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Reference 2002.22
Covering dates 1872-1968
Held by Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester
Extent 148 Files
Archival history Accession No.2002.22
Source of acquisition Gift from Sebastian de Ferranti

Contents:
Collection consists of technical, business and personal records



SM20/01  [no ref. or date]

Agreements for engines, turbines, textile, meters, valves, miscellaneous and employment  2002.22/01  1882-1918

Archival history:
B1/1 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Ferranti Companies: agreements  2002.22/02  1882-1920

Archival history:
B1/3.1-B1/3.7 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Applications and recommendations  2002.22/03  1913-1915

Archival history:
B2/1 (FORMER REF. NO.)

General correspondence including C. Watts, I.W. Ingram, Vickers Ltd  2002.22/04  1881-1915

Archival history:
B4/1 (FORMER REF. NO.)

General correspondence  2002.22/05  1902-1958

Archival history:
B4/2 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Meters: correspondence, notes and reports  2002.22/06  1885-1912

Archival history:
B5/1 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Meter Department letter book  2002.22/07  1901-1920

Archival history:
B5/1.16 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Experiments on continuous current meters  2002.22/08  1900-1904

Archival history:
B5/1.17 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Boilers and engines: correspondence, notes and reports  2002.22/09  1896-1921

Archival history:
B5/2 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Furnaces, Nitrogen, Fixation, Instruments, Munitions: correspondence, notes and reports  2002.22/10  1898-1918

Archival history:
B5/3 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Technical correspondence: record of goods despatched for shell bodies, discs and copper bands  2002.22/11  1914-1915

Archival history:
B5/3.10 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Technical correspondence (taken out), output figures for Shrapnel Mark IV and Shells  2002.22/12  1917-1918

Archival history:
B5/3.11 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Motor Cars, sparking plugs, aeroplanes, gyroscopes: correspondence  2002.22/13  1907-1923

Archival history:
B5/4 (FORMER REF. NO.)

SM20/02  [no ref. or date]

Valves: correspondence and reports  2002.22/14  1906-1918

Archival history:
B5/5 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Turbines: Parsons, Vickers, Yarrow-correspondence, notes and reports  2002.22/15  1904-1914

Archival history:
B5/6.1 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Turbines, A. Hall. A.W.G Tucker: correspondence and reports  2002.22/16  1904-1915

Archival history:
B5/7 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Turbines, Schneider 10.000kw turbine for Carville: correspondence  2002.22/17  1903-1915

Archival history:
B5/8 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Turbines: correspondence  2002.22/18  1912-1919

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B5/9 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Turbines: account book, experimental work and foreign patents  2002.22/19  1904-1913

Archival history:
B5/9.14 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Turbine blades: correspondence and reports  2002.22/20  1909-1915

Archival history:
B5/10 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Textile Cotton Spinning: miscellaneous notes and reports  2002.22/21  1903-1932

Archival history:
B5/11 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Textile Cotton Spinning: correspondence with Herbert Donner  2002.22/22  1904-1915

Archival history:
B5/12 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Textile Cotton Spinning: correspondence with J&P Coats Ltd  2002.22/23  1904-1915

Archival history:
B5/14 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Textile Cotton Spinning: correspondence with J&P Coats Ltd  2002.22/24  1925-1932

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B5/15 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Textile Cotton Spinning: general correspondence  2002.22/25  1903-1928

Archival history:
B5/16 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti correspondence relating to Cables (1810-1910), Switchgear (1918) and Domestic Appliances (1913-1915)  2002.22/26  1890-1918

Archival history:
B5/17-B5/19 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti: diaries and lists of engagements  2002.22/27  1883-1928

Archival history:
B6/1 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Finances, insurances  2002.22/28  1884-1924

Archival history:
B9/1 (FORMER REF. NO.)

SM20/03  [no ref. or date]

Ledger of expenses and retainers for attendance, consultation, preparation of reports, inspection, royalties, travelling etc  2002.22/29  1902-1922

Archival history:
B9/1.10 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Income Tax Returns including returns, expenditure and receipts on patents etc  2002.22/30  1909-1925

Archival history:
B9/1.12 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Institution of Electrical Engineers: correspondence and notes  2002.22/31  1905-1928

Archival history:
B10/1 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Institution of Electrical Engineers Fourth Faraday Lecture 'Electricity in the service of man' by Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti, includes preparatory notes, revised notes, leaflet of lecture, poster and newspaper cuttings  2002.22/32  1927-1928

Archival history:
B10/1.8 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Institutions and societies: correspondence with Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti  2002.22/33  1913-1915

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B10/2 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Letter book of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti  2002.22/34  1902 May-1906 Aug

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B11/1 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Letter book of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti  2002.22/35  1907 Jun-1907 Dec

