corrections). Chapters XV - XVII (1 copy of each, no corrections). Chapter XXIV_ Epilogue (3 copies, all with ms. corrections, expanded (1 copy, no corrections). versions of above). A.20 Miscellaneous shorter drafts or fragments. pp.19-24 of Chapter 5. ‘Chapter fourteen' (later twenty-three, finally 10, des- cribing events in British Guiana 1963-64). Copies of 'Publisher's note' for insertion in book. L.T. Hogben CSAC 78/2/81 A.21 ‘Professional Reminiscences.! Biographical and personal Hogben's account of his scientific achievements. 37 pp. typescript with ms. corrections, plus 7 pp. bibliography. With an explanatory note by G.P. Wells. See introduction to A.3 - A.20 above, and also A.30- A.34. A.22 ' Journey Through Ghana.' 286 pp. negative photostat copy of typescript original, bound. With a ms. note, 1979, by G.P. Wells inside front cover, identifying item as the ‘descriptive book commissioned by the Colonial Office to celebrate the country's inde- pendence’ (in 1956). A.23 Shorter autobiographical writings (on verso of proofs): Poem 'At seventy ...' Draft 'At the end of the day ...' 2 pp. ms. reflections on his life; Hogben concludes: ‘lam with Belloc all the way that to look back with laughter is well worth the winning. | could wish that I learned to do so earlier’. Draft, ‘Brighter British’. 3 pp. ms., on developments in the English language. A.24 A.25 Hogben's address book. 'Lloches y Fwyalchen.' (Hogben's bungalow at Glyn Ceiriog. ) Miscellaneous correspondence, 1970-72, with planning authorities, solicitors and builders re above. Includes some of Hogben's plans and specifications, accounts and receipts. Not indexed. A.26 Miscellaneous receipts, etc. 1950-73. Includes material re other properties owned by Hogben in Wales. A.27 Miscellaneous receipts, etc. 1974-75. L.T. Hogben CSAC 78/2/81 Biographical and personal A.28 Ms. verses by Hogben. Drafts for two humorous alphabets. A.29 A.30-A. 34 Small notebook, c.1942, analysing songs and pieces of music in a numerical notation. A collection of Hogben's published scientific papers, arranged by subject; references given in his own ‘Professional Reminiscences’ (A.21) are to this set, which does not follow chronological order. There is a typed list of contents inside each volume. 5 volumesas follows: Vol. 1. The chromatic function. Vol. 2. Internal secretion. Vol. 3. Biophysical and biochemical. Vol. 4. Genetics and cytology. Vol. 5. Statistics medical and theoretical. A.30 A.31 A.32 A.33 A.34 L.T. Hogben CSAC 78/2/81 SECTION B NOTES AND WORKING PAPERS B.1 - B.25 B.1-B.14 Work on Mathematics and Physics B.1-B.3 Three examination answer-books, McGill University. n.d. but c.1926-27. Labelled by Hogben as follows: B.1 B.2 B.3 ‘Fourier Series and Integrals. ' (Includes another sequence of notes in another hand. ) "Cylindrical and Spherical Harmonics. ' ‘Differential Equations I]. Partial Differential equations involving Fourier series, Bessel's and Legendre functions. ' B.4 Examination answer-book, University of Cape Town, dated 'Dec. 1928' and labelled 'Generalised Coordinates’. B.5-B.11 Sequences of ms. notes. B.5 B.6 B.7 B.8 B.9 B.10 B.11 ‘Linear Difference Equations.' ‘Non-Linear Difference Equations.' ‘Factorial Notation. ' ‘General Expansion based on the operators Zyand E.' 'Finite differences and Interpolation Formulae. ‘Stirling's Theorem. ' Shorter notes. Folder labelled 'The Ordered Tetrad'. Ms. draft on sets and subsets, of notes. and some loose pages Folder labelled 'Relativity’. 