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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GOLD, Professor Victor (1922-1985)
Created [1988]
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 item


Name of creator(s)

Gold, Victor, 1922-1985, Professor of Chemistry

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1922; educated King's College London, 1939-1940, and University College London; Tuffnell Scholar of University College London, at Aberystwyth, 1942-1944; Demonstrator, 1944-1946, Assistant Lecturer, 1946-1947, and Lecturer, 1947-1956, in Chemistry, King's College London; Research Fellow and Resident Doctor, Cornell University, New York, USA, 1951-1952; Reader in Physical Organic Chemistry, King's College London, 1956-1964; Member of Senate, King's College London, 1958 and 1965-1969; Visiting Senior Scientist, Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York, USA, 1962 and 1966; Visiting Professor, Cornell University, 1962, 1963, 1965, University of California, Irvine, USA, 1970, and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 1975; Professor of Chemistry, King's College London, 1964-[1985]; Head of Chemistry Department, King's College London 1971-[1985]; Dean of Faculty of Natural Science, King's College London, 1978-1980; Chairman, British Committee on Chemical Education, 1977-1978, and British National Committee for Chemistry, 1978-1984; Member of the Council, Faraday Society, 1963-1966, and the Chemical Society, 1971-1974; Manager, 1983-1984, Member of the Council, Vice-President and Chairman, 1984-1985, of the Davy-Faraday Laboratory Committee of the Royal Institution; Ingold Medal and Lectureship, Royal Society of Chemistry, 1984-1985; died 1985.

Publications: editor of Advances in Physical Organic Chemistry (Academic Press, London and New York, 1963-); pH measurements: their theory and practice (Methuen and Co, London, 1956); Compendium of chemical terminology (Blackwell, Oxford, 1987); editor with Edward Caldin of Proton-transfer reactions (Chapman and Hall, London, 1975).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented by the family, 1988.

Content & structure

Scope and content

List of works by Gold published from 1947-1986, [1988].

System of arrangement

Single item

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be provided for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Collection level description.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

Feb 2000

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Personal names

  • Gold, Victor, 1922-1985, Chemist

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives

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