Throughout his career, Sir Hugh maintained correspondence or personal relations with former friends, colleagues and acquaintances; in addition, he collected photographs, press-cuttings, published reports or records bearing on people or subjects of interest to him (see note to Item CSAC 40/4/76/A.43). The collected papers thus contained information about the British Army in India, Wellington College, as well as matters immediately connected with Sir Hugh's own life and work.
Sir Hugh had intended to write, during his retirement, an account of his family and its branches, including his own life and times. He had accumulated a great deal of material, drawn up outlines of the work, and completed drafts of some sections, but died before the task was finished.
Summary of the career of Sir Hugh Beaver
1904 - 10 Wellington College
1910 - 22 Service in the Indian Police
1922 - 42 Sir Alexander Gibb and Partners (Partner 1932 - 42)
1925 Married Jean Atwood Beaver
1931 Survey of the national ports of Canada
1934 Election to Institution of Chemical Engineers
1940 Election to Institution of Civil Engineers
1940 - 45 Director General and Controller General, Ministry of Works
1945 - 60 Managing Director, Arthur Guinness, Son & Co. Ltd.
1946 - 47 Member, Committee on New Towns (Chairman: Lord Reith)
1948 - 50 Member, Building Industry Working Party
1951 - 60 Director, Colonial Development Corporation
1951 - 54 Chairman, British Institute of Management
1953 - 54 Chairman, Committee on Air Pollution
1954 - 56 Chairman, Advisory Council on Scientific and Industrial Research
1957 - 66 Chairman, Tavistock Institute of Human Relations
1957 - 59 Presidency, Federation of British Industries
1957 - 58 Presidency, Institution of Chemical Engineers
1958 - 63 Chairman of Governing Body, Ashridge College; of Council, Wellington College
1958 - 63 Chairman, Industrial Fund for the Advancement of Scientific Education in Schools