The Duff Family Papers
Introduction
Contents
Arrangement
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Catalogue

Reference code: GB-0033-DUF
Title: The Duff Family Papers
Dates of creation: 1871-1973 (including transcripts of originals dated 1841-1845)
Extent: 3 metres
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Origination: The collection was deposited on permanent loan by Miss Hester L.E. Duff, sister of Sir James Fitzjames Duff in the 1980s (see Accession details).
Language: English; German; Greek; Latin

Colonel James Duff of Knockleith, Aberdeenshire (1820-1898) Grandfather of Sir James Fitzjames Duff.
James Duff Duff (1860-1940) Father of Sir James Fitzjames Duff. A fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge 1883-1940, he was a Latinist, whose publications included editions and translations of Lucretius, Juvenal, Pliny the younger and Lucan, and later a translator of Russian texts, including Years of Childhood (1915) and other works by Sergei Aksakoff.
Sir James Fitzjames Duff (1898-1970) His posts included the following: professor of education, University of Manchester 1932-1937; warden of the Durham Colleges in the University of Durham and alternating vice-chancellor and pro-vice-chancellor of the University of Durham 1937-1960; member of several commissions and enquiries, including the Asquith Commission on Higher Education in the Colonies 1943-1945, the Elliot Commission on Higher Education in West Africa 1943-1945, the Government of India's Universities Commission 1948-1949 and a commission on university government in Canada 1964-1965 sponsored by the Canadian Association of University Teachers and the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada. He was also a governor of the BBC 1959-1965, vice-chairman of the BBC 1960-1965 and temporary chairman of the BBC 1964; mayor of Durham City 1959-1960; and lord lieutenant of County Durham 1964-1970. He was knighted in 1949.

Contents

The collection consists of mainly scholarly papers of three generations of the Duff family:
DUF 1. Papers concerning Colonel James Duff (1820-1898). These papers (three items only, 1966-1967 and [ca.1964-1970]) include a transcript of sixteen letters written by Colonel Duff while serving as an ensign with the 74th Highlanders in Canada 1841-1845 and a memoir of him by his grandson Alan Colquhoun Duff.
DUF 2. Papers of James Duff Duff (1860-1940). These papers (53 items, 1871-1923, [ca.1946-1956] and [ca.1964-1973]) chiefly consist of correspondence, press cuttings etc. relating to his publications. They include four letters of 1904, 1911 and 1923 and one paper of 1923 from A.E. Housman and a letter of 1916 from Edmund Gosse. There is also a memoir of James Duff Duff by [his son Alan Colquhoun Duff].
DUF 3. Papers of Sir James Fitzjames Duff (1898-1970). These comprise the bulk of the collection. They were heavily weeded before their deposit with the University of Durham to remove any material which might be thought sensitive or confidential, but, as well as family material, contain a series of papers relating to Duff and his career, [1916]-1967, correspondence addressed to him, volumes (including diaries, journals, lecture and teaching notes and notes relating to universities in Canada and the United States of America), some photographs, a medallion and patents of appointment, and printed material, mainly consisting of his own publications, but also including intelligence test material, some of it annotated, [?1919]-1936. The BBC and lord lieutenancy material is almost exclusively photographic.

Accession details

Deposited on permanent loan on 14 July 1982 by Miss Hester L.E. Duff, sister of Sir James Fitzjames Duff. Further small additional deposits were made by Miss Duff on 29 July 1982 and 17 February 1986.

Conditions of access

Until the list is approved by the depositor prior permission to inspect these documents must be obtained from Miss Duff or her representative.

Copyright and copying

Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Sub-Librarian, Special Collections (e-mail PG.Library@durham.ac.uk) and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. The Library will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material

Arrangement

DUF 1. Papers of James Duff (1820-1898) arranged choronologically.
DUF 2. Papers of James Duff Duff (1860-1940) arranged chonologically.
DUF 3. Papers of James Fitzjames Duff (1898-1970), arranged in the following nine sub-groups and within each sub-group chronologically unless otherwise stated:
DUF 3A. Family correspondence and papers, 1907-1977, mainly letters from James Fitzjames Duff (JFD) to his parents and other relatives but also a few letters to or about him from other family members, and also including reports and letters concerning him from Winchester College to his parents, 1910-1916.
DUF 3B. Papers of JFD, [ca.1916-1967] and n.d.
DUF 3C. Medallion commemorating JFD's period of office as mayor of Durham, 1959-1960.
DUF 3D. Patents of appointments granted to JFD, 1964.
DUF 3E. Correspondence addressed to JFD, arranged chiefly alphabetically by correspondent and within each correspondent chronologically.
DUF 3F. Volumes, 1909-1965.
DUF 3G. Photographs.
DUF 3H. Printed programmes, orders of service etc., 1912-1966.
DUF 3I. Printed works, mainly publications of JFD but also including some works by other authors relating to his career or reflecting his interests, 1914-1969.

Accruals
Misc:2018/19:62, 3A/164-165

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Durham University Records Records relating to Sir James Fitzjames Duff's terms as warden of the Durham Colleges in the University of Durham and (alternating) vice-chancellor and pro-vice-chancellor of the University of Durham, 1937-1960 are within the University's archive.

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Trinity College, Cambridge Most of the papers of James Duff Duff are held by Trinity College.
Lambeth Palace Library, London On 29 July 1982 Miss Duff mentioned that the collection amassed by Sir James Fitzjames Duff had formerly included a letter from Alwyn Terrell Petre Williams, bishop of Durham 1939-1952, which had been sent to Lambeth Palace Library, London.

Catalogue

James Duff (1820-1898)
Reference: DUF 1
Dates of creation: February 1966 – [ca 1970]
Extent:
Papers of and concerning Colonel James Duff of Knockleith, Aberdeenshire (1820-1898), including copies of documents dating from 4 May 1841 until 8 April 1845.

DUF 1/1   February 1966
Ttypescript transcripts made in February 1966 by A[lan] C[olquhoun] Duff (A.C. Duff) of sixteen letters sent by his grandfather James Duff to the latter’s parents [Garden Duff and Louisa Duff ] between 4 May 1841 and 8 April 1845 and concerning the writer’s service as an ensign with the 74th Highlanders in Canada at that period.
Formerly an enclosure with the original of DUF 3A/162.
Card-backed volume, paper   iii + 84f
DUF 1/2   28 January 1967
Typescript memoir of Colonel James Duff of Knockleith by his grandson A.C. Duff.
Card-backed volume, paper   19ff
DUF 1/3    Undated [ca 1964-1970]
Typescript biographical notes concerning the descendants of Colonel James Duff of Knockleith.
Paper    5ff
James Duff Duff (1860-1940)
Reference: DUF 2
Dates of creation:
Extent:
Papers of and concerning James Duff Duff (J.D. Duff, 1860-1940), Latinist and specialist in Russian language and literature and from 1883 until 1940 a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. The papers cover 6 November 1871 – 6 March 1923, [ca 1946-1956] and [ca 1964-1973].

DUF 2/1-27    6 November 1871 – 3 April 1878
Twenty-seven school reports from Fettes College, [Edinburgh] relating to the progress of [James Duff] Duff (J.D. Duff), (printed pro formas with manuscript additions).
Paper, 27ff.
DUF 2/28    4 May [1878]
Cutting from an unidentified newspaper reporting the election on 4 May [1878] of scholars of Trinity College, Cambridge, including that of J. [D.] Duff of Fettes College, Edinburgh.
Paper, 1f. (printed)
DUF 2/29    1882
Manuscript notes of the marks awarded in the University of Cambridge Classical Tripos examinations in 1882 by the eight most successful candidates, including [J.D.] Duff.
Paper, 1f.
DUF 2/30   [c.1882]
Language:  Greek
Cambridge University Greek exam paper.
Paper, 2f
DUF 2/31-44 and 47-51   5 December 1887 – 6 March 1923
“Letters to J.D. D[uff] about his editing & translations. Reviews”. [DUF2/45 and 46 were found elsewhere as indicated below.] The contents of the envelope, which have been arranged chronologically, are as follows:
Envelope
DUF 2/31    5 December 1887
Letter from R.A. Neil to [J.D.] Duff concerning arrangements for an edition of Juvenal’s [Satires] which Duff had agreed to prepare for [Cambridge University] Press.
Endorsement: Rough financial calculation
Address: Pembroke College, Cambridge
Paper, 2ff.
DUF 2/32   9 November 1898
Letter from John E.B. Mayor to [J.D.] Duff concerning Duff’s edition of Juvenal’s Satires, with detailed comments on some readings in the work, a criticism of [Henry] Nettleship’s understanding of Juvenal, and Mayor’s own assessment of Juvenal.
Paper, 2ff.
DUF 2/33   13 November 1898
Language:  German
Postcard from L. Friedlӓnder (Friedlaender) to J.D. Duff at Strathaird, Lady Margaret Road, Cambridge, thanking Duff for the gift of a copy of his edition of Juvenal.
Address: Strasbourg (Strassburg)
Card, 1f.
DUF 2/34    12 December [ca 1898-1900]
Letter from Theodora Sedgwick to J.D. Duff at Strathaird, Lady Margaret Road, Cambridge, enclosing a photograph [not here] of a portrait of ‘Sir Walter’, the original of which was in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, U.S.A.
Address: Ridgemount, Bassett, Southampton
Paper, 2ff. plus envelope
DUF 2/35   5 February 1899
Letter from Norman Moore to J.D. Duff at Strathaird, Lady Margaret Road, Cambridge concerning Duff’s edition of Juvenal and quoting Mr Elwin’s opinion of the edition.
Address: 94 Gloucester Place, Portman Square, London
Paper, 6ff. plus envelope
DUF 2/36    10 January 1904
Letter from Walter Headlam to [J.D.] Duff concerning the importance of studying the established ideas on which Greek and Latin literature were both based, and asking whether Duff could provide examples of sentiments from the Latin which would illustrate similar views originally expressed in Greek.
Address: King’s College, Cambridge
Paper, 2ff.
DUF 2/37    16 April 1904
Letter from A.E. Housman to [J.D.] Duff, expressing gratitude for the collation of ‘T’, [a manuscript of Martial’s epigrams].
Address: 17 North Road, Highgate, [London] N.
Paper, 2ff.
DUF 2/38    9 October 1904
Letter from A.E. Housman to [J.P.] Postgate containing some detailed comments on the texts of several of Martial’s epigrams.
Address: 17 North Road, Highgate, [London] N.
Paper, 1f.
DUF 2/39   22 July 1906
Letter from Henry Jackson to [J.D.] Duff concerning the proof of Duff’s edition of [H.A. J. Munro’s Translations into Latin and Greek Verse ].
Address: Trinity College, Cambridge
Paper, 2ff.
See also DUF 3A/162
DUF 2/40   19 January 1911
Letter from A.E. Housman to [J.D.] Duff, thanking Duff for his letter concerning [Housman’s appointment to the chair of Latin at the University of Cambridge].
Address: University College, London
Paper, 2ff.
DUF 2/41   21 November 1914
Letter, partly typescript and partly manuscript, from [Viscount] Bryce to [J.D.] Duff concerning two papers by Duff on Suetonius and Cicero and the extent of belief in witchcraft, magic and ghosts in the ancient world.
Address: 3 Buckingham Gate, London SW
Paper, 1f.
DUF 2/42   1 December 1915
Letter from [Sir] J[ames] G[eorge] Frazer to [J.D.] Duff, returning the proofs of Duff’s translation of [Serge Aksakoff or Aksakov’s Years of Childhood ].
Address: 10 King’s Parade, Cambridge
Paper, 2ff.
DUF 2/43    25 March 1916
Cutting from Country Life containing a review by Stephen Graham of J.D. Duff’s translation of Serge Aksakoff’s Years of Childhood.
Paper, 3ff. stuck together (printed, with manuscript annotations)
DUF 2/44    25 March 1916
Cutting from the New Statesman containing a review by Sydney Waterlow of J.D. Duff’s translation of Serge Aksakoff’s Years of Childhood.
Paper, 1f. (printed)
DUF 2/45   Undated [March 1916]
Newspaper cutting containing an anonymous review of J.D. Duff’s translation of Serge Aksakoff’s Years of Childhood. Originally an enclosure with DUF 3F/6
Paper, 1f. (printed)
DUF 2/46   Undated [March 1916]
Newspaper cutting containing a notice of the appearance of J.D. Duff’s translation of Serge Aksakoff’s Years of Childhood.
Originally an enclosure with DUF 3F/6.
Paper, 1f. (printed)
DUF 2/47    19 October 1916
Letter from Edmund Gosse to [J.D.] Duff concerning: Gosse’s impressions of J.D. Duff’s translation of Serge Aksakoff’s Years of Childhood; Maurice Baring’s assessment of the remainder of Aksakoff’s family history; the possibility of [William] Heinemann’s publishing the second volume of Duff’s translation of this history should Duff decide to leave [Edward] Arnold, the publisher of Years of Childhood; and Gosse’s recent ‘very interesting mission’ to France.
Addresses: 17 Hanover Terrace, Regent’s Park, [London] NW and (struck through) The Hotel, Church Stretton, Shropshire
Paper, 2ff.
DUF 2/48    10 May 1917
Cutting from Land and Water containing “Life and Letters”, a review by J.C. Squire of J.D. Duff’s translation of Serge Aksafoff’s A Russian Gentleman.
Paper, 2ff. stuck together (printed)
DUF 2/49   12 January 1918
Cutting from the New Statesman containing “Miscellany: Aksakoff”, a review by L. Pearsall Smith of J.D. Duff’s translation of Serge Aksafoff’s A Russian Schoolboy.
Paper, 2ff. stuck together (printed, with manuscript annotations)
DUF 2/50    6 March 1923
Letter from A.E. Housman to [J.D.] Duff, expressing thanks for a copy of Duff’s edition of book one of Lucretius’ [ De Rerum Naturam] and enclosing some detailed criticisms of the text (DUF 2/51).
Address: Trinity College, [Cambridge]
Paper, 2ff.
DUF 2/51   Undated [6 March 1923]
Sheet of textual criticisms by A.E. Housman relating to [J.D.] Duff’s edition of book one of Lucretius’ [ De Rerum Naturam].
Enclosure with DUF 2/50
Paper, 1f.
DUF 2/52   Undated [ca 1964-1973, perhaps ca 1966-1967 ]
Unbound typescript memoir of J.D. Duff by [his son A.C. Duff].
Paper, 57ff.
DUF 2/53   Undated [ca 1946-1956]
Duplicated typescript list of Russian language and literature books from the library of J.D. Duff presented to Durham University Library by Mrs J.D. Duff.
Paper, 2ff.
James Fitzjames Duff (1898-1970)
Reference: DUF 3
Dates of creation: 1907 - 1977
Papers of and concerning Sir James Fitzjames Duff. The papers cover 1907-[19]77.
Born in Cambridge 1 February 1898, the second son of J.D Duff (see above)
Scholar of Winchester College 1910-1916
Enrolled in the Royal Flying Corps [ca September 1916]. Qualified as a pilot and flight instructor but was injured in a crash landing in Lincolnshire on 31 January 1917 and invalided out summer 1917
Temporary master at Winchester College ca February – December 1918
Went up to Trinity College, Cambridge as a scholar January 1919: awarded Ii in the Classical Tripos and B.A. June 1920; awarded II2 in the Economics Tripos Part II June 1921
Part-time assistant lecturer in Classics, University of Manchester and part-time Workers’ Educational Association lecturer on Industrial History, Burnley and Accrington, Lancashire 1921-1922
Lecturer in Education, Armstrong College, Newcastle upon Tyne 1922-1927, where he became heavily involved in the pioneer work of intelligence testing
Acting headmaster of Dunstan School, Northumberland for just over a fortnight in July [1923]
[Sir Theodore] Morison, [principal of Armstrong College, Newcastle upon Tyne], refused to consider J.F. Duff for appointment to a chair in Education at Armstrong College in September 1925
Seconded as Educational Superintendent, Northumberland County Council 1925-[?1927]
Senior lecturer in Education, University of Manchester 1927-1932
Sarah Fielden Professor of Education and head of the Department of Education, University of Manchester 1932-1937; also public orator, University of Manchester
Warden of the Durham Colleges in the University of Durham and alternating vice-chancellor and pro-vice-chancellor of the University of Durham 1937-1960
Member of the Asquith Commission on Higher Education in the Colonies 1943-1945
Member of the Elliot Commission on Higher Education in West Africa 1943-1945
Member of the executive committee of the Inter-University Council for Higher Education in the Colonies, from 1954 known as the Inter-University Council for Higher Education Overseas, 1946-1965
He furnished the Norman Chapel in Durham Castle in memory of the cadets of the Durham University Air Squadron who lost their lives during the Second World War
Member of Ministry of Education Working Party on University Awards; report published 8 December 1948
Served on the governing body of Neville’s Cross College, Durham, occ. 1949
Member of the Government of India's Universities Commission 1948-1949
Knighted in 1949
Member of Advisory Committee on Colonial Colleges of Arts, Sciences and Technology (ACCAST), from September 1957 known as the Council for Overseas Colleges of Arts, Sciences and Technology (COCAST), ca 1949 – resigned 1959
Member of the Council of the University College of the Gold Coast, later the University of Ghana
Toured universities in the United States of America as a member of the Commonwealth Fund [of New York] Fellowships Committee 21 March 1951 – 16 May 1951
Visited the colleges in Nigeria, the Gold Coast and Sierra Leone during the Christmas vacation 1952-1953
Visited the three university colleges in West Africa January 1956
Attended A[ssociation of] U[niversities of the] B[ritish] C[ommonwealth] congress in Canada 1958 then toured universities in the United States of America, 24 August 1958 – 20 September 1958
Chairman of the University Grants Commission Academic Advisory Committee for the new University of Sussex (royal charter 1961)
Gave much informal advice concerning the formation of the University of East Anglia, [1958]
Mayor of Durham City 1959-1960
On retirement from the University of Durham in 1960 moved to Low Middleton Hall, County Durham with his sister Hester Duff
Governor of the BBC 1959-1965
Vice-chairman of the BBC 1960-1965
Temporary chairman of the BBC 1964
Chaired a committee seeking to establish a Special Institution for Scientific and Technological Education and Research or ‘SISTER’ on Teesside 1964
Member of a commission on university government in Canada sponsored by the Canadian Association of University Teachers and the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada 1964-1965 and resulting in the Duff-Berdahl Report 1966
Visiting professor, University of Toronto, Canada 1967
Lord Lieutenant of County Durham 1964-1970
Member of the Durham County Club
Qualifications: M.A. Cantab., M.Ed. [from where?], Hon. D.C.L. Durham [1950], Hon. LL.D. Aberdeen [1943] and Sussex [1964]
Died 24 April 1970 at Dublin Airport

For more information see DNB, Who Was Who, Times obituaries anonymous 27 April 1970, by Walter Hamilton 30 April 1970, by ‘K.A.’ 2 May 1970 and by Lord Fulton 12 May 1970, and obituaries in University of Durham Gazette, vol. XVII (new series), no.2, 30 September 1970, pp.6-12.

Family correspondence and papers
Reference: DUF 3A
Dates of creation: 1907 - [19]77

Mainly letters from J.F. Duff to his parents and other relatives but also of a few letters to or about him from other family members, and including in addition reports and letters concerning him from Winchester College, 1910-1916.

DUF 3A/1- 46   June 1907, 1 October 1910 - 16 November 1911
Forty-six letters, chiefly from J.F. Duff and chiefly addressed to his mother [Laura Eleanor] Duff (L.E. Duff). With the bundle is a label on which has been written in an unknown hand, [perhaps that of Hester Duff], “Letters from J.F.D. to his parents, mainly from Winchester”. With the exception of DUF 3A/1, June 1907, the letters all relate to the first thirteen months spent by J.F. Duff at Winchester College, October 1910- November 1911. The letters have been arranged chronologically; the majority of them can only be dated from the postmarks on the accompanying envelopes. The contents of the bundle are as follows:
Bundle
DUF 3A/1, 3-5, 7-8, 12-13, 15-16, 18, 20-22, 24-30 and 33-46   June 1907, 2 October 1910 - 16 November 1911
Thirty-four letters and one postcard from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff. All are directed to Strathaird, Lady Margaret Road, Cambridge except for DUF 3A/1 (no direction) and DUF 3A/20 (directed to 5 Dartmouth Road, Dublin). DUF 3A/16 includes a copy of J.F. Duff's school timetable.
Addresses: Winchester College, except for DUF 3A/1 (no address) [Cambridge] and DUF 3A/12 (Bournemouth)
Paper, 72ff. plus card, 1f. and 33 envelopes
DUF 3A/2, 6, 14, 19, 23 and 31-32   1 October - 16 December 1910
Seven letters from J.F. Duff to his father J[ames] D[uff] Duff (J.D. Duff). All are directed to Strathaird, Lady Margaret Road, Cambridge except for DUF 3A/2 (directed to Mountblairy, St Valerie Road, Bournemouth, [the home of J.D. Duff's mother, Jane Bracken Duff]). DUF 3A/14 includes details of J.F. Duff's daily timetable and school-duties and DUF 3A/31 includes a list of Winchester masters and their nicknames.
Addresses: Winchester College
Paper, 14ff. plus seven envelopes
DUF 3A/17   31 October 1910
Letter from J.F. Duff to his sister Mary G[eraldine] Duff (M.G. Duff) at Strathaird, Lady Margaret Road, Cambridge.
Address: Winchester College
Paper, 2ff. plus envelope
DUF 3A/9-10   [?14] and 16 October 1910
Two letters from M.J. Rendall, [second master of Winchester College], to [L.E.] Duff concerning a short spell spent by J.F. Duff in “Sick House”.
Address: Winchester College
Paper, 2ff.
DUF 3A/11    [?16 October 1910]
Letter from [Miss] F. Stewart, [Winchester College matron], to [L.E.] Duff concerning J.F. Duff's brief illness.
Address: Winchester College Sick House
Paper, 2ff.
DUF 3A/47- 81   16 February 1912 - 21 July 1916
Thirty-five letters, chiefly from J.F. Duff and chiefly addressed to his mother L.E. Duff. These items continue the series numbered DUF 3A/1-46 and relate to the remainder of J.F. Duff's schooldays at Winchester College, February 1912 - July 1916, and the arrival there ca 1914 of his younger brother Patrick Duff, including from 1914 onwards the effects of war on the College and its members and on Duff’s family and relatives. The letters have been arranged chronologically; some of them can only be dated from the postmarks on the accompanying envelopes. The addresses have been cut off some of the wartime letters. The contents of the bundle are as follows:
Bundle
DUF 3A/47-48, 50-60, 62-63 and 65-81   16 February 1912 - 21 July 1916
Thirty-two letters from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff. All are directed to Strathaird, Lady Margaret Road, Cambridge except for DUF 3A/55 (directed to 5 Dartmouth Road, Dublin).
DUF 3A/51 concerns the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Winchester College on 15 July 1912 and encloses a printed programme for the performance of the College song “Domum” given on that occasion (now DUF 3G/1).
DUF 3A/53 includes a sketch of Thule Chamber, [Winchester College] by J.F. Duff, 20 October 1912.
DUF 3A/56 and 57, 12 and 13 December 1914, concern the award [of a scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge] to J.F. Duff, then aged sixteen.
DUF 3A/62, [2 May 1915], mentions the election of J. Parker Smith as warden [of Winchester College] on [1 May 1915].
DUF 3A/75 and 76, 4 and 7 June [1916], refer to the Battle of Jutland.
Addresses: Winchester College, except for DUF 3A/70 (Hanwood Rectory, Shropshire, [the home of J.F. Duff's school friend, John Chitty])
Paper, 78ff. plus twenty-one envelopes
See also DUF 3A/116A/4 for references to the Battle of Jutland
DUF 3A/49 and 61   8 March 1912 and 2 May 1915
Two letters from J.F. Duff to his sister M.G. Duff at Strathaird, Lady Margaret Road, Cambridge.
Addresses: Winchester College
Paper, 4ff. plus two envelopes
DUF 3A/64   9 May [19]15
Letter from Patrick Duff to his mother L.E. Duff at Strathaird, Lady Margaret Road, Cambridge concerning his life as a pupil at Winchester College.
Address: Winchester College
Paper, 2ff.
DUF 3A/82-116    15 May 1910 - [July 1916]
“Reports J.F.D.” and containing reports and letters concerning J.F. Duff's entry to and progress at Winchester College, 15 May 1910 - [July 1916]. The contents of the envelope, which have been arranged chronologically, are as follows:
Envelope
DUF 3A/82   15 May 1910
Letter from M.J. Rendall to [J.D.] Duff, enclosing a formal letter (DUF 3A/83) relating to the July 1910 Winchester College scholarship examination for which J.F. Duff had been entered.
Address: Winchester College
Paper, 1f.
DUF 3A/83    15 May 1910
Letter from M.J. Rendall to [J.D.] Duff, acknowledging receipt of papers submitted preparatory to J.F. Duff's sitting the above examination and returning the latter’s birth certificate [not here].
Address: Winchester College
Enclosure with item DUF 3A/82
Paper, 2ff. (printed pro forma with manuscript additions)
DUF 3A/84     Undated [ca 5-9 July 1910]
Rules and syllabus relating to the examination to be held on 5-7 July 1910 prior to the election of scholars and exhibitioners at Winchester College on 9 July 1910.
Paper, 2ff. (printed pro forma with manuscript additions)
DUF 3A/85   July 1910
Letter from M.J. Rendall to [T.C.] Weatherhead, giving details of J.F. Duff's performance in the Winchester College scholarship examination.
Paper, 1f. (printed pro forma with manuscript additions)
DUF 3A/86   Undated [July 1910]
Letter from H.M. Burge to [J.D.] Duff concerning J.F. Duff's forthcoming admission as a scholar of Winchester College on 15 September 1910.
Paper, 1f. (printed pro forma with manuscript additions)
DUF 3A/87-97, 99    October 1910 - December 1912, July 1913
Twelve school reports relating to J.F. Duff's progress at Winchester College.
Paper, 24ff. (printed pro formas with manuscript additions)
DUF 3A/98   24 February 1913
Letter from J.A. Fort to [L.E.] Duff concerning her wish to send J.F. Duff to France for a month and referring to “our troubles”, perhaps meaning an influenza outbreak in the College.
Address: Winchester College
Paper, 2ff.
See also DUF 3F/5
DUF 3A/100, 102-103, 106, 108, 110   23 December 1913 - 28 July 1915
Six letters from J.A. Fort to [J.D.] Duff concerning J.F. Duff's general progress at Winchester College and the writer’s concern as to the best way to direct the reading of his pupils.
DUF 3A/106, 23 December 1914, refers to the award of a scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge to J.F. Duff.
DUF 3A/110, 28 July 1915, refers to the award of the Goddard Prize to J.F. Duff and welcomes the decision that he should remain at Winchester for another year before going to University.
Addresses: Winchester College, except for item 102 (Barbon Manor, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria)
Paper, 10ff.
DUF 3A/101, 104-105, 107, 109, 111, 113-116    28 December 1913 - [July 1916]
Nine letters and (DUF 3A/114) one paper from M.J. Rendall to [J.D.] Duff, 28 December 1913 - [July 1916], concerning J.F. Duff's general progress at Winchester College, his academic strengths and weaknesses and his excellent character.
DUF 3A/101, 28 December 1913, refers to J.F. Duff's performance in the New College, [Oxford] examination.
DUF 3A/105, 13 December 1914, refers to [the award of a scholarship at Trinity College, Cambridge to J.F. Duff] and to [J.D.] Duff’s Cicero paper.
DUF 3A/107, 26 December 1914, commends the progress at Winchester College of both [J.F. Duff] and [Patrick Duff].
DUF 3A/111, 1 August 1915, refers to the offer of the post of Sixth Book Tutor at Winchester College to Rackham but seeks [J.D.] Duff’s opinion of M. Dimsdale who had also offered to help.
DUF 3A/114, undated (enclosure with DUF 3A/113, 13 January 1916) is a sheet of examination marks obtained by [Winchester College] candidates, including [J.F.] Duff, ranked third, in the “New College, [Oxford] Election”.
Addresses: Winchester College
Paper, 10ff.
DUF 3A/112   22 December 1915
Letter from Clement V. Durell to [J.D.] Duff, praising [J.F.] Duff's hard work for Winchester College during the past term and his loyal support for Bewley, [prefect of hall or head of school].
Address: Winchester College
Paper, 2ff.
DUF 3A/116A/1-15   12 December [1915] – 9 March [1918]
From J.F. Duff to his brother Alan Colquhoun Duff (A.C. Duff) who was on active service with the Royal Engineers in Salonika [Thessaloniki] and Palestine, chiefly relating to the writer’s final terms as a pupil at Winchester College and his brief service in the Royal Flying Corps, 12 December [1915] – 9 March [1918]. The letters are in the order in which they had been arranged by the depositor, a daughter of A.C. Duff. Part of additional accession of 31 March 2008
15 letters
DUF 3A/116A/1   12 December [1915]
Letter from J.F. Duff to A.C. Duff concerning: Winchester College matters, including the departure of Mr Fort ; a visit to the school by Rudyard Kipling who opened a new miniature range; and Duff’s impression of the Warden of Winchester, [James Parker Smith ] and his wife, with whom he and Roseveare, [a former Winchester pupil], had recently dined.
Address: The College, Winchester
Paper, 2ff.
DUF 3A/116A/2   30 January [1916]
Letter from J.F. Duff to A.C. Duff concerning: two letters received by the writer from A.C. Duff who was writing from Stavros, [in Thessaloniki] [not here]; the writer’s status as “almost the oldest man in College” and, along with Gompertz, the longest serving pupil; school matters, including Mr Fort, still living in Winchester, and his replacement as second master, Mr Williams ; a holiday visit to Ireland, nominally to escort [Duff’s aunt] Alla home after an illness, which was delayed by a submarine scare in the Irish Sea; the sinking of the Persia; family matters including references to Aunt Violet ; a visit to Aunt Eva at Fern Hill; a visit to the family at Largantogher near Springhill, including Francis [Clark] plus Kenneth and Eleanor who were shortly to move to Carnasure between Belfast and Newcastle; Uncle Edward and family who were staying at Largantogher but contemplating a move to Annaverner [sic; recte Anaverna], a house near Dundalk; Duff’s comments on Bewley, a fellow Winchester prefect [prefect of hall or head of school], whose home was in Dublin; Duff’s exploits on his motor-bike; and news that W.A. Brooking, Royal Flying Corps, and C.B. Wilson, a Wykehamist, were missing in action.
Address: The College, Winchester
Paper, 2ff.
DUF 3A/116A/3   14 May [1916]
Letter from J.F. Duff to A.C. Duff concerning: the writer’s recent holiday at home in Cambridge; his bicycle ride from Hanwood, [Shropshire] to Winchester with his fellow Winchester pupil John Chitty and an appreciation of Chitty; news from Alla and from fellow pupils of the recent troubles in Ireland, during which Duff relatives “seem to have had narrow escapes from starvation and bullets” and one pupil had to sleep in the Zoo; news of Winchester College where Duff, then in his last “half”, was “Cap. Prae.” [prefect of chapel] and feeling unhappy at remaining at school while the war was going on; the inevitable changes at Winchester College resulting from the war plus the loss of three “officials”, Mr Fort at Christmas and Mr Durell, College tutor, at Easter and Miss Stewart, who was about to leave and marry; Duff’s praise for the new second master, Mr Williams, Duff’s hopes of entering the R[oyal] F[lying] C[orps] on leaving school; and the writer’s motor-bike.
Address: The College, Winchester
Paper, 2ff.
DUF 3A/116A/4   4 June [1916]
Letter from J.F. Duff to A.C. Duff in Salonika concerning: the writer’s apologies for not sending more letters to A.C. Duff; A.C. Duff’s illness, which had turned out not to be para-typhoid; news of a recent naval battle [Jutland] and the list of survivors, which did not include Dorothy’s husband Bill James ; the writer’s uncertainty as to whether Uncle Alick was involved in the battle, the sinking of the new destroyer, H.M.S. Turbulent ; Jim Clark who should have been on the Turbulent but was absent after surviving a “deadly disease”; “Cameroon Expeditionary Force” stamps sent by Roland [not here] and a Sinn Fein stamp sent by Aunt Charlie [not here]; the writer’s status as an “Attested Unmarried Man” in group 1A (for those born in 1898) and his hopes of gaining a commission in the Royal Flying Corps; a visit with John Chitty to the Winchester College missioner, Mr Lucas, and a mission in Portsmouth where a new church had just been built; Winchester College affairs and a chapel service where Quirk preached; Captain F.M. Hicks of the Hants Regiment, a former Winchester College master, now serving in Salonika; and Mr Crick, a Winchester master appointed after Durell took a commission.
Address: The College, Winchester
Paper, 2ff.
See also DUF 3A/75 and 76 for references to the Battle of Jutland
DUF 3A/116A/5   1 and 3 October [1916]
Letter from J.F. Duff to A.C. Duff concerning: the writer’s Royal Flying Corps training at Doncaster, Yorkshire, after induction at Netheravon, Wiltshire; impressions of his fellow trainees, his flight commander, Captain Murray, his sub-instructor, Saundby, and his billet; his first solo flights on Armstrong-Whitworth biplanes and his enjoyment of flying; racing a G.N.R. express between Doncaster and York; his receipt of a commission while all the friends who left school with him were still cadets; his expectation that he would be given his wings during the next month and would then be sent to France; his impressions of Doncaster and homesickness for Cambridge and Winchester; his many Winchester correspondents; his great affection for Winchester but realisation that he could not have gone back there, even though he would have preferred being second in command to Chitty [the current prefect of hall or head of school] rather than to Bewley, [the previous prefect of hall]; [Jack] Long, who had also joined the Royal Flying Corps; the writer’s recommendations of Some Verse by F.S. and of Masefield’s writings and his other current reading; and the death of Uncle Jack.
Address: The Danum Hotel, Doncaster
Paper, 4ff.
DUF 3A/116A/6   19 October [1916]
Letter from J.F. Duff to A.C. Duff [in Salonika] concerning: the latter’s imminent birthday; the writer’s recent weekend leave spent in Cambridge and in Winchester, where he saw his brother Patrick Duff and many friends, including John Chitty, who had already proved to be an excellent “Aular” [prefect of hall], Sich, Mr Williams and Rendall, [the headmaster], who also preached in chapel; the writer’s attempts to take aerial photographs, one of the tests for gaining wings, and the further tests still to be passed; his impressions of Captain Murray, the flight commander, and the flight’s senior pupil, Captain Leetz ; his hopes of being awarded his wings in a few days, after which he would probably be sent to Catterick, “a desolate moor 100 miles north of this”; and his uncertainty over future plans, with the possibility that he might be kept in England until he turned nineteen.
Address: The Danum Hotel, Doncaster
Paper, 3ff.
DUF 3A/116A/7    5 November [1916]
Letter from J.F. Duff to A.C. Duff concerning: A.C. Duff’s “outbreak of militancy last month”; the writer’s current base in the Scout Squadron at Catterick, Yorkshire, where bad weather and the fact that the planes were not well suited to such conditions had severely curtailed flying time; his poor impression of the Henri Farman plane; his impressions of his instructors; a recent fatal crash at Catterick following engine failure; the likelihood that, although the writer now had his wings and was in theory a trained pilot, he would be kept in Catterick with little to do all winter as pilots were not being sent to France before they reached nineteen; the writer’s enjoyment of a walk in Swaledale; his appreciation of Masefield’s poem ‘Biographies’ in Georgian Poetry [1911-1912] and his opinion of the other contents of the book, a copy of which he had sent to A.C. Duff; his homesickness for Winchester and dislike of ‘the Army’, which he would not have chosen for a career if it had not been for the war; his report of an amusing sermon he had heard; his appreciation of Homer; the death of Girling ; and the writer’s opinion of Girling’s friend Mills.
Address: Royal Flying Corps, Catterick, Yorkshire
Paper, 3ff.
DUF 3A/116A/8    9 November [1916]
Letter from J.F. Duff to A.C. Duff concerning: the writer’s congratulations on the award of the Military Cross to A.C. Duff; the writer’s continued inactivity at Catterick; the three fatal accidents that had occurred there that week; the writer’s appearance in the [London] Gazette of 9 November [1916] as “Flying Officer”; and his offer to send A.C. Duff a copy of Georgian Poetry 1913-1915 if the latter had enjoyed the previous volume.
Address: Royal Flying Corps, Catterick
Paper, 1f.
DUF 3A/116A/9   20 December [1916]
Letter from J.F. Duff to A.C. Duff in Salonika concerning: the writer’s hope that the war will finish before the end of 1917, despite many people speaking of “five years more”; ten days sick-leave spent by the writer in Cambridge, Winchester and Bournemouth following nearly two weeks in hospital suffering from ‘flue’; the curtailment of all leave except sick-leave; family matters; the writer’s enjoyment of the “good talking” at Winchester, a pleasure practically unobtainable in Catterick although he liked many of his companions there; Gompertz, the last of his roll at Winchester, who was leaving school that month; the writer’s pre-leave training on pusher scouts; his transfer while on leave to the Active Service Squadron, which then went abroad while he was on sick leave; his current position as an instructor in the elementary Squadron at Catterick, a responsibility in view of his inexperience; the typical routine and weather at Catterick; an invitation for Christmas from Miss Sharpley’s brother, headmaster of a school at Richmond, Yorkshire, and his wife, a sister of Hadley, master of Pembroke; the award of a Demyship at Magdalen College, Oxford to [Guy] Sich and a scholarship at Trinity College, Cambridge to Crawley ; the writer’s impressions of War and Peace and of J.A. Fort’s Sonnets and Other Verses which had just been published; news that Saundby, his youthful instructor in Doncaster, was missing; and a long descriptive letter in the last Wykehamist from Captain F.M. Hicks.
Address: Royal Flying Corps, Catterick, Yorkshire
Paper, 3ff.
DUF 3A/116A/10   1 January [1917]
Letter from J.F. Duff to A.C. Duff [in Salonika] concerning: the writer’s life as a flying instructor at Catterick; his enjoyment of teaching, although he had so far had little experience, and of his semi-independence, including two days when he was O.C. flight during the absence of his flight commander, Lane; his impressions of Lane; his Christmas spent with the Sharpleys at Richmond; A.C. Duff’s secrecy concerning his Military Cross, which according to the [London] Gazette was awarded for “enterprise in collecting units to erect wire”; and J.F. Duff’s childhood nickname of ‘Jackie’.
Address: Royal Flying Corps, Catterick
Paper, 3ff.
DUF 3A/116A/11   29 January [1917]
Letter from J.F. Duff to A.C. Duff in Salonika concerning: A.C. Duff’s ever-receding prospects of leave; the practical cessation of leave for members of the forces based in England; the writer’s recent transfer to a newly opened base at Waddington, Lincoln, where he was acting as a flight instructor on “peculiarly futile machines” of a type he had never previously flown; his lack of understanding of his detention in England unless the authorities were waiting until after his nineteenth birthday on 1 February 1917 before sending him to France; his favourable impression of Waddington, four miles south of Lincoln, and of Lincoln; friends in Lincoln found for him by his mother, L.E. Duff, including the bishop, who was ill, the mayor, and the precentor; his impressions of the precentor and his family; his impressions of the Royal Flying Corps members at Waddington, including the commanding officer, who had been in the Connaught Rangers before the war and had known Uncle Jack, and the flight commander, Captain Ware; the imminent publication of A Russian Gentleman; his views on War and Peace, Mr Britling and John Bull; his views on Wells, Ll[oyd]-G[eorge], Northcliffe and Bottomley; his views on the Royal Flying Corps tunics; a professional photograph of the writer in uniform taken while he was on sick leave; his request for news of Jack Long who had joined the Royal Flying Corps in September but had not yet been gazetted as a flying officer; and the writer’s accumulation of about £100 in salary so far as a flying officer.
Address: Royal Flying Corps, Waddington, Lincoln
Paper, 2ff.
DUF 3A/116A/12   5 March [1917]
Letter from J.F. Duff to A.C. Duff [in Salonika] concerning: the writer’s convalescence in a hospital in Lincoln [following his crash landing on 31 January 1917]; his relief that his pupil was uninjured in the crash; his imminent move to a convalescent home in Harrogate; the uncertainty over when he can resume flying and go to France; another crash involving Finney, a fellow Winchester pupil, in which the observer was killed; support from the precentor of Lincoln, the female mayor of Lincoln, who knew Mrs Bryce, and the family of the bishop of Lincoln, who knew Uncle Dory; the writer’s impressions of Lincoln; his enjoyment of the works of Ant[h]ony Trollope; the proofs of A Russian Gentleman; seditious newspapers and Sinn Fein stamps sent to him by Aunt Charlie [not here]; and his observation that eighteen months had passed since A.C. Duff left England and seven months since the writer “assumed khaki”.
Address: 4th Northern General Hospital, Lincoln
Paper: 3ff.
DUF 3A/116A/13   29 October [1917]
Letter from J.F. Duff to A.C. Duff in the Holy Land [Palestine] concerning: A.C. Duff’s imminent 21st birthday; the writer’s last two months spent at the home of his uncle James at Largantogher in Ireland [after being invalided out of the Royal Flying Corps]; news of Uncle James, who was busy with the Irish Convention and his County business, and Aunt Millie; the writer’s view that everyone in Ireland ‘is turning Sinn Fein apparently – bar the Unionists’, that “Irish politics are a good mix-up as usual”, and his doubts about what the Convention can achieve; the writer’s boredom and uncertainty about his future; Boucher, a great friend from Winchester, who was killed in July [1917]; news of a rout of the Italians by the Germans and different views on the likely outcome of the war; and visits from Mr Maturin and Sir Hiram.
Address: Langtogher, Maghera, County Derry
Paper, 3ff.
DUF 3A/116A/14   26 December [19]17
Letter from J.F. Duff to A.C. Duff concerning: the number of letters sent to A.C. Duff by J.F. Duff and J.D. Duff; the writer’s continued inactivity; visits from J.F. Duff’s former fellow pupils at Winchester, H.H. Price, once J.F. Duff’s junior prefect and now in the Royal Flying Corps based at Wyton near St Ives, Cambridgeshire, and Glossop; and news of the family and a flooded kitchen.
Address: Strathaird, Cambridge
Paper, 2ff.
DUF 3A/116A/15   9 March [1918]
Letter from J.F. Duff to A.C. Duff concerning: the writer’s enjoyment of the teaching job at Winchester College which he had now held for about a month, thanks to the headmaster Rendall; the support he was receiving from his Division in the school; his lodgings, shared with [fellow masters], Dimsdale, a fellow of King’s College Cambridge, a contemporary of his father, and Patterson, fellow of Trinity College Oxford; mention of friends including Chitty, Crawley, Sich and Jack Long, now a Royal Flying Corps wireless officer; the writer’s gradual recovery from his accident but fear that he will not be fit enough to rejoin the forces even by September; the possibility of being assigned to some office war-work before then, although he feels that teaching is as useful a job as any; his note that 9 March is their sister Mary’s fourteenth birthday and that their younger sister Hester [born 1912] had more than doubled in age since A.C. Duff was sent abroad; a Miss Newton who had spoken to the school on her work as a missionary in Palestine where A.C. Duff was based and Captain F.M. Hicks, [a former Winchester College master], who was flying in Palestine; the strain of war and the writer’s hope for peace in 1918, “a peace of weariness if not of utter German defeat”; his belief that peace could be obtained immediately if Russia were sacrificed but that it would be better to continue fighting until the enemy was sufficiently humbled; and his belief that the war had continued for so long that “no-one will have recovered enough to have another War in our life-time!”.
Address: 10 College Street, Winchester
Paper, 2ff.
DUF 3A/117-130   
Labelled “J.F.D. R.F.C. letters Aug. & Sept. 1916” and containing fifteen letters etc. relating to J.F. Duff’s brief career in the Royal Flying Corps after leaving Winchester College, prior to his being invalided out following an accident. The contents of the envelope, which have been arranged chronologically, are as follows:
Envelope
DUF 3A/117-123   [16 August] – 7 September 1916
Five letters, one card and one telegram from J.F. Duff to his mother, L.E. Duff, at Strathaird, Cambridge, concerning: in addition to family matters, J.F. Duff’s Winchester prize poem “Via Sacra” (DUF 3A/118 and 119), his preliminary training as a Royal Flying Corps officer at Oxford prior to starting flying training as a signaller at Upavon, Wiltshire, Oxford, in war-time, meetings with friends, chiefly Wykehamists, his views of the present type of “English Officer”, his concern that all trainees were being sent straight off to squadrons without leave after a few weeks training, regardless of whether they had passed their examination (DUF 3A/119), and standards and ideals in the Cadet Battalions (DUF 3A/121).
Address: Royal Flying Corps, Christ Church, Oxford
Paper, 12ff.
See also DUF 3A/129, DUF 3B/1, DUF 3E/2, DUF 3E/4 and DUF 3I/3-7
DUF 3A/124-128    [8 - 16 September 1916]
Five letters from J.F. Duff to his mother, L.E. Duff, relating to his flying training at Netheravon, Wiltshire, culminating in his first solo flight on 16 September 1916, and noting (DUF 3A/126) that the average trainee flew solo after 2½ hours. The letters also refer to friends and to family matters, including the death of “Uncle Jack” (DUF 3A/126).
Address: Royal Flying Corps, Netheravon, Wiltshire
Paper, 12ff.
DUF 3A/129    [17 September 1916]
Letter from J.F. Duff to his mother, L.E. Duff: further solo flights, his imminent posting elsewhere, reference to a fellow officer who was involved in “the retreat last November”, and the printing of his poem “Via Sacra” in The Sunday Times of 17 September 1916, which also included an article by O. Browning attacking public schools.
Address: No.8 Reserve Squadron, R.F.C., Netheravon
Paper, 7ff.
See also DUF 3A/118, DUF 3B/1, DUF 3E/2, DUF 3E/4 and DUF 3I/3-7
DUF 3A/130   [20 September 1916]
Letter from J.F. Duff to his mother, L.E. Duff, concerning: his temporary posting to Doncaster, further flying training, friends and family matters and his wish to be back at Winchester.
Address: The Danum Hotel, Doncaster, Yorkshire
Paper, 4ff.
DUF 3A/131   8 January [1917]
Letter from J.F. Duff to his mother, L.E. Duff, at Strathaird, Cambridge, concerning a safe forced landing following engine failure en route to Copmanthorpe near York.
Address: Copmanthorpe, Yorkshire
Paper, 3ff. plus envelope
DUF 3A/132    31 January [1917]
Letter from J.F. Duff to his mother, L.E. Duff, concerning: the crash landing which led to his being invalided out of the Royal Flying Corps.
Address: 4th Northern General Hospital, Lincoln
Paper: 1f.
DUF 3A/133-148   
Labelled in J.F. Duff’s hand “Letters from & to family 1915-1927”. The contents of the envelope, which have been arranged chronologically, are as follows:
Envelope
DUF 3A/133   11 May 1916
Letter from “Alla” to her nephew, J.F. Duff, written during his last term at Winchester and containing an eye-witness account of events in Dublin during the recent Sinn Fein Easter Rebellion, including reference to the shooting, the British troops sent to resist the rebellion and the “starving state” of Dublin. Accompanying the letter is a typescript partial transcript of the contents of the letter by Margaret McCollum.
Address: 5 Northbrook Road, Dublin
Paper, 3ff. plus transcript, 1f.
DUF 3A/134    5 March [1918]
Letter from L.E. Duff to her son, J.F. Duff, describing the recent installation of [Sir Joseph (John) Thomson] as master of Trinity College Cambridge, and also containing references to family and friends, including war-time casualties, the election of “Uncle Gerald”, [the writer’s brother, Sir Gerald Ponsonby Lenox-Conyngham], as F.R.S., and the recent death of Sir Jacob Preston.
Address: Strathaird, [Cambridge]
Paper, 4ff.
See also DUF 3E/154
DUF 3A/135   Undated [ca April 1921]
Letter from J.F. Duff to his mother, L.E. Duff, describing a brief visit to Paris en route to a holiday in Italy and mentioning the coal-strike [in England].
Address: ’Between Aix-les-Bains & Modane’, France
Paper, 1f.
DUF 3A/136 and 137   Undated [ca April 1921] and 14 April [1921]
Two letters from J.F. Duff to his mother, L.E. Duff, at Strathaird, Lady Margaret Road, Cambridge, describing a tour of northern Italy with a party including “M.J.R.” [M.J. Rendall, headmaster of Winchester College] and referring to a possible railway strike [in England].
Addresses: Hotel Moderne, Firenze and Hotel Continental, Siena, Italy
Paper, 3ff. plus two envelopes
DUF 3A/138   17 April 1921
Letter from J.F. Duff to “Alla” at Strathaird, Lady Margaret Road, Cambridge, describing his tour of northern Italy and referring to Mr Rendall [M.J. Rendall, headmaster of Winchester College] as “in some ways the worst possible travelling companion ... But I think he’s the best guide in the world, for all that”.
Address: Albergo Giotto, Assisi, Italy
Paper, 2ff. plus envelope
DUF 3A/139   26 September 1925
Letter from J.D. Duff to his son, J.F. Duff, at South Broomfield, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, stating that he finds the reasons given by [Sir Theodore] Morison, [principal of Armstrong College, Newcastle upon Tyne], for a decision regarding J.F. Duff [i.e. Morison’s refusal to consider J.F. Duff for appointment to a chair in education; see DNB on J.F. Duff] “quite unsatisfactory and insufficient”. The letter also refers to the writer’s son Patrick Duff, the writer’s esteem for the recently deceased [Sir Francis] Darwin, and J.D. Duff’s problem with a translation from Russian [probably relating to his Orient and Greece (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1926)].
Address: Strathaird, Lady Margaret Road, Cambridge
Paper, 2ff. plus envelope
DUF 3A/140-141    6 May 1927
Two letters from J.F. Duff to his mother, L.E. Duff, debating whether he should respond favourably to a request from [Henry] Bompas Smith, professor of Education at the University of Manchester, to apply for the post of senior lecturer in Education at Manchester. He would prefer to remain in Newcastle upon Tyne but prospects of promotion from his junior post at Armstrong College were poor. He will seek the advice of his mentor Godfrey Thomson. The letters also mention J.F. Duff’s work at Armstrong College, the research degree in Education that Frank Smith, [professor of Education at Armstrong College], wished to establish and J.F. Duff’s involvement with a Rover Scouts troop.
Addresses: Armstrong College, Newcastle upon Tyne and 4 Lambton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
Paper, 4ff.
DUF 3A/142    12 May 1927
Letter from J.F. Duff to his mother, L.E. Duff, stating that he has decide to apply for the Manchester post and referring to an impending visit from Antony Macnaghten.
Address: 4 Lambton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
Paper, 1f.
DUF 3A/143   17 May 1927
Letter from J.F. Duff to his mother, L.E. Duff, enclosing a copy of his application for the Manchester post [not here], mentioning his earlier unsuccessful application for the chair of Education at Armstrong College, describing Antony Macnaghten’s visit and stating that the recently deceased A[lfred] H[amilton] Cruickshank was a misfit as a master at Winchester but that “his appointment to Durham [as canon professor of Greek and Classical Literature] was an excellent thing both for Durham and for himself”.
Address: 4 Lambton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
Paper, 3ff.
DUF 3A/144   29 June 1927
Letter from J.F. Duff to his mother, L.E. Duff, at Strathaird, Cambridge, describing the recent Trinity College, [Cambridge] Lake Hunt followed by a trip to Pen-y-Ghent to view the total eclipse of the sun on 29 June and mentioning with approval the successor to his post at Armstrong College, [M.V.C.] Jeffreys, an Oundle master.
Address: 4 Lambton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
Paper, 4ff. plus envelope annotated “Eclipse”
DUF 3A/145   21 January 1932
Letter from L.E. Duff to her son, J.F. Duff, congratulating him on his appointment to the chair of Education at the University of Manchester.
Paper, 1f.
DUF 3A/146    25 January 1932
Letter from J.D. Duff to his son, J.F. Duff, at 14 Swinbourne Grove, Withington, Manchester, concerning the latter’s appointment to the chair of Education at the University of Manchester; “Your letter received today seems to leave no room for doubt (except as to salary). All is over bar the shouting”.
Address: Strathaird, Lady Margaret Road, Cambridge
Paper, 2ff. plus envelope
DUF 3A/147    28 January 1932
Letter from L.E. Duff to her son, J.F. Duff, reporting congratulations from friends and family now that his appointment to the chair is generally known.
Address: Strathaird, Lady Margaret Road, Cambridge
Paper, 1f.
DUF 3A/148   28 January 1932
Letter from J.D. Duff to his son, J.F. Duff, at 14 Swinbourne Grove, Withington, Manchester, concerning the salary for the Manchester chair, congratulations from various quarters on J.F. Duff’s appointment to it, a lecture to a Philological meeting on a Sappho text by a Milne of the British Museum, and J.D. Duff’s reluctance to review Webster’s “bad book” as this might be unpleasant for J.F. Duff.
Address: Strathaird, Lady Margaret Road, Cambridge
Paper, 2ff. plus envelope
DUF 3A/149   14 February 1935
Printed hymn sheet for the marriage of A.C.D. [Alan Colquhoun Duff] and D.F.C. [Diana Frances Crawley] at Batheaston church, Somerset.
Paper, 2ff. (printed)
DUF 3A/150   Undated [15 February 1935]
Newspaper cutting relating to the marriage of Lieutenant-Colonel Alan Colquhoun Duff and Miss Diana Frances Crawley at Batheaston church, Somerset on 14 February 1935.
Paper, 1f. (printed)
DUF 3A/151-159   
Letters etc. chiefly relating to J.F. Duff’s move from Manchester in 1937 to become warden of the Durham Colleges and alternating vice-chancellor of the federal University of Durham. With the letters is a note by E[rnest] M[arsdon] B[ettenson], 14 July [19]82: “Letters relating to James Duff’s move from Manchester to Durham. It looks as if [Sir Walter] Moberley [sic; recte Moberly] put his name forward”.

