D55 - Blease, Professor Walter Lyon - 1883 - 1964
These papers reflect his work in many spheres, during the 1st World War, at the University (as teacher and counsellor, as Public Orator 1931-49), in Liverpool and Lancashire (as barrister, patron of the arts, as unsuccessful Liberal candidate in Parliamentary elections in 1910, 1945, and 1950, as...
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These papers reflect his work in many spheres, during the 1st World War, at the University (as teacher and counsellor, as Public Orator 1931-49), in Liverpool and Lancashire (as barrister, patron of the arts, as unsuccessful Liberal candidate in Parliamentary elections in 1910, 1945, and 1950, as reviewer of books on history etc), and nationally (as broadcaster, campaigner for various liberal causes, and author of several books).
Papers comprise School Awards 1894-1897; University College, Liverpool and the University of Liverpool Law Syllabuses etc. 1883-1914, 1934; Miscellaneous correspondence etc. 1909-1922, 1928, n.d. [c. 1920s], 1931-1963; Miscellaneous papers re the University 1912-1922, 1931-1961; Literary Papers inc. essays, speeches, manuscript of "Suvorof" etc.; Tape recordings 1962; Publications of Blease and others (political, re prostitution and the law, Russian and on Serbian work, re Liverpool, misc); Russian newspapers 1918-1920, 1938, Newspaper cuttings 1909-1963, Maps, Medals etc.; Miscellaneous (Certificates etc.) 1914-1964; Photocopy of pages in Mr and Mrs Jan Gordon, The Luck of Thirteen, Wanderings and the Flight through Montenegro and Serbia , 1916 re Blease; diaries and transcripts of diaries 1905-1916; Publications, press cuttings, correspondence, photographs and other papers re Women's Suffrage movement ?1905-[post 1918], ; Publications and correspondence re prostitution 1909-1915, n.d.; Misc publications and papers 1914-[post 1918]; Parliamentary Election papers (1910), 1945, 1950; Publications re Russia 1919, n.d.; Papers re the occupation of Korea by Japan 1919-1920; Biographical Papers [c. 1919, 1963]; Photographs [c. 1916]-1962; correspondence with Miss Harriott Davies (later Miss Lyon Blease), 1916; papers on service with the Red Cross during the First World War, 1912-27, 1955, 1963; text on wood-carving [? late 19th Century]; and leaflet on China and the Versailles Peace Conference, 1919.
|Date:||1883 - 1964|
|Custodial History:||Mrs J MacLachlan, Weymouth and Mrs Jill Webber 21 May 1973, 24 Jan 1996, 8 Jan 1997, 19 Feb 1997, Mar 1998, September 2001, and May-June 2007. D55/16-19 were deposited by Mrs. MacLachlan in January-February 1997. In March 1998 Mrs. MacLachlan deposited D55/6/1/31 and D55/20/5 and her sister, Mrs. Jill Webber, of New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, deposited D55/17/1/46-47, D55/19/6, D55/20/1-4 and 6, and D55/21-24. Mrs MacLachlan deposited D55/27-31 in May-June 2007.|
|Related Material:||See also the records of the Faculty of Law.|
|Separated Material:||<p>Mrs. MacLachlan retained the following papers etc. of Professor Lyon Blease:</p> <p>(i) Slides of Russia and Serbia, and negatives of photographs, 1914-18.</p> <p>(ii) Slides and negatives of Japan, 1918-19.</p> <p>(iii) Correspondence between Mr Lyon Blease and his wife, c. 1916-19.</p> <p>(iv) Diaries (see D55/16 for transcript of diary entries for 1905-16)</p>|
|Biographical/Administrative Information:||Professor W Lyon Blease was born in 1884 and educated at Parkfield School, Liverpool, Shrewsbury School and at the University of Liverpool where he read Law (LL.B 1906, LL.M 1908). He was called to the Bar in 1906 and in 1910 became a member of the Law Faculty's staff. For part of the 1st World War he served with the Red Cross in Serbia, Russia and Romania and assisted in British propaganda in Japan. In 1919 he became Queen Victoria Professor of law at the University, a position he held until his retirement in 1949. He died in 1963.|