HE Hopthrow Collection

Scope and Content

Student notebooks, technical drawings, examination papers, photographs and College memorabilia

Administrative / Biographical History

Brigadier Harry Ewart Hopthrow (1896-1992) was educated at Queen Elizabeth' s Grammar School, Gainsborough, Lincs, and served with the Royal Engineers in France during the First World War. In 1920 he entered Loughborough College on the O-13 diploma scheme for ex-service officers to study Mechanical Engineering. He was awarded a first class diploma in 1923. He also served with the Royal Engineers during the Second World War and was Director of Fortifications and Works at the War Office 1943-45. He worked for ICI Ltd between the wars and from 1945-68 was Secretary and President of the Royal Institution.


Six sections: Exercises and Lecture Notes; Technical Drawings and Plans; Examination Papers; College Memorabilia; Photographs; Miscellaneous Papers

Access Information

Open for consultation.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Brigadier Hopthrow' s family through the Alumni Office November 1994.

Other Finding Aids

Typescript catalogue available in searchroom.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Jenny Clark, University Archivist.

Related Material

The Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King' s College, London has 5 boxes of HE Hopthrow' s papers 1914-1945.

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