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Browning, Oscar, 1837 - 1923 (historian and educational reformer)

 Person

Dates and places

1837-1923; Born Langley, Bucks. 1837; School Eton; admitted at King's College, 1856; matriculated 1856; B.A. 1859; M.A. 1863; Fellow of King's College from 1859; assistant master at Eton, 1860-75; University work in Cambridge, 1875-1909; Senior Proctor, 1881-2; Secretary of the Teachers' Training Syndicate, 1878-1909; cofounder of the Cambridge University Day Training College and first Principal, 1891-1909; founder of the Political Society, 1876 and the Eighty Club, 1878; settled in Bexhill 1909; lived latterly in Rome where died.
Geographical areas Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Legal status / Nationality British
Sphere of activity History, teacher training
Other information Known as 'The OB'

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds — Container: EDUC

Archives of the Department of Education, its predecessor, successor and allied bodies, 1870 - 2003

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/EDUC
Scope and Contents The archives document the full range of operations of i) the Day Training College, and its subsequent incarnations as Training College for School Masters, Department, Faculty and School of Education and ii) the Cambridge Institute of Education. They include records of the teaching and examining process in Cambridge and at establishments across the country; internal and external oversight and funding; student and staff records; buildings records, photographs and extensive bodies of...
Dates: 1870 - 2003
Conditions Governing Access: Within the archives of the Departtment of Education, predecessor, successor and allied bodies, personal records are closed to scholars for 80 years from the date of creation under data protection legislation. Restrictions are clearly indicated in catalogue entries.
 Sub-Series

Assorted letters received, in the main, by Oscar Browning, 1878 - 1898

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/EDUC 3/2-22
Scope and Contents Cover, chiefly, enquiries about lectures and courses of study, syllabi, enrolment and certification.
Dates: 1878 - 1898
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Within the archives of the Departtment of Education, predecessor, successor and allied bodies, personal records are closed to scholars for 80 years from the date of creation under data protection legislation. Restrictions are clearly indicated in catalogue entries.
 File

Assorted papers relating, among other things, to examinations, Oscar Browning's resignation, 1909 and the vote on the admission of women to the University, 1919, 1909 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/EDUC 29/2/6
Scope and Contents Folder numbered III.
Dates: 1909 - 1920
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Within the archives of the Departtment of Education, predecessor, successor and allied bodies, personal records are closed to scholars for 80 years from the date of creation under data protection legislation. Restrictions are clearly indicated in catalogue entries.
 Item

Cartoon of Oscar Browning, King's College, aged 51, 1888-11-24

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/CAS Album 3/36
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The collection comprises chiefly photographic portraits of members of the University or other individuals prominent in the mid to late nineteenth century, particularly clergymen. They were not necessarily members of the Society. A smaller quantity of portraits is in the form of engravings from paintings, drawings cut from books, magazine sketches/cartoons and photographs of paintings. Most items are inscribed with biographical information on the back, not all of which is accurate. Many are also...
Dates: 1888-11-24
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Letter and list relating to certified teachers, 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/EDUC 21/23
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The archives document the full range of operations of i) the Day Training College, and its subsequent incarnations as Training College for School Masters, Department, Faculty and School of Education and ii) the Cambridge Institute of Education. They include records of the teaching and examining process in Cambridge and at establishments across the country; internal and external oversight and funding; student and staff records; buildings records, photographs and extensive bodies of...
Dates: 1908
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Within the archives of the Departtment of Education, predecessor, successor and allied bodies, personal records are closed to scholars for 80 years from the date of creation under data protection legislation. Restrictions are clearly indicated in catalogue entries.
 Item

Letter from Oscar Browning, as Secretary to the Teachers' Training Syndicate, to Vice-Chancellor notifying him of appointment of lecturers, etc., 1879-05-09

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/VCCorr.V.5/4
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: The correspondence includes items inherited by Power from his predecessors and added by Vice-Chancellors Cookson (1848, 1863-4, 1872-3), Porter (1881-4) and, perhaps, others.
Dates: 1879-05-09
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Lists of named book collections donated to the Library, including by F.W. Maitland, 1907, Cambridge University Press, 1909, and Oscar Browning 1910; with related correspondence, 1870 - 1978

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/ULIB 7/1/9
Scope and Contents From the Series: Cover material donated, purchased, exchanged and sold.
Dates: 1870 - 1978
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Records of governance and finance are restricted for 50 and 30 years respectively by order of the Library Syndicate. Records containing personal data restricted for 80 years under data protection legislation. Restrictions are clearly indicated in catalogue entries.
 File

Papers relating to Oscar Browning, 1898 - 1923

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/EDUC 35/1
Scope and Contents Comprise: correspondence relating to the establishment of the Day Training College; printed addresses by him; obituaries.
Dates: 1898 - 1923
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Within the archives of the Departtment of Education, predecessor, successor and allied bodies, personal records are closed to scholars for 80 years from the date of creation under data protection legislation. Restrictions are clearly indicated in catalogue entries.
 File

Photograph of Oscar Browning, Fellow of King's College, University Lecturer in History, 1911-02-18

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Phot.32
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: These portraits are chiefly reproductions of photographs, but also photographs of oil paintings and statues. They were published as supplements to the periodical The Gownsman. This is an incomplete series.
Dates: 1911-02-18
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

Photograph of Oscar Browning, King's College, aged about 45, 1882

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/CAS H19
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The collection comprises chiefly photographic portraits of members of the University or other individuals prominent in the mid to late nineteenth century, particularly clergymen. They were not necessarily members of the Society. A smaller quantity of portraits is in the form of engravings from paintings, drawings cut from books, magazine sketches/cartoons and photographs of paintings. Most items are inscribed with biographical information on the back, not all of which is accurate. Many are also...
Dates: 1882
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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