DUF 3A/151   1 July [19]37
Letter from J.F. Duff to his mother, L.E. Duff, at Strathaird, Cambridge, stating that he has been asked to allow Lord Halifax, the Cabinet Minister concerned, to submit his name to the king for appointment as warden of the Durham Colleges at a salary of £2,000. He is unsure about accepting but is to go to London shortly to discuss the matter with Sir Walter Moberly and probably Lord Halifax.
Address: The University, Manchester 13
Paper, 1f. plus envelope (with Edward VIII 1½d stamp)
DUF 3A/152   4 July [19]37
Letter from J.F. Duff to his mother, L.E. Duff, discussing the pros and cons of accepting the Durham position. It is essential the new head at Durham should get on well with the Newcastle half of the University and he already knows the Armstrong College, Newcastle people. Also [John S.B.] Stopford and [Sir Walter] Moberly tell him he seems destined to become a vice-chancellor and he thinks he would “rather try and knock Durham into shape, which it acutely needs” than take over a smoothly-running place such as Manchester. Against this the job might be “hopeless ... There’s a certain air of spiritual mildew about Durham, with a strong clerical flavour that goes ill with the sort of University that a local University in an industrial area should aim at being”. Also the new post is being instituted to counteract the “purely College” feeling of Durham, which will be unpopular, and there is the complication of the fundamental background to the new University of Durham constitution, “violent and embittered rows in the University – mostly between Armstrong and the Medical College in Newcastle, which are being amalgamated now ... The whole place is still pretty volcanic”. His final decision re the Durham post will depend on who is appointed to the other new position, that of rector of King’s College, Newcastle.
Address: 14 Swinbourne Grove, Withington, Manchester
Annotated in pencil on verso: “This is not quite accurate: the row was fundamentally an internal one at the Medical College but members of A[rmstrong] C[ollege] were drawn into it. E[rnest] M[arsdon] B[ettenson]” 14 July [19]82.
Paper, 1f.
DUF 3A/153    6 July [19]37
Letter from J.F. Duff to his mother, L.E. Duff at Strathaird, Cambridge, concerning meetings re the Durham position with Lord Halifax, “a dear”, who chiefly talked about Gandhi, with [Sir Walter] Moberly, and with the unnamed prospective holder of the Newcastle post, [Lord Eustace Percy], “a most exciting appointment, an extremely well-known man ... I could work with him all right, though I should be a little in awe of him at first”. Duff is to make his decision by the end of the week. He will probably accept “but the thought of leaving my job here after ten years of nursing the flock and really getting it into good condition and good repute – and it is good now and people know it -, is very devastating”. If he accepts the post he has to take office on 1 August and start creating new “bodies” at once.
Address: The University, Manchester 13
Paper, 2ff. plus envelope
DUF 3A/154   8 July [19]37
Letter from J.F. Duff to his mother, L.E. Duff at Strathaird, Cambridge, stating that he has accepted the Durham position and is “feeling very doleful about it”.
Address: The University, Manchester 13
Paper, 1f. plus envelope
DUF 3A/155    8 July [19]37
Letter from J.F. Duff to his mother, L.E. Duff at Strathaird, Cambridge, mentioning a sudden invitation from Sir Christopher Needham, chairman of [Manchester] University Council, Duff’s dislike of the need for secrecy until his new appointment is formally announced, and enclosing (DUF 3A/156) a newspaper account of the University of Manchester degrees ceremony held on Friday [9 July 1937]: “You’ll see that my last public utterance in Manchester ended with a pur”.
Address: 14 Swinbourne Grove, Withington, Manchester
Paper, 1f. plus envelope (with Edward VIII 1½d stamp)
DUF 3A/156   Undated [10 July 1937]
Newspaper cutting containing an account of the University of Manchester degrees ceremony held “yesterday” [9 July 1937], including transcripts of the speeches made by J.F. Duff presenting the two candidates for honorary degrees, Thomas Brown, former headmaster of Ducie Avenue Central School and from 1919 teachers’ representative on Manchester Education Committee, and Ernest Bosdin Leech, physician, historian, archaeologist and collector, a recently retired member of the University of Manchester Medical School. The cutting also contains an account of the speech made by the vice-chancellor of the University of Manchester, Dr J[ohn] S.B. Stopford, in support of the current University appeal for £300,000 and the value and extent of the work carried out by the University’s Extramural Department.
Enclosure with DUF 3A/155
Paper, 1f. (printed)
DUF 3A/157   30 July [19]37
Letter from J.F. Duff to his mother, L.E. Duff at Strathaird, Cambridge, describing a visit to the Hicks’ in Wales and a forthcoming short trip to Durham, to include a visit to Sir William Marris, the retiring principal of Armstrong College, Newcastle, and also mentioning an obituary of the writer by [H.B.] Charlton, planned to appear in the Manchester edition of the Manchester Guardian on the day of the announcement of Duff’s appointment [to the Durham post], probably [ 31 July or 2 August 1937].
Address: 3 The Terrace, Harlech
Paper, 1f. plus envelope (with Edward VIII 1½d stamp)
DUF 3A/158   3 August [19]37
Letter from J.F. Duff to his father, J.D. Duff at Strathaird, Cambridge, concerning the writer’s holiday in Wales, the good weather and the article about him in the [ Manchester] Guardian.
Address: Harlech
Paper, 1f. plus envelope (with Edward VIII 1½d stamp)
DUF 3A/159   9 August [19]37
Letter from J.F. Duff to his mother, L.E. Duff at Strathaird, Cambridge, referring to the forthcoming christening [of his niece Lindsay Margaret Duff, daughter of his brother Alan Colquhoun Duff] and a planned holiday in Scotland with Walter Hamilton but chiefly concerning his impressions of the leading members of the University of Durham based on his recent visit to the North-East: [Cyril Argentine Alington], dean of Durham, “(?67) pretty awful – not improved with age – very vain and arrogant. But he’s a sick man ... and he meant to be nice and welcoming” and Durham deanery, “an incredibly gorgeous house”; Cyril Mayne, canon professor of Greek, “(?60)” and a “Nice man, but he says himself he is a theologian and not a Greek scholar”; Brewis, “the young head of one of the two theological colleges”; How, the bed-ridden master of University College, “(?68)”; Pemberton, the chairman of the Durham Colleges Council, “(76) ... a nice old thing, but quite past work”; Theodosius, “(65)”, the retiring University registrar; Heawood, “the not-retiring professor of mathematics (77)”; and Robinson, who is “very important” and “on the staff there for 46 years”. Most of these people were appointed before the introduction of a compulsory retirement age. In general Duff felt that “nothing was much worse than he had realised” except possibly the dean’s attitude to the University “and that doesn’t matter; he’s very little power in University business”. Until a good house can be provided for Duff he will probably live in the State rooms in Durham Castle. Duff also summed up his views on some of the Newcastle staff: the “helpful and informative” Sir William Marris, who was stepping down in favour of [Lord Eustace] Percy; Leslie Runciman, chairman of Armstrong College Council but not going on the new body; and Sir Robert Bolam, head of the Medical College, “sole cause of all the rows and scandals of recent years” and vice-chancellor until Duff takes over: “A very low form of life indeed ... Diabolically clever, however, and still capable of endless mischief though the new statutes [for the University of Durham] are designed to cut his claws”. Duff had also visited Cheshire to meet Dr Murray, one of the commissioners who drew up the new statutes, a retired medical professor of Manchester, “a charming and intelligent man”.
Address: 14 Swinbourne Grove, Withington, Manchester
Paper, 4ff. plus envelope
DUF 3A/160   Undated [ca 24 January 1956]
Newspaper cutting concerning the death on [22 January 1956] of Mrs L.E. Duff, who had lived in Durham with her son J.F. Duff since she was widowed in 1940.
Paper, 1f. (printed)
DUF 3A/161    27 January 1956
Cutting from the Durham County Advertiser containing a memoir of and account of the funeral service of Mrs L.E. Duff which was held at the church of Durham St Mary le Bow on Wednesday [25] January 1956.
Paper, 1f. (printed)
DUF 3A/162   7 May [19]66
Photocopies of the first two sheets of an incomplete letter from J.F. Duff to his brother Alan [Colquhoun Duff], acknowledging receipt of the latter’s transcript of the letters written by their grandfather James Duff (later Colonel James Duff) from Canada between 1841 and 1845 (DUF 1/1), speculating on Colonel Duff’s education and reading interests and referring to family homes. J.F. Duff also describes the provenance of his copy of H.A.J. Munro’s translation of Gray’s Elegy ... into Latin elegiacs which contained a few words in his grandfather’s writing and which he promised to send his brother; this copy is now Durham University Library PamX 827.3 GRA which contains the original two sheets of the letter from which the above photocopies were made.
Address: Low Middleton Hall, Middleton One Row, Darlington
Paper, 2ff. (photocopies)
See also DUF 1/1-3 and DUF 2/39
DUF 3A/163    7 July [19]77
Letter from Hester [Duff], sister of J.F. Duff, to Walter [?Hamilton], enclosing a copy of “Duff-Berdahl” [see DUF 3I/125, University Government in Canada : Report of a Commission sponsored by the Canadian Association of University Teachers and the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (1966), and offering other sources and suggestions concerning people to consult relating to an unspecified project.
Address: L[ow] M[iddleton] H[all, Middleton One Row, Darlington]
Paper, 1f.
See also DUF 3B/179, DUF 3E/70-73, DUF 3F/25 and DUF 3I/125-126
DUF 3A/164   November 1937 - February 1938
Inventory and valuation of the contents of Elvet Garth taken 2 November 1937 by Matthew Fowler, with bills for items subsequently purchased.
Paper file
DUF 3A/165   January 1938 - May 1973
Low Middleton Hall, annual household accounts 1938-1940, monthly accounts with tradesmen 1947 and 1960, totals of books in various rooms, and quotation for a cooker and fittings 1973.
Paper file
Papers of J.F. Duff
Reference: DUF 3B/1-182
Dates of creation: ca 1916 - 1967 and undated.
Arranged in chronological order.

DUF 3B/1    24 August [1916]
Cuttings from the Times Literary Supplement of 24 August [1916] containing a letter from J.A. [Fort] to the editor of the Times [sic], quoting part of J.F. Duff’s Winchester prize poem “Via Sacra” concerning the proposal that the space between the hostile trenches should be dedicated to the memory of those who had fallen in the war.
Paper, 2ff. (printed)
See also DUF 3A/118 and 119, DUF 3A/129, DUF 3E/2, DUF 3E/4 and DUF 3I/3-7
DUF 3B/2-15    17 – 28 May 1920
Language:  English, Greek and Latin
Fourteen papers set for the [Cambridge University] Classical Tripos part I examinations which were sat between 17 May 1920 and 28 May 1920. Included with DUF 3B/7 are four plates containing black and white photographs of unidentified sculptures and buildings.
Paper, 18ff. + 4 plates (printed)
DUF 3B/16-19    [ca March 1922] – 31 July 1923
Letters and sets of papers [relating to the analysis of the results of an intelligence test taken on 24 February 1922 by all the children attending elementary schools in Northumberland (excluding Newcastle upon Tyne and Tynemouth) who were over eleven and under thirteen years of age on 1 March 1922]. The test was held under the direction of Godfrey Thomson, professor of Education at Armstrong College, Newcastle upon Tyne, and the bulk of the analysis of the results was carried out by J.F. Duff, then a lecturer in Education at Armstrong College. Duff and Thomson subsequently summarized their findings in a paper entitled “The social and geographical distribution of intelligence in Northumberland” which was submitted in June 1923 and was published in The British Journal of Psychology (General Section), vol. xiv, part 2, October 1923, pp.192-198 (see DUF 3I/36). DUF 3B/19 refers specifically to this paper. The items held here are as follows:
4 items
See also DUF 3B/22-30, DUF 3E/142 and DUF 3I/32, 36, 56 and 60
DUF 3B/16    Undated [ca March 1922 – June 1923]
Tables compiled by J.F. Duff showing the intelligence quotients scored [in the 1922 Northumberland intelligence test] by children of parents in 115 occupational classes and the average intelligence quotient for each such class, with numerical lists defining the occupational classes used in this analysis.
Paper, 12ff.
DUF 3B/17   Undated [ca March 1922 – June 1923]
Tables compiled by J.F. Duff classifying the intelligence quotients scored [in the 1922 Northumberland intelligence test] according to parents’ occupational groupings, sub-divided regionally. The tables distinguish between the quotients scored by boys and by girls in each group.
Paper, 22ff.
DUF 3B/18   Undated [ca March 1922 – June 1923]
Tables and calculations compiled by J.F. Duff [based on the 1922 Northumberland intelligence test], with particular reference to the correlation of intelligence quotients of Northumberland siblings, variations in intelligence quotients depending on parents’ occupational groupings, sub-divided regionally, and the geographical distribution of intelligence quotients.
Paper, 20ff.
DUF 3B/19    31 July [19]23
Letter from G[odfrey] H. T[homson] to J.F. Duff at Strathaird, Lady Margaret Road, Cambridge, including three tables of contingency calculations and related notes concerning occupations and intelligence quotients revealed by the Northumberland intelligence test, and concerning a footnote that was to be added to the proof of the forthcoming paper by Duff and Thomson on the results of the test (DUF 3I/36).
Paper, 7ff.
DUF 3B/20   December 1922 – June 1923
Table giving details of the comparative performance of brothers at the R[oyal] G[rammar] S[chool, Newcastle upon Tyne] in intelligence tests carried out in December 1922 and June 1923. Annotated in pencil [?in the hand of Godfrey Thomson] “From Sydney Bowie I have copies”.
Paper, 2ff.
See also DUF 3I/36, 56 and 60
DUF 3B/21   Undated [?ca 1922-1929]
Manuscript text of a paper by J.F. Duff on the “Teaching of Politics in Schools”, in which he discusses the educational experiment described by Victor Gollancz and David Somervell in their books Political Education at a Public School, published in [1918], and The School and the World, published in 1919.
Paper, 28pp.
DUF 3B/22-30    [ca 1921-1926]
Labelled “Children of high intelligence – a follow-up enquiry” and containing nine letters and papers or sets of papers relating to preliminaries to and a follow-up enquiry carried out in 1926 by J.F. Duff, with the advice and encouragement of Godfrey Thomson, into the subsequent careers of, first, the group of gifted children who did best in the intelligence tests carried out by Thomson in 1921 and 1922 and, secondly, a control group of children who obtained an average result in these tests. Duff subsequently published the results of the follow-up enquiry in a paper entitled “Children of high intelligence, a following-up enquiry”, which appeared in The British Journal of Psychology (General Section), vol. xix, part 4, April 1929, pp.413-438 (see DUF 3I/56). The contents of the envelope, which as far as possible have been arranged chronologically, are as follows:
Envelope
See also DUF 3B/16-19, 3I/36, 56 and 60
DUF 3B/22   Undated [ca September 1924]
Notes and calculations by [Godfrey Thomson] concerning J.F. Duff’s correlations of intelligence quotients of pairs of siblings and of children paired at random [based on results obtained in the 1921 and 1922 Northumberland intelligence tests].
Paper, 5ff.
DUF 3B/23    26 September 1924
Typescript letter with manuscript annotations from G[odfrey] H. T[homson] to J.F. Duff commenting on Duff’s calculations and notes on intelligence quotients enclosed with the letter (DUF 3B/24) and concerning the possibility of following up the subsequent careers of some of the children who took the first Northumberland intelligence tests.
Address: Armstrong College, Newcastle upon Tyne
Paper, 2ff.
DUF 3B/24    23 [and after 26 September 1924]
Calculations and notes by J.F. Duff on the correlation of the intelligence quotients of 499 pairs of siblings from the “result of no. 2 Northumberland Mental Test” and on the correlation of the intelligence quotients of children paired at random. Folios 1-3 are annotated with comments by [Godfrey Thomson]. Folios 4-6 of the notes contain Duff’s response to Thomson’s annotations and to the latter’s letter of 26 September 1924 (DUF 3B/23).
Originally an enclosure with DUF 3B/23
Paper, 6ff.
DUF 3B/25   1 February 1926
Letter from J.F. Duff to G[odfrey] Thomson containing detailed suggestions as to the scope and structure of a proposed follow-up inquiry concerning the group of gifted children who did best in the 1922 intelligence tests and a control group of children of average intelligence. The letter has been annotated in pencil with comments by Thomson, including “Ought to work well. We sh[oul]d have done it two years ago”.
Address: 13 North Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne
Paper, 5ff.
DUF 3B/26   Undated [ca August 1926]
Seven uncompleted examples of proforma letters and questionnaires distributed to schools and parents by J.F. Duff in connection with his follow-up enquiry into the careers of selected children who obtained results varying from very good to average in the 1921 and 1922 Northumberland intelligence tests.
Address: Armstrong College, Newcastle upon Tyne
Paper, 6ff. and card, 1f. (printed and duplicated typescript)
DUF 3B/27   1921 - 1922
Bundle of papers containing details of the control group to compare with those scoring highest in the 1922 intelligence tests, details of those scoring highest in 1922 (with the 1921 scores added in some cases), details of those scoring A or A+ in the 1922 Northumberland Mental Test, and some rough notes and calculations.
Paper, 12ff.
DUF 3B/28   1921 - 1925
Bundle of papers containing notes on the control groups for the 1921 and 1922 Northumberland intelligence tests, additional data 1921-1925 on those children scoring over 135 I.Q. in the 1921 tests and a list of children scoring over 130 in both the 1921 and the 1922 tests.
Paper, 7ff.
DUF 3B/29   Undated [1926]
Numerical list in the hand of J.F. Duff of the children included in the gifted and control groups for the follow-up enquiry to the 1921 and 1922 Northumberland intelligence tests. ’ and ‘C.G.’ for ‘Control Girl’.
Paper, 2ff.
See also DUF 3B/16-19, 3I/36, 56 and 60
DUF 3B/30    Undated [ca 1926]
Notes in the hand of J.F. Duff summarizing and analysing the responses to the various questionnaires distributed during his follow-up enquiry to the 1921 and 1922 Northumberland intelligence tests. In these notes “G.B.” stands for “Gifted Boy”, “G.G.”for “Gifted Girl”, “C.B.” for “Control Boy”.

DUF 3B/31   1924
Manuscript notes for a series of lectures on “The existing school system of England” given by J.F. Duff [during his time as lecturer in Education at Armstrong College, Newcastle upon Tyne].
Paper, 24ff.
DUF 3B/32   Undated [1 January 1926]
Manuscript text of a paper on “The distribution of intelligence” given by J.F. Duff to the Eugenics Education Society during the fourteenth annual conference of Educational Associations held at University College, London.
Paper, 23ff.
DUF 3B/33   1 January 1926
Cutting from the Evening News containing a report on the paper given by J.F. Duff to the Eugenics Education Society that day (DUF 3B/32).
Paper, 2ff. stuck together (printed, with manuscript annotations)
DUF 3B/34-43   2 January 1926
Cuttings from nine newspapers, the Daily News, the Daily Telegraph (two cuttings), the Manchester Guardian, the Newcastle Journal, the Times, the Westminster Gazette, the Globe (Toronto), the Montreal Gazette and the New York Times, containing reports of the paper given by J.F. Duff on I January 1926 (DUF 3B/32).
Paper, 13ff., some stuck together (printed, with manuscript annotations)
DUF 3B/44-45   3 January 1926
Cuttings from the Observer and the Sunday Times (Johannesburg) containing reports of the paper given by J.F. Duff on I January 1926 (DUF 3B/32).
Paper, 3ff., two of them stuck together (printed, with manuscript annotation)
DUF 3B/46   4 January 1926
Cutting from the New York Times commenting on the paper given by J.F. Duff on I January 1926 (DUF 3B/32).
Paper, 2ff. stuck together (printed)
DUF 3B/47-50   11 April 1926
Four copies of a cutting from the New York Times containing an article by J.F. Duff entitled “Mass intelligence called high enough”.
Paper, 4ff. (printed)
DUF 3B/51   20 April 1926
Cutting from the Christian Science Monitor (Boston, U.S.A.) containing a report on J.F. Duff’s article of 11 April 1926 (DUF 3B/47-50).
Paper, 2ff. stuck together (printed)
DUF 3B/52   Undated [ca 1926]
Manuscript text of a series of fourteen lectures on “Secondary general method” given by J.F. Duff [during his time as lecturer in Education at Armstrong College, Newcastle upon Tyne]. Folios 19-25, [apparently parts of lectures VI-VIII], are missing. The “F.S.” referred to on folio 3 is presumably Frank Smith, Professor of Education at Armstrong College 1926-1933.
Paper, 38ff.
See also DUF 3B/53
DUF 3B/53   Undated [ca 1 December 1926]
Manuscript notes by J.F. Duff on “Mrs Alderson’s lecture”. This relates to the twelfth lecture in his lecture series on “Secondary general method” (DUF 3B/52). Mrs Alderson’s lecture is also mentioned in J.F. Duff’s journal for 1926-1929 (DUF 3F/21), f.30r, 1 December 1926.
Paper, 1f.
DUF 3B/54   Undated [ca 1922-1927?]
Manuscript text of an untitled paper on the education of the “average child” given by J.F. Duff to the “N.E.F.” [New Education Fellowship?].
Paper, 6ff.
DUF 3B/55   Undated [ca 1926-1927]
Manuscript text of a lecture entitled “Credo” given by J.F. Duff to teacher-training students [during his time as lecturer in Education at Armstrong College, Newcastle upon Tyne].
Paper, 16ff.
DUF 3B/56   1927
Manuscript notes in the hand of J.F. Duff entitled “classroom tips [J.F. Duff’s lecture notes, 1927]” ’.
Paper, 1f.
DUF 3B/57   Undated [ca 1927]
Manuscript text of a lecture on the “Distribution of intelligence” given by J.F. Duff to students in the Faculty of Education of the University of Manchester.
Paper, 7ff.
DUF 3B/58   Undated [ca 1927-1928]
Manuscript text of two lectures on the “Education of the adolescent” given by J.F. Duff [during his time as senior lecturer in Education at the University of Manchester].
Paper, 12ff.
DUF 3B/59   October and November 1928
Manuscript text of two lectures on “The senior school” given by J.F. Duff at Chadderton, Lancashire in October and November 1928.
Paper, 13ff.
DUF 3B/60    Undated [ca 1928-1933]
Manuscript text of a series of lectures on the “Administration of English education since the early nineteenth century” given by J.F. Duff [during his time as senior lecturer in Education and professor of Education at the University of Manchester].
Paper, 26ff.
DUF 3B/61   Undated [ca 1928-1938]
Manuscript text of a series of “Introductory lectures on the nineteenth and twentieth century education” given by J.F. Duff [during his time as senior lecturer in Education and professor of Education at the University of Manchester]. The lectures appear to have been first prepared in ca 1928 but include annotations and original notes dating up to ca 1938.
Paper, 24ff.
DUF 3B/62   Undated [ca 1929-1930?]
Manuscript notes by J.F. Duff, expressing the opposition of the Faculty of Education of the University of Manchester to proposed changes in the training of teachers at Manchester.
Paper, 6ff.
DUF 3B/63   Undated [ca 1929-1930]
Manuscript text of a paper on A.E. Housman and his poetry by J.F. Duff.
Paper, 5ff.
DUF 3B/64   Undated
Manuscript transcripts in an unidentified hand of two poems by A.E. H[ousman], “Parta Quies”, first published in Waifs and strays. A terminal magazine of Oxford Poetry, volume II, no.6, March 1881, p.23, and “New Year’s Eve”, first published in Waifs and strays. A terminal magazine of Oxford Poetry, volume III, no.8, November 1881, pp.52-54.
Paper, 4ff.
DUF 3B/65    28 April – 26 May 1930
Notes by J.F. Duff on information to be given to Education students at the University of Manchester during the absence of their professor, [Henry Bompas Smith ], and manuscript text of a series of lectures on “Principles of education” given by J.F. Duff between 28 April 1930 and 26 May 1930. Some sheets are endorsed with various memoranda and rough notes.
Paper, 26ff.
DUF 3B/66   1931 - 1932
Manuscript text of a series of nine lectures on the various tests which had been developed for the measurement of intelligence, given by J.F. Duff to students in the Faculty of Education of the University of Manchester in 1931 and 1932 as “Course X” of their syllabus.
Paper, 31ff.
Copies of many of the tests mentioned are among the Duff Papers section 3 I (Printed works).
DUF 3B/67-71   25 June 1931 – 26 June 1935
Five annual sets of typescript lists of marks gained in the following University of Manchester examinations: Teacher’s Diploma examinations, 1931-1935; Board of Education Teacher’s Certificate, 1931-1935; Certificate for Teachers of the Deaf, 1931 and 1933-1935; Preliminary M.Ed. examination, 1931 and 1933-1935; and Teacher’s Diploma and Certificate (teachers of young children), 1935. DUF 3B/71 includes a provisional class list for the Teacher’s Diploma, 26 June 1935. Many of the lists have been annotated in manuscript by J.F. Duff.
Paper, 29ff.
CLOSED UNTIL 1 JANUARY 2015
DUF 3B/72    Undated [ca 1931 -1937]
Manuscript text of a paper entitled “How important is intelligence?” given by J.F. Duff to the Sc[ience] Fed[eration at Manchester].
Paper, 15ff.
DUF 3B/73   January 1932
Notes by J.F. Duff for the interview as a result of which he was offered the [Sarah Fielden] chair of Education at the University of Manchester.
Paper, 6ff.
DUF 3B/74-75   Undated [1932]
Two copies of a confidential typescript “memorandum on the position and policy of the Department of Education” of the University of Manchester presented by J.F. Duff during his first term as professor of Education at Manchester to an unidentified committee. Both copies of the memorandum have been corrected in manuscript by J.F. Duff.
Paper, 12ff.
DUF 3B/76   1932 - 1937
Envelope containing typescript syllabus for and manuscript text of a series of twenty lectures on the “Principles of Education” given by J.F. Duff to students in the Faculty of Education of University of Manchester each year from 1932 until 1937. The text of the lectures includes various manuscript alterations and additions from 1932 onwards, the latest of which is dated 3 May 1937, and some extra material has been interleaved, including notes to be given to the students about their course, training and future posts. Various contemporary foliations remain, some of them incomplete. The papers have been re-foliated in pencil in the order in which J.F. Duff appears to have preserved them.
Paper, 131ff. plus envelope
DUF 3B/77   Undated [? ca 1932 - 1937]
Manuscript text of a paper on “Demonstration as a part of teacher-training” written by J.F. Duff during his time as [?professor] of Education at the University of Manchester.
Paper, 5ff.
DUF 3B/78   Undated [ca 1932 - 1937]
Manuscript notes for a paper on “Higher or wider education” given by J.F. Duff [during his time as professor of Education at the University of Manchester] to a student society, [?Manchester University Ethical Society].
Paper, 7ff.
DUF 3B/79   Undated [ca 1932 - 1937, with some post-1937 emendations]
Manuscript text of a lecture on the “Vocation of teaching” given by J.F. Duff [during his time as professor of Education at the University of Manchester 1932-1937, with (at f.9) some later emendations].
Paper, 9ff.
DUF 3B/80   Chiefly undated [ca Autumn 1934 – Spring 1935]
Manuscript syllabus for and text of a series of lectures on the “Theory and practice of education for citizenship” given by J.F. Duff during his time as professor of Education at the University of Manchester. Those sections which are dated are from January and February 1935.
Paper, 43ff.
DUF 3B/81    29 July - 13 August 1935
Programme for the twenty-second summer school of the Froebel Society & Junior Schools Association, held at Masson Hall, Edinburgh from 29 July until 13 August 1935 on the general theme of “the new approach to education, by means of activity and experience”. The programme included a series of lectures by J.F. Duff.
Card, 4pp. (printed)
DUF 3B/82-86   30 July - 3 August 1935
Manuscript notes for a series of five lectures, “The Psychology of Intelligence”, “The Psychology of Temperament”, “The Home Environment of Today”, “The School Environment of Today” and “The World outside and after School” given by J.F. Duff to the summer school mentioned in DUF 3B/81 between 30 July and 3 August 1935.
Paper, 39ff.
DUF 3B/87    15 October 1935
Manuscript notes for a paper on the “Training of teachers” given by J.F. Duff to the M[an]c[hester] Education Club.
Paper, 8ff.
DUF 3B/88   Undated [8 November 1935]
Cutting [from the Manchester Guardian for Friday 8 November 1935] containing the text of a poem entitled “Lancashire” by S.P.Q.L.. The cutting was found in J.F. Duff’s diary for 1929-1932 (DUF 3F/22).
Paper, 1f. (printed)
DUF 3B/89-93   1937
Envelope containing manuscript texts of five lectures on “Trends in English Education” given by J.F. Duff at Manchester.
Paper, 70ff. plus envelope
DUF 3B/94   Undated [1937]
Manuscript text of verse “To Professor Duff” by W[inifred] H[indshaw], marking the recent departure of J.F. Duff [from the University of Manchester Department of Education].
Paper, 4ff.
DUF 3B/95   1925 - 1943
Typescript text of “Departmental Verses” by Miss Winifred Hindshaw of the University of Manchester Department of Education, including a copy of her verse “To Professor Duff” dated 1937
Paper, 19ff.
DUF 3B/96   Undated [ca November 1937]
Draft letter from J.F. Duff to [J.S.B.] Stopford in reply to a request for advice from the committee set up to appoint a successor to Duff as Sarah Fielden Professor of Education at the University of Manchester, describing the qualities and experience needed for such a post and putting forward the names of several possible candidates, [none of whom were appointed].
Paper, 9ff.
DUF 3B/97   Undated [ca 1937]
Manuscript text of an [incomplete] paper on the “Administration of the Durham Division [of the University of Durham]” by J.F. Duff. In this Duff argues in favour of the creation on a new post of registrar of the Durham Division.
Paper, 4ff.
DUF 3B/98    12 February 1938
Manuscript text of a paper on “Option or Compulsion in the Curriculum” given by J.F. Duff to a D[urham] U[niversity] S[chool] E[xamination] B[oard] conference.
Paper, 8ff.
See also DUF 3B/158
DUF 3B/99   Undated [?ca October 1938]
Notes by J.F. Duff on the need for more organization of teaching within each subject in the Durham Division of the University of Durham. Duff argues in favour of establishing some form of departmental organization at Durham and of modifying the existing system of “unadulterated lectures”, whereby lecturers are appointed solely to lecture and examine, to allow for the provision of more tutorial-based teaching. The notes also discuss the nature of the collegiate system in Durham and its differences from the Oxford and Cambridge systems.
Paper, 3ff.
DUF 3B/100   15 October 1938
Letter from Francis C. Hood to J.F. Duff, returning and commenting on Duff’s memorandum on lecturers’ terms of appointment at the University of Durham [not here] and enclosing (DUF 3B/101) some notes on this memorandum.
Address: Hatfield College, Durham

