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Catalogue of the papers and correspondence of OTTO ROBERT FRISCH OBE, FRS (1904-1979); Including material relating to LISE MEITNER, For. Mem. RS (1878-1968)

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Reference CSAC 87.5.82
Covering dates 1899-1981
Held by Cambridge University, Trinity College Library
Extent 70 boxes
Creators Frisch, Otto Robert, 1904-1979, scientist and nuclear physicist
Note Compiled by Jeannine Alton and Julia Latham-Jackson
The work of the Contemporary Scientific Archives Centre, and the production of this catalogue, are made possible by the support of the following societies and institutions:
The Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland
The Biochemical Society
The British Pharmacological Society
The Charles Babbage Foundation for the History of Information Processing
The Institute of Physics
The Institution of Electrical Engineers
The Nuffield Foundation
The Physiological Society
The Royal Society of London
We are grateful for help and information from many sources and in particular to:
Mrs. Ulla Frisch, for making the material available for cataloguing, for permission to quote, for information on the family tree and for comments on the draft catalogue;
Dr. J. White for permission to include and quote form item A.58A;
The Librarian and library staff of Trinity College, Cambridge;
Sir Rudolf Peierls, Professor P.F. Ganz, for information and help in identifying material and correspondents;
Professor M.M. Gowing, for comments on the draft catalogue;
Mrs. M.M. Edwards, for careful and accurate typing.

Administrative history:
Otto Robert Frisch (he was known by both names, singly or in conjunction) is assured of a place in the history of twentieth-century physics. Naturally endowed with an intuitive grasp of the practicalities of physical problems and the deftness which enabled him to devise useful experiments and the relevant instrumentation to carry them out, he learnt his craft under such towering masters as - successively - Otto Stern, Patrick Blackett and Neils Bohr. In 1938 he collaborated with his aunt Lise Meitner in the famous analysis of Hahn's and Strassmann's experimental results on neutron collision, to which he also contributed not only the corroborative experiment but the name for the process - nuclear fission. In 1940, with Rudolf Peierls, he wrote the important memorandum 'On the construction of a "super-bomb" based on a nuclear chain reaction in uranium', which launched the Maud Committee; he worked at Liverpool with Chadwick on the 'Tube Alloys' project and in 1943 moved with other British scientists to Los Alamos on the Manhattan project where he was head of the Critical Assembly Group and an eye-witness of the Trinity Test of an atomic bomb in July 1945. (See CSAC 87.5.82/A.58A for the official report on Frisch's work at Los Alamos drawn up in August 1946.)
This sequence of events gives emphasis to Frisch's active contribution to twentieth-century history; yet in other respects he could be seen as one of its victims. A glance at the number and location of his places of work in Section B tells its own tale. Hitler's accession to power in 1933 obliged him to leave Hamburg and his work with Stern; the annexation of Austria in 1938 deprived him of nationality, and, a year later, separated him from his work in Denmark with Bohr, from family and friends, and from continental Europe. It was only in 1947 on his appointment to the Jacksonian Chair at Cambridge that he reached a point of rest. Here he contracted in 1951 a happy marriage, raised a family, and remained for the rest of his life.
Mention of Frisch's family and his aunt Lise Meitner introduces a further dimension into his career and the interest of his papers. He belonged to a large, gifted and close-knit family, many of whose members were scattered by the events of the Thirties and the Second World War or who were forced to rebuild lives and careers on foreign soil. Frisch's own father was briefly in Dachau and had subsequently to find work and support his wife in Sweden. It is clear that
Frisch did his best to contribute to the support of his parents and other relations, often in tiny sums from his own modest earnings; his sunny nature and unassuming kindness must surely have been a major factor in the willingness of his parents, and later his aunt, to emigrate yet again on retirement in order to spend their last years with him in Cambridge.
With this cosmopolitan European background it is not surprising that Frisch had - or acquired from necessity - considerable linguistic fluency, which is in evidence throughout his papers. He rapidly learnt Danish and English when occasion required and continued to use Danish and German for lectures, speeches or correspondence to the end of his life; English became however his language of choice for writing. Another gift was sketching, particularly of semi-cartoon likeness of colleagues; there are some specific items of samples of his drawings, but others are scattered passim on letters, conference programmes, menus and the like.
Music was much more for Frisch than a 'gift' or hobby. He played several instruments, but chiefly the piano, on which he was proficient to recital standard. In later life he gave increasing time to music, regularly attending the Dartington School, and sometimes lecturing.
Shortly before his death in 1979 Frisch published his autobiography What little I remember (Cambridge University Press), giving an informal account of his life mainly up to 1947. This has been drawn upon as a basis for dating material, and catalogue entries are linked to it where appropriate. There have also been several accounts of his work, obituary tributes and memoirs, among them the Memoir by R.E. Peierls for the Royal Society of London (Biographical Memoris of Fellows of the Royal Society, 27, 1981) which has been drawn upon and referred to in the catalogue.

A.1 -A.7 Biographical and autobiographical
A.8 -A.32 Diaries and notebooks
With an introductory note
A.33 -A.106 Career and memorabilia
A.107-A.225 Family correspondence and papers
With an introductory note
A.107-A.124 The Frisch family
A.125-A.218 The Meitner family
A.219-A.225 The Blau family
Introduction to Section B
B.1, B.2 Vienna
B.3-B.7 Berlin
B.8-B.42 Hamburg
B.43 Birkbeck College, London
With an introductory note
B.44-B.94 Copenhagen
B.95-B.104 Birmingham
With an introductory note
B.105-B.131 Liverpool
With an introductory note
B.132-B.136A Los Alamos
B.137-B.142 Harwell
B.143-B.207 Cambridge
With an introductory note
Introduction to Section C
C.1 -C.54 Lectures and articles
Drafts and related correspondence
C.55 -C.75 Books and unpublished work
Drafts and related correspondence
C.76 Book reviews
C.77 -C.89 Obituaries and biographical writings
C.90 -C.101 Requests for lectures and papers
C.102-C.133 Correspondence with publishers and editors
C.134-C.139 Published material
Introduction to Section D
D.1 -D.43 British Broadcasting Corporation (radio)
Drafts, scripts, correspondence
D.44-D.50 Television companies (U.K.)
D.51-D.54 Radio and television (Europe)
D.55-D.59 Films
Introduction to Section E
Introduction to Section F
The surviving manuscripts and papers provide a good picture of Frisch's career and work at all stages. Section A, Biographical and Personal, is particularly full, incorporating material relating to his own career and interests including music (A.86 - A.90) and sketching (A.84), and also those of his family and relations. These have historical interest as an example of the diaspora of the Thirties, and in the case of Lise Meitner a more specific scientific interest complementing other material deposited elsewhere.
Section B, Scientific Research, includes notebooks, laboratory notes and calculations, publication drafts and correspondence. It presents a full record for the periods of work at Hamburg and Copenhagen, but for obvious reasons the wartime work on the atomic bomb project is only scantily documented in a private collection; there is, however, his original eye-witness account of the Trinity Test (B. 135). For the later period, the paucity of material relating to the Cavendish Laboratory reflects Frisch's lack of interest in administrative and committee work and his preference for relatively small-scale experimental projects such as his scanning device, and the various constructions and gadgets which he continued to devise for his Laser Scan company to the end of his life. It can be seen that he never lost interest in some types of research problems, nor acquired it in others.
Sections C and D illustrate Frisch's expository skills in the written and the spoken word; he was greatly in demand as a lecturer, and the broadcasting services made regular calls on his multi-lingual gifts.
Section E, Visits and Conferences, is relatively short; this is in part because many of the important meetings of the Thirties were held at the Institute of Theoretical Physics at Copenhagen where he was already working, and in part because of his greater family commitments in later life. The material in Section G often provides a supplementary photographic record of meetings and conferences.
The correspondence in Section F dates mainly postdates 1947 and Frisch's establishment in Cambridge. Very little survives for 1943 - 47 because of security restrictions at Los Alamos. Incoming scientific correspondence for the earlier periods 1930 - 43 is scanty and usually kept by Frisch with the relevant research notes where it remains. Incoming personal letters for those years are mainly in the 'Family correspondence and papers' in Section A. During the Thirties, Frisch kept copies of his outgoing letters in chronological folders where correspondence of all kinds and in several languages is juxtaposed. In a letter to Margaret Hope of 14 September 1936, Frisch explains 'I like to keep a duplicate of all my letters, it is like a diary for me'. This material remains in its original order, but presented in smaller units for ease of handling, at B.39 - B.42, B.73 - B.81.


Related information: For photographs, slides, tape-recordings, etc. of Frisch, his family and colleagues, see Section G.

With an introductory note
With an introductory note
A.107-A.124 The Frisch family
A.125-A.218 The Meitner family
A.219-A.225 The Blau family


Biographical and Autobiographical  CSAC 87.5.82/A.1  1981

Articles about Frisch.
Obituary tributes.
Memoir by R.E. Peierls (Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, 27, 1981).

Biographical and Autobiographical  CSAC 87.5.82/A.2  n.d

Miscellaneous C.Vs and biographical notes prepared by Frisch at various dates.

'What little I remember'  CSAC 87.5.82/A.3-A.7  1979

Material relating to Frisch's memoirs, published under this title by Cambridge University Press, 1979.
N.B. The surviving material, whether drafts or correspondence, is scanty.

'What little I remember'  CSAC 87.5.82/A.3  n.d

Frisch's own notes.

'What little I remember'  CSAC 87.5.82/A.4  n.d

Photocopy draft of chapter on Niels Bohr, with correspondence and comments from A. and E. Bohr, 1975-78.

'What little I remember'  CSAC 87.5.82/A.5  n.d

Comments and information from others; includes letter from Frisch's landlady in Liverpool (1941-43).
Review of book.

'What little I remember'  CSAC 87.5.82/A.6  n.d

Brief correspondence re book with Faber and Faber, New York Times.

'What little I remember'  CSAC 87.5.82/A.7  n.d

Copy of published book (kindly given by Mrs. Frisch).

DIARIES AND NOTEBOOKS  CSAC 87.5.82/A.8-A.32  [n.d.]

Arrangement: The material is presented as a chronological sequence so far as this is ascertainable and Frisch's methods of work allow.

Frisch made little distinction between these types of journal. In earlier years, he tended to use 'notebooks' in which he would draw up tables of days and weeks on some of the pages, thus creating a 'diary'. Later on, he used 'diaries' and made them serve for wider purposes than the usual day-to-day record. From about 1947 he often chose the 'Lefax' system which enabled him to keep several years' notes in one binder; see CSAC 87.5.82/A.24 - A.31, or, for somewhat disorganised examples, A.12, A.13, A.22.
The contents of all these documents are similar though their proportions vary. They include experimental results, ideas for research, journals of visits, notes of conferences, meetings and lectures, personal jottings, memos and addresses. Even in his address books Frisch would use the thumb-index to suit his own purposes; thus 'I' may turn up 'Ideas', 'M' lead to 'Money', etc. These books therefore supplement the scientific and technical material found in Section B as well as documenting Frisch's personal life.

Diaries and Notebooks  CSAC 87.5.82/A.8  1926-1929

Small black notebook, with diary entries dated 1926-27, of personal notes, drawings of apparatus, diagrams, calculations, etc., latest date 1929.
Both ends of book used.

Diaries and Notebooks  CSAC 87.5.82/A.9  1928

Small black soft-cover notebook, very miscellaneous contents, includes brief diary entries dated 1928, notes on experiments, calculations, etc.
Both ends of book used.

Diaries and Notebooks  CSAC 87.5.82/A.10  1936-1938

Related information: See What little I remember, pp.106-108.

Small black notebook inscribed 'Gekauft 2.9.1936', includes diary entries November 1936-August 1938, with visits to Copenhagen, Sweden, Norway, addresses, notes on correspondents, drawings, calculations on 'Badewanne', etc.
Both ends of book used.

Diaries and Notebooks  CSAC 87.5.82/A.11  1939

Black soft-cover notebook, includes diary entries 1939 for Frisch's journey to England, meetings in London, Cambridge and Birmingham, arrangements to come to Britain etc. July-August, drawings and calculations.

Diaries and Notebooks  CSAC 87.5.82/A.12  n.d

Related information: See CSAC 87.5.82/A.13

Small red loose-leaf notebook, includes diary entries September-October 1943, notes of and for experiments, apparatus, calculations, etc.

Diaries and Notebooks  CSAC 87.5.82/A.13  1943

Loose pages from a diary, some with various dates 1943, probably removed by Frisch from A.12 above. Similar content.

Diaries and Notebooks  CSAC 87.5.82/A.14  1945

Small brown notebook, pages numbered 1-143 and with a brief ms. index of topics on p.1. Includes diary entries January-September 1945 (Trinity test, Hiroshima, Nagasaki are noted), notes of 'work to do', especially Frisch's 'dragon' project, personal memos. etc.

Diaries and Notebooks  CSAC 87.5.82/A.15  c.1945

Small brown notebook of miscellaneous personal and scientific notes, n.d. but c.1945.
Both ends of book used.

Diaries and Notebooks  CSAC 87.5.82/A.16  1945-1946

Small brown notebook, pages numbered 1-87 and with a brief ms. index of topics on p.1.
Includes diary entries September 1945-May 1946, notes to 'Think About', calculations and diagrams, notes for Frisch's book 'Meet the Atoms', etc.

Diaries and Notebooks  CSAC 87.5.82/A.17  c.1945-46

Small black address-book with thumb index, used for addresses and also personal and scientific notes, e.g., [alpha]-rays under A, Dose (of radiation) under D, Ideas and Integrals under I, Money (records payments to parents 1946) under M, etc. n.d., c.1945-46.

Diaries and Notebooks  CSAC 87.5.82/A.18  n.d

Brown soft-cover notebook, includes notes and calculations some dated March 1945, continues with miscellaneous personal material re house and family (latest date 1955).
Both ends of book used.

Diaries and Notebooks  CSAC 87.5.82/A.19  n.d

Blue soft-cover notebook, mainly scientific notes and ideas for research, notes at meetings and conferences, latest date 1948, but work probably continues into 1950s.
Both ends of book used, most of the material being at rear.

Diaries and Notebooks  CSAC 87.5.82/A.20  1947

Blue soft-cover diary 1947, entries mainly January-September.

Diaries and Notebooks  CSAC 87.5.82/A.21  1947-1953

Blue binder inscribed on cover and spine 'Lefax Diary 19(47), 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53'.
Entries run 28 June 1947-24 December 1953, including arrival at Cambridge 1 October 1947 ('My name is on the door, my desk is clean."), etc.
Mainly an engagement diary.

Diaries and Notebooks  CSAC 87.5.82/A.22  1947-1953

Green binder with miscellaneous pages of Lefax and other documents, in reverse chronological order (not exact), various dates 1947-53, mainly scientific material, notes of conferences, meetings, lectures and papers (e.g., Copenhagen conference September 1947), ideas for research, drawings, caricatures, etc.

Diaries and Notebooks  CSAC 87.5.82/A.23  1950

Loose pages from an exercise-book, tabulated to form a diary April-June 1950.

Diaries and Notebooks  CSAC 87.5.82/A.24  1953-1957

Brown loose-leaf diary (Lefax pages) December 1953-August 1957, and miscellaneous following pages of scientific and personal notes.

Diaries and Notebooks  CSAC 87.5.82/A.25  1957-1961

Brown leather wallet containing loose-leaf Lefax pages August 1957-April 1960, and miscellaneous following pages of scientific and personal notes, various dates 1957-61.

Diaries and Notebooks  CSAC 87.5.82/A.26  n.d

Small brown spiral-bound notebook of very miscellaneous material, some dated 1958, 1961, but may begin earlier and continue later.
Both ends of book used.

Diaries and Notebooks  CSAC 87.5.82/A.27  c.1960

Arrangement: (N.B. Book used from the rear.)

Orange spiral-bound notebook inscribed 'O.R. Frisch c/o Kowarski', with miscellaneous notes of meetings, conference papers, research, some dated 1960, 1963 and related to work at CERN.

Diaries and Notebooks  CSAC 87.5.82/A.28  1960-1966

Red binder inscribed 'Lefax diary for 1960, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65'.
Entries run April 1960-February 1966, with miscellaneous following pages of scientific and personal notes.

Diaries and Notebooks  CSAC 87.5.82/A.29  1966-1970

Red binder inscribed on spine 'Diary 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970'.
Entries run February 1966-December 1970, with miscellaneous following pages of scientific and personal notes.

Diaries and Notebooks  CSAC 87.5.82/A.30  1970-1977

Green binder inscribed on spine '1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977'.
Entries run December 1970-December 1977.

Diaries and Notebooks  CSAC 87.5.82/A.31  1978

Green binder, inscribed on spine '1978'.

Diaries and Notebooks  CSAC 87.5.82/A.32  n.d

Small blue 'Répertoire', French address book, few entries, n.d., probably 1940s.

CAREER AND MEMORABILIA  CSAC 87.5.82/A.33-A.106  [n.d.]

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.33  1910-1925

School and University reports 1910-25.

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.34  1904-1921

Red notebook beginning 12 November 1904 to 3 May 1907, of Frisch's parents' notes of his progress as a baby.
At rear of book, miscellaneous mathematical calculations some dated 1921.

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.35  1918-1919

Related information: (see What little I remember, p.4).

Black soft-cover notebook of miscellaneous diary entries, school notes, etc., some in shorthand, 1918-19.
Both ends of book used (back cover lost); at rear of book are diagrams for chess and other games

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.36  n.d

Related information: (see What little I remember, pp.11-12).

Purple exercise-book of diagrams, narratives and calculations, mainly on 4-dimensional bodies. n.d., c.1920

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.37  1921

Sketchbook, mainly caricatures, but some water-colour landscapes dated 1921.

University of Vienna  CSAC 87.5.82/A.38-A.44  [n.d.]

University of Vienna  CSAC 87.5.82/A.38  1922-1926

Student record book 1922-26.

University of Vienna  CSAC 87.5.82/A.39  1924

Identity card 1924.

University of Vienna  CSAC 87.5.82/A.40  1921-1922

'Omnia Mea Heft 1', notes, calculations, diagrams, seminar notes, some dated 1921-22.

University of Vienna  CSAC 87.5.82/A.41  1922

'Omnia Mea Heft 2', similar material, 1922.

University of Vienna  CSAC 87.5.82/A.42  1923

'Zahlentheorie 1923', similar material. Both ends of book used.

University of Vienna  CSAC 87.5.82/A.43  1925-1926

Reports, certification of course of study for doctorate 1925-26.

University of Vienna  CSAC 87.5.82/A.44  1926

D.Phil. Certificate, 1926.

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.45  1926-1927

Miscellaneous correspondence August 1926-March 1927 re Frisch's career plans, applications for posts, etc.

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.46  n.d

Related information: See also CSAC 87.5.82/B.3-B.7.

Correspondence and papers re arrangements for Frisch to work with C. Müller at Physikalisch Technische Reichsanstalt, Berlin, payment of stipend, etc. 1927.
Includes Frisch's ms. C.V., and Müller's testimonial to him, 1930.

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.47  1927-1935

Frisch's certificate of baptism in evangelical reformed church, Vienna, 1927.
Letter re Frisch's grant from university authority in Hamburg to work with Stern, 1930.
Residence permit for Copenhagen, 1935.

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.48  1939

Related information: (See also CSAC 87.5.82/B.81, B.104).

'1939: to England'
Frisch's original folder so inscribed.
Correspondence April-June 1939, re arrangements to come to Britain, visits to London, Cambridge, Birmingham, etc., offers of posts.
Correspondents include Blackett, Bragg, Cockcroft, Oliphant, and also Frisch's farewell exchange with Bohr, his C.V., list of publications, etc.
There are typed duplicates of some of the letters at the back of the folder.
During the correspondence, Frisch refers to his friend F. Urbach and offers to cede his place to Urbach if only one was available

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.49  n.d

Miscellaneous material re departure from Copenhagen and journey to Britain, shipping of personal effects, etc. Includes Christmas greetings signed by Bohr family, Lise Meitner and other members of Copenhagen Institute.

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.50  1939-1940

Correspondence 1939-40 with members of Copenhagen Institute.

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.51  1939-1940

Press-cuttings re outbreak and progress of Second World War, U-235, etc., 1939-40.

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.52  1939-40

Shorter biographical material re journey to Britain, lodgings, etc., 1939-40.

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.53  1939

Correspondence re Frisch's appearance before Aliens Tribunal, registration on Central Register, etc., September-November 1939.

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.54  1940-1943

Brief financial correspondence, income tax assessments, post-war credits, 1940-43.

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.55  1940

Correspondence June-July 1940 re arrangements for Frisch to work with Chadwick at Liverpool. The letter of appointment (25 July) defines the work as 'being supervised by a committee under the chairmanship of Professor Thomson on behalf of the Ministry of Aircraft Production'
Frisch arrived in Liverpool on 27 July (letter of 26 July includes a 'list of things taken with me to Liverpool' (equipment and materials).
(A little additional correspondence re jobs is also included.)

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.56  n.d

Related information: (See What little I remember, p.139).

Miscellaneous items of biographical interest for Liverpool period, including Russian lessons, lecture to University Physical Society, recital to Merseyside Anglo-Polish Society, etc.

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.57  n.d

Related information: (See What little I remember, p.136).

Material re double summons for riding bicycle without front and rear lights
Included here is a letter, 1975, from Frisch's land-lady in Liverpool.

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.58  1943

Correspondence November 1943 re Frisch's naturalisation, and re his appointment as Temporary Senior Scientific Officer 'for service in the United States of America on Tube Alloys Research'.

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.58A  n.d

Photocopy of a letter about 'the activities of Dr. Peierls and Dr. Frisch' on the Los Alamos project, dated 6 August 1946 and declassified 7 April 1982. The letter describes Frisch's work as that of 'a group leader in the Experimental Physics Division carrying out basic experiments in nuclear, neutron and fission physics', and states that 'His extraordinary familiarity with nuclear theory as well as his exceptional experimental skill caused him to be of the greatest value to the atomic bomb experiment'.

Note: We are grateful to Dr. J. White for permission to include this document and to quote from it.

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.59  n.d

Miscellaneous items of biographical interest for Los Alamos period. Includes correspondence re Frisch's desire to communicate with his parents, security restrictions, passes, etc.

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.60  n.d

Miscellaneous items of biographical interest for Los Alamos period. Party invitations, programmes, humorous poems.

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.61  1943-1946

Frisch's own file of bank statements, salary slips, cheque books, etc., 1943-46.

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.62  1945-1946

Miscellaneous financial correspondence re Frisch's salary on appointment at Los Alamos, transfer of his account to Liverpool 1945, departure from U.S.A. 1946, etc.

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.63  1944-1945

Miscellaneous correspondence 1944-45, mainly re offers of posts to Frisch, from Universities of Wisconsin and Saskatchewan, Imperial College London, Cornell, etc.

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.64  1946

Correspondence 1946 re Frisch's visit to Chalk River, and his appointment as Deputy Chief Scientific Officer in the Directorate of Atomic Energy from 1 January 1946.

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.65  n.d

Miscellaneous items of biographical interest for Harwell period, lease of house, salary statements, etc.
Included here is a letter 1975 re Frisch's time at Harwell.

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.66  1946

Award of O.B.E., 1946.
Royal Warrant, letters of congratulation (few survive).

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.67  1947

Award of U.S. Medal of Freedom with Bronze Palm, 1947.

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.68  1947

Appointment to the Jacksonian Chair of Natural Philosophy, Cambridge.
Correspondence April-May 1947, including enquiries and advice sought by Frisch, official letter offering Chair, Frisch's letter of resignation to Cockcroft at Harwell, his Cambridge M.A. certificate, letters of congratulation (few survive).

Election to Fellowship of Royal Society 1948.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.69, A.70  [n.d.]

Election to Fellowship of Royal Society 1948.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.69  1948

Certificate, letters of congratulation A - K.

Election to Fellowship of Royal Society 1948.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.70  [n.d.]

Letters of congratulation M - V.

Trinity College, Cambridge.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.71-A.75  [n.d.]

Trinity College, Cambridge.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.71  1949-1956

Correspondence and reports re Fellowship Elections, 1949-56.

Trinity College, Cambridge.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.72  1949-1959

Invitations to address College societies, chiefly Trinity Mathematical Society, 1949-59.
Requests for advice and help with College music, recitals, etc., 1949-57.

Trinity College, Cambridge.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.73  n.d

Miscellaneous social and administrative correspondence, including arrangements for Frisch to take his fiancée in to College, contributors to their wedding present, etc.

Trinity College, Cambridge.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.74  n.d

Miscellaneous luncheon menus of Trinity occasions with caricatures by Frisch.

Trinity College, Cambridge.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.75  n.d

Miscellaneous financial material and College accounts.

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.76  n.d

Miscellaneous shorter correspondence with Cambridge University re sabbatical leave, travel expenses, etc.

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.77  n.d

Correspondence and agreements re houses in Cambridge.

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.78  1948-1966

Shorter correspondence on Cambridge affairs, personal and scientific 1948-66. Not indexed.

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.79  n.d

Membership of societies and clubs (in alphabetical order). Not indexed.

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.80  n.d

Brief correspondence re service on Nuclear Physics Committee, Government Grant Board B. (No other material on committee service survives.)

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.81  n.d

Miscellaneous letters of complaint written by Frisch (bus and postal services, etc.).

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.82  1951-1978

Miscellaneous material re Frisch's health 1951-78, including his own notes on his condition.

