ELLINGHAM, Harold Johann Thomas (1897-1975)

Scope and Content

Papers of Harold Johann Thomas Ellingham, 1913-1970, comprising lecture notes made whilst a student at the Royal College of Science (Imperial College), 1914-1916, relating to chemistry, geology, mechanics and mathematics; biographical papers, 1945-1969; personal papers, 1914-1944, including letters of appointment; membership of societies, 1938-1970; technical assignments, 1940-1954; diary of journeys in Mesopotamia, 1917-1918; reprints of papers, 1932-1954; papers concerning the Royal School of Mines Murchison medal, 1914-1915; Ellingham's illness, 1956-1957; award of OBE, 1962; retirement from the Royal Institute of Chemistry, 1962-1963; general correspondence, including letters from Sir Henry Tizard, 1944-1963; papers and correspondence relating to Professor James Charles Philip, 1931-1946; election as Fellow of Imperial College, 1949; histories of Imperial College, 1946-1958; appointment as Special Assistant, Imperial College, 1963-1970; Imperial College Charter and internal government, 1962-1968.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born, 1897; studied at the Royal College of Science (Imperial College), 1914-1916; Demonstrator, 1919, Reader in Physical Chemistry, 1937, Acting Secretary, Royal College of Science (Imperial College), 1940-1944; Acting Secretary, Royal Institute of Chemistry, 1944-[1963]; Fellow of Imperial College, 1949; OBE, 1962; Special Assistant, Imperial College, 1964-[1970]; died, 1975. Publications: include: The Principles of Applied Electrochemistry second edition revised and enlarged by the author Arthur John Allmand and H J T Ellingham (E Arnold & Co, London, 1924).

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 with Francis Bacon, 1939-1954, held at the Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge (reference: B (passim); G (passim).

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

Papers of Ellingham relating to World War Two (G1/2/1), papers of James Charles Philip (B/PHILIP) and Sir Henry Thomas Tizard (B/TIZARD), held at Imperial College.