DUF 3B/101   Undated [ca 15 October 1938]
Notes by Francis C. Hood on J.F. Duff’s memorandum on lecturers’ terms of appointment at the University of Durham.
Enclosure with DUF 3B/100
Paper, 6ff.
DUF 3B/102   Undated [? ca October 1938]
Notes by J.F. Duff for a report to the Council of the Durham Division of the University of Durham from a committee set up to consider the terms of appointment of lecturers. This committee recommended the establishment of departmental Boards of Studies.
Paper, 2ff.
DUF 3B/103   19 October 1938
Manuscript notes for a paper on “Old Books for the Young”, concerning children’s books of an earlier period and given by J.F. Duff [?to Durham University English Society] at the invitation of “CCA” [? Claude Colleer Abbott].
Paper, 11ff.
See also DUF 3 I/110
DUF 3B/104   26 October 1938
Manuscript text of a paper on “Tools or Interests” given by J.F. Duff to the Education Department of K[ing’s] C[ollege, Newcastle upon Tyne]. Attached is the text of a paper on “Minimum Curriculum ...” (DUF 3B/105), which was presumably used as part of the Newcastle lecture.
Paper, 2ff.
DUF 3B/105    Undated [? ca 26 October 1938]
Manuscript text of an emended paper on “Minimum Curriculum (not my choice) or What Every Child Should Learn” by J.F. Duff.
Attached to DUF 3B/104
Paper, 8ff.
DUF 3B/106    Undated [? ca 1938]
Manuscript notes for a discussion paper on “Education for Stability or for Change?” given by J.F. Duff in a talk to a Workers’ Educational Association group. Duff says that it is sixteen years since he last addressed the Workers’ Educational Association.
Paper, 8ff.
DUF 3B/107   Undated [1938]
Manuscript text of a paper on “Learning, while we live” given by J.F. Duff to a Workers’ Educational Association group.
Paper, 5ff.
DUF 3B/108   17 February 1939
Manuscript notes for a paper on “Is Education Worth While?” given by J.F. Duff to a Workers’ Educational Association group at Kendal, Westmorland.
Attached are notes for a paper given earlier at Carlisle (DUF 3B/109), part of which appears to have been re-used for the Kendal lecture.
Paper, 3ff.
DUF 3B/109   26 November 1938
Manuscript notes for a paper on “School and After School” given by J.F. Duff to a Workers’ Educational Association group at Carlisle, Cumberland.
Attached to DUF 3B/108
Paper, 6ff.
DUF 3B/110    17 May 1939
Manuscript text of a paper on “Educating for Citizenship” given by J.F. Duff to the annual meeting of the A.E.C. [held at Newcastle upon Tyne], including his reflections on the best ways of promoting Democracy in view of the threat from Nazism, Fascism and Communism.
Paper, 6ff.
DUF 3B/111   30 June 1939
Typescript text of an address on “Higher or Wider Education?”’ given by J.F. Duff as warden of the Durham Colleges of the University of Durham to a meeting of the “Joint Four” Secondary Teachers’ Associations held on 30 June 1939.
Paper, 3ff.
DUF 3B/112   Undated [? ca 1941]
Manuscript text of a paper on “Dr Johnson” by J.F. Duff.
Paper, 10ff.
DUF 3B/113-120   13 October 1941 – 16 February 1942, 1 June 1942
Manuscript texts of eight general lectures given by J.F. Duff between 13 October 1941 and 16 February 1942 to the second group of Royal Air Force cadets to attend a six-month war-time course at the University of Durham. The first lecture (DUF 3B/113) concerns the history of Durham and of the University of Durham and the remainder (DUF 3B/114-120) deal with the state of English society and the current world situation. DUF 3B/116 may have been delivered again on 1 June 1942. DUF 3B/114 and 116 are endorsed with rough notes.
Paper, 36ff.
DUF 3B/121-124    13 April – 22 June 1942
Manuscript texts of four general lectures, part of a series given by J.F. Duff to another group of Royal Air Force cadets at the University of Durham in 1942. The first lecture (DUF 3B/121) concerns the history of Durham and of the University of Durham and the remainder (DUF 3B/122-124) deal with the history of Germany and the Nazis and post-war prospects. At f.1v of DUF 3B/124 is a draft incomplete letter from J.F. Duff to an unnamed recipient concerning discussions at a recent Durham Johnston School governors meeting relating to a staff appointment.
Paper, 9ff.
DUF 3B/125   Undated [ca 1942]
Manuscript text of a series of lectures on “American History” given by J.F. Duff to Royal Air Force cadets at the University of Durham.
Paper, 60ff. (numbered 1-23, 23A, 24-33, 33A, 34-58)
DUF 3B/126   Undated [ca 1942]
Manuscript bibliography of books relating to American History compiled by J.F. Duff.
Paper, 1f., head damaged with a few words missing
DUF 3B/127   Undated [ca July – October 1942]
Manuscript test paper or quiz on American History compiled by J.F. Duff, with a set of answers. The paper is endorsed with rough manuscript notes relating to various University of Durham matters.
Paper, 1f.
DUF 3B/128   Undated [ca 1942]
Manuscript set of brief questions on American History compiled by J.F. Duff, with details of a marking scheme.
Paper, 1f.
DUF 3B/129   8 December 1942
A further manuscript set of brief questions on American History compiled by J.F. Duff, with details of a marking scheme.
Paper, 2ff.
DUF 3B/130   Undated [ca 1942]
Duplicated typescript examination paper on Modern British History and American History set for Royal Air Force cadets at the University of Durham. The paper has been annotated in manuscript.
Paper, 1f.
DUF 3B/131   Undated [Easter term, April – June 1942]
Typescript text of a paper on “British Universities in War Time” by J.F. Duff.
Paper, 6ff.
DUF 3B/132   Undated [ca 1941 - 1945]
Manuscript text of a paper on the “Future of British Universities” by J.F. Duff.
Paper, 10ff.
DUF 3B/133    9 July 1942
Language:   Latin
Envelope containing a certificate recording the conferment by the University of Aberdeen on J.F. Duff of the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws on 9 July 1943.
Paper, 1f. plus envelope (printed, with manuscript additions)
Size: Outsize
Part of additional accession of 17 February 1986
DUF 3B/134   Undated [ca April 1944 – June 1945]
Manuscript notes by J.F. Duff, possibly drawn up as the basis for a talk, briefly summarising the various stages of his visit to West Africa between January and April 1944 as a member of the Elliot Commission on Higher Education in West Africa.
Paper, 1f.
See also DUF 3B/135-138 and 162, DUF 3E/38 and 91 and DUF 3I/99-101, 112 and 127, UND/CB1/C22b, UND/CC1/C6, UND/CC2/112-118, UND/CC2/242-256 and UND/CC2/242-256
DUF 3B/135   Undated [ca April 1944 – June 1945]
Manuscript notes by J.F. Duff, probably drawn up for a talk on his impressions of his visit to West Africa as a member of the Elliot Commission.
Paper, 2ff.
See also DUF 3B/134, 136-138 and 162, DUF 3E/38 and 91 and DUF 3I/99-101, 112 and 127, UND/CB1/C22b, UND/CC1/C6, UND/CC2/112-118, UND/CC2/242-256 and UND/CC2/242-256
DUF 3B/136   Undated [ca June 1944 – June 1945]
Manuscript text of a talk by J.F. Duff, possibly incomplete or originally parts of two different talks, describing his journey to West Africa [as a member of the Commission] and in particular his impressions of Fourah Bay College, Sierra Leone.
Paper, 6ff.
See also DUF 3B/134-135, 137-138 and 162, DUF 3E/38 and 91 and DUF 3I/99-101, 112 and 127, UND/CB1/C22b, UND/CC1/C6, UND/CC2/112-118, UND/CC2/242-256 and UND/CC2/242-256
DUF 3B/137   16 April [1945]
Typescript text, with some manuscript annotations, of a radio talk entitled “West African Journey” relating to the Elliot Commission’s visit. This was delivered by J.F. Duff on the [B.B.C.] Home Service on Monday 16 April [1945] between 1.15 pm and 1.30 pm, produced by John Polwarth of Newcastle [upon Tyne] and “Passed for Policy by A.D.T.”.
Paper, 7ff.
See also DUF 3B/134-136, 138 and 162, DUF 3E/38 and 91 and DUF 3I/99-101, 112 and 127, UND/CB1/C22b, UND/CC1/C6, UND/CC2/112-118, UND/CC2/242-256 and UND/CC2/242-256
DUF 3B/138   Undated [ca June 1945]
Manuscript notes for a talk on “Higher Education in West Africa” given by J.F. Duff after the publication in June 1945 of the Report of the Elliot Commission on Higher Education in West Africa. In the talk Duff explains why, after a year of bitter wrangling, both a majority and a minority report were produced and his own reasons for supporting the majority view. He also states that a week after the publication of the reports one of the members of the Commission, Creech Jones, who had taken the minority view, became Colonial Under Secretary.
Paper, 3ff.
See also DUF 3B/134-137 and 162, DUF 3E/38 and 91 and DUF 3I/99-101, 112 and 127, UND/CB1/C22b, UND/CC1/C6, UND/CC2/112-118, UND/CC2/242-256 and UND/CC2/242-256
DUF 3B/139-140    10 July 1945
Two copies of a typescript text of a speech delivered by J.F. Duff, [as pro-vice-chancellor] in the absence of the vice-chancellor, to a meeting of the University of Durham Convocation. As well as congratulating new graduates, Duff refers to recent deaths and retirements of past and present members of University staff, the establishment of four Imperial Chemical Industries fellowships and the offer of two scholarships in Geology by the Anglo-Saxon Oil Company, the offer of Lumley Castle, County Durham by Lord Scarbrough for residential use by the Durham Colleges, the process of recovery of Durham College buildings lost during the recent war and the certainty that in the future British universities would need to expand from their pre-war size. DUF 3B/139 has been annotated in manuscript.
Paper, 10ff.
DUF 3B/141   Undated [ca July – August 1945]
Manuscript notes by J.F. Duff on topics to be discussed at a meeting of the A[cademic] B[oard of the Durham Colleges of the University of Durham], including the offer by Lord Scarbrough of a rent-free lease of Lumley Castle for use as student accommodation, discussion of premises and appointments to chairs, and Duff’s view that in order to ensure the survival of the Durham Colleges in the immediate post-war period it would be vital to aim for a permanent increase in student numbers from the pre-war level of 400, which even in 1939 was barely viable. He argues that even 500 would not be an adequate minimum economic size in the future.
Paper, 3ff.
DUF 3B/142   Undated [ca late July or August 1945]
Manuscript notes for an introductory talk given by J.F. Duff to a group of American army officers attending a [summer school] at the University of Durham.
Paper, 2ff.
DUF 3B/143   3 August 1945
Manuscript notes for a paper on “British Universities” given by J.F. Duff to American army officers attending the [summer school] at the University of Durham. As well as outlining the history and nature of British universities as compared to those in the United States of America the paper discusses the need to increase the number of those attending university in England and to broaden the range of subjects taught.
Paper, 5ff.
DUF 3B/144   Undated [? ca October 1945]
Manuscript notes for an introductory talk given by J.F. Duff to a second group of American army officers attending courses at the University of Durham [during the Michaelmas term 1945].
Paper, 2ff.
DUF 3B/145   28 September 1946
Manuscript draft of a paper on “Universities and the training of teachers” given by J.F. Duff at the opening of a discussion session held during the 1946 [Conference of the Home Universities] in the wake of the 1944 McNair Report on the supply, recruitment and training of teachers and youth leaders. The paper supports the argument that all teacher training should become the responsibility of universities.
Paper, 7ff.
See also DUF 3B/146 and DUF 3I/103 [ca October 1946] printed version of paper
DUF 3B/146    Undated [28 September 1946]
Fuller typescript version of J.F. Duff’s paper on “Universities and the training of teachers” (DUF 3B/145).
Paper, 6ff.
See also DUF 3B/145 and DUF 3I/103 [ca October 1946] printed version of paper
DUF 3B/147   Undated [ca 1946]
Manuscript notes for a paper on “Thomas and Jane Carlyle” by J.F. Duff.
Paper, 3ff.
DUF 3B/148   Undated [October 1947]
Typescript text of a speech delivered by J.F. Duff as warden of the Durham Colleges in the University of Durham, requesting H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth to lay the foundation stone of the new building for St Mary’s College, Durham. Duff states that the laying of this stone marks the first step in a plan to extend the Durham Colleges buildings on the south side of the River Wear until this area becomes a larger centre than the University’s original home on the Durham peninsula.
Paper, 1f
DUF 3B/149   Undated [Sunday 27 July 1947]
Cutting from the Observer newspaper containing “Grey Rock, Red Brick”, an article by Walter Elliot, M.P. (see DUF 3B/134) concerning the University of Durham. The cutting was found in J.F. Duff’s diary for 1929-1931 (DUF 3F/22).
Paper, 1f. (printed)
See also UND/CC2/517 for undated typescript of article by Walter Elliot on “Durham University” [?the same]
DUF 3B/150   Undated [ca 1947]
Typescript text of a paper on “The Universities in War-Time”, written by J.F. Duff [for the Year Book of Education, 1948].
Paper, 8ff.
See also DUF 3I/107 for a printed version of the paper 1948
DUF 3B/150A/1-38   4 December [19]48 – 18 June [19]49
Thirty-eight letters with enclosures and envelopes sent by J.F. Duff to his mother L.E. Duff (at Elvet Garth, Durham unless otherwise stated) from India, where he was serving as a member of the Government of India’s University Education Commission, 4 December [19]48 – 18 June [19]49. The Report of this commission was published in November 1949. Found with the letters was a manuscript list (paper, 1f.), possibly in the hand of L.E. Duff, containing a numbered list of the letters and indicating in most cases the place in which the letter in question was written.
In addition to J.F. Duff the members of the Commission were: Dr S. Radhakrishnan, chairman, Dr Tara Chand, Dr Zakir Hussain, Dr Arthur E. Morgan, Dr A. Lakshmanaswami Mudaliar, Dr Meghnad Saha, Dr Karm Narayan Bahl, Dr John J. Tigert and Shri Nirmal Kumar Sidhanta, secretary.
The Commission’s planned programme of visits etc. was as follows (1948-1949):
7 December, Started work, Delhi
13-15 December, University of Delhi
19 December – 2 January, University of Madras
3-7 January, Osmania University, Hyderabad
8-11 January, University of Nagpur
12-19 January, University of Calcutta and Viswabharati, Shanti-Niketan
20-23 January, University of Allahabad
24-29 January, University of Lucknow
30 January - 2nd February, Muslim University, Aligarh
9 -14 February, University of Calcutta
15-17 February, University of Gauhati [in Guwahati in Assam]
18-20 February, University of Patna
21-25 February, Hindu University, Banaras [or Varanasi or Benares]
26-28 February, University of Agra
1-4 March, Rajputana University, Jaipur
5-6 March, Ahmedabad
6-12 March, University of Bombay
14-17 March, Utkal University, Cuttack
18-20 March, Andhra University, Waltair
22-24 March, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar
26-28 March, University of Madras
29-31 March, Travancore University, Trivandrum
1-2 April, Mysore University, Bangalore
3-6 April, Mysore University, Mysore
6-7 April, Mysore University, Bangalore
7-16 April, Meetings and leisure, Delhi
11-12 April, University of Saugor
13 April, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi
17 April onwards, Report writing, Simla
29-30 April, East Punjab University, Solan (Simla Hills)
15-16 July, University of Baroda
17-19 July, University of Poona

Included in original accession of Duff Papers received by the University of Durham on 14 July 1982 but temporarily removed by the depositor on 29 July 1982. Deposited with the University again as part of the 31 March 2008 accession of Duff Papers.
See also DUF 3B/151-152, DUF 3E/97-101, DUF 3F/17 and DUF 3G/125-127
DUF 3B/150A/1   4 December [19]48
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff concerning: his delayed flight from Hurn Airport near Ringwood to Delhi via Rome, Cairo and Bombay; his arrival in Delhi on [3 December 1948], the accommodation he was sharing with most members of the Commission at Constitution House, New Delhi, a sort of government hostel intended mainly for members of Parliament; sight-seeing in Delhi; an invitation to lunch from the Prime Minister of India [Nehru ]; and his first impressions of the American members of the Commission, Morgan and Tigert. He also mentions Sidhanka [sic; recte Sidhanta], his contemporary at Cambridge, and sends greetings to the Dunns.
Address: 95 Constitution House, New Delhi
Paper, 1f. plus envelope (with George VI 12 annas Indian stamp)
DUF 3B/150A/2   6 and 7 December [19]48
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff concerning the opening speech of the Commission given by Maulana Kalam Azad, the Indian Minister of Education, on 6 December 1948, much of which centred on Duff as a peg for the speaker’s stress on the close relationship that independent India wished to develop with Great Britain. The letter also mentions: Duff’s favourable first impressions of Radhakrishnan as chair of the Commission; his reservations about the secretarial and visits aspects of the Commission’s work; his impressions of the other Commissioners (Chand, Hussain, Bahl, Saha, Sidhanta, Morgan and Tigert); lunch on 7 December 1948 with Prime Minister Nehru; the latter’s daughter [Indira Gandhi ] and the Indian Ministers of Education and Health, the latter a “highly intelligent lady”; visits to Lutyens’ Secretariat building and to the Vice-Regal Lodge in New Delhi; future travel plans; and his impressions of Appleton, recently appointed as [vice-chancellor of the University of Edinburgh], a post for which Duff, with “no regrets”, and Keir of Belfast had both withdrawn their applications after losing patience with Edinburgh.
Address: c/o Ministry of Education, New Delhi
Paper, 1f. plus envelope (with George VI 12 annas Indian stamp)
DUF 3B/150A/3   12 and 13 December [19]48
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff concerning: the work of the Commission; a visit to the Constituent Assembly which was working to produce a constitution for independent India; lunch with Ian Stephens, editor of the Statesman, the leading daily paper in Delhi, whom he had taught at Winchester in 1918; tea with the governor-general of India, the Rajagopalachari, the governor of Orissa, [Asaf Ali ] and their ADCs; a concert at the house of Sir Shri Ram, a mill owner; inspections of the University of Delhi, including mention of the vice-chancellor, Sir Maurice Gwyer, former chief justice of India, and of one of the constituent colleges of the University, St. Stephen’s, which was started by a Cambridge mission; a forthcoming lunch with Maulana [Kalam] Azad, the non English-speaking Minister of Education; Duff’s dental problems; and the Dunns and Grays [in Durham].
Address: Constitution House, New Delhi
Paper, 1f. plus envelope (with George VI 12 annas Indian stamp)
DUF 3B/150A/4   16 December [19]48
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff concerning: “Aunt Charlie” at the Manor House, [Moneymore, Ireland] who had broken a femur; the non-payment so far of the Indian allowance due to him; his impressions of Sidhanta, Morgan and Tigert and the wives of the last two; a request to receive press cuttings relating to a “Working Party Report”, concerning which he should have been opening the discussion at the Universities’ Conference in London on 17 December 1948; the Commission’s inspection of the University of Delhi; further impressions of Sir Maurice Gwyer; future travel plans; an invitation from a Mrs McIntyre, a friend of George Fawcus; and work on the drains at Elvet Garth, [Durham] and on the cess-pit there on the slope near the path from the kitchen to the orchard.
Address: Constitution House, New Delhi
Paper, 1f. plus envelope (with Mahatma Gandhi 12 annas Indian stamp)
See also DUF 3B/150A/7/3
DUF 3B/150A/5    19 and 20 December [19]48
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff concerning: his flight from Delhi to Madras and impressions of the latter city, where they were met at the airport by the vice-chancellor [of the University of Madras] and the director of public instruction, “what Fawcus was in Bihar”; his dinner before leaving Delhi with Mr McIntyre, in charge of I.C.I. in Delhi, and his wife, who were at Patna with Fawcus, and their regard for Fawcus; and two forthcoming events in Madras, the annual meeting of all Indian vice-chancellors and the quinquennial meeting of university teachers in general, which the three foreign Commissioners, [Duff, Morgan and Tigert], were due to address on 29 December 1948.
Address: Connemara Hotel, Madras
Paper, 1f. plus envelope (with Mahatma Gandhi 12 annas Indian stamp)
DUF 3B/150A/6   25 and 26 December [19]48
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff concerning: Christmas Day which he spent at the Madras Christian College at Tamburan [sic; recte Tambaran], where he was entertained by the principal, Boyd, and his family; Madras Christian College, belonging to the Church of South India, “now safely formed and apparently prospering in spite of Anglo-Catholic horror in England!”, and St Stephen’s College in Delhi, which are said to be about the best in India and are attended chiefly by non-Christians, with Duff’s fellow Commissioner Hussain, a devout Moslem, serving on the Governing Body of and keenly supporting St Stephen’s; Duff’s impressions of the Indian countryside; his impressions of Madras; the Commission’s inspection of the University of Madras; Duff’s impressions of Mudaliar, previously head of the Medical School in Madras and currently vice-chancellor of the University of Madras and a fellow Commissioner; Duff’s aunts, C[harlie] and Alla, and William; the illness of Mrs Slater; the weekly bulletin of news he receives from Applebey; and mention of the favourable reception given to Arbuthnots in Madras and of Sir Alexander J. Arbuthnot, vice-chancellor [sic] of the University of Madras ca1880.
Address: Connemara Hotel, Madras
Paper, 2ff. plus envelope (with two George VI 6 annas Indian stamps)
DUF 3B/150A/7/1-2   30 and 31 December [19]48
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff concerning: a letter from W.R. Hicks sent to him by L.E. Duff [not here]; a visit to L.E. Duff by Eaglesham; Aunt Charlie; the recent Indian inter-university conferences held in Madras, first a gathering of vice-chancellors and then a meeting consisting of a larger delegation from each university, which was addressed by Mudaliar as vice-chancellor of the University of Madras, Tigert and J.F. Duff; Duff’s well-received address to the latter conference, summarised in an enclosed newspaper cutting (DUF 3B/150A/7/3) and also commended in a leading article in the Hindu, in which he described the English free-place and scholarship system for University students which he hoped might also be taken up in India; social and sightseeing events, including visits to the British High Commissioner, two British judges and the Most Reverend Michael Hollis, bishop of Madras and moderator of the United Church of South India, who knew Greenslade well; Fort St George, the old British military nucleus of Madras and home of the oldest British church in India, with Clive’s name in its marriage register; and future travel plans.
Address: Connemara Hotel, Madras
Paper, 2ff. plus envelope (with two George VI 6 annas Indian stamps)
DUF 3B/150A/7/3   Thursday 3[0] December [1948]
Cutting from an unidentified newspaper containing an account of J.F. Duff’s address to the conference [of Indian university representatives in Madras], in which he: described recent revolutionary changes in the British education system at all levels, the financial assistance currently given to nearly half the university students in Great Britain and the recommendations of the recent British government committee on “Awards to Universities” in favour of extending this support; recommended that India should also provide support for poor children to help them attain equal opportunities in education; and stated his belief that one result of the [Government of India’s University Education] Commission’s work would be to strengthen existing intellectual links between India and Britain.
Enclosure with DUF 3B/150A/7/1-2
Paper, 1f. (printed)
See also DUF 3B/150A/4
DUF 3B/150A/8   4 January [19]49
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff concerning: an excursion from Madras to the Seven Pagodas at Mahavalipuram [sic; recte Mahabalipuram]; the last stages of the Commission’s work in Madras; a cocktail party at the British High Commission in Madras and the High Commissioner’s wife, Mrs Gault; Duff’s first, favourable, impressions of Hyderabad; the English-educated wife of the vice-chancellor of Osmania University, Hyderabad, whose maiden name was Bilgrami; news of Lulu Bilgrami [died 1947], the former principal of the Women’s College in Hyderabad, whose husband had been the architect for the university; H[ale]eb Jung, a University of Durham undergraduate from Hyderabad; the peaceful atmosphere in Hyderabad despite the troubles of autumn 1948; the recent transfer of power in Hyderabad from the Nizam to the military governor established by the government of India; and an ear infection that had recently afflicted Duff.
Address: Greenland [sic; recte Greenlands] State Guest House, Hyderabad
Paper, 2ff. plus envelope (with George VI 12 annas Indian stamp)
DUF 3B/150A/9/1-2   12 and 13 January [19]49
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff concerning: Government House, Calcutta (where Duff, Radhakrishnan and the Tigerts were staying), which had been the Vice-Regal Lodge when Calcutta was the capital of India and was modelled on Kedleston Hall long before Curzon became viceroy of India, and which, after the capital moved to Delhi, became the residence of the governor of Bengal, a province shrunken in size following the creation of Pakistan; Duff’s favourable impression of Katju, the governor of [West] Bengal; his last letter from Nagpur [not here; said in DUF 3B/150A/11 to have gone astray]; his impressions of Nagpur, including meals in private homes; the flight from Nagpur to Calcutta; the illness of Tigert and of Radhakrishnan, who does too much; a forthcoming dinner at Government House for the Prime Minister, Nehru, who was about to visit Calcutta for two days; and a photograph of members of the Commission in an enclosed newspaper cutting (DUF 3B/9/3).
Address: Government House, Calcutta
Paper, 2ff. plus envelope (with one George VI 8 annas Indian stamp and two George VI 2 annas Indian stamps)
DUF 3B/150A/9/3   Undated [12 January 1949]
Cutting from an unidentified newspaper containing a black and white photograph of the members of the “Universities Commission” [the Government of India’s University Commission] at Dum Dum airport, Calcutta after their arrival from Nagpur. The subjects from left to right are: Dr M.N. Saha, Mr P.J. Banerjee, vice-chancellor of the University of Calcutta, Dr John Tigert, Dr S. Radhakrishnan, Dr Zakir Hussein [sic; recte Hussain], N.K. Siddhanta [sic; recte Sidhanta], secretary [to the Commission], Dr Arthur Morgan, Dr K.N. Bahl and Dr J.J. Duff [sic; recte J.F. Duff].
Enclosure with DUF 3B/150A/9/1-2
Paper, 1f. (printed)
DUF 3B/150A/10/1-2   20 and 21 January [19]49
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff concerning: his poor impressions of the University of Calcutta, its “colleges” with 5,000 students in a single building and its administration, “much the worst thing I’ve seen so far in India”; periodic student riots, including one started two days ago involving fatalities; the vice-chancellor of the University of Calcutta; Calcutta Medical College; an excursion from Calcutta to Santiniketan, the estate of the late poet Tagore, now run as a private educational establishment which had “an air of peace and culture about it that the Indian universities lack”, with an enclosed programme for the reception given at Santiniketan for members of the Commission (now DUF 3B/150A/10/3); Duff’s favourable impression of his Calcutta host, Dr K.N. Kadju [sic; recte Katju], the governor of West Bengal; the flight on 20 January from Calcutta to Allahabad; lunch at an American Mission Agricultural College in Allahabad where he met a Girton pupil of his sister Mary [Duff] and her husband, Mrs Mollie Rogers and the Revd C.M. Rogers; the death of Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru on 20 January 1949 at his home in Allahabad which might disrupt the work of the Commission; Duff’s refusal to undertake extra speaking engagements because of all the work in which the Commission is involved seven days a week; a social gathering while still in Calcutta with Denis Campbell, ex-Winchester College and now director of a big firm in Calcutta; Tigert and Morgan’s discomfort; and family matters including references to Aunt Charlie and the illness of Aunt Madeline.
Address: Barnett’s Hotel, Allahabad
Paper, 2ff. plus envelope (with one George VI 8 annas Indian stamp and two George VI 1½ annas Indian stamps)
DUF 3B/150A/10/3   15 January 1949
Programme for a reception given to members of the University Commission at the Amrakunja [Mango grove], Santiniketan on 15 January 1949.
Enclosure with DUF 3B/150A/10/1-2
Paper, 1f. (printed)
DUF 3B/150A/11/1-2   24, 25 and 26 January [19]49
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff concerning: his appreciation of the garden of Government House, Lucknow, where he had just arrived on 24 January; the disruption to the work of the commission in Allahabad caused by the death of Sir Tej [Bahadur] Sapru; the abundance in Allahabad of American missionaries who seemed to run large parts of the university; the rail journey from Allahabad to Lucknow by special coach on the evening of 23 January; Duff’s favourable impressions of Lucknow, the capital of the United Provinces [now Uttar Pradesh], and of its governor, Mrs Naidu; three previous governors of the United Provinces known to Duff, Lord Hailey, a fellow member of the Asquith Commission, Sir William Marris and Hallett, a friend of Fawcus; Duff’s impressions of three of the Commissioners, Sidhanta and the zoologist Bahl, both based in Lucknow, and Saha, the other scientist on the Commission; a demonstration by a snake charmer organised by Bahl, with an enclosed newspaper photograph of this event (now DUF 3B/150A/11/3); and a planned visit on [30 January] to Aligarh Muslim University where another Commissioner, Zakir Hussain, was vice-chancellor and where both Walter Raleigh and Theodore Morison once worked.
Address: Government House, Lucknow
Paper, 2ff. plus envelope (with one George VI 12 annas Indian stamp)
DUF 3B/150A/11/3   Undated [27 January 1949]
Cutting from an unidentified newspaper containing a black and white photograph of some members of the Government of India’s University Commission watching a snake charmer at Lucknow on 26 January 1949. The subjects from left to right include: [Saha], Bahl, Tigert, J.F. Duff, Zakir Hussain, Radhakrishnan and Morgan.
Enclosure with DUF 3B/150A/11/1-2
Paper, 1f. (printed)
DUF 3B/150A/12    2 February [19]49
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff concerning: family matters, including the new Finnish tenants of Strathaird, [Cambridge] and good news of Aunt Charlie; the large number of social events involved in the tour; the two-day Jubilee celebrations of the University of Lucknow involving two Convocations, at which Radhakrishnan and Nehru spoke and also received honorary degrees, along with the thirteen others, including Dr Katju; praise by Duff for Mrs Naidu both for her conduct while presiding over the Convocations as ex officio chancellor of the University ( “Magnificent voice, perfect choice of words ... She is a most wonderful woman”) and for her skill in governing the United Provinces with a population of 60 million as well as caring for her 85 year old husband and numerous guests; Duff’s impressions of the best Indians as “incredibly nice and incredibly able”, a good counterpoise to much that they had seen in their tour of the universities; a tour of the old Residency in [Lucknow], scene of the 1857 siege; the party’s train journey to Aligarh on [30 January]; the history of the Muslim University, Aligarh, where Zakir Hussain, a leading Congress Muslim, had just been elected vice-chancellor, and Duff’s impressions of the university, where he and Radhakrishnan had spoken at a union debate; Duff’s host in Aligarh, a millionaire owner of Bombay chemical factories with a Polish wife; Radhakrishnan’s departure for visits to a UNESCO meeting in Paris and to Oxford until 15 February following completion of the Commission’s work in Aligarh; a free period for the remaining Commissioners from 2 until 10 February, most of which Duff planned to spend in Delhi; Duff’s impressions of Tigert; and a visit by the Indian vice-chancellor of the University of Aligarh to Strathaird, [Cambridge] in 1923 to ask Duff to go to Aligarh as professor of Education.
Address: c/o The Vice-Chancellor, Muslim University, Aligarh
Paper, 2ff. plus envelope (with one George VI 12 annas Indian stamp)
DUF 3B/150A/13    10 February [19]49
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff concerning: the first two days of his break spent in Aligarh, where it was difficult to escape Indian hospitality; the period since 5 February which he had spent resting with Fawcus’ friends the McIntyres; Duff’s impressions of the McIntyres and of Delhi; his ear infection for which he was receiving penicillin treatment that would delay his flight to Calcutta until [12 February]; a reply sent to Stopford concerning “Ewing and a professorship; and you can guess what I said”; and personal and family matters.
Address: 26 Aurangzeb R[oa]d, New Delhi
Paper, 3ff. plus envelope (with one George VI 12 annas Indian stamp)
DUF 3B/150A/14    12 February [19]49 (postmark 14 February 1949)
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff concerning: Duff’s cured ear infection; his favourable impressions of the McIntyres; his enjoyment of his flight from Delhi to Calcutta on 12 February; his dislike of the slow, late and dusty Indian trains and the beggars at every railway station; his base at the Great Eastern Hotel, Calcutta, while the Tigerts were staying with the U.S.A. consul-general; plans for future Commission work, including a flight on Tuesday [15 February] to Gauhati [now Guwahati] on the Brahmaputra river in Assam, where a University of Assam [now Gauhati University] had just been founded; and Duff’s hope of seeing Everest or Kanchenjunga from the air.
Address: Great Eastern Hotel, Calcutta
Paper, 2ff. plus envelope (with one George VI 12 annas Indian stamp)
DUF 3B/150A/15   16 and 17 February [19]48 [sic; recte 1949] (postmark 1949)
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff concerning: his favourable impressions of Gauhati in Assam, a “remote and beautiful place”, and the Brahmaputra river which the Commission visited overnight on 16-17 February; the beginnings of a university at Gauhati; the pre-existing college at Gauhati, whose students included members of the hill-tribes, especially Nagas; Duff’s impressions of Assam and its peoples; a formal reception for the Commission in Assam, including a private meeting with the premier of Assam; views of Kanchenjunga, Everest and the ranges of the Himalayas on the return flight to Calcutta on 17 February; Radhakrishnan’s return to rejoin the party at Gauhati on 16 February; the need for Duff to take the lead during Radhakrishnan’s absence as none of the other Commissioners apart from Mudaliar, also absent, were adept at chairing meetings or making and implementing plans; the Commission’s planned departure for Patna on [18 February]; Duff’s impressions of the Tigerts; and family and personal matters, including birthday greetings from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff who is now 20 years younger than Miss Plunkett was when J.F. Duff first met her.
Addresses: Gauhati, Assam and Great Eastern Hotel, Calcutta
Paper, 3ff. plus envelope (with one George VI 12 annas Indian stamp)
DUF 3B/150A/16/1   21 February [19]49
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff concerning: Duff’s hope that L.E. Duff is keeping his letters from India as he has no time to make any other record of the tour; a cutting sent by L.E. Duff concerning the illness of Lord Londonderry [not here] and Radhakrishnan’s news of the latter’s death the previous week; Duff’s impressions of Lord Londonderry and instructions for L.E. Duff to pass on to Applebey regarding the appointment of a successor to Londonderry as chancellor of the University of Durham, a process that Duff hopes can await his return to Durham; Duff’s fear that Percy “may have queer ideas about the Chancellorship”; the Commission’s visit between 18 February and the morning of 21 February to Patna on the Ganges, from where Duff wrote to Fawcus rather than to L.E. Duff; the status of Fawcus in Patna, where he was regarded as “a Great Man” and the real founder of education in the province of Bihar; Duff’s impressions of Patna; a public lecture on “British Universities” given by Duff in Patna on [20 February 1949] as described in an enclosed newspaper cutting (now DUF 3B/150A/16/2); excursions made by the Commissioners from Patna to Nalanda, once a great Buddhist centre of learning, and from Benares to Sarnath, where Buddha first preached; Duff’s first impressions of Benares, where they were housed in a spare palace of the Maharajah, and of the current vice-chancellor of the University of Benares, a Congress politician who replaced Radhakrishnan in the post; and the recent visible deterioration of the University of Benares.
Address: Nandesar House, Benares
Paper, 1f. plus envelope (with one George VI 12 annas Indian stamp)
DUF 3B/150A/16/2   Undated [ca 20 February 1949]
Cutting from The Indian Nation newspaper containing a report, headed Patna, 20 February [1949], of an address on the “Organisation of British Universities” given by J.F. Duff that evening in the Wheeler Senate Hall, including the concluding remark that the University of Durham was ahead of other universities in its building programme owing to the foresight of G.E. Fawcus, former director of Public Instruction in Bihar.
Enclosure with DUF 3B/150A/16/1
Paper, 1f. (printed)
DUF 3B/150A/17   27 February [19]49
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff concerning: his current base, together with Radhakrishnan and Sidhanta, at the house of the principal of the C[hurch] M[issionary] S[ociety] St John’s College, Agra, of which a Holland relative of Mrs Heawood was recently principal; Duff’s impressions of the present state of the college and its current principal; criticisms of an unnamed member of the Commission; Duff’s impressions of Benares and its uncleanliness because of the scattering of the ashes of the dead in the Ganges; the arrival of the Commission in Agra and visits to the Taj Mahal, where a large group photograph was taken, and to other good Moghul buildings; the work of the Commission in Agra trying to fathom the various complexities of the university; plans for future travels, including to Waltair, where Carleston was, before the Commissioners retreat to Simla to write their report; and approval by Duff of the fact that that L.E. Duff had cut De Valera when he visited Durham.
Address: St John’s College, Agra
Paper, 2ff. plus envelope (with one George VI 12 annas Indian stamp)
See also DUF 3G/125 [for Taj Mahal photograph]
DUF 3B/150A/18/1-2    3 March [19]49
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff concerning: Duff’s favourable impressions of Jaipur, until now the capital of the Rajput Native State of Jaipur and earmarked as the headquarters for a university for all the Rajput States which are being united into a province of Rajputana; activities in Jaipur, including work, an excursion on elephants to the Amber Fort, the old capital, lunch with the Harrow-educated Maharajah in his palace, and attending a students’ At Home; the sad death of Mrs Naidu who had “extraordinary gifts and extraordinary charms”; changes in the plans for travel to Ahmedabad to train rather than plane, reducing the time spent there to twenty-four hours but still allowing for a week in Bombay; Duff’s acknowledgement of the fact that there is much to enjoy about the tour but his stress that it is also “hard and responsible work with a very grimy side to it” and that he is surrounded by incessant noise; his note that it is three months and ten days since he left Durham and that he is about half way through the itinerary and should return home by the end of June at the latest, whether or not the report is finished; at the shortest he will complete the tour and go to Simla about 15 April and if it then quickly becomes clear that “we were not courageous or honest enough to write a report that would satisfy me” he will give up and go home; personal and financial matters; and enclosing an “elephant-photo” (DUF 3G/126) and [not mentioned] a newspaper cutting containing a photograph (DUF 3B/150A/18/3).
Address: Jaipur and (envelope) West End Hotel, Bombay
Paper, 2ff. plus envelope (with one George VI 12 annas Indian stamp)
DUF 3B/150A/18/3    Undated [ca 28 January] [1949]
Cutting from an unidentified newspaper containing a black and white photograph of Radhakrishnan, J.F. Duff and Z[akir] Hussain.
Enclosure with DUF 3B/150A/18/1-2
Paper, 1f. (printed, with manuscript annotations in the hand of J.F. Duff)
DUF 3B/150A/19   10 March [19]49
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff concerning: an unpleasant train journey from Jaipur to Ahmedabad where he was ill from fatigue but missed little as “the town does nothing except make cotton-goods”; Duff’s favourable first impressions of their current base, Bombay; the good reputation of Sir Roger Lumley in Bombay where he was governor 1939-1944 [sic; recte 1937-1943]; the present governor of Bombay, Sir Maharaj Singh, and his A.D.C., who is the son of Duff’s fellow Commissioner Bahl and served in the British Navy during the last war; Duff’s pleasure that more Indian ladies than usual have joined in social events; meetings with A.D. Finney whom he knew at Winchester and in the Royal Flying Corps and who is about to retire as head of the biggest firm in Bombay and president of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce; a letter from Applebey confirming that the appointment of the new chancellor of the University of Durham is to be left over until Duff’s return home; Duff’s impressions of various Durham people, Stanley, Macadam and Roderick Williams and their wives and Betty Morrison; the Times obituary of Mrs Naidu; and personal and financial matters.
Address: West End Hotel, Bombay
Paper, 2ff. plus envelope (with one George VI 12 annas Indian stamp)
DUF 3B/150A/20    17 March [19]49
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff concerning: his enjoyment of Bombay, “a civilised city”, including a visit to Mont Blanc, the Finneys’ house, and a trip to the races with A.D. Finney, which was followed by a riot; the flight from Bombay via Calcutta to Cuttack in Orissa, where they had spent the last few days; his lodgings in Cuttack at a Baptist Mission College with the English principal and his wife, a former student of Mrs Ewing in Manchester; Duff’s impressions of Cuttack; a portrait of Fawcus in the Women’s College in Cuttack which used to be in Bihar province; excursions to Puri, the home of “Juggernaut” [sic; recte Jagannath shrine] and the Black Pagoda at Conarak (now Konark or Konaditya) in Orissa and other social events; the agreeable governor of Orissa, Asaf Al, and his socialist wife; and the next stage of their journey to the University of Andhra in Waltair.
Address: Stewart School, Cuttack, Orissa (envelope stamped Stewart Science College, Cuttack)
Paper, 2ff. plus envelope (with one George VI 12 annas Indian stamp)
DUF 3B/150A/21   21 March [19]49
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff concerning: his favourable impressions of Waltair or Vizagapatam (or Visakhapatnam), two names for two parts of one town; the “small, but not at all bad” University of Andhra there, where Radhakrishnan was vice-chancellor many years earlier and where his only son is still on the staff; visits in Waltair to the Scindia Shipyards, where India was for the first time building quite big liners, and to the Royal Indian Navy main Boys’ Training School, still under a British officer, Captain Gowland, “an admirable man”; the work of the Commission in Waltair; a visit with Captain Gowland to the house of an Oxford graduate working in the Burma-Shell company; the flight from Waltair to Madras; future travel plans, starting with a visit to the small University of Annamalai near Chidambaram, 150 miles south of Madras; and letters that Duff had recently received from Edward Hughes and Fawcus.
Address: Connemara Hotel, Madras
Paper, 2ff. plus envelope (with one George VI 12 annas Indian stamp)
DUF 3B/150A/22   27 March [19]49
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff concerning: letters Duff has received from L.E. Duff, including an article by Lord Scarbrough, and a letter from Uncle Gerald [none of them here]; unexpected friction between Holgate and Applebey; Duff is pleased to receive obituaries and details of educational appointments but the boat race and the King’s operation have been fully reported in India; the Commission’s visit to the exotic University of Annamalai which was well built by a local Rajah and might be quite good but has no endowment and pays miserable salaries; the different types of dress worn by students at various Indian universities; their lavish entertainment by the present Rajah in Annamalai; a visit to the ancient temple in Chidambaram near Annamalai; Duff’s impressions of Pondicherry, visited on the return journey from Annamalai to Madras, including a visit to an Ashram (religious community house) that housed Aurobindo Ghose, a Cambridge graduate who had become a violent Congress leader, and where Chadwick, a former Philosophy Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, died; lunch in Pondicherry with the French professor in charge of the lycée and his wife, a visit to the French governor in Pondicherry and Duff’s prowess in French; Duff’s enjoyment of evening service at Madras Cathedral where the preacher was a Lincoln pupil of Michael Ramsey called Partridge; future travel plans; and financial matters, including Duff’s request that the Dunns should not be told to economise: “Running the house [Elvet Garth, Durham] as we run it is expensive; but “I prefer it so”.”
Address: Connemara Hotel, Madras
Paper, 3ff. plus envelope (with one George VI 12 annas Indian stamp)
DUF 3B/150A/23   31 March and 1 April [19]49
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff concerning: Duff’s use of his letters to L.E. Duff as a kind of diary; the flight from Madras to Trivandrum via Bangalore, Coimbatore and Cochin passing quite high mountains, the Nilgiris or Western Ghats; the resemblance between Trivandrum together with its surrounding countryside and inhabitants and West Africa; this area was in the diocese of Stephen Neill who is remembered as a difficult person, “able and sincere, but too fond of his own way” and who apparently resigned because of friction, not health; the fact that Christians make up about a third of the population in this area as opposed to 1% or less in Northern India and that there are a large number of churches; a drive to Cape Comorin, the tip of India; the increasing heat; and future travel plans, starting with a flight to Bangalore.
Addresses: Trivandrum, Travancore and Residency Guest House, Bangalore
Paper, 2ff. plus envelope (with one George VI 12 annas Indian stamp)
DUF 3B/150A/24   9 April [19]49
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff at Elvet Garth, Durham but re-directed to 46 Acacia Road, London NW8 and concerning: Duff’s uncertainty about L.E. Duff’s plans to visit [her son Alan Colquhoun Duff in] Stevenage, her daughter Hester Duff, and Ireland; the final stage of the Commission’s tour of India, ending with a flight from Bangalore to Delhi on 7 [April]; Duff’s favourable impressions of Mysore State, the final region visited, which he had found to be progressive and much more prosperous than any other region they had seen – “If all this can be done by benevolent Rajahs in Mysore which is not at all fertile by nature, surely it could be done in other parts ... But I don’t think it will be done quickly. People think more of politics than of real improvements”; Duff’s praise for the towns of Bangalore and Mysore with their trees and gardens and for Kasturi Raj Chetty, the vice-chancellor of the University of Mysore, a Christian; Duff’s return stay with the McIntyres in Delhi; Duff’s comments on the Tigerts and the Morgans; the small amount of Commission work still to be done in Delhi and an optional visit to a “would-be” university at Saugor in Central Provinces that Duff was avoiding; and a probable move to Simla in a week’s time.
Address: 26 Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi
Paper, 3ff. plus envelope (with one George VI 12 annas Indian stamp)
DUF 3B/150A/25   13 April [19]49
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff at The Manor House, Moneymore, Northern Ireland concerning: L.E. Duff’s planned visit to Ireland to see Duff’s three aunts; a missing letter of 1 April [1949] from L.E. Duff that mentioned an honour for Alex or Irene Ewing, an illness of Dunn and probably Aunt Madeline; financial matters and Duff’s views on the Indian banking system; the climate and life-style in Delhi, Duff’s favourable impression of Mr McIntyre, head of I.C.I. in Delhi [born ca 1902], and his wife; a Mr Green known to L.E. Duff and the McIntyres; Duff’s lunch with Sir Maurice Gwyer, vice-chancellor of the University of Delhi; the remaining Commission business before the move to Simla; and Duff’s fears that the Indians on the Commission might not be prepared to write a report of sufficient frankness unless he can persuade them to do so, that Tigert and Morgan might hinder rather than help with this, and that it might be necessary for him to write his own report.
Address: 26 Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi
Paper, 3ff. plus envelope (with one George VI 12 annas Indian stamp)
DUF 3B/150A/26   Easter Monday [18 April 19]49
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff at The Manor House, Moneymore, Northern Ireland concerning: his journey from Delhi to Kalka by rail and from Kalka to Simla by “rail-motor” and rickshaw; the impressive situation and climate of Simla; their base in Simla in what was the summer residence of the commander-in-chief [of the army in India] from the time of Lord Roberts until 1947, including the tenure of B. Duff, recent neglect of the house, although it still contains a little fine furniture and a few portraits, including one of Birdwood, and the state of unpreparedness in which they had found it; Duff’s observation that in 1947 the new Indian government had decided to stop moving everything to Simla in the summer; his pleasure that after 15,000 miles of touring within India the members of the Commission would now stay in one place for a while; and letters enclosed by L.E. Duff from Alan Whitehorn and “Dickie” or G.A. Richardson [not here].
Address: Snowdon, Simla
Paper, 3ff. plus envelope (with one George VI 12 annas Indian stamp)
DUF 3B/150A/27   24 April [19]49
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff at The Manor House, Moneymore, Northern Ireland concerning: letters sent by L.E. Duff, including a copy of her passport photograph [not here]; her reference to the illness of Pepler; the news that the dean [of Durham, Alington] was to be given the freedom of the city of Durham and Duff’s view of the dean; delays caused to the continuing work of the Commission by the tardy arrival in Simla of several of its Indian members, which has increased Duff’s determination to return home by the second half of June; Duff’s opinion of Tigert, Morgan and their wives; a visit to Simla by Dr Tara Chand, the non-travelling member of the Commission and head of the Education Ministry at Delhi, to give other members his views and answer questions; and Duff’s daily routine in Simla and delight in his surroundings.
Address: Snowdon, Simla
Paper, 3ff. plus envelope (with one George VI 12 annas Indian stamp)
DUF 3B/150A/28    30 April [19]49
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff at The Manor House, Moneymore, Northern Ireland concerning: the lack of news from her in Ireland; the heat in Simla; the routine of report-drafting and writing, with Duff “so far ... getting my own way as to what we should say in the report. But the Indians are quite capable of agreeing about what ought to be said, and then shirking it when it comes to the point of actually saying it”; Duff’s aim to leave India between 21 and 23 June and to be back in Durham by 25 June; Radhakrishnan’s plans to be away between 4 and 16 June for a week in Paris for UNESCO and his desire that Duff should remain in Simla during his absence to hold the party together; lunch with Chatterjee, the vice-chancellor of the University of East Punjab (the non-Pakistan section of the old University of Lahore), a former undergraduate at Trinity College, [Cambridge] and former pupil of George Moore and Bertrand Russell; dinner with Mr Mehta, chief commissioner for the Himachal Pradesh (Himalaya District) and his wife, whose guests included Sir C. Trivedi, the governor of East Punjab, previously Auchinleck’s military secretary, who is based temporarily in Simla pending the building of a new capital for East Punjab; and a climb to the top of Jakko Hill plus other planned excursions, including a visit with Chatterjee to a camp in the hills where a hundred of the latter’s students are doing a scout training course.
Address: Snowdon, Simla
Paper, 2ff. plus envelope (with one George VI 12 annas Indian stamp)
DUF 3B/150A/29   5 May [19]49
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff at Elvet Garth, Durham but re-directed to 69 Grange Road, Cambridge and concerning: the death of Aunt Madeline; Duff’s realisation that he should try to visit his other aunts in Ireland soon; reference to Desertlyn and Enid; L.E. Duff’s reference to Karin [sic; ?recte Carine] Sturdy, daughter of Georgiana [sic; recte Georgina] Gough; a picture of the first Lord Gough that used to hang in the house where Duff is staying in Simla; the routine of report writing, which is going well apart from problems caused by the American Commissioners; Duff’s hope to return to England on a Pan-American flight from Delhi to London on 21 June or as soon as possible thereafter; his impressions of the chief commissioner of the region and the governor of East Punjab; an excursion to Mashobra; a planned meeting with Penderel Moon; reference to a letter sent to Duff [not here] from Dean Alington and from G.G. Williams of the Ministry of Education [in London] who was in Simla in 1916 when he attended the farewell party given for Beauchamp Duff in the house where Duff is now staying; and a visit by Mrs Sidhanta to Cambridge, where her son is starting at the Perse School.
Address: Snowdon, Simla
Paper, 2ff. plus envelope (with one George VI 12 annas Indian stamp)
DUF 3B/150A/30   11 and 12 May [19]49
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff concerning: news of Aunt Millie and Largantogher and of Aunt Charlie; L.E. Duff’s return to Elvet Garth in Durham from Ireland; Duff’s reservation on a plane that he hopes will reach London at midnight on 24 June; Radhakrishnan’s appointment as Indian ambassador in Moscow once he has finished the work of the Commission, having already turned down offers of a seat in the Cabinet and the governorship of a province; a pen-portrait of Radhakrishnan’s appearance and character, including his excellent rapport with the children of fellow Commissioners; Duff’s opinion of Morgan and Mrs Morgan; a recent fire at the electricity station of Simla that had led to power restrictions; mangoes and lichis [lychees]; and gentians in the garden of Elvet Garth.
Address: Snowdon, Simla
Paper, 2ff. plus envelope (with one George VI 12 annas Indian stamp)
DUF 3B/150A/31/1-2    17 and 18 May [19]49
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff concerning: a letter from Fawcus [not here] reporting the death of Miss Cory of Neville’s Cross College, Durham; Duff’s praise for Miss Cory, who had previously been in Calcutta and Travancore in India, and criticism of the governing body of Neville’s Cross College, on which Duff served as the only non-County-Council member; the favourable progress so far with writing the report of the Commission; L.E. Duff’s comment on Duff’s habit of getting his own way and his explanation that he can generally guess how much his colleagues will accept and aims for that, with the result that many people feel that he has no principles and is too ready to compromise; Duff’s explanation that under the Indian constitution subjects, e.g. Defence, are either central, provincial or, in a few cases, concurrent, which means that the central government has the final say in deciding them; Duff’s recent drafting, on behalf of the Commission, of a recommendation that Education, including universities, should in future be a concurrent rather than a provincial subject, and the acceptance of this recommendation by the Indian Cabinet as part of the new Draft Constitution for India, which was due to be ratified in the near future; comments by Duff on an enclosed newspaper photograph (DUF 3B/150A/31/3) of the nine provincial governors of India together with Rajagopalachari, the governor general, Nehru, the prime minister, and Patel, the deputy prime minister, all of whom Duff had met except for Patel, Mody, the newly appointed governor of United Provinces [now Uttar Pradesh] in place of Mrs Naidu, and Prakasa, governor of Assam; Duff’s particular liking for Katju, the governor of Calcutta (West Bengal), Rajagopalachari, Maharaj Singh, the governor of Bombay, and M.S. Aney, the governor of [Bihar]; Duff’s pleasure in the garden at Snowdon in Simla; the revised schedule for Duff’s journey home with a planned arrival in London of 23 June; and a possible visit to Durham by [Duff’s aunt] Alla.
Address: Snowdon, Simla
Paper, 2ff. plus envelope (with one George VI 12 annas Indian stamp)
DUF 3B/150A/31/3    [Wednesday 11 May 1949]
Cutting from the [ Statesman] with a cropped date of [Wednesday 11 May 1949] and containing a black and white photograph of Indian political leaders and administrators at a conference at Government House, New Delhi on Sunday [8 May 1949]. The subjects from left to right are: Sir H. Mody, governor of the United Provinces; the Maharaja of Bhavnagar, governor of Madras; M.S. Aney, governor of Bihar; Mangal das Pakvasa, governor of C[entral] P[rovince] and Berar (from 1950 Madhya Pradesh); Chandulai Trivedi, governor of E[ast] P[unjab]; Pandit Nehru; [Rajagopalachari], the governor-general; Sardar Patel, [the deputy prime minister]; Dr K.N. Katju, governor of West Bengal; Sir Maharaj Singh, governor of Bombay; Asaf Ali, governor of Orissa; and Sri Prakasa, governor of Assam.
Enclosure with DUF 3B/150A/31/1-2
Paper, 1f. (printed)
DUF 3B/150A/32   19 May [19]49
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff concerning the confidential offer to him by Attlee of the grant of a knighthood in the forthcoming list of Birthday Honours, which he guessed owed much to the influence of Moberly and perhaps to a lesser extent the Ministry of Education, and which he was pleased to accept, saying that he owed it to Durham to take the honour offered to him as the head of the university. His acceptance had been sent via Lady Nye, wife of General Sir Archie Nye, British High Commissioner in Delhi, who was staying in Simla.
Address: Snowdon, Simla
Paper, 1f. plus envelope (with one George VI 12 annas Indian stamp)
DUF 3B/150A/33   23 and 24 May [19]49
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff concerning: letters recently received by Duff from L.E. Duff written at Desertlyn, [Cambridge], Bedwell and Elvet Garth, [Durham] plus family and Cambridge news; Duff’s impressions of Sidhanta and of the latter’s wife, who had been visiting Cambridge; Miss [?Bedland or Badland] who had taken the Teacher’s Diploma course at the University of Manchester in Duff’s time there and had been appointed headmistress of a good school; the Grays of Durham [who worked for the Duffs] and who were unwell; Duff’s request to be told when the list of honours featuring his name appears and for congratulatory letters to be kept until his return to Durham; his decision not to warn the university in advance about his knighthood; progress with the report writing; Radhakrishnan’s impending absence from Simla for three weeks for the wedding of his son in Madras and then to chair the quarterly meeting of UNESCO in Paris; and Duff’s impressions of [Penderel] Moon.
Address: Snowdon, Simla
Paper, 2ff. plus envelope (with one George VI 12 annas Indian stamp)
DUF 3B/150A/34   30 May [19]49
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff concerning: a letter received from Helsby confirming that the honours list containing Duff’s name would be in the papers on 9 June; Duff’s request to be sent the full list of honours down to knights; his suspicion that Applebey and Fawcus might already know of his knighthood; family matters; the Grays and Dunns, letters received by Duff from Michael Ramsey and Applebey [not here]; Duff’s suggestion that L.E. Duff and Dunn should try to purchase a new Vauxhall car from Messrs Adams & Gibbon, the present car having broken down; report writing; Duff’s appreciation of Simla and of [Penderel] Moon and his plan to accompany Moon on one of the latter’s official journeys into the mountains, near the snow-line; and Duff’s view of Mrs Morgan, the wife of one of his fellow Commissioners.
Address: Snowdon, Simla
Paper, 2ff. plus envelope (with one George VI 12 annas Indian stamp)
DUF 3B/150A/35   6 June [19]49
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff concerning: two cuttings from The Times sent by L.E. Duff [not here], one concerning West Bengal and the other, by Sir Mirza Ismail, a Moslem and friend of Duff’s fellow Commissioner Zakir Hussain, containing a rather gloomy article on India in general; references to Durham friends, including the Lucases, Hugheses, Fawcuses, Mrs Applebey and Margaret Chitty; the appointment of Michael Burchnall, [son of Joseph Langley Burchnall ], as a master at Winchester College; Duff’s view of the Treharnes; the onset of cooler and wetter weather in Simla; a party organised by Applebey for 28 June to mark Duff’s return to Durham; Duff’s decision to tell Applebey of the impending knighthood; Duff’s opinion that the American and Indian Commissioners were unlikely to appreciate a knighthood and although Radhakrishnan and Mudaliar had already been knighted they were both away and anyway did not use the title in India; tea with Dr Gurmukh Singh, the Sikh head of a college in Delhi; Duff’s appreciation of Radhakrishnan’s support of his views during the report writing; his feeling that even if his fellow Commissioners watered down his comments after his departure he did not really mind as “I can’t reform Indian education. I can only advise ...”; Duff’s plans for leaving Simla on 21 June to return to England via Delhi and a visit to the McIntyres; and his recollections of the difficult journey from London to India in November [1948].
Address: Snowdon, Simla
Paper, 2ff. plus envelope (with one George VI 12 annas Indian stamp)
DUF 3B/150A/36   10 June [19]49
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff concerning: five congratulatory cables received by Duff [following the announcement on 9 June of his knighthood] from L.E. Duff, the Applebeys, “All at 38”, Angus, and Radhakrishnan in Paris; and Duff’s expectation that L.E. Duff was receiving many related telephone calls.
Address: Snowdon, Simla
Paper, 1f. plus envelope (with one George VI 12 annas Indian stamp)
DUF 3B/150A/37   13 June [19]49
Letter from J.F. Duff to L.E. Duff concerning: a copy of the recent honours list sent to Duff by L.E. Duff [not here]; Duff’s delight that both his principal mentors of earlier days, Godfrey Thomson and Walter Moberly, featured in the same list; reference to the D.B.E. conferred on Dehra Parker; Duff’s views of the O.M. conferred on Bertrand Russell who “as far as I know has been a pillar of propriety for a long time”; further cables and letters of congratulation on the knighthood received from “good Mayor Ferens”, “The Durham Colleges students”, Fawcus and Holgate; a celebratory tea-party held for Duff in Simla by his fellow Commissioners; Duff’s view that the judges will be “very silly” if they stop using [Durham] Castle but he will not mind if they do as they are “a considerable nuisance” tolerated “for old sake’s sake”; Duff’s travel plans and the current loss of his passport and health certificates by staff in the travel agency; the health and tempers of Duff and L.E. Duff; L.E. Duff’s impression of Nicholas Brook[e] and his fiancé[e], [Pamela Maguire]; Duff’s dinner with Moon and a farewell dinner for Chatterji [sic; or Chatterjee], the departing vice-chancellor of the University of East Punjab and a graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge, who was going to a government job in Delhi.
Address: Snowdon, Simla
Paper, 2ff. plus envelope (with one George VI 12 annas Indian stamp)
DUF 3B/150A/38   18 June [19]49
J.F. Duff ‘s final letter to L.E. Duff from India concerning: the possible attendance of L.E. Duff and “Pepper” [J.F. Duff’s sister Hester Duff] at the ceremony at which his knighthood would be conferred; the clash of this ceremony with a special meeting of Council [in Durham] arranged by Applebey to deal with various matters held over until Duff’s return; further congratulatory letters received in Simla, including those from the family and [Duff’s aunt] Alla, the mayor of Durham [H. Cecil Ferens ], Lord Scarbrough, Walter Hamilton and Dick Roseveare; a letter from Mouat Jones received by L.E. Duff; Mouat Jones and Duff’s views of Masson; Duff’s unusual early-rising habits in India; the art of eating a mango; the rediscovery of Duff’s travel documents and his final travel arrangements; his plan to look in at the June Ball in [Durham] Castle on the evening of his return as the simplest way of “telling the world” he was back; and a request for Dunn to lay in some cigarettes for him.
Address: Snowdon, Simla
Paper, 2ff. plus envelope (with six George VI 2 annas Indian stamps)
DUF 3B/151   18 July 1949
Manuscript notes for a paper given by J.F. Duff to a meeting of orientalists at the University of Durham on 18 July 1949 and concerning his views on Indian universities based on his experiences [as a member of the Government of India’s University Commission 1948-1949 ]. The paper refers in particular to his favourable impressions of three outstanding Indian members of the Commission - Radhakrishnan, Saha and Hussain - and to the many problems besetting the Indian university system, especially the often low standards of teaching, the excessive stress laid on examinations rather than on teaching and research, the high student failure rates, the prevalence of affiliation (based on the original University of London pattern, soon changed, of affiliation rather than in-house teaching; in India this unchanged system had brought many small, often poorly performing, colleges under the aegis of universities), a lack of good quality continuous leadership, and the difficulties of agreeing on a common language and script for university use.
Paper, 5ff.
See also DUF 3B/150A/1-38, DUF 3B/152, DUF 3E/97-101, DUF 3F/17 and DUF 3G/125-127
DUF 3B/152   3 November 1949
Manuscript notes for a similar paper by J.F. Duff concerning his views on Indian universities and headed “Majlis”. In this paper he additionally refers to over-crowding in the universities, the pressure for admission because of the lack of alternative training, the often poor quality of the student experience and the many problems relating to the administration of universities, but he also stresses that there was great public interest in university reform.
Paper, 3ff.
See also DUF 3B/150A/1-38, DUF 3B/151, DUF 3E/97-101, DUF 3F/17 and DUF 3G/125-127
DUF 3B/153   19 January 1950
Manuscript notes for a paper by J.F. Duff based on his experience as a member of a working party on university scholarships and grants which met c.1949, and given to a meeting of the Association of [Local Authority] Education Officers held in London on 19 January 1950.
Paper, 4ff.
DUF 3B/154    24 May 1950
Cutting from The Times containing a leader on the installation of Dr G.M. Trevelyan as chancellor of the University of Durham and an article by J.F. Duff on “Federal University of the North. Durham’s Expansion on Wear and on Tyne”.
Paper, 1f. (printed)
DUF 3B/155   2 June 1950
Cutting from The Spectator containing “Marginal Comment”, an article by Harold Nicolson on the University of Durham.
Paper, 1f. (printed)
DUF 3B/156   Undated [ca 1950]
Manuscript notes for a paper on “British Universities [since 1939]” given by J.F. Duff to an audience of lecturers chiefly from abroad.
Paper, 8ff.
DUF 3B/157   Undated [ca 1951]
Manuscript text of a paper on “U[nited] S[tates] and British Education” given by J.F. Duff in the wake of his visits to universities and schools in the United States of America [between March 1951 and May 1951].
Paper, 5ff.
See also DUF 3E/100-101 and DUF 3F/24
DUF 3B/158   14 March 1952
Manuscript text of a paper in favour of a broader and more flexible sixth-form and university curriculum given by J.F. Duff to a [University of Durham] S[chool] E[xamination] B[oard] conference held at Durham.
Paper, 5ff.
See also DUF 3B/98
DUF 3B/159   Undated [?Summer 1952]
Typescript text, with manuscript annotations, of a speech delivered by J.F. Duff [as warden of the Durham Colleges of the University of Durham] at the ceremony to mark the opening of [the West Building], containing new lecture-rooms and library facilities for the Durham science departments.
Paper, 3ff.
DUF 3B/160   Undated [September 1952]
Typescript text of a paper containing an appreciation of (Arthur) Michael Ramsey given [probably by J.F. Duff] shortly before Ramsey’s consecration as bishop of Durham [on 29 September 1952]. The first sheet is annotated in manuscript with the name of J.F. Duff’s mother, L[aura] E[leanor] Duff.
Paper, 2ff.
DUF 3B/161   22 September 1955
Manuscript notes for a paper on “Education – a Life Sentence” given by J.F. Duff to a Workers’ Educational Association group at Darlington, County Durham.
Paper, 4ff.
DUF 3B/162    29 January 1958
Manuscript notes for a talk by J.F. Duff entitled “Africa Council”, describing a recent visit to West Africa and in particular to the University College at Ibadan in Nigeria, the University College of Ghana (formerly the Gold Coast) at Lagos and Achimota, and F[ourah] B[ay] C[ollege] in Sierra Leone. He was accompanied on this visit by Sir D[ouglas] Veale. The talk includes reference to disputes within the Elliot Commission, as a member of which Duff had visited West Africa in 1944, educational changes in West Africa since 1944, and likely future developments. It also touches briefly on political developments in Nigeria and Ghana and includes Duff’s assessment of Balme, until recently principal of the University College of Ghana, as well as mention of Korsah and of Gbedemah, the Finance minister of Ghana, who chaired a meeting of the Council [of the University College of Ghana] attended by Duff and Veale, and of a visit to the p[rime] m[inister] of Ghana, [Kwame Nkrumah ].
Paper, 3ff.
See also DUF 3B/134-138, DUF 3E/38 and 91, DUF 3G/119-123 and 143-149 and DUF 3I/99-101, 112 and 127, UND/CB1/C22b, UND/CC1/C6, UND/CC2/112-118, UND/CC2/242-256 and UND/CC2/242-256
DUF 3B/163   16 October 1958
Typescript text of a paper inviting Lord Scarbrough to be installed as chancellor of the University of Durham and delivered at King’s College, Newcastle upon Tyne by J.F. Duff as vice-chancellor of the University.
Paper, 1f.
DUF 3B/164   16 October 1958
Typescript text of a paper welcoming Lord Scarbrough as chancellor to the Congregation of the University of Durham and delivered in Durham by J.F. Duff as vice-chancellor of the University.
Paper, 1f.
DUF 3B/165   Undated [ca May 1959]
Typescript petition, with manuscript signatures, from twenty-six members of the Council of the City of Durham, requesting J.F. Duff to allow himself to be nominated for election as mayor of Durham for the municipal year 1959-1960 at the annual meeting of the Council to be held on 20 May 1959.
Paper, 1f.
DUF 3B/166    20 May 1959
Typescript report of part of the address given to the Council of the City of Durham by J.F. Duff following his election as mayor of the City.
Paper, 2ff.
DUF 3B/167   20 June 1960
Typescript copy of a letter from J.F. Duff as warden of the Durham Colleges of the University of Durham to the editor of The Architectural Review at 9-13 Queen Anne’s Gate, London SW1 concerning an article entitled “Durham endangered” in the June 1960 edition of The Architectural Review and defending the university’s record in caring for its heritage of old buildings.
Address: 38 North Bailey, Durham
Paper, 2ff.
DUF 3B/168   Undated [1960]
Newspaper cutting containing a report of J.F. Duff’s retirement as warden of the Durham Colleges of the University of Durham and pro-vice-chancellor of the federal University of Durham a few years before the division of the former Durham and Newcastle sections of the University in 1963, including an assessment of his work for the University, and an article on Professor Derman Guy Christopherson, Duff’s successor at the University of Durham, together with a photograph of the two men.
Paper, 1f. (printed)
DUF 3B/169   Undated [probably ca 1960-1970]
Newspaper cutting from the Evening Gazette containing an illustrated article by Alec Wright on Low Middleton Hall near Middleton One Row, County Durham, the retirement home of J.F. Duff and his sister H.L.E. Duff.
Paper, 1f. (printed)
DUF 3B/170   New Year 1961
Manuscript text of a paper given by J.F. Duff to a conference concerned with the education of young people between the ages of eleven and eighteen. The paper surveys developments in education since the appearance of the 1926 Hadow Report on the education of the adolescent and prospects for future progress in the light of the 1959-1960 Crowther Report on the education of fifteen to eighteen year olds.
Paper, 7ff.
DUF 3B/171   [16] December [1961]
Newspaper cutting from [ The Times] containing a leader on the cloister at Winchester College, built as a memorial to Wykehamists who died in the First World War.
Paper, 2ff. (printed)
DUF 3B/172   Undated [ca 1962]
Manuscript notes for a paper on the “Culture of the North-East. Heritage and Prospect” given by J.F. Duff at [King’s College, Newcastle upon Tyne].
Paper, 6ff.
DUF 3B/173   [29 July 1963]
Newspaper cutting from [ The Times] containing “The Northern Lights of Learning. Durham and Newcastle as Two Universities”, an article by J.F. Duff concerning the situation and future prospects in Durham and Newcastle on the eve of the establishment on 1 August [1963] of an independent University of Newcastle upon Tyne, formerly the Newcastle Division of the federal University of Durham.
Paper, 1f. (printed)
DUF 3B/174   7 January 1964
Newspaper cutting from the Northern Echo containing a report of J.F. Duff’s agreement to chair a committee seeking to establish a Special Institution for Scientific and Technological Education and Research or SISTER on Teesside.
Paper, 1f. (printed)
See also DUF 3B/175-176
DUF 3B/175    Undated [ca 7 January 1964]
Newspaper cutting from the Evening Gazette containing a report of J.F. Duff’s agreement to chair the committee seeking to establish a SISTER on Teesside.
Paper, 1f. (printed)
See also DUF 3B/174 and 176
DUF 3B/176   Undated [ca 7 January 1964
] Cutting from an unidentified northern newspaper containing an illustrated biographical article on J.F. Duff, marking the announcement of his agreement to chair the committee seeking to persuade the University Grants committee to establish a ‘SISTER’ on Teesside.
Paper, 1f. (printed)
See also DUF 3B/174-175
DUF 3B/177   30 June 1964
Tube containing a certificate recording the conferment by the University of Sussex on J.F. Duff of the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, 30 June 1964.
Paper, 1f. plus cardboard tube (printed, with manuscript annotations)
OUTSIZE
Part of additional accession of 17 February 1986
See also DUF 3G/190
DUF 3B/178   23 July 1964
Notes for a paper on “The B.B.C. and its Work” given by J.F. Duff [to the Golden Jubilee Summer School of English held by the University of London Department of Extra-Mural Studies at Queen Elizabeth College, London].
Paper, 4ff.
See also DUF 3E/96
DUF 3B/179    6 April 1965
Newspaper cutting from the Northern Echo containing an account of a study of Canadian university government and finances carried out by J.F. Duff and Professor Robert O. Berdahl at the request of the Canadian Universities Federation and the Canadian Association of University Teachers.
Paper, 1f. (printed)
See also DUF 3A/163, DUF 3E/70-73, DUF 3F/25 and DUF 3I/125-126, University Government in Canada: Report of a Commission sponsored by the Canadian Association of University Teachers and the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (1966), English and French versions
DUF 3B/180-182   November 1967
Manuscript texts of three “Toronto Lectures” given by J.F. Duff [during his time as visiting professor at the University of Toronto, Canada]. The titles of the lectures are: “Types Old and New”, concerning the Universities of Cambridge, Manchester, Durham and Sussex, “Recent Developments in U[nited] K[ingdom] University Affairs” and “New Universities of the Commonwealth”. The first and eight sheets are endorsed with notes of some U[niversity] G[rants] C[omission] statistics relating to British universities.
Paper, 24ff.
Medallion awarded to J.F. Duff, 1959
Reference: DUF 3C/1
DUF 3C/1   20 May 1959
Case containing a metal medallion on a ribbon, the front bearing the coat of arms of the City of Durham and inscribed “Mayoralty of the City of Durham 1959-[19]60” and the dorse inscribed “Sir James Duff Mayor 20th May 1959”. The case gives the maker’s details as W.A. Bramwell Ltd., 24 Elvet Bridge, Durham.
1 medallion plus case
Part of additional accession of 17 February 1986
Patents of appointment relating to J.F. Duff, [1964]
Reference: DUF 3D/1-2
DUF 3D/1    18 February 13 Elizabeth II [1964]
Box, covered in red leather with the top embossed in gold with the royal coat of arms and with a lock, containing letters patent issued by Queen Elizabeth II, appointing Sir James Fitzjames Duff Lord Lieutenant of County Durham until 1 February 1973, the day following his 75th birthday.
Seal: red pendant Great Seal of Queen Elizabeth II (synthetic compound) on yellow and purple cords.
Parchment, 1m. plus box
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DUF 3D/2   18 February 13 Elizabeth II [1964]
Letters patent issued by Queen Elizabeth II, appointing Sir James Fitzjames Duff Keeper of the Rolls of the Peace in the county of Durham until 1 February 1973.
Seal: embossed red Wafer Great Seal of Queen Elizabeth II.
Parchment, 1m.
KEPT IN BOX HOUSING DUF 3D/1
Non-family correspondence and papers of J.F. Duff and (following his death on 24 April 1970) of his sister Hester Duff
Reference: DUF 3E/1-191
Dates of creation: 1916-1972 and undated
DUF 3E/1-154   1916-1969 and undated
Non-family correspondence addressed to J.F. Duff, arranged chiefly alphabetically by correspondent and within each correspondent chronologically
DUF 3E/1-69   1916-1950 and undated
Letters to J.F. Duff from various correspondents, collected together by J.F. Duff.
DUF 3E/1   Undated
List in the hand of J.F. Duff of the names of correspondents whose letters he had assembled together: J.A. Fort, D.R. Pye, M.J. Rendall, G.H. Thomson, E. Welbourne, A.T.P. [Alwyn] Williams and F. Sibly. No letters have been traced from D.R. Pye, F. Sibly or A.T.P. Williams. The list is followed by a note signed by J.F. Duff’s sister H[ester] L[aura] E[lisabeth] D[uff] stating that “Letters from A.T.P. Williams were lent to C.H.G. Hopkins, who wrote a life of A.T.P.W., and afterwards deposited in the Library at Lambeth Palace”.
Paper, 1f.
DUF 3E/2-9    17 August [19]16 – 8 November [19]16 and 10 January [19]18 - 17 January [19]19
Eight letters from J[ames] A[lfred] Fort, formerly second master of Winchester College, to J. F. Duff relating to the writer’s own health and move to Somerset in Spring 1917, Winchester College affairs and personalities, J.F. Duff’s flying training and accident in 1917, the fate of other Wykehamists during World War One, advice to J.F. Duff on teaching at Winchester College and encouragement to the latter to consider a career in teaching, and the problems facing those such as J.F. Duff who are embarking late on their University training after war service.
DUF 3E/2 and 4, 17 August 1916 and 13 October 1916, refer to the publication of J.F. Duff’s poem [ “Via Sacra”] in The Sunday Times of 17 September 1916 and DUF 3E/2 mentions an enclosed related letter from the editor of The Times Literary Supplement [not here].
DUF 3E/4, 13 October 1916, and DUF 3E/5, 8 November 1916, refer to the planned publication of some of the writer’s own poems.
DUF 3E/5, 8 November 1916, refers to the writer’s review of The Days of Alkibiades (1916) by [Cyril Edward] Robinson for The Wykehamist.
DUF 3E/7, 4 March 1918, includes a transcript of J.A. Fort’s poem, published in The Spectator, in memory of ([A.]) G[uy] B[oucher], a Wykehamist killed in his first engagement of the war.
DUF 3E/9, 17 January 1919, refers to a proposed expensive development scheme for the Winchester College buildings.
Addresses: St Winifride’s, Kingsgate Road, Winchester (DUF 3E/2-6) and Lower Marsh, Dunster, Somerset (DUF 3E/7-10)
Paper, 28ff.
See also [re poem “Via Sacra”] DUF 3A/118, DUF 3A/129, DUF 3B/1 and DUF 3I/3-7
DUF 3E/10-56    1 November [19]16 – 15 September 1950
Forty-seven letters etc. from M[ontague] J[ohn] Rendall, headmaster of Winchester College 1911 until his retirement in 1924, to J.F. Duff. Many of the letters relate to Winchester College affairs and personalities, including: (DUF 3E/31 and 43) other headmasters, and (DUF 3E/54, 7 August 1950) James [Alfred] Fort, [second master under Rendall]; the effect of the 1914-1918 war on Winchester College and losses of old boys, among them, on 10 July 1917, Guy Boucher (DUF 3E/13-14 and 16); the provision of funds [for the education at Winchester of the sons of Wykehamists killed in the 1914-1918 war] and the building of the memorial War Cloister at Winchester College, 1923 (DUF 3E/22); Rendall’s view of “Budge” [John D'Ewes Evelyn] Firth’s Winchester (1936) (DUF 3E/26); his assessment of Butler of Harrow (DUF 3E/42) and of Harrow as compared to Winchester College (DUF 3E/42-44); and his lists and impressions of prominent Wykehamists (DUF 3E/43-44 and 47-48).
Other topics covered include: Rendall’s experience of a forced hydroplane landing on the sea on a return flight from Corsica, [1923] (DUF 3E/22); Rendall’s post-retirement visits abroad and his work for the BBC, for a scheme for sending teachers from public schools to the Dominions [as chairman of the Public Schools Empire Tours Committee], as chairman of the League of Empire and as chairman of the Imperial Studies Committee of the Royal Col[onial] Institute [later the Royal Empire Society then the Royal Commonwealth Society] (DUF 3E/23); Rendall’s purchase and restoration of Butley Priory Gatehouse in Suffolk in 1926 (DUF 3E/23), including a black and white postcard of Butley Priory posted September 1927 (DUF 3E/24); Rendall’s desire for the British Government to support archaeological etc. investigations in Cyprus, 1936 (DUF 3E/26); the death of W.D. Carőe in Cyprus, 1938 (DUF 3E/27); experiences of World War 2 at Butley (DUF 3E/29 and 32, May and June 1942); and a talk given by Smuts in London in November 1943.
Other letters deal with the writer’s views on education in general and reflections on his own career, achievements and weaknesses, his decision not to write an autobiography for publication but the possibility of providing material for a posthumous memoir by others (DUF 3E/31, 21 May 1942), a printed autobiographical Christmas card in verse entitled “A biography in Five Fyttes”, December 1945 (DUF 3E/41), his verse memoir of his parents and family, 1946 (DUF 3E/42 and 50), and his declining health in his final years.
There are also references to: J.F. Duff’s flying accident in 1917 and his Cambridge first in Classics, 1920; a group visit to Italy in spring 1921 which included both M.J. Rendall and J.F. Duff; J.F. Duff’s early career in school-teaching and teacher training and in the University of Manchester Education Department; the physical decline of J.F. Duff’s father, J.D. Duff, and the “brilliant career” of J.F. Duff’s brother Patrick Duff, November 1936 (DUF 3E/26); J.F. Duff’s appointment to the University of Durham [1937], where “your financial tasks are comparable to those of Halliday at King’s College, [London]” (DUF 3E/27); Rendall’s impressions of Durham, “a nest of Wykehamists, young and old” (DUF 3E/48, 9 June 1949) and of Durham characters, including mention of Cruickshank (DUF 3E/27), Alington (DUF 3E/27, 34 and 36-87), Henson (DUF 3E/27), Williams (DUF 3E/34 and 36) and Fawcus (DUF 3E/38); J.F. Duff’s planned visit to West Africa [as a member of the Commission on Higher Education in West Africa, 1944] (DUF 3E/38); Rendall’s congratulations on J.F. Duff’s [knighthood], 1949 (DUF 3E/48), and a final visit to Durham made by Rendall in September 1950 not long before his death (DUF 3E/54-56).
Addresses: The College, Winchester (DUF 3E/10-18, 20-21), Pisa, Italy (DUF 3E/19), Dovener, Middlesmore near Harrogate, Yorkshire (DUF 3E/22), Iken Hall, Iken, Tunstall, [Suffolk] (DUF 3E/23), Butley Priory, Woodbridge, Suffolk (DUF 3E/24-25, 27-55), The Athenaeum, Pall Mall, London SW1 (DUF 3E/26) and Derwentwater (DUF 3E/56)
Paper, 52ff. plus card, 4ff. (chiefly manuscript with a few printed items)
See also [re Rendall] DUF 3I/113; [re J.F. Duff’s visit to West Africa] DUF 3B/134-138 and 162, DUF 3E/91 and DUF 3I/99-101, 112 and 127, UND/CB1/C22b, UND/CC1/C6, UND/CC2/242-256 and UND/CC2/242-256; and [re Butler of Harrow ] DUF 3E/75-76
DUF 3E/57-58    29 December 1931 and 1 August [19]46
Two letters from Godfrey Hilton [professor of Education at Edinburgh University and director of Moray House Teacher Training College, Edinburgh] to J.F. Duff. The first mentions a possible meeting at an Armstrong College reunion [in Newcastle upon Tyne], the candidates, including J.F. Duff, for a post as lecturer in Comparative Education, and another unspecified post in which J.F. Duff was interested. The second, as well as concerning family matters, expresses the writer’s delight at the appointments of Eaglesham to the University of Durham chair [of Education] and Stanley Nisbet as professor of Education at the Queen’s University Belfast. It also refers to the appointment of George Seth as independent lecturer in charge of Psychology, also at the Queen’s University Belfast, and to Aneurin Bevan “or Annoying Bevan as one columnist calls him”.
Addresses: 5 Ravelston Dykes, Edinburgh (DUF 3E/57) and The Old Schoolhouse, Glenapp [via] Girvan (DUF 3E/58)
Paper, 4ff.
See also DUF 3E/88-102, 114 and 129-153
DUF 3E/59-69    3 November 1922 – 20 August [19]26, 24 February 1937 – 12 March 1937 and 5 and 9 August 1949
Eleven typescript letters from Edward Welbourne, historian, fellow and later master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, to J.F. Duff concerning: J.F. Duff’s move to Newcastle upon Tyne (DUF 3E/59, November 1922); J.F. Duff’s parents (DUF 3E/60 and 61, 1923); opinions of the progress of J.F. Duff’s brother Patrick Duff in Cambridge (DUF 3E/61, March [19]23); the award of a scholarship to Girton to J.F. Duff’s sister, [Mary Duff ] (DUF 3E/62, April 1923); the condition of Strathaird, the Duffs’ Cambridge home (DUF 3E/68, March 1937); the writer’s personal and family affairs, his career in Cambridge and his views on intellectual matters, national and international affairs, politics and politicians, modern students and modern life ( “it is my strong conviction that England needs a reassertion of provincialism to return it to many of its sanities ... suburbia is breeding the harem youth of Eastern tradition ... he is the Fa[s]cist of Cambridge” (DUF 3E/68, March 1937), and his concerns relating to England’s economic plight after World War Two and the dangers of inflation and of the internal collapse of society and “strife which might break to civil war” (DUF 3E/69, August 1949); Emmanuel College affairs, including reference to the college farms in Kent (DUF 3E/65, August 1926); mutual acquaintances, including Henderson of Clare, appointed editor of The Nation in 1923 after its purchase by [John Maynard] Keynes and Ramsey Muir (DUF 3E/61, March [19]23), Ebenezer Thomas (DUF 3E/63, March 1924), Davy, formerly of King’s College, Cambridge, who was interested in adult education in the North and was sending a Durham miner to Cambridge as an undergraduate (DUF 3E/65, August 1926) and Runciman (DUF 3E/66, February 1937); [Thomas Peter] Allan, vicar of Spittal, Berwick-upon-Tweed and his family (DUF 3E/62, April 1923), including his son, [Frederick L.] Allan, headmaster of Wallasey Grammar School, Cheshire (DUF 3E/67, March 1937); the writer’s impression of the Newcastle [upon Tyne] Economic Society (DUF 3E/63, March 1924); the death of Harding, a former Oundle master, headmaster of [King James I Grammar School] Bishop Auckland, County Durham (DUF 3E/64, January 1926); and the writer’s Cambridge pupil Rhamat [recte Rahmat] Ali who “invented Pakistan” (DUF 3E/69, August 1949).
Addresses: Emmanuel College, Cambridge (DUF 3E/59-62 and 64-69) and 39 Grantchester Road, [Cambridge] (DUF 3E/65)
Paper, 13ff.
DUF 3E/70-73    1 December [1967] – 3 November [19]68
Four letters from Bob [Professor Robert O. Berdahl ] to J.F. Duff. DUF 3E/70 is also addressed to J.F. Duff’s sister Hester Duff and his niece Christian Duff. DUF 3E/72 was addressed to Low Middleton Hall, Middleton One Row, Darlington. As well as family matters the letters concern: the writer’s professional concerns and attempts to gain an award to work in England, culminating in the award of a Guggenheim Fellowship for 1968-1969 to study the U[niversity] G[rants] C[omission] and the Arts Council [England] and possibly also the British Council, during which time he and his family would be based in Cambridge; the writer’s withdrawal from the Carnegie Commission on the future of Higher Education [in the U.S.A.] proposed for 1969; responses to the Duff-Berdahl Report 1966 and a study being carried out by the writer for the A[merican] C[ouncil on] E[ducation]; J.F. Duff’s encounters with Massey students, [?Massey University, New Zealand] (DUF 3E/70, December [1967]); a change of policy by the Commonwealth Fund [of New York] and Gorley’s resignation (DUF 3E/70, December [1967]); problems affecting San Francisco State College and the U.S.A. generally, including unrest relating to the Vietnam war and coloured students (DUF 3E/70 and 71, December [1967] and April [1968]); the writer’s observations that “nationally there is a near sense of despair” (DUF 3E/70, December [1967]) and that the “Watts business ... was merely the first chapter in a long book” (DUF 3E/71, April [1968]); the riots in Washington, U.S.A. following the murder of Martin Luther King (DUF 3E/71, April [1968]); and problems in the United Kingdom, including devaluation, De Gaulle’s attitude to the Common Market, Hong Kong, Aden, Gibraltar and Rhodesia (DUF 3E/70, December [1967]).
These letters were found in the French version of the Duff-Berdahl Report (DUF 3I/126).
Addresses: School of Behavioral Sciences, San Francisco State College, San Francisco, California 94132, U.S.A. (DUF 3E/70), American Council on Education, 1785 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20036, U.S.A. (DUF 3E/71), 24 [?Carneau] Street, Sausalito, California, U.S.A. (DUF 3E/72) and 12 Acrefield Drive, Cambridge (DUF 3E/73)
Paper, 6ff.
See also DUF 3A/163, DUF 3B/179, DUF 3F/25 and DUF 3I/125-126, University Government in Canada : Report of a Commission sponsored by the Canadian Association of University Teachers and the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (1966), English and French versions
DUF 3E/74   27 September [19]50
Letter from Simon H[edley] B[urrows] to J.F. Duff concerning J.F. Duff’s health and describing a recent two-week inter-denominational mission to Radcliffe, Lancashire in which the writer took part.
Address: The Dean’s Lodging, The Cloister, Hereford.
Paper, 4ff.
DUF 3E/75   17 May 1973
Letter from Jim Butler to Hester Duff, executrix of J.F. Duff, enclosing photocopies of a letter from J.F. Duff (DUF 3E/76).
Address: Trinity College, Cambridge CB2 1TQ

