Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, Baron Blackett, of Chelsea, 18 November 1897 - 13 July 1974

  title={Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, Baron Blackett, of Chelsea, 18 November 1897 - 13 July 1974},
  author={Alfred Charles Bernard Lovell},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  pages={1 - 115}
  • A. Lovell
  • Published 1 November 1975
  • History
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett was born in Kensington, London, on 18 November 1897. His father, Arthur Stuart Blackett, was a stockbroker, although apparently not by inclination since his great interests were in literature and nature. Patrick was the only boy but had an elder and younger sister; one trained and practised as an architect in the 1920s, until she married, and the other became an industrial psychologist and then a psychoanalyst. For the previous two generations the family had been… 
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