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JAMESON, Professor Alexander Hope (1874-1952)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA K/PP24
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: JAMESON, Professor Alexander Hope (1874-1952)
Date(s): Created 1935
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume, 2 items
Name of creator(s): Jameson | Alexander Hope | 1874-1952 | Professor of Civil Engineering


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1874; educated Owens College, Manchester; Bishop Berkeley Fellow and Demonstrator in Whitworth Engineering Laboratory, 1894-1897; Draughtsman, Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, Manchester, and Assistant to Resident Engineers, Halifax and Wakefield, 1897-1901; Engineering Assistant, Derwent Valley Water Board, and Resident Engineer on Derwent Aqueduct, Cumberland, 1901-1909; Resident Engineer on Thirlmere Aqueduct (Third Pipe Line), Cumberland, 1909-1912; Professor of Civil Engineering, King's College London, 1912-1935; Fellow of King's College, 1924; External Examiner, Bristol University, 1920-1921, and London University, 1927 and 1930-1933; Dean of Engineering Faculty, University of London, 1932-1935; retired, 1935; Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering, 1935; Honorary Secretary, 1947-1950, and Honorary Treasurer, 1946-1951, Worthing Branch, Overseas League; died 1952.

Publications: Advanced surveying: a text-book for students (Pitman and Sons, London, 1934); An introduction to fluid mechanics (Longmans and Co, London, 1937); Contour geometry, and its applications to earthwork design and quantities (Pitman and Sons, London, 1931); Mathematical geography (Pitman and Sons, London, 1927); paper on 'Testing the strength of materials' in Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineers, [1917]; paper on 'Flow over sharp-edged weirs', in Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineers, Nov 1948.


Scope and content/abstract:

Presentation volume of signatures of past and present members of the Engineering Faculty, University of London, presented to Jameson on his retirement from the Chair of Civil Engineering, Dec 1935; menu and ticket, Dec 1935, for the 38th Annual Dinner of the Engineering Society, where the above presentation was made.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

1 volume, 2 items.

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

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented by the family to King's College London Archives via the Faculty of Engineering.

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 2000

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