Part of additional accession of 17 May 19[9]3
See also DUF 3E/42
DUF 3E/76   28 January [19]57
Photocopies of a letter from J.F. Duff to Jim [Butler], mentioning the appointment of Walter Hamilton [as headmaster of] Rugby, explaining the reasons why the writer, having read many biographies of great headmasters, had concluded that Jim Butler’s father, H[enry] M[ontagu] Butler, headmaster of Harrow, was the greatest of them all, especially in his ability to attract distinguished men to his staff, comparing H.M. Butler with [Thomas] Arnold, headmaster of Rugby, and bemoaning the loss of the general acceptance of Christian doctrine that had underpinned the work of Arnold and Butler.
Address: Elvet Garth, Durham
Enclosure with DUF 3E/75
Paper, 4ff.
Part of additional accession of 17 May 19[9]3
See also DUF 3E/42
DUF 3E/77    9 June [19]43
Letter from the Revd D[erwas] J[ames] Chitty, [brother of J.F. Duff’s school-friend John Heighway Chitty], to J.F. Duff containing reminiscences of schooldays [at Winchester College] and concerning the writer’s marriage plans and family matters, including mention of John Chitty, currently with an ambulance train in Aleppo, Syria, John Chitty’s son James, currently a pupil at [Winchester College], and the writer’s work as rector of Upton, Berkshire, and service in Aden, Massawa [in Eritrea], Abyssinia [now Ethiopia], Bombay, India and Colombo [Sri Lanka] as a chaplain in the R[oyal] N[aval] V[olunteer] R[eserve].
Address: Nav[al] Barracks, Gosport.
Paper, 3ff.
DUF 3E/78-79   26 November 1922 and 17 January 1927
Two letters from Mrs G[wen] E[thlin] G[eorgiana] Chitty, [née Jones, wife of the Revd James Charles Martin Chitty, rector of Yockleton, Shropshire and mother of J.F. Duff’s school-friend John Heighway Chitty and of Derwas James Chitty], to J.F. Duff concerning the latter’s friendship with the Chitty family, the writer’s thoughts on marriage, the planned wedding of John Chitty and Phyllis [Stevens] in 1927, at which J.F. Duff was to be best man, and the Jane Furse [mission hospital] in Johannesburg, South Africa, where John Chitty, a medical doctor, was to work. The writer also refers (DUF 3E/78, November 1922) to the sale of Hanwood Rectory, Shropshire, to a builder and to the unveiling of a war memorial in a chapel at Hanwood.
Address: Yockleton Rectory, Shrewsbury
Paper, 4ff.
See also DUF 3G/87
DUF 3E/80   Undated [ca 1932]
Copy, in the hand of J.F. Duff, of a poem of thanks written by J[ohn] T[rail] C[hristie], [probably in reply to congratulations sent on the occasion of his appointment as headmaster of Repton School in 1932], and addressed to his three [Winchester College] friends, Henry [Habberley] Price, [Francis John Worsley] (Fred) Roughton and J.F. Duff.
Paper, 1f.
DUF 3E/81   4 June 1937
Typescript letter from Kenneth [M.] Clark to J.F. Duff, returning a letter of 20 December [19]18 (DUF 3E/82) lent to him by J.F. Duff, who had taught him at Winchester College. The writer states that “I am returning the letter since you ask me to do so, although I should be sorry to think of anyone but you reading it”.
Address: 30 Portland Place, [London] W1
Paper, 1f.
DUF 3E/82   20 December [19]18
Letter from Kenneth M. Clark, [then a schoolboy at Winchester College], to J.F. Duff at 10 College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, describing the sale of Sudbourne Hall, [Suffolk], the former Clark family home, and the writer’s impressions of Bath where the family now lived. The letter also mentions the recent Armistice, the reading habits of the writer’s schoolfellows, his impressions of books by [Thomas] Hardy, [William Makepeace] Thackeray, [Robert Louis] Stevenson, [George] Meredith and [Charles] Dickens, and his interest in the art of short-story writing.
Address: Lyde House, Syon Hill, Bath
Enclosure with DUF 3E/81
Paper, 6ff. plus envelope (with George V 1½d stamp)
DUF 3E/83-89   19 May 1925
One letter from A. Allcroft, teacher, and six letters from pupils (George Anderson, Frances Anderson, Cissie Anderson, Ettie Anderson, Edward Rutherford and Nancy Anderson) at Emblehope School, Tarset, Northumberland to J.F. Duff, thanking the latter for his gift of a picture to the school.
Addresses: West Tarset Emblehope School (DUF 3E/83) and Emblehope School, Tarset, Northumberland (DUF 3E/84-89)
Paper, 7ff.
DUF 3E/90    12 June [19]35
Letter from “The Pope” [Henry Outram Evennett ] to J.F. Duff, imploring the latter to attend that year’s Trinity Lake Hunt in order to revive the event and prevent its death and to make Clark seem funny to the novices. The letter refers to a similar letter sent to J.F. Duff by “The Man”.
Address: Trinity College, Cambridge
Paper, 2ff.
DUF 3E/91   21 June [19]45
Letter from B[ernard] Mouat Jones, [a member of the Elliot Commission on Higher Education in West Africa], to J.F. Duff, a fellow member of the Commission, bitterly criticising the minority report issued by some members of the Commission, including Creech [Jones], Channon, Huxley and Ma[r]g[aret] Read, and seeking the help of Duff and Trueman, another member of the Commission, in rebutting this and presenting the majority view to the [A.C.C.C.]. The letter also acknowledges a paper [concerning the findings of the Commission] sent by J.F. Duff (probably DUF 3I/99), refers to the anonymous Redbrick II, mentioning that Dobrée [Bonamy] of Leeds is suspected by some but not the writer to be the author, mentions that Loach of Liverpool has been appointed registrar of [the University of Leeds] and comments on two other candidates for the post, Angus and Niblett.
Address: Greystones, 18 North Hill Road, Leeds 6
Paper, 1f.
See also re Elliot Commission DUF 3B/134-138 and 162, DUF 3E/38 and DUF 3I/99-101, 112 and 127, UND/CB1/C22b, UND/CC1/C6, UND/CC2/112-118, UND/CC2/242-256 and UND/CC2/242-256
DUF 3E/92   21 July [1916]
Letter from Florence Kingscote to J.F. Duff at Winchester College concerning Winchester College affairs, in particular the probability that [John Heighway] Chitty would be passed over for the post of prefect of Hall. Other boys mentioned in the letter include Gompertz and Morgan.
Address: Stratton Audley, Bicester, [Oxfordshire]
Paper, 2ff. plus envelope (with George V 1d stamp)
DUF 3E/93   28 March [19]58
Letter from Henry Lamb, painter, to J.F. Duff concerning Lamb’s recently unveiled portrait of Duff, [which hangs in University College, Durham].
Address: Coombe Bissett, Salisbury
Paper, 1f.
See also DUF 3G/150 and 163.
DUF 3E/94   30 May [19]49
Letter from Jack Lawson, M.P., to J.F. Duff, thanking Duff for his congratulations on Lawson’s appointment as lord lieutenant of Durham, which Lawson says he will strive to use for the general good. The writer gives his impressions of Durham, stating that it “is in high feather[s] as far as its spirit is concerned ... I have long watch[ed] it boiling underneath: and it is boiling”, and says he would like to discuss his future work there with Duff on the latter’s return from India in June. The letter also refers to Lawson’s future plans, noting that he is “being pressed by the P[rime] M[inister] to get into full harness again. Not in the Government but in something which I can do with a right good will”.
Address: House of Commons, London SW1
Paper, 2ff.
DUF 3E/95   20 May 1940
Letter from Oliver C. Quick to J.F. Duff, mentioning the writer’s official communication the previous day on the subject of Bice Hamilton Thompson but chiefly reflecting on the feelings of his own generation regarding the current situation, stating that those looking beyond the current moment can only “come to rest” by viewing events against “an eternal” background, realising that a life based on Christian values shows itself as eternal because in the temporal world it “can stand in, and is good for, every sort of “weather””, whereas the Nazi organisation of life is essentially an organisation for war, meaning that a Hitler-dominated Europe could not endure “for it has no seeds of eternity in itself, it has nothing creative about it”.
Address: Christ Church, Oxford
Paper, 3ff.
DUF 3E/96    4 February 1964
Letter from Professor Randolph Quirk to J.F. Duff, congratulating the latter on his appointment as chairman of the B.B.C. and asking him to give a lecture on the B.B.C. and its work as part of a programme to mark the Golden Jubilee of the University of London’s Department of English Studies Summer School of English.
Address: Senate House, London WC1
Paper, 1f.
See also DUF 3B/178
DUF 3E/97-101    24 October [19]49 – 28 November 1950
Five letters from Professor Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan to J.F. Duff. Several letters refer to reactions to the report, published on 24 November 1949, of [the Government of India University Education Commission 1948-1949] which was chaired by Dr Radhakrishnan and on which J.F. Duff served. In DUF 3E/97 the writer states that “the “formal unanimity” [displayed in the report] is very vital in Indian conditions” and that it was achieved despite anticipated protests from Mudaliar and Tara. He thanks Duff for being a “tower of strength” to him in India. The writer also refers to: a financial crisis in India (DUF 3E/97-98, October and December 1949); his post [as Indian ambassador in Moscow 1949-1950], from which he escapes quarterly to UNESCO in Paris and to Oxford (DUF 3E/97-99, October 1949 – February 1950); a conciliatory gesture recently made at Paris by him that had come to nothing (DUF 3E/97, October 1949); his return to Oxford for a few months (DUF 3E/100 and 101, October and November 1950) and his son Gopal, then studying for a D.Phil. at Oxford; his approval of C.C. Biswas, the new vice-chancellor of the University of Calcutta, and his opinion of the previous vice-chancellor, [Pramathanath Banerjee ] (DUF 3E/97, October 1949); his request to Duff to write a chapter on Radhakrishnan as an educationist for a forthcoming volume on Radhakrishnan’s work in the Library of Living Philosophers series, regarding which the writer supplies Duff with some information regarding his time as vice-chancellor of the Universities of Andhra and Banaras, where he collected staff from different areas of India, although “latterly provincial feelings are dominant in both these places” (DUF 3E/99-101, 1950); Duff’s forthcoming visit to America as a member of the Commonwealth Fund Committee (DUF 3E/100 and 101, 1950); the University of Durham’s interest in Oriental Studies (DUF 3E/97, October 1949), including the possibility of adding teachers in Sanskrit and Indian History to the staff, which the writer suggests the Scarborough [sic] Fund might perhaps support (DUF 3E/101, November 1950); and Spalding’s anxiety “to do something for an Institute of Religions” (DUF 3E/101, November 1950).
Addresses: Embassy of India, Moscow (DUF 3E/97-98), Claridge’s, Brook Street, London W1 but “as from the Embassy of India, Moscow” (DUF 3E/99) and All Souls College, Oxford (DUF 3E/100-101)
Paper, 6ff.
See also [re India] DUF 3B/150A/1-38, DUF 3B/151-152, DUF 3F/17 and DUF 3G/125-127; [re America] DUF 3B/157; and [re extending the facilities for Near-Eastern Studies in the University of Durham and re the Scarbrough Commission on Oriental, Slavonic, East European and African Studies] UND/CC1/L8
DUF 3E/102-103    21 October 1950 and 9 July 1951
Two letters from (Arthur) Michael Ramsey to J.F. Duff. The first relates to the writer’s move from Durham to Cambridge in 1950 and reports his impressions of Cambridge as compared with Durham and the feeling in Cambridge that Durham was a “good thing”, which he does not think would have been the attitude fifteen years earlier. He states that the Durham Theology staff members were much respected in Cambridge although Durham was still not regarded as a place where abler students should be directed. There is also reference to the prolonged absence from Cambridge for family reasons of Francis Clark, the writer’s relief at no longer having to attend meetings of the Durham Cathedral chapter presided over by Alington, and his regret that Alwyn [Williams], bishop of Durham “is in a poor way”. The second letter records the writer’s thanks for [the honorary degree awarded him by the University of Durham on 29 June 1951] and his respect for [George Macaulay] Trevelyan, whom he likes and reveres as much as he dislikes [John Tressider Sheppard], the provost of King’s, Cambridge. The writer also compares Durham and Cambridge students, gives his opinion of his colleague Winton Thomas, mentions a rumour that [Arthur Lytton Lytton] Sells is to leave the University of Durham, and encloses a curriculum vitae for a possible replacement for Sells [not here] from F.C. Green, professor of French at the University of Cambridge.
Addresses: 14 Latham Road, Cambridge (DUF 3E/102) and 3 Wordsworth [Grove], Cambridge (DUF 3E/103)
Paper, 6ff.
DUF 3E/104-120   16 August 1943 – 21 July 1955
Sixteen letters from Arthur Ransome to J.F. Duff and one letter (DUF 3E/108, 1 July 1948) from Arthur Ransome to L.E. Duff, mother of J.F. Duff. The subjects covered by the letters include: J.F. Duff’s admiration for Ransome’s books and their shared regret at the decline of book owning; Ransome’s intention to write more about “Pete ... the central figure of an affair that I should have recorded some years ago if G.N.? had not pushed it out of the way” (DUF 3E/105, 19 October 1947) and his lack of progress with this book (DUF 3E/109, 10 January 1952); the award of honorary degrees to Ransome by the University of Durham in 1948 and the University of Leeds in 1952; reference to a fishing book containing scraps from Aksakov (DUF 3E/108, 1 July 1948); the award of a knighthood to J.F. Duff and an accident suffered by L.E. Duff (DUF 3E/109, 10 January 1952); various houses etc occupied by Ransome and his wife; three surgical operations performed on Ransome in 1952; a coastal sailing trip enjoyed by Ransome in April 1952; a visit to the Ransomes by Mrs Battiscombe in June 1952; mention of new buildings erected for St Mary’s College, Durham (DUF 3E/115, 27 December 1952); Ransome’s description of the Investiture [at which he was appointed C.B.E.) in 1953, his admiration for Queen Elizabeth II’s performance during the ceremony and subsequent celebrations with friends, including Peter Fleming and General Carton de Wiart (DUF 3E/116, 12 March 1953); and Ransome’s admiration for Durham, described by him as fortunate “to have so splendid a bone structure on which to wear its flesh of good grey stones” (DUF 3E/119, 26 December 19[5]3).
Addresses: Heald, Coniston, Lancashire (DUF 3E/104), c/o Jonathan Cape Ltd., 30 Bedford Square, London WC1 (DUF 3E/105), Garrick Club, London WC2 (DUF 3E/106, 110), Lowick Hall, Ulverston, Lancashire (DUF 3E/107-108), 40 Hurlingham Court, London SW6 (DUF 3E/109, 111, 113-119), No.16 P.P. Wing, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 (DUF 3E/112), Elinghearth Cottage, Haverthwaite, near Ulverston, Lancashire (DUF 3E/120)
Paper, 19ff.
See also SGD 95: 16 April 1954, Letter from Arthur Ransome at 40 Hurlington Court, London SW6 to J.F. Duff concerning Gil Buhet's The Honey Siege and the writer's health.
DUF 3E/121   2 June [recte July] 1948
Letter from Edith Sitwell to J.F. Duff, thanking him and the University of Durham for the award to her of an honorary D.Litt. on 29 June 1948, and stating that only once had she seen a spectacle to rival the beauty and magnificence of the Congregation ceremony, when years ago she had attended a water-pageant in Venice. The writer also states that she was “very shy” but J.F. Duff’s mother helped her overcome this.
Address: Renishaw Hall, Renishaw near Sheffield
Paper, 1f.
DUF 3E/122-128   2 November [1958] – 11 November 1968 and undated
Five letters from Mary Stewart to J.F. Duff, plus (DUF 3E/122) one sheet of undated notes [in the hand of J.F. Duff’s sister Hester Duff?, with further pencil annotations by M.S. McCollum], which attempt to date some of the letters by reference to the novels by Stewart that they mention, and (DUF 3E/126, 2 July 1964, enclosed with DUF 3E/125) a letter to Mary Stewart c/o Good Housekeeping, Fifty-Seventh Street at Eighth Avenue, New York, U.S.A., from a fan [signature removed] in Kentucky, U.S.A., 2 July 1964, relating to Stewart’s novels The Moon-Spinners and This Rough Magic. The letters chiefly refer to J. F. Duff’s reactions to a number of Mary Stewart’s books: Nine Coaches Waiting (DUF 3E/123, 2 November [1958]); The Moon-Spinners (DUF 3E/124, 24 November [1962]); This Rough Magic (DUF 3E/125, 15 August [1964] and DUF 3E/127, 16 September [1965]); Airs Above The Ground (DUF 3E/127, 16 September [1965]); and The Wind Off the Small Isles (DUF 3E/128, 11 November 1968). In DUF 3E/128, 11 November 1968, Mary Stewart describes how she reacts to life as a celebrity and her desire to “leave the kind of book” she had been writing and to tackle an historical novel. A number of the letters also refer to Mary Stewart’s husband Frederick Henry (Fred) Stewart. In addition there is mention of assistance given by Miss Calvert with the French dialogue in Nine Coaches Waiting (DUF 3E/123, 2 November [1958]), of C.C. Abbott’s marking system (DUF 3E/125, 15 August [1964]) and of Sydney Evans (DUF 3E/128, 11 November 1968), and a pen-portrait of Laurence Irving and his studio (DUF 3E/128, 11 November 1968).
Addresses: 79 Morningside Park, Edinburgh 10 (DUF 3E/123-125 and 127-128) and Owingsville, Kentucky, Route 2, U.S.A. (DUF 3E/126)
Paper, 11ff.
DUF 3E/129-153   17 May 1955 and 8 July 1969 – 27 November 1969 and undated [1969]
Correspondence addressed to J.F. Duff concerning two publications relating to Sir Godfrey Thomson: (DUF 3E/129) re an eight-page memorial pamphlet by J.F. Duff entitled Sir Godfrey Thomson [1955] and (DUF 3E/130-153) re J.F. Duff’s edition of The Education of an Englishman An Autobiography by Sir Godfrey Thomson (1969).

