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SMITH, Professor John William (d 1985)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0505 PP34
Held at: Royal Holloway, University of London
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Full title: SMITH, Professor John William (d 1985)
Date(s): [1929-1970]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 7 boxes or 0.07m3
Name of creator(s): Smith | John William | d 1985 | Professor of Chemistry
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Professor of Chemistry, Bedford College, University of London, 1949-1970; Emeritus Professor, 1970; retired 1970; died 1985.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers relating to Smith's academic career, [1929-1970], including manuscript and typescripts lecture notes on various scientific topics, mainly chemical experiments, equations and theory, personal notebooks containing details of scientific papers by others, notes on famous scientists, and a copy of Smith's DSc thesis on 'Studies in intensive drying and related phenomena; manuscript and typescript drafts and fair copies of scientific papers by Smith for publication; index cards of chemicals; correspondence with academics and industrialists.

Access & Use

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Conditions governing access:

Open to all registered users of the Royal Holloway, University of London Archives.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be supplied, subject to the condition of the original. Requests to publish original material should be directed to the College Archivist.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Placed in the College Archives by the family in 1995.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Royal Holloway, University of London Archives hold the personnel file of Professor Smith (BC D 1335).

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in accordance 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:
Mar 2000

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