Charles Horrex

Scope and Content

  • /1 Penrith Grammar School Notebook, 1929, maths [unclear if University of Manchester).
  • /2 Penrith Grammar School Notebook, 1929, maths [unclear if University of Manchester).
  • /3 Penrith Grammar School Notebook, 'Practical chemistry notes, 1st year', 1930.
  • /4 notebook, general chemistry with special reference to the non-metallic elements, Dr. Fairbrother. c.1930.
  • /5 Penrith Grammar School, labelled 'Geography notes' but contains physics notes, Physics IIIA, and several loose sheets of examination questions from March 23 1931.
  • /6 notebook 'Chem. III and Chem. IV' c.1931 (lectures by Fairbrother and Burt).
  • /7 2nd year Hons Chemistry to Easter 1932 .
  • /8 small notebook 'Chem II (Organic) Burkhardt' [i.e. lectures by George Burkhardt].
  • /9 notebook Sept 1933-34 [appears to be organic chemistry].
  • /10-12 Organic Chemistry notebooks, I, II and III. N.d, although notebook I contains receipts and an envelope dated 1935 [lectures by Hey].
  • /13 Notebook, higher organic chemistry, lectures by Burkhardt. N.d.
  • /14 'Practical notebook' [1935]. Includes loose pages of notes and letters relating to Horrex's temporary employment by ICI [poor condition]..
  • /15 notebook, advanced kinetics [1935-36].
  • /16 notebook, kinetics.
  • /17 notebook, technical notes 1941, mainly relating to filtration.
  • /18 small notebook. First page of notes dated 13 Jan 1943. Includes some loose pages of notes.
  • /19 'Frank T. Perkins. Higher Physical Chemistry. Chemistry X'. 1944-45 [lectures by Polanyi and Skinner]. Perkins was a general science student at the University, it is not known why item is with this collection.
  • /20 notebook 'Nature' contains notes re. Light optics. N.d.
  • /21 blue notebook, 'Colloids'. N.d. [lectures by D C Henry]
  • /22 notebook but the first page is headed 'Practical Tutorials - 3rd year - Dr. Spring'.
  • /23-24 'Quantum mechanics'. N.d. (2) [lectures by M G Evans]
  • /25 'Atomic spectra'. N.d.
  • /26 'Physical chemistry. Practical'. N.d.
  • /27 notebook, higher physical chemistry. N.d.
  • /28 'Practical Physics Notebook'. N.d.
  • /29 folder labelled 'Physics IIIA'. Contains loose pages of notes. N.d.
  • /30 notebook, statistical mechanics. N.d.
  • /31 notebook, organic chemistry - sugars. N.d.
  • /32 notebook (belonging to Brian Gowenlock? - may have undertaken research with Horrex), notes on capillaries and flow. N.d.
  • /33 notebook, inorganic chemistry IV. n.d.
  • /34 notes on apparatus c. 1937
  • /35 literature notes to 1946
  • /36 reading list and notes n.d.
  • /37 chemistry notebook of Doreen Jenkins (University of Manchester student, married to Charles Horrex , 1927-1933.

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles Horrex (b.1911) graduated in chemistry in 1933, and received a M.Sc. in 1934 and Ph.D. in 1936. Horrex later taught at the University department of chemistry from 1942-1946, before moving to the University of Sheffield, and thereafter taught at the University of St Andrew's.