Additional papers of John Wilfred Harvey

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) Manuscript diaries of tours in the South of France (1936), Russia (1933), and Germany (1946); (2) Photographs of a visit to Germany in 1920-1921 and a photograph album of a motor tour in France and Spain in 1937; (3) Harvey's passport issued in 1935 and cancelled in 1940; (4) Diary of events on the Continent in 1914 just prior to World War 1; (5) Manuscript notes on philosophy, religion, and Freudian psychology; also, notes for lectures in exercise books; (6) Some correspondence, earliest date being 1912; (7) Typescript report of enquiry by Harvey into the problem of the 'approved schools', 1955/56; (8) Poetry by Harvey; (9) Papers and correspondence concerning the International Voluntary Service for Peace, 1944-1966; (10) Miscellaneous Quaker notes and German press-cuttings on Quakers, 1920; (11) Typescript copy of Harvey's statement of conscientious objection to military service given to a tribunal in 1916, together with the tribunal's reply granting him exemption on condition that he serve in the Friends Ambulance Unit; (12) A homemade word game invented by Harvey held in an envelope; (13) A copy of the University of Leeds Review, December 1955.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Wilfred Harvey was Professor of Philosophy in the University of Leeds from 1932 to 1954, and also served as Pro-Vice Chancellor.


Items numbered 350/13-350/29 in continuation of the material contained in MS 350

Access Information

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

The gift of Mrs Sarah G. Graham, April 1976.


Mainly in English, but with some French, German, and Russian.

Related Material

See also MSS 350, 625, and 1701.