CARR, Francis Howard (1874-1969)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers of Francis Howard Carr, 1890-1969, comprising research notes on laboratory work on aconitine (poison taken from aconite plants), [1892], at the Pharmaceutical Society Research Laboratory, and Imperial Institute, [1896-1898]; papers and correspondence, notably photographs of Leverkusen, Germany, 1919; lecture manuscripts, 1890-1960, including an essay on lectures by Professor Raphael Meldola; press cuttings, 1908-1967; obituary for Dr Carr, 1968-1969.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born, Croydon, 1874; educated at the Whitgift Grammar School, City and Guilds College, London; Salter's Research Fellow, 1894-1898; Chief Manufacturing Chemist to Burroughs, Wellcome and Co, 1898-1914; Director and Chief Chemist, Boots Pure Drug Co, 1914-1919; CBE, 1920; Fellow of Imperial College; Chairman, British Drug Houses, Limited; President, Society of Chemical Industry and Association of British Chemical Manufacturers; died, 1969. Publications: include: The Alkaloids of Ergot with George Barger (1907, [1910]); Organic Medicinal Chemicals, synthetic and natural with Marmaduke Barrowcliff (Bailli re Co, London, 1921); Post-Graduate Training in Industrial Chemistry An address ... reprinted from the Journal of the Society of Chemical Industry (Lamley & Co, London, 1921).

Born, Croydon, 1874; educated at the Whitgift Grammar School, City and Guilds College, London; Salter's Research Fellow, 1894-1898; Chief Manufacturing Chemist to Burroughs, Wellcome and Co, 1898-1914; Director and Chief Chemist, Boots Pure Drug Co, 1914-1919; CBE, 1920; Fellow of Imperial College; Chairman, British Drug Houses, Limited; President, Society of Chemical Industry and Association of British Chemical Manufacturers; died, 1969. Publications: include: The Alkaloids of Ergot with George Barger (1907, [1910]); Organic Medicinal Chemicals, synthetic and natural with Marmaduke Barrowcliff (Bailli re Co, London, 1921); Post-Graduate Training in Industrial Chemistry An address ... reprinted from the Journal of the Society of Chemical Industry (Lamley & Co, London, 1921).

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Custodial History

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

Related Material

Records of the Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (KC) and papers of Raphael Meldola (B/MELDOLA), held at Imperial College.

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