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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
DUGMORE, Rev Clifford William (1909-1990)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
2 boxes


Name of creator(s)

Dugmore, Clifford William, 1909-1990, historian

Administrative / Biographical history

Born, 1909; educated at King Edward VI School, Birmingham, Exeter College Oxford and Queen's College Cambridge, BA 1932, BD 1940, DD 1957; Deacon, 1935; Priest, 1936; Assistant Curate of Holy Trinity, Formby, 1935-1937; Sub-Warden, St Deiniol's Library, Hawarden, 1937-1938; Rector of Ingestre-with-Tixall, 1938-1943; Chaplain of Alleyn's College of God's Gift, Dulwich, 1943-1944; Rector of Bredfield and Director of Religious Education, Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, 1945-1947; Senior Lecturer in Ecclesiastical History at the University of Manchester, 1946-1958; Professor of Ecclesiastical History, King's College London, 1958-1976; Emeritus, 1976-1990; founded and edited the Journal of Ecclesiastical History , 1950-1978; died, 1990.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The papers were received from the Department of Ecclesiastical History in 1984.

Content & structure

Scope and content

The papers of Clifford William Dugmore contain correspondence relating to the Journal of Ecclesiastical History , and printed booklets, 1956-1978; notably including correspondence with a number of leading historians such as Professors Murray Tolmie and Alfred Cobban, William Cargill-Thompson, and Geoffrey Nuttall, relating to Dugmore's editorship of the Journal of Ecclesiastical History , remarking upon aspects of publication, proofs and the chasing-up of contributors, 1956-1978; correspondence concerning senior staff appointments, 1958-1977 (closed); press cuttings describing the career of Professor Dugmore, 1957-1971; text, reviews and correspondence concerning Professor Dugmore's inaugural lecture in the Chair of Ecclesiastical History, 'Ecclesiastical History. No Soft Option', 1959-1960; copies of printed booklets entitled 'Rome and the Churches', the inaugural lecture of Professor Stuart Hall of King's College, delivered in 1979; Grace Abounding. A Comparison of Frederick Denison Maurice and Karl Barth by Dr Ellen Flesseman-Van Leer (1978).

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Most of the collection is open except material relating to staff appointments, which is closed for eighty years.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

A detailed list of the contents of the collection is available for consultation in the King's College London Archives Reading Room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

King's College London: papers of William David James Cargill-Thompson, Professor of Ecclesiastical History (Ref: K/PP92); records of the Department of Christian History and Doctrine (Ref: 1985 KDCD, 1988 KDCD). Please also consult the records of the Department/Faculty of Theology for further references to Professor Dugmore.

Description control

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Geoff Browell as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

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Date(s) of descriptions

May 2002

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  • Ancient religions
  • Christianity
  • Church
  • Communications media
  • Educational levels
  • Government
  • Health services administration
  • Higher education
  • Higher education institutions
  • Information sciences
  • Lectures (teaching method)
  • Newspaper press
  • Organization and administration
  • Periodicals
  • Personnel management
  • Press
  • Press cuttings
  • Public administration
  • Publications
  • Publishing
  • Publishing industry
  • Recruitment
  • Religions
  • Religious institutions
  • Teaching methods
  • Universities

Personal names

  • Cobban, Alfred, 1901-1968, Professor of French History
  • Dugmore, Clifford William, 1909-1990, Historian
  • Leer, Ellen Flesseman, Van, fl 1978, Theologian
  • Nuttall, Geoffrey Fillingham, b 1911, Ecclesiastical historian
  • Thompson, William David James, Cargill, 1930-1978, Professor of Ecclesiastical History
  • Tolmie, Murray, fl 1977, Historian

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives

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