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Lamb, Sir Walter Rangeley Maitland, 1882-1961 (knight, Secretary of the Royal Academy of Arts)



Walter Rangeley Maitland Lamb was born in Adelaide, Australia in 1882, second son of the mathematician Sir Horace Lamb (1849-1934) and Elizabeth Mary (d. 1930), daughter of Simon Foot, a merchant from Blackrock, co. Dublin. Lamb was educated at Manchester Grammar School and Trinity College, Cambridge where he studied Classics and graduated in 1905. Following his graduation he served as editor of 'Cambridge Review' for a year and from 1905 to 1913 he was a college lecturer in Classics, first at Newnham, 1905-1907 and then (after a two-year tenure as Assistant Master at Clifton College Bristol, 1907-1909) at King’s, 1909–1911, Emmanuel, 1909–1913 and finally Girton, 1911–1913. He was elected a Fellow of Trinity College in 1907 and was Secretary of the Cambridge Philological Society from 1910 to 1913. Lamb left Cambridge in 1913 to become Secretary of the Royal Academy of Arts, a position he held until 1951. In 1927 lamb married Rose, daughter of Samuel Brooks, of Chicago. He died on 27 March 1961.

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LAMB, Walter Rangeley Maitland, 8 Sep. 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10286/1/44
Scope and Contents

Single letter from Walter Lamb to Ida Darwin dated 8 September 1910 expressing sympathy at the news of her recent accident in which she injured her hand.

Dates: 8 Sep. 1910
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