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.83  1947-1960

Miscellaneous shorter financial correspondence, including material re Frisch's support for Gisela Lion, Lise Meitner's affairs, statements of expenditure, covenants, etc. Various dates, 1947-60.

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.84  n.d

Miscellaneous drawings and caricatures; includes sketch-book from New Mexico.

Career and Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.85  1964-1977

Miscellaneous birthday greetings 1964-77.
(Mainly for 70th birthday 1974.) Not indexed.

Music.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.86-A.90  [n.d.]

Administrative history:
Frisch's mother was a gifted musician, and his own keen love of music is often referred to in his autobiography and in published obituaries. He played the violin well enough to participate in chamber ensembles, and the piano to recital standard.

The folders are samples of this important strand in his life; there are many other references elsewhere, e.g., A.56, A.72, A.95 and in the general correspondence.
A.90 to A.94 are indexed folders of letters from colleagues, relatives or friends containing reminiscences or information.

Music.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.86  [n.d.]

Correspondence, programmes, etc. re concerts and recitals by Frisch 1940-78 (includes Birmingham, Los Alamos, Harwell, Cambridge).

Music.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.87  [n.d.]

Correspondence re Frisch's piano 1963-78.

Music.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.88  [n.d.]

Miscellaneous correspondence re music 1948-77. Not indexed.

Music.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.89  [n.d.]

Miscellaneous correspondence re Summer School of Music, Dartington, which Frisch regularly attended and where he occasionally lectured.

Music.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.90  [n.d.]

Frisch's own folder inscribed 'Acoustics'; miscellaneous notes, diagrams and material, probably assembled for course of lectures given at Cambridge College of Arts and Technology, October term 1978 (includes some earlier material).

Letters of condolence received on Frisch's death, 1979.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.91-A.95  [n.d.]

A.91 to A.94 are indexed folders of letters from colleagues, relatives or friends containing reminiscences or information.

Letters of condolence received on Frisch's death, 1979.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.91  1979

A - G

Letters of condolence received on Frisch's death, 1979.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.92  1979

H - N

Letters of condolence received on Frisch's death, 1979.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.93  1979

O - S

Letters of condolence received on Frisch's death, 1979.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.94  1979

T - W

Letters of condolence received on Frisch's death, 1979.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.95  1979

Unindexed letters, of more general nature, often referring to Frisch's gifts as a musician.

Memorabilia.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.96-A.106  [n.d.]

Memorabilia.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.96  c.1905-1917

Juvenilia, greetings and cards from various relations, early notes to parents, sketches and drawings, c.1905-17.

Memorabilia.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.97  n.d

Related information: (see also CSAC 87.5.82/A.106).

Miscellaneous items from school and university period, poems, invitations, etc.

Memorabilia.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.98  n.d

Miscellaneous musical items, programmes, concert tickets.

Memorabilia.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.99  n.d

Envelope of miscellaneous correspondence, souvenirs, etc.

Memorabilia.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.100  n.d


Memorabilia.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.101  n.d


Memorabilia.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.102  n.d

Miscellaneous passes, badges, admission cards and tickets.

Memorabilia.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.103  n.d

Miscellaneous invitations, faire-part, etc.

Memorabilia.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.104  1950s-1970s

Miscellaneous later items of biographical interest, 1950s-1970s.

Memorabilia.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.105  n.d

Miscellaneous press-cuttings.

Memorabilia.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.106  1922

Related information: See CSAC 87.5.82/E.47 for 50th Anniversary celebrations.

'Maturazeitung', 'Erste und letzte Nummer' of humorous journal to celebrate leaving school, 12 July 1922.
Frisch was an editor and contributor.


Arrangement: For convenience, the material has been divided among the Frisch, Meitner and Blau (Frisch's wife) families, and presented by alphabetical order of Christian name in order to avoid confusion arising from the married names of the female members.

Administrative history:
Although he was himself an only child, Frisch came from a large family, particularly on his mother's side. His father was a typographer and printer, his mother a gifted pianist, and his most distinguished and best-known relative was his maternal aunt, Lise Meitner the physicist. The family was a close one, and Frisch himself was a devoted son and nephew, writing home regularly during his earlier, more carefree days as student and research worker. When hard times came for his family after the annexation of Austria and the occupation of Vienna in 1938, his father was interned in Dachau concentration camp before emigrating to Sweden (A.113) where Lise Meitner had already moved to work in the Nobel Institute, Stockholm.
On the outbreak of the Second World War, Frisch himself moved to Britain, and made several attempts to obtain permission for his parents to join him (A.115, A.116). These were not successful and in the event the Frisch parents and Lise Meitner spent the war years together in Sweden, communicating with him sometimes by post but mainly by cable (A.115 - A.119); these scanty communications were sent and shared jointly and the assignment of the surviving documents under the name of Justinian Frisch is for convenience only. After his retirement in 1948, Justinian and Auguste Frisch moved to Cambridge to spend the remainder of their days with their son.
With his famous aunt, Lise Meitner, Frisch's relations, though equally close, had another dimension. They had always corresponded about their research, and at Christmas 1938, when Frisch was staying with her, there occurred the crucial episode of their calculation of nuclear fission (the term was Frisch's coinage) and the letter in Nature under their joint names 'Disintegration of uranium by neutrons; a new type of nuclear reaction'. These events are well known through published accounts. Lise Meitner remained in Sweden during the war, though various suggestions were made in 1939 of possible places in Britain where she might work (A.181, A.182); she was not entirely happy with her conditions of work in Stockholm (A.184, A.194) but she remained based there until she too moved in 1960 to Cambridge (A.141) and died there shortly before her ninetieth birthday.
Many other members of the Frisch and Meitner families scattered by the events of the Thirties and the War to Britain, Holland and the United States, remained in correspondence with Frisch.

The major part of this material consists of correspondence, but there are other biographical items included. Many of the letters employ nicknames and diminutives as mode of address or signature; Lise Meitner normally signed herself 'T.L.' (= Tante Lise) when writing to Frisch.

THE FRISCH FAMILY  CSAC 87.5.82/A.107-A.124  [n.d.]

The Frisch Family  CSAC 87.5.82/A.107  1913

Frisch, Emil
Frisch's uncle, brother of Justinian.

The Frisch Family  CSAC 87.5.82/A.108  1949-63

Frisch, Felix
Frisch's uncle, brother of Justinian; includes letters from Maria (Felix's wife)

Frisch, Justinian and Frisch, Auguste  CSAC 87.5.82/A.109-A.120  1899-1953

Frisch's father and mother. Almost all the letters are joint communications, sometimes also incorporating greetings and messages from other relations.

Frisch, Justinian and Frisch, Auguste  CSAC 87.5.82/A.109  1899-1924

Certificates of education, doctorate, technical proficiency.

Frisch, Justinian and Frisch, Auguste  CSAC 87.5.82/A.110  1907

Brochure re printing firm of Moriz Frisch (Frisch's grandfather) in which J. Frisch and other members of the family were employed.

Frisch, Justinian and Frisch, Auguste  CSAC 87.5.82/A.111  1904-1926

Miscellaneous early correspondence, mainly cards, letters, greetings from Frisch's parents, various dates 1904-26.

Frisch, Justinian and Frisch, Auguste  CSAC 87.5.82/A.112  1930s

Related information: See CSAC 87.5.82/B.39-B.42, B.73-B.81.

Similar material, 1930s. Few letters survive; for Frisch's letters home

Frisch, Justinian and Frisch, Auguste  CSAC 87.5.82/A.113  1938

'J. Frisch - Sweden 1938'. Frisch's original folder also inscribed 'Eltern', of correspondence and papers July-November 1938 re closure of the Bermann-Fischer firm in Vienna, attempts of J. Frisch to obtain a post in Britain, his internment in Dachau and eventual success in obtaining a labour permit to work with his previous firm in Sweden.

Frisch, Justinian and Frisch, Auguste  CSAC 87.5.82/A.114  1938

Similar material, August-September 1938, kept separately by Frisch, mainly re attempts by J. Frisch to obtain work in publishing houses in Britain. Includes also letter re K. Lion.

Frisch, Justinian and Frisch, Auguste  CSAC 87.5.82/A.115  1939

Letters, cards and cables, July-December 1939, including note from Chadwick enclosing one of the letters, correspondence December with Society for the Protection of Science and Learning re renewed attempts by Frisch to bring his parents to Britain, and a little correspondence with other friends about the Frisch family.

Frisch, Justinian and Frisch, Auguste  CSAC 87.5.82/A.116  1940

Letters, cards and cables, January-December 1940, including various representations by Frisch to try to bring his parents to Britain (refused), and to send the sum of £10 when his father was temporarily unemployed. There are a few references to research projects.

Frisch, Justinian and Frisch, Auguste  CSAC 87.5.82/A.117  1941

Letters and cables, January-December 1941.

Frisch, Justinian and Frisch, Auguste  CSAC 87.5.82/A.118  1942

Letters, cards and cables, January-December 1942.

Frisch, Justinian and Frisch, Auguste  CSAC 87.5.82/A.119  1943

Letters, cards and cables, January-October 1943.

Frisch, Justinian and Frisch, Auguste  CSAC 87.5.82/A.120  1948-1953

Miscellaneous later correspondence, 1948-53, re move to Cambridge, etc. Includes letter from G. Bermann-Fischer (J. Frisch's former employer) on his death 1949, and correspondence 1953 re a translation of a novel 'Age of Thunder' projected by J. Frisch but left unfinished at his death.

The Frisch Family  CSAC 87.5.82/A.121  1926-1955

Tausk, Martha (née Frisch) 1926, 1940, 1953-55.
Sister of Justinian, Frisch's aunt.

The Frisch Family  CSAC 87.5.82/A.122  1964-1965

Tausk, Hugo (son of Martha) 1964-65.

The Frisch Family  CSAC 87.5.82/A.123  1955-1979

Tausk, Marius (son of Martha) 1955, 1963-79.

The Frisch Family  CSAC 87.5.82/A.124  1965-71; 1971-73

Tausk, Robbie
Porro-Tausk, Susi
(Children of Marius, grand-children of Martha.)

THE MEITNER FAMILY  CSAC 87.5.82/A.125-A.218  [n.d.]

Administrative history:
Auguste Meitner (m. J. Frisch q.v.)

Frida Meitner (m. Leo Frischauer)  CSAC 87.5.82/A.125-A.128  1967-1979

Administrative history:
The Frischauers settled in America after being obliged to leave Vienna. Frida Frischauer died in 1967. Leo Frischauer subsequently married Elena spina, and died in 1972. Correspondence with Elena Frischauer continues to 1979.

Frida Meitner (m. Leo Frischauer)  CSAC 87.5.82/A.125  1939-1941

Correspondence 1939-41. Includes a letter from Frisch to P.B. Moon 1941 asking him to get in touch with Frida Frischauer during his forthcoming journey to America.

Frida Meitner (m. Leo Frischauer)  CSAC 87.5.82/A.126  1954-1955

Correspondence mainly 1954-55.

Frida Meitner (m. Leo Frischauer)  CSAC 87.5.82/A.127  1956-1962

Correspondence 1956-62.

Frida Meitner (m. Leo Frischauer)  CSAC 87.5.82/A.128  1970-1979

Later correspondence 1970-79 with Leo Frischauer, Elena Frischauer and others.

Fritz Meitner  CSAC 87.5.82/A.129  n.d

Fritz Meitner was an engineer who died in a mountaineering accident. Only one item (postcard, 1926) survives, and no material of his wife, Clarissa, but Frisch maintained correspondence with his son Johannes (Hanno) who settled in America until his death in 1974. The correspondence runs 1939 (1 letter only), 1953-73. There is also correspondence, 1974-77, with Richard Meitner (son of John Meitner, grandson of Fritz Meitner, a glass designer working in Holland).

Gisela Meitner (m. Karl Lion)  CSAC 87.5.82/A.130-A.132  n.d

Administrative history:
Gisela (Illa) was the eldest child of Philipp and Hedwig Meitner. Herself a doctor, she married a distinguished urologist, Karl Lion; the family (including two daughters, Frida and Ilse) came to Britain on the outbreak of war. Karl was interned in June 1940 but was later released, largely after representation by Frisch (see CSAC 87.5.82/A.130, A.132); Frida was also interned (see CSAC 87.5.82/A.132). Many of the letters refer to Frisch's parents, to Lise Meitner and other relatives, and also show that Frisch, though sometimes a dilatory correspondent, often sent money to help his family; see also CSAC 87.5.82/A.83.

Gisela Meitner  CSAC 87.5.82/A.130  1905-1940

Correspondence with Gisela Lion 1939-40. Included here are a few early items 1905, 1907, 1920.

Gisela Meitner  CSAC 87.5.82/A.131  [n.d.]

1941-43, 1947, 1962

Gisela Meitner  CSAC 87.5.82/A.132  1940-1941

Correspondence with and re Karl Lion, 1940-41. Includes C.V., list of publications and Frisch's letters re internment and employment of K. Lion.
Correspondence from Frida Lion, 1940 (one letter only)
Correspondence from Ilse Lion 1940.

Hedwig Meitner  CSAC 87.5.82/A.133  n.d

Frisch's grandmother. Only one item survives (1923), but included here is a press-cutting of H. Meitner's death in 1924, listing her children and grandchildren. Also included is a photocopy press-cutting of the death of Philipp Meitner (husband of Hedwig, and Frisch's grandfather) headed 'Dr. Meitners letzte Schachpartie'; the death occurred on 9 December 1910.

Lise Meitner  CSAC 87.5.82/A.134-A.211  [n.d.]

Conditions of access: N.B. The main deposit of material relating to Lise Meitner's life and work is at Churchill College, Cambridge.

Related information: See CSAC 87.5.82/G.31 for a tape-recording of a conversation between Frisch and Lise Meitner.

Administrative history:
Lise, the third daughter of Philipp and Hedwig Meitner, became a physicist of international renown. In her personal life she was close to her sister Auguste (Frisch's mother), while she shared a strong bond, on both personal and scientific levels, with her nephew and also with her younger brother Walter, a chemist.

A.134-A.154 Biographical and personal
A.155-A.176 Notes and drafts
A.177-A.211 Correspondence

Biographical and personal  CSAC 87.5.82/A.134-A.154  [n.d.]

Biographical and personal  CSAC 87.5.82/A.134  n.d

Notes on geometry, some in shorthand, some dated 3.ix.99. Perhaps related to special coaching for entrance to Vienna University by Arthur Szarvasy (see Meitner's autobiographical talk 'Looking Back', Bulletin Atomic Scientists, 1964).

Biographical and personal  CSAC 87.5.82/A.135  1911-1920

Miscellaneous material re Kaiser-Wilhelm Gesellschaft and University of Berlin 1911-20. Includes appointment to work with Hahn, election as member of Institute, grant of title of 'Professor', agreement for new contract of appointment (1920).

Biographical and personal  CSAC 87.5.82/A.136  1913-1915

Miscellaneous items of biographical interest. Includes grant to Lise Meitner by Chemical Society (1913), assessment by Hahn of a patent claim (1913), ministerial congratulations on Lise Meitner's work (1915), copy of letter from Rutherford to Stefan Meyer (1915), etc.

Biographical and personal  CSAC 87.5.82/A.137  1916-1918

Miscellaneous items 1916-18, including travel document, notes, etc.

Biographical and personal  CSAC 87.5.82/A.138  1920-1928

Miscellaneous items 1920-28, including correspondence re residence permit of Elisabeth Schiemann, election as corresponding member, Academy of Sciences Göttingen, award of Ellen Richard Research Prize from U.S.A. (jointly with Ramart Lucas).

Biographical and personal  CSAC 87.5.82/A.139  c.1930

Miscellaneous items 1930s, re department, lectures, conferences, etc. Includes inventory of Lise Meitner's property as required of Jews, 1938.

Biographical and personal  CSAC 87.5.82/A.140  1945-1947

Award of prize by Swedish Vetenskapsakademiens (1945) and City of Vienna Prize (1947).

Biographical and personal  CSAC 87.5.82/A.141  1959-1979

Correspondence of Frisch and S. Eklund (Director-General, International Atomic Energy Authority) re Lise Meitner's settling in Britain, etc. 1959-79.

Biographical and personal  CSAC 87.5.82/A.142  1960-1965

Correspondence of Frisch and others on affairs of Lise Meitner, 1960-65.

Biographical and personal  CSAC 87.5.82/A.143,A.144  1955-1979

Correspondence of Frisch and others, mainly from prospective biographers of Lise Meitner requesting information, access to papers.

Biographical and personal  CSAC 87.5.82/A.145  1958+1968

Miscellaneous biographical articles, and obituary tributes 1958, 1968. Includes Frisch's correspondence with colleagues re Festschrift for Lise Meitner's 80th birthday 1958.

Biographical and personal  CSAC 87.5.82/A.146  n.d

Related information: See also CSAC 87.5.82/C.74, E.51, E.52.

Two articles by Frisch on Lise Meitner, 'The work of Lise Meitner', 10 pp. typescript with a note 'Written for Max Born at his request; he said he was planning to propose Lise Meitner for the Nobel prize. I don't know if he did; and if so, whether he used this draft'.
'Nuclear Pioneer: Lise Meitner', 8 pp. typescript, 1978.

Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.147  nd

Early birthday greetings and letters.

Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.148  nd

Poems. Includes two early notebooks of poems, humorous poems for celebrations in Bohr's laboratory, etc. (in various hands).

Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.149  nd

Envelope of photographs.

Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.150  nd

Envelope of invitations, faire-part, etc. Various dates.

Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.151  nd

Miscellaneous printed material, scientific and personal, various dates.

Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.152,A.153  n.d


Memorabilia  CSAC 87.5.82/A.154  n.d

Shorter unidentified material.

Notes and drafts.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.155-A.176  [n.d.]

With the exception of the brief items in A.155-A.157 these are all later works, dating from Lise Meitner's postwar periods in Sweden and Cambridge.

Notes and drafts.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.155  n.d

Humorous poem (perhaps not in her hand) on protactinium (refers to Hahn's and Meitner's work, see Frisch, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, 16, 1970, p.407), 1919.
Humorous poem 1920, related to visit by Franck.

Notes and drafts.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.156  1925-1926; nd

Miscellaneous short notes dated 1925, 1926, and n.d.

Notes and drafts.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.157  1929

Related information: (see CSAC 87.5.82/A.138).

Heavily corrected ms. draft, headed 'American Association for Scientific Research for Women', 1929, probably related to award of Ellen Richards prize

Notes and drafts.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.158  1957

Ms. draft for slide lecture at Free University Dahlem, 1957.

Notes and drafts.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.159  nd

Pps.4-6 only of typescript and ms. draft (on neutrino). n.d., latest reference 1955.

Notes and drafts.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.160  n.d

'Ueber einige Probleme in der Ausnutzung der Atomkernenergie'.
12 pp. typescript and ms., n.d., 1950s.

Notes and drafts.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.161  n.d

Untitled slide lecture on similar subject.
21 pp., heavily corrected typescript. n.d., 1950s.

Notes and drafts.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.162  n.d

'Geschichte der Erde', slide lecture.
15 pp. typescript and ms.

Notes and drafts.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.163  n.d

3 pp. ms. note on W. Heitler and his work. n.d., after 1962.

Notes and drafts.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.164  n.d

Ms. notes, and 5 pp. ms. draft on Sonja Kowalevska (an early woman professor of mathematics at Stockholm in the 1880s). n.d., c.1950 (see letter to Lotte Meitner, 28 March 1950 in A.198).

Notes and drafts.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.165  [n.d.]

5 pp. heavily-corrected ms. draft on history of atomic physics, with corrected proof of article 'Wege und Irrwege zur Kernenergie' using similar material.

Notes and drafts.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.166  [n.d.]

3 pp. ms. draft on atomic energy, n.d.

Notes and drafts.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.167  [n.d.]

pps. 14-18 of ms. draft of a historical paper, mainly on work of Lee and Yang.

Notes and drafts.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.168  [n.d.]

Autobiographical talk on '50 years of physics', given in Vienna, 1963.
Notes for paper and slides, 17 pp. ms. draft (lacks pp. 13, 15, 16).

Three typescript drafts of lecture, all with different pagination and ms. corrections.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.169  1962

Heavily corrected and headed 'Wiener Vortrag 1962' (sic). Draft of lecture

Three typescript drafts of lecture, all with different pagination and ms. corrections.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.170  n.d

Draft of lecture

Three typescript drafts of lecture, all with different pagination and ms. corrections.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.171  n.d

Draft of lecture

Three typescript drafts of lecture, all with different pagination and ms. corrections.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.172  n.d

Version published as 'Looking Back' in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, November 1964.

Three typescript drafts of lecture, all with different pagination and ms. corrections.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.173  n.d

'Was verstehen wir unter Freiheit?'
1 p. typescript note contributed to series run by Deutscher Evangelischer Kirchentag, November 1964.

Three typescript drafts of lecture, all with different pagination and ms. corrections.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.174  n.d

Untitled lecture, in English, on position of girls studying science in Austria in early years of 20th century.
4 pp. heavily-corrected typescript and ms. draft.

Three typescript drafts of lecture, all with different pagination and ms. corrections.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.175  n.d

Miscellaneous shorter ms. notes, in Lise Meitner's original folder, inscribed 'Handgeschriebene Manuskripte'.

Three typescript drafts of lecture, all with different pagination and ms. corrections.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.176  n.d

Miscellaneous reprints of articles by Lise Meitner (not a complete set).

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/A.177-A.211  [n.d.]

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/A.177  1961; 1949

Atanaskovic, G.
(Schoolfriend of Walter Meitner.)
Barany, H.

Frisch, O.R.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.178  1914-27

These are personal and scientific letters and cards. A few of Frisch's replies are included; others, for the 1930s, appear in Section B.

Frisch, O.R.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.179  1931-34

These are personal and scientific letters and cards. A few of Frisch's replies are included; others, for the 1930s, appear in Section B.

Frisch, O.R.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.180  1935-38

These are personal and scientific letters and cards. A few of Frisch's replies are included; others, for the 1930s, appear in Section B.
Includes references to Frisch's parents' move to Sweden.

Frisch, O.R.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.181  1939 May-August

These are personal and scientific letters and cards. A few of Frisch's replies are included; others, for the 1930s, appear in Section B.
Mainly scientific, on fission research and papers but also re journeys to Britain.

Frisch, O.R.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.182  1939 September-December

These are personal and scientific letters and cards. A few of Frisch's replies are included; others, for the 1930s, appear in Section B.
Includes further correspondence re possibility of Lise Meitner coming to Britain, and also re text of forthcoming publication and alterations proposed by Bohr (see also CSAC 87.5.82/B.97).

Frisch, O.R.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.183  1940

These are personal and scientific letters and cards. A few of Frisch's replies are included; others, for the 1930s, appear in Section B.
Lise Meitner's letter of 23 May gives an account of the German invasion of Denmark and its impact on Niels Bohr's laboratory where she was visiting at the time.

Frisch, O.R.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.184  1941; 1942

These are personal and scientific letters and cards. A few of Frisch's replies are included; others, for the 1930s, appear in Section B.
(One letter only)
Several letters refer to the constraints placed on Lise Meitner's research by conditions in Siegbahn's institute, and also to her attempts to send money to assist refugee relatives and friends.

Frisch, O.R.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.185  1943

These are personal and scientific letters and cards. A few of Frisch's replies are included; others, for the 1930s, appear in Section B.

Frisch, O.R.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.186  [n.d.]

These are personal and scientific letters and cards. A few of Frisch's replies are included; others, for the 1930s, appear in Section B.
Miscellaneous later letters and cards, 1952, 1964.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/A.187  1953-1963

Frischauer, F. 1963
Glum, F. 1963
Hahn, O. 1953

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/A.188  1947, 1953

Laue, M.v.
Includes copies of opening speech at physics conference 1933, and of radio talk on work of Planck, 1957.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/A.189  1903-1963

Levy, A. 1951
Lion, G. 1963
Meitner, A. 1903
(Card only)
Meitner, F. 1909
(Card only)

Meitner, W.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.190  1912, 1925-28

Letters and cards, addressed (sometimes jointly) to Walter Meitner (youngest of the Meitner family) and Lotte Graf whom he married and who practised as an internationally famous photographer under the name Meitner-Graf.
Most of the letters are signed 'Wuzerl'.

Meitner, W.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.191  1929-30

Letters and cards, addressed (sometimes jointly) to Walter Meitner (youngest of the Meitner family) and Lotte Graf whom he married and who practised as an internationally famous photographer under the name Meitner-Graf.
Most of the letters are signed 'Wuzerl'.

Meitner, W.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.192  1931-32

Letters and cards, addressed (sometimes jointly) to Walter Meitner (youngest of the Meitner family) and Lotte Graf whom he married and who practised as an internationally famous photographer under the name Meitner-Graf.
Most of the letters are signed 'Wuzerl'.

Meitner, W.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.193  1933-36, 1939

Letters and cards, addressed (sometimes jointly) to Walter Meitner (youngest of the Meitner family) and Lotte Graf whom he married and who practised as an internationally famous photographer under the name Meitner-Graf.
Most of the letters are signed 'Wuzerl'.

Meitner, W.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.194  1942-44 (3 letters only)

Letters and cards, addressed (sometimes jointly) to Walter Meitner (youngest of the Meitner family) and Lotte Graf whom he married and who practised as an internationally famous photographer under the name Meitner-Graf.
Most of the letters are signed 'Wuzerl'.
Letters of 26 March 1942 and 19 November 1943 refer to Lise Meitner's isolation in Siegbahn's institute and in Copenhagen and her regret at not having stayed in Britain in 1939.

