Papers of J. Lawrence Hammond

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers of J. Lawrence Hammond and of his wife Barbara, consisting of:  

  • Correspondence, including:  
    • Letters from Hammond to his wife, 1915-29
    • Letters to Hammond from his wife, 1901, 1912-36
    • Letters to Lawrence and Barbara Hammond, with some drafts of their replies, 1895-1948
  • Diaries, including:  
    • Diaries of Barbara Hammond, containing brief entries and household accounts, 1902-52
    • Pocket diaries of Lawrence Hammond, containing notes of appointments only, 1900-49
  • Miscellaneous papers, including articles and reviews, notebooks, working papers, newspaper cuttings, and personal papers

Administrative / Biographical History

John Lawrence Le Breton Hammond (1872-1949) was a journalist and historian. Details are given in the  Dictionary of National Biography. His wife, Lucy Barbara Hammond (1873-1961), was a historian. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library, 1962-3.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

Related Material

See also Additional papers of John Lawrence Le Breton Hammond and Lucy Barbara Hammond (MSS. Eng. c. 5785-8, e. 3005; Photogr. b. 14, c. 76, d. 14).