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Creator NameLeslie, Robert Frank (1918-fl1994)
DescriptionIncomplete manuscript draft of History of Queen Mary College, researched and written between 1980 and 1986. Related correspondence concerning the publication January 1980-August 1986, and other papers concerning the College coat of arms 1968.
Admin HistoryBorn Reading, educated at King Edward VI School, Southampton, 1930-1937, then University College Southampton, 1937-1939; Served in the army 1939-1946; He was wounded in West Germany April 1945 while serving with the 15/19th King’s Royal Hussars and was mentioned in Despatches; subsequently served with Scottish Command in connection with the repatriation of soldiers in Polish army, and in 1946 demobilised; He studied at University College, London 1946-1948, and graduated with a B.A Honours History Class I with the award of a University of London Studentship, and PhD in Russia and Poland, at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies under the supervision of Professor W.J. Rose and then Professor R.R. Betts between 1948-1951; Joined Queen Mary College as a part-time lecturer in 1950, becoming an Assistant Lecturer in 1951; 1953 Lecturer; granted the title of Reader in History with effect in 1962; 1964 Professor of Modern History by conferment of title and in 1965 by appointment; 1967-1970 Dean of the Faculty of Arts; 1977-1979 Governor 1970-1973; 1970-1982 Head of History Department; In 1970 he was awarded the Order of Polonia Restituta by the Polish Government and was made an Officer of the Order. Retired 1982. Unable to complete History of Queen Mary College in 1986, due to ill health.

Polish politics and the Revolution of November 1830 (University of London, Athlone Press, 1956)
Reform and insurrection in Russian Poland, 1856-1865 (University of London, Athlone Press, 1963)
The Polish question; Poland's place in modern history (Historical Association, 1964)
The age of transformation, 1789-1871 (Blandford Press, 1964)
Polish political divisions and the struggle for power at the beginning of the insurrection of November 1830, Slavonic Review, xxxi (no. 76) December 1952.
Left-wing political tactics in Poland, 1831-1846, Slavonic Review, xxxiii (No. 80) December 1954.
The Polish Question, 1832-1864, Riassunti delle Communicazione (Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress of Historical Sciences, vol. VII, Rome, 1955).
Politics and Economics in Congress Poland, 1815-1864, Past and Present, No.8 November 1955.
Klasy rzadzace a ustroj polityczny w Anlii w latach 1714-1886, Pt.I, Kwartalnik Historyczny, lxv (iii) 1958, Pt.I, Kwartalnik Historyczny, lxvi (i) 1959.
Germano-Polish relations in the light of current propaganda in the English language, German Life and Letters, New Series, Vol. xv (No.2) January 1962.
Brytyjska opinia publiczna a powstanie styczniowe, Przeglad Historyczny, liv (ii) 1963.
The background of Jewish immigration, East London Papers, vol 6 No. 2 (1963).
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DS/UK/104Leslie; Robert Frank (1918-fl1994); Professor.; Academic.
DS/UK/60Queen Mary College (QMC); 1887-1989