Correspondence and papers of Richard Burdon Haldane, Viscount Haldane of Cloan (1856-1928), the statesman, lawyer and philosopher, and of his sister, Elizabeth Sanderson Haldane (1862-1937), philanthropist and author. Edit




  • 19th century-early 20th century. (Creation)


  • 209 Volumes (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1945, by Sir William S Haldane, of Foswell, Writer to the Signet, and Mrs Campbell Fraser, Borthwickshields.

  • Scope and Contents

    The papers include correspondence of other members of the family of Haldane of Cloan covering a period of almost a century and a half from the beginning of the 19th century, especially rich for the period 1875-1937.

  • Bibliography

    The papers, not then in their present arrangement, were used for their biographies of Viscount Haldane by Sir Frederick Maurice: ‘The life of Viscount Haldane of Cloan' (London, 1937), and Dudley Sommer: ‘Haldane of Cloan: his life and times’ (London, 1960), and more recently by Stephen E Koss: ‘Lord Haldane: scapegoat for liberalism’ (New York, 1969). They were also drawn upon by Haldane himself for his posthumously published autobiography: ‘Richard Burdon Haldane, an autobiography’ (London, 1929).