|Admin History||Frank Stephen Granger (1864-1936) was born in Nottingham. From 1882 until 1885 he was employed in the office of architect E.W. Godwin (F.S.A) in London, and in 1886 became an associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects, taking his Master of Arts degree at London University in the same year. In 1887 he was appointed lecturer in Latin, Greek and Philosophy at Nottingham University College and, after receiving the degree of Doctor of Literature at London in 1892, became Professor of Classics and Philosophy in 1893. He resigned the chair of Classics in 1935 but continued to lecture in philosophy. From 1914 until his retirement in 1935 he was Vice-Principal of the University. It was in this capacity that he played host to Albert Einstein during the latter's visit to Nottingham in June 1930.|
Granger's varied interests are reflected in his published works, which include 'The Psychological Basis of Fine Art' (1887); 'Vitruvius' (1931-34); 'The Legal Status of Labour in the New Testament (1933); and, 'Longinus: a Treatise on the Sublime' (1935).
|Custodial History||Most of the papers were given to the University of Nottingham by Granger's son Paul Granger, at that time one of the University's Pro-Chancellors. Several items, including the letter of Oscar Wilde (Gr C 41), were subsequently transferred from other parts of the Library to join the Collection.|
|FindingAids||Copyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham.
In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus: Typescript Catalogue, 13 pp
At the National Register of Archives, The National Archives, Kew: Typescript Catalogue, 13 pp
Catalogue available on the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections, Manuscripts Online Catalogue.
Access to the old typescript catalogue was also made available online during the national Access to Archives (A2A) project in 2000-2004. This catalogue is now available through Discovery, hosted by The National Archives (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk). The version on our own Manuscripts Online Catalogue will be more up to date.|