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F. Whittle NCUACS1285/11/03 Title: Compiled by: Catalogue of the papers and correspondenceof Sir Frank Whittle OM KBE FRS (1907-1996), engineer Depositedin: Churchill College Cambridge Date of material: 1926-1994 Descriptionlevel: Fonds Reference code: GB 0014 WHTL Extent of material: 96 boxes, 10 rolls. ca 1550 items Simon Colemanand Peter Harper © National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists, University of Bath. NCUACScatalogue no. 125/11/03 F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 The workof the National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists is supported by the following societies and organisations: The Biochemical Society The British Computer Society The British Crystallographic Association The Geological Society Girton College Cambridge TheInstitute of Physics The Royal Society The Royal Astronomical Society The Royal Society of Chemistry Trinity College Cambridge St John’s College Cambridge The Wellcome Trust F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 NOT ALL THE MATERIAL IN THIS COLLECTION MAY YET BE AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION. ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE ADDRESSED IN THE FIRST INSTANCE TO: THE ARCHIVIST CHURCHILL ARCHIVES CENTRE CHURCHILL COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 LIST OF CONTENTS GENERAL INTRODUCTION SECTION A BIOGRAPHICAL SECTION B RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SECTION C PUBLICATIONS SECTION D LECTURES AND BROADCASTS SECTION E VISITS AND CONFERENCES SECTION F SOCIETIES AND ORGANISATIONS SECTION G CORRESPONDENCE SECTION H NON TEXTUAL MATERIAL INDEX OF CORRESPONDENTS A.1-A.473 B.1-B.579 C.1-C.64 D.1-D.50 E.1-E.80 F.1-F.69 G.1-G.215 H.1-H.12 F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 GENERAL INTRODUCTION PROVENANCE The papers were received from Churchill College Cambridge, June 2002. OUTLINE OF THE CAREER OF SIR FRANK WHITTLE Whittle was born in Coventry on 1 June 1907. After attending Leamington College he applied tojoin the RAF as an apprentice in January 1923. He was successful in the entrance exam, onlytofail the medical on account of his diminutive stature. After going through a strenuous physical exercise programme, he applied again six months later and was accepted. In 1926 he was offered a cadetship to the RAF College, Cranwell, and begantraining as a pilot. After passing out of the College in 1928, he undertook various flying duties including service in III Fighter Squadron at Hornchurch and postings to the Flying Training School, Digby, and the Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment, Felixstowe, as a float plane test pilot. In 1934 he graduated from the Officers’ School of Engineering at Henlow with such exceptional results that he was sent to Cambridge University as an undergraduate of Peterhouseto take the Mechanical SciencesTripos. believed the gas turbine to be completely impracticable but Whittle nevertheless took out a patentin While still at Cranwell Whittle wrote a thesis exploring the possibilities of flight at higher altitudes and were in business together, secured financial backing from a city banking firm and, after negotiations with the Air Ministry, a company called Power Jets Ltd was formed. Whittle was allotted shares in return for assigning all his patent rights to the company, while a contract for the design of an experimental bench engine, the ‘WU’ wasgivento the British Thomson Houston Company, Rugby. 1930. His attempts to attract commercial interest in the idea were fruitless until 1935 when he was still at Cambridge. Two friends and former RAFpilots, Rolf Dudley Williams and J.C.B. Tinling, who speeds. He examinedthe potential of rocket propulsion and gasturbines but the idea of using a gas turbine for jet propulsion did not occur to him until the year after he left Cranwell. The Air Ministry beginning of co-operation between Britain and the USA on the developmentof the turbo-jet engine. Whittle was appointed to the Special Duty List and continued to work for Power Jets as Honorary Chief Engineer. By June 1939 the work had progressedsufficiently for the Air Ministry to place an orderfora flight engine (the W.1) with the company. The Gloster Aircraft Company was contracted to build an experimental aircraft, the E.28/39, which was to be powered by the W.1. The highly successful first test flights of E.28/39 on 15 May 1941 resulted in an expansion of the project and the After gaining a first Class Honours at Cambridge, Whittle was granted a further postgraduate year to supervise the work on the WU which madeitsfirst run on 12 April 1937. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Before the outcomeofthe testflights a decision was takento build a twin-engined fighter, the Gloster F.9/40 (Meteor), using the more powerful W.2.B engine. In 1944 the Meteor entered service and was the onlyAllied jet to be operational in World War Two. Before his attachment to PowerJets endedin 1946, Whittle was also responsible for the developmentof the W2/500 and the W.2/700 engines, the parents of subsequent Rolls-Royce engines. The nationalisation of Power Jets in 1944 hastened the break up of a remarkably talented and dedicated team of engineers. In 1946 the company (with the exception of a ‘rump’, Power Jets R&D Ltd) was merged with part of the Royal Aircraft Establishment to form the National Gas Turbine Establishment which was chiefly restricted to research work and excluded from designing and developing engines. Whittle and mostof his team resigned andhis bitterness over the Government's policy remained for many years. As the break up of the team resulted in the abandonmentofturbo- fan and exhaust-fan projects (arising from a number of Whittle patents), he could claim with some justification that nationalisation seriously retarded Britain’s post-warjet industry. In 1948 heretired from the RAF on groundsofill health, leaving with the rank of Air Commodore. Shortly afterwards he received a gratuity of £100,000 from the Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors which tookinto account the fact that he had handed overall his shares in PowerJets to the government whenthe companywasnationalised. ceased, despite demonstrations of its commercial practicability. subsidiaries. He devoted mostof his energy to developing his patented turbo-drill which incorporated Siddeley in 1966 had serious consequencesfor the drill project. Support for the latter stages of developmentfell away as Rolls-Royce’s financial difficulties increased and by 1971 work on thedrill From 1948 to 1952 he wastechnical advisor onaircraft gas turbines to the British Overseas Airways Corporation, travelling extensively in the USA, Canada, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. In 1953, a hydraulic turbine to drive the cutting bit. Whittle left Shell in 1957 and the project was shelved until company, Bristol Siddeley Whittle Tools was formed in 1963 but Rolls-Royce’s takeoverofBristol 1961 whenBristol Siddeley Engines becameinterestedin its practical development. A subsidiary having completed his book Jet: The Story of a Pioneer, Whittle turned to his interest in oil industry technology and joined the Shell Group as Mechanical Engineering Specialist to one of their in several anniversary events concentrated on the boundary layer before his professorship becamepart-time from 1978 to 1979. In 1976 Whittle emigrated to the USA. He returned to aerodynamic work, taking up the post of NAVAIR Research Professor at the US Naval Academy, Annapolis, in 1977. His research The part time post enabled him to write a textbook on gas turbine aero-thermodynamics. During the years following his retirement from the RAF Whittle gave a numberof lectures on the development of the aircraft gas turbine, supersonic travel and the oil industry, including the 1954 Christmas Lectures at the Royal Institution. He participated F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 commemorating the first running of the WU andthefirst flight of the E.28/39. After his moveto the USA, he became friends with the German jet pioneer, Hans von Ohain, and the two regularly attended conferences and functions, sometimesgiving joint presentations. In the years following World War Two Whittle sometimes expressed strong views on two major political issues: immigration and nationalisation. He was Chairman of the Migration Council, 1950- 1951, and advocated planned emigration from Britain to Commonwealth countries to reduce over- population. His extreme dislike of nationalisation led him away from his earlier Socialist beliefs and at the 1955 General Election he gave a public address at Exeter supporting Rolf Dudley-Williams, the Conservative Party candidate. In 1964 Whittle gave an election address at Smethwick where the campaign was dominated by immigration issues. Whittle’s honours were numerous and included a C.B.E. (1944), C.B. (1947), knighthood (1948), Fellowship of the Royal Society (1947) and membership of the Order of Merit (1986). He wasalso made a Commander, US Legion of Merit (1946). He was a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a fellow or memberof many otherscientific and learned societies in the UK and abroad. He was a Founder Fellow of the Fellowship of Engineering (Royal Academy of Engineering), 1976, and received honorary degrees from several universities, including Cambridge, Oxford, Manchester, Edinburgh and Trondheim (Norway). DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION The papers coverthe period 1926-1994. 1976 and Whittle married Hazel S. Hall in the same year. He died on 9 August 1996. notebooks from his years at RAF College Cranwell, RAF College Henlow and the University of Cambridge. There are two of his flying log books: the earlier covering his flight cadet training at Cranwell, the other containing entries from 1928 to 1946. RAF career papers include some of Section A, Biographical, has material relating to Whittle’s academic career in the RAF: academic Whittle married Dorothy Mary Lee in 1930 and they had two sons. The marriage was dissolved in from 1946 to 1989, with various individuals including Sir Rolf Dudley-Williams and R.G. Voysey, the work on the jet engine and the turbo-drill there are, in many places, long and detailed entries concerning technical matters, meetings and foreign trips. There is personal correspondence,dating Whittle’s own accounts of personal experiences such asthe ‘crazy flying’ display at Hendon and papers detailing a numberof his proposed inventions. Material relating to the history of the turbo-jet includes papers and articles by Whittle and a visitors’ book for Power Jets Ltd. A large series of diaries and pagesof typewritten diary entries spans the years 1927 to 1991. For the years covering F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 charitable organisations, authors of books and articles, solicitors and autograph hunters. Whittle’s sporadic involvementin political affairs is also documented by material such as drafts of articles and speechesrelating to his chairmanship of the Migration Council and public addresses at the 1955 (Exeter) and 1964 (Smethwick) General Elections. The remainder of the section comprises a large body of financial papers, both business and private, and papers concerning social functions and anniversaries. Section B, Research and Development, chiefly comprises Whittle’s work on the developmentof the jet engine, his later interests in jet propulsion and jet-poweredflight, and the work on the turbo-drill for the oil industry. A group of correspondence and papers, including copies of notes of interviews and meetingsetc, reports and technical papers, reflect the day to day involvement of Whittle in the jet engine project from the formation of Power Jets Ltd to the nationalisation of the company. The financial affairs of Power Jets Ltd and the relations between various prominent individuals and companiescollaborating in the work are also covered. There is also a series of notebooksin Whittle’s hand, 1939-1950, with graphs, calculations and experimental results. The papers concerning his later jet interests are diverse and cover his work for BOAC (1948-1952); a patent infringement case in which he provided expert evidence in support of the defendants, Rolls-Royce Ltd; the problems of ‘jet noise’; supersonic aircraft; and a brief consultancy position. A number of his notebooks and sketchbooks, 1973-1993, relate to both jet-poweredflight and the turbo-drill. The turbo-drill papers document the various stages of Whittle’s involvement in the project: with the Shell Group, Bristol 1977-1978. idea, dated to 1931 or 1932, entitled ‘The Case for the Gas Turbine’. of the section consists of small groups of papers relating to Whittle’s analysis of possible German submarine developmentin 1943 and his NAVAIR Research Professorship at the US Naval Academy, Section D, Lectures and broadcasts, covers the period 1943-1987. The jet engine is the chief topic of the lectures, but somerelate to the oil industry and supersonicflight. Drafts and notes for lectures Section C, Publications, dates from 1931 to 1992, and consists of a chronological sequenceof drafts Siddeley Engines and the period following Rolls-Royce’s takeoverof Bristol Siddeley. The remainder for publications and editorial correspondence. Includedis a draft of an early paper on the turbo-jet USA on a numberof other occasions before his emigration; one of these, in 1974-1975, allowed Section E, Visits and conferences, begins with Whittle’s USAvisit in 1942 to view American progress on jet propulsion. There are many reports covering his travels while working for BOAC; these give his views on various aspectsofcivil aviation, including the possibilities for the ‘Comet’. He toured the include those for the Christmas Lectures on the oil industry at the Royal Institution, 1954. Broadcasting material is slight and includes correspondence and papers concerning a BBCtelevision Jet Propelled, 1966, in which Whittle appeared. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Whittle to promote Concorde and discuss the possibility of advanced supersonic travel. Most of the remaining papers reflect his attendance at conferences and commemorative occasions. Section F, Societies and organisations, reflects Whittle’s associations chiefly with engineering, scientific and learned societies and organisations in the field of aviation, all in Britain or the USA. Included are The Royal Society, The RAF Technical College, The International Aerospace Hall of Fame, ‘The Reactionaries’ and the Tony Jannus Award. Section G, Correspondence, principally consists of an alphabetical sequence of Whittle’s correspondence with individuals and organisations including M.L. Bramson, Lord Dacre, S.G. Hooker, A. Pouring and the Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, and a chronological sequenceof miscellaneous correspondence covering many professional and personal matters. There is a group of correspondence with inventors who sought Whittle’s advice or support and a small number of letters from ‘cranks’. Section H, Non textual material is slight, chiefly consisting of rolls of technical drawings for various stagesof the turbo-drill project. There is also Whittle’s slide rule dating from his undergraduate days. There is also an index of correspondents. The National Archives, ref: AIR62. Royal Air Force Museum, Department of Research andInformation, ref: AC 96/54. Simon Coleman LOCATION OF MATERIAL HELD ELSEWHERE Further material relating to Whittle’s career may be foundin the following repositories: Bath, October 2003 F. Whittle NCUACS 125/11/03 SECTION A BIOGRAPHICAL,A.1-A.473 1926-1994, nd A.1-A.40 BIOGRAPHICAL AND AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL A.41-A.68 ROYAL AIR FORCE A.69-A.81 JET ENGINE HISTORY A.82-A.168 HONOURS AND AWARDS A.169-A.270 DIARIES A.271-A.285 SOCIAL FUNCTIONS AND ANNIVERSARIES A.286-A.342 PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE A.343-A.353 POLITICS A.457-A.463_ PRESS CUTTINGS A.354-A.456 FINANCIAL PAPERS A.463A-A.473 MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS F. Whittle NCUACS 125/11/03 Biographical BIOGRAPHICAL AND AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL 1943-1978, nd A.1-A.30 Autobiography and personalaccounts A.31-A.37 Biographies A.38-A.40 Short accounts, resumés Autobiography and personal accounts 1943-1978, nd ‘Special Duty’, Whittle's autobiography, published as Jet: The Story of a Pioneer, London 1953. ‘Special Duty’ appears to have beentheoriginaltitle of the book. Photocopy of typescript draft with extensive manuscript revisions. A.11-A.15 ‘Morale and leadership’. 1943-1956, nd ‘Morale and leadership’, a paper by Whittle. 29 July 1943 Contentsof a file so inscribed. Original box no.25. 10 folders. Original box no.19. 1951, 1956 14pp typescript with a few annotations in Whittle's hand on last page; 1p manuscript notes and 1p typescript re Whittle's paper by others. Brief correspondence mostly relating to Whittle's paper described in A.11. The letter dated 1951 could, possibly, relate to the paper in A.13 rather than the above. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Biographical Paper by Whittle headed ’Draft of Technical Branch Memorandum’. 20 March 1944 The paper analyses the various factors governing a person’s ability to do a particular job. 14pp typescript. ‘Leadership’. manuscript 33pp typescript revisions in Whittle’s hand. There is no other indication of authorship. entitled, draft, with so Letter and a 1p typescript by Whittle entitled ‘Some Thoughts on Science and Craftsmanship’. A.16-A.30 Writing on theology and related topics. 1949-1978, nd Contents of 2 files inscribed ’J.B.R. [John B. Randell)’. Randell was Doctor of Psychological Medicine at Charing Cross Hospital. Whittle undertook a study of various biblical topics and aspects of Christian belief in collaboration with Randell who appears to have been writing a book entitled The Mental Status of Jesus Christ’. Whittle sent copies of his papers described below to Randell and was involved in the preparation of Randell’s text. The material includes notes by Whittle on works by others and also covers matters connected with psychology, history and sciences. Nearly all the material dates from the 1970s. There is no clear indication of when the project began or ended nor evidenceof a resulting publication. The author of the papers described below is Whittle unless otherwise stated. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Biographical A.16-A.24 Contentsoffile inscribed "JBR Project’. 1949-1978, nd Original box no.13 Studies on John the Baptist. Typescript carbon copyofa letter from Whittle to Randell, 1974; 10pp typescript entitled ‘John the Baptist’ and 6pp typescript entitled References to John the Baptist in the N.T.’, both with manuscript revisions. ‘On Writing History’. Manuscript draft so entitled; 4pp typescript draft with manuscript version inscribed ’c.1975’ at end. revisions and typescript revised Studies on the Gospels etc. Studies on Jesus Christ. ‘The Background’. 4 typescripts, all with manuscript revisions or annotations. Entitled as follows, dates given whereinscribed: ’Basis of the Eucharist’ (6pp, ’31/5/74’); ’Ethics Taught by the Gospels’ (6pp, ‘Aug. 23/24 1974’); "Commentary on the Gospels’ (14pp, ‘Aug. 1974’); Refs to The Law in Gospels & Acts’ (4pp, undated). 3 typescripts, all with manuscript revisions, entitled as follows: 'Claims to Divinity in Gospel of John’ (19pp); ‘The Alleged Miracles of Christ’ (5pp); 'Who was He?’ (3pp). 2 typescript drafts (19pp), with manuscript revisions, of a paper so entitled on comparative religion andbelief. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Biographical Synopsis of Genesis’. 12pp manuscript draft. Synopses by Whittle of works by others. 2 typescript draft with manuscript revisions. Various manuscript notes and drafts on biblical and other topics. Some of this material may have been early drafts of some of the papers in A.16-A.20. Correspondence between Whittle and Randell re manyof the topics covered in the papers described above. The two earlier letters, dated 1949 and 1960, do notindicate that Randell had at that time commenced work on his book. 1949, 1960, 1974-1978, nd A.25-A.28 A.25-A.30 114pp revisions and annotations in Whittle’s hand. incomplete typescript draft with Original box no.23. Contentsof a file inscribed ’UBR’s MS’. Draft of Randell’s book: The Mental State of Jesus Christ. Various typescripts by Randell, probably used in the preparation chiefly psychological and physical conditions. Onetypescript is heavily annotated by Whittle. are a few manuscript notes by Randell. A.29-A.30 manuscript of his book The topics are Included 4 folders. 2 folders. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Biographical A.31-A.37 Biographies 1982-1984 A.31-A.32 Whittle: The True Story, by John Golley, Shrewsbury 1987. This book, written with Whittle’s assistance, covers the story of the developmentof the jet engine. Original box no.72. with Proof Whittle’s hand. manuscript revisions and annotations in Parts of a proof, apparently later than the one at A.31. 