WILSON, John Sigismund (1875-1955)

Scope and Content

Papers of John Sigismund Wilson, 1928-1938, comprising correspondence and related papers concerning the Unwin Memorial Fund, including presentation to Professor Unwin on his 90th birthday, 1928-1929; donation of Professor Unwin's library to the City and Guilds College, 1933; Memorial Fund Executive Committee reports, 1834-1838.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born, Cairo, 1875; educated at St Paul's School; studied civil and mechanical engineering, Central Technical College, 1893-1896; joined the firm of Sir John Fowler and Sir Benjamin Baker, 1897-[1914]; worked on the Aswan dam, Egypt; partner in the practice of Booth, Wilson and Pettit, [1918]-1932, mainly in the field of bridge construction and structural steelwork; independent practice, 1932; honorary consulting engineer, Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings; President, Section G (Engineering), British Association, 1935; died, 1955.

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Custodial History

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

Related Material

Papers of William Cawthorne Unwin, 1856-1952 (B/UNWIN) and papers concerning the Unwin scholarship, 1935-1976 (K), held at Imperial College.