Papers and professional materials of William H. Rist (1880-fl 1947), student atUniversity College Nottingham and builder, 1900-1947

Scope and Content

The collection comprises:

  • Statutory declaration of W.H. Rist's date of birth as determined by Carrothers and McMillan,solicitors of London, Ontario. 1947 (MS 375/1);
  • Architectural plans by W.H. Rist. One is for a house in Ridout Street (presumably London,Ontario) for R.H. Jones, the other is apparently a design for a house for Rist himself which wasnever constructed. Undated, c.1930s (MS 375/2);
  • Small wooden boxes, one of oak and the other of several woods including oak and ebony, made byWilliam Rist while a student at University College Nottingham. Undated, c.1901-1902 (MS 375/3);
  • Books formerly in the possession of W.H. Rist including Modern Practical Joinery (London: Batsford, 1902) by George Ellis received by Rist as a prize at University College Nottingham (MS375/4);
  • Draftsman's tools formerly in the possession of W.H. Rist. c. 1900-1947 (MS 375/5).

Administrative / Biographical History

William Henry Rist was born in Colchester, Essex on 30 March 1880. He studied carpentry andjoinery at University College Nottingham between 1901 and 1902 and won a prize in the subject. Thecourse, held on Friday evenings, taught drawing, measuring, estimates, setting out work and relatedskills. It was aimed at apprentices, journeymen and students planning to go forward to the technicalexaminations at the City and Guilds of London Institute.

William Rist subsequently emigrated to Canada. He settled in London, Ontario where he establishedhimself as a builder.


No archival arrangement has been necessary.

Access Information

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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: Permission to make published use of any material from this collection must be soughtin advance in writing from the Keeper of the Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections(email TheDepartment will try to assist in identifying copyright owners but this can be difficult and theresponsibility for copyright clearance before publication ultimately rests with the person wishingto publish.

Custodial History

The collection was given to The University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts and SpecialCollections on five separate occasions between 1975 and 2000.