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RSM The Papers of Raisley Stuart Moorsom
RWP Papers Relating to Reginald William Pole
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SJRL The Papers of Shane Leslie
STE The Papers of John Steegman
WCG The Papers of William Charles Green
WHH The Papers of William Heywood Haslam
WJC Papers Relating to William Johnson Cory
WJHS The Papers of Walter John Herbert Sprott
WTM The Medical Writings of William Theodore Menke
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The Papers of Walter John Herbert Sprott

Title The Papers of Walter John Herbert Sprott
Reference GBR/0272/PP/WJHS
Creator Sprott, W.J.H. (1897-1971), psychologist
Covering Dates 1916–1970
Extent and Medium 4 boxes; paper
Repository King's College Archive Centre, Cambridge
Content and context

W.J.H. Sprott (widely known as 'Sebastian') was the son of a country solicitor, educated at Felsted School. As a young man, he came up to Clare College, Cambridge, where he struck up a friendship with Maynard Keynes and became a member of the intellectual society known as the Apostles. In the early 1920s, he became an associate of Lytton Strachey, Virginia Woolf and Ottoline Morell. Unable to get his novel published, he financed himself by acting as a demonstrator at the Psychological Laboratory in Cambridge, collaborating on occasion with James Strachey. After that time he moved to the University of Nottingham where he steadily rose through the ranks, retiring forty years later as an Emeritus Professor. He wrote several works on psychology and sociology, as well as the book 'Philosophy and Common Sense' (1949).

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

This correspondence series was purchased by King's College, Cambridge from Velda Sprott, sister of W.J.H. Sprott, in 1972.

Access and Use

Please cite as King's College Archive Centre, Cambridge, The Papers of Walter John Herbert Sprott, WJHS

Further information

The above biography has been taken largely from 'Who's Who in Bloomsbury' by Alan and Veronica Palmer (Brighton: Harvester, 1987), pp. 156-7.

Index Terms
Sprott, Walter John Herbert (1897-1971) psychologist
King's/PP/WJHS contains:
1 Correspondence.
Creator: Various.
109 envelopes; paper.
1916–1970

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