2 typescript sets of notes, ‘Relativity 1', ‘Relativity 2'. B.14 Ms. notes on 'The Lorenz Transformation’. Copy of printed booklet on Relativity. L.T. Hogben CSAC 78/2/81 10 Notes and working papers B.15-B.24 Work on language. B.15 Work on English. Includes notes on English patronymics, syntax, rhymes. Errata lists for The Mother Tongue (London 1964). B.16-B. 23 Work on Welsh. B.16 Miscellaneous ms. notes on Welsh syntax and accidence, some on writing-paper of Lloches y Fwalchen and therefore after 1971. B.17-B.19 Three stapled folders labelled 'Welsh Syntax', ‘Essential Welsh Verbs', 'Welsh Semantics’. B. 20 B.2] Typescript drafts on various aspects of Welsh, ‘Interrogation’, 'Infixed pronouns', ‘Additional notes on Welsh', etc. 'Gwlad heb Genhadwr' (Country without a Missionary). 33 pp. typescript narrative by Hogben. 3 copies. B.22 ‘Guinness yn Gymraeg A Guinness i Gymru.' Stapled folder of advertising slogans for Guinness, in Welsh, with English translations. B.23 Printed matter in Welsh, mainly hymns in tonic sol fa notation. B.24 'A reformed Oggam.' Ms. and typed versions of diagram of rationalised orthography . B.25 Mathematical diagram. L.T. Hogben CSAC 78/2/81 11 SECTION C DRAFTS AND PUBLICATIONS C.1 - C.13 C.1 ‘Science for the Citizen’ (first published 1938). Hand-drawn and coloured diagrams. Letter and related material from D.L. Simms, 1960, correcting error in 4th edition. C.2 C.3 ‘Analytical Thermodynamics (based on Planck). ! 27 pp. typescript. 3 copies. ‘Bedside Reflections on Thermodynamics.' — 11 pp. typescript. 3 copies. C.4-C.6 Papers on statistics, n.d. C.4 C.5 'A type of series of special interest to biologists." 12 pp. typescript and ms. 'The extraction of square roots by use of continued fractions as an exercise in machine tabulation. ' 14 pp. typescript and ms., 2 copies, one marked ‘corrected’. C.6 "Two exercises in use of recurrent series.' 3 pp. +2 pp. addendum,typescript. Caf 'Interglossa Dictionary. ' c.1943 381 pp. typescript in folder. This was probably intended as the companion volume In the 'Foreword with instructions for use’ tothe to Interglossa (Penguin Books, 1943) in which Hogben attempted to construct an auxiliary language, based on Latin and Greek roots, as a tool for international communica- tion. 'Dictionary', he refers to an ‘introductory volume! which had previously appeared, and says 'The introductory volume provided the tools and raw materials. The dictionary gives Interglossa a gestalt’. See Wells, Memoir, p. 204. The folder, which had been sent direct by post N.B. (addressee unidentifiable), is postmarked Llangollen, April 1971. L.T. Hogben CSAC 78/2/81 12 Drafts and publications C.8 'Figurate series and related functions.' 23 pp.ms. draft + 2 tables. Includes letter from Russell Parker re suitable placements for publication of a proposed monograph by Hogben on 'Figurate Numbers', October 1971. C.9 ‘Mathematics with the machine.' Photocopy of ms. draft for projected work with this title, 68 pp. Foreword. 1. 