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Colin Lock fonds
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1 m of textual records and graphic material
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Colin Lock was born in England in 1933. He was educated at the University of London and Imperial College London. He held appointments at U.K. Atomic Energy Authority, and was a scientific officer for the Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. at Chalk River, Ont. from 1957-1960. In 1963 he completed his Ph.D. from the University of London and was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at McMaster University. He taught there until his sudden death on 1 May 1996 while visiting the Chalk River Laboratories.
His long career at McMaster, where he specialized in the study of inorganic chemistry and pathology, led to clinical research in cancer and arthritis. Dr. Lock was elected Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada in 1968 and served as Chairman from 1981-1983. In 1989 he was presented with the prestigious Montreal Medal for his contributions to the field of inorganic chemistry. He was the author and co-author of over 250 scientific papers. Until his death he was on the Research and Development Advisory Panel for the Atomic Energy Commission of Canada. He was married to Helen E. Howard-Lock, professor of Chemistry at McMaster.
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The fonds consists of correspondence, lab notebooks, research material, and scientific reprints of the majority of publications.
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The fonds was donated by Helen Howard-Lock in 1996.
It is arranged into the following series: correspondence; notebooks; research on specific complexes; graphic art; publications and biographical.
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