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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KCLCA Stone
STONE, Sir (John) Leonard (1896-1978)
19th century
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 volume


Name of creator(s)

Not known.

Administrative / Biographical history

Born, 1896; educated at Malvern College; called to the Bar, Gray's Inn, 1923; joined Lincoln's Inn, 1931; Bencher, Gray's Inn, 1942; knighted, 1943; OBE, 1943; Chief Justice, High Court, Bombay, 1943-1947; President, Commission of Inquiry, Bombay Explosions, 1944; Queen's Counsel, 1948; Vice-Chancellor, County Palatine of Lancaster, 1948-1963; Treasurer, Gray's Inn, 1956; Chairman of Departmental Committee on Hallmarking, 1956-1958; died, 1978.

Archival history

The book was in the family of Sir Leonard Stone, c1906-1976, but no further information about its provenance is known.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Given to King's College Library via Professor R H Graveson, Faculty of Laws, by Sir Leonard Stone in 1976.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Bound manuscript classical dictionary, [19th century]. Compiler unknown.

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

Greek, Latin, English

Finding aids

Collection level description available in reading room at King's College London Archives.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project. Sources: brief description in King's College London Manuscripts and Private Papers: A Select Guide (1982); Who's Who.

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

Jan 2001

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  • Books
  • Communications media
  • Dictionaries
  • Greek (classical)
  • Indo-european languages
  • Information sciences
  • Latin
  • Publications
  • Reference materials

Personal names

  • Stone, Sir, John Leonard, 1896-1978, Lawyer

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives

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