Papers and correspondence of Edward Charles Titchmarsh, 1899-1963

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The papers are not extensive, and include biographical material, mathematical lectures and papers, speeches, and a little correspondence, including some exchanged with G.H. Hardy, Titchmarsh's friend, colleague and fellow-cricketer, and his predecessor in the Savilian Chair.

Administrative / Biographical History

Titchmarsh was born in Newbury and educated at King Edward VII School, Sheffield, 1908-1917, and Balliol College, Oxford where he read mathematics interrupted by war service in the Royal Engineers (Signals). After holding posts at University College, London, 1923-1929, and Liverpool University, 1929-1931, he returned to Oxford as Savilian Professor of Geometry and Fellow of New College, 1931-1963. He was President of the London Mathematical Society, 1945-1947. His research was on Fourier integrals, integral equations, Fourier series, integral functions, the Riemann zeta function, and eigenfunctions of second order differential equations. He was elected FRS in 1931 (Sylvester Medal 1953).


By section as follows: Biographical and personal, Mathematical lectures and papers, Publications and talks. Index of correspondents.

Conditions Governing Access

The Warden and Fellows of New College permit any bona fide professional or amateur historian with a research need to consult the archives subject to any restriction on materials in the collection. Opening hours: weekdays from 10.00-1.00 and 2.00-5.15.

Other Finding Aids

Printed catalogue of the papers and correspondence of Edward Charles Titchmarsh, (1899-1963) by J. Alton and H. Weiskittel, CSAC catalogue no. 44/8/76, 4 pp. Copies available from NCUACS, University of Bath.

Custodial History

Received for cataloguing in 1976 by the Contemporary Scientific Archives Centre from Mrs Kathleen Titchmarsh, widow. Deposited in New College Library, Oxford 1976.

Related Material

A memoir of her husband, compiled by Mrs Titchmarsh from family letters is also held at New College.