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WILKINS, Maurice Hugh Frederick (1916-2004)

K/PP178/7/1-3 Administrative papers, 1951-2000

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K/PP178/7/1/1-22:


General administrative files, chiefly relating to the running of the Medical Research Council (MRC) Biophysics Research Unit, King’s College London (from 1964, the Department of Biophysics), 1951-1991


K/PP178/7/1/1

1951-1975

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to purchase of laboratory equipment

Correspondence, technical specifications and promotional literature relating to the purchase of laboratory equipment, including refrigerators, a Zeiss photomicroscope, and Polaroid cameras

1 file


K/PP178/7/1/2

c 1960

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to a display of scientific models, King’s College London Department of Physics

Photographs and typescript catalogue relating to a display of scientific models, Department of Physics, King’s College London, including models supplied by other universities and by commercial equipment suppliers

1 file


K/PP178/7/1/3

1963-1974

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to departmental administration

Correspondence, meeting papers and background information relating chiefly to departmental administration, including detailed notes on the responsibilities of individual administrative staff

1 file


K/PP178/7/1/ 4

1964-1965

Papers of M H F Wilkins: correspondence relating to Wilkins’ attendance at conferences in Italy, 1965

Correspondence relating to arrangements for Wilkins’ attendance at biophysics conferences, Italy, 1965

1 file


K/PP178/7/1/5

1964-1975

Papers of M H F Wilkins: memoranda relating to the running of the Biophysics Department

Routine departmental memoranda on topics including: handling procedures for poisons; catering; power cuts during the fuel crisis, 1973-1974; cleaning

1 file


K/PP178/7/1/6

1964-1972

Papers of M H F Wilkins: appointment diaries

Week-at-a-view appointment diaries, including meetings, lunches and personal appointments.  Only individual pages, Sep-Nov, remain of the 1964 diary.  Two diaries were kept simultaneously for the years 1970-1972, at home and at work, with the same data entered in both

12 items


K/PP178/7/1/7

1966

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to the Information Exchange Group (IEG)

Correspondence, memoranda and membership lists relating to the running of the Information Exchange Group (IEG) organised by the National Institution of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA, for the duplication and sharing of published journal articles among international scientists

1 file


K/PP178/7/1/8

1966-1968

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to the Molecular Biology Working Group

Meeting papers, brief correspondence and background information on the Molecular Biology Working Group, including a list of staff and research students in molecular biology at King’s College London, May 1966

1 file


K/PP178/7/1/9

1969-1973

Papers of M H F Wilkins: correspondence relating to the development of an x-ray camera

Wilkins’ correspondence  with G D Searle & Co, Ltd, and with the Medical Research Council (MRC) relating to his role in the development of an x-ray camera, arising from his membrane research.  File includes the patent application, 1970, and a legal agreement between Searle & Co, Wilkins, the MRC and the National Research Development Corporation, 1972

1 file


K/PP178/7/1/10

1970-1982, 2003

Papers of M H F Wilkins: correspondence with the Principal of King’s College London

Correspondence between Wilkins and successive Principals of King’s College London, chiefly relating to internal and external funding for the Biophysics Department, and to staffing appointments.  File includes personal data, CLOSED for review 2062.  Also a cutting from the Evening Standard, 1974, ‘General leads big student cash demo’, relating to Gen Sir John Hackett, Principal, KCL

1 file


K/PP178/7/1/11

1970-1980

Papers of M H F Wilkins: King’s College London Joint Policy Committee meeting papers

Meeting papers and background information relating chiefly to the Joint Policy Committee, King’s College London, including typescript text of ‘Report of the working party on the School of Human Environmental Studies’, 1980

1 file


K/PP178/7/1/12

1971-1978

Papers of M H F Wilkins: correspondence relating to funding for postgraduate research on spirals

Correspondence relating to enquiries about possible funding sources for Jill Purce’s postgraduate research on spirals, as a potential synthesis of art and science

1 file


K/PP178/7/1/13

1973-1974

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to radiation protection procedures

Memoranda, correspondence and reports relating to radiation protection procedures, King’s College London

1 file


K/PP178/7/1/14

1973-1976

Papers of M H F Wilkins: meeting papers relating to departmental administration and building maintenance

Minutes of the Department of Biophysics administrative meetings and of the Buildings Maintenance Committee meetings

1 file


K/PP178/7/1/15

1974

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to a proposed new course on war and science

Correspondence and notes relating to a proposed new King’s College London course on science and war.  Also a memorandum on ‘Opportunities for secondment of university or industrial staff to the defence operational research establishment, West Byfleet’, 1974

1 file


K/PP178/7/1/16

1975-1982

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to nominations for KCL Fellows

Meeting papers relating to nominations for new King’s College London Fellows, and for members of the College Delegacy, CLOSED for review 2062

1 file


K/PP178/7/1/17

1978-1997

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to King’s College London Centre of Law, Medicine and Ethics

Correspondence and meeting papers relating to the Board of Advisors, King’s College London Centre of Law, Medicine and Ethics, with newsletters from the Centre, 1991-1997.  Also draft proposal for a KCL course in the philosophy of the life sciences, as an Masters degree course option

1 file


K/PP178/7/1/18

1979, Mar-May

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to pay scales for technical staff

Brief correspondence relating to pay scales for laboratory technicians

1 file


K/PP178/7/1/19

1979

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to the proposed re-development of Covent Garden

Draft text, photographs and background information relating to the proposed redevelopment of Covent Garden, near the King’s College Department of Biophysics, Drury Lane.  File includes: typescript text, ‘Covent Garden: opinions and outlooks’ by R J Benson, King’s College London, 1979, including details of interviews with local workers and interest groups; mounted captioned snapshot photographs of buildings around the old market; Covent Garden Community Association newsletters

1 file


K/PP178/7/1/20

1982, 1985

Papers of M H F Wilkins: appointments diaries

Appointments diaries for 1982, one kept at home, one in Wilkins’ office at work, containing predominantly the same appointments, chiefly meetings and travel arrangements. Also appointments diary for 1985, also chiefly relating to meetings and travel

3 vols


K/PP178/7/1/21

1988-1989

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to a proposed peace studies course, University of London

Correspondence, meeting papers and background information relating to proposals for a University of London peace studies course

1 file


K/PP178/7/1/22

1991

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to a freshers’ conference

Wilkins’ notes for a talk on the student life, with a timetable for a ‘Conference for new students’, Cumberland Lodge, Oct 1991

1 file


K/PP178/7/2/1-7 Correspondence with the Medical Research Council (MRC), with related papers, 1957-1980


K/PP178/7/2/1

1957-1980

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to Medical Research Council funding for staff and equipment

Correspondence between Wilkins and the Medical Research Council (MRC), with related notes, concerning MRC funding for equipment and personnel in the Department of Biophysics, King’s College London.  Files include confidential personal data relating to staff appointments, CLOSED for review 2060

6 files


K/PP178/7/2/2

1967-1978

Papers of M H F Wilkins: correspondence with Sir John Gray

Correspondence between Wilkins and Sir John Archibald Browne Gray (1918-2011), Secretary of the Medical Research Council (MRC), chiefly relating to the staffing of the Department of Biophysics, King’s College London.  File includes confidential personal data, CLOSED for review 2058

1 file


K/PP178/7/2/3

1970-1975

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to meetings of MRC-funded research unit directors

Correspondence and background information relating to Medical Research Council (MRC) meetings of unit directors, including briefing papers for a conference, 1974

1 file


K/PP178/7/2/4

1972-1973

Papers of M H F Wilkins: correspondence relating to the possible use of synchrotron radiation in research work

Correspondence with the Medical Research Council (MRC) and Science Research Council relating to the possible use of a synchrotron radiation facility for molecular biology research, in a sharing arrangement with other UK university research departments

1 file


K/PP178/7/2/5

1974

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to MRC funding of the Muscle Biophysics Unit, KCL

Correspondence and background information relating to arrangements for the continued funding of the King’s College London Muscle Biophysics Unit by the Medical Research Council (MRC), following the sudden death of Unit Director (Emmeline) Jean Hanson, Aug 1973

1 file


K/PP178/7/2/6

1974-1975

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to the MRC Ashby Working Party on genetic micro-organisms

Correspondence, meeting papers, published government white paper and background information relating to the Medical Research Council’s ‘Report of the working party on the experimental manipulation of the genetic composition of micro-organisms’, chaired by Eric Ashby, Baron Ashby of Brandon.  File includes correspondence between Wilkins (a member of the Working Party) and Tom Vickers, joint Secretary to the Working Party.  Also a published booklet, ‘The prevention of laboratory acquired infection’ by C H Collins, E G Hartley and R Pilsworth (HMSO, 1974)

1 file


K/PP178/7/2/7

1975

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to the MRC EMBL users sub-committee

Correspondence with the Medical Research Council (MRC), meeting papers and background information relating to the MRC sub-committee for users of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

1 file


K/PP178/7/3/1-10 Papers relating to staffing and references, chiefly in the Department of Biophysics, King’s College London, 1963-2000


K/PP178/7/3/1

1963-1985

Papers of M H F Wilkins: correspondence on topics including salary, fees for lectures and social life

Semi-personal correspondence on topics including: Wilkins’ pay, travel expenses, and fees for teaching and lectures; arrangements for his attendance at the Gordon research conference, 1965, USA; his appointment to the Chair of Biophysics, 1970; request for permission to take sabbatical leave during 1977; copy letters to Guy Barnett, MP, Feb 1978, Dec 1979 and Feb 1980, relating to university teachers’ pay, and the impact of government funding cuts on essential services.  Files include personal data, CLOSED for review 2065

2 files


K/PP178/7/3/2

1965-1977

Papers of M H F Wilkins: correspondence with Brian Boycott relating to personnel and staffing

Correspondence chiefly between Wilkins and Prof Brian Boycott (1924-2000), relating to personnel and staffing issues in the Department of Biophysics, King’s College London.  File includes personal data, CLOSED for review 2077

1 file


K/PP178/7/3/3

1968-1972

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to salaries of departmental technical staff

Correspondence and notes relating to the salaries of technical staff in the Department of Biophysics, King’s College London.  File includes personal data, CLOSED for review 2052

1 file


K/PP178/7/3/4

1970-1988

Papers of M H F Wilkins: personnel files for Robin Monro

Correspondence, funding applications and related papers concerning Dr Robin Monro, who taught with Wilkins on the social impact of the biosciences course.  Files include personal data, CLOSED for review 2068

6 files


K/PP178/7/3/5

1974-1976

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to research funding by the Cancer Research Campaign

Correspondence and background information relating to possible candidates for research posts funded by the Cancer Research Campaign charity, including typescript text of Wilkins’ project proposal, ‘The stereochemistry of nucleic acid double helices in relation to the activity of drugs used in cancer therapy’, Apr 1974.  File includes personal data, CLOSED for review 2056

1 file


K/PP178/7/3/6

1975-1976

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to the Wheatstone Chair of Physics

Brief correspondence and notes relating to possible candidates for the Wheatstone Chair of Physics, King’s College London, on the retirement of Prof William Price, 1976.  File includes personal data, CLOSED for review 2076

1 file


K/PP178/7/3/7

1980-1982

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to references for members of a scientific expedition

Correspondence and background information relating to references by Wilkins for members of a proposed botanical expedition to Uganda.  File includes personal data CLOSED for review 2062

1 file


K/PP178/7/3/8

1983-2000

Papers of M H F Wilkins: personal references by Wilkins

Correspondence and background information relating to personal references written by Wilkins for present and former colleagues and students.  Files include personal data, CLOSED for review 2080

4 files


K/PP178/7/3/9

1984-1988

Papers of M H F Wilkins: references by Wilkins for Helen Saibil

Correspondence and background information relating to references by Wilkins for his former research student, Helen Saibil. CLOSED during Prof Saibil’s lifetime, or for review 2068

1 file


K/PP178/7/3/10

1984-1991

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to Wilkins’ pay

Correspondence and related papers relating to Wilkins’ pay

1 file

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