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F.W. Maitland: Letters to Dr. Joseph Redlich

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8130

Scope and Contents

The following letters were written by Professor and Mrs. Maitland to Dr. Josef Redlich of Vienna, author of 'Local government in England' (published in German 1901, in English 1903