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Queen Mary, University of London

LESLIE, Robert Frank (b 1918)


Reference code(s): GB 0370 RL

Held at: Queen Mary, University of London

Title: LESLIE, Robert Frank (b 1918)

Date(s): 1968-1986

Level of description: Collection (fonds)

Extent: 1 box

Name of creator(s): Leslie | Robert Frank | b 1918 | historian


Administrative/Biographical history:

Robert Leslie was born Reading, educated Southampton; served in the Army 1939-1946, wounded in West Germany 1945, subsequently served with Scottish Command in connection with the repatriation of soldiers in Polish Army, and in 1946 demobilised; Completed History BA 1st class University College London 1946-1948 and PhD concerning relations of Russia and Poland, between 1948-1951; Joined Queen Mary College as a part-time lecturer in 1950, becoming an Assistant Lecturer in 1951; 1953 Lecturer; 1964 Professor of Modern History by conferment of title and in 1965 by appointment; 1967-1970 Dean of the Faculty of Arts; Governor 1970-1973; 1970-1982 Head of History Department; Retired 1982. Unable to complete History of Queen Mary College in 1986, due to ill health.

Publications: Polish politics and the Revolution of November 1830 (University of London, Athlone Press, 1956); Reform and insurrection in Russian Poland, 1856-1865 (University of London, Athlone Press, 1963); The Polish question; Poland's place in modern history (Historical Association, 1964); The age of transformation, 1789-1871 (Blandford Press, 1964).


Scope and content/abstract:

Robert Leslie papers, comprising an incomplete manuscript draft of History of Queen Mary College, researched and written between 1980 and 1986. Related correspondence concerning the publication January 1980-August 1986, and other papers concerning the College coat of arms 1968.


Language/scripts of material: English.

System of arrangement:

Original order.

Conditions governing access:

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Conditions governing reproduction:

Applications for copies for research or publication should be made to the Archivist: Main Library QMUL, 328 Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS, telephone: 020 7882 7873, email:

Finding aids:


Detailed catalogue



Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donated to Queen Mary College c1986.



Archivist's note: Compiled by Lorraine Screene.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2008.

Educational history | Educational sciences

Personal names
Leslie | Robert Frank | b 1918 | historian

Corporate names
Queen Mary College x University of London | Queen Mary College