Reference code(s): GB 0098 B/WRIGHT
Held at: Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine
Title: WRIGHT, Sir Herbert (1874-1940)
Date(s): Created 1919-1937
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Wright | Sir | Herbert | 1874-1940 | Knight | botanist
Born, 1874; studied at the Royal College of Science; Scientific Assistant and Acting Director, Royal Botanic Gardens, Ceylon; Controller, Government Experiment Station, Ceylon, 1900-1906; Editor, India Rubber Journal, London, 1907-1917; director and chairman, various tropical agricultural companies and trusts, 1907-1930; representative of the Royal Commission of 1851 on the Governing Body, Imperial College, 1918-1937; Chairman, Executive Committee, 1922 -1931 and Finance Committee, 1931-1938, of the Governing Body, Imperial College; Knighted, 1930; died, 1940.
Publications: include: Hevea Brasiliensis or Para Rubber: its botany, cultivation, chemistry and diseases (A M & J Ferguson, Colombo, 1905); The Cultivation of Rubber as an Investment (Rubber Plantation Development & Estates Agency, London, 1906); Rubber Cultivation in the British Empire. A lecture delivered before the Society of Arts, etc (Maclaren & Sons, London, 1907); Theobroma Cacao or Cocoa, its botany, cultivation, chemistry and diseases (A M & J Ferguson, Colombo, 1907); My Tour in Eastern Rubber Lands ... A series of articles contributed to the "India-Rubber Journal" (Maclaren & Sons, London, 1908).
Scope and content/abstract:
Papers of Sir Herbert Wright, comprising correspondence with the administration department of Imperial College, 1919-1937.
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Language/scripts of material: English
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Accumulated by Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine during the course of business.
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Existence and location of copies:
Records of the Governing Body (GB), held at Imperial College.
Archivist's note: Sources: Who Was Who (A & C Black, 1947, volume III); British Library On-Line Public Access Catalogue 97. Compiled by Julie Tancell as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.
Rules or conventions: General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: December 2000