Ref NoLDGSL/1107/A/1/5
TitleEngland and Cambridge University, 1968
DateJun-Dec 1968
LevelFile
Extent1 file
FormatDocument
DescriptionCorrespondence covering the period when Dan McKenzie was in London and Cambridge, England, June-December 1968.

Correspondents and subjects include:

JUNE-JULY 1968
Copy letter from McKenzie to Dr D Tocher, U S Earthquake Mechanism Lab, San Francisco, California, USA, wishing to submit a paper to the 'Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America', 11 June 1968; K V Roberts, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, Culham, Abingdon, Berkshire, England, enquiring if McKenzie would like to join a proposed Computational Physics Group of the Institute of Physics and the Physical Society, June 1968; typescript copy of the poem 'Hearing your words and not a word among them (Sonnet XXXVI)' by Edna St Vincent Millay, dated June 1968; M Harris on behalf of John Tomblim, Seismic Research Unit, University of West Indies, Trinidad apologising for the delay in sending a report and looking forward to meeting Pete Molnar, 1 July 1968;

AUGUST 1968
Pembroke J Hart, Geophysics Board, National Research Council of the United States of America, Washington, USA, concerning the publication of McKenzie's paper 'Mohorovicic Discontinuity' in a forthcoming Upper Mantle Committee monograph, 16 July 1968, with short, copy reply from McKenzie, 26 August 1968; short, copy letter from McKenzie to Dr Clarence Allen, Division of Geology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA, informing him that his Fellowship at Cambridge has been extended and accepting his offer of a job at Caltech, 26 August 1968; Alar Toomre, Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, apologising for being critical of McKenzie's paper [?in a referee report], 27 August 1968; Edward R Sholkovitz, La Jolla [?Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, USA], detailing the results of his work on magnetics and problems with early computing, 30 August 1968;

SEPTEMBER 1968
Dr Clarence Allen, Division of Geology, Caltech, glad that McKenzie will be returning to the institution, 10 September 1968; copy letter from McKenzie to Dr Michael McElhinny, requesting a preprint copy of McElhinney's review paper as he wishes to combine it with his recent observations of magnetic stripes on the South of Ceylon discovered during his recent study trip to the Indian Ocean, 12 September 1968; Sue Vine, geologist [and wife of Fred Vine, Princeton University] concerning diagrams which McKenzie has sent, 18 September 1968; copy letter from McKenzie to Dr Clarence Allen, Division of Geology, Caltech, suggesting that he return to the institution in the second term and enquiring if the faculty would be willing to pay drafting expenses for a paper on tectonics which he wishes to write, 20 September 1968; Fred Vine, [assistant professor of geology and geophysics at Princeton University], Nicosia, Cyprus, discussing McKenzie's wavelength reversal findings on his recent cruise to the Indian Ocean, 21 September 1968* [note: in file LDGSL/1107/A/5/1, the photocopy of this letter is annotated by McKenzie "we had the wrong spreading direction at first, 11/2/90"]; Alan Cook, chair of geophysics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, enquiring if McKenzie would be interested in receiving a notice advertising a newly created post of lecturer in his department, 21 September 1968;

OCTOBER 1968
Raymond Siever, Chairman, Department of Geological Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, expressing his eagerness that his university play a part in McKenzie's future plans, 4 October 1968; Don Lynn Anderson, Director of the Seismological Laboratory, Caltech, on McKenzie's arrangements to return to the institution, and will pick up drafting expenses for his latest paper, 10 October 1968; Fred Vine, assistant professor of geology and geophysics at Princeton University, forwarding time-scales and diagrams, asks for clarification of McKenzie's explanation for the South Atlantic profile, 11 October 1968; copy letter from McKenzie to Raymond Siever, Chairman, Department of Geological Sciences, Harvard University, reluctant to move away from the University of Cambridge now that his Fellowship has been extended, but including copy of his bibliography which Siever had requested, 15 October 1968, also two earlier short letters from Siever encouraging McKenzie to pay a visit to Harvard, May 1968; brief, copy letter from McKenzie to Alan Cook, chair of geophysics, University of Edinburgh, expressing his interest in receiving a notice of a vacant lectureship, 15 October 1968;

NOVEMBER 1968
Tim J G Francis, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, Berkshire, England, responds to McKenzie's comments on his anisotropy paper, 13 November 1968; copy letter from McKenzie to Dr D C Martin, Secretary of the Royal Society, London, enquiring about a Royal Society Research Fellowship, 15 November 1968; copy letter from McKenzie to Bruce A Bolt, Seismographic Station, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA, responding to the referee comments on his latest paper ["Relation between Fault Plane Solutions for Earthquakes and the Directions of the Principal Stresses"], 18 November 1968, includes copy of referee report, 28 August 1968; Don Lynn Anderson, Director of the Seismological Laboratory, Caltech, commenting on the funding cutbacks at his institution, and the progress made in his work on the equation of state, 15 November 1968; John Sclater, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, describing the capabilities and workings of the new computer technology at the university, 19 November 1968; Bob Whitmarsh, National Institute of Oceanography, Surrey, wanting to know the value of coefficients of the spherical harmonic field as he will soon be writing a FORTRAN computer program, 20 November 1968; Isidore Zietz, US Geological Survey, sending McKenzie two aeromagnetic survey maps, 22 November 1968; John Sclater, Scripps, University of California, San Diego, discussing his ideas for an informal exchange of computer data between the various US oceanographic institutions, 22 November 1968; I Wilkinson, School of Physics, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England, inviting McKenzie to give a talk about 'surface features and convection currents in the mantle' for his Geophysics Colloquia, 19 November 1968, with brief, copy acceptance letter from McKenzie, 25 November 1968;