1982-1984 A.33-A.37 1982-1984 On the back of one letter (26 September 1982) is a manuscript draft of a reply by Whittle. Material relating to an unauthorised biography of Whittle by Roland Cooper. Cooper interviewed some of Whittle’s family and former colleagues in the preparation of the biography which covered Whittle’s career up to 1976. There is no evidence of eventual publication. 1982-1984 The draft is extensively annotated by Whittle, many of his comments being highlycritical of the factual accuracy and the language. A.34-A.37 Typescript draft of the book. Original box no.10. Letters from Cooper to Whittle concerning the draft 4 folders. F. Whittle NCUACS 125/11/03 Biographical A.38-A.40 Short accounts, resumés. 1944-1979, nd Original box no.65. A.38-A.39 Contents ofa file inscribed Biographicaldetails’. 1944-1973, nd Various short biographical and autobiographical notes, accounts and resumes of Whittle’s career, with related correspondence. Someof the information was provided for the Central Office of information. Included at A.39 is a 15pp manuscript draft by Whittle (for the Central Office of Information) entitled The Evolution of the Internal Combustion Turbine’. Mostly typescript. 2 folders. A.41-A.68 ROYAL AIR FORCE 1926-1976 1965-1979, nd A.57-A.58 Flying log books A.59-A.67 RAF career papers A.41-A.56 Academic notebooks Miscellaneous biographical notices, notes etc cover. All the notebooks are printed ’Royal Air Force’ on the A.68 Later association with the RAF A.41-A.56 Academic notebooks. 1926-1936 F. Whittle NCUACS 125/11/03 Biographical A.41-A.42 RAFCollege, Cranwell. Whittle was a cadet at Cranwell, 1926-1928. 2 hardback notebooks containing essays and short prose pieces in Whittle’s hand. They are inscribed ’F/C F. Whittle English Literature’ on the covers. Includes essays with the following titles: "The Birth and Growth of Flying’; Traditions’; "Charles Lamb’s Essays’; ‘Joseph Conrad’. 1926-c.1928 On second pageis a ’specimenletter dated ’7/9/26’. Included are essays with the following titles: ’°G.B. Shaw’s Preface ’G.K. Chesterton: "The Ballad of the White Horse Vale" ’; Revolt in the Desert" by Colonel T.E. Lawrence’. ’Cairo-Kano Flight; Joan" "St. to ’; c.1926-c.1928 A.43-A.56 RAF Henlow and University of Cambridge. Whittle took the Officers’ Engineering Course at Henlow, 1932-1934, before taking the Mechanical Sciences Tripos at Cambridge (Peterhouse), 1935-1936. Notebooks, mostly hardback, all but one inscribed ’F/Lt Whittle’. They contain notes, formulae, calculations and diagrams in Whittle’s hand. A few contain intercalated pagesof notes and typescript exam revision papers. The topics are inscribed on the covers of the notebooks and are reproduced below. C.1932-1936 The absence definite identification of the notebooks as belonging to one or other of the two periods of his education. Those at A.53- A.55 appear to have been used at Cambridge but parts of them could also have been written at Henlow. Original boxes no.s 1 and 4. ’Mechanics of Machines’. of inscribed dates prevents F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Biographical Fluid Mechanics and Aeronautics’. A.45-A.46 ‘Heat Engines’. 2 notebooks. A.47-A.48 ’Structures’. 2 notebooks. Electricity’. ‘Aeronautics Laboratory Work’. ’M[?echanics].’ Includes notes on stress waves. First page is headed ‘Henlow Notes’. exam revision paper is dated 1936. A.53. This notebook appears to be a continuation of notebook ’Mechanics’. ’Mechanics B’. Ahnintercalated F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Biographical ‘Heat and Aeronautics Examples’. Thefirst page heading refers to a 1935 exam paper. Untitled. A.57-A.58 Flying log books 1926-1946 They record, in Whittle’s hand, details of individual flights he made as a pilot or a passenger. The information includes date and duration of flight, machine type, height, course and ‘remarks’. They appear to provide a complete record of Whittle’s flights. Hardback. Original box no.1. Experimental Establishment, Large log book. September 1926 - July 1928. Log book from Whittle’s period as a Flight Cadet (officer andpilot training) at RAF Cranwell. The log book covers the following stages of Whittle’s career: Ill Fighter Squadron, RAF Hornchurch, 1928- 1929; Flying Instructors’ Course, Central Flying School, RAF Wittering; Flying Training School, RAF Digby, 1930 (There are references to crazy flying’ during this period); Marine RAF Felixstowe (test pilot), 1931-1932; and his later flying during his years at RAF Henlow and Cambridge University and while on the Special Dutylist. 1928-1946 Aircraft At the front of the book is the following intercalated material: a page of later manuscript notes by Whittle on his early impressions of RAF Hornchurch; a page of brief manuscript notes, probably on flying hours during his various the Aeronautical Engineering Course, 1933. completion Certificate postings; of of F. Whittle NCUACS 125/11/03 Biographical A.59-A.67 RAF career papers. A.59-A.60 General letters and papers. Mostly copies. 1928-1948 1928-1948 Chiefly official letters to Whittle from various RAF officers, ministers and officials in the Air Ministry and other Governmentdepartments, and other individuals relating to his promotions, transfers, achievements and inventive ideas. There are also a fewletters by Whittle, including a report, July 1932, of an incident during catapult trials. There are letters of which Whittle is neither the author or recipient but most of these are concerning him. Included at A.59 are a paper recording the examination marks(including Whittle’s) at the RAF Cadet College, July 1928; and 2 photographsofaircraft, probably of the type flown by Whittle at RAF Felixstowe. 2 folders. Original box no. 23. paper which Whittle submitted to A.61-A.67 1931-1936, nd Papers by Whittle. Original box no.25. ‘Description of a Proposed Catapult Principle’. Various papers, somerelating to inventions by Whittle. Thetitles are reproduced below. the Technical Commanding Officer, HMS Ark Royal, on his idea for a ‘catapult self-propelled launchingtrolley, running along a light trackway’. 4pp typescript with manuscript revisions. consisting essentially of a_ F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Biographical Untitled paper concerning a proposed catapult device for launching aircraft. The details have some similarity to the paper in A.61, thoughotherideasare included. Untitled 4pp typescript, the first page apparently missing. ’Catapult and Other Test Work for Admiralty 1931-1932’. 1931-1932 Incomplete 5pp typescript summary account of Whittle’s time as a test pilot at the Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment, RAF Felixstowe. ’Crazy Flying’. Whittle’s accountof his ‘crazy flying’ performance at the 1930 RAF display at Hendon. 5pp typescript. Referencesin the text to subsequent events showthat the paper waswritten some yearsafter the event. ‘Courts Martial’. ’Biographical’. 2pp manuscript account of Whittle’s involvement in RAF court martial cases. 1p manuscript, in Whittle’s hand, of brief quotes from RAF officers involved in his selection for a cadetship (1923). 29 June 1936 Untitled paper on a proposed method of producing motion picturesin natural colour for cinema andtelevision. This invention by Whittle appears to be unconnected with his RAF service. 6pp typescript with manuscript revisions and annotations. Found with the material in A.61-A.66. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Biographical Later association with the RoyalAir Force. 1957-1976 Correspondence, with a few newspaper cuttings, re donations by Whittle to The Royal Air Force Museum, items for exhibitions, visits to RAF Cranwell and other matters. Original box no.25. A.69-A.81 JET ENGINE HISTORY 1941-1992, nd A.69-A.72 Papers by Whittle A.73-A.76 ‘History papers’ A.77-A.78 Material relating specifically to Power Jets A.79-A.81 Photographs A.81A Printed report A.69-A.72 Papers by Whittle. 11pp typescript headed ‘Appendix’. The paper appears to be evidence submitted by Whittle in support of the application by Power Jets (Research and Development) Ltd for an extension of Whittle's British Patent No. 471368(relating to a by-pass engine). 1951-71952, nd Probably published in The Aeroplane, ?[May or June] 1951. 6pp typescript, with off-prints from The Aeroplane of similar articles (1951) mentioning Whittle.. 'The First Ten Years of the Turbo Jet - a brief summary’. Original box no.95. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Biographical ‘The Birth of the Jet Engine in Britain’. 24pp manuscript draft in Whittle’s hand, so entitled, with revisions. Original box no.35. ‘What F.W. might say’. The paper appears to be an attempt by Whitle to recollect technical matters concerning the jet engine covered during his first visit to the USA, 4 June-13 August 1942. It is also inscribed ‘Jet history’ and wasclearly written many years later. Whittle’s visit was made to strengthen the technical links between PowerJets Ltd on the one hand and the General Electric Company and Bell Aircraft on the other. 7pp typescript draft (paginated with manuscript revisions; one further unpaginated typescript page found with the aforementioned draft and also relating to Whittle’s visit. 1-7) A.73-A.76 ’History Papers’. Original box no.35. Contents of a file so inscribed. ‘How Jets Developed’, letter by Whittle to The Daily Telegraph, 13 March 1962. Whittle was respondingto a letter by a reader , though he also refers to approaching anniversaries in the history of jet propulsion in explaining the reasonsfor his letter. 1944-1992, nd version; brief related letters by of the Copy correspondence arising; cuttings of readers to The Daily Telegraph. letter and printed F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Biographical A.74-A.76 Various articles on Whittle, or containing mention of him, by othersin relation to the early days of jet propulsion. 1944-1992, nd Printed material: magazine and newspaper cuttings (or copies from them), special publications including ‘An Encounter Between the Jet Engine Pioneers, Sir Frank Whittle and Dr Hans von Ohain’ (1978), and a few typescript or proof papers. 3 folders. A.77-A.78 Material relating specifically to PowerJets Ltd. [c.1941]-1947 Visitors’ book. Hardback bookinscribed ’Visitors’ Secrecy Book’ inside cover. March 1941- April 1947 P.J. engineers qualifications. c.1941-1943 A.79-A.81 Photographs. Original box no. 43. of the Papers, mostly typescript qualifications, technical experience etc of the company’s engineers. details giving brief Colour photographs of ?Whittle’s jet engine. Colour photographs of a jet engine (presumably Whittle’s original) in storage. They are glued onto pieces of paper, both sides of the paper often used. 2 folders. There are labels on the photographs indicating the part or parts shown. X-ray photographs of ?Whittle’s jet engine. A.80-A.81 F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Biographical Printed report. Copy of ’Report on Harold Adams’ Trip to England’, 25 November 1943. The report documentsthevisit of Adams (of the Douglas Aircraft Co. Inc.) to view the work on jet propulsion being doneby PowerJets Ltd and other organisations. Bound. A.82-A.168 HONOURS AND AWARDS 1944-1993, nd A.82-A.100 Medals and awards with medals A.101-A.119 Awards other than medals or Honorary Degrees A.120-A.129 Honorary degrees Original box no.50. A.82-A.100 ’Honours- Medals and Awards with Medals’. 1944-1966 Contentsof a file so inscribed. A.130-A.168 Other honours and awards Letter of notification only. Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), 1944. James Alfred Ewing Medal, Institution of Civil Engineers, 7 November 1944. Warrantwith letter of notification; letters of congratulation. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Biographical Gold Medal, Royal Aeronautical Society, 1944. Letter of notification only. Commander, Legion of Government, the Pentagon, 15 November 1946. Merit, awarded by the US Pressrelease etc. Daniel Guggenheim Medal, USA, 1946. 1946, 1964 Notification; later letter concerning a publication. Companionof the Order of the Bath (CB), 1947. Letters of congratulation. Kelvin Gold Medal (for 1947), Institution Engineers, 7 October 1948. of Electrical 1947-1948 printed report of the presentation Notification and proceedings. Correspondence, mostly letters of congratulation. Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KBE), June 1948. The award was presented by the Institution of Electrical Engineers at the request of The Council of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the convenors for the award. which accompaniedit. Whittle accepted the award on condition of being excused (on health grounds) delivering the customary lecture Correspondencere notification and acceptance. Melchett Medal, of the Institute of Fuel, 1949. F. Whittle NCUACS1285/11/03 Biographical Rumford Medal, Royal Society, 30 November 1950. Notification and certificate. Churchill Gold Medal, Society of Engineers, 6 October 1952. Notification; letter of thanks from Whittle to Sir Winston Churchill; pages from a publication covering the award. A.93-A.94 Franklin Medal, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, USA, 17 October 1956. Correspondence re various papers concerning the ceremony. notification etc and arising, with 2 folders. Albert Medal, Royal Society of Arts, 1952. 1952, 1953 letters covering etc; publication Notification; letter arising. Correspondence congratulation; pages from presentation of the award. renotification John Scott Award, City of Philadelphia, USA. The award was presented to Whittle at a general meeting of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London, 18 October 1957. arising, including letters of congratulation; printed matter. The Goddard Award, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, New York, 26 January 1965. Correspondence re notification and correspondence of the 1964-1965 F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Biographical Coventry Awardof Merit, 25 February 1966 1965-1966 Whittle was one of a group of individuals who were the first recipients of the award. Notification biographical newspaper cuttings and other printed material. typescript etc; account; A.99-A.100 Christopher Columbus Prize for Communications, Genoa, 12 October 1966. Letters of congratulation and correspondence arising; manuscript draft of Whittle’s acceptance speech(delivered in Italian) and English translation (A.99); other papers concerning the award and ceremony. 2 folders. A.101-A.119 ’Honours - Awards Other than Medals and Honorary Degrees’. 1944-1972 Contentsof a file so inscribed. Original box no.50. Notification with reply by Whittle. Fellowship of The Royal Aeronautical Society, January 1944. Honorary Freedom of the Royal Borough of Leamington Spa, 1944. Notification only. Honorary Membership of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 1944. 1p typescript account of the ceremony; notification etc. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Biographical James Clayton Prize for 1945, Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Notification only. A.105-A.106 Award of £100,000 by The Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors, 1948. 1945-1949 An interim ex gratia award of £10,000 was made to Whittle in April 1945. He wasnotified of the total award he would receive in May 1948. Correspondence etc notification arising, correspondencere the interim paymentis included. to the assessment and of the main award and correspondence Brief congratulation. including relating letters of 2 folders. Honorary Membership of the Engineering Institute Canada, December 1949. of Fellowship Peterhouse, University of Notification etc. of Engineers, Notification only. of The Society Notification and reply. Honorary Fellowship September 1952. Honorary of Cambridge, October 1951. Notification and correspondence re arrangements for the presentation ceremony. Honorary Membership of the Institution of Engineering Draughtsmenand Designers, May 1953. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Biographical Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Aeronautical Society, 1954. Notification and reply. Honorary Membership of the Société Royale Belge des Ingénieurs et des Industriels, May 1956. Notification only. Honorary the Pensylvania, USA, November 1956 Membership of Franklin Institute, 1956-1957 Notification and reply. Honorary Fellowship of The Society of Experimental Test Pilots, California, USA, 24 September 1966. 1965-1966 Whittle received the honour at the Society's Tenth Awards Banquet held on the abovedate. concerning notification Enrolment in the Aviation Hall of Fame, USA, 10 June 1967. Correspondenceetc re notification and arrangements and correspondencearising. Correspondence and arrangements, with programme, and correspondence arising. The enrolment took place (though another attended in Whittle's place) at the Annual Awards and Installation Banquet, San Diego, on the above date. Whittle accepted the honour but was unable to attend the Honours Banquetto receiveit. Honorary Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1968. Fellowship the of Correspondence etc Honours Banquet. concerning notification and the American Institute of F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Biographical A.117-A.118 Tony Jannus Award, Tampa, USA, 24 January 1969. 1967-1969 Whittle received the award at the 6th Annual Tony Jannus Award ceremony. Correspondence re arrangements for the ceremony and arising; newspaper currings. See F.61-F.65 for related papers. 2 folders. Membership of the Academical Council for Science of Communications and Transports, 1972. 1966 for Whittle’s Communications (A.99-A.100) entitled him to the above distinction. Christopher Columbus Prize Notification and reply. A.120-A.129 1946-1973, nd Original box no.50. ‘Honorary Degrees’. Contents of a file so inscribed. Notification and copyof oration. Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Manchester, 15 May 1946. Printed orations. Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Oxford, 22 June 1949. Doctor of Laws, University of Edinburgh, 6 July 1951. Copy of Addresses’; certificate. oration (English) and printed ’Encaenia F. Whittle NCUACS1285/11/03 Biographicai University of Cambridge, 4 June 1953. Copyof oration (English) and printed version; programme. Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Leicester, 15 July 1960. Notification and reply; order of proceedings. Honorary Trondheim, Norway, 16 September 1960. Doctorate, Norges Tekniske Haegskole, Correspondence concerning arrangements for the receipt of the award and correspondencearising. Awardedin absentia. Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Warwick, 13 July 1968. Awarded in absentia. Correspondence ceremony. Notification and correspondencearising; printed oration. Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Bath, 13 October 1967. Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Exeter, 5 July 1973. 1972-1973 Photograph of Whittle receiving an honorary degree at an unidentified [British] university. Awardedin absentia. re arrangements for the degree F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Biographical A.130-A.168 Other honours and awards. 1976-1993 A.130-A.131 Foreign Honorary Membership of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 12 May 1976. Whittle appears to have visited the USA from April to June 1976, receiving this honour during thevisit. and correspondence honour; Certificate correspondence concerning Whittle’s flight on Concordeand other matters connected with his stay in the USA;photograph of Whittle. the return re 2 folders. Original box no.87. A.132-A.133 James Watt International Mechanical Engineers, 30 November 1977. Medal, The Institution of 1977-1978 Correspondence releases; newspaper cuttings and printed citation Whittle. arrangements arising; and press for A.135-A.136 Original box no.74. Correspondenceetc mostly re arrangements. William E. Downes Jr Memorial Award, Airport Operators Council International, Honolulu, Hawaii, 17 October 1979. 1980 Award for Meritorious Service to Aviation, National Business Aircraft Association Inc., Kansas City, USA, 24 September 1980. Correspondence etc correspondencearising. Receivedjointly with Hans von Ohain. Original box no.74. arrangements re and 2 folders. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Biographical A.137-A.140 Orderof Merit, 1986. Letters of congratulation. Unindexed. 4 folders. Orginal box no. 39. A.141-A.143 Honour on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary ofthe first run of the Whittle jet engine, National Air and Space Museum, Washington, USA, 12 April 1987. 1986-1987 The event was organised by Rolls-Royceplc. Correspondenceetc re arrangements andarising. Includedis a draft oration for Whittle. 