Timothy L.S. Sprigge Collection

Timothy L.S. Sprigge (1932 – 2007) was a British idealist philosopher who spent the latter portion of his career at the University of Edinburgh, where he was Professor of Logic and Metaphysics and then an Emeritus Fellow. He was a defender of animal rights and chair of the Advocates for Animals (now One Kind) in Edinburgh. The Timothy Sprigge Room at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh contains Sprigge’s library. The Sprigge Archive is located at the Edinburgh University Library.
Professor Sprigge’s widow, Giglia, donated 20 of his books to the Stallwood Collection in 2009. Some titles contain comments, annotations and inserts made by Professor Sprigge. The books are:

  • Robin Attfield: The Ethics of Environmental Concern (1983)
  • John Benson: Environmental Ethics: An Introduction with Readings (2001)
  • Robert Boakes: From Darwin to Behaviourism: Psychology and the Minds of Animals (1984)
  • Andrew Brennan: Thinking About Nature (1988)
  • R. G. Frey: Interests and Rights: The Case Against Animals (1980)
  • Mark Gold: Assault and Battery: What Factory Farming Means for Humans and Animals (1983)
  • Joseph Grange: Nature: An Environmental Cosmology (1997)
  • Rebecca Hall: Voiceless Victims (1984)
  • Mike Huskisson: Outfoxed (1983)
  • Tim Ingold: What is an Animal? (1994)
  • Lawrence E. Johnson: A Morally Deep World: An Essay on Moral Significance and Environmental Ethics (1993)
  • Barry Kew: Pocket Book of Animal Facts and Figures (1991)
  • Michael P Leahy: Against Liberation: Putting Animals in Perspective (1991)
  • Keekok Lee: Zoos: A Philosophical Tour (2006)
  • Aldo Leopold/Edited by Luna B Leopold/Illustrated by Charles Schwartz: A Sand County Almanac- with Essays on Round River (First Edition 1966)
  • Primo Levi: If This Is a Man and The Truce (1991)
  • Primo Levi: The Periodic Table (1995)
  • Andrew Linzey: Christianity and the Rights of Animals (1987)
  • Andrew Linzey: Animal Gospel (1999)
  • George Monbiot: Captive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain (2001)
  • F. Barbara Orlans: The Human Use of Animals: Case Studies in Ethical Choice (1998)
  • Clare Palmer: Environmental Ethics and Process Thinking (1998)
  • John Arthur Passmore: Man’s Responsibility for Nature: Ecological Problems and Western Tradition (1974)
  • John Arthur Passmore: Environmental philosophy (1974)
  • David Paterson: The Status of Animals: Ethics Education and Welfare (1989)
  • Tom Regan: All That Dwell Therein (1982)
  • Tom Regan: The Case for Animal Rights (1983)
  • Tom Regan and Peter Singer (eds.): Animal Rights and Human Obligations (1976)
  • Bernard E. Rollin: The Unheeded Cry: Animal Consciousness, Animal Pain and Science (1990)
  • Holmes Rolston: Environmental Ethics (1987)
  • Holmes Rolston: Genes, Genesis and God: Values and their Origins in Natural and Human History (1999)
  • Andrew N. Rowan: Of Mice, Models, & Men (1984)
  • Richard Ryder: Victims of science (1975)
  • Donald Scherer: Ethics and the Environment (1983)
  • David Schmidtz: Environmental Ethics: What Really Matters, What Really Works (2001)
  • E. F. Schumacher: Small is Beautiful (1975)
  • Peter Singer: Practical Ethics (1979)
  • Peter Singer: Expanding Circle: Ethics and Sociobiology (1981)
  • Peter Singer (ed): In Defense of Animals (1991)
  • Paul W. Taylor: Respect for Nature (1986)
  • Keith Thomas: Man and the Natural World (1983)
  • John Vyvyan: In Pity and in Anger (1972)
  • Edward O. Wilson: Biophilia (1986)
  • Donald Worster: Nature’s Economy: A History of Ecological Ideas (1994)

Professor Sprigge’s obituary The Guardian September 4, 2007

Duncan Weir Collection

Duncan Weir was a friend and vegan animal rights advocate who died unexpectedly from a heart attack in 2005. He married fellow vegan animal rights advocate Maureen. Duncan, Maureen and me shared a flat in north London in the early 1980s. Maureen donated the Duncan Weir Collection to the Stallwood Archive. It consists of the following; however, the collection is particularly noteworthy for its collection of photographs (including negatives) taken by Duncan which document animal rights activities in the 1980s and 1990s. There are at least 1,000 photographs.

  • Eight books listed in LibraryThing
  • The Ethical Consumer (17 issues)
  • Misc PETA publications
  • PETA News (22 issues)
  • The Vegan (20 issues)
  • The Beast (10 issues)
  • RSPCA publications (4)
  • Undercurrents (2 issues)
  • The Vegetarian (3 issues)
  • Liberator (1 issue)
  • Labour Manifesto 1983
  • Living Without Cruelty (Labour Party)
  • Duncan Weir memorial service program

 Lawrence & Beavan Collection

Lawrence & Beavan is a design studio which I worked closely with from 1981 onwards when the organisations I directed were their clients, including British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and The Animals’ Agenda magazine. Lawrence & Beavan also had other animal welfare organisations as clients that I was not involved with. As designers serving the specialised niche market of animal welfare organisations, they established a collection of photographs of animal-related material. Within the last few years, their clientele no longer included so many of these groups and Lawrence & Beavan decided to donate their entire photographic archive to me.

I estimate the number of individual files, which are organised by topic, to be no less than 50 but not much more than 100. Subject matter include national demonstrations, local protests, animal cruelty and exploitation, celebrities, movement figures, and animals. Ownership of the photographs varies and many are unknown.

I write about Lawrence and Beavan in Growl:

Further, London-based designers Anthony Lawrence and Hilly Beavan brought a professional look to the magazine. Since I first worked with them at the BUAV in 1981, their personal insight and professional contribution to animal rights organizations in the U.K. and U.S. has been truly unique and special.