Letters of William Thomas Astbury

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Letters from William Thomas Astbury to Professor Albert Charles Chibnall

Administrative / Biographical History

William Thomas Astbury was born in 1898 in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, and educated at Longton High School. After graduating from Jesus College, Cambridge in 1921, he became a Demonstrator in Physics at University College, London, and Assistant to Sir William Bragg. In 1922 he married Frances Gould. He continued in his Assistantship until 1928, when he moved to Leeds, becoming a lecturer in Textile Physics. In 1937 he became a Reader, in 1940 he was elected to the Royal Society, and in 1945 became Professor of Biomolecular Structure in the University of Leeds until his death in 1961.

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Photocopies made with his permission from originals in the possession of Prof. Albert Charles Chibnall through Dr R. Olby, June 1982


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See also MS 419