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Notebooks and correspondence, 1897, of Sir Michael Ernest Sadler (1861-1943), educational pioneer, with a memorandum ascribed to him, c.1938.
Sir Michael Ernest Sadler (1861-1943) was educated at Rugby and Trinity College, Oxford. In 1885 he became Secretary of the extension lectures sub-committee of the Oxford University examinations delegacy. This was the start of a career in the study and promotion of education. From 1895 to 1903 he was the director of the office of special inquiries and reports in the Department of Education and was responsible for researching and reporting on educational policy and practice in Britain and abroad. He made a special study of the German education system. For further details of his career see the Dictionary of National Biography.
Notebooks and correspondence of Sir Michael Sadler relating to a visit to Germany to study the educational system, 1897, and an anonymous memorandum, ascribed to Sadler, relating to German colonial ambitions in Czechoslovakia, c.1938.
Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. hist. c. 1094, fols. 1-2].
A description of Sadler's papers can be found in M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975 (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 44179-216. See also lecture notes and diary entries, 1910-40, MS. Eng. d. 3530 in miscellaneous papers acquired singly; the catalogue of copies of lectures and talks, correspondence and printed works, 1901-c.1961, MSS. Eng. c. 7116-18; and diaries, 1899-1902 (MSS. Eng. c. 7129-30, d. 3616-22).
|Three notebooks containing notes made by Sadler on visits
to schools in
Altona, Germany, written
in English, with related correspondence in German,
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. c. 906/1-4
Extent: 42 pages, 43 pages, 42 pages (25-42 blank) and (item 4) 21 leaves
Binding: (items 1-3) marbled wrappers, detached
|'Memorandum concerning the relationship of German
Czechoslovakia to the
international colonial problem and the public order of the world', anonymous
typescript comments by Professor Jack Sislian,
1978, ascribing it to Sadler
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1094
Extent: iii + 46 leaves
Binding: Paper wrappers, round ticket on upper cover, '411 a 8'