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B11/2 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Letter book of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti  2002.22/36  1907 Dec-1908 Feb

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B11/3 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Letter book of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti  2002.22/37  1908 Mar-1908 Jul

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B11/4 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Letter book of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti  2002.22/38  1908 Aug-1909 Aug

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B11/5 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Letter book of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti  2002.22/39  1909 Sep-1910 Sep

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B11/6 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Letter book of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti  2002.22/40  1910 Sep-1911 May

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B11/7 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Letter book of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti  2002.22/41  1911 May-1912 Feb

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B11/8 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Letter book of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti  2002.22/42  1912 Feb-1912 Oct

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B11/9 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Letter book of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti  2002.22/43  1912 Oct-1913 Apr

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B11/10 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Copies of letters from Albert Hall relating to experimental work on balancing and turbines  2002.22/44  1902 Mar-1906 Jul

Archival history:
B11/11 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Letter book of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti with Vickers  2002.22/45  1910 Dec-1913 Mar

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B11/12 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Letter book of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti with J&P Coats Ltd  2002.22/46  1907 Jun-1913 Mar

Archival history:
B11/13 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Letter book of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti with W.H. Donner  2002.22/47  1908 May-1913 Mar

Archival history:
B11/14 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Letter book of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti with Marks & Clerk  2002.22/48  1907 Jun-1909 Feb

Archival history:
B11/15 (FORMER REF. NO.)

SM20/04  [no ref. or date]

Letter book of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti with Marks & Clerk  2002.22/49  1909 Mar-1911 Nov

Archival history:
B11/16 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Letter book of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti with Marks & Clerk  2002.22/50  1911 Nov-1913 Apr

Archival history:
B11/17 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Letters daily file  2002.22/51  1925 May-1925 Dec

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B11/18 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Letters daily file  2002.22/52  1926 Jan-1926 Jun

Archival history:
B11/19 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Letters daily file  2002.22/53  1927 Jan-1927 May

Archival history:
B11/20 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Letters daily file  2002.22/54  1927 Jun-1927 Dec

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B11/21 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Motor Cars  2002.22/55  1913-1915

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B13/1 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Old companies correspondence and notes: Siemens, Ferranti, Thompson & Ince, Hammond, Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti  2002.22/56  1881-1888

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B14/1 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Generators, Lamps, Batteries etc: original notes vol.1  2002.22/57  1880-1929

Archival history:
B15/1 (FORMER REF. NO.)

General work part 1: original notes vol.2  2002.22/58  1882-1911

Archival history:
B15/2 (FORMER REF. NO.)

General work part 2: original notes vol.3  2002.22/59  1912-1926

Archival history:
B15/3 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Miscellaneous, Ships, Machine Tools, Traction, Power, Politics: original notes vol.4  2002.22/60  1890-1929

Archival history:
B15/4 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Engines, Turbines, Compressors part 1: original notes vol.  2002.22/61  1893-1904

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B15/5 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Engines, Turbines, Compressors part 2: original notes vol.6  2002.22/62  1905-1908

Archival history:
B15/6 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Engines, Turbines, Compressors part 3: original notes vol.7  2002.22/63  1909-1912

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B15/7 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Engines, Turbines, Compressors part IV: original notes vol.8  2002.22/64  1913-1925

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B15/8 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Motor Cars, Aeroplanes and Gyroscopes: original notes vol. 9  2002.22/65  1896-1929

Archival history:
B15/9 (FORMER REF. NO.)

SM20/05  [no ref. or date]

Metals, Domestic, Furnaces: original notes vol.10  2002.22/66  1896-1929

Archival history:
B15/10 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Meters: original notes vol.11  2002.22/67  1900-1929

Archival history:
B15/11 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Blades, Valves, Munitions: original notes vol.12  2002.22/68  1900-1921

Archival history:
B15/12 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Boilers part 1: original notes vol.13  2002.22/69  1902-1912

Archival history:
B15/13 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Boilers part 2: original notes vol.14  2002.22/70  1913-1925

Archival history:
B15/14 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Textile Cotton Spinning part 1: original notes vol.15  2002.22/71  1903-1904

Archival history:
B15/15 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Textile Cotton Spinning part 2: original notes vol.16  2002.22/72  1905-1911

Archival history:
B15/16 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Textile Cotton Spinning part 3: original notes vol.17  2002.22/73  1912-1917

Archival history:
B15/17 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Textile Cotton Spinning part 4: original notes vol.18  2002.22/74  1918-1929

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B15/18 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Speeches, Lectures, Addresses: original notes vol.19  2002.22/75  1902-1922

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B15/19 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Domestic, miscellaneous, general: original notes vol.20  2002.22/76  1920-1929

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B15/20 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Domestic, Radio, Textile, Meters, miscellaneous, general: original notes vol.21  2002.22/77  1925-1929

Archival history:
B15/21 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Faraday lecture: original notes vol.22  2002.22/78  1927 Jun-1928 Feb

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B15/22 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Patents: textile patents, list of patents supplied by Marks & Clerk and foreign journals containing advertisements inserted by Marks & Clerks in connection with nominal working of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti patents  2002.22/79  1885-1918

Archival history:
B16/1.1-B16/1.3 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Patent specifications for turbines and miscellaneous  2002.22/80  1902-1913

Archival history:
B16/1.13 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Textile patents published  2002.22/81  1903-1906

Archival history:
B16/1.14 (FORMER REF. NO.)

