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Catalogue of the papers and correspondence of ALFRED JOHN SUTTON PIPPARD FRS (1891 - 1969)


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Reference CSAC 97.1.84
Covering dates 1909-1970
Held by London University, Imperial College Archives
Extent 7 boxes
Source of acquisition The papers were received from Professor Sir Brian Pippard, younger son of A.J.S. Pippard.
Creators Pippard, Alfred John Sutton, 1891-1969, scientist and civil engineer
Note Compiled by: Jeannine Alton and Peter Harper

Administrative history:
Pippard was born in Yeovil in 1891 and educated at Yeovil School and Bristol University where he studied civil engineering. Graduating from Bristol in 1911 he served for two years as an articled assistant in the Bristol office of consultant engineer A.P.I. Cotterell before obtaining a position as assistant engineer with the Pontypridd & Rhonda Valley Joint Water Board.
In 1915 he was appointed as technical adviser to the Director of the Air Department of the Admiralty where he contributed to the work of the structures section in improving aircraft safety and, incidentally, advancing structural science. His interest in aircraft structure continued after the war, first as a partner in a firm of aeronautical engineers, 1919-1922, and subsequently as Professor of Engineering at Cardiff, 1922-1928, and Bristol, 1928-1933. In this period he was particularly associated with the experimental testing of airship structures in connection with the building of the R.100 and R.101 (see CSAC 97.1.84/B.21).
In 1933 Pippard moved to Imperial College where for more than twenty years he presided over one of the finest civil engineering departments in the country, winning the respect and affection of staff and students alike. His own active pursuit of research is evidenced by a growing number of published papers, many written in collaboration with Letitia Chitty. Throughout his career he retained an interest in the structure of dams. His early M.Sc. thesis dealt with masonry dams and in his last five years at Imperial College he undertook research projects on arched dams.
In the public domain, he served for ten years, 1951-1961, as Chairman of the Thames Pollution Committee set up by the Minister of Local Government and Housing to make recommendations on the future management of the tidal reaches of the river. Although Pippard was the subject of some press criticism for the length of time his Committee took to report, its work proved of immense benefit to those living and working in the capital. He also took part in an investigation for Hatfield Development Corporation into the gale damage to houses which occurred in November 1957, and in 1968-1969 he served as a consultant for Westminster City Council on the safety of system-built tall blocks of flats in respect of the Lisson Green development. Over many years he was actively involved in the affairs of the Institution of Civil Engineers, serving as its president, 1958-1959.

