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Papers of Sir Michael Ernest Sadler


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Notebooks and correspondence of Sir Michael Sadler relating to a visit to Germany to study the educational system, 1897, and an anonymous memorandum, ascribed to Sadler, relating to German colonial ambitions in Czechoslovakia, c.1938.


  • Creation: 1897, c.1938


0.3 Linear metres (3 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

  • English
  • German

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark, e.g. MS. Eng. hist. c. 1094, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. hist. c. 1094; Eng. misc. c. 906

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15199


Notebooks and correspondence, 1897, of Sir Michael Ernest Sadler (1861-1943), educational pioneer, with a memorandum ascribed to him, c.1938.

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 Jack Sislian, 1986.

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 lecture notes and diary entries, 1910-40 (MS. Eng. d. 3530); copies of lectures and talks, correspondence and printed works, 1901-c.1961 (MSS. Eng. c. 7116-18); diaries, 1899-1902 (MSS. Eng. c. 7129-30, d. 3616-22); and commonplace books, 1899-[c. 1911] (MSS. Don. b. 30, d. 153/1-29, d. 154/1-22).

Catalogue of papers of Sir Michael Ernest Sadler, 1897, c.1938
Finding aid prepared by Mary Clapinson
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom