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Biographical, 1923-1975, n.d.

MS. Eng. c. 2606
Held at the Weston Library

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Folder R.1. Miscellaneous material on Kendrew's family, and outline of his own career, prepared by him, n.d.


Folder R.2. Dragon School Oxford. Reports 1923-1930; arrangements for Kendrew to open new Science Block 1968.

Folder R.3. Clifton College. Notification of £100 Scholarship 1930; programme of Scientific Society Conversazione 1934; report for Summer Term 1936 (leaving report); election as Governor 1964.

Folder R.4. Examination papers: School Certificate 1932, Higher Certificate 1934, 1935, 1936, Cambridge Entrance Scholarships 1934, 1935, with indications of questions attempted.

Trinity College, Cambridge.

Folder R.5. Press-cuttings of awards and degrees 1935-1939; election as Honorary Fellow 1972.

Folder R.6. The "Parish Magazine", a series of circular letters written to former Trinity members with news of the college and university at war by A.S.F. Gow. These are letters 14-69, 29 September 1940 to 6 October 1945 and are usually 'topped and tailed' by a personal sentence or so. A version of the "Magazine" was published as Letters from Cambridge 1939-1944 (Cape, London, 1945) containing letters 1 (8 September 1939) to 64 (10 December 1944).

Post-war decisions.

Folder R.7. Correspondence and papers on future career, possibility of continuing in Government service, decision to return to Cambridge etc. Includes draft of Kendrew's letter of 15 July 1945 to W.L. Bragg outlining his career and research plans, a similar letter of 8 October to C.P. Snow on possible government employment, arrangement for release with effect from 10 January 1946, Kendrew's summary of exact dates of his overseas service and appointments, salary and tax arrangements. Included here is a letter to Kendrew's father, May 1946, from K. Sisam mentioning "your son" as "among a few very promising young men" in Cambridge science.


Folder R.8. Correspondence on Kendrew's career at Peterhouse. Research Fellowship 1947; Stewardship 1955; letter on College Lectureship 1967; resignation from Fellowship and election to Honorary Fellowship 1975.

Folder R.9. Miscellaneous accounts, battels, stipends etc.


  • Creation: 1923-1975, n.d.


9 folders

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. c. 2606

Former reference:

NCUACS 11/4/89/R.1-9

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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