Munday Papers

Scope and Content

Letters from Robert Peel, Rowland Hill, Lord Salisbury, Lord Coleridge, Lord Selborne and Joseph Chamberlain were donated in 1946. Other items deposited at another time include letters from Andrew George Little, Rev'd T Wilkinson Riddle, Augustine Morris, Hilaire Belloc and GR Prynne

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir William Luscombe Munday (1865-1952), lawyer, Vice-President, later Deputy President, of the University College of the South West, was the son of Richard and Susan Munday. He was born in 1865 and educated at Kelly College, Tavistock. He qualified as a solicitor in 1887, and was from 1898 (to 1930) a member of Plymouth Town Council, becoming an alderman in 1911. He became Vice-President of the University College of the South West in 1922, and was Deputy President from 1939 to 1948. He published two lectures, one on Dante, the other on Reynolds, was President of the Plymouth Law Society (1926-27), President of the Plymouth Institution (1925-26), and Chairman of the Sutton Division (Plymouth) Conservative Association 1922-44.


Grouped as two separate accessions, EUL MS 34, and EUL MS 34 add 1

Conditions Governing Access

Usual EUL arrangements apply

Acquisition Information

The initial gift by Sir William Munday of six letters in October 1946 was augmented at a later date by the gift of several more. The precise date of the original gift was 18 October 1946.

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Conditions Governing Use

Usual EUL arrangements apply