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Papers and photographs of Dorothy Hodgkin

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  1. childhood sketchbook, with watercolour sketches of Italian landscapes, pencil sketches of architectural features, and a quotation from Tolstoy, c.1920
  2. ten colour photographs of Hodgkin with her daughter, Liz Hodgkin, and carers, at her home, Crab Mill, Ilmington, c.1992-1994
  3. papers relating to a lunch at Buckingham Palace hosted by the Queen for members of the Order of Merit, including the seating plan, guest list and mounted colour photograph of the Order of Merit with the Queen, signed by Prince Philip and the Queen, 1992
  4. orders of service for her funeral and thanksgiving service, 1994-1995
  5. copy letter of thanks from Liz Hodgkin to Dorothy's carer, Jackie Hodgkinson, 1994


  • Creation: c.1920-1995


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 8393, fols. 1-2].

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MS. Eng. c. 8393

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 11877


Papers and photographs from Dorothy Hodgkin's later years, and a childhood sketch book.

Biographical / Historical

Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin (1910-1994) was a chemist and x-ray crystallographer. During her long career at Oxford, as a Fellow at Somerville College, she determined the structure of penicillin, vitamin B12 and insulin. She was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1947, received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1964 and was made a member of the Order of Merit in 1965. She is still the only British female scientist to have received a Nobel Prize.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Modern First Editions, 11 Feb 2016.

Papers and photographs of Dorothy Hodgkin
Finding aid prepared by Catherine McIlwaine
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom