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Hückel theory for organic chemists, 1967-1980

MS. Coulson 63

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One box of material assembled by Dr. R.B. Mallion and Dr. B.L. O'Leary in preparing a book based on the course of lectures delivered by Coulson to Oxford undergraduates on the subject of 'Hückel theory of organic chemistry'. Coulson gave the course in the academic years 1967-1973; the book is based on a transcript of tape-recordings taken in Hilary Term, 1971.

Publication is by Academic Press, London 1978, and the authors have contributed all royalties to the Coulson Memorial Fund.

The box includes:
  1. Tape-recordings of the 8 lectures delivered by Coulson in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford, 21 January - 11 March 1971.
  2. Transcripts of these lectures, prepared by Dr. O'Leary.
  3. One file of correspondence, 1974-1978, regarding the writing and publication of the book. A list of correspondents is included with the file.
  4. Photocopy of an early draft of the preface and foreword to the book.
Supplementary material received from R.B. Mallion (co-editor of the book) and passed to the Department of Western Manuscripts, Bodleian Library, 1 August 1980:

Folder of correspondence, 1978-1980, regarding publication of the book. Includes discussion of errata, some published reviews, translation rights, and payment of royalties to the Coulson Memorial Fund.


  • 1967-1980


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Coulson 63

Former reference:

CSAC 60/4/78/B.43

Repository Details

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