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Major accessions to repositories in 2019 relating to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Research


Clackmannanshire Archives & Local History Service

  • Documents, photos, books & tools gathered from design & lecturing careers at Harlands Engineering Co. 1920s-1970s (A/2019/5)

Coventry Archives

  • Courtaulds Ltd, manufacturers of crape, dress fabric, artificial silk and other manmade fibres: notebook containing an index to reports written by Fred Fothergill, senior research physicist for Courtaulds, initially in Braintree and then later in Coventry, at the research labs in Foleshill Road 1931-1947 (Acc: PA3373)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Chesterfield and District Engineering Society: minutes and attendance Register [transferred from Chesterfield Library] 1935-1959 (D8254)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Alfred Edward Carey, engineer: album showing works at Newhaven Harbour, including photographs of Tidemills 1879-1883 (13377)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Cotswold Astronomical Society: corresp rel to administration and notable events including details of observations of comet Hale-Bopp, accounts, membership lists, and related papers 1981-2016 (D14945)

Hull History Centre (Hull City Archives)

  • Fenners PLC, manufacturer of reinforced polymer technology, Hessle: annual reports, accounts and publications 1938-2007 (C DBFE)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Brush Electrical Engineering Co Ltd, Loughborough: pupils registers and certificates book 1889-1938 (DE9943)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • Louis Jules Duboscq (1817-1886), instrument maker, inventor and photographer: stereoscopic daguerreotype of St Paul's Cathedral and Thames wharves 1851 (PM19/002)

North East Lincolnshire Archives

  • Martin Croft (fl1988), pupil at Grimsby College of Technology: project paper for a BTEC Electrical 3 course at Grimsby College of Technology, covering the history of ice-making and the Grimsby Ice Factory, the refrigeration process, and electrical controls 1988 (1487)

Peterborough Archives

  • Stirling Maynard, construction consultants, Peterborough: forms of tender, bills of quantities, reports, maps 1901-1987 (2019/29)

Sandwell Community History and Archives Service

  • Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds (GKN), engineering company: plans of industrial premises in Sandwell owned by GKN 1950-1980 (2019/08R)

Southwark Local History Library and Archive

  • William Bell (1884-1957), engineer and surveyor: photograph album of his career in Leicester then Sunderland and Camberwell 1913-1949 (2019/30)

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Stoke-on-Trent City Archives

  • William Sherratt Cope (fl1852), mining engineer to His Grace The Duke and Earl of Sutherland: mineral map and section of the North Staffordshire Coalfield showing the outcrops of the various seams or strata of coal and ironstone, Hallfield Colliery, Hanley 1852 (SD 1859)

Trafford Local Studies

  • George Richards and Co., engineering works, Broadheath: photographs and engineering manuals 1946-1972 (TRA1320)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds

  • Leeds Astronomical Society: records incl photographs, scrapbooks, reports, notes rel to history of society, corresp and research notes 1859-2018 (WYL2598)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Francis Henderson (b 1652?), student at the University of St Andrews: Latin manuscript notes on physics 1672-1673 (Add MS 89366)
  • Sir John Theodore Houghton (1931-2020), knight, climate scientist: papers and correspondence rel to his work 1960-2015 (Add MS 89409)

British Library: Asian and African Studies

  • William Gerald Came (b1889), engineer, Public Works Department, Bengal Presidency: diaries, maps, printed reports and books 1914-1933 (Mss Eur F740)

Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • John Lindsey Newton Marshall (d2004), research chemist: documents incl photographs and S.O. books (4) containing ms notes, calculations and diagrams rel to rocket propellant research undertaken at the Armament Research Department (ARD) at Fort Halstead during the Second World War 1939-1945 (Documents.27368)

Science Museum Library and Archives

  • Home Riggs Popham (1762-1820) Knight, Rear Admiral: documents rel to the Portsmouth-to-Admiralty semaphore line c1811 (MS/1937)
  • Arthur John Bohringer (fl1918-1927), automobile designer and engineer: business papers 1918-1927 (MS/2199)
  • John Milne (1850-1913), geologist and mining engineer: business papers, photographs 1828-1923 (MILN)

Search Engine (National Railway Museum)

  • Jeremiah Head (1835-1899), employee at Robert Stephenson and Co., locomotive manufacturing company, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: diary, detailing a variety of projects for the company, incl locomotive projects, the design and build of two compound mill engines for Henry Pease & Co and Annandale and Sons; work to reconstruct Rowland Burden's cast iron bridge over the River Wear; and design of a steam plough based on an idea conceived by John Fowler, mentioned numerous times in the diary; also documents meetings and social events with prominent railway individuals 1857-1858 (2019-101 / HEAD)


Geological Society of London

  • Frances Elizabeth Somerville Alexander (1908-1958), geologist and physicist: papers incl correspondence, photographs and reports on the geology of Singapore, digital copy of a personal diary recording her and her children's activities whilst she was Head of Operations, Radio Development Laboratory (RDL) in New Zealand, and a school photograph album 1924-1959 (LDGSL/38)
  • Frederick John Vine (b1939), marine geologist and geophysicist: research files, notebooks, diaries, photographs and correspondence, covering his entire academic and scientific career 1950s-2000s (LDGSL/1111)

