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Lapsley, Gaillard Thomas, 1871-1949 (constitutional historian)



Gaillard Thomas Lapsley (1871-1949), Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, delivered the introductory lecture at the local lectures summer meeting of the University of Cambridge, 1918. He also edited lectures, with an introduction, in The America of today, Cambridge 1919.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:


Gaillard Lapsley: Cambridge Lectures on America

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9208
Scope and Contents

Lectures on America, 1916-18, including 'Impressions of America' and 'America and the war'; printed 'Timetable of the summer meeting to be held at Cambridge, August 1-13, 1918', Lapsley's introductory lecture, and a MS of the introduction to The America of today.

Dates: 1916-1918 (Circa)
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 Sub-Series — Container: DCPP/SEA/5/1

Letters to Seaman from writers and others invited to speak to the Maitland Historical Society and Literary Society at Downing College, 1930-12 - 1933-06

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/SEA/5/1
Scope and Contents Includes: Desmond MacCarthy (brief note); J. B. Priestley; E. M. Forster (who says he had previously enjoyed the hospitality of the Downing College Literary Society); Richard Hughes; G. G. Coulton; Ernest Barker; Gaillard Lapsley; Sir Charles Oman; H[erbert] Butterfield; James Passant (who suggested opening a discussion on 'The Future of the State'; F. M. Powicke. Also includes letters from A. C. Seward, H. D. Hazletine and H. Hamshaw Thomas re dinners in College and academic and personal...
Dates: 1930-12 - 1933-06
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Some records series are subject to confidentiality restrictions with the following closure periods: 30 years from date of creation for general administration files, legal records and financial files; 50 years from date of creation for governmental records, including papers of the College Governing Body and College Council, and constituent committees; 100 years from date of creation for personal and personnel records, including tutorial files, staff and fellows files and appointment records, personal finance and pension records. In addition sensitive correspondence and papers concerning College affairs such as disputes and disciplinary matters are closed for 100 years. Restrictions apply on some personal and private papers.

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