Guide to the Papers of John Passmore

MS 7613 et al

National Library of Australia

Collection Summary

Title
Papers of John Passmore
Date Range
1922-2004
Collection Number
MS 7613 et al
Extent
14.85 metres (68 boxes, 6 cartons, 1 small carton, 6 folio boxes)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Scope and Contents

The collection documents aspects of Passmore's career from the 1930s to 1997, and includes extensive series of correspondence (personal, professional and family), together with writings, reviews, conference papers, awards and invitations related to his various academic and writing activities. Also featured in the papers are photographs, articles and speeches, interviews by or about Passmore and papers relating to a conference celebrating his career.

The strength of the collection lies in the correspondence and writings. The correspondence dates back to the 1930s and the earliest stages of Passmore's career as a teacher and English lecturer. Amongst the correspondents are philosophers, editors, writers and academics from other disciplines including English, science, history and political science. The letters reflect Passmore's philosophical concerns and the important figures with whom he was associated. He maintained correspondence with Karl Popper, Bertrand Russell, John Anderson, Alan K.Stout, Gilbert Ryle and many other philosophers.

The extensive series of Passmore's writings reflect his huge output and demonstrate what he describes as a 'desire to always press beyond the boundaries of philosophy'. His shorter pieces written as lectures or for academic journals and newspapers demonstrate the eclectic nature of his interests, ranging from art, film and literature to environmental ethics, science and politics.

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn1439378).

Conditions Governing Use

Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of John Passmore, National Library of Australia, [class number, box number and series and/or file number]'.

Provenance

The philosopher John Passmore donated his papers to the National Library in two instalments in 1988 and March 1998 under the Taxation Incentive for the Arts Scheme, (renamed in 1997 as the Cultural Gifts Program.)

Finding Aid Source(s)

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Collection Retrieval Advice

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Biographical Note

Date Event
1914 Born 9 September Manly, New South Wales
1918-28 Attended Manly Public School
1929-30 Attended Sydney Boys' High School
1931-34 Studied at University of Sydney obtaining a Bachelor of Arts, first class honours in Philosophy and English literature
1934 Publication of T. S. Eliot by the Literary Society, University of Sydney
1935-49 Successively Tutor, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Sydney
1936 Married Annie Doris Sumner
1940 Master of Arts, University of Sydney
1943 Member, Social Science Research Committee, Australian National Research Council
1947-50 Editor of the Australasian journal of philosophy
1950-54 Professor of Philosophy at Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand
1951 Publication of Ralph Cudworth by Cambridge University Press
1952 Publication of Hume's intentions by Cambridge University Press
1953 Member of the Institut International de Philosophe
1955 Reader of Philosophy, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University
1956 Foundation Fellow, Australian Academy of Humanities
1956-75 Director of the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust
1957 Publication of A hundred years of philosophy by Duckworth and Co
1959 Professor of Philosophy, Australian National University
1960 Visiting Professor of Philosophy, Brandeis University
1961 Publication of Philosophical reasoning by Duckworth and co
1965 Awarded the Mackie Medal by the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science
1965 Publication of Introduction to Joseph Priestly by Collier Books
1967-70 Visiting Scholar, Institute of Education, London
1970 Publication of The perfectibility of man by Duckworth and Co
1971 Visiting Fellow, Clare Hall, Cambridge, United Kingdom
1971 Fellow, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
1974 Publication of Man's responsibility to nature by Duckworth and Co
1974 Honorary Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Science
1974-77 President of the Australian Academy of Humanities
1975 Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy
1976 Gauss Lecturer, Princeton University; Gross Lecturer, Rutgers University
1977 Chairman, Committee of Enquiry into German universities for the International Council for the Future of Universities
1978 Publication of Science and its critics by Rutgers University Press
1978 Publication of The philosophy of teaching
1978 Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford
1978 Dawes Hick Lecturer, British Academy
1979 Foreign Member of the Royal Danish Academy of Science and Letters
1980 Publication of The philosophy of teaching by Duckworth and Co
1980 Tanner Lecturer, Cambridge University
1980-82 University Fellow in History of Ideas, Australian National University
1981 Boyer Lecturer for the ABC, presenting a series of discussions on the limits of government
1983-94 Visiting Fellow, History of Ideas, Australian National University
1983 Comte Lecturer, London School of Economics
1985 Publication of Recent philosophers by Duckworth and Co
1985-91 Visiting Distinguished Professor and General Editor, Bertrand Russell Project, McMaster University, Canada (part-time)
1991 Publication of Serious art by Duckworth and Co
1993 Awarded the Order of Australia for his contribution to philosophy
1993 Macrossan Lecture, University of Queensland
1995 Visiting Fellow in History, Australian National University
1997 Publication of Memoirs of a semi-detached Australian by Melbourne University Press

Item Descriptions

Class MS 7613. Original consignment Show allonly 1

Comprises lecture notes, reviews, cuttings, publications, translations, framed certificates, family letters and family history material. Correspondents include Bertrand Russell, Julian Huxley, Isaiah Berlin, Sir Mark Oliphant, Sir John Gorton, Sir Paul Hasluck, Alan Stout, Eugene Kamenka, Professor Sir Keith Hancock, Eric Partridge, Professor Gilbert Ryle, Ralph Cohen, Beatrice Davis, John Bell, Colin Haycroft, Hugh Stretton, Robyn Williams, Margaret Rose and Mervyn Horder.

Contained in 51 boxes, 5 fol. boxes.

Series 1. Correspondence, 1932-97 Show allonly 1

The first part of the series contains letters written by Passmore to his wife during his overseas trips. Most of the correspondence is original, with a smaller portion of photocopied letters in some of the files.

The writers, publishers, editors, philosophers and intellectuals whose correspondence is represented in this series include Bertrand Russell, John Gorton, Mervyn Horder, Horace Smith, Isiah Berlin, Gilbert Ryle, Karl Popper, Edwin Curley, Alan Stout, John Bell, Margaret Rose, Edward Shils, Keith Hancock, T. W. Bynum, P. H. Partridge and Dennis Grey.

The European correspondents include Walter A. Rosenblith, Paul Kurtz, Professor Nobuyuki, V. Schweinfurth, Hans-Joachim Zimmerman, M. Sancipriano, Carlo Giacon and Vernon Sternberg.

The chronological order in which Passmore kept his correspondence has been maintained as well as most of the original file titles.