25 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Powers androots. Common logarithms. Trigonometrical ratios. The binomial theorem. Natural logarithms. Trigonometrical and allied series. Somestatistical series. Appendix | Stirling's formula. Appendix II Square roots by continuous fractions. Included here is correspondence, 1971-72, with Addo Limited re possible publication of the work. Miscellaneous pages of 'Astronomer, priest and ancient mariner’ (London 1972), some with ms. corrections and notes. Miscellaneous drafts for ‘Columbus, the cannon ball and the common pump' (London 1974), Chapters 6 and 7, heavily- corrected typescript. Draft, probably for ‘Maps, mirrors and mechanics' (London, 1973), Chapter 5. Miscellaneous copies of publications by Hogben. Miscellaneous printed matter. C.10 C.11 C.12 C.13 L.T. Hogben CSAC 78/2/81 13 SECTION D CORRESPONDENCE D.1 - D.10 D.1 D.2-D.9 DuZ D.3 D.4 D.5 D.6 D.7 D.8 D.9 Letters from readers of The Mother Tongue . 1964-66 Correspondence with literary agents and publishing houses re contracts, publications, reprints, royalties, work in hand or projected. Mainly with Hogben's literary agent, Helga Greene, but also with others. 1964-71 1964-66. Includes correspondence with Jonathan Cape Limited. 1964 1965. Includes correspondence with Allen & Unwin Limited, with W.W. Norton and Company (Hogben's publishers in America), and arrangements for assign- ment of royalties. 1966 1967 1968. Includes correspondence with William Heinemann Limited. 1969 1970-71. Includes royalty statements. D.10 Miscellaneous royalty statements. 1964-69 L.T. Hogben CSAC 78/2/81 INDEX OF CORRESPONDENTS BURHOP, Eric Henry Stoneley GANT, Roland GREENE, Graham Carleton GREENE, Helga LOHMAN, Tanya LOMICKA, Helen NEUBACH, Meir PARKER, Russell SIMMS, D. —L. UNWIN, Philip D.1 D.7 D.2 . D.2-D.9 D.1 D.1 D.1 C.8 C.1 D.4, D.é Supplementary catalogue of the papers and correspondencerelating to Lancelot Thomas Hogben FRS (1895 -1975) (Material additional to CSAC 78/2/81) . by Peter Harper and Timothy E. Powell NCUACS catalogue no. 29/5/91 L T Hogben (Supplement) NCUACS 29/5/91 The work of the National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists, and the production of this catalogue, are made possible by the support of the following societies and organisations: E P Abraham Cephalosporin Fund The Biochemical Society The British Library British Telecom plc The Geological Society The Institute of Physics The Royal Society The Royal Society of Chemistry The Society of Chemical Industry The Wellcome Trust The Wolfson Foundation L T Hogben (Supplement) NCUACS 29/5/91 2 INTRODUCTION The papers in this collection were made available by Mrs Catherine Stoye, the daughter of Professor G P Wells FRS, in July 1991. They were assembled by Professor Wells while preparing the Royal Society memoir of Lancelot Thomas Hogben (Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, 24, 1978, 183-221), and revising for publication Hogben's unpublished autobiography "Look Back with Laughter' (which in the event remained unpublished) . This collection is supplementary to the principal collection of Hogben's papers catalogued by the Contemporary Scientific Archives Centre (CSAC 78/2/81) now in the Library of the University of Birmingham. The additional material consists of Wells's correspondence with Hogben's family, friends and colleagues, his notes and drafts for the memoir, and printed and duplicated background material, and has been numbered to follow the related material in Section A of the previous catalogue. We are very grateful to Mrs Stoye for making the material available. N.B. A reprint of Wells's Royal Society memoir is item A.1 and the drafts for 'Look Back with Laughter' items A.3-A.20 in the previous catalogue. P Harper T E Powell Bath 1991 L T Hogben (Supplement) NCUACS 29/5/91 SECTION A BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL A.35 - A.103 A.35, A. 36 Obituaries and tributes. 