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Non-textual material is of major importance both for documenting in photographs Jeffreys's life and career and his interest in photography which developed at an early age. There are photographs of 'Harold's Youth', portrait photographs, photographs at various award ceremonies and with Lady Jeffreys, colleagues and friends and photographs taken on visits and at conferences. Jeffreys's role as a photographer is represented, for example, by a number of photograph albums made up of photographs taken by him in the first decades of the twentieth century. A wide variety of persons and places are depicted. Fellow scientists include F.C. Bartlett, Arthur Holmes, F.G. Hopkins, R. Stoneley, G.I. Taylor and D.M. Wrinch and places include many in the North East of England and in and around Cambridge including St John's College. An album is devoted to a visit to Canada in 1924 in connexion with a British Association for the Advancement of Science meeting. Jeffreys's later photography is represented by an extensive collection of transparencies, many depicting the round the world tour made by Sir Harold and Lady Jeffreys in 1959. Additionally there are recordings of Jeffreys in conversation with colleagues, a sound recording with G.A. Barnard and a video recording with D.V. Lindley. Here are also included Jeffreys's medals.

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