Correspondence and papers relating to appointments to chairs in chemistry. The file covers the appointment of Alexander Todd (1907-1997) as Sir Samuel Hall professor of chemistry in 1938; his successor, Edmund Langley Hirst (1898-1975) in 1944; E.R.H. Jones (1911-2002) as Sir Samuel Hall professor of chemistry; and Meredith Evans (1904-1952) as professor of physical chemistry in 1948. The files contain numerous incidental remarks about the running of the chemistry department.
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