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HOLLOWAY, George Martin- (1833-1895)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0505 GB 131
Held at: Royal Holloway, University of London
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Full title: HOLLOWAY, George Martin- (1833-1895)
Date(s): 1874-1894
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box or 0.01 cubic metres
Name of creator(s): Holloway | Sir | George | Martin- | 1833-1895 | Knight | formerly George Martin | patent medicine vendor
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1833 as George Martin; married Sarah Anne Driver, sister of Jane Holloway, 1857; assisted Thomas Holloway in the foundation of Holloway Sanatorium and Royal Holloway College; became Trustee of the Mount Lee Estate, Egham, 1876, on which Royal Holloway College was built, supervised the building of the College, and laid the foundation stone, 1879; Governor of Royal Holloway College, 1879; assumed additional name of Holloway, 1884; knighted, 1887; Patron of the Chapel at St Michael and All Angels Church, Sunninghill, Berkshire, 1888-1889; died 1895.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers, 1874-1894, mainly relating to the foundation and early life of Royal Holloway College, notably Thomas Holloway's original address announcing his intention to found the College, given at a meeting of pioneers in women's education held at his Oxford Street offices, London, 10 Feb 1875; copies of deeds dating from 1711-1756 and concerning the sale of land on the Mount Lee Estate, [1874], and a copy of Thomas Holloway's conveyance of the Mount Lee Estate to chosen Trustees in May 1876; letters from William Henry Crossland to Thomas Holloway, 1874-1885, comprising receipts [for expenses to do with the building of the College], and correspondence between John Thompson, George Martin-Holloway and Crossland, 1882-1887, concerning works subsidiary to the main building; estimates for electrical and engineering work on the College, 1883-1886; financial statements, 1883-1889, relating to the Trustee's Investments, a rough account of money spent on Royal Holloway College and the Holloway Sanatorium, and Trustees' balance sheets; correspondence between Thomas Holloway, the Rt Hon David Chadwick, the Rt Hon William Ewart Gladstone, Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Henry Stafford Northcote, John Watts, the Rt Hon Samuel Morley, Walpole Lloyd Greenwell and Professor Thorold Rogers MP mainly relating to the drawing up of the Declaration of Trust and the Deed of Foundation for the College, and the appointment of Trustees, 1876-1883; a draft manuscript account of Thomas Holloway's life and work [by George Martin-Holloway], [1883]; papers, 1884-1894, relating to the Governors of the College, mainly material relating to the legal aspects of their appointment, and correspondence relating to Governors' meetings and the constitution of the Board; letters from Sir Henry Ponsonby, (Albert) Edward (Wilfred), Count Gleichen and D W Welch relating to the opening of Royal Holloway College, 1885; papers relating to the appointment of Matilda Ellen Bishop as Principal of the College, 1886-1887; letters, 1887-1889, relating to entrance requirements, scholarships and prizes, notably from Prince Christian, Randall Davidson, David Chadwick and Edward Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury; letters to George Martin-Holloway from Most Rev Randall Davidson, Dean of Windsor, Henry Thring, 1st Baron Thring, and Fleetwood L Edwards (Sec to Prince Christian), 1887, concerning the unveiling of the statues of Queen Victoria and Thomas and Jane Holloway at Royal Holloway College. Letters to George Martin-Holloway relating to the opening of the Holloway Sanatorium, 1885.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The papers had already been sorted into chronological order upon their deposit in the College Archives, and this arrangement has been retained.

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:

Placed in the Royal Holloway College Archives in or after 1973.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Royal Holloway, University of London Archives hold information relating to Martin-Holloway, including the Royal Holloway College Deed of Foundation (RHC GB102/1-103/3); the Declaration of Trust (RHC GB132/2 and RHC GB132/3); the Chief Engineer's papers (RHC AR510-512); papers relating to the opening ceremony in 1886 (RHC GB141); photographs of Martin-Holloway in the College photograph collection (RHC PH251/4-5); correspondence, 1963, between Dorothy Hustler, College Secretary, and Marchal E Langdren relating to Martin-Holloway, including a photograph (RHC AR305/1); an obituary from The Times, 16 May 1895 (RHC RF102/2).

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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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