3 folders. Cranfield Institute of Original box no.51. Honorary Technology, Bedford, ?12 June 1987. Science, Doctor of A.144-A.145 Correspondencechiefly re arrangements. ’Cranfield and Loughborough’, contents of a file so inscribed. Correspondenceetc, chiefly re arrangements. Honorary Doctor of Technology, Loughborough University of Technology, 9 July 1987. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Biographical Honour received on European Pioneers’ Day, The Royal Aeronautical Society, 12 September 1988. event immediately This International Conference also held at The Royal Aeronautical Society, 13 and 14 September 1988: ’Practical Aspects and Operational Applications of Aeronautical Technology’. preceded an_ The honour actually received by Whittle is not clear. Programmeonly. Award from the International Society for Air Breathing Engines, September 1989. The award was for outstanding contributions air breathing propulsion. It appears that Whittle asked someone to accept it on his behalf at the International Symposium on Air 6-9 September 1989. Breathing Engines, Athens, to Letter of notification. Original box no.77. 1988-1990 Original box no.77. Correspondenceetc chiefly re arrangements. Whittle was not able to attend the award ceremony. Meritorious Service Award, The Aviation Hall of Fame, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 31 August 1990. Enshrinement in The Engineering and Science Hall of Fame, Dayton, Ohio, USA, 12 October 1989. 1990-1991 Correspondence rearrangements; printed matter.. Original box no.77. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Biographical Prince Philip Medal of The Fellowship of Engineering, presented at the British Embassy, Washington DC, USA, 15 May 1991. The medal was presented to Whittle by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in a private ceremony. Correspondenceetc re arrangements andarising. Original box no.77. A.151-A.161 Charles Engineering, Washington DC, USA, 2 October 1991. National Academy of Draper Prize, Stark 1989-1993 Whittle received the prize jointly with Hans von Ohain. The announcement was made on the above date during the NAE’s Annual Meeting which was attended by Whittle. The prize was presented on 18 February 1992 at the Draper Prize Presentation Dinner, State Department, Washington DC. Original box no.87 exceptfor the material in A.160-A.161. A.151-A.152 Correspondence etc concerning Whittle’s unsuccessful nomination for the 1989 Charles Stark Draper Prize. Copies of letters supporting Whittle’s nomination for the DraperPrize. Included at A.153 is brief correspondence re Whittle’s nomination for the Royal Society's Japan Prize for 1990, found among the Draper Prize material. 1991-1993 Correspondence etc re the announcement of the prize; letters of congratulation and other correspondencearising. Press cuttings and press announcementof the prize. January- February 1991 A.154-A.157 A.158-A.159 releases relating to the 2 folders. 4 folders. 2 folders. F. Whittle NCUACS1285/11/03 Biographical A.160-A.161 Draper Prize Presentation Dinner, 18 February 1992. Contentsof file. of Leters congratulation and other correspondence arising; programme, remarks made at the presentation, photographetc. 2 folders. Original box no.75. Induction into the First Flight Society, 17 December 1991. Whittle and Hans von Ohain were inducted in the same ceremony which took place near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, USA. The Society annually commemorated the Wright brothers’ Kitty Hawkflight. Various proceedings. papers concerning the ceremony and_ its Original box no.75. brief related the Royal Mail; The stamp commemorating Whittle and the jet engine was part scientific an discoveries. issue commemorating British of Original box no.76. Royal Mail commemorative stamp. Correspondence with correspondenceandprinted material. 1990-1991 Gold Plate Award and induction into the American Academy of Achievement, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, ?27 June 1992. Notification only. F. Whittle NCUACS1285/11/03 Biographical Aerospace Engineering Leadership Award, Society of Automotive Engineers (USA), 8 October 1992. Whittle was unable to attend the presentation ceremony. Hans von Ohain wasthejoint recipient of the award. Notification only. Godfrey L. Cabot Award, Aero Club of New England, Massachusetts, USA, 4 June 1993. Notification only. Membership of the Jet Pioneers’ Association of the United States of America. Certificate only. Honorary degree not accepted. Whittle’s inability to Brief correspondence regarding attend. The University of Bristol awarded Whittle an Honorary Degree but he wasunable to attend the congregation and, as a result, turned downthe award. Original box no.77. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Biographical A.169-A.270 DIARIES 1927-1991 pocket diaries, larger A chronological sequence of hardback diaries and unbound typewritten pages of diary entries. Some of the latter are ‘consolidated diaries’ documenting some of the years in which Whittle worked on the jet engine. Those that are unbound are complete unless otherwisestated. of wide provide coverage The diaries Whittle’s professional activities (work on the jet engine and the turbo-drill) and include details of meetings, telephone conversations and technical matters. Foreign trips are normally documented in somedetail. A.171-A.187 cover the years from the formation of Power Jets Ltd to the end of Whittle’s career in the RAF. Intercalated material is sometimes found. Original boxes no.s 2, 3, 7, 20, 21, 22, 58, 59, 61. Pocket diary (cover missing). relate to RAF College, Hardbackdiary. Pocketdiary (cover missing). Entries (often quite detailed) Cranwell and at 111 Fighter Squadron, RAF Hornchurch. relate to RAF College, Entries (often quite detailed) Cranwell. Entries (rather sparse) relate to the early days of Power Jets Ltd. Includes detailed entries re the work onthe jet engine. Includes detailed entries re the work onthejet engine. Large hardbackdiary. Large hardbackdiary. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Biographical Large hardbackdiary. Includes detailed entries re the work onthe jet engine. Large hardbackdiary. Entries arebrief. Large hardbackdiary. Most entries are brief. Large hardbackdiary. Included at the front are loose typescript pages of statistics re Power Jets’ labour and the running times of the various jet engine models. Hardback diary. Pocketdiary. Entries are brief. typewritten entries. to some pages are additional pages of Large hardbackdiary. Hardbackdiary. Attached F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Biographical Hardbackdiary. additional pages of Attached to some pages are typewritten entries. Inserted also are loose typewritten and manuscript pagesof diary entries covering a Whittle’s USA tour (June to September 1946) and a short visit to France which followed very soonafterwards. See E.2-E.5 for further material relating to the USAtour. A.183-A.184 Typewritten diary, contents of a ring binder. Covers June to Decemberonly but includes a few rough manuscript pages for May. Thereis also part of an earlier typescript version. 2 folders. A.185-A.187 Typewritten diary, contents of a ring binder. 3 folders. A.191-A.194 A.195-A.197 3 folders. 4 folders. A.188-A.190 Typewritten diary, contents of a ring binder. Typewritten diary. Typewritten diary, contents of a ring binder. 2 folders. A.198-A.199 Typewritten diary. A.200-A.201 Typewritten diary. 3 folders. 2 folders. F. Whittle NCUACS 125/11/03 Biographical A.202-A.203 Typewritten diary. 2 folders. Typewritten diary. Both sides of the pages used. A.205-A.206 Typewritten diary. 2 folders. Typewritten diary. Typewritten diary. Typewritten diary. A.212-A.213 Typewritten diary. 2 folders. Typewritten diary. Typewritten diary. 3 folders. Included are additional typescript pages of ‘points’. A.214-A.216 Typewritten diary, contents of a ring binder. F. Whittle NCUACS 125/11/03 Biographical Large hardbackdiary. Large hardbackdiary. Large hardbackdiary. Large hardbackdiary. Large hardbackdiary. Large hardbackdiary. Large hardbackdiary. Large hardbackdiary. Large hardbackdiary. Large hardbackdiary. Large hardbackdiary. Large hardbackdiary. Large hardbackdiary. F. Whittle NCUACS 125/11/03 Biographical Large hardbackdiary. Inserted at the front are a few manuscript drafts of letters by Whittle (1976) and pages of rough manuscript notes. Also intercalated near the end are further pages of manuscript diary entries. Ring-bound notebookofdiary entries. 1977-1978 Complete for both years. Hardback diary. Hardbackdiary. Hardbackdiary. Hardbackdiary. Hardbackdiary. Hardbackdiary. Pages for January to March usedonly. Hardbackdiary. Softback diary. Hardbackdiary. F. Whittle NCUACS 125/11/03 Biographical Softback diary. Softback diary. Hardbackdiary. Softback diary. Softback diary. A.246-A.265 ‘Consolidated diary’. 1935-1941 Contents of a number of folders so entitled. accounts of meetings, and descriptions stages of Paginated continuously. Original boxes no.s 17, 21, 22. See B.1-B.161 for the main series of correspondence and papersrelating to the jet engine work. The consolidated diary is typewritten and covers, in considerable detail, the work on the developmentof the jet engine. In structure it is virtually a continuous narrative of events given by Whittle, with numerous quotations from letters, or summaries of the work under separate It has presumably been compiled from more headings. than one original source and might have beenusedin the drafting of Whittle’s book ‘Jet’. February - November 1937. November 1937- July 1938. May 1935-February 1937. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Biographical August 1938 - June 1939. June - December 1939. A.251-A.253 January - July 1940. 3 folders. A.254-A.256 July - October 1940. 3 folders. A.257-A.259 October - December 1940. 3 folders. 3 folders. 3 folders. A.266-A.267 A.263-A.265 March - May 1941. A.260-A.262 January - March 1941. 2 folders. Various typescript pagesof further entries, probably all for 1941. Paginated variously and differently to the ‘consolidated diary’. Found amongthe ’consolidated diary’ pages for 1941. F. Whittle NCUACS 125/11/03 Biographical A.268-A.270 ‘Diary scraps’, contents of a folder so inscribed. Covering diaries 1936-1962. Typescript and manuscript pages relating to diaries for various years. Most are headed ’Points from [a particular] diary’; included is a copy of Whittle’s diary of his USAvisit in 1942 (A.268) and a manuscript page headed ’German Work (Heinkel)’ (A.270). 3 folders. A.271-A.285 SOCIAL FUNCTIONS AND ANNIVERSARIES 1951-1991 A.271-A.277 Special anniversaries etc’, contents ofa file so inscribed. 1951-1966 Original box no.74. Dinner commemorating the first ten years of jet-powered flight ’in the free world’, London, 31 May 1951. Whittle was one of a number of pioneers honoured. The organisers and location of the dinner are unknown. Invitation and acceptance; printed material. Avro 504 Club 11th Annual Reunion Dinner, Londonderry House, London, 6 April 1962. Programmeetc, with printed article (1951) found with programme. F. Whittle NCUACS 125/11/03 Biographical Events on 12 April 1962 to mark the 21st anniversary of the first run of Whittle’s jet engine. 1961-1964 The events were asfollows: a ceremony at which Whittle laid the foundation stone for Bristol Siddeley Engines Ltd’s new building and dinner at Lancaster House, London, organised Siddeley EnginesLtd. Ltd and Bristol by Rolls-Royce re arrangements and arising, Correspondence with programmefor the foundation stone ceremony;letter of invitation to the opening ceremonyfor the aforementioned Bristol Siddeley building, 1964. Installation of the Master and Deputy Master of the Guild of Freemenof the City of Coventry, 22 April 1966. Whittle attended as chief guest. Letters etc re invitation. Correspondenceetc re arrangements andarising. Correspondenceetc re arrangements andarising. Air Force Board dinner to mark the 25th anniversary of the flight of the first flight of the Gloster-Whittle E.28/39, 1 Carlton Gardens, London, 24 May 1966. Central Flying School Association (Royal Air Force) Annual Reunion Dinner, Central Flying School, Little Rissington, 8 July 1966. Luncheon to mark the 40th anniversary of the E.38/39, Royal Air Force Club, Piccadilly, London, 15 May 1981. Menuand guestlist. Programmeonly. Annual 50th Companies, Dorchester Hotel, London, 22 June 1966. Society Dinner, British of Aerospace F. Whittle NCUACS 125/11/03 Biographical Opening of the Queen Elizabeth Il Conference Centre, Westminster, 24 June 1986. 1985-1986 Oneof the Centre’s named rooms wasthe Whittle Room. Correspondenceetc re arrangements and arising. Original box no.38. A.279-A.284 Events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first flight of the Gloster-Whittle E.28/39. 1990-1991 Whittle had intended to visit the UK in May 1991 to attend a number of events but wasforced to cancel the trip due to a slow recovery from an operation. Correspondence concerning events to which Whittle was invited, including a dinner at RAF Cranwell, and other matters associated with the anniversary. 5 folders. Original box no.49. Invitation declined. Original box no.75. A.286-A.342 Brief correspondence. PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE 1946-1994, nd A.320-A.329 Authors A.312-A.319 Charities A.286-A.311 Individuals A.337-A.342 Autographs A.330-A.336 Legal affairs F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Biographical A.286-A.311 Individuals. 1946-1989, nd Arrangedalphabetically. A.286-A.287 General A.C. (’Bill’) Craigie. 1970-1972, 1976 Craigie had a distinguished career in the United States Air Force, holding some key posts associated with the technological developmentof military aircraft, as well as being the first US military pilot to fly a jet aircraft. He and Whittle were long-standing friends. Mostly re social arrangements and personal matters. 2 folders. Original box no.39. A.288-A.300 Miss M.C.Phillips. 1950-1973 13 folders. Original box no.67. He was Air recognition Mary Phillips was Whittle’s secretary from 1938 to c.1949. In loyalty and efficiency Whittle arranged to pay her an annuity to run during their joint lives. her of J.H. McCarthy Reynolds. Correspondence concerning personal matters and the annuity. Some correspondencewith solicitors and other individuals connected with Mary Phillips is included. 1960-1985, nd Reynolds wasa friend of Whittle’s from his early days in the RAF (?RAF Felixstowe). Ministry Overseer at the Gloster works during the jet engine work in the 1930s. Mostly re personal matters. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Biographical A.302-A.304 R.G. Voysey. 1961-1989, nd Voysey joined Power Jets Ltd as an engineer in January 1940. Mostly re personal matters. 3 folders. Original box no.19. A.305-A.306 R.D. Dudley-Williams. 1980-1988, nd Sir Rolf Dudley-Williams had been a fellow RAF cadet with Whittle. With J.C.B. Tinling he successfully found the financial backing which enabled the formation of Power Jets Ltd in 1936. He was a director of the company until 1944. Personal letters from Dudley-Williams to Whittle, 1980- 1983; correspondence with Dudley-Williams’ wife, Helen, before and after his death in October 1987; copies of obituaries for Dudley-Williams. 2 folders. 5 folders. correspondence with friends and A.307-A.311 Original box no.50. Miscellaneous associates. Contentsofa file inscribed ‘Personal correspondence’. 1946-1987, nd F. Whittle NCUACS 125/11/03 Biographical A.312-A.319 Charities. 1956-1985 Correspondence, with financial records, relating to his support for a number of charitable organisations. Included is correspondence with the Charities Aid Fund and the Charities Aid Foundation through which Whittle made his contributions. 8 folders. Original box 45. A.320-A.329 Authors. 1950-1973, nd Whittle received many requests from authors of books and articles for his views, reminiscences, permission to use quotes etc, and for assistance in checking factual details. The publications cover Whittle’s work on the jet engine in various contexts. There are a few requests from publishers for articles by Whittle. 10 folders. Original box no.11. A.330-A.336 Legal affairs. Correspondence,with a few drafts. Correspondenceetc, mostly with solicitors in the USA and the UK, concerning Whittle’s legal affairs, including the purchase of property, his will, his divorce from his first wife, 1948-1994 F. Whittle NCUACS 125/11/03 Biographical A.330-A.333 Bungalow - Coventry’, contents of a file so inscribed. 1948-1980 Correspondence and papers chiefly relating to Whittle’s purchaseof a bungalowfor his parents. Included also are later letters to Whittle from his mother (A.33), some other family correspondenceand a copy of a letter from Whittle to a newspaperin which hedetails the gifts he made to his parents and other family members. Whittle had received some negative publicity concerning the financial situation of his parents which had been contrasted with his own supposed wealth. 4 folders. Original box no.73 A.334-A.335 ‘Chagford general’, contents of a file so inscribed. 1963-1972 Original box no.11. 1963-1972 1963-1972 1976-1994 Original box no.40. Whittle was an Honorary Vice-Presidentof the club. Correpondence re the employment of a housekeeperat Whittle’s home and related matters. Correspondence relating to Whittle’s involvement in the Chagford Swimming Club. Correspondence with solicitors re Whittle’s divorce from his first wife and his will. 1980-1989, nd A.337-A.341 General requests for autographs. A.337-A.342 Autographs. 1971-1989, nd F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Biographical A.337-A.338 ‘Autographs sent’, contents of file so inscribed. 1980-1989, nd Letters to Whittle only. 2 folders. A.339-A.341 ‘Unanswered autograph requests’, contents of a file so inscribed. 1983-1988, nd 3 folders. Original box no.11. Correspondence re a request by the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund for Whittle to autograph a numberof special RAF philatelic commemorative covers and related correspondence. 1971-1972 The covers commemorated the 30th anniversary of the first UK jet flight, the money raised going to the RAF Museum Appeal Fund. A.343-A.353 POLITICS 1950-1974, nd A.343-A.348 typescript drafts of articles Migration Council. Original box no.35. Correspondence, and speeches, copies of memoranda andnotesof discussions and meetings, with other papers concerning immigration and related issues during Whittle’s Chairmanship of the Migration Council. 1950-1951 Included is a copy of a letter from Whittle to C.R. Attlee with a copy of the latter’s reply (A.346) and a copy of a letter from Whittle to Sir Anthony Eden (A.347). 6 folders. F. Whittle NCUACS 125/11/03 Biographical A.349-A.350 1955 General Election. Correspondence and papersrelating to Whittle’s support for Rolf Dudley Williams in his campaign to win Exeter at the 1955 General Election. Included is a typescript draft of Whittle’s speech at a Conservative Party rally at Exeter. (A.349). 2 folders. A.351-A.352 1964 General Election. 1964-1965 Correspondence and papers re Whittle’s election address at Smethwick during the 1964 General Election. Included are a typescript of the address andletters of support from membersof the public and political organisations. The Smethwick campaign washighly controversial, being fought mainly on the issue of immigration. 2 folders. 1971-1974, nd 1961-1989 A.393-A.411 Ladywood House A.354-A.456 FINANCIAL PAPERS A.354-A.392 Ladywood Investments Ltd Miscellaneous correspondenceetc. Various topics are covered. Included are copiesofletters to newspaper editors. Miscellaneous papers Chagford Investment Holdings Ltd A.412-A.416 Other interests in Jamaica A.417-A.436 A.437-A.456 F. Whittle NCUACS1285/11/03 Biographical A.354-A.392 LadywoodInvestmentsLtd. 1966-1988 Contents of various files, the inscriptions on which are given below. The material chiefly comprises Whittle’s correspondence concerning the company’s business, with financial papers. A.354-A.355 ’‘LadywoodInvestments- cottage 2’. 1966-1972 2 folders. Original box no.66. ‘Ladywood Investments - HB’. 1968-1969 Original box no.66. A.357-A.358 el tieaxes 1968-1973 A.359-A.360 1969-1980 2 folders. Original box no.66. 2 folders. Original box no.66. ’L.I. & L.H. accounts ’69-’73’. ’‘LadywoodInvestments- lronshore’. 1969-1975 A.363-A.367 Leslee 2 folders. Original box no.74. A.361-A.362 1969-1973 5 folders. F. Whittle NCUACS 125/11/03 Biographical Unmarkedfile. 1972-1973 Accounts and correspondence relating Investments Ltd. to Ladywood A.369-A.371 ’L.I. & L.H. accounts ’73-’75’. 1973-1975 3 folders. Original box no.67. A.372-A.375 LES 7S/76% 1974-1976 4 folders. Original box no.67. el (OL0Te 1975-1976 Original box no. 67. A.377-A.378 4 folders. A.383-A.384 1976-1980 1977-1978 2 folders. Original box no.67. A.379-A.382 elton ’L.I. accounts and statements 76/77/78’. 1980-1981 L.I. accounts & statements ’80’. 2 folders. Original box no.73. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Biographical A.385-A.390 L.I. 79-85’. 