See also DUF 3E/57-58
DUF 3E/129   17 May 1955
Letter from G.R. Goldsbrough to J.F. Duff, acknowledging and commenting on Duff’s memorial of Sir Godfrey Thomson (DUF 3I/111), referring to Thomson’s supreme self assurance, disputing Duff’s assertion that Thomson was brought up “just above the poverty line”, and noting that until 1921 every candidate for the Pemberton Fellowship [at Armstrong College, Newcastle upon Tyne] had to sign a document stating that he was a member of the Church of England.
Address: 12 North Avenue, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne 3
Paper, 4ff.
See also: DUF 3E/130 and DUF 3E/143
DUF 3E/130-153   8 July 1969 – 27 November 1969 and undated [1969]
Letters from the correspondents noted below to J.F. Duff at Low Middleton Hall, Middleton One Row, Darlington, chiefly acknowledging receipt of review or presentation copies of Duff’s edition of The Education of an Englishman An Autobiography by Sir Godfrey Thomson (1969) (DUF 3I/130):

DUF 3E/130   5 August 1969
Letter from E.M. Bettenson, registrar of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, also referring to Geoffrey Phalp who used to be at the Medical School [in Newcastle upon Tyne] and married one of [G.R.] Goldsbrough’s daughters.
Address: 6 Kensington terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU
Paper, 1f.
See also: DUF 3E/129
DUF 3E/131-132   20 & 23 September 1969
Two letters from Cyril Burt to J.F. Duff, offering to send a review of Thomson’s autobiography to the Brit[ish] J[ournal of] Statist[ical] Psychol[ogy], “for which he [Thomson] did so much as co-editor” but stating (DUF 3E/131) that “in University College nowadays, and the circle that runs the journal, all that he [Thomson] stood for is considered a very obsolescent blind alley – not in the U.S.A. though!” In DUF 3E/132 Burt states that he thinks many of the younger generation of psychologists, such as Professor Butcher in the United Kingdom and Professor Jensen in the U.S.A., are reverting more to a belief in innate differences as earlier propounded by Thomson and Burt, in reaction to the behaviourist theories put forward by Watson and Skinner.
Address: 9 Elsworthy Road, Hampstead, London NW3
Paper, 2ff.
DUF 3E/133-138   8 - 15 July 1969
Three letters from Marian Cooke, assistant college secretary, Moray House College of Education, and formerly secretary to the late Sir Godfrey Thomson, to J.F. Duff, enclosing (DUF 3E/134-136) two copies of a list of Moray House publications, which includes The Education of an Englishman, expressing her pleasure at the appearance of the book, first started in 1943, discussing recipients of review and other copies of the book, including Sir James [J.] Robertson [see DUF 3E/150], and regretting the misprints that have crept into it owing to a lack of opportunity for proofreading.
Address: Moray House College of Education, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AQ
Paper, 5ff.
DUF 3E/139   15 August 1969
Letter from Margaret Crawford, ward sister, on behalf of Lady Thomson, widow of Sir Godfrey Thomson, to J.F. Duff, describing Lady Thomson’s pleasure and gratitude at receiving a copy of her husband’s autobiography.
Address: The Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Morningside, Edinburgh
Paper, 1f.
DUF 3E/140   17 July 1969
Letter from John Donkin, clerk of the Urban District Council of Felling, the childhood home of Godfrey Thomson, to J.F. Duff, acknowledging receipt of a copy of Thomson’s autobiography.
Address: Council Buildings, Felling, Gateshead NE10 9QL
Paper, 1f.
DUF 3E/141   20 July [19]69
Letter from Eric [Eaglesham] to J.F. Duff, stating how much the writer is enjoying reading Godfrey Thomson’s autobiography, updating Duff about Eaglesham family news, and referring to Hester Duff’s disc trouble.
Address: The Croft, Park Road, Scotby, Carlisle
Paper, 3ff.
DUF 3E/142   25 October 1969
Letter from Tom Ellison, previously headmaster of High Felling Secondary School, [formerly Felling High School which had been attended by Godfrey Thomson] and which closed as a secondary school on 18 July 1969, expressing the writer’s appreciation of Thomson’s autobiography, offering to review it for the local Felling and Gateshead weekly newspaper, and describing the writer’s recent success in gaining the Durham Diploma in Advanced Studies in Education and current secondment to a one-year Diploma course in Compensatory Education run by Didsbury College of Education. The writer states that present-day students were still quoting Thomson and Duff’s 1923 work on the effects of heredity and environment on attainment.
Address: 21 Mornington Road, Cheadle, Cheshire
Paper, 2ff.
See also DUF 3B/16-19
DUF 3E/143   24 July 1969
Letter from Mrs Marie Herbert, daughter of [G.R. Goldsbrough], to J.F. Duff, expressing her appreciation of Sir Godfrey Thomson’s autobiography and her especial pleasure at its references to her father, one of Thomson’s closest friends. The writer also mentions Winifred Smith, “the greatly respected” senior social worker at the Tyneside Council of Social Service and the daughter of Duff’s former colleague Professor Smith.
Address: 23 Linden Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne
Paper, 2ff.
See also DUF 3E/129-130
DUF 3E/144-145   18 and 21 July 1969
Letter of 21 July 1969 (DUF 3E/144) from W. B. Inglis to J.F. Duff, suggesting possible reviewers of Sir Godfrey Thomson’s autobiography for The Times Educational Supplement and the British Journal of Educational Studies, enclosing (DUF 3E/145) a cutting containing the second leader from the Scottish edition of The Times Educational Supplement of 18 July 1969 which relates to Sir Godfrey Thomson and the autobiography, complimenting Duff on his contribution to the book and giving his own appreciation of Thomson.
Address: 18 Oxgangs Road, Edinburgh 10
Paper, 2ff. (manuscript and printed)
See also DUF 3E/152
DUF 3E/146-147   7 and 27 November 1969
Letter of 27 November 1969 (DUF 3E/146) from W. B. Inglis to J.F. Duff, enclosing (DUF 3E/147) a cutting containing an anonymous review of Sir Godfrey Thomson’s autobiography from the Scottish Educational Journal of 7 November 1969. The letter also mentions that Thomson’s interests were no longer shared in Edinburgh, except in some work by James Maxwell, and that Albert Pilliner, who worked closely with Thomson in the Thomson Research Fund, was moving to the National Foundation for Research in Education, while his chief assistant was moving to the University of Dundee.
Address: 18 Oxgangs Road, Edinburgh 10
Paper, 2ff. (manuscript and printed)
See also DUF 3E/152
DUF 3E/148    12 August 1969
Typescript letter with manuscript annotations from Jennie Lee to J.F. Duff, expressing her appreciation of the autobiography of Sir Godfrey Thomson, of whom she had “the warmest memories”, and thanking Duff for his kind words about the Open University.
Address: Curzon Street, London W1
Paper, 1f.
DUF 3E/149   Undated [1969]
Typescript letter with manuscript annotations from Bob [Robert Lusty] to J.F. Duff, acknowledging receipt of the autobiography of Sir Godfrey Thomson, although criticising the publisher, supporting Duff’s views on the [1969] Broadcasting in the Seventies report, criticising the report’s author, Lord Hill, and referring to the writer’s recent award of a knighthood.
Address: 4 Turners Wood, Wildwood road, London NW11
Paper, 1f.
DUF 3E/150   15 July 1969
Letter from Sir James J. Robertson to J.F. Duff concerning the autobiography of Sir Godfrey Thomson, criticising the approach and actions of Douglas McIntosh, the current principal of Moray House College of Education in Edinburgh, and noting that, although McIntosh paid lip-service to Godfrey [Thomson], he understood only the Mathematics and statistical analysis aspects of the latter’s work and showed no sign of realising that Thomson’s greatness lay in putting his penetration and analytical skill at the service of a deeply human and personal philosophy of Education. Robertson also states that the person who cared most about the “Godfrey Thomson Trust” was probably John Sutherland, who retired two years ago as principal lecturer in Education, and bemoans the transformation of the historic Bell chair of the Theory, History and Practice of Education [at the University of Edinburgh], once held by Thompson, into the Department [sic] of Educational Sciences at the behest of Liam Hudson from Cambridge.
Address: 10 Hamilton Place, Edinburgh
Paper, 1f.
DUF 3E/151    21 October 1969
Letter from Professor George D. Rochester to J.F. Duff, expressing his appreciation of the autobiography of Sir Godfrey Thomson and sympathising over Duff’s problems with the Moray House editors. The letter refers to similar difficulties with “our appreciation of W.E. C[urtis]”.
Address: Department of Physics, South Road, Durham City
Paper, 1f.
DUF 3E/152    23 September 1969
Letter from Hector Thomson to J.F. Duff, expressing his appreciation of the autobiography of his father, Sir Godfrey Thomson, and stating that “I am much better pleased by Dr Inglis’ contribution than I should ever have thought possible or probable”. The letter also refers to the family of Hector Thomson’s wife in Cyprus and includes a description of the political situation in Cyprus and the writer’s view that Turkey was working towards seizing half the island as a first step to gaining possession of the whole of it.
Address: 5 Ravelston Dykes, Edinburgh 4
Paper, 2ff.
See also DUF 3E/144-147
DUF 3E/153   25 July 1969
Typescript letter with manuscript annotations from Professor J.P. Tuck to J.F. Duff, acknowledging receipt of the autobiography of Sir Godfrey Thomson, expressing particular appreciation of the sections on Sir Godfrey Thomson’s considerable connections with Germany and on the history of the Department [of Education] of the University of Newcastle, and describing some of the writer’s own memories of Sir Godfrey.
Address: Department of Education, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, St Thomas’ Street, Newcastle upon Tyne
Paper, 1f.
DUF 3E/154   28 January 1932
Letter from J.J. Thomson to J.F. Duff, congratulating the latter on his election to the professorship [of Education] at the writer’s old University [of Manchester].
Address: Trinity Lodge, Cambridge
Paper, 1f.
See also DUF 3A/134
DUF 3E/155-191    5 February 1969 – January 1972
Draft, copy and original letters etc. between, on the one part, J.F. Duff at Low Middleton Hall, Middleton One Row, Darlington then, following his death on 24 April 1970, his sister Hester Duff at the same address and, on the other part, various correspondents relating to (DUF 3E/155) the “Bishop Harland portrait fund” and (DUF 3E/156-191) the provision for Auckland Castle, the official residence of the bishops of Durham, of a copy of the Christ Church, Oxford, portrait of Alwyn Williams, bishop of Durham 1939-1952. The correspondence had been arranged chronologically by Hester Duff:

DUF 3E/155   5 February 1969
Typescript letter with manuscript annotations from John Wild, dean of Durham to J.F. Duff at Low Middleton Hall, Middleton One Row, Darlington concerning the mechanics, proceeds and residue of the fund set up to provide a portrait of Maurice Harland, bishop of Durham 1956-1966, for Auckland Castle, dealings with the artist George Bruce, who was chosen by Maurice Harland, and the possibility of providing photographs of the portrait.
Address: The Deanery, Durham
Paper, 2ff.
DUF 3E/156-191   17 February 1969 – January 1972
Draft, copy and original letters, some manuscript, some typescript with manuscript annotations, plus one printed item, relating to a project anonymously funded by J.F. Duff and H. Cecil Ferens to provide a copy for Auckland Castle, the official residence of the bishops of Durham, of the Christ Church, Oxford, portrait of Alwyn Williams, painted by Rodrigo Moynihan while Williams was bishop of Durham 1939-1952. The sequence includes material from the following correspondents etc.:
- J.F. Duff (DUF 3E/164 and 166, 14 April [19]69 and undated): two draft letters seeking permission for the portrait project to go ahead;
- Hester Duff (DUF 3E/183 and 185, 21 July [19]70, 15 January [19]71 and 1 May [19]71): memoranda concerning the completion of the portrait project following the death of her brother J.F. Duff on 24 April 1970;
- H. Cecil Ferens at Fernhill, Crossgate Moor, Durham and 38 Saddler Street, Durham (DUF 3E/158, 175, 182 and 190, 11 March 1969 – 19 July 1971): five letters concerning the financing of the copy portrait, which was shared by J.F. Duff and Ferens, Ferens’ wish to bear the whole cost of the frame himself, and the progress of the project;
- (Sherard) Falkner [Allison], bishop of Winchester (DUF 3E/156 and 174, 17 February 1969 and 22 May 1969): two letters concerning the pastel portrait by Dring of Alwyn Williams at Wolvesey, Winchester, [the official residence of the bishop of Winchester] and J.F. Duff’s current project;
- Ian [Thomas Ramsey], bishop of Durham (DUF 3E/157 and 188, 26 February 1969 and 26 June 1971): two letters concerning the project and (DUF 3E/188) the writer’s recent trip to Canada;
- C[uthbert] A[ikman] Simpson, dean of Christ Church, Oxford (DUF 3E/165 and 170, 16 April 1969 and 12 May 1969), concerning the approval granted for the copying of the portrait by the Governing Body of Christ Church, Oxford, on condition that the copy was of a different size from the original;
- Canon Stanley (Sammy) Greenslade at Christ Church, Oxford (DUF 3E/ 159-160, 163, 167 (enclosing 168 from Rodrigo Moynihan), 173, 176, 178, 180 and 186, 20 February [19]69 – 11 May [19]71: nine letters concerning Greenslade’s impressions of the 1951 portrait by Rodrigo Moynihan of Alwyn Williams at Christ Church, a first version of the portrait not accepted by the college (DUF 3E/163), arrangements for Duff to visit Christ Church prior to having the portrait copied for Auckland Castle and for photography and the copying, Greenslade’s consultation of Byam Shaw about the copying, names of possible copyists, Greenslade and Byam Shaw’s approval of [Colin] Hayes, the copyist appointed, progress with the project and its completion, apparently without any input from Moynihan; the writer also states (DUF 3E/159) that “Ian [Thomas Ramsey, bishop of ] D[urham] is a grand chap. I was sure he’d make his mark and go down well”, refers (DUF 3E/178, 2 July [19]69) to the recent sudden death of [Cuthbert Aikman Simpson], dean of Christ Church, Oxford), which left Greenslade, as canon theologian, temporarily in charge of the college although not the Cathedral, observes (DUF 3E/180, 19 October [19]69) that Henry C[hadwick], the new dean of Christ Church, will be “a very good and distinguished Dean, but he’s also our best scholar, in theology, and it may be hard for him to keep it up”, and mentions (DUF 3E/186, 11 May [19]71) his regret at not being able to attend the memorial service for J.F. Duff and the fact that Hester Duff has continued to live in Middleton [One Row];
- Sir Robin Darwin, rector and vice-provost of the Royal College of Art, at the Old Rectory, Ham near Marlborough, Wiltshire (DUF 3E/161 and 171, 24 March [19]69) and 15 May 1969): two letters containing the writer’s impressions of Roderigo Moynihan and advising as to the best way of approaching the latter, explaining the copyright position regarding the copying of paintings, forwarding (DUF 3E/162) contact details for Moynihan, mentioning (DUF 3E/171) that Moynihan subsequently raised the possibility of making the copy himself with some assistance, and stating that the modern art student “intent on his own self-expression” and “not the technician of the previous generation” would probably not make an adequate copyist but that an unnamed member of Darwin’s staff [presumably Colin Hayes], a friend and admirer of Moynihan and himself a distinguished artist, would do the work “with extreme competence and sympathy”, although fees would have to be negotiated between Duff and Moynihan;
- Roderigo Moynihan, artist, at Domaine de St Estève, Lambesc (B.-D.-R.), France (DUF 3E/168 [enclosed with 167], 169, 172 and 177, 10 April 1969 – 23 June 1969): four letters expressing (DUF 3E/168) his high regard for Alwyn Williams and concerning arrangements for the photographing and preliminary copying of his portrait of Williams, “still remaining one of my favourite portraits” (DUF 3E/169), with the copy to be completed by Moynihan, the original plan for the initial copying to be done by a student being superseded (DUF 3E/177) by the appointment of Colin Hayes, a member of Christ Church and an old friend of Moynihan’s, for whom Moynihan has great admiration as a painter, the total fee for all the work being £200;
- Colin Hayes, artist at 26 Cleveland Avenue, London W4 (DUF 3E/179, 181, 184 and 189, 3 July 1969 – 12 July 1971): four letters concerning his progress with copying the Williams portrait in Oxford and arrangements for providing “a simple but “dignified” frame” for the copy, which was supplied by Patricksons for £20, and mentioning (DUF 3E/179 and 184) that he was up at Christ Church in [19]38 when Alwyn Williams was dean; the writer also commiserates with Hester Duff (DUF 3E/184, 3 August 1970) on the death of J.F. Duff; copy (DUF 3E/191) of Diocese of Durham The Bishop’s Letter, no.134, January 1972, containing (p.2) an account of the copy of the portrait of Alwyn Williams which was now hanging in the State Room at Auckland Castle, where it was the only portrait of a bishop in Convocation robes.
Paper, 40ff. (manuscript with one printed item)
Diaries, journals and school exercise books of J.F. Duff
Reference: DUF 3F/1-25
Dates of creation: 1909-[1965] with gaps



DUF 3F/1   6 September – 10 December 1909
Collins Midget Diary 1909, inscribed (f.11r) “A[lan] C[olquhoun] Duff of Strathaird, Cambridge” but apparently filled in by A.C. Duff’s younger brother J.F. Duff (born 1898).
The entries cover 6 September 1909– 10 December 1909, ff.73v-98r, only and relate to a holiday in Padstow, Cornwall, J.F. Duff’s schooldays in Cambridge and home affairs, including a note on 4 December 1909, at f.96v, that A.C. Duff had been awarded a scholarship to Wellington College.
1 volume, 106ff.; 12-72, 99-106 not filled in; 105-106 are stubs (printed, with manuscript diary entries)
DUF 3F/2   1 January – 30 November 1910
Renshaw’s Diary 1910, inscribed (p.i) “J.F. Duff”.
The entries are complete for 1-17 January 1910 but sporadic thereafter, ending on 30 November 1910. They relate to holidays in Bournemouth, Dorset and France, J.F. Duff’s schooldays in Cambridge and at Winchester College and home affairs. At pp.74-75 and 158 are details of the Winchester Election examinations, 5-9 July 1910. Under 9 July 1910, at p.75, the writer records that he had been awarded a scholarship to Winchester College.
1 volume, ii + 162pp.; 27-162 chiefly uncompleted (printed, with manuscript diary entries)
DUF 3F/3   1 February – 20 November 1911
Onoto Diary 1911, with entries filled in by J.F. Duff but sporadically and covering only 1 February 1911 – 20 November 1911. They relate chiefly to his schooldays at Winchester College and home affairs, holidays and family birthdays. Several addresses of friends and relatives are noted at pp.131, 133 and 137.
1 volume, ii + 178pp.; chiefly uncompleted (printed, with manuscript diary entries)
DUF 3F/4    1 January – 2 December 1912
Walker’s Diary for 1912, containing a detailed account by J.F. Duff of his schooldays at Winchester College, 1 January – 2 December 1912. The diary includes reference, at ff.38r-v, to the sinking on 15 April 1912 of the Titantic, on which J.F. Duff’s aunt Alla and cousins had been passengers as far as Cherbourg, the birth of the writer’s sister [Hester Laura Elisabeth Duff] on 17 August 1912 (f.69r), his first sight of an aeroplane, and manoeuvring soldiers and aeroplanes near Cambridge, 11 September 1912, (f.75v).
1 volume, 122ff.; 97-122 chiefly uncompleted (printed, with manuscript diary entries)
DUF 3F/5   1913
Walker’s Diary for 1913, containing, at ff.27v-36r, a manuscript account by J.F. Duff of a trip to France with his parents made between 7 March and 7 April 1913, together with isolated entries relating to his schooldays at Winchester College, 1913.
1 volume, 122ff.; 1-26, 37-122 chiefly uncompleted (printed, with manuscript diary entries)
See also DUF 3A/98
DUF 3F/6    21 September 1913 – 16 July [1916]
Volume containing manuscript Greek and Latin proses etc. done by J.F. Duff while at Winchester College.
Loose inserts in the volume include, at ff.116B and 125B, undated duplicated typescript exercises for a Greek prose and Greek iambics. Also found loose in this volume, at f.67r, were two newspaper cuttings relating to J.D. Duff’s translation of Serge Aksakoff or Aksakov’s Years of Childhood, [March 1916] (now DUF 2/45-46).
1 volume, 204ff.; 128-201 (ult.) blank
Part of additional accession of 17 February 1986
See also DUF 2/42-47; DUF 2/45 and 46 were originally enclosures in this volume.
DUF 3F/7   “Short Half” 1914 – 13 June 1915
Volume with marbled-paper covers containing manuscript entries as follows:
ff.1r-7r, annals of IX Chamber, Winchester College compiled by J.F. Duff, ‘Short Half’ 1914 – ‘Common Time’ 1915, including reference (f.2r) to the award of a scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge to J.F. Duff, December [1914];
ff.7v-8v, notes by J.F. Duff on St Paul and St John, undated;
ff.9r rev. – 8v rev., notes by J.F. Duff on the “Fire commander’s unit”, [Winchester College], undated;
ff.27v rev. – 9v rev., journal of J.F. Duff relating to his schooldays at Winchester College, including references to parades, drill etc. and to war-time casualties among former members of Winchester, 28 April 1915 – 13 June 1915.
1 volume, 28ff.
DUF 3F/8   23 February – [ca October 1918]
Exercise book without covers containing manuscript entries as follows:
ff.1v-7v, 20r rev. - 17r rev., mark-book, 23 February [1918] – 30 March [1918] and undated, relating to J.F. Duff’s spell of teaching at Winchester College before going to university;
ff.8r-11v, J.F. Duff’s rough teaching notes, [ca 8 May 1918 – 11 October 1918] and undated.
Loose in the volume are:
f.10A, J.F. Duff’s teaching timetable, undated;
ff.10Br-10Cr, further teaching notes and lists of marks, undated.
1 volume, 24ff.
DUF 3F/9   18 May – 4 August 1918
Exercise book containing manuscript mark-book for “Cloister Time”, relating to J.F. Duff’s spell of teaching at Winchester College.
1 volume, 20ff.
DUF 3F/10    October – [December] 1918
Exercise book containing manuscript mark-book for “Short Half”, relating to J.F. Duff’s spell of teaching at Winchester College.
1 volume, 20ff.; 7-18 blank
DUF 3F/11    9 October – 18 [recte 17] December [1918]
Volume with loose covers containing the manuscript journal of J.F. Duff, relating to his spell of teaching at Winchester College. The entry for 11 November [1918] (f.9r) refers to the signing of the Armistice that day and to subsequent celebrations in Winchester.
1 volume, 16ff.
DUF 3F/12   19 January – 19 December [1919]
Volume containing the manuscript journal of J.F. Duff, relating to his undergraduate days at Trinity College, Cambridge. This includes (ff.34r-35r) an account of a visit to Cambridge by J.H. Thomas, general secretary of the National Union of Railwaymen, on 2 November [1919] and of Thomas’s views on the recent rail strike, on the possibility of a Labour government’s assuming power, and on a range of politicians and national figures.
1 volume, 44ff.
DUF 3F/13   9 January 1920 – 1928
Volume containing the manuscript journal of J.F. Duff, 9 January 1920 – 8 October 1923, relating to his undergraduate days in Cambridge up to 1921, to the period when he was a part-time assistant lecturer in Classics at the University of Manchester, October 1921- 31 May 1922, and also taking W[orkers] E[ducational] A[ssociation] classes in Industrial History in Burnley and Accrington, Lancashire, 1921-1922, and then to his time as a lecturer in Education at Armstrong College, Newcastle upon Tyne from September 1922, including (ff.77v-78r) a circa two-week spell as acting headmaster of Dunstan School, Northumberland in July 1922, “a fearful burden of most difficult work, under very trying conditions”.
The volume also includes (f.79r-v) details of J.F. Duff’s income tax returns and personal accounts, 1923-1928.
Loose in the volume are:
f.10A, a postcard of a sketch by or of H. Zuckermann, aged 14 entitled “Something incomplete, it is true, but full of poetry”, undated;
f.80A, copies of testimonials relating to J.F. Duff from Donald S. Robertson 13 August 1921, E. Harrison 12 August 1921, and R.S. Conway 21 March 1922.
1 volume, 82ff. (manuscript, with one printed insert)
DUF 3F/14    Easter term 1919
Volume containing J.F. Duff’s manuscript undergraduate notes relating to a series of lectures on Lucretius Book I given by W.T. Vesey at Cambridge.
1 volume, 82ff.
DUF 3F/15   Undated [1919-1920]
Volume containing manuscript notes made by J.F. Duff while reading for the Classical tripos at Trinity College, Cambridge. The topics covered include:
ff.2r-4v, Lucan Book VIII;
ff.5v-54r, Cicero;
ff.97v rev. – 92r rev., the development of classical sculpture and architecture;
ff.91r rev. – 89r rev., Catullus LXIV.
Loose in the volume, at f.1A, is a printed sheet concerning descriptions of the gable sculptures on the Temple of Zeus at Olympia, Greece, by Pausanias and Treu.
1 volume, 99ff.; 55-88 blank (manuscript, with one printed insert)
DUF 3F/16   Undated [ca 1919] – 17 March 1921
Volume containing manuscript entries as follows:
ff.2r-47r, notes on Aristotle’s Politics made by J.F. Duff [?while reading for the Classical tripos at Trinity College, Cambridge, 1919-1920];
ff.92r rev. – 90v rev., Save the Children Fund accounts, undated;
ff.91r rev. – 86v rev., J.F. Duff’s personal accounts, 1920 – 17 March 1921.
1 volume, 93ff.; 48-85 blank
DUF 3F/17   Undated [1919-1920] and [?ca 1948-1949]
Volume containing manuscript notes made by J.F. Duff [while reading for the Classical tripos at Trinity College, Cambridge, 1919-1920]. The topics covered are:
ff.2r-43r, Greek philosophy;
ff.44r-87v, Cornford’s “Revision of Philosophy” course.
Also in the volume, at ff.93r rev. – 92v rev., are rough notes on Indian culture and philosophy, undated, [possibly made around the time when J.F. Duff served as a member of the Government of India’s University Commission, 1948-1949].
1 volume, 94ff.
See also [re India] DUF 3B/150A/1-38, DUF 3B/151-152, DUF 3E/97-101 and DUF 3G/125-127
DUF 3F/18   Undated [?1919-1920 or 1921-1922]
Volume containing manuscript notes on Cicero’s letters made by J.F. Duff [?while reading for the Classical tripos at Trinity College, Cambridge, 1919-1920, or while working as an assistant lecturer in Classics at the University of Manchester, 1921- 1922].
1 volume, 54ff.
DUF 3F/19    Undated [?1919 – Lent term 1921 or 1920-1922]
Volume containing manuscript notes made by J.F. Duff [?while reading for the Classical tripos at Trinity College, Cambridge, 1919-1920, or while working as an assistant lecturer in Classics at the University of Manchester, 1921- 1922]. The topics covered are:
ff.93v rev. – 53v rev., Bury’s Greek History;
f.2r, rough notes on Pindar’s Odes.
Also in the volume are manuscript notes made by J.F. Duff [while reading for the Economics tripos at Trinity College, Cambridge], 1920-1921. The topics covered in this section are:
ff.3r-12r, Graham Wallas on “Political Science”, October 1920;
ff.13r-17r, Stanners on the “Economics of Engineering and Metal Trades”, Lent term 1921.
1 volume, 94ff.; 18-52 blank
DUF 3F/20   Undated [ca January 1926 – May 1927]
Loose-leaf notebook containing manuscript entries, chiefly J.F. Duff’s schemes for and reports on students’ teaching practice sessions, January 1926 – March 1927, during the period when he was a lecturer in Education at Armstrong College, Newcastle upon Tyne.
The book also includes:
ff.56v and 60r-v, details of J.F. Duff’s travelling expenses, September 1926 – May 1927 and undated;
ff.26v-28r, notes on Hepple’s lectures on the teaching of English Literature, undated;
ff.33v-35v, notes on lectures concerning “General Method” by F[rank] S[mith], [professor of Education at Armstrong College], undated; and miscellaneous notes.
1 volume, 63ff.; 1-14, 46-55 blank
DUF 3F/21    1 January 1926 - 1933
Volume containing the manuscript journal of J.F. Duff, 1 January 1926 – 12 October 1929, relating to the periods when he was a lecturer in Education at Armstrong College, Newcastle upon Tyne, up to 1927 and a senior lecturer in Education at the University of Manchester from 1927.
The volume also includes, at ff.112v-113r, details of J.F. Duff’s income tax returns and personal accounts, 1928-1933.
Loose in the volume are:
ff.36A-36B, cuttings from the [? Manchester Guardian], 22 February 1927, containing an article on “The Scout Movement”;
f.63A, an extract from pp.[401]-402 of The Wykehamist, 18 [month missing] 1927, relating to “Scouting”;
f.91A, cutting from the East Anglian Daily Times, undated [ca 13 November 1928], containing an obituary and black and white photograph of Denis Hugh Lenox-Conyngham, [nephew of L.E. Duff];
ff.93A-93B, two copies of a printed programme for a performance by Rovers, Scouts and Cubs given to celebrate the centenary of Hulme church, [Manchester], 13 December 1928;
ff.93C-93D, two copies of a cutting from the Manchester Guardian, 15 December 1928, containing a letter from J.F. Duff on “The School-leaving Age”;
f.105A, a newspaper cutting, undated [ca 9 June 1929], containing a black and white photograph of a Scouts’ thanksgiving service held at Gosforth Park, [Newcastle upon Tyne] on [8 June 1929].
Also found in this volume, at f.35r, was a signed photograph of John and Phyllis Chitty taken on the occasion of their marriage, at which J.F. Duff was best man, 14 February 1927 (now DUF 3G/87).
1 volume, 122ff. (manuscript, with printed inserts)
See also DUF 3B/53
DUF 3F/22   13 October 1929-1931, 1933-1936
Volume containing the manuscript journal of J.F. Duff, 13 October 1929 – 15 February 1931, relating to the period when he was senior lecturer in Education at the University of Manchester, and October 1932, [after he had become Sarah Fielden professor of Education at the University of Manchester].
The volume also includes, at ff.156v-157r, details of J.F. Duff’s income tax returns and personal accounts, 1933-1936.
Also found in this volume was a cutting from the Observer newspaper containing “Grey Rock, Red Brick”, an article by Walter Elliot M.P. concerning the University of Durham, [Sunday 27 July 1947] (now DUF 3B/149).
1 volume, 157ff.; 21-155 blank
See also UND/CC2/517 for undated typescript of article by Walter Elliot on ‘Durham University’ [?the same]
DUF 3F/23   1940
Volume containing, at ff.7v-17v and 70r rev. - 65r rev., manuscript notes by J.F. Duff chiefly relating to the Durham Home guard and the Durham Home Guard Club, 1940.
At ff.1r-3v is a brief room-by-room inventory of the contents of a house, probably Elvet Garth, Durham, the home of J.F. Duff, undated.
Loose in the volume are:
f.1A, a letter from H. Smurthwaite, 16th battalion Durham Home Guard, concerning a loan of furniture, 7 October 1940;
ff.1C-1D, details of men authorised to take rifles home, undated;
f.1D, a printed notice entitled Stay Where You Are issued by the Ministry of Information on behalf of the War Office and the Ministry of Home Security and concerning action to be taken in the event of an invasion, undated [ca 1940];
f.9A, a rough note concerning no.2 platoon entertainment representatives, undated.
1 volume, 75ff.; 18-64 blank (manuscript, with printed inserts)
DUF 3F/24    [1864] and 21 March 1951 – 20 September 1958
Volume containing the manuscript journal of J.F. Duff relating to:
ff.2r-29r, his tour of universities in the United States of America under the auspices of The Commonwealth Fund [of New York], 21 March 1951 – 16 May 1951;
ff.30r-43r, an A[ssociation of] U[niversities of the] B[ritish] C[ommonwealth] congress held in Canada and his subsequent tour of universities in the United States of America, 24 August 1958 – 20 September 1958.
Loose in the volume are:
f.25A, an [?original or copy] Confederate States of America twenty-dollar bill, 17 February 1864;
f.44A, an annotated list of United States of America universities, undated.
1 volume, 75ff.; 45-73 (ult.) blank (manuscript, with one printed insert)
See also DUF 3B/157
DUF 3F/25   1 February – 29 March [1965]
Volume containing manuscript notes on the structure and government of individual Canadian universities made by J.F. Duff between 1 February [1965] and 29 March [1965], [while serving as a member of a Commission on University Government in Canada which produced the Duff-Berdahl Report].
At ff.86r-86v are notes by J.F. Duff on the relationship between universities and churches in Canada.
1 volume, 89ff.; 46-85 blank
See also DUF 3A/163, DUF 3B/179, DUF 3E/70-73 and DUF 3I/125-126
Photographs
Reference: DUF 3G/1-221
Dates of creation: [ca November 1916] – [12 March 1968] and undated

A series of photographs, chiefly black and white (B&W) prints unless otherwise stated and arranged in chronological order as far as this can be determined. Many of the photographs have endorsements in the hand of [Hester Duff]. Others have been annotated etc. by J.F. Duff. Numerous photographs, many with manuscript endorsements by [Hester Duff] or J.F. Duff, were included in the additional accession of 17 February 1986. These have been amalgamated in the main chronological sequence of photographs.

