Bosanquet (Bernard and Helen) Archive

Subject strengths: Social History, Politics

The Bosanquet Papers consist of archive material relating to Bernard Bosanquet, the idealist philosopher (1848-1923), and to his wife, Helen Bosanquet, née Dendy (1860-1926), a member of the 1909 Poor Law Commission.

Material relating to Bernard Bosanquet comprises correspondence, research notes, drafts and manuscripts of publications, as well as offprints from journals and other publications by Bosanquet himself.

Material relating to Helen Bosanquet includes notes and correspondence for her memoir of Bernard Bosanquet, offprints from publications, correspondence relating to Helen Bosanquet's family and relating to public work, journals of travel, drawings, literary notebooks, photographs, engagement diaries and some undated miscellaneous material. A particular highlight is Helen Bosanquet's notebook which contains diary notes on Poor Law Commission meetings attended by her in 1909.


Collection Name and Collection Reference Code:

Collection Name: Bosanquet (Bernard and Helen) Archive

Archive Ref Code: BBHB

Date Range of Material

1865 - 1924

Type of Material

Personal archive of both Bernard and Helen Bosanquet

Size of Collection

4 Linear Metres of shelving 

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