Papers relating to Sir Thomas Malcolm Knox

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      GB 254 MS UR-SF 51
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  • Physical Description
      1 folder (0.03 linear metres) The records are on paper.

Scope and Content

Letters addressed to Thomas Malcolm Knox, 1918-1963; correspondence [6 letters] between Sir Thomas Malcolm Knox and Professor Arnold S. Nash, University of North Carolina, 1945-1971; application and testimonials of Thomas Malcolm Knox for the chair of Logic and Metaphysics in the University of St. Andrews, 1936 [Printed]; miscellaneous printed and other papers, 1907-1953; miscellaneous correspondence and other papers by or relating to Thomas Malcolm Knox, deposited at various times, 1973-1980.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Thomas Malcolm Knox, Principal of St. Andrews University 1953-1966, was born in 1900 and was educated at Bury Grammar School and the Liverpool Institute. In 1923 he gained a First in Literae Humaniores from Pembroke College, Oxford, and for the next eight years held various secretarial and executive positions in Lever Bros. Ltd. In 1931 he was accepted for the post as Lecturer in Philosophy at Jesus College, Oxford, and in 1933 he was subsequently appointed to an official Fellowship and Tutorship. In 1936 he moved to the Chair of Moral Philosophy at St. Andrews and in 1953 was finally confirmed as Principal. He retired in 1966 and died in 1980.

Knox was known to philosophers in his capacity as translator of Hegel and as editor of the works of R.G. Collingwood. In recognition of his devotion to scholarship he received the Hon. D. Litt. from Glasgow and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1955.


Records are arranged chronologically within series.

Access Information

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

Some records were transferred from Dundee University Library and others have been deposited by other individuals with whom Sir Thomas had corresponded (AccM/52, AccM/93, AccM/121, and AccM/124).


Former reference number MS 13.

Fonds level description compiled by Sarah Chubb, Archives Hub Project Archivist, August 2001.

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Correspondence and papers at St Andrews University Library

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