Contents:
SECTION A BIOGRAPHICAL & AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL CSAC 97.1.84/A.1- CSAC 97.1.84/A.34
CSAC 97.1.84/A.1 Obituary notices and tributes
CSAC 97.1.84/A.2-CSAC 97.1.84/A.8 Autobiographical accounts
CSAC 97.1.84/A.9-CSAC 97.1.84/A.32 Career, honours and awards
CSAC 97.1.84/A.33, CSAC 97.1.84/A.34 Photographs
SECTION B SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, COMMITTEES & CONSULTANCIES CSAC 97.1.84/B.1-CSAC 97.1.84/B.42
CSAC 97.1.84/B.1 - CSAC 97.1.84/B.31 Aeronautical research
CSAC 97.1.84/B.32 Arched dams
CSAC 97.1.84/B.33 Hatfield Development Corporation - Investigation into gale-damaged houses
CSAC 97.1.84/B.34 National Physical Laboratory Executive Committee
CSAC 97.1.84/B.35 Public Health Engineering at Imperial College
CSAC 97.1.84/B.36-CSAC 97.1.84/B.40 Thames Pollution Committee
CSAC 97.1.84/B.41 Westminster City Council - Lisson Green Development
CSAC 97.1.84/B.42 Published papers
SECTION C LECTURES, ARTICLES & BROADCASTS CSAC 97.1.84/C.1-CSAC 97.1.84/C.37
CSAC 97.1.84/C.1-CSAC 97.1.84/C.24 Lectures and articles
CSAC 97.1.84/C.25-CSAC 97.1.84/C.27 Shorter talks and writings
CSAC 97.1.84/C.28-CSAC 97.1.84/C.33 Obituaries and biographical writings
CSAC 97.1.84/C.34-CSAC 97.1.84/C.37 Broadcasts
SECTION D CORRESPONDENCE CSAC 97.1.84/D.1-CSAC 97.1.84/D.3
The collection is particularly strong in material of a biographical and personal nature. Of especial interest is the extensive autobiographical account written by Pippard towards the end of his life (CSAC 97.1.84/A.4). There are also two scrapbooks covering virtually every aspect of his career (CSAC 97.1.84/A.2, CSAC 97.1.84/A.3), and two scrapbooks devoted to his year as president of the Institution of Civil Engineers (CSAC 97.1.84/A.26, CSAC 97.1.84/A.27).
Almost all the material available relating to Pippard's scientific work is concerned with his research on aircraft structures which is represented by a series of committee papers and reports prepared for the Aeronautical Research Council in the interwar years.
Unfortunately very little manuscript material relating to Pippard's other interests survives. However, in a small section on the Thames Pollution Committee, there is Pippard's own account of its work prepared at the time of the publication of the official report (CSAC 97.1.84/B.37).
Much more material survives relating to Pippard's activities as a lecturer, writer of articles and broadcaster. It covers a period of nearly fifty years and a variety of subjects, including aircraft and aviation, engineering structures in general and the education and training of engineers. This last topic was of particular importance to him reflecting his concern about the image of engineering in the world, its lack of appeal as a profession and its disadvantage compared with pure science in attracting the very best recruits. Also of interest in this section is a number of BBC radio broadcasts, especially the scripts for two series of talks to schools in the 1920s (see CSAC 97.1.84/C.34, CSAC 97.1.84/C.35).
There is very little general correspondence in the collection. There are letters, however, in all the scrapbooks and the text of a few letters, not otherwise available, is incorporated in the autobiographical account. See also CSAC 97.1.84/A.12, CSAC 97.1.84/A.13, CSAC 97.1.84/A.15, CSAC 97.1.84/A.16-CSAC 97.1.84/A.20, CSAC 97.1.84/A.22-CSAC 97.1.84/A.24, CSAC 97.1.84/A.29-CSAC 97.1.84/A.32, CSAC 97.1.84/B.23, CSAC 97.1.84/C.10, CSAC 97.1.84/C.28, CSAC 97.1.84/C.30 and CSAC 97.1.84/C.33.



SECTION A BIOGRAPHICAL AND AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL  CSAC 97.1.84/A.1 - A.34  [n.d.]

Obituary notices and tributes  CSAC 97.1.84/A.1  1969-1970

Contents:
Press-cutting of obituary notice of Pippard published in The Times.
Photocopy of obituary notice from unidentified publication.
Memoir by A.W. Skempton (Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, 16, 1970).
Order of service and press notices of memorial service.

AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ACCOUNTS  CSAC 97.1.84/A.2-A.8  [n.d.]

Scrapbook no.1  CSAC 97.1.84/A.2  1909-66

Contents:
Principally letters and press-cuttings re Pippard's career, honours and awards in this period.
Includes:
Material re appointment to the Chairs of Civil Engineering at Bristol (1928) and Imperial College, London (1933), election as a Fellow of the Royal Society (1954), appointment as Visiting Professor of Civil Engineering at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois (1956-57), award of an honorary doctorate by the University of Bristol (1966).
Material relating to airship research (mostly press-cuttings) and the Thames Effluents Committee, including letters from the departmental ministers: Hugh Dalton, Harold Macmillan and Henry Brooke, and press-cuttings, some with criticism of the length of time the Committee took before reporting.
Material relating to the education and training of engineers, including letters to The Times (one from A.B. Pippard) and an article written for The Times (1963).
Photographs include the civil engineering department staff at Imperial College before the Second World War, the June 1955 Postgraduate Structures Group at Imperial College and the National Physical Laboratory Executive Committee, 1961.
Pippard's own listing of his technical papers, books and broadcasts, lectures and general articles, and a separate listing of lectures given by Pippard in the USA during his Visiting Professorship at Northwestern University.

Scrapbook no.2  CSAC 97.1.84/A.3  1920-69

Contents:
(The most recent material appears first).
Principally letters, including unpublished letters from Pippard to The Times and The Observer, press-cuttings and extracts from periodicals.
Includes:
Material relating to the award of honorary degrees by Bristol and Birmingham Universities (1966) and Brunel University (1968), to his association with the Institution of Civil Engineers and in particular his interest in the education and training of engineers, to his consultancy with Westminster City Council re the safety of system-built tall blocks of flats (1968) and to his interest in the construction of dams, including correspondence in The Times re a dam on the Thames (1967).
A small number of photographs and, in an envelope at rear of book, miscellaneous press-cuttings and three menus (two signed) from the period 1917-19.

