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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KCLCA K/PP13
Title
HEARNSHAW, Fossey John Cobb (1869-1946)
Date(s)
Created 1899-1941
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
11Ā½ boxes or 0.115m3

Context

Name of creator(s)

Hearnshaw, Fossey John Cobb, 1869-1946, Professor of History

Administrative / Biographical history

Born in Birmingham, 31 July 1869; educated at Walsall and Manchester Grammar Schools, London University (MA), Peterhouse at Cambridge University (Historical Scholar, MA, LLM), Dublin University (LLD), Cambridge (LittD); External Examiner in History in London University 1909-1913, Durham University 1912-1913, Manchester University 1914-1917, Bristol University 1921, University of Wales 1930; Professor of History at University College, Southampton, 1900-1910; Professor of Modern History in the Armstrong College of the University of Durham, 1910-1912; Professor of Medieval History at King's College London, 1912-1934; Honorary Secretary of the Royal Historical Society, 1931-1934; President of the Historical Association, 1936-1938; Fellow of King's College London, 1926; wrote The centenary history of King's College London, 1828-1928 (G G Harrap & Co, London, 1929); died 10 March 1946.

Publications: Editor of Relics of old Southampton (H M Gilbert & Son, Southampton, 1904); editor and transcriber of Court Leet Records A D 1550 [etc] with D M Hearnshaw (1905 etc); editor of On the proposals for peace with the Regicide Directory of France: letter I (W B Clive, London, 1906); Leet Jurisdiction in England, especially as illustrated by the records of the Court Leet of Southampton (1908); The life of Sir Henry Vane the Younger, Puritan Idealist (1910); A short history of Southampton, in two parts, part I: The story of Southampton in relation to the history of England (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1910); Legal literature [of the age of Dryden] (1912); England in the making (1913); editor of King's College lectures on Colonial problems (G Bell & Sons, London, 1913); Court and Parliament, 1588 to 1688 (1913); A first book of English history (1914); Freedom I Service: six essays on matters concerning Britain's safety and good government (John Murray, London, 1916); Main currents of European history, 1815-1915 (Macmillan & Co, London, 1917); Democracy at the crossways: a study in politics and history with special reference to Great Britain (Macmillan & Co, London, 1918); Municipal records (1918); An outline sketch of the political history of Europe in the Nineteenth Century (Macmillan & Co, London, 1919); editor of Select extracts from chronicles and records relating to English towns in the Middle Ages (London, 1919); Democracy and the British Empire (Constable & Co, London, 1920); editor of Macmillan's historical atlas of modern Europe (Macmillan & Co, London, 1920); editor of Mediaeval contributions to modern civilisation: a series of lectures (G G Harrap & Co, London, 1921); The European revolution and after, 1848-1854 (1923); editor of The social and political ideas of some great Mediaeval thinkers: a series of lectures (G G Harrap & Co, London, 1923); Newcastle-upon-Tyne...with illustrations (London, 1924); Democracy and labour: a sequel to 'Democracy at the crossways' (Macmillan & Co, London, 1924); A first book of world history (Macmillan & Co, London, 1924); editor of The social & political ideas of some great thinkers of the Renaissance and the Reformation: a series of lectures (G G Harrap & Co, London, 1925); editor of The social & political ideas of some great thinkers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries: a series of lectures (G G Harrap & Co, London, 1926); editor of The political principles of some notable Prime Ministers of the nineteenth century: a series of lectures (Macmillan & Co, London, 1926); History of Europe revised and brought up to date (Macmillan & Co, London, 1926); The development of political ideas (London, 1927); A survey of socialism, analytical, historical and critical (Macmillan & Co, London, 1928); British Prime Ministers of the eighteenth century (London, 1928); editor of The social & political ideas of some English thinkers of the Augustan age, AD 1650-1750: a series of lectures (G G Harrap & Co, London, 1928); editor of The dictionary of English history (Cassell & Co, London, 1928); The centenary history of King's College London, 1828-1928 (G G Harrap & Co, London, 1929); The "Ifs" of history (George Newnes, London, 1929); British Prime Ministers of the Nineteenth century (London, 1930); editor of The social & political ideas of some great French thinkers of the Age of Reason: a series of lectures (G G Harrap & Co, London, 1930); editor of The social & political ideas of some representative thinkers of