Imperial College London, Archives and Corporate Records Unit

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    • South Kensington Campus, London, SW7 2AZ, England, UK
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      Admission to Imperial College Archives is by appointment only to bona fide scholars. Prior proof of status, proof of identity and a description of the research project is required.
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    Staff papers deposited in the Archives include those of some of the most significant names of the nineteenth century scientific world. These include: T. H. Huxely - Biologist, Palaeontologist, School of Mines and Royal College of Science, “Darwin’s Bulldog” Sir Lyon Playfair - Chemist, School of Mines, Diplomat, and 1851 Commissioner Henry Edward Armstrong – Chemistry, City & Guilds Members of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, who mapped Britain geologically for the first time – including Sir Henry De La Beche and Sir Andrew Crombie Ramsay - Geologist, School of Mines Sir Norman Lockyer – who discovered helium and founded the journal Nature Nobel Prize winner Denis Gabor - Electrical Engineer, inventor of holography and the flat television tube Herbert Dingle - Physicist/ Natural Philosopher Baron Willis Jackson of Burnley - Electrical Engineer, Pro-Rector of Imperial College Sir Alec Skempton - founder of Soil Science Alan Bishop - Soil Scientist Stanley Runcorn - Geophysicist John Stodart Kennedy – Zoologist Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson – Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry

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