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Logan, Sir Douglas William

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 926
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Logan, Sir Douglas William
Date(s): c1958-1983
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 8 boxes
Name of creator(s): Logan | Sir | Douglas William | 1910-1987 | Knight | University Principal
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Logan was born in Liverpool in 1910 and went on to be educated at University College, Oxford. During 1935-1936 he held the Henry fellowship at Harvard and during 1936-1937 was assistant lecturer in Law at the London School of Economics. Logan was called to the bar (Middle Temple) in 1937 and also elected a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. During World War Two Logan worked for the Ministry of Supply before being appointed in 1944 as Clerk of the Court at London University where he became Principal in 1948. In 1959 Logan was knighted and went on to receive honorary fellowships from the London School of Economics (1962), University College Oxford (1973) and University College London (1975) as well as honorary degrees from numerous universities around the world. He died at University College Hospital, London, in 1987.


Scope and content/abstract:

Logan's personal papers, c1958-1983. See also ref. UP papers in the University of London Archives.

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Conditions governing access:

Papers are closed until 2023, with the exception of MS926/2/3/15, MS926/2/4/19 and MS926/2/4/20, which are open. Permission for private access and publication must be sought from the Logan family. Access to archive collections may be restricted under the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

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.

Finding aids:

A full catalogue has been produced, which is accessible from the University of London Research Library Services on-line archives catalogue,, and is also available in the Special Collections reading room of Senate House Library.

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Date(s) of descriptions:
2000-03-14 Joseph Gelfer

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