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Papers of Edward Ernest Sikes

  • Sikes
  • Fonds
  • 1887–1910 (Circa)

4 volumes of manuscript notes for lectures on Martial, Greek and Latin verse compositions.

Sikes, Edward Ernest (1867-1940) classicist

Papers of Edward James Rapson

  • Rapson
  • Fonds
  • 1882–1940

Papers and photographs bequeathed to the College together with several important books from his extensive library.

Rapson, Edward James (1861-1937) Sanskritist

Papers of Ian M. Roberts.

  • Roberts
  • Fonds
  • 1974–1992

Collection of memorabilia relating to his time as an undergraduate at St John's. The collection includes correspondence from the College, invitations, programmes of sports clubs and societies, and notes relating to his studies.

Roberts, Ian Michael (b 1957)

Papers of Frank Smithies

  • Smithies
  • Fonds
  • 1912–2002

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

Smithies, Frank (1912-2002) mathematician

Papers of Herbert Walker Swift

  • Swift
  • Fonds
  • 1931–1997

Papers concerning Prof. W. Johnson's lecture 'The centennial year of Herbert Walker Swift' and its subsequent publication, letters and papers concerning a patent, correspondence of Mrs Maisie Swift after her husband's death, Swift's notes on plasticity, work by Swift's students.

Swift, Herbert Walker (1894-1960) engineer

Papers of Douglas Noël Adams

  • AdamsDN
  • Fonds
  • 1952-2002

The collection contains literary papers, including notebooks, manuscript and typescript drafts of sketches, novels and scripts; personal papers, including school and university work, notebooks, and ephemera; audio-visual material; and personal effects and artefacts, spanning from Douglas Adams's childhood to his death in 2001. In addition there is a quantity of press cuttings postdating his death. Media other than paper include sound recordings (chiefly reel-to-reel studio tapes; some cassettes); photographs, 35 mm transparencies and plastic negatives (a large quantity of photographic material is from 'Last Chance to See'); and digital backup tapes.

Adams, Douglas Noël (1952-2001) writer

Papers of Robert Rumsey Webb

  • Webb
  • Fonds
  • 1880–1910 (Circa)

Mathematical notes.

Webb, Robert Rumsey (1850-1936) mathematician

'St John's College Cambridge: Excellence and Diversity'

  • SJCBook
  • Collection
  • 1940-2006

A collection of letters from members of St John's College Cambridge addressed to David Morphet (BA 1961) in his capacity as editor of the book 'St John’s College Cambridge: Excellence and Diversity' (Published London: Third Millennium, 2007). Many contain reminiscences and anecdotes of St John's and Cambridge and some enclose photographs and items of ephemera.

St John's College, Cambridge

Papers of John Couch Adams

  • Adams
  • Fonds
  • 1701-1996

The papers comprise Adams's correspondence, notes and diaries, correspondence after his death, transcripts of correspondence and papers made for Donald MacAlister, biographical and miscellaneous material.

Adams, John Couch (1819-1892) astronomer

Papers of William Lawrence Balls

  • Balls
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1960

Eight volumes of printed material and unbound papers on cotton technology.

Balls, William Lawrence (1882-1960) botanist and cotton technologist

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