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John H. Gleason Papers

Identifier: H-Mss-1087

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Scope and Contents

Collection includes correspondence, book reviews written by Gleason, collected book reviews for his book "The Justices of the Peace in England, 1558 to 1640: a later Eirenacha," publications, WWII naval training manuals, clippings, notes, maps, and charts. Notable items include Gleason's research notes for "Justices of the Peace" and clippings from the Claremont Courier newspaper relating to World War II.


  • 1940-1992 and undated


Language of Materials

Languages represented in the collection: English.


Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.

Biography / Administrative History

John Howe Gleason was a professor of Engligh History at Pomona College, and at one time served as the chairman of the History Department. Gleason attended Oxford University and earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University. His historical interests included the political affairs and government of Early Modern England and Europe, and he authored "The Justices of the Peace in England, 1558-1640" (1969) and "The Genesis of Russophobia in Great Britain; a study of the interaction of policy and opinion" (1950). In 1970, he was the recipient of Pomona College's highest faculty honor, the Wig Distinguished Professor Award for excellence in teaching.


Coronado Compass, Number 6, 12 February 1948. Accessed February 28, 2018.

"Wig Awards." Pomona College. (Accessed February 28, 2018).


1 Linear Feet (2 document boxes)


This collection contains the papers of John Howe Gleason, Pomona College professor of English History. Gleason led a distinguished teaching career and authored texts on English and British history. He travelled extensively in Europe, studied at Oxford University, and earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University. This collection contains book reviews authored by Gleason, reviews by others of his own work, research notes, correspondence, news clippings, navy training manuals, and maps.

Organization and Arrangement

This collection is arranged at the file level. Items are organized by type, and chronologically within each type.

Physical Location

Please consult repository.

Provenance / Source of Acquisition

Gift of John H. Gleason, 1992.


No additions to the collection are anticipated.

Processing Information

Collection was minimally processed. Files were refoldered and placed in archival boxes.

John H. Gleason Papers
Finding aid prepared by Sara Chetney, MA
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Repository Details

Part of the 01 - Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library Repository

800 North Dartmouth Ave
Claremont CA 91711 United States