Correspondence and other documents ('Baxter' series)

Scope and Content

This was the first Frederick Lanchester material to be received by what was then the Library of Lanchester College of Technology, Coventry and was donated by Lanchester's widow Dorothea in August 1961. Before this date the material had been consulted by Patrick KIngsford for his book on Lanchester 'FW Lanchester - the life of angineer' (published in 1960) and by Lanchester's brother George for his paper on Frederick for The Newcomen Society (1957). A typed list of the items was produced by College Librarian Eric Fletcher in 1966 in 'calendar' style, i.e. every item was described individually. His list also included an introduction, notes, and an index. The catalogue for this part of the Lanchester collection is based on the Baxter list.The items were divided into sub-series of subjects, which are:

LAN/1/1 Biographical and autobiographical

LAN/1/2 Aeronautical

LAN/1/3 The book 'Aircraft In Warfare'

LAN/1/4 Bombs

LAN/1/5 The Daimler Company

LAN/1/6 Gibraltar

LAN/1/7 The Lanchester Company

LAN/1/8 Optics

LAN/1/9 Photography

LAN/1/10 Sound

LAN/1/11 Units

LAN/1/12 Miscellaneous letters

LAN/1/13 Miscellaneous documents (scientific and technical)

LAN/1/14 Miscellaneous documents (general)

LAN/1/15 VerseLAN/1/16 Photographs

LAN/1/17 Manuscripts of published and unpublished works