MC:F44 Papers of George Robert Sabine "Robin" Snow (F. 1922-60)
George Robert Sabine Snow (1897-1969), generally known as Robin Snow, read Botany at New College, before being elected a Research Fellow of Magdalen College in 1960. In 1936 he was elected the College’s first Garden Master. In L. W. B. Brockliss, Magdalen College: A History (Oxford, 2008), Snow is described as ‘a rather eccentric man of private means with a wealthy wife (who was eventually to become a significant benefactress of Magdalen)’. He was elected an FRS in 1948.
These documents were given to the College by Brian Lloyd (F. 1948-70), who had been sent them by Snow’s widow after his death.
Recatalogued in June 2011.
MC:F44/MS1/1 May 1967-Jun 1968
Notes, perhaps intended for an essay, by Snow headed ‘The ‘two aspect’ theory of brain and consciousness and the problem of their evolution’. There are eight pages of notes dated ‘circa May 1967″, four pages dated 15 September 1967, and two dated 10 Jun 1968. There is also an envelope annotated by Snow which contained these notes.
MC:F44/MS1/2 22 Dec 1969 & 2 Apr 1971
Letter from Brian Lloyd to Gerald Harriss enclosing the above documents and explaining their history. He has attached to this note a letter from Geoffrey Warnock (F. 1949-1950 and 1953-1971) in which Warnock analyses Snow’s arguments.