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Frederic William Maitland: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6987-7009

Scope and Contents

Printers sheets, lecture notes and notes on constitutional history and law.


  • Creation: 1884-1908


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23 volume(s) (23 volumes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Maitland's daughters, Mrs Shove and Miss E. Maitland, 1939.


The printer's sheets in MSS.Add.6987-6995 can be found in the following pages of F.W. Maitland's and Frederick Pollock's History of English law (Cambridge University Press, 1895): MS.Add.6987: vol. 1, pp. 41-204; chs 2-6 of Book I. MS.Add.6988: vol. 1, pp. 205-390; chs 1-2 of Book II. MS.Add.6989: vol. 1, pp. 390-511; ch. 2 of Book II. MS.Add.6990: vol. 1, pp. 512-672, ending abruptly at l. 31; ch. 3 of Book II; the remainder of vol. 1 is as in the printed version, but with pp. 672-678 missing in the MS. MS.Add.6991: vol. 2, pp. 1-181; ch. 4 of Book II. MS.Add.6992: vol. 2, pp. 182-361; chs. 5-6 of Book II. MS.Add.6993: vol. 2, pp. 362-445. MS.Add.6994: vol. 2, pp. 556-670, here bound in the MS out of sequence. MS.Add.6995: vol. 2, pp. 446-555. The printer's sheets in MSS.Add.6996-6997 relate to F.W. Maitland's The constitutional history of England (Cambridge University Press, 1908). For further information see the J.H. Baker, A catalogue of English legal manuscripts in Cambridge University Library (The Boydell Press, Woodbridge, 1996), pp. 606-611.
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