File 1. Personal correspondence, 1932-82 - Box 1 Show allonly 1
File 2. Personal correspondence, 1950s-86 - Box 1 Show allonly 1
File 3. Correspondence between John, Annie and Helen Passmore, 1970 - Box 1 Show allonly 1
File 4. Correspondence, 1943-83 - Box 1 Show allonly 1
File 5. Correspondence, 1943-87 - Box 1 Show allonly 1
File 6. Correspondence, 1948-77 - Box 1 Show allonly 1
File 7. Correspondence, 1948-86 - Box 1 Show allonly 1
File 8. Correspondence, 1953-87 - Box 1 Show allonly 1
File 9. Correspondence, 1959-84 - Box 1 Show allonly 1
File 10. Correspondence, 1960-89 - Box 2 Show allonly 1
File 11. Correspondence, 1960-94 - Box 2 Show allonly 1
File 12. Correspondence, 1963-93 - Box 2 Show allonly 1
File 13. Correspondence, 1965-87 - Box 2 Show allonly 1
File 14. Correspondence, 1978-87 - Box 2 Show allonly 1
File 15. Correspondence, 1977, 1982-88 - Box 2 Show allonly 1
File 16. Correspondence, 1981-94 - Box 2 Show allonly 1
File 17. Correspondence, 1982-83 - Box 2 Show allonly 1
File 18. Correspondence, 1990 - Box 2 Show allonly 1
File 19. Correspondence, 1991 - Box 3 Show allonly 1
File 20. Correspondence, 1992 - Box 3 Show allonly 1
File 21. Correspondence, 1993 - Box 3 Show allonly 1
File 22. Correspondence, 1994 - Box 3 Show allonly 1
File 23. Correspondence, 1995 - Box 3 Show allonly 1
File 24. Correspondence, 1996 - Box 3 Show allonly 1
File 25. Correspondence, 1997 - Box 4 Show allonly 1
File 26. American correspondence: 1963-80 - Box 4 Show allonly 1
File 27. Canadian correspondence: 1964-79 - Box 4 Show allonly 1
File 28-29. British correspondence, 1967-79 - Box 4 Show allonly 1
File 30. Italian correspondence, 1971-79, French correspondence, 1974-76 - Box 4 Show allonly 1
File 31. German correspondence, 1973-78, Belgian correspondence, 1974 - Box 4 Show allonly 1
File 32. Israeli correspondence, 1974-78 - Box 5 Show allonly 1
File 33. Japanese correspondence, 1975-76 - Box 5 Show allonly 1
File 34. Correspondence with Professor Richard Hare, Wolfgang Brezuka, Karl Popper, Gilbert Ryle and Julian Huxley, 1948-84 - Box 5 Show allonly 1
File 35. Correspondence with Sir Karl Popper, 1949-79 - Box 5 Show allonly 1
File 36. Correspondence with Professor Gilbert Ryle, 1949-66, and Professor Dennis Grey, 1949-53 - Box 5 Show allonly 1
File 37. Letters from Bertrand Russell, Isiah Berlin and Sir Keith Hancock, 1950-83 - Box 5 Show allonly 1
File 38. Correspondence with Professor Perce Partridge, 1954-68 - Box 5 Show allonly 1
File 39. Correspondence with Dr Ronald Butler, 1956-65 - Box 5 Show allonly 1
File 40. Correspondence with Professor Maurice Mandelbaum, 1959-65, and Professor T. W. Bynun, 1968 - Box 5 Show allonly 1
File 41. Correspondence with Louis Greenspan and Eugene Kamenka, 1961-93 - Box 6 Show allonly 1
File 42. Correspondence with Dr P. G. Kuntz, 1965-68 - Box 6 Show allonly 1
File 43. Correspondence with Dr Franz Keil, Dr A. F. Griaznov and Professor J. Claude Pigeut, 1975-92 - Box 6 Show allonly 1
File 44. Correspondence regarding requests for assistance, including letters from Dr J. Franklin, Yehuda Elkana and J. William Forgie, 1976-92 - Box 6 Show allonly 1
File 45. Correspondence, 1979-92 - Box 6 Show allonly 1
File 46. Correspondence with A. J. Youngson, I. G. Ross, Russel Ward, Eugene Kamenka and Paul Bourke, 1980-92 - Box 6 Show allonly 1
File 47. Correspondence with Eugene Kamenka, Margaret Rose, Brian Kennedy and Robyn Williams, 1984-94 - Box 6 Show allonly 1
File 48. Correspondence with Professor Brian Crittenden, Professor Peter Jones and H. J. McCloskey, 1985-91 - Box 6 Show allonly 1
File 49. Correspondence with Eugene Kamenka, Ralph Elliott, R. M. Hare, 1988-93 - Box 6 Show allonly 1
File 50. Correspondence relating to Passmore's academic appointments, 1935-86 - Box 6 Show allonly 1
File 51. Correspondence relating relating to Passmore's application for a Lectureship in Philosophy at the University of Melbourne, 1938-44 - Box 7 Show allonly 1
File 52. Correspondence with the University of Otago, 1949-54 - Box 7 Show allonly 1
File 53. Correspondence with organisations, 1953-87 - Box 7 Show allonly 1
File 54. Correspondence with the Carnegie Corporation regarding study grants, 1954-59 - Box 7 Show allonly 1
File 55. Correspondence with the Australian National University, 1957-86 - Box 7 Show allonly 1
File 56. Correspondence with Brandeis University, 1958-62 - Box 7 Show allonly 1
File 57. Correspondence with the University of St Andrews and the University of Chicago, 1962-70 - Box 7 Show allonly 1
File 58. Correspondence with the University of Hawaii, 1966-76 - Box 7 Show allonly 1
File 59. Correspondence regarding lecture tours in Japan, 1967-84 - Box 7 Show allonly 1
File 60. Correspondence with the International Union of History and the Philosophy of Science, 1968-78 - Box 8 Show allonly 1
File 61. Correspondence with overseas academics, 1974-84 - Box 8 Show allonly 1
File 62. Correspondence with the Australian Academy of Science, 1975-79 - Box 8 Show allonly 1
File 63-64. Correspondence with the International Council on the future of the University, 1975-83 - Box 8 Show allonly 1
File 65. Correspondence with the Institut International de Philosophie, 1976-83 - Box 8 Show allonly 1
File 66. Correspondence with the Australian Academy of Humanities, 1976-77 - Box 8 Show allonly 1
File 67. Correspondence with the ABC regarding programs on which Passmore was a panel member. These include 'A battle against bewitchment' and 'Australian universities', 1977-87 - Box 8 Show allonly 1
File 68. Correspondence regarding Passmore's writings on philosophy and education, 1978-79 - Box 8 Show allonly 1
File 69. Correspondence with overseas academics, 1983-87 - Box 8 Show allonly 1
File 70-71. Correspondence relating to refusal of academic postings, 1959-87 - Box 9 Show allonly 1
File 72. Greeting cards, n.d - Box 9 Show allonly 1
File 73. Invitations, n.d - Box 9 Show allonly 1

