Typed “1st draft” of autobiography

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 434 LAN/1/1/30
  • Dates of Creation
      [c. October - December 1938]
  • Physical Description
      22pp.

Scope and Content

Covers period up to and including part of his time at the Normal School of Science, London; childhood and early backwardness; the Hartley Institution, Southampton (T.W. Shore and the “workshops”, the buildings, system of study, etc.); leisure time in Southampton; Normal School of Science (the staff, C.C. Boys and others, the popularisation of the use of the slide rule, Frederick Lanchester’s pendulum accelerometer), evening classes at Finsbury Technical College. Except for the fact that this is headed “First draft”, there is no indication and no internal evidence whether these notes and memoirs came before or after the autobiography.