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Robert Salmon Hutton Papers

Date range: 1897-1970.

Papers of Professor Robert Salmon Hutton (1876-1970), lecturer in electro-chemistry at Manchester University, 1900-1908, and Goldsmiths' Professor of Metallurgy at Cambridge University, 1931-1944.

Between 1908 and 1921 Hutton worked in the family firm of silversmiths in Sheffield, and in 1921 he became the director of the British Non-Ferrous Metals Research Association.

He was a pioneer of electric furnace technology, championed industrial research and development, and sought to foster links between universities and industry.

Hutton's papers include scientific correspondence with Sir Arthur Schuster, Lord Rutherford and others, working papers and reports, newspaper cuttings, photographs of staff and equipment in Manchester University Physics Department, and copies of Hutton's numerous published papers.

Finding aids

  • Catalogue available online via ELGAR.
  • Unpublished handlist.

Location

The John Rylands Library

Using the reading rooms in the John Rylands Library

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