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'Backwater - FERUT', 1952-1955

MS. Eng. misc. b. 259/C.38
Held at the Weston Library

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Folder of notes, calculations, routines:

  1. Seventeen bundles, of which the first carries a manuscript note by Strachey 'Schematic plan of part of the St. Lawrence river covered by the 'Backwater' programme (about 50 miles). The loops represent islands. Dotted lines indicate alternative directions of flow in a channel. (These are work sheets)'. Only one set is dated, 5 November 1952.
  2. Folder also includes the programme of a course of lectures on 'The application of digital computers to technical research and development' given at Northampton Polytechnic, London, October 1955, at which Strachey spoke on the St. Lawrence project.

Note: Northampton Polytechnic had a Pegasus computer provided by the National Research Development Corporation, and was in the forefront of computer studies in UK educational institutions.


  • Creation: 1952-1955


1 file

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. misc. b. 259/C.38

Former reference:

CSAC 71.1.80/C.38

Related Materials

See MS. Eng. misc. b. 295/G.1 for a course of lectures given there by Strachey on the Ferranti Pegasus.

Repository Details

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