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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KCLCA K/PP43
Title
GRAHAM, Professor Gerald Sandford (1903-1988)
Date(s)
Created 1930-1990
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
46 boxes or 0.46m3

Context

Name of creator(s)

Graham, Gerald Sandford, 1903-1988, Professor of History

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1903; educated Queen's University, Canada; Queen's University Travelling Fellowship at Harvard University, USA, 1926-1927; Sir George Parkin Scholarship at Trinity College, Cambridge University, 1927-1929; Rockefeller Fellowship, Berlin University and Freiburg-im-Breisgau University, Germany, 1929-1930; Instructor in History and Tutor, Harvard University, 1930-1936; successively Assistant, Associate and Professor of History, Queen's University, Canada, 1936-1946; Guggenheim Fellowship to the USA, 1941; Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve, 1942-1945; Lecturer and Reader in History, Birkbeck College, University of London, 1946-1948; Rhodes Professor of Imperial History, King's College London, 1949-1970; Member of Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA, 1952; Kemper Knapp Visiting Professor, University of Winsconsin, USA, 1961, and University of Hong Kong, 1966; Visiting Professor of Strategic Studies, University of Western Ontario, 1970-1972; Visiting Montague Burton Professor of International Relations, University of Edinburgh, 1974; Fellow of King's College London, 1981; died 1988.

Publications: A concise history of Canada (Thames and Hudson, London, [1968]); A concise history of the British Empire (Thames and Hudson, London, 1970); Britain and Canada (London, 1943); British policy and Canada, 1774-1791 (Longmans and Co, London, 1930); Canada: a short history (Hutchinson's University Library, London, 1950); Empire of the North Atlantic: the maritime struggle for North America (University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1950); Great Britain in the Indian Ocean: a study of maritime enterprise 1810-1850 (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1967); Imperial finance, trade and communications 1895-1914 ; In defence of the ivory tower (New Brunswick, 1967); Le development de l'Union Britannique (1958); Peculiar interlude: the expansion of England in a period of peace, 1815-1850 (University of Sydney, Sydney, 1959); Sea power and British North America, 1783-1820 (Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1941); The politics of naval supremacy: studies in British maritime ascendancy (University Press, Cambridge, 1965); editor of The Walker Expedition to Quebec, 1711 (Toronto and London, 1953); Tide of Empire: discursions on the expansion of Britain overseas (McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal and London, 1972); editor of West African History series (Oxford University Press, London, 1958-); editor of The Navy and South America, 1807-1823 (London, 1962); The China Station: war and diplomacy 1830-1860 (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1978); The Royal Navy in the War of American Independence (HMSO, London, 1976).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented by the family, 1990-1991.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Correspondence, [1947-1983], with fellow academics and graduate students, notably Professor Charles Ralph Boxer, Professor of History, Yale University, and former Camoens Professor of Portuguese, King's College London; Professor John Bartlett Brebner, Professor of History, Columbia University, New York; Professor Donald Grant Creighton, Professor of History, University of Toronto, Canada; Professor Kenneth Onwuka Dike, Professor of History, University College, Ibadan, Nigeria; Professor John Kenneth Galbraith, Professor of Economics, Harvard University; and Professor Charles Anthony Woodward Manning, Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics. Lecture texts with notes, newspaper cuttings and correspondence, [1946-1983], mainly relating to British Imperial and Commonwealth history, colonial history and naval history, and including lectures on Nigeria, New Zealand, India, South Africa and Canada. Reviews of books written by Graham, 1930-1972, notably Tide of Empire: discursions on the expansion of Britain overseas (McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal and London, 1972), British policy and Canada, 1774-1791 (Longmans and Co, London, 1930), A concise history of the British Empire (Thames and Hudson, London, 1970), Great Britain in the Indian Ocean: a study of maritime enterprise 1810-1850 (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1967), Empire of the North Atlantic: the maritime struggle for North America (University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1950), and The politics of naval supremacy: studies in British maritime ascendancy (University Press, Cambridge, 1965). Texts of articles, speeches and broadcasts by Graham, 1940-[1983], with relevant notes and newspaper cuttings, including broadcasts made in Canada, [1945-1983], various speeches, 1946-1972, made in Canada and Germany, and copies of reviews by Graham. Numerous drafts of, and notes relating to, The China Station: war and diplomacy 1830-1860 (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1978). Photographs, slides and negatives, mainly in connection with Graham's academic voyages [1930-1972]. Offprints and articles by others on historical topics, [1930-1981], relating to Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the Admiralty and the Royal Navy, the British Commonwealth, and Africa. Letters of reference, [1956-1981], filed alphabetically, and Royalty Statements, 1954-1980. Correspondence with Joe Malone, 1951-1967, John Flint, 1954-1990, and Malcolm Lester, 1951-1987. Index to Graham's postgraduate students.

System of arrangement

Arranged in sections as given in Scope and content.

Conditions of access & use

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 provided for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material

English

Finding aids

Handlist available in hard copy in the College Archive reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

Queen's University Archives, Ontario, Canada, holds correspondence and papers of Graham, [1924-1980].

Description control

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.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

Feb 2000

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Subjects

  • Colonialism
  • Graduates
  • Historical periods
  • History
  • Modern history
  • Naval history
  • Photographs
  • Political doctrines
  • Postgraduates
  • Students
  • Visual materials

Personal names

  • Boxer, Charles Ralph, 1904-2000, Professor of History
  • Brebner, John Bartlett, 1895-1957, Professor of History
  • Creighton, Donald Grant, 1902-1979, Professor of History
  • Dike, Kenneth Onwuka, b 1917, Professor of History
  • Flint, John, fl 1954-1990
  • Galbraith, John Kenneth, b 1908, Economist
  • Graham, Gerald Sandford, 1903-1988, Historian
  • Lester, Malcolm, fl 1951-1987
  • Malone, Joe, fl 1951-1967
  • Manning, Charles Anthony Woodward, 1894-1978, Professor of International Relations

Corporate names

  • Admiralty
  • Commonwealth
  • King's College London College Archives
  • RN, Royal Navy

Places

  • Australia, Oceania
  • Canada, North America
  • Germany
  • India, South Asia
  • New Zealand, Oceania
  • Nigeria, West Africa, Africa
  • South Africa, Southern Africa

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