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ATKINS, Richard (b 1913)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1753 ATK
Held at: University of Westminster
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Full title: ATKINS, Richard (b 1913)
Date(s): 1995
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Atkins | Richard | b 1913 | engineer
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born in Kingston-upon-Thames, 1913; moved to Brentford, c1919; enrolled as a full-time student at the Engineering School, Regent Street Polytechnic, 1927; participated in sporting activities there; gained a Ordinary National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, 1930; employed in engineering; continued part-time education at Acton Technical College; Higher National Diploma, 1934; married Mary Eileen Senton, 1937; graduate member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, 1939; associate member, 1940; served with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, later Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, during World War Two; in India, 1942-1945; emigrated to Australia, 1951; retired, 1974; moved to New Zealand, 1982.


Scope and content/abstract:

Typescript autobiography of Richard Atkins, 'A Thirty Year Stopover' (privately published, 1995), including reproductions of photographs, giving an account of his Irish forebears, his family, education and professional life as an engineer, in England, Australia and New Zealand, and service in India during World War Two.

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Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signing the Regulations for Access form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be supplied, for research use only, unless copyright restrictions apply or the item is too fragile to be copied. Requests to publish original material should be addressed to the University Archivist.

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Collection level description.

Archival Information

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Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented by the author in 1997.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

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:
Jan 2002

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