Series 2. Correspondence with publishers, 1942-94 Show allonly 1

The series chiefly comprises a series of letters between Passmore and Duckworth and Co with whom he had a lengthy and productive association that began with the publication of One hundred years of philosophy. Passmore also enjoyed a good working relationship with the University of Melbourne Press which published a number of his early works, including Reading and remembering (1942).

Also filed here are letters exchanged between Passmore and a number of academic journals including Quadrant, New literary history, History and theory, Journal of philosophy and Arts international. As well as submitting articles for publication, Passmore regularly contributed book reviews, and edited work by other writers.

Among the editors, publishing staff and academics whose correspondence is represented in this series are Ralph Cohen, Colin Haycroft, Deborah Blake, Peter Hume, Barbara Perkins, Beatrice Davis, Alan Stout, James Fitzsimmons, Colin Hayes, Carl C. Hempel, Valerie Willey, Michael Dover, Peter Hopkins, Brian Southam, Hugh Stretton, Warren Hogan and Mervyn Horder.

File 1-2. Correspondence with Melbourne University Press regarding Reading and remembering and Talking things over, 1942-64 - Box 9 Show allonly 1
File 3. Correspondence with Cambridge University Press, 1949-54 - Box 9 Show allonly 1
File 4. Correspondence with publishers regarding One hundred years of philosophy, 1952-68 - Box 9 Show allonly 1
File 5. Correspondence with Gerald Duckworth and Co, 1956-81 - Box 10 Show allonly 1
File 6. Correspondence with editorial staff of The philosophical review, 1957-66 - Box 10 Show allonly 1
File 7. Correspondence, 1959-62 - Box 10 Show allonly 1
File 8. Correspondence with various publishers including Cambridge University Press and Rutgers University Press, 1959-79 - Box 10 Show allonly 1
File 9. Correspondence with various publishers including Crowell-Collier Publishing Company and the Journal of the history of ideas, 1959-76 - Box 10 Show allonly 1
File 10. Correspondence with publishers regarding Philosophical reasoning, 1961-69 - Box 10 Show allonly 1
File 11. Correspondence with Charles Scribner's Sons, 1961-73 - Box 10 Show allonly 1
File 12. Correspondence with History and theory, 1962-77 - Box 10 Show allonly 1
File 13. Correspondence with various publishers, including drafts by Passmore of entries for encyclopaedias, 1962-77 - Box 11 Show allonly 1
File 14. Correspondence with the Journal of philosophy, including a reprint of an article by Passmore, 1963-66 - Box 11 Show allonly 1
File 15. Correspondence regarding The perfectibility of man, 1968-71 - Box 11 Show allonly 1
File 16. Correspondence with various publishers, 1968-82 - Box 11 Show allonly 1
File 17. Correspondence with the Dictionary of Scientific Biography, including a manuscript of an article on Hume, 1969-74 - Box 11 Show allonly 1
File 18. Correspondence with Encounter, 1970-74 - Box 11 Show allonly 1
File 19. Correspondence with J. M. Dent and the Arts Council, 1971-79 - Box 11 Show allonly 1
File 20. Correspondence with Arts international, 1972-73 - Box 11 Show allonly 1
File 21. Correspondence with Longman Australia, 1972-76 - Box 12 Show allonly 1
File 22. Correspondence with Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1972-78 - Box 12 Show allonly 1
File 23. Correspondence with various publishing houses including Gerald Duckworth and Co, the University of London Press and Quadrant, 1972-87 - Box 12 Show allonly 1
File 24. Correspondence with New literary history, 1973-75 - Box 12 Show allonly 1
File 25. Correspondence regarding Man's responsibility to nature, 1973-79 - Box 12 Show allonly 1
File 26. Correspondence with various publishers, 1977-92 - Box 12 Show allonly 1
File 27. Correspondence with Quadrant, 1978-86 - Box 12 Show allonly 1
File 28. Correspondence with various publishers; extended correspondence with Duckworth's regarding the publication of Serious art, 1979-94 - Box 12 Show allonly 1

Series 3. Family papers and correspondence, n.d Show allonly 1

This series mainly comprises correspondence between John Passmore and Ruby Passmore regarding his research into the Passmore family history.

Also filed here are photocopies of birth certificates and wills; copies of the Sydney Morning Herald dating back to 1831; copies of letters dating from the 1820s; letters from Passmore to Mrs J. Richards, a researcher; and notes on the Royal Staff Corps. (3 files and 1 folio)

File 1-3. Family papers and correspondence - Box 13 Show allonly 1
File 4. Family papers and notes (folio) - Folio 52 Show allonly 1

Series 4. University of Sydney, 1932-97 Show allonly 1

Passmore attended the University of Sydney as a student and lecturer from 1931 to 1949. It was during this time he took philosophy classes with Professor John Anderson and encountered the student Free Thought Society. His university contemporaries included Judith Wright, A. D. Hope, Donald Horne and James McAuley. He graduated in 1934 with a double first, and lectured in literature and philosophy.

John Anderson took up the post of Challis Professor at the University of Sydney in 1927, a position he held until his retirement in 1958. Throughout this period a group of students at the University of Sydney called themselves 'Andersonians' after their teacher. Based on his doctrines, they established themselves as radical critics of governments, authorities and establishments, attacking religion, patriotism and repression, advocating freedom of thought and enquiry.

This series chiefly comprises handwritten and typed drafts of lectures given by Passmore as tutor, lecturer and senior lecturer of philosophy at the University of Sydney. The topics range from Elizabethan plays and poetry to propaganda, metaphysics and sophistry. Other files document Anderson's writings; correspondence between Anderson and Passmore after Passmore took up an appointment at Otago University in New Zealand; newspaper cuttings following the controversy surrounding Anderson's exercise of free speech outside the lecture room; and several drafts of an article by Passmore on his former teacher.

