WRIGHT, Sir Herbert (1874-1940)
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|This material is held at||Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine|
|Reference Number(s)||GB 98 B/WRIGHT|
|Dates of Creation||1919-1937|
|Name of Creator||Wright, Sir Herbert (1874-1940) Knight botanist|
|Language of Material||English|
|Physical Description||1 file|
Scope and Content
Papers of Sir Herbert Wright, comprising correspondence with the administration department of Imperial College, 1919-1937.
Administrative / Biographical History
Born, 1874; studied at the Royal College of Science; Scientific Assistant and Acting Director, Royal Botanic Gardens, Ceylon; Controller, Government Experiment Station, Ceylon, 1900-1906; Editor, India Rubber Journal, London, 1907-1917; director and chairman, various tropical agricultural companies and trusts, 1907-1930; representative of the Royal Commission of 1851 on the Governing Body, Imperial College, 1918-1937; Chairman, Executive Committee, 1922 -1931 and Finance Committee, 1931-1938, of the Governing Body, Imperial College; Knighted, 1930; died, 1940.
Publications: include: Hevea Brasiliensis or Para Rubber: its botany, cultivation, chemistry and diseases (A M & J Ferguson, Colombo, 1905); The Cultivation of Rubber as an Investment (Rubber Plantation Development & Estates Agency, London, 1906); Rubber Cultivation in the British Empire. A lecture delivered before the Society of Arts, etc (Maclaren & Sons, London, 1907); Theobroma Cacao or Cocoa, its botany, cultivation, chemistry and diseases (A M & J Ferguson, Colombo, 1907); My Tour in Eastern Rubber Lands ... A series of articles contributed to the 'India-Rubber Journal' (Maclaren & Sons, London, 1908).
Conditions Governing Access
Researchers wishing to consult the Archives should first contact the College Archivist, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ, for an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use
A photocopying service is available at the discretion of the Archivist. Photocopies are supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archivist.
Accumulated by Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine during the course of business.
Other Finding Aids
A catalogue is available at the College Archives.
Records of the Governing Body (GB), held at Imperial College.
|Wright Sir Herbert 1874-1940 Knight botanist|
|Title||WRIGHT, Sir Herbert (1874-1940)|
|Publication||AIM25 December 2000|
|Creation||Sources: Who Was Who (A & C Black, 1947, volume III); British Library On-Line Public Access Catalogue 97. Compiled by Julie Tancell as part of the RSLP AIM25 project. December 2000|
|Language Usage||Description is in English|
07 April 2005