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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Bernal
Title
BERNAL, Professor John Desmond (1901-1971)
Date(s)
Created [1944]
Level of description
collection level (single item)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file

Context

Name of creator(s)
Bernal, John Desmond, 1901-1971, physicist
Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1907; educated at Stonyhurst College, Bedford School and Emmanuel College, Cambridge; research at Davy Faraday Laboratory, 1923-1927; lecturer and later Assistant Director of Research in Crystallography at Cambridge University, 1934-1937; Professor of Physics, 1937-1963; Professor of Crystallography, Birkbeck College, University of London, 1963-1968; Emeritus Professor, 1968-1971; died in 1971. Publications: The world, the flesh, and the devil (Kegan Paul and Co, London, 1929); The social function of science (G Routledge and Sons, London, 1939); The freedom of necessity (Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, 1949); The physical basis of life (Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, 1951); Marx and science (Lawrence and Wishart, London, 1952); Science and industry in the nineteenth century (Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, 1953); Science in history (Watts and Co, London, 1954); World Without War (Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1958); A prospect of peace (Lawrence and Wishart, London, 1960); The extension of man: a history of physics before 1900 (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1972).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The world, the flesh, and the devil (Kegan Paul and Co, London, 1929); The social function of science (G Routledge and Sons, London, 1939); The freedom of necessity (Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, 1949); The physical basis of life (Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, 1951); Marx and science (Lawrence and Wishart, London, 1952); Science and industry in the nineteenth century (Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, 1953); Science in history (Watts and Co, London, 1954); World Without War (Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1958); A prospect of peace (Lawrence and Wishart, London, 1960); The extension of man: a history of physics before 1900 (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1972).

Presented to the Centre in 1994 by Dr Brenda Swann.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Account of his work as Scientific Adviser, Combined Operations, in relation to D-Day, covering the period 5-8 June 1944, France.

System of arrangement

single item

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material
English
Finding aids
Summary guide entry online and due to be published in hard copy.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives
Related units of description

Papers of Capt Sir Basil Liddell Hart contain correspondence with Bernal, 1937-1940 (Ref: GB99 KCLMA Liddell Hart 1/65). Cambridge University Library holds a substantial collection of Bernal's papers (Ref: Add 8287) and his correspondence relating to the Organisation for Intellectual Liberty (Ref: Add 9369/B1-3). The papers of William Thomas Astbury at the Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections, Brotherton Library, Leeds University, include correspondence with Bernal, 1941-1954. The Department of Western Manuscripts, Bodleian Library, Oxford University, holds correspondence with Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin (Ref: NCUACS 47/3/94) and correspondence relating to the Society for the Protection of Science and Learning, 1936-1967. Papers relating to the World Peace Council are held by the British Library of Political and Economic Science, London University (Ref: BERNAL, COLL MISC 537). The Marx Memorial Library holds the J D Bernal Peace Collection of books.

Publication note
Cambridge University Library holds a substantial collection of Bernal's papers (Ref: Add 8287) and his correspondence relating to the Organisation for Intellectual Liberty (Ref: Add 9369/B1-3). The papers of William Thomas Astbury at the Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections, Brotherton Library, Leeds University, include correspondence with Bernal, 1941-1954. The Department of Western Manuscripts, Bodleian Library, Oxford University, holds correspondence with Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin (Ref: NCUACS 47/3/94) and correspondence relating to the Society for the Protection of Science and Learning, 1936-1967. Papers relating to the World Peace Council are held by the British Library of Political and Economic Science, London University (Ref: BERNAL, COLL MISC 537). The Marx Memorial Library holds the J D Bernal Peace Collection of books.

Notes

Note
Compiled Mar 1997

Description control

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.

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Subjects

  • Geology
  • International conflicts
  • Military engineering
  • Military operations
  • Operation Overlord (1944)
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Bernal, John Desmond, 1901-1971, physicist
  • Bernal, John Desmond, 1901-1971, physicist

Places

  • France

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