Duff (Professor John Wight) Diaries

Subject strengths: History, Social History, Local History

This collection is based around the personal diaries of Prof John Wight Duff, (1866-1944), at one time Professor of Classics at Armstrong College, and his wife Lizzie.  This comprehensive run of diaries offers a fascinating insight into life in late 19th and early 20th Century Britain.  The period covers both of the two World Wars and represents a period of social and political change within the UK.  Within this collection there is also a small collection of associated correspondence, travel maps and documents, and family photographs.


Collection Name and Collection Reference Code:

Collection Name: Duff (Professor John Wight) Diaries

Archive Ref Code: JWD

Date Range of Material

1866 - 1944

Type of Material

Diaries and correspondence

Size of Collection

15 boxes

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