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Hallett, Harold Foster

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 991
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Hallett, Harold Foster
Date(s): 1910-1959
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 9 boxes
Name of creator(s): Hallett | Harold Foster | 1886-1966 | academic
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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.


Scope and content/abstract:

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.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

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.

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:

This collection has been fully listed and is included in the ULRLS on-line catalogue,

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

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

Allied Materials

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

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:
Feb 2002

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