Collection K/PP182 - AITKEN, William Francis (fl 1900-1936)

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AITKEN, William Francis (fl 1900-1936)


  • 1919-1936 (Creation)

Level of description



½ box

Scope and content

Notebook entitled 'Literature' with alphabetical bibliography and shorthand notes on Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire; letter from Helen Waddell to Aitken, 11 Apr 1933, about a poem of Peter Abelard; manuscript and typescript notes on William Shakespeare; fragments of an article on an edition of Michel de Montaigne; file of printed material, mostly comprising undated lectures on Shakespeare by Cumberland Clark, article on Shakespeare's London by Wilson Benington, Pall Mall Magazine , Aug 1912, and related ephemera; file of press cuttings, mainly relating to book reviews on the works of Shakespeare and Shakespeare's London, 1919-1936.

System of arrangement

Arranged in files as described in scope and content.

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Editor of The Children's Friend .

Publications: Baden Powell, the hero of Mafeking (S W Partridge & Co, London, 1900); Frederick Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury (S W Partridge & Co, London, 1901); Lord Kitchener of Khartoum and of Aspall (H J Drane, London, 1901); The Marquess of Salisbury, K.G.; his inherited characteristics, political principles, and personality (S W Partridge & Co, London, 1901); Victoria, the well-beloved (S W Partridge & Co, London, 1901); Canon Barnett, Warden of Toynbee Hall: his mission and its relation to social movement (S. W. Partridge & Co, London, 1902); The Boy's Life of Greatheart Lincoln, the Martyr President (S. W. Partridge & Co, London, [1910]); Follow my Leader! (S W Partridge & Co, London, [1910]); The Chief Scout, Sir Robert Baden-Powell (S W Partridge & Co, London, [1912]); Come out to Play (S W Partridge & Co, London, [1913]); Happy all Day! (Pictures & stories for the little ones) (S W Partridge & Co, London, [1911]); Happy Days (S W Partridge & Co, London, [1913]); King of the Castle! (S W Partridge & Co, London, [1913]); Queen of the Daisies! (S W Partridge & Co, London, [1913]).

Custodial history

Presented to the Library of King's College London in 1937, following Aitken's death, by his sister-in-law Mrs E M Parsons.

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied from open material for research purposes only.

Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archives.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Finding aids

Collection level description.

Existence and location of originals

Off-campus collection

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Rules and/or conventions used

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.


Archivist's note

Sources: British Library OPAC. Compiled by Robert Baxter

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