Notebook of Sir William Henry Bragg, with associated material

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains notes made in connection with research made on X-rays, carried out by Sir William Bragg and his son, Sir Laurence Bragg, in the old Physical Laboratory of the University of Leeds, on the site of the Brotherton Library. The inserted press cuttings describe the ceremony of unveiling a tablet in the Brotherton Library to commemorate the work of Sir William Bragg and his son, 20 July 1945.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Henry Bragg, 1862-1942 was Cavendish Professor of Physics at the University of Leeds, 1909-1915. His main research was in the fields of X-ray spectra and the structure of crystals. Much of his research was in collaboration with his son, William Laurence Bragg, with whom he shared the Nobel prize for physics in 1915. He was knighted in 1920 and awarded the Order of Merit in 1931

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of Sir Laurence Bragg, 1945


In English

Alternative Form Available

There is a microfilm copy of this manuscript, Microfilm 1000