Finding Aid for the Sir Michael Sadler Papers, 1904-41

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Sir Michael Sadler Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1904-41
Collection number: 414
Creator: Sadler, Michael, Sir, 1861-1943
Extent: 6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
Abstract: Michael Sadler (1861-1943) was a authority on educational matters, professor of education in England, and a patron of the arts. The collection consists of correspondence, holograph and printed articles, pamphlets, and clippings related to the Sadler's career in education.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Language: English
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Pickering & Chatto, Limited, purchase, 1948.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Sir Michael Sadler Papers (Collection 414). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2976731 


Sadler was born at Barnsley, Yorkshire, England, on July 3, 1861; educated at Rugby and Trinity College, Oxford; became secretary of the extension lectures sub-committee of the Oxford University examinations delegacy, 1885; director, office of special inquiries and reports in the government Department of Education, 1895-1903; distinguished himself in England as an authority on educational matters; professor of education, University of Manchester; became vice-chancellor, University of Leeds in 1911; travelled to India as president of a commission on the University of Calcutta, 1917; master of University College, Oxford, 1923-34; also known as a patron of the arts and art collector; his son was Michael Sadleir, author and publisher; died in 1943.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, holograph and printed articles, pamphlets, and clippings related to the Sadler's career in education. Includes materials related to education in Great Britain and India. Also includes a diary of a trip to Switzerland.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


Sadler, Michael, Sir, 1861-1943--Archives.
Educators--Great Britain--Archival resources.

Box l, Folder 1

Letters to Sadler from various persons, January 1904-October 30, 1941.

Scope and Content Note

Including two letters from Robert Baden Powell, dated September 19, 1911, and October 25, 1911, concerning the boy scouts.
Box 1, Folder 2

Fifteen letters to Rabindranath Tagore, from Sadler, November 27, 1917 to July 15, 1937.

Physical Description: Photostats.
Box 1, Folder 3

Holograph diary of a summer holiday trip to Switzerland, August-September 1907.

Scope and Content Note

Includes 11 photographs.
Box 1, Folder 4

Holograph notes.

Scope and Content Note

  • John of Salisbury and the school of Chartres
  • Savonarola and the classics
  • St. Francis and learning
  • Sir Thomas More
  • Erasmus
  • Calvin and Geneva
  • Sir Edwyn Sandys
  • Chaos
Box 1, Folder 5

Pamphlets and clippings.

Scope and Content Note

re India.
Box 1, Folder 6

Various notes and clippings.

Scope and Content Note

re education.
Box 2, Folder 2

Holograph notes and manuscripts of articles and lectures by Sadler.

Scope and Content Note

re Thomas Day, Fairchild Family, Matthew Arnold, Cardinal Newman's atheist brother (Charles Robert).
Box 3, Folder 1

Taylor, Richard Vickerman. Biographia leodiensis. London, Simpkin, 1865.

Scope and Content Note

(Contains Sadler geneology)
Box 3, Folder 2

Inquiry into maral instruction and training in schools. Report of the evidence taken at the first, second and third sittings, April 30, May 1, and May 2, 1907, at Denison House, Vauxhall Bridge Road, S.W.

Physical Description: Manuscript.
Box 3, Folder 3

Great Britain. Board of Education. Special reports on educational subjects (vol.9). Education in Germany. London, H.M.S.O., 1902.

Scope and Content Note

Duplicate copy, with many holograph notes and holograph letters tipped in.

Indexed Scrapbooks of Newspaper Clippings about Sadler, v.d.

Box 2, Folder 1

1932-36. Some ports.

Scope and Content Note

re marriage in 1934 to Miss E.M. Gilpin.
Box 4, Folder 1

April 1931-June 1932.

Box 4, Folder 2

October 1927-April 1931.

Box 4, Folder 3

April 1925-December 1926.

Box 5

Unsorted miscellaneous printed items.

Scope and Content Note

  • College achievement tests.
  • Cooperative Algebra tests.
  • Some correspondence, to Sadler.
  • Scattered news clippings.
  • A few reprints of reports on various subjects.
Box 6

Miscellaneous printed and manuscript material.

Scope and Content Note

re Robert Owen.