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Maurice Collection

14 May 2020

The Maurice Collection comprises books from the library of Sir Frederick Barton Maurice (1871-1951), army officer, military historian and educational administrator.

Meissonier's '1814'. Reproduction of Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier's portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte on horseback. Frontispiece from 'Life of Napoleon Bonaparte' by William Milligan Sloane (1896).

The collection contains works on military history and biography, with particular strengths in the Napoleonic wars, the American Civil War, the Boer wars, and the First World War.

From 1922 to 1933, Maurice served as Principal to the Working Men’s College, which his paternal grandfather, Frederick Denison Maurice, had helped to found in the mid-nineteenth century. The books in the Maurice Collection were previously held in the Working Men’s College Library.

  • Number of items: 130
  • Date range: 19th to 20th centuries

Using Library Search

Records from all collections are available through King's Library Search.

Being signed in to Library Search gives the best functionality for searching and the homepage gives advice on how to narrow down your searches by using scopes and by filtering searches you have made. For full instructions please see both the Library Search homepage and also our 'Catalogues' webpage, available by scrolling down to the menu on the Special Collections homepage.

Using scopes

You can limit your search to Foyle Special Collections Library items by using scopes.

If you select the ‘Library Resources’ scope, only the print and ebooks, audiovisual material and journals held by the campus libraries and Foyle Special Collections Library will be retrieved in your searches

Using filters

For finding material related to specific collections or former owners, use the ‘Library Resources’ scope in the drop down menu and then filter by ‘Former owner’ in the Advanced search criteria to display records from a specific collection.

You can also use the Location drop down menu on the left hand side of the screen to identify items from specific named special collections.

Please do contact us for further advice on identifying material which will assist you with your studies.

King's College London Archives

Frederick Denison Maurice’s papers, 1805-1872, are held in the College Archives.

Image: Meissonier's '1814'. Frontispiece reproduction of Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier's painting of Napoleon Bonaparte, from Life of Napoleon Bonaparte by William Milligan Sloane (New York: The Century Co; London: Macmillan & Co, 1896) [FB Maurice Collection DC203 SLO]

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