Papers of Sir William White, comprising correspondence with the administration department of Imperial College, 1907-1912.
WHITE, Sir William (1845-1913)
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- ReferenceGB 98 B/WHITE
- Dates of Creation1907-1912
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 file
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Administrative / Biographical History
Born, Devonport, 1845; educated at the Royal School of Naval Architecture and Royal Naval College, 1870-1881; directed war-ship building of Armstrong & Co, Newcastle, 1883-1885; Director, Naval Construction and Assistant Controller, Royal Navy, 1885-1902; Consulting Naval Architect, Cunard SS Mauretania, 1904-1907; President, Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Institution of Marine Engineers; Chairman of the Council, Royal Society of Arts, 1909-1910; Master, Shipwrights Company of London; Governor, Imperial College, 1907-1913; died, 1913. Publications: include: A Manual of Naval Architecture. For the use of Officers of the Royal Navy, Ship-builders (J Murray, London, 1877); Lecture on the turning powers of ships from the Journal of the Royal United Service Institution (1882); Modern War-ships.
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