DANNATT, Professor Cecil William (1892-1961)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers of Professor Cecil William Dannatt, [1910]-1960, comprising notebooks made when a student at the Royal School of Mines (Imperial College), [1910-1914], containing lectures and notes relating to geology, assaying, electrometallurgy, metallography, metallurgy, mineralogy, ore dressing, electrical engineering and applied electricity; correspondence, 1958-1960, notably relating to smelting oxidised copper ores, with Encyclopaedia Britannica concerning biographies; articles from 1947, including for the Cass Institute and Institute of Metals.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born, 1892; studied at the Royal School of Mines (Imperial College), 1910-1914; staff, from 1923, Reader in Metallurgy, 1937, Professor of Metallurgy, 1945-1957, Royal School of Mines; died, 1961.

Conditions Governing Access

Researchers wishing to consult the Archives should first contact the College Archivist, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ, for an appointment.

Acquisition Information

The papers were presented to the College by the daughter of Professor Dannatt, Miss J Dannatt, in 1980.

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue is available at the College Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

A photocopying service is available at the discretion of the Archivist. Photocopies are supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archivist.

Custodial History

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

Related Material

Records of the Department of Geology (KG), Department of Materials (KMET), held at Imperial College.