A catalogue of the archives of Jacob Isaacs, writer and university lecturer (1896-1973), is now available here. The private papers comprise research notebooks, documents and notes concerning literature and film and date from 1855-c1970.
A typed letter written by the poet TS Eliot has been discovered in the Jacob Isaacs Collection. The collection primarily consists of Professor Isaacs’ research notes, and this document was unexpectedly unearthed during an on-going project to catalogue the collection, creating a great deal of excitement among the archive staff.
Picture from the archives of John Turner MacGregor-Morris (1872-1959), Professor Electrical Engineering. Morris joined East London College in 1898, where his roles included, Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering, 1901, College Professor 1903, University Professor 1924, Fellow Queen Mary College 1938 and of University College London.
Pictured here is the Aeronautic Wind Tunnel, 1909.
The Archives also holds personal papers of former lecturers and students of the College provide evidence of science and engineering teaching and research.
General Sir Neville Lyttelton (1845-1931), had a 47 year military career in Canada, Ireland, India, Egypt, Gibraltar, Bombay, Sudan and South Africa. His more prominent commanding roles include ADC to Viceroy, 1868-1873, and Commander-in-Chief of Ireland, 1908-1912, Governor of Bombay, 1885-1890 and Commander-in-Chief, South Africa, 1902-1904. He saw active service in many campaigns including the Fenian Rising, Canada, 1866, Jowaki Expedition,