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Archives

  • Bob Moore (fl1985-1986), researcher at BT Research Laboratories: papers related to the early history of images sent by mobile phone 1985-1986 (UK0108 SC MSS 311; ACC 2019-07)
  • Robert Appleby (fl1942-1974), CBE, Fellow of the Institution of Production Engineers: papers and addresses 1942-1974 (UK0108 SC MSS 310; 2019-05)

Linnean Society of London

  • Sir James Edward Smith (1759-1828), Knight, botanist: letter to Richard Pulteney (1730-1801), physician and botanist 1795 (2019/02)

Mills Archive

  • Reginald Wailes (1901-1986), engineer: images and documents rel to windmills and watermills in various regions of the UK, Europe and the USA 1900-1986 (REXW)
  • Joseph J Armfield & Co Ltd, engineers: ledgers detailing sales of wire mesh to mills for dressing machines 1870s-1920s (ARMF)

Royal College of Physicians of London

  • Alfred Swaine Taylor (1806-1880), physician and forensic scientist: medical jurisprudence case notes, research notes, professional and personal papers 1818-1887 (MS-TAYLA)

Royal London Hospital Archives

  • Papers rel to Mr William Taylor, Chief Engineer, The London Hospital c2007 (RLHG2019/49)

Royal Society

  • Brian Leonard Eyre (1933-2014), CBE, FRS, FREng, material scientist: professional papers concerning nuclear technology c1953-2008 (BLE)
  • Professor Gordon Lowe (1933-2003), chemist: papers, notebooks and correspondence incl those rel to the Oxford Enzyme Group 1951-2003 (2019/13)
  • Sir Alfred Charles Bernard Lovell (1913-2012), physicist and radio astronomer: bound volume of Reith Lecture manuscripts 1958 (MS/870/4/14)

Science and Industry Museum

  • Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co Ltd, manufacturers of electrical goods and equipment: ledgers from the Metropolitan Vickers Production Engineers department 1925-1984 (2019-195)


Aberdeen University, Special Collections Centre

  • Robert Ballantyne (1942 - 2004), industrial technician: Piper Alpha, oil platform records 1980s-2000s (915)

Abertay University Archives

  • John Nicholson Low (fl1930-1998), mechanical engineer, lecturer at Dundee Institute of Art and Technology: college certificate, articles, papers and photographs rel to career, and the Dundee College of Technology Mechanical Engineering prize 1930-1998 (ACC003)

Bath University Archives

  • Ludwig Edward Fraenkel (1927-2019), Professor of Mathematics: corresp and papers documenting his academic career (research and teaching) at Imperial College London, the University of Cambridge, the University of Sussex, and the University of Bath 1947-2018 (LEF)

Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Dunn Nutritional Laboratory, Cambridge: records, incl rel to successor organisations, and directors c1927-1990 (MS Add.10293)
  • Jagat Kautuka Kalpavalli: mathematical and logical problems in Sanskrit with English translation and illustrations 1921 (MS Add.10295)
  • Medical Research Council, Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit: papers 20th-21st cent (MS Add.10308)
  • Richard Charles Donn Casy (1931-2009) population control expert: papers rel to the Filshie Clip, a reversible sterilising device, and other inventions 1970s-1990s (MS Add.10292)

Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • Sir Arthur Gregory George Marshall (1903 - 2007), Knight, aviator, engineer and businessman: papers and correspondence relating to his career, public life and interests 1914-2007 (MSHL, acc 2082)

Cambridge University: Jesus College Archives

  • Professor Michael Waring (1939 - 2019), professor of chemotherapy: appointment diaries with some personal papers and correspondence c1960-2019 (PP/Waring)

Cambridge University: Scott Polar Research Institute

  • Richard Hamilton (b1912), meteorologist: expedition diaries rel to the Oxford University Arctic Expedition 1935-36 to Nordaustlandet, the second-largest island in the archipelago of Svalbard 1935 (1936)

Dundee University Archive, Records Management and Museum Services

  • Dundee Satellite Receiving Station (DSRS): photographs of weather features, publications and reports 1976-2017 (ACC2019/1138)

Glasgow University Archive Services

  • John Watt (fl1844), student, University of Glasgow: lecture notebook, physics 1844 (ACCN 4290)

Leicester University Library: Special Collections

  • George Woolley (fl1840-1850): Maths Association mss incl manuscript exercise books (3) and associated notes donated by June Smedley 1840-1850 (ACC 2019/31)

London University: Royal Holloway

  • Dame Elsie Marjorie Williamson (1913-2002), educator, physicist and Principal of Bedford College, royal Holloway: papers 1930s-1970s (Acc 2019/03)

London University: University College London (UCL) Special Collections

  • Douglas McKie (1896-1967), chemist and science historian: personal and research papers c1920-1967 (MCKIE)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections

  • William Russel Walton Ferguson (1910-1982), engineer : papers rel to water engineering work in Africa 1948-1963 (MS. 15899)

Strathclyde University Archives

  • Thomas Archibald Miller Brownlie (1879-1963), civil and agricultural engineer, Principal of Punjab Agricultural College and Research Institute: material incl specification, drawings, patent applications, Indian patent, licensing agreement and correspondence rel to improvements in winnowing machines designed by Brownlie and photographs of the machine 1931-1940 (OM/479)