University of Liverpool: Special Collections and Archives

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  • ARCHON code: 141

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    Collections information

    Businesses (17)

    Organisations (83)

    Persons (299)

    Diaries (29)

    Families (6)

    • Aston family, baronets, of Aston Hall Aston Hall, Cheshire;Stanford-in-the-Vale, Berkshire;Nuneaton, Warwickshire;Awsworth, Nottinghamshire;Kingsbury, Warwickshire;Southery, Norfolk
    • Glegg family of Irby Irby, Cheshire
    • Lindsay family, Earls of Crawford and Balcarres Dunecht, Aberdeenshire;Edzell, Angus;Finhaven, Angus;Glenesk, Angus;Glengarnock, Ayrshire;Kilbirnie, Ayrshire;Auchtermonzie, Fife;Balcarres, Fife;Crawford Priory, Fife;Leuchars, Fife;Struthers, Fife;Crawford, Lanarkshire;Florence, Italy;Edinburgh, Midlothian;Pinkie, Midlothian;Stirling, Stirlingshire;Warboys, Huntingdonshire;Aspull, Lancashire;Blackrod, Lancashire;Haigh, Lancashire;Wigan, Lancashire;London;Warter, Yorkshire;Aberlash, Carmarthenshire;Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire;Llanon, Carmarthenshire
    • Moore family of Bankhall Bankhall, Lancashire
    • Norris family of Speke Hall Speke Hall, Lancashire
    • Rathbone family of Greenbank Greenbank, Lancashire

    Paper catalogues available to view at The National Archives - (99)

