Papers and correspondence of R.W. Ditchburn

R.W. Ditchburn (1903-1987) held the posts of Erasmus Smith Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin, Chair of Physics at Reading University and Chairman of the International Diamond Research Committee. He was elected FRS in 1962.

The collection includes records of Ditchburn's principal publications and diamond research, and scientific correspondence. Biographical material includes letters from colleagues, students and friends sent to Professor G.W. Series while he was preparing his Royal Society memoir of Ditchburn.

More information

  • Printed catalogue of the papers and correspondence of Robert William Ditchburn (1903-1987), NCUACS catalogue no. 6/5/88, 61 pp. Copies available from National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists, University of Bath.
  • A full description is available from our online catalogue
  • Manuscript number MS 4621
science & hisory of science, University of Reading correspondence, personal papers, other archives/mss ditchburn r w

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