Catalogue description Papers of Sir Patrick Linstead CBE FRS (1902 - 1966)

This record is held by Imperial College Archives and Corporate Records Unit

Details of CSAC30.7.75
Reference: CSAC30.7.75
Title: Papers of Sir Patrick Linstead CBE FRS (1902 - 1966)

The collection consists of Sir Patrick Linstead's personal papers, received from Lady Linstead who retains some private and domestic material.


Titles and description in inverted commas are those which appear on the manuscripts.


A. Biographical and Personal CSAC30.7.75/A.1-CSAC30.7.75/A.60


B. Notebooks and Working Papers CSAC30.7.75/B.1-CSAC30.7.75/B.81


C. Lectures CSAC30.7.75/C.1-CSAC30.7.75/C.20


D. Publications CSAC30.7.75/D.1-CSAC30.7.75/D.20


E. Committees and Consultancies CSAC30.7.75/E.1-CSAC30.7.75/E.62


F. Correspondence CSAC30.7.75/F.1-CSAC30.7.75/F.37


Listed by Jeannine Alton and Harriot Weiskittel

Date: 1916-1968
Related material:

Administrative papers relating to Sir Patrick's service as Rector of the Imperial College are in the College Archives; papers relating to his service as Foreign Secretary of The Royal Society are in the records of the Society.

Held by: Imperial College Archives and Corporate Records Unit, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Linstead, Sir, Reginald Patrick, 1902-1966, Knight, scientist and chemist

Physical description: 6 series
  • Chemist
Administrative / biographical background:

(A full account of Sir Patrick's career and honours is given in the Memoir prepared by D.H.R. Barton, H.N. Rydon and J.A. Elvidge, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, 14, 1968, which appears in Item CSAC30.7.75/A.1.)


1902 b. London


1903 - 1919 educ. City of London School


1920 - 1923 Imperial College (1st cl. Hons. Chemistry)


1926 Ph.D., Imperial College


1929 - 1938 Demonstrator and Lecturer in Organic Chemistry, Imperial College


1930 married Aileen Rowland (née Abbott), (died 1938) D.Sc. London


1938 Firth Professor of Chemistry, Sheffield University


1939 - 1945 Professor of Organic Chemistry, Harvard University (Hon.M.A. 1942)


1940 Fellow of The Royal Society


1942 married Marjorie Walters Deputy Director of Scientific Research, Ministry of Supply


1945 - 1949 Director, Chemical Research Laboratory, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research


1946 C.B.E.


1949 - 1955 Professor of Organic Chemistry, Imperial College


1955 - 1956 Rector of Imperial College


1959 Knighted


1960 - 1965 Vice-President and Foreign Secretary, Royal Society.

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