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Catalogue of papers and correspondence relating to ALFRED RENE JEAN PAUL UBBELOHDE FRS (1907 - 1988)

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Reference NCUACS 32.8.91
Covering dates c1953-1990
Held by London University, Imperial College Archives
Extent 37 files
Source of acquisition The material was received in May 1989 from Professor F J Weinberg FRS who had assembled it while preparing his Memoir for the Royal Society.
Creators Ubbelohde, Alfred Rene Jean Paul, 1907-1988, chemical engineer
Note Compiled by Peter Harper and Timothy E. Powell
The work of the National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists, and the production of this catalogue are made possible by the support of the following societies and organisations:
E P Abraham Cephalosporin Fund
The British Library
British Telecom plc
The Geological Society
The Institute of Physics
The Royal Society
The Royal Society of Chemistry
The Society of Chemical Industry
The Wellcome Trust
The Wolfson Foundation
We are very grateful to Professor Weinberg for making the material available for cataloguing.

Administrative history:
b. 1907 Antwerp
1920-26 St Paul's School
1926-30 Scholar of Christ Church, Oxford
1931-33 Senior Scholar of Christ Church Research in Department of Thermodynamics, Oxford 1931-32 spent at Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Göttingen (A. Eucken).
1933-35 Senior Research Award DSIR Research in Department of Thermodynamics, Oxford
1936-40 Dewar Fellow of the Royal Institution
1940-45 Principal Experimental Officer, Ministry of Supply
1945-54 Professor of Chemistry, Queen's University, Belfast
1951 Election to Fellowship of the Royal Society
1954-75 Professor of Thermodynamics, University of London (Imperial College)
1961-75 Head of Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Imperial College
1961 Conferral of CBE
1975-88 Senior Research Fellow, Imperial College

The papers consist of letters, narratives and addresses which often contain recollections of or information about Ubbelohde additional to those directly quoted in the published text. There are both original letters or typescripts and photocopies.

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Reprint of memoir by F J Weinberg (Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, 35, 1990).

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Typescript drafts of memoir, ms notes.

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Lists of Ubbelohde's scientific papers.

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Correspondence with Royal Society re memoir

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Lists of friends and colleagues to be circularised for information.

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3 folders.

Letters requesting information, letters of thanks for information, follow-up letters, arranged alphabetically.

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Letters in response to requests for information, arranged alphabetically.

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Baile, B
Includes Baile's 'Personal memoir of Professor Paul Ubbelohde' and letter from Ubbelohde to Baile, 28 July 1937.
Baile and Ubbelohde first met as Oxford undergraduates in 1926.

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Baker, W
Includes exchange of correspondence between Baker and Ubbelohde re 'the connection of classical aromatic, benzenoid chemistry with the structure of graphite' 1983-84.

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Bell, R P
Buckle, R

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Carabine, M D

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2 folders.

Clarke, J K A
Re Ubbelohde's years at Queen's University, Belfast, and including Clarke's 'personal appreciation' of him and letters to Clarke from E F Caldin, D D Eley and H Gg Wagner.

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Cox, E G (Sir Gordon)
Re war years and service on Agricultural Research Council.

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Davies, R H
Re war years.

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Eley, D D
Feilden, G B R
Flowers, B H (Lord Flowers)
Flowers's farewell address made to Ubbelohde on his retirement as Head of the Chemical Engineering Department at Imperial College.

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Ford, H (Sir Hugh)
Includes photocopy of ms on the theory of evolution written by Ubbelohde (with G H Stevenson) while still at school.

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Grace, M A
Includes copy of obituary notice written by Grace for the Pauline (school magazine of St Paul's School)
Ubbelohde was a former pupil and governor for many years.
Gray, P

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Greene, G M
Includes copies of letter from A J and Elsie Ubbelohde (brother and sister-in-law) and of A J Ubbelohde's reminiscences of the family's arrival in England from Belgium during the First World War.

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Inman, D
Note on Ubbelohde's work on ionic melts.
Lewis, F A
Includes copy of appreciation by Lewis and E Wicke and letter from Ubbelohde to B Baronowski 1976.

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McCoubrey, J C
McLaughlin, E

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Mackle, H
Re Ubbelohde's years at Queen's University, Belfast.
Melville, H W (Sir Harry)

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Michels, H S
Obituary notice for Imperial College Network; note on Ubbelohde's work on detonations.
Moore, N P W
Mott, N F (Sir Nevill)

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Oliver, E J
Parry, G S
Note on Ubbelohde's work on carbon, graphite and inter - calation compounds.
Pilkington, L A B (Sir Alastair)
Rhodes, E
Richardson, J F
Runcorn, S K

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St Paul's School.
An appreciation by the High Master.
The Salters' Company.
Ubbelohde was a Director of the Salters' Institute of Industrial Chemistry 1959-75, and a Liveryman of the Company from 1975.
Sutton, L E
Includes extracts from a letter from H Mackle to Sutton and copy of appreciation of Ubbelohde by his personal secretary at Queen's Belfast (Anne Wasson).
See also 28.

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Tate, F H
Thomas, J M
Includes his obituary notice of Ubbelohde for Nature.
Tompkins, F C

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Wasson, Anne
Annotated copy of reminiscences as Ubbelohde's personal secretary at Queen's Belfast sent to Weinberg by J K A Clarke.
Weale, K E
Photocopy of profile of Ubbelohde in the Spanner, 1969.

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Note re Ubbelohde's years at Queen's Belfast.

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Letters from contributors commenting on draft memoir. Photocopies.

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Miscellaneous biographical items.

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Times obituary; memorial service.

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Curriculum vitae (latest date 1953).

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Photocopied ms of talk by Ubbelohde 'A student in the thirties', 7 February 1983.

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Articles and tributes. 2 folders.

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