SIDGWICK, Nevil Vincent v1

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THE ROYAL SOCIETY THE ROYAL COMMISSION ON HISTORICAL MANUSCRIPTS Committee on Scientific and Technological Records csac 21/15/74 CONTEMPORARY SCIENTIFIC ARCHIVES CENTRE Papers of PROFESSOR NEVIL VINCENT SIDGWICK, F.R.S. (1893 — 1952) ' Listed by Jeannine Alton Deposited in the Library of Lincoln College, Oxford Harriot Weiskittel Sidgwick 21/15/74 Description of the collection The collection, which covers the years 1892 — 1960, was assembled from various sources. Dr. L.E. Sutton and Dr. C.J. Danby passed on various manuscripts and gave valuable advice and information. A note on p.8 describes other Sidgwick material held in the Museum of the History of Science, Old Ashmolean Building, Oxford. few letters relating to Sidgwick are in the collection of Sir Henry Tizard's papers in the Imperial War Museum, London (Ref: HTT1,19533 HTT5,1955); these may be consulted only with permission. A All items are manuscript except where indicated. Titles or descriptions in inverted commas are those which appear on the manuscripts. Summary of career b. 1873 1886 Oxford Intered Rugby School 1892 —~ 97 Christ Church, Oxford; Natural Sciences Class I Literae Humaniores Class I 1898 1899 — 1901 1901 Dixon Scholarship, Leipzig D.Sc. Tiibingen Elected to Fellowship, Lincoln College, Oxford Lecturer in Chemistry, Magdalen Demonstrator in Chemistry 1903 — 07 1906 1915 — 18 1916 1922 Elected to the Royal Society Council of the Chemical Society Reader in Chemistry President, Faraday Society Professor ‘(conferred by decree) Senior Demonstrator, Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1921 — 30 1924 ~ 45 1932 — 34 1935 1937 1935 = 37 Consultant, Department of Explosive Supplies of Ministry of Munitions Index to principal correspondents Lectures Correspondence Publications Material held in the Museum of the History of Science Royal Medal President, Chemical Society Material collected by Dr. Sutton Diaries and notebooks Contents of the handlist I. Biographical N.V. Sidgwick csac 21/15/74 Biographical Memoir, by Sir Henry Tizard, Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society, Vol.9, 1954, pp.236—253. Obituary notice by L.E. Sutton, Proceedings of the Chemical Society, November 1958, pp.310-319. Obituary notice by Sir Cyril Hinshelwood, The Oxford Magazine, May Ist, Newspaper cuttings, copy of programme for memorial service (22 March 1952) 1952, pp.284-286. Manuscript journal kept by Sidgwick's mother os his academic progress and early career containing extracts from headmaster's report,newspaper cuttings, chronological record. Journal ends in 1911 1885 — 1911 Miscellaneous papers re Sidgwick's stay in Ttbingen 1899 ~ 1901 Karly days in Lincoln College 2 letters from Rector, W.W. Merry, arranging interview 1901 for Sidgwick, dated 20 and 22 March menu of dinner held at opening of New Library, 20 October 2 letters from F.W. Bussell (one addressed to Sidgwick and the otherto 'JARM A'), copy of letter from Bussell to Rev. E.A. Burroughs 1906 1919, 1920 'Dr. Lee's Readership in Chemistry. Testimonials of N.V. Sidgwick, M.A.': printed booklet with testimonials from F,. von Pechmann, W.W. Merry, H. Rashdall, G. Wood and a note by Sidgwick on his work. of Rashdall's testimonial. Typescript (with Ms. corrections) 'Synonymic List of British Lepidoptera! with Sidgwick's annotations 1904 File marked ‘Historical and Polemical' containing printed papers re various Oxford controversies Envelope marked 'Compulsory Greek! containing newspaper cuttings and printed copies of argunents promulgated by both factions Greek Controversy: letter from John