John Simmons Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Internal documentation re management systems, J. Lyons & Co. Ltd., and re LEO computer.

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

Archivist's Note

An authority file exists for John Simmons (GB 152 AAR0981).

Custodial History

The collection was deposited with the Centre in 1995 by Mrs. Iris Axon, a former member of staff of the Institute of Administrative Management.

Corporate Names