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Clark, Josiah Latimer: letter (1891)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL425
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Clark, Josiah Latimer: letter (1891)
Date(s): 1891
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Clark | Josiah Latimer | 1822-1898 | civil engineer x Clark | Latimer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Josiah Latimer Clark was born in Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire in 1822. He trained as a manufacturing chemist but became a railway surveyor and engineer in 1847 and later worked for the Electric and International Telegraph Company, initially as an assistant to his elder brother Edwin Clark (1814-1894). In the 1860s, Latimer Clark (as he was generally known) worked in partnership with Charles Tilston Bright and others in the laying of long-distance telegraph cables. He maintained a strong interest in pneumatics, hydraulics and other forms of engineering. As well as a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and co-founder of the Society of Telegraph Engineers and Electricians (afterwards the Institution of Electrical Engineers), Clark was a fellow of the Royal Society, the Royal Astronomical Society and the Royal Geographical Society.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Josiah Latimer Clark of Westminster Chambers, 11 Victoria Street, London to Sydney Lupton, 2 Dec 1891. 'Your most delightful book of tables and constants is I presume on every table ...'. Writing in reply to a letter from Lupton, saying that he hopes to correct his own figures before long, since Lupton had referred him to an article by Professor [George Carey] Foster in Watts' Dictionary [of Chemistry]. Autograph, with signature.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue.

Conditions governing access:

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased from E Hall, 1966.

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

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:
July 2008

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