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UBBELOHDE, Professor Alfred René Jean Paul (1907-1988)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0098 B/UBBELOHDE
Held at: Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine
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Full title: UBBELOHDE, Professor Alfred René Jean Paul (1907-1988)
Date(s): [1953]-1990
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Weinberg | Felix Jiri | b 1928 | chemical engineer:
Ubbelohde | Alfred René Jean Paul | 1907-1988 | chemical engineer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born Antwerp, Belgium, 1907; educated at St Paul's School, 1920-1926, Christ Church, Oxford, 1926-1930; Senior Scholar of Christ Church, 1931-1933; Senior Researcher, Department of Thermodynamics, Oxford, 1933-1935; Dewar Fellow of the Royal Institution, London, 1936-1940; Principal Experimental Officer, Ministry of Supply, 1940-1945; Professor of Chemistry at Queen's University, Belfast, 1945-1954; elected Fellow of the Royal Society, 1951; Professor of Thermodynamics, Imperial College, 1954-1975; awarded CBE, 1961; Head of Chemical Engineering Department, Imperial College, 1961-1975; Senior Research Fellow, Imperial College, 1975-1988; research interests included chemical thermodynamics, combustion, explosions and detonations, ionic melts, graphite and intercalation compounds; died, 1988.
Publications: An Introduction to Modern Thermodynamical Principles (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1937); Time and Thermodynamics (Oxford University Press, London, 1947); Man and Energy ... Illustrated (Hutchinson's Scientific & Technical Publications, London, 1954); Thermodynamics in the World of To-day, etc [London, 1955]; Graphite and its Crystal Compounds with Frederick Alastair Lewis (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1960); Melting and crystal structure (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1965).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers relating to Professor Alfred René Jean Paul Ubbelohde, [1953]-1990, comprising letters, narratives, addresses, obituaries, containing recollections and reminiscences assembled by Professor Felix Jiri Weinberg while preparing his Royal Society memoir of Ubbelohde.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The material is not sectionalised.

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.

Finding aids:

A catalogue is available in the reading room of the College Archives (NCUACS catalogue no 32/8/91).

Archival Information

Archival history:

The papers were received by the National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists, University of Bath, from Professor Felix Jiri Weinberg of Imperial College in 1989.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from the National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists, University of Bath, to the College Archives in 1991.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Records of the Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (KC), held at Imperial College.

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Based on the guide compiled by the National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists; 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:
October 2000

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