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JOHNSTONE, Professor Hilda (1882-1961)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0505 PP37
Held at: Royal Holloway, University of London
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Full title: JOHNSTONE, Professor Hilda (1882-1961)
Date(s): 1860-1961
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box or 0.01 cubic metres
Name of creator(s): Johnstone | Hilda | 1882-1961 | historian
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1882; educated Manchester High School for Girls and Manchester University, where she was a Jones Fellow in History, 1904, and gained an MA in 1906; Assistant Lecturer in History, University of Manchester, 1906-1913; Editorial Section, War Trade Intelligence Department, 1916-1919; Reader in History, [King's College London], University of London, 1913-1922; Fellow of Royal Historical Society; Member of London University History Board and the Board of Examiners; Professor of History, Royal Holloway College, University of London, 1922-1942; retired 1942; Honorary Archivist to the Bishop of Chichester, 1942-1951; Emeritus Professor of History in University of London, 1948-1961; Honorary Consultant on Ecclesiastical Archives to Records Committee, West Sussex County Council, 1951; died 1961.

Publications: The wardrobe and household of Henry, son of Edward I (University Press, Manchester, 1923); Annals of Ghent (Thomas Nelson and Sons, London, 1951); A hundred years of history from record and chronicle, 1216-1327 (Longmans and Co, London, 1912); A short history of England (P. Varadachary and Co, Madras, 1934); English history for beginners (P. Varadachary and Co, Madras, 1934); France: the last Capetians (1932); Oliver Cromwell and his times ([1912]); Stories of Greece and Rome (Longmans and Co, London, 1914); Alexander Hay: historian of Chichester (Chichester, 1961); editor of Churchwardens presentments, 17th century (Lewes, 1948); editor of Letters of Edward, Prince of Wales, 1304-1305 (Cambridge, 1931); Happy days in healthy ways (Macmillan and Co, London, 1923); The place of the reign of Edward II in English history (Manchester, 1936); editor of State trials of the reign of Edward the First, 1289-1293 (London, 1906).


Scope and content/abstract:

Personal correspondence, 1921-1929, with Rev Canon Claude Jenkins, Professor of Ecclesiastical History at King's College, University of London, notably on Johnstone's application for the post of Head of History at Royal Holloway College and Jenkins' work with the Church of England. Visitors' book, 1913-1961, and autograph books, [1944], belonging to Johnstone. Presentation address from Royal Holloway College, given upon her retirement in 1942. Copy of 'Who's Who in relation to war trade', 1918, used by Johnstone in her work at the Board of Trade. Family papers, 1860-1916, including teaching certificates, 1860-1881, for Herbert and Sarah Anne Johnstone (Johnstone's mother and father); ledger, 1889-1910, containing a diary entry by Sarah Anne Johnstone describing Johnstone's exposure to scarlet fever; and a copy of 'Exile song', 10 Jan 1916, written by F H Johnstone (brother of Johnstone) and William Stephens. Photographs, [1890-1942], of Johnstone, her family, and students at Royal Holloway College.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged in sections as given in the Scope and Content.

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 Archivist.

Finding aids:

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

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The family presented the papers to Royal Holloway College Archives in 1996.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Royal Holloway, University of London Archives hold a staff file for Johnstone (BC AR162/20), and reminiscences of her by Babette Evans (BC RF132/5).

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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 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:
Mar 2000

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