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Notes and diary entries of Sir Michael Ernest Sadler, typescript and manuscript

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MS. Eng. d. 3530
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  1. (fols. 1-5) lecture notes, 'The State and Education', for the Sociological Society, 29 Nov. 1910
  2. (fols. 6-26) lecture notes, 'Education and the State', for the North of England Education Conference, 1911
  3. (fols. 27-30) memorandum of a visit to London to seek exemption from war duties, for indispensable staff of Leeds University, 30 Nov. 1915
  4. (fols. 31-87) draft copy of 'Comments on the History of Education in England', Oct. 1939
  5. (fols. 88-96) diary entries, Sept.-Nov. 1940


  • Creation: 1910-40


97 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. Eng. d. 3530

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CMD ID 13177


Notes and diary entries of Sir Michael Ernest Sadler, typescript an manuscript

Biographical / Historical

Sir Michael Ernest Sadler (1861-1943) was educated at Rugby and Trinity College, Oxford. In 1885 he became Secretary of the extension lectures sub-committee of the Oxford University examinations delegacy. This was the start of a career in the study and promotion of education. From 1895 to 1903 he was the director of the office of special inquiries and reports in the Department of Education and was responsible for researching and reporting on educational policy and practice in Britain and abroad. He made a special study of the German education system. For further details of his career see the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Professor J. Sislian, 2002.

Related Materials

A description of Sadler's papers can be found in M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975 (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 44179-216. See also the notebooks and correspondence relating to the German education system, 1897-1938, MSS. Eng. hist. c. 1094, Eng. misc. c. 906; and the of copies of lectures and talks, correspondence and printed works, 1901-c.1961, MSS. Eng. c. 7116-7118.

Notes and diary entries of Sir Michael Ernest Sadler, typescript and manuscript
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