'That was yesterday.'  CSAC 97.1.84/A.4  n.d

Contents:
Pippard's autobiography, originally suggested by his dearly-loved wife Olive, and written after her death for his sons.
The work comprises a preface, eighteen chapters and appendices containing a curriculum vitae, lists of technical papers, books, broadcasts, lectures and articles.
This is a photocopy kindly made available by Sir Brian Pippard.

Autobiographical talks by Pippard: 'One Man in his Time'  CSAC 97.1.84/A.5  18 October 1966

Contents:
Address to the Birmingham University Civil Engineering Society
25 pp. typescript with ms. additions and corrections.

Autobiographical talks by Pippard: 'Sons of Martha'  CSAC 97.1.84/A.6  n.d

Contents:
In this undated talk on the varied life of the engineer, Pippard confined himself 'to some of the parts played by one man in his time'.
7 pp. typescript with a very few ms. corrections.

Private journals of overseas visits. Journal of United States visit  CSAC 97.1.84/A.7  1949


Related information: See also CSAC 97.1.84/B.35

Private journals of overseas visits. Journal of West African visit  CSAC 97.1.84/A.8  1959


Related information: See also CSAC 97.1.84/A.27, CSAC 97.1.84/A.34

Contents:
With notes for two speeches, one delivered in Ghana.

CAREER, HONOURS AND AWARDS  CSAC 97.1.84/A.9-A.32  [n.d.]

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/A.9  1914

Contents:
Pippard's thesis on 'The Masonry Dam', submitted for M.Sc. [Degree in Civil Engineering, University of Bristol

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/A.10  1 January 1918

Contents:
Document conferring upon Pippard the dignity of a Member of the Order of the British Empire

University of the West at Bristol.  CSAC 97.1.84/A.11  n.d

Contents:
Publication issued in the interests of an appeal for funds while Pippard was Professor of Civil Engineering there. There are ms. Identifications of staff by Pippard on some of the photographs.

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/A.12  1933

Contents:
Letter of appointment to the Chair of Civil Engineering at Imperial College, London, 23 March 1933, and letters of congratulation from colleagues, arranged alphabetically.

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/A.13  n.d

Contents:
Letters of congratulation from close friends (many written to Olive Pippard). Unindexed.

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/A.14  1936 and 1951

Contents:
Publishing contracts

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/A.15  1938

Contents:
Letter from Secretary of the Royal Aeronautical Society (J. Laurence Pritchard), 1 April 1938, informing Pippard of his election to the Council of the Society, with list of new Council for 1938-39.

Letters re wartime appointments, conditions of service  CSAC 97.1.84/A.16  1939, 1940

Contents:
Letter from R.E. Stradling, 26 August 1939, re arrangements for Pippard to join his staff at the Forest Products Research Laboratory, Princes Risborough, in the event of war breaking out.
Letters from D.R. Pye, 14 June and 20 June 1940, re Pippard's transfer to the Airworthiness Department of the Royal Aircraft Establishment.

Letters of congratulation on Pippard's election to Fellowship of the Royal Society A - D  CSAC 97.1.84/A.17  June 1954

Letters of congratulation on Pippard's election to Fellowship of the Royal Society E - M  CSAC 97.1.84/A.18  June 1954

Letters of congratulation on Pippard's election to Fellowship of the Royal Society N - W  CSAC 97.1.84/A.19  June 1954

Letters of congratulation on Pippard's election to Fellowship of the Royal Society First names and unidentified signatures.  CSAC 97.1.84/A.20  June 1954

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/A.21  1922-56

Contents:
Presentation volume of names and signatures of colleagues and students at Cardiff, Bristol and Imperial College, London, on the occasion of Pippard's retirement from the Chair of Civil Engineering at Imperial College.

Letters from colleagues and students re the retirement presentation. Unindexed. A - D  CSAC 97.1.84/A.22  n.d

Letters from colleagues and students re the retirement presentation. Unindexed. E - M  CSAC 97.1.84/A.23  n.d

Letters from colleagues and students re the retirement presentation. Unindexed. N - Z and first name and unidentified signatures.  CSAC 97.1.84/A.24  n.d

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/A.25  1956

Contents:
Menu of farewell dinner, 14 June 1956, Imperial College, London.

Scrapbook entitled 'The Institution of Civil Engineers. Records of Presidential Year 1958-1959. Volume 1 General'.  CSAC 97.1.84/A.26  1959

Contents:
Typescript diary of events interspersed with press-cuttings, extracts from engineering journals, letters and official programmes.
There are a few photographs and a typescript copy of Pippard's address at the unveiling of a memorial to Brunel at the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol, 15 September 1959.

