Simpson, Donald Herbert, 1920 - 2002 (Librarian of the Royal Commonwealth Society)
Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:
'A Universal Britain: the Royal Colonial Institute and the foundation of the Imperial Institute', 1987
This is the full script of a talk given by Simpson on 16 Jan. 1987 for a Royal Society of Arts symposium commemorating Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. It is fuller than the version printed in the 'Journal of the 'Royal Society of Arts'.
Coloured prints, taken by D.H. Simpson, relating to demonstrations in Canada.
Correspondence (circa 24 pages) between Maxwell, Donald Simpson, and the South African Broadcasting Corporation regarding the broadcast of a talk on William Napier's journal.
Correspondence, mostly typescript, between A.T. Matson and D.H. Simpson, R.C.S. Librarian, with a few other letters.
Letters concerning Jane Bell's donation of photographs to the Royal Commonwealth Society.
Copies of correspondence and diary entries relating mainly to Gedge's time in Africa, with secondary material regarding Gedge and this collection.
Research notes assembled by Gray during the compilation of the biography and correspondence with the RCS Librarian Donald Simpson.
A wide range of material compiled in preparation for the D.E.A.B. A few letters and other items are in French, German and Italian.
90 x 90 mm. Showing the fifteenth century tower, retained when the church was rebuilt.
90 x 90 mm. Showing Speke graves and the Manor Farm once occupied by the Hannings.
90 x 90 mm. The Speke residence near by on Ilminster Ashill Road. The house has been demolished.
A manuscript journal, a copy, and the script of a broadcast based upon it, with associated correspondence.
Letters from Arnold Paice to his mother, father and sister Muriel Paice, and his correspondence with the Royal Commonwealth Society regarding their donation.
Essays, photographs and postcards relating to Malta.
Correspondence, programme plans and press cuttings.
Papers and photographs compiled by Donald Simpson concerning the Speke family. The material is accompanied by 'Royal Commonwealth Society library notes', no. 154 (October 1969), which contains 'An explorer's memorials', an article concerning the collection.
The main part of the collection is comprised of writing by Peter Pierce on Rider Haggard and Pierce's correspondence with the Royal Commonwealth Society. These papers are supplemented by material on Haggard compiled by Donald Simpson, R.C.S. Librarian, and his correspondence with Kent Fedorowich, a research student working in a related area of study.
Correspondence with D.H. Simpson, the Royal Empire Society and the Royal Commonwealth Society.
90 x 90 mm. Another memorial is in the form of a stained glass window by O'Conner of London representing the finding of Moses. Below this are four bearded figures each holding a text. The significance of these is not clear; they are 'Unto us a child is born: There is hope in their end: Can these bones live: The ancient of days did sit.' The base of the window is inscribed: 'In memory of John Hanning Speke OBT Sept. 15th, 1864 AET 37, presented by his uncle John Lee Lee.'
This is a draft history prepared in 1990 by Donald Simpson to supplement 'The Royal Empire Society: the story of its home' (London, 1957).
- Archival Object 19
- Collection 6
- Africa (continent) 8
- Europe (continent) 7
- England (country) 6
- Somerset (county) 6
- United Kingdom (nation) 6
- Kenya (nation) 5
- South Africa (nation) 4
- Uganda (nation) 3
- Nanyuki (inhabited place) 2
- Tanzania (nation) 2
- Canada (nation) 1
- Cape Town (inhabited place) 1
- Durban (inhabited place) 1
- Grahamstown (inhabited place) 1
- Malta (island) 1
- Malta (nation) 1
- Mozambique (nation) 1
- North and Central America (continent) 1
- Zimbabwe (nation) 1 ∧ less