Robert Leslie papers, comprising an incomplete manuscript draft of History of Queen Mary College, researched and written between 1980 and 1986. Related correspondence concerning the publication January 1980-August 1986, and other papers concerning the College coat of arms 1968.
LESLIE, Robert Frank (b 1918)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Robert Leslie was born Reading, educated Southampton; served in the Army 1939-1946, wounded in West Germany 1945, subsequently served with Scottish Command in connection with the repatriation of soldiers in Polish Army, and in 1946 demobilised; Completed History BA 1st class University College London 1946-1948 and PhD concerning relations of Russia and Poland, between 1948-1951; Joined Queen Mary College as a part-time lecturer in 1950, becoming an Assistant Lecturer in 1951; 1953 Lecturer; 1964 Professor of Modern History by conferment of title and in 1965 by appointment; 1967-1970 Dean of the Faculty of Arts; Governor 1970-1973; 1970-1982 Head of History Department; Retired 1982. Unable to complete History of Queen Mary College in 1986, due to ill health.
Publications: Polish politics and the Revolution of November 1830 (University of London, Athlone Press, 1956); Reform and insurrection in Russian Poland, 1856-1865 (University of London, Athlone Press, 1963); The Polish question; Poland's place in modern history (Historical Association, 1964); The age of transformation, 1789-1871 (Blandford Press, 1964).
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Donated to Queen Mary College c1986.
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Compiled by Lorraine Screene.
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