Scrapbook entitled 'The Institutions of Civil Engineers. Records of Presidential Year 1958-1959. Volume 2. Visit to West Africa'.  CSAC 97.1.84/A.27  1959

Contents:
Typescript diary of events interspersed with route map, newspaper cuttings and many photographs.
Includes also a letter from Pippard to Kwame Nkrumah, 28 October 1959, re the education and training of engineers in Ghana.

Papers re conferment of Honorary Doctorate of Laws, May 1966, University of Bristol.  CSAC 97.1.84/A.28  1966

Contents:
Programme, Invitations, seating arrangements and photographic record from Illustrated Bristol News, July 1966.

Papers re conferment of the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science, 15 July 1966, University of Birmingham.  CSAC 97.1.84/A.29  1966

Contents:
Correspondence (four letters) between Pippard and Vice-Chancellor (Sir Robert Aitken), including Aitken's apology for sending the invitation to Pippard's son at Cambridge and Pippard's unsigned draft reply noting similar mistakes in the past.
Statement of the procedure for honorary graduands, seating plans and degree-day luncheon menus.
Telegram of congratulations.

Letters of condolence received on Pippard's death B - K  CSAC 97.1.84/A.30  1969

Letters of condolence received on Pippard's death M - W  CSAC 97.1.84/A.31  1969

Letters of condolence received on Pippard's death First name and unidentified signatures.  CSAC 97.1.84/A.32  1969

PHOTOGRAPHS  CSAC 97.1.84/A.33, A.34  [n.d.]

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/A.33  n.d

Contents:
Miscellaneous photographs of Pippard, family and including early photographs of wife and family.

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/A.34  1959

Contents:
Photographs, principally relating to Pippard's visit to West Africa as President of the Institution of Civil Engineers

SECTION B SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, COMMITTEES AND CONSULTANCIES  CSAC 97.1.84/B.1 - B.42  [n.d.]

Contents:
The material is presented as an alphabetical sequence by order of topic, institution or initiating body.
There is a box of published papers at CSAC 97.1.84/B.42 which includes bound volumes, offprints, articles in journals and newspapers, etc.

AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH  CSAC 97.1.84/B.1-B.31  [n.d.]

Contents:
Pippard's association with research on aircraft structures is represented by a series of reports and committee papers of aeronautical research committees. Further related published material is to be found in CSAC 97.1.84/B.42. Also included here are the official report of the R.101 inquiry and a number of Second World War research papers on self-sealing petrol tanks for aircraft and camouflage structures.

Ministry of Munitions. Technical Department - Aircraft Production.  CSAC 97.1.84/B.1  February 1918

Contents:
'Handbook of Strength Calculations', by Pippard and J.L. Pritchard

Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Reports and Memoranda, No. 592.  CSAC 97.1.84/B.2  December 1918

Contents:
'Report on Accidents to Certain Aeroplanes, with Special Reference to "Spinning". Communicated by the Accidents Investigation Committee

Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Reports and Memoranda, No. 629.  CSAC 97.1.84/B.3  December 1918

Contents:
'The Longitudinal Stability of "X" Aeroplanes'. Report from the Accidents Committee

Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Reports and Memoranda, No.617.  CSAC 97.1.84/B.4  January 1919

Contents:
'Reports on the Behaviour of Aeroplanes when Flying Inverted, with Special Reference to Some Accidents on "A".' Communicated by the Accidents Committee

Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Aerodynamics Sub-Committee.  CSAC 97.1.84/B.5  June 1919

Contents:
'Note with reference to strength requirements on aeroplanes', by Pippard. 3 pp. typescript.

Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Sub-Committee on Load Factors.  CSAC 97.1.84/B.6  November 1919

Contents:
'A possible empirical formula for the load factor of an aeroplane', by Pippard. 3 pp. typescript.

Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Load Factor Sub-Committee.  CSAC 97.1.84/B.7  1920

Contents:
'The aeroplane of consistent strength', by Pippard, February 1920. 10 pp. typescript. (Extract from Engineering, 30 January 1920, p.133, presented as a committee paper.)

Aeronautical Research Committee. Accidents Investigation Sub-Committee.  CSAC 97.1.84/B.8  December 1920

Contents:
'Lateral Stability. A suggested figure of merit', by Pippard. 2 pp. typescript.

