John Henry Pyle Pafford papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Copies of diaries relating to Pafford's tour of American and Canadian libraries in 1947, comprising two copy diaries dating from 18 May to 7 August, containing 65 and 73 leaves respectively; and a typescript of the second diary (49 leaves) enclosing two notes from Miss S. Quinn, Deputy Librarian, to the Principal, from Harold Claughton, Principal of the University of London, the latter thanking Pafford for 'interesting and delightful reading'.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Henry Pyle Pafford was Goldsmiths' Librarian of the University of London Library from 1945 to 1967. He published works on librarianship, including 'Library Cooperation in Europe' (1935) and 'American and Canadian Libraries: some notes on a visit in the summer of 1947' (1949), and acted as an editor of 'The Year's Work in Librarianship' during 1939-1950. He was also an editor of literary texts, notably the Arden edition of Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale'.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to individual items in Senate House Library archives collections may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act. See Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is necessary for research visits.

Acquisition Information

The diaries relating to his Canadian and American tours were given by J.H.P.Pafford in 1966

Other Finding Aids

Collection level description. Hard-copy catalogue also available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.