Scope and Content

Jeffreys's major books are represented including The Earth (1924), especially the sixth edition (1976), Methods of Mathematical Physics (1946) (with Bertha Swirles Jeffreys) and the Collected Works (1971-1977) edited by Jeffreys and Lady Jeffreys. There may be drafts, manuscript working, agreements and correspondence with publishers, correspondence with colleagues, proofs, reviews and royalty statements. Lady Jeffreys may appear as a correspondent, especially in respect of the Collected Works. There is a separate sequence of material relating to shorter publications which includes, in addition to a number of Jeffreys's scientific papers, his Royal Society memoir of Robert Stoneley and his obituaries of Ebenezer Cunningham for St John's College Cambridge and Nature. Also presented in this section is a chronological sequence (not complete) of Jeffreys's off-prints, 1910-1988.

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