File 1. Selections from Martial (edited for use of Latin classes at the University of Sydney), 1922 - Box 13 Show allonly 1
File 2. Handwritten thesis on ethics, 1937 - Box 13 Show allonly 1
File 3. Lecture notes for Elementary logic, 1940 - Box 13 Show allonly 1
File 4. Lecture notes for Modern philosophy, 1941 - Box 13 Show allonly 1
File 5. Lecture notes for the discussion course Critical thinking, 1944-45 - Box 14 Show allonly 1
File 6-7. Lecture notes for Plato's later dialogues, 1944-45 - Box 14 Show allonly 1
File 8. Lecture notes on Hume, 1945 - Box 14 Show allonly 1
File 9. Typed lecture notes for Modern philosophy, 1945 - Box 14 Show allonly 1
File 10. Lecture notes on Descartes and Locke, 1945 - Box 14 Show allonly 1
File 11. Lecture notes on approaches to literary criticism, 1946 - Box 14 Show allonly 1
File 12. Lecture notes on metaphysics, 1946 - Box 15 Show allonly 1
File 13. Lecture notes on the ethics of G. E. Moore, 1946 - Box 15 Show allonly 1
File 14. Lecture notes on approaches to literary criticism, 1946; a guide to study at university level written by Passmore, 1946 - Box 15 Show allonly 1
File 15. Lecture notes for Propaganda and propaganda analysis, 1947 - Box 15 Show allonly 1
File 16. Lecture notes for Social philosophy, 1947 - Box 15 Show allonly 1
File 17-18. Lecture notes on philosophy, n.d - Box 15 Show allonly 1
File 19. Lecture notes on 'Introduction to Philosophy', n.d - Box 16 Show allonly 1
File 20. Lecture notes for Philosophy I, n.d - Box 16 Show allonly 1
File 21. Lecture notes for Ethics, n.d - Box 16 Show allonly 1
File 22. Lecture notes on methodology and values, n.d - Box 16 Show allonly 1
File 23. Lecture notes on Hume, n.d - Box 16 Show allonly 1
File 24. Lecture notes on morality, logic and sophistry, n.d - Box 16 Show allonly 1
File 25. Thesis on 'Hume and his predecessors', n.d - Box 17 Show allonly 1
File 26. Writings by John Anderson, 1932-37 - Box 17 Show allonly 1
File 27. Newspaper cuttings on John Anderson and Alan K. Stout, 1943-78 - Box 17 Show allonly 1
File 28. Letters from John Anderson to Passmore, 1952-76 - Box 17 Show allonly 1
File 29. Correspondence between Passmore and Alan K. Stout regarding the John Anderson Testimonial Fund Committee, 1958-97 - Box 17 Show allonly 1
File 30. Copy of entry on John Anderson from The Greats: the 50 men and women who helped to shape modern Australia, n.d - Box 17 Show allonly 1
File 31. Program for John Anderson's commemoration lecture, 1977; correspondence regarding Bill O' Neill's article on Anderson, 1977-78 - Box 18 Show allonly 1
File 32. Handwritten draft of an unpublished article written by Passmore on John Anderson, n.d - Box 18 Show allonly 1

Series 5. The Bertrand Russell Project, 1974-97 Show allonly 1

Bertrand Russell's large collection of correspondence and unpublished writings were purchased by McMaster University in 1968. The project to publish these writings began in 1969 under the incentive of the University Librarian, Dr William Ready. The goal was to publish 'a complete, reliable, critical annotated edition' of Russell's shorter writings and unpublished book manuscripts between 1888 and his death in 1970.

Passmore was invited to join the Editorial Board as Visiting Professor in 1983, accepting with some misgivings the position of General Editor in 1985. The project was affected by ongoing disputes between members of the editorial board and the university administration. Passmore eventually published an article detailing his dissatisfaction with the internal politics.

This series comprises correspondence between Passmore and academics working on the Project including Dr Nick Griffin (editor), Dr Kenneth Blackwell (Russell archivist), Dr Alasdair Urquhart (editor), Dr John Slater (editor) and Dr Richard Rempel (editor); a long series of letters between Passmore and Dr Louis Greenspan, the Director of the Editoral Project; newpaper cuttings, pamphlets and articles on the project.

File 1. Proposal for funding the Bertrand Russell Project Editorial Board, 1974 - Box 18 Show allonly 1
File 2. Correspondence with Carl Spader, Richard A. Rempel, John G. Slater and David Pears, 1980-83 - Box 18 Show allonly 1
File 3. Correspondence with John W. Yolton, Alwyn Berland, Nick Griffin and Alvin A. Lee, 1984 - Box 18 Show allonly 1
File 4. Correspondence with A. Berland, Andrew W. Brink and Nick Griffin, 1985 - Box 18 Show allonly 1
File 5. Correspondence with Gregory H. Moore, Kenneth Blackwell, Leslie J. King and Louis Greenspan, 1986 - Box 19 Show allonly 1
File 6. Correspondence with Louis Greenspan, Leslie J. King, Gregory H. Moore, R. E. Tully, Nick Griffith and Bill Stratton, 1987 - Box 19 Show allonly 1
File 7. Correspondence with Kenneth Blackwell, Leslie J. King, Gregory H. Moore, R. A. Rempel, Bill Stratton and John G. Slater, 1988 - Box 19 Show allonly 1
File 8. Correspondence, 1989-93 - Box 19 Show allonly 1
File 9. Copy of article written by Passmore on the Project: Editing Russell's papers: a fragment of institutional history, 1994 - Box 19 Show allonly 1
File 10. Correspondence with Louis Greenspan, Evan Simpson and John G. Slater regarding Passmore's article, 1994-95 - Box 19 Show allonly 1
File 11. Newspaper cuttings and brochures on Bertrand Russell and the Project, 1994-97 - Box 19 Show allonly 1
File 12. Correspondence with Louis Greenspan, Nick Griffin, Garry Pinard and Alasdair Urquhart, 1994-97 - Box 19 Show allonly 1

Series 6. Writings by Passmore, 1933-98 Show allonly 1

In addition to lecturing, from early in his career Passmore was a regular contributor of articles and reviews to a number of Australian and overseas newspapers and academic journals. The majority of the writings are articles written for academic journals or lectures, some of which were later published. Passmore wrote extensively on the philosophy of environmental politics, education, aesthetics and the imagination. He was an outspoken critic of deficiencies in secondary and tertiary education in Australia throughout his life and expressed strong views on Australia's role in Asia.