Meitner, W.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.195  1945-47

Letters and cards, addressed (sometimes jointly) to Walter Meitner (youngest of the Meitner family) and Lotte Graf whom he married and who practised as an internationally famous photographer under the name Meitner-Graf.
Most of the letters are signed 'Wuzerl'.

Meitner, W.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.196  1948

Letters and cards, addressed (sometimes jointly) to Walter Meitner (youngest of the Meitner family) and Lotte Graf whom he married and who practised as an internationally famous photographer under the name Meitner-Graf.
Most of the letters are signed 'Wuzerl'.

Meitner, W.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.197  1949

Letters and cards, addressed (sometimes jointly) to Walter Meitner (youngest of the Meitner family) and Lotte Graf whom he married and who practised as an internationally famous photographer under the name Meitner-Graf.
Most of the letters are signed 'Wuzerl'.

Meitner, W.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.198  1950

Letters and cards, addressed (sometimes jointly) to Walter Meitner (youngest of the Meitner family) and Lotte Graf whom he married and who practised as an internationally famous photographer under the name Meitner-Graf.
Most of the letters are signed 'Wuzerl'.

Meitner, W.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.199  1951

Letters and cards, addressed (sometimes jointly) to Walter Meitner (youngest of the Meitner family) and Lotte Graf whom he married and who practised as an internationally famous photographer under the name Meitner-Graf.
Most of the letters are signed 'Wuzerl'.

Meitner, W.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.200  1952

Letters and cards, addressed (sometimes jointly) to Walter Meitner (youngest of the Meitner family) and Lotte Graf whom he married and who practised as an internationally famous photographer under the name Meitner-Graf.
Most of the letters are signed 'Wuzerl'.

Meitner, W.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.201  1953

Letters and cards, addressed (sometimes jointly) to Walter Meitner (youngest of the Meitner family) and Lotte Graf whom he married and who practised as an internationally famous photographer under the name Meitner-Graf.
Most of the letters are signed 'Wuzerl'.

Meitner, W.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.202  1954

Letters and cards, addressed (sometimes jointly) to Walter Meitner (youngest of the Meitner family) and Lotte Graf whom he married and who practised as an internationally famous photographer under the name Meitner-Graf.
Most of the letters are signed 'Wuzerl'.

Meitner, W.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.203  1955

Letters and cards, addressed (sometimes jointly) to Walter Meitner (youngest of the Meitner family) and Lotte Graf whom he married and who practised as an internationally famous photographer under the name Meitner-Graf.
Most of the letters are signed 'Wuzerl'.

Meitner, W.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.204  1956

Letters and cards, addressed (sometimes jointly) to Walter Meitner (youngest of the Meitner family) and Lotte Graf whom he married and who practised as an internationally famous photographer under the name Meitner-Graf.
Most of the letters are signed 'Wuzerl'.

Meitner, W.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.205  1957

Letters and cards, addressed (sometimes jointly) to Walter Meitner (youngest of the Meitner family) and Lotte Graf whom he married and who practised as an internationally famous photographer under the name Meitner-Graf.
Most of the letters are signed 'Wuzerl'.

Meitner, W.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.206  1958 January-June

Letters and cards, addressed (sometimes jointly) to Walter Meitner (youngest of the Meitner family) and Lotte Graf whom he married and who practised as an internationally famous photographer under the name Meitner-Graf.
Most of the letters are signed 'Wuzerl'.

Meitner, W.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.207  1958 July-December

Letters and cards, addressed (sometimes jointly) to Walter Meitner (youngest of the Meitner family) and Lotte Graf whom he married and who practised as an internationally famous photographer under the name Meitner-Graf.
Most of the letters are signed 'Wuzerl'.

Meitner, W.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.208  1959 January-June

Letters and cards, addressed (sometimes jointly) to Walter Meitner (youngest of the Meitner family) and Lotte Graf whom he married and who practised as an internationally famous photographer under the name Meitner-Graf.
Most of the letters are signed 'Wuzerl'.

Meitner, W.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.209  1959 July-December

Letters and cards, addressed (sometimes jointly) to Walter Meitner (youngest of the Meitner family) and Lotte Graf whom he married and who practised as an internationally famous photographer under the name Meitner-Graf.
Most of the letters are signed 'Wuzerl'.

Meitner, W.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.210  1960 and undated

Letters and cards, addressed (sometimes jointly) to Walter Meitner (youngest of the Meitner family) and Lotte Graf whom he married and who practised as an internationally famous photographer under the name Meitner-Graf.
Most of the letters are signed 'Wuzerl'.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/A.211  1962

Schoffer, H. 1962
Schrödinger, A. 1962

Lola (Carola) Meitner (m. Rudolf Allers).  CSAC 87.5.82/A.212, A.213  [n.d.]

Administrative history:
Lola and Rudolf Allers lived in Washington D.C.; R. Allers was a professor of philosophy at Georgetown University. Lola Allers died in 1952 and Rudolf in 1964. There is later correspondence with Ulrich Allers (son) also a philosopher and his wife Christel.

Lola (Carola) Meitner (m. Rudolf Allers).  CSAC 87.5.82/A.212  1945-51

Correspondence with Lola and Rudolf Allers.

Lola (Carola) Meitner (m. Rudolf Allers).  CSAC 87.5.82/A.213  1952-79

Correspondence with Ulrich and Christel Allers.
Ulrich Allers was addressed as 'Steve' in later years; he died in 1974. The correspondence is mainly about family matters and music, and includes reference to Lise Meitner's health and estate.

Walter Meitner and Lotte Meitner-Graf.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.214-A.218  [n.d.]

Administrative history:
Walter Meitner, youngest of the Meitner family, was an organic chemist obliged to leave Austria in 1938. He was interned in 1940 but released relatively quickly (A.214) and obtained work in Manchester. His wife, Lotte (née Graf) was a distinguished photographer; most of the letters are from her though there are some from Walter. He died in 1961, and she in 1973.

Walter Meitner and Lotte Meitner-Graf.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.214  1939-40

Includes correspondence re Walter Meitner's internment, Frisch's visit to him, and his release.

Walter Meitner and Lotte Meitner-Graf.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.215  1941

Includes a letter from Bertha Graf.

Walter Meitner and Lotte Meitner-Graf.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.216  1942

Walter Meitner and Lotte Meitner-Graf.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.217  1943 and later

Includes recommendations for posts for Walter Meitner 1950 and later exchanges with Lotte Meitner-Graf.

Walter Meitner and Lotte Meitner-Graf.  CSAC 87.5.82/A.218  1973-78

Mainly re death of Lotte Meitner-Graf in 1973 and matters arising.
Includes obituary notice (by Frisch), letters of condolence, suggestions for volume of selected photographs, 'Lottes Böches Liste' and later correspondence with son (Philip, formerly Franz) and his family.

THE BLAU FAMILY  CSAC 87.5.82/A.219-A.225  [n.d.]

Frisch married Ursula (Ulla) Blau in 1951 and they had two children. The letters they exchanged (A.221-A.225) contain information about conferences, scientific colleagues, research projects and the like as well as personal and family news.

The Blau Family  CSAC 87.5.82/A.219  1957-67

Helga Blau (mother of Ulla)

The Blau Family  CSAC 87.5.82/A.220  1966, 1979

Kurt Blau (brother of Ulla)

Ulla Frisch (née Blau)  CSAC 87.5.82/A.221-A.225  [n.d.]

Ulla Frisch (née Blau)  CSAC 87.5.82/A.221  1951-52

Includes a little earlier material

Ulla Frisch (née Blau)  CSAC 87.5.82/A.222  1953-54

Ulla Frisch (née Blau)  CSAC 87.5.82/A.223  1955-57

Ulla Frisch (née Blau)  CSAC 87.5.82/A.224  1962-69

Ulla Frisch (née Blau)  CSAC 87.5.82/A.225  1973-77


Arrangement: The material, which is presented in chronological order linked to the various laboratories, institutions and universities where Frisch worked at successive dates

The material includes notebooks, laboratory notes, observations and working papers, drafts for publications, and correspondence.
Several of the diaries and notebooks in A.8 - A.32 also contain some scientific information and should be consulted as supplementary sources.
The outgoing correspondence presented in B.39 - B.42, B.73 - B.81 covering the period 1930 - July 1939, retains Frisch's own chronological order and therefore includes personal and family as well as scientific letters.
B.137-B.142 HARWELL

VIENNA  CSAC 87.5.82/B.1, B.2  [n.d.]

Vienna  CSAC 87.5.82/B.1  n.d

A stapler for electric or radio wiring.
1 p. ms. notes, and a printed leaflet, n.d.

Vienna  CSAC 87.5.82/B.2  1924

Invention for protective glasses.
1 p. ms. notes, and letter re patenting, 1924.

BERLIN  CSAC 87.5.82/B.3-B.7  n.d

Related information: For material re Frisch's appointment at P.T.R. see CSAC 87.5.82/A.46.

Administrative history:
Work at the Physikalisch Technische Reichsanstalt (P.T.R) with Carl Müller (see What little I remember, pp.29-40).

Berlin  CSAC 87.5.82/B.3  1927-1929

Black soft-covered notebook.
Notes, calculations, diagrams of work at institute, and also of colloquia at the university.
The material runs 15.XI.27 to 9.IV.1929.

Berlin  CSAC 87.5.82/B.4  1929-1931

Black hard-covered looseleaf notebook (many loose pages).
Similar material, 9.1.29. - 19.6.29.
Bibliographical references continue to 1931.

Contents of Frisch's original folder inscribed 'Alte Korrespondenz'.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.5-B.7  [n.d.]

Contents of Frisch's original folder inscribed 'Alte Korrespondenz'.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.5  n.d

Calculations by Frisch, photographs.
'Ueber die spektrale Durchlässigkeit von Tauschichten', 3 pp. research note or draft for paper.
(In original folder.)

Contents of Frisch's original folder inscribed 'Alte Korrespondenz'.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.6  1929-1930

Correspondence re apparatus, 1929.
Correspondence with C. Müller re research and patents, 1929-30.

Contents of Frisch's original folder inscribed 'Alte Korrespondenz'.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.7  1929

Correspondence re payment of Frisch's research grant, 1929.
Miscellaneous items: C.V. by Frisch up to and including his work with Müller; timetable of laboratory visits March 1929.

HAMBURG  CSAC 87.5.82/B.8-B.42  [n.d.]

Related information: See CSAC 87.5.82/F.123 for Stern's acknowledgement of Frisch's contribution to the work on molecular beams.

Work as Assistent to Otto Stern (see What little I remember, pp.41-56).

Hamburg  CSAC 87.5.82/B.8-B.29  [n.d.]

Sequence of 22 dated notebooks of calculations and experimental results, not all in Frisch's hand. Some have a descriptive note by Frisch on the cover.

Hamburg  CSAC 87.5.82/B.8  18.VII-7.VIII.1930

Hamburg  CSAC 87.5.82/B.9  11.VIII-27.VIII.1930

Hamburg  CSAC 87.5.82/B.10  28.VIII-9.XII.1930 and 1931

(Last page has notes dated January 1931)

Hamburg  CSAC 87.5.82/B.11  10.XII.30-14.I.31

Hamburg  CSAC 87.5.82/B.12  14.I.1931-6.II.1931

Hamburg  CSAC 87.5.82/B.13  6.II.1931-20.II.1931

Hamburg  CSAC 87.5.82/B.14  20.II.1931

(Only few pages used)

Hamburg  CSAC 87.5.82/B.15  14.IV.1931-8.V.1931

Hamburg  CSAC 87.5.82/B.16  8 Mai 1931-10 Juni 1931

Hamburg  CSAC 87.5.82/B.17  10 Juni 31-22 Juni 1931

(With note by Frisch 'Neuer 2-Kristall-App.')

Hamburg  CSAC 87.5.82/B.18  22 Juni-2 Juli 1931

(With note by Frisch '2-Kr.App.')

Hamburg  CSAC 87.5.82/B.19  2 Juli-15 Juli 1931

(With note by Frisch '2-Kr.App.')

Hamburg  CSAC 87.5.82/B.20  15 Juli-23 Nov 1931

(With note by Frisch '2 Kr.App (H2). ab 5 Nov. Halbkugel')

Hamburg  CSAC 87.5.82/B.21  24 Nov-1 Dez 1931

(With note by Frisch 'Halbkugel')

Hamburg  CSAC 87.5.82/B.22  1 Dez-9 Dez 1931

(With note by Frisch 'Halbkugel')

Hamburg  CSAC 87.5.82/B.23  11 Dez 1931-8 Febr. 1932

(With note by Frisch 'Halbkugel Refl.App.')

Hamburg  CSAC 87.5.82/B.24  9 Febr-22 Febr 1932

(With note by Frisch 'Refl.App.')

Hamburg  CSAC 87.5.82/B.25  22 Febr.-18 März 1932

(With note by Frisch 'Refl.App,; ab 18 wieder Beng. App.')

Hamburg  CSAC 87.5.82/B.26  18 März-30 März 1932

Hamburg  CSAC 87.5.82/B.27  30 März - 1 April 1932; 14 Jan.-20 Jan. 1933

Hamburg  CSAC 87.5.82/B.28  20 Jan. 1933-1 Febr. 1933

Hamburg  CSAC 87.5.82/B.29  1 Febr

(Last experiment dated 3.11.1933)

Hamburg  CSAC 87.5.82/B.30  1933

Similar notebook, all in Frisch's hand, dated 9.2.1933 - and with a note 'Na-Röckert'. Last experiment dated 28.7.33.

Hamburg  CSAC 87.5.82/B.31  1933

Similar notebook, all in Frisch's hand, dated 24.3.33 - and inscribed '[beta]'. Last experiment dated 5.4.33.

Hamburg  CSAC 87.5.82/B.32  1933

Similar notebook, all in Frisch's hand, dated 22.6.33 - and inscribed 'Dellen'. Last experiment dated 5.8.33.
See CSAC 87.5.82/B.33-B.37 for other work on 'Dellen', and What little I remember, p.53, re this last work at Hamburg before being obliged to leave Germany.

Contents of a folder inscribed 'Dellen' (= depressions, in molecular beams).  CSAC 87.5.82/B.33-B.37  [n.d.]

Contents of a folder inscribed 'Dellen' (= depressions, in molecular beams).  CSAC 87.5.82/B.33  1931-1933

Graphs and observations of molecular beams in various conditions; miscellaneous bundles of material in Frisch's order, and some loose pages. Various dates 1931-33.
In original folder.

Contents of a folder inscribed 'Dellen' (= depressions, in molecular beams).  CSAC 87.5.82/B.34  n.d

Similar material, but undated.

Contents of a folder inscribed 'Dellen' (= depressions, in molecular beams).  CSAC 87.5.82/B.35  n.d

Miscellaneous ms. drawings of apparatus, graphs, calculations, etc., probably for collaborative paper or papers by Frisch and Stern.

Contents of a folder inscribed 'Dellen' (= depressions, in molecular beams).  CSAC 87.5.82/B.36  1933

'Berechnung der Impulsmomente der Beugungsdellen, austretender Strahl (Ofenfest)'
2 sets of calculations so titled, kept separately with miscellaneous graphs, and a letter by Frisch on his results, August 1933 (addressee unknown).
Also included here is a C.V. drawn up by Frisch c. 1933 to include his work with Stern at Hamburg.

Contents of a folder inscribed 'Dellen' (= depressions, in molecular beams).  CSAC 87.5.82/B.37  1933

Typescript and ms. draft of paper by Frisch and Stern 'Anomalien bei der Reflexion und Beugung von Molekularstrahlen an Kristallspaltflächen II' (Z. Physik. 84, 1933).
Also included are proof with ms. corrections and a little editorial correspondence.

Hamburg  CSAC 87.5.82/B.38  1932

Correspondence from C. Müller, 1932.
Two letters only, on patent rights, and on equipment.

Contents of a folder inscribed 'R. Frisch Eigene Briefe bis Oct. 1933'.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.39-B.42  [n.d.]

The letters are Frisch's carbons only, in date order; those from 22 January-27 October 1930 are sent from Berlin, those from 11 November - 7 August 1933 are from Hamburg, and there is one letter, 28 September 1933, from Copenhagen immediately before Frisch's departure for England.
The correspondence constitutes a record of all Frisch's affairs, including family letters, research and publications, personal friends, etc. The letters to Frisch's parents ('Schnumpunzel' and 'Bavitschkerl') and to Lise Meitner ('Tanterl') should be consulted in association with the incoming family correspondence in Section A.
Identifiable correspondents are indexed, but many are addressed either by a nickname or in formal terms such as 'Herr Professor', 'Herr Kollege'.

Contents of a folder inscribed 'R. Frisch Eigene Briefe bis Oct. 1933'.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.39  1930

January-December 1930

Contents of a folder inscribed 'R. Frisch Eigene Briefe bis Oct. 1933'.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.40  1931

January-December 1931
Includes a note (October 1931) on 'Beugung von Protonenwellen'.

Contents of a folder inscribed 'R. Frisch Eigene Briefe bis Oct. 1933'.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.41  1932

January-December 1932
(first letter wrongly dated 1931)

Contents of a folder inscribed 'R. Frisch Eigene Briefe bis Oct. 1933'.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.42  1933

January-September 1933
Includes references to the Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship awarded to Frisch to study in Rome with Fermi and which he was unable to take up for political reasons, and to his forthcoming journey to England to work at Birkbeck College, London, with Blackett. The last letter (28 September) is sent from the Institute of Theoretical Physics, Copenhagen, where he was waiting for a passage to England.


Administrative history:
Frisch spent roughly the academic year 1933-34 in the laboratories of P.M.S. (later Lord) Blackett at Birkbeck College, London, supported by a grant of £250 from the Academic Assistance Council.
In early 1934, Niels Bohr, on a visit to Blackett, offered Frisch a place in his Institute of Theoretical Physics at Copenhagen; accordingly Frisch left England in the early autumn of 1934 and remained in Denmark until the annexation of Austria by Germany obliged him to leave continental Europe permanently.
Although Frisch occupied himself productively during this first short stay (see What little I remember, pp.74-75), virtually no documentation survives other than the few letters itemised below, some references in the correspondence folders at B.73 - B.75, C.90, C.99, and in Section F.

Correspondence 1934
Letters re publications, research, etc. Includes letter from L. Szilard (August) re experiments using Frisch's radiation counter, and from G. Mönch (October) re his cloud-chamber.

COPENHAGEN  CSAC 87.5.82/B.44-B.94  [n.d.]

Work at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, directed by Niels Bohr (see What little I remember, pp.81-119).

Copenhagen  CSAC 87.5.82/B.44  1934-1935

Black soft-covered notebook of notes and calculations, in Danish and German.
There is a note 'Kopenhagen Augekommen 13.10.34.' and the experiments run 20.10.34. to 20.6.35.

Copenhagen  CSAC 87.5.82/B.45  1936

Notebook dated 29.3.1936-17.8.1936.
Pages are numbered by Frisch 1-93 and there is an index by him inside front cover.

Copenhagen  CSAC 87.5.82/B.46  1936-1937

Notebook dated '7 Dez. 36' and numbered '3'.
Pages are numbered 1-93, and the material (not all in Frisch's hand) runs 7 December 1936 to 21 June 1937.

Copenhagen  CSAC 87.5.82/B.47  1937

Notebook inscribed 'Badewanne' and 'H.4' and dated 13.3 [1937] - 28.5.37.
Pages are numbered 1-85; not all the material is in Frisch's hand.

Copenhagen  CSAC 87.5.82/B.48  1937

Notebook inscribed 'Badewanne' and 'H.5'.
Material (not all in Frisch's hand) runs 1-22 June 1937.
See CSAC 87.5.82/A.10, B.57, B.62-B.65 for other material on 'Badewanne' work.

Copenhagen  CSAC 87.5.82/B.49  1934-1935

Patent (sent December 1934, registered June 1935), 'Verfahren zur Herstellung von Polonium' (Method of polonium production).

Copenhagen  CSAC 87.5.82/B.50  n.d

Related information: See CSAC 87.5.82/B.82 for similar material.

Folder inscribed 'Allotria. Fun and Games'.
Miscellaneous humorous verses, songs, caricatures, many connected with work and personalities at the Institute, and including the 'Journal of Jocular Physics' produced as part of the celebration of Niels Bohr's 50th birthday in 1935 (see What little I remember, p.98).
The 'Journal' contains an article by Frisch and Placzek 'Zur Frage der Messbarkeit des Landau'schen Schönheitskoeffizienten'.

Copenhagen  CSAC 87.5.82/B.51  1935-36

Folder inscribed 'Prospekte'
Correspondence from manufactures of apparatus and equipment, and miscellaneous technical suppliers' catalogues.

'Berechnungen [calculations] bis 1938'.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.52-B.55  [n.d.]

Related information: The remaining undated and unidentified notes appear at B.53-B.55.

Contents of a substantial folder so inscribed. The material is very diverse, and not all in Frisch's hand; it includes notes on the literature, drafts for papers or reports, drawings of apparatus, calculations and results, ideas for experiments and techniques, etc.
Notes and sequences clipped together by Frisch have been preserved as such; similarly, the dated material has been retained in chronological order (1932-37) at B.52.

'Berechnungen [calculations] bis 1938'  CSAC 87.5.82/B.52  1932-1937

Dated sequences of notes.
'Ablenkung von Mol. Str. in mag. Feld'.
3 pp. sequence, kept with other notes on magnetron, B-recoil, etc., some dated October 1932 (during Frisch's period in Stern's laboratory at Hamburg).
Notes and draft for short talk on work of Stern's laboratory (on proton, and on diffraction anomalies). In English, possibly for talk at Birkbeck, or at Copenhagen. c.1933-34.
Sequence of notes, various dates September-October 1936, on 'Schrägheits-korrektur', neutrons, etc.
Miscellaneous notes, various dates January-February 1937
Miscellaneous bibliographical references, 1937.
All these items are in Frisch's original folder, which also bears notes and diagrams on the front cover.

'Berechnungen [calculations] bis 1938'.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.53  n.d

Undated sequences of notes.
'Isotopentrennung', 3 pp.
'Dirac, Quantenmechanik', 6 pp.
'Plattenelektrometer', 2 pp.
'Courant-Hilbert', 3 pp
'Schwankungen eines Zählers mit endlichen Auflösungsvermögen', 7 pp. notes, calculations, diagrams.
'Scattering of protons in hydrogen', 4 pp. draft not in Frisch's hand, but kept with notes and diagrams by him.
'Fokussierung des Cyclotrons', 8 pp. draft not in Frisch's hand, perhaps by H. Jehle.

'Berechnungen [calculations] bis 1938'.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.54  nd

Shorter notes by Frisch, titled but not dated, on various research ideas.

'Berechnungen [calculations] bis 1938'.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.55  nd

Undated and unidentified notes, diagrams, etc., almost all by Frisch, but includes some material in other hands.

Copenhagen  CSAC 87.5.82/B.56  1937-1938

'Berechnungen 1938'
Contents of a folder so described. Includes notes and calculations, various dates December 1937-July 1938 (notes of December 1937 are headed 'Wien'), and diagrams chiefly May 1938.

Copenhagen  CSAC 87.5.82/B.57  n.d

Related information: See CSAC 87.5.82/A.10, B.47, B.48, B.62-B.65).

'Berechnungen 1939'
Contents of a folder so described. Notes, calculations and diagrams, some dated 1937 (1 p. note April 1937 is headed 'Badewanne'

Copenhagen  CSAC 87.5.82/B.58  n.d

Untitled folder of notes, calculations, figures (1 p. dated December 1936).

Copenhagen  CSAC 87.5.82/B.59  1937-1938

'Laufendes' [Current]
Contents of a folder so described.
Includes correspondence re equipment for laboratory 1937, notes on theories of Möller (1937), Schrödinger (n.d.), Auger (1938), notes on the literature, miscellaneous notes, calculations, diagrams.

Copenhagen  CSAC 87.5.82/B.60  n.d

'Kurven, Diagramme, Tabellen'
Contents of a folder so described.
Similar material, some dated 1937; includes 1 p. table of elements with a note 'Kopenhagen. (Kopfermann) Sept. 1933', and a letter re magnet for laboratory 1935.

Copenhagen  CSAC 87.5.82/B.61  1937-1938

Contents of a folder so described, some dated 1937 (not all in Frisch's hand).
Included here is a heavily-corrected proof of 'A method of measuring the magnetic moment of free neutrons', by Frisch, Halban and Koch (Nature, 139, 1937).
Also included here is a letter January 1938 to Bohr from S. Goudsmit expressing interest in the results and suggestions for further research.

'Badewanne 1'  CSAC 87.5.82/B.62-B.65  [n.d.]

Contents of a substantial folder so described.
The term 'Bathtub' was used by Frisch to describe the work on slow neutrons in hydrogenous substances. There is no other surviving folder with this title but there are two notebooks (B.47, B.48) to which reference is occasionally made in headings to diagrams, etc. (See also CSAC 87.5.82/A.10, B.57, B.78.)
Notes, drafts, diagrams and calculations, related to work on slow neutron capture and in particular to 'The slowing-down and capture of neutrons in hydrogenous substances', by Frisch, Halban and Koch (Mat.-fys. Medd., K. Dansk Vid. Selsk., 15, 1937.

'Badewanne 1'  CSAC 87.5.82/B.62  1937

Heavily-corrected 7 pp. draft for paper.
Miscellaneous pages of extensive ms. notes and narrative, by Frisch and another, some headed 'Badewanne' and with various dates 1937. Pages run 1-42, but with many omissions.
These items are in the original folder.

'Badewanne 1'  CSAC 87.5.82/B.63  1937

Continuing sequence of notes, paginated 51-57.
Miscellaneous curves and diagrams, all by Frisch, a few dated 1937.

'Badewanne 1'  CSAC 87.5.82/B.64  1937

Figures, tables, shorter drafts, some headed 'Badewanne' and with dates 1937.

'Badewanne 1'  CSAC 87.5.82/B.65  1937

Shorter unidentified notes and diagrams.
Brief correspondence re results, 1937.

Contents of an untitled folder of notes and drafts.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.66-B.70  [n.d.]

Contents of an untitled folder of notes and drafts.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.66  1938 and 1944

'A Pentode Vacuum Tube Scale-of-Two Circuit'
4 pp. typescript and 1 p. figures for paper by Frisch dated July 1938. (Not listed in bibliography.)
Included here is a request to reproduce the scale of two circuit in a book on cosmic rays, 1944.

Contents of an untitled folder of notes and drafts.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.67  1937-1938

Dated sequences of notes and figures, on circuits (1937), cyclotron (June-September 1938), Rabi's resonance method (4 pp. September 1938), etc.

Contents of an untitled folder of notes and drafts.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.68  1938

Ms. and typescript note on Fermi and leading figures in nuclear physics, c.1938 (in Danish).
Report on 'High frequency systems for the Cyclotron', by Dunning, Anderson, Booth and Glasoe, August 1938.

Contents of an untitled folder of notes and drafts.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.69  n.d

Drawings and sketches for apparatus (not all in Frisch's hand).

Contents of an untitled folder of notes and drafts.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.70  n.d

Miscellaneous shorter notes and figures by Frisch.

Copenhagen  CSAC 87.5.82/B.71  1938

Folder inscribed 'Turner'
Correspondence June-August 1938 from L.A. Turner (working at Copenhagen Institute while on leave from Princeton) re research and proposed publications.
Includes draft mss. of collaborative papers by Frisch and Turner, 'The Isomers of Br80' and 'Isomers of stable nuclei'. (Not listed in bibliography.)
Also enclosed is a letter of comment from M.L. Pool.

Copenhagen  CSAC 87.5.82/B.72  n.d

Two undated drafts for papers:
'Width of Neutron Capture Levels', 2 pp. only.
'Energy Distribution of Uranium Fission Fragments', 3 pp.

Correspondence October 1933-July 1939  CSAC 87.5.82/B.73-B.81  [n.d.]

Like B.39-B.42, these are Frisch's carbons, in date order, of his outgoing letters both personal and scientific. His order has been preserved, and identifiable correspondents are indexed.

'Eigene Briefe Oct.1933-Dec.1934'  CSAC 87.5.82/B.73-B.75  1933-1934

Administrative history:
This covers Frisch's period at Birkbeck College, London, and the beginning of his work at the Copenhagen Institute of Theoretical Physics. Letters 25 October 1933 - 24 September 1934 are headed 'London', those from 18 October 1934 'Kopenhagen'.

'Eigene Briefe Oct.1933-Dec.1934'  CSAC 87.5.82/B.73  1933

October-December 1933
(In original folder.)

'Eigene Briefe Oct.1933-Dec.1934'  CSAC 87.5.82/B.74  1934

January-September 1934
Includes references to Frisch's career plans and arrangements for his move to Copenhagen.

'Eigene Briefe Oct.1933-Dec.1934'  CSAC 87.5.82/B.75  1934

October-December 1934
Includes letters of thanks (in English) to Academic Assistance Council, and to Mrs. Blackett for help during visit to Birkbeck.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.76  1935'


Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.77  1936'

Almost entirely on research projects, but Frisch's letter to M. Hope of 14 September explains that 'I like to keep a duplicate of all my letters, it is like a diary for me'.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.78  1937'

Almost entirely on research projects including 'Badewanne' work, and publications.

'Briefe 1938'  CSAC 87.5.82/B.79, B.80  [n.d.]

Includes, in addition to letters on research and publications, correspondence arising from the annexation of Austria by Germany in March and the consequent anxieties about Frisch's parents, relations and his aunt Lise Meitner. See especially letters of 12 June, 8, 18, 19, 30 August, 5, 8 September, 21, 31 October, 5, 16, 29 November, 12 December.

'Briefe 1938'  CSAC 87.5.82/B.79  1938

January-July (in original folder)

August-December  CSAC 87.5.82/B.80  1938

'Briefe 1938'

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.81  1939

'Letters 1939'
Contents of an envelope, not original folder.
2 January-10 July
Includes material relating to the publication of Meitner's and Frisch's two notes in Nature on nuclear fission; see letter of 22 January for reference to the coining of the term 'fission' and history of the discovery, and letter of 15 March re publication delay.
Letters also relate to arrangements for F. Urbach to work in Birmingham (see also CSAC 87.5.82/A.48, B.104), and to Frida and Leo Frischauer.

Copenhagen  CSAC 87.5.82/B.82  nd

Related information: See CSAC 87.5.82/B.50 for similar material.

Folder of humorous verses, songs, caricatures, parodies, etc. relating to personalities and projects at the Copenhagen Institute.
Includes a poem 'Zum Abshied von Frisch'.

Copenhagen  CSAC 87.5.82/B.83-B.94  nd

Not allocated.

BIRMINGHAM  CSAC 87.5.82/B.95-B.104  [n.d.]

Related information: For personal material relating to Frisch's appointment at Birmingham, departure from Copenhagen and settling in to Britain, see CSAC 87.5.82/A.11, A.48-A.53.

Administrative history:
Frisch spent only a year (July 1939-July 1940) at Birmingham. Invited there by M.L. Oliphant originally on a short visit which was extended when the outbreak of war became imminent, he worked on uranium isotopes and, with R.E. Peierls, on the early theory of the atomic bomb. The development of this work led to his moving to Liverpool which had a cyclotron.

Birmingham  CSAC 87.5.82/B.95  n.d

Sheets of graph paper, folded and stitched to form a 'book', containing diagrams and calculations of experiments (in English and German).
Includes experiments on uranium October-December 1939, 'Neutron-Chain-Experiment' beginning January 1940, miscellaneous undated pages of diagrams and calculations.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.96-B.104  c.July 1939-July 1940

Arrangement: In alphabetical order.

These are almost wholly concerned with research projects. Unlike the previous correspondence files, they may include both incoming and outgoing letters.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.96  1939-1940

American Physical Society 1940
Frisch's carbon only.
Bjerge, T. 1939
Blackett, P.M.S. 1939
Bloch, F. 1939

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.97  1939-40

Related information: (see also CSAC 87.5.82/A. 182).

Bohr, N
Includes correspondence re changes proposed by Bohr to paper by Frisch and Lise Meitner
A letter from Mrs. Bohr is also included here.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.98  1939

Buchthal, F. 1939
Ehrenberg, W. 1939
Hahn, O. 1939
2 letters.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.99  1939-40

Halban, H.
Halban's letter of 29 January 1940 (in French) describes the difficulties of research under prevailing conditions and the deposit of their results in sealed letters to ensure priority.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.100  1939-1940

Hevesy, G. 1939
Höffer-Jensen, S. 1939-40
Kinsey, B.B. 1939
Klein, O. 1939
Koch, J. 1939

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.101  1939

Möller, C. 1939
Moon, P.B. 1939
Neugebann, O. 1939

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.102  1939-1940

Paterson, R. 1940
Re supplies of radon.
Peierls, R.E. 1939
Placzek, G. 1939

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.103  1939-1940

Rasmussen, E. 1939
Rosenfeld, Y.V. 1940

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.104  1939-1940

Related information: See also CSAC 87.5.82/B.129.
See also CSAC 87.5.82/A.48, B.81

Simons, L. 1939
Smith, C. 1939-40
Re Annual Report for the Journal of the Chemical Society (see What little I remember, pp.124-125)
Stern, O. 1939
Frisch's carbon only.
Urbach, F. 1939

LIVERPOOL  CSAC 87.5.82/B.105-B.131  [n.d.]

Related information: For material relating to Frisch's appointment at Liverpool, see CSAC 87.5.82/A.55.

Administrative history:
Frisch moved to Liverpool in July 1940; he worked in Chadwick's laboratory, the work being officially; supervised by the Ministry of Aircraft Production of which he was an employee. He remained there until he left for America in 1943, though he had many meetings with colleagues chiefly in Birmingham, Cambridge and London, and also a short stay in Oxford in 1941.

Liverpool  CSAC 87.5.82/B.105  nd

Red soft-cover exercise book, inscribed 'FRISCH AND CHIPS' (see What little I remember, p.137).
Experiments, calculations, diagrams, etc. running '26.2.1941' to '13.12.1942'.
A few calculations also at rear of book.

Liverpool  CSAC 87.5.82/B.106  nd

Red soft-cover exercise book, numbered '56'.
Similar material, but including more narrative and writing-up and fewer dates.
Dated material runs '6.3.1941' to '16.11.42'.
Includes a little material not in Frisch's hand.
A few calculations also at rear of book.

Liverpool  CSAC 87.5.82/B.107  1942-1943

Grey stiff-covered exercise book, numbered '57'.
Experiments and calculations, running '20.11.1942' to '5.6.1943'.

Liverpool  CSAC 87.5.82/B.108  c1943

Related information: See CSAC 87.5.82/A.12, A.13 for additional notes of work at Liverpool.

Small red soft-cover notebook, of very miscellaneous material, including some personal notes as well as experiments and extensive drawings of apparatus.
N.d. but includes several caricature drawings of friends and colleagues, two (of Shull Arms and Evan Gill) dated '~ 1943'.
Includes loose page of notes on verso of concert programme, 1943.

Research reports on nuclear project.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.109-B.116  [n.d.]

Research reports on nuclear project.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.109  n.d

'Test for short-delay neutron', by Frisch.
2 pp. typescript and ms., n.d. but probably early work at Liverpool.

Research reports on nuclear project.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.110  n.d

'Fission cross section of uranium for photo neutrons', by Frisch.
2 pp. typescript and ms., with 1 p. ms. calculations attached, n.d. but c. July 1941.

Research reports on nuclear project.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.111  n.d

'Outline of fast neutron projects'
2 pp. typescript dated 11 June 1942 and signed J.H. Manley and J.R. Oppenheimer, with 6 pp. ms. and typescript comments by Frisch.

Research reports on nuclear project.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.112  1942

'Informal Report. 17 July 1942'
2 pp. typescript on research in Britain, no author. (2 copies.)

Research reports on nuclear project.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.113  n.d

'Nuclear work in connection with a fast-neutron reaction'
8 pp. typescript, no author or date.

Research reports on nuclear project.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.114  1942

'Some remarks on the production and detection of F.products'
1 p. typescript with ms. corrections by Frisch, c. August 1942.

Research reports on nuclear project.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.115  n.d

'Proposed test for neutron delay in fission'
1 p. typescript, no author or date.

Research reports on nuclear project.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.116  n.d

'Preparation of U235 by a Mass Spectrograph'
1 p. typescript with ms. corrections and calculations by Frisch.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.117-B.131  c.July 1940-August 1943

Arrangement: In alphabetical order.

These are almost wholly concerned with research projects, and may include incoming and outgoing letters.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.117  1940-1943

Arms, S. 1942
Telegram only.
Blaschko, H. 1942
Chadwick, J. 1940-43
Council of Austrians in Great Britain 1941

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.118  1940-1942

Feather, N. 1940 (Frisch's carbon only), 1942
Freundlich, H.J. 1941-42
(Letter of 12 November 1941 has 'A Postscript by Kowarski')

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.119  1940-41

Halban, H.
Letter of 29 December 1941 has 'Postscript by Kowarski')

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.120  1940-1942

Johnson, C.H. 1940, 1943 (Frisch's carbon only)
Kinsey, B.B. 1942

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.121  1941-43

Kowarski, L.
Includes 11 pp. report 'Study of density distributions of resonance neutrons in widely extended media' (by Halban, Kemmer and Kowarski) August 1941; a 1 p. note on 'Capture cross-sections for thermal neutrons', March 1942; 2 pp. Progress Report of Cambridge slow neutron group, August 1943.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.122  1940-1941

Kurti, N. 1941
London, H. 1941
Low-Beer, 1940

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.123  1940-1943

Marshall, D.G. 1943
MAUD Committee 1941
Invitation to serve on Committee, letter of thanks on its winding-up.
Moon, P.B. 1940
Morris, J.H. 1940
Orowan, E. 1942

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.124  1942

Paneth, F.A. 1942
Re carbon isotopes for H.A. Krebs.
Park, J.R. 1942
Frisch's carbon only.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.125  1940

Peierls, R.E.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.126  1941-42

Peierls, R.E.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.127  1941

Related information: Frisch lodged with the Pryces for a while (see What little I remember, pp.134-136).

Pryce, M.H.L.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.128  1941-42

Simon, F.E.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.129  1941

Related information: Re Annual Report on Radioactivity and Subatomic Phenomena for Journal of the Chemical Society, see also CSAC 87.5.82/B.104.

Smith, C.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.130  1940-1941

Thomson, G.P. 1940
Includes note from R.W.B. Stephens.
Titterton, E.W. 1940-41
Turner, L.A. 1941
Telegram only.
Tyndall, A.M. 1940

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.131  1942-1943

Folder of Frisch's carbons, 1942-43, with answers to two or more correspondents on each sheet. Many of these are replies to correspondence listed above, but they also include family or personal letters.

LOS ALAMOS  CSAC 87.5.82/B.132-B.136A  [n.d.]

Related information: For personal material relating to Frisch's service at Los Alamos, see CSAC 87.5.82/A.58-A.63 and also A.12-A.15.

Virtually no material survives for this important period because of the strict security restrictions enforced on all personnel.

Los Alamos  CSAC 87.5.82/B.132  1944

Miscellaneous items 1944.
Includes letter re supplies; 'Informal Report March 5, 1944' 2 pp. typescript, no author; 5 photographs of uranium blocks, neutron counter, etc.

Los Alamos  CSAC 87.5.82/B.133  1944

'Optical analogy'
Contents of a folder so described.
Includes report numbered 'BR 399' 'A study of the escape probability of neutrons from fissile material by an optical analogy', by D.G. Marshall, March 1944, with appendices by others, and miscellaneous notes, drafts and diagrams based on the report (by Frisch and another).

Los Alamos  CSAC 87.5.82/B.134  1943-1945

Receipts for classified material sent by Frisch to various colleagues, various dates December 1943-February 1945.

Los Alamos  CSAC 87.5.82/B.135  1945

'Eye witness report of nuclear explosion, July 16, 1945'.
Frisch's 1 p. typescript contemporary account, and a later (1974) typescript note by him annotating the published version of his 1945 account.
Miscellaneous ms. notes and calculations by Frisch.

Los Alamos  CSAC 87.5.82/B.136  1945

Related information: See What little I remember, p.159),
See CSAC 87.5.82/A.63 for other correspondence re Frisch's career plans, offers of posts, etc.

Correspondence March-December
Exchanged mainly with J. Chadwick re research plans, offers of jobs, Frisch's parents, etc. Reference is often made to the 'dragon' (R. Feynman's name for Frisch's method of testing chain reaction, and includes plans for improvements, safety precautions, etc.

Los Alamos  CSAC 87.5.82/B.136A  C1946

Related information: (See What little I remember, pp.161, 171).

Letter dated 'April 15' and signed 'Louis', with news of work and colleagues at Los Alamos.
Probably April 1946 and sent by Louis Slotin, Frisch's successor in charge of critical assemblies, who died of exposure to radiation received from a careless accident during experimental work

Note: We are grateful to Sir Rudolf Peierls for his help in dating and identifying this letter.

HARWELL  CSAC 87.5.82/B.137-B.142  [n.d.]

Related information: For personal material relating to Frisch's period at Harwell, see CSAC 87.5.82/A.64, A.65.

Administrative history:
Frisch accepted the post of Division Leader in the Atomic Energy Research Establishment being built at Harwell, with the grade of Deputy Chief Scientific Officer. He was mainly occupied there with theoretical research in fluctuation problems in chain reactors. Very little material survives among his papers relative to this period.

Harwell  CSAC 87.5.82/B.137  c1946-1947

Red notebook, pages numbered 2-144 by Frisch, and with a part-index of contents.
No date, but probably 1946-47.
Miscellaneous contents, including references to Chalk River, Harwell, Cavendish Laboratory, meetings at Stockholm and Oxford, ideas for research, personnel, drawings for apparatus.
At rear of book is a home-made series of diary entries June 1946-January 1947.

Harwell  CSAC 87.5.82/B.138  1945

Two sets of architectural plans for buildings at Los Alamos, one inscribed 'Gamma-Building (Los Alamos, 1945)' (perhaps used for guidance at Harwell).

Harwell  CSAC 87.5.82/B.139  1946-1954

R.A.F. notebook, pages numbered 3-35 by Frisch.
Notes, diagrams, calculations, drafts, notes of meetings and lectures.
Entries begin 28 November 1946. On pp.35-36 are entries for 1952, 1954, 1955.

Harwell  CSAC 87.5.82/B.140  1946

Related information: See also CSAC 87.5.82/A.64.

Correspondence 1946 re Frisch's move to Harwell, buildings, staff appointments, etc.
Frisch's letter to Cockcroft of 21 January begins 'Thank you for sending me those plans. One referred to the theoretical building and I have given it to Fuchs, who will write you his own comments'. Also included are Frisch's comments on a paper 'Absolute Calibration of a Neutron Source'.

Harwell  CSAC 87.5.82/B.141  1947

Original folder inscribed 'Personnel'.
Correspondence 1947, re staff and research.

Harwell  CSAC 87.5.82/B.142  1947

Original folder inscribed 'N.P.' (= Nuclear Physics).
Duplicated typescript of 20 lectures by Frisch on nuclear physics, given 3 December 1946-11 June 1947.
Also included here are programme of nuclear physics conference at Harwell, September 1947, and a letter 1955 re Frisch's consultancy at Harwell.

CAMBRIDGE  CSAC 87.5.82/B.143-B.207  [n.d.]

Related information: Frisch's own folder of material on the history of the company can be found at B.201-B.205.

Administrative history:
In 1947 Frisch was appointed to the Jacksonian Chair of Natural Philosophy at the University of Cambridge (see CSAC 87.5.82/A.68) and was elected to a Fellowship at Trinity College. He retired from his Chair in 1972, but remained in Cambridge until his death.
LASER SCAN was the name of the company, incorporated in 1969, with Frisch as Chairman, to develop various devices and in particular the SWEEPNIK, which was a machine for analysing tracks in bubble-chamber photographs. The machine had been developed during the 1960s by Frisch and his collaborators at the Cavendish Laboratory, and there is therefore some overlap in time. Nevertheless, it has been thought convenient to list separately the various LASER SCAN projects which were Frisch's chief research interest during his retirement from the Jacksonian Chair in 1972.

B.143-B.152 Notebooks and research notes
B.153-B.175 Lectures
B.176-B.183 Correspondence
B.184-B.196 Notebooks and research notes
B.197-B.200 Publications and manuals
B.201-B.207 Correspondence

THE CAVENDISH LABORATORY 1947-72  CSAC 87.5.82/B.143-B.183  [n.d.]

Notebooks and research notes  CSAC 87.5.82/B.143-B.152  [n.d.]

Notebooks and research notes  CSAC 87.5.82/B.143  1950-1977

Hard-cover notebook inscribed 'ORF 18'.
Includes observations, diagrams, narratives of a project 15.12.1950-29.4.54. when the entry reads 'Project has fizzled out'.
Book then continues under heading 'SWEEPNIK' with detailed account of development of project; entries run 28 September 1965-6 February 1977.

Notebooks and research notes  CSAC 87.5.82/B.144  c.1949

Correspondence re patents.
Notice of U.K., U.S.A. and Canadian patents filed (U.K. no.10697/49) on 'High Density short pulse neutron source'.
Drawings and draft application for patent of 'A fastener consisting of two interlocking strips of flexible plastic of uniform cross-section', c.1949.

Notebooks and research notes  CSAC 87.5.82/B.145  1947-50

Folder of dated research notes and ideas
'Neutron spectrometer', 1947.
'Negative mesons' (sent from Copenhagen 1947).
'Counting', 'Coincidences', 'Poisson-Gauss', 'Cosmology', 1950.
'ORF Newsletter' nos. 1-4, various dates during trip to United States 1950, describing research in progress in laboratories there.

Notebooks and research notes  CSAC 87.5.82/B.146  1957-70

Folder of dated research notes and ideas
Letter to Frisch, from 'Dennis', on discovery of non-conservation of parity, 1957.
'Coherent Bremstrahlung', 1962.
'Decisions of the High Energy Collaboration' (not by Frisch), c.1963.
'MOIRE', 1963.
'Proposal for an Experiment to Detect Pulses of Gravitational Radiation', 1970, with a ms. note by Frisch 'Train (Der Senator) well cushioned; written on case on my lap; hardly a sound'.

Notebooks and research notes  CSAC 87.5.82/B.147  n.d

Shorter undated ms. notes, diagrams, ideas, etc. by Frisch.

Notebooks and research notes  CSAC 87.5.82/B.148  n.d

Shorter, more fragmentary notes and calculations.

Notebooks and research notes  CSAC 87.5.82/B.149  1959-78

Miscellaneous ms. notes by Frisch on papers or conference discussions, some dated.

Notebooks and research notes  CSAC 87.5.82/B.150  n.d

Shorter correspondence and papers re the 'Eddington Group', chiefly re Frisch's contribution 'What is an observation?' to 1956 meeting.

Notebooks and research notes  CSAC 87.5.82/B.151  [n.d.]

'Odd Physics'
Original folder so described, containing correspondence and papers, all on Special Theory of Relativity, sent to Frisch for advice and comment, 1973.

Notebooks and research notes  CSAC 87.5.82/B.152  n.d

Research notes and reports by others, ms. and typescript. Some with brief ms. notes by Frisch.

Lectures  CSAC 87.5.82/B.153-B.175  [n.d.]

These are presented in chronological order as far as possible. The majority are graduate and undergraduate lectures given at Cambridge University, but see CSAC 87.5.82/B.167-B.169 for lectures as visiting scientist at CERN 1967. Almost all the work is ms. and rarely written up as a narrative.

Lectures  CSAC 87.5.82/B.153  1947

'Suggestions for the presentation of nuclear physics'. 3 pp, typescript, no author, from Cavendish, October 1947.

Lectures  CSAC 87.5.82/B.154  1948

Frisch's folder inscribed 'ORF Lectures'.
Includes 'Nuclear Physics Lectures 1948', lecture on nuclei, 4 lectures on neutrons, n.d., miscellaneous undated notes and calculations.

Lectures  CSAC 87.5.82/B.155  1949

Nuclear Physics, October-December 1949.

Lectures  CSAC 87.5.82/B.156  1950

Lectures  CSAC 87.5.82/B.157  1951

Lectures  CSAC 87.5.82/B.158  1952

Lectures  CSAC 87.5.82/B.159  1953

Includes various paginated sequences January-March and October-November 1953 (some pages also used 1955).

Lectures  CSAC 87.5.82/B.160  1954

Includes sequences on atomic physics, nuclear physics, and molecular beams.

Lectures  CSAC 87.5.82/B.161  1955

Lectures  CSAC 87.5.82/B.162  1956

Includes sequence on 'Nuclear Physics for Maths.' and 1 p. only 1957.
No mss. survive for lectures 1957-60.

Lectures  CSAC 87.5.82/B.163  1961

Lectures  CSAC 87.5.82/B.164  1962

Lectures  CSAC 87.5.82/B.165  1963

Book list and synopsis only.

Lectures  CSAC 87.5.82/B.165  1964

Synopsis and one lecture only. See CSAC 87.5.82/B.168 below.

Lectures  CSAC 87.5.82/B.165  1965

Notes only, related to A.B. Pippard's course on 'Forces and Particles'.

Lectures  CSAC 87.5.82/B.166  1966

Lectures at CERN as Visiting Scientist, June-September, where Frisch gave a course of 12 lectures on 'Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics and Particle Physics'.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.167-B.167  1967

Lectures at CERN as Visiting Scientist, June-September, where Frisch gave a course of 12 lectures on 'Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics and Particle Physics'.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.167  [n.d.]

Correspondence, including invitation to lecture, arrangements, bibliography, notice, etc. (in Frisch's folder inscribed 'Physics (CERN)').

Lectures at CERN as Visiting Scientist, June-September, where Frisch gave a course of 12 lectures on 'Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics and Particle Physics'.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.168  [n.d.]

Miscellaneous sequences of notes and narratives, variously paginated 37A-84, originally given as Frisch's 'Quantum Mechanics' course for Lent Term 1964.
(In Frisch's folder inscribed 'Wave Mech. CERN Lecture notes, etc. Q.M.')

Lectures at CERN as Visiting Scientist, June-September, where Frisch gave a course of 12 lectures on 'Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics and Particle Physics'.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.169  [n.d.]

Miscellaneous additional sequences of notes, diagrams, etc. on various aspects of quantum mechanics and fundamental particles, some dated 1967 and probably intended for CERN lectures.

Lectures  CSAC 87.5.82/B.170  1969

'Philosophical Aspects of Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. Lent Term 1969'.
59 pp. typescript with ms. corrections, probably transcript from tape-recording.
'Lecture 1' occupies pp. 1-16; 'Lecture 2' starts p.17 to c.p.29, the course being probably 4 lectures in all.
Also included are miscellaneous notes on the subject, dated 1969 and 1970.

Lectures  CSAC 87.5.82/B.171  1971

Notes for course of 8 lectures on relativity, January-February 1971.

Lectures  CSAC 87.5.82/B.172  1953-57

Shorter notes and drafts for lectures
Notes for 4 lectures on Radioastronomy. Included with these is 22 pp. ms. draft on 'Recent Advances in Radio Astronomy' for the Ritchie Lecture, Edinburgh, 21 May 1954 (perhaps by M. Ryle).
Notes for 'Philosophical Society Lecture' dated 23 November 1953 (ms. corrections not in Frisch's hand).
'Why are there laws of nature?'
5 pp. typescript, February 1954.
'Complementarity', 1 p. ms., Trondheim, May 1956.
'Big circles', 1 p. ms., December 1957.

Lectures  CSAC 87.5.82/B.173  1959-69

Shorter notes and drafts for lectures
'K-meson decay modes', 2 pp., March 1959.
Historical lecture, 2 pp., c. 1959.
'Time and Relativity', 4 pp., February 1960.
'Recoilless gamma resonance', 3 pp., c.1960.
'Measurement and chance', 1 p., May 1964.
Plans of three 'Proposed lectures', February 1969.

Lectures  CSAC 87.5.82/B.174  n.d

Undated notes and drafts for lectures, some on history of Cavendish and of atomic physics.
(Some are on verso of Trinity College Minutes from which an approximate dating may be made.)

Lectures  CSAC 87.5.82/B.175  n.d

Synopses, bibliographies, problems, etc., for courses by others at Cavendish Laboratory.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.176-B.183  [n.d.]

Administrative history:
Very little correspondence re the Cavendish Laboratory survives in Frisch's papers. A little additional material may be found in the correspondence with N.F. Mott, G.G. Scarrott, G.S.B. Street, D.H. Wilkinson in Section F.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.176  1947-52

Correspondence re staff and research

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.177  1951-52

Correspondence and papers re setting-up of CERN, and U.K. participation.
Mainly printed matter, but includes letter from Chadwick inviting Frisch to attend discussion meeting on the subject.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.178  1958-65

Shorter correspondence re staff and research

Correspondence re theses, references, appointments, careers advice, etc.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.179-B.182  [n.d.]

Correspondence re theses, references, appointments, careers advice, etc.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.179  1949-54

Correspondence re theses, references, appointments, careers advice, etc.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.180  1957-63

Correspondence re theses, references, appointments, careers advice, etc.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.181  1964-70

Correspondence re theses, references, appointments, careers advice, etc.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.182  1973-76

The Cavendish Laboratory 1947-72  CSAC 87.5.82/B.183  [n.d.]

Miscellaneous material re visits to Cavendish, and laboratory occasions (including dinners for Bragg, Perutz, Crick, Kendrew, etc.).

LASER SCAN LIMITED  CSAC 87.5.82/B.184-B.207  [n.d.]

Notebooks and research notes  CSAC 87.5.82/B.184-B.196  [n.d.]

Related information: See also CSAC 87.5.82/B.143.

These include Frisch's later miscellaneous projects related to the company, as well as the original SWEEPNIK material.

Notebooks and research notes  CSAC 87.5.82/B.184  n.d

Blue spiral-bound notebook.
Begins with 1 p. only dated 1959, then continues with notes on 'Geneva Bubble Meeting March 8, 1960'.
Miscellaneous other notes of meetings, research, etc., continuing to 1977.
At rear of book, brief notes on experiments 1977, 1978.
Some loose pages of calculations, 1979, are tucked into rear of book.

Notebooks and research notes  CSAC 87.5.82/B.185  1977

Black soft-cover notebook, inscribed inside 'LS Research 1977'.
Miscellaneous notes of experiments 27 February-7 October 1977 (few pages only used).

Notebooks and research notes  CSAC 87.5.82/B.186  1978

Spiral-bound notebook of notes and calculations, 11 January-3 March 1978 (few pages only used).

Notebooks and research notes  CSAC 87.5.82/B.187  1969-1971

Folder of notes, reports, etc. re scanning devices and track-measurements for bubble chamber at CERN, 1969-71. Some papers annotated by Frisch.
Includes CERN report 'A study about the applicability of the principle of SWEEPNIK for the analysis of BEBC pictures', by K.K. Geissler, 1972 (BEBC = Big European Bubble Chamber).

Notebooks and research notes  CSAC 87.5.82/B.188  1975-1978

Contents of envelope inscribed 'Laser-scan'.
Various notes, diagrams and narratives, some with dates 1975-78.
Includes 1 p. ms. notes on optics (on verso of programme for opening of Cambridge Science Park, June 1975, which included a visit to Laser scan Laboratories), 7 pp. paper on 'The Optical system of the modular display', July 1975, 1 p. paper on 'Diffractive focussing elements', June 1977, 5 pp. paper 'LS Research section: proposals for work', September 1976, 2 pp. paper
'Principles of a Laser Entertainment Device', February 1978. These late papers, like those in B.189-B.196, represent some of Frisch's last work and show his continued inventiveness.

Notebooks and research notes  CSAC 87.5.82/B.189  n.d

'Spherical errors. Astigmatism'
Folder of notes and diagrams, some dated 1976.

Notebooks and research notes  CSAC 87.5.82/B.190  n.d

'Holo-lens computations'
Folder of notes and diagrams, mainly 1976.

Notebooks and research notes  CSAC 87.5.82/B.191  1974-1976

'Diazo. Moiré'.
Includes paper 'Proposed Diazo Dispenser', March 1976, and miscellaneous notes and diagrams 1974-75.

Notebooks and research notes  CSAC 87.5.82/B.192  1978-1979

Folder of notes and diagrams, 1978-79 (latest date April 1979), and including correspondence and related offprints from R.L. Gregory.

Notebooks and research notes  CSAC 87.5.82/B.193  n.d

'Character Recogn.'
Miscellaneous notes and related offprints.

Notebooks and research notes  CSAC 87.5.82/B.194  1977-1978

Folder of notes and diagrams 1977-78.

Notebooks and research notes  CSAC 87.5.82/B.195  1976-1978

'2-D and 3-D Lens Trace'
Envelope of notes and diagrams. Frisch's notes dated 1977-78, with some earlier correspondence and memos. 1976.

Notebooks and research notes  CSAC 87.5.82/B.196  n.d

Miscellaneous notes on mathematical problems, chiefly methods of calculating prime numbers.
1 p. 1971, but mainly November 1977-July 1979, and some undated.
The latest note 'Continued Fraction', not related to the above, is dated '12 Sept. 79' (Frisch died on 22 September).

Publications and manuals (all on SWEEPNIK)  CSAC 87.5.82/B.197-B.200  [n.d.]

Publications and manuals (all on SWEEPNIK)  CSAC 87.5.82/B.197  1960-1972

Miscellaneous drafts and offprints of papers and articles, 1960-72.

Publications and manuals (all on SWEEPNIK)  CSAC 87.5.82/B.198  n.d

Cavendish Laboratory reports HEP 68-3, 68-4, 68-5, by Frisch and G.S.B. Street, on SWEEPNIK.

Publications and manuals (all on SWEEPNIK)  CSAC 87.5.82/B.199  n.d

Envelope of 'Sweepnik Photos (~ 1970)'

Publications and manuals (all on SWEEPNIK)  CSAC 87.5.82/B.200  n.d

Original folder inscribed 'Manual'.
Ms. and typescript drafts, diagrams, etc., some with various dates September-October 1971.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.201-B.207  [n.d.]

Contents of Frisch's bulky folder inscribed 'LSL "history"', of notes, drawings, correspondence re setting-up, funding and running of LASER SCAN.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.201  n.d

Drawings, plans, etc. for offices and laboratory (not all by Frisch).
In original folder.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.202  [n.d.]

Related information: (see also CSAC 87.5.82/B.187).

Papers, progress reports, etc. 1968-71, including specifications April 1970, 10 pp., future research plans, and material re CERN Track Chamber Committee 1971

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.203  1969-1972

Miscellaneous material re incorporation of Company, work-schedules, Statements of Account, etc., 1969-72.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.204  1965-1967

Folder inscribed 'SWEEPNIK. Letters and pamphlets on apparatus', 1965-67.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/B.205  Mainly 1969-71

Folder of correspondence and designs re stationery for the company, in which Frisch 'as the son of a typographer' took a keen interest.

Miscellaneous shorter correspondence on research, ideas, finance, etc.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.206,B.207  [n.d.]

Miscellaneous shorter correspondence on research, ideas, finance, etc.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.206  1974-76

Miscellaneous shorter correspondence on research, ideas, finance, etc.  CSAC 87.5.82/B.207  1977-78


Administrative history:
Much of the material in this Section is subsequent to Frisch's return to Britain in 1947 and is aimed at a more general public than were his earlier scientific writings. He had an acknowledged gift for expository writing and speaking and the ability to express difficult technical concepts in lucid, unassuming terms without over-simplification. He also knew his own limitations and refused invitations to speak or write on topics which he considered beyond his range, preferring to limit himself to keeping the intelligent layman - of all ages - up to date on developments in nuclear physics. In addition, he was of necessity aware of the part he had himself played in the history of his subject, and he gave many talks on the collaborative discoveries with Lise Meitner in 1938 and on the general history of twentiethcentury atomic and nuclear research.
The combination of great personal charm and modesty together with a distinguished direct contribution to knowledge made Frisch in constant demand as writer, speaker and also as broadcaster on radio and television (see Section D). An additional attraction was his linguistic range; there is work in German, French and Danish as well as English.

The items listed at C.1 - C.89 represent only those undertakings for which drafts or documents survive. The correspondence (invitations, letters of thanks, etc.) at C.90 - C.101 make clear how highly Frisch was valued as a speaker and how generously he responded to requests; similarly the correspondence with editors and publishers (C.102 - C.133) indicates many unrealised projects for books which he was asked to write.
An incomplete set of reprints of Frisch's published papers, presented in the order adopted for the Bibliography accompanying the Memoir by R.E. Peierls (Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, 27, 1981) appears at the end of the Section at C. 138, C.139. Several items in the sequence C.1 - C.89 are omitted from or additional to this Bibliography.
The material is presented in chronological order so far as this is ascertainable, as follows:
Drafts and related correspondence
Drafts and related correspondence

LECTURES AND ARTICLES  CSAC 87.5.82/C.1-C.54  [n.d.]

Drafts and related correspondence

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.1  n.d

Paper on diffraction of slow electrons by crystals, 6 pp. typescript, n.d., but with a ms. note 'Werner Ehrenberg, 1934 (my draft?) ORF 1972'.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.2  1947

'Wie die Urankernspaltung entdeckt wurde'.
Introduction to a talk by Frisch, with a ms. note by him 'Spring 1947'.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.3  1947

'Eine neue Komponente der Kosmischen Strahlung'.
Article for Neue Rundschau, with ms. date 1947, galley proof.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.4  1947

'Isotope im Dienste der medizinischen Forschung'.
Article for Neue Rundschau, with ms. date 'Dez. 1947', galley proof and Frisch's forwarding note.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C 5  1948

'Growing Points in Science III'.
Summary of discussion meeting organised by Society for Visiting Scientists, March 1948.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.6  1948

'Statistics of multiplicative processes'.
15 pp. duplicated typescript 1948.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.7  1948

'Counting of nuclear fragments: the primary detectors'.
2 versions, each 12 pp. with ms. corrections, of an article contributed to a collaborative volume. n.d., latest reference 1948.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.8  1949

'The Cyclotron and its limitations'.
15 pp. typescript for article in Discovery, with ms. note 'Very urgent'. The ms. bears a date '1952?' but accompanying correspondence is dated 1950 and includes a draft written in 1949.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.9  1951

'Recent research on nuclear structure'.
Short article for Cambridge Review, c.1951, galley proof.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.10  n.d

'The particles of physics: what kind of pattern?'
6 pp. typescript, n.d. early 1950s.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.11  n.d

Untitled talk or article on similar subject.
13 pp. typescript, n.d. early 1950s.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.12  n.d

Untitled heavily corrected draft, perhaps for popular encyclopaedia, on current state of physics research.
9 pp. typescript and ms., n.d. c.1953.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.13  1953

'Giant accelerators - what do we expect from them?'
Article for Times Science Review, 1953, 22 pp. typescript and ms.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C 14  1956-1977

'On the Feasibility of Coal-Driven Power Stations'.
This light-hearted piece rapidly became second in renown only to the Meitner-Frisch papers on fission. Originally published in the spring 1954 number of Harlequin (the 'Leisure Magazine of the Atomic Energy Research Establishment') it was republished in many journals and several languages.
Folder includes original draft (3 pp. typescript and ms.), letter 1953 re publication in Harlequin, copy of first publication, Italian version, Journal of Jocular Physics 1955 (Bohr's 70th birthday number) and later correspondence re article from editors and readers 1956-77.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.15  n.d

Related information: See CSAC 87.5.82/C.54 for similar material.

'The stolen submarine'.
Short story, 6 pp. typescript, with a few ms. corrections. Written probably in 1950s for Frisch's children and other members of the family.
Also includes photocopy of story with ms. note 'Karli & Kurt'.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.16  1954

'La radioactivité artificielle et la physique'.
Lecture at Sorbonne, as part of celebration by University of Paris of 20th anniversary of discovery of artificial radiation, November 1954.
Folder includes English text, 15 pp. typescript (lecture was given in French), invitation and notice, shorter related correspondence.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.17  1954-1956

Untitled lecture on hydrogen bomb.
9 pp. typescript and ms., 1954.
Folder also includes a letter of comment on the draft, later correspondence re course of lectures 1954-55 at Shrewsbury (Frisch lectured 11 March 1955 on 'The military application of nuclear energy') and 1 p. ms. notes and references by Frisch updating the subject to January 1956.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.18  1955

'Thermonuclear weapons (H-bombs)'.
5 pp. typescript article for The Daily Telegraph, March 1955. Includes brief correspondence re articles for the newspaper.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.19  1955

'Counting atomic particles'.
Typescript and proof of article for Times Science Review, 1955.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.20  1955

'An electron accelerator for arbitrarily high energies'.
Humorous article, perhaps intended for Journal of Jocular Physics, 1 p. typescript, October 1955.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.21  1956

'On Energy Selection with Cherenkov Counters'.
3 pp. duplicated typescript, June 1956.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.22  1956

'Antiparticles and Antimatter'.
16 pp. typescript of article for Times Science Review, 1956.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.23  n.d

Untitled draft on similar subject.
9 pp. heavily-corrected typescript, with a heading 'Rotblat' (possibly for Discovery, see CSAC 87.5.82/C.110).

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.24  1957

'Peaceful uses of atomic fission'.
17 pp. typescript draft, July 1957, of article published in The Atlantic Monthly, with a little related correspondence.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.24A  1958

Untitled article (on the scientific principles involved in the release of nuclear energy), for United Nations News, November 1958.
7 pp. typescript and ms., with related correspondence, which also includes arrangements for Frisch to give lecture to U.N. Association (Cambridge) on 'Nuclear Radiation', March 1959.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.25  1958-1959

'Fluctuations in chain processes', with subtitle 'Notes on a series of lectures presented at Chalk River in August, 1958, and published with the kind permission of the author'.
Chalk River, Ontario, report no.748, February 1959.
18 pp. duplicated typescript and Frisch's forwarding letters.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.26  1959

'Coherent Bremsstrahlung from crystals'. Collaborative paper by Frisch and Olsen, published in Phys. Rev. Lett, 1959.
Includes 4 pp. typescript draft, ms. notes by Frisch and collaborator, notes perhaps for lectures on similar subject, correspondence from collaborator.
In original folder inscribed 'Überall Effect'.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.27  1959

'What do atomic nuclei look like?'
8 pp. typescript and ms. with 1 p. references, May 1959.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.28  1960

'Are the laws of nature symmetrical?'
Evening Discourse given at the Royal Institution, May 1960.
1 p. draft summary only, with invitation and related correspondence.
Included here are corrected proof and correspondence re Frisch's article of the same title, published in Nature, 187, 1960.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.29  1959

'The new elementary particles'.
5 pp. typescript (incomplete), perhaps for article in Times Science Review, 1959.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.30  n.d

'Fundamental Physics of the Atom'.
14 pp. typescript and ms., with 1 p. figures, n.d. early 1960s.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C 31  n.d

'Fundamental Particles'.
16 pp. typescript and ms., with a ms. note 'Keep this', n.d. early 1960s.
Included here is correspondence re the York lecture on 'The fundamental particles of physics', given at British Association meeting, August 1961, with a 2 pp. summary for the lecture.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.32  1961

'Radiation and Matter'.
20 pp. typescript and ms., August 1961.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.33  1962

'Observation and the Quantum'.
Contribution to The Critical Approach, a celebration volume for K. Popper, 1962.
Includes text (13 pp. typescript and ms.), notes, related background material, correspondence.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.34  1963

'Experimentation with elementary particles'.
21 pp. typescript and ms., with a ms. note 'Store', February 1963.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.35  c.1965

11 pp. typescript and ms. article in dialogue from (incomplete) n.d. c.1965.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.36  c1964-1966

Related information: See CSAC 87.5.82/E.33 for possibly related correspondence.

'Die Elementarteilchen der Physik'.
Contribution to conference or discussion meeting, includes questions and discussion.
(Offprint only).
'Die Datierung Vorgeschichtlicher Funden'.
Article in German review.
(Offprint only) n.d. c.1964-66.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.37  1965

'Guest leader' article (on value of particle physics research) for Science Journal, July 1965.
4 pp. typescript and related correspondence.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.38  1967

'Die Bausteine der Welt'.
2 pp. typescript, September 1967.
English version, titled 'Particles'.
3 pp. typescript (incomplete), n.d.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.39  1967

'The interest is focussing on the atomic nucleus'.
Contribution to Niels Bohr; His life or work as seen by his friends and colleagues, ed. S. Rozenthal, 1967.
Offprint only: two copies, one heavily annotated and revised for use in What little I remember.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.40  1967 and 1974

'Fission - how it all began'.
Talk given at American Physical Society History of Fission Session, April 1967.
2 pp. typescript 'Summary and explanations', and later correspondence, 1974, re use of talk in audiovisual historical programme.
Copy of talk as published in Physics Today.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.41  1971

Stokes Lecture 1971 (with slides).
Folder includes 22 pp. transcript of tape recording (incomplete), photographs, copy of Rutherford's and Geiger's 1912 paper on [alpha]particles.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.42  1971

'Electroscope to Atomic Power'.
20 pp. typescript and ms. draft for illustrated lecture or broadcast.
Includes letter (June 1972) forwarding draft, notes and an earlier 1 p. draft dated December 1971.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.43  1973

'From MeV to GeV'.
Article contributed to 'A Hundred Years of Cambridge Physics', September 1973.
5 pp. ms. and typescript draft, and comment from A. Kempton on the draft.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.43A  nd

Related information: See CSAC 87.5.82/C.120 for a later published version, 1977.

'Who discovered the electron?'
11 pp. typescript and ms. draft, and published version, n.d., but after 1972.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.44  1974

'Presenting physics'.
8 pp. typescript and ms. draft for article published in Physics Bulletin, 1974.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.45  n d

Related information: See CSAC 87.5.82/G.29, G.30 for tape-recordings of talks.
See also CSAC 87.5.82/C.73.

'Distinguishing the main types of radioactivity'.
1 p. typescript, and related correspondence re distribution as a cassette tape recording study guide of this talk and of 'The origin of nuclear fission', also by Frisch.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.46  1975

Notes and background material for a slide lecture on the history of nuclear physics, September 1975.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.47  1976

'Track Identification in High-Energy Jets in Bubble Chambers'.
2 pp. typescript, July 1976.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.48  1977

'The Importance of Technology for the Growth of Physics'.
2 pp. notes for lecture at Newcastle, March 1977, with related correspondence.
1 p. typescript and ms., perhaps for short broadcast, August 1977.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.49  1977

Untitled article (on books which had influenced him) for New Scientist, February 1977.
Heavily-corrected typescript, 3 pp.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.49A  1978

'Nuclear reactors'.
Various typescript and ms. drafts for article or talk, April 1978.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.50  1978

'You can prove anything with statistics'.
10 pp. typescript and ms. draft, September 1978, for contribution to Lying Truths.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.51  [n.d.]

Related information: See CSAC 87.5.82/E.58.

Correspondence, 1977-78, re publication by Minnesota University Press of Frisch's lecture 'Experimental Work with Nuclei: Hamburg, London, Copenhagen', delivered in May 1977.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.52  1979

'A crazy function'.
Humorous short note, June 1979.
Draft, correspondence, offprint.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.53  1979

Correspondence re Frisch's contribution (on Space and Time) to proposed St. Michael General Knowledge Book, August 1979.
Includes notes and several drafts for article.

Lectures and Articles  CSAC 87.5.82/C.54  1979

'Two stories about a small bear', March 1979.
Included here are other anecdotes and sketches, probably written in 1950s.


Drafts and related correspondence.

Meet the atoms (New York 1947).  CSAC 87.5.82/C.55-C.57  [n.d.]

Meet the atoms (New York 1947).  CSAC 87.5.82/C.55  1946-1960

Correspondence with U.S. publishers, initially Bermann-Fischer Verlog, later their successors A.A. Wyn, Inc., 1946-60.
Includes contract, comments on draft manuscript, publishing arrangements, letter from Lise Meitner re Frisch, royalty statements, etc.
In original folder inscribed 'Meet the Atoms'.

Meet the atoms (New York 1947).  CSAC 87.5.82/C.56  1946-1958

Correspondence with Sigma Books Ltd., U.K. publishers, 1946-51, and one letter 1958.
Includes suggestion that Frisch's father should design book jacket for U.K. edition.

Meet the atoms (New York 1947).  CSAC 87.5.82/C.57  1947-1952

Reviews of book, shorter correspondence re various translations, 1947-52.

Atomic physics today (New York 1962).  CSAC 87.5.82/C.58-C.61  [n.d.]

Atomic physics today (New York 1962).  CSAC 87.5.82/C.58  1959-1977

Correspondence with U.S. publishers (Basic Books Inc.), 1959-77.
Includes Agreement, publication arrangements, publicity, royalties, translations, arrangements for U.K. publication (by Oliver and Boyd).

Atomic physics today (New York 1962).  CSAC 87.5.82/C.59  n.d

Royalty statements, reviews, blurb, etc.

Atomic physics today (New York 1962).  CSAC 87.5.82/C.60  n.d

Frisch's notes for book, correspondence with colleagues re information, photographs.

Atomic physics today (New York 1962).  CSAC 87.5.82/C.61  1966

Related information: See also CSAC 87.5.82/C.113.

Correspondence with Basic Books Inc. re arrangements to publish American edition of Working with Atoms (see CSAC 87.5.82/C.62) 1966.
Includes reviews.

Working with atoms (Leicester: Brockhampton Press 1965).  CSAC 87.5.82/C.62-C.64  [n.d.]

Working with atoms (Leicester: Brockhampton Press 1965).  CSAC 87.5.82/C.62  1962-1976

Related information: (see CSAC 87.5.82/C.61).

Correspondence with publishers (Brockhampton Press Ltd.) 1962-76.
Includes Agreement, publication arrangements, translations, arrangements for American edition published by Basic Books

Working with atoms (Leicester: Brockhampton Press 1965).  CSAC 87.5.82/C.63  1965-70

Royalty statements
Proof copy of book, with some ms. corrections.

Working with atoms (Leicester: Brockhampton Press 1965).  CSAC 87.5.82/C.64  1963-1965

Frisch's notes for book, illustrations and photographs.
Correspondence, 1963-65, re illustrations for book, on which Mrs. U. Frisch initially collaborated.

The Nature of matter (London 1972).  CSAC 87.5.82/C.65, C.66  [n.d.]

The Nature of matter (London 1972).  CSAC 87.5.82/C.65  1967-1972

Correspondence with publishers (Thames and Hudson Ltd.), 1967-72.
Includes Agreement, publishing arrangements.
N.B. The book was published in February 1972 (not 1973, as given in the Bibliography, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, 27, 305).

The Nature of matter (London 1972).  CSAC 87.5.82/C.66  1972-78

Royalty statements and correspondence
Review of book.

Miscellaneous drafts for books.  CSAC 87.5.82/C.67-C.75  [n.d.]

Miscellaneous drafts for books.  CSAC 87.5.82/C.67  n.d

Related information: See CSAC 87.5.82/C.125 for correspondence with Pergamon Press on possible publication.

'Manual of radioactivity'.
3 pp. typescript plan for collaborative book (4 authors) with chapter-headings and detailed summary of General Introduction on natural, artificial and applied radioactivity. n.d. c.1946.

Miscellaneous drafts for books.  CSAC 87.5.82/C.68  n.d

Related information: See CSAC 87.5.82/C.105.

Folder inscribed 'Atoms - Manual', containing typescript and ms. draft of two chapters, 'Atomic Structure' (39 pp.) and 'Types of Radioactivity' (46 pp.) n.d.
There is also a 'Historical introduction' (8 pp. typescript, with 2 pp. ms. comments in another hand) intended for a book on fission, n.d., 1950s. (The back of the folder has a note 'Fission Book'.)
Probably intended for proposed book for C.U.P

Miscellaneous drafts for books.  CSAC 87.5.82/C.69  n.d

Related information: See CSAC 87.5.82/C.105 for correspondence for proposed book of this title for C.U.P.

Folder inscribed 'Subatomic Particles', containing notes and drafts for several chapters for a proposed book, as follows:
Miscellaneous notes and headings, some dated 1959, 1960.
'Atoms and the quantum', dated 14 February 1959.
'Introduction', 2 drafts, one with revisions.
'Historical Introduction', dated 1961, 2 drafts, one with revisions and 1 p. comments (numbered 1).
'Waves, Spin, Positrons', incomplete (numbered 3).
Untitled, on waves and spin, incomplete (numbered 4).
'Beta decay and the neutrino' (numbered 7).
'Nuclear Force and the "Mesotron"' (numbered 8).
'Nature's bullets' (numbered 10).

Miscellaneous drafts for books.  CSAC 87.5.82/C.70  n.d

Chapters of a proposed book on 'New Particles', as follows:
'New particles' (numbered 1).
'Observing single particles' (numbered 2).
'The photon: waves and particles' (numbered 2).
'Electrons, protons, nuclei' (numbered 3).
'The atom and the quantum' (numbered 4).
'Recording individual particles' (numbered 4).
'Seeing the tracks of particles' (numbered 5).
Also included are ms. notes by Frisch of the Contents page of a proposed book, containing 18 chapters, dated 27 September 1962.

Miscellaneous drafts for books  CSAC 87.5.82/C.71  n.d

'Elementary atomics'.
Foreword and draft for chapter 1 'Atomic Structure', n.d., perhaps 1950s.

Miscellaneous drafts for books  CSAC 87.5.82/C.72-C.74  [n.d.]

Miscellaneous typescript drafts, some dated 1974, 1976, originally contained in an envelope inscribed 'Through the eyes of a scientist', and intended for a book with that title (see CSAC 87.5.82/C.74).

Miscellaneous typescript drafts  CSAC 87.5.82/C.72  1974

'Energy', miscellaneous drafts and revisions, some dated August 1974.

Miscellaneous typescript drafts  CSAC 87.5.82/C.73  1976

Related information: See CSAC 87.5.82/C.45.

'Coping with Numbers', dated February 1976.
'Distinguishing the Main Types of Radioactivity'.

Miscellaneous typescript drafts  CSAC 87.5.82/C.74  n.d

Related information: See also CSAC 87.5.82/E.51, E.52.

'The Origin of Nuclear Fission'.
11 pp. typescript headed 'The Society of Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Pioneer Lecture honouring Lise Meitner. Presented by Dr. Otto Frisch from Cambridge University at the Annual Meeting of the Society in Miami Beach, Florida in June 1973'.
Includes correspondence re slides and cassette of lecture, and also correspondence with publisher re Frisch's ideas for book 'Through the eyes of a scientist'.

Miscellaneous drafts for books  CSAC 87.5.82/C.75  n.d

Shorter unidentified and undated drafts for books.

BOOK REVIEWS  CSAC 87.5.82/C.76  1950-1979

Most of these are additional to the list given in the Bibliography, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, 27, 305.
'The Acceleration of Particles to High Energies', Discovery, 1950.
'Atomkraft heute und morgen', by Carlos Sánchez del Rio, 1955.
'The Great Decision', by M. Amrine, New Scientist, 1960.
'The Birth of the Bomb', by R.W.Clark, Discovery, 1961.
'From Dualism to Unity in Quantum Physics', by A Landé, Contemp. Physics, 1961.
'The New World', U.S. Atomic Energy Commission History, Vol.1, New Scientist, 1962.
'Physics in the Sixties', ed. S.K. Runcorn, Discovery, 1963.
Combined review of books by Oppenheimer, Weizsäcker and Schrödinger, New Statesman, 1964.
'The Nature of matter', by L.C.L. Yuan, Science Journal, 1965.
'The Art of the soluble', by P.B. Medawar, 1969.
'Rutherford - Recollections of the Cambridge days', by M. Oliphant, 1973.
'Collected Works of Leo Szilard', ed. B. Feld and G. Szilard, Physics Bulletin, 1973.
'Solvay Conferences on Physics', by J. Mehra, 1977.
'Scientists in Power', by S. Weart, Nature, 1979.


N.B. Many of these are additional to those listed in the Bibliography, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, 27, 306.

N. Bohr  CSAC 87.5.82/C.77, C.78  [n.d.]

N. Bohr  CSAC 87.5.82/C.77  n.d

Miscellaneous obituary notices and tributes by Frisch, for The Times (1961, includes copy of previous Times stock obituary 1937), broadcast (December 1962), article or talk (1967).

N. Bohr  CSAC 87.5.82/C.78  n.d

Miscellaneous printed matter, press-cuttings and articles by or about Bohr, assembled by Frisch.

Obituaries and biographical writings  CSAC 87.5.82/C.79  1970

M. Born
Address at Memorial Service, Caius College, Cambridge, May 1970.

Obituaries and biographical writings  CSAC 87.5.82/C.80  1974

J. Chadwick

Obituaries and biographical writings  CSAC 87.5.82/C.81  1967

J.D. Cockcroft
Obituary broadcast on 'Ten O'Clock' programme, September 1967.

Obituaries and biographical writings  CSAC 87.5.82/C.82  1979

A. Einstein
Notes for centenary talk, 1979.

Obituaries and biographical writings  CSAC 87.5.82/C.83  1955

E. Fermi
Offprint from Nature, Lond., 1955.

O. Hahn  CSAC 87.5.82/C.84, C.85  [n.d.]

O. Hahn  CSAC 87.5.82/C.84  1964 and 1968

Articles and tributes by Frisch, for The Observer (1964), Physics Bulletin (1968).

O. Hahn  CSAC 87.5.82/C.85  [n.d.]

Miscellaneous notices, printed matter, press-cuttings and articles by or about Hahn, assembled by Frisch.

Obituaries and biographical writings  CSAC 87.5.82/C.86  n.d

J.E. Littlewood
5 pp. tribute with a ms. note 'Memorial Service?'

Obituaries and biographical writings  CSAC 87.5.82/C.87  n.d

J.R. Oppenheimer
N.d., perhaps on occasion of Fermi Prize, 1963.

Obituaries and biographical writings  CSAC 87.5.82/C.88  1975

G.P. Thomson
Draft for obituary notice in Phil. Mag. and Cont. Phys., with a little editorial correspondence, 1975.

Obituaries and biographical writings  CSAC 87.5.82/C.89  n.d

D.H. Wilkinson


Related information: N.B. For invitations to give lectures abroad, see Section E.

The material, which consists of correspondence sometimes accompanied by a little background information, is presented chronologically. A note is given of any material of particular scientific or personal interest, and significant correspondence is indexed, but it has not been possible to itemise every invitation which Frisch received or accepted, from universities, industrial firms, scientific societies, Jewish organisations, schools and colleges.

Requests for Lectures and Papers  CSAC 87.5.82/C.90  1934, 1946-49

Letter of 1934 is from Birkbeck College Physical Society during Frisch's period in Blackett's laboratory.

Requests for Lectures and Papers  CSAC 87.5.82/C.91  1950-55

Includes correspondence re Frisch's participation in course of extra-mural lectures, London, on 'Atomic Energy', 1954, to which Frisch contributed the second lecture, on 'Atomic Weapons'.

Requests for Lectures and Papers  CSAC 87.5.82/C.92  1956-59

Requests for Lectures and Papers  CSAC 87.5.82/C.93  1960

Requests for Lectures and Papers  CSAC 87.5.82/C.94  1961

Requests for Lectures and Papers  CSAC 87.5.82/C.95  1962-64

Requests for Lectures and Papers  CSAC 87.5.82/C.96  1965-69

Requests for Lectures and Papers  CSAC 87.5.82/C.97  1970-74

Requests for Lectures and Papers  CSAC 87.5.82/C.98  1975

Requests for Lectures and Papers  CSAC 87.5.82/C.99  1976

Includes arrangements for Frisch to give a memorial lecture for W. Ehrenberg at Birkbeck College.

Requests for Lectures and Papers  CSAC 87.5.82/C.100  1977-78

Requests for Lectures and Papers  CSAC 87.5.82/C.101  1979 and undated


The correspondence is mainly with editors or representatives of firms or newspapers, but there are a few exchanges with individuals.
The content relates to Frisch's own publications (articles, books, translations), written or proposed, and to requests for advice or comment by him on material submitted for publication by others.
N.B. Correspondence relating to specific identified writings by Frisch is included with the relevant manuscript drafts in C.1-C.89 above.

Correspondence with Publishers and Editors  CSAC 87.5.82/C.102  1958-1973

Adventures in Experimental Physics 1973
Allen and Unwin Limited
Correspondence and agreement re proposed 'Collected Papers' by Frisch. 1958

Correspondence with Publishers and Editors  CSAC 87.5.82/C.103  1948-1962

American Technion Society 1948
Appleton-Century-Crofts 1964
Atlantic Monthly 1962

Correspondence with Publishers and Editors  CSAC 87.5.82/C.104  1945-1974

Bergmann-Fischer Verlag 1945
Bild der Wissenschaft 1966-67
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 1959, 1974
Butterworths 1950

Correspondence with Publishers and Editors  CSAC 87.5.82/C.105  1953-1974

Cambridge University Press 1953-74
Correspondence on various projects and proposed books.
Includes Agreement for collaborative book on 'Fission', 1953. See CSAC 87.5.82/C.68
Correspondence re proposed book on 'Subatomic Particles' or 'Elementary Particles', eventually dropped at Frisch's request 1960-64. See CSAC 87.5.82/C.69.
Correspondence re Niels Bohr's Atomic Theory and the Description of Nature, and including Frisch's introduction for reissued version, 1960.
Correspondence re translation of Schrödinger's Meine Weltansicht, and including a 'trial translation' by Frisch, 1961-64.
Agreement for proposed book on 'Quantum Theory and Beyond' to be written by Frisch, 1970.
Other miscellaneous correspondence, last date 1974

Correspondence with Publishers and Editors  CSAC 87.5.82/C.106  1957-60

University of Chicago Press
Correspondence mainly re proposed collection of essays and lectures by Frisch, to be published under the title 'Looking at Atoms'; includes Frisch's suggested list of material (July 1957) and readers' reports (January 1958).

Correspondence with Publishers and Editors  CSAC 87.5.82/C.107  1947, 1971

Clarendon Press, Oxford
Re proposed books 'The Neutron (1947) and 'High Energy Physics' (1971).

Correspondence with Publishers and Editors  CSAC 87.5.82/C.107  1962

E.U. Condon
Re proposed publication of historical work by Lise Meitner and Frisch, 1962.

Correspondence with Publishers and Editors  CSAC 87.5.82/C.108  1959-79

Administrative history:
Frisch was a member of the Editorial Board, and contributed an article on 'Molecular Beams' to the introductory issue.

Contemporary Physics
General correspondence, on articles and reviews by Frisch submitted for publication in the journal, his comments on papers by others, suggestions for articles or authors to be approached, etc.

Correspondence with Publishers and Editors  CSAC 87.5.82/C.109  1977-78

André Deutsch

Correspondence with Publishers and Editors  CSAC 87.5.82/C.110  1948-63

Correspondence on articles and reviews by Frisch.
N.B. Drafts of book reviews by Frisch for Discovery are in C.76.

Correspondence with Publishers and Editors  CSAC 87.5.82/C.111  1954-1979

R. Fraser 1954
W.H. Freeman and Company Limited 1979
G.G. Harrap and Company Limited 1959-60

Correspondence with Publishers and Editors  CSAC 87.5.82/C.112  1952-62

A.W. Haslett
Correspondence on various articles by Frisch for Penguin Science News, The Times Science Review, Science Survey, etc.

Correspondence with Publishers and Editors  CSAC 87.5.82/C.113  1961-62

Related information: See also CSAC 87.5.82/C.58-C.61.

W. Heinemann Limited
Re possible publication by Heinemann of U.K. edition of Atomic Physics Today.

Correspondence with Publishers and Editors  CSAC 87.5.82/C.114  1953-54

A. Hildesheimer
Correspondence with author and with several publishing houses about Hildesheimer's book 'Die Welt der Ungewohnten Dimensionen' and including report by Frisch.

Correspondence with Publishers and Editors  CSAC 87.5.82/C.115  1954-1974

Hutchinson's University Library 1960
Re proposed book on nuclear physics.
D. Karten 1967
Macmillan 1970
A. Mondadori Company 1973-74
F. Muller Limited 1954
J.C.Muster 1970
Re 'Single Concept Tapes' project, Otterbein College, Ohio.

Correspondence with Publishers and Editors  CSAC 87.5.82/C.116  1931-1964

Nature 1959-60
Naturwissenschaften 1931
T. Nelson and Sons 1959-64
Re proposed book 'The Young Physicist', with a few notes for chapter-headings.

Correspondence with Publishers and Editors  CSAC 87.5.82/C.117  1955-56

G. Newnes Limited
Frisch acted as Consultant and Adviser for books on peaceful uses of atomic energy (see letter of 9 November 1955 for details of appointment).
General correspondence with the firm, and with possible authors re publications, comments on mss.

New Scientist  CSAC 87.5.82/C.118-C.120  1957-79

Correspondence on articles and reviews by Frisch (many not documented elsewhere in the collection).

New Scientist  CSAC 87.5.82/C.118  1957-60

New Scientist  CSAC 87.5.82/C.119  1970-75

Includes a short article 'One Christmas I shall never forget' [1938] 1973, notes for article on High Energy Physics 1974, correspondence arising from Frisch's article 'Shooting sparrows in the dark' 1975 and a biographical 'profile' of Frisch 1975.

New Scientist  CSAC 87.5.82/C.120  1976-79

Includes correspondence re publication of Frisch's earlier lecture 'Who invented the electron?' (see CSAC 87.5.82/C.43A) 1977, anniversary articles on Lise Meitner and on Einstein 1978.
For book review by Frisch for New Scientist see CSAC 87.5.82/C.76.

Lectures and publications  CSAC 87.5.82/C.121  1964-1977

New York Times 1977
The Observer 1964

Penguin Books Limited  CSAC 87.5.82/C.122-C.124  1946-63

Correspondence on books and articles written or proposed.

Penguin Books Limited  CSAC 87.5.82/C.122  1946-50

Penguin Books Limited  CSAC 87.5.82/C.123  1951-56

Penguin Books Limited  CSAC 87.5.82/C.124  1962-63

Lectures and publications  CSAC 87.5.82/C.125  1953-77

Related information: (see also CSAC 87.5.82/C.67).

Pergamon Press Limited
Mainly re launching of 'Progress in Nuclear Physics'.
Correspondence 1953 refers to proposed 'Manual of Radioactivity'

Lectures and publications  CSAC 87.5.82/C.126  1959, 1972-74

Physics Bulletin
Correspondence 1959 is re article by Frisch on 'Fundamental Particles'; correspondence 1972-74 is re articles on SWEEPNIK and on 'Presenting physics' (See CSAC 87.5.82/C.44).

Lectures and publications  CSAC 87.5.82/C.127  1975

SALVAT Editores

Lectures and publications  CSAC 87.5.82/C.128  1963-1967

Scientific American 1963-67
Correspondence re Frisch's article 'Molecular Beams' and essay-review on Niels Bohr.
The Sunday Times 1967
Re book on Niels Bohr.

Lectures and publications  CSAC 87.5.82/C.129  1969-76

Charles Scribners' Sons
Includes Agreement for Frisch to write book 'Lise Meitner as 1 remember her', 1969, and other articles especially for Dictionary of Scientific Biography.

Lectures and publications  CSAC 87.5.82/C.130  1949-1973

Technica (Russian journal) 1967
J.A. Teegan 1950
The Times 1973
Ulisse 1949
Re Premio Europeo Cortina, for which Frisch's book Meet the Atoms was runner-up.
Universities Quarterly 1957-59

Lectures and publications  CSAC 87.5.82/C.131  1957-1978

Victoria Publications 1956
F. Vieweg and Sons 1959-60
Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 1978
Re re-issuing of Meitner/Frisch 1939 article on Disentegration, and Frisch's 1939 article on Neutron bombardment, both originally in Nature.

Lectures and publications  CSAC 87.5.82/C.132  1963-64

World University Library
Mainly re proposed book 'The Anatomy of Matter'.

Lectures and publications  CSAC 87.5.82/C.133  [n.d.]

Miscellaneous shorter correspondence, permission to quote, requests for information, acknowledgement of material, etc.

PUBLISHED MATERIAL  CSAC 87.5.82/C.134-C.139  [n.d.]

Published Material  CSAC 87.5.82/C.134  n.d

Biographical articles and obituary notices of scientists.

Published Material  CSAC 87.5.82/C.135  n.d

Early reprints on nuclear research.

Published Material  CSAC 87.5.82/C.136  n.d

Pamphlets, declarations, etc. on nuclear warfare, security, C.N.D., including some Second World War material.

Published Material  CSAC 87.5.82/C.137  n.d

Humorous material, articles, verses, songs assembled at various dates.

Published Material  CSAC 87.5.82/C.138, C.139  1981

2 Boxes.

Frisch's publications, presented in the order of the Bibliography, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, 27, 1981.
N.B. This is not a complete set, and there are many additional drafts for unlisted writings elsewhere in Section C.


Administrative history:
In many respects, this Section is complementary to Section C. It covers a similar time-span (1947 - 79) and illustrates the same linguistic range, fluency and ease of exposition. Few scientists of his generation were so regularly in demand, whether for formal - or at least scripted - talks, or for unscripted interviews, contributions to discussion panels, etc. addressed to so many types of listening public. Frisch's success in the medium is attested in D.29 which includes a very favourable Audience Research Report on a series of talks broadcast in 1963; the papers in D.36 also show him actively shaping as well as contributing to a series.

As with the material in Section C, the talks, etc. for which scripts survive and which are listed at D.1 - D.38 are only a proportion of Frisch's contribution to radio; the folders of correspondence, contracts or receipts at D.39 - D.43 give a fuller impression of his popularity as a broadcaster.
Drafts, scripts and related correspondence
D.55-D.59 FILMS


British Broadcasting Corporation - Radio  CSAC 87.5.82/D.1  1947-1948

'Kann man Atome sichtbar machen?'
Talk for 'Aus der Welt der Wissenschaft' series, B.B.C., broadcast 1948.
Drafts and correspondence 1947-48.

British Broadcasting Corporation - Radio  CSAC 87.5.82/D.2  1948-1949

Correspondence 1948-49 re broadcasts for European and Overseas Services, to be given in English and German, on 'The Atom'.
No English script survives, but there are drafts for two talks in German on the nature and uses of atomic energy, one with a note 'BBC 19(48) or 49'.

British Broadcasting Corporation - Radio  CSAC 87.5.82/D.3  1949

'Introducing the atom'.
Talk for 'Science Survey', broadcast October 1949.
Draft and correspondence.

British Broadcasting Corporation - Radio  CSAC 87.5.82/D.4  1949-1950

'Experiments in Physics'.
Two talks for 'Science Review' nos. 100 and 101, broadcast January and March 1950.
Scripts and correspondence 1949-50

British Broadcasting Corporation - Radio  CSAC 87.5.82/D.5  1951-1952

Three talks on 'The Modern Picture of the Atomic Nucleus', given in English and German for Overseas Service, broadcast 1952. The talks were:
The atomic nucleus - what is it made of?
The atomic nucleus - how does it hold together?
The atomic nucleus - new ideas about its structure.
Scripts in English and German, correspondence, plans of talks 1951-52.

British Broadcasting Corporation - Radio  CSAC 87.5.82/D.6  nd

'Unsolved problems in atomic physics'.
Heavily-revised typescript draft with a ms. note 'BBC 1951(?)'.

British Broadcasting Corporation - Radio  CSAC 87.5.82/D.7  1953

'Causality in modern physics'.
Talk broadcast in English and German, 1953, and also in Italian translation.
Notes only for English version, German translation by Frisch, text of Italian translation, correspondence.
The English version was printed in The Listener.

British Broadcasting Corporation - Radio  CSAC 87.5.82/D.8  1953-1954

'Individuality in modern physics'.
Talk for Third Programme, broadcast January 1954 and also in Italian translation.
Draft, Italian translation, correspondence 1953-54.
The English version was printed in The Listener.

Talks on the hydrogen bomb, in Home, European and Overseas Services, given in English, German and Danish, 1954.  CSAC 87.5.82/D.9, D.10  [n.d.]

Talks on the hydrogen bomb, in Home, European and Overseas Services, given in English, German and Danish, 1954.  CSAC 87.5.82/D.9  1954

Drafts for several talks in English, Danish translation of 'How the hydrogen bomb works', correspondence.

Talks on the hydrogen bomb, in Home, European and Overseas Services, given in English, German and Danish, 1954.  CSAC 87.5.82/D.10  1954

Press-cuttings and correspondence from general public arising from broadcast.

British Broadcasting Corporation - Radio  CSAC 87.5.82/D.11  1955

'Theory and Experiment'.
Talk broadcast January 1955, English and German versions, correspondence.

British Broadcasting Corporation - Radio  CSAC 87.5.82/D.12  1955

'Heavy water'.
Talk for Home Service, broadcast February 1955.

British Broadcasting Corporation - Radio  CSAC 87.5.82/D.13  1955

'Atomic energy today'.
Series of four talks, broadcast as prelude to Geneva Conference, July 1955.
The subjects were: 'As a power source'
'Medical and research uses'
'Future possibilities'
Outline of talks, Danish version, correspondence.

British Broadcasting Corporation - Radio  CSAC 87.5.82/D.14  1955

'The anti-proton'.
Talk on Third Programme, December 1955.
Correspondence, 3 typescript drafts for talks with this title (all different texts).

British Broadcasting Corporation - Radio  CSAC 87.5.82/D.15  1955

'"Fossiler Magnetismus" und die Wanderung des Poles'.
Talk in German Service, broadcast December 1955.
2 drafts, with slight variations.

British Broadcasting Corporation - Radio  CSAC 87.5.82/D.16  1956

'A new model of the atomic nucleus'.
Talk in European Service 'Frontiers of Knowledge', broadcast February 1956.

British Broadcasting Corporation - Radio  CSAC 87.5.82/D.17  1956

'What are those atoms?'
3 talks for Home Service 'Science Survey', broadcast February 1956.
The talks were: What are those atoms?
The structure of atoms
The atomic nucleus

British Broadcasting Corporation - Radio  CSAC 87.5.82/D.18  1956

'Letter to a young scientist'.
Broadcast in Home Service, August 1956 and printed in The Listener.
No script survives; folder includes contract and correspondence arising from publication in The Listener.

British Broadcasting Corporation - Radio  CSAC 87.5.82/D.19  1956

Correspondence and part drafts for contributions to two programmes on atomic energy ('The British contribution' and 'Wartime and post-war developments'), broadcast November 1956.

British Broadcasting Corporation - Radio  CSAC 87.5.82/D.20  1956

'The Neutrino discovered'.
Broadcast in Home Service 'The Frontiers of Knowledge', October 1956 and in Italian translation.
Correspondence, copy of Italian version.

British Broadcasting Corporation - Radio  CSAC 87.5.82/D.21  1956

'Antiteilchen and Antimaterie'.
Talk in German Service, broadcast December 1956.

British Broadcasting Corporation - Radio  CSAC 87.5.82/D.22  1957

'Hydrogen Fusion'.
Talk in German Service, broadcast April 1957.

British Broadcasting Corporation - Radio  CSAC 87.5.82/D.23  1959

'This Age of Magnetism'.
Talk for 'Science Survey', May 1959, also broadcast in German Service, June 1959.
Scripts of English and German versions, correspondence which also refers to publication in The Listener and to re-broadcast in Swedish.

British Broadcasting Corporation - Radio  CSAC 87.5.82/D.24  1959

'Thinking in numbers'.
Talk for Network Three series, broadcast November 1959.
Includes script and contributions from other participants, correspondence.

British Broadcasting Corporation - Radio  CSAC 87.5.82/D.25  1959

'This Atomic Age'.
Contributions to a three-part series for the German Service, recorded September 1959.
Plans for series, Frisch's contributions, correspondence.

British Broadcasting Corporation - Radio  CSAC 87.5.82/D.26  1959-1960

'The New Fundamental Particles'.
Three talks given in Third Programme, January 1960, under the titles 'The First Fourteen', 'The Strange Particles', 'Strangeness and Parity'.
Scripts, revised drafts, correspondence 1959-60.

British Broadcasting Corporation - Radio  CSAC 87.5.82/D.27  1960

'The Microcosm'.
Contribution no.3 to 'The World Picture 1960', broadcast in European Service, November 1960.
Draft, broadcast script, brief correspondence.

British Broadcasting Corporation - Radio  CSAC 87.5.82/D.28  1963

'At the Speed of Light'.
Series of six programmes in Network Three; Frisch took part in no.5 'Electromagnetic Radiation and the Atom', broadcast May 1963.
Outline of series, script of Frisch's contribution, correspondence, arrangements for script to be amended and re-broadcast in French by Université Radiophonique et Télévisuelle Internationale.

British Broadcasting Corporation - Radio  CSAC 87.5.82/D.29  1963

'The Magnetic Proton'.
No.2 in the series 'Experiment', broadcast in Third Programme, September 1963 (describing work with Hahn in 1930).
Draft, script of broadcast, correspondence, report (highly favourable) from Audience Research Department, plans to publish series as booklet.

British Broadcasting Corporation - Radio  CSAC 87.5.82/D.30  1964

No.6 in a series of talks 'A Few Ideas', broadcast in Third Programme, April 1964 and subsequently published in The Listener.
Revised draft, correspondence 1963-64.

British Broadcasting Corporation - Radio  CSAC 87.5.82/D.31  1965

'The particles of modern physics'.
Draft, March 1965, probably for broadcast.

British Broadcasting Corporation - Radio  CSAC 87.5.82/D.32  1965-1973

Talk on Einstein, recorded July 1965, as part of three programmes on 'Einstein - the Man and his Achievement', broadcast on the Third Programme, 1966.
Draft, correspondence re talk, German version, publication by B.B.C. Publications 1965-67, and later correspondence re U.S. publication 1970, 1973.

British Broadcasting Corporation - Radio  CSAC 87.5.82/D.33  1965

'Science and Society in the Thirties'.
Discussion programme with many leading scientists as participants, broadcast in Third Programme December 1965.
Script, brief correspondence.

British Broadcasting Corporation - Radio  CSAC 87.5.82/D.34  1966

'Atomic bombs and atomic power'.
Programme 3 in a series of 4 on the history of the atom, World Service, broadcast June 1966.
Draft corrected scripts dated April 1966, correspondence.

British Broadcasting Corporation - Radio  CSAC 87.5.82/D.35  1966

'The Frontiers of Knowledge'.
Series of three contributions broadcast in the form of interviews with G. Steedman, recorded May 1966.
The subjects were 'The Three Parities' and 'Time Reversal' (two talks), broadcast in the European and World Services.
Correspondence, script of one talk only 'Charge, Position and Time Through the Looking-Glass' which was the first of the two on 'Time Reversal'.

'Growing Points in Physics'.  CSAC 87.5.82/D.36, D.37  [n.d.]

Contributions to two series of nine programmes each, broadcast under this title in Study Session (Network Three) 1967.
By invitation, Frisch submitted the general plan of the series, acted as consultant on speakers and scripts, and gave the introductory and the concluding talks 'What is Physics?' and 'The Future of Physics'.
A booklet 'Growing points in physics' was produced by B.B.C. Publications in conjuction with the series, to which Frisch contributed an introduction.

'Growing Points in Physics'.  CSAC 87.5.82/D.36  1966-1973

Correspondence re planning of series, including Frisch's outline for all the talks, suggestions for speakers, etc. 1966-67, and a little later correspondence 1973.

'Growing Points in Physics'.  CSAC 87.5.82/D.37  n.d

Draft and broadcast scripts, booklet, etc.

British Broadcasting Corporation - Radio  CSAC 87.5.82/D.38  1969

Contribution to Christmas edition of 'Science in Action', World Service, December 1969.
Script of broadcast (other contributors were K. Lonsdale, A.F. Huxley, J. Needham), brief correspondence.

Shorter B.B.C. correspondence.  CSAC 87.5.82/D.39-D.43  [n.d.]

These folders document broadcasts or projects for B.B.C. radio for which no identifiable script survives. Many were for unscripted discussion programmes or interviews such as the 'Questions in the air' series to which Frisch frequently contributed. Others were for projects which may not always have been completed. In some cases only the contract, or receipt for payment, have survived.

Shorter B.B.C. correspondence.  CSAC 87.5.82/D.39  1947-56

Shorter B.B.C. correspondence.  CSAC 87.5.82/D.40  1957-62

Correspondence June 1959 includes invitation to participate in B.B.C. European Service 21st Anniversary series on 'The Scientist and Society'; Frisch's letter, declining, explains his interest in science as entirely for its own sake.

Shorter B.B.C. Correspondence.  CSAC 87.5.82/D.41  1963-79

Correspondence August 1969 is re an interview on SWEEPNIK.
Correspondence 1977 is re interview with Frisch for series 'One man's lifetime'.
Correspondence 1979 is re Frisch's participation in 'Kaleidoscope' programme on Einstein.

Shorter B.B.C. Correspondence.  CSAC 87.5.82/D.42  1948-66

Miscellaneous correspondence on B.B.C. programmes, various dates

Shorter B.B.C. Correspondence.  CSAC 87.5.82/D.43  nd

Envelope of receipts for various B.B.C. payments.

TELEVISION COMPANIES (U.K.)  CSAC 87.5.82/D.44-D.50  [n.d.]

Arrangement: In alphabetical order.

Television Companies (U.K.)  CSAC 87.5.82/D.44  1964

Anglia Television Limited

Television Companies (U.K.)  CSAC 87.5.82/D.45  1961

Associated Television Limited
'Decisions of our Time'.

British Broadcasting Corporation - Television  CSAC 87.5.82/D.46-D.49  [n.d.]

British Broadcasting Corporation - Television  CSAC 87.5.82/D.46  1960

Correspondence, proposals, etc. for a projected programme 'Science International'. Frisch was asked to serve as 'Visual Technical Adviser' and submitted a draft script on elementary particles. Plans for the programme were later cancelled. 1960.

British Broadcasting Corporation - Television  CSAC 87.5.82/D.47  1961-62

British Broadcasting Corporation - Television  CSAC 87.5.82/D.48  1964-1979

1964 (includes contribution to film biography of Einstein).
1973 (programme on Bohr 'The Steadfast Tin Soldier')
1979 (Open University programme on 'Science and Belief')

British Broadcasting Corporation - Television  CSAC 87.5.82/D.49  n.d

Miscellaneous shorter correspondence.

Television Companies (UK)  CSAC 87.5.82/D.50  1976

Yorkshire Television Limited

RADIO AND TELEVISION (EUROPE)  CSAC 87.5.82/D.51-D.54  [n.d.]

Arrangement: In chronological order.

Radio and Television (Europe)  CSAC 87.5.82/D.51  1953-54

Rot-Weiss-Rot (Viennese radio station).
Requests for a talk in series 'Osterreicher im Ausland'.

Radio and Television (Europe)  CSAC 87.5.82/D.52  1956-57

U.S. Government's Radio Station RIAS, Berlin
Correspondence, drafts, script for talk 'Neuere Ergebnisse der Kernforschung', broadcast October 1956, and re publication of this talk and another on causality.

Radio and Television (Europe)  CSAC 87.5.82/D.53  1965-1968

Université Radiophonique Internationale, Paris 1965
Swiss Radio 1966
Correspondence and script of talk on 'Umstrittene Symmetriegesetze'.
RAI - Radiotelevisione Italiana 1968
Swedish Radio (re television programme) 1968

Radio and Television (Europe)  CSAC 87.5.82/D.54  1973

'Die Wettlauf um die Atombombe'
Correspondence re programme on Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, transmitted July 1973.
Includes reviews, photographs, brief correspondence with F. Strassmann.

FILMS  CSAC 87.5.82/D.55-D.59  [n.d.]

Arrangement: In chronological order.

Films  CSAC 87.5.82/D.55  1946

Related information: (See What little I remember, pp. 194-195)

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures
Correspondence and papers 1946 re proposed film 'The beginning or the end'
Includes exchanges with film company and with Lise Meitner (who objected to the project), and copies of a typescript by Frisch with a ms. introductory note 'Sketch for some scenes in an "Atomic Energy" film; written in an attempt to improve on a script shown to me by MGM which was wrong in fact and atmosphere. This, though condensed and fictitious, is basically correct'.

Films  CSAC 87.5.82/D.56  1946

Gaumont British Instructional Films Limited 1946
Brief correspondence only, exchanged by M.W. Perrin and R.E. Peierls, re proposed film on development of atomic energy, and including a draft 'Scene 204. Speech by Dr. Frisch', probably intended for film.

Films  CSAC 87.5.82/D.57  1970

'Birth of the Bomb', film for American television.
Correspondence with producer, 1970.

Films  CSAC 87.5.82/D.58  1971

'A World in Flight', documentary film.
Correspondence with director, outline treatment of project, 1971.

Films  CSAC 87.5.82/D.59  1976-1977

Pathé cinéma, documentary film 'The atomic development'.
Correspondence 1976-77.


Related information: For Pugwash conferences see CSAC 87.5.82/F.101, F.112.

The material is presented in chronological order. It varies in content from a brief notice or programme to a substantial folder including scientific correspondence, arrangements for lecture or publication, travel arrangements, visits to friends and the like.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.1  1946-1948

American Physical Society, M.I.T., April 1946.
The Physical Society, Conference on Fundamental Particles and Low-Temperature Physics, Cambridge, July 1946.
University of Ghent Colloquium, invitation and letter of thanks from A. Berthelot, 1946-47.
Collège de France, Rutherford memorial meeting, 1947.
University of Birmingham, Conference 'Problems of Nuclear Physics', September 1948.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.2  1948

8th Solvay Conference, Brussels, September 1948.
Information, programme, typescript 'Solvay Conference notes 1948' on papers by E. Teller and R. Serber.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.3  1949

Conference on high-speed automatic calculating-machines, Cambridge, June 1949 (programme only).

International Congress for Nuclear Physics, Quantum-Electrodynamics and Cosmic Rays, Basle - Como, September 1949.  CSAC 87.5.82/E.4-E.6  [n.d.]

Administrative history:
Frisch gave a lecture on 'Scintillation counters' later published in Helv. phys. Acta, 23.

International Congress for Nuclear Physics, Quantum-Electrodynamics and Cosmic Rays, Basle - Como, September 1949.  CSAC 87.5.82/E.4  1949

Programmes, list of participants.

International Congress for Nuclear Physics, Quantum-Electrodynamics and Cosmic Rays, Basle - Como, September 1949.  CSAC 87.5.82/E.5  1949

Brief ms. notes for Frisch's lecture, printed abstracts of lectures some annotated by Frisch.

International Congress for Nuclear Physics, Quantum-Electrodynamics and Cosmic Rays, Basle - Como, September 1949.  CSAC 87.5.82/E.6  1949

Brief correspondence with organisers and editor.
Family correspondence received by Frisch at conference.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.7  1950

Visit to Stanford University, California, June-September 1950.
Correspondence re award of Fulbright travel grant, and with Cavendish Laboratory.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.8  1950-1951

Commisariat à I'Énergie Atomique, Paris, invitation to lecture, November 1950.
The Physical Society, Cambridge, December 1950.
Università degli Studi, Rome, invitation to lecture, April 1951.
Discussion - conference on Nuclear Physics (arranged for 60th birthday of Bothe), Heidelberg, June 1951.
Correspondence and programme.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.9  1951

Conference on Problems of Quantum Physics, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Copenhagen, July 1951.
Information, programme.
Also enclosed is correspondence re another visit to Copenhagen, October 1951.

Visit to U.S.A. August-October 1951.  CSAC 87.5.82/E.10, E.11  [n.d.]

Administrative history:
Frisch attended the International Conference on Nuclear Physics and Fundamental Particles organised by the Institute for Nuclear Studies, University of Chicago, September 1951. He chaired the session on 'Reactions of Light Nuclei'.
He also attended the 'Lecture Series' at Oak Ridge, visited other laboratories and gave several talks during his period in U.S.A.

Visit to U.S.A. August-October 1951.  CSAC 87.5.82/E.10  Correspondence re Conference at Chicago, programme, list of participants, etc

Visit to U.S.A. August-October 1951.  CSAC 87.5.82/E.11  1951

Correspondence re other visits and talks, to Bell Telephone Laboratories, Brookhaven National Laboratories, Carnegie Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Iowa State College, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Washington University.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.12  1952

Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, lecture and 'ORF Newsletter' to Cavendish Laboratory, April 1952.
Lund University, Sweden, lecture, April 1952.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.13  1952

Visit to German physical laboratories, June 1952.
Itinerary, reports on research projects and on scientists met, own journal of trip, brief correspondence from colleagues arranging visits, etc.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.14  1953

Visit to Singapore, as External Examiner in Physics, University of Malaya, May-June 1953.
Correspondence re appointment and visit, lecture, comments on draft papers, incidental visits to Rome, Bombay, Colombo.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.15  1953

Birmingham Conference on Nuclear Physics, July 1953.
List of participants, programme, printed report of proceedings.

Visit to Vienna, arranged by British Council under Foreign University Interchange Scheme, June 1954.  CSAC 87.5.82/E.16, E.17  [n.d.]

Administrative history:
Frisch gave lectures at Vienna, Graz and Innsbruck and attended a Conference of the Austrian Physical Society.

Visit to Vienna, arranged by British Council under Foreign University Interchange Scheme, June 1954.  CSAC 87.5.82/E.16  1954

Correspondence with British Council and with colleagues, re visit and engagements.

Visit to Vienna, arranged by British Council under Foreign University Interchange Scheme, June 1954.  CSAC 87.5.82/E.17  [n.d.]

Correspondence re Cavendish Laboratory affairs.
Personal and family correspondence during visit.
Corrected draft of an article on atomic energy (by a journalist) which Frisch substantially rewrote.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.18  1954

International Nuclear Physics Conference, sponsored by International Union of Pure and Applied Physics and Unesco, Glasgow, July 1954.
Information, programme, abstracts of papers.
'Some notes on the Glasgow Nuclear Physics Conference', 12 pp. typescript.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.19  1955

Ms. and typed notes taken at Conference at Pisa, June 1955.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.20  1956

Invitation card (only) to lecture on 'Cherenkov Detectors', given by Frisch at Stockholm, May 1956.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.21  1957

Visit to Austrian Atomic Energy Study Group, Vienna, May 1957.
Frisch lectured on 'Probleme der Atomenergiegewinnung aus Wasserstoff'.
Correspondence, brief summary of lecture, draft of similar lecture 'Kann Mann aus Wasserstoff Atomkraft gewinnen?' dated April 1957.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.22  1957

Conference on Controlled Thermonuclear Reactions, A.E.R.E. Harwell, June 1957.
Information, participants, programme.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.23  1957-1958

Visit to Cornell, U.S.A. as Visiting Professor in Department of Nuclear Studies, 1957-58.
Correspondence with colleagues and authorities at Cornell and at Cambridge.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.24  1959

Brookhaven Conference on Molecular Beams, Heidelberg, June 1959, organised by H. Kopfermann.
Invitation and travel grant application only.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.25  1960

Visit to Heidelberg, to lecture on 'Kohörente Bremsstrahlung von Krystallen', June 1960.
Brief correspondence only.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.26  1960-1963

Correspondence re possible visit to Australia on Commonwealth Universities Interchange Scheme, 1960-63.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.27  1961

Related information: See CSAC 87.5.82/E.30

Visit to American University of Beirut, Lebanon, to give three lectures, March 1961, as part of British Council visit
Correspondence only.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.28  1961

Visit to Dortmund under auspices of British Council, to give lecture as part of the Dortmund English Festival, May 1961.
Correspondence only.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.29  1961

Visit to Institute of Theoretical Physics, Vienna, to give two lectures (on elementary particles and on bubble chamber research), May 1961.
Correspondence only.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.30  1960-1961

Related information: (see CSAC 87.5.82/E.27)

Correspondence with British Council 1960-61 re proposed visit to Iran and Pakistan to lecture and visit laboratories, scheduled for March 1961 but cancelled by Frisch. The visit to Beirut was intended as part of this trip.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.31  1962

Visit to Basle under British Council University Interchange Scheme, to lecture on new particles, and on work at the Cavendish Laboratory, June 1962.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.32  1962

Itinerary (only) for visit to U.S., March-April 1962.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.33  1961-1963

Related information: (See CSAC 87.5.82/C.36)

Visit to Düsseldorf to lecture to Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Forschung des Landes Nordchein-Westfalen, December 1962.
Frisch lectured on elementary particles and his talk was published
Correspondence 1961-63 re arrangements and publication.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.34  1963-1965

Correspondence 1963-64 re proposed visit September 1964-June 1965 as Visiting Professor, University of Miami. Frisch was not able to take up the offer.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.35  1964

International University Course, Vienna, September 1964, on 'Formgestaltung der Welt seit dem Ersten Weltkrieg'.
Frisch lectured on '50 Jahre Grundlagenphysik'.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.36  1964

Visit to Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics, Austin, Texas, December 1964, and to various other laboratories, universities and friends.
Correspondence re arrangements to visit and lecture, notes taken at Texas conference.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.37  1965

World Jewish Congress, British Section.
Informal Conference on 'Why Remain Jewish in this Changing World?' June 1965.
Invitation and acceptance only.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.38  1967

'Perspectives of Nuclear Physics, Elementary Particle Physics, Radiochemistry and Nuclear Chemistry'.
Symposium for Centenary of Marie Sklodowska-Curie, Warsaw, October 1967.
Invitation, correspondence, programme, list of participants, information, etc.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.39  1967-1968

Visit to Israel, December 1967-January 1968.
Ms. diary of events, some ms. notes of laboratories and people seen, brief correspondence.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.40  1968-1970

Visit to U.S.A., January-February 1969.
Frisch attended a National Topical Meeting of the American Nuclear Society, on Fast Burst Reactors, at Albuquerque, January 1969, and also lectured and visited at other laboratories and universities.
Frisch chaired Session I on 'Fast Burst Reactor Analysis Techniques'.
Itinerary, correspondence with colleagues and friends, 1968-70.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.41  1969

European Physical Society, Inaugural Conference, 'The Growth Points of Physics', Florence, April 1969.
Programme, information, abstracts.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.42  1969

Visit to Leiden, May 1969.
Letter from Frisch to his family, describing the visit.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.43  1970

Visit to Russia (Moscow, Novosibirsk), sponsored by Board of Trade Fairs and Promotions Branch, September 1970.
Itinerary, correspondence, Frisch's ms. journal of trip.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.44  1971

Visit to Hungary (Budapest), sponsored by Department of Trade and Industry Fairs and Promotions Branch, as part of 'British Engineering Week', March 1971.
Various itineraries and arrangements, correspondence.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.45  1971

Second Symposium on the Recent Developments in Neutron Activation Analysis, Cambridge, June-July 1971.
Frisch gave the opening speech, a copy of which is included in the folder.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.46  1972

Visit as External Examiner for doctorate theses, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, February 1972.
Correspondence, arrangements, Frisch's ms. journal of trip.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.47  1972

Related information: See CSAC 87.5.82/A.106.

Visit to Vienna, for 50th anniversary of 'Matura' at Piaristner-Gymnasium.
Frisch gave a talk, '50 Jahre unter Physikern', May 1972.
Correspondence, including news of old schoolfellows.

Visit to Sweden and Finland, June-July 1972.  CSAC 87.5.82/E.48, E.49  1972

Administrative history:
Frisch lectured at the Seventh Summer School in Physics at Loma-Koli, organised by Research Institute for Theoretical Physics, Helsinki. Mrs. Frisch accompanied him, and gave a talk on brass-rubbing.
After the conference, Frisch suffered a heart attack and was obliged to remain in hospital until 14 July.

Visit to Sweden and Finland, June-July 1972.  CSAC 87.5.82/E.48  Correspondence re conference, information, programme, itinerary

Visit to Sweden and Finland, June-July 1972.  CSAC 87.5.82/E.49  Personal correspondence re Frisch's illness and delayed return home

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.50  1972

'Exploratory Conference on the Future of Science and Technology in Austria', Vienna, October 1972.
Invitation, correspondence, Frisch's notes, presscuttings, plans for questions to be discussed, etc.

Visit to U.S.A., June-July 1973.  CSAC 87.5.82/E.51, E.52  [n.d.]

Administrative history:
Frisch was invited to give the Nuclear Pioneer Lecture, on Lise Meitner, at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, Miami. Because of his heart attack the previous year, he arranged for his daughter Monica to accompany him.
After the conference Frisch visited various laboratories and institutions, lecturing and seeing friends.

Visit to U.S.A., June-July 1973.  CSAC 87.5.82/E.51  1973

Correspondence re meeting and lecture, programme, presscuttings, visas.
11 pp. typescript and ms. version of lecture (another copy is at C.74)
3 pp. typescript of a lecture 'The Origin of Nuclear Fission', perhaps prepared for same trip.

Visit to U.S.A., June-July 1973  CSAC 87.5.82/E.52  1973

Correspondence re visits and lectures at Berkeley, Dartmouth, Los Alamos, National Accelerator Laboratory, Princeton, University of Washington Seattle; and a little personal correspondence with friends in U.S.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.53  1974

Visit to CERN, to lecture on 'Lise Meitner and the Growth of Nuclear Physics', May 1974.
Correspondence, notes for lecture, marked for slides.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.54  1974

Symposium on the retirement of R.E. Peierls, Oxford, July 1974, at which Frisch spoke.
Correspondence, programme, participants.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.55  1975

Visit to Denmark, sponsored by Niels Bohr Institute and Atomic Energy Commission, September 1975.
Frisch gave two lectures on 'The Tortuous Path to Atomic Power'.
Correspondence, 16 pp. transcript from recording of lecture at Riso (Atomic Energy Research Establishment).

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.56  1976

Visit to Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Heidelberg, to lecture at colloquium, February 1976.
Correspondence only.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.57  n.d

Visit to Vienna at invitation of University, to celebrate 50th anniversary of Frisch's Doctorate. Frisch lectured on 'Der schmale Pfad zur Uranspaltung', and also lectured at Graz, Innsbruck and Linz.
The folder also includes a little personal correspondence about visits by Frisch and his wife to relatives and friends in the course of the trip, and Frisch's brief ms. journal.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.58  1977

Related information: See also CSAC 87.5.82/C.51

Visit to U.S.A., May-June 1977.
Frisch attended the Symposium on the History of Nuclear Physics, University of Minnesota and gave a talk 'Experimental work with Nuclei: Hamburg, London and Copenhagen'.
Frisch was accompanied by his son Anthony, and arranged visits to several universities and institutions, lecturing and seeing friends.
Itinerary, conference programme and information, correspondence.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.59  1977

Symposium on the Foundations of Modern Physics, Loma-Koli, Finland, August 1977.
Frisch accepted an invitation to attend and to give a talk on 'The Importance of Technical Innovations for the Development of Physics'.
He was invited to participate in a meeting of the Finnish Pugwash Group, but later declined both invitations through pressure of work.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.60  1978

American Physical Society Symposium commemorating 40th anniversary of discovery of fission, Washington D.C., April 1978, at which Frisch was invited to take the chair.
Letter of invitation only (Frisch did not go).

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.61  1978-1979

Visit to 'Herbstschule' on high energy physics, Maria Laach Abbey, Bonn, September 1978.
Folder also includes correspondence re lecture to be given at DESY (organisers of 'Herbstschule'), Hamburg, March 1979.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.62  1979

Visit to U.S.A., April-May 1979.
Frisch attended the International Symposium in Honor of Robert R. Wilson at Fermilab, Illinois, April 1979.
Frisch was accompanied by his wife, and arranged visits to several universities and institutions, lecturing and seeing friends.
Itineraries, conference material, correspondence.

Visits and Conferences  CSAC 87.5.82/E.63  [n.d.]

1979 and undated

SECTION F CORRESPONDENCE  CSAC 87.5.82/F.1 - F.147  [n.d.]

This Section brings together the remaining letters not kept by Frisch in folders with related research notes, drafts for publications, etc. Some of the letters complement material in other Sections, but the majority are shorter exchanges with scientific colleagues, or personal correspondence.
It should be noted that several of the letters have Frisch's reply typed on the verso.
The correspondence is presented in alphabetical order, dated and indexed, and with a brief indication of any material of particular scientific or personal interest.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.1  1964-70

Adelman, S.L.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.2  1945-c.1951

Related information: (see What Little I remember, p.197).

Agnew, D.
Frisch was briefly engaged to her in 1947

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.3  1948-1978

Alexandrov, A. 1977
Allen, W.D. 1957
Frisch's carbon only: comments on book.
Alvarez, L.W. 1948, 1968, 1978

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.4  1953-1974

Arms, S. 1953
Aspden, H. 1974
Frisch's carbon only.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.5  1946-48

Related information: See also Pugwash Conferences, CSAC 87.5.82/F.101.

