Turnbull Manuscripts

Ref: MS 70

Title: Turnbull Manuscripts

Scope:
Documents relating to the work of George Henry Turnbull, Professor of Education at the University of Sheffield from 1922 to 1954, on the Hartlib Papers

Dates: 1922-1961
Level: Fonds
Extent: 15 boxes

Name of creator: George Henry Turnbull (1879-1961)

Administrative / biographical history:
The collection consists of documents relating to the work of George Henry Turnbull on the educational activities of Samuel Hartlib and his circle. The papers include transcripts from the Hartlib Papers, transcripts relating to John Dury and John Milton, paper´s relating to Dury´s educational theory, Henry More´s letters to Hartlib, Comeniana, preparatory publications for the Massachusetts Historical Society, and other miscellaneous papers.

George Henry Turnbull (1879-1961) was Professor of Education at the University of Sheffield from 1922 until 1954. He was responsible for the rediscovery of the Hartlib Papers, and arranged for them to be deposited in Sheffield.

  • Source: Deposited in 1964 by Mrs. Turnbull
  • System of arrangement: By category
  • Subjects: Education
  • Conditions of access: Available to all researchers, by appointment
  • Restrictions: None
  • Copyright: Variously according to document
  • Finding aids: Listed