Collection 2017/4 - The unpublished memoir of Sir Patrick Abercrombie

Photograph of Patrick Abercrombie
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The unpublished memoir of Sir Patrick Abercrombie


  • c1939 (Creation)

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1 photocopied bound volume - held with the catalogued Abercrombie Rare in cabinet
Morris Miller Abercrombie Rare - Book NA 9085 .A24 C66 2017

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Sir Leslie Patrick Abercrombie ( 6 June 1879– 23 March 1957) was an English town planner. He is best known for the post-Second World War re-planning of London. He created the County of London Plan (1943) and the Greater London Plan (1944) which are commonly referred to as the Abercrombie Plan. For more information see : Sir Leslie Patrick Abercrombie -

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Jeff Cooper of Preston New Rd, Blackburn, Lancashire, United Kingdom donated the unpublished memoir for the benefit of the University of Tasmania, specifically for the Special & Rare Collections

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The unpublished memoirs of Sir Leslie Patrick Abercrombie, an English town planner, best known for the post-Second World War re-planning of London

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”

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