ULA/HIS/FOU/2, Memorial Portraits: Thomas Fielding Johnson [http://specialcollections.le.ac.uk/digital/collection/p16445coll13/id/681]

A celebration of 100 years ago today, by Caroline Wessel

On Friday 4 April 1919 Mr Thomas Fielding Johnson purchased the 36-acre site of Leicester’s 5th Northern Base Hospital, where nearly 75,000 injured First World War soldiers had been nursed, as a gift to house the proposed new Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland College. When Dr Astley Clarke, a prime mover in the cause of establishing […]

University of Leicester Archives, ULA/FG9/1/7, 	
Black and white photograph of Dr. Astley Clarke.

Founding benefactors families event: The Clarkes and the Gees

In collaboration with colleagues from our Development and Alumni Relations Office, Archives and Special Collections recently contributed to an event welcoming to campus the descendants of some of our founding benefactors. I had the pleasure of meeting a group of visitors descended from Astley Clarke (1870-1945) and Harry Simpson Gee (1842-1924). The following is the […]

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