Paget Papers

Scope and Content

Papers, 1908-1964, of Sir Richard Arthur Surtees Paget, comprising published works with proofs of 'Human Speech' (1930), 'Babel' (1930) and 'This English' (1935); manuscript and typescript copies of lectures and publications, 1922-1964; working papers, 1922-1948; correspondence, 1922-1950.

Administrative / Biographical History

Paget was called to the Bar at the Inner Temple in 1895. He was Secretary to the Patent Law Committee, 1900; Secretary to the University College Transfer Commission, 1905; Assistant Secretary to the Admiralty Board of Invention and Research, 1915-1918; and President of the British Deaf and Dumb Association, 1953. He published many writings on human speech and language.

Access Information


The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Lady Paget in July 1977.

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