Papers of SIR FRANK E. SMITH, F.R.S. (1876 - 1969)

Sample image

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

Details of Papers of SIR FRANK E. SMITH, F.R.S. (1876 - 1969)
Title: Papers of SIR FRANK E. SMITH, F.R.S. (1876 - 1969)
Reference: CSAC 9.3.74
Description:

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.

Date: c1952 -c1972
Held by: Imperial College Archives and Corporate Records Unit, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Extent: 6 items
Administrative History:

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)

 

1899 Associateship,R.C.S.

 

1900 - 01 Assistant Demonstrator,R.C.S.

 

1901 - 20 National Physical Laboratory

 

1901 Assistant to Director,Sir Richard Glazebrook

 

1909 Principal Assistant

 

1917 Superintendant,Electricity Department

 

1902 Married Nellie May King (died 1961)

 

1914 - 18 Work for Board of Invention and Research

 

1918 Fellow of The Royal Society

 

1920 - 29 Director,Scientific & Experimental Department,Admiralty

 

1922 - 29 Hon. Sec. British Association

 

1924 - 26 President,Physical Society

 

1925 Hughes Medal,Royal Society

 

1927 Duddell Medal,Royal Society

 

1929 - 39 Secretary,D.S.I.R.

 

1929 - 37 Physical Secretary,Royal Society

 

1934 Faraday Medal,Inst.Electrical Engineers

 

1937 Fellow,Imperial College

 

1939 - 55 Adviser on Research & Development,Anglo-Iranian Oil (later B.P.)

 

1939 - 42 Director, Instrument Production, Ministry of Supply

 

1940 - 42 Director of Telecommunications, M.A.P.

 

1940 - 46 Chairman, Technical Defence Committee, M.I.5

 

1941 - 47 Chairman, Scientific Advisory Council

 

1943 - 46 President, Institute of Physics

 

1944 - 57 Chairman, Research Committee, B.S.A. (Director, B.S.A.1947)

 

1946 - 54 Chairman, Road Research Board

Subjects:
  • Smith, Sir, Frank Edward, 1876-1969, Knight, electrical engineer and scientific administrator
Creator Names:
  • Goodeve, Sir, Charles Frederick, 1904-1980, Knight, industrial scientist
Note:

Listed by: Jeannine Alton

 

Harriot Weiskittel

"
Link to NRA Record:

Sharing will require cookies. Show details

 

Found an error?

If you find an error with this record description let us know

Fields marked with * are mandatory.

Your details

If you provide your details, we will contact you within 10 working days if we cannot act on your suggestion