This series includes handwritten drafts and typescripts including lectures notes, reviews, articles and typed draft chapters on his youth and adolescence which were to eventually form his autobiography Memoirs of a semi-detached Australian. Also included are a series of draft writings on the connection between art, aesthetics and morality that formed the basis for Serious art.

File 1. Handwritten draft of Passmore's English honours thesis, 'The influence of 17th century poetry on modern poetry', 1933 - Box 20 Show allonly 1
File 2. Handwritten drafts of lectures on T. S. Eliot, delivered to the Australian English Association, 1930s - Box 20 Show allonly 1
File 3. Drafts of English papers completed in Passmore's English honours year, including 'Is Marlowe a poet rather than a dramatist?' - Box 20 Show allonly 1
File 4. Handwritten draft on one of Passmore's first lectures on Gilbert Keith Chesterton - Box 20 Show allonly 1
File 5. Background material for talks edited by A. E. Mandre and researched by Passmore for a series called 'Words are dangerous', 1942 - Box 20 Show allonly 1
File 6. Drafts of talks (some in script format) of a series of discussions broadcast on ABC radio: 'The tyranny of fashion', 'What are the practical uses of philosophy?'and 'Are the universities open to talent?', 1942-44 - Box 20 Show allonly 1
File 7. Draft review of R. G. Collingwood's An autobiography, 1940 - Box 20 Show allonly 1
File 8. Draft review of writings on Harold R. Smart, James A. Perkins, Bertrand Russell and D. J. O'Connor, 1947-64 - Box 20 Show allonly 1
File 9. Talkabout discussion group, 1947 - Box 20 Show allonly 1
File 10. Handwritten draft of 'Problems', later delivered at the Amsterdam Conference, 1948 - Box 21 Show allonly 1
File 11. Draft reviews of writings by Norman Malcolm (including 'Ludwig Wittgenstein') and Karl Popper, 1949-77 - Box 21 Show allonly 1
File 12. Handwritten lectures on Descartes, 1951 - Box 21 Show allonly 1
File 13. Typed draft of Hume's intentions, 1952 - Box 21 Show allonly 1
File 14. Handwritten draft of 'Intentions', delivered at Oxford University, 1955 - Box 21 Show allonly 1
File 15. Handwritten notes on 'Wittgenstein theory of science in TLP', 1955 - Box 21 Show allonly 1
File 16. Handwritten lecture on 'Interpretation' presented at the Australian National University, 1954 - Box 21 Show allonly 1
File 17. Draft on Moore and Russell which later appeared as chapter 9 in One hundred years of philosophy, 1954 - Box 22 Show allonly 1
File 18. Typed copy of 'Ludwig Wittgenstein', 1958 - Box 22 Show allonly 1
File 19. Handwritten drafts of 'The history of philosophy' and 'Invention and knowing', 1960 - Box 22 Show allonly 1
File 20. Biographical notes written on George Edward Moore, 1962 and Henry More, 1971 - Box 22 Show allonly 1
File 21. Drafts of several lectures on education: 'Education and criticism', and a copy of the paper 'History today' as it appeared in Teaching history, 1968 - Box 22 Show allonly 1
File 22. Several drafts of 'The malleability and predictability of eighteenth-century thought', 1965 - Box 22 Show allonly 1
File 23. Drafts of 'Philosophy and aestheticism' and several unpublished papers on aesthetics, 1966 - Box 22 Show allonly 1
File 24. Draft of 'History today', 1968 - Box 22 Show allonly 1
File 25. Cutting of published copy of 'Paradise now: the logic of the new mysticism and Postscript: paradise lost', 1970 - Box 22 Show allonly 1
File 26. Clear copies of lectures delivered at an Oxford seminar in 1970: 'The purposes of Hume's treatise', 'Mind and body' and 'Ethics and social science', 1970 - Box 23 Show allonly 1
File 27. Draft of 'The revolt against science', the second Oscar Mendelsohn lecture, 1972 - Box 23 Show allonly 1
File 28. Handwritten draft of a poem by Passmore, 'Poems of a blind woman', 1972; handwritten draft of 'Should we preserve the wild?', 1973 - Box 23 Show allonly 1
File 29. Typed draft of 'Have we a duty to posterity?', included as a chapter in Man's responsibility to nature, 1974 - Box 23 Show allonly 1
File 30. Drafts of 'Reflections on Gilbert Ryle's collected papers', published in the Australian journal of philosophy, 1974 - Box 23 Show allonly 1
File 31. Draft of 'Science and human aspiration', 1975 - Box 23 Show allonly 1
File 32. Draft of 'The making of an Australian philosopher', 1975 - Box 23 Show allonly 1
File 33. Final draft of 'G. F. Stout's editorship of Mind (1892-1920)'published in Mind, 1976 - Box 23 Show allonly 1
File 34. Typed draft of 'The ecology of the arts', published in Quadrant, 1976 - Box 23 Show allonly 1
File 35. Handwritten draft of 'Hume and the ethics of belief', which appeared in David Hume: Bicentenary papers, 1977 - Box 23 Show allonly 1
File 36. Typed clear draft of 'Hostility to science', 1978 - Box 24 Show allonly 1
File 37. Draft of 'Locke and the ethics of belief', 1978 - Box 24 Show allonly 1
File 38. Copy of published version of 'Why philosophy of science?', 1979 - Box 24 Show allonly 1
File 39. Draft of 'Our responsibility to the future', an address given to Geelong Grammar School, 1980 - Box 24 Show allonly 1
File 40. Drafts of 'The limits of government', written for the ABC Boyer Lectures (including three cassettes), 1981 - Box 24 Show allonly 1
File 41. Copy of 'Quality and equality reconsidered', 1981 - Box 24 Show allonly 1
File 42. Typed draft of 'Academic freedom and moral responsibility', 1982 - Box 24 Show allonly 1
File 43. Typed final draft of 'The relevance of history to the philosophy of science', 1982 - Box 24 Show allonly 1
File 44. Draft review of 'Ecological ethics and politics' by H. J. McClosky. Later published in The Age, 1983 - Box 24 Show allonly 1
File 45. Typed draft of 'Art and morality', delivered as the Comte Memorial Lecture to the London School of Economics, 1983 - Box 25 Show allonly 1
File 46. Published copy of Passmore's review in Scientific American of 'The career of philosophy: from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment', 1983 - Box 25 Show allonly 1
File 47. Draft of 'The mysterious case of Charles Darwin', and a letter to Passmore from Margaret Rose, 1983 - Box 25 Show allonly 1
File 48. Typed drafts of 'Why philosophy of science?' Included in a publication on Hume called Science under scrutiny, 1983; Draft of 'Academic ethics' which appeared in the Journal of applied philosophy, 1984 - Box 25 Show allonly 1
File 49. Draft of 'Nature, intellect and culture', delivered to the World Conference of Philosophy, 1983 - Box 25 Show allonly 1
File 50. Published copy of 'A moral tale' in the Times higher education supplement, July 1984 - Box 25 Show allonly 1
File 51. Two unpublished papers delivered at the Japanese symposium 'Responsibility to natural sciences - science, man and culture II'. Typed drafts of 'Morality and the natural environment' and 'Ecological issues in the 21st century', 1984 - Box 25 Show allonly 1
File 52. Typed draft of 'Predictability and some preliminary observations', 1985 - Box 25 Show allonly 1
File 53. Draft of 'Natural or engineered environment', delivered at the Environmental Awareness course held by the Institution of Engineers Australia, 1985 - Box 26 Show allonly 1
File 54. Typed draft of Recent philosophers, 1985 - Box 26 Show allonly 1
File 55-56. Typed draft of 'Narrative and events', published in History and theory, 1987 - Box 26 Show allonly 1
File 57. Script dialogue for a televised discussion on the BBC program 'The first philosophers', 1987 - Box 26 Show allonly 1
File 58. Typed draft of 'Enthusiasm, fanaticism and David Hume', 1987 - Box 26 Show allonly 1
File 59. Draft of article 'The black paper on government' published in The Age and The Canberra Times, 1988 - Box 26 Show allonly 1
File 60. Drafts of 'Cultural universals', including a published Spanish translation, 1988-90 - Box 27 Show allonly 1
