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Correspondence, 1951-1984

MS. Eng. c. 2638
Held at the Weston Library

Folders G.122-G.127. Mansfield, P., 1974-1979, 1983-1984. Mansfield was a pioneer in nuclear magnetic resonance imaging. Folder G.127 includes material regarding proposal for National Research Centre for NMR Imaging.

Folder G. 128. Marshall, W.C., 1969. Correspondence regarding Atomic Energy Research Establishment practice with regard to exchange of scientific information with members of university departments. Marshall was Director, AERE.

Folder G.129. Moorbath, S.J., 1951-1952.

Folder G.130. Mullard Limited, 1962, 1964-1966, 1975. Includes Mullard Research Laboratories booklet on 'Special Magnet PM 336' which was the 12 kg. magnet built in 1962 for double resonance work in Richards's laboratory.

Folder G.131. Müller-Warmuth, W., 1965-1970, 1973. Richards commented on the material as follows: 'this relates to work we did on nuclear-electron double resonance. Müller-Warmuth was one of the few others in the world doing the same sort of experiment'.

Folder G.132. Murray, G.R., 1955-1958, 1965. Murray came from MIT to do postdoctoral research in Richards's laboratory supported by the National Science Foundation.

Folders G.133-G.134. Natusch, D.F.S., 1963-1973. Natusch came from New Zealand to do D.Phil. research with Richards supported by a Rhodes Scholarship. 2 folders on research and career.

Folder G.135. Noack, F., 1967.

Folder G.136. Oxford Instrument Company Limited, 1965, 1982-1983. The 1965 material relates to tender for superconducting magnet and dewar. In 1982 Richards was invited to become a non-executive Director.

Folders G.137-G.138. Peacocke, A.R., 1965-1974. Peacocke was a Lecturer in Biochemistry at Oxford. In 1973 he became Dean of Clare College, Cambridge.

Folder G.137. Peacocke, A.R., 1965. Includes memorandum on physical biochemistry in the United Kingdom and application to Medical Reseach Council for long term support for research into physical biochemistry. Both by Peacocke.

Folder G.138. Peacocke, A.R., 1967-1969, 1971, 1973-1974. The 1968 item is part of MRC application by Peacocke which relates to nuclear magnetic resonance studies on biological macromolecules. The 1969 item is a proposal by Peacocke and B Sheard entitled 'Problems on biologically significant systems for an HR 220 MHZ NMR spectrometer'.

Folders G.139-G.142. Perkin-Elmer Corporation, 1953-1975. Richards collaborated with Perkin-Elmer over many years in the development of nuclear magnetic resonance equipment.

Folder G.139. Perkin-Elmer Corporation, 1953, 1955-1958. Includes duplicated ms. paper by E.M. Purcell entitled 'Calculation of field inhomogeneity at center of magnetic gap, for circular cylindrical poles of infinite permeability' and Perkin-Elmer's 'Proposed program on NMR water in solids instrument'.

Folder G.140. Perkin-Elmer Corporation, 1961, 1963-1964. Includes duplicated ms. paper by E.M. Purcell entitled 'On the orthogonality of knobs'.

Folder G.141. Perkin-Elmer Corporation, 1966-1967. Includes printed material regarding Perkin-Elmer model R14 NMR spectrometer which is described as the 'first commercial instrument available for proton studies at 100 MHz using a permanent magnet'.

Folder G.142. Perkin-Elmer Corporation, 1968-1969, 1971-1972, 1975. Includes printed material regarding Perkin-Elmer model R12 and model R12A NMR spectrometers.


  • Creation: 1951-1984


21 folders

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. Eng. c. 2638

Former reference:

NCUACS 12/5/89/G.122-142

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