1979-1988 6 folders. Original box no.73. A.391-A.392 Unmarkedfile. 1981-1985 Accounts etc relating to Ladywood Investments Ltd. 2 folders. Original box no. 73. A.393-A.411 Ladywood House. 1968-1976 Contents of various files, the inscriptions on which are given below. Correspondence and financial papers. A.393-A.395 1968-1975 A.396-A.397 1968-1976 3 folders. Original box no.73. 2 folders. Original box no.66. A.398-A.401 ’L.H. sale’. ’‘Ladywood House- RH/DM’. ’‘Ladywood House Accounts’. Original box no.74. 4 folders. 1975-1976 F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Biographical A.402-A.411 ‘Homecare [Jamaica Ltd]’. 1969-1976 Homecare was the company which managed Ladywood Housefor Whittle. 10 folders. A.412-A.416 Otherinterests in Jamaica. 1965-1987 Contents of various files, the inscriptions on which are given below. Correspondence with financial and legal papers. A.412-A.414 ’Rose Hall (HB & general Jamaica)’. 1965-1970 3 folders. Original box no.75. "RoyTrust’. Original box no.74. ‘Bay Roc Cottage no.2 -acquisition & disposal’. 1972-1975 A.417-A.436 Chagford Investment Holdings Ltd. Sir Rolf Dudley Williams was also a director of the company. Chagford wasset up chiefly to provide finance for the turbo-drill project (see B.272-B.574). Original box no.67. Correspondence, with financial and legal papers. A.417-A.421 ’C.|.H. Shares (HB)’. 5 folders. 1968-1972, 1987 1961-1987 1961-1976 F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Biographical A.422-A.427 ’C.I.H. Shares & gifts’. 1961-1976 6 folders. Original box no.33. A.428-A.433 ‘Armitage & Norton & C.1.H.’. 1962-1987 6 folders. Original box no.73. A.434-A.435 ’C.1.H. Shares - FW’. 1962-1970 2 folders. Original box no.75. ‘Allen & Overy’. 1971-1979 Original box no. 79. A.437-A.456 Miscellaneous papers. 1972-1989 A.437-A.438 ’Cyprus’. Contents of various files, the inscriptions on which are given below. Correspondence and financial papers etc concerning Whittle’s personalfinancial affairs other than his Jamaican interests and Chagford Investment Holdings Ltd. Original box no.73. Chiefly re Whittle’s interest in purchasing a house in Cyprus. 1972-1973 2 folders. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Biographical A.439-A.441 Williams & Glyn’s [Bank LtdJ’. 1972-1979 Re various interests, including Ladywood Investments Ltd and Chagford Investment Holdings Ltd. 3 folders. Original box no.75. A.442-A.446 ‘Watergate Landmark’. 1978-1979 Re the purchase of a property in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. 5 folders. Original box no.65. A.447-A.448 Royal BankJersey’. 1982-1987 2 folders. 2 folders. Original box no.38. ‘Dean Witter AAA’. Original box no.38. A.449-A.450 ‘Capel’. Original box no.37. 2 folders. Re the possiblility of setting up a charitable trust called ‘The Sir Frank Whittle Foundation’. A.452-A.453 Foundation’. 1983-1988 1985-1987 1986-1988 F. Whittle NCUACS 125/11/03 Biographical Papersrelating to tax returns. 1974-1977 Brief correspondence concerning insurance policies. 1978-1986 Contract notes. 1987-1989 A.457-A.463 PRESS CUTTINGS 1944-1993, nd Cuttings from various newspapers, scientific magazines etc. Included are a few photocopies. 7 folders. Original boxes no.s 41, 43 and 76. 1976-1978 A.463A-A.473 MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS 1948-1992 Whittle’s National Registration Identity Card. Papersrelating to Whittle's emigration to the USA in 1976. c.1980-1990 Miscellaneous notes and calculations concerning personal finances, with drafts of letters, and rough drafts or notes on ‘greenhouseeffect’. Original box no.50. Ring-bound notebook. F. Whittle NCUACS 125/11/03 Biographical Subscriptions to the Royal Automobile Club. Brief correspondenceetc. Menus institutional dinners. and programmes from commemorative or 1976-199 Contentsofa file. Copies of medical examinations with correspondence. 1979-1988 Most of the material appears to relate to Whittle’s RAF pensions correspondence concerning non-RAF medical examinations is included, with a copy of Whittle’s birth certificate. tribunal 1979; later in Correspondencere the theft of Whittle’s credit card. 1990-1992 Original box no.50. 2 folders. 2 folders. A.470-A.471 A.472-A.473 Original box no.37. Papers usedfor learning Spanish. Copy of Public Record Office list of papers deposited by Whittle. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 SECTION B RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT,B.1-B.579 1926-1993, nd B.1-B.169 DEVELOPMENTOF THE JET ENGINE B.170-B.271 LATER INTERESTS IN JET-POWEREDFLIGHT AND CIVIL AVIATION B.272-B.574 TURBO-DRILL FOR THE OIL INDUSTRY AND RELATED INTERESTS B.575-B.579 OTHER RESEARCH F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Research and development DEVELOPMENTOF THE JET ENGINE 1926-1966, nd B.1-B.161 Correspondence and papers B.162-B.168 Notebooks B.169 Patents See Section A in particular for further material relating to Whittle’s work onjet propulsion. B.1-B.161 Correspondenceandpapers. 1926-1966 Houston Company, The Royal There is The material relates to the work of PowerJets Ltd andits relations and collaborations with The Air Ministry, British Thomson Aircraft Establishment and the Rover Company and other organisations. also documentation of the activities of prominent individuals in these organisations and relations between them, technical matters relating to the development of Whittle's jet engine, and Power Jets’ financial and legal affairs including the nationalisation of the company. The material is almost all typewritten and chiefly consists of Whittle's memoranda and notes of interviews, conferences, conversations and visits (by him and also by others to Power Jets); correspondence (mostly carbon copies); copies of Whittle's diary entries for particular periods; reports and technical papers (some by Whittle); legal agreements; papers re meetings of the Directors of Power Jets Ltd and the general running of the company. foundin the same file. Typescript notes on small pieces of paper are attached to a few documents. The notes give brief summaries of the content of these documents or highlight significant points in the text. A few papers document events earlier than that of their own creation. These have been kept with the material F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Research and development fee The papers were foundin files, most withtitles inscribed on the covers which are reproduced below. Manyof the files formed, or were intended to form, a chronological sequence which has been preserved in B.1-B.127. The papers at B.128-B.161 do not appear to have been part of this sequence. 'History Papers’. Included are correspondence to Whittle from engineering companies and scientists in response to his suggestions regarding gas turbine engines (B.1-B.2); correspondence and papers relating to the circumstances leading to the formation of Power Jets Ltd (B.4-B.5); and a typescript by Whittle entitled 'Description of a Proposed Weapon for Use byAircraft againstAircraft’ (B.3). 1930-1936, 1944 6 folders. Original box no. 15. ‘History 1936’. 4 folders. Original box 17. 3 folders. B.11-B.13 ‘History 1937’. Correspondence and papers relating to the formation of Power Jets Ltd and the early activities of the company. Included at B.10 is a copy of a typescript memorandum by Whittle entitled 'The Theories and Inventions forming the basis of developments undertaken by PowerJets Ltd’. 1937-1939 Included is a typescript draft of a paper by Whittle entitled ‘Rotational Flow in Axial Flow Turbines and Compressors’, dated 1 March 1939. F. Whittle NCUACS 125/11/03 Research and development B.14-B.15 Contents of an unmarkedfile. 1937, 1946 Chiefly 1937. 2 folders. Original box no. 23. B.16-B.32 1938 and 1939’. 1938-1939 Included are the following: copies of Whittle’s diary entries for 1938 at B.16 and B.19; typescript memorandum by Whittle Propelled Interceptor Fighter’ at B.19; typescript by Whittle entitled ’Rotational Flow in Axial Flow Turbines and Compressors’ (2 June 1939) at B.24. (25 October on ‘The 1938) Jet 17 folders. Original box no. 17. B.33-B.49 ‘History Papers & Notes 1940’. 1940-1941 B.50-B.74 1941’. 17 folders. Mostly 1940. Original box no. 17. Included are 2 typescripts by Whittle with the following titles: "Summary of the Present State of Supercharger Development’ at B.60 and ’Power Jets’ Tasks in Relation to the Production Supercharger’ at B.64. Original box no. 32. 25 folders. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 B.75-B.96 1942'. Research and development At B.86-B.87 are the contents of a separatefile, found in the one inscribed as above, inscribed 'W.2.B. adapted for straight through combustion’ and 'The Rover CompanyLtd This material includes photographs 8th May 1942'. mounted onto cards, with of engine units showing adaptations. captions, 22 folders. Original box no. 18. B.97-B.108 '1943'. 12 folders. Original box no. 18. B.109-B.117 '1944', 9 folders. Original box no. 15. B.124-B.127 '1946'. B.118-B.123 '1945'. Included at B.112 is typescript record by Whittle of a party at Buckingham Palace which he attended, March 1944. Original box no. 15. Included are papersrelating to Whittle's lecture tour of the USAin June-September. 6 folders. Original box no. 15. 4 folders. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Research and development B.128-B.136 Typescript carbon copyof part of Whittle’s diaries covering the period June 1941-April 1942. 1941-1942 Included are summaries for each month. There are also brief manuscript annotations by Whittle. Paginated 572- 786. 9 folders. Original box no. 16. B.128-B.131 June - December 1941. 4 folders. B.132-B.136 January - April 1942. 5 folders. 12 folders. Original box no. 36. B.137-B.143 1940-c.1946. 7 folders. B.137-B.148 ‘Papers, notes and correspondence from 1930s - 60s’, contents of a file so inscribed. 1940-1966, nd There are no papers earlier in date than 1940. This papers are similar in type and distribution to the contents of B.1-B.136. Included are the following: typescript draft, with revised version, by Whittle (24 May 1942) entitled “A Note on Production, Design, Development and Research, with special referenceto Aircraft Gas Turbine PowerPlants’, at B.139-B.141; typescript by Whittle (7 December 1943) entitled Cosmic Rays’ at B.143. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Research and development B.144-B.146 1947-1958. Miscellaneous material mostly relating to work on gas turbines and jet engines. 3 folders. B.147-B.148 1966, nd. Included are typescript drafts etc of short articles by Whittle, mostly on gas turbines; and an undated 1p typescript entitled The Break Up of the Team’, a brief account of the circumstances surrounding the break up of the team of engineers of Power Jets and Whittle’s own resignation from the Board in January 1946, at B.148. 2 folders. B.149-B.151 Contents of an unmarkedfile. 1940-1949 The papers are similar in type to the contents of B.1-B.136 and B.137-B.143. Somereports relate to work on gasturbines. B.152-B.161 B.152-B.157 1926-1944 1926-1939 3 folders. Original box no. 92. Copies of scientific reports, papers etc by the Royal Aircraft Establishment. Contents of a file inscribed "RAE & Metro[politan] - Vick[ers]’. 1943-1944 B.158-B.161 Contents of file inscribed ’RAE reports’. 6 folders. Original box no. 40. 4 folders. Original box no. 72. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Research and development B.162-B.168 Notebooks. 1939-1950 containing notebooks manuscript Hardback notes, calculations, experimental results, graphs and figures mostly in Whittle’s hand relating to the various stages of the work on the jet engine. Where there are significant notes etc on particular Whittle engines (W.1.A, W.2 etc) the names of the engines are given. A few intercalated pages are found in some notebooks. Dates are inscribed inside the covers of most of the notebooks. Original boxes no.s 5 and 8. Notebook, 1939-1940. W.1, W.1.A [also written 'W.1.’a’] and W.2 engines. Notebook, 1939-1941. Notebook, 1941. W.1.A, W.1.X engines. W.1.A and W.2.B engines. W.2.A and W.2.B engines. Many notesare in a hand (or hands) other than Whittle’s. Included are notes under the heading Bomber’. Included are notes under a heading Bomber’. Notebook, 1941-1942. Used from both ends. Notebook, 1942-1943. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Research and development Notebook, 1943-1945. Included are Aeroplane’. notes under the headings ‘Supersonic Notebook, 1945-1950. Included are diary notes nearthe back. Patents. Copies of specifications for Whittle’s patent applications relating brief correspondence (chiefly covering letters) and related documentsare included. propulsion; and jet turbines gas to 1 box. Original box no. 24. 1930-c.1950 1930-c.1950 B.170-B.253 B.254-B.262 B.263-B.271 B.170-B.175 B.170-B.271 B.170-B.253 1948-1993, nd Miscellaneous papers Notebooks and sketchbooks Correspondenceand papers. Correspondenceand papers LATER INTERESTS IN JET-POWERED FLIGHT AND CIVIL AVIATION 1948-1953 From 1948 to 1952 Whittle held an advisory post with British Overseas Airways Corporation in connection with the development of gas turbine engined aircraft. The duties involved travelling over the Corporation’s air routes to gain experience of the running of an airline, making visits countries, and generating favourable publicity for the Corporation. ’B.O.A.C. (& Comet)’, contents of a file so inscribed. to aircraft industries in other 1948-1980 F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Research and development Ls His relationship with BOAC appears to have soured towards the end and he left its employment with a number of grievances. Correspondence, memoranda etc. 6 folders. See E.6-E.20 for further material relating to Whittle's work for BOAC. Original box no. 23. B.176-B.239 Legal case: Societe Rateau and Rene Anxionnazv Rolls Royce Ltd and The de Havilland Aircraft Company c.1960-1968 Societe Rateau, a French company, began an action against Rolls-Royce Ltd in November 1960, claiming infringements of their patents relating to jet engines. The plaintiffs later joined the de Havilland Aircraft Company to their action. expert witnessin support of Rolls-Royce whoalso made a counter-claim for revocation of the patents. Whittle appeared as an_ Original box no.28. B.176-B.185 ‘FW draft proof of evidence and other papers’, contents of a file so inscribed. Typescript drafts, with manuscript revisions, of Whittle's incomplete Proof of Evidence (B.176) and related papers; further typescript drafts by Whittle and other papers pertaining to his participation in the case. 1961-1966 Typescript draft manuscript revisions. B.186-B.189 of complete proof of evidence with 10 folders. 4 folders. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Research and development B.190-B.200 ’General correspondence’, contents of a file so inscribed. 1963-1968 Whittle’s correspondence, mostly with solicitors acting for the defendants, re his involvementin the case. 11 folders. B.201-B.238 Copies of various legal documents, including technical papers, particulars, opinions etc, with a small amount of correspondence. c.1962-1967 A draft of a technical document by Whittle is at B.236. 38 folders. Transcripts of court proceedings: evidence, speeches, judgement. Documents are numbered 1-14. Whittle’s evidenceis at 1-6. B.240-B.243 1959, 1965- with engineering The sonic boom is a topic covered. 4 folders. Original box no. 77 Correspondence andpaperschiefly relating to ‘jet noise’. Correspondence etc scientists and newspaper editors. Cuttings of letters to newspapers by Whittle and other related newspaper cuttings (all 1959) are included. 1976 Correspondence and papers, including a copy of Whittle’s affadavit. Roll-Royce Ltd’s application for a US patent covering the layout of its RB 211 engine. Whittle providing an affadavit. assisted the company in its application by B.244-B.245 2 folders. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Research and development B.246-B.251B Supersonic aircraft and advanced supersonictravel. 1973-1977 To explore the possibility In August 1974 Whittle wasinvited by Sir Stanley Hooker to visit the Bristol Engine Division of Rolls-Royce Ltd. While there he learned of the company’s interest in developing a new version of the Olympus 593 enginefor a "Super Concorde’ (or a second generation of supersonic travel). of future Anglo- American co-operation on second generation supersonic travel Whittle made three trips to the USA in a personal capacity (18 December 1974 - 23 January 1975 and 11 February - 27 April 1975, and one earlier than these), to visit engine manufacturers and (on the twolater visits) deliver lectures. Whittle was also interested in the run-up to the launching of Concorde and accepted aninvitation to be a passenger ona trans-Atlantic ‘technicalflight’. Original box no. 41. B.246-B.248 Correspondencearising from the December 1974 - April 1975 visits, with reports etc by Whittle. 1974 -1977 Almost all the material dates from November 1974- November 1975. 3 folders. B.249-B.251 1973-February flight’, 27 August 1975, and Correspondence and papers concerning Concorde and supersonictravel. Correspondence re arrangements for Whittle’s return trip from Heathrow to Gander, Newfoundland, on a Concorde ‘technical arising; correspondence, especially with John Grierson who was also ontheflight, concerning Concorde’s future prospects and other matters; correspondence re an article by Whittle for Supersonic Age, The British Aircraft Corporation’s magazine. 1976 At B.251 are 2 manuscript drafts (2pp and 1p), one headed ‘draft letter to Telegraph, not sent’, and another draft on ozone depletion in the upper atmosphere. material dates from August 1975 to Almost all the February 1976. 3 folders. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Research and development B.251A-B.251B Contents of a file inscribed "AST [advanced supersonic travel)’. 1974-1976 Whittle attempted to promote the idea of advanced supersonic travel in the USA. He gave a talk on the subject in New York on 21 April 1975 (see E.24-E.34 for further material concerning this USAvisit). He visited the USA again in August/September the same year and visited NASA to research programme. supersonic discuss its Correspondence and papers, August/September visit and arising. chiefly relating to the Original box no.14. B.252-B.253 Consultancy with Booz Allen & Hamilton Inc. 1979-1980 In 1979 Whittle accepted a consultancy position with the company which wasinvolvedin aircraft technology in the USA. He resigned the post in February 1980. Correspondenceetc. 2 folders. Original box no. 38. B.254-B.262 Notebooksand sketchbooks. Notebooks containing manuscript calculations, graphs and figures in Whittle’s hand, chiefly relating to jet-powered flight; some pages relate to the turbo-drill for the oil Intercalated pages industry and, possibly, other topics. are found in most of the volumes. The sketchbooks contain pencil figures and diagrams ofaircraft [?engines] and otherpartsof aircraft by Whittle. 1973-1993 In some of the volumes there is an absence of headings indicating either general or specific topics covered. F. Whittle NCUACS 125/11/03 Research and development Hardback notebook inscribed Approx Sept ’73-Sept ’74’ inside cover. 1973-1974 Calculations etc on supersonic flight and oil drilling are included. Paginated 1-64. Original box no. 9. Hardback notebook inscribed ’Start 26/9/74’ inside cover. Calculations etc re Concorde, the Olympus engine and second generation’ supersonicflight. Paginated 1-280. Original box no. 9. Hardback notebook. May 1987-1993 Paginated (used pages) 1-58. Original box no. 5. Spiral bound notebook. 1979-1989 Included are calculations on ‘Turbo-jet with ram bypass’ and notes under a heading ’Global warming and ozone data’ (p.37). Calculations, notes and drafts on various tests and experiments on engines, including drafts of papers (or a single paper) on the "WW5’and the WWe’. June 1979-c. February 1983. Original box no. 42. Included also are notes and drafts of letters concerning financial affairs and personal business, c.1986-1989. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Research and development Spiral bound notebook. May 1980-1989 Calculations, notes and drafts etc on engines, May 1980- 1987. Included is an undated draft relating to Whittle’s early years in the R.A.F. and the beginning of the jet engine project in the mid-1930s. There are also notes and draft letters re financial affairs and personal business, c.1988- 1989. This notebook appears to be a continuation of B.257. Original box no. 42. Spiral bound notebook. Calculations, notes and drafts etc, probably related to those in B.257-B.258. A few noteson financial matters are included. Original box no. 52. Large notepad. Calculations, notes etc. Original box no. 42. Manuscript calculations are foundin places. B.261-B.262 Contents of 2 softback tracing paper sketchbooks. A few figures possibly relate to the turbo-drill for the oil industry. Original box no. 42. 