DUF 3G/1   Undated [possibly ca November 1916]
J.F. Duff wearing Royal Flying Corps uniform including wings on the left and an unidentified man also in Royal Flying Corps uniform on the right, perhaps taken in Doncaster or Catterick. Endorsed: J.F.D.
1 B&W print
Size: 84 x 58mm
DUF 3G/2   Undated [probably either November - December 1916 or ca March – August 1917]
A group of mainly unidentified nurses and convalescent men, including J.F. Duff in [Royal Flying Corps] uniform in the middle of the back row (with the head of another man in the doorway immediately behind him), in the grounds in front of a timber-framed house, perhaps either in the area of Catterick, where Duff spent nearly two weeks in hospital with flu in November - December 1916, or the 4th Northern General Hospital, Lincoln, where Duff was sent after his crash landing on 31 January 1917, or a convalescent home in Harrogate, where he expected to be sent from Lincoln.
B&W postcard
Size: 82 x 133mm
DUF 3G/3-17   1917 - 1918
Labelled in the hand of J.F. Duff “Harrogate 1917 Burrator 1918” and containing fifteen B&W prints as noted below relating to [J. F. Duff’s convalescence in] Harrogate, Yorkshire, [ca March – August 1917] (DUF 3G/3-11), and a visit to Burrator, Devon in [1918], [perhaps a Winchester College camp] (DUF 3G/12-17):
Envelope
DUF 3G/3   [1917]
An interior view, [Harrogate], depicting two unidentified women and two men in uniform, the one on the left probably J.F. Duff, the other unidentified.
B&W print
Size: 45 x 69mm
DUF 3G/4   [1917]
Two unidentified men in uniform, the one on the left in Royal Flying Corps uniform, standing outside a large building, perhaps a hospital or convalescent home, [Harrogate].
B&W print
Size: 70 x 43mm
DUF 3G/5   [1917]
J.F Duff, second from left, and three other unidentified men, all in uniform, two of them on crutches and two wearing plaid trews, standing outside a large building, perhaps a hospital or convalescent home, [Harrogate].
B&W print
Size: 50 x 67mm
DUF 3G/6   [1917]
J.F Duff, second from right, and three other unidentified men, all in uniform, with another man in the background, standing in front of a vehicle parked outside a large building, perhaps a hospital or convalescent home, [Harrogate].
B&W print
Size: 43 x 69mm
DUF 3G/7   [1917]
J.F Duff on the right with two of the unidentified men who appear in DUF 3G/6, all in uniform, standing in front of a vehicle parked outside a large building, perhaps a hospital or convalescent home, [Harrogate].
B&W print
Size: 73 x 43mm
DUF 3G/8   [1917]
J.F Duff on the left with an unidentified man, both in uniform and sitting on a bench in a garden reading, with the roof of a building in the background, [Harrogate].
B&W print
Size: 110 x 68mm
DUF 3G/9   [1917]
An unidentified uniformed man lying on the ground in a garden or park, with a large building or block of buildings in the background, [Harrogate].
B&W print
Size: 42 x 68mm
DUF 3G/10   [1917]
J.F. Duff in uniform on the left, an unidentified man holding crutches on the right, and between them two unidentified women, all sitting on a stone wall outside a house, possibly in the Harrogate area.
B&W print
Size: 47 x 65mm
DUF 3G/11   [1917]
J.F. Duff in uniform lying in a punt, with an unidentified man standing behind him punting, on a river, [probably the River Nidd near Harrogate].
B&W print
Size: 87 x 61mm
DUF 3G/12   [1918]
An unidentified man in plus fours standing outside a large tent at [Burrator].
Stamped on the back: “50 5”.
B&W print
Size: 88 x 63mm
DUF 3G/13   [1918]
Another unidentified man on a camp site at [Burrator].
Stamped on the back: “50 5”.
B&W print
Size: 63 x 88mm
DUF 3G/14    [1918]
[Burrator reservoir].
Stamped on the back: “50 5”.
B&W print
Size: 63 x 88mm
DUF 3G/15   [1918]
J.F. Duff standing in a garden [at Burrator]. The print has been removed from an album.
B&W print
Size: 91 x 91mm
DUF 3G/16    [1918]
J.F. Duff standing in the same garden [at Burrator]. The print has been removed from an album.
B&W print
Size: 91 x 91mm
DUF 3G/17    [1918]
J.F. Duff standing in a wood [at Burrator].
B&W print
Size: 83 x 58mm
DUF 3G/18-24   1919
Labelled in the hand of J.F. Duff “Buttermere O[ld] W[ykemamists] party 1919”and containing seven B&W prints as noted below relating to a visit to Buttermere, Cumbria made by former members of Winchester College:
Envelope
DUF 3G/18    1919
Six unidentified men, the one on the right in a hat possibly J.F. Duff, standing in front of a house at Buttermere. Endorsed in the hand of J.F. Duff: “Buttermere party 1919 & O de S.”
B&W print
Size: 107 x 82mm
DUF 3G/19   1919
Five unidentified men walking in the Lake District fells.
Endorsed in the hand of J.F. Duff: “Buttermere party 1919.”
B&W print
Size: 82 x 107mm
DUF 3G/20   1919
Five unidentified men, the second from the left probably J.F. Duff, on the top of Scafell Pike, Cumbria. Endorsed in the hand of J.F. Duff: “Buttermere party 1919. Top of Scafell Pike.”
B&W print
Size: 82 x 107mm
DUF 3G/21   1919
Three unidentified men sitting on a rocky hillside reading. The one in the middle might be J.F. Duff. Endorsed in the hand of J.F. Duff: “Buttermere party 1919.”
B&W print
Size: 82 x 106mm
DUF 3G/22    1919
Five unidentified men standing on the shore of Buttermere.
Endorsed in the hand of J.F. Duff: “Buttermere party 1919.”
B&W print
Size: 82 x 106mm
DUF 3G/23    1919
Five unidentified men on the shore of Buttermere, four of them preparing to go swimming. The man on the right in a hat is probably J.F. Duff.
Endorsed in the hand of J.F. Duff: “Buttermere 1919.”
B&W print
Size: 82 x 106mm
DUF 3G/24    1919
Unidentified men swimming in [Buttermere].
B&W print
Size: 87 x 134mm
DUF 3G/24A - 43   1920 - 1932
Labelled in the hand of J.F. Duff “Lake Hunts 1920-[19]32” and containing twenty B&W prints and postcards as noted below relating to the annual Lake Hunt, during which a group of fellows and undergraduates of Trinity College Cambridge stayed for a week in the Lake District, originally in a variety of different places but from ca 1920 onwards at Seatoller in the Borrowdale Valley and took part in human hares and hounds chases over the Lake District fells:
Envelope
DUF 3G/24A   1920
Addressed in pencil to James Duff, Esq. [J.F. Duff], C. Great Court, [Trinity College, Cambridge] and showing a group of unidentified men, with J.F. Duff fourth from the left in the back row, in front of a house or hostel in the Lake District.
Endorsed in the hand of J.F. Duff: “Lake Hunt 1920”.
Endorsed in an unknown hand: “From C.W.L. Darwin”.
B&W postcard
Size: 79 x 104mm
DUF 3G/25   Undated [1920-1932]
A group of unidentified men, with J.F. Duff third from the left in the back row, in front of a house or hostel in the Lake District.
Stamped on the back: “5 190”.
B&W print
Size: 82 x 106mm
DUF 3G/26   Undated [1920-1932]
A group of unidentified men, with J.F. Duff second from the right in the middle row, in front of a house or hostel in the Lake District.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “R10”.
B&W print
Size: 84 x 132mm
DUF 3G/27   Undated [1920-1932]
Back view of a group of men walking in the Lake District.
Endorsed in pencil in two different unknown hands: “j. f. duff” and “14”.
Endorsed in pencil in the hand of [?J.F. Duff]: “Gatesgarth [and] Honister [Pass, Cumbria]”.
B&W print
Size: 58 x 84mm
DUF 3G/28   Undated [1920-1932]
A group of unidentified men resting on a fellside in the Lake District.
Endorsed in pencil in the hand of [?J.F. Duff]: “Aaron Slack” [struck through] and “Windy Gap, [Cumbria]”.
B&W print
Size: 58 x 84mm
DUF 3G/29    Undated [1920-1932]
Three unidentified men swimming in the Lake District.
Stamped on the back: “E70”.
B&W print
Size: 60 x 87mm
DUF 3G/30   Undated [1920-1932]
An unidentified woman and four unidentified men standing in front of a house or hostel in the Lake District.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “J.F.D.”
Stamped on the back: “[0]85”.
B&W print
Size: 87 x 59mm
DUF 3G/31    Undated [1920-1932]
A group of men, with J.F. Duff on the right of the middle row, in front of a house or hostel in the Lake District.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “J.F.D.”
Stamped on the back: “[0]85”.
B&W print
Size: 58 x 86mm
DUF 3G/32   Undated [1920-1932]
An unidentified man taking part in the Lake Hunt on a fellside in the Lake District.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “J.F.D.”
Stamped on the back: “[0]85”.
B&W print
Size: 86 x 59mm
DUF 3G/33    Undated [1920-1932]
J.F. Duff wearing a hat and shorts on a fellside in the Lake District.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “J.F.D.”
Stamped on the back: “[0]85”.
B&W print
Size: 88 x 60mm
DUF 3G/34   Undated [1920-1932]
Four unidentified men in the Lake District, changing before or after swimming.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “J.F.D.”
Stamped on the back: “[0]85”.
B&W print
Size: 86 x 60mm
DUF 3G/35   Undated [1920-1932]
Ffour unidentified men by and in a river in the Lake District, with J.F. Duff possibly the one on the left wearing a hat.
Stamped on the back: “[0]95”.
B&W print
Size: 89 x 60mm
DUF 3G/36   Undated [1920-1932]
J.F. Duff on the left and an unidentified man on the right asleep by a wall in the Lake District.
Stamped on the back: “[0]95”.
B&W print
Size: 87 x 59mm
DUF 3G/37   Undated [1920-1932]
A group of men, with J.F. Duff on the left of the second row from the front, in front of a house or hostel in the Lake District.
Stamped on the back: “43B8[0]8”.
B&W print
Size: 87 x 111mm
DUF 3G/38    Undated [1920-1932]
An almost identical group of men to that in DUF 3G/37, with J.F. Duff on the left of the second row from the front, in front of a house or hostel in the Lake District.
Stamped on the back: “126”.
B&W print
Size: 60 x 89mm
DUF 3G/39    Undated [1920-1932]
A group of unidentified men resting on a fellside in the Lake District.
Stamped on the back: “126”.
B&W print
Size: 86 x 59mm
DUF 3G/40   1932
A group of men, with J.F. Duff seated third from the right in the second row from the front, in front of a house or hostel in the Lake District.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of J.F. Duff: “Lake Hunt 1932.”
Stamped on the back: “[1]94”.
B&W print
Size: 60 x 87mm
DUF 3G/41   Undated [1932]
An almost identical group of men to that in DUF 3G/40, with J.F. Duff seated third from the right in the second row from the front, in front of a house or hostel in the Lake District.
Stamped on the back: “056”.
B&W print
Size: 60 x 87mm
DUF 3G/42   Undated [1932]
Three unidentified men sitting on a fellside in the Lake District. At least two of the men also appear in DUF 3G/40-41.
Stamped on the back: “056”.
B&W print
Size: 59 x 86mm
DUF 3G/43   Undated [1932]
Four unidentified men in the Lake District. These men also appear in DUF 3G/40-41 and at least two of them feature in DUF 3G/42.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “95”.
Stamped on the back: “[1]23”.
B&W print
Size: 58 x 83mm
DUF 3G/44-64   1927 - 1929
Labelled in the hand of J.F. Duff “Newcastle Scouts [19]26-[19]27”, although recte 1927-1929 and undated, and containing twenty-one B&W prints and postcards as noted below relating to J.F. Duff’s work chiefly with the Newcastle upon Tyne Scouts while he was employed by Armstrong College, Newcastle upon Tyne but also with the Winchester College Scouts:
Envelope
DUF 3G/44    1927
Group of mainly unidentified Newcastle Colleges Rovers, with J.F. Duff seated second from the left in the front row.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of J.F. Duff: “Newcastle Colleges Rovers 1927”.
Printed endorsement: “Gladstone Adams, Photographer, Whitley Bay and Newcastle.”
Stamped twice on the back: “Rough proof. Not retouched. From the Leighton Studio, 151 Barras Bridge, Newcastle-on-Tyne”.
B&W postcard
Size: 85 x 133mm
DUF 3G/45   Undated [1927]
Group of Newcastle Colleges Rovers, with J.F. Duff seated second from the left in the front row.
Endorsed in ink in an unknown hand, possibly that of Hester Duff: “James Duff second from left, front row ? Newcastle”.
Printed endorsement: “Gladstone Adams, Photographer Whitley Bay and Newcastle”.
B&W postcard
Size: 87 x 136mm
DUF 3G/46   7 May [19]27
J.F. Duff in Rovers uniform.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of J.F. Duff: “‘Hiking to Shafto [Shaftoe, Northumberland]’ 7/5/27. J.F.D. by D. Moxon”.
Stamped on the back: “VELOX”.
B&W print
Size: 64 x 43mm
DUF 3G/47   7 May [19]27
D. Moxon in Rovers uniform.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of J.F. Duff: “‘Hiking to Shafto’ 7/5/27. D. Moxon by J.F.D.”
Stamped on the back: “VELOX”.
B&W print
Size: 65 x 44mm
DUF 3G/48    8 May [19]27
Group of mainly unidentified Rovers, including J.F. Duff, at Shaftoe.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of J.F. Duff: “‘Rovers at Shafto.’ 8/5/27. J.F.D. visible near the middle, 2 ranks below the man standing up”.
Stamped on the back: “VELOX”.
B&W print
Size: 44 x 65mm
DUF 3G/49   Whitsun [3-6 June] 1927
A [scout] camp at Newton Mill, Mitford, Northumberland.
Endorsed in pencil in the hand of J.F. Duff: “Camp at Newton Mill, Mitford. Whitsun 1927. River Font flows between our field and the trees beyond”.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “7018”.
B&W print
Size: 111 x 68mm
DUF 3G/50   Whitsun [3-6 June] 1927
Group of unidentified scouts around a flag-staff with H[?arold] Creighton and J.F. Duff in uniform, Mitford, Northumberland.
Endorsed in pencil in the hand of J.F. Duff: “92nd at Camp. Mitford. Whitsun 1927. J.F. Duff in background H. Creighton by flag-staff”.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “7018”.
B&W print
Size: 67 x 112mm
DUF 3G/51   Whitsun [3-6 June] 1927
Group of scouts at Mitford, Northumberland.
Endorsed in pencil in the hand of J.F. Duff: “92nd at tea. Mitford. Whitsun 1927. [Right to left back row:] Richardson, Walker, [Right to left front row:] Pringle (half of), Beattie, Grey, [Car]ney, Murd[o]ch Dahl, Kelly, Telf[a]ir, Hindso[n], Brown ? like J.F.D. in youth?” followed by a pencil endorsement in another hand “no”.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “7018”.
B&W print
Size: 66 x 111mm
DUF 3G/52   Whitsun [3-6 June] 1927
Group of four uniformed scout officers, including H. Crighton and J.F. Duff, at Mitford, Northumberland.
Endorsed in pencil in the hand of J.F. Duff: “Officers eating. Mitford. Whitsun 1927. H. Creighton facing camera. J.F, Duff truncated – with knife in belt”.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “7018”.
B&W print
Size: 66 x 110mm
DUF 3G/53   Undated [? 3-6 June 1927]
Group of five unidentified scouts with an unidentified officer, perhaps at Mitford, Northumberland.
Endorsed in ink in the same unknown hand that appears on DUF 3G/54-56: “Note well the expressions. Brown had a ‘bad eye (?)’ at the moment, and is shading it from the scorching rays!”
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “8446”.
B&W print
Size: 64 x 110mm
DUF 3G/54   Undated [? ca 3-6 June 1927]
A scout about to go swimming, perhaps at Mitford, Northumberland.
Endorsed in ink in the same unknown hand that appears on DUF 3G/53 and 55-56: “Kennedy, about to dive off Creighton’s shoulders”.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “8446”.
Stamped on the back: “VELOX”.
B&W print
Size: 66 x 110mm
DUF 3G/55   Undated [? ca 3-6 June 1927]
A scout camp, perhaps at Mitford, Northumberland.
Endorsed in ink in the same unknown hand that appears on DUF 3G/53-54 and 56: “The other tent is on the right of this photo with farm on the left. [?O]scar, silly ass, held the camera the wrong way up, T. [?H. or A.] [?R. or P.]”
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “8446”.
Stamped on the back: “VELOX”.
B&W print
Size: 108 x 64mm
DUF 3G/56   Undated [? ca 3-6 June 1927]
[H.] Creighton in scout uniform with a puppy, perhaps at Mitford, Northumberland.
Endorsed in ink in the same unknown hand that appears on DUF 3G/53-55: “Creighton, & a little terrier pup at the farm”.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “8446”.
Stamped on the back: “VELOX”.
B&W print
Size: 111 x 65mm
DUF 3G/57   Undated [? ca 3-6 June 1927]
J.F. Duff in scout uniform lying on the ground, perhaps at Mitford, Northumberland.
B&W print
Size: 66 x 110mm
DUF 3G/58   Undated [? ca 3-6 June 1927]
J.F. Duff in scout uniform with six unidentified scouts, perhaps at Mitford, Northumberland.
B&W print
Size: 64 x 110mm
DUF 3G/59   Undated [? ca 3-6 June 1927]
Group of fifteen unidentified scouts round a flag-staff, perhaps at Mitford, Northumberland.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “8[?9]96”.
B&W print
Size: 64 x 108mm
DUF 3G/60   Undated [? ca 3-6 June 1927]
Unidentified officer in scout uniform with four unidentified scouts, perhaps at Mitford, Northumberland.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “5577”.
B&W print
Size: 66 x 110mm
DUF 3G/61   Undated [? ca 3-6 June 1927]
Group of four unidentified scouts, perhaps at Mitford, Northumberland.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “5577”.
B&W print
Size: 65 x 110mm
DUF 3G/62   Undated [? ca 3-6 June 1927]
A scout camp, perhaps at Mitford, Northumberland.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “5577”.
B&W print
Size: 105 x 65mm
DUF 3G/63    [21 July – 6 August] 1929
J.F. Duff in scout uniform on the left and an unidentified uniformed man on the right at the Birkenhead Jamboree.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand with an indecipherable number.
Stamped on the back: “VELOX”.
B&W print
Size: 57 x 86mm
DUF 3G/64   Undated [1920s]
Eight mainly unidentified uniformed [scout officers], including J.F. Duff, at a Winchester College Scout Camp.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of J.F. Duff: “Win. Coll. Scout Camp”.
B&W print
Size: 58 x 82mm
DUF 3G/65-73   1928
Labelled in the hand of J.F. Duff “Hulme Scouts 1928” and containing nine B&W prints as noted below relating to J.F. Duff’s work with the Hulme Scouts while he was employed at the University of Manchester:
Envelope
DUF 3G/65   Undated [1928]
J.F. Duff in scout uniform.
Stamped on the back: “656681” and “Velox”.
B&W print
Size: 86 x 60mm
DUF 3G/66   Undated [1928]
Unidentified man in scout uniform.
Stamped on the back: “656681” and “Velox”.
B&W print
Size: 85 x 60mm
DUF 3G/67   Undated [1928]
J.F Duff, second from left, and three other unidentified men, all in scout uniform.
Stamped on the back: “656681” and “Velox”.
B&W print
Size: 60 x 85mm
DUF 3G/68    Undated [1928]
J.F Duff in scout uniform at the back with in front of him an unidentified man not in uniform and a group of six unidentified scouts.
Stamped on the back: “VELOX”.
B&W print
Size: 90 x 64mm
DUF 3G/69   Undated [1-3 June 1928]
J.F Duff in scout uniform with two unidentified scouts at a scout and Rovers camp [at Hurdsfield near Macclesfield, Cheshire].
Stamped on the back: “VELOX”.
B&W print
Size: 90 x 63mm
DUF 3G/70   Undated [1-3 June 1928]
[Six] unidentified scout leaders and scouts cooking at a scout camp, the one second from the left possibly J.F. Duff.
Stamped on the back: “VELOX”.
B&W print
Size: 90 x 63mm
DUF 3G/71   Undated [1-3 June 1928]
Unidentified scout leader and three unidentified scouts at a scout camp.
Stamped on the back: “VELOX”.
B&W print
Size: 90 x 63mm
DUF 3G/72   Undated [1-3 June 1928]
Two unidentified scouts at a scout camp.
Stamped on the back: “VELOX”.
B&W print
Size: 90 x 63mm
DUF 3G/73    Undated [1-3 June 1928]
Unidentified scout at a scout camp.
Stamped on the back: “VELOX”.
B&W print
Size: 90 x 63mm
DUF 3G/74-86   1929
Labelled in the hand of J.F. Duff “Elwynick” and containing thirteen B&W prints and postcards as noted below [relating to holidays spent by the Duff family at a holiday house leased from ca 1924 onwards by J.D. Duff at Elwynick in St Anthony-in-Roseland near St Mawes, Cornwall], undated and 1929:
Envelope
DUF 3G/74   Undated
L.E. Duff on the left and J.D. Duff on the right standing in front of a doorway.
B&W print
Size: 47 x 68mm
DUF 3G/75   Undated
J.D. Duff seated in front of a house.
B&W print
Size: 47 x 68mm
DUF 3G/76   Undated
Group of people in front of a house. The subjects are from left to right: back row Mary Duff and A.C. Duff; middle row an unidentified man, L.E. Duff and J.D. Duff; and front row [?Patrick Duff].
B&W print
Size: 47 x 68mm
DUF 3G/77   Undated
Group of people (similar to that in DUF 3G/76) in front of a house. The subjects are from left to right: back row Mary Duff, head cut off, and A.C. Duff, part of head cut off; middle row an unidentified man, L.E. Duff and J.D. Duff; and front row [?Patrick Duff].
B&W print
Size: 59 x 87mm
DUF 3G/78   Undated
A.C. Duff seated on the left and [?Patrick Duff] standing on the right in front of a house.
B&W print
Size: 47 x 68mm
DUF 3G/79   Undated
Three people sitting on a beach. The subjects are from left to right: an unidentified man, J.D. Duff and [Patrick Duff].
B&W postcard
Size: 87 x 136mm
DUF 3G/80    Undated
J.F. Duff lying on the ground in a garden with [?Mary Duff] seated beside him.
B&W postcard
Size: 86 x 136mm
DUF 3G/81   Undated
J.F. Duff standing by the sea.
B&W postcard
Size: 137 x 86mm
DUF 3G/82   Undated
J.F. Duff standing by the sea (a smaller version of DUF 3G/81).
B&W print
Size: 67 x 43mm
DUF 3G/83   Undated
[Hester Duff] standing by the sea.
B&W print
Size: 136 x 87mm
DUF 3G/84   Undated
[Hester Duff] standing by the sea (another version of DUF 3G/83).
B&W postcard
Size: 136 x 87mm
DUF 3G/85   1929
A garden [at Elwynick, Cornwall].
Endorsed in ink in an unknown hand: “1929”.
Stamped on the back: “490” and “VELOX”.
B&W print
Size: 59 x 84mm
DUF 3G/86    1929
[J.F. Duff] sitting on a chair beside a tent.
Endorsed in ink in an unknown hand: “1929”.
Stamped on the back: “491” and “VELOX”.
B&W print
Size: 60 x 86mm
DUF 3G/87   Undated [14 February 1927]
John Chitty and Phyllis [Stevens] on the occasion of their marriage at [Church] Stretton, Shropshire on [14 February 1927], at which J.F. Duff was best man.
Signed in manuscript on the front: “John” and “Phyllis”.
Originally an enclosure with DUF 3F/21 at f.35r.
B&W postcard
Size: 137 x 88mm
See also DUF 3E/78-79.
DUF 3G/88-102   Undated [Tuesday 10 until ca Tuesday 17 September 1929]
Labelled in the hand of J.F. Duff “Gairloch. Sept. 1929” and containing fifteen B&W prints as noted below, relating to a visit made by J.F. Duff to [Godfrey Thomson (G.H.T.) and his family at Carn Dearg, their holiday house on Loch Gairloch three miles from Gairloch, Wester Ross and Cromarty, Scotland, from [Tuesday 10 September 1929 until ca Tuesday 17 September] 1929. A brief account of the visit is given in DUF 3F/21, f.109r-v:
Envelope
Size:
DUF 3G/88    Undated [Tuesday 10 until ca Tuesday 17 September 1929]
From left to right: J.F. Duff, [Hector Thomson, (the son of Godfrey Thomson)], [Godfrey Thomson] and a woman in maid’s uniform sitting on and next to a wall in front of [Carn Dearg, Gairloch].
Stamped on the back: “2465” and “VELOX”
B&W print
Size: 89 x 112mm
DUF 3G/89   Undated [Tuesday 10 until ca Tuesday 17 September 1929]
[Jane Thomson, the wife of Godfrey Thomson], sitting on a wall in front of [Carn Dearg, Gairloch].
Stamped on the back: “2465” and “VELOX”
B&W print
Size: 89 x 112mm
DUF 3G/90    Undated [Tuesday 10 until ca Tuesday 17 September 1929]
From left to right: [Godfrey Thomson] with a wheelbarrow, J.F. Duff and [Hector Thomson] in the grounds of [Carn Dearg, Gairloch].
Stamped on the back: “2465” and “VELOX”
B&W print
Size: 111 x 87mm
DUF 3G/91    Undated [Tuesday 10 until ca Tuesday 17 September 1929]
From left to right: [Godfrey Thomson] with a wheelbarrow and J.F. Duff [in the vicinity of Carn Dearg, Gairloch].
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “4”
Stamped on the back: “2465” and “VELOX”
B&W print
Size: 111 x 87mm
DUF 3G/92   Undated [Tuesday 10 until ca Tuesday 17 September 1929]
J.F. Duff chopping wood [in the vicinity of Carn Dearg, Gairloch].
Stamped on the back: “2465” and “VELOX”
B&W print
Size: 111 x 87mm
DUF 3G/93   Undated [Tuesday 10 until ca Tuesday 17 September 1929]
J.F. Duff climbing rocks [in the vicinity of Carn Dearg, Gairloch].
Stamped on the back: “2465” and “VELOX”
B&W print
Size: 111 x 87mm
DUF 3G/94    Undated [Tuesday 10 until ca Tuesday 17 September 1929]
[Hector Thomson] climbing rocks [in the vicinity of Carn Dearg, Gairloch].
Stamped on the back: “2465” and “VELOX”
B&W print
Size: 111 x 87mm
DUF 3G/95   Undated [Tuesday 10 until ca Tuesday 17 September 1929]
Left to right: [?Jane Thomson] and [Hector Thomson] on top of rocks [in the vicinity of Carn Dearg, Gairloch].
Stamped on the back: “2465” and “VELOX”
B&W print
Size: 112 x 89mm
DUF 3G/96   Undated [Tuesday 10 until ca Tuesday 17 September 1929]
[Hector Thomson] with a model yacht on steps [in the vicinity of Carn Dearg, Gairloch].
Stamped on the back: “2465” and “VELOX”
B&W print
Size: 112 x 89mm
DUF 3G/97   Undated [Tuesday 10 until ca Tuesday 17 September 1929]
Left to right: [Godfrey Thomson], J.F. Duff and [Hector Thomson] pulling a boat ashore [on the shore of Loch Gairloch].
Stamped on the back: “2465” and “VELOX”
B&W print
Size: 87 x 111mm
DUF 3G/98   Undated [Tuesday 10 until ca Tuesday 17 September 1929]
Left to right: [Godfrey Thomson] and J.F. Duff pulling a boat ashore [on the shore of Loch Gairloch].
Stamped on the back: “2465” and “VELOX”
B&W print
Size: 89 x 111mm
DUF 3G/99    Undated [Tuesday 10 until ca Tuesday 17 September 1929]
Left to right: J.F. Duff, [Hector Thomson] and [Jane Thomson] sitting on a boat beached [on the shore of Loch Gairloch].
Stamped on the back: “2465” and “VELOX”
B&W print
Size: 88 x 111mm
DUF 3G/100   Undated [Tuesday 10 until ca Tuesday 17 September 1929]
J.F. Duff sitting on rocks by a river [?in the vicinity of Carn Dearg, Gairloch].
Stamped on the back: “548” and “Velox”
B&W print
Size: 86 x 106mm
DUF 3G/101   Undated [Tuesday 10 until ca Tuesday 17 September 1929]
A waterfall [?in the vicinity of Carn Dearg, Gairloch].
Stamped on the back: “548” and “Velox”
B&W print
Size: 111 x 71mm
DUF 3G/102   Undated [Tuesday 10 until ca Tuesday 17 September 1929]
An unidentified man wearing overalls and a hard hat in front of a building [?in the vicinity of Carn Dearg, Gairloch].
Stamped on the back: “[6]64” and “Velox”
B&W print, damaged at the top
Size: 93 x 59mm
DUF 3G/103   Undated [2 July 1930]
Charles Crawley and Kathleen Leahy on the occasion of their marriage [at the church of St Peter the Less, Chichester] on [2 July 1930], at which J.F. Duff, who appears on the left of the photograph, was best man. On the right of the photograph are an unidentified woman and an unidentified man, possibly Lieutenant-Colonel H.G. Leahy.
Endorsed in ink in an unknown hand: “JFD best man at wedding of Charles Crawley, a friend from Winchester days, to Kathleen Leahy”.
Stamped on the back: “From Malcolm McNeile & Co., photographic artists, 26, South Street, Chichester”.
B&W print
Size: 152 x 204mm
See also DUF 3F/22, f.9v.
DUF 3G/104-109   Undated [1931]
Llabelled in the hand of J.F. Duff “Tirol, with J.W.R. [not yet identified] 1931” and containing six B&W prints as noted below:
Envelope
DUF 3G/104   Undated [1931]
J.F. Duff [in the Tyrol].
Stamped on the back: “024” and “Velox”
B&W print
Size: 79 x 51mm
DUF 3G/105   Undated [1931]
[J.W.R. in the Tyrol].
Stamped on the back: “024” and “Velox”
B&W print
Size: 78 x 50mm
DUF 3G/106   Undated [1931]
[J.W.R] on a mountain [in the Tyrol].
Stamped on the back: “003”
B&W print
Size: 47 x 79mm
DUF 3G/107   Undated [1931]
[J.W.R] on a seat on a forest path [in the Tyrol].
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “C68”
Stamped on the back: “Velox”
B&W print
Size: 77 x 51mm
DUF 3G/108   Undated [1931]
Mountains [in the Tyrol].
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “C68”
Stamped on the back: “Velox”
B&W print
Size: 50 x 77mm
DUF 3G/109   Undated [1931]
Mountains and villages [in the Tyrol].
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “C68”
Stamped on the back: “Velox”
B&W print
Size: 50 x 76mm
DUF 3G/110-112   September 1932
J.D. Duff and his family in September 1932 as noted below:
3 B&W prints
DUF 3G/110   September 1932
J.D. Duff sitting on a chair in a garden holding a dog.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of J.F. Duff: “Sept. 1932”.
Stamped on the back: “416” and “VELOX”.
B&W print
Size: 130 x 100mm
DUF 3G/111   September 1932
Duff family in a garden. The subjects are from left to right: back row, standing, A.C. Duff, Patrick Duff and J.F. Duff; and front row, seated, Hester Duff and Mary Duff, the latter holding a dog.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of J.F. Duff: “Sept. 1932”.
Stamped on the back: “418” and “VELOX”.
B&W print
Size: 116 x 100mm
DUF 3G/112   September 1932
Duff family in a garden. The subjects are from left to right: back row, standing, Hester Duff, J.F. Duff, A.C. Duff, Patrick Duff and Mary Duff; and front row, seated, J.D. Duff and L.E. Duff, the former holding a dog.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of J.F. Duff: “Sept. 1932”. Stamped on the back: “419” and “VELOX”.
B&W print
Size: 100 x 128mm
DUF 3G/113   Undated [?ca 1932-1937]
J.F. Duff in the centre of a group of ten other unidentified men standing outside a building, one of them wearing academic dress, possibly taken during Duff’s time as professor of Education at the University of Manchester, 1932-1937.
Stamped on the back: “WEST LANCASHIRE EVENING GAZETTE COPYRIGHT” and “BLACKPOOL GAZETTE & HERALD COPYRIGHT”.
B&W print
Size: 164 x 215mm
DUF 3G/114   Undated [27 June 1939]
Group of [honorary graduands and members of staff of the University of Durham] in academic dress in front of a building on the occasion of the University of Durham Congregation ceremony held on [27 June 1939]. The subjects are from left to right: [William Waymouth Gibson ], Lord Eustace Percy, [John William Collier ], Lord Londonderry, J.F. Duff and Godfrey Thomson.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “Hon. Degrees. R. to l. Godfrey Thomson, J.F.D., Lord Londonderry, ?, Lord Eustace Percy, ?”
Endorsed in ink in an unknown hand: “Duff. 12 x 10 [FR ??] Bu[??] X.”
Stamped on the back: “COPYRIGHT, NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE LIMITED.”
B&W print
Size: 100 x 128mm
DUF 3G/115-118   [7-8 April 1943]
Visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to the North-East of England, [7-8 April 1943]:
Four B&W prints
DUF 3G/115   Undated [7 April 1943]
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth leading a procession on the occasion of their visit to Newcastle upon Tyne on 7 April 1943. Shown immediately behind them are Lord Londonderry and J.F. Duff, both in academic dress as chancellor and alternating vice-chancellor of the University of Durham respectively.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “Lord Londonderry (Chancellor), King George VI, J.F.D., Queen Elizabeth in Newcastle”.
Stamped on the back: “COPYRIGHT, The Daily Mail, NORTHCLIFFE HOUSE, LONDON, ENGLAND.”
B&W print
Size: 244 x 294mm
DUF 3G/116   Undated [7 April 1943]
King George VI and Lord Londonderry in academic dress leading a procession with Queen Elizabeth and J.F. Duff, also in academic dress, immediately behind them, taken on the occasion of the King and Queen’s visit [to Newcastle upon Tyne on 7 April 1943]. Others in the procession include [Lord Eustace Percy in academic dress as alternating vice-chancellor of the University of Durham] and [the mayor and mayoress of Newcastle upon Tyne]. Among the large watching crowd in front of and on the roof of what appears to be the Medical School, King’s College are many students in academic gowns.
Stamped on the back: “COPYRIGHT, The Daily Mail, NORTHCLIFFE HOUSE, LONDON, ENGLAND.”
B&W print
Size: 244 x 294mm
DUF 3G/117   Undated [8 April 1943]
King George VI accompanied by an unidentified man in civil defence uniform, followed by Queen Elizabeth accompanied by J.F. Duff and others, leading a group of unidentified people, chiefly men, in both civilian and military dress as they left the main entrance of Durham Castle.
Stamped on the front: “NORTHERN ECHO PHOTOGRAPH COPYRIGHT”.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “Duff. P[ai]d”.
Stamped on the back (with number inserted in ink): “NORTHERN ECHO COPYRIGHT PHOTO No.4930A-3B. Date [left blank] DARLINGTON”.
B&W print
Size: 165 x 213mm
DUF 3G/118   Undated [8 April 1943]
King George VI flanked by two unidentified men, one in civilian dress and the other in civil defence uniform, followed by Queen Elizabeth accompanied by J.F. Duff and others, leading the same group of unidentified people, chiefly men, in both civilian and military dress as they left Durham Castle gatehouse and walked towards Palace Green, Durham [where they carried out an inspection of police, National Fire Service and civil defence personnel].
Stamped on the front: “NORTHERN ECHO PHOTOGRAPH COPYRIGHT”.
Endorsed in pencil in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “HM George VI & Queen Elizabeth at Durham Castle during 1939-45 War. J.F.D. with the Queen”.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “Duff. P[ai]d”.
Stamped on the back (with number inserted in ink): “NORTHERN ECHO COPYRIGHT PHOTO No.4930A-6B. Date [left blank] DARLINGTON”.
B&W print
Size: 165 x 213mm
DUF 3G/119-123   [ca January and March 1944]
J.F Duff’s visit to West Africa as a member of the Elliot Commission on Higher Education in West Africa. Most of the photographs have been dated from information given on page 177 of the Elliot Commission Report.
Five B&W prints
See also DUF 3B/162 and 3G/143-149.
DUF 3G/119   Undated [ca 19 January – 10 February 1944 or 3-6 April 1944]
Members of the Elliot Commission in Accra, the Gold Coast (now Ghana). The subjects are from left to right: A.E. Trueman, A. Creech Jones, the Revd I.O. Ransome Kuti, Eveline C. Martin, K.A. Korsah, Walter Elliot (chairman), B. Mouat Jones, Margaret Read, J.R. Dickinson, M.C., E.H. Taylor-Cummings, J.F. Duff, Julian Huxley, Sir Geoffrey Evans and G.E. Sinclair (secretary).
Endorsed in ink in the hand of J.F. Duff: “Trueman, C. Jones, Kuti, Miss Martin, Korsah, Elliot, M. Jones, Miss Read, Dickinson, Cum[m]ings, J.F.D., Huxley, Evans, Sinclair”.
Stamped on the back: “M.O.I. WEST AFRICAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICE P.O. BOX 555 ACCRA. GOLD COAST WEST AFRICA PHOTOGRAPH NO. [left blank] PASSED FOR PUBLICATION BY CENSOR. CROWN COPYRIGHT RESERVED.”
B&W print
Size: 104 x 158mm
DUF 3G/120   8 February 1944
Members of the Elliot Commission on a visit to Accra Town Council. The subjects include: middle row second from left J.F. Duff and first on the right [A. Creech Jones]; and front row fourth from left Walter Elliot, third from right [B. Mouat Jones] and first on the right [E.H. Taylor-Cummings], together with twelve other unidentified men.
Endorsed in ink in an unknown hand: “No 2”.
B&W print
Size: 150 x 198mm
DUF 3G/121   Undated [ca 10 February 1944 – 20 March 1944]
Some members of the Elliot Commission attending a large open-air tea party at Mapo Hall, [the city hall], Ibadan, Nigeria. J.F. Duff is standing on the right of the photograph.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of J.F. Duff: “Tea-party at Mappo [sic] Hall, Ibadan. Ex-Fourah-Bay graduates “receiving” J.F.D. 1944.”
Endorsed in ink in an unknown hand: “PROOF.”
Stamped on the back: “E[rest of name illegible name] Brothers Photographers Ibadan.”
B&W print
Size: 157 x 205mm
DUF 3G/122   Undated [ca 10 February 1944 – 20 March 1944]
Some members of the Elliot Commission on a visit to Umuahia Government College [a secondary school], Nigeria. Seated in the front row from left to right are: J.F. Duff, E.H. Taylor-Cummings, Walter Elliot, Eveline C. Martin, K.A. Korsah, B. Mouat Jones, Julian Huxley and the Revd I.O. Ransome Kuti. Standing behind are eight unidentified men together with two boys in [scouts’] uniform.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of J.F. Duff: “Elliot Commission. Umuahia Govt. Coll. J.F.D, Taylor-Cummings, Elliot, Miss Martin, Korsah, M. Jones, Huxley, Kuti.”
B&W print
Size: 116 x 161mm
DUF 3G/123   March 1944
Some unidentified members of the Elliot Commission on a visit to Fourah Bay College at Mabang, Sierra Leone. J.F. Duff is shown raising his hat in the middle of the group at the front of the photograph. In the background are a number of students of the college.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of J.F. Duff: “Fourah Bay College at Mabang : March 1944.”
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “132.7”
B&W print
Size: 112 x 163mm
DUF 3G/124   Undated [23 October 1947]
HRH Princess Elizabeth, J.F. Duff as warden of the Durham Colleges and alternating vice-chancellor of the University of Durham, and [Alwyn] Williams, bishop of Durham, at [the ceremony for the laying of the foundation stone for a new building to be erected for] St Mary’s College, University of Durham.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester] Duff: “JFD w. Princess Elizabeth & Bishop Williams, St. Mary’s College”’
Stamped on the back: “A M CROWN COPYRIGHT RESERVED”
B&W print
Size: 107 x 116mm
DUF 3G/125-127   February-June 1949
As noted below taken between February and June 1949 relating to J.F Duff’s visit to India as a member of the Government of India’s University Education Commission 1948-1949.
3 B&W prints
See also DUF 3B/150A/1-38, DUF 3B/151-152, DUF 3E/97-101 and DUF 3F/17.
DUF 3G/125   February 1949
Five members and associate of the Government of India’s University Education Commission in front of the Taj Mahal, Agra, India, which has scaffolding on one side. The subjects are: standing, Tigert ; and seated, from left to right, J.F. Duff, Radhakrishnan, Mrs Tigert and Sidhanta.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of J.F. Duff: “Taj Mahal, Agra: Feb. 1949. Tigert. J.F.D., Radhakrishnan, Mrs Tigert, Sidhanta.”
B&W print
Size: 162 x 208mm
See also DUF 3B/150A/17.
DUF 3G/126   2 March 1949
Four members and associate of the Government of India’s University Education Commission with a mahout riding on an elephant at the Amber Fort, Jaipur, India. The subjects are from left to right: Tigert, Mrs Tigert, J.F. Duff and Bahl.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of J.F. Duff: “Fort of Amber, Jaipur. Bahl behind J.F.D. The Tigerts behind the mahout. 2. iii. 49.”
Formerly an enclosure with DUF 3B/150A/18/1-2 1.
B&W print
Size: 135 x 94mm
DUF 3G/127   June [after 18 June] 1949
J.F. Duff and other members of the Government of India’s University Education Commission in front of a carriage or coach just before leaving Simla at the conclusion of the Commission’s work. The main subjects are from left to right: Radhakrishnan in a turban, Sidhanta and J.F. Duff wearing a garland.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of J.F. Duff: “Leaving Simla : June 1949. Radhakrishnan, Sidhanta, J.F.D.”
B&W print
Size: 61 x 92mm
DUF 3G/128-130   Undated [?April or June 1949]
As noted below perhaps taken in April or June 1949 during J.F Duff’s visit to India as a member of the Government of India’s University Education Commission 1948-1949:
3 B&W prints
DUF 3G/128   Undated [?April or June 1949]
J.F. Duff in summer clothing on the left and on the right an unidentified man, possibly a Mr McIntyre who was in charge of I.C.I. in Delhi, standing outside a building with pillars.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “JFD.”
Stamped on the back: “Velox”
B&W print
Size: 110 x 66mm
DUF 3G/129   Undated [?April or June 1949]
J.F. Duff in summer clothing on the left and on the right an unidentified woman, possibly Mrs McIntyre, standing in a garden or park.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “JFD”
Stamped on the back: “Velox”
B&W print
Size: 109 x 64mm
DUF 3G/130   Undated [?April or June 1949]
J.F. Duff in summer clothing standing in the same garden or park.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “JFD”.
Stamped on the back: “Velox”
B&W print
Size: 110 x 65mm
DUF 3G/131   Undated [?ca 1938-1952]
J.F. Duff as vice-chancellor of the University of Durham presenting a degree, perhaps an honorary degree, at a Congregation ceremony, possibly in Newcastle upon Tyne. The seated man on the far right of the platform, facing the room, may be Lord Eustace Percy.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “JFD. conferring degrees, in Newcastle, I think. The Public Orator looks like Prof. P.J. Heawood.”
Stamped on the back: “COPYRIGHT, NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE LIMITED.”
B&W print
Size: 198 x 250mm
DUF 3G/132   Undated
Studio head and shoulders photograph of J.F. Duff.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “James Duff”.
Endorsed in ink in a variety of unidentified hands: “3880C”, “66.7” and “292-2”.
Stamped on the back: “PHOTO BY WALTER STONEMAN, F.R.P.S. OF J. RUSSELL & SONS, 63, BAKER STREET, LONDON, W.1.”
Mounted B&W print
Size: Mount 202 x 138mm; print 108 x 149mm
DUF 3G/133   1951 [possibly 26 May 1951]
Showing from left to right: Dorothy Walton (née Seward), Lady Warburton Southwell (née Wingate) and J.F. Duff standing in front of a raised platform.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of J.F. Duff: ““Reunion of Miss Sharpley’s pupils” (Dorothy Walton (Seward), Warburton Southwell (Wingate), & J.F.D.) At Glasgow University Quincentenary. 1951.”
Stamped on the back: “1 134”.
B&W print
Size: 61 x 90mm
DUF 3G/134    [1] August 1951
J.F. Duff sitting in a director’s chair in a garden.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “James Duff 1951”.
Stamped on the back: “NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE AND JOURNAL LTD. A KEMSLEY PHOTOGRAPH COPYRIGHT DATE: [1] AUG 1951”
B&W print
Size: 202 x 146mm
DUF 3G/135   10 October 1951
J.F. Duff on the left drinking beer with a group of unidentified members of the Durham University Society.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “JFD. & Durham undergraduates”.
Endorsed in pencil in an unidentified hand: “‘And may there be no moaning at the Bar’ Durham Union Society, 10 October 1951”
B&W print
Size: 145 x 197mm
DUF 3G/136   Undated
J.F. Duff in the centre with an unidentified young man on the left presenting an imitation crown to an unidentified older man on the right.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “JFD. Centre Mysterious”.
B&W print
Size: 204 x 252mm
DUF 3G/137   Undated [possibly 15 May 1952]
Group of men in academic dress standing outside a building, possibly taken at the opening of the new Maths and Geography Building for the University of Durham by Emeritus Professor G.R. Goldsbrough on 15 May 1952. The building included a lecture theatre named after Dr Applebey, chairman of the Council of the Durham Colleges. The subjects are from left to right: Dr Applebey; Lord Eustace Percy, alternating vice-chancellor of the University of Durham; J.F. Duff, alternating vice-chancellor of the University of Durham; an unidentified man, possibly James Rae, mayor of Durham; and another unidentified man, possibly Professor Goldsbrough.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “L. to R. Dr Applebey, Lord Eustace Percy, J.F.D.”
B&W print
Size: 75 x 102mm
DUF 3G/138   January 1953
Three rows of men and women wearing academic dress in the grounds of Fourah Bay College, Sierra Leona, with J.F. Duff seated in the middle of the front row.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of J.F. Duff: “Fourah Bay College. Jan. 1953.”
B&W print
Size: 157 x 208mm
DUF 3G/139    Undated
Six men in lightweight clothing, perhaps at an airport in Sierra Leone. The subjects are from left to right: an unidentified man, Kingsley Dunham, J.F. Duff, an unidentified man holding a painted [drum] and two other unidentified men.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “2nd L. K. Dunham, 3rd L. JFD.”
B&W print
Size: 73 x 127mm
DUF 3G/140   Undated [probably ca 1953-1960]
J.F. Duff in vice-chancellor’s robes on the left and “Ian Grant” in academic dress on the right walking outside a building at Fourah Bay, Sierra Leone.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand “With the compliments of Asukwo U. U[mo] to Sir James Duff (V.C., University of Durham)”.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “J.F.D. with Ian Grant at Fourah Bay”
B&W print
Size: 116 x 85mm
DUF 3G/141   Undated [possibly 2 July 1954]
University of Durham honorary degree ceremony. The subjects are from left to right: Michael Ramsey, bishop of Durham, wearing a pectoral cross; G.M. Trevelyan, chancellor of the University of Durham; J.F. Duff, alternating vice-chancellor of the University of Durham; an unidentified man, possibly James Chuter Chuter-Ede, who received an hon. D.C.L. from the University of Durham on 2 July 1954; another unidentified man, possibly Brigadier Sir John Hunt, who also received an hon. D.C.L. from the University of Durham on the same date; and behind him another unidentified man, possibly Charles Bosanquet, rector of King’s College, Newcastle upon Tyne and alternating vice-chancellor of the University of Durham.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “Hon. Degrees L. to R. Michael Ramsey, G.M. Trevelyan, J.F.D. ? Sir John Hunt (I think)”
B&W print
Size: 162 x 216mm
DUF 3G/142   Undated [24 September 1955]
Frank Tyson in academic dress on the left, [presumably following the conferment of his University of Durham BA degree in General Studies on 24 September 1955 following his period as an undergraduate at Hatfield College, Durham], and J.F. Duff in vice-chancellor’s robes on the right.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of J.F. Duff: “J.F.D. & F. Tyson B.A.”
Stamped on the back: “COPYRIGHT, NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE & JOURNAL LIMITED”
B&W print
Size: 85 x 132mm
DUF 3G/143-149   Undated [probably late 1957 or January 1958]
Envelope labelled “Univ. Coll. Of Ghana”. Probably relating to a visit to West Africa made by J.F. Duff [and Sir Douglas Veale ] in late 1957 or January 1958 that took in the University College of Ghana (formerly the Gold Coast) at Lagos and Achimota.
1 envelope containing 7 B&W prints
See also DUF 3B/162 and 3G/119-123.
DUF 3G/143   Undated [probably late 1957 or January 1958]
J.F. Duff on the right with an unidentified man, [perhaps Sir Douglas Veale], immediately to his right, followed by two unidentified men, all in academic dress, processing along a street outside a row of buildings [at the University College of Ghana], with a small African boy in the background.
B&W print
Size: 88 x 138mm
DUF 3G/144   Undated [probably late 1957 or January 1958]
The same group of men, all in academic dress, processing along a street with a building in the background [at the University College of Ghana], in front of a group of watching African men.
B&W print
Size: 88 x 138mm
DUF 3G/145   Undated [probably late 1957 or January 1958]
J.F. Duff in academic dress, standing at a lectern giving an address to an audience also wearing academic dress [at the University College of Ghana].
B&W print
Size: 138 x 88mm
DUF 3G/146   Undated [probably late 1957 or January 1958]
A larger version of DUF 3G/145.
B&W print
Size: 138 x 88mm
DUF 3G/147   Undated [probably late 1957 or January 1958]
J.F. Duff in academic dress on the right shaking hands with an unidentified African, perhaps a graduand, also in academic dress, on the left at an outdoor ceremony [at the University College of Ghana] in front of a large seated audience, many of whom are also wearing academic dress.
B&W print
Size: 138 x 88mm
DUF 3G/148    Undated [probably late 1957 or January 1958]
Unidentified man, [perhaps Sir Douglas Veale], not wearing academic dress standing at a lectern at an outdoor event [at the University College of Ghana]. Seated behind him facing the audience are: on the left two unidentified white men in academic dress; immediately behind and obscured by the speaker an unidentified person perhaps in African costume; and on the right J.F. Duff not wearing academic dress and three unidentified African men in academic dress.
B&W print
Size: 117 x 162mm
DUF 3G/149    Undated [probably late 1957 or January 1958]
Unidentified man, [perhaps Sir Douglas Veale], not wearing academic dress standing at a lectern at an outdoor event [at the University College of Ghana] but taken from a different angle. Seated immediately behind him and partially cut off is an unidentified person perhaps in African costume. Seated behind and to the right of the speaker and facing the audience are J.F. Duff not wearing academic dress and three unidentified African men in academic dress, with beyond them two further rows of people wearing academic dress.
B&W print
Size: 117 x 162mm
DUF 3G/150   Undated [ca 25 March 1958]
Portrait (in oils) by Henry Lamb of J.F. Duff in his vice-chancellor’s robes that was presented to Duff on 25 March 1958 to hang in the hall of University College, Durham to mark his twenty years as warden of the Durham Colleges in the University of Durham.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “Henry Lamb, RA Sir James Duff”.
Endorsed twice in red biro in an unknown hand: “18”.
Stamped on the back (with number inserted in pencil): “TAKEN BY photo studios LIMITED 8, CAVENDISH PLACE, W1. Museum 1917” and “COPYRIGHT RESERVED THIS PHOTOGRAPH MUST NOT BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT PERMISSION ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS PICCADILLY – LONDON, W1. No. 11”
B&W print
Size: 193 x 151mm
See also DUF 3E/93 and DUF 3G/163.
For a colour reproduction of this portrait, see this link.
DUF 3G/151   Undated [4 July 1958]
University of Durham honorary degree ceremony at Durham on [4 July 1958]. The subjects are from left to right: J.F. Duff in vice-chancellor’s robes, [Sir Charles Arden-Clarke who received an hon. D.C.L.], Flora Robson who received an hon. D.Litt., [John Archbold who received an hon. M.Ed.] and [Samuel Alexander Sadler Forster who received an hon. D.C.L.].
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “Hon. Degrees. L. to R. James Duff, Sir Charles Arden-Clark (?), Flora Robson”.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “2898”.
Stamped on the back: “COPYRIGHT, NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE & JOURNAL LIMITED”.
B&W print
Size: 119 x 165mm
DUF 3G/152   Undated [perhaps late 1950s]
A procession of university vice-chancellors in academic dress walking through a street in Cambridge. J.F. Duff is shown fourth from the left.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “Procession of Vice-Chancellors in Cambridge”.
Stamped on the back (with number inserted in pencil): “THIS PHOTOGRAPH BY CAMBRIDGE DAILY NEWS LTD. (PHONE 4247) IS COPYRIGHT AND MUST IN NO CIRCUMSTANCES BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT PERMISSION NEG. No. 78614”
B&W print
Size: 113 x 160mm
DUF 3G/153-154   Undated [perhaps 1950s]
Two copies, each mounted in a folder, of a B&W studio head and shoulders photograph of J.F. Duff. Each mount is signed in pencil on the front, bottom left: “Daisy Edis Durham”.
DUF 3G/153 is annotated in ink on the front of the folder in the hand of J.F. Duff: “Photograph of Sir James Duff”.
DUF 3G/153 is endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand or hands: “D[.] E.” and “C7284-1”.
2 B&W prints, mounted
Size: Mounts: 177 x 139mm. Prints: (DUF 3G/153) 132 x 87mm Print (DUF 3G/154) 136 x 100mm
DUF 3G/155-171   [20] May 1959 and undated [20 May 1959 – 24 May 1960]
Relating to the inauguration of J.F. Duff as mayor of Durham City, [20] May 1959, and to events in which he participated as mayor, with his sister Hester Duff acting as mayoress, [20] May 1959 – [24] May 1960:
17 B&W prints
DUF 3G/155    [20] May 1959
J.F. Duff being robed in Durham Town Hall prior to his inauguration as mayor of Durham in front of an audience of civic dignitaries etc.
Endorsed in ink in [an unknown hand]: “1”.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “JFD being robed as Mayor of Durham, May 1959”.
Stamped on the back: “DURHAM ADVERTISER COPYRIGHT PHOTOGRAPH”
B&W print
Size: 160 x 211mm
DUF 3G/156   [20] May 1959
J.F. Duff in mayoral robes and chain addressing an audience of civic dignitaries in Durham Town Hall following his inauguration as mayor of Durham. The subjects in the front row are from left to right: [John Wild, dean of Durham and mayor’s chaplain]; J.K. Hope, recorder of Durham; J.F. Duff; an unidentified man in a wig, [possibly D.B. Martin-Jones, town clerk of Durham]; another unidentified man; [alderman Mrs Hannah Rushford ]; and [alderman Mrs Evelyn Blyth ]. Hester Duff is seated on the right of the back row.
Endorsed in ink in [an unknown hand]: “2”.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “JFD at Mayor-making, May 1959”.
Stamped on the back: “DURHAM ADVERTISER COPYRIGHT PHOTOGRAPH”
B&W print
Size: 160 x 211mm
DUF 3G/157    [20] May 1959
Another, smaller, copy of DUF 3G/156, cropped at the top and right side and omitting alderman Mrs Evelyn Blyth.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “J.F.D. becoming Mayor of Durham”.
Stamped on the back: “DURHAM ADVERTISER COPYRIGHT PHOTOGRAPH”.
B&W print
Size: 86 x 135mm
DUF 3G/158   [20] May 1959
J.F. Duff in mayoral robes and chain seated with a large group of civic dignitaries and officials outside of [Durham Town Hall] following his inauguration as mayor of Durham. The subjects in the front row are from left to right: the mayor’s mace-bearer (standing); [alderman H. Cecil Ferens ]; an unidentified man; J.F. Duff; J.K. Hope, recorder of Durham; [alderman Mrs Hannah Rushford]; [alderman Mrs Evelyn Blyth]; and the mayor’s sword-bearer (standing). Behind J.F. Duff is [William Shepherd ]. Behind J.K. Hope is Gordon McIntyre. Immediately behind the sword-bearer is [John Wild, dean of Durham and mayor’s chaplain]. In the middle of the next to the back row is Mrs Margaret Thornhill.
Endorsed in ink in [an unknown hand]: “3”.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “JFD. as Mayor, after Mayor-making, May 1959”.
Stamped on the back: “DURHAM ADVERTISER COPYRIGHT PHOTOGRAPH”.
B&W print
Size: 158 x 208mm
DUF 3G/159   [20] May 1959
J.F. Duff in mayoral robes and chain leading a procession of civic dignitaries into Durham Castle following his inauguration as mayor of Durham. Next to Duff is J.K. Hope, recorder of Durham. Behind J.K. Hope is [John Wild, dean of Durham and mayor’s chaplain]. Behind Dean Wild is [alderman Mrs Evelyn Blyth].
Endorsed in ink in [an unknown hand]: “4”.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “JFD. as Mayor entering Durham Castle”.
Stamped on the back: “DURHAM ADVERTISER COPYRIGHT PHOTOGRAPH”.
B&W print
Size: 160 x 211mm
DUF 3G/160   [20] May 1959
Hester Duff as mayoress and J.F. Duff in mayoral robes and chain on the black staircase in Durham Castle receiving guests arriving for the lunch that followed Duff’s inauguration as mayor of Durham. Next to Duff is J.K. Hope, recorder of Durham. Behind J.K. Hope is [John Wild, dean of Durham and mayor’s chaplain]. Behind Dean Wild is [alderman Mrs Evelyn Blyth].
Endorsed in ink in [an unknown hand]: “5”.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “JFD. & HLED. as Mayor and Mayoress, receiving guests at Castle lunch after Mayor-making, May 1959”.
Stamped on the back: “DURHAM ADVERTISER COPYRIGHT PHOTOGRAPH”
B&W print
Size: 160 x 214mm
DUF 3G/161    [20] May 1959
Hester Duff as mayoress and J.F. Duff in mayoral robes and chain greeting John Dunn, their chauffeur and gardener, at the lunch in Durham Castle that followed Duff’s inauguration as mayor of Durham.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “JFD. & H.LE.D. greeting John Dunn, our chauffeur, gardener, etc. etc. at the Castle lunch party after becoming Mayor and Mayoress”.
Stamped on the back: “DURHAM ADVERTISER COPYRIGHT PHOTOGRAPH”.
B&W print
Size: 84 x 136mm
DUF 3G/162   [20] May 1959
J.F. Duff in mayoral robes and chain presiding at the lunch in the Great Hall of Durham Castle that followed his inauguration as mayor of Durham. Above Duff hangs the 1846 portrait of Charles, the first warden of the University of Durham, by James Rannie Swinton. The subjects on the high table are from left to right: Mrs Harland; J.F. Duff; [alderman Mrs Evelyn Blyth]; Bishop Harland ; Lady Lawson ; and J.K. Hope, recorder of Durham.
Endorsed in ink in [an unknown hand]: “7”.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “At lunch in Castle after Mayor-making L to R. Mrs. Harland, JFD., Mrs. Blyth, Bishop Harland, Lady Lawson, J.K. Hope (Recorder)”.
Stamped on the back: “DURHAM ADVERTISER COPYRIGHT PHOTOGRAPH”.
B&W print
Size: 160 x 211mm
DUF 3G/163   [20] May 1959
Tables of guests at the lunch in the Great Hall of Durham Castle that followed J.F. Duff’s inauguration as mayor of Durham with, in the distance, J.F. Duff in mayoral robes and chain presiding in the centre of the high table. Hanging on the wall behind Duff are portraits of, in the centre, Charles Thorp and to the right the 1958 Henry Lamb portrait of Duff himself.
Endorsed in ink in [an unknown hand]: “8”.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “Lunch in Castle Hall after Mayor-making May 1959”.
Stamped on the back: “DURHAM ADVERTISER COPYRIGHT PHOTOGRAPH”.
B&W print
Size: 158 x 211mm
See also [re Lamb portrait] DUF 3E/93 and DUF 3G/150.
DUF 3G/164   Mayor’s Sunday [?25 May] 1959
J.F. Duff in mayoral robes and chain behind the mace bearer leading a procession of civic dignitaries from Durham Castle across Palace Green towards Durham Cathedral. Next to Duff is J.K. Hope, recorder of Durham. Behind Duff is [Canon Kenneth John Meux ].
Endorsed in ink in [an unknown hand]: “10”.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “JFD approaching Cathedral on Mayor’s Sunday 1959”.
Stamped on the back: “DURHAM ADVERTISER COPYRIGHT PHOTOGRAPH”.
B&W print
Size: 210 x 157mm
DUF 3G/165    Mayor’s Sunday [?25 May] 1959
J.F. Duff in mayoral robes and chain behind the mace bearer leading the same procession of civic dignitaries from Durham Castle across Palace Green towards Durham Cathedral. In the background is a brass band.
Endorsed in ink in [an unknown hand]: “11”.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “JFD arriving at Cathedral on Mayor’s Sunday 1959”.
Stamped on the back: “DURHAM ADVERTISER COPYRIGHT PHOTOGRAPH”.
B&W print
Size: 157 x 207mm
DUF 3G/166   Mayor’s Sunday [?25 May] 1959
J.F. Duff in mayoral robes and chain behind the mace bearer leading the same procession of civic dignitaries followed by a general procession from Durham Castle across Palace Green towards Durham Cathedral. In the far background is a brass band.
Endorsed in ink in [an unknown hand]: “12”.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “JFD as mayor entering Cathedral on Mayor’s Sunday, 1959 Behind him is Canon K. Meux, vicar of St. Oswald’s, [Durham] and mayor’s chaplain [sic]”.
Stamped on the back: “DURHAM ADVERTISER COPYRIGHT PHOTOGRAPH”.
B&W print
Size: 158 x 208mm
DUF 3G/167   Mayor’s Sunday [?25 May] 1959
J.F. Duff in mayoral robes and chain leading the same procession of civic dignitaries as they enter Durham Cathedral between two rows of cadets forming a guard of honour.
Endorsed in ink in [an unknown hand]: “13”.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “JFD. entering Cathedral on Mayor’s Sunday 1959”.
Stamped on the back: “DURHAM ADVERTISER COPYRIGHT PHOTOGRAPH”.
B&W print
Size: 158 x 208mm
DUF 3G/168   1959
J.F. Duff in mayoral robes and chain and Hester Duff as mayoress of Durham greeting an unidentified man wearing a civic chain and [his wife].
Endorsed in ink in [an unknown hand]: “14”.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “JFD & HLED. At Mayoress’ At Home, 1959”.
Stamped on the back: “DURHAM ADVERTISER COPYRIGHT PHOTOGRAPH”.
B&W print
Size: 158 x 208mm
DUF 3G/169   Undated [1959]
J.F. Duff in mayoral robes and chain and Hester Duff as mayoress of Durham greeting two unidentified women and a small girl at [Mayoress’ At Home, 1959].
Endorsed in ink in [an unknown hand]: “15”.
Stamped on the back: “DURHAM ADVERTISER COPYRIGHT PHOTOGRAPH”.
B&W print
Size: 211 x 158mm
DUF 3G/170-171    [20 May] 1959 – [24 May] 1960
B&W studio head and shoulders photograph of J.F. Duff wearing his robe and chain of office as mayor of Durham. Each mount is signed in pencil on the front, bottom left: “Daisy Edis Durham”.
DUF 3G/170 is annotated in ink on the back of the folder in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “James Duff, mayor of Durham, 1959-60”.
2 B&W prints, mounted (duplicates)
Size: Mounts: 146 x 107mm. Prints: (DUF 3G/170) 130 x 97mm; (DUF 3G/171) 130 x 97mm
DUF 3G/172-181   1961 and April 1961
Envelope labelled in ink in the hand of J.F. Duff “Hong Kong 1961” and in the hand of Hester Duff “JFD. & Kenneth Mellanby” and containing prints as noted below relating to a visit made by Duff [and Mellanby] to the United College of Hong Kong, ca April 1961:
1 envelope containing 10 B&W prints
DUF 3G/172   Undated [1961]
J.F. Duff on the left with his back to the camera talking to a group of eight unidentified men standing in front of a building in [Hong Kong] to which a banner labelled in English and in Chinese characters “THE UNITED COLLEGE OF HONGKONG” has been attached.
Stamped on the back: “Agfa-Brovira”.
B&W print
Size: 88 x 129mm
DUF 3G/173   Undated [1961]
J.F. Duff second from the right with eight other unidentified men standing in front of a different building in [Hong Kong] to which a banner labelled in English and in Chinese characters “THE UNITED COLLEGE OF HONGKONG” has also been attached. The group is watching three young Chinese boys running along the road in the foreground, perhaps in a race.
Stamped on the back: “Agfa-Brovira”.
B&W print
Size: 129 x 87mm
DUF 3G/174   Undated [1961]
Group of five unidentified men and one unidentified woman together with J.F. Duff fourth from the left and [Kenneth Mellanby] sixth from the left, standing in front of an exterior wall in [Hong Kong].
Stamped on the back: “Agfa-Brovira”.
B&W print
Size: 125 x 178mm
DUF 3G/175   Undated [1961]
J.F. Duff first on the left with [Kenneth Mellanby] in the centre and an unidentified man on the right [on the site of the United College of Hong Kong].
Stamped on the back: ‘Agfa-Brovira’.
B&W print
Size: 178 x 126mm
DUF 3G/176-181    April 1961
Prints found inside a smaller envelope labelled in ink in the hand of J.F. Duff “Hong Kong, April 1961. Site for “United College””:
1 envelope containing 6 B&W prints
Size:
DUF 3G/176   Undated [April 1961]
J.F. Duff third from the left, wearing a hat, with eight other unidentified men standing on the site of the United College of Hong Kong on a hill overlooking Hong Kong.
Endorsed in pencil in [an unknown hand]: “4” and in a different unknown hand “EE 247”.
Stamped on the back: “MAYFAIR STUDIO” and “Agfa-Brovira”.
B&W print
Size: 92 x 134mm
DUF 3G/177    Undated [April 1961]
J.F. Duff second from the left, wearing a hat, with [Kenneth Mellanby] first on the left and three other unidentified men looking at plans on the site of the United College of Hong Kong.
Endorsed in pencil in [an unknown hand]: “[9]” and in a different unknown hand “EE 247”.
Stamped on the back: “MAYFAIR STUDIO” and “Agfa-Brovira”.
B&W print
Size: 92 x 128mm
DUF 3G/178    Undated [April 1961]
J.F. Duff second from the left, wearing a hat, with [Kenneth Mellanby] first on the left and five other unidentified men looking at plans on the site of the United College of Hong Kong.
Endorsed in pencil in [an unknown hand]: “10” and in a different unknown hand “EE 247”.
Stamped on the back: “MAYFAIR STUDIO” and “Agfa-Brovira”.
B&W print
Size: 90 x 128mm
DUF 3G/179    Undated [April 1961]
J.F. Duff third from the left, wearing a hat, with [Kenneth Mellanby] second from the left and five other unidentified men walking up a road on the site of the United College of Hong Kong on a hill overlooking Hong Kong.
Endorsed in pencil in [an unknown hand]: “14” and in a different unknown hand “EE 247”.
Stamped on the back: “MAYFAIR STUDIO” and “Agfa-Brovira”.
B&W print
Size: 92 x 134mm
DUF 3G/180    Undated [April 1961]
J.F. Duff first on the left, wearing a hat, with [Kenneth Mellanby] second from the left and three other unidentified men looking at plans on the site of the United College of Hong Kong.
Endorsed in pencil in [an unknown hand]: “17” and in a different unknown hand “EE 247”.
Stamped on the back: “MAYFAIR STUDIO” and “Agfa-Brovira”.
B&W print
Size: 132 x 92mm
DUF 3G/181   Undated [April 1961]
J.F. Duff second from the right with [Kenneth Mellanby] first on the right and four other unidentified men on the site of the United College of Hong Kong.
Endorsed in pencil in [an unknown hand]: “20” and in a different unknown hand “EE 247”.
Stamped on the back: “MAYFAIR STUDIO” and “Agfa-Brovira”.
B&W print
Size: 91 x 134mm
DUF 3G/182    Undated [ca 1958-1967, probably 1960s]
J.F. Duff presenting a prize to an unidentified boy at Durham School with two other unidentified boys standing on the left. An obscured figure standing behind J.F. Duff may be J.A. Brett, headmaster of Durham School. Seated behind J.F. Duff from left to right are: Admiral Alan Laybourne, Mrs Brett, H. Cecil Ferens, John Wild, dean of Durham, Hester Duff and part of an unidentified man.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “Durham School L. to R. James Duff, Admiral Alan Laybourne, Mrs Brett, Dr. Cecil Ferens, the Dean (John Wild) Hester Duff”.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “M 5”.
Stamped on the back: “DURHAM CHRONICLE COPYRIGHT PHOTOGRAPH”.
B&W print
Size: 160 x 211mm
DUF 3G/183   Undated [ca 1958-1967, probably 1960s]
Group of dignitaries seating in deck chairs in the grounds of Durham School, perhaps on the occasion of a prize-giving ceremony. The subjects are from left to right: Canon H.E.W. Turner, J.A. Brett, headmaster of Durham School, J.F. Duff, Mrs Helen Laybourne, Mrs Brett and Hester Duff. Behind J.A. Brett is an unidentified man.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “Durham School L. to R. Canon H.E.W. Turner, Mr. Brett (Headmaster), James Duff, Mrs. Helen Laybourne, Mrs. Brett, Hester Duff”.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “M 3”.
Stamped on the back: “DURHAM CHRONICLE COPYRIGHT PHOTOGRAPH”.
B&W print
Size: 160 x 211mm
DUF 3G/184   Undated [probably ca 1959-1965]
J.F. Duff standing, giving a speech at a formal meal, possibly a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and/or London Fire Brigade function, with an unidentified uniformed man standing behind him, a man identified as perhaps Lord Reith seated on the right, and two unidentified women and five unidentified men seated at tables.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “JFD. at a BBC function ? Lord Reith on R[igh]t.”
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “F”.
Stamped on the back (with number inserted in ink): “PHOTOGRAPH No. 5789F LONDON COUNTY COUNCIL : LONDON FIRE BRIGADE PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICE. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.”
B&W print
Size: 162 x 212mm
DUF 3G/185   Undated [possibly ca 1959-1965]
Studio head and shoulders photograph of J.F. Duff, perhaps taken during the period when he was vice-chairman of the BBC 1960-1965.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “James Duff”.
Endorsed in ink in an unknown hand: “B43970”.
Stamped on the back: “THE TIMES COPYRIGHT THIS PHOTOGRAPH MUST NOT BE REPRODUCED OR USED FOR ADVERTISING PURPOSES WITHOUT PERMISSION”.
B&W print
Size: 210 x 159mm
DUF 3G/186    7 November 1961
J.F. Duff as vice-chairman of the BBC greeting [Michael Ramsey ], archbishop of Canterbury, at the twenty-fifth anniversary dinner of the BBC Television Service held at the Grocers’ Hall, [London] on 7 November 1961. Duff is flanked on the left by [Hugh Carleton Greene ] and on the right by Sir Arthur fforde, chairman of the BBC.
Typescript endorsement pasted on the back: “T/A/31.212 7.11.61 BBC TELEVISION SERVICE TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY DINNER AT THE GROCERS’ HALL SIR JAMES DUFF (Vice Chairman) and SIR ARTHUR FFORDE (Chairman) of the BBC, welcome the Archbishop of Canterbury. BBC COPYRIGHT PHOTOGRAPH FROM: BBC, BROADCASTING HOUSE, LONDON, W1. T20 – 20[0]”.
Endorsed in ink possibly in the hand of J.F. Duff: “Hugh Carleton Greene on left”.
B&W print
Size: 249 x 194mm
DUF 3G/187/1-16    23 April 1964
Photograph album containing an inscribed frontispiece and fifteen interleaved B&W prints mounted on card as noted below. Each print has a typescript endorsement pasted on the back identifying the main subjects depicted.
Printed label stuck inside back cover of album: “BY APPOINTMENT TO HIS EXCELLENCY THE LORD WAKEHURST, K.C.M.G. GOVERNOR OF NORTHERN IRELAND Leslie Stuart OF BELFAST”.
1 leather-bound volume (16ff)
Size: Album: 158 x 240 x 32mm. Mounts: 152 x 220mm
DUF 3G/187/1    23 April 1964
Frontispiece inscribed in ink in italic in an unknown hand: “BBC 40th Anniversary of Broadcasting in Northern Ireland 1924-1964 Visit of the Board of Governors 23rd April 1964”.
Typescript endorsement pasted on the back: “During their visit the Governors and D[irector] G[eneral] toured the offices and other working areas of Broadcasting House, Belfast”.
Card
DUF 3G/187/2    23 April 1964
From left to right: Humphrey Barron, television producer; Hugh [Carleton] Greene, director general of the BBC; and J.F. Duff, [temporary] chairman of the board of governors of the BBC.
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 100 x 122mm
DUF 3G/187/3   23 April 1964
From left to right: Sir David Milne, national [BBC] governor for Scotland; Robert Lusty ; and Cecil N. Taylor, assistant news editor, [BBC] Northern Ireland.
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 100 x 122mm
DUF 3G/187/4   23 April 1964
From left to right: J. Duncan MacEwan, [BBC] head of engineering; [Hugh Carleton Greene], director general of the BBC; and W. Scott, [BBC] e[ngineer] i[n] c[harge], Londonderry transmitters.
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 100 x 122mm
DUF 3G/187/5    23 April 1964
From left to right: [Hugh Carleton Greene], director general of the BBC; the Revd Moore Wasson, [BBC] religious broadcasting organiser; Dr Edgar Boucher, [BBC] music organiser; and Robert McCall, controller [BBC] Northern Ireland; with an unidentified man in the background.
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 100 x 122mm
DUF 3G/187/6   23 April 1964
From left to right: R.A. Gangel, [BBC] head of administration, Northern Ireland; Mrs Rachel M. Jones, national [BBC] governor for Wales; Charles C. Freer, [BBC] sports programme producer; and Sam Denton, [BBC] light entertainment and o[utside] b[roadcasting] producer (radio).
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 100 x 122mm
DUF 3G/187/7   23 April 1964
From left to right: Sam Hanna Bell, [BBC] features producer; and J.F. Duff, [temporary chairman of the board of governors of the BBC].
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 95 x 125mm
DUF 3G/187/8    23 April 1964
From left to right: [Robert McCall], c[ontroller BBC] N[orthern] I[reland]; Maurice Shillington, senior [BBC] announcer; Henry McMullan, head of [BBC] Northern Ireland programmes; and J.F. Duff, [temporary chairman of the board of governors of the BBC]; with several unidentified people in the background.
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 97 x 122mm
DUF 3G/187/9   23 April 1964
From left to right: George Hewardine, [BBC] television producer; Sir Richard Pim, national [BBC] governor for Northern Ireland; and Mrs Minerva Corteen, secretary to the d[irector] g[eneral of the BBC]; with two unidentified men in the background.
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 98 x 124mm
DUF 3G/187/10   23 April 1964
From left to right: [Robert McCall], c[ontroller BBC] N[orthern] I[reland]; Joy Williams, [BBC] production assistant (television); Robert Lusty; and Gerald E. Coke ; with an unidentified [woman] in the background.
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 100 x 125mm
DUF 3G/187/11   23 April 1964
From left to right: Maureen Moore, [BBC] programme executive; and Charles J. Curran, secretary of the BBC; with two unidentified men and one unidentified woman in the background.
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 98 x 122mm
DUF 3G/187/12    23 April 1964
From left to right: Diana Hyde, [BBC] external services producer; and Dame Anne Godwin ; with [Robert McCall, controller BBC Northern Ireland] and five unidentified men in the background.
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 102 x 122mm
DUF 3G/187/13    23 April 1964
From left to right: Maurice Shillington; and Robert Lusty.
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 98 x 122mm
DUF 3G/187/14    23 April 1964
From left to right: Mrs Sally Clarke, secretary to the c[ontroller BBC] N[orthern] I[reland]; Mrs Nina Martin, secretary to h[ead of BBC] N[orthern] I[reland] p[rogrammes]; Sir Richard Pim; Mrs [Minerva] Corteen, [secretary to the director general of the BBC]; and Miss Gertrude Cole, cashier, “who this year completes 40 years' service with the BBC in Northern Ireland”.
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 98 x 126mm
DUF 3G/187/15    23 April 1964
From left to right: Robert Coulter, assistant head of [BBC] Northern Ireland programmes; and Sir David Milne, [national BBC governor for Scotland]; with five unidentified men in the background.
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 98 x 122mm
DUF 3G/187/16   23 April 1964
From left to right: David Hannon, [BBC] o[utside] b[roadcasting] producer (television); Mrs Rachel M. Jones; and Sir Richard Pim; with [Sam Hanna Bell], two unidentified women and an unidentified man in the background.
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 96 x 122mm
DUF 3G/188   Undated [23 April 1964]
Apparently taken on the occasion of the visit of the Board of Governors and Director General of the BBC to Broadcasting House, Belfast on 23 April 1964 to mark the 40th Anniversary of Broadcasting in Northern Ireland by the BBC 1924-1964. The subjects are from left to right: back row (standing): Robert McCall, controller BBC Northern Ireland; Robert Lusty, BBC governor; [Gerald E. Coke, BBC governor]; an unidentified man, perhaps [Sir David Milne, national BBC governor for Scotland]; [Sir Richard Pim, national BBC governor for Northern Ireland]; and [Charles J. Curran, secretary of the BBC]; and front row (seated): Mrs Rachel M. Jones, national BBC governor for Wales; Hugh Carleton Greene, director general of the BBC; J.F. Duff, [temporary chairman of the board of governors of the BBC]; and Dame Anne Godwin, BBC governor.
Stamped on the back: “Leslie Stuart 42 CASTLE STREET BELFAST. 1 PHONE 30659”.
B&W print
Size: 165 x 214mm
DUF 3G/189   Undated [23 April 1964]
Probably taken on the occasion of the visit of the Board of Governors and Director General of the BBC to Broadcasting House, Belfast on 23 April 1964 to mark the 40th Anniversary of Broadcasting in Northern Ireland by the BBC 1924-1964. The subjects, apparently standing in a broadcasting studio, with members of an orchestra in the background, are from left to right: J.F. Duff, [temporary chairman of the board of governors of the BBC]; [Gerald E. Coke, BBC governor]; an unidentified man holding a music score; another unidentified man; Hugh Carleton Greene, director general of the BBC; and another unidentified man.
Stamped on the back: “THE GUARDIAN COPYRIGHT”.
B&W print
Size: 202 x 204mm
DUF 3G/190   Undated [30 June 1964]
Fifteen men and one woman and apparently taken in the grounds of the University of Sussex on the occasion of the honorary degrees ceremony held on 30 June 1964. Those seated in the front row include: second from the left Leonard Woolf ; third from the left [the chancellor of the University of Sussex, Walter Turner Monckton, 1st Viscount Monckton of Brenchley]; fourth from the left John Fulton, vice- chancellor of the University of Sussex; and sixth from the left J.F. Duff.
Annotated in ink and pencil on the back of the front cover of the folder in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “Sussex University ?1965 [sic; recte 1964?] Front Row 2nd. From left Leonard Woolf, 4th John Fulton, 6th James Duff”.
Printed label stuck on back of folder: “FRANK DOBINSON 4 PRESTON ROAD PRESTON CIRCUS – BRIGHTON Phone 63552”.
Colour print, mounted in a folder
Size: Mount: 152 x 202mm. Print: 107 x 151mm
See also DUF 3B/177.
DUF 3G/191   Undated [ca 1963-1969, possibly May 1968 ]
Darlington College of Education and showing from left to right: J.F. Duff; Priscilla Steele, principal of Darlington College of Education; the Revd T. Lee Warner ; Miss Dorothy Mounsey ; possibly Lord Maybray King ; Mrs Parsons ; and an unidentified man.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “Darlington College of Education L. to R. James Duff, Priscilla Steele (Principal), Rev. T. Lee Warner, Miss Dorothy Mounsey, Lord Maybray King (?) Mrs Parsons, ?”.
Stamped on the back (with number inserted in pencil): “NORTH OF ENGLAND NEWSPAPER CO. LTD. Copyright Photograph Ref. 68\5\368 B”.
B&W print
Size: 89 x 138mm
DUF 3G/192   Undated [ca February 1964 - 1969]
At Grey College, Durham and showing from left to right: Lord Scarbrough as chancellor of the University of Durham, Hester Duff in evening dress, J.F. Duff as lord lieutenant of Durham, Lady Christopherson in evening dress and [Sir Derman Christopherson] as vice-chancellor and warden of the University of Durham, receiving an unidentified man and woman, also in evening dress.
Annotated in ink on the back of the front cover of the folder in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “L. to R. Lord Scarbrough, Hester Duff, James Duff, Lady Christopherson, Warden, at Grey College c.1963 [sic; recte post February 1964]”.
Stamped on front of folder: “Fillinghams Photography Durham City”.
Stamped on back of the print: “B219”.
Colour print, mounted in a folder
Size: Mount: 107 x 157mm. Print: 89 x 120mm
DUF 3G/193   Undated [ca February 1964 - 1969]
Apparently taken on the same occasion at Grey College, Durham and showing from left to right: Lord Scarbrough as chancellor of the University of Durham, Hester Duff in evening dress, J.F. Duff as lord lieutenant of Durham, Lady Christopherson in evening dress and [Sir Derman Christopherson] as vice-chancellor and warden of the University of Durham.
Stamped on back of the print: “B240”.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “39”.
Colour print, mounted in a folder
Size: 88 x 120mm
DUF 3G/194    Undated [possibly ca 1964 - 1968]
Seated on an outdoor platform from left to right: an unidentified man; Hester Duff; J.F. Duff as lord lieutenant of Durham; and an unidentified woman.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “JFD & HLED. at Hawthorn Leslie”.
Stamped on the back (with numbers inserted in ink): “HAWTHORN LESLIE (Shipbuilders) LIMITED SHIPYARD HEBBURN MISC/72-75”.
B&W print
Size: 163 x 215mm
DUF 3G/195    Undated [possibly ca 1964 - 1968]
J.F. Duff as lord lieutenant of Durham on the left and an unidentified man on the right.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “JFD. presenting a B[ritish] E[mpire] M[edal] at Hawthorn Leslie”.
Stamped on the back (with numbers inserted in ink): “HAWTHORN LESLIE (Shipbuilders) LIMITED SHIPYARD HEBBURN MISC/72-31”.
B&W print
Size: 162 x 215mm
DUF 3G/196/1-22   30 June 1965
Photograph album with laminated covers containing twenty-two B&W prints mounted on card as noted below.
Title printed on front cover of album: “No.2 DISTRICT POLICE TRAINING CENTRE NEWBY WISKE HALL ANNUAL PARADE AND INSPECTION BY SIR JAMES DUFF, D.C.L., LORD LIEUTENANT OF COUNTY DURHAM. ON 30TH JUNE, 1965. PHOTOGRAPHS BY KINGSTON UPON HULL CITY POLICE.”
1 volume (22ff )
Size: Album: 237 x 279 x 9mm. Mounts: 235 x 274mm
DUF 3G/196/1   30 June 1965
J.F. Duff as lord lieutenant of County Durham and Hester Duff being greeted on their arrival at Newby Wiske Hall by four uniformed senior police officers.
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 152 x 206mm
DUF 3G/196/2   30 June 1965
J.F. Duff as lord lieutenant of County Durham standing in front of a flagpole overlooking a parade ground outside Newby Wiske Hall and taking the salute surrounded by a number of uniformed senior police officers and an unidentified man in civilian clothes plus an audience of civilians. Hester Duff is shown standing third from the left.
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 152 x 206mm
DUF 3G/196/3   30 June 1965
Ranks of uniformed police officers and constables drawn up on the parade ground in the grounds of Newby Wiske Hall with a police brass band at the left of the photograph.
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 152 x 206mm
DUF 3G/196/4    30 June 1965
J.F. Duff as lord lieutenant of County Durham talking to senior police officers with ranks of uniformed police officers and constables drawn up behind on the parade ground in the grounds of Newby Wiske Hall.
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 152 x 204mm
DUF 3G/196/5   30 June 1965
J.F. Duff as lord lieutenant of County Durham accompanied by senior police officers and an unidentified civilian wearing a bowler hat inspecting uniformed police constables on the parade ground in the grounds of Newby Wiske Hall.
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 152 x 205mm
DUF 3G/196/6   30 June 1965
J.F. Duff as lord lieutenant of County Durham accompanied by senior police officers and an unidentified man in civilian clothes wearing a bowler hat inspecting uniformed police constables and cadets on the parade ground in the grounds of Newby Wiske Hall.
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 152 x 205mm
DUF 3G/196/7   30 June 1965
J.F. Duff as lord lieutenant of County Durham accompanied by senior police officers and an unidentified man in civilian clothes wearing a bowler hat inspecting uniformed police constables and cadets on the parade ground in the grounds of Newby Wiske Hall.
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 152 x 206mm
DUF 3G/196/8   30 June 1965
J.F. Duff as lord lieutenant of County Durham accompanied by senior police officers and an unidentified man in civilian clothes wearing a bowler hat inspecting uniformed police constables and cadets on the parade ground in the grounds of Newby Wiske Hall.
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 152 x 206mm
DUF 3G/196/9   30 June 1965
J.F. Duff as lord lieutenant of County Durham accompanied by senior police officers and an unidentified man in civilian clothes wearing a bowler hat inspecting uniformed police constables and cadets on the parade ground in the grounds of Newby Wiske Hall, with a civilian audience seated in the background.
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 152 x 206mm
DUF 3G/196/10   30 June 1965
Taken from Newby Wiske Hall looking towards the parade ground and showing J.F. Duff as lord lieutenant of County Durham with his back to the camera standing facing the ranks of uniformed police officers and constables at the end of the inspection, with an audience of senior police officers and civilians seated behind him and with more civilians seated at the side of the parade ground.
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 152 x 206mm
DUF 3G/196/11   30 June 1965
Taken from Newby Wiske Hall looking towards the parade ground and showing J.F. Duff as lord lieutenant of County Durham with his back to the camera standing taking the salute, flanked by senior police officers and an unidentified man in civilian clothes, as the ranks of uniformed police officers and constables march off the parade ground, with an audience of police officers and civilians seated behind Duff and with more civilians seated at the side of the parade ground.
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 152 x 205mm
DUF 3G/196/12   30 June 1965
[Police trainees] in physical education kit giving a display on the parade ground at Newby Wiske Hall with an audience of civilians seated and standing in the background.
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 152 x 206mm
DUF 3G/196/13   30 June 1965
Four teams of [police trainees] in physical education kit, each team holding a tree trunk, standing on the parade ground at Newby Wiske Hall facing an instructor who has his back to the camera, with an audience of civilians seated in the background.
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 152 x 205mm
DUF 3G/196/14   30 June 1965
In the foreground, two [police trainees] in physical education kit giving a display of wrestling on the parade ground at Newby Wiske Hall, watched by two rows of [police trainees] also wearing physical education kit.
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 152 x 206mm
DUF 3G/196/15   30 June 1965
Two teams of [police trainees] in physical education kit giving a display using tree trunks on the parade ground at Newby Wiske Hall, with an audience of civilians and police officers seated and standing in the background.
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 152 x 206mm
DUF 3G/196/16   30 June 1965
In the foreground, four [police trainees] and an instructor in physical education kit giving a display involving a vaulting box on the parade ground at Newby Wiske Hall, and in the background the Hall and J.F. Duff as lord lieutenant of County Durham flanked by a seated and standing audience of civilians and police officers.
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 152 x 206mm
DUF 3G/196/17    30 June 1965
Two [police trainees] in physical education kit giving a display of [wrestling] on the parade ground at Newby Wiske Hall, watched by an instructor and two rows of [police trainees] also wearing physical education kit, with an audience of civilians and police officers seated and standing in the background.
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 152 x 206mm
DUF 3G/196/18   30 June 1965
Members of a [police] brass band in the grounds at Newby Wiske Hall.
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 152 x 206mm
DUF 3G/196/19   30 June 1965
Some members of the audience of civilians and senior police officers seated in the grounds at Newby Wiske Hall with the Hall in the background.
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 152 x 206mm
DUF 3G/196/20   30 June 1965
J.F. Duff as lord lieutenant of County Durham leaving the parade ground at Newby Wiske Hall flanked by four senior police officers [and an unidentified man in civilian clothes], walking between ranks of uniformed police constables and cadets, with an audience of civilians and police officers in the background.
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 152 x 206mm
DUF 3G/196/21   30 June 1965
Some of the audience of senior police officers and civilians leaving the parade ground at Newby Wiske Hall, walking between ranks of uniformed police constables, with the remaining audience in the background.
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 152 x 206mm
DUF 3G/196/22   30 June 1965
J.F. Duff as lord lieutenant of County Durham seated outside Newby Wiske Hall with three senior police officers seated on either side of him and another eight senior police officers standing in a row behind him.
Mounted B&W print
Size: Print: 152 x 206mm
DUF 3G/197-198   Undated [possibly July 1966]
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in the grounds of [Gibside Chapel, County Durham] waving to an audience and accompanied by J.F. Duff as lord lieutenant of County Durham. The woman on the right of the print wearing a hat and standing under a marquee might be Hester Duff.
DUF 3G/197 is endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “James Duff with H.M. the Queen Mother at Gibside for re-opening of Chapel, National Trust”.
Each print is stamped on the back (with numbers inserted in ink): “NORTH OF ENGLAND NEWSPAPER CO. LTD. Copyright Photograph Ref. 66\7\321A”.
2 B&W prints (duplicates)
Size: Print (DUF 3G/197) 89 x 138mm. Print (DUF 3G/198) 88 x 140mm
DUF 3G/199-211   Maundy Thursday [23 March] 1967
As noted below relating to the visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Durham on Maundy Thursday 1967 to distribute the Maundy money:
12 B&W prints; 1 colour print
DUF 3G/199-200   Maundy Thursday [23 March] 1967
Queen Elizabeth II accompanied by J.F. Duff as lord lieutenant of County Durham entering Durham Castle and flanked by, from left to right: an unidentified man; Dean Wild ; an unidentified woman; Hester Duff walking immediately behind the Queen; [Mrs Wild ]; and an unidentified man; with several other unidentified people in the background.
DUF 3G/199 is endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “JFD. with the Queen, flanked by Dean John Wild & Mrs Wild, HLD behind, Maundy Thursday 1967, entering the Castle”.
DUF 3G/200 is endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “Maundy 1967”.
Each print is stamped on the back (with numbers inserted in pencil): “[NORTH OF ENGLAND] NEWSPAPER CO. LTD. Copyright Photograph Ref. 67\3\627 (17)”.
2 B&W prints (duplicates)
Size: Print (DUF 3G/199) 88 x 139mm. Print (DUF 3G/200) 88 x 140mm
DUF 3G/201   Maundy Thursday [23 March] 1967
Queen Elizabeth II flanked by J.F. Duff as lord lieutenant of County Durham on the left and [Ian Ramsey ], bishop of Durham on the right leaving Durham Castle.
Endorsed in ink in an unknown hand: “MARCH 23rd, 1967. THE VISIT OF THE QUEEN TO DURHAM CATHEDRAL TO GIVE AWAY THE ROYAL MAUNDY MONEY. THE QUEEN WALKING FROM THE CASTLE TO THE CATHEDRAL, BETWEEN THE LORD BISHOP OF DURHAM AND, SIR JAMES DUFF”.
Stamped on the back: “KODACOLOR PRINT”.
Colour print
Size: 88 x 133mm
DUF 3G/202-203   Maundy Thursday [23 March] 1967
Queen Elizabeth II smiling to a welcoming crowd in The College, Durham as she leaves the Deanery, followed by, from left to right: Hester Duff, Dean John Wild and, immediately behind the Queen, [Mrs Wild].
DUF 3G/202 is endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “HLED. Dean & Mrs Wild leaving the Deanery with the Queen, Maundy Thursday 1967”.
DUF 3G/203 is endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “Maundy 1967”.
Each print is stamped on the back (with numbers inserted in pencil): “[NORTH OF ENGLAND] NEWSPAPER CO. LTD. Copyright Photograph Ref. 67\3\627 (20)”.
2 B&W prints (duplicates)
Size: Print (DUF 3G/202) 88 x 140mm. Print (DUF 3G/203) 88 x 140mm
DUF 3G/204    Maundy Thursday [23 March] 1967
Queen Elizabeth II in a procession leaving the chancel of Durham Cathedral [following] the Royal Maundy Service flanked by the members of the choir and congregation and by Yeomen of the Guard. [Dean John Wild] is immediately behind the Queen.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “Maundy 1967”.
Stamped on the back (with numbers inserted in pencil): “[NORTH OF ENGLAND] NEWSPAPER CO. LTD. Copyright Photograph Ref. 67\3\627 (22)”.
B&W print
Size: 88 x 140mm
DUF 3G/205   Maundy Thursday [23 March] 1967
Queen Elizabeth II at Teesside Airport accompanied by J.F. Duff as lord lieutenant of County Durham on her right, greeting an unidentified man wearing a civic chain of office and three other unidentified men, presumably members of Teesside Airport staff.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “At Teesside Airport Maundy Thursday 1967”.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “L7”.
Stamped on the back: “Colin Simister 4 Parkland Drive Mowden Darlington Telephone [6]8184”.
B&W print
Size: 250 x 196mm
DUF 3G/206   Maundy Thursday [23 March] 1967
Queen Elizabeth II at Teesside Airport accompanied by J.F. Duff as lord lieutenant of County Durham on the left and flanked by two unidentified men and two unidentified uniformed women, presumably members of Teesside Airport or airline staff.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “Teesside Airport Maundy Thursday 1967”.
Stamped on the back (with numbers inserted in pencil): “[NORTH OF ENGLAND] NEWSPAPER CO. LTD. Copyright Photograph Ref. 67\3\627 (23)”.
B&W print
Size: 191 x 243mm
DUF 3G/207   Maundy Thursday [23 March] 1967
Queen Elizabeth II at Teesside Airport accompanied by J.F. Duff as lord lieutenant of County Durham on the left and flanked by two unidentified men and an unidentified uniformed woman, presumably members of Teesside Airport or airline staff.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “At Teesside Airport Maundy Thursday 1967”.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “3[A]4”.
Stamped on the back: “Colin Simister 4 Parkland Drive Mowden Darlington Telephone [6]8184”.
B&W print
Size: 250 x 196mm
DUF 3G/208   Maundy Thursday [23 March] 1967
Queen Elizabeth II [signing the visitors’ book] at Teesside Airport, watched by J.F. Duff as lord lieutenant of County Durham on the left and two unidentified men, presumably members of Teesside Airport staff, on the right.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “Teesside Airport Maundy Thursday 1967”.
Stamped on the back (with numbers inserted in pencil): “[NORTH OF ENGLAND] NEWSPAPER CO. LTD. Copyright Photograph Ref. 67\3\627 (24)”.
B&W print
Size: 192 x 243mm
DUF 3G/209   Maundy Thursday [23 March] 1967
Queen Elizabeth II [signing the visitors’ book] at Teesside Airport, watched by J.F. Duff as lord lieutenant of County Durham on the left and two unidentified men and an unidentified uniformed woman, presumably members of Teesside Airport staff or airline staff, on the right.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “Teesside Airport Maundy Thursday 1967”.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “4A5”.
Stamped on the back: “Colin Simister 4 Parkland Drive Mowden Darlington Telephone [6]8184”.
B&W print
Size: 250 x 196mm
DUF 3G/210   Maundy Thursday [23 March] 1967
Queen Elizabeth II [signing the visitors’ book] at Teesside Airport, surrounded by J.F. Duff as lord lieutenant of County Durham on the left and three unidentified men and an unidentified uniformed woman, presumably members of Teesside Airport staff or airline staff, on the right.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “James Duff with H.M. at Teesside Airport Maundy Thursday, 1967”.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “5A/6”.
Stamped on the back: “Colin Simister 4 Parkland Drive Mowden Darlington Telephone [6]8184”.
B&W print
Size: 250 x 194mm
DUF 3G/211   Maundy Thursday [23 March] 1967
Queen Elizabeth II saying farewell to a group of unidentified men, some in uniform and some in civilian dress, and one unidentified woman in civilian dress just before boarding a plane at Teesside Airport, with J.F. Duff as lord lieutenant of County Durham standing immediately to her left and Hester Duff facing her on the right, behind an unidentified uniformed man.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “Departure of H.M. the Queen from Teesside Airport, Maundy Thursday 1967”.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “9A”.
Stamped on the back: “Colin Simister 4 Parkland Drive Mowden Darlington Telephone [6]8184”.
B&W print
Size: 193 x 250mm
DUF 3G/212    [19 October] 1967
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh walking on an outdoor path under a bridge on the occasion of the opening of the Tyne Tunnel on [19 October] 1967, with J.F. Duff as lord lieutenant of County Durham to the left and an unidentified man in uniform and an unidentified woman in civilian dress walking behind.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “James Duff with the Queen and Price Philip Tyne Tunnel opening 1967”.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “18”.
Stamped on the back: “COPYRIGHT, NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE & JOURNAL LIMITED”.

