Papers and correspondence of Henry Thomas Flint, 1890-1971

Scope and Content

The papers include 26 school and university notebooks, 1904-1915, notes and drafts for his own lectures, 1919-1955, manuscripts and drafts for publications, material relating to Flint's work as assessor for the University Grants Committee, and his work as external examiner for various overseas universities.

Administrative / Biographical History

Flint was educated at Wyggeston School, Leicester and the Universities of Birmingham (M.Sc. 1912) and London. He served in the Royal Garrison Artillery during the First World War. He was Lecturer and Reader in Physics, King's College, London, 1920-1944, and Professor of Physics, Bedford College, London, 1944-1956.


By section as follows: Biographical, Notebooks, Lectures, addresses and working papers, Committees, Publications, Examining, Correspondence. Index of correspondents.

Access Information

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 Palaeography Room.

Other Finding Aids

Printed catalogue of the papers and correspondence of Henry Thomas Flint (1890-1971), by J. Alton and H. Weiskittel, CSAC catalogue no. 27/4/75, 14 pp. Copies available from NCUACS, University of Bath.

Separated Material

Material relating to Flint's service in the First World War, including personal diaries and photographs (1 box), forms a separate deposit in the Department of Documents, Imperial War Museum, London. Ref: 74/123/1.

Custodial History

Received for cataloguing in 1974 by Contemporary Scientific Archives Centre from Mrs Ruth Flint, widow. Deposited in University of London Library in 1975.