Papers of Leonard King Hindmarsh (1877-1950)
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:
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).
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.
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