2 folders. "Father and Son. The genesis of Lancelot Hogben FRS'. Draft article by G P Wells on Hogben's early environment submitted to Notes and Records of the Royal Society in 1980. journal 'because it does not deal primarily with a Fellow, but rather with his father'. It was rejected as outside the scope of the 25pp typescript. "Father and Son. Biographical Memoir of Lancelot Thomas Hogben FRS'. A supplement to the Royal Society's Revised version of the preceding submitted in January 1981 to Notes and Records which again declined to publish. Wells's letter to the editors of 15 January (included here) explains how he came to write the article and why he thought Notes and Records the appropriate place for it. 24pp typscript. "Chapter One A. Mudlarks and Onion Sellers’. Hogben's account of his early childhood in Portsmouth. lOpp typescript. A.40-A.77 Wells's correspondence with Hogben's family, friends and colleagues re the Royal Society memoir, Hogben's auto- biography, etc. Arranged in an alphabetical sequence. A. 40 Abercrombie, J and M A.40A George Allen & Unwin 1978-79 1977-79 Includes information about dates of publication and copies sold of Hogben's books. L T Hogben (Supplement) NCUACS 29/5/91 A.41 Barrington, E J W Begg, M Bell, AO 4 1979 1978 1976 Includes childhood reminiscence of H G Wells Boyd, JS K British Medical Journal A.42 Cawley, RH Chance, M Clow, A 1976 1976 1976 nd 1976-77 Contemporary Scientific Archives Centre 1976-81 A.43 A.44 Darlington, C D Denton, E J A.45 Edwards, J H Finlayson, L H 1976 1977 1978 1976 A. 46 Gant, R 1976-81 Gant was editorial director of the publishers William Heinemann Ltd. A.47 Gibson, R J Glass, DV 1976 1977 L T Hogben (Supplement) NCUACS 29/5/91 A.47 cont'd... Goodwin, L G A.48 Greene, H 5 1976 1977-80 Helga Greene was Hogben's literary agent. A.49 Hogben, Bernard 1979 Bernard was the son of Hogben's younger brother Hamilton (1898-1967). A.50 Hogben, Constance 1979 Constance was the widow of Hogben's younger brother, Bernard (1901-1973). A.51-A.53 Hogben, Dorothy 1979-81 Dorothy was Hogben's elder sister (b.1893). 3 folders. A.53 includes copies of three letters from Hogben's father to Dorothy, 1917, 1918 and 1920. L T Hogben (Supplement) NCUACS 29/5/91 A.59 Lowenstein, O 1977 McCrory (née Hogben), Sylvia 1976,1979,1980 Sylvia was the eldest of Hogben's four children. Includes Hogben family tree. McKeown, T Medawar, P B 1978 1976 A.62 Midland Bank Trust Company Ltd 1976 The Midland Bank was the executor of Hogben's will. Montagu, I 1977,1978 Montagu's letter of 22 September 1978 describes his experience in Hollywood as ‘British University expert’ on the film 'Charlie's Aunt’. W W Norton & Company Inc. 1977,1979 Includes information about dates of publication and copies sold of Hogben's books. Pascal, R 1976,1979 Ross, ASC A.66 Royal Society 1976 1975-80 Includes invitation to Wells to write the biographical memoir. L T Hogben (Supplement) NCUACS 29/5/91 A.67 Sim, M Smith, C 1979 nd Society for Experimental Biology 1976 Includes programme, menus for 50th Anniversary Meeting 1974. Taylor, SJL A.69 Taylor, W Thomson, A P Trinity College Cambridge Truelove, S Vick, FA Waring, H A.72 Werskey, G 1976-79 1978-80 1975 1976 1978 1979 1976,1977 1977,1978 Werskey was the author of The Visible College: A Collective Biography of British Scientists and Socialists of the 1930s, 1978 Includes 'Notes of a Conversation between Lancelot Hogben and Gary