Collection OM/109 - Alexander Mellanby papers

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GB 249 OM/109


Alexander Mellanby papers


  • 1877-1951, 1993 (Creation)

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Biographical history

Barnard Castle School, County Durham, c 1882-1887

Apprenticeship at Central Marine Engine Works, West Hartlepool, 1887-1892

BSc in Engineering, Durham College of Science, 1892-1895

MSc, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1895-1896

Chief Technical Assistant, Messrs. T Richardson & Sons, Hartlepool, 1897

Chief Lecturer in Engineering, Battersea Polytechnic, 1898

Designer, Manchester School of Technology, 1899. Subsequently appointed Executive Engineer and then Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering.

Professor of Mechanism and Prime Movers, Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College, 1905

Professor of motive power engineering, Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College, 1906-1911

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Royal Technical College, 1911-1924

Professor of Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering, 1924-1936

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Job applications and testimonials; correspondence; scientific notebooks; papers relating to Glasgow University honorary degree; publications; newspaper cuttings; medals.

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  • English

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