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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
JAMESON, Professor Alexander Hope (1874-1952)
Created 1935
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 volume, 2 items


Name of creator(s)

Jameson, Alexander Hope, 1874-1952, Professor of Civil Engineering

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1874; educated Owens College, Manchester; Bishop Berkeley Fellow and Demonstrator in Whitworth Engineering Laboratory, 1894-1897; Draughtsman, Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, Manchester, and Assistant to Resident Engineers, Halifax and Wakefield, 1897-1901; Engineering Assistant, Derwent Valley Water Board, and Resident Engineer on Derwent Aqueduct, Cumberland, 1901-1909; Resident Engineer on Thirlmere Aqueduct (Third Pipe Line), Cumberland, 1909-1912; Professor of Civil Engineering, King's College London, 1912-1935; Fellow of King's College, 1924; External Examiner, Bristol University, 1920-1921, and London University, 1927 and 1930-1933; Dean of Engineering Faculty, University of London, 1932-1935; retired, 1935; Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering, 1935; Honorary Secretary, 1947-1950, and Honorary Treasurer, 1946-1951, Worthing Branch, Overseas League; died 1952.

Publications: Advanced surveying: a text-book for students (Pitman and Sons, London, 1934); An introduction to fluid mechanics (Longmans and Co, London, 1937); Contour geometry, and its applications to earthwork design and quantities (Pitman and Sons, London, 1931); Mathematical geography (Pitman and Sons, London, 1927); paper on 'Testing the strength of materials' in Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineers , [1917]; paper on 'Flow over sharp-edged weirs', in Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineers , Nov 1948.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented by the family to King's College London Archives via the Faculty of Engineering.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Presentation volume of signatures of past and present members of the Engineering Faculty, University of London, presented to Jameson on his retirement from the Chair of Civil Engineering, Dec 1935; menu and ticket, Dec 1935, for the 38th Annual Dinner of the Engineering Society, where the above presentation was made.

System of arrangement

1 volume, 2 items.

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.

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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

  • Jameson, Alexander Hope, 1874-1952, Professor of Civil Engineering

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • King's College London, Engineering Society

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