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Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine

WHITE, Sir William (1845-1913)


Reference code(s): GB 0098 B/WHITE

Held at: Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine

Title: WHITE, Sir William (1845-1913)

Date(s): Created 1907-1912

Level of description: Collection (fonds)

Extent: 1 file

Name of creator(s): White | Sir William Henry | 1845-1913 | Knight | naval architect


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, Devonport, 1845; educated at the Royal School of Naval Architecture and Royal Naval College, 1870-1881; directed war-ship building of Armstrong & Co, Newcastle, 1883-1885; Director, Naval Construction and Assistant Controller, Royal Navy, 1885-1902; Consulting Naval Architect, Cunard SS Mauretania, 1904-1907; President, Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Institution of Marine Engineers; Chairman of the Council, Royal Society of Arts, 1909-1910; Master, Shipwrights Company of London; Governor, Imperial College, 1907-1913; died, 1913.
Publications: include: A Manual of Naval Architecture. For the use of Officers of the Royal Navy, Ship-builders (J Murray, London, 1877); Lecture on the turning powers of ships from the Journal of the Royal United Service Institution (1882); Modern War-ships.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Sir William White, comprising correspondence with the administration department of Imperial College, 1907-1912.


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.

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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, 1953, volume I); 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

University governing bodies | Governing bodies | Educational supervision
Educational governing bodies

Personal names
White | Sir | William Henry | 1845-1913 | Knight | naval architect

Corporate names
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine x Imperial College of Science and Technology x Imperial College x University of London | Imperial College