Biographical papers; wartime research files; post-war research papers relating to work on Meniscus Schmidt and related optical systems; papers concerning work for consultancies on the design of optical systems for commercial and other organisations; and drafts and related correspondence regarding publications, lectures and conferences.
Edward Hubert Linfoot: Correspondence and Papers
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 12 MS.Add.8726
- Dates of Creation1928-1984
- Name of Creator
- Physical Description7 boxes
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Edward Hubert Linfoot (1905-1982), mathematician and researcher in optics. Linfoot was a mathematics lecturer at Bristol University, 1932-1948, and Assistant Director and John Couch Adams Astronomer at Cambridge Observatory, 1948-1970.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
Presented by Mrs Joyce Linfoot per N.C.U.A.C.S., 1989.
Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.
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