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WILLMOTT, Herbert M (1869-1951)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 F/WLM
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: WILLMOTT, Herbert M (1869-1951)
Date(s): 1921-1947
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.15 linear metres (27 documents).
Name of creator(s): Willmott | Herbert M | 1869-1951 | engineer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Herbert Willmott, born in 1869, was Chief Engineer and Secretary to the Governor of the United Provinces, India, until his retirement in 1923. He and his wife then lived in Brittany, paying visits to London and to Switzerland, until in 1928 they settled in Earls Court, Kensington. With his wife's sister and brother-in-law, they toured Europe from December 1937 until September 1939, when obliged to return to England by the outbreak of war. Back in Kensington, he served as an Air Raid Warden. He died in 1951. His interests included the Church, the League of Nations Union, the Charity Organisation Society, and the theatre.


Scope and content/abstract:

Diaries of Herbert M Willmott, covering his work in India, 1921-1923; his retirement including travels in France, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Yugoslavia, Germany, Belgium and Austria, 1923-1939; and life in war-time Kensington, 1939-1947.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Diaries in chronological order.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in July 1965.

Allied Materials

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with 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:
Records prepared May to September 2011.

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