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JJ Thomson

Photographs, one enlarged from the other and both annotated on reverse, of 'JJ Thomson in his room at the Cavendish Laboratory about 1900'

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Volume 49 Issue 3. Contains biographical article by Graham Lowe, 'Dr James Riley, pioneer in histamine and mast cell studies'. Includes postcard sent with issue to Riley's son, Paul

Fraser Family Gathering

The Fraser Family and Alpargatas, parts 1 and 2:
Part 1: The South American Adventure
Part 2: Consolidation and Expansion 1914-1974

Personal data

List with copies of Riley's qualifications, appointments, his war service and publications. Also list and copies of his publications. With his entry into the Medical Directory, copies of articles and photographs taken on his retiral. Photograph of 'Graduates in Medicine', Edinburgh 1935. Also news cuttings and articles relating to Riley's death

Pluto's Republic

Includes signed letter to Dr Riley from the author, Prof Sir Peter Medawar noting his puzzlement on some mast cell behaviour

'Autograph letters from Scientists'

(1) Letter from [Lord] Dawson about Riley's reprint on Sulphydryl wound repair, 1941
(2) Letter from [Lord] Dawson concerning a paper Riley asked him to look at, 1943
(3) [Sir] HH Dale's signature on tea ticket, 1952, with notes on envelope explaining event was Riley's first visit to Cambridge and his first paper
(4) Note from [Sir] WL Bragg referring to meeting Riley in Dundee, 1961
(5) Note from Peyton Roux [Nobel Laureate, 1966] about the reprints he sent to Riley, 1964
(6) Note from [Sir] GP Thomson concerning Bragg's idea on structure for an electron, 1966
(7) Card from [Sir] GP Thomson warning Riley he will be away over the winter, 1966
(8) Card from Henry Dale thanking Riley for his birthday wishes, 1967
(9) Letters [2] between Riley and Henry Dale concerning Riley's 'Introducing Biology', 1967
(10) Letter from Henry Dale referring to Riley's discovery 'about another function of the mast cells', 1968
(11) Letter from [Sir] WL Bragg referring to the early days of x-rays, 1967
(12) Letter from [Lady] Nora Barlow referring to Riley's 'Introducing Biology', 1967
(13) Letter from [Lady] Nora Barlow offering help to Riley in his effort to 'teach science through scientists', 1967
(14) Letter from [Lady] Nora Barlow about using Riley's Darwin Henslow publication for his 'Science through Scientists' project, 1967
(15) Note from Professor PB Medawar referring to Rosemary Cass commemoration, 1968
(16) Letter from Hans Krebs about self-made scientists, 1968
(17) Note acknowledging receipt of Riley's letter, 1968
(18) Note from PMS Blackett agreeing to write a few words in Riley's copy of Marie Curie's book, 1968
(19) Note agreeing to lunch from Professor PB Medawar, 1968
(20) Letter from Ruth D'Arcy Thompson referring to pasting her father's signature into the volume, 1968
(21) Letter from Ruth D'Arcy Thompson referring to an exhibition of her father's years in Dundee, 1968
(22) Letter from Professor PB Medawar concerned about Riley's sick leave, 1969
(23) Card from Sir Juliun Huxley agreeing to inscribe his grandfather's 'Man's Place in Nature', 1969
(24) Letter by A Timmer with news and thankful that Riley is better, 1969
(25) Letter from the Science Museum about Geissler tubes, 1969
(26) Note from Sire Alexander Haddow: 'I have no doubt at all that your contribution is still insufficiently appreciated and that its significance will become much more generally known very soon', 1969
(27) Note by WA Wooster agreeing to sign a copy of XRay Crystals book, 1969
(28) Letter from Lady Lyell about the terminology used for lords and ladies, 1970
(29) Letter by EJS Walton debunking the splitting the atom celebratory story, 1970
(30) Note from WL Bragg about 'the broadcast', with Blackett's signature on paper slip enclosed, 1970
(31) Letter from Franz Sondheimer enclosing xerox dedication in the Curie thesis, 1970
(32) Note by Julius Axelrod thanking Riley for copy of his mast cell monograph , 1973
(33) Letter from Lord William Taylor about the labyrinth design, 1971
(34) Letter enclosing forward by Sir Peter Medawar about strokes of which Riley and he were victims, nd

Sir Thomas and Sir Joseph Banks

(1) Notebook containing copy letters of Sir Thomas Banks and genealogical information, nd
(2) Letters [2] from Averil Lysaght thanking Riley for the loan of his notebook and his appreciation if her book about Joseph Banks, 1971
(3) Letter from the British Museum returning Riley's notebook after copying it, 1971

