Thomas George Bedford and others: Class Experiments

Scope and Content

Box 1: class experiments, 1911-1922, nos. 15-48, by Bedford and Stead.

Box 2: class experiments, 1911-1939, nos. 54-89, by Bedford.

Box 3: class experiments, 1911-1935, nos. 91-158, by Bedford, Stead and Roberts.

Box 4: class experiments, 102.1-103.1.

Box 5: class experiments, 103.5-105.2.

Box 6: class experiments, 1907-1922, nos. 161-205, by Bedford and Searle.

Box 7: class experiments, 1912-1925, nos. 213-266.

Box 8: class experiments, 1919-1938, nos. A-H, by Bedford, Roberts, Reimann and Sharman.

Box 9: class experiments, 1912-1937, nos. I-Z, by Bedford, Roberts, Sharman, Yates and Wynn-Williams.

Box 10: elementary class experiments, undated.

Box 11: class experiments, 1912-1927 and undated, by Bedford, Stead and Sharman.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas George Bedford was born on 23 Oct. 1875 at Portsmouth, Hampshire, the son of Thomas Bedford of Benwell, Newcastle. He was educated at the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle, before entering Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, in 1894 (B.A., 1897; M.A., 1901). He was called to the Bar in 1911, but never practised. He was Cambridge University Demonstator in Experimental Physics, 1907-1926, and became University Lecturer in Physics in 1927.

George Frederick Charles Searle (1864-1954) was an experimental physicist.

A.L. Reimann, J.K. Roberts, C.F. Sharman, G. Stead, C.E. Wynn-Williams, and E.L. Yates carried our experimental work at the Cavendish Laboratory.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, 1980.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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