Papers of Walter Wilfrid Emm, 1900-1980, science graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Strength of ships lecture notes, undated;
  • Propulsion notes, undated;
  • Ship Design notes, undated;
  • Waves notes, undated;
  • Stability notes, undated;
  • Resistance notes, undated;
  • Ship calculations, undated;
  • Marine Engineering, undated;
  • Oscillations, undated.

Administrative / Biographical History

Walter Wilfrid Emm was born in Whitehaven, Cumbria, on 09 September 1900  . His father, also a Walter Emm, was a county council employee. Walter attended the University of Glasgow from 1920-1924  , taking classes in Mathematics, Natural Philosophy, Chemistry and Physical Laboratory in his first year; Mathematics, Naval Architecture, Ship Drawing and Engineering III in his second; Natural Philosophy (Higher), Naval Architecture (Higher), Ship Drawing (Hire), Engineering Laboratory, Engineering IV and Engineering II in his third, and Naval Architecture, Naval Drawing, Engineering IV, Engineering Economics and Engineering III in his fourth and final year. He graduated with a BSc in April 1924  and subsequently became a Naval Architect. He died in Bamford, Sheffield on 14 February 1980  .


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

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Acquisition Information

Deposit : Mr W W Emm : 1978

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Digital file level list available in searchroom

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Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

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Custodial History

Held with Mr Walter Wilfrid Emm


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Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names


Collection catalogued by members of Glasgow University Archive Service staff. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Vikki Laidlaw, Hub Project Assistant, 18 March 2005 and Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 18 March 2005. Edited by Jane Heward, Archive Assistant, 24 May 2011.

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