Papers of Alderman Edmund Huntsman relating to University College Nottingham and Corporation of Nottingham; 1922-1938; 2006

Scope and Content

The collection includes:

Papers relating to construction and opening of new university buildings; 1922-1928 (MS 859/1)

Papers relating to painting of portrait of Alderman Huntsman; 1930 (MS 859/2)

Papers relating to miscellaneous university administration; 1922-1938 (MS 859/3)

Papers relating to Edmund Huntsman's role on Nottingham Corporation; 1918-1938 (MS 859/4)

Miscellaneous personal papers, obituaries and memorials; 1896-2006 (MS 859/5)

Administrative / Biographical History

Edmund Huntsman was born in Weston in Lincolnshire and was educated at Moulton Grammar School. He served his articles with Maples and Son in Spalding and continued his legal training in Sheffield and Liverpool. He practised law in Nottingham from 1897 and for 10 years was honorary director of law at University College Nottingham. Mayor of Nottingham from 1927 and Freeman of the City in 1929, he persuaded Jesse Boot to donate the park land at Highfields and contribute towards the financing of University College Nottingham. As Mayor he was instrumental in the construction of the Council House in Old Market Square. Huntsman attempted to stand for parliament for the Liberal Party in 1918 but was unsuccessful.


Items have been grouped into five series. Within these, items have been listed in chronological order.

Access Information

Accessible to all readers.

Other Finding Aids

Copyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham.

In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus: Typescript catalogue, 6 pp

Online: Catalogue available from the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections, Manuscripts Online Catalogue.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements


Conditions Governing Use

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult.

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections

Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

Custodial History

The items were acquired in November 2009. Some original items were loaned to the department for copying.

Related Material

Manuscripts and Special Collections, The University of Nottingham, material relating to unveiling of portrait of Alderman Huntsman, ref: UMP/2/1/12