Robert Ditchburn: Experimental notebook

Scope and Content

An experimental notebook, 195 pages followed by a number of blank pages. There is an index at start of the volume and several inserted tables.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert William Ditchburn (1903-1987), physicist, was born on 14 January 1903, and educated at Bootle Secondary School, Liverpool University and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Dublin University, 1929-1946. He became Professor of Physics at Reading University in 1946, and Emeritus Professor in 1968. He was Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin, 1928-1946. He died on 8 April 1987.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Robert Ditchburn, 1986.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Robert Ditchburn in Who was who, vol. VIII, 1981-1990 (London, 1991), p. 204.

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