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Professor J.E. Crawford Munro papers, 1895 - 1901

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/MUN

Scope and Contents

Unpublished manuscripts on Blockade and Leading Cases on International Law. These appear to have been placed with C. S. Kenny after his death in order to seek a publisher, although these efforts were unsuccessful.


  • Creation: 1895 - 1901

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.

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Edwin Crawford Munro was born in Drumbane, County Down, in 1849. He matriculated at Downing College in 1872, a contemporary of Courtney Stanhope Kenny, and was a Whewell Scholar in 1874, graduating with a first in the Law Tripos the following year, when he was President of the Union Society. He was admitted at Middle Temple in 1874 and called to the Bar in 1876. He was Professor of Political Economy and Jurisprudence at Owens College, Manchester, 1882-92, and published 'Patents, Designs and Trademarks Act', 1893. He was Assistant Reader to the Inns of Court, 1892. He stood for East Manchester against Arthur Balfour (Prime Minister 1902-5). He died in 1896.


2 file(s) : Paper

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Sections secured with metal clips; pages can be torn.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Article on 'Our Library' in the Lent 1904 issue of 'The Griffin': A manuscript collection of leading cases in International Law with notes, compiled by the late Professor J. E. Munro... was presented by his widow. [Subsequently transferred from Rare Books to the Archive].


Munro, Joseph Edwin Crawford (1849-1896) jurist

Finding aid date

2001-12-12 15:26:29+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Downing College Repository

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