Internal documentation re management systems, J. Lyons & Co. Ltd., and re LEO computer.
John Simmons Papers
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 152 MSS.363
- Dates of Creation1924-1994
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description[ not recorded ]
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
John Richardson Mainwaring Simmons (1902-85) read Mathematics at Cambridge University, before joining J. Lyons & Co. Ltd, the caterers, as a statistician and management trainee. He became an expert on management systems, and initiated the LEO computer project.
Reference: P.J. Bird, LEO: The First Business Computer (Wokingham, 1994)
Conditions Governing Access
Access : Open
An authority file exists for John Simmons (GB 152 AAR0981).
The collection was deposited with the Centre in 1995 by Mrs. Iris Axon, a former member of staff of the Institute of Administrative Management.