Donald Simpson Collection

Scope and Content

This is a small collection of ephemeral items relating to topics such as Twickenham Ferry, Parish Church of St. Mary (Twickenham) and Hampton Grammar School.

Administrative / Biographical History

Donald Simpson was a life-long resident of Twickenham, attending Orleans Boys Elementary school and Hampton Grammar School, as well as worshiping at the Parish Church of St. Mary. He served as the Librarian of the Royal Commonwealth Society from 1956 to 1987, and was also involved with both the York House Society and Twickenham Local History Society, contributing both to exhibitions and publications.

Access Information

We are currently in the process of cataloguing our collections. To protect personal data, some or all of the records within this collection may be closed for access. If you would like to view this collection, please contact Richmond upon Thames Local Studies Library and Archive. Our contact details are listed online at:

Related Material

Richmond Local Studies Library holds a vertical file for Donald Simpson which contains newspaper clipping and posthumous tributes. 'Twickenham Past' edited by Donald Simpson is held in multiple locations, including Richmond Local Studies L 942.18 T Ref. 'Dark Companions: the African contribution to the European exploration of East Africa' by Donald Simpson is held in Twickenham Library Store 967.6 SIM.