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Sprott, Walter John Herbert, 1897 - 1971 (psychologist)

 Person

Dates and places

1897-1971 Felsted School; Clare College, Cambridge; University of Nottingham

Sphere of activity

Psychologist and University Professor

Relationships

Friend of G. Lytton Strachey and E.M. Forster. Sometime member of the Bloomsbury group.

Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:

 Sub-Series

Correspondence between E.M. Forster, W.J.H. ('Sebastian') Sprott and others, 1929 - 1965

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/18/523
Scope and Contents

This sub-series contains two files of correspondence, one between E.M. Forster and W.J. H. Sprott and one between Sprott and others.

Dates: 1929 - 1965
 File

Correspondence between W.J.H. Sprott and NGA, 1947-08-11 - 1970-09-10

Reference Code: GBR/0272/NGA/5/1/931
Scope and Contents

This file comprises:-
1 autograph letter signed and 2 typed letters signed from W.J.H. Sprott to NGA. 11 Aug. 1947 - 31 Aug. 1970
2 carbon typed letters from NGA to W.J.H. Sprott. 10 Jun. 1970 - 10 Sept. 1970.

Dates: 1947-08-11 - 1970-09-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some files are closed because they contain personal information. Most files which are marked as restricted access can be read with the written permission of the author. All other files may be consulted in the Archive Centre following the standard registration procedures.
 Item

Dora Carrington sitting with Lytton Strachey and Sebastian Sprott, 1922 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/4/1/501
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of Dora Carrington sitting on the left, wearing a white skirt, looking to the right away from the camera. Lytton Strachey reclines in the centre, with his legs crossed and stretched out in front of him. Sebastian Sprott rests on his elbow to the right, with his legs crossed in front of him, and looking towards the camera. They are sitting in a grassy field with trees behind them.

Dates: 1922 - 1930
 Fonds

Forster: The Papers of Edward Morgan Forster

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF
Scope and Contents This collection contains a number of items by and about E.M. Forster. The heart of the collection consists of Forster's writings, published and unpublished, held by the archive centre in manuscript, typescript and photocopied forms. Items written for publication, or in some cases broadcast, have been placed at the start of the collection. These include manuscripts, drafts and fragments of his novels, short stories, essays, talks, plays, poems and memoirs. Contributions to periodicals, which...
Dates: 1777 - 2015
 Item
 File

Letters from W. J. H. ('Sebastian') Sprott to GHWR, 1938 - 1971

Reference Code: GBR/0272/GHWR/3/400
Scope and Contents

4 autograph letters signed and 11 typed letters signed.

Dates: 1938 - 1971
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the Rylands Papers are readily available to scholars in the Archive Centre. Record consultation is by appointment. Personal letters of living authors may only be consulted with their written permission. Some material is reserved in view of its sensitivity. There is no access to such material for the time being.
 File

Letters from Walter John Herbert ('Sebastian') Sprott to Clive Bell, 1928 - 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0272/CHA/1/594
Scope and Contents

3 autograph letters signed. 7 Sep. [1928x9]-1961.
Photocopies of 2 autograph letters signed. 25 Nov. 1956 and undated.

Dates: 1928 - 1961
 File
 File

Letters from W.J.H. "Sebastian" Sprott to Frances and Ralph Partridge, 1932-08-08 - 1971-08-31

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/6/1/179
Scope and Contents

19 autograph letters signed and 4 typed letters signed.

Dates: 1932-08-08 - 1971-08-31
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Series: Certain letters are closed under the terms of the Data Protection Act (1998) because they contain sensitive information about living individuals. Researchers may apply in writing to the Archivist to see the closed material, stating the intended use and precise nature of the information requested. The Archivist and Frances Partridge's Literary Executor will then consider whether non-sensitive parts of the letter may be made available, and they will consult the author if necessary. Please be aware that this decision may take several weeks and may incur photocopying charges. A statement to this effect is given with each closed file.
 File

Letters of condolence to Anne Barnes on the death of GRB, 1960-09 - 1960-10

Reference Code: GBR/0272/GRB/2/1/12
Scope and Contents

The file includes letters from Noel Annan, John Betjeman, Benjamin Britten, Kenneth Clark, E. M. Forster, Hugh Gaitskell, Stanley Morison, Dennis Proctor, W. J. H. Sprott, R. H. Tawney and Leonard Woolf.

Dates: 1960-09 - 1960-10
 Item

Lytton Strachey sitting with Sebastian Sprott and another man, 1922 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/4/1/502
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of Lytton Strachey in the centre of the group, reclining with his knees raised. He is wearing a hat and looks to the right towards Sebastian Sprott, who is looking up at him. To the left is an unidentified man looking at the camera and smoking a pipe or cigarette. They are sitting in a grassy field with trees behind them.

Dates: 1922 - 1930
 Item

Lytton Strachey sitting with W.J. H. Sprott, Gerald Heard and E.M. Forster, 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/3/1/121
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of W.J. H. ('Sebastian') Sprott sitting at a table spread with teacups, a teapot and a loaf of bread on the lawn of Ham Spray House. He looks down at a cat lying on his lap. Gerald Heard sits next to him, looking downwards to the right at the cat. Next to him sits E.M. Forster, looking downwards to the left. Lytton Strachey sits to the right, wearing a hat, with is left arm resting on his crossed legs, looking towards the camera.

