Papers of and about Thomas Adams (Town Planner)
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 141 D653
- Dates of Creation1902-1985
- Name of Creator
- Physical Description3 boxes/26 folders
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Thomas Adams was born in Edinburgh on 10 September 1871 . In 1901 he became the first paid British planning official as Secretary of the Garden City Association and from 1902-1905 he was the Manager of the First British Garden City in Letchworth. In 1906 he became closely involved in the establishment of town planning and by 1914 he was regarded as the head of the planning profession in Britain. He was the first President of the British and Canadian Town Planning Institute and was also a co-founder of the American City Planning Institute. He died in 1940 .
The material has been divided into 3 main sections:
- D653/1 Correspondence
- D653/2 Published Articles and Press Cuttings
- D653/3 Other Research Material
Within these sections the material has been divided up by topic e.g.: British work; Canadian work; and US work, as this is in keeping with the original arrangement.
Conditions Governing Access
Access is open to bona fide researchers
Other Finding Aids
A copy of the finding aid is available in the Special Collections and Archives' reading room.
Conditions Governing Use
Reproduction and licensing rules available on request
Copies of all of these books are available at Liverpool University Library. Please see the class numbers after each entry.
Class number: Sydney Jones Library HT 166.S61
The following volumes formed part of the Thomas Adams collection of archival material given to Liverpool University's Special Collections and Archives . They have therefore been catalogued as part of the book collections of this department (please see individual class numbers).
Class number: SPEC S/HD315.A21.
Class number: SPEC R/Z8015.9.H91.
Class number: SPEC S/NA9127.M3.N49.
Class number: SPEC S/HT394.N5.R33
Class number: SPEC S/HT394.N5.R33.