BLAKEY, Robert, 1795-1878, Professor of Logic and Metaphysics

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Manuscript of volumes 3 and 4 of The history of political literature from the earliest times , volumes 1 and 2 having been published by Richard Bentley (London) in 1855.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born 1795 of humble parentage; received private tuition; contributed to Newcastle Magazine and other periodicals; published philosophical works (1831 and 1833); produced Newcastle Liberator, 1838, Northern Liberator and Champion newspapers, 1840; studied philosophy in France and Belgium; Professor of Logic and Metaphysics, Queen's College, Belfast, 1849; died 1878. Publications: History of moral science (James Duncan, London, 1833); Angling: or, how to angle, and where to go (G. Routledge & Co, London, 1854); Christian Hermits: or, the lives of several distinguished solitaries, from the earliest ages of the Christian Church, until the eighth century (London, 1845); Cottage Politics; or letters on the new Poor-law Bill (A. Cobbett, London, 1837); Historical sketch of Logic, from the earliest times to the present day (James Nichol, Edinburgh, 1851); History of the Philosophy of Mind (T. W. Saunders, London, 1848); The history of political literature from the earliest times (Richard Bentley, London, 1855).

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Microfilm copy available.

Acquisition Information

Bought from Leon Kramer, New York, in 1938.

Other Finding Aids

No further list required.

Alternative Form Available

Microfilm made available by Follet Preservation Microfilming Project, 1999. Films are held on open access in the Library (Archives MF 463).

Archivist's Note

Sources: Who's Who 1897-1996 (A & C Black, 1996); British Library On-Line Public Access Catalogue 97. Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Conditions Governing Use

No copyright restrictions. Microfilm copies only.

Custodial History

Also known as R 1031.