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TOMLINSON, Herbert (1845-1931)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA C/PP4
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: TOMLINSON, Herbert (1845-1931)
Date(s): 1881-1889
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Tomlinson | Herbert | 1845-1931 | physicist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1845; education at St Peter's School, York, and Christ Church, Oxford; Demonstrator and Lecturer in Natural Philosophy at King's College London, 1870-1894; Principal of the South-Western Polytechnic, Chelsea, 1894-1904; died, 1931. Publications: numerous papers and articles published in learned journals including the Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society and the Philosophical Magazine.


Scope and content/abstract:

The papers of Herbert Tomlinson, [1895-1904], comprise a printed volume of lectures delivered to the Royal Society by Tomlinson between 1881 and 1889, mainly concerning the effects of strain in materials and on viscosity.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to the signature of a reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be provided for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Finding aids:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Tomlinson presented the volume to the Governors of Chelsea Polytechnic in 1930. It was transferred from Chelsea College Library in 1985.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Cambridge University Library: letters to Sir George Stokes, 1866-1886 (Ref: Add 7342, 7656).

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Who's Who. Entry compiled by Geoff Browell.

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:
May 2002

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