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Magnus, Sir Philip: letter (1926)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL162
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Magnus, Sir Philip: letter (1926)
Date(s): 1926
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Magnus | Sir | Philip | 1842-1933 | 1st Baronet | educationist and politician


Administrative/Biographical history:

Philip Magnus was born in London in 1842. He was educated at University College School before entering University College London. He studied for 3 years in Berlin before becoming a rabbi in London. By supplementing his income by tutoring privately in mathematics and science he gained several lecturing and teaching posts, and eventually rose to national prominence in the field of technical education. In 1880 he became director of the new City and Guilds of London Institute for the Advancement of Technical Education. His wife, Katie Magnus, whom he married in 1870, was also active in the Jewish community as an educationist. During 1906-1922 Magnus was MP for London University. He was created a baronet in 1917; his grandson Philip Montefiore Magnus succeeded him on his death in 1933.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Sir Philip Magnus of Tangley Hill, Chilworth, Surrey to Sir William [Job] Collins, 22 Jun 1926. Expressing his opinion that the Bill for the reform of the Senate of London University should be dealyed, and that a depuation on the matter should be received by the government. Autograph, with signature.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue.

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. Access to individual items in Senate House Library archives collections may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

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:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

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Immediate source of acquisition:

Found pasted inside Clodd's copy of Jerrold's book George Meredith: an essay towards appreciation - classmark: (XIX) Bc [Meredith - Appendix - Jerrold].

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

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:
Aug 2008

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