Harry Bateman was a mathematical physicist and professor of physics, mathematics and aeronautics at the California Institute
of Technology (Caltech, originally Throop College), 1917-1946. The collection includes his manuscripts on binomial coefficients,
notes on integrals and related material (much of which was later published by Arthur Erdélyi); and a small amount of personal
correspondence. Also included are teaching materials and reprints.
Harry Bateman was born May 29, 1882, in Manchester, England. He attended Trinity College, Cambridge, where he earned his B.A.
in mathematics as Senior Wrangler in 1903 and his M.A. in 1906. After a further year of study in Paris and in Göttingen and
some teaching at Liverpool University, he came to the U.S. in 1911 to teach at Bryn Mawr College. From Bryn Mawr he went to
Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore on a fellowship, and he earned his PhD there in physics in 1913. In 1917 he moved to
Pasadena, California, to take a professiorial position at Throop College, which would shortly become the California Institute
of Technology (1920). He held his appointment there in mathematics, physics, and aeronautics until his death on January 21,
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