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CARR, Francis Howard (1874-1969)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0098 B/CARR
Held at: Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine
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Full title: CARR, Francis Howard (1874-1969)
Date(s): Created 1890-1969
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 6 volumes
Name of creator(s): Carr | Francis Howard | 1874-1969 | chemist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, Croydon, 1874; educated at the Whitgift Grammar School, City and Guilds College, London; Salter's Research Fellow, 1894-1898; Chief Manufacturing Chemist to Burroughs, Wellcome and Co, 1898-1914; Director and Chief Chemist, Boots Pure Drug Co, 1914-1919; CBE, 1920; Fellow of Imperial College; Chairman, British Drug Houses, Limited; President, Society of Chemical Industry and Association of British Chemical Manufacturers; died, 1969.
Publications: include: The Alkaloids of Ergot with George Barger (1907, [1910]); Organic Medicinal Chemicals, synthetic and natural with Marmaduke Barrowcliff (Baillière & Co, London, 1921); Post-Graduate Training in Industrial Chemistry An address ... reprinted from the Journal of the Society of Chemical Industry (Lamley & Co, London, 1921).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Francis Howard Carr, 1890-1969, comprising research notes on laboratory work on aconitine (poison taken from aconite plants), [1892], at the Pharmaceutical Society Research Laboratory, and Imperial Institute, [1896-1898]; papers and correspondence, notably photographs of Leverkusen, Germany, 1919; lecture manuscripts, 1890-1960, including an essay on lectures by Professor Raphael Meldola; press cuttings, 1908-1967; obituary for Dr Carr, 1968-1969.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The papers are arranged as outlined in the scope and content.

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 at the College Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Accumulated by Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine during the course of business.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:

Records of the Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (KC) and papers of Raphael Meldola (B/MELDOLA), held at Imperial College.

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Who Was Who (A & C Black, 1972, volume VI); 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

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