DECEMBER 1968
Cinna Lomnitz, Professor of Seismology, Instituto de Geofisica, Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico, inviting McKenzie to become a visiting professor at his institution, 2 December 1968; job description for the post of lecturer in the Department of Geophysics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, with cover letter from Alan Cook, chair of geophysics, University of Edinburgh, 14 December 1968; Walter C Pitman, III, Lamont Geological Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, New York, USA, requesting information for his computing system, 2 December 1968, with copy reply from McKenzie passing on John Sclater's idea that all the US oceanographic institutions should use the same system for processing data, 18 December 1968; Jean Coulomb, President of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), inviting McKenzie to sit on the committee which will replace the current Upper Mantle Committee, 10 December 1968, with brief, copy acceptance letter from McKenzie, 18 December 1968; copy letters from McKenzie to the Secretary of University of Edinburgh, applying for the post of lecturer, 20 December 1968, and Alan Cook, chair of geophysics, University of Edinburgh, expressing his doubts about the job, 20 December 1968; copy letter from McKenzie to Cinna Lomnitz, Professor of Seismology, Instituto de Geofisica, Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico, turning down the offer of the post as he wishes to stay in Britain, 20 December 1968; copy letters from McKenzie sent to various figures at geological institutions in the US, Italy and Turkey seeking reprints or further information for his research work on the Mediterranean Sea, 20 December 1968; Alan Cook, chair of geophysics, University of Edinburgh, encouraging McKenzie to visit him and the faculty in view of his application for the post of lecturer, 23 December 1968; cutting "The World's All Adrift", on the findings of the research trip by Scripps' ship the Glomar Challenger around the Mid-Atlantic Ridge which supports the concept of continental drift, taken from 'Newsweek, 23 December 1968*; R Seaton, Senior Administrative Officer, University of Edinburgh, informing McKenzie that he needs to submit a formal application to be considered for the post of lecturer at the University, 24 December 1968; cuttings of articles "A revolution in earth science" by John Tuzo Wilson, "An open letter to J Tuzo Wilson" by V V Beloussov and "A reply to V V Beloussov" by John Tuzo Wilson, all taken from 'Geotimes', December 1968.
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Administrative HistoryOn graduating with a PhD from the University of Cambridge in November 1966, McKenzie spent periods of the next three years as visiting fellow or associate at a number of American universities. In the summer of 1968 he returned to England and the Department of Geodesy and Geophysics, University of Cambridge, where his Fellowship of King's College, Cambridge,was extended for a further two years.
Access ConditionsAccess is by appointment only. Please contact the Archivist for further information.
LanguageEnglish and French.
ArchNoteDescription by Caroline Lam
CreatorNameMCKENZIE | Dan Peter | 1942- | geophysicist
ALLEN | Clarence | 1925- | geophysicist
ANDERSON | Don Lynn | 1933- | geophysicist and Director of the Seismological Laboratory, CALTECH
BOLT | Bruce A | 1930-2005 | seismologist
COULOMB | Jean | 1904-1999 | geophysicist and mathematician
COOK | Sir | Alan Hugh | 1922-2004 | physicist
HART | Pembroke J | 1929-2008 | seismologist
LOMNITZ | Cinna | 1925- | seismologist
PITMAN | Walter Clarkson | 1931- | geophysicist
SCLATER | John George | 1940- | marine geologist and geophysicist
SHOLKOVITZ | Edward Richard | 1944- | geochemist
SIEVER | Raymond | 1923-2004 | geologist
TOOMRE | Alar | 1937- | astronomer and mathematician
VINE | Frederick John | 1939- | marine geologist and geophysicist
VINE | Susan | Nee McCall | fl 1960s- | geologist
WHITMARSH | Robert Broun | 1941- | oceanographer
ZEITZ | Isidore | 1919-2013 | aeromagnetic surveyor
Persons
CodePersonNameDates
DS/UK/1192MCKENZIE; Dan Peter (1942-); geophysicist1942-
DS/UK/1234TOOMRE; Alar (1937-); astronomer and mathematician1937-
DS/UK/1235SHOLKOVITZ; Edward Richard (1944-); geochemist1944-
DS/UK/1236ALLEN; Clarence (1925-); geophysicist1925-
DS/UK/1209VINE; Frederick John (1939-); marine geologist and geophysicist1939-
DS/UK/1237VINE; Susan (fl 1960s-); née McCall; geologist and wife of Fred Vinefl 1960s-
DS/UK/1238COOK; Sir; Alan Hugh (1922-2004); physicist1922-2004
DS/UK/1239SIEVER; Raymond (1923-2004); geologist1923-2004
DS/UK/1194ANDERSON; Don Lynn (1933-); geophysicist and Director of the Seismological Laboratory, CALTECH1933-
DS/UK/1240BOLT; Bruce A (1930-2005); seismologist1930-2005
DS/UK/1211SCLATER; John George (1940-); marine geologist and geophysicist1940-
DS/UK/1241WHITMARSH; Robert Broun (1941-); oceanographer1941-
DS/UK/1242ZEITZ; Isidore (1919-2013); aeromagnetic surveyor1919-2013
DS/UK/1243PITMAN; Walter Clarkson (1931-); geophysicist1931-
DS/UK/1244COULOMB; Jean (1904-1999); geophysicist and mathematician1904-1999
DS/UK/1252HART; Pembroke J (1929-2008); seismologist1929-2008
DS/UK/1254LOMNITZ; Cinna (1925-); seismologist1925-
DS/UK/1295WILSON; John Tuzo (1908-1993); geophysicist and geologist1908-1993
DS/UK/1765BELOUSOV; Vladimir Vladimirovich (1907-1990); geoscientist1907-1990
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