Catalogue description Department of Scientific and Industrial Research: Hydraulics Research Station: Papers of Sir Claude Inglis, Director of Station
|Title:||Department of Scientific and Industrial Research: Hydraulics Research Station: Papers of Sir Claude Inglis, Director of Station|
Private papers of Sir Claude Inglis, the first Director of the Hydraulics Research Station. The papers, which consist of maps, correspondence and reports, relate to his earlier work in irrigation research and development with which he was involved in India, both in the Irrigation Branch of the Public Works Department in Bombay and as Director of the Indian Waterways Experimental Station at Poona.
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
Sir Claude Cavendish Inglis, Knight, 1883-1974
|Physical description:||64 files, flat sheets and volumes|
|Custodial history:||When Sir Claude Inglis returned to England to take up his post at the Hydraulics Research Station in 1947, he brought back many personal and official papers, and this series consists of those papers which survived at the Hydraulics Research Station.|
|Administrative / biographical background:||
Sir Claude Inglis, the first Director of the Hydraulics Research Station, (1947-1958), gained his early experience in irrigation in India, where, between 1916 and 1938, he initiated and directed irrigation research and development for the Bombay Presidency. From 1938 to 1945 he was the Director of the Indian Waterways Experiment Station, Poona.
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