Frederick Lanchester correspondence and documents ('Fletcher' series)

Scope and Content

These items include personal papers of Frederick Lanchester, financial records and reports to committees, especially relating to his work on aeronautics during the First World War.

This material was purchased at auction by the former Lanchester College Librarian John Fletcher in December 1982. They were thought to be the property of Frederick Lanchester's brother George.

They were listed in 32 sections and bound in guard books. The Fletcher list was used as the template for the current catalogue, which has been adapted and updated to meet current archival standards. The original order has been kept (which was not in date order). The documents were also taken out of the guard books and re-housed in archive boxes.

The online catalogue only shows the first section at the moment, but the other sections will be added at a later date.