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HUNN, Bernard Albert (1923-2000)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Hunn
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: HUNN, Bernard Albert (1923-2000)
Date(s): 1949-[1982]
Level of description: collection
Extent: 11 boxes
Name of creator(s): Hunn | Bernard Albert | 1923-2000 | engineer and mathematician


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1923; studied Mathematics, King's College London, 1946-1949, awarded 1st class honours; Chief Mathematician, Hawker Aircraft Ltd, Kingston-on-Thames, 1950-1954; Deputy Chief Designer, Vickers Armstrong Ltd, Weybridge, 1954-1961, designing guided missiles and in charge of specification group for TSR2 tactical strike and reconnaissance aircraft; Divisional Manager, Elliott Flight Automation, Borehamwood, 1961-1965, founding and managing Airborne Computing Division; Divisional Manager, Plessey Company Ltd, Poole, 1965-1968, founding and managing Traffic Division; Managing Director, Revenue Systems Ltd, 1968-1973, working in electronic money; General Manager, Communication Ltd, Kaduna, Nigeria, 1974-1975; General Manager, Communications Associates of Nigeria, Lagos, Nigeria, 1975-1978; engineering consultant, 1978-1980; teacher, 1981-1988; died, 2000.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Bernard Albert Hunn, 1949-[1982], relating to his career and research, including: copy of Hunn's degree certificate from King's College London, 1949; notes on elliptic functions, 1950; correspondence, 1951-1953, relating chiefly to the publication of scientific papers on aeronautics; reports from Hawker Aircraft Ltd design department, 1951-1953; technical papers and notes by Hunn, 1952-1956, relating to aeronautical mathematics; draft monograph by Hunn on 'Inertial guidance', 1964; correspondence, chiefly with James Allason, MP, concerning the British defence industry and world markets, 1964-1965; patent applications for 'improved guiding means for spinning missiles', 1959 and for a 'mind simulator' (an electronic model of the human mind), 1982, with essays and notes on the function of the human mind; photographs of a interlock relay system and of Revenue Systems component parts for a card payment system to be attached to a petrol pump; and memoir concerning Hunn's work in Nigeria, 1974-1978.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Awaiting arrangement.

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

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 Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archives and Information Management, King's College London.

Finding aids:

No additional finding aids.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received from the family, Feb 2001.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

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:
Feb 2008

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