Edward Hubert Linfoot: Lectures and Papers

Scope and Content

'Almost periodic functions', Oxford D.Phil. thesis 1928; letters from L.S. Bosanquet and drafts of joint mathematical papers c.1931-2; 'Theory of numbers', Oxford lectures, 1932; 'Complex numbers', Oxford lectures, 1932; 'Complex function theory', draft of a book, or lectures, undated; Analysis lectures, Bristol, undated; letters and papers on short wave (Schmidt system), 1941-2; letters and papers on Festival of Britain Science Exhibition, 1948-50.

Administrative / Biographical History

Edward Hubert Linfoot (1905-82), mathematician and researcher in optics; Lecturer in Mathematics, Bristol University, 1932-48; and Assistant Director and John Couch Adams Astronomer at the University Observatory, Cambridge, 1948-70.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Mrs. Joyce Linfoot, 1992.


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

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Related Material

Cambridge University Library also holds notebooks on Linfoot's optics research, MS.Add.8376; and correspondence and papers, 1930-80, MS.Add.8726. Notebooks on mathematics lectures attended by Linfoot, 1924-32, are in Trinity College Library, Cambridge, Add.MS.b.179-199.