U.S. von Euler letter and lecture

Letter of thanks for Riley's congratulations, referring to their discussions and his health. Also reprint of Euler's Nobel lecture 'Adrenergic neurotransmitter functions'

Dorothy C Hodgkin, letters and article

Envelope containing signed copy of Hodgkin's Nobel Lecture, 'The X-Ray analysis of complicated molecules', 1964 with accompanying letter and letter of thanks from Riley

Cockcroft and Walton

Annotated envelope containing signed reprint of article 'Experiments with High Velocity Positive Ions' by JD Cockcroft and ETS Walton, with letter to Riley from Walton. Also reprint of Cockcroft and Walton letter sent by Walton

Letter from JB Priestley

Letter to Dr Riley advising him that Priestley would sign his copy of 'Bright Day' and recommending he read 'The Image Men', 'my last, perhaps my very last' novel.
In envelope annotated with notes in French

Sir William Cavendish

Letter written by Sir William Cavendish, 7th Duke of Devonshire, describing difficulty of choosing candidates for admission to charitable institutions, contained in envelope annotated by Riley. Also with envelope and catalogue entry describing letter written by Sir William Cavendish, 7th Duke of Devonshire.

'Autograph letters'

(1) Annotated envelope containing letters of acknowledgement to Riley signed by HW Florey, Prof John McMichael, Sir Henry H Dale, Prof Alex Haddow and Bill Paton, 1960-1964
(2) Letter of appreciation for Riley's book by Prof HG Callan, 1964
(3) Annotated envelope containing letter from Henry H Dale with Riley's reply concerning published research, with letter of appreciation from JH Humphrey, 1964
(4) Letter from Henry H Dale appreciating Riley's good wishes after his accident, 1965
(5) Letters of appreciation between Riley and Henry H Dale concerning Riley's article and Dale's health, 1966
(6) Letter from Henry H Dale with advice and consideration of the properties of acetylcholine, 1966
(7) Letters between Riley and Sir Wilfred Le Gros Clark concerning reprints of the latter's work, 1966
(8) Letter from Professor Haddow to Dr Robert Mahler concerning his and Riley's joint funding application, 1966
(9) Letter from WL Bragg re Riley's copy of JJ Thomson's book, 1966
(10) Note agreeing to sign Riley's copy of 'Physics and Philosophy from WProf W Heisenberg, 1968
(11) Letter about a colleague's research by retired Professor Kathleen Lonsdale, 1969

Diaries of research notes

'4 Quarter 1943' notebook containing research notes, 1943
23 x University of St Andrews' diaries containing research notes, with one containing a small artwork by his young daughter, 1947-1969

Various articles

(1) Reprint 'Helsingforslakare som entomologer' by Claes von Numers, 1954, with letter to Riley relating to a visit by Claus, 1961
(2) Reprint of 'Erasmus Darwin-scientist and inventor' by Desmond King-Hele, 1965
(3) Copy of British Medical Journal with note by Paul Riley, 1965
(4) Reprint of 'The chromaffin cell' by Rex E Coupland, 1965
(5) Copies of reprint 'HGJ Moseley (of Weymouth)' by Riley, one annotated, 1969
(6) Riley's notes and diagrams on the mast-cell cycle, nd

Sir Joseph Banks

(1) Letter to B Way Esq. from Joseph Banks about receiving 'a strange trout from Ireland', calling it the Gizzard Trout, 1774
(2) Letter to Riley from Dr Keith Banister explaining Banks', 'Gizzard Trout', 1968
(3) Royal Horticultural Society, Sir Joseph Banks medal, nd

FRSE, Edinburgh

Correspondence concerning Riley's election as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, with receipt, unrelated article and programme and two photographs of Riley giving a tutorial at the University of Montreal

Letters and photographs

Envelope containing:
(1) Photograph of CTR Wilson, with his autograph and explanatory letter, 1960
(2) Letter of thanks from Prof EB Bailey for Riley's appreciation of his book on Lyall, 1963
(3) Letter from Riley to 'Lady Lyell' requesting an autograph of geologist Sir Charles Lyall to 'add to the human interest' in his teaching demonstrations, 1966, with letter explaining why his request was mis-directed, 1966. Also compliments slip of J McManus and two labels [written by Sir Charles], nd
(4) Photograph of GP Thomson with his card of thanks, 1966
(5) GP Thomson' s card referring to enclosed photo [missing] and letter concerning Riley's Faraday book, [1966]
(6) Letter of appreciation from Basil Schonland about his book, 'The Anatomists', 1968
(7) Copy print portrait of William Crookes, nd
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