File: Miles Walker

Scope and Content

Correspondence between the Principal and Professor Miles Walker, head of the department of electrical engineering from 1912 to 1932. The correspondence dates from Walker's appointment in 1912 until after his retirement. The documents include Walker's appointment, arrangements for the department during the Grist World War, Walker's war work including design of bullet-proof shields, research on collection of electric currents,an interesting memo on "State aid for industrial research versus aid from manufacturing associations", dated 25 October 1916, research on anti-submarine work, included a report of Lancashire antisubmarine committee, (although Walker was a member of the committee), Walker election to the Royal Society, and his ideas of relieving unemployment during the Depression.

Former reference: E11