Britton Papers

Scope and Content

The papers are some of Professor Britton's working papers, including his notes on various experiments, and papers relating to his setting and amrking of examination questions.

Administrative / Biographical History

Hubert Thomas Stanley Britton (1892-1960), Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, was the son of Thomas Ernest and Clara Britton, of Kingswood, Bristol. He was educated at St George's Grammar School, Bristol, the Merchant Venturers School, Bristol, Bristol University, Kings College London, and Imperial College London. He worked as a chemist in the Air Ministry's Aeronautical Inspection Directorate 1916-20, as a lecturer at Kings College London 1920-1923 before undertaking a DSc degree at Kings, which he received in 1926. From 1927-1928 he lectured at Norwood Technical College, and in 1928 came to Exeter as a lecturer in Chemistry, where he remained for the rest of his career. He obtained a second doctorate while at Exeter in 1934. He retired in 1957 and moved to Three Bridges, Sussex, where he died in 1960.


The papers are in their original files.

Conditions Governing Access

Usual EUL arrangements apply

Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the University by Professor Britton in about 1957.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual EUL arrangements apply