Reference number
  • LAN/2
Level
  • Series
Date
  • 1890s - c1980
Description
  • ┆These items include personal papers of Frederick Lanchester, financial records and reports to committees, especially relating to his work on aeronautics during the First World War. There is also correspondence with his friend Robert Lockhart, Professor of Anatomy at Birmingham University and later Aberdeen University. This material was purchased at auction by the former Lanchester College Librarian John Fletcher in December 1982. It was thought to be the property of Frederick Lanchester's brother George. It was listed in 32 series and bound in guard books. The original order (which was not in date order) is being updated to meet current archival standards. The documents were also taken out of the guard books and re-housed in archive files and boxes. The online catalogue only shows the first series at the moment, but the others will be added soon.