Document ReferenceMS 610
TitleNotebooks and personal papers of Frank Berry (1908-1977), pharmacy student at University College Nottingham, 1930-1978
Extent2 boxes
AbstractThe collection contains student notebooks and biographical notes of Frank Berry (1908-1977), a pharmacy student at University College Nottingham and employee of the Boots Company.
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryFrank Berry was born in Blackburn, Lancashire in August 1908 and was educated at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in the town. His long and distinguished career for the Boots company of Nottingham began with his employment in a retail branch of Boots in Blackburn, Lancashire. He obtained Boots and Leverhulme scholarships which enabled him to attend University College Nottingham (now The University of Nottingham) between 1930 and 1932, attained a diploma, and became a qualified pharmaceutical chemist.

Berry joined Boots' analytical department in 1932 and then transferred to the tablet department in 1936 of which he became manager in 1946. In 1952 he headed the tablet development team and was a representative on the tablet standardisation sub-committee of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry. Berry retired from Boots in 1968 after 46 years service and died on 2 December 1977 aged 69.
Custodial HistoryThe collection was acquired by The University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections in May 1991.
DescriptionThe bulk of the collection consists of student notebooks containing experiments, lecture notes, diagrams, and homework exercises. Titles include: 'Practical chemistry records', 'Theory pharmacognosy', 'Organic chemistry', 'Inorganic chemistry', 'Botany', 'Galenical Pharmacy and pharmaceutical chemistry', 'Practical dispensing', and 'Cryptograms'.

A file of biographical notes includes two photographs of Berry, 1967-1968; photocopy of typescript reminiscences by John Lock (a colleague of Berry's at Boots) entitled 'Mr Berry and I', 1978; photocopy of a letter by Elaine Drewery (Frank's daughter) to John Lock, 1978; obituary from 'Boots News', 1978; and a manuscript list of life events (1938-1978).
MgtGroupPersonal papers
Scientific, research and educational records
Health records
MgtSubGroupUniversity member
ArrangementThe collection has been divided by document type into two sections, the notebooks and other items.
TermPharmacy - Study and teaching
Pharmacists - England - Nottinghamshire
FindingAidsThis description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright on the description belongs to The University of Nottingham.
ReprodnNoteReprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.
Related MaterialThe University of Nottingham, Manuscripts and Special Collections: Reminiscences of Professor George E. Trease (1902-1986), Professor of Pharmacognosy in the Pharmacy Department, University of Nottingham, 1974 (Reference: MS 246)
Related RecordMS246

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA819Berry; Frank (1908-1977); pharmacist1908-1977
NA105University of Nottingham
NA820University College Nottingham; School of Pharmacy
NA819Berry; Frank (1908-1977); pharmacist1908-1977
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