Papers and correspondence of Lord Haldane

Scope and Content

Contains: (1) Manuscripts of an American address on international law given in 1913, with a preface by, and some correspondence with, Edmund Gosse; (2) Judgement of Viscount Haldane on the case Hammerton v. Earl of Dysart, with some correspondence with Edmund Gosse, 1915; (3) Lord Haldane's Dossier, 1916, 162 ff. in typescript carbon, being a memorandum of events between 1906-1915, with autograph preface by Edmund Gosse, autograph dedication to Gosse, press cuttings from 1918 concerning the Great War, and a personal typewritten letter from Douglas Haig to Lord Haldane dated 19 November 1918 expressing the former's gratitude to Haldane for his support during the war; (4) Memories of Lord Haldane, 1917, 81 ff. in typescript carbon, including his earlier years, with a letter to Edmund Gosse dated 7 Dec 1917; (5) Lord Haldane's Memorandum on his staff work in the Committee of Imperial Defence, April 1923, given to Edmund Gosse 10 May 1923, 23 ff. autograph manuscript; (6) Lord Haldane's Further memories, dated 16 Jan 1925, 71 ff. typescript carbon, with a preface by, and a dedication to, Edmund Gosse, May 1925; (7) Undated autograph manuscript of Lord Haldane's treatise on "Mind and reality", 43 ff.

Administrative / Biographical History

Richard Burdon Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane of Cloan (1856-1928) was a distinguished scholar, university administrator, and British statesman. For details of his career, see Who Was Who, 1916-1928

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

From the library of Lord Brotherton


In English

Other Finding Aids

For fuller descriptions, see the original Brotherton Collection catalogue (typescript). The letters are listed in the Letters database

Custodial History

Previously in the library of Sir Edmund Gosse