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TitlePapers of Norman Davy (1893-1973), Reader in Physics, University of Nottingham
Date Of Creation1890-1966
Extent11 boxes
AbstractPrincipal document types present include; academic papers, correspondence.
LevelFonds
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryDr Norman Davy was a member of the Physics Department of Nottingham University from January 1920 until his retirement in August 1961. He carried out several research projects on the character of magnetic fields, which had important applications in the design of apparatus for the study of properties of fundamental particles. He was awarded a D.Sc for his work, in 1947. In the same year he was appointed Reader in Physics, a post which he held until his retirement.
Custodial HistoryThe papers were presented to the Library in January 1970.
DescriptionThe bulk of the collection consists of the Departmental and experimental papers of Dr Davy, including course and lecture notes. There is also a bundle of correspondence, c.1930-1962, and a few University publications including Students Union handbooks, class registers and notices of Adult Education courses. A sizable series of offprints of journal articles (some by Davy) make up the rest of the collection.
MgtGroupPersonal papers
MgtSubGroupUniversity member
ArrangementMaterial is arranged in sections according to form (e.g. correspondence, note books) and chronologically within sections.
LanguageEnglish
TermPhysics - Research
Particles (Nuclear physics)
Magnetic fields - Research
FindingAidsCopyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham.

In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus:
Typescript Catalogue, 49 pp

At the National Register of Archives, The National Archives, Kew:
Old version of the typescript Catalogue, 28 pp

Online: Available on the Manuscripts Online Catalogue, accessible from the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections
ReprodnNotePhotocopies and photographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.

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Persons
CodePersonNameDates of Existence
NA196Davy; Norman (1893-1973); Dr; Physics Department Nottingham University1893-1973
NA197University of Nottingham; Department of Physics
NA196Davy; Norman (1893-1973); Dr; Physics Department Nottingham University1893-1973
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CodePlace name
PL1/Nottingham/Nottinghamshire/England
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