Simon (later Sir John) who promises to regulations, copies of arguments used in 1910~—11 controversy ‘do my best to come and vote' against existing Certificate of election to Athenaeum Telluride Association: book describing origin, organisation and aims of association, correspondence from Richard Robinson, L.W. Simmons, E.M. ‘Johnson House during his stays at Cornell University; papers were found in a file marked 'Family') ‘Ad Eundum' (Oxford—Cambridge dining club founded by W.C. Sidgwick and H.Sidgwick, 1864): list of members, corres— pondence from F. de Zulueta (Sidgwick lived in the Telluride 12. N.V. Sidgwick CSAC 21/15/74 Honours Certificate of election to Faraday Society Harvard Tercentenary Medal O.B.E. C.B.E. Royal Medal of the Royal Society Hon.D.Sc. Liverpool Minute of the Delegates of Clarendon Press on occasion of Sidgwick's retirement ee Miscellaneous photographs Te Material collected by Dr. LH. Sutton for Sidgwick obituary in ‘Procecdings of the Chemical Society’ (Some of the correspondence was initiated by Professor T.S. Moore who had intended to collaborate with Sutton in the writing of the obituary.) 16. Correspondence and notes re Sidgwick's early life and education Edward Thompson (cousin) Arthur Ford (Headmaster, Rugby) N.C. Kittermaster (Librarian, Rugby.) Dr. W.H. Mills Dr. F.G. Mann Walter Oakeshott E.C. Marchant F. Homes Dudden Keith A. Murray Telluride Association and American friends: letters from 1952 ~ 56 Material re Sidgwick's election to Lincoln College and his appointments in Oxford, correspondence Letter from R.C. Farmer enclosing list of research performed by Sidgwick for the Department of Explosives Supply, 1914-18 Ronald Bell Correspondence re the various obituary notices to be written for Sidgwick 1951 -- 60 1951 ~— 55 Sidgwick's war work William vanden Heuvel Lee G. Davy Miscellaneous reminiscences F.M. Brewer T.W.eJ. Taylor Sir Henry Tizard Sir Harold Hartley Professor T.S. Moore N.V. Sidgwick CSAC 21/15/74 TDs Diaries and notebooks 22. OB. 'Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy': notebook containing essay read by Sidgwick at Rugby, May 22 Molecular cpds. see p.20': miscellaneous notes. "Chemical Memoranda. N.V.S. 1895. Pseudoforms and Tautomerism see p.40O. Back of notebook contains later chemical notes, bibliographies, and Ms. draft of introdwtion to paper on ‘unsaturated and aromatic compounds! 'Philosophy Essays' (table of contents on p.2) 'Philosophy Essays' (table of contents on pe4) Journal of trip to British Association meeting in Australia, June-November (contains notes of conversation with Rutherford) Journal of trip to Canada (July-September) Journals of trip to South Africa 28. 29. 30. 31. 26 June — 28 July — 23 August 30 July Volume I Volume II Volume III 24 August —- Volume IV 1 October — 1 October 11 October Journal of trip through western United States Notes on students! performance, schedules of tutorials etc. Notebook labelled on spine 'Stereochemistry' and on first page 'Molecular Models. Nov, charts, calculations (see table of contents pp.1~2) 12,1932' containing graphs, Notes on students' progress, schedules of tutorials, minutes of meetings held in chemistry laboratory. Back of book con- tains notes on article read by Sidgwick ‘Periodic groups': each page labelled with name of an ele— ment but only the first few pages (pertaining to'Group 0') have entries. Back of book labelled ‘Inorganic lectures’ (in Sidgwick's hand) and 'The chemical elements and their compounds! (in another hand) NV. Sidgwick. 