Papers of Tom Greasley, chemistry student at University College Nottingham,1920-1924

Scope and Content

This small collection refers to the student career of Tom Greasley at Nottingham. The principalitems present are:

  • Certificate awarded for associate membership of University College Nottingham. 1922 (MS224/1);
  • Certificate awarded for a degree from the University of London. 1922 (MS 224/2);
  • Printed article, reprinted from the Journal of the Chemical Society entitled, 'Isomeric BenzoylDerivatives from Vinyldiacetonamine'. The article was written by Professor Frederick Stanley Kippingand Tom Greasley. 1924 (MS 224/3);
  • Printed booklet entitled 'Nottingham Repertory Theatre', providing details of the background tothe stage productions of Edward Compton, and the launch of a new company by his widow, VirginiaCompton, under the management of his daughters Viola and Ellen Compton. Included are notes ofsupport from a number of eminent people, and reference to the literary work of Compton's son,Compton Mackenzie. 1920 (MS 224/4).

Administrative / Biographical History

Little is known about Tom Greasley beyond what can be ascertained from his student record and thecontents of the collection described here. He was born in about 1896 and passed his matriculationexamination in 1915. He entered University College Nottingham (now the University of Nottingham) in1919. He attained a Bachelor of Science honours degree in Chemistry in 1922 as an external studentof the University of London. He became an Associate of the Institute of Chemistry in 1923 and wasstill registered at University College in the 1923/1924 academic year. During that year, he studiedunder Professor F.S. Kipping. While at college, Greasley was living at 58 Middleton Street, OldRadford, Nottinghamshire. The presence of an item about Nottingham theatre suggests he had aninterest in the stage.


No archival arrangement has been necessary.

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Other Finding Aids

  • This description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright on thedescription belongs to The University of Nottingham.

Conditions Governing Use

REPROGRAPHIC: Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposesonly, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

COPYRIGHT: Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult.Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advancein writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections (email

Custodial History

The collection was given to the University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts and SpecialCollections in August 1991.