MOWATT, Sir Francis (1837-1919)

Scope and Content

Papers of Sir Francis Mowatt, comprising correspondence with the administration department of Imperial College, 1907-1919.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born, 1837; educated at Winchester; St John's College Oxford; member of the Royal Commission of 1851; Knighted, 1893; Permanent Secretary to the Treasury, 1894-1903; GCB, 1901; Governor, Imperial College, 1907-1919; died, 1919.

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, 1900-1906, held at Buckinghamshire Records and Local Studies Service; miscellaneous letters to Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman and others, 1893-1908, held at the British Library, Manuscript Collections; correspondence mainly with Sir William Harcourt, 1893-1903, held at the Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts (reference: MSS Harcourt); correspondence with Lord Rosebery, held at the National Library of Scotland, Manuscripts Division (reference: MSS 10101-10162 Passim); correspondence with Sir Henry Babington Smith, held at Trinity College Library, Cambridge University (reference: HBS1-95).

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 of the Governing Body (GB), held at Imperial College.