Sir Robert Abbott Hadfield (1858-1940), English metallurgist and steel magnate, discoverer of manganese steel and inventor of silicon steel [ Sir Henry Trueman Wood, Royal Society of Arts, London ]
On letterheads of 22 Carlton House Terrace, S.W. [ London ] Between 30 March 1915 and 24 January 1916.
Each of the six letters is 1p, 4to. In good condition, on lightly aged and worn paper. With the Society's stamps and annotations. On topics including the printed version of a paper given by Hadfield and the offer to the society of a paper by his friend 'Mr E. P. Reynolds of Bournemouth' (whose father 'Mr E. Reynolds […] was the mainspring of the Engineering side of Messrs Vickers, Sheffield').
William Gowland, Esq., F.S.A., F.I.C., Associate of the Royal School of Mines
['From Archaeologia, Vol. LVII.'] Printed by J. B. Nichols and Sons, Parliament Mansions, Victoria Street, Westminster. 1901.
 + 64pp., 4to. Blue printed wraps. Aged and worn, with wraps detached and heavily-worn at extremities. Inscribed at head of front cover: 'Professor Tilden | with the Author's kind regards'. Attractively presented, with tables and 21 illustrations in text. A scarce item: no copy at the British Library, and the only copy on COPAC at the Warburg Institute; a further four copies on OCLC WorldCat.
[University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire; Board of Education Reference Library]
University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire. Seventeen of the items dating from between 1894 and 1921; the eighteenth from 1955.
The collection is in good condition, on aged and worn paper. The nineteen items all from the Board of Education Reference Library, and variously bearing its stamp, shelfmarks and red label. ONE: 'County Free Studentships and Scholarships.' Cardiff: Daniel Owen and Company, Limited, St. Mary Street. 1894. 12pp., 12mo. In grey printed wraps. TWO: 'County Free Studentships and Scholarships'. Cardiff: Daniel Owen and Company, Limited (as Item One). 1895. 12pp., 12mo. In grey printed wraps. THREE: 'Diplomas in Engineering, Mining, Metallurgy, and Mining and Metallurgy.
The three letters all from 7 Austin Friars, London, and all dating from August 1895. Halse's report undated, but slightly earlier.
Halse's report, to Messrs Bourke, Sandys & Co., London, is headed 'Malacate'. 16pp., 8vo. Neatly written out, with marginal chapter headings, beginning: 'Situation of Mines', 'Roads', 'Freight Rates', 'Mining Claims', 'Timber and Water', 'History of the Property and Titles'.
John Arthur Phillips (1822-1887), mining engineer and metallurgist [Lyon Playfair, Baron Playfair (1818-1898), chemist]
25 January 1853; on letterhead of 8 Upper Stamford Street, Blackfriars.
12mo, 1 p. Text clear and complete. On lightly-aged paper with some creasing and a short closed tear at foot. He sent his report (on 'Wurlich's patent ') to Dr Playfair on 15 December of the previous year. 'With him therefore is all the delay.' Docketed by de Mattos on reverse, including 'Read at Board on 27th Jany 1853'.
Frank Clowes (1848-1923), Principal, University College Nottingham, and Professor of Chemistry and Metallurgy
6 January 1915; on letterhead 'THE GRANGE, | COLLEGE ROAD, | DULWICH.'
One page, 12mo. Good. Docketed and bearing the Society's stamp. Concerns 'Sir Alexander Redler's being brought up by Crookes for election to the Athenaeum by the Committee under Rule II [...] you [...] intimated that you knew Redler & that I need not descant on his virtues: he is a most clubbable man & I trust you may be able to support him'.
31 Oct. 1913 and 6 Feb., 2 March, and 5 and 12 Oct. 1919.; the first three on Imperial College of Science and Technology letterhead, the fourth from St Albans and the fifth from Stockton on Tees.
English scientist (1871-1938), Professor of Chemical Technology at the Imperial College of Science and Technology. All items quarto and very good, though lightly grubby, creased and stained in places. All five docketed and bearing the Society's stamp. LETTER ONE (one page): He will be happy to give 'a course of Cantor lectures [...] on the subject of "Surface Construction" provided that you will put in the requisite gas & air services at your cost for the practical Demonstration'.
The letter, 17 July 1951, on letterhead 'PELHAM MOUNT | PELHAMS WALK | ESHER'; the carbon, 13 July 1951.
British metallurgist (1874-1960) and Master of the Worshipful Company of Clothworkers. Apologises for assuming that Dr Thomas Monro was a member of the Society. 'I never doubted it because not only did he live in Adelphi Terrace, next door to his friend David Garrick, but he was friendly with so many of the Members of that day, and a great patron of the Arts. For the rest he was a medical man - chief physician to 'Bedlam' and one of poor old George III's mental doctors -'.
2 February 1937; on letterhead (including map of environs) of the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, Middlesex.
Eminent British metallurgist (1874-1958). One page, quarto. Very good. 'I should have been pleased to take the chair at Professor Bragg's Lecture, but I have already undertaken to preside at a similar lecture by Professor Bragg [...] and to have the same Chairman on both occasions, the lectures dealing with the same subjects, would suggest that Metallurgy is very poorly represented in London. Would it be possible to get Sir Harold Carpenter to take the chair? I am sure that you will have a good Meeting, as Professor Bragg's lectures are always exceedingly interesting.' Signed 'C. H.