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Special Collections: Grantham Number Ones

History of Education Sources

About the Collection

This collection consists of the first issues of a variety of journals on all subjects, first published in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

It was put together by Major William Wilson Grantham (1866-1942), at one time Deputy Chairman of the London County Council, and deposited at County Hall in 1933; it then passed to the Institute of Education, along with other materials from the Inner London Education Authority, in 1990.

The formats vary from broadsheet to octavo, and the collection includes newspapers, professional and special interest periodicals, and publications produced for children.

Size: 71 volumes

Type/format: Periodicals

Dates: c.1850 - 1930

Accrual policy: Closed

Location:  Bedford Way

Reference only. By prior arrangement with the Special Collections Librarian. Contact the Library Enquiry Desk in the first instance.

There are lists by title, year and volume number held at the library Enquiry Desk.

Useful Links

William Wilson Grantham (in Sussex smock which he tried to revive) and Mrs Lloyd George playing stoolball at Chailey Heritage Craft School. Feb 14 1921.

Source:  Grantham collection Sussex Archeological Society library Barbican House