16—-vii-33! Notebook of examination marks. points and volatility' with contents page labelled ‘elements, hydrides, halides': charts and data Notebook labelled on cover ‘Where Is It?' and on first page 'New Chemical Laboratory, Oxford' containing names and addresses Notebook labelled 'Tea' containing daily record of who was in the laboratory for tea Labelled at other end:'Boiling 1931 Address book labelled inside front cover ‘Chemical addresses. 1933 1907 ned. N.V. Sidgwick CSAC 21/15/74 aBV:-« Al, AQ Lectures "Special Points in Tautomerism. January 1914' with page of contents: Ms. draft of lectures (with bibliographical notes) Contents Notebook with contents page labelled 'Tautomerism'. list is identical to that in Item 41; notebook contains type— script with Ms. corrections of Chapters (Lectures) I~IV and VII-IX. includes tables and references The book is based on the lectures of Item 41 and 1914 6.1914 'Tautomerism's Chapters V and VI, typescript with Ms. cor— rections 61914 'Tautomerism': Chapters X and XI, Appendices A,B.and C, type- script with Ms. corrections ce. 1914 'The Distinction between Polymorphism and Tautomerism': typescript with Ms. corrections 'tHeterogeneous Equilibrium. Part I Mich. Term 1921. Re-written from course of S.T. 1923's Ms. copies of lectures to be given during 2 (Includes typescript of 'Volatility in Steam: Benzoic acid and its derivatives! J.Chem.Soc., 117, 396) 1919 onwards. Again re-written. Mich Term or 3 terms 1915 1921 — 23 1924 1926. October 19, ‘Heterogeneous Equilibrium. Part II. Hilary Term 1924 (1st ed. 1919 — 2nd 1922)': Ms. copies of lectures... Small "Science Notebook! is included at the end of the lecture series ~ con— tains graphs and experimental results. Second half of the volume is labelled ‘Heterogeneous Equilibrium III. 3 and 4 component system. Term 1922. Revised: Summer Term 1924.': Ms. drafts of lectures Summer 1926': Ms. and type— Notebook containing a series of 14 lectures on atomic structure as follows: "6, 7. 8. 9. covalency. Cambridge Chemical Society Looseleaf notebook, first page inscribed 'Valency. Lecture to the Birmingham University Chemical Society, March 1926. Modified as introduction to an tadvanced! 1—term course. T.T. Also to the Chemical and Physical Society at University College. London. script drafts of series of lectures on valency The nature of the non-polar link. Faraday Society, Jue 23 The Bohr atom and the periodic law. Co-ordination and The constitution of mordant dyes (with covering letter to 'Robinson' asking for critical comments), September Effective atomic number. Alembic, November The Bohr atom and covalency The co-ordinate link in organic chemistry. Manchester Chemical Society, October 13 Untitled: lacking pages 1-12, only 13-28 are remaining The measurement of the vapour pressures of aqueous salt solutions by the freezing point of nitrobenzine (with Elinor K. Ewbank, J.Chem.Soc.,125, p.2268)" : September N.V.‘Sidgwick CSAC 21/15/74 49.continued "My papers':list of ‘Misc. lectures on atomic structure! with dates and place of delivery "1. 2. 4. 5. Structure of the atom. Structure of the atom. Structural chemistry and the Bohr atom. The nature of nonpolar (covalent ) linkage. Faraday Society, May 20" May British Museum, September Deke, Apri | 'Transition between electrovalency and covalency. Alembic, 10 February 1930. 15 Feb.1930': Ms. copy Expanded: Univ.Coll. London Chem.Soc. 'The relation of physics to chemistry. 1-vii-30': typescript with Ms. revisions 1921 1922 1923 1923 1930 tAtomic Cohesion. May 22, 1931's typescript Edgar Fahs Smith Lecture. Philadelphia, ‘Some problems in molecular structure. Glasgow, February lee 2 typescripts. March 21,1935. I.C. combined meeting' Second one is annotated ‘Swansea Chem.S0Ce S.Cel. Manchester, 10 October 1935. C.S. 'The properties of hydrogen huoride as a solventt: typescript ‘Multiple Links. U of Sheffield Mar. 14': typescript Birkbeck College. Mon. Feb 14, 1938. Edinburgh Chem.Soc. Fri. Feb 10, 1938. Correspondence Sept 21 and 22, Alembic Club, Oxford, Jan. ADs 'Nitrosol compounds! typescript with Ms. revisions ‘Address at the opening of the extended and re-equipped Chemical Laboratories at Dundee. October 23, 1950's: typescript ‘The pecularities of mercury' typescript with Ms. revisions 'Introduction to a discussion of co-ordination chemistry at 1950': the I.G.I. Butterwick Laboratories. typescript S.P. Thompson re Sidgwick's electromagnetic device from Sir James Murray re chemical definitions for dictionary (5 letters) W.A. Spooner re orgenisation of the teaching of chemistry Sir William Osler on the publication of Organic Chemistry from John Morley (later Viscount Morley ) from William Warde Fowler (4 letters) of Nitrogen N.V. Sidgwick CSAC 21/15/74 63. from J.C. Cain, Hi. Journal of the Chemical Society, re usage of *isomeride® and ‘isomer’ JeAsR. Munro re preparations for war (2 letters) Mrs. J. Brooke, referring to the death of her son, Rupert Brooke re work for Department of Explesives Supply, Ministry of Nunitions of War. of Benzene by Oleum! dated August 14, 1917 File includes typescript of ‘Sulphonation with editor of Journal of the Chemical Society Letters of congratulation, comment, and/or criticism on pub= lication of Electronic Theory of Valency (letter from Alan W.C. Menzies includes 2pp. typescript of his review; first page is missing) from Professor P. Debye re Sidgwick's visit to Leipzig and the proposed topic of Debye's contribution to Faraday Discussion (3 letters) from Fritz London, scientific correspondence with F.M. Brewer (mostly letters from Sidgwick describing his travels) Te 1911 1914 1915 1914 = 17 1926 1926 — 27 1928, 1933 1928, 1934 1929, 1950 from Eleanor Roosevelt re arrangements for Sidgwick's visit to New York (2 letters) 1931, ned. (2 letters} 1933 = 37 1934 1934 1935 - 36 1933 1934 1934 1935 1936 1936 1937 1937 invitation to visit Cornell from Michael Polanyi re visit to Oxford (2 Letters) Sir Lawrence Bragg, letter of thanks for securing Bragg‘'s from Professor L.M. Dennis, Cornell, scientific correspondence Sir John Lennard-Jones re Faraday Discussion Linus Pauling, personal and scientific correspondence from Sir William H. Bragg, invitation to deliver Friday Evening Discourse at Royal Institution (2 letters) Includes typescript of with Lord Rutherford (14 letters). Sidgwick's vote of thanks for Rutherford's Faraday Lecture to the Chemical Society, February 12, 1936 1937 = 46 Miscellaneous correspondence (including typescript copy of Sidgwick letter to Kenner, October 15, 1941, beginning 'my objections to your formulation of the carboryle are these—', on reverse of lecture(?) notes) E. Schr&dinger re chair in *Scotch University* Harold H. Joachim re procedural matters at Congregation Baron Rayleigh, scientific correspondence (1 letter) from Sir Henry Tizard re Sidgwick's vote of thanks for Ruther~ J.B. Conant, Harvard, personal correspondence ford’s Paraday Lecture N.V. Sidgwick esac 21/15/74 TTe 78. 19 80. 81 a 87. VI. 88. Letters of congratulation and comment on publication of The Chemical Elements and their Compounds with Dr. Leslie E. Sutton with Dr. Leslie E. Sutton testimonials for Dr. Sutton with Lee G. Davy (who had been Sidgwick's research assistant at Cornell) 81. 82. 3. 84. 85. 86. 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 = 36 1937 — 44 Miscellaneous correspordence (Christmas cards, telegrams,etc.) Publicetions Bibliography (2 copies) Miscellaneous reviews of Organic Chemistry of Nitrogen, Oxford, Clarendon Press Electronic Theory of Valency, Oxford, Clarendon Press (includes list of presentation copies) &. 