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Crook Papers

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 MS ADD 424
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Crook Papers
Date(s): 1934-1982
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 4 boxes
Name of creator(s): Crook | Eric Mitchell | 1914-1933 | biochemical engineer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born in Sydney, Australia, 1914; read Physics and Chemistry, University of Melbourne, -1937; Commonwealth of Australia Travelling Scholarship to England for a PhD at Cambridge University; worked on gas gangrene at University College Hospital Medical School; Rothamsted Experimental Station, Harpenden, Second World War; Rothamsted staff, 1945-1947; Lecturer, Biochemistry Department, University College London (UCL), 1947-1952; Reader, UCL, 1952-1963; Head of the Department of Biochemistry and Chemistry, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College, 1963; Emeritus Professor of the University of London, 1982; died, 1993.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Professor Eric Crook, 1934-1982, comprising papers relating to biochemical engineering at University College London, (UCL) including Crook's historical account of the development of biotechnology; papers relating to research at UCL, collaborating with the Department of Chemical Engineering, including on the production of coenzyme A and enzymes on solid supports; and papers relating to the establishment of the postgraduate diploma in biochemical engineering, 1959.

Lecture material including drafts for Cook's Procter Memorial Lecture; papers relating to publications including material for Crook's own publications; bound volume of Crook's offprints, 1934-1964; papers relating to the founding of the Journal of Biochemical and Microbiological Technology and Engineering, 1957-1962; papers relating to the Medical Research Council, the Science Research Council and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, 1971-1978; papers relating to meetings and visits, 1967-1982 and two photographs of Crook.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received from Mrs Julia Crook, via Professor Peter Dunhill, Department of Biochemical Engineering, University College London.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Oct 2008

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