Collection DHT - D.H. Thomas papers

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D.H. Thomas papers


  • 1927-1939 (Creation)

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1 box

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Archival history

Deposited at Tyne and Wear Archives Service in 1981. Given to RNCM with permission of Mrs. Thomas in May 2004.

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This collection contains papers collected by D. H. Thomas, a student of the Manchester College of Technology, which relate to the development of electronic instruments, namely keyboard instruments. It contains a combination of original articles, photographs and cuttings, brochures and advertisements, translations of academic articles (mainly from German, some from French), transcriptions of academic articles, patents and notes on relevant patents, and other personal notes.

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The collection has been split into five series: 1. Printed articles, cuttings, photographs and brochures, 2. Articles translated by D. H. Thomas, 3. Articles transcribed by D. H. Thomas, 4. Patents and patent-related notes, and 5. D. H. Thomas' personal notes. These have been split further into subseries and files where appropriate.

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Some originals and some photocopies.

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Harriet Bradshaw, Jun 2015




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