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STEBBING, Professor Lizzie Susan (1885-1943)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0505 PP33
Held at: Royal Holloway, University of London
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Full title: STEBBING, Professor Lizzie Susan (1885-1943)
Date(s): 1935-1943, 1987
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box or 0.01m3
Name of creator(s): Stebbing | Lizzie Susan | 1885-1943 | Professor of Philosophy
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1885; educated privately and at Girton College, Cambridge University, 1905-1908, and the University of London, where she obtained an MA (Philosophy) in 1912; Visiting Lecturer and subsequently Director in Moral Sciences Studies, Girton and Newnham Colleges, Cambridge University, 1911-1924; Lecturer in Philosophy, King's College, University of London, 1913-1915; Visiting Lecturer in Philosophy at Homerton Training College, 1914-1921, and at Westfield College, University of London, 1914-1920; Lecturer in Philosophy, Bedford College, University of London, 1920; Reader, 1924-1933, and Professor of Philosophy, 1933-1943, Bedford College; Principal, Kingsley Lodge School for Girls, Hampstead, London, 1915-1943; Research Fellow, Girton College, 1923-1924; Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, 1916; Visiting Professor, Columbia University, New York, USA, 1931-1932; President of the Aristotelian Society, 1933-1934; President of the Mind Association, 1934-1935; died 1943.

Publications: Philosophical studies: essays in memory of L. Susan Stebbing (Allen and Unwin, London, 1948); A modern elementary logic (Methuen and Co, London, 1943); A modern introduction to logic (Methuen and Co, London, 1930); Ideals and illusions (Watts and Co, London, 1941); Logic in practice (London, 1934); Logical positivism and analysis (Humphrey Milford, London, [193]); Men and moral principles (Oxford University Press, London, 1944); Philosophy and the physicists (Methuen and Co, London, 1937); Pragmatism and French voluntarism (1914); Thinking to some purpose (Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, 1939).


Scope and content/abstract:

Correspondence, 1935-1936 and 1940-1943, between Professor Lizzie Susan Stebbing and Ann Hook, wife of Professor Sidney Hook who was Professor of Philosophy at New York University, mainly on personal matters, but also including details of Stebbing's work as a Professor of Philosophy at Bedford College, University of London, her thoughts on contemporary events in Europe and America, and remarks relating to her failing health. Signed copy of Thinking to some purpose (Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, 1939), given by Stebbing to Norah McNaulty, Registrar of Bedford College, including a review from the Times Literary Supplement, 4 Aug 1939, and a note from Stebbing.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Conditions governing access:

Open to all registered users of the Royal Holloway, University of London Archives.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be supplied, subject to the condition of the original. Requests to publish original material should be directed to the College Archivist.

Finding aids:

Handlist available in the Royal Holloway, University of London Archives reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented to the Secretary of Royal Holloway and Bedford New College by Mrs Ann Hook in 1987.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Royal Holloway, University of London Archives hold a personnel file for Stebbing (BC AR150/D381); correspondence and papers of the Philosophy Department, 1900-1984, which include correspondence with Stebbing (BC AR332/6/1-4); press cuttings books containing articles relating to Stebbing (BC RF129); and a photographic portrait of Stebbing (BC PH1/1).

The Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, Cambridge University, holds letters from Stebbing to Professor George Edward Moore, Professor of Philosophy at Cambridge University, 1918-1944 (Ref: Add MSS 8330/8S/39).

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Publication note:

Description Notes

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

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in accordance 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 2000

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