Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)UB/SOC1/D
TitlePapers read before the Society
Extent5 folders, containing 40 items
DescriptionPapers read at the Society's general meetings and retained for reference. They appear to be largely the speakers' own copies and include manuscript, typescript, printed and carbon copies with manuscript annotations and amendments. The papers were arranged broadly in chronological order in numbered packets prefaced with a contemporary contents list. The original order has been retained and, where necessary reconstructed, in line with the order of the contemporary content lists. Items not included in the lists have been filed in chronological order. This is an incomplete sequence, including:
Packet IV 'Papers 1901-1903';
Packet V 'Papers 1904-1908';
Packet VI 'Papers 1909-1911';
Packet VII 'Papers 1911-1913';
Packet VIII 'Papers for sessions 1919-1920; 1920-21; 1921-22'
Mostly written by post-graduates, the papers illustrate the early work of a number of students who went on to distinguished careers in Chemistry.
Access StatusOpen
Physical DescriptionThere are some discrepancies between the contemporary contents lists and current contents.
Archival NoteSources: Carter, S. R. and M. Stacey, 'The School of Chemistry in the University of Birmingham', reprint from 'Journal of The Royal Institute of Chemistry', August, 1954; 'Oxford Dictionary of National Biography website ( 27 Feb 2008'. Dates and names of speakers have been confirmed and extended through the Society records and the University's Register of Graduates, 1900-1935.


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