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Papers of Frank Smithies

Title Papers of Frank Smithies
Reference GBR/0275/Smithies
Creator Frank Smithies (1912-2002)
Covering Dates 1912–2002
Extent and Medium 34 boxes, 8 albums
Repository St John's College Library
Content and context

Mathematician. Having studied at Edinburgh University, Smithies came to St John's College, Cambridge in 1931. He took his BA in 1933 and was awarded a PhD in 1937. After a period of study at Princeton, Smithies was elected to a Reserch Fellowship at St John's. During the Second World War he worked in the Ministry of Supply. He returned to Cambridge in 1945 to become a teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Mathematics. From 1962 until his retirement in 1979, he was Reader in Functional Analysis. In his retirement Smithies pursued his interest in the history of mathematics, in particular the work of Augustin Cauchy.

Correspondence, papers, lecture notes, diaries, and photographs.

Bequeathed to the Library by Smithies.

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Please cite as St John's College Library, Papers of Frank Smithies

Index Terms
Mathematics
Smithies, Frank (1912-2002) mathematician
St John's Library/Smithies contains:
A Correspondence with mathematicians and others.
Creator: Various.
8 boxes; paper.
1921–2002
B Personal correspondence.
Creator: Various.
7 files; paper.
1927–2002
C Family correspondence.
Creator: Various.
11 files; paper.
1912–1990
D Correspondence and papers on administrative matters.
Creator: Various.
6 files; paper.
1938–2002
E Correspondence and papers relating to the International Congress of Mathematicians, Edinburgh 1958.
Creator: Various.
17 files; paper.
1950–1974
F University and other lectures given by Smithies.
Creator: Smithies.
63 files; paper.
1932–1984
G Papers relating to Smithies' work on Augustin Cauchy etc.
Creator: Smithies.
16 files; paper.
1935–2002
H Notes taken by Smithies at lectures he attended at Edinburgh, Cambridge and elsewhere.
Creator: Various.
99 notebooks, 1 file; paper.
1927–1965
I Notes of lectures Smithies attended at Princeton and MIT.
Creator: Various.
9 files; paper.
1936–1939
J Diaries.
Creator: Smithies.
64 vols.; paper.
14 June 1931–19 Nov. 1991
K Photographs.
Creator: Various.
8 albums, 4 loose photos.
1910–1996
L Dissertations.
Creator: Smithies.
2 items; paper.
1936–1937
M Miscellaneous.
Creator: Various.
12 items; paper.
1930–2000

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