Personal and family papers

Scope and Content

This section contains material relating to Pontecorvo's personal and family life as well as some records created by his wife, Leni, which were deposited along with his collection:

  • Personal correspondence and papers, including letters from students and friends, and correspondence relating to Pontecorvo's 80th birthday celebrations;
  • Pontecorvo family guestbook. This guest book was kept in the Pontecorvo household and was signed by friends and colleagues who visited the Pontecorvo's or stayed in their house;
  • Household account books, detailing daily purchases. A valuable resource for social historians interested in Glasgow in the 1950s-1960s;
  • Leni Pontecorvo's papers including her memoirs, diaries, notebooks and correspondence.

Related Material

UGC 198/10, Pontecorvo's personal and family photographs