History of Computing Collection: Imperial College of Science and Technology Collection

Scope and Content

Imperial College of Science and Technology Collection comprises:

  • D1, K.D. Tocher, Report on the Work of the Computer Group, Mathematics Dept., October 1952. (3 copies);
  • D2, Proposed Code for ICCE II, Department of Mathematics, 1952e;
  • D3, S. Michaelson and D.G. Burnett-Hall, The Manchester Mercury Autocode System, No.5: A Glossary of Terms and Formulae, Issue 2, October 1959.

Administrative / Biographical History

K.D Tocher and S. Michaelson developed one of the largest of the early British electromechanical relay computers (ICCE), at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London. Other early relay computers were developed at the Atomic Energy Authority at Harwell.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to any accredited reader.


Description compiled by Jo Klett, project archivist, with reference to S.H. Lavington, Early British Computers (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1980) pp. 64-65.