SMITH, Frank E v3

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csac 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 F.E. Smith CSAC 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) 1901 1917 1909 Principal Assistant 1920 - 29 1899 Associateship,R.C.5S. Fellow of The Royal Society 1900 ~ 01 Assistant Denmonstrator,R.C.S. 1901 ~ 20 National Physical Laboratory 1922 —- 29 Hon, Sec. British Association 1914 - 18 Work for Board of Invention and Research Superintendant,Electricity Department Married Nellie May King (died 1961) 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 Engineers Physical Secretary,Royal Society 1924 —- 26 President,Physical Society Duddell iiiedal,Royal Society Hughes Medal,Royal Society 1929 —- 39 Secretary,D.S.I.R. Fellow, Imperial College 1902 1918 1925 1927 1934. 1937 1929 - 37 1939 - 55 F.E. Smith CSAC 9/3/74 1939 —- 42 Director, Instrument Production, Ministry of Supply 1940 —- 42 Director of Telecommunications,M.A.P. 1940 ~ 46 1941 - 47 1943 ~ 46 1944 - 57 1946 ~ 54 Chairman,Technical Defence Committee, M.I.5 Chairman,Scientific Advisory 6ouncil President, Institute of Physics Chairman,Research Committee,B.S.A. (Director,B.SeAe1947) Chairman,Road Research Board Contents of the handlist. 1, Memoir,by Sir Charles 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. Journal 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 P.Docksey Docwra Rogers E. Rowe Vigoureux Leonard Cohen N. A. W. Legrand John Buckingham Dudley Me. Newitt G. Re. D. Hogg Sir Ben Lockspeiser Sir William Glanville Archibald Vivian Hill Reginald Victor Jones (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 Laboratory't Sir Charles Wright and Sir Frederick Bundrett 18 War and as Director of Scientific Research, 5. Printed material relating to Smith's career. Sir Robert Robinson D. Eh Je rs A. Oliver F.E. Smith CSAC 9/3/74 6. Sir Charles Goodeve's file,inscribed 'Sir Frank Smith.F.R.S. Correspondence with helpers.'* De Notes, bibliography,references,acknowledgments and other biographical information assembled for Smith's Memoir.