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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
SIMONS, Lewis (1888-1972)
Created [1907-1910]
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
4 volumes


Name of creator(s)

Simons, Lewis, 1888-1972, Lecturer in Physics

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 14 March 1888, Bethnal Green, London; studied Physics with Mathematics, King's College London, 1907-1910; BSc (First class honours) 1910; awarded Jelf medal, 1910; elected an Associate of King's College, 1910; Student Demonstrator, King's College London, 1910-1911; Demonstrator, Armstrong College, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1911-1914; Senior Lecturer, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, 1914-1917; Senior Lecturer, University of Cape Town, South Africa, 1917-1922; DSc, University of London, 1921, for 'contributions to the study of energy transformations when x-radiations are absorbed by or emitted from a substance'; Reader in Physics, Birkbeck College, London, 1922-1948; Fellow of the Institute of Physics, 1920; died 10 January 1972.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented by Dr Timothy Simons, Lewis Simons' grandson, in 1986.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Manuscript notes from lectures, comprising, 'Second year calculus'; 'Pure maths'; 'Honours physics BSc lectures, special first year course delivered by Professor Harold Albert Wilson', 1908; 'Mathematics', 1909; 'Theoretical physics, second year honours BSc'.

System of arrangement

4 volumes, each containing subjects as outlined above.

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

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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  • Mathematics education

Personal names

  • Simons, Lewis, 1888-1972, Lecturer in Physics
  • Wilson, Harold Albert, 1874-1964, Physicist

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives

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