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National Research Development Corporation, 1951-1959


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The material relates to the following principal projects in which Strachey was involved during this appointment:

  1. Completion of the draughts-playing program begun for ACE;
  2. 'Love Letters' program, miscellaneous notes;
  3. St. Lawrence River Power Project;
  4. Manchester University Computing Machine Laboratory;
  5. Ferranti Pegasus Computer, design and projects;
  6. Very High Speed Computers;
  7. Miscellaneous notes and drafts.


  • Creation: 1951-1959

Language of Materials

  • English


Strachey's folders have been retained, and his titles or descriptions given in inverted commas. In the absence of his own indications, exact dates or attributions cannot always be given with certainty. Very bulky folders have sometimes been divided for ease of handling, and a note has been made of such cases.

Related Materials

For material relating to Strachey's appointment to the National Research Development Corporation, see MS. Eng. misc. b. 251/A.39-MS. Eng. misc. b. 251/A.42. For projects undertaken at the request of the National Research Development Corporation when Strachey was working as a private consultant, see:

  1. MS. Eng. misc. b. 266/C.117-MS. Eng. misc. b. 266/C.119,
  2. MS. Eng. misc. b. 283/D.100-MS. Eng. misc. b. 283/D.103.

Repository Details

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