Dates: 1928
 File

'Miscellaneous', 1971-03-23 - 1999-03-07

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/8/4/1
Scope and Contents This file includes:- newspaper cutting of a letter from Prof. E.A. Thompson regarding W.J.H. Sprott- newspaper cutting relating to Rebecca West ('Sunday Telegraph' 19 Dec. 1982)- photocopy of letter from Dora Carrington, with illustration of Lytton Strachey (7 Aug. 1921)- cutting of 'A Country Refuge from Bloomsbury' by Keith Spence, relating to Lord's Wood, Marlow, Buckinghamshire ('Country Life', 15 Nov. 1973)- photocopy of 'Some Unconscious Factors in Reading' by James...
Dates: 1971-03-23 - 1999-03-07
 File — Container: KCAR/3/3/3/1/6

'Prof. W J H Sprott', 1970 - 1971

Reference Code: GBR/0272/KCAR/3/3/3/1/6
Scope and Contents

Correspondence between Donald Parry and W J H 'Sebastian' Sprott, both Forster's executors, concerning Forster's estate.

Dates: 1970 - 1971
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Fonds: ADMINISTRATIVE DOCUMENTS LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED YEARS OLD MAY BE SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS. ASK THE ARCHIVISTS FOR MORE INFORMATION.
 Item

Ralph Partridge playing darts with Frances Partridge and W.J.H. Sprott, 1930-12-19

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/4/2/67
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of Ralph Partridge with his back to the camera at the far end of the verandah of Ham Spray House, looking at a dart board. W.J.H. ('Sebastian') Sprott walks towards the camera away from the board. Frances Partridge stands closest to the camera, writing the score on the wall to the right.

Dates: 1930-12-19
 File

Sebastian Sprott?, 1930 - 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0272/GHWR/5/274
Scope and Contents

Photograph of a man, possibly Sebastian Sprott, crouching on the steps of a grand building, looking back over his shoulder, cigarette in mouth. Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.8 cm. Sleeve 137.

Dates: 1930 - 1939
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the Rylands Papers are readily available to scholars in the Archive Centre. Record consultation is by appointment. Personal letters of living authors may only be consulted with their written permission. Some material is reserved in view of its sensitivity. There is no access to such material for the time being.
 File

Sebastian Sprott, Alec Penrose and Topsy Lucas, 1925 - 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0272/GHWR/5/223
Scope and Contents

Sebastian Sprott and Alec Penrose standing behind Topsy Lucas seated in deck chair, in corner of a garden. Dimensions: 14 x 8.2 cm. Sleeve 116.

Dates: 1925 - 1929
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the Rylands Papers are readily available to scholars in the Archive Centre. Record consultation is by appointment. Personal letters of living authors may only be consulted with their written permission. Some material is reserved in view of its sensitivity. There is no access to such material for the time being.
 Item

Sebastian Sprott sitting alone, 1922 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/4/1/683
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of W.J.H. ('Sebastian') Sprott sitting on the verandah wall of Ham Spray House, looking towards the camera. There are plants in the foreground.

Dates: 1922 - 1930
 Item

Sprott, Heard, Forster and Strachey, 1920 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/351
Scope and Contents

W.J.H. [Jack] Sprott, Gerald Heard, E.M. Forster and Lytton Strachey, seated outside around a table at Ham Spray House. Sprott is holding a cat on his lap. Print, 14.1 x 8.5. Inscribed on back, by E.M. Forster, with names, place and date '192-'. (Sleeve 138)

Dates: 1920 - 1930
 Item

Sprott, Heard, Forster and Strachey, 1920 - 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/1002
Scope and Contents

W.J.H. [Jack] Sprott, Gerald Heard, E.M. Forster and Lytton Strachey, seated outside around a table at Ham Spray House. Sprott is holding a cat on his lap. Print, 14.1 x 8.5. Inscribed on back, by E.M. Forster, with names, place and date 'Is It 20?'. (Sleeve 437)

Dates: 1920 - 1929
 Fonds

Sprott: The Papers of Walter John Herbert Sprott

Reference Code: GBR/0272/WJHS
Scope and Contents

This is a small collection, composed entirely of correspondence with W.J.H. Sprott.

Dates: 1916 - 1972
 Item

Sydney Waterlow standing with W.J.H. Sprott, Dora Carrington and E.M. Forster, 1928-07

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/3/1/122
Scope and Contents Snapshot of Sydney Waterlow standing to the left, with his hands held together in front of him. He is smiling and looking downwards to the right. W.J.H. ('Sebastian') Sprott stands next to him, turning away from the camera, holding a book in his hands. Dora Carrington stands in the centre of the group, smiling and looking towards the camera. E.M. Forster stands next to her, with his hands together in front of him, looking downwards to the left. To the right, nearest the camera, sits a woman...
Dates: 1928-07
 File

The goings-on in 'the Square', 1930 - 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0272/LLK/6/4
Scope and Contents

Manuscript verse in the hand of Sebastian Sprott, voicing the complaints of a charlady at the goings-on in 'the Square' [Gordon Square], with, interlined, a reworking by J.M. Keynes to include references to his courtship of Lydia Lopokova Keynes, dancing and 'Mrs. Bell's absence'; with further rewriting and other notes.

Dates: 1930 - 1939
 File

The presentation of Frau Ewald's portrait, 1923 - 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0272/RCB/Xg/12
Scope and Contents

Letters from W.J.H. Sprott, E. Milner-White and W.H. Macaulay to Mary Ruth Brooke on her presentation of the Frau Ewald portrait of Rupert Brooke to King's College.

Dates: 1923 - 1925
 Item

W.J.H. Sprott standing on a bridge in Leyden, Holland, 1929-07

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/3/1/248
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of W.J.H. ('Sebastian') Sprott standing on a bridge with a river, boats, buildings and trees behind him. He holds a book in his left hand and rests his left elbow on the railing of the bridge. He wears a hat and looks towards the camera.

Dates: 1929-07

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