2 folders (each comprising the contents of one of the original volumes). F. Whittle NCUACS1285/11/03 Research and development B.263-B.271 Miscellaneous papers. 1947-1988, nd Reports, memoranda etc brief correspondence concerning various matters connected with jet engines andcivil aviation. with 9 folders. Contents of original boxes no.s 37, 92, 95, 96. B.272-B.574 TURBO-DRILL FOR THE RELATED INTERESTS OIL INDUSTRY AND 1951-1988, nd B.272-B.499A Correspondence and papers B.500-B.507 Notebooksanddrafting blocks B.508-B.533 Papersrelating to patent applications B.534-B.574 Technical drawings N.V. de 1952-1965 B.272-B.337 Engineering with B.272-B.499A 1951-1988, nd Correspondenceand papers. Work on the turbo-drill for N.V. de Bataafsche Petroleum Maatschappij (BPM) and the Shell Group. From 1953 to 1957 Whittle held the post of Specialist in Mechanical Bataafsche Petroleum Maatschappij, one of the principal operating companuies in the Royal Dutch / Shell Group, and worked on the development of a new turbo-drill, known as the 'W.1’. In 1958 he became a consultant to the Shell Group and the following year secured from the company the assignment to His consultancy ended in 1961. topic undertaken by Whittle after leaving BPM. There is some material relating to research on the same Included technical drawings and photographs. drafts are of technical papers by Whittle, him of the relevant patents. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Research and development B.272-B.276 ’Shell - personal’, contents of file so inscribed. 1952-1958 Correspondence, memoranda etc connected Bataafsche Petroleum Maatschappij. Whittle’s with employment re various matters de by N.V. Whittle’s contract, involvement in projects, relations with the company andother personal matters are covered. His typescript ’Diary of appointmentwith Shell’ is at B.276. 5 folders. Original box no. 41. B.277-B.284 ’Shell - misc. technical’, contents of a file so inscribed. 1953-1957 Typescript reports, ‘diary summaries’ and memoranda by Whittle, with brief correspondence relating to meetings, talks and tours. Whittle’s duties included foreign trips, mostly to the USA, in connection with the company’s turbo-drill project. 8 folders. Original box no. 57. B.285-B.303 B.304-B.306 19 folders. Original box no. 88. 1953-1959, chiefly 1953- 1956 Included are typescript memoranda, technical papers and reports by Whittle and minutes of meetings. General correspondence and papers, contents of an unmarkedfile. 1953-1960 Correspondence and papers re various possible uses of gasturbinesin the oil industry. ’Shell - gas turbines’, contentsof file so inscribed. Original box no. 93A. 3 folders. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Research and development B.307-B.311 ’Marine transportation and pipelines’, contents of a file so inscribed. 1955-1957 Correspondence with Shell Tankers Ltd, with related papers, concerning the feasibility of offshore loading platforms for tankers, 1957. At B.311 is correspondence etc re Whittle’s ideas on the possible development of submarines for transporting oil, 1955. 5 folders. Original box no. 93A. B.312-B.325 ’Bit scheme’, contents ofa file so inscribed. 1955-1958 Correspondence and papers re Whittle’s reaming bit designs for the turbo-drill. 14 folders. Original box no. 93A. 1956-1957, 1963-1965 1956, 1962- 2 folders. Original box no. 88. B.326-B.327 Erosion tests’, contents of a file so inscribed. B.328-B.332 ’Seals’, contents of a file so inscribed. The small amount of material 1963-1965 appearsto relate to work on bladeerosionfor Rolls-RoyceLtd. Correspondence and papers re Whittle’s work on turbine blade erosion. 1964 Material de Bataafsche Petroleum Maatschappij; material dated 1962- 1964 covers workfor Bristol Siddeley EnginesLtd. Correspondence and papers re research on turbo-drill seals. dated 1956 relates to work for N.V. 5 folders. Original box no. 93A. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Research and development B.333-B.337 ’Shell research’, contents of a file so inscribed. 1958-1960 Whittle became a consultant to Shell Research Ltd in 1958. Correspondence and papers, including a few drafts of possible articles, relating to his consultancy work on gas turbinesin the oil industry. 5 folders. Original box no. 93A. B.338-B.471 Workfor Bristol Siddeley Whittle Tools Ltd. 1959-1987 in the project turbo-drill interested In September 1959 Bristol Siddeley Engines Ltd (BSE) became and collaborated with Whittle in re-designing the drill. Bristol Siddeley Whittle Tools Ltd (BSWT) was formed in 1963 for the commercial exploitation of the drill to be manufactured by BSE, Whittle being a director and Deputy Chairman. Chagford Investments Ltd, of which Whittle was also a director, had a stake in the BSWT and Whittle assigned licence rights to BSE. In 1967 BSE was taken over by Rolls-Royce which was less committed to the drill project due to financial constraints. The work cameto an endin 1972 when Rolls-Royceliquidated its stake in BSWT. ’Mohole’, contents of a file so inscribed. The Mohole Project, directed by the National Science Foundation, involved drilling through the Earth’s crust, using a turbo-drill, to sample the mantle. Bristol Siddeley Engines Ltd, for whom Whittle was now working, were asked by the project contractors to provide data about their turbo-drill but the outcomeof this enquiry is unclear. 1959-1964 Correspondencere Whittle’s interest in the project. Original box no. 86. F. Whittle NCUACS 125/11/03 Research and development B.339-B.393 'Turbo-drill inscribed. history (non-tech)’, contents of 4 files so 1959-1972 General correspondence and papers concerning the BSE / BSWTturbo-drill project and the business arrangements behind it. Included are legal documents, memoranda, minutes, drafts or copies of technical papers by Whittle and technical drawings. Original boxes nos 62, 69, 80 and 82. B.339-B.371 1959-1968. At B.367-B.371 are technical drawings, 1963-1968, which were found in 2 separate internalfiles. B.367-B.368 were in a file inscribed Gearbox’; B.369-B.371 in a file inscribed ’Highfield Scheme - assemblies & misc.’ 33 folders. B.372-B.393 1969-1972 22 folders. B.394-B.471 Varioustopics. Included at B.378 is a photocopy of a 22pp typescript by Whittle entitled Turbo-drill. A General Review - October 1969’. Contents of a number of original files concerning various developments in the turbo-drill project and related work. The material covers the Bristol Siddeley Engines Ltd / Bristol Siddeley Whittle Tools Ltd project unless otherwise stated. Inscriptions found on the files are given below. Included are correspondence, technical drawings, drafts of technical papers by Whittle, memoranda, reports etc and a few photographs. 1960-1987 F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Research and development ‘BPM’. 1960-1962 with Bataafsche Internationale Correspondence Petroleum Maatschappj N.V. re Whittle’s request for technical information (to assist with his early work in collaboration with Bristol Siddeley Engines Ltd) and other matters. Original box no. 85. B.395-B.398 ’Turbo-drill control ram’. 1960-1963 Correspondence and papersrelating to the design and testing of control rams. 4 folders. Original box no. 84. B.399-B.401 ’Turbo-drill - turbine blades’. 1960-1963 3 folders. B.402-B.404 1961-1966 re ’string filling’ 3 folders. Original box no. 70. Original box no. 84. String filling & telescopic valve’. Correpondence and papers relating to the design of turbine blades. Correspondence and papers chiefly devices. 1974 In 1963 Whittle began to explore the of developing floating structures for offshore oil drilling, an idea that had interested him during his time working for Shell. He and his colleague Henry Ballantyne, from Chagford Investments Ltd, set up Ballantyne and Whittle Investments Ltd for the purpose of exploiting the idea. B.405-B.411 Floating platform’. possibility fox 1963-1967, F. Whittle NCUACS 125/11/03 Research and development fee The project was outside Whittle's collaboration with Bristol Siddeley Engines Ltd but, by 1974, had not received the hoped-for financial backing. Correspondence and papers. 7 folders. Original box no. 85. B.412-B.414 ‘Bits (development)'. 1964-1966 Whittle's suggested development of bits more suitable for the turbo-drill was treated by Bristol Siddeley Engines Ltd as part of the overall project. rock Correspondenceandpapers, including photographs. 3 folders. Original box no. 93A. B.415-B.425 'Turbo-drill division’. 1964-1969 (almostall 1966- 1969) 11 folders. Original box no. 88. Correspondence with minutes, reports etc concerning the financial, business and technical progressof the project. Following its takeover of Bristol Siddeley Engines Ltd in 1967, Rolls-Royce Ltd established a 'Turbo-drill Division’ to work on their side of the project. 1967 A few letters and papers re methodsfor signalling speed of the drill from the borehole. ‘Control - speedsignalling’. December 1965- Original box no. 72. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Research and development B.427-B.433 ‘Seals’. Copies of minutes of technical meetings, reports etc re turbo-drill seals. 7 folders. Original box no. 57. B.434-B.435 ‘Ram hydraulics’. 1965-1967 Correspondenceand papers. 2 folders. Original box no. 80. B.436-B.441 'T.D. Development - general’. Various papers concerning general aspects of the turbo- drill work. 6 folders. Original box no. 80. B.442-B.448 ‘Turbo-drill development 1967’. Various papers concerning general aspects of the turbo- drill work. Original box no. 82. Papers re investigations of turbo-drills with diameters of 6 and three quarters inches and 6 and a half inches. B.449-B.450 ’6 and a half inch drill’. 1967-1970 7 folders. Original box no. 88. 2 folders. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Research and development B.451-B.464 ‘Turbo-drill 1972/3/4'. 1966-1969, 1972-1976 Correspondence and papers relating to general matters connected with the turbo-drill, including the termination of the project and subsequentefforts to reviveit. Note that the date span of the material does not correspond to the dates givenin the inscription onthefile. 14 folders. Original box no. 53. B.465-B.468 ‘Field Trials - summaries and photographs’. 1966-1967 Photographs,technical drawings anddraft reports etc. 4 folders. Original box no. 53. 'D & S Diamondbits’. 1967-1969 Correspondenceetc re drill bits. B.470-B.471 Later correspondence with solicitors. 1975, 1984- 1987 Almostall the material is dated 1986-1987. 2 folders. Original box no. 70. The correspondencerelates to legal and financial matters connected with Chagford Investment Holdings subsequent to the termination of the turbo-drill project. 1951-1988, nd Included are correspondence, drafts of technical papers by Whittle, technical drawings and a few photographs. Miscellaneous papersrelating to Whittle's work on turbo- drills. B.472-B.499A F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Research and development [ees The material was found in unmarkedfiles and, to a large extent, in a disarrangedstate. 29 folders. Original boxes no.s 36, 43, 53, 81, 87. B.500-B.507 Notebooksanddrafting blocks. c.1956-c.1970 B.500-B.504 Untitled hardback notebooks. c.1956-c.1970 The notebooks are Whittle's hand and contain calculations, notes, graphs and diagrams. No dates are inscribed in them. loose pages or intercalated material. In some are in 5 volumes. Original box no. 13. c.1956-c.1970 B.508-B.533 Papersrelating to patent applications. 1954-1976 Original box no.13. B.505-B.507 Contents of softback drafting blocks. Pages of diagrams with annotations and calculations. No dates are inscribed on them. 3 folders, the contents corresponding to the 3 original volumes. The material was originally found loose inside the drafting block covers. Forthe turbo-drill and other oil industry innovations. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Research and development B.508-B.513 Various papers concerning patent applications for a ‘floating structure’, with correspondence. c.1963-1971 Contentsofa file. 6 folders. Original box no.80. B.514-B.533 Contents of 4 files inscribed ’turbo-drill patents’. 1954-1976 Papers, including patent specifications and a few drafts of technical papers by Whittle, with correspondence, relating to patents for the turbo-drill development. 20 folders. Original box no.s 34, 80 and 83. B.534-B.574 Technical drawings. 1956-1970 B.534-B.535 Original box no.s 55, 56. B.536-B.538 ‘Assemblies’. ‘Drawings and measurementsfor the engine’. Most of the material was found in inscribed files, the inscriptions being reproducedbelow. Reproductions of drawings by Whittle and colleaguesat Bristol Siddeley Whittle Tools Ltd. c.1963-1969 B.540-B.543 ’Stationary parts’. 2 folders. 3 folders. Turbine’. 4 folders. 1956-1967 1960-c.1967 1963-1969 F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Research and development ‘Highfield Schemesbits’. "AX RADP.R.’ 1965-1966 ‘Highfield Schemesaxial cable’. 1965-1966 B.547-B.548 ‘Ram’. 2 folders. B.549-B.550 ’A Seal’. 2 folders. 1965-1967 1965-1967 B.553-B.556 1965-1969 1966-1967 4 folders. ’D Seals’. ‘Highfield Schemes dw/dr indicator’. ’Highfield Schemesstabilisers & subs’. 1966-1969 B.560-B.561 ‘Lower Stoneguard subs’. B.558-B.559 ‘Highfield Ram Drawings’. 1966-1968 1966-1967 2 folders. 2 folders. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Research and development B.562-B.563 ’L.S. Shaft, exit shaft, no. 1 bearing’. c.1966-1968 2 folders. B.564-B.565 Highfield 8" Tool Re-design (Mk II etc)". 1967-1968 2 folders. B.566-B.571 Technical drawings relating to proposals for a 6 and three quarter inch direct geared turbo-drill. 1969-1970 The material was found in an unmarkedfile. 6 folders. B.572-B.574 Miscellaneoustechnical drawings. c.1962-c.1969 3 folders. B.575-B.578 B.575-B.578 B.575-B.579 OTHER RESEARCH 1943-c.1988 B.579 Research at the US Naval Academy Possible Developments in German Submarine Design. Possible Developments in German Submarine Design 1943-1955 Early in 1943 Whittle began to give advice on technical matters in connection with the interrogation of German prisoners of war. His expertise as an aeronautical engineer wasconsidered to be applicable in assessing the possibilities of German submarine development and a NavalIntelligence Officer requested that he should write a paper on the subject. Whittle became concerned that Germany had developed a new type of fuel to power a faster type of submarine and also communicated his anxiety directly to Sir Stafford Cripps, Minister for Aircraft Production. ee F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Research and development les Cripps passed Whittle's paper to P.M.S. Blackett for comment, with G.I. Taylor and E.C. Bullard also giving their views onit. In May 1943 Whittle met the Admiralty scientists to discuss the matter and, although there was general agreement as to the soundness of Whittle's reasoning, Blackett was ‘pessimistic as to whether the naval engineers could be made to take much notice.’ By December Whittle was unable to spend anyfurther time on the subject due to his responsibilities for developing the jet engine. The papers described here are the contentsof a single file inscribed ‘Submarines’. Original boxes no.s 13 and 25. ‘A Note on Possible Lines of Development in German Submarine Design (revised)’. 29 April 1943 10pp typescript carbon copy of Whittle's paper (referred to above); 1p typescript of amendments to the paper and coveringletter. Whittle only seems to have been seriously involved in attempts to ascertain German submarine developmentin subsequent 1943. developments which caused Whittle to return to the subject. The later material relates to B.576-B.578 Correspondenceandpapers. The material consists of Whittle's correspondence with various governmentscientists, ministers etc., memoranda of meetings and telephone conversations and other papers. Included are typescript remarks and comments on with correspondence and further comments arising; and a diary of Whittle's dealings with the Admiralty in connection with possible submarine development (B.578). 1943-1955 by government scientists, Original box no. 25. Whittle's paper 3 folders. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Research and development Researchat the US Naval Academy. Annapolis, Whittle was NAVAIR Research Professor at the US Naval Academy, part-time Research Professor there, 1978-1979. His work included the compilation of a text book on gas turbine design (see C.11-C.35) and research on aerodynamics. 1977-1978, and a_ ‘ “Catalogue of Sir Frank Whittle’s Boundary Layer Experiments”, compiled and edited by Midshipman First Class JamesL. Johnson ‘88’ US Naval Academy.’ Printed pamphlet (originally ring-bound) so entitled. It relates to experiments carried out by Whittle between summer 1977 and winter 1979 at the Academy’s low speed aero-research facility. The project explored the use of boundary layer blowing and roller wings for maximum lift and reduced wakedrag. The forward states that ‘Whittle’s interest in the project dwindled’ but his work had been organised in a manner which allowed follow-up work to be done by others. Johnson’s work appears to have been the first such attempt and the text includes many of Whittle’s original notes. Original box no.47. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 SECTION C PUBLICATIONS,C.1-C.64 1931-1992, nd C.1-C.50 DRAFTS C.51-C.64 EDITORIAL CORRESPONDENCE 1931-1989, nd A chronological sequence of drafts and related papers for publications or works intendedfor publication. Undated drafts are at C.42-C.49. Off-prints and newspapercuttings are at C.50. The Casefor the Gas Turbine’ 1931 or 1932 draft inscribed Original box no. 36. Original box no. 36. 20pp typescript draft with manuscript revisions, inscribed ‘Jan 26 1939’ at end. "Theory and Experiments on Rotational Flow in Axial Flow Turbines and Compressors’. 29pp typescript with manuscript additions and corrections, °1931 or 1932’ on first page; typescript note by Whittle, dated 1968, stating this draft waswritten in either 1931 or 1932, though the article was not published as intended. ’A Note on Similarity, a short paper on the use of Reynolds No. and Mach No. 4pp typescript draft with manuscript revisions, inscribed 6.4.43’ on first page; letter to Whittle from S. Goldstein concerning his paper, with reply. Original box no. 13. F. Whittle NCUACS1285/11/03 Publications Foreword contribution to the developmentof jet-poweredflight. Roll-Royce publication about to a_ Ltd’s Copy of 1p typescript typescript pages of text for the booketc. of Whittle’s foreword; further On Invention’. 6pp typescript carbon copy inscribed "May 1948’ onfirst page. Original box no. 25. Flying High’, review by Whittle of Between Earth & Sky, by Auguste Piccard, London 1950. Proof. Original box no. 52. Original box no. 25. *The Outlook for Oil’. Original box no. 25. Britain and the Jet Age’. Civil Aviation: a Peep into the Future’. App typescript inscribed ’15 December 1958’ at end. 4pp typescript carbon copyinscribed News of the World’ and ’5th October 1951’ onfirst page. Original box no. 25. 5pp typescript carbon copyinscribed ’25 Sep 1959’ on first page. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Publications ‘The Commercial Jet Age - Anticipation and Realisation’, Airlanes, September 1960. 2pp typescript carbon correspondencere publication. copy, dated 25 July 1960; Letter to the Daily Telegraph on flood control in Devon, November1960. 1960-1961 The letter generated considerable interest and a number of responses. Correspondence with Sir Rolf Dudley Williams, MP for Exeter, letter; correspondencearising and presscuttings. publication Whittle’s prior the to of Original box no.94. ‘The Outlook for Energy’, letter to the Daily Telegraph, September 1974. British 1975-1976 Original box no. 45. "The Evolution of the Internal Combustion Turbine with Special Reference to the Contribution’, Gas Turbine World (USA), 1976. Correspondence re publication with typescript carbon copies of the letter and an earlier version; letter to Whittle arising from publication. Contents of a file inscribed newspaperarticles’. Included are 2 letters, 1974 and nd, arising from otherletters to newspapers by Whittle. These were also found in the aforementionedfile. Research Professor at the US Naval Academy,Annapolis, Correspondence re publication; 12pp typescript draft of unedited version of the article with manuscript revisions. Textbook by Whittle. The genesis of the book was his work as NAVAIR Research Professor and part-time Turbine Gas Reference to Aircraft Propulsion, Oxford 1981. Aero-thermodynamics, Original box no. 94. C.11-C.35 with Special F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Publications 1977-1979. He discovered that his work on thermal cycles going back to the early years of jet engine design had not been included in textbooks for students. To remedythis Whittle wrote a ‘thesis’ as part of his duties as Research Professor but this work gradually expanded following his lecture course on aircraft propulsion and the extension of his own theoretical work into new areas of aero-thermodynamics. He says in his preface that ‘the boldest of these ventures was a limited excursion into shock-wavetheory (Section 4)’. See B.579 for further material relating to his work at the US Naval Academy. C.11-C.20 Manuscript draft with revisions. 