French patents of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti: Welding and Turbines  2002.22/82  1903-1912

Archival history:
B1671.16 (FORMER REF. NO.)

SM20/06  [no ref. or date]

British patent specifications: miscellaneous  2002.22/83  1913-1930

Archival history:
B16/1.17 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Specification of Patents, Meters  2002.22/84  1882-1897

Archival history:
B16/1.26 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Patent specifications  2002.22/85  1890-1898

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B16/1.27 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Patent specifications  2002.22/86  1899-1903

Archival history:
B16/1.28 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Textile patents published  2002.22/87  1903-1906

Archival history:
B16/1.29 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Nomag patent specifications  2002.22/88  1920-1924

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B16/1.30 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Patent specification no. 4903: Galleries and brackets for holding globes or lamp bowls; provisional specification by Caesar Ferranti  2002.22/89  1882 Oct 14

Archival history:
B16/1.31 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Report of Appeal to House of Lords between Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti and The British Thompson-Houston Company Limited regarding letters patent for 'Improvements in Electrical Meters'  2002.22/90  1900-1902

Archival history:
B16/1.32 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Patents list and accounts  2002.22/91  1895-1922

Archival history:
B16/2 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Patents: expired  2002.22/92  1902-1913

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B16/2.7 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Patents  2002.22/93  1904-1911

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B16/2.8 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Patents for textile, furnaces, boilers, bearings, valves, gyroscopes, music includes specifications and correspondence with Marks & Clerk  2002.22/94  1903-1915

Archival history:
B16/3 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Patents for turbines and turbine blades including specifications and correspondence  2002.22/95  1905-1921

Archival history:
B16/4 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Turbine patents: U.S. Infringement correspondence  2002.22/96  1923-1926

Archival history:
B16/4.14 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Patents for valve royalties sparking plugs including correspondence  2002.22/97  1915-1929

Archival history:
B16/5 & B16/6 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti Patents: account book J&P Coats Ltd/Marks & Clerk, Cotton Spinning, Turbines (other than textile)  2002.22/98  1904 Jan-1910 Mar

Archival history:
B16/5.1 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti Patents: ledger of accounts with Marks & Clerk, including gyroscopes and nitrogen  2002.22/99  1904 Jun-1912 Dec

Archival history:
B16/5.2 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti Patents: ledger of accounts with Marks & Clerk; private including gyroscopes and nitrogen  2002.22/100  1913 Jan-1921 Sep

Archival history:
B16/5.3 (FORMER REF. NO.)

SM20/07  [no ref. or date]

Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti Patents: ledger of accounts with Marks & Clerk; turbines and textiles  2002.22/101  1904 Mar-1909 Dec

Archival history:
B16/5.4 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti Patents: ledger of accounts with Marks & Clerk; textile  2002.22/102  1910 Jan-1921 Aug

Archival history:
B16/5.5 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti Patents: ledger of accounts with Marks & Clerk, foreign turbines  2002.22/103  1911 Apr-1917 Dec

Archival history:
B16/5.6 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti Patents: ledger of accounts with Marks & Clerk, Foreign Turbines  2002.22/104  1918 Jan-1921 Aug

Archival history:
B16/5.7 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti Patents: ledger of accounts with Marks & Clerk, British and Colonial Turbines 31 Jan 1908- 31 Dec 1912, Foreign Turbines 31 Jan 1908- 31 Jan 1911  2002.22/105  1908 Jan-1912 Dec

Archival history:
B16/5.8 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti Patents: ledger of accounts with and Marks & Clerk, British and Colonial Turbines  2002.22/106  1913 Jan-1921 Jun

Archival history:
B16/5.10 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Marks & Clerk accounts for patents  2002.22/107  1917-1926

Archival history:
B16/5.11 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Turbines, Blades, Compressors: photographs  2002.22/108  1906-1912

Archival history:
B17/4.5 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Bearings, Boilers, Laufenburg: photographs (some loose)  2002.22/109  ?-1914

Archival history:
B17/4.6 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Spectacles, Valves, Motorcars: photographs  2002.22/110  1884-1923

Archival history:
B17/4.8 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Textile Cotton Spinning: photographs  2002.22/111  1897-1930

Archival history:
B17/4.9 (FORMER REF. NO.)

