Kenneth Ronald Lambert Hall Papers

Scope and Content

The papers concern the research of Professor Hall into the fields of psychology, animal behaviour, zoology and social anthropology. The papers include data cards, notebooks, lecture notes and correspondence.

Administrative / Biographical History

Kenneth Ronald Lambert Hall was born in 1917, and was a noted biologist, zoologist and psychologist, particularly in the field of animal psychology. During World War II, he served in the Middle East and Germany from 1940 - 1945 as a Captain in the Royal Artillery. He was a lecturer in and Professor of Psychology at the University of Bristol from 1959, and head of the Department of Experimental and Clinical Psychology at Bristol Mental Hospital between 1949 and 1954. Dr. Hall was also Professor of Psychology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, from 1955 to 1959, and was a fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, California, from 1962 to 1963. He married Pauline Sophie Assinder in 1941, and had no children. He died in 1965 after contracting a fatal disease from a monkey bite.

Conditions Governing Access

Accessible to all bona fide readers.

Acquisition Information

University of Bristol Department of Psychology, 1976.


Compiled by Martin Hall, Assistant Archivist, University of Bristol Information Services - Special Collections.

Other Finding Aids

Typescript catalogue available in Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission must be obtained from Special Collections.


No further accruals expected.

Additional Information

The following items pertaining to Professor Hall are also kept in Special Collections:

  • DM 442 - Photograph in file of University of Bristol Staff.
  • DM 1059 - Papers in file of University material.
  • DM 1415 - Hall and Pelham Aldrich-Blake findings and notes in the field of Primate research, particularly Patas, Vervet and Red Colobus monkeys, as well as baboons.
  • DM 1814 - Mention in papers of Dr. John Hurrell Crook.

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