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LevelFile
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)US116/2/12
TitleFellowships and consultancies scrapbook
Extent1 file
Date1950-1968
DescriptionScrapbook containing papers relating to Barker's career, particularly to his appointments as research fellow and lecturer, but also to his agreements with academic publishers, to his salary and superannuation, and to some of the industrial consultancies he held. The file largely consists of correspondence, including letters from The Royal Society concerning Barker's Mackinnon Research Studentship, from The British Rayon Research Association relating to his fellowship at the University of Birmingham, from the University of Birmingham concerning his post as lecturer in the Department of Chemistry, particularly the terms of his contract, the payment of his salary, and his appointment to university committees, but also his leave of absence following the award of a Rockefeller Foundation fellowship in 1954. There are memoranda of agreements between Barker and D.Van Nostrand Company, Limited, and Clarendon Press, University of Oxford, letters from The Royal Institute of Chemistry confirming his election as Fellow, and consultancy agreements between Barker and Swiffen & Sons Limited. Finally, there are several letters to Barker from The Nicholas Research Institute Ltd, and a smaller number from Koch-Light Laboratories Ltd which discuss the effectiveness of products which Barker had been developing for each firm.
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