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Lilly Papers

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 LILLY
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Lilly Papers
Date(s): 1957-2003
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 108 boxes
Name of creator(s): Lilly | Malcolm Douglas | 1936-1998 | biochemical engineer
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1936; educated St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar School; national service, Royal Navy; University College London (UCL), (BSc, PhD, DSc); worked under Patricia Clarke researching microbial enzymes, UCL; transferred to the Department of Chemical Engineering, UCL; Lecturer in Biochemical Engineering, UCL 1963-1972; Reader in Enzyme Technology, 1972-1979; Professor of Biochemical Engineering, UCL, 1979; Fellow of the Royal Society, 1991; died, 1998.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Malcolm Lilly, 1957-2003, comprising biographical papers including obituary; curriculum vitae; bibliography; list of theses supervised and an account of Lilly's efforts to secure membership of the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

Notebooks, 1962-1998 and research notes, 1965-1997, including on control systems, fermentation and progesterone conversion.

Papers relating to biochemical engineering at University College London (UCL), including on the history of development of biochemical engineering at UCL; the Advanced Centre for Biochemical Engineering; the Interdisciplinary Research Centre; research grants, teaching, training and personnel.

Publications by Lilly, 1962-2003; manuscript and typescript drafts for publications and unpublished drafts and correspondence relating to journals with which Lilly was associated with as author, reviewer or editor.

Transcripts of Lilly's public and invitation lectures, 1966-1996, including on 'Immobilised Enzyme Reactors', Developments in Biocatalysis', 'Two-liquid phase biocatalytic reactors', 'Industrial use of Biocatalysts for Asymmetric Synthesis' and 'Biochemical Engineering - It's Contribution to Society.' Also untitled and draft lecture notes and visual material.

Papers relating to twenty four British and international organisations and societies including the European Commission, the European Federation of Biotechnology; the International Organisation for Biotechnology and Bioengineering and the Institute for Biotechnology Studies.

Papers relating to Lilly's consultancy work with twenty one commercial organisations including Beckman Instruments; Beecham Group Ltd and Merck Sharp and Dohme Research Laboratories.

Papers relating to visits and conferences, 1964-1998, including programmes, lists of participants; abstracts and Lilly's notes on proceedings.

Correspondence, 1966-1998, including references and recommendations.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged in sections as follows: Biographical; Notebooks and research notes; University College London; Publications; Lectures; Societies and Organisations; Consultancies; Visits and Conferences and Correspondence.

Conditions governing access:

Open. The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Normal copyright restrictions apply.

Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue by the National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists available in the UCL Special Collections reading rooms. Includes and index of correspondents.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received from the family, Jun 2004 and Sep 2005.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Correspondence and papers relating to the preparation of a Royal Society biographical memoir of Lilly are in the archives of Patricia Clarke.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Who's Who.

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:
Sep 2008

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