10 folders. Original box no. 71. C.21-C.27 Incomplete proof with manuscript revisions. 7 folders. Original box no. 71. 6 folders. Original box no. 71. C.28-C.33 Later proof with manuscript revisions. Early version of the book completed at the US Naval Academy. 1987, 1990 Articles for The Rolls-Royce Magazine. Original box no. 75. 2 proofs with manuscript revisions. 2 folders. Original box no. 40. C.34-C.35 C.36-C.40 F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Publications C.36-C.38 ’Breakthrough: A Brief Account of the Early History of the Jet Engine’, April 1987. Thearticle appeared in a special issue of The Rolls-Royce Magazine which marked the 50th anniversary ofthefirst run of Whittle’s jet engine. C.36-C.37 Correspondencere publication, with photocopy of a 10pp manuscript draft of the article, typescript version and proof. 2 folders. 2 manuscript drafts (both 2pp) entitled On the future’ with relatedletter. The topic of the piece is possible developments in supersonic flight. One draft is inscribed with the date ’19 March 1987’. The letter indicates that this piece also probably appeared in The Rolls-Royce Magazine, April 1987. Letter from Whittle to P.H.J. Young. Theletter relates to Whittle’s calculations for the climb and cruise of Concorde’. Foundwith the material in C.36-C.39. ’50 Years of Jet Aviation’ (probably published in the USA). Re-print of an article by Whittle entitled ’A Look into the Future of Aviation’. Original box no. 25. Whittle contributed anarticle to this publication andfor this he appears to have used an amendedversion of ‘The Birth of the Jet Enginein Britain’, a piece he wrote for The Jet Age’ (publication details unknown). Brief correspondence re publication; typescript list of amendmentsto the original article and manuscriptlists of illustrations from it. F. Whittle NCUACS 125/11/03 Publications C.42-C.49 Undateddrafts. C.42-C.43 ‘Article for American Airlines Book’, contents of a file so inscribed. File also inscribed ’second draft’. Original box no. 66. 42pp untitled typescript draft with extensive manuscript revisions. Revised typescript version of part of the article. C.44-C.45 "The Adventof the Jet Aeroplane’. C.44 4Opp typescript carbon copy. ‘The By-passJet Engine’. Original box no. 37. Original box no.25. Typescript amendmentsto the draft in C.44. 6pp typescript draft with manuscript revisions; typescript carbon copyof revised version. Original box no. 25. ’Random Thoughts on Invention’. 6pp typescript draft with manuscriptrevisions. "The Case Against Large Aircraft’. 6pp typescript draft with manuscript revisions. F. Whittle NCUACS 125/11/03 Publications ‘Some Comments on Studies of Atmospheric Pollution’. 12pp typescript so entitled. Original box no. 66. Off-prints and newspaper cuttings. 1965, 1974, nd Original box no. 43. C.51-C.64 EDITORIAL CORRESPONDENCE 1950-1992 Correspondencewith literary agents, publishers etc, with reviews of Whittle’s books andletters from colleagues and membersof the public. 6 folders. Original box no. 47. C.57-C.61 Jet: The Story of a Pioneer, London 1953. C.51-C.56 Contents of file inscribed Publishers and Agents’. 1950-1959 Much of the correspondence concernsthe publication of an American edition of Jet (see C.57-C.62). Correspondence etc, mostly with literary agents, relating to publication of books by Whittle. 1950-1954 Correspondencerelating to publication, with cuttings of reviews of the book. The correspondents are principally former colleagues at Power Jets, other associates and Whittle’s agent. ‘Jet’ was Whittle’s acclaimed account of his years developing the jet engine and his struggles against sceptical superiors and bureaucrats. 1950-1973 C.57-C.59 3 folders. Original box no. 48. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Publications C.60-C.61 Correspondencere a possible further USA edition of the book. 1972-1973 2 folders. Original box no. 75. Proposed article International. for Air World, published by Exxon Correspondence re the magazine’s request to Whittle for an article. Original box no.75. C.63-C.64 Miscellaneous publications. correspondence’ with editors of 1991-1992 The correspondence relates chiefly to refereeing and other assistance given by Whittle in publication matters. 2 folders. Original box no. 12. F. Whittle NCUACS 125/11/03 SECTION D LECTURES AND BROADCASTS,D.1-D.50 1943-1989 D.1-D.24 LECTURES D.25-D.50 BROADCASTS LECTURES 1943-1987, nd Arranged chronologically. D.24. Undated material is at D.20- For further papersrelating to lectures see Section E. ’Biology’, 20 November 1943. 3pp typescript notes so entitled, date inscribed at the end. Original box no. 70. Original box no. 26. Offprint. Original box no. 26. 2pp typescript by Whittle documenting the proceedings of the day; photocopy of advance copy. ‘The Early History of the Whittle Jet Propulsion Gas Turbine’, The First James Clayton Lecture, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 5 October 1945. The Adventof the Aircraft Gas Turbine’, Royal Institution of Great Britain (weekly evening meeting), 7 December 1945. ‘Centrifugal v. Axial Flow Compressors for Marine and Industrial Gas Turbines’, Stafford Works Engineering Society, 30 March 1949. 23pp typescript with figures. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Lectures and broadcasts The Advent of the Jet Aeroplane in Civil Aviation’, the Commonwealth Jet Conference, 25 September 1951. 13pp typescript carbon copy of synopsis of lecture. Original box no. 25. ‘Christmas Lectures (Faraday Lectures)’, RoyalInstitution, December 1954. Original box no. 25. Lecture 1: The Usesof Petroleum’. 6pp typescript Revised draft’. notes; 13pp typescript draft headed Lecture 2: Petroleum Geology’. 6pp typescript ‘Revised draft’. notes; 11pp typescript draft headed Lecture 3: Exploration, Production and Transportation’. The original title appears to have been ’Power from Petroleum’. 5pp typescript notes; 9pp typescript draft with manuscript revisions. revisions. 4pp typescript notes; 13pp typescript draft with manuscript revisions. 6pp typescript notes; 7pp typescript draft with manuscript Lecture 4: Engines and Their Fuels’. Lecture 5: ’Refining’. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 D.11-D.13 Lectures and broadcasts Lecture 6: ’Gas Turbines and the Oil Industry’. 6pp typescript notes; 14pp typescript draft with manuscript revisions. Correspondence etc publication and other matters arising. preparation re of the lectures, 1954-1955 3 folders. Newspapercuttings andreprint relating to the lectures. 1954-1955 ‘Oil Exploration’, The National War College, Washington DC, 20 January 1975. 15pp typescript transcription headed ’AVEOP’. 1975-1977 1975-1976 This was an interview with Whittle in the form of a presentation with slides to Academycadets. ‘The Early History of the Jet Engine’, United States Air Force Academy, 13 March 1975. 17pp typescript draft with manuscript corrections; printed abstract; printed version of the talk entitled “A Look at Possibilities for the Second Generation S.S.T.’; letter. ‘Designing the Second Generation SST: An Economical Aircraft Compatible with the Environment’, ASME Design Engineering Luncheon, New York, 21 April 1975. revisions, so entitled. 28pp transcription and brief correspondencearising. ’Notes For GE Lecture, 18 February 1985’. 17pp photocopy of typescript notes, with manuscript Original box no. 43. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Lectures and broadcasts ’Address to RR apprentices 19/11/87’. 4pp manuscript notes, with 4pp further notes (on different paper) found with them. Original box no. 25. The Aircraft Gas Turbine’. so typescript 20pp to N.W.A.P.C.’; 4pp typescript headed ’Note to Editor...a more complete account of the start of jet developmentin the US... ’, found with the first typescript. ‘Address entitled, headed Original box no. 13. ‘Int. Conf. Reston 17 Oct’. 1p manuscript notessoentitled. Original box no. 67. D.23-D.24 ’Lecture material’. ’R.|. Lecture’. Original box no. 67. Original box no. 70. Contentsof a file so inscribed. Miscellaneous manuscript lecture notes by Whittle, with a draft of a lecture by Hans von Ohain. Typescript notes entitled Geological Definitions’. Slides, including photographic prints of turbo-jet engines and earlyjet aircraft. ’R.|. Lecture’ inscribed on first slide. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Lectures and broadcasts D.25-D.50 BROADCASTS 1948-1989 Arranged chronologically. ‘Turbo-jet’, radio broadcast, no. 5 in the series They Found the Secret’, BBC Midland Home Service, 22 April 1948. The broadcast was madewith Whittle’s co-operation. 28pp typescript draft script with manuscript revisions (not in Whittle’s hand). Original box no. 79. D.26-D.31 The Frank Whittle Story’, a proposed film to be made by AssociatedBritish Pictures. 1956-1968 The film was to be based on Whittle’s book Jet: The Story of a Pioneer. After protracted negotiations the idea was dropped. Original box no. 41. [71957] D.26-D.27 2 folders. 2 folders. D.28-D.29 Typescript entitled Draft Story Treatment’. Correspondenceetc re film outline and negotiations. 1956-1968 103pp. The coveris also inscribed ‘Copy no. 1’ and ‘4th April 1957’. 2 folders. 46pp. The cover is also inscribed Copy No. 1A’ and, on back, with pencil notes by Whittle. D.30-D.31 Typescript entitled "A Story Outline’. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Lectures and broadcasts D.32-D.40 ‘Contentsof a file inscribed Radio, TV, & films’. 1961-1976 Original box no. 86. ‘Scrapbook 1936’, BBC television programme, June 1961. 1961-1962 Brief correspondence. ’Sir Frank Whittle and the Jet Engine’, no. 11 in the radio series Stories from British History’, BBC Home Service (Schools), 1 April 1965. Copyof 13pp programme script with covering letter. The programmewasfirst broadcast on 30 May 1963. D.34-D.36 ‘Whittle and the Jet Engine’, the ‘Discovery’ series, BBC Radio 4 (Schools), 21 May 1969. 1968-1969 The programme was based on the 1965 broadcast ’Sir Frank Whittle and the Jet Engine’ (see D.33). 3 folders. D.37-D.38 Whittle and programme. Sir Stanley Hooker appeared Programme about the developmentof the jet engine in the BBCtelevision series The Secret War’, 1977. Correspondenceetc re Whittle’s assistance in editing the script and related matters. Included at D.34 is a 16pp carbon copyof the script. Correspondencewith various broadcasting organisations. 20pptranscript of the programmeentitled ‘Jets’, 9 August 1976. Correspondence contribution to the programme. re Unaccepted invitations to participate in programmes. 1966-1973 in the arrangements and Whittle’s F. Whittle NCUACS 125/11/03 Lectures and broadcasts Correspondence etc with A.D. Wilson, BBC Science Correspondent. The correspondencerelates to Whittle’s assistance in the drafting of a chapter of Wilson’s book on scientific inventions. D.41-D.42 ‘Jet Propelled’, BBC television programme, 19 May 1966. 1965-1968, 1975 The programme commemorated the 25th anniversary of the firstflight trial of the Gloster Whittle E.28/39. Correspondence, mostly re matters arising from the programme. Included at D.41 are typescript drafts of the sequencein which Whittle appears. 2 folders. Original box no. 45. D.43-D.49 Contents of a file inscribed BBC’. 1967-1989 Original box no. 35. ‘Frank Whittle: Jet Pioneer’, BBC television documentary, 11 May 1981. Whittle appeared in the programme. Correspondenceetc re arrangements and arising. Correspondenceand contracts etc relating to various BBC broadcasts. 1980-1981 ‘Flying High’, BBC television programme, recorded 23 May 1984. Whittle gave aninterview for the programme. Correspondenceetc re arrangements. Radio documentary about Whittle’s life and work, BBC Radio Lincolnshire. Whittle gave aninterview for the programme. F. Whittle NCUACS 125/11/03 Lectures and broadcasts Brief correspondencere arrangements. BBCtelevision interview about the jet engine (Breakfast Time), June 1987. Letter and contracts etc. ‘Reaching for the Skies', BBC television programme, recorded 5 June 1987. Whittle gave an interview for the programme which was on Whittle's part in the invention of the jet engine and the history of aviation. Letter with contractetc. Radio interview for the ‘John Dunn Programme’ BBC Radio 2, 8 June 1987. Photocopied transcript of programme script. Miscellaneous correspondenceetc re BBC broadcasts. 1967, 1977- Letter and contract. The interview Story, by John Golley, Airlife Publishing, 1987. concerned the book Whittle - The True ‘Market Leaders', BBC World Service, 10 February 1989. Whittle appeared in this programme which was about Rolls-Royce. It was part of a series featuring British industrial and commercial successes. 1987 F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 SECTION E VISITS AND CONFERENCES,E.1-E.80 1942-1994 Arranged chronologically. Invitations declined are at E.80. ’FW’s USAvisit 1942’. Pocket diary so entitled inside cover. British-American The visit, from June to August represented the beginning of engine aviation companies and development. Whittle visited factories in a several cities to talk to engineers and givie technical advice. collaboration on jet Entries relate to engagements and itineraries. Whittle Angeles. Cities include Washington, Boston and Los visited Original box no. 19. Tour of the USA, 17 June - 10 September 1946. Original box no. 26. ‘Report on Visit to USA: Part 1 - Lecture Tour’. The trip was sponsored by British Information Services and the RAF Delegation. It was principally a lecture tour incorporating a series of fact-finding visits to aircraft factories, engine firms, laboratories and army air bases etc, with press conferences, radio braodcasts and social functions included. Among the organisations to which Whittle gave lectures were the National Association of Aeronautics Convention at Omaha and the Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce. Carbon appendices)soentitled. ‘Draft Report on Technical Visit: Part Il - Technical’. 23pp typescript so entitled. typescript report (including copy of 23pp_ F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Visits and conferences Report Shepherd. by Whittle’s Personal Assistant, S/O J.E. S/O Shepherd accompanied Whittle on his tour as a secretary and also organised his travel arrangements and assisted at lectures and press conferences. 6pp typescript. List of engagements. 2pp typescript listing all Whittle’s lectures, visits and other engagements. Various tours in connection with work for British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC). 1948-1951 The material chiefly consists of detailed reports by Whittle on all aspects of the trips. These contain his views on the progressofcivil aviation facilities, jet engine development, potentialflight routes, the possibilities for operation of the ‘Comet’ and other issues relevant to BOAC’s work. The main purpose of Whittle’s tour was to give an address to the 12th Annual Convention of the North Western Aviation 21st September. He also visited the Boeing Aircraft factory in Seattle and the BOACoffices in Chicago and NewYork. Vancouver Planning Council on in Original box no. 24. See B.170-B.175 for further papers concerning Whittle’s work for BOAC. Visit to Canada and the USA, 16 September - 5 October 1948. The immediate reason for the visit was an invitation to Whittle to attend the Annual Dinner of the Royal Canadian Air Force Veterans Association on 11 November at which he delivered an address entitled ‘History and Future Prospects of Jet Propulsion’. During his stay in the USA (Washington and New York) he was also able to assess Visit to Canada and the USA, 8 November - 7 December 1948. 4pp typescript report on the tour and 4pp typescript diary. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Visits and conferences the progress of American firms in developing gas turbines for civil aircraft. 10pp typescript report on the visit. Visit to the USA and the Bahamas, 3 November - 3 December 1949. The visit was to enable Whittle to attend the ceremony at which W.1.X. engine was presented to the Smithsonian by the British Ambassador. Whittle also gave an address at the ceremony. The secondary purposeof trip was to discussair traffic control methods with the CAA and ATA. 7pp typescript report ofthevisit. Address by Whittle given at the Whittle W-1-X Engine Presentation 8 November1949. Smithsonian Ceremony, Institution, App typescript. E.11-E.14 2pp typescript so entitled. Tour of Egypt, Pakistan and India, 12 January - 8 March 1950. ‘Impressions of flights from Nassau to Bermuda and Bermuda/New York’. c.1948-1951 The tour included a secondvisit to Egypt before Whittle’s return to London. Among the principal objectives of the tour, which included several lectures by Whittle, were to discuss implications of the operation of the ‘Comet’ with Civil Aviation officials in the countries visited and to provide BOACwith favourable publicity. 16pp typescript report. E.12-E.13 Appendicesto the report in E.11. 2 folders. F. Whittle NCUACS1285/11/03 Visits and conferences Correspondence with Whitney Straight, Deputy Chairman of BOAC. Brief correspondencere the progressof the tour, with one letter written shortly before its commencement. Visit to Canada and the USA, 14 September - 10 October 1950. Whittle madethevisit at the invitation of the Chairman and the President of A.V. Roe (Canada) Ltd to review progress on their jet aircraft and engines. He also attended other meetings and gaveinterviews. 8pp typescript report; 2pp typescript ’diary summary’. E.16-E.18 Tour of Middle East, 4 December- 4 February 1951. included meetings with BOAC staff and The tour representatives of IAL, discussions with Civil Aviation Authorities on the operation of jet aircraft and lectures by Whittle. Included were visits to Teheran, Baghdad, Damascus and Kuwait. 4pp typescript ‘diary summary’. Appendicesto the report in E.16. Tour of Africa, 19 March - 28 May 1951. 24pp typescript report, with related letter. Typescript summary diary of Whittle’s tours and other 5pp typescript entitled Points from Diary - African Tour’, with ‘diary summary’; 5pp typescriptentitled Purposesof the Tour’. included visits to Khartoum, Nairobi and ‘Summary of activities in BOAC’. The tour Capetown. manuscript annotations; 5pp typescript F. Whittle NCUACS 125/11/03 Visits and conferences engagements, July 1948-June 1951. E.21-E.23 Visit to the Bahamas and the USA, 23 August - 6 October 1966. There were various reasonsforthe trip, the principal one being to visit the Aerospace Research Laboratories at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as the guest of Hans von Ohain, and to attend the Experimental Test Pilots’ Symposium at Beverley Hills which was combined with a visit to EdwardsAir Force Base. Correspondence and_ including Whittle's report and newspaper cuttings. arrangements etc re arising, 3 folders. Original box no. 87. E.24-E.26 Visit to the USA, August - September 1970. 1970-1971 etc re and_ the 3 folders. Original box no. 66. Correspondence aforementioned book and other matters arising. arrangements The purpose of the trip was to hold discussions with American Airlines in Tulsa, where he also gave a talk on the development of the jet engine, and also to meet representatives of the oil industry in connection with the turbo-drill project. American Airlines also sponsored a book on the history of civil aviation in the USA to be published in 1971 and Whittle agreed to contribute a chapter. 1974-1976 The tour consisted of four separate visits: 15-30 October, 7-29 November 1974, 18 December 1974-23 January 1975 and 11 February-27 April 1975. Whittle's main objectives included: to promote Concorde; to deliver lectures; to explore the possibilies of an internationaljoint venture to embark on an AST; to exchange technical ideas on airframe and engine development. Tour of the USA, 1974-1975. Original box no. 38. E.27-E.34 F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Visits and conferences See also B.251A and B.251B for material relating to the latter part of the tour and 'Whittle's follow-up’visit later that year. E.27-E.32 Correspondence, with programmes, itineraries arrangements andarising. etc, re 1974-1976 6 folders. Manuscript draft reports and notesrelating to thevisits. 1974-1975 'A Report on the Technical Aspects of Visits to the US’. 16pp typescript so entitled. E.35-E.40 Visit to the USA and Canada, 8 September- late October 1976. 1976-1977 with etc, mostly re 1976-1977 5 folders. E.35-E.39 Original box no. 40. Correspondence, arrangements and arising, June 1976-January 1977. programmes The USA part of the trip included lectures by Whittle to membersof the British American Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles and San Francisco. He also attended the Twentieth Symposium and Banquet of The Society of Experimental Test Pilots, Los Angeles, 23 September. The subsequent Canadian visit was a short lecture tour. Charles A. Lindbergh's flight across the Atlantic. The dinner was to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The authors and recipients are unidentified. Found with the material in E.35-E.39. of ‘Spirit Museum, 19 May 1977. Louis' St Dinner’, National Air and Space Postcards, September-October. