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Mandell Creighton: Correspondence with Lord Acton and Academic Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6871-6872


  • Creation: 1860-1937 (Circa)


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2 volume(s) (2 volumes)

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Presented by the Revd C. Creighton, 1936-1937.

Related Materials

Cambridge University Library also holds Lord Acton's working notes, MSS.Add.4757-5021 and 5381-5710; a set of letters to him on the subject of the Cambridge modern history, MS.Add.6443; correspondence and miscellaneous papers, MSS.Add.8119-8123; and his own vast collection of printed books. Shropshire Record Office holds the 'Acton of Aldenham papers', some 1,180 items dating from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries, S. R. O. ref. 1093, together with other groups of papers relating to the Acton family.


Some of the letters in MS.Add.6871 are printed in whole or in part in Life&letters of Mandell Creighton (2 vols., 1904). For further information about MS.Add.6871 see F. Engel de Janösi, 'The correspondence between Lord Acton and Bishop Creighton', Cambridge historical journal 6, no. 3 (1940), pp. 307-321. The paper 'Historical Ethics' in MS.Add.6872 is printed in the Quarterly review, Vol. 203, no. 404, pp. 33-46.
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