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ELLINGHAM, Harold Johann Thomas (1897-1975)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0098 B/ELLINGHAM
Held at: Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine
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Full title: ELLINGHAM, Harold Johann Thomas (1897-1975)
Date(s): Created 1913-1970
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 3 boxes
Name of creator(s): Ellingham | Harold Johann Thomas | 1897-1975 | Secretary of the Royal Institute of Chemistry


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1897; studied at the Royal College of Science (Imperial College), 1914-1916; Demonstrator, 1919, Reader in Physical Chemistry, 1937, Acting Secretary, Royal College of Science (Imperial College), 1940-1944; Acting Secretary, Royal Institute of Chemistry, 1944-[1963]; Fellow of Imperial College, 1949; OBE, 1962; Special Assistant, Imperial College, 1964-[1970]; died, 1975.
Publications: include: The Principles of Applied Electrochemistry second edition revised and enlarged by the author Arthur John Allmand and H J T Ellingham (E Arnold & Co, London, 1924).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Harold Johann Thomas Ellingham, 1913-1970, comprising lecture notes made whilst a student at the Royal College of Science (Imperial College), 1914-1916, relating to chemistry, geology, mechanics and mathematics; biographical papers, 1945-1969; personal papers, 1914-1944, including letters of appointment; membership of societies, 1938-1970; technical assignments, 1940-1954; diary of journeys in Mesopotamia, 1917-1918; reprints of papers, 1932-1954; papers concerning the Royal School of Mines Murchison medal, 1914-1915; Ellingham's illness, 1956-1957; award of OBE, 1962; retirement from the Royal Institute of Chemistry, 1962-1963; general correspondence, including letters from Sir Henry Tizard, 1944-1963; papers and correspondence relating to Professor James Charles Philip, 1931-1946; election as Fellow of Imperial College, 1949; histories of Imperial College, 1946-1958; appointment as Special Assistant, Imperial College, 1963-1970; Imperial College Charter and internal government, 1962-1968.

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 Ellingham relating to World War Two (G1/2/1), papers of James Charles Philip (B/PHILIP) and Sir Henry Thomas Tizard (B/TIZARD), held at Imperial College.

Correspondence with Francis Bacon, 1939-1954, held at the Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge (reference: B (passim); G (passim)).

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Who Was Who (A & C Black, 1981, volume VII); British Library On-Line Public Access Catalogue 97; National Register of Archives. 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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