H.H. Lamb Archive

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains MSS of reports and papers; general re-prints; correspondence with CRU staff and other colleagues; CRU research contracts; and supporting material for research in the form of data, photographs, maps, charts, graphs and diagrams.

Contents focus on storms over the North Sea and other northern seas around the coasts of northwest Europe; climate history including the ice age; long-range weather forecasts; rainfall; specific weather phenomena; weather in the UK and in East Anglia; climatic effect of volcanic dust; CRU administration, etc.

Administrative / Biographical History

Hubert H. Lamb (1913-1997) obtained his Masters degree from Trinity College, Cambridge in natural sciences and geography. He worked at the British and Irish Meteorological Offices from 1945 until 1971. He was the Founding Director of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia (1972-1977) and was awarded an honorary doctorate (D.Sc.) from UEA in 1981.


Contains 42 files. Some consist of a few boxes.

Conditions Governing Access

Other than where a specific access restriction is noted, the collection is open for consultation in the Archives Department during its advertised opening hours.

Other Finding Aids

A guide to the collection can be found at UEA Archives

Archivist's Note


Conditions Governing Use

Reproductions can be supplied in hard copy or digital format subject to physical condition and the terms of deposit. A charge is made for this service. Copyright restrictions may apply and the advice of the Archives department should be sought for any use of reproductions other than personal research.

Custodial History

This collection was transferred to the Library Archives in 1998 from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) Library at the University of East Anglia. It forms part of a larger collection of Lamb's papers retained by the CRU Library.

Related Material

CRU Library holds a large collection of reprints and research papers which belonged to H.H. Lamb. There is an accompanying list index relating to Lamb's original arrangement of his papers.

Personal Names