Papers of The Hon. Sir Charles Algernon Parsons

Scope and Content

Letters from Sir Charles Parsons to his brother, mainly concerning the development and testing of marine steam turbines; letters to Sir Joseph Larmor concerning Cambridge University business and other subjects; other letters.

Administrative / Biographical History

Admitted pensioner at St John's 1873; B.A. 1877; M.A. 1894; K.C.B. 1911; J.P. for Northumberland; High Sheriff 1910; President of the British Association 1919; F.R.S. 1898; Designed and built The Turbinia , the first turbine driven vessel, 1894. It is through his work that the turbine became the prime mover for the generation of electricity in the largest power stations and for the propulsion of the largest and fastest vessels.

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Admitted pensioner at St John's 1873; B.A. 1877; M.A. 1894; K.C.B. 1911; J.P. for Northumberland; High Sheriff 1910; President of the British Association 1919; F.R.S. 1898; Designed and built The Turbinia , the first turbine driven vessel, 1894. It is through his work that the turbine became the prime mover for the generation of electricity in the largest power stations and for the propulsion of the largest and fastest vessels.

Preferred citation: St John's College Library, Papers of The Hon. Sir Charles Algernon Parsons

Archivist's Note

20 Sep 2005

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