LESLIE, Robert Frank (b 1918)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Robert Leslie papers, comprising an incomplete manuscript draft of History of Queen Mary College, researched and written between 1980 and 1986. Related correspondence concerning the publication January 1980-August 1986, and other papers concerning the College coat of arms 1968.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Leslie was born Reading, educated Southampton; served in the Army 1939-1946, wounded in West Germany 1945, subsequently served with Scottish Command in connection with the repatriation of soldiers in Polish Army, and in 1946 demobilised; Completed History BA 1st class University College London 1946-1948 and PhD concerning relations of Russia and Poland, between 1948-1951; Joined Queen Mary College as a part-time lecturer in 1950, becoming an Assistant Lecturer in 1951; 1953 Lecturer; 1964 Professor of Modern History by conferment of title and in 1965 by appointment; 1967-1970 Dean of the Faculty of Arts; Governor 1970-1973; 1970-1982 Head of History Department; Retired 1982. Unable to complete History of Queen Mary College in 1986, due to ill health.

Publications: Polish politics and the Revolution of November 1830 (University of London, Athlone Press, 1956); Reform and insurrection in Russian Poland, 1856-1865 (University of London, Athlone Press, 1963); The Polish question; Poland's place in modern history (Historical Association, 1964); The age of transformation, 1789-1871 (Blandford Press, 1964).


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Acquisition Information

Donated to Queen Mary College c1986.

Other Finding Aids

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Lorraine Screene.

Conditions Governing Use

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