File 61. Drafts of 'Enthusiasm and fanaticism' delivered at the Social Philosophy Conference in Montreal, 1989 - Box 27 Show allonly 1
File 62. Preface to the Chinese translation to One hundred years of philosophy; draft of 'The limits of moral responsibility' published in Fukushima, 1990 - Box 27 Show allonly 1
File 63. Typed draft of 'Humanism and environmentalism', published in Free enquiry, 1990; typed clear draft of 'Environmentalism', n.d - Box 27 Show allonly 1
File 64-65. Draft and final copy of 'Cleverness is not enough', 1990 - Box 27 Show allonly 1
File 66. Drafts of lectures on aesthetics, developing ideas later explored in Passmore's book Serious art. Lectures include 'Painting, truth aesthetics and feeling' and 'The ontological status of the work of art', 1990s - Box 27 Show allonly 1
File 67. Drafts of chapter notes of Serious art, n.d - Box 28 Show allonly 1
File 68. Drafts of synopsis for Serious art; cuttings of reviews by Peter Coleman, Sebastian Gardner and Paul Atroskenko, 1991 - Box 28 Show allonly 1
File 69. Drafts of 'Serious art and autonomy', published in the Journal of aesthetic education, 1992 - Box 28 Show allonly 1
File 70. Rough draft of 'Modernism and preservation', 1992 - Box 28 Show allonly 1
File 71-72. Typed drafts of 'The preservationist syndrome', 1992 - Box 28 Show allonly 1
File 73-74. Draft of 'Europe in the Pacific'; copy of Stephen Frost's responding paper 'Broinowski versus Passmore: a dialogue of our times', 1993 - Box 28 Show allonly 1
File 75. Drafts of 'Reply to my critics', 1993 - Box 29 Show allonly 1
File 76. Drafts of 'Impressions of Germany' and a copy of the book Images of Germany in which it later appeared, 1993; drafts of 'Anti-science', n.d - Box 29 Show allonly 1
File 77. Draft and published copy of Worlds apart: Australia 1933 and Australia 1993, 1993 - Box 29 Show allonly 1
File 78. Draft of 'The end of philosophy', which formed part of the Australian National University public lecture series. Later published in the Australian journal of philosophy, 1994 - Box 29 Show allonly 1
File 79. Clear draft of 'Demarcating philosophy', 1994 - Box 29 Show allonly 1
File 80. Review of The philosophical papers of Alan Donagan, 1994 - Box 29 Show allonly 1
File 81. Review for History and theory, 1997; drafts of 'My intellectual development' and 'Nasty, brutish and short' and copies of articles on education published in The Age, 1997 - Box 29 Show allonly 1
File 82. Drafts of 'Rational economics', 'Education and markets', 'Economics and morality' and 'The need for diversity'. Final versions appeared in The Australian, 1997 - Box 29 Show allonly 1
File 83. Drafts of 'Fanaticism, toleration and philosophy', delivered at the Tampere conference in Finland, 1998 - Box 30 Show allonly 1
File 84. Typed drafts of the introductory chapters to Memoirs of a semi-detached Australian, 1990s - Box 30 Show allonly 1
File 85-89. Typed drafts of chapters 1-4, 6-8 and 10 of Memoirs of a semidetached Australian - Box 30, 31 Show allonly 1
File 90-91. Complete final draft of Memoirs of a semidetached Australian, n.d - Box 31 Show allonly 1
File 92. Correspondence with the University of Melbourne Press regarding Memoirs of a semi-detached Australian, 1996-97 - Box 31 Show allonly 1
File 93. Reviews of Memoirs of a semi-detached Australian, 1997-98 - Box 32 Show allonly 1
File 94. Drafts and cuttings of reviews written by Passmore, n.d - Box 32 Show allonly 1
File 95. Handwritten drafts of two unpublished papers, 'Mind and body' and 'Explanations', n.d - Box 32 Show allonly 1
File 96. Handwritten lecture notes on Aristotle, n.d - Box 32 Show allonly 1
File 97. Handwritten draft of 'Is there a problem with personal identity', n.d - Box 32 Show allonly 1
File 98. Handwritten speech delivered to the Australian Association for Logic, n.d - Box 32 Show allonly 1
File 99. Typed draft of 'Philosophy in the last decade', delivered to the Australian Academy of Humanities, n.d - Box 32 Show allonly 1
File 100. Typed draft of 'Hume's philosophy of belief', published in G. P.Moriee: David Edinburgh, 1977 - Box 33 Show allonly 1
File 101. Typed/handwritten drafts of two unpublished articles, 'Space and art' and 'Philosophy, technology and the quality of life', n.d - Box 33 Show allonly 1
File 102. Typed draft of 'The place of argument in metaphysics', a revised paper delivered at the Thirteenth International Congress of Philosophy, 1963 - Box 33 Show allonly 1
File 103. Typed/handwritten drafts of three unpublished articles, 'On bad examples', 'Balancing' and 'The task of secondary schools', n.d - Box 33 Show allonly 1
File 104. Handwritten draft of 'Scientific thinking and the humanities', n.d - Box 33 Show allonly 1
File 105-106. Typed copy of 'Experimenting with life', delivered to the Forensic Medical Seminar, Sydney, n.d - Box 33 Show allonly 1
File 107-108. Copies of an addresses on philosophy delivered to undergraduate students at the Australian National University, n.d; typed draft of 'Historiography of science', n.d - Box 34 Show allonly 1
File 109. Draft of 'Seventeenth-century philosophers of science', later delivered to scientists at a conference at the Australian National University, n.d - Box 34 Show allonly 1
File 110. Handwritten draft of an article on Karl Popper, n.d - Box 34 Show allonly 1
File 111. Handwritten draft of 'The motion picture as an art form', n.d - Box 34 Show allonly 1
File 112. Unpublished lectures on civil justice delivered to the Virginian Institute of Economists, n.d - Box 34 Show allonly 1
File 113. Handwritten draft of 'Ethics and social science; typed draft of 'Laws and inference licences', n.d - Box 34 Show allonly 1
File 114. Draft of 'History and theory in philosophy', n.d - Box 35 Show allonly 1
File 115. Draft of 'Self and others', n.d - Box 35 Show allonly 1
File 116. Typed/handwritten drafts of 'The rebuttal of perception statements', n.d - Box 35 Show allonly 1
File 117. Handwritten drafts of two unpublished articles, 'Ryle's procedure on the concept of mind' and 'The consistency of censors', n.d - Box 35 Show allonly 1
File 118. Typed draft of 'Art and morality', n.d - Box 35 Show allonly 1
File 119. Handwritten draft of 'Theory of science', n.d - Box 35 Show allonly 1
File 120. Typed draft of 'The philosophy of graduate education', n.d - Box 36 Show allonly 1
File 121. Typed draft of 'Scientific thinking: the humanities and education', n.d - Box 36 Show allonly 1
File 122-123. Draft and final copy of 'Australian philosophy or philosophy in Australia?', n.d - Box 36 Show allonly 1
File 124. Published copy of 'Civil justice and its rivals', n.d - Box 36 Show allonly 1
File 125. Drafts of 'Comments on the higher education policy statement'; including 'Level playing fields', 'General and professional education in universities' and 'How to become president of a banana republic', n.d - Box 36 Show allonly 1
File 126. Handwritten and typed drafts of 'Descartes', n.d - Box 37 Show allonly 1
File 127. Typed draft of 'The academic and the world at large', n.d - Box 37 Show allonly 1
File 128. Handwritten and typed drafts of 'Hume', n.d - Box 37 Show allonly 1
File 129. Notes for papers on John Leslie Mackie and P. H. Partridge, n.d - Box 37 Show allonly 1
File 130. Typed draft of 'Man and nature: some ethical problems', n.d - Box 37 Show allonly 1
File 131. Draft of 'The role of scientific method', n.d - Box 37 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Added 28.3.2000: 'Dobell and Anderson; contrasting lives', 1999 - Box 37? Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Added 28.3.2000: 'Dobell looks at John Anderson', n.d. - Box 37? Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Added 28.3.2000: ABC talk on Dobell, 1999 - Box 37? Show allonly 1