    • NRA 39742 Charles John Allen, sculptor: corresp and papers
    • NRA 38996 Margarethe Archer, secretary to Sir Cyril Burt: corresp and papers
    • NRA 9869 Aston family of Aston Hall: estate papers
    • NRA 40098 Bates family, baronets, of Gryn Castle: family history and business papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 16523 Birkenhead: St Aidan's Theological College
    • NRA 19713 Aylward Manley Blackman, professor of Egyptology: family corresp and papers
    • NRA 30764 Charles Booth, shipowner and author: papers
    • NRA 40717 Percy George Hamnall Boswell, geologist: corresp and papers
    • NRA 33547 Kenneth Frank Bowden, oceanographer: research diaries
    • NRA 30047 Brett family, Viscounts Esher: corresp
    • NRA 41874 British Universities' Sports Association
    • NRA 30790 Morys Bruce, 4th Baron Aberdare: corresp and papers rel to history of tennis and rackets
    • NRA 19105 Sir John Brunner MP: personal and political papers
    • NRA 29444 Sir Cyril Lodowic Burt, psychologist: corresp and papers
    • NRA 19372 Josephine Butler papers
    • NRA 41875 Ernest Trafford Campagnac, educationalist: corresp and papers
    • NRA 18557 Dr Richard Caton, physiologist: papers
    • NRA 43175 Sir Cyril Astley Clarke, clinical geneticist: corresp and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 40734 Henry Cohen, Baron Cohen of Birkenhead, physician: corresp and papers
    • NRA 6279 Henry Cohen collection of autographs
    • NRA 43468 Agnes Crawford, senior lecturer in psychology: corresp and papers
    • NRA 10079 John Dalton lecture notes and papers
    • NRA 31556 Robert William Ditchburn, physicist: corresp and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 39349 William Doran, chemist: papers
    • NRA 39108 Philip Walter Edwards, professor of English Literature: corresp and papers
    • NRA 30581 English Table Tennis Association
    • NRA 26884 Fairbridge Society
    • NRA 40718 Alan Fletcher, mathematician: papers
    • NRA 39347 Margaret T Gibson, historian: research papers
    • NRA 25263 John and Katharine Bruce Glasier, socialists: corresp and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 42222 Granby Toxteth Community Project
    • NRA 31550 Gypsy Lore Society
    • NRA 34319 Harvey & Wheeler, estate agents, London
    • NRA 18913 John Hay, professor of medicine: papers
    • NRA 40727 Thomas Percy Hilditch, industrial chemist: corresp and papers
    • NRA 23191 William Graham Holford, Baron Holford: corresp and papers
    • NRA 44164 David Leslie Hughes, professor of veterinary pathology: corresp and papers
    • NRA 40733 Howel Vaughan Hughes, veterinary scientist: corresp and papers
    • NRA 29305 International Year of Disabled People (1981): English secretariat
    • NRA 40350 Sir Thomas Norman Arthur Jeffcoate, obstetrician and gynaecologist: papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 19289 Caradog Jones, reader in social statistics: papers
    • NRA 40720 John W Jones, freshwater fisheries scientist: corresp and papers
    • NRA 39350 Thomas Kelly, professor of adult education: corresp and papers
    • NRA 25820 George Wallace Kenner, professor of chemistry: corresp and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 43171 William Edgar Kershaw, professor of parasitology and entomology: corresp and research papers
    • NRA 21730 George Akenhead Knowlson, historian of Brittany: corresp and papers
    • NRA 29475 Lancashire parishes
    • NRA 40722 Hans Liebeschuetz, mediaeval historian: corresp and papers
    • NRA 43172 Liverpool Association of Graduate Women
    • NRA 34710 Liverpool Metallurgical Society
    • NRA 20335 Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
    • NRA 16524 Liverpool Settlement (South) and Victoria Settlement
    • NRA 27186 Liverpool Sheltering Homes for Orphan, Fatherless and Destitute Children
    • NRA 31429 Liverpool Society of Anaesthetists
    • NRA 13214 Liverpool University archives
    • NRA 26885 Liverpool University Archives: misc accessions
    • NRA 40730 Liverpool University Club
    • NRA 42226 Liverpool University Public Transport Society
    • NRA 14942 Liverpool University: School of Education Library MS collections
    • NRA 9512 Liverpool University: scientific MSS
    • NRA 40731 Liverpool University Society
    • NRA 31432 Liverpool University Sociology Department social surveys
    • NRA 19670 Charles MacIver, shipowner: family and business papers
    • NRA 18914 JM Mackay, professor of history: papers
    • NRA 30765 Joseph Mayer, antiquary: corresp rel to Sprott's Chronicle
    • NRA 40721 Kuno Meyer, Celtic scholar: corresp and papers
    • NRA 40352 Robert James Minnitt, physician: personal and family corresp and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 22626 Moore family of Bankhall: corresp and papers
    • NRA 38997 Sir James Frederick Mountford, Vice-Chancellor of Liverpool University: corresp and papers
    • NRA 18556 K Muir, professor of English Literature: papers
    • NRA 40351 Alec Reginald Myers, historian: corresp and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 41873 National Union of Seamen: papers rel to disputes with the Cunard Steamship Co Ltd
    • NRA 29432 Captain RDM Nicholas: corresp and papers rel to service with the Cunard Line
    • NRA 18448 Norris family of Speke: family papers
    • NRA 18633 Sir William Leonard Owen, scientist and engineer: papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 25262 Edgar Allison Peers, professor of Spanish: corresp and literary MSS
    • NRA 29369 Port Line Ltd, shipowners, London
    • NRA 7187 Rathbone family papers
    • NRA 39346 Sir Charles Herbert Reilly, architect: corresp and papers
    • NRA 21656 EH Rideout, local historian, Liverpool: corresp, notes and transcripts
    • NRA 39999 John Arthur Roebuck MP: corresp and papers incl collected biographical material
    • NRA 39109 Percy Maude Roxby, geographer: diaries and lecture notes
    • NRA 25023 Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
    • NRA 30763 John Sampson, Romani scholar: corresp and papers
    • NRA 34123 Maurice M Schofield, historian: shipping research papers
    • NRA 43769 Society for Latin American Studies
    • NRA 28662 William Olaf Stapledon, philosopher and novelist: corresp and papers
    • NRA 40100 R Cecily H Tanner, mathematician: papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 29431 Commodore Robert G Thelwell: corresp and papers
    • NRA 43740 University of Liverpool Women's Club
    • NRA 43770 University of Liverpool Athletic Union
    • NRA 18347 Professor GS Veitch, historian: papers
    • NRA 39699 W Lyon Blease, professor of Law: corresp and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 40732 Welsh Charity School, Liverpool
    • NRA 26823 Joseph Blanco White, theological writer: corresp and papers
    • NRA 19279 Professor Andrew Wilson and Liverpool University Pharmacology Dept papers
    • NRA 39348 Roderick Leith Wilson, geophysicist: corresp and papers rel to palaeomagnetism
    • NRA 31551 Dora Esther Yates, Romany scholar: corresp and papers
    • NRA 40728 William Henry Young, mathematician and educationalist: corresp and papers


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