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WILSON, John Sigismund (1875-1955)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0098 B/WILSON
Held at: Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine
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Full title: WILSON, John Sigismund (1875-1955)
Date(s): Created 1928-1938
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Wilson | John Sigismund | 1875-1955 | engineer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, Cairo, 1875; educated at St Paul's School; studied civil and mechanical engineering, Central Technical College, 1893-1896; joined the firm of Sir John Fowler and Sir Benjamin Baker, 1897-[1914]; worked on the Aswan dam, Egypt; partner in the practice of Booth, Wilson and Pettit, [1918]-1932, mainly in the field of bridge construction and structural steelwork; independent practice, 1932; honorary consulting engineer, Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings; President, Section G (Engineering), British Association, 1935; died, 1955.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of John Sigismund Wilson, 1928-1938, comprising correspondence and related papers concerning the Unwin Memorial Fund, including presentation to Professor Unwin on his 90th birthday, 1928-1929; donation of Professor Unwin's library to the City and Guilds College, 1933; Memorial Fund Executive Committee reports, 1834-1838.

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:

Papers of William Cawthorne Unwin, 1856-1952 (B/UNWIN) and papers concerning the Unwin scholarship, 1935-1976 (K), held at Imperial College.

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: The Central October 1955 pp 17-18. 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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