Personal Papers

Scope and Content

The records in this series comprise engagement diaries, school records and certificates, correspondence with family members, and general personal files which are mostly ephemera and mementoes, including greetings cards, cuttings, verses and poems.


The records were in a number of locations when they were catalogued, although many were largely grouped together in the ‘Bernard Student stuff’ metal box. The papers have been broadly arranged by date, and split into separate sub-classes which reflect the different stages of Bernard Crick’s life.

Please note that some of the family correspondents also appear in the letters series (CRCK 2) which Bernard kept together separately to all other files.

CRCK 1/1 Education and Employment

CRCK 1/2 Engagement Diaries

CRCK 1/3 Personal Papers and Correspondence

CRCK 1/4 Memorabilia & Ephemera files

Access Information

Some of the files have been closed in accordance with Data Protection laws. Closures are noted in the catalogue.