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PARSONS, Richard Clere (1851-1923)


Reference code(s): GB 0098 B/PARSONS

Held at: Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine

Title: PARSONS, Richard Clere (1851-1923)

Date(s): Created 1915-1923

Level of description: Collection (fonds)

Extent: 1 file

Name of creator(s): Parsons | Hon | Richard Clere | 1851-1923 | engineer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1851; studied physical science, chemistry and engineering at Trinity College, Dublin; partner, Kitson & Co, Leeds; took an active role in the development of the Yorkshire College (later University of Leeds), 1880-1887; partner of J F La Trobe Bateman, 1887-1889; Engineer, Congested Board of Ireland, 1893-1895; Engineer, Consolidated Waterworks Company of Rosario, and Montevideo Waterworks Company; Director, Mersey Railway Company; Treasurer and Deputy Chairman, Delegacy of King's College University of London; Governor, Imperial College, 1915-1923; died, 1923.

Publications: include: On the working of Punkahs in India as at present carried out by coolie labour, and the same operation effected by machinery (London, 1878).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Richard Clere Parsons, comprising correspondence with the administration department of Imperial College, 1915-1923.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

1 file

Conditions governing access:

Researchers wishing to consult the Archives should first contact the College Archivist, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ, for an appointment.

Conditions governing reproduction:

A photocopying service is available at the discretion of the Archivist. Photocopies are supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archivist.

Physical characteristics:

Finding aids:

A catalogue is available at the College Archives.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:


Archival history:

Accumulated by Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine during the course of business.

Immediate source of acquisition:


Existence and location of originals:

Existence and location of copies:

Related material:

Records of the Governing Body (GB), held at Imperial College.

Publication note:



Archivist's note: Sources: Who Was Who (A & C Black, 1947, volume II); 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


Personal names
Parsons | Hon | Richard Clere | 1851-1923 | engineer

Corporate names