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Donald Papers

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 MS ADD 281
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Donald Papers
Date(s): c1975-1979
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Donald | Maxwell Bruce | 1897-1978 | Professor of Chemical Engineering


Administrative/Biographical history:

Maxwell Bruce Donald was educated at the Royal College of Science and at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He served in the European War from 1915 to 1919. He was a Sir Alfred Yarrow Scholar in 1921; then in 1923 he became a demonstrator in physical chemistry at the Royal College of Science. He was appointed Chemical Engineer for the Chilean Nitrate Producers Association in 1925 and adviser on bitumen emulsions for the Royal Dutch-Shell Group in 1929. Donald became a lecturer in Chemical Engineering at University College London in 1931 and Reader in 1947. From 1951 to 1965 he was Ramsay Memorial Professor of Chemical Engineering at University College London. He held the position of Honorary Secretary of the Institution of Chemical Engineers from 1937 to 1949. He published (with H.P.Stevens) 'Rubber in Chemical Engineering' in 1933 and 1949; 'Elizabethan Copper' in 1955; and 'Elizabethan Monopolies' in 1961.


Scope and content/abstract:

Typescript of an unpublished book entitled 'Elizabethan Technology or the development of the letters patent protection for inventions'. Also correspondence about the book.

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Some parts of the collection are closed pending review.

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Normal copyright restrictions apply.

Finding aids:

Handlist at University College London Special Collections.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Deposited by Professor Donald in the Department of History, University College London.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred by the Department of History, via Professor Valerie Pearl, to University College London Manuscripts Room in 1981.

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