Werskey - 26 July 1968' and copy of a letter from Hogben to Werskey 21 January 1974 with ‘answers to some of your queries and my comments on other matters’. L T Hogben (Supplement) NCUACS 29/5/91 Westoll, TS White, MJD Winton, F R Wrighton, A.74-A.77 Zuckerman, S 4 folders 8 1976 1979 1976,1977 1976 1976;,1978 Include copies of correspondence between Hogben and Zuckerman 1942-46 and of Hogben's memorandum 'The claims of basic biological studies in the projected reform of the medical curriculum', nd. A. 78-A.103 Notes, drafts, printed and duplicated material, etc. With the exception of the notebook at A.78 the material is the contents of Wells's folders whose titles are reproduced in the catalogue entries. Notebook. 'LBL [Look Back with Laughter ] - the three versions’. A.80 "BM Discoveries Portsmouth Stoke Newington'. "Early sections’. 'Rxiles of the Snow - Alfred Russell Wallace'. ‘Cape Town'. A.82 A.83 L T Hogben (Supplement) NcuaACS 29/5/91 A.84 "Social Biology at the London School of Economics (1930-1937)'. A.85 "Vertebrate Colour Response’. A.87 A.88 A.89 A.91 A.94 A.95 "Mathematics for the Million and Science for the Citizen'. "The Pregnancy Test’. ‘Aberdeen and round the world (1937-1941)'. "Linguistics'. "Zoology & Medical Statistics at Birmingham and the War Office (1941-1961)'. Syllabus, 'topics for home study, reading and preparation of notes', lecture and book lists for social biology course at Birmingham, 1942-45. "Ghana'. ‘Guyana’. "LTH - various works’. "Godismus'. "Gossimus'. A.97 "Bibliography'. L T Hogben (Supplement) NCUACS 29/5/91 10 A.98 A.99 Notes, correspondence etc re Hogben and religion. Notes etc re Wells's visits to Glyn Ceiriog, Clwyd, where Hogben lived towards the end of his life. 1976 and 1978. A. 100-A.102 Miscellaneous notes, photographs. 3 folders. A.103 Photograph of Hogben's bust. L T Hogben (Supplement) NCUACS 29/5/91 INDEX OF CORRESPONDENTS ABERCROMBIE, Jane ABERCROMBIE, Michael GEORGE ALLEN & UNWIN LTD ALTON, Jeannine Beatrice BARRINGTON, Ernest James William BEGG, Michael BELL, Anne Olivier BIDDER, Anna BISHOP, Richard L BOYD, Brig. Sir John (Smith Knox) BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL A.40 A.40 A.40A A.43 A.41 A.41 A.41,A.62 A.98 A.54,A.98 A.41 A.42 CAWLEY, Robert H A.42,A.99 CHANCE, Michael CLOW, Archibald CONTEMPORARY SCIENTIFIC ARCHIVES CENTRE DARLINGTON, Cyril Dean DENTON, Sir Eric (James) EDWARDS, John Hilton A.42 A.42 A.43 A.44 A.44 A.45 L T Hogben (Supplement) NCUACS 29/5/91 12 FINLAYSON, Lawrie H GANT, Roland GIBSON, Robert J GLASS, David V GOODWIN, Leonard George A.45 A.46 A.47 A.47 A.47 GREENE, Helga See A.48 WILLIAM HEINEMANN LTD HOGBEN, Bernard HOGBEN, Constance HOGBEN, Dorothy HOGBEN, Thomas HUGHES, Brodie JONES, Reginald Victor KNIGHT, Richard H A.46 A.49 A.50 A.51-A.53 A.53 A.55 A.37 A.55 LLOYD, Kathleen A A.57,A.58 LOWENSTEIN, O McCRORY (née Hogben), Sylvia McKEOWN, Thomas A.59 A.60 A.61 L T Hogben (Supplement) NCUACS 29/5/91 MEDAWAR, Sir Peter (Brian) MIDLAND BANK TRUST COMPANY LTD MONTAGU, Ivor W W NORTON & COMPANY INC PASCAL, Roy ROSS, Alan SC A.61 A.62 A.62 A.64 A.65 A.65 ROYAL SOCIETY A.38,A.66 SIM, Myre SMITH, Cedric SOCIETY FOR EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY TAYLOR, Stephen James Lake, Baron TAYLOR, Wallis THOMSON, Sir Arthur (Peregrine) TRINITY COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE TRUELOVE, Sidney A.67 A.67 A.67 A.68 A.69 A.70 A.70 A.70 UNWIN, Rayner S A.40A L T Hogben (Supplement) NcuaACS 