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Lane, Homer Tyrrell (1876-1925)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0114 MS0150
Held at: Royal College of Surgeons of England
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Full title: Lane, Homer Tyrrell (1876-1925)
Date(s): 1916
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Unknown


Administrative/Biographical history:

Homer Tyrrell Lane was born in America, in 1876. He had experience as an educator at the George Junior Republic. He became Superintendent of the Little Commonwealth, in Evershot, Dorset, England, from 1913-1918. It was a co-educational community run for children and young people, often categorised as delinquents. He was interested in offenders and expressive forms of education, and also worked as a psychotherapist. He pioneered what later became known as 'group therapy' and 'shared responsibility'. He died in 1925.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers relating to Homer Tyrell Lane, 1916, comprising a volume of manuscript notes by an unknown hand, taken at lectures by Lane, titled The Child , 2 Mar 1916; The Diamatic Age, 9 Mar 1916; The Age of Self Assertion, 16 Mar 1916; The Age of Loyalty, 23 Mar 1916; and Social Consciousness and Education, 30 Mar 1916.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

By written appointment only.

Conditions governing reproduction:

No photocopying permitted.

Finding aids:

Library card catalogue.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The provenance of this material is not known.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

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:
Sep 2008

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