Thomas Pape (1872-1970) was a schoolmaster, holding posts at Newcastle-under-Lyme Middle School, the Orme Boys School and Wolstanton Grammar School. Pape devoted a great deal of his time to historical and archaeological research of Newcastle-under-Lyme and surrounding areas, authoring several books and numerous articles. He was elected a member of the North Staffordshire Field Club in 1917 and served as president in 1931.
Pape’s collection dates from c.1800 to the 1950s and comprises research notes, correspondence, printed works, sketch maps and plans, photographs, slides and negatives.
The material is owned by Keele and there are no restrictions on access. A list is available upon request.