Series 7. Reviews, 1948-96 Show allonly 1

A comprehensive selection of reviews on Passmore's work. It includes notices for some of Passmore's most influential works including One hundred years of philosophy, The perfectibility of man and Man's responsibility to nature.

File 1. Miscellaneous reviews, 1945-80 - Box 37 Show allonly 1
File 2. Miscellaneous reviews, 1981-92 - Box 37 Show allonly 1
File 3. Reviews of One hundred years of philosophy and Hume's intentions, 1952-54 - Box 37 Show allonly 1
File 4-5. Reviews of One hundred years of philosophy, 1957-77 - Box 37 Show allonly 1
File 6-7. Reviews of The perfectibility of man, 1970-74 - Box 38 Show allonly 1
File 8. Reviews of Man's responsibility to nature, 1974 - Box 38 Show allonly 1
File 9. Reviews of Science and its critics, 1978-79 - Box 38 Show allonly 1
File 10. Reviews of Justice, edited by Eugene Kamenka; includes a chapter by Passmore, 1979 - Box 38 Show allonly 1
File 11. Reviews of The philosophy of teaching, 1980-83 - Box 38 Show allonly 1
File 12. Miscellaneous reviews, 1981-82 - Box 38 Show allonly 1
File 13. Reviews of other philosophical works, with reference to Passmore's writings, 1985 - Box 38 Show allonly 1
File 14. Letters to Passmore in response to his lecture 'Educating for the 21st century', n.d - Box 38 Show allonly 1

Series 8. Printed Material, 1936-98 - Box 39-43 Show allonly 1

This series contains published copies of Passmore's writings; copies of overseas translations of several books; copies of Nation Review, Quadrant, The Times Literary Supplement, Encounter, Meanjin quarterly, History and theory, the Australian journal of politics and history, Report on the German universities, Journal of philosophy and Free thought (4 boxes)

Series 9. Conferences, 1948-93 Show allonly 1

This series consists mainly of programs, invitation lists, publications, brochures and copies of speeches from the conferences attended by Passmore throughout his academic career.

Some files also include correspondence between Passmore and conference organisers, mainly concerned with administrative matters such as scheduling, speech topics and accommodation.

