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Chadwick, Hector Munro, 1870-1947 (literary scholar)



  • Existence: 1870 - 1947


Hector Munro Chadwick (1870-1947), Anglo-Saxon scholar and historian, was born at Thornhill Lees, Yorkshire, on 22 October 1870. He attended grammar schools in Bradford, 1882-1883, and Wakefield, 1885-1889, before entering Clare College, Cambridge, in 1889. He became a Fellow of Clare in 1893, and was librarian, 1903-1911. Chadwick was Cambridge University lecturer in Scandinavian, 1910-1912, and Professor of Anglo-Saxon, 1912-1941. He married Nora Chadwick in 1922. He died in Cambridge on 2 January 1947.

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Hector and Nora Chadwick: Photographs and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8195
Scope and Contents Correspondence, photographs of Hector and Nora Chadwick (some framed), newscuttings, and articles and other writing, including papers relating to the three volumes of the Chadwicks' The growth of literature (Cambridge University Press, 1932). The collection includes the volume A list of the published writings of Hector Munro Chadwick and of Nora Kershaw Chadwick presented to Nora Kershaw Chadwick on her eightieth birthday (1971), which contains a section on the H.M. Chadwick Centenary...
Dates: 1900-1950 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (