Travers Autobiography

Scope and Content

Typescript autobiography (incomplete) of Morris Travers.

Administrative / Biographical History

Morris W Travers was a demonstrator at University College London from 1894 (Assistant Professor from 1898). He assisted Professor Sir William Ramsay in experiments on argon, and collaborated with him in work on krypton, neon and xenon. In 1904 Travers was appointed Professor of Chemistry at University College Bristol. From 1907 to 1914 he was Director of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. In 1927 he became Honorary Professor, Fellow and Nash Lecturer in Chemistry at Bristol. He became President of the Faraday Society in 1936, and in 1937 he retired from Bristol University. His 'Life of Sir William Ramsay' was published in London in 1956.

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Acquisition Information

Presented by R M W Travers in February 1972.

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Related Material

University College London Special Collections also holds papers of Morris Travers among the papers of Sir William Ramsay (Ref: RAMSAY); a letter from Lady Margaret Ramsay to Travers, 1928 (Ref: MS MISC 4R); correspondence of Travers with Herbert Dingle, 1951 (Ref: MS ADD 236); a testimonial for Travers by Sir Victor Horsley, 1903, on his application for the Professorship of Chemistry at University College Bristol (Ref: MS MISC 4H); a memorandum on Travers submitted to the Chemical Engineering selection committee, 1923 (Ref: COLLEGE CORRESPONDENCE APPLICATIONS).