Aeronautical Research Committee.  CSAC 97.1.84/B.9  January 1921

Contents:
'The Basis of Aeroplane Structural Strength Specification', by Pippard. 15 pp. typescript and graph page.

Aeronautical Research Committee. Reports and Memoranda, No.775.  CSAC 97.1.84/B.10  March 1922

Contents:
'Report on the Accident to H.M. Airship R.38', by the Accidents Investigation Sub-Committee

Aeronautical Research Committee. Reports and Memoranda, No.800.  CSAC 97.1.84/B.11  August 1922

Contents:
'Report of the Airship Stressing Panel'

Aeronautical Research Committee.  CSAC 97.1.84/B.12  July 1924

Contents:
'The transition of a counterbraced framework from the redundant to "simply stiff" condition with increase of external load.' Note by Pippard. 5 pp. typescript.

Aeronautical Research Committee.  CSAC 97.1.84/B.13  September 1924

Contents:
'Research on Redundant Structures. Progress Report.' By Pippard. 6 pp. typescript and photograph of research structure.

Aeronautical Research Committee. Reports and Memoranda, No. 970.  CSAC 97.1.84/B.14  October 1924

Contents:
'Report of the Airworthiness of Airships Panel'

Aeronautical Research Committee. Structures Sub-Committee.  CSAC 97.1.84/B.15  January 1926

Contents:
'Research on Redundant Structures'. 3 pp. typescript.

Aeronautical Research Committee. Reports and Memoranda, No. 1039.  CSAC 97.1.84/B.16  February 1926

Contents:
'Stresses in a Stiff Jointed Polygonal Frame under a System of Loads Perpendicular to the Plane of the Frame', by J.F. Baker, presented by Pippard

Aeronautical Research Committee. Load Factors Sub-Committee.  CSAC 97.1.84/B.17  May 1929

Contents:
'The Strength Requirement's for an Aeroplane in a Steep Dive', by Pippard. 7 pp. typescript.

Aeronautical Research Committee. Load Factors Sub-Committee.  CSAC 97.1.84/B.18  February 1930

Contents:
'Note on R. & M.706. "An Analysis of the conditions governing the requisite strength of aeroplane structures"', by Pippard. 2 pp. typescript.

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/B.19  n.d

Contents:
'Note on Strut OO. "The accuracy of stress calculations for an aeroplane fuselage under combined bending and torsion"', by Pippard, n.d. 2 pp. typescript.

Aeronautical Research Committee Reports and Memoranda, No. 1360.  CSAC 97.1.84/B.20  January 1931

Contents:
'Technical Report by the Accidents Investigation Sub-Committee on the Accident to the Aeroplane G-AAZK at Meopham, Kent, on 21 July 1930'

Report of the R.101 inquiry. Presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for the Air. Command Paper no.3825.  CSAC 97.1.84/B.21  March 1931

Contents:
As the Air Ministry's Airworthiness Authority (with Sir Leonard Bairstow) for the R.100 and R.101 airships, Pippard was deeply concerned in the outcome of the inquiry. In this his own copy of the report he has added marginal emphasis to passages exonerating those responsible for its structural design. See, e.g., pp.23, 83.

Royal Aircraft Establishment. Draft report.  CSAC 97.1.84/B.22  September 1931

Contents:
'The Accuracy of Stress Calculations for an Aeroplane under Combined Bending and Torsion', by A.G. Pugsley and A.R. Collins. 19 pp. typescript and 10 pp. of tabular statements diagrams.

Letter from K.T. Spencer, Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, enclosing:  CSAC 97.1.84/B.23  23 October 1931

Contents:
'Notes on Certain Assumptions of the Present Method of Calculating Torsional Stresses in an Aeroplane Fuselage', October 1931. 2 pp. typescript with 'Table Showing Effect of Stiffness of Rear Bulkhead EekK on Loads in Fuselage Members (3 pp.)'
Letters from Pippard to Spencer, 26 February and 1 March 1932 re the notes enclosed in Spencer's letter of October 1931.

Aeronautical Research Committee. Structure Sub-Committee.  CSAC 97.1.84/B.24  3 November 1932

Contents:
'Note on the Stressing of an Aeroplane under Combined Bending and Torsion', by Pippard. 3 pp. typescript.

Aeronautical Research Committee Reports and Memoranda, No.1645.  CSAC 97.1.84/B.25  March 1935

Contents:
'Report on Puss Moth, Accidents by the Accidents Investigation Sub-Committee'

Aeronautical Research Committee. Structure Sub-Committee.  CSAC 97.1.84/B.26  13 February 1936

Contents:
'The Primary Stress Analysis of a Tube Braced on the Geodetic Principle', by Pippard. 21 pp. typescript with appendices of calculations and diagrams (75 pp.)

