Hallett, Harold Foster

Scope and Content

Papers of Professor Harold Foster Hallett, comprising his library of books concerning Philosophy and Spinoza; a collection of typescripts, lecture notes, proofs and other material relating to the study of philosophy, especially Spinoza.

Administrative / Biographical History

Harold Foster Hallet was born in 1886, and was an engineering pupil at the work and shipyard of Messrs Young and Co at Poplar from 1904 to 1908, during which time he gained a BSc in Engineering from the University of London. In 1912 he gained an MA in Mental Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh, and went on to become a Lecturer in Logic, and Assistant in Logic and Metaphysics (1912-1916) and an Assistant in Moral Philosophy, 1915-1916. In 1919 Hallett was appointed Assistant Lecturer, 1919-1922, and Lecturer, 1922-1931, in Philosophy at the University of Leeds. He became Professor of Philosophy at King's College London from 1931 to 1951. Hallett was also the British Secretary of the Societas Spinoza, 1929-1935, Chairman of the Board of Philosophical Studies at the University of London, 1935-1945, and the author of numerous books and articles on philosophy.

Access Information

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Acquisition Information

Bequeathed to the Library by Professor Hallett and received in 1967.

Other Finding Aids

This collection has been fully listed and is included in the ULRLS on-line catalogue, http://archives.ulrls.lon.ac.uk/default.aspx.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

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.