Scope and Content

Contains correspondence between R C Amsden and A Landers relating to the Dose 2000 closed system sprayer 1988 [D AMSD/AD8/1]; patent specification Improved Means for Aerial Spraying 29 Nov 1948; reports and papers relating to chemical application 1960's; file relating to proposals for research into assessment of spray droplet movement 1983-1985; report on the advantages and disadvantages of Pyrethroids Plus Oil Applied ULV 1980's; technical literature 1951-1989; articles by R C Amsden 1954-1986; journals and technical bulletins 1948-1985; calculator for the output from pest control nozzles 1970's; calculator for concentrate spraying 1970's; photographs of trials c1986-c1990; photographs of aircrafts for spraying crops c1946-c1980's; photographs of land rover logarithmic sprayer 1950's; slides 1954-1982; film agricultural aviation, Turkey c1960's; programmes relating to sprayers 1980-1995; history of Fisons Agrochemical Division's research and development into pest control 1939-1975; proceedings of symposia of the Royal Aeronautical Society Agricultural Aviation Group 1964-1981; proceedings of International Aviation Congress 1969-1980; various proceedings, lecture notes and pamphlets 1973-1989

Administrative / Biographical History

R C Amsden worked in the Agrochemical Division of Fisons Ltd at Chesterford Park Research Station in Essex


AD Administrative and Commercial Records

AD8 General Correspondence

CO Legal Records of companies and businesses

CO5 Patenting

ET Technical Records Experimental and General Reference

ET1 Experiments and Trials

P Publications, promotions and Advertising Records

P2 Individual Advertising and Servicing Publications

P4/A Articles by R C Amsden

P4/B House Journals and Technical Bulletins (other)

PH Internal Photographic Records

PH2 Compilations of Prints

PH3 Individual Prints

SH Records of Shows and Exhibitions

SH1 Certificates

SP Social and Personal Records

SP1 General Reference Records including firm histories

SP2 Records of Events, Societies and Organisations

Access Information

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Records deposited in May 1966. Accession Number DX137


Compiled by Caroline Gould, 25 November 2002

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