Harold Davenport, 1907-1969

  title={Harold Davenport, 1907-1969},
  author={H. Halberstam and D. A. Burgess},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  pages={159 - 192}
  • H. Halberstam, D. A. Burgess
  • Published 1971
  • Computer Science
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
  • Harold Davenport’s father, Percy Davenport, worked in the office of Perseverance Mill, a cotton mill in Huncoat, near Accrington. At first a clerk, he became the company secretary. He married Nancy Barnes, one of the daughters of John Barnes, the owner of the mill. Their first child, Harold, was born on 30 October 1907, their only other child Grace was born a few years later. When 10 or 11 years old, Harold started at Accrington Grammar School, and later he wrote that he had had on the whole a… CONTINUE READING
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