D439 - Abercrombie, Professor Sir Leslie Patrick - [ca.1901-1955]

Papers and publications of Professor Sir (Leslie) Patrick Abercrombie comprising: Planning reports 1922-1949; Planning reports by others 1929-1955; Foreign planning and other reports by others 1910-1954; miscellaneous books on history, architecture, civic design and socialism 1901-1935, n.d.; Guide...

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Main Creator: Abercrombie, Sir Leslie Patrick
Archive level description: Sub-sub fonds
Physical Description:25 boxes, 2 oversize volumes
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Summary:Papers and publications of Professor Sir (Leslie) Patrick Abercrombie comprising: Planning reports 1922-1949; Planning reports by others 1929-1955; Foreign planning and other reports by others 1910-1954; miscellaneous books on history, architecture, civic design and socialism 1901-1935, n.d.; Guide books 1898-1932, n.d.; miscellaneous English and French novels 1907-1950, n.d.; journals proceedings and brochures relating to architecture and planning 1928-1953; lectures by others [1916], 1949; diaries 1950-1952; list of weapons 1926An additional depsosit received in 2011, contains the personal and working papers of Professor Abercrombie. It includes national and international project files, correspondence, maps and plans and some photographs. This deposit [D439/11] also contains a significant amount of personal correspondence and material relating to Abercrombie's family history, with his apprenticeship indenture and other awards and certificates he received.
Published:[ca.1901-1955]
Reference Number:D439
Biographical/Administrative Information:Professor Sir Patrick Abercrombie was an Assistant Lecturer and later Lecturer in Architecture 1907-1915 then Lever Professor of Civic Design 1915-1935 at the University of Liverpool. By the time of his death in 1957 he had become, in the words of Professor Dix "the world's most foremost prophet and practitioner of town and country planning"