29/5/91 14 VICK, Sir (Francis) Arthur WARING, Harry WERSKEY, Gary WESTOLL, Thomas Stanley WHITE, Michael J D WINTON, Frank R WRIGHTON, A.70 A.71 A.72 A.73 A.73 A.73 A.73 ZUCKERMAN, Solly, Baron A.73-A.76 Supplementary catalogue of the papers and correspondencerelating to Lancelot Thomas Hogben FRS (1895 -1975) (Material additional to CSAC 78/2/81 and NCUACS 29/5/91) by Peter Harper and Timothy E. Powell NCUACScatalogue no. 53/2/95 L.T. Hogben NCUACS53/2/95 Title: Supplementary catalogue of the papers and correspondence of Lancelot Thomas Hogben FRS Compiled by: Peter Harper and Timothy E. Powell Description level: Fonds Date of material: 1937-1989 Extent of material: 98 items Depositedin: Special Collections, University of Birmingham Reference code: GB 0150 US 11 © National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists, University of Bath. NCUACScatalogue no. 53/2/95 L. T. Hogben (Supplement) NCUACS53/2/95 The work of the National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists has been madepossible by the support of the following societies and organisations: The Biochemical Society The British Library British Petroleum plc The Geological Society The Institute of Physics The Royal Society The Royal Society of Chemistry The Society of Chemical Industry The Wellcome Trust L. T. Hogben (Supplement) NCUACS53/2/95 NOT ALL THE MATERIAL IN THE COLLECTION MAY YET BE AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION. ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE ADDRESSEDIN THE FIRST INSTANCE TO: LIBRARIAN BIRMINGHAM UNIVERSITY LIBRARY BIRMINGHAM L. T. Hogben (Supplement) NCUACS 53/2/95 LIST OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION Items Page SECTION A BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL A.105-A.136 5 SECTION D CORRESPONDENCE D.11-D.76 INDEX OF CORRESPONDENTS 14 L. T. Hogben (Supplement) NCUACS 53/2/95 4 INTRODUCTION The papers in this collection were received per Mrs Kathleen Lloyd, the residuary beneficiary under Hogben’s will, in September and December 1994. This collection is additional to the principal collection of Hogben papers catalogued in 1981(CSAC 78/2/81) and the supplementary collection catalogued in 1991(NCUACS 29/5/91). The material includes further drafts of the autobiography left unpublished at his death and the ‘Hogben files’ of his literary agent Helga Greene, and has been numbered to follow the related material in Sections A and D of the previous catalogues. We are very grateful to Mrs Lloyd for making the material available. P Harper T.E. Powell BATH 1995 L. T. Hogben (Supplement) NCUACS53/2/95 — #5 SECTION A BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL A.105-A.136 A.105-A.115 ‘Look back with Laughter’ The title of Hogben’s autobiography left incomplete at his death. For drafts Wells and other received from Hogben’s Royal Society memorialist early, an introductory note) see CSAC 78/2/81 A.3-A.20. the Hogben papers partial (with G.P. or incomplete drafts in A.105 Chapter 2 A.106 Chapter IV A.107 Chapter V A.108 A.109 Chapter Eighteen (originally numbered Nine), with manuscript corrections. Chapter Nineteen (originally numbered Ten), with manuscript corrections. A.110 Chapter Twenty, with manuscript corrections. A.111 A.112 Chapter Twenty One (originally numbered Twelve), corrections. with manuscript Chapter Twenty Two (originally numbered Thirteen), corrections. with manuscript A.113 Chapter Twenty Three (originally Fourteen), with manuscript corrections. A.114 Chapter XXIV, with manuscript corrections. L. T. Hogben (Supplement) NCUACS53/2/95 6 Biographical and personal A.115 Epilogue. A.116 Appointment as Regius Professor of Natural History at Aberdeen, 1937. University of A.117 Phoenix.. Annual publication of the Adelaide University Union, 1938. Includes reviews of Mathematics for the Million Arithmetic edited by Hogben. by Hogben and Political A.118 Honorary degrees University of Birmingham and University of Wales, 1963. A.119 Cartoon from Saturday Evening Post, nd. A.120 A.121 Correspondence re memorial plaque for Hogben, 1975-1976, newspaper cutting, text of plaque. Family letters, 1965, 1966 and nd. relationships. Includes information about family A.122 Verse. Typescript copies of ‘Sequence | Happuch’, nd. - Job’ and ‘Second Sequence Keren- A.123 Welsh typescript ‘Gwlad heb Gennhadwr’, nd. A.124 ‘An explanatory approach to — J is x to please’. 1p. manuscript. L. T. Hogben (Supplement) NCUACS 53/2/95 7 Biographical and personal A.124A Miscellaneous typescript and printed material. A.125 Bound volumeof press cuttings. A.126, A.127 Press cuttings found loose in A.125. 2 folders. A.128 Letter from A. Einstein, 19 January 1950, found loose in A.125. Relates to press cuttings in A.127. A.129 Press cuttings not found in A.125. A.130-A.136 Photographs. A.130 Hogben, 1943. A.131 Hogben, 1953. A.132 Hogben, 1967. A.133 Hogben, nd. A.134 In Ghana, nd. A.135 Family. A.136 Welsh homes. L. T. Hogben (Supplement) NCUACS 53/2/95 8 SECTION D CORRESPONDENCE D.11-D.76 Helga Greene Literary Agency The papers presented here are the Helga Greene Literary Agency's ‘Hogben files’ received per Mrs K.A. Lloyd. The files include Helga Greene and her associates’ correspondence with Hogben and his publishers, in the UK principally Allen & Unwin and Heinemann, and in the USA W.W. Norton. There are also manuscript notes, drafts including draft agreements, and publishers’ readers’ reports. The Helga Greene Literary Agency became Hogben’s agent in 1953. D.69. See D.11-D.58 General correspondence, 1956-1975. D.11 1956 January-June. D.12 1956 August-November. D.13 1957 January-June. D.14 1957 July-December. D.15 1958 January-June. D.16 1958 July-December. D.17 1959 January-June. D.18 1959 July-December. L. T. Hogben (Supplement) NCUACS 53/2/95 Correspondence D.19 1960 January-May. D.20 1960 July-December. D.21 1961 January-June. D.22 1961 July-December. D.23 1962 January-April. D.24 1962 May-August. D.25 1962 September-December. D.26 1963 January-June. D.27 1963 July-December. D.28 1964 January-June. D.29 1964 July-December. D.30 1965 January, February. D.31 1965 March, April. L. T. Hogben (Supplement) NCUACS 53/2/95 10 Correspondence D.32 1965 May-August. D.33 1965 September-December. D.34 1966 January-March. D.35 1966 April-June. D.36 1966 July-September. D.37 D.38 D.39 D.40 1966 October-December. 1967 January-April. 1967 May. 1967 June. D.41 1967 July. D.42 D.43 1967 August-October. 1967 November, December. D.44 1968 January-June. L. T. Hogben (Supplement) NCUACS 53/2/95 11 Correspondence D.45 1968 July-December. D.46 1969. D.47 1970 January-March. D.48 1970 April-June. D.49 1970 July-December. D.50 1971 January-June. D.51 1971 July-December. D.52 1972 January-June. D.53 1972 July-December. D.54 1973 January-June. D.55 1973 July-December. D.56 1974 January-June. D.57 1974 July-November. L. T. Hogben (Supplement) NCUACS 53/2/95 12 Correspondence D.58 1975 January-August. Hogben died on 22 August. D.59-D.65 ‘Hogben-Lloyd post-mortem’. Contents of files so inscribed: correspondence 1975-1989. D.59 1975 August-November. D.60 1976. © D.61 D.62 D.63 1977. 