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LOWNDES, John (1892-1976)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 TH/PP38
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: LOWNDES, John (1892-1976)
Date(s): [1950s] 1982-1984
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Lowndes | John | 1892-1976 | chemist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Lowndes was born in Staffordshire, 1892. His first job was as a Laboratory Assistant in the Department of Chemistry and Physics at Stafford Technical School. In 1909, he moved to Canada where he worked with Prof R B Macallum in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto. On the outbreak of war, he joined the 1st Canadian Expeditionary Force, after being taken prisoner at Ypres, 1915, he spent three years as a prisoner of war in Germay. After his release in 1918, he studied Chemistry in Delft, Holland, under Jan Boesekin. He married C A V Broydon. Lowndes was for some time Science Master at Rugeley Grammar School, Staffordshire, before taking up a position in 1921 as Research Assistant to Huia Onslow. In 1923, he was appointed Demonstrator in the Department of Chemistry at St Thomas's Hospital Medical School, subsequently becoming the Senior Lecturer in Chemistry. He retired in 1957.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of John Lowndes comprising typescript papers titled `Departmental Story', An account of the history of Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, St Thomas's Hospital Medical School, John Lowdes FRIC, 1957; manuscript list of lecturers in Chemistry, Professors of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
Also contains some related letters of Thomas McLachlan, Secretary of St Thomas Hospital, concerning the accuracy of some details, 1982-1984.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

1 file

Conditions governing access:

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

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive and Corporate Record Services.

Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue

Archival Information

Archival history:

Acquired by St Thomas's Hospital Medical School Library

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from St Thomas' Hospital Medical School Library in 2002

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Obituary in St Thomas Hospital Gazette, Vol 74, No 1, 1976. Description compiled by Alison Field

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:
January 2004

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