File 1. Tenth International Congress of Philosophy, 1948 - Box 44 Show allonly 1
File 2-3. Conference programs, 1951-91 - Box 44 Show allonly 1
File 4. Humanities seminars on the eighteenth century, 1963, 1970 - Box 44 Show allonly 1
File 5. Thirteenth Congress International de filosofia, 1963 - Box 44 Show allonly 1
File 6. Theodore Fink Memorial Service in Australian Education, 1965 - Box 45 Show allonly 1
File 7. International Congress for logic, methodology and philosophy of science, 1967 - Box 45 Show allonly 1
File 8. Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia conference, 1971,1977 - Box 45 Show allonly 1
File 9-10. Conferences, 1973, 1993 - Box 45 Show allonly 1
File 11. World Congress of Philosophy on law and social philosophy, 1975, 1981 - Box 46 Show allonly 1
File 12. The World Institute for Advanced Phenomenological research and learning, 1976-78 - Box 46 Show allonly 1
File 13. The Language Atlas of the Pacific Area Project, held by the Australian Academy of Humanities, 1973-75 - Box 46 Show allonly 1
File 14. The 46th ANZAAS Congress on 'Science, government and the people, 1975 - Box 46 Show allonly 1
File 15-16. Invitations to conferences, 1976-92 - Box 46 Show allonly 1
File 17. International Council on the future of the universities, 1977 - Box 47 Show allonly 1
File 18. Conference on Passmore's contribution to philosophy, held at the Australian National University, 1982 - Box 47 Show allonly 1
File 19. Environmental Awareness Conference, 1986 - Box 47 Show allonly 1
File 20. Various conferences held by the Institut International de Philosophie, 1987-94 - Box 47 Show allonly 1
File 21. Hume Society conferences, 1988-91 - Box 47 Show allonly 1
File 22. Symposium on the Green paper on higher education, 1988 - Box 47 Show allonly 1
File 23. The Ninth Fukushima International Seminar: 'Ethics of a new age', 1990 - Box 48 Show allonly 1
File 24-25. Alpbach Seminar: 'We humans, changing perceptions', 1993 - Box 48 Show allonly 1

Series 10. Newspaper cuttings, 1951-80s Show allonly 1

This series comprises four files of newspaper cuttings covering highlights of Passmore's career including the Boyer Lectures and his involvement with the Bertrand Russell Project. A number of the articles cover his position on issues such as the protest movement in the 1960s and the anti-science movement.

File 1. Newspaper cuttings on the ABC Boyer Lectures, 1981 - Box 48 Show allonly 1
File 2. Interviews, 1957-84 - Box 48 Show allonly 1
File 3. Newspaper cuttings from McMaster Courier, ANU reporter, Times higher education supplement and the National Times, 1981-91 - Box 48 Show allonly 1
File 4. Newspaper cuttings, 1950-1980s (folio) - Folio 52 Show allonly 1

Series 11. Photographs, 1960s-80s Show allonly 1

File 1. Photographs of Passmore; several taken by a photographer from Melbourne University Press, 1980s - Box 48 Show allonly 1
File 2. Framed photographs of Passmore, Gilbert Ryle and John Anderson during Ryle's 1956 visit to Australia (folio) - Folio 52 Show allonly 1
File 3. Framed photograph of members of the British Academy, 1967 (folio) - Folio 52 Show allonly 1

Series 12. Awards, 1975-93 Show allonly 1

File 1. Correspondence and papers relating to Convocation, McMaster University, 1989 - Box 49 Show allonly 1
File 2. Correspondence relating to Passmore receiving the Order of Australia, 1992-93 - Box 49 Show allonly 1
File 3-9. Framed certificates of the British Academy and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia; doctorates from the University of Wollongong, University of Sydney, the Australian National University and McMaster University; Order of Australia certificate and program , 1989-93 (folios) - Folio 53, 54 Show allonly 1

Series 13. Interviews, 1958-92 Show allonly 1

File 1. Newspaper cuttings of interviews on Passmore, 1958-89 - Box 49 Show allonly 1
File 2. 3 cassettes of an interview with Passmore conducted by the Oral History Program at the Australian National University, n.d; video recording of an interview with Passmore conducted by the media program at the University of Canberra, 1992 - Box 49 Show allonly 1

Series 14. Miscellaneous, 1940-90 Show allonly 1

File 1. Copies of study leave reports, n.d - Box 50 Show allonly 1
File 2. General activities, 1988 - Box 50 Show allonly 1
File 3. Resumé detailing Passsmore's career and publications, 1940-82 - Box 50 Show allonly 1
File 4. Passmore's curriculum vitae to 1987 Passmore's curriculum vitae to Jan. 2000 (Added 28.3.2000) 'Passmore's pessimistic notes' (Added 28.3.2000) Computer disk containing 28.3.00 Addition - Box 50 Show allonly 1
File 5. Advertisements for several lectures given by Passmore on art and morality, n.d.; copy of a speech by John Kerr with reference to a paper given by Passmore, 1990 - Box 50 Show allonly 1
File 6-7. Cuttings, letters, invitiations and programs relating to friends of the Passmore family - Box 50 Show allonly 1
File 8. British passport and ration book - Box 50 Show allonly 1
File 9. List of people to send offprints of various publications to, 1958; 1965-66 - Box 51 Show allonly 1
File 10. Copy of Karl Popper's article 'Scientific reduction of the essential incompleteness of all science', 1974 - Box 51 Show allonly 1
File 11. Framed copy of bookplate (folio), 1940s - Folio 55 Show allonly 1

Class Acc04.171. Consignment added 2004 Show allonly 1

Comprises further papers documenting Passmore's creative and intellectual work as a philosopher.

Contained in 14 boxes, 6 cartons, 1 small carton, 1 fol. box.

Class Acc04.257. Consignment added 2004 Show allonly 1

Comprises files of drafts, letters, press cuttings, pamphlets, publications, business cards and a diary kept by Mrs A.D. Passmore documenting her husband's illness, death and funeral service.

Contained in 1 box.

Class Acc05.018. Consignment added 2005 Show allonly 1

Comprises letters, drafts, lectures, articles, photographs, postcards, press cuttings, obituaries and brochures.

Contained in 1 box.

Class Acc05.072. Consignment added 2005 Show allonly 1

Comprises papers relating to Passmore, including his funeral, material relating to Mrs A.D. Passmore, tapes of broadcasts Passmore made, and a passport and business cards he had specially printed for dealings with Japanese businessmen.

Contained in 1 box.