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Visits and conferences Programmeandseatinglist. Original box no. 45. E.42-E.45 Visits in connection with the United States Departmentof the Air Force, 1977, 1978, 1986. 1977-1987 Contents of file. Original box no. 39. United States October 1977. Air Force Academy, Colorado, 12-15 Whittle ‘Introduction Aeronautics' on 13th October to an audience of cadets. address entitled gave an to Correspondenceetc re arrangements andarising. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, 2 - 4 May 1978. 1977-1985 Thevisit included a joint lecture by Whittle and Hans von Ohain delivered at the United States Air Force Museum. Correspondence re arrangements and arising, October 1977-February 1979, 1981, 1985. E.44-E.45 Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, 18 - 20 November 1986. The 1985 correspondencerelates to the publication of the verbatim transcript of Whittle's meeting with von Ohain at the Museum. 1986-1987 Correspondence etc, mostly re arrangements, with a few letters arising, October 1986-January 1987. Included at E.45 are 3pp manuscript notes for Whittle's talk. The main reason for Whittle's visit was to give a talk, with Hans von Ohain, at the United States Air Force Museum on 19 November. 2 folders. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Visits and conferences E.46-E.47 Visit to UK, May-June 1981. 1980-1981 Whittle’s trip was chiefly to attend the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the first jet-propelled flight in Britain, held in honour of Whittle. This event was sponsored by Esso and held at the Royal Air Force Club, Piccadilly, on Among his other engagements was the 15th May. Stephenson Bicentenary Lecture at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers on 9 June. Correspondenceetc, mostly re arrangements. 2 folders. Original box no. 56. Visit to the National Air and Space Museum (USA), 1 May 1984. 1983, 1984 Whittle’s visit was hosted byBritish AerospaceInc. Brief correspondence re arrangements and concerning an earlier matter. Original box no. 43. 2 sets of manuscript notes (4pp and 7pp) for Whittle’s talk. E.49-E.50 1984-1985, E.49-E.51 General Electric Company’s ’Evendale Engineers’ Day’, Cincinnati, 18 February 1985. 1984-1985, 1990 Whittle gave a talk at this event: The Coming of the Jet Age: Great Britain. Hans von Ohain presented the Germansideof the jet story. 1990 Correspondence etc re arrangements andarising, with typescript of von Ohain’stalk. Included are a few letters (1990) unrelated to the event. Original box no. 51. 2 folders. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Visits and conferences E.52-E.54 Visit to the UK, 4 June - 16 July 1985. 1984-1988 A visit to Spain was included during this period. Whittle’s principal engagement was a visit to Rolls-Royce Ltd, Bristol and Derby, 24-28 June 1985. Correspondence re arrangements and arising. At E.53is a transcript of an interview Whittle gave to BBC Radio Derby. At E.54 is a manuscript summary of the whole trip. The later correspondence, 1986-1988, is unrelated to the visit. Original box no 43 (a few papers also from Box 11). E.55-E.58 Conference on ’Strategic Defense Initiative: Perception and Reality’, Russell C. Davis Planetarium, Jackson, Mississippi, 27-28 February 1986. 1985-1988 Whittle attended the conference, participating in a panel discussion whichalso involved Hans von Ohain. Included at E.57, E.58 is a small amount of material, found with the papers in E.55, E.56, relating to other visits or invitations. the E.55-E.56 etc re arrangements and_ 2 folders. 1985-1987 Original box no. 47. Strategic DefenseInitiative Conference. arising, Correspondence November 1985-May 1987. Included at E.56 are 2pp manuscript notes for a talk or discussion and a 2pp manuscript accountof Whittle’s visit. 1987-1988 Correspondence re an invitation from NASA, which Whittle declined, to speak at engineering colloquia, 1987 and 1988. [November or December] 1987 Whittle spoke at the meeting. Newspaper cuttings Professional Technical Societies, Palm Beach Gardens. concerning meeting of a F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Visits and conferences Dinner in honour of Sir Arnold Hall on his retirement as Chairman of Hawker Siddeley Group, 17 June 1986. Correspondenceetc re arrangements andarising. Contentsof file inscribed Hawker Siddeley’. Original box no. 79. Visit to Ruston Gas Turbines Ltd, Lincoln, 28 June 1986. 1986-1988 The company had been developing and manufacturing gas turbines since 1946 when Whittle’s Power Jets colleague G.B.R. Feilden went to work there. Feilden was also present during Whittle’s visit which was made during a stay at RAF Cranwell. Correspondenceetc, mostly arising from the visit. There is also brief correspondence referring to another visit to the company by Whittle in June 1987 Original box no. 38. E.61-E.70 ’UK visits 1987’. 1987-1988 Contents of a file so inscribed. Original box no. 40. E.61-E.65 27 May- 2 July 1987. Whittle undertook a number of engagements onthis trip, some of them functions commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first jet engine. He also attended the Old Cranwellian Association Annual Dinner and an anniversary of the Institution of the Order of Merit. 1986-1987 The day, at which Whittle was Guest of Honour, celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first run of his gas turbine engine which was then further developed at Lutterworth. Correspondence etc re arrangements and arising 1986- 1987. Event at Lutterworth, Leicestershire, 15 June 1987. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Visits and conferences Old Cranwellian Association Annual Dinner (on the occasion of the Association’s Diamond Jubilee), Cranwell, 20 June. Letter of invitation and programme. 85th anniversary of the Institution of the Orderof Merit, 23 June. Whittle attended as a Member of the Order of Merit. A Service in the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace, was followed by luncheon with the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Correspondencere arrangements; newspaper cutting. Correspondence Engineers, March-September with the Institution of Mechanical correspondence Brief Institution’s commissioning of a bust of Whittle. A sitting appears to have been arrangedfor a date during this visit to the UK. relating the to 24 October - 24 November 1987. Miscellaneous correspondence, with list of engagements etc, connected with Whittle’s UK visit, January-June. See E.68 for further correspondence relating to this matter. The main reason for the trip was to present prizes at the Rolls-Royce Apprenticeship Prizegiving, though Whittle also carried out a numberof other engagements. Airport, 11 November. Guest Night in Whittle’s honour, RAF Staff College, Bracknell, 27 October. Inauguration of new ESSO fuelling installation at Luton Correspondencere arrangements andarising. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Visits and conferences Whittle attended as principal guest and formally opened the newfacility. Correspondence re arrangements, with 2pp ‘speech notes' for address introducing Whittle (probably by Sir Archibald Forster). Functions organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. 1987-1988 the attended Aerotech Whittle conference and exhibition, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, 30th He was also present at a reception at the October. Institution's London offices where a bust of him was unveiled, 12 November. '87 Brief correspondence re arrangements for both functions and arising; brief correspondence concerning another invitation which Whittle declined. Visits and functions organised by Rolls-Royce plc, 16-19 November. 1987-1988 relating to 1986-1987 correspondence chiefly Found with the papers in E.66-E.70. Miscellaneous Whittle's UK visit. Correspondenceetc re arrangements andarising. Whittle visited various Rolls-Royce premises and gave out prizes at Filton, Bristol, on 19th November. at the Rolls-Royce Apprentices Prizegiving Included are letters from his wife (one dated September 1986) and list of engagements. 1988-1989 Correspondence 1p manuscript lecture notes; Canadian newspaper article on Whittle's development of the jet engine; printed report (from Pratt & Whitney publication) of Whittle's lecture; Visit to Pratt & Whitney Canada, Longueil and Montreal, Canada, 31 October - 2 November 1988. Whittle delivered the first lecture in the Elvie Lawrence Smith Lecture Series on 1 November. re arrangements and arising; F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Visits and conferences photograph of Whittle with Winnett Boyd and Paul Dilworth on a visit to A.V. Roe Canada, c. 1948-1950 (these details are inscribed on the back). Original box no.79. Bi72-E ei, Celebration of the Golden Anniversary of Jet Powered Flight, Dayton, Ohio, 23 August 1989 and Sixth Annual Hawthorne Air Faire and History of Aviation Banquet, Hawthorne, California, 26 - 27 August 1989. Original Box no. 44. E.72-E.76 Golden Anniversary of Jet PoweredFlight. Whittle delivered the Keynote Address on The Birth of the Jet Engine in The programme also included presentations from Hans von Ohain and other significant contributors to jet poweredflight. Britain’. E.72-E.73 Correspondenceetc, mostly re arrangements. 2 folders. Included lectures. 3 folders. Sixth Annual HawthorneAir Fair. is a publication containing the symposium E.74-E.76 Printed matter relating to the symposium. Britain’ on 16 July. Whittle was oneof the recipients of the 1989 History of Aviation Awards. 26th Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Orlando, USA, 16 - 18 July 1990. Whittle gave a lecture entitled ’Birth of the Jet Engine in Correspondencere arrangements andprintedliterature. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Visits and conferences Programme etc. Original box no. 40. Garden party held during the ‘Air Force Weekend’ of The British Officers' Club of Philadelphia, 23 or 24 September 1994. Whittle was honoured at the garden party. Correspondenceetc re arrangements. Original box no. 35. Invitations declined. 1967, 1972 F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 SECTION F SOCIETIES AND ORGANISATIONS,F.1-F.69 1946-1993, nd AMERICANINSTITUTE OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY ENGINEERING ASSOCIATION THE CHELSEA COLLEGE OF AERONAUTICAL AND AUTOMOBILE ENGINEERING FRANKLIN INSTITUTE GUILD OF AIR PILOTS AND AIR NAVIGATORS HIGH ALTITUDE POLLUTION PROGRAMME SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE INTERNATIONAL AEROSPACE HALL OF FAME eat JET PIONEERS’ ASSOCIATION F.12-F.18 NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING (USA) F.37-F.42 F.43-F.48 F.60 F.19-F.34 "THE REACTIONARIES’ F.35-F.36 ROLLS ROYCE HERITAGE TRUST F.61-F.65 TONY JANNUS AWARD F.66-F.68 THE WINGS CLUB INC. F.55-F.59 ROYAL SOCIETY OF ARTS F.49-F.54 THE ROYAL SOCIETY THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING ROYAL AIR FORCE TECHNICAL COLLEGE THE SOCIETY OF EXPERIMENTAL TEST PILOTS Shorter correspondenceis at F.69. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Societies and organisations AMERICANINSTITUTE OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS 1975, 1986 Whittle was an HonoraryFellow. Correspondenceetc re the nomination of Hans von Ohain for an Honorary Fellowship of the Institute and general business. Original box no. 76 THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS 1978-1985 Correspondence and papers re Whittle’s receipt of the R. Tom Sawyer Award from the Society on 26 October 1978 the nomination of others for (certificate Honorary speaking engagements andother matters. included); Membership Society; the of Original box no.76. 1963, 1975, 1976 Whittle became a member in 1963. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY ENGINEERING ASSOCIATION Brief correspondencerelating to an exhibition in 1963 and other business. Original box no. 67. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Societies and organisations THE CHELSEA COLLEGE OF AERONAUTICAL AND AUTOMOBILE ENGINEERING 1971-1975 Whittle was a Patron, resigning in November 1975. Correspondence, principally invitations to functions. Original box no. 57. FRANKLIN INSTITUTE 1974-Janauary 1975 Whittle was an Honorary Member and a past recipient of the Franklin Medal. Correspondence ete re the Institute’s Medal Awards Ceremonies, 16 October 1974, which Whittle attended as a special guest, and other business. Original box no. 40. Whittle was a Liveryman. Correspondenceetc. Original boxes 33 and 50. Whittle was a member of the Committee. 1969-1976, 1987 GUILD OF AIR PILOTS AND AIR NAVIGATORS Original box no. 33. Papers and brief correspondencerelating to meetings of the Committee. HIGH ALTITUDE POLLUTION PROGRAMME SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Societies and organisations INTERNATIONAL AEROSPACEHALL OF FAME 1977-1984 Whittle was a Member of the Board of Electors. Material American Association of Travel Agents is at F.10. involvement Whittle’s relating to with the Original box no. 33. Correspondence etc re elections to the Hall of Fame, invitations to ceremonies and other business. 1977-1993 2 folders. Correspondence etc with the American Society of Travel Agents Inc. 1976-1984 The correspondence mostly relates to arrangements for the 46th World Travel Congress, New Orleans, 17 September 1976, at which Whittle was made a member of the Society's Hall of Fame. 1959-1974, Original box no. 71. Found with the papers in F.8-F.9. JET PIONEERS’ ASSOCIATION Whittle was a Distinguished Member. Correspondenceetc chiefly re invitations to events. 1992 F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Societies and organisations F.12-F.18 NATIONAL ACADEMYOF ENGINEERING (USA) 1978-1993, nd Whittle was elected a Foreign Associate in 1979. Various papers concerning the Academy’s business, with brief correspondence, some of a personal nature. 7 folders. Original box no. 35. F.19-F.34 *THE REACTIONARIES’ 1946-1992 The ’Reactionaries’ was an organisation formedin 1946 to maintain associations between former engineering staff of Power Jets Ltd. Correspondencerelating to re-union functions and general business, with newsletters etc. 2 folders. 16 folders. Original box no. 85. F.35-F.36 ROLLS ROYCE HERITAGE TRUST 1984-1989 Included at F.21 is a typescript draft of an article on Whittle and Power Jets by G.B.R Feilden. Whittle was an Honorary Life Member and accepted the office of Honorary Vice-President in 1987. Original box no. 48 General correspondence and papers. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Societies and organisations F.37-F.42 THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING (formerly The Fellowship of Engineering) 1976-1992 Whittle was madea Fellow in 1976. Correspondenceand papers re general business. 6 folders. Original box no. 78. F.43-F.48 ROYAL AIR FORCE TECHNICAL COLLEGE 1954-1981 The College was at Henlow, Bedfordshire, until 1966 when it was merged with the RAF College, Cranwell. F.43-F.45 "RAF Technical College Cranwell’. 1954-1972 Contents of a file so inscribed. 3 folders. Original box no. 93A. 1975-1981 F.46-F.48 The Whittle Prize. Included at F.44 is brief correspondence between Whittle and Wing Commander W.C. concerning possible flaws in Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity. Vaughan Correspondenceetc re the institution of the Whittle Prize at the RAF Technical College, Henlow (see F.46-F.48), functions at the College attended by Whittle and other matters. Technical College, Henlow. The prize, instituted in 1955, was paid for by Whittle and awarded annually to a technical cadet at the RAF F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Societies and organisations Loss Correspondenceetc with the Ministry of Defence mostly re legal matters associated with changesto the termsof the Prize; included is brief correspondence concerning the preservation of Whittle's papers covering the early work on the jet engine. 3 folders. Original box no. 78. F.49-F.54 THE ROYAL SOCIETY 1968-1992 Whittle was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1947. Original boxes 64 and 87. Royal Society Fellow 'Personal Record’ Typescript with a few manuscript additions. F.50-F.54 5 folders. F.55-F.59 THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF ARTS Correspondenceand papersrelating to general business. 1968-1992 Whittle became a Member of the Faculty of Royal Designersfor Industry in 1985. 1985-1989 Correspondence and papers re general business. 5 folders. Original box no. 77. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Societies and organisations THE SOCIETY OF EXPERIMENTALTESTPILOTS 1970-1985 Brief correspondenceetc re invitations to symposia and events. Original box no.78. F.61-F.65 TONY JANNUS AWARD 1977-1993 Whittle received a Tony Jannus Award for Outstanding Contribution to Scheduled Air Transportation in 1969. Correspondence etc re the annual award dinners and other business. A.117-A.118 for related papers. 5 folders. etc Correspondence Whittle’s attendance at the aforementioned function. Included at F.66 are 2 photographs of Whittle with von Ohain, both inscribed on back ’NBAA KansasCity Sept ’80’. relating chiefly to 3 folders. F.66-F.68 1980-1986 Original box no.76. THE WINGS CLUB INC. Whittle received the Club’s Distinguished Achievement Award, with Hans von Ohain, Sir Stanley Hooker and others, at a function in New York on 28 October 1980, and becamean honorary member alsothat year. Original box no. 74. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Societies and organisations SHORTER CORRESPONDENCE 1950-1986 Brief associations with various organisations. correspondence etc concerning Whittle’s F. Whittle NCUACS1285/11/03 SECTION G CORRESPONDENCE,G.1-G.215 1944-1994, nd G.1-G.43 INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANISATIONS G.44-G.69 ‘INVENTORS’ G.70-G.75 ‘INVITATIONS AND REQUESTS’ G.76 ‘LETTERS FROM CRANKS’ G.77-G.215 MISCELLANEOUS CORRESPONDENCE INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANISATIONS 1954-1994 Arrangedalphabetically. Ernest Bass and Lord Brabazon of Tara. 1960-1964 was bringing to British Airways. responsible for fuel instead of the Original box no. 34. His vigorous campaign, which The correspondence concerns Brabazon's campaign and Bass's later involvement. Brabazon the Government's notice the use by many airlines of the gasolene-based J.P.4 jet safer kerosene. received Whittle's support, led to a Governmentinquiry into the matter in 1961. Original box no. 57. Matters covered include special flights for Whittle on ‘Concorde’, arrangementsfor visits and functions, and an article and a television programmefeaturing Whittle. 1984-1986 F. Whittle NCUACS1285/11/03 Correspondence M.L. Bramson. Bramson was the consulting engineer approached by Whittle in 19385 whenhe wasseeking financial backing for his jet propulsion idea. Bramson made contact with the investment bankers O.T. Falk & Co. who agreed to finance the project after Bramson’s favourable technical report. He and Whittle became close friends. 1954, 1967- 1973 Personal correspondence, including reminiscences and discussion of Whittle’s turbo-drill project. Included also are copies of Bramson’s original 1935 report and a later article documenting the the involvementof O.T. Falk & Co. leading events up to 3 folders. Original box no. 87. ‘Lord Dacre’, Hugh R. Trevor-Roper, Baron Dacre of Glanton. 1989-1991 2 folders. Gordon Getty. the Youngerbrother of Sir John Paul GettyII. Mostly re the career of Sir William Stevenson about whom Dacre wrote an article in The Sunday Telegraph’, 19 February later correspondence discusseshistorical and contemporaneous individuals and events. 1989. Some of The correspondence began after Dacre’s reading of an obituary of Stevenson which erroneously stated that he had helped to finance Whittle’s jet engine project. Brief correspondence,chiefly concerning Getty's ideas on Relativity Theory. Included is a typescript paper on the subject by Getty. Original box no. 50. F. Whittle NCUACS 125/11/03 Correspondence W.R. Hawthorne. Hawthorne was Master of Churchill College Cambridge and Head of the University of Cambridge’s Engineering Department. His first association with Whittle was as a member of the latter’s team (on loan from the Royal Aircraft Establishment) developing the jet engine. 1955, 1968- 1975 Re Hawthorne’s enquiry about Whittle’s personal papers; arrangements for the opening of the Science Research Council’s Turbomachinery Laboratory (25 May 1973), which Whittle attended; invitations to Churchill College and other Cambridge University functions; the possible sale of signed drawings by Whittle. There is also some more general personal correspondence with Hawthorne and Cambridge engineering scientists. correspondence other brief with One letter only is earlier than 1968. 