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Papers of Leonard King Hindmarsh (1877-1950)

Introduction

Biographical note

From the Balliol College Register 1900-1950.

Hindmarsh, Leonard King. Born 23 September 1877; son of Henry Hindmarsh, Birmingham. Education: King Edward’s School, Birmingham (scholar and leaving exhibitioner); Balliol 1897-1900 (JC, DHN); Williams Exhibitioner; 2 nd Nat Sci Chem 1900; BA 1901; MA 1904. First sec of Jowett Soc founded Trin 1900. Student at Leipzig University; Science Master, Methodist College, Belfast, 1901-2, Alleyn’s School, Dulwich, 1902, Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School, Sutton Coldfield, 1903; Assistant Inspector for Higher Education, West Riding County Council 1905-15; Joint Secretary Leeds University Tutorial Classes Committee 1910-15; Hon Sec Workers’ Educational Association; Sec for higher Education Lancs Co Council, 1915; Sec to Delegates for Extra-mural Studies, Oxford, 1937-50; Hon Sec Universities Committee on Education for HM Forces, 1940-5; Chm City of Oxford Youth Cttee 1940-2. Married 1907, Alice Cleaver, Daughter of James Spence, Belfast. Died April 3, 1950. Benefactor of the College.

See also the Balliol College Register.

Provenance and Arrangement

The 1950 Balliol College Record notes that, shortly before his death, L.K. Hindmarsh identified all the blazonings in the college hall, and presented the Library with a bound copy, in manuscript, of the results of his work, entitled "Balliol Heraldry".

The 1951 Balliol College Record notes that the manuscript of Hindmarsh's work on Balliol benefactors has been deposited in the Library by Mrs Hindmarsh, in accordance with his will.

This collection, all of which is relevant to the history of the College, comprises material assembled and manuscripts written by LK Hindmarsh (Balliol 1897) who presented it to the College about 1950.

List of the papers

1. Drafts in final form for a book ‘Balliol Benefactors; contained in two specially made boxes designated I and II respectively:

Contents, I

  • 1. John Balliol – 1269
  • 2. Dervorguilla ca. 1209-1290, Walter de Kirkham -1260, The Foundation of the College
  • 3. Sir Philip Somerville 1287-1356
  • 4. Sir William Felton 1269-1358
  • 5. William Gray, Bishop of Ely -1478
  • 6. Mr Peter Blundell 1520-1601, Note on Sir John Popham
  • 7. The Lady Elizabeth Periham [Perriam] -1621
  • 8. Dr John Bell, Bishop of Worcester -1556
  • 9. Dr John Warner, Bishop of Rochester 1580-1666
  • 10. Sir Thomas Wendy 1613-1673
  • 11. Dr Richard Busby 1606-1695
  • 12. John Snell Esq 1629-1679
  • 13. Dr Henry Compton, Bishop of London 1632-1713
  • 14. Dr John Robinson, Bishop of London 1650-1723; note on Visitors
  • 15. Rev Henry Fisher 1685-1773
  • 16. Rev Thomas Williams and Jane his wife 1748-1830; A note on Bere Regis
  • 17. Dr Richard Prosser 1747-1839
  • 18. Dr Richard Jenkyns 1782-1854
  • 19. Miss Hannah Brackenbury 1795-1873
  • 20. Francis Charles Hastings, Duke of Bedford 1819-1891
  • 21. Rev Benjamin Jowett 1817-1893
  • 22. Sir John Conroy 1845-1900
  • 23. James Leigh Strachan Davidson 1843-1916
  • 24. Thomas Alnutt, Earl Brassey 1863-1919
  • 25. William Lambert Newman 1834-1923
  • 26. Kenneth Edelman Chalmers 1873-1928
  • 27. James Hozier, Baron Newlands 1851-1929
  • 28. Gerard Henry Craig Sellar 1871-1928
  • 29. Mrs Charlotte Byron Green 1842-1929
  • 30. Francis Fortescue Urquhart 1868-1934
  • 31. Andrew Cecil Bradley 1851-1935
  • 32. Oliver Gatty 1907-1940
  • 33. Percy Hide and Ethel his wife 1874-

Contents, II

  • 1. Older scholarship awards
  • 2. Fellowships & Lectureships
  • 3. Scholarships & Exhibitions
  • 4. College Prizes
  • 5. The Benefactors and Eleemosynary Funds
  • 6. Other Gifts: Plate, money, books, Improvements to the Fabric
  • 7. General Funds for Endowment and Buildings
  • 8. The College Advowsons

2. Material (correspondence, cuttings, offprints and miscellaneous notes) concerning Sir Thomas Wendy, in a specially made box.

3.a) Material concerning the subjects of some of the College’s principal portraits: Asquith (includes a cutting about ‘effortless superiority’, 1908).

  • Barrington
  • Bathurst
  • Caird (includes an excellent photograph)
  • Dolben
  • Grey
  • Lansdowne
  • Loreburn
  • Manning
  • Milner
  • Parsons
  • Speaker Peel
  • Rogers
  • Savage
  • Scott
  • Temple

3. b) Duplicates of parts of 1 above.

4. A box of material (correspondence, cuttings, and odd notes) mostly concerning 1-3 above and also including mixed ephemeral material such as Balliol menus, circulars and society cards.

5. A box containing a specially bound collection ‘Notes on the heraldry in Balliol College’ and related material.

- John Jones March 1985.


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