Papers of Alexander Loveday, 1888-1962

Scope and Content

Alexander Loveday's collection is a mixture of personal and professional material, ranging from family photographs and correspondence to diaries and documents covering his time at the League of Nations and Warden at Nuffield College.

Administrative / Biographical History

Alexander Loveday was born on 24 September 1888 and died on 19 January 1962. Loveday attended Peterhouse College, Cambridge and became a lecturer in economics between 1913 and 1915. During WW1 he was part of the War Office and became the League of Nations secretariat in 1919. After holding various high level positions in the Economic, Financial and Transport departments between 1939 and 1946, Loveday became a fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford and was elected Warden between 1950 and 1954. (Source: Who Who's 2021)


By broad subject areas as follows: Correspondence and documents; Oxford University Almanacs; Academic certificates; League of Nation's; Nuffield College Wardenship; Publications and reviews by Loveday; Photographs; Artwork; Diaries; Personal including family; Miscellaneous, publications by others; Papers relating to the Mont Pelerin Society.

Access Information

By prior appointment only. Application in writing (letter or email) to the Assistant Librarian (Archives). See Nuffield College Archives location page for more details.

Other Finding Aids

The handlist for the Loveday collection can be found [online] Link:

Custodial History

The Loveday papers were deposited in Nuffield College Library by Alexander Loveday's son, Tom Loveday, in 1972.