Catalogue of the papers and correspondence of SIR ALFRED GRENVILE PUGSLEY FRS FEng (b.1903)

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Details of NCUACS 13.6.89
Reference: NCUACS 13.6.89
Title: Catalogue of the papers and correspondence of SIR ALFRED GRENVILE PUGSLEY FRS FEng (b.1903)
Description:

SECTION A, BIOGRAPHICAL, A.1-A.36

 

SECTION B BRISTOL B.1-B.23

 

SECTION C LECTURES, PUBLICATIONS, ADDRESSES C.1-C.40

 

The material is presented in the order shown in the list of contents. Section A (Biographical) includes a little family material documentation of Pugsley's career, honours and awards, and correspondence. There are, for example, papers relating to his move from the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, to Bristol as Professor of Civil Engineering (A.7-A.10) and papers relating to posts he was subsequently asked to consider at Manchester, Birmingham and the National Physical Laboratory (A.11-A.13). The correspondence is mostly personal but includes an exchange relating to the safety of the Queen's Flight (A.31). Section B (Bristol) consists of papers relating to the design, construction and opening of the Queen's Building to house the University's Faculty of Engineering. The material includes plans, correspondence and photographs. Section C (Lectures, publications, addresses) is a chronological sequence of principally unpublished lectures material covering the period 1949-84.

Note:

Compiled by Peter Harper and Timothy E Powell

 

The work of the National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists, and the production of this catalogue, are made possible by the support of the following societies and organisations:

 

The Biochemical Society

 

The British Library

 

The Geological Society

 

The Institute of Physics

 

Pergamon Books

 

The Royal Society

 

The Royal Society of Chemistry

 

The Society of Chemical Industry

 

We are very grateful to Sir Alfred Pugsley for making the collection available for cataloguing.

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Date: 1938-1989
Held by: Bristol University Information Services: Special Collections, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Creator:

Pugsley, Sir, Alfred Grenville, 1903-1998, Knight, engineer

Physical description: 2 archive boxes
Subjects:
  • Engineering
Administrative / biographical background:

OUTLINE OF THE CAREER OF A G PUGSLEY

 

B.1903 Wimbledon

 

Educ. Rutlish School, Merton London University

 

1923-26 Civil Engineering Student Apprentice, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich

 

1926-31 Technical Officer, Royal Airship Works, Cardington

 

1928 Marriage to Kathleen M Warner (d.1974)

 

1931-45 Member scientific and technical staff, Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough

 

Head of Structural and Mechanical Engineering Department

 

1941-45

 

1938 D.Sc. (Eng.Lond.)

 

1938-40 Visiting Lecturer on aircraft structures, Imperial College London

 

1944 Conferral of OBE

 

1945-68 Professor of Civil Engineering, Bristol University

 

1952 Election to Fellowship of Royal Society

 

1952-57 Chairman, Aeronautical Research Council

 

1956 Conferral of Knighthood

 

1976 Election to Fellowship of Engineering

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