Papers of the Catholic Modernists: Papers of Alfred Leslie Lilley

Scope and Content

The collection includes Lilley's lecture notes, notebooks, published extracts and both incoming and outgoing correspondence with prominent Catholic Modernists.

Administrative / Biographical History

Alfred Leslie Lilley (1860-1948).


The collection is arranged in two sequences. Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent except for correspondence relating to Lilley's biography of Sir Joshua Fitch which comes at the end of the sequence. Miscellaneous papers consisting mainly of manuscripts of lectures and publication by Lilley are arranged in a separate sequence.

Access Information

The collection is open to all bona fide researchers from higher education institutions in the United Kingdom, and to all others having reasonable need to use them. For specific regulations and opening hours contact the Library. Please note some parts of the collection may be closed, at the discretion of the Keeper of manuscripts, for preservation reasons.

Other Finding Aids

The University of St Andrews Manuscripts Database.

Conditions Governing Use

Small quantities of photocopying and photographic coping may be done for research purposes with permission of the Keeper of manuscripts.

Custodial History

The collection was presented to the University by a private depositor in 1969.


No further accruals are expected.

Related Material

Papers of Friedrich von Hugel; George Walter Young; Charles Edward Osborne; Frank Rooke Ley; Wilfrid Ward.