SM20/08  [no ref. or date]

Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti: scrap book and newspapers cuttings of cut-outs of engines, machinery, ships, boilers and guns  2002.22/112  c.1900

Archival history:
B20/1.2 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Sketch book of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti  2002.22/113  1880-1884

Archival history:
B21/1 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Sketch books of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti including electric brakes, generators, machine tools etc  2002.22/114  1885-1886

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B21/2 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Sketch book of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti  2002.22/115  1886-1888

Archival history:
B21/3 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Sketch book of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti  2002.22/116  1890-1918

Archival history:
B21/4 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Supply companies: correspondence, notes and booklets  2002.22/117  1882-1913

Archival history:
B22/1 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Textile Cotton Spinning and Doubling Experiments: reports to J&P Coats  2002.22/118  1903-1905

Report from Select Committee on Gold and Silver (Hall Marking) together with proceedings of the Committee, minutes of evidence and appendix  2002.22/119  1878

Archival history:
L3 (FORMER REF. NO.)

The Electrical World Journal vol.XXVI  2002.22/120  1895

Archival history:
L3 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Electrical World and Engineer vol.XXXV  2002.22/121  1900

Archival history:
L3 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Electrical World and Engineer vol.XXXVI  2002.22/122  1900

Archival history:
L3 (FORMER REF. NO.)

American Machinist Journal vol.1  2002.22/123  1901

Archival history:
L3 (FORMER REF. NO.)

American Machinist Journal vol.2  2002.22/124  1901

'The Lancashire Watch Company Limited- its rise and progress'  2002.22/125  1893

Archival history:
L3/2 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Patent for treating photographic portraits to Caesar Ferranti and Edward James Turner:photocopy  2002.22/126  1872

'Doctor Ferranti The Life and Work of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti 1864-1930' a biographical dialogue by Noel Curre-Briggs  2002.22/127  1968

Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti Centenary: booklets about his work, poster relating to exhibition in Manchester Museum, press notes and photographs of exhibition on Science Museum  2002.22/128  1964

Archival history:
A3/4.17 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Booklet 'Centenary of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti D.Sc., F.R.S. born 9th April 1864' by Ferranti Ltd  2002.22/129  1964

Archival history:
A3/4.17 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Ferranti Journal: commemorative issue  2002.22/130  1964

Archival history:
A3/4.17 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Centenary of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti: press cuttings  2002.22/131  1964

Archival history:
A3/4.17 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Newspaper and journal cuttings on death of Dr Ferranti  2002.22/132  1930 Jan-1930 Feb

Archival history:
A3/4.18 (FORMER REF. NO.)

School notes and drawings of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti  2002.22/133  1875-1886

Archival history:
A3/4.2 (FORMER REF. NO.)

SM20/09  [no ref. or date]

Bank pass books of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti  2002.22/134  1903-1921

Archival history:
A3/4.9-A3/4.13 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Tributes to Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti  2002.22/135  1930

Archival history:
A3/4.19 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Agreement, accounts and correspondence between Gertrude Ruth Ziani de Ferranti and Williams and Norgate regarding book 'The Life and Letters of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti'  2002.22/136  1934-1938

Archival history:
A3/5.2 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Correspondence between Gertude Ruth Ziani de Ferranti and Ferranti Ltd, regarding affairs of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti  2002.22/137  1930-1931

Archival history:
A3/5.6 (FORMER REF. NO.)

'The Roll of Honour of the Institution of Electrical Engineers'  2002.22/138  c.1924

Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti and Deptford: press reports and booklet on short history to commemorate station  2002.22/139  1888-1964

Deptford Generating Station: photographs  2002.22/140  1888-1892

Actual sample made in 1932 of 47-guage drawn-cooper enamelled wire for the Ferranti AF3 Audio Frequency Transformer  2002.22/141  1932

Subject index to the original notes of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti  2002.22/142  1961

Record of private letters of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti  2002.22/143  1872-1878

Archival history:
Vol.1 5-140 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Record of private letters of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti  2002.22/144  1878-1888

Archival history:
Vol.2 141-264 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Record of private letters of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti  2002.22/145  1888-1906

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Vol.3 265-449 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Record of private letters of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti  2002.22/146  1906-1929

Archival history:
Vol.4 (FORMER REF. NO.)

Record of material transferred from Archives Department to Mr S. Ziani de Ferranti, Henbury Hall, Cheshire  2002.22/147  1985

Photographs of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti including as a child, copies of bronze bust and grave in Hampstead  2002.22/148  1864-1930


Related information: Glass plate negative of grave moved to location PS2/20

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