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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.

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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.

Custodial History

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.

Related Material

Records of the Governing Body (GB), held at Imperial College.

Personal Names

Wright Sir Herbert 1874-1940 Knight botanist

Cataloguing Info

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
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