Papers of Professor Edward Taylor Jones, 1872-1961, Professor of Natural Philosophy 1925-1943, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

  • Taylor Jones's publications, 1895-1947
  • Other publications, 1920-1944
  • Press cuttings, 1925-1961
  • Photographs, c20th century

Administrative / Biographical History

Edward Taylor Jones (1872-1961) was Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University from 1925 until 1943. He was a keen member of the Staff Golf Club and was involved in the foundation of the College Club. He was awarded an LLD in 1944.

Born in Denbigh, Taylor Jones studied at University College of North Wales (UNCW) and the University of Berlin. He was Professor of of Physics at UNCW from 1889 until 1925.

Taylor Jones's research interests lay in the field of electromagnetism but he introduced courses in relativity, atomic physics and quantum theory at the University. He was President of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow from 1937 to 1940.

Arrangement

Listed by box. Items are generally listed in their original order

Conditions Governing Access

Open, subject to the Data Protection Act 1998

Acquisition Information

Deposit : Declan Diver : 1 Sep 2004 : ACCN 2635

Note

Collection box listed by Elva McLean, volunteer cataloguer, 24 Nov 2004. Collection level description created by Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist (Accessions), 17 Dec 2012

Other Finding Aids

File list available by request to the Duty Archivist