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Letters from Oscar Browning to Charles Ryle Fay

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7461

Scope and Contents

The letters comment on Fay's career, Browning's health and historical writing, other historians and their works, and Cambridge affairs (including adverse remarks on M.R. James). All but the first were written after Browning's departure from Cambridge in 1909, The place named in the each letter's description is the place of dispatch of the letter.


  • Creation: 1907-1922


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented to Cambridge University Library by Dr Fay in 1943.

Related Materials

Four additional letters from Browning to Fay - of 1903 January 12, 1904 January 11, 1907 February 17 and March 21 - will be found in CUL MS Add.7746 "Correspondence and papers relating to the education and early career of Charles Ryle Fay (1884-1961) economic historian". This is a collection of material illustrating Fay's early career from 1894 to 1909, pasted by his father into a desk diary of 1902 (now disbound), and including letters and telegrams from fellows of King's College and others (some to Charles Fay senior), termly accounts, certificates, college notices, menus and other printed items.

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