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Correspondence II: F.W. Maitland, 1880 - 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/KEN/4/3b

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with and about F.W. Maitland.


  • Creation: 1880 - 1907


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

Frederic William Maitland was Downing Professor of the Laws of England from 1888-1906 and lived in the West Lodge at Downing during this period with his wife, Florence (nee Fisher, later Lady Darwin), and daughters Ermengard and Fredegond. After his health began to deteriorate in the 1890s, he spent winters in the Canary Islands or Madeira and died in Las Palmas in December 1906 after catching influenza on the trip which led to double pneumonia. He is buried in the English cemetery there.

Bertrand Russell's autobiography (The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell Vol. I 1872–1914. Allen and Unwin, 1967 p. 145) describes him renting West Lodge from Maitland in Lent 1900 and Lent 1901, presumably while he was abroad.


19 item(s) (19 letters) : Paper

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Finding aid date

2001-07-12 12:30:05+00:00

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