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THE ROYAL COMMISSION ON HISTORICAL MANUSCRIPTS Report on the papers of S:I RoR RANE Bare MT Ry FR 8S (1876-1969) deposited in the College Archives, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London SW7 2AZ Reproduced for the Contemporary Scientific Quality House, Quality Court, Chancery Lane, THE ROYAL COMMISSION ON HISTORICAL MANUSCRIPTS No. 74/17 All rights reserved Archives Centre COBAC OF 7 a London WC2A 1HP 1974 esac 9/3/74 THE ROYAL SOCIETY THE ROYAL COMMISSION ON HISTORICAL MANUSCRIPTS Committee on Scientific and Technological Records CONTEMPORARY SCIENTIFIC ARCHIVES CENTRE Papers of SIR FRANK E, SMITH, F.R.S. (1876 — 1969) London Deposited in the College Archives, Imperial College of Science & Technology 1974 Listed by: Jeannine Alton Harriot Weiskittel FE. Ss 05.4.0. 9/3/74 Description of the collection. The papers consist of biographical material,reminiscences and information assembled by Sir Charles Goodeve for his Royal Society Memoir of Smith,and passed on by him. In the course of his enquiries,Sir Charles was able to establish the correct date of Smith's birth (1876),which had previously been accepted as 1879: see copy of Smith's birth certificate in Item 1. Because Smith died at the advanced age of 93,and had spent much of his career as a scientist in government and industry,no manuscripts or private papers remain. Summary of the career of Sir Frank Smith. Note: a full list of Smith's Honours is given in the Royal Society Memoir,p.546 b. 1876 Aston, Birmingham 1884 ~ 88 Corbett Street Board School, Smethwick 1888 —~ 91 Smethwick Central School 1894 - 95 Birmingham Technical School (now University of Aston) 1897 National Scholarship to Royal College of Science (now Imperial College) Associateship,R.C.S. 1899 1900 — 1901 ~ Fellow,Imperial College Fellow of The Royal Society 1901 1909 Principal Assistant Assistant Denonstrator,R.C.S. National Physical Laboratory Married Nellie May King (died 1961) 1917 Superintendant,Electricity Department Work for Board of Invention and Research Assistant to Director,Sir Richard Glazebrook Director,Scientific & Experimental Department, Admiralty Adviser on Research & Development,Anglo—Iranian Oil (later B.P.) Faraday Medal,Inst.Electrical Mngineers President ,Physical Society Hughes Medal,Royal Society Hon, Sec. British Association Duddell iffedal,Royal Society Secretary,D.S.1.R. Physical Secretary,Royal Society F.E.S4C,8.A.0. 9/3/74 1939 ~ 42 1940 ~ 42 1940 ~ 46 1941 ~ 47 Director,Instrument Production, Ministry of Supply Director of Telecommunications,M.A.P. Chairman,Technical Defence Committee,M.1.5 Chairman,Scientific Advisory douncil 1943 ~ 46 President,Institute of Physics 1944 ~ 57 1946 ~ 54 Chairman,Research Committee,B.S.A. (Director, B.eS.A.1947) Chairman,Road Research Board Contents of the handlist. 1. Memoir,by Sir 6harles Goodeve (Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society,Vol.18,1972); miscellaneous obituary and memorial notices; copy of Smith's birth certificate; letter re early education in Birmingham. Publications ‘Paul Instrument Fund! (The Royal Society,n.d.),includes note by Smith on Paul's Will. Journel Royal Naval Scientific Service,20,July 1965,Memorial Number to A.B. Wood,includes note by Smith. Correspondence with Mrs. B.M.Fry (Smith's daughter) Correspondence with friends and colleagues of Smith; 1970 — 73 1970 — 72 Leonard Cohen P.Docksey Ae Oliver John Buckingham N. A. W. Legrand Dudley M. Newitt,FRS G. R. D. Hogg, CB,CBE Sir Ben Lockspeiser,KCB,FRS Archibald Vivian Hill,CH,OBE,FRS Reginald Victor Jones,CB,CBE,FRS Sir William Glanville,CB,CBE,FRS (Annotated by Sir Charles Goodeve) JeR.N.S.S. 7,nos.2 and 4,1952,contain articles by John Buckingham describing Smith's work during 1914 ~- Admi ralty Article by R.W.Cheshire,'The Admiralty Research Laboratoryt Sir Charles Wright KCB,MC and Sir Frederick Brundrett ,KCB,KBE 18 War and as Director of Scientific Research, 5. Printed material relating to Smith's career. Sir Robert Robinson,OM,FRS Docwra Rogers, OBE D. P. Je P. E. Rowe Vigoureux BeE.86 G8 ehs0s 9/3/74 3. 6. Sir Charles Goodeve's file,inscribed ‘Sir Frank Smith.F.R.S. Correspondence with helpers.' a 2 Notes, bibliography, references,acknowledgments and other biographical information assembled for Smith's Memoir.