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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
SHEARING, Edwin Albert (b 1915)
Created 1937-1953
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Name of creator(s)

Shearing, Edwin Albert, b 1915

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 4 July 1915; BSc, Chemistry and Physics, King's College London, 1933-1935; PhD, Organic Chemistry, King's College London, 1935-1938; worked for ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented by Dr Shearing in 1983.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Personal correspondence, 1937-1952, between Shearing and Samuel Smiles, Daniell Professor of Chemistry at King's College London, relating to the publication of Shearing's research, and Shearing's work and career; letters, 1938, from Arthur John Allmand, Daniell Professor of Chemistry at King's College London, requesting information on Shearing's career and the Samuel Smiles Prize Fund; 'Report of the Samuel Smiles Prize and Presentation Fund Committee', [1939]; dinner menu and photographs of a chemists' gathering at the Waldorf Hotel, London, 1937.

System of arrangement

1 file

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 supplied 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

Related units of description

King's College London Archives also holds papers relating to chemistry reunions and contacts with former chemistry students of King's College London (Ref: KDCH/SP1-4).

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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  • Chemical research
  • Chemistry education
  • Economics of education
  • Educational finance
  • Science education

Personal names

  • Allmand, Arthur John, 1885-1951, Professor of Chemistry
  • Shearing, Edwin Albert, b 1915, Chemist
  • Smiles, Samuel, 1877-1953, Chemist

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • Waldorf Hotel, London

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