First name(s)
John Edward
Surname
Cock
Position(s) held at King's College London Ref: *2
  • Curator of George III Museum 1850-1853 Resigned due to ill health but continued to make engineering models for Professor Goodere (Applied Science)
  • Appointed Museum Curator in June 1856 continued until 1864

Personal details

Date of birth Ref: *1
1815
Place of birth Ref: *1
Hemel Hempstead
Date of death Ref: *1
1864
Place of death Ref: *1
London
Family details Ref: *3
  • Unmarried; Brother - Thomas A Cock, Clerk without Cause, Professor of Natural Philosophy King's College London

Notes Ref: *4

  • The role of Curator caused John a great deal of stress and he wrote several letters explaining how it was making him ill. He felt the job was impossible for one person alone. George Augustus Timme took over the post of Curator of George III museum temporarily from John Edward Cock, A long letter from the Principal to the Committee explains why this happened.
  • During his time as Curator John was several times reprimanded by the Committee for claiming expenses for models that he had made. he justified it by saying that he was only charging for materials not his time so they were cheaper than if bought from an outside source.There were a couple of mentions in the Council minutes book to this effect.

* References

  1. London, England, Births, Baptisms 1813-1906; England & Wales
  2. Salary Books, 1849-1882 and 1845-53, KA/SAB1; Secretary's In-Correspondence 1846, 1849, 1853, KA/IC/C30, KA/IC/C34, KA/IC/C42, King’s College London Archives
  3. 1861 England Census
  4. Council Minutes Book, Vol G 1855-1858 and Vol F1953-55, King’s College London Archives
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