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Robert Leslie Dunbabin (1869-1949), MA. (Oxford) was Professor of Classics 1914 - 1939 and was appointed first in 1902-1905 as lecturer in mental & moral science and in 1906 lecturer in classics, modern history and mental and moral
science. He was educated at Hutchins School, Hobart, and Corpus Christi College, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. in 1892. In 1894-5 he taught at Melbourne Church of England School, then at Hutchins School, Hobart 1897 - 1901. In 1905 he was temporary Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Adelaide.
Professor Dunbabin's archives include his notes for lectures, mainly on classics, as a lecturer or professor at the University of Tasmania, his lecture notes and
essays while a student at Oxford University and a few from his schooldays, some copies and notes of lectures by colleagues, including Professor W. Mitchell of Adelaide
University on philosophy, psychology and economics, Professor W. H. Williams and Professor D. G. McDougall, and a catalogue of the University’s Greek and Roman coin
collection. There is some general correspondence and catalogues of his personal library.
Records of the Classical Association of Tasmania, founded in September 1928, are with Professor Dunbabin's papers for the period 1928 - 1938 when he was secretary and then President.
Professor Dunbabin offered his personal library and notebooks to the University in 1940. The library has been kept together in the University Library's Rare Books
and Special Collections section (except for bound copies of University exam papers which are part of the record set of University publications in the University Archives)
The notebooks and other archives are kept in the University Archives. They consist of some 213 quarto notebooks of lecture and study notes etc., often re -used for a different
subject at a later date, and some general correspondence etc. The notebooks were listed in detail by Professor Dunbabin in 1941 (see UT24/9.15, then including 246
notebooks) and he numbered each one inside the cover. However, although they were kept in the same order in the University Library, the notebooks and other archives
were later given a very complicated system of reference numbers including series numbers and sub-numbers. For example the accession reference number of the Dunbabin Archives is UT24 and a series of notebooks for lectures on classics has the series number 12 and then item numbers 1-38 and in some cases volume numbers also - thus notes on Demosthenes in two volumes are cited: UT24/12.9(1,2).
Readers are warned, therefore to note reference numbers in the list with especial care.
Includes correspondence, personal papers, library catalogues, diaries, lecture notes, notebooks.

From University Collection UT24. See for Letters to W.H. Williams, E. Morris Miller & J. Elliott dated 1911, 1933, 1942 written by Robert Leslie Dunbabin (UT24/1.22)

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Authors/Creators:University of Tasmania, and Dunbabin, Robert Leslie
Keywords: University of Tasmania, Student and school teacher, Correspondence, personal papers, library catalogues, University of Tasmania, Classical Association of Tasmania, Hutchins School, oxford university, diary, Dunbabin's library donations, lecture notes, Index, Tasmania, UTAS
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Collections: University of Tasmania > University of Tasmania Special Collections
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