D207 - Papers of Professor Sir Charles Reilly - 1899-1948
Papers of Professor Sir Charles Reilly comprising: Photographs and Drawings, 1903-1938; Letterbooks, Apr 1904-Apr 1911; Press cuttings and correspondence, Oct 1899-May 1948; Correspondence, Jun 1926-Nov 1947; Articles, Jun 1907-1947; Lectures, 1914-1934; Comments on Autobiography, Oct 1938-Oct 1943;...
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|Physical Description:||12 boxes|
|Summary:||Papers of Professor Sir Charles Reilly comprising: Photographs and Drawings, 1903-1938; Letterbooks, Apr 1904-Apr 1911; Press cuttings and correspondence, Oct 1899-May 1948; Correspondence, Jun 1926-Nov 1947; Articles, Jun 1907-1947; Lectures, 1914-1934; Comments on Autobiography, Oct 1938-Oct 1943; Press Cuttings on various subjects, 1905-1948; Broadcast Talks, 1927-n.d.; Newspaper articles 1921-1939; Letters from various authors to Charles Reilly, 1904-1946; Letters from India to his wife; biographical notes and publications, 1927-1928; Award of OBE and FRSA, 1920, 1930; Letters re visit to Augustus John, 1931; Letters on national and local planning issues, 1940-1941; correspondence re life insurance of Reilly's brother in law, 1928; Biographical notes on and list of principal buildings designed by Reilly's father n.d.; Draft agreement re purchase of shares n.d.; letters received from colleagues, friends and others 1905-1947; Photographs of Reilly's homes 1900, n.d.; Photograph of [Mrs Reilly] and watercolour by her n.d. [c. 1902]; Group photographs of Reilly with family, friends and colleagues [c. 1902]-1938, n.d.; Picture postcard views of buildings and scenes in England France and Sweden, 1913, 1919, n.d.; Photograph of design by C H Reilly ; Photograph of Sir Edwin Lutyens n.d.; Journal articles on bank architecture, 1926-1937; Country life and Architectural Review articles by Professor Reilly and article about the Peter Jones Store, 1922-1945; Articles and lecture on London architecture by Reilly [?1920s-1930s]; Picture postcards of France, Belgium and England, 1927-1930|
|Custodial History:||With the exception of a few personal papers Lord Reilly deposited with the University Archives all the papers of his father in his possession (D207/1-26); Lady Reilly deposited the remainder (D207/27-42)|
|Finding Aids:||A finding aid is available for consultation in the reading room|
The Liverpool University School of Architecture's archives in Special Collections and Archives includes letter books of Prof Reilly at S3205 to S3213
These Letter Books of Professor Reilly (who held the Roscoe Chair of Architecture 1904-1933) contain copies of his manuscript letters both on university affairs (letters to the Vice-Chancellor, etc.) and on more personal (letters to relations, letters re-Liverpool Repertory Theatre, etc.) and on business and professional matters. These latter letters concern his work mainly on the following buildings:- New Architecture Building at the University, alterations at the University's Chemical Laboratories, the University Students' Union, gardens at Dove Park, gardens at 5 Ullet Road, and work at Wavertree Parish Church (including new chancel), all in Liverpool; cottages for Mr. W.H. Lever [at Port Sunlight] (designs submitted by Reilly's students); and 7 & 8 Buckingham Street, and St. Barnabas Mission Church, Shacklewell, in London.
The School's other archives in the University Archives' custody include the following:-
Amongst the papers of the Vice-Chancellor in the University Archives are the following relating specifically to Professor Reilly (fuller details being given in list of papers of the Principals later Vice-Chancellors):-
Amongst papers relating in particular to the financing of the Department of Civic Design and the Town Planning Review 1910-35 deposited by the late Emeritus Professor F. E. Hyde with the University Archives (ref. D116) is some correspondence of Professor Reilly with Mr. W.H. Lever and Professor Patrick Abercrombie on the same subject.
D453 Herbert Thearle
Material relating to the "Reilly Greens" is held at the National Archives reference number HLG 71/311.
Sir Charles Herbert Reilly, Kt., cr. 1944; O.B.E. 1920; M.A., Hon LL.D. [University of Liverpool 1934] F.R.I.B.A.; Hon. M.T.P.I.; Royal Gold Medallist for Architecture, 1943; Emeritus Professor of Architecture, University of Liverpool; Director Liverpool School of Architecture 1904-33; [Roscoe Professor of Architecture 1904-33]; Architect and Writer; Past Vice-President, Royal Institute of British Architects; Hon. Corresponding Member of the American Institute of Architects; Member of Faculty of Architecture, British School at Rome; Member of Comité Permanent International des Architects; Vice Pres. of the Poetry Society; Vice-Chairman Liverpool Repertory Theatre Ltd., b. 1874; s. of late Charles Reilly, F.R.I.B.A.; m. Dorothy (d. 1939) d. of late J. Jerram Pratt; one s. one d. Educ.: Merchant Taylors' School, London; Queen's College, Camb. Publications: books on Modern Architecture; Scaffolding in the Sky, a semi-architectural Autobiography, 1938 Address: 1 South End House, Montpelier Row, Twickenham, Middlesex. T.: Popesgrove 5119. Clubs: Athenaeum; University Sandon (Liverpool).
Died 2 Feb. 1948.