1949 = 51 1928 = 35 1934 ~ 51 1928 = 47 1904 =~ 30 1901 = 50 1910 1928 Bound volume of offprints Offprints of 3 Sidgwick articles The Electronic annotations Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University Press 1901, 1907, 1931 1920 = 25 Theory of Valency: volume with few Ms. Organic Chemistry of Nitrogen: volume with Ms. annotations Some Physical Properties of the Covalent Link in Chemistry, 1933 The Flectronic Theory of Valency: volume with extensive Ms. annotations and corrections interleaved Node Notebook labelled on first page with name and ‘Chemical Notes* containing notes on lectures by J.E. Marsh and W. Odling; also contains notes and charts on ‘solubility of protein isomers' autographed programme and menu of 100th meeting of Alembic Club, letter from A.W.F. Holroyd re origin of club, typescript of minute book (1899-1910), misc. notes re club The Covalent Link in Chemistry: volume with extensive Ms. annotations and corrections interleaved Material held by the History of Science Museum, Broad Street, Oxford 1910 1927 1927 1933 956 VII. Ms. Museum 122 Ms. Museum 131 1899 = 1920 N.V. Sidgwick Csac 21/15/74 Royal Society memoir of Sidgwick, misc. photographs, Ms. notebook labelled *Keto-Imolic Tautomerism. Alembic Club. 10-vi-02' con— taining draft of lecture(?), Ms. notebook labelled 'Tautomeriam® containing draft of lecture Ms. Museum 133 Ms. notebook lebelled 'Chemical Sub-Faculty’ containing minutes of meetings, drafts, list of members, misc. notes (in various hands) 1921 = 29 Ms. Museum 139 Ms. notebook labelled 'Sub-Faculty of Chemistry’ containing minutes of meetings VIII. Index to principal correspondents ANDREWS, Charles H. 7 ARMSTRONG, Sir Thomas Henry BALDWIN, Kenneth BELL, Ronald Percy BENNETT, George Macdonald BOGGRT, Me TT. 71 76 76 tues 66 76 C. - — Ae R. BRAGG, Sir William Henry BREWER, Frederick M. BROOKE, Mary Ruth C. BRAGG, Sir William Lawrence BUSSELL, Rev. Frederick William BURKHARD, C. BURY, C. CAIN, J. CHERWOOD, Henry C. CONANT, James Bryant CORYELL, Charles D. 61 DAVY, Lee G. DEBYE, Professor Peter J. DENNIS, Professor L. M. de ZULUETA, Francis DUDDEN, F. Homes FARMER, Re FOWLER, William Warde é. 72 72 63 65 5 63 64 14 17 67 13 11 M We 19 81-86 N.V. Sidgwick CSAG 21/15/74 GREGORY, Sir Richard Arman HANTZSCH, A. HARTLEY, Sir Harold HEVESY, G. HOWARD, F. HUME-ROTHERY, Professor William JOACHIM, Harold Henry JOHNSON, E. Me KENNER, James KITTERMASTER, Ne KOSALAPOFF, G. Co Me LAPWORTH, Authur LAWRENCE, Ernest 0. LENNARD-JONES, Sir Jobn LONDON, Fritz MORLEY, John MURRAY, Newhaven) MENZIES, Alan W. Co MERRY, William Walter MILLIS, William Hobson MUNRO, Jo Ae Re MURRAY, Sir James MANN, Frederick George MARCHANT, Ernest Cecil MOORE, Professor Thomas Sidney (Viscount Morley of Blackburn) Keith Anderson Hope (Baron Murray of POLANYI, Professor Michael OAKESHOTT, Walter Fraser PAULING, Professor Linus PAUSACHER, K. PHILIP, James He G. OSLER, Sir William N.V. Sidgwick esac 21/15/74 RASHDALL, Hastings RAY, Professor P. RAYLEIGH, Robert John Strutt BARON RICE, F. ROBINSON, Professor Richard ROOSEVELT, Eleanor RUTHERFORD, Ernest (Baron Rutherford of Nelson) SCHRODINGER, E. SIDGWICK, Eleanor Mildred SIMMONS, Le We SIMON, Sir John SISAM, Kenneth SMITH, Clarence SPOONER, William Archibald SPRINGALL, Professor Harold Douglas SUTTON, Leslie E. TAYLOR, Sir Thomas Weston Johns THOMPSON, S. P. TRIFFENEAU, Professor Wentworth | TIZARD, Sir Henry Thomas. THOMPSON, Sir D'Arcy THONPSON, Baward THORPE, Jocelyn vanden HEUVEL, William