Reference code(s): GB 0098 B/BEIT
Held at: Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine
Title: BEIT, Sir Otto (1865-1930)
Date(s): Created 1909-1932
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 files
Name of creator(s): Beit | Sir | Otto John | 1865-1930 | 1st Baronet | financier and philanthropist
Born in Germany, 1865; Director, British South Africa Company; Director, Rhodesia Railways Ltd; Member, Governing Body of Imperial College, 1912-1930; Trustee of the Rhodes Trust, and Beit Railway Trust for Rhodesia; founded Beit Memorial Trust for Medical Research; established the Beit Fellowship at Imperial College in memory of his brother Alfred, 1913; created 1st Baronet, 1924; died, 1930.
Scope and content/abstract:
Papers relating to Sir Otto Beit, 1909-1932, comprising his correspondence with Imperial College administration department, and correspondence concerning his bequest to the College, 1930-1931.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
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.
A catalogue is available at the College Archives.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:
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:
Records of the Beit Fellowship (GF), held at Imperial College.
Correspondence with Philip Lyttelton Gell, 1909-1925, held at the Derbyshire Record Office (reference: D3287/BSA); letters to Lord Gladstone, 1915-1921, held at the British Library, Manuscript Collections (reference: Add MSS 46082-84); correspondence relating to Beit Memorial Fellowship, 1912, 1926, held at Royal Holloway College Library (reference: AR383/4/1).
Alfred Beit. A study of the man and his work George Seymour Fort (Nicholson & Watson, London, 1932).
Archivist's note: Sources: Who Was Who (A & C Black, 1947, volume III); National Register of Archives; 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