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Scientific working papers, talks, publications, 1945-1974

MS. Coulson 37

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Folder B.17.1: 'Interstitials in graphites', 1963-1967.

Extensive correspondence with colleagues and with publishers regarding Coulson's paper and its findings.

Notes, charts and diagrams, and related offprints by Coulson and others.

Folder B.17.2: 'Symmetry in Chemistry', 1970-1974.

Proposed article to be written by Coulson for Chemie in unserer Zeit.

Correspondence with editors, Coulson's notes, background material.

(Coulson died before the article could be written.)

Folder B.17.3: 'Hyperconjugation', 1967-1974

Proposed article for Chemical Society Reviews, to be written in collaboration with J.P. Colpa.

Correspondence with editors, and with collaborator. Coulson's notes on the literature, and outline for article (dated 1967), miscellaneous background material.

(Coulson died before the article could be completed as planned.)

Folder B.17.4: 'Wave mechanics and the alkene bond', 1962-1965.

Introductory chapter written in collaboration with E.T. Stewart for the book The chemistry of the alkenes, edited by S. Patai.

Correspondence with editor and publisher. Plan of the book.

Folder includes correspondence with Interscience Publishers regarding a proposed monograph 'Recent developments in Valency Theory' to be written by Coulson and Stewart in collaboration.

Folder B.17.5: 'The meaning of resonance in quantum chemistry', 1945-1946.

MS. and typescript draft for paper, MS. drawings, editorial correspondence.

Folder B.17.6: 'Les liaisons localisées et non-localisées', 1948.

Autograph MS. of 2 lectures written and delivered in French in Paris.

Folder B.17.7: 'Note on an integral of A.F. Saturno', 1968.

5 pp. manuscript.

Folder B.17.8: 'The dissociative breakdown of negative ions', 1969.

MS. and typescript notes and drafts.

Folder B.17.9: 'The mathematics of quantum chemistry', 1970.

Coulson's diagram for the paper.

Folder B.17.10: 'Mathematics is a "language" of physics', c.1950.

MS. notes for 2 talks with this title. Notes, quotations, press-cuttings, MS. and printed background material.


  • 1945-1974


10 folders

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MS. Coulson 37

Former reference:

CSAC 60/4/78/B.17/1-10

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