This series contains the official papers of Kenneth B. Quinan. The papers include plans of plant and machinery, detailed notes on the various technical processes employed, statistics and cost of production.
Arranged under six headings: Factories and Plants producing Chemicals and Explosives, Techniques and Processes used, Statistics of Production, Costs of Production, Correspondence and Miscellanea.
For further records of the Ministry of Munitions, see MUN
For papers of the Explosive Supply Department of Ministry of Munitions and Department of Scientific and Industrial Research see DSIR 37
Ministry of Munitions, Explosive Supply Department, 1915-1921
Immediate source of acquisition:
Ministry of Supply , in 1957
On Quinan's death in 1948, his widow sent his official papers to the Ministry of Supply.
Administrative / biographical background:
Kenneth B. Quinan, an American engineer, was manager of the Cape Explosives Factory in South Africa. In 1915 his services were put at the disposal of H.M. Government and during the years 1915-1919, he was engaged in the design and erection of chemical and explosives factories as Director of Factories in the Explosives Supply Department of the Ministry of Munitions.
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