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HALLIDAY, Sir William Reginald (1886-1966)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA Halliday
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: HALLIDAY, Sir William Reginald (1886-1966)
Date(s): 1945-1966
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 files
Name of creator(s): Halliday | Sir | William Reginald | 1886-1966 | Knight | Principal of King's College London


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born in Belize, British Honduras, 1886; son of Charles Reginald Hoffmeister; took the name Halliday, 1905; educated at Winchester; New College Oxford; 1st class Literae Humaniores, 1908; Craven Fellow, 1909; studied at Berlin University and British School, Athens; Lecturer on Greek History and Archaeology, University of Glasgow, 1911-1914; Rathbone Professor of Ancient History, University of Liverpool, 1914-1928; Lieutenant, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, and Intelligence Officer in Greece, 1916-1918; Chevalier of the Order of the Redeemer (Greek), despatches, 1918; Principal of King's College London, 1928-1952; Deputy Vice Chancellor of University of London, 1932-1933; Chairman of Collegiate Council, 1932-1934, 1944-1946; Member of the Court of the University of London, 1933-1951; Chairman of the National Froebel Union, 1936-1943; knighted 1946; died 1966. Publications include: Greek Divination (1913); with R M Dawkins, Modern Greek in Asia Minor (1916); Lectures on the History of Roman Religion (1922); The Growth of the City State (1923); Folklore Studies, Ancient and Modern (1924); The Pagan Background of Early Christianity (1925); Greek and Roman Folklore (1927); Introduction to Penzer-Tawney, The Ocean of Story, volume viii (1927); The Greek Questions of Plutarch (1928); Indo-European Folk-Tales and Greek Legend (1933); Sir Thomas Cockaine, a Short Treatise of Hunting (1932); with T W Allen and E E Sikes, The Homeric Hymns (1936).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers, 1945-1966, of Sir William Halliday including letters, 1945-1966, to M T Tudsbery, variously addressed from the Athaeneum, King's College London and Lynton, Devon, and covering subjects such as verse, health, meetings, acquaintances and family, travels and work; privately printed Christmas cards, 1945-1949; original verse and literary exercises; copies of Anecdotage, a privately printed Christmas pamphlet containing reminiscences by Halliday, 1957-1964; obituary of Halliday, The Times, 1966.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Finding aids:

Collection level description available in reading room at King's College London Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Given by Professor G S Graham.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Oxford University, Bodleian Library, Department of Western Manuscripts, holds correspondence with Gilbert Murray, 1908-1941 (Ref: MSS Gilbert Murray) and correspondence with J L Myres, 1912-1950 (Ref: MSS Myres).

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project. Sources: brief description in King's College London Manuscripts and Private Papers: A Select Guide (1982); Who's Who; National Register of Archives.

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:
Jan 2001

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