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de Beer, Esmond Samuel: letter (1971)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL499
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: de Beer, Esmond Samuel: letter (1971)
Date(s): 1971
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 leaf
Name of creator(s): Beer | Esmond Samuel | de | 1895-1990 | historian and benefactor x de Beer | Esmond Samuel


Administrative/Biographical history:

Esmond Samuel de Beer was born in Dunedin, New Zealand. He came to Britain in 1910 to attend Mill Hill School and subsequently studied at New College, Oxford, (interrupted by war service) and University College London. A private income from his family's clothing business enabled him to spend most of his life researching as a private scholar, living in London with his elder sisters Mary and Dora. De Beer was particularly interested in the late 17th century and produced editions of John Evelyn's correspondence and of John Locke's diaries. He was a member of several learned societies and became associated with the University of London's Institute of Historical Research and Warburg Institute. He was appointed CBE in 1969.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Esmond Samuel de Beer of 31 Brompton Square, London to [Dr John Henry Pyle] Pafford, 11 Apr 1971. Concerning de Beer's edition of the letters of John Locke.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

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:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Acquired in 1971 with a copy of Dora H de Beer Yunnan 1938: account of a journey in S.W. China - classmark: OI (P.C.1).

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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:
July 2008

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