WEBB, Sir Aston (1849-1930)

Scope and Content

Papers of Sir Aston Webb, comprising general correspondence relating to Imperial College buildings, 1908-1920.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born, London,1849; President, Architectural Association, 1884; President, Royal Institute of British Architects, 1902-1904; Knighted, 1904; Royal Gold medallist, Architecture, English, 1905, American, 1907; President, Royal Academy, 1919; works included Buckingham Palace, Admiralty Arch, Victoria and Albert Museum, Royal College of Science and Imperial College; died, 1930. Publications: include: London of the Future editor (London, 1921).

Access Information


Researchers wishing to consult the Archives should first contact the College Archivist, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ, for an appointment.

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue is available at the College Archives.

Separated Material

Correspondence and papers relating to work for Imperial War Graves Commission, held at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (reference: passim); letters to Marion Harry Alexander Spielmann, held at Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department.

Conditions Governing Use

A photocopying service is available at the discretion of the Archivist. Photocopies are supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archivist.

Custodial History

Accumulated by Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine during the course of business.

Related Material

Records relating to the Buildings of Imperial College (H), held at Imperial College.