Reference number
  • LAN/2
  • Series
  • 1890s - c1980
  • ┆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 sub-series and bound in guard books. The documents were taken out of the guard books and re-housed in archive files and boxes. The online catalogue only shows the first sub-series at the moment, but the other material will be added to the catalogue by late 2019/early 2020. The original order of the material will also be re-arranged to put it into date order and to meet archival standards. This will eventually lead to the re-numbering of items.