Duff (Professor John Wight) Diaries

Scope and Content

This collection is based around the personal diaries of Prof John Wight Duff, (1866-1944), at one time Professor of Classics at Armstrong College, and his wife Lizzie. This comprehensive run of diaries offers a fascinating insight into life in late 19th and early 20th Century Britain. The period covers both of the two World Wars and represents a period of social and political change within the UK. Within this collection there is also a small collection of associated correspondence, travel maps and documents, and family photographs.This collection is based around the personal diaries of Prof John Wight Duff, (1866-1944), at one time Professor of Classics at Armstrong College, and his wife Lizzie. This comprehensive run of diaries offers a fascinating insight into life in late 19th and early 20th Century Britain. The period covers both of the two World Wars and represents a period of social and political change within the UK. Within this collection there is also a small collection of associated correspondence, travel maps and documents, family photographs, and John Wight Duff's lecture notes on various classics subjects.

Administrative / Biographical History

Prof John Wight Duff, (1866-1944) was a Professor of Classics at Armstrong College during the early 20th Century.

Arrangement

Chronological

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please follow this link for further information about how to access items from this collection: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/library/special-collections/collections/collection_details.php?id=63 .

Acquisition Information

The acquisition history of this collection is unknown, although it is presumed to have been a personal bequest to the University Library from the Duff family due to Prof. J. Wight Duff's connection to the University as a Professor of Classics.

Archivist's Note

This EAD description created 7/3/2018.

Conditions Governing Use

UK copyright law applies

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.