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Research funding, 1961-1974

MS. Eng. c. 2616
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Folder B.42: Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR).

One letter only announcing Richards's success in an application for a DSIR Special Research Grant. This was a one year grant for nuclear resonance spectroscopy to take effect from 1 January 1968.

Folders B.43-B.50: Paul Instrument Fund. This fund, established under the will of R.W. Paul and administered by the Royal Society, provides grants 'for the design, construction and maintenance of novel, unusual, or much improved types of physical instruments and apparatus for investigations in pure or applied physical sciences'.

Folder B.43: Information about the fund, application for grant for construction of a simultaneous electron/nuclear resonance spectrometer, correspondence, and 'additional notes on electron-nuclear double resonance', 1961.

Folder B.44: Letter announcing success of application, 23 January 1962, and correspondence and papers regarding administration of grant, patents etc., 1962-1964.

Folder B.45: Correspondence arising from completion of work for which the grant was made, offer of the spectrometer to the department of physical chemistry, Oxford, possible future development from the work done by means of the grant, 1965-1966.

The folder includes a 2pp. typescript note on further instrument development and experimental work.

Folder B.46: Application for a grant for construction of 'versatile n.m.r. spectrometer designed to record high resolution, wide line and spin echo spectra over a wide range of frequencies'; circuit diagrams; correspondence with Royal Society and E.R. Andrew, assessor for the Paul Instrument Fund committee, 1968.

Folder B.47: Equipment specifications, ms. notes and drafts, c.1968-1969.

Folder B.48: Correspondence with the Royal Society and Andrew, progress report and financial statement, diagrams, 1969-1970.

Folder includes account of the simultaneous electron/nuclear resonance spectrometer constructed with the aid of a grant from the Paul Instrument Fund.

Folder B.49: Ms. draft of Progress Report 1971; 'Supplementary notes to report of 15 February 1971', 5 May 1971; miscellaneous ms. notes and drafts on equipment and costings.

Folder B.50: Progress Report July 1972; financial statements June 1973; Progress Report July 1973; correspondence with Andrew 1973-1974.

Folders B.51-B.56: Science Research Council (SRC).

Folder B.51: 'Grant SRC B/SR/1525 1965-1973'. Contents of a folder so inscribed; correspondence, reports on progress, application for a supplement to the grant etc. The work for which the grant was awarded concerned the design and construction of homogeneous superconducting magnets.

The folder includes material on other related SRC grants.

Folder B.52: Grant B/SR/1203. Reports on progress, 1965, 1966. The grant supported a research assistant to work in the area of chemical applications of magnetic resonance.

Grant B/SR/3362. Acknowledgement of application only, 1966.

Folder B.53: Correspondence and papers regarding transfer of financial responsibility for research projects ('takeover') from the SRC to Oxford University, 1966.

Folder B.54: Grant B/SR/1204. Correspondence, final report 1966. The grant was used for the construction of nuclear resonance spin echo equipment.

Folder B.55: Grant B/64/1202. Final report on termination of a SRC research studentship held by C. Deverell, n.d., c.1966. The work undertaken was in the area of chemical applications of nuclear magnetic resonance.

Folder B.56: Report by J.A. Ladd (SRC Research Fellow at Oxford) on 'studies aimed at a better understanding of the Overhauser effect in organic liquids' in collaboration with Richards and his research group, n.d.

Report by T.H. Cannon (on first year of SRC studentship) on work in progress 'on the electron-nuclear Overhauser effect' supervised by Richards, n.d.


  • 1961-1974


15 folders

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. c. 2616

Former reference:

NCUACS 12/4/89/B.42-B.56

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