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The Papers of Professor David Kendall

Title The Papers of Professor David Kendall
Reference GBR/0014/KNDL
Creator Kendall, David George, 1918-2007, Professor of Mathematical Statistics
Covering Dates 1951–1997
Extent and Medium 5 boxes; paper; Mixed
Repository Churchill Archives Centre
Content and context

Professor Kendall was born on 15 January 1918, the son of Fritz Ernest Kendall and Emmie Taylor. In 1952 he married Diana Louise Fletcher, they had two sons and four daughters, one of whom is Bridget Kendall (Diplomatic Correspondent for the BBC).

Kendall attended Queen's College, Oxford (graduating in 1943 and made an Honorary Fellow in 1985). He also became a Doctor of Science at Oxford in 1977 and a Doctor of Science at Cambridge in 1988. Kendall was Professor of Mathematical Statistics at the University of Cambridge 1962-1985 and was a Fellow of Churchill College since 1962. Professor Kendall gave lectures all over the world particularly China and the USA. He was a member of various academic societies and associations. Professor Kendall died in October 2007.

Professor Kendall has been awarded a number of prizes including the Guy Medal in Silver, Royal Statistical Society (1955), the Weldon Memorial Prize and Medal for Biometric Science (1974), the Sylvester Medal, Royal Society (1976), the Whitehead Prize, London Mathematical Society (1980), the Guy Medal in Gold, Royal Statistical Society (1981), and the De Morgan Medal, London Mathematical Society (1989).

His publications inlcude "Mathematics in the Archaeological and Historical Sciences" (joint editor, 1971), "Stochastic Analysis" (joint editor, 1973), "Stochastic Geometry" (joint editor, 1974), "Analytic and Geometric Stochastics" (editor, 1986).

This small collection mostly relates to Kendall's research and work on mathematical statistics. There are also some personal research papers about the mountaineer Rev. Charles Hudson.

These papers were deposited at Churchill Archives Centre in various accessions by Professor Kendall. The first accession was in 1985.

This collection has been arranged into 6 broad series.

The collection is owned by Professor Kendall.

Access and Use

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.

Researchers wishing to publish excerpts from the papers must obtain prior permission from the copyright holders and should seek advice from Archives Centre staff.

Please cite as Churchill Archives Centre, The Papers of Professor David Kendall, KNDL

Further information

Copies of this finding aid are available for consultation at Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, the National Register of Archives, London, and on the Janus website, http://janus.lib.cam.ac.uk.

This fonds (collection) level description was prepared by Louise King of Churchill Archives Centre in February 2003. Biographical information was obtained from Who's Who 1897-1996 (A&C Black) and the papers.

Index Terms
Kendall, David George (1918-2007) Professor of Mathematical Statistics
Churchill/KNDL contains:
1 Papers relating to East-European mathematics and to Dr Rollo Davidson.
3 files.
2 Papers relating to the Reverend Charles Hudson (1828-1865), mountaineer, died on descent of the Matterhorn.
4 files.
3 Correspondence and papers relating to research, scientific liaison with Eastern Europe, Kendall's election to the Cambridge Chair and the award of medals. Includes photographs of the Cambridge University Statistical Laboratory (1976-1977), programmes of conferences, drafts and texts of occasional lectures, and reports on foreign visits.
10 files.
4 Correspondence with universities other than Cambridge. The universities include Oxford, and those in Paris, China and Eastern Europe. Also xeroxes, research notes and articles.
11 files.
5 Correspondence, speeches and research papers. Some relating to the Branching Process Theory.
8 files.
6 Typescript reminiscences, "DGK [David George Kendall]: Early days", 8 January 1997. With copies of "Reminiscences and discoveries" by Kendall and Kenneth Post, in Notes and Records of the Royal Society, 1996 & 1997.
1 bundle containing 3 items.

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