Collection C/PP3 - PEARSON, John Edward (b 1930)

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PEARSON, John Edward (b 1930)


  • 1954-1957 (Creation)

Level of description



2 boxes

Scope and content

The papers of John Pearson comprise manuscript notebooks of lectures and experimental write-ups compiled by Pearson when he was a student at Chelsea Polytechnic, 1954-1957, and include notes on electricity, optics, electronics and circuit theory, electromagnetic theory, diffraction gratings, wave mechanics and X-ray physics.

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born, 1930; educated, Liverpool University, 1949-1952; employed as a Technical Assistant in a materials application laboratory, EMI, Hayes, Middlesex, and studied physics part-time at Chelsea Polytechnic, 1954-1957; microwave research at the Radio Research Station of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research at Datchet, 1957-1970; Lecturer in Electronics at Chelsea College, 1970-1985; Lecturer at King's College London, 1985-1996; retired, 1996.

Custodial history

Two tranches from John Pearson in 1996 and 2001.

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied from open material for research purposes only.

Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archives.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Related materials

Chelsea College Department of Electrical Engineering student and departmental papers, 1968-1996 (Ref: 1996 CDE), were passed to the Archive at King's College London by John Pearson in 1996 and include teaching material compiled by Pearson during his time as a Lecturer at Chelsea and King's College until retirement in 1996.

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Rules and/or conventions used

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.


Archivist's note

Entry compiled by Geoff Browell.

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