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Reginald Lane Poole: Letters to him from F.W. Maitland

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7474

Scope and Contents

The majority of the letters concern Maitland's contributions to the journal English Historical Review. There are also two letters (MS Add.7474/53-54) from Maitland to William Henry Stevenson (1858-1924), philologist and historian.


  • Creation: 1893-1906


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The letters (together with those from Lord Acton catalogued at MS Add.7472) were presented to Cambridge University Library in 1952 by Poole's younger son A.L. Poole.

Related Materials

Poole's letters to Maitland (1901-05) are among the latter's papers in Cambridge University Library (MSS Add.7006/113-114, 137, 143, 147, 152, 159, 179; 7007/202, 239; 7008/328).


The letters were printed (except for items 9A, 10A, 53 and 54) in the Cambridge Historical Journal X (1952), 3, pages 318-351, together with Poole's surviving replies, and explanatory notes by A.L. Poole. They were reprinted, with the same four exceptions, in The letters of Frederic William Maitland, ed. C.H.S. Fifoot (CUP 1965). The four previously unpublished items were printed in The letters of Frederic William Maitland, volume II, ed. P.N.R. Zutshi (Selden Society 1995).
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