B&W print
Size: 165 x 214mm
DUF 3G/213   [19 October] 1967
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh walking in the open air in front of a large crowd on the occasion of the opening of the Tyne Tunnel on [19 October] 1967 with, on the left, an unidentified man in civilian dress and J.F. Duff as lord lieutenant of County Durham and, on the right, [Ian Ramsey ], bishop of Durham, Mrs Ramsey, possibly [Alexander Hamilton, bishop of Jarrow] (chiefly hidden from view), and Miss Hamilton.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “Tyne Tunnel opening James Duff second left. On right Bishop Ian Ramsey, Mrs Ramsey, Miss Hamilton (sister of Bp. of Jarrow)”.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “25A”.
Stamped on the back: “COPYRIGHT, NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE & JOURNAL LIMITED”.
B&W print
Size: 165 x 214mm
DUF 3G/214   [19 October] 1967
Queen Elizabeth II with J.F. Duff as lord lieutenant of County Durham walking in front of a large audience in a stadium at Billingham, probably on the occasion of the opening of Billingham Forum on 19 October 1967. A man standing with his back to the camera in the centre of the print appears to be wearing a mayoral chain.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “Billingham 1967”.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “22”.
Stamped on the back (with numbers inserted in pencil): “PHOTO MAYO LYD. 15 PORTLAND TCE., NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, 2 NEG. No. A3685/22 Tel. 813566 MEMBER INSTITUTE OF BRITISH PHOTOGRAPHERS” and “Kodak PAPER”.
Colour print
Size: 112 x 160mm
DUF 3G/215    [19 October] 1967
Queen Elizabeth II with J.F. Duff as lord lieutenant of County Durham walking in front of a large audience in a stadium at Billingham, probably on the occasion of the opening of Billingham Forum on 19 October 1967.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “Billingham 1967”.
Stamped on the back (with numbers inserted in pencil): “PHOTO MAYO LYD. 15 PORTLAND TCE., NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, 2 NEG. No. A3685/23 Tel. 813566 MEMBER INSTITUTE OF BRITISH PHOTOGRAPHERS” and “Kodak PAPER”.
Colour print
Size: 112 x 160mm
DUF 3G/216   Undated [possibly 12 March 1968]
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother standing on the steps outside of Crathorne Hall, Yarm, North Yorkshire at the centre front of a group of chiefly unidentified people. In the front row from left to right are: J.F. Duff as lord lieutenant of County Durham, Lady Crathorne, the Queen Mother and Lord Crathorne. Standing immediately behind Lord Crathorne is Hester Duff.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “Lunch party at Crathorne Hall F[ron]t row JFD. Lady Crathorne, Queen Mother, Lord Crathorne”.
Endorsed in ink in an unknown hand: “C2563/A8”.
Endorsed in blue crayon in an unknown hand: “A8”.
Stamped on the back: “PICTURE BY: DERRICK PENMAN 108 PARKGATE DARLINGTON Co. DURHAM Telephone: DARLINGTON 69657 (Office) DARLINGTON – 5131 (Home) RUSHYFORD – 359 (Home)”.
B&W print
Size: 120 x 163mm
DUF 3G/217   Undated [possibly 12 March 1968]
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother standing in front of an aircraft on the tarmac at Teesside Airport with J.F. Duff as lord lieutenant of County Durham on her right and an unidentified uniformed man behind her.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “JFD with Queen Mother at Teesside Airport”. Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “19A20”.
Stamped on the back: “Colin Simister 4 Parkland Drive Mowden Darlington Telephone [6]8184”.
B&W print
Size: 256 x 202mm
DUF 3G/218   Undated [possibly 12 March 1968]
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother standing in front of an aircraft on the tarmac at Teesside Airport shaking hands with Hester Duff, with J.F. Duff as lord lieutenant of County Durham behind them, an unidentified uniformed man to the left, an unidentified man in civilian clothes to the right, and a crowd of onlookers chiefly in the terminal building in the background.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “Queen Mother at Teesside Airport”.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “20A21”.
Stamped on the back: “Colin Simister 4 Parkland Drive Mowden Darlington Telephone [6]8184”.
B&W print
Size: 202 x 256mm
DUF 3G/219   Undated [possibly 12 March 1968]
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother standing on the tarmac at Teesside Airport with J.F. Duff as lord lieutenant of County Durham on the left and two unidentified uniformed men and a number of civilians, some partly obscured, behind them.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “JFD with Queen Mother at Teesside Airport”.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “29A30”.
Stamped on the back: “Colin Simister 4 Parkland Drive Mowden Darlington Telephone [6]8184”.
B&W print
Size: 202 x 256mm
DUF 3G/220   Undated [post 1955, possibly late 1950s or early 1960s]
Unidentified man standing at a microphone in front of Sir Godfrey Thomson Court, Felling, Gateshead at the opening of the building, with an audience sitting on two rows of chairs behind him. J.F. Duff is at the left of the front row and a man in a mayoral chain is shown immediately to the left of the speaker.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “Opening of Sir Godfrey Thomson Court, Felling James Duff second from left.”.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “5”.
Stamped on the back: “JOSEPH CONNACHER Industrial, Aerial and Wedding Photography Dealer in Photographic Equipment 6a, 6½ & 7 GRANT STREET Phone JARROW 897276”.
B&W print
Size: 160 x 211mm
DUF 3G/221    Undated [post 1955, possibly late 1950s or early 1960s]
Same unidentified man standing at a microphone in front of Sir Godfrey Thomson Court, Felling, Gateshead at the opening of the building, with an audience sitting on two rows of chairs behind him. J.F. Duff is at the left of the front row and a man in a mayoral chain is shown immediately to the left of the speaker.
Endorsed in ink in the hand of [Hester Duff]: “Opening of Sir Godfrey Thomson Court, Felling James Duff 3rd from left.”.
Endorsed in ink in an unknown hand: “J D.”.
Endorsed in pencil in an unknown hand: “8”.
Stamped on the back: “JOSEPH CONNACHER Industrial, Aerial and Wedding Photography Dealer in Photographic Equipment 6a, 6½ & 7 GRANT STREET Phone JARROW 897276”.
B&W print
Size: 160 x 211mm
Printed programmes, orders of service etc.
Reference: DUF 3H/1-30
Dates of creation: 1912-1966
Printed programmes, orders of service etc. collected by J.F. Duff and arranged in chronological order.
For another order of service see DUF 3A/149.

