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Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine

MOWATT, Sir Francis (1837-1919)


Reference code(s): GB 0098 B/MOWATT

Held at: Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine

Title: MOWATT, Sir Francis (1837-1919)

Date(s): Created 1907-1919

Level of description: Collection (fonds)

Extent: 2 files

Name of creator(s): Mowatt | Sir | Francis | 1837-1919 | Knight | civil servant


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1837; educated at Winchester; St John's College Oxford; member of the Royal Commission of 1851; Knighted, 1893; Permanent Secretary to the Treasury, 1894-1903; GCB, 1901; Governor, Imperial College, 1907-1919; died, 1919.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Sir Francis Mowatt, comprising correspondence with the administration department of Imperial College, 1907-1919.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

2 files

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.

Correspondence, 1900-1906, held at Buckinghamshire Records and Local Studies Service; miscellaneous letters to Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman and others, 1893-1908, held at the British Library, Manuscript Collections; correspondence mainly with Sir William Harcourt, 1893-1903, held at the Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts (reference: MSS Harcourt); correspondence with Lord Rosebery, held at the National Library of Scotland, Manuscripts Division (reference: MSS 10101-10162 Passim); correspondence with Sir Henry Babington Smith, held at Trinity College Library, Cambridge University (reference: HBS1-95).

Publication note:



Archivist's note: Sources: Who Was Who (A & C Black, 1947, volume II); National Register of Archives. 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
Mowatt | Sir | Francis | 1837-1919 | Knight | civil servant

Corporate names