Atomic Scientists Association
Miscellaneous printed matter, policy declarations, conference programmes, the Nunn May case, etc., with a few ms. notes by Frisch.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.6  1956-1972

Badash, L. 1965
Badura-Skoda 1972
Frisch's draft only.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.7  1940-41

Bagguley, B.
Includes accounts of life in Birmingham and Liverpool.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.8  1954-1974

Baldinger, E. 1954, 1955
Barbour, J.B. 1963-66, 1974

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.9  1950-1978

Bentwich, N 1951
Bethe, H.A. 1950, 1978
Correspondence 1978 is photocopy letter from Bethe on his recollections of 'compound nucleus' concept in 1934-35.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.10  1947

Bjerge, T.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.11  1935, 1955

Blackett, P.M.S.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.12  1951 (card), 1953-56

Blaskopf, H.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.13  1961-66

Blau, M. and others
Mainly with colleagues to obtain some financial help for Marietta Blau, a distinguished Viennese scientist who had worked on nuclear emulsions.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.14  1935-1973

Bloch, F. 1935 (1 letter only)
1973 (Frisch's carbon only)

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.15  1945-73

Boggild, J.K.
Boggild was a colleague of Frisch at the Niels Bohr Institute in the 1930s and remained there.
Includes card, October 1945, signed by Bohr and other colleagues, and letter March 1948 with message from Lise Meitner.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.16  1947, 1951, 1963

Bohr, N. and Bohr, M.
Scientific and personal correspondence from Niels and Margarethe Bohr.
Includes 1 p. 'N. Bohr's 1930 lectures on quantum mechanics (From notes by E. Krüger and T. Bjerge)'.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.17  1942-1963

Bondi, H. 1959
Frisch's carbon only.
Bondy, H.F. 1942
Born, M. 1955-63
Braddick, H.J.J. 1954

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.18  1947, 1950, 1962, 1967

Bragg, W.L.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.19  1948-54

Braunschweig, R.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.20  1954-67

Breitenberger, E.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.21  1973-79

Brent, B.J.
Brent (formerly Josephy) had worked at Hamburg under Stern at the same time as Frisch. Correspondence is mainly re photographs and film of distinguished scientists.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.22  1946-70

Bretscher, E. and Bretscher, H.
Personal and scientific correspondence with Egon and Hanni Bretscher, mainly re Harwell.
Includes obituary tribute to Bretscher, written by Frisch for Nature, 1973.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.23  1945-1954

Brings, T.H. 1947
Broch, E. 1945
Broda, E. 1954

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.24  c1961-1979

Brode, B. n.d.
Letter at Los Alamos, arranging a meeting to discuss 'Peace after this war'.
Brookes, A.M.P. 1979
Brostrom, K.J. 1961

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.25  1947-1967

Bugg, D. 1958
Bunemann, O. 1947, 1950
Byer, T. 1967

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.26  1948-1958

Campbell, A.J. 1958
Casimir, H.B.G. 1948
Cassels, J.M. 1957

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.27  1947-70

Chadwick, J.
Scientific and personal correspondence. Includes 'Some stories about Sir James Chadwick (reported by O.R. Frisch, 1976)'.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.28  c1950-1960

Clark, R.W. 1959-60
Cochran, W. n.d.
Cockburn, R. 1950-51 and n.d.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.29  1946, 1956, 1959, 1965, 1967

Cockcroft, J.D. and Cockcroft, E.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.30  1934-1975

Cohen, S. 1975
Conrad, R. 1934
Copley, E. 1977
Corbière, H. 1953
Request for impressions of Einstein for proposed book 'Homage to Einstein'.
Cüer, P. 1953

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.31  1952-1970

Darwin, C.G. 1954 (Frisch's carbon only)
1963 (from Frisch to Lady Darwin)
Davies, D.J.M. 1970
Deakin, C. 1965
Dee, P.I. 1952

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.32  1948-1979

Delbrück, M. 1950, 1978-79
Deutsch, M. 1948
Devons, S. 1955, 1965, n.d.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.33  1954-1972

Dobbs, H.A.C. 1965
Dott, H.M. 1971
Droste, J.V. 1954
Duncan, R. 1972
Dunworth, J.V. 1955

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.34  1963-1975

Eaton, C. 1964
Ehrenberg, W. and Ehrenberg, M. 1963-64, 1975

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.35  1950-57

Eikhoff, L. (later Montgomery)

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.36  1962-64, 1973

Estermann, I.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.37  1945-51, 1965, 1975

Feather, N.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.38  1947-1961

Feld, B.T. 1948
Feldau, W.V. 1958, 1959
Feldberg, W. and Feldberg, J., Feldberg, K. 1947-52, 1960-61

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.39  1948

Feynman, R. P.
One letter only, re work at Los Alamos.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.40  1956-1969

Fischer, R. 1959
Fleischmann, R. 1956-57
Fokker, A.D. 1966, 1969

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.41  1934-1952

Franck, J. 1934, n.d., 1952 (re Franck's birthday)

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.42  1947-1973

Fraser, R. 1947, 1963
Freeman, J. 1955
Freudenreich, R.v. 1965, 1973
Letter 1965 is to Lise Meitner, re history of her work in 1930s; letter 1973 is re work of P.A.M. Dirac).
Friesen, I.v. 1948-49
Frisch, D.H. 1963

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.43  1940-1974

Gang, M. 1940, 1951
Garlick, G.F.J. 1952-61, 1974 (Frisch' carbon only)
Correspondence 1961 includes Garlick's draft note for Nature on Pringsheim's 80th birthday.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.44  1945-67

Gill, E.
Frisch met Evan Gill in Liverpool (see What little I remember, p.140) and they remained life-long friends. The correspondence includes several references to the work of Eric Gill, brother of Evan.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.45  1967-1977

Gill, J.M. 1977
Re possible research projects to help the blind.
Givon, S. 1967
Glaser, D. 1977

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.46  1922-1955

Gold, T. 1952, 1955
Correspondence 1955 is a brief but interesting exchange on the 'continuous creation' controversy.
Goldstein, L. 1922

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.47  1962

Good, I.J.
Correspondence arising from a lecture by Frisch to British Society for the Philosophy of Science. Includes a note by Good 'A new model for polarization', and summary and 8 pp. typescript draft paper by Good 'Quantum Mechanics and Yoga' to be given at a Symposium on 'Yoga and Parapsychology', Lucknow.
Also included are typescript copies of 3 short talks by Frisch 'Why are physical laws what they are?' (1952), 'Why is quantum theory?' (1953), 'Why are there laws of nature?' (1954).

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.48  1949, n.d., 1973-76

Goodall, M.C. and others
On relativistic quantum mechanics; few letters dated.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.49  1939-1973

Gordon, W. 1939
Gray, R. 1973
Green, C. 1963-64

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.50  1946-1978

Gregory, R.L. 1978
Grimble, A.F. 1952-53
Groth, W. 1964-65
Gustafson, T. 1946

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.51  1948, 1957, 1963-65, 1979

Hahn, O.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.52  nd

Hahn, O.
Photocopies of letters by Hahn written December 1938; letters of 19 and 21 are to Lise Meitner, card of 23 is to Eva von Bergius, letter of 28 to 'Liebe Kollegin'.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.53  1953-1977

Halban, H. 1953
Halpern, J. 1954-55
Hanle, P.A. 1977
Re E. Schrödinger.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.54  1954-76

Haxel, O.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.55  1948-1953

Hearst, W. 1951, 1953
Hein, P. 1948
Henriques, O.M. 1949

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.56  1939-43

Related information: See What little I remember, p.137.

Herz, M.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.57  1945-1977

Herzog, G. 1945
Hesse, M.B. 1962, 1977

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.58  1935-50, and 1966

Hevesy, G. various dates

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.59  1953-1977

Hill, R. 1977
Hintz, N. 1953
Hirsch, F. 1961

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.60  1945-1979

Hodgson, P.E. 1954
Hoffer-Jensen, S. 1945-49, 1975
Letter of 1945 contains news of Niels Bohr Institute, during and after the Second World War.
Hogben, E. 1966, 1978
Holland, A.E. 1973, 1977, 1979

Hope, M. (later Herrman) and others  CSAC 87.5.82/F.61-F.64  1939-78

Personal correspondence, with accounts of work in Birmingham, Liverpool, London, life in wartime Britain, etc. Not all letters are dated.

Hope, M. (later Herrman) and others  CSAC 87.5.82/F.61  1939

Hope, M. (later Herrman) and others  CSAC 87.5.82/F.62  1940

Hope, M. (later Herrman) and others  CSAC 87.5.82/F.63  1941-42

Hope, M. (later Herrman) and others  CSAC 87.5.82/F.64  1943, various dates 1947-78

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.65  c1947-1978

Houtermans, F.G. n.d., 1948
Howorth, M. 1955
Huber, P. 1954
Hutchinson, G.W. various dates 1959-78
Hutten, E.H. 1947, 1961

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.66  1966-1978

Irving, D. 1966
Request for comments on history of uranium fission.
Isenstein, H. 1968, 1973, 1978
Isenstein was a Danish sculptor and the folder includes photographs of his portrait busts of A. Wheeler and E. Rutherford. Correspondence 1973 is re drawing of Frisch by Isenstein sent to Trinity College, Cambridge.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.67  1947-1952

Jacobsen, J.C.G. 1947, 1948
Includes a little correspondence with other members of the Jacobsen family.
Jahn, H.A. 1952

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.68  1947-49, 1966

Jeffreys, H. and Jeffreys, B.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.69  1952-1975

Jellis, R.E. 1973-75
Jensen, E. 1952
Jensen, H.D. 1955
Jentschke, W. 1961

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.70  1948-1977

Jones, R.V. 1965
Josephson, B.D. 1960, 1977
Junghaus, J. 1948
Jungk, R. 1956

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.71  1947-59, 1979

Karlik, B.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.72  1932-1970

Katz, N. 1945
Kemmer, N. 1964, 1970
Khanna, R.C. 1964
King, W.J. 1962
Kirchner, F. 1932
Klemperer, O. 1934

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.73  1949-1964

Koch, J. 1964
Köllmer-Langhammer, E. 1954
Re Frisch's father
Kopfermann, H. 1949, 1955

Kowarski, L. and Kowarski, K.  CSAC 87.5.82/F.74-F.76  1946-78

Personal and scientific correspondence, re meetings, publications, research projects, nuclear energy programme, etc.

Kowarski, L. and Kowarski, K.  CSAC 87.5.82/F.74  1946-66

Kowarski, L. and Kowarski, K.  CSAC 87.5.82/F.75  c1941

Photocopy of Kowarski's Affidavit to the Patent Compensation Board, United States Atomic Energy Commission, describing his research in France and Britain (to January-March 1941).

Kowarski, L. and Kowarski, K.  CSAC 87.5.82/F.76  [n.d.]


Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.77  1945, 1951

Laslett, L.J.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.78  1973-77

Laurikainen, K.V.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.79  1950-1963

Lauritsen, T. 1950
Lawson, D. 1963
Lawson, J.D. 1955

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.80  1954-1978

Related information: Recollections of work at Niels Bohr Institute
(See What little I remember, p.89).

Lemmerich, J. 1978
Lenz, 1954
Frisch's carbon only.
Levi, H. 1975
Lewkowicz, A. 1970

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.81  1969-78

Lisco, L. various dates
(Daughter of J. Franck; includes recollections of Franck, Lise Meitner, etc.)

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.82  1949-1978

Littauer, R. 1949
Lohde, H. 1972
Longuet-Higgins, H.C. 1978
Lonsdale, K. 1958
Lorenz, K. 1964

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.83  1967-76

McCutchen, B.S.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.84  1957-75

McCutchen, C.
Includes some research papers.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.85  c1953-1970

Manley, J.H. 1963, 1970
Marshak, R. 1950
Frisch's carbon only.
Massey, H.S.W. n.d.
Mattauch, J. 1952
Mayr, G. 1953, 1960

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.86  1960-1970

Menuhin, Y. 1960
Metropolis, N.C. 1979
Miller, F. 1967-69
Milner, E.V. 1970
Moller, C. 1970

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.87  1943-79

Moon, P.B.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.88  1946-1978

Morrison, P. 1946, 1950
Moss, N. 1978

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.89  1946, 1954-63

Mott, N.F. and others

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.90  1950-1970

Motz, H. 1950, 1954
Neurath, M.L. 1954-55, 1960
Newton-John, I. various dates 1954-70
(Daughter of M.Born; includes some recollections.)

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.91  1947-1978

O'Gorman, M. 1950
Oliphant, M.L.E. 1947, 1977-78
Oppenheimer, J.R. 1951
Ortner, G. 1954

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.92  1962-63

Oxley, A.J.
Re bubble-chamber and scanning research.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.93  1939-1976

Pais, A. 1950, 1974-76
Paneth, F.A. 1939
Parkinson, W.C. 1953
Pauli, W. 1944, 1949

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.94  1945-48, 1955, 1979

Peierls, R.E.
Includes a little correspondence 1978 for Lady Peierls's 70th birthday.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.95  c1949-1974

Peyrou, N. 1956
Pickavance, T.G. 1952, 1959
Pihl, M. n.d.
Pincher, H.C. 1949
Ping, W.C. 1962-74
Pirenne, M.H. 1975

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.96  1934, 1935, 1946, 1947

Placzek, G.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.97  1935, various dates 1961-77

Popper, K.R.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.98  1947-1953

Poschmann, H. 1954
Powell, C.F. 1947-53

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.99  1956-1961

Pringsheim, P. 1961
Includes photograph of Pringsheim as a young child and an offprint of an early (1930) article on Luminescence.
Pryce, M.H.L. 1956, 1961

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.100  1947-69, 1973

Przibram, K. and others
Przibram was Frisch's supervisor for his doctorate in Vienna in 1926. Correspondence 1973 is with Przibram's family and others after his death.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.101  1954-67

Pugwash Conferences
Miscellaneous material re meetings, conferences, policy statements, etc., some annotated by Frisch; includes a little ms. material, notes taken at conferences, brief correspondence.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.102  1948-66

Related information: (See What little I remember, pp.35-36, and a note by Mrs. U. Frisch about Dr. Rabel enclosed in the folder).

Rabel, G. and others
Dr. Gabriele Rabel was an Austrian scientist, contemporary with Lise Meitner, who attended Einstein's lectures in Berlin. Folder includes offprint of her article 'Die Geschichte des "Cavendish"' 1946, miscellaneous correspondence re her house near Cambridge bought with the help of Frisch and other friends, and its disposal after her death in 1963.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.103  1934, 1947, 1949, 1950

Rabi, I.I.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.104  1939-1974

Rainer, A.C. 1939-41, 1950
Mainly re Frisch's parents.
Ramsey, N.F. 1950, 1954
Rasmussen, E. 1946, 1949
Ratcliffe, J.A. 1969-70, 1974
Raven, C.E. n.d. c. 1969

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.105  c1946-1979

Rehder, M-L. 1967
Reines, F. 1962
Frisch's carbon only.
Richards, H.T. 1950
Ridley, B. 1955, 1976
Rieser, L.M. 1946, 1979
Riley, K.F. n.d.

Robinson, G.S.  CSAC 87.5.82/F.106-F.108  c.1943-79

Administrative history:
Robinson was a clergyman whom Frisch met in Liverpool (see What little I remember, p.140). He was a keen amateur musician and much of the correspondence is on this subject. Not all the letters are dated, and few of Frisch's letters have survived.

Robinson, G.S.  CSAC 87.5.82/F.106  c.1943-59

Robinson, G.S.  CSAC 87.5.82/F.107  1960-69

Robinson, G.S.  CSAC 87.5.82/F.108  1970-79

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.109  1935-1963

Rona, E. 1935
One letter only.
Rosbaud, P. 1959-63
And one letter 1942 from Rosbaud, H.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.110  1949, 1970-74

Rosenfeld, L.
Correspondence 1970 includes copy of events at 'Copenhagen Conferences', 1929-37.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.111  n.d. probably 1948

Rossi, B.
Reporting research on mesons.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.112  1946-1978

Rotblat, J. various dates 1946-78
General scientific correspondence, including some material re Pugwash conferences (q.v.).
Rothschild, N.M.V. 1952, 1962

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.113  1952-54, 1964, 1975

The Royal Society

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.114  1949-1979

Rozenthal, S. 1949, 1963-64, 1968
Correspondence 1968 is re retirement of Betty Schultz who had been secretary to Niels Bohr Institute for 50 years.
Sauter, F. 1949
Scarrott, G.G. 1974, 1979
Scherrer, 1952
Frisch's carbon only.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.115  1933-1979

Schiemann, E. 1947
A friend of Lise Meitner in Berlin. One letter only. See also CSAC 87.5.82/A.138.
Schiller, K.K. 1979
Schnurmann, R. 1933, various dates 1964-78
Schreiber, S. 1953
Schrödinger, E. 1960

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.116  1955-76

Scott, I. Schreier

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.117  1933-1979

Seelig, CSAC 87.5.82/C. 1955-56
Segré, E. 1933, 1979
Correspondence 1979 contains recollections of atomic energy research.
Serber, R. 1948

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.118  1946-1962

Simon, F.E. 1946-47, 1951, 1961-62
Correspondence 1961 is from N. Arms re her biography of Simon.
Simons, L. 1947

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.119  1942-78

Simpson, E.
Esther Simpson was for many years Secretary of the Society for the Protection of Science and Learning, in which capacity Frisch first became acquainted with her. She also shared his love of music, often referred to in the letters.
Correspondence 1965-66 refers to the presentation fund on her retirement in 1966, correspondence 1978 refers to later presentation.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.120  1949-1964

Smith, C. 1950
Smith, K.F. 1964
Snow, C.P. 1949

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.121  1976-1979

Sondheimer, F. 1976
Sopka, K.R. 1977
Biographies of Lise Meitner.
Spencer-Palmer, H. 1979
Enclosing humorous account of wartime work at I.C.I.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.122  1946-1948

Stafford, G.H. 1948
Staub, H. and Staub, E. 1946, 1947

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.123  1934, 1945, 1964-65

Stern, O.
Letter of 21 March 1945 sends Frisch $1,000 'as a kind of secondary of my Nobel prize' in view of his contribution to the work on 'molecular rays'.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.124  1939-1971

Strassmann, F. 1969-70
Brief correspondence re visits.
Strauss, 1939
Street, G. 1968, 1971
Re work at Cavendish Laboratory.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.125  1947-48, 1965

Strohmeyer, O.H.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.126  1952, 1970

Taylor, G.I.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.127  1921-22

Telcs, M.L.
Correspondence and diagrams re inventions. Includes copies of British Patents for 'Sound Operated Electric Gear' filed by Telcs 1945.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.128  1957-67

Thirring, H. and others

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.129  1950-1975

Thompson, E.P. 1975
Thomson, G.P. n.d. c.1964
Titterton, E.W. 1950, 1952
Todd, W.M. 1976

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.130  1974, 1979

Trenn, T.J.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.131  1950-1973

Tuck, J.L. 1950, 1973
Turner, L.A. 1951, 1973

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.132  1933-1950

Ulam, S.M. 1945, 1946
Urbach, F. 1933-34, 1950
Includes a reference written by Frisch in 1940 for Urbach to teach in U.S.A.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.133  1947-1979

Vellacott, E. and Vellacott, P. 1947, and various undated letters
Voigt, H. 1948
Volkmann, E. various dates 1964-79

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.134  1954-1974

Walgate, R. 1972, 1974
Warhanek, H. 1954, 1957

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.135  1974-1975

Warnow, J. 1974
Weart, S. 1975
Both re history of physics.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.136  1939-1954

Wechsler, R. and Wechsler, J. 1939-42
A friend of Frisch's parents.
Weinberger, L. 1954
Weiss, E. 1948
Weiss, J. 1947-49

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.137  1939-52

Weisskopf, V. and Weisskopf, E. various dates

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.138  1947-54

Welsh, E.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.139  1939-1978

Werner, S. 1949
Wheeler, J.A. 1964, 1970, 1978
Correspondence 1964 is re nomination of Frisch for National Science Foundation professorship; correspondence 1970 includes Frisch's note of a lecture by Wheeler on 'pregeometry'.
Whitehouse, J. 1951-53, 1962
Re publications.
Wick, G.C. c.1939
Refers to Frisch's letters in Nature, 1939.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.140  1954-58

Wiechowski, S.
Mainly re historical writings by Wiechowski.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.141  1951-54, 1959-60, 1978

Wilkinson, D.H.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.142  1938-1979

Wilson, R. 1960
Frisch's carbons only.
Winklehaus, A.F. 1973-79
Winter, A. 1938, 1978

Winter, G.  CSAC 87.5.82/F.143-F.145  1918-62

Administrative history:
Gerhard Winter was one of Frisch's oldest friends, since they were fellow-students at High School. He shared Frisch's interests in practical gadgetry, and in music, but took no degree. He emigrated to Australia during the 1930s and remained there except for occasional visits, working relatively humbly for watchmakers, teaching and playing music and translating light verse in his spare time. See correspondence September-October 1952 for an account of his life.

Winter, G.  CSAC 87.5.82/F.143  1918-39, 1947-51

Winter, G.  CSAC 87.5.82/F.144  1952-62

Includes correspondence re Winter with M.L.E. Oliphant.

Winter, G.  CSAC 87.5.82/F.145  c1942-c1961

Miscellaneous verse translations by Winter (some with dates 1942-47, and 1961), programmes of concerts at which he played, photographs, etc.

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.146  1973-1978

Wolf, H. 1975
Re possible research and inventions.
Woodside, R. 1973
Wooster, W.A. 1978
Wu, C.S. 1973-74

Correspondence  CSAC 87.5.82/F.147  nd

First-name, unidentified or missing signatures.

SECTION G NON-PRINT MATERIAL  CSAC 87.5.82/G.1 - G.31  [n.d.]

Photographs, films, slides, magnetic tape.

8 envelopes of photographs, some dated and identified on verso. The envelopes all bear titles in Frisch's hand.  CSAC 87.5.82/G.1-G.8  [n.d.]

N.B. These titles are only a partial guide to the present content of the envelopes.

8 envelopes of photographs, some dated and identified on verso. The envelopes all bear titles in Frisch's hand.  CSAC 87.5.82/G.1  n.d

'Scientists from Europe'.

8 envelopes of photographs, some dated and identified on verso. The envelopes all bear titles in Frisch's hand.  CSAC 87.5.82/G.2  n.d

'Breit, Estermann, Pringsheim, Weisskopf, Pauli, T. Goldhaber, Gold'.

8 envelopes of photographs, some dated and identified on verso. The envelopes all bear titles in Frisch's hand.  CSAC 87.5.82/G.3  1963

'J. Franck w[ith] Lise Meitner; Marg. Bohr; Fru Klein. 1963.'

8 envelopes of photographs, some dated and identified on verso. The envelopes all bear titles in Frisch's hand.  CSAC 87.5.82/G.4  1963

'Bhaba, Blackett, Dirac, Casimir' [1963]

8 envelopes of photographs, some dated and identified on verso. The envelopes all bear titles in Frisch's hand.  CSAC 87.5.82/G.5  n.d

'Herzog, Laslett, Maria G. Mayer, Nierenberg, Alvarez, Ramsey et al.'

8 envelopes of photographs, some dated and identified on verso. The envelopes all bear titles in Frisch's hand.  CSAC 87.5.82/G.6  n.d

'Pugwash Cambridge'.

8 envelopes of photographs, some dated and identified on verso. The envelopes all bear titles in Frisch's hand.  CSAC 87.5.82/G.7  1964

'Pugwash 1964 (Karlovy Vary)'.

8 envelopes of photographs, some dated and identified on verso. The envelopes all bear titles in Frisch's hand.  CSAC 87.5.82/G.8  1964

'The Eklunds 1964. Kowarski'.
N.B. No photograph of Kowarski remains in the envelope.

Non-print material  CSAC 87.5.82/G.9  c1930-1950

Larger envelope of photographs labelled 'Physicists etc.' Various dates 1930s-1950s and including photographs of award of Fermi Award to O. Hahn.

Non-print material  CSAC 87.5.82/G.10  1946

Photograph of Planck by Lotte Meitner-Graf, 1946, together with 2 early photographs and a postcard.

Non-print material  CSAC 87.5.82/G.11  n.d

Miscellaneous collection of photographs, some identified on verso.

Non-print material  CSAC 87.5.82/G.12  n.d

Larger photographs similar to above, many by Lotte Meitner-Graf.

Non-print material  CSAC 87.5.82/G.13  1966

Photographs of Sir James Chadwick's 70th birthday celebrations, October 1966.

Non-print material  CSAC 87.5.82/G.14  1965, 1967, 1969 and n.d

Group photographs of research students at the Cavendish Laboratory

Non-print material  CSAC 87.5.82/G.15  1961-1965

Miscellaneous negatives, some in an envelope labelled 'A.B. Pippard 1961. Boggild and Knud Hansen 1965'.

Non-print material  CSAC 87.5.82/G.16  nd

Miscellaneous photographs of N. Bohr and of Lise Meitner.

Non-print material  CSAC 87.5.82/G.17  nd

Photograph of a counter.

Non-print material  CSAC 87.5.82/G.18  nd

12 portrait studies of Frisch, by Lotte Meitner-Graf.

Non-print material  CSAC 87.5.82/G.19  1969

Miscellaneous photographs of Frisch, as a child with his parents, 1930s, 1940s, lecturing in Vienna, 1969, etc.

Non-print material  CSAC 87.5.82/G.20  1944-1945

'Bendicks Buttermints' box containing miscellaneous photographs, some identified on verso, and slides of Hahn, Meitner and others, probably assembled by Frisch for lectures.
Includes photographs taken at Los Alamos 1944-45.

Non-print material  CSAC 87.5.82/G.21  1937-1939

Wooden cigar box labelled 'Films taken by ORF 1937 Tisville [sic] Copenhagen and other conferences'.
Contains 15 rolls of films, almost all identified and dated variously 1937-39.
Miscellaneous negatives are also included in the box.

Non-print material  CSAC 87.5.82/G.22  n.d

Box labelled '35 mm. Films' containing several films, mostly unidentified, but including some post-war conferences.

Non-print material  CSAC 87.5.82/G.23  1909

5 glass plates labelled 'Hahn and Meitner 1909'.

Five boxes of glass lecture slides, labelled as follows:  CSAC 87.5.82/G.24-G.28  [n.d.]

Box of glass lecture slides  CSAC 87.5.82/G.24  nd

'1. Portraits'

Box of glass lecture slides  CSAC 87.5.82/G.25  nd

'2. Groups'

Box of glass lecture slides  CSAC 87.5.82/G.26  nd

'3. (Radioactivity) Portraits'.

Box of glass lecture slides  CSAC 87.5.82/G.27  nd

'Bragg to Squires. Fermi-Surface'

Box of glass lecture slides  CSAC 87.5.82/G.28  [n.d.]

'8 to 17. Particles'
N.B. The Slides do not conform to the indications on the boxes.

2 educational tapes by Frisch recorded in August 1968 and published by Spring Green Multimedia in 1974  CSAC 87.5.82/G.29, G.30  [n.d.]

Related information: (See CSAC 87.5.82/C.45).

2 educational tapes by Frisch recorded in August 1968 and published by Spring Green Multimedia in 1974  CSAC 87.5.82/G.29  1968

'Distinguishing the Main Types of Radioactivity'

2 educational tapes by Frisch recorded in August 1968 and published by Spring Green Multimedia in 1974  CSAC 87.5.82/G.30  [n.d.]

'The Origin of Nuclear Fission'

Non-print material  CSAC 87.5.82/G.31  n.d

Tape labelled 'A conversation between Lise Meitner and Otto Frisch FRS'. (On side 2 of tape.)

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