DUF 3H/1   15 July 1912
Programme for the performance of the college song ‘Domus’ given to mark the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Winchester College on 15 July 1912.
Originally an enclosure with DUF 3A/51.
Paper   8pp. (printed)
DUF 3H/2   28 January 1936
Order of procession for a memorial service held at Manchester Cathedral on 28 January 1936 to mark the funeral of King George V.
Paper    20pp. (printed)
DUF 3H/3   3 June 1947
Order of service for the ceremony held in the chapel of Trinity College, [Cambridge] on 3 June 1947 to mark the fourth centenary of the foundation of the college by King Henry VIII.
Paper   12pp. (printed)
DUF 3H/4   3 June 1947
Menu and order of ceremony for the fourth centenary lunch held at Trinity College, Cambridge on 3 June 1947 in the presence of King [George VI].
Paper   4pp. (printed)
DUF 3H/5    19 February 1953
Order of service for the rededication of the Norman chapel in Durham Castle on 19 February 1953 following its restoration.
Paper   4pp. (printed)
See also DUF 3I/108.
DUF 3H/6    2 June 1953
Invitation to J.F. Duff to be present at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey on 2 June 1953.
Card   1f. (printed, with manuscript addition)
DUF 3H/7    2 June 1953
Ticket admitting J.F. Duff to Westminster Abbey for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on 2 June 1953.
Card   1f. (printed, with manuscript addition)
DUF 3H/8    2 June 1953
Booklet containing details of the ceremonies to be observed at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey on 2 June 1953.
Paper   iv + 46pp. (printed)
DUF 3H/9   21 June 1954
List of those who up to 21 June 1949 had notified their intention of attending the Wykehamist Dinner [to be held at the Savoy Hotel, London on 24 June 1954].
Paper   1f. (printed)
DUF 3H/10   24 June 1954
Menu and toast list for the Wykehamist Dinner held at the Savoy Hotel, [London] on 24 June 1954, with J.F. Duff in the chair.
Card   2ff. (printed)
DUF 3H/11   2 March 1955
Pamphlet containing the order of ceremony for the official opening of the Longbenton, Northumberland County Secondary Modern Schools by J.F. Duff on 2 March 1955, illustrated with black and white photographs and plans and including an introduction to the building of the schools.
Paper   16pp. (printed)
DUF 3H/12   11 March 1955
Menu and order of ceremony for the feast of the commemoration of benefactors, at which J.F. Duff was a guest, held at Trinity College, Cambridge on 11 March 1955.
Card and paper   4ff. (printed)
DUF 3H/13   23 November 1955
Booklet containing an account of the Senate House and Library, University of London, issued on the occasion of a reception held at Senate House on 23 November 1955 in honour of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, chancellor elect of the University of London and illustrated with one black and white print.
Card and paper   6ff. (printed)
DUF 3H/14    24 November 1955
Booklet containing the order of proceedings for the installation of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother as chancellor of the University of London at the Royal Festival Hall, [London] on 24 November 1955.
Paper   14ff. + one inserted loose sheet (printed)
DUF 3H/15   24 November 1955
Menu and toast list for a luncheon held by the University of London at the Guildhall, [London] on 24 November 1955 in honour of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, chancellor of the University.
Paper   4ff. (printed)
DUF 3H/16   24 November 1955
Booklet containing a black and white photograph of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and an account of St James’s Palace, London, including a plan of the state apartments, issued on the occasion of a reception held at St James’s Palace on 24 November 1955 by the Queen Mother as chancellor of the University of London.
Card and paper   6ff. (printed)
DUF 3H/17   25 April 1956
Order of service for the enthronement of (Arthur) Michael [Ramsey] as archbishop of York in York Minster on 25 April 1956.
Paper   28pp. (printed)
DUF 3H/18   25 July1956
Order of service for the enthronement, installation and induction of Maurice [Henry Harland ] as bishop of Durham in Durham Cathedral on 25 July 1956.
Paper   20pp. (printed)
DUF 3H/19    8 June 1960
Booklet containing an account, illustrated with plans and black and white photographs, of the development of Angel Court, Trinity College, Cambridge and its site, issued on the occasion of its opening by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother on 8 June 1960.
Paper   12pp. + 8 plates (printed)
DUF 3H/20   5 July 1960
Programme for a farewell party given for J.F. Duff on the occasion of his retirement by The Durham Colleges in the University of Durham in Durham Castle on 5 July 1960.
Card   2ff. (printed)
DUF 3H/21    24 June 1961 and 26 June – 1 July 1961
Programme for ‘Wiccamica’, a masque by Michael Burchnall, Colin Badcock and Christopher Cowan enacting the history of Winchester College and presented on 24 June 1961 and 26 June – 1 July 1961 to mark the completion of the building of New Hall, Winchester College.
Paper   12pp. (printed)
DUF 3H/22   24 June 1961 and 26 June – 1 July 1961
Text of the masque ‘Wiccamica’, presented in New Hall, Winchester College on 24 June 1961 and 26 June – 1 July 1961.
Paper   ii + 62pp. (printed)
DUF 3H/23    14 November 1962
Menu and toast list for a luncheon held at County Hall, [London] to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the British Broadcasting Corporation, of which J.F. Duff was acting chairman.
Card   2ff. (printed)
DUF 3H/24    20 November 1962
Menu and toast list for a dinner held by the City of Manchester in Manchester Town Hall on 20 November 1962 to mark the British Broadcasting Corporation’s forty years of broadcasting.
Card   2ff. (printed, with manuscript addition)
DUF 3H/25    21 November 1962
Menu and toast list for a dinner held by the governors of the British Broadcasting Corporation at Broadcasting House, London on 21 November 1962 to mark the fortieth anniversary of the Corporation and at which Lord Reith was the guest of honour and J.F. Duff one of the speakers.
Paper   2ff. (printed)
DUF 3H/26    1962
Language:   Latin
Notice issued by the director and governors of the British Broadcasting Corporation on the fortieth anniversary of the Corporation, acknowledging the work of [Lord] Reith, its first director.
Paper   1f. (printed)
DUF 3H/27   22 November 1962
Menu and toast list for a dinner held by the Corporation of London at the Mansion House, [London] on 22 November 1962 to mark the fortieth anniversary of the inauguration of British broadcasting.
Card   2ff. (printed)
DUF 3H/28   1 November 1966
Order of service for the consecration of Ian Thomas Ramsey as bishop of Durham in York Minster on 1 November 1966.
Paper   12pp. (printed)
DUF 3H/29   14 December 1966
Illustrated order of proceedings for the presentation on 14 December 1966 at Darlington High School for Girls of an address of welcome by the County Borough of Darlington on the occasion of the entry into the diocese of Ian Thomas Ramsey, bishop of Durham. This item includes black and white photographs of the Bishop and of Mrs [Margretta (Margaret)] Ramsey.
Paper   4ff. (printed)
DUF 3H/30   15 December 1966
Order of service for the enthronement, installation and induction of Ian [Thomas Ramsey] as bishop of Durham in Durham Cathedral on 15 December 1966.
Paper   16pp. (printed)
Printed publications of J.F. Duff, etc.
Reference: DUF 3I/1-131
Dates of creation: 23 December 1914 – 1969
Printed publications of J.F. Duff, together with other printed works relating to his career or reflecting his interests, arranged in one chronological sequence. Incorporated in this chronological sequence are printed intelligence test manuals and forms, [?1919] – 1936. A few only of the forms have been completed in manuscript. For other publications of J.F. Duff see Durham University Library’s printed books catalogue.

DUF 3I/1   Undated [July 1982]
Manuscript note by [Dr] A.I. D[oyle] stating that the printed items in this section were not needed for Durham University Library’s printed books holdings but that it would be appropriate for them to be kept and listed with J.F. Duff’s other papers and correspondence.
Paper   1f.
DUF 3I/2   22 December 1914
The Wykehamist, no.537, pp.[369]-376, 22 December 1914, including, at pp.[369]-370, a leading article by J.F. D[uff] on the rôle of those pupils who were staying on as pupils at Winchester College while others were leaving to fight in the war.
Paper   8pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/3    August 1916
The Wykehamist, no.555, pp.[41]-52, August 1916, including, at pp.43-44, announcements of the award of the warden and fellows of Winchester College’s prizes for English verse and for Greek prose and the Hawkins prize for English Literature to J.F. Duff.
Paper   12pp. (printed)
See also DUF 3A/118-119 and 128-129, DUF 3B/1, DUF 3E/2 and DUF 3I/4-7.
DUF 3I/4   August 1916
Another copy of DUF 3I/3 but lacking pp.45-48.
Paper   8pp. (printed)
See also DUF 3A/118-119 and 128-129, DUF 3B/1, DUF 3E/2 and DUF 3I/3 and 5-7.
DUF 3I/5-6   August 1916
Two copies of a Supplement to The Wykehamist, no.55, pp.[53]-58, August 1916, including, at p.[53], J.F. Duff’s prize poem ‘Via Sacra’.
Paper   12pp. (printed)
See also DUF 3A/118-119 and 128-129, DUF 3B/1, DUF 3E/2 and DUF 3I/3-4 and 7.
DUF 3I/7   August 1916
Another copy of DUF 3I/5-6 but lacking pp.55-56.
Paper   6ff. (printed)
See also DUF 3A/118-119 and 128-129, DUF 3B/1, DUF 3E/2 and DUF 3I/3-6.
DUF 3I/8-26   Undated [1919]
Envelope labelled “Test Material for the Measurement of Intelligence by Lewis M. Terman” (London, [1919]) and containing nineteen items arranged as follows:
1 envelope containing 19 items
DUF 3I/8-25   Undated [1919]
Eighteen test and scoring cards.
Card   18ff. (printed)
DUF 3I/26   Undated [1919]
Uncompleted Record Booklet for the Stanford Revision of the Binet-Simon Tests as described in Terman’s The Measurement of Intelligence Revised for Use in British Schools (London, [1919].
Paper   12pp. (printed)
See also DUF 3I/27.
DUF 3I/27   Undated [1919]
Another uncompleted copy of DUF 3I/26. The first page is annotated in manuscript “My only copy V[?ernon] B[?rown]”.
Paper   12pp. (printed, with manuscript annotation)
See also DUF 3I/8-26.
DUF 3I/28   Undated [1919-1920]
Offprint of a paper by W.R. Scott on “William Cunningham 1849-1919” which appeared in the Proceedings of the British Academy, vol. IX. [1919-1920, pp.465-474].
Paper   12pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/29   1920
Uncompleted Form C for Part II Thorndike Intelligence Examination for High School Graduates (Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, U.S.A., copyright 1920) devised by Edward L. Thorndike.
Paper   12pp. (printed)
See also DUF 3I/30-32.
DUF 3I/30   1921
Form J, completed in manuscript, for Part I Thorndike Intelligence Examination for High School Graduates (Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, U.S.A., copyright 1921) devised by Edward L. Thorndike.
Paper   12pp. (printed, with manuscript annotations)
See also DUF 3I/29 and 31-32.
DUF 3I/31   1922
Uncompleted Form O for Part III Thorndyke [recte Thorndike] Intelligence Examination for High School Graduates (Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, U.S.A., copyright 1922) devised by Edward L. Thorndike.
Paper    12pp. (printed)
See also DUF 3I/29-30 and 32.
DUF 3I/32   1924
Practice Form, partially completed in manuscript, for Thorndike Intelligence Examination for High School Graduates Series 1925-1930 (Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, U.S.A., copyright 1924) devised by Edward L. Thorndike.
Paper   4pp. (printed, with manuscript annotations)
See also DUF 3B/16-19 and DUF 3I/29-31.
DUF 3I/33   May 1922
The Northumberland Mental Tests ... No. 2 ... Manual of Directions (London, undated [May 1922]), “devised and standardized” by Godfrey H. Thomson. The test is said to be suitable for children aged between 11 years 0 months and 14 years 0 months and, for all except the most intelligent, up to 16 years. The aim was to select children of high intelligence rather than to test backward children.
Paper    8pp. (printed)
See also DUF 3I/35, 38-41, 60 and 79.
DUF 3I/34   30 December [1922]
Test booklet, completed in manuscript by H[ester] Duff, aged ten, on 30 December [1922], for The Northumberland Mental Tests ... No. 1 (London, undated [ca March 1922]), “devised and standardized” by Godfrey H. Thomson.
Paper    8pp. (printed, with manuscript annotations)
See also DUF 3I/35 and 60.
DUF 3I/35   1 January 1923
Test booklet, completed in manuscript by H[ester] Duff, aged ten, on 1 January 1923, for The Northumberland Mental Tests ... No. 2 (London, May 1922), “devised and standardized” by Godfrey H. Thomson.
Paper   12pp. (printed, with manuscript annotations)
See also DUF 3I/33-34, 38-41 and 79.
DUF 3I/36   October 1923
Offprint of a paper by J.F. Duff (as James F. Duff) and Godfrey H. Thomson on “The Social and Geographic Distribution of Intelligence in Northumberland” which appeared in the British Journal of Psychology (General Section), vol. XIV, part 2, October 1923, pp.192-198.
Paper   8pp. (printed)
See also DUF 3B/16-20 and 22-30, DUF 3I/56.
DUF 3I/37   May 1924
Uncompleted test booklet for The Simplex Group Intelligence Scale (London, first published May 1922, reprinted May 1924), “prepared” by C.A. Richardson. The first page is annotated in manuscript “2nd Admission Exam.”.
Paper   16pp. (printed, with manuscript annotation)
DUF 3I/38   9 December 1925
Test booklet version B, completed in manuscript by John Deans Grey, aged nine, on 9 December 1925, [for The Northumberland Mental Tests ... No. 2 (London, May 1922), ‘devised and standardized’ by Godfrey H. Thomson].
Paper   12pp. (printed, with manuscript annotations)
CLOSED UNTIL 1 JANUARY 2017.
See also DUF 3I/33, 35, 39-41 and 79.
DUF 3I/39-41   29 January 1927 – 12 February 1927
Three further copies of DUF 3I/38, completed in manuscript by Robert Beattie, aged thirteen, on 29 January 1927, 5 February 1927 and 12 February 1927 and annotated in manuscript with comments by [J.F. Duff].
Paper   36pp. (printed, with manuscript annotations)
CLOSED UNTIL 1 JANUARY 2015.
See also DUF 3I/33, 35, 38 and 79.
DUF 3I/42-46   Undated [ca May 1926 – December 1926]
Envelope labelled “The Bristol Group Reasoning Tests Arranged by A. Barbara Dale ... With an Introductory Note by Dr Cyril Burt ... Specimen Set” (London, undated [ca May 1926 – December 1926]) and containing five items, arranged as follows:
1 envelope containing 5 items
DUF 3I/42    Undated [ca May 1926 – December 1926]
‘Bristol Group Reasoning Tests Arranged by A. Barbara Dale ... Manual of Directions With an Introductory Note by Dr Cyril Burt’, undated [ca May 1926 – December 1926].
Paper   8pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/43   Undated [ca May 1926 – December 1926]
Uncompleted Bristol Group Reasoning Test ... Practice Sheet, undated [ca May 1926 – December 1926].
Paper    1f. (printed)
DUF 3I/44-46   Undated [ca May 1926 – December 1926]
One uncompleted copy of each of Form A, Form B and Form C for the Bristol Group Reasoning Test ..., undated [ca May 1926 – December 1926].
Paper   1f. (printed)
DUF 3I/47-53   1922-1928 [this set published 1928]
Envelope labelled Otis S[elf]-A[dministering] Tests of Mental Ability Higher Examination: Form A (World Book Company, New York and Chicago, U.S.A., [copyright 1922, 1928] ) and containing seven items, arranged as follows.
1 envelope containing 7 items
See also DUF 3I/62.
DUF 3I/47   1928
“Otis Self-Administering Tests of Mental Ability by Arthur S. Otis... Manual of Directions and Key (Revised) For Intermediate and Higher Examinations” (World Book Company, New York and Chicago, U.S.A., [copyright 1922, 1928]).
Paper   12pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/48-49   1922
Two uncompleted copies of “Otis Self-Administering Tests of Mental Ability ... Higher Examination: Form A For High Schools and Colleges” (World Book Company, New York and Chicago, U.S.A., copyright 1922). Nineteen further copies of this form have been discarded.
Paper   8pp. (printed) (2 copies)
DUF 3I/50-51   1922
Two uncompleted copies of a booklet containing the “Otis Self-Administering Tests of Mental Ability”, “Interpretation Chart For Intermediate Examination”, “Interpretation Chart For Higher Examination”, “Percentile Graph For Intermediate and Higher Examinations and Scale Chart” (World Book Company, New York and Chicago, U.S.A., copyright 1922).
Paper   8pp. (printed) (2 copies)
DUF 3I/52-53   Undated [1922-1928]
Two uncompleted copies of a form entitled “Otis Self-Administering Tests of Mental Ability Class Record For Intermediate and Higher Examinations” (undated [1922-1928).
Paper   4pp. (printed) (2 copies)
DUF 3I/54   Undated [1928 or later]
Uncompleted test booklet No. 1 for Gibson’s Intelligence Tests for 10 + : 11 + : 12 + : 13 + Pupils (Robert Gibson & Sons (Glasgow) Ltd., Glasgow, undated [1928 or later]).
Paper   4pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/55   1928
Armstrong College (in the University of Durham) Newcastle upon Tyne Department of Education Papers, vol. 3, no.2, 1928, including, at pp.3-6, a paper by J.F. Duff entitled “A Distant Prospect of English Public Education”.
Paper   32pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/56    April 1929
Offprint of a paper by J.F. Duff (as James F. Duff) on “Children of High Intelligence, a Following-Up Enquiry” which appeared in the British Journal of Psychology (General Section), vol. XIX, part 4, April 1929, pp.413-438.
Paper   28pp. (printed)
See also DUF 3B/16-20 and 22-30, DUF 3I/36.
DUF 3I/57   June 1929
Uncompleted test booklet, stamped with the number 196, for The “Leeds” Intelligence Test (Leeds, June 1929), prepared by Terry Thomas, headmaster of Leeds Grammar School with the assistance of members of the staff of Leeds Grammar School.
Enclosed with the booklet were two sets of notes on the tests (DUF 3I/58-59).
Paper   20pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/58   June 1929
Set of duplicated typescript notes by Terry Thomas on the administration, marking and analysis of the “Leeds” Intelligence Test.
Enclosure with DUF 3I/57.
Paper   1f.
DUF 3I/59   Undated [ca 1929]
Set of manuscript answers in the hand of J.F. Duff to the questions in Tests 1-VI of the “Leeds” Intelligence Test.
Enclosure with DUF 3I/57.
Paper   2ff.
DUF 3I/60   January 1930
The Northumberland Mental Tests ... No. 1 ... Manual of Directions (London, first published March 1922, reprinted January 1930) “devised and standardized” by Godfrey H. Thomson. The manual was published by permission of the editor of The British Journal of Psychology, vol. XII, part 3, December 1921. The test is said to be suitable for children aged between 10 years 0 months and 12 years 6 months ‘and for clever children below, and average or dull children above, these limits’. The booklet is endorsed in manuscript with a rough calculation.
Paper   8pp. (printed, with manuscript annotations)
See also DUF 3B/16-20 and 22-30, DUF 3I/33-36, 38-41, 56 and 79.
DUF 3I/61   April 1932
The Universities Review [formerly The University Bulletin] (issued by the Association of University Teachers), vol. 4, no.2, April 1932, including, at pp.107-113, a paper by J.F. Duff entitled “Semper ego auditor tantum, nunquamne reponam?” and containing the author’s criticisms of modern universities.
Paper   84pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/62   July 1934
[Arthur S. Otis ], Otis Group Intelligence Scale Manual of Directions for Primary and Advanced Examinations (London, first published June 1921, revised edition July 1934).
Paper   72pp. (printed)
See also DUF 3I/47-53.
DUF 3I/63-78   [Revised edition, 1935]
Envelope labelled “Cattell Group Intelligence Scale prepared by R.B. Cattell ... Specimen Set ..”. (London, [revised edition 1935, although individual items in the envelope range in date of publication from 1930 to 1935]) and containing sixteen items, arranged as follows in the order listed in the envelope (as far as this can be determined):
1 envelope containing 16 items
DUF 3I/63   June 1935
Uncompleted test booklet for the Cattell Intelligence Tests Group and Individual ... Scale O (Dartington Scale) Individual Mental ages 4-8 years (London, first published June 1933, reprinted June 1935).
Paper   12pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/64-65    1933
Two copies of a Cattell Intelligence Tests Group and Individual ... Handbook for Individual Scale O (Dartington Scale) (For Mental Ages of 4-8 years) (London, first published 1933).
Paper   32pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/66   May 1935
Uncompleted test booklet for Cattell Intelligence Tests Group and Individual ... Scale I: Form A (Non-Verbal) Mental ages 8-11 years (London, first published February 1930, new revised edition May 1935).
Paper   16pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/67   May 1935
Uncompleted test booklet for Cattell Intelligence Tests Group and Individual ... Scale I: Form B (Non-Verbal) [for Retesting] Mental ages 8-11 years (London, first published February 1930, new revised edition May 1935).
Paper   16pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/68-70   Undated [ca 1935]
Three copies of Cattell Intelligence Tests Practice Test (for Scales II and III) (London, undated, [ca 1935]). DUF 3I/68 and 69 have been completed in manuscript by unidentified candidates at unknown dates.
Paper   6pp. (printed, with manuscript annotations)
DUF 3I/71   June 1935
Uncompleted test booklet for Cattell Intelligence Tests Group and Individual ... Scale II: Form B (for Retesting) Mental ages 11-15 years (London, first published 1930, reprinted June 1935).
Paper   12pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/72   June 1935
Uncompleted test booklet for Cattell Intelligence Tests Group and Individual ... Scale III: Form A Mental ages 15 years and upward (London, first published February 1930, reprinted June 1935).
Paper   12pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/73   June 1935
Another copy of DUF 3I/72, completed in manuscript by J.F. Duff at an unknown date.
Paper   12pp. (printed, with manuscript annotations)
DUF 3I/74   1930
Test booklet, completed in manuscript by J.F. Duff at an unknown date, for Cattell Group Intelligence Scale ... Scale III: Form B (for Retesting) Mental ages 15 years and upward (London, first published 1930).
Paper   14pp. (printed, with manuscript annotations)
DUF 3I/75   1935
Cattell Group and Individual Intelligence Tests ... Handbook For Scales 1, II and III With Revised Norms with an introductory note by C. Spearman (London, first published 1930, new revised edition 1935).
Enclosed with the Handbook was a set of marks (DUF 3I/76).
Paper    28pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/76   Undated [ca 1935]
Two sheets of manuscript notes in the hands of J.F. Duff and others of marks scored [in the Cattell Tests].
Enclosure with DUF 3I/75
Paper   
DUF 3I/77   1930
Cattell Group Intelligence Scale ... Examiner’s Stencil Key Scale III: Form A (London, first published 1930). Paper, 16pp. (printed) DUF 3I/78 1930 Cattell Group Intelligence Scale ... Examiner’s Stencil Key Scale III: Form B (London, first published 1930).
Paper    16pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/79   18 July 1935
Test booklet, completed in manuscript by Charles Scott-Dickson, aged ten, on 18 July 1935, with additional details of marks scored etc. in the hand of J.F. Duff, for The Northumberland Mental Tests ... No. 2 (London, first published May 1922, reprinted April 1928), “devised and standardized” by Godfrey H. Thomson.
Paper   12pp. (printed, with manuscript annotations)
CLOSED UNTIL 1 JANUARY 2026.
See also DUF 3I/33, 35, 38-41 and 60.
DUF 3I/80   October 1936
Dr John C. Flanagan (editor), “The Coöperative Achievement Tests A Handbook describing their Purpose, Content, and Interpretation” (The Coöperative Test Service of the American Council on Education, New York, U.S.A., October 1936).
Paper   40pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/81   1936
Anonymous, “Directions for Administering and Scoring The Coöperative Tests” (The Coöperative Test Service under the auspices of the American Council on Education, New York, U.S.A., copyright 1933, 1936 edition), with a loose sheet of Addendum.
Paper   18pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/82-95   1933-1936
Fourteen uncompleted test forms for The Coöperative Achievement Tests in different subjects, 1933-1936. The test forms have been arranged as follows:
Paper   14 items
DUF 3I/82   1933
Coöperative English Test (Usage, Spelling, and Vocabulary,) Form 1934, Series 1 (The Coöperative Test Service, U.S.A., copyright 1933).
Paper   16pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/83   1933
Coöperative Literary Acquaintance Test, Form 1934 (The Coöperative Test Service, U.S.A., copyright 1933).
Paper   12pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/84   1933
Coöperative French Test, Form 1934 (The Coöperative Test Service, U.S.A., copyright 1933).
Paper   16pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/85   1934
Coöperative Latin Test, Junior Form 1934 (The Coöperative Test Service, U.S.A., copyright 1934).
Paper   12pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/86    1934
Coöperative Algebra Test Elementary Algebra Through Quadratics, Form 1934 (The Coöperative Test Service, U.S.A., copyright 1934).
Paper   8pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/87    1934
Coöperative Biology Test, Form 1934 (The Coöperative Test Service, U.S.A., copyright 1934).
Paper   8pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/88    1936
Coöperative Chemistry Test Test C. Composite – Information and Scientific Method ..., Provisional Form 1936 (The Coöperative Test Service, U.S.A., copyright 1936).
Paper   16pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/89    1934
Coöperative Physics Test for College Students: Mechanics, Form 1934 (The Coöperative Test Service, U.S.A., copyright 1934).
Paper   4pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/90    1934
Coöperative Physics Test for College Students: Heat, Form 1934 (The Coöperative Test Service, U.S.A., copyright 1934).
Paper   4pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/91   1934
Coöperative Physics Test for College Students: Sound, Form 1934 (The Coöperative Test Service, U.S.A., copyright 1934).
Paper   4pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/92   1934
Coöperative Physics Test for College Students: Light, Form 1934 (The Coöperative Test Service, U.S.A., copyright 1934).
Paper   4pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/93   1934
Coöperative Physics Test for College Students: Electricity, Form 1934 (The Coöperative Test Service, U.S.A., copyright 1934).
Paper   4pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/94    1934
Coöperative Physics Test for College Students: Modern Physics, Form 1934 (The Coöperative Test Service, U.S.A., copyright 1934).
Paper   4pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/95    1934
Coöperative Contemporary Affairs Test, Provisional Form 1934 (The Coöperative Test Service, U.S.A., copyright 1934).
Paper   20pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/96    [1937]
Leaflet issued by The American Council on Education and entitled “Announcing Coöperative Achievement Tests in Fundamental Subject Matter Fields” (The Coöperative Test Service, New York, U.S.A., copyright [1937]). This gives details of a new series of tests, machine scoring and scaled scores which would be available from 1 May 1937.
Paper   1 folded sheet (printed)
DUF 3I/97   Undated [1937]
The Durham Colleges in the University of Durham (Newcastle upon Tyne, [1937] ). This publication is a prospectus chiefly made up of twenty-four black and white photographs of Durham City and of buildings and grounds associated with the Durham Colleges.
Paper   28pp., including 24 plates (printed)
See also DUF 3I/109.
DUF 3I/98   1939
King’s College Education Society Newcastle upon Tyne Education Papers, vol. 5, no.3, 1939, including, at pp.20-23, a paper by J.F. Duff entitled “A Retrospect” and concerning his time in the Education Department of Armstrong College, Newcastle upon Tyne and his own school teaching experience.
Paper   64pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/99   December 1944
Photocopies of offprint of J.F. Duff’s paper “Three Months in British West Africa” which appeared in the Durham University Journal, December 1944. This concerns the writer’s general impressions arising from his visit to West Africa from January to April 1944 as a member of the Elliot Commission on Higher Education in West Africa.
Paper   7pp. (photocopies of printed item)
See also DUF 3B/134-138 and 162, DUF 3E/38 and 91 and DUF 3I/101, 112 and 127, UND/CB1/C22b, UND/CC1/C6, UND/CC2/112-118, UND/CC2/242-256 and UND/CC2/242-256.
DUF 3I/100   June 1945
Printed Report of the [Asquith] Commission on Higher Education in the Colonies (London, H.M.S.O., June 1945, Cmd.6647). J.F. Duff was a member of this Commission, which was appointed in August 1943, met in London and did not travel. The title page is annotated in manuscript “J.F. Duff”.
Paper   120pp. (printed, with manuscript annotation)
See also DUF 3B/150A/11/1-2 and DUF 3I/99, 112 and 127.
DUF 3I/101    June 1945
Printed Report of the [Elliot] Commission on Higher Education in West Africa (London, H.M.S.O., June 1945, Cmd.6655). J.F. Duff was a member of this Commission, which was appointed on 13 June 1943, and signed its majority report. The title page is annotated in manuscript “J.F. Duff”.
Paper   viii + 190pp. (printed, with manuscript annotation)
See also DUF 3B/134-138 and 162, DUF 3E/38 and 91 and DUF 3I/99, 112 and 127, UND/CB1/C22b, UND/CC1/C6, UND/CC2/112-118, UND/CC2/242-256 and UND/CC2/242-256.
DUF 3I/102   Autumn 1945
Copy of The Boy, vol. XVIII, no.3, Autumn 1945, including, at pp.80-85, “Character and Citizenship”, the text of an address given by J.F. Duff to the 12th Annual General Meeting of the Durham County Association of Boys’ Clubs.
Paper   44pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/103    Undated [ca October 1946]
Printed Conference of the Home Universities 1946 ... Report of Proceedings (London, Universities Bureau of the British Empire, [ca October 1946]), including, at pp.55-62, the text of a paper on [ “Universities and the training of teachers”] given by J.F. Duff at the opening of the conference discussion session held on 28 September 1946 in the wake of the 1944 McNair Report on the supply, recruitment and training of teachers and youth leaders. The paper supports the argument that all teacher training should become the responsibility of universities.
Paper   76pp. (printed)
See also DUF 3I/115.
DUF 3I/104   24 November 1946
J.F. Duff, “Mr Headstone in Search of Truth”, the text of the Winifred Mercier Memorial Lecture given by J. F. Duff at Whitelands College, Putney on 24 November 1946 and concerning the moral ideas that would have influenced teachers in the mid-nineteenth century.
Paper   20pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/105   June 1947
Trinity Magazine Fourth Centenary, June 1947, a special number of the magazine issued to mark the fourth centenary of Trinity College, Cambridge and including a black and white photograph of [the master] in front of the college and, at pp.44-45, an obituary of Denys Arthur Winstanley by J.F. Duff’s brother Patrick Duff.
Paper   48pp. + 1 plate (printed)
DUF 3I/106    Epiphany 1948
Collegium, [a journal issued to former students of University College, Durham and Hatfield College, Durham], Epiphany 1948, including, at pp.1-6, a paper by J.F. Duff on “Progress and Plans in Durham”, including descriptions of the effect on the University of Durham and its colleges of the Second World War and of post-war developments in the University. At p.13 is a reference to a speech [not here] on the expansion of the University of Durham delivered by J.F. Duff to a Rotary Club.
Paper   16pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/107   1948
Offprint of J.F. Duff’s paper “The Universities” which appeared as chapter 4 of the Year Book of Education, 1948, pp.69-77. This concerns the state of British universities during and immediately after the Second World War.
Paper   10pp. (printed)
See also DUF 3B/150 for a typescript version of this paper, undated [ca 1947].
For copies of the Report, published on 24 November 1949, of [the Government of India University Education Commission 1948-1949] on which J.F. Duff served see: India – University Education Commission, The Report, vol. 1 (1949), DUL Store 20249, and vols.2A and 2B (1951), DUL Store 20250-20251.
DUF 3I/108    Epiphany term 1953
The Durham Colleges Gazette, vol. IV, no.22, Epiphany term 1953, containing an account of recent restoration work carried out on the Norman chapel in Durham Castle. The first page is annotated in manuscript “The Warden” and, in another hand, [that of Dr A.I. Doyle], “Sir James Duff was instrumental in the funding of this restoration”.
Paper   2pp. (printed, with manuscript annotations)
See also DUF 3H/5.
DUF 3I/109   Undated [1954]
The Durham Colleges in the University of Durham (Durham, [revised edition 1954] ). This publication is a prospectus chiefly made up of twenty-four black and white photographs of Durham City and of buildings and grounds associated with the Durham Colleges.
Paper   28pp., including 24 plates (printed)
See also DUF 3I/97.
DUF 3I/110   March 1955
Copy of The School Librarian and School Library Review The Official Organ of the School Library Association, vol. 7, no.4, pp.[217]-296, March 1955, including, at pp.239-248, “Book-Reading and Book-Owning as a Part of Education”, the text of an address given by J.F. Duff (as Sir James Duff) to the Annual General Meeting of the School Library Association held at University College, London on 30 December 1954.
Paper   80pp. (printed)
See also DUF 3B/103.
DUF 3I/111   Undated [1955]
J.F. Duff (as James Duff), “Sir Godfrey Thomson”, [a memorial], (undated, [1955]), including a black and white photograph of Sir Godfrey Thomson.
Paper   8pp., including 1 plate (printed)
See also DUF 3A/140-141, DUF 3B/16-22 and 22-30, DUF 3E/57-58 and 129-153 [DUF 3E/129, 17 May 1955, refers to this pamphlet], DUF 3G/88-102, 114 and 220-221 and DUF 3I/33-36, 38-41, 60, 79, and 130.
DUF 3I/112   1955
J.F. Duff (as Sir James Duff), “Foundations of Freedom. The New Universities Overseas” (Royal Empire Society papers on British Commonwealth Affairs no.10, London, 1955). The front cover is annotated in manuscript “A.L.C. from J.F. D[uff]”.
Paper   20pp. (printed, with manuscript annotation)
See also DUF 3B/134-138, 150A/11/1-2 and 162, DUF 3E/38 and 91 and DUF 3I/99-101 and 127, UND/CB1/C22b, UND/CC1/C6, UND/CC2/242-256 and UND/CC2/242-256.
DUF 3I/113    Undated [1956]
Spencer Leeson, College 1901-1911 (privately published, [1956 – see preface]), a history of Winchester College at that period.
Paper   68pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/114   Undated [?1957 ]
“The Durham Colleges Appeal University of Durham” ([?1957]). This includes black and white photographs of Durham City and of buildings and grounds associated with the Durham Colleges and departments. In a pocket inside the back cover are an uncompleted donation form and an uncompleted deed of covenant form relating to the above appeal.
Paper   16pp. + 2 loose inserts, 4pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/115   Undated [ca 1958]
Report of Proceedings of the Home Universities Conference 13 December 1957 – 14 December 1957 (London, [ca 1958]), including, at pp.27-31, the text of and, at pp.100-101, a summary of the contribution made by J.F. Duff (as Sir James Duff) to the conference session on “Residential Life in the University of Today”, held on 13 December 1957 in the wake of the 1957 University Grants Committee Niblett Sub-Committee Report on Halls of Residence.
Paper    112pp. (printed)
See also DUF 3I/103.
DUF 3I/116    Undated [1959]
Report of the Annual General Meeting of the Incorporated Association of Head Masters 1959 (London, [1959]), including, at pp.39-47, the text of an address on “Relations Between the Universities and the Grammar Schools” given by J.F. Duff (as Sir James Duff) to a session of the meeting held on 2 January 1959.
Enclosed with the Report is a supplement to it (DUF 3I/117).
Paper   76pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/117    Undated [1959]
Supplement to the Report described in DUF 3I/116, containing a report of the discussion which followed J.F. Duff’s address on “Relations Between the Universities and the Grammar Schools”.
Enclosure with DUF 3I/116.
Paper   12pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/118   1959
J.F. Duff (as Sir James Duff), “Universities in Britain” (published for the British Council, London, 1959), including seventeen black and white photographs of universities.
Paper    iv + 41pp. + 5 plates (printed)
DUF 3I/119   9 March 1961
J.F. Duff (as Sir James Duff), “The Scale and Scope of British Universities” (the Twenty-Seventh Haldane Memorial Lecture delivered at Birkbeck College, London, 9 March 1961).
Paper   14pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/120   1961
Progress, the illustrated magazine of Unilever, vol. 48, no.268, March 1961, pp.[49]-96, containing, at pp.92-95, a paper by J.F. Duff (as Sir James Duff) on “University expansion in the U.K.”.
Paper   48pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/121   1962
J.F. Duff (as Sir James Duff), “Choosing a British University A Guide for Candidates in the United States for Fulbright Awards and Marshall Scholarships” ([1st edition], 1962), including fourteen black and white photographs of universities.
Paper   iv + 44pp. + 4 plates (printed)
See also DUF 3I/124.
DUF 3I/122   December 1963
Offprint of a paper by J.F. Duff (as Sir James Duff) on “The University of Tomorrow” which appeared in Overdruk uit Universiteit en Hogeschool, Jahrgang 10, no.2, December 1963, pp. [91]-96.
Paper   6pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/123   13 May 1964
Sir Eric Ashby, “The Scientist as University President” (the Arthur Holly Compton Memorial Lecture delivered at the Graham Memorial Chapel, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, U.S.A., 13 May 1964). This paper concerns the role and functions of university administrators.
Paper   16pp. (printed)
See also DUF 3I/127.
DUF 3I/124   1964
J.F. Duff (as Sir James Duff), “Choosing a British University A Guide for Candidates in the United States for Fulbright Awards and Marshall Scholarships” (2nd edition, revised, 1964), including thirteen black and white photographs of universities.
Paper   vi + 6pp. + 4 plates (printed)
See also DUF 3I/121.
DUF 3I/125   1966
“ University Government in Canada : Report of a Commission sponsored by the Canadian Association of University Teachers and the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada” (University of Toronto Press, Canada, 1966). The two commissioners were J.F. Duff (as Sir James Duff) from July 1964 (replacing the original senior commissioner, Sir James Mountford, who had resigned for health reasons) and Robert O. Berdahl from November 1963.
Paper    xii + 100pp. (printed)
See also DUF 3A/163, DUF 3B/179, DUF 3E/70-73, DUF 3F/25 and DUF 3I/126.
DUF 3I/126   1966
“Structure administrative des universités au Canada : Rapport de la Commission d’enquête établie par l’Association canadienne des professeurs d’université et l’Association des Universités et Collèges du Canada” (University of Toronto Press, Canada, 1966). This is the French version of DUF 3I/125.
Paper   xii + 108pp. (printed)
See also DUF 3A/163, DUF 3B/179, DUF 3E/70-73, DUF 3F/25 and DUF 3I/125.
DUF 3I/127   Autumn 1966
Offprint of a paper by J.F. Duff (as James Duff) on “The Ecology of Higher Education” which appeared in Minerva, vol. V, no.1, Autumn 1966, pp.[39]-46. This is a review article concerning Universities: British, Indian, African. A Study in the Ecology of Higher Education (London, 1966) by Eric Ashby in association with Mary Anderson. The core of the book was a history and analysis of the development of British policy regarding university education in these areas, especially in Africa, and the review includes discussions of Ashby’s judgements on the Elliot and particularly the Asquith Commissions, on which J.F. Duff served, together with extra background information on the Commissions, including a tribute by Duff to the contribution made by H.J. Channon, despite their disagreements over the Elliot Commission Report. The review additionally deals with subsequent developments, including criticism of the suspension of the constitution of the University College of Ghana by its first principal, [David M. Balme ], reference to Fourah Bay College in Sierra Leone, which was affiliated to the University of Durham, and to events in Nigeria, including the Nigerian Commission of 1959, which was chaired by Ashby. Duff also mentions, at p.41, that his return from Africa after the work of the Elliot Commission had finished was delayed because of malaria.
Paper   8pp. (printed)
See also DUF 3B/134-138, 150A/11/1-2 and 162, DUF 3E/38 and 91 and DUF 3I/99-101, 112 and 123, UND/CB1/C22b, UND/CC1/C6, UND/CC2/112-118, UND/CC2/242-256 and UND/CC2/242-256.
DUF 3I/128   12 July 1967
The University of Sussex Addresses at the Graduation Ceremony for the Conferment of Degrees, 12 July 1967, at which the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters was conferred on John Fulton on his retirement as the first vice-chancellor of the University. J.F. Duff had chaired the University Grants Commission Academic Planning Committee that helped to establish the University.
Paper   8pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/129   March 1969
The Silver Bugle Journal of the Light Infantry, vol. 1, [no.2], March 1969, including, cover and at pp.[55], 65-67, 71 and 97-99, details and black and white photographs of the laying up of the colours of the 1st Battalion, the Durham Light Infantry at a ceremony in Durham Cathedral on 12 December 1968. The ceremony had been organised by a committee chaired by J.F. Duff as lord lieutenant of County Durham and was attended by H.R.H. Princess Alexandra, deputy colonel-in-chief of the Light Infantry and former colonel-in-chief of the Durham Light Infantry.
Paper   74pp. (printed)
DUF 3I/130    1969
Godfrey Thomson (as Sir Godfrey Thomson), The Education of an Englishman An Autobiography, with an introduction by J.F. Duff (as James Duff) (Moray House, Edinburgh, 1969). The book includes, as a frontispiece, a black and white photograph of Sir Godfrey Thomson.
Paper   xvi + 124pp. + 1 plate (printed)
See also DUF 3B/16-30, DUF 3E/57-58 and 130-153 and DUF 3I/111.
DUF 3I/131   1969
“University of Durham Development Plan 1969 Written Statement” (Draft), including tables, notes, drawings and black and white photographs.
Paper   28ff. + 20 additional sheets (printed and duplicated typescript)