1978-1979. 1980-1981. D.64 1982-1985. D.65 Includes photocopy of 1968 letter from Hogben found with 1986-1989. 1980s correspondence and typescripts of chapters 17 and 18 and epilogue of Hogben autobiography dated in 1989. D.66-D.68 Correspondence removed from general correspondence and ‘postmortem’ files, 1962-1983. D.66 1962, 1964, 1965 January-June. D.67 1965 July-December. L. T. Hogben (Supplement) NCUACS 53/2/95 13 Correspondence D.68 1966, 1969, 1973, 1975, 1983. D.69-D.73 ‘Memoranda of agreement’. Contents of folder so inscribed. D.69 D.70 D.71 D.72 D.73 D.74 1953, 1955. 1961-1962. 1964, 1966. 1968-1970. 1973. Publications of the Glosa Education Organisation found with Helga Greene Literary Agency papers. Euro-Glosa was a proposed ‘interlanguage for Europe & the World’ which drew its inspiration from Hogben’s work on language andlinguistics. D.75, D.76 Press cuttings found with Helga Greene Literary Agency papers. reviews. 2 folders. Principally L. T. Hogben (Supplement) NCUACS 53/2/95 INDEX OF CORRESPONDENTS ALLEN & UNWIN LIMITED 14 D.13, D.17, D.18, D.20, D.24, D.25, D.29, D.30, D.33, D.34, D.36-D.40, D.42, D.44, D.47, D.48, D.52, D.54, D.63, D.64, D.66, D.67 BLANPIED, John W. D.22-D.24 BROCKWAY, George P. JONATHAN CAPE LIMITED CAWLEY, Robert H. COLONIAL OFFICE DOUBLEDAY & COMPANY,INC EINSTEIN, Albert FOGES, Wolfgang FURTH, Charles GANT, Roland D.20, D.21, D.25, D.26, D.28-D.37, D.42-D.45, D.47, D.49, D.51-D.53, D.57, D.61, D.66-D.68 D.27, D.32, D.35, D.37, D.40, D.42, D.45 D.60 D.14, D.15 D.11 A.128 D.13, D.15-D.20, D.43 D.13, D.17, D.18, D.24, D.25, D.29, D.37, D.40, D.54, D.66, D.67 D.20-D.22, D.24, D.25, D.27-D.36, D.42-D.58, D.59- D.63 GOODEVE, Sir Charles Frederick D.11 GORDON WALKER, Patrick Chrestien D.28, D.43 GREENE, Graham Carleton GREENE,Helga D.32, D.35, D.36, D.42, D.45, D.49 See also D.66 D.11-D.49, D.53, D.55, D.58 D.60-D.62, D.66-D.68 GROSSET & DUNLAP, INC D.50, D.52 L. T. Hogben (Supplement) NCUACS 53/2/95 15 Index of correspondents WILLIAM HEINEMANN LIMITED D.30-D.36, D.43-D.57, D.59- D.63 HURRY, Stephen D.55 See also D.66 MICHAEL JOSEPH LIMITED D.20-D.27, D.31 LLOYD, Kathleen A. D.60-D.65 LONGMAN GROUP LIMITED D.52 McCRORY (née Hogben), Sylvia Ennyd A.121, D.34, D.45, D.58, D.59, D.66-D.68 See also A.120 THE MACMILLAN COMPANY D.22-D.25 McMORRIS, William B. W.W. NORTON & COMPANY, INC D.26-D.28, D.30, D.31, D.37, D.38, D.42, D.43, D.48-D.50 D.14, D.19-D21, D.25-D.38, D.42-D.47, D.49, D.51, D.53, D.57, D.61, D.65, D.66-D.68 THE OPEN UNIVERSITY PICK, Charles S. D.55 D.20 PLENUM PUBLISHING COMPANY LIMITED D.56 PROFUMO, John Dennis ROUTLEDGE & KEGAN PAUL ROWLAND, John SECKER & WARBURGLIMITED SORLEY WALKER, Kathrine STEIN, Sol STEIN & DAY D.15. D.16 D.54, D.55 D.65 D.24, D.25, D.28, D.29, D.37, D.44, D.45, D.54 D.25-D.27, D.29, D.30, D.32-D.34, D.38, D.40, D.45, D.46, D.48-D.58, D.59-D.65, D.68 D.46-D.48 D.46-D.49, D.57 L. T. Hogben (Supplement) NCUACS 53/2/95 16 Index of correspondents TAYLOR, Stephen James Lake, Baron A.120, D.59 TAYLOR, Wallis TREVELYAN, Raleigh UNWIN, Philip UNWIN, Rayner Stephens UNWIN, Sir Stanley VESTAL, Jeanne D.59 D.23-D.26 D.30, D.33, D.34, D.36, D.39, D.42, D.44 D.63 D.20 D.50, D.52 WEIDENFELD & NICHOLSON D.53 WELLS, George Philip D.60-D.63 WHITEHORN, Katharine YOUNG, R.H. D.44 D.14