File: Vice-Chancellor's general correspondence

Scope and Content

General correspondence of Moberly and Stopford. Subjects include letters of thanks in response to the award of honorary degrees, gifts and bequest to the University, and matters of general University administration.

The 1929-1931 folder contains correspondence about the possible award of the Order of Merit to C.P. Scott, a letter from Scott offering a first edition of Hobbes's Leviathan, a letter from Lord Rutherford concerning the death of his daughter and reminiscing of his time at Manchester. The 1933/34 file contains material concerning Moberly's appointment to head the UGC, from Helen Keller concerning an honorary degree offered to her friend, Mrs Macy, from F. Pethick-Lawrence and Arthur Salter concerning political prisoners in Germany, and from Virginia Woolf declining an honorary degree.

Former reference: 146


The correspondence is arranged alphabetically within chronological groups for 1931-1932; 1933-1934; 1935-1937, 1937-1942.

Related Material

See also VCA/7/174, VCA/7/195.