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Guide to the Victor W. D. Hale Papers
X3115.2005  
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Box 1

Conference Papers 1949

Creator: Hale, Victor W. D.
Physical Description: 9 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Papers relating to the Conference on high-speed automatic calculating machines held at the Cambridge University Mathematical Laboratory June 22-25, 1949. Of note is the information given to attendees such as a list of those attending, printouts from EDSAC, copies of papers presented in some of the sessions, and handwritten notes by Victor Hale.
 

102683935 Cambridge computer conference attendee information packet June 1949

 

102683932 EDSAC printouts of tables of square and prime numbers from Cambridge computer conference 1949

 

102683929 Handwritten notes from Cambridge computer conference sessions taken by Victor W. D. Hale June 1949

 

102683936 List of the Cambridge computer conference attendees June 1949

 

102683937 Personal invitation to a reception during the Cambridge computer conference June 1949

 

102683934 Preliminary letter and program from the Cambridge computer conference 1949

 

102683930 References on recent advances in calculating machines June 1949

 

102683933 Short paper titled "The Co-ordinating Orders" indicating the need for sub-routines 1949

 

102683931 Three papers from session of the Cambridge computer conference 1949

Box 1

EDSAC Papers 1948-1949

Creator: Hale, Victor W. D.
Physical Description: 6 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Papers relating to EDSAC itself from both before and after the conference. Of note are handwritten notes of a routine to calculate square roots and the accompanying EDSAC coding sheets by Victor Hale, which may be the earliest coding notes and sheets for EDSAC extant, as well as blueprint diagrams of EDSAC’s order interpretation sent to Hale by Eric Mutch.
 

102683938 EDSAC Order Code edition 4 July 1948 July 1948

 

102683940 EDSAC coding sheets for Victor Hale's routine for calculating square roots 1948 ca.

 

102683939 Handwritten notes on a routine for calculating square roots on the EDSAC 1948 ca.

 

102683941 Letter from Eric Mutch concerning EDSAC order interpretation including EDSAC order code specifications November 26, 1949

 

102683942 Letter from Eric Mutch with detailed order interpretation information December 8, 1949

 

102683943 Blueprint diagrams of EDSAC's half minor cycles, stage 1, stage 2, and an untitled flow chart