Document ReferenceMS 859
TitlePapers of Alderman Edmund Huntsman relating to University College Nottingham and Corporation of Nottingham; 1922-1938; 2006
Extent1 box
AbstractOriginal and copy documents relating to foundation of University College Nottingham buildings in Highfields; other photographs and material relating to Edmund Huntsman and University College Nottingham and Nottingham Corporation.
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryEdmund Huntsman was born in Weston in Lincolnshire and was educated at Moulton Grammar School. He served his articles with Maples and Son in Spalding and continued his legal training in Sheffield and Liverpool. He practised law in Nottingham from 1897 and for 10 years was honorary director of law at University College Nottingham. Mayor of Nottingham from 1927 and Freeman of the City in 1929, he persuaded Jesse Boot to donate the park land at Highfields and contribute towards the financing of University College Nottingham. As Mayor he was instrumental in the construction of the Council House in Old Market Square. Huntsman attempted to stand for parliament for the Liberal Party in 1918 but was unsuccessful.
Custodial HistoryThe items were acquired in November 2009. Some original items were loaned to the department for copying.
DescriptionThe collection includes:

Papers relating to construction and opening of new university buildings; 1922-1928 (MS 859/1)

Papers relating to painting of portrait of Alderman Huntsman; 1930 (MS 859/2)

Papers relating to miscellaneous university administration; 1922-1938 (MS 859/3)

Papers relating to Edmund Huntsman's role on Nottingham Corporation; 1918-1938 (MS 859/4)

Miscellaneous personal papers, obituaries and memorials; 1896-2006 (MS 859/5)
MgtGroupUniversity archives
MgtSubGroupUniversity College to 1948
ArrangementItems have been grouped into five series. Within these, items have been listed in chronological order.
TermUniversities and colleges - England - Nottingham
celebrations, presentation of Alderman Huntsman portrait
FindingAidsCopyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham. In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus: Typescript catalogue, 6 pp Online: Catalogue available from the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections, Manuscripts Online Catalogue.
ReprodnNoteReprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.
Related MaterialManuscripts and Special Collections, The University of Nottingham, material relating to unveiling of portrait of Alderman Huntsman, ref: UMP/2/1/12
Related RecordUMP/2/1/12

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA43819Huntsman; Edmund (1866-1939); Mr; 1st Lord Mayor of Nottingham; Alderman 1915-1938; Chairman of the Council of the University of Nottingham 1922-19391866-1939
NA422Boot; Jesse (1850-1931); 1st Baron Trent; businessman and philanthropist1850-1931
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