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RESEARCH, c.1922-1983


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This series comprises very extensive documentation of Hodgkin's research in x-ray crystallography including the major topics of insulin, penicillin and vitamin B12. It covers a period of sixty years from about 1928 to 1988.

J.D. Bernal, with whom Hodgkin worked in Cambridge, 1932-1934, and very many of her later collaborators including C.W. Bunn (penicillin) and E.L. Smith (vitamin B12) are represented in the papers by correspondence, drafts, notes and data.


  • Creation: c.1922-1983

Language of Materials

  • English

Biographical / Historical

Most of the material was found in Hodgkin's box folders which were labelled by topic. The contents of these boxes included correspondence, drafts for reports and publications, notebooks, notes and data.


The material has been arranged in chronological order by topic. At the end of the chronological sequence of topics there is some miscellaneous material followed by large format items.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom