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Bowen, E. J. (Edmund John), 1898-1980.
E. J. Bowen papers, 1921-1980.
(1) File of early laboratory research notes on photochemistry, conducted in the Balliol-Trinity Laboratories, Oxford, 1921-1925. This file represents the beginnings of Bowen's lifelong research into the physical chemistry of light, and is the only purely scientific manuscript that he preserved. (2) Miscellaneous historical notes on history of science (1950s and 1960s), in particular the history of the Alembic Club, the Balliol-Trinity Laboratories, and the Royal Society of London (the Latter with Margery Purver). (3) Biographical, autobiographical, and historical papers (on history of science and on Oxford local history), and correspondence (1921-1980). Correspondents (indexed in Contemporary Scientific Archives Center finding aid 81/5/81) include: R. M. Acheson, W. J. Arkell, R. P. Bell, C. A. Coulson, Sir Harold Hartley, Sir Cyril Hinshelwood, William Hume-Rothery, F. A. Lindemann (Lord Cherwell), E. A. Milne, R. G. A. New, H. H. Plaskett, Sir Robert Robinson, N. V. Sidgwick, Dame Janet Vaughan, Sir Harold Wilson (Lord Wilson).
Physical chemist; Fellow of the Royal Society; tutor and Fellow of University College, Oxford. Bowen was a student and graduate researcher at the Balliol-Trinity Laboratories, Oxford, in the 1920s and 1930s, when they were the centre of Oxford's important school of physical chemistry. His own special field was photochemistry.
Coulson, C. A. (Charles Alfred), 1910-1974.
Cherwell, Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount, 1886-1957
Milne, Edward Arthur, 1896-1950
Sidgwick, Nevil Vincent, 1873-1952.
Royal Society (Great Britain)
Light -- Research.
Photochemistry -- Research.
Science -- History.
Oxford (England) -- History.
Laboratory notes. aat
Acheson, R. M.
Arkell, W. J.
Bell, R. P.
Hartley, Harold, Sir.
Hinshelwood, Cyril Norman, Sir, 1897-1967.
Hume-Rothery, William, 1899-
New, R. G. A.
Plaskett, Harry Hemley, 1893-
Purver, Margery.
Robinson, Robert, Sir.
Vaughan, Janet, Dame.
Wilson, Harold, Sir.
University of Oxford. Alembic Club -- History.
University of Oxford. Balliol Laboratories. -- History.
Museum of the History of Science. Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