5 folders. Original box no. 35. at 6 folders. G.14-G.19 1970-1986 Revarious topics, including personal matters and matters concerning the NGTE and elsewhere, aeronautical engineering in general, Power Jets and The Reactionaries’. employment Holl’s Raymond Holl. Original box no. 49. Holl was an early member of the engineering team at Power Jets Ltd, later being transferred to the National Gas Turbine Establishment (NGTE). He and Whittle seem to have renewedtheir association in the 1960s. 1959-1985 Sir Stanley Hooker, while working for Roll-Royce Ltd, collaborated with Whittle on the development of the jet engine in the early 1940s. Later, while at Bristol Siddeley Engines Ltd, Hooker was involved in Whittle’s turbo-drill (for the oil industry) project. S.G. Hooker. G.20-G.27 F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Correspondence len Re various topics, including canvassing for Hooker's candidature for Fellowship of the Royal Society; technical matters relating to jet engines (including technical notes); Hooker's nominations for awards such as the 1968 Goddard Award of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the 1968 Churchill Gold Medal of The Society of at G.27 are correspondence and papers concerning Hooker's death and the Royal Society Biographical Memoir of him. Engineers. Included 8 folders. Original box no. 49. G.28-G.30 E. Lagelbauer. 1974-1975 Lagelbauer, an American aviation engineer, wasinfluential in gas turbine development in the USA. He sent Whittle details of his proposed gas turbine engine which would feature inter-turbine regeneration (ITR) and attempted to interest Rolls-Royce Ltd in the idea. Re Lagelbauer's ITR idea. individuals is included. Correspondence with other Original box no. 11. A.E. Louks. 1960-1966 3 folders. Original box no.34. Chiefly re some problemsin physics and mathematics. Louks was an RAF officer who appears to have been Whittle's friend from thelatter's early years in the service. 1964-1966 Re a request for Whittle's assistance in providing material on the invention and development of the jet engine for a ‘time capsule’. The time capsule was created by the Westinghouse Corporation for the World Fair. Ministry of Defence. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Correspondence ees Correspondence with the Chief Scientific Advisor, Sir Solly Zuckerman. Almostall the correspondenceis from 1964. Original box no. 33. National Air and Space Museum (USA). 1993-1994 Re various unrelated matters, including Whittle's offer to the museum to make copies of his engineering diaries from 1936 and 1937. National Gas Turbine Establishment. 1975-1976 Correspondence with the Director, T.H. Kerr, chiefly re a possible addition to the display on early jet engine workat the potential application of the 'sound cancellation’ principle to aircraft. Cambridge; and re University the of P. Parsons. Re the invention. Original box no. 46. A. Pouring. 1980, 1984- Original box no. 39. Parsons, an RAF Flight Lieutenant, invented and built an ultralight aircraft, given the name of ‘Covert Insertion and Recovery Vehicle, and sought Whittle's opinion on its feasibility. 1986 Pouring was Chief Executive (and Chief Scientist) of Sonex Research Inc. which was developing a new internal combustion engine. join the company's Science Advisory Board. He does not appear to have accepted but he did endorse the engine project. Re the Sonex project and Whittle's possible involvement. Only oneletteris earlier than 1984. Whittle was invited to F. Whittle NCUACS 125/11/03 Correspondence Rolls-RoyceInc. 1987-1993 Re an invitation to a function (Society of Experimental Test Pilots) and other matters. Chiefly 1987-1988. Original box no. 49. Rolls-Royceplc. 1985-1989 Correspondence with Public Affairs concerning requests for articles and arrangements for functions, with drafts and notesfor articles by Whittle. Roll-Royce’s Director of Original box no.77. Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon. 1974-1976 Re the transfer of one of Whittle’s early jet engines to the museum and the museum’sinterest in some sketches by Whittle to be sold at auction. G.39-G.40 Mostly re matters arising from the trip. related Whittle. Included are newspaper cuttings and a printed article on Trans World Airlines Inc. invitation from TWA to be a Whittle accepted an passenger onthe inauguralflight (London to new York on 24 November 1959) of the Boeing 707 Intercontinental service. After arriving in New York he remained there for four days as a guest of TWA. 1959-1960 2 folders. Original box no. 12. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Correspondence United States Naval Academy. 1976-1987 Re arrangements etc for Whittle’s employment as NAVAIR Research part-time Professor, 1978-1979. There is also a small amount of correspondenceconcerning other matters. 1977-1979, Professor, and as_ Original box no.87. See B.579 for research material connected with Whittle’s professorship. University of Cambridge Departmentof Engineering. 1961-1975 Correspondencechiefly with the Engineering Department re selection of material for an exhibition on Whittle’s work at the University. There are also a few letters concerning other business arising from Whittle’s connections with the university. Mostly 1961-1963. G.42-G.43 P.H.J. Young. 1974-1975 2 folders. G.44-G.69 INVENTORS’ Original box no. 25. Chiefly scientific correspondence (1975) relating to gas turbine thermodymanics, with a carbon copy of a letter (1974) by Whittle to the editor of "The Times’ concerning the Olympus engine. 1944-1975, nd Correspondence, usually brief, with a large number of individuals who sought Whittle’s advice or assistance in connection with their technological inventions or ideas. These relate to gas turbines, aviation and various other areas of technology. Contents of 2 files so inscribed. Original box no. 86. F. Whittle NCUACS 125/11/03 Correspondence G.44-G.58 1944-1954. 15 folders. G.59-G.69 1955-1975, nd. 11 folders. G.70-G.75 INVITATIONS AND REQUESTS’ 1961-1976 Contents ofa file so inscribed. Chiefly invitations to functions such as official openings and requests to give speeches, write articles, forewords etc. 6 folders. Original box no. 46. to Whittle various individuals, 1963-1974, nd Contents ofa file so inscribed. *LETTERS FROM CRANKS’ Letters from concerning scientific topics. Original box no. 46. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Correspondence G.77-G.215 MISCELLANEOUS CORRESPONDENCE 1944-1994, nd A wide range of topics and matters are covered, both professional and personal. Included areinvitationsto visit organisations or to give speeches, letters from members of the public (such as requests for autographs) resulting from Whittle’s friends, former colleagues, associates etc. A small number of letters relate to Whittle’s last years at Power Jets (R & D) Ltd. celebrity, correspondence with Included are related papers. Original boxes 39, 65, 76 and 88. G.77-G.95 1944-1966. 19 folders. G.96-G.119 1967-1972. 24 folders. 24 folders. 1988-1991. 25 folders. 23 folders. G.120-G.142 1973-1976. G.143-G.166 1977-1987. G.167-G.191 G.192-G.206 1992-1994. 15 folders. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Correspondence G.207-G.208 Miscellaneous conservation reasons. correspondence kept separate for 1944-1973 2 folders. G.209-G.215 Nd. 7 folders. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 SECTION H NON TEXTUAL MATERIAL, H.1-H.12 c.1934-1970 Whittle’s slide rule with original case. Inside the box is a typescript note signed by Whittle, 24 November 1975, stating that the slide rule was the one he used while at Cambridge University (1934-1936) and throughout the work on the jet engine development. He continuedto useit until 1974. Rolls of large technical drawings etc. 1954-1970 The drawings, traced or printed, with a few colour prints, relate to the turbo-drill project undertaken by Bristol Siddeley Whittle Tools Ltd and Chagford Investments Ltd. Some are dated to an earlier period when Whittle was a consultant to the Shell Group. See B.272-B.574 for the main series of correspondence and papers covering the various stages ofthe drill project. Many drawings are of the arrangement and parts of the drill itself. In some cases a large numberof drawings are in one roll (or part). There are 10 parts. Many have no dates on them; the dates given refer to drawings on which dates are inscribed. Original box no.94. atta Part 2. Part 3. Approximately 111 drawings. 1964-1969 6 drawings. ‘Tankers- offshore loading’. On the outer wrapper is the inscription Part 4. 5 drawings. Approximately 60 drawings. F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Nontextual material Part 5. 2 drawings. Part 6. Roll could not be opened . A conservation note stated that the material inside wastoofragile for the wrapping to be removed. Part 7. 6 drawings andprints. Part 8. Part 9. Part 10. 1 drawing. Roll could not be opened. A conservation note stated that the material inside was too fragile for the wrapping to be removed. 1954-1956 5 drawings. Two 16mm reels of film showing the De Havilland Comet. F. Whittle NCUACS 125/11/03 INDEX OF CORRESPONDENTS ADDAMS, JamesR. AEROSPACE AIRPORT OPERATORS COUNCIL INTERNATIONALINC. AIR WORLD AITKEN, William Maxwell, 1st Baron BEAVERBROOK AMERICAN ACADEMYOF ARTS AND SCIENCES AMERICANINSTITUTE OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS G.139 C.63 A.134 C.62 A.345, B.41 A.130 A.97;E:27) ea AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS S20 Sl escorts AMERICAN SOCIETY OF TRAVEL AGENTSINC. ATKINSON, Robin AVIATION HALL OF FAME F.10 E70 A.149 BAKER, Sir John (Fleetwood) G.13 G.202 BENN, Anthony(Neil) Wedgwood B.459, G.107 BALDWIN, SimonA. BALLANTYNE, Henry BARING, Sir Evelyn BARTON, Frank B.173 C.59 B.576 BLACKETT,Patrick Maynard Stuart, Baron Blackett of Chelsea B.339-B.393 passim, B.405- B.411 passim, B.415-B.425 passim, B.451-B.464 passim, B.485-B.490, G.138 E.65 BRABAZON, John Theodore Cuthbert MOORE-, 1st Baron Brabazon of Tara B.146, F.19, F.31, F.32, G.113 BOROUGH OF ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA BRAMSON, M.L.(‘Bram’) BRAY,Kelvin Arthur A.60, A.102 B.119, G.1 B.17, B.28, G.3-G.5, G.139 BONE,Geoffrey W. F. Whittle NCUACS 125/11/03 Index of correspondents BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION D.32, D.34-D.37, D.41-D.49, G.93 BROWN, Donald L. (‘Don) BULLARD, Sir Edward Crisp BUTLER, ‘Vic’ F.24, G.207 B.576 C.58, F.25 CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY ENGINEERING ASSOCIATION F.3 CANNON, Leslie William CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND STRATEGIC STUDIES (USA) CHELSEA COLLEGE OF AERONAUTICAL AND AUTOMOBILE ENGINEERING CHESHIRE, Leslie Jack G.148 E.55, £.56 F.4 B.356, F.21, F.22 (see also B.19, B.22, B.75) CLARK,Sir Kenneth Mackenzie G.126 CONWAY,Hugh G. CORYTON, Sir William Alec G.80 B.174 B.114, C.56, C.58 COCHRANE,Sir Ralph Alexander COCKCROFT,Sir John Douglas ‘COLL’ CONSTANT, Hayne B.364, B.372, B.376, B.417, B.422, F.39 B.123-B.125, B.151, B.263 (see also B.144) B.17, B.73, B.191, D.10 (see also B.28, B.39, B.47, B.264, F.50), G.20, G.47 B.109, B.112, B.138) A.106, B.49, B.50, B.53, A.57, B.63, B.71, B.72, B.80, B.85, B.88-B.90, B.93, B.94, B.96, B.98-B.100, B.102-B.105, B.111, B.117- B.122, B.124, B.150, B.575, B.576, C.5, G.163, G.164 (see also B.46-B.48, B.64, B.69, B.73, B.77, B.82, B.83, B.95, B.101, B.107- COX, Sir Harold Roxbee, Baron Kings Norton of Wotton Underwood Index of correspondents F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 CRAIGIE, LaurenceC. (‘Bill’) CRIPPS,Sir (Richard) Stafford CROW, Sir Alwyn Douglas CUCKNEY,Ernest John A.286, A.287, F.66, G.107, G.148, G.165, G.168, G.169, G.195 A.60, B.101, B.103, B.105, B.107, B.110, B.114, B.115, B.118-B.120, B.576 (see also B.102, B.108, B.109, B.123) G.77 G.77 CURTIS BROWN LTD(literary agents) C.51-C.56, C.60 THE DAILY TELEGRAPH DAUNT,Michael DAVIDSON, Brian A.73, B.240 F.23 B.241, B.365, G.103, G.146 DE HAVILLAND AIRCRAFT CO. LTD B.85, B.90, B.97 EDWARDS, Sir George Robert B.251A, E.27, G.138 G.174, G.185 F.34 B.490 DESOUTTER, Roger DICK, Ronald (‘Ron’) DRAKE,Sir (Arthur) Eric (Courtney) EDEN, Robert Anthony, 1st Earl of Avon ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE HALL OF FAME A.148 G.176 C58; F:21-F.23, F.30; F-55, G.92, G.146 B.2, B.11, B.15, B.16, B.34, B.98 (see also B.84) FEILDEN, Geoffrey Bertram Robert (‘Bob’) FELLOWSHIP OF ENGINEERING FORSTER, Sir Archibald William FAWKES,John B.453, B.457, B.491 G.201 A.38, G.77 A.150 E:65 ECCLESTON, Barry FARREN, Sir William Scott FOZARD,John William F. Whittle NCUACS1285/11/03 Index of correspondents FRANKLIN INSTITUTE A.93, A.94, A.113, F.5 FREEMAN, Sir Wilfrid Rhodes B.143 GARDNER, Charles GARNER, Sir Harry Mason GARROD,Sir (Alfred) Guy (Roland) GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY GETTY, Gordon GILLMORE,A.D. GLOSTER AIRCRAFT CO. LTD GOLDSTEIN, Sydney GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND AIR MINISTRY B.249, B.250, G.135 B.101, B.150 A.307, B.127, G.77 E.49, E.50, G.150, G.151, G.155 G.8 B.15 B.56, B.98 B.101, C.3 A.59, A.60, B.14, B.19, B.33, B.34, B.115 MINISTRY OF SUPPLY A.60, B.13, B.14, B.127, B.151 MINISTRY OF AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION GREY (neé SHEPHERD), Jill C:57 MINISTRY OF DEFENCE F.46-F.48 B.48, B.53-B.57, B.62, B.63, B.66-B.73, B.75-B.81, B.83- B.85, B.88-B.93, B.96- B.100, B.103, B.106, B.109, B.111-B.114, B.118, B.119, B.121 G.21, G.137 A.273, B.341-B.346, B.359, B.382, B.384, B.385, B.405, B.419, B.489, E.59, G.20, GUILD OF AIR PILOTS AND AIR NAVIGATORS F.6, G.82 B.249-B.250, C.54, C.59, G.140, G.141 B.272-B.275, B.279, B.311, D.10-D.12 GRIERSON, John GUEPIN, F.A.C. HALL, Sir Arnold Alexander Index of correspondents F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 HANNAY,Eve HARTLEY,Sir Harold HAWKINS,Willis M. HAWTHORNE, Sir William Rede HERRIOT,John P. A.310, A.311 G.84, G.96 F.13 G.9-G.13, G.22, G.41 D.41, D.42, F.29 HIGH ALTITUDE POLLUTION PROGRAMME SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE Ieevs HINTON, Christopher, Baron Hinton of Bankside F.38, F.39 HODGE, James(‘Jim’) HODSON, John B. HOLL, Raymond (‘Ray’) HOOKER,Sir Stanley George F.29 Ei/2 G.14-G.19, G.26 A.423, B.116, B.125, B.126, B.339, B.340, B.381, B.382, B.392, B.415, E.32 (see also B.451), G.20-27, G.86 HORLOCK,John Harold G.10 IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM INSTITUTE OF FUEL G.107, G.145 A.90 A.83, A.88 A.110 INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS INTERNATIONAL AEROSPACE HALL OF FAME Anil oytOyie.o, Glo; INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERING DRAUGHTSMEN AND DESIGNERS G.201 A.103, A.104, A.132, A.133, E.64, E.68, G.207 F. Whittle NCUACS 125/11/03 Index of correspondents JACOB,Sir George Harold LLOYD- JENKIN, (Charles) Patrick (Fleeming) JOHNSON, William Evelyn Patrick JONES,Glyn JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE TECHNICAL COLLEGE B.212 B.461 B.151, G.87, G.88, G.91, G.92, G.95, G.104 A.279 F.44 KEARTON, William Johnston KERR, Thomas Henry LAGELBAUER, Ernest LANDAU, Ralph LEES, George LINNELL, Sir Francis John F.13 B.29, G.209 B.77-B.85, B.88, B.90, B.91, B.94, B.99 (see also B.96) B.264 B.125, B.126, C.58 McCLEOD,R.C. MACKINTOSH, Duncan R. McMURTRIE, R.A.(‘Mac’) McWHIRTER, Norris A.309, A.311 A.307-A.310 LONG, Allen LONG, Joy LISLE, William Philip Sidney DE, 6th Baron DeLisle and Dudley A.2 C.60, C.61, G.111-G.113, G.122, G.124, G.125, G.127, G.135, G.140, G.168 MASEFIELD,Sir Peter Gordon G.58 G.134 G.108 MAXWELL,Sir Robert (Hugh) A.2, D.10-D.12 G.113, G.114 G.188, G.189 MARTIN, Archer John Porter MILLER, Hugh CRICHTON- MEYER, Robert B. (‘Rob’) F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 MORGAN, J.R. (‘Jack’) NATHAN, Matthew Index of correspondents G.110 F.32 NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING (USA) F.12-F.18 NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (USA) E.30-E.32, E.58 NATIONAL BUSINESS AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATIONINC. A.135, A.136 NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY G.162, G.167 O.T. FALK & COMPANY LTD OGSTON, AlexanderR. B.4 F.66, F.68 OHAIN, Hans Joachim Pabst von E.21-E.23, G.200 ORIEL, John OWEN, Amy EmmaYvonneBrewster D.12 C.57, C.59 A.108 PYE, Dine RANDELL,John B. RATCLIFFE, George H. ‘THE REACTIONARIES’ G.83, G.87, G.94 D.10 E71 PHILLIPS, Mary Cicely POURING, Andrew A. POWELL,Sir Trevor S. PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA A.288-A.300 A.225, G.36 PETERHOUSE, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE POWER JETS (RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT) LTD F.10 B.9, B.22 (see also B.25, B.27) RICHARDSON, Sir (David) William A.16-A. B.365 F.19-F.32 B.101 RELF, Ernest Frederick REYNOLDS, Donald R. REYNOLDS, J.H. McCarthy F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 Index of correspondents ROBERTS,G. Silyn ROLLS-ROYCE HERITAGE TRUST ROLLS-ROYCEINC. ROLLS-ROYCE LTD ROOKE, Sir Denis Eric ROPER, Hugh Redwald TREVOR-, Baron Dacreof Glanton G.83 F.35, F.36, G.196 G.37, G.203 B.73, B.76, B.78, B.82, B.102, B.103, B.192-B.196, B.199, E.52-E.54, E.65, E.69 A.150, A.152, A.284 G.6, G.7, G.149 ROTHSCHILD,Nathaniel Mayer Victor, 3rd Baron Rothschild B.335 ROVER CO. LTD ROWE, Brian H. B.45, B.57, B.60, B.61, B.68-B.73, B.77 A.281, E.72, G.168, G.174 ROYAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING F.37-F.42 ROYAL AERONAUTICAL SOCIETY ROYAL AIR FORCE COLLEGE, CRANWELL A.68, A.279, A.281, E.62, F.45, G.197 ROYAL AIR FORCE, GRANTHAM ROYAL AIR FORCE MUSEUM ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT B.39, B.70, B.73, B.98 ROYAL AIR FORCE TECHNICAL COLLEGE, HENLOW A.84, A.101, A.111, G.107, G.167, G.190 ROYAL AIR FORCE, FELIXSTOWE (MARINE AIRCRAFT EXPERIMENTAL ESTABLISHMENT) YAS: A.95,F.55-F.59, G.129, G.131 A.68, G.38 F.43-F.45 A.105, A.106 ROYAL SOCIETY ROYAL SOCIETY OF ARTS SAUNDERS, Sir OwenAlfred SCHONEBERGER,, William A.(‘Bill’) A.59 A.59 G.71 ROYAL COMMISSION ON AWARDSTO INVENTORS A.91, A.153, F.49-F.54 F. Whittle NCUACS 125/11/03 Index of correspondents SCIENCE MUSEUM SILVER, Robert Simpson SIMONS,Archibald E. (‘Archie’) SMITH, C.L.(‘Bill’) SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION PRESS SOCIETE ROYALE BELGE DES INGENIEURS ET DES INDUSTRIELS SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS SOCIETY OF EXPERIMENTALTEST PILOTS G.152, G.208 G.146 F.22-F.31 E.24-E.26 C.60 A.112 A.92, A.109 A. 114, F.60 SORLEY,Sir Ralph Squire B.115, B.116, B.143 SPEED,Sir Robert William Arney STANIER, Sir William Arthur STEVENSON, J.W. B.114 G.78 A.15 B.170, B.171-B.174, E.14, E.16 TEDDER, John Michael, 2nd Baron Tedder of Glenguin G.106, G.107 TINLING, James Collingwood Burdett TIZARD, Sir Henry T. STRAIGHT, Whitney TEDDER, Arthur William THE TIMES G.24, G.140 B.33, B.34, B.40, B.43-B.47, B.127, B.138 (see also B.37-B.39) G.123, G.125, G.128 By7; 88) Beil, Bil2, 6:14, B.25, B.40, B.41, B.48-B.52, B.54, B.55, B.60, B.61, B.63, B.64, B.151, B.577 (see also B.33, B.47, B.59), G.77 B.4, B.49, B.73, B.75-B.77, B.79, B.91, B.94, B.95, B.98, B.102, B.103, B.105, B.109, B.110, B.113, B.114, B.127, D.41, D.42 TONY JANNUS AWARD TRIANTAFYLLIDES,Antis A. F.61-F.65, G.131, G.138, G.175, G.178, G.179 F. Whittle NCUACS125/11/03 TUROCHY,‘Ron’ TUTTLE, Sir Geoffrey William TWEEDIE, W. Lawrence UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Index of correspondents G.146 G.124 B.12, (see also B.24, B.34, B.38, B.40) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, THE NATIONAL WAR COLLEGE E:29 DEPARTMENTOF DEFENSE, STRATEGIC DEFENCE INITIATIVE ORGANISATION E:55)/E:56 DEPARTMENTOF THE AIR FORCE E.31, E.32, E.42-E.44 DEARTMENT OF THE NAVY, NAVALAIR PROPULSION TEST CENTER UPPSTROM, RichardL. E.31 E.43-E.45 VOYSEY,Reginald G. (‘Reg’) A.302-A.304, C.58, E.21- E235 E:Siiie,70; Gil a0; G.134, G.135, G.156 WAGNER, RaymondS. G.169, G.194, G.205 WALLIS, Sir Barnes Neville WARD, Robert G. WALDEN, Leonard WALKER, D.N. D.11 F.20 G.96 is F.22 WHITING, JH.(‘Jack’) WHITTLE, HazelS. (formerly HALL, neé STEENBERG), ‘Tommie’ (see also B.24, B.25, B.44) B.7, B.8, B.12-B.14, B.43, B.64, B.65, B.68, B.82, B.85, B.97, B.110, B.112 A.333, G.125, G.127, G.130, G.133, G.135, G.140 WHITTLE, Sarah Alice (neé Garlick) E.70, G.210 A.283 WHITTLE, lan WHYTE, Lancelot Law Index of correspondents F. Whittle NCUACS 125/11/03 WILFORD, E. Burke WILLIAMS, J.E. Ffowcs WILLIAMS,Sir Rolf DUDLEY- WILSON, A.D. THE WINGS CLUB WOLF,Robert A.(‘Bob’) WOLFORD, DouglasL. WRIGHT,Austen YELLOTT, John G.28 B.243, G.171 A.306, A.350, A.422, A.425- A.427, B.4, B.5, B.12, B.49, B.114, B.115, B.120, B.175, B.264, B.373, B.375, B.456, C.8A, D.41, D.42, F.30 (see also B.76), G.86, G.95 D.40 F.66-F.68 G.155, G.157 A.154, A.156, G.202, G.204, G.211 C.54 G.133 YOUNG, Pierre Henry John ZUCKERMAN, Sir Solly, Baron of Burnham Thorpe B.241, B.243, B.246, B.247, B.249, B.251A, C.40, G.29, G.30, G.42, G.43, G.209 G.32