Kenneth Bailey: Correspondence and Papers

Scope and Content

Correspondence covering the last years of Bailey's life, reflecting personal and professional difficulties rather than scientific achievement. There is some scientific correspondence with Samuel Victor Perry, Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Birmingham, and a close colleague of Bailey, 1960-1961; as well as obituaries, appreciations and papers concerning posthumous arrangements.

Administrative / Biographical History

Kenneth Bailey (1909-1963), biochemist; Beit Scientific Research Fellow at Imperial College London, 1933; researcher at the Low Temperature Research Station, Cambridge, 1940s; Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge; Assistant Director of Research in the University, 1948; Fellow of the Royal Society, 1953; University Reader in Biochemistry, 1961. Bailey suffered from a recurrent illness from 1955 and acute depression in 1962. He committed suicide in 1963.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Presented by Professor Samuel Victor Perry per N.C.U.A.C.S., 1988.


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

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Summary Catalogue. A catalogue of the collection is also available in the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Related Material

The papers of A.C. Chibnall, MS.Add.8897, a close associate of Bailey, contain material on Bailey.