Aeronautical Research Committee. Reports and Memoranda No. 1851.  CSAC 97.1.84/B.27  20 October 1938

Contents:
'Simple Experimental Analysis of the Stresses in Rings', by Pippard and S.R. Sparkes

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/B.28  9 October 1940

Contents:
'Report on Development of Self-Sealing Tanks and Pipes', by Pippard, 8 pp. typescript with figures and tables.

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/B.29  31 December 1940

Contents:
'2nd Report on the Development of Self-sealing Tanks & Pipes', by Pippard and P. Shaw, 4 pp. typescript.

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/B.30  12 November 1941

Contents:
'Report on the Design of a 4-Cell Hide for Baginton.' Prepared for the Research and Experiments Department, Ministry of Home Security and dated Imperial College, 6 pp. typescript with appendix (6 pp.) and diagrams.

Aeronautical Research Committee. Structure Sub-Committee.  CSAC 97.1.84/B.31  11 December 1944

Contents:
'Note on the Use of Experiments on Structures', by Pippard, 2 pp. typescript with ms. additions.

Arched Dams. Report on an investigation of the Stresses in Dokan Dam, Iraq.  CSAC 97.1.84/B.32  1955


Related information: For further published material relating to the structure of dams, see CSAC 97.1.84/B.42.

Contents:
This record of the investigation carried out at Imperial College is presented here to illustrate this important aspect of Pippard's scientific work.

Hatfield Development Corporation. Report of Local Inquiry into the Causes of Damage to Houses at Hatfield New Town  CSAC 97.1.84/B.33  1958

Contents:
Pippard took part in an investigation into the damage on behalf of the Development Corporation and subsequently appeared as a witness at the inquiry appointed by the Minister of Housing and Local Government. In this his own copy of the report, Pippard has added much marginal emphasis.

National Physical Laboratory. Executive Committee Reports.  CSAC 97.1.84/B.34  1959-63


Related information: See also CSAC 97.1.84/D.1.

Contents:
Pippard served on the Executive Committee for over six years. There are reports on Standards Division of the NPL for 1959, 1961 and 1963.

Public Health Engineering at Imperial College.  CSAC 97.1.84/B.35  1949

Contents:
Report on a visit to the USA. The Rockefeller Foundation, having allocated funds for the establishment of a Division of Public Health Engineering in the Civil Engineering Department at Imperial College, invited Pippard to visit the USA to inform himself about comparable work there.
27 pp. typescript and 2 pp. draft.

Thames Pollution Committee.  CSAC 97.1.84/B.36-B.40  [n.d.]

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/B.36  1961

Contents:
'Report of the Departmental Committee on the Effects of Heated and other Effluents and Discharges on the Condition of the Tidal Reaches of the River Thames'

Pippard's own account of the work of the committee, prepared at the time of the publication of the official report.  CSAC 97.1.84/B.37  n.d

Contents:
17 pp. typescript with ms. additions and corrections, with ms. preface and final page of ms. calculations.

'Water Conservation England and Wales'  CSAC 97.1.84/B.38  1962

Contents:
Command paper presented to Parliament by the Ministers of Housing and Local Government, and Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, April 1962. Cmnd. 1693
Some underscoring and marginal emphasis by Pippard.

'The Cleaner Thames.' Port of London Authority  CSAC 97.1.84/B.39  1967

Contents:
The preface by Lord Simon, Chairman of the PLA, pays tribute to Pippard's contribution to the notable improvement in the condition of the river.

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/B.40  n.d

Contents:
Miscellaneous press-cuttings relating to water management, pollution, floods, etc.

Westminster City Council, Lisson Green Development.  CSAC 97.1.84/B.41  1968 - 69

Contents:
3 pp. typescript record of consultancy, 16 July 1968 to 3 July 1969, with brief diary-like entries.

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/B.42  1913-68

1 box

Contents:
Published papers

SECTION C LECTURES, ARTICLES, BROADCASTS  CSAC.97.1.84/C.1 - C.37  [n.d.]

Lectures and articles  CSAC 97.1.84/C.1-C.24  [n.d.]

Three lectures on Aircraft and Aviation  CSAC 97.1.84/C.1-C.3  [n.d.]

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/C.1  April 1921

Contents:
'Some Problems of Aeroplane Design.'
Lecture to Derby Society of Engineers
21 pp. typescript.

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/C.2  12 October 1922

Contents:
'The Aeroplane considered as an engineering Structure.'
Lecture to Students of Royal Aeronautical Society
16 pp. typescript.

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/C.3  23 October 1926

Contents:
'The Post War Development of Aviation.'
Lecture to South Wales Institute of Engineers
8 pp. typescript with ms. additions and press-cutting.

Education and Training of Engineers  CSAC 97.1.84/C.4-C.16  [n.d.]

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/C.4  February 1948

Contents:
Engineering Studies in British Universities, Universities Quarterly
13 pp. typescript.

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/C.5  November 1952

Contents:
Contribution to Seminar on 'The Role of Public Health Engineering in Europe', Public Works and Roads Congress at Olympia
This was a talk about undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Public Health Engineering at British Universities.
5 pp. typescript with ms. additions and corrections.

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/C.6  22 April 1954

Contents:
'Engineering as a Career.'
Privately printed verbatim report of a conference, at Imperial College, London.
Marginal scorings and underlining.

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/C.7  n.d

Contents:
'Statement to Education and Training Committee of the Institution of Civil Engineers on my return from Northwestern University.'
3 pp. typescript statement and items reproduced from New York Times and Chicago Tribune.

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/C.8  1961

Contents:
Address at opening of Institution of Civil Engineers Commonwealth Training Week
4 pp. ms. notes.

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/C.9  19 September 1962

Contents:
'On Sandwich Courses in Engineering.'
Observations made in response to a request from J. Heywood for a survey of higher technological education sponsored by the Nuffield Trust
5 pp. typescript with a few ms. corrections.

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/C.10  1963

Contents:
'Our Image to the World.'
3 pp. typescript inscribed 'Notes to Council of I.C.E., 22.3.1963'.
3 pp. typescript headed 'Note to President I.C.E., March 1963', with 1p. addendum to the note.
3 pp. typescript with 1p. appendix.
Related correspondence and statistical data.
Comments on Pippard's note by J.H. Jellett.
Also included here are 3 pp. ms. notes headed 'Civil Engineers' Attitude to Science "Smeatonianism".

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/C.11  1963

Contents:
'The Training of the Professional Engineer.'
5 pp. typescript with a few ms. corrections.
Original form of article published in The Times (13 November 1963) and shortened by the Editor.

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/C.12  27 March 1964

Contents:
'Look Ahead', The Engineer
7 pp. typescript draft.

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/C.13  1966

Contents:
'Bounds Unlimited,'
Prepared in January 1966 for delivery at Sandbach School, 21 May 1966.
Two typescript drafts (12 pp.) with ms. additions and corrections.

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/C.14  July 1966

Contents:
'The Snobbery of Science.'
Address to new science graduates of Birmingham University
6 pp. typescript with ms. corrections and additions.

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/C.15  July 1968

Contents:
'The Activities of the Institution of Civil Engineers.'
Article for Road Tar Association
2 pp. typescript with ms. corrections.

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/C.16  n.d

Contents:
'The Relative Merits of Large and Small Departments.'
Contribution to a discussion by Professors of Engineering in Great Britain at University of London.
'Date unknown but sometime after 2nd war.' (Pippard's own note.)
6 pp. typescript with underscoring and a few ms. corrections.

Engineering problems  CSAC 97.1.84/C.17-C.24  [n.d.]

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/C.17  14 October 1952

Contents:
'The Civil Engineer and Public Health.'
Lecture to postgraduate students at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
22 pp. typescript with ms. additions and corrections.

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/C.18  8 May 1953

Contents:
'The Civil Engineer in the Laboratory.'
Typescript and ms. notes for Royal Institution discourse

Three lectures to students at the Royal Institution on the Behaviour of Engineering Structures.  CSAC 97.1.84/C.19  n.d

Contents:
1. 'Behaviour and Design.'
24 pp. typescript with ms. additions and corrections, and list of slides.

Three lectures to students at the Royal Institution on the Behaviour of Engineering Structures.  CSAC 97.1.84/C.20  n.d

Contents:
2. 'The Evolution of Insight into Behaviour.'
28 pp. typescript with a few ms. additions and corrections, and marginal scorings.

Three lectures to students at the Royal Institution on the Behaviour of Engineering Structures.  CSAC 97.1.84/C.21  n.d

Contents:
3. 'Study of Behaviour.'
13 pp. typescript with a few ms. additions and corrections.

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/C.22  20 January 1960

Contents:
'The Importance of Failures.'
Address to Cambridge Engineering Society,
5 pp. typescript notes with ms. additions and corrections, and typescript extracts from Phil. Mag. 1831 and Manchester Chronicle (1 p.).

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/C.23  15 November 1962

Contents:
'Conditions Governing the Discharge of Waste into Estuaries.'
Introductory notes to an informal discussion at the Institution of Civil Engineers
16 pp. typescript and 3 pp. summary.

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/C.24  n.d

Contents:
'The Role of Experiments in Applied Science.'
5 pp. typescript draft.

Shorter talks and writings  CSAC 97.1.84/C.25-C.27  [n.d.]

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/C.25  1957

Contents:
Institution of Civil Engineers Annual Dinner, ?
Speech in proposing the toast of 'Our Guests'.
Rough draft and clean typescript.

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/C.26  1968

Contents:
The Institution of Civil Engineers Sesquicentenary
Vote of thanks to Professor S. Balke, 16 July 1968.
Short notes prepared for inclusion in souvenir programme of Guildhall reception, 16 July 1968. Not used.

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/C.27  n.d

Contents:
Undated talks.
Introductory remarks at inaugural lecture of J.R.D. Francis, Imperial College, London.
'Academic Otherwiseness and Wit.'
Incomplete typescript draft (3 pp.).

Obituaries and Biographical Writings  CSAC 97.1.84/C.28-C.33  [n.d.]

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/C.28  1961

Contents:
J.F. Baker
Note for The Times with a little related correspondence

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/C.29  1959

Contents:
I.K. Brunel
Address on the centenary of the death of Brunel when a memorial tablet was unveiled at the Clifton Suspension Bridge

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/C.30  22 July 1969

Contents:
L. Chitty
Biographical notes written for Institution of Civil Engineers on occasion of award of Telford Gold Medal to Miss Chitty.
Letter of thanks from D.H. de T. Reade of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/C.31  1960

Contents:
A. Gibb
Draft entry for Supplement to Dictionary of National Biography.
Memoir written with G.P. Harrison (Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, 5

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/C.32  1951-60

Contents:
R.E. Stradling
Draft entry for Supplement to Dictionary of National Biography 1951-1960.
Memoir written by Pippard (Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, 8, 1952).

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/C.33  1960

Contents:
G.I. Taylor
Draft of citation on the award of the Kelvin Medal, 16 February 1960.
Report of the Proceedings at the Presentation on the 16th February 1960.
Letter of thanks from Grace Stephanie Taylor for the address on the award of the Kelvin Medal to her husband.

Broadcasts  CSAC 97.1.84/C.34-C.37  [n.d.]

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/C.34  1926 or 1927

Contents:
'The Conquest of the Air.'
Seven talks broadcast to schools from Cardiff. The talks were:
'The Age of Dreams'
'Gliders'
'The First Aeroplane'
'Some Historical Flights'
'Airships'
'How an Aeroplane Flies'
'Development During the War and After'

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/C.35  1927

Contents:
'Engineering Feats in the West.'
Six talks broadcast to schools from Cardiff. The talks were:
'The Severn Tunnel'
'The Old Stone Bridge at Pontypridd'
'Clifton Suspension Bridge'
'Newport Transporter Bridge'
'Cardiff Waterworks'

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/C.36  27 October 1949

Contents:
'Engineering for Health.'
Talk for Home Service broadcast
Digest of the talk from The Municipal Journal.

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/C.37  December 1949

Contents:
'Public Health and the Engineer.'
Talk for BBC Overseas Service
Reproduction of the talk in The Guilds Engineer, 1950.

SECTION D CORRESPONDENCE  CSAC 97.1.84/D.1 - D.3  [n.d.]

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/D.1  1964-67

Contents:
Beynon, E.G. 1964
Chandos, J. 1967
Relates to assistance with television programme on the R. 101 and the future possibilities of dirigibles.
Cousins, F. 1965
Relates to dissolution of Executive Committee of the National Physical Laboratory on which Pippard had served. See also CSAC 97.1.84/B.34.

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/D.2  1958-64

Contents:
McDonald, A. 1964
Pritchard, J.L. 1958
Skempton, A.W. 1961
Refers to the great change for the better which Pippard had made in the civil engineering academic world.

[no title]  CSAC 97.1.84/D.3  1956-64

Contents:
Wex, B. 1956
Wynne-Edwards, R.M. 1964
Letter of thanks for past services on occasion of Pippard's retirement from Council of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

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