the revolutionary era: a series of lectures (G G Harrap & Co, London, 1931); editor of The social & political ideas of some representative thinkers of the age of reaction & reconstruction, 1815-65: a series of lectures (G G Harrap & Co, London, 1932); editor of The social & political ideas of some representative thinkers of the Victorian age: a series of lectures (G G Harrap & Co, London, 1933); Conservatism in England: an analytical, historical and political survey (Macmillan & Co, London, 1933); editor of Edwardian England, A D 1901-1910: a series of lectures delivered at King's College University of London, during the session 1932-3 (Ernst Benn, London, 1933); The place of Surrey in the history of England (Macmillan & Co, London, 1936); Prelude to 1937: being a sketch of the critical years, A D 1931-1936 (John Murray, London, 1937); Some great political idealists of the Christian era (G G Harrap & Co, London, 1937); The development of political ideas...revised and enlarged edition (London, 1937); Outlines of the history of the British Isles (G G Harrap & Co, London, 1938); Vyvoj politickych idei (Prelozil Vladmir Dedek) (Praha, 1938); Germany the aggressor throughout the ages (W & R Chambers, London & Edinburgh, 1940); Sea-power & empire (G G Harrap & Co, London, 1940); The Socialists' "New Order" (Individualist Bookshop, London, 1941); The socialists' "New Order" (Society of Individualists, London, 1943); The place of Surrey in the history of England: with illustrations by Elizabeth S. Hearnshaw (S R Publishers, Wakefield, 1971).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received from Mrs Hearnshaw in 1946. Unpublished typescripts, Ref K/PP13/12-16, were presented to the College Archives by Hearnshaw's son, Professor Leslie S Hearnshaw, in April 1986.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Manuscript of The Centenary History of King's College London, 1828-1928 (G G Harrap & Co, London, 1929); research notebooks for The Centenary History , including minutes of Council and notes from calendars, 1926-1929, and notebooks compiled for Hearnshaw by William H Wickwar a former student of King's College London, 1927; 'Rough notes for King's College History' broadly arranged as draft chapters, 1929; letters received from members of staff and former students in response to an appeal by Ernest Barker, Principal of King's College London, for information for The Centenary History , including correspondence relating to the history of the Faculty of Medical Science, evening classes, the School of Slavonic Studies and the Department of Spanish, also a transcription of an article on King's from the Saturday Review , 1833; card index compiled by Wickwar giving biographical information on a number of former members of staff and students, 1927; King's College Volunteer Section minute book, 1915-1920; unpublished typescripts including 'Europe in the Middle Ages' lectures, [1936], 'The paradox of unemployment: a utopian study', 1938, and 'The pathway to permanent peace', [1941]; personal cash and bank finance books, 1899-1940.

System of arrangement

Arranged in sections as above.

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 supplied 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

Detailed handlist and card index available in the reading room of the College Archives.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

King's College Archives also holds a small quantity of Hearnshaw photographs and ephemera, which have been removed to the general photograph and ephemera sections of the College records (Ref: GB 0100 KCLCA K/PH & K/EPH). Also a significant collection of Hearnshaw cuttings, mainly sent in to the College Secretary, has been restored to the main press cuttings series (Ref: GB 0100 KCLCA K/PC).

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

  • Educational administrative structure
  • Educational associations
  • Educational history
  • Educational levels
  • Educational organizations
  • Educational personnel
  • Educational sciences
  • Higher education
  • Higher education institutions
  • Historical periods
  • History
  • History education
  • Humanities education
  • Medieval history
  • Modern history
  • People
  • People by occupation
  • Personnel
  • Social science education
  • Student organizations
  • Students
  • Universities
  • University students

Personal names

  • Hearnshaw, Fossey John Cobb, 1869-1946, Historian
  • Wickwar, William H, fl 1927-1929, Student of King's College London

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • King's College London, Department of Evening Classes
  • King's College London, Department of Spanish
  • King's College London, Faculty of Medical Science
  • King's College London, School of Slavonic Studies

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