Twem - Twemlow, Professor Jesse Alfred - c 1880-1950
The archive includes material relating to the School of Local History and Records. Amongst this material is correspondence, minute books and reports relating to the school's activities. The archive also includes material relating to Twemlow's publications and research. In particular there is materia...
|Archive level description:||Sub-sub fonds|
|Physical Description:||4 series|
|Summary:||The archive includes material relating to the School of Local History and Records. Amongst this material is correspondence, minute books and reports relating to the school's activities. The archive also includes material relating to Twemlow's publications and research. In particular there is material relating to Twemlow's publications The Liverpool Town Books and the Calendar of entries in the Papal registers relating to Great Britain and Ireland. Papal Letters. Much of the research material relates to local history and research. Several prominent local historians and local figures are mentioned within the archive. Regular correspondents include Robert Gladstone Jnr, Ramsay Muir, John Macdonald Mackay, Henry Peet and Sir John Brunner.|
|Access Conditions:||Access is open to bona fide researchers|
|Arrangement:||Twem/1 includes the material relating to the School of Local History and Records; Twem/2 includes material relating to Twemlow's publications and research; Twem/3 material deposited later by his daughter.|
|Finding Aids:||A finding aid is available in the reading room of Special Collections and Archives, University of Liverpool.|
|Related Material:||University of Liverpool:D105 Papers of Professors J M Mackay and J A Twemlow 1896-1935.D171 Photograph and obituary of Professor Twemlow 1923 and 1954.D15 Records of the Liverpool Welsh Charity School 1804-1876D399 Publications and press cuttings of or about the school of Local History and Records 1908 - 1920D263 Papers of Professor A R Myers c1925 - 1979D21 Correspondence of John Sampson c1895 - 1936. There is a brief resume of Twemlow's career included within the collection at T/2/2/3/8. This does not include any dates. However it does not mention Twemlow's work at the university so one may assume that it was compiled prior to 1908.|
|Access Restrictions:||Reproduction and licensing rules available on request|
Jesse Alfred Twemlow was born in Liverpool on the 8th August 1867. He was educated at the Liverpool Institute, University College Liverpool (now part of the University of Liverpool). He appears to have studied at Liverpool through the Christopher Bushell scholarship, although he graduated at London. During his time at Liverpool he was involved in the production of the university publication "The Sphinx". He then appears to have spent approximately a year in the home civil service before being awarded a scholarship (Dixon Research) at Christ Church College, Oxford in 1892. He graduated here with second class honours in history. Twemlow next studied at the Ecole des Chartres in Paris. (this institution undertook to train staff to run archives and libraries) Here he developed further his skills in palaeography, diplomatics and bibliography which were so important to his career. Twemlow won both the Lothian and Stanhope essay prizes during his time as a student.
After completing his studies he was appointed to work for the Public Record Office and was sent to Rome for part of every year to work in the Vatican archives editing The Calendar of entries in the Papal Registers relating to Great Britain and Ireland. Papal Letters and was involved in editorial work on volumes 4-16. (DA25.C931). He took up the post of Lecturer in Palaeography and Diplomatics at the School of Local History and Records (originally entitled The School of Local History and Palaeography) at the University of Liverpool in 1908. He also became the honorary secretary and general editor for the school. The main aim of the school was to further local study and research. His own particular work for the school involved the editing of two volumes of the Liverpool Town Books 1550-1603 LUP.918.LIV volumes 1 and 2. Twemlow became an Associate Professor of the university in 1921 and kept this title until his retirement in 1934. During this time he was chosen to represent the University at the celebrations of the L'ecole des Chartres in 1921 and the University of Naples in 1924. Twemlow was also involved in several local societies including the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, the Liverpool and District Regional Survey Association, the Italian Literary Society and the Liverpool History Teachers Association. There are also a few letters relating to the Gypsy Lore Society within the archive. I have included below a list of publications produced by Twemlow.