Humberstone, Thomas Lloyd

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

University of London Officers Training Corps papers, c1910-1952; University of London Society papers, 1906-1942; press-cuttings and publications regarding University of London, c1905-1956; University of London Club papers, c1911-1953; University of London parliamentary elections papers, 1909-1935; University of London Graduates Association papers, 1926-1945; University of London Lodge of Freemasons papers, 1907-1956; articles, publications, draft publications by Humberstone, c1908-1950, including Torrington Square Saved, 1938; correspondence, c1897-1957; Royal College of Science alumni papers, 1907-1926, 1949.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Lloyd Humberstone (1876-1957) was a prominent member of the Convocation of the University of London. He gained a degree in science from the University of London in 1899, although his career as a schoolmaster had begun two years previously. He taught at a number of schools, including Dolgelley (1898-1900) and Highgate School (1903) before taking a job in 1904 in the Office of the Academic Register of the University of London. In the previous year, he had founded the reference book of secondary education, the Schoolmasters Yearbook and Directory. Humberstone was a prolific writer on education and on the University of London in particular: he was frequent contributor to journals such as The Journal of Education.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to some files may be restricted by the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Other Finding Aids

A box list has been compiled for this deposit. This is available in the Special Collections reading room, Senate House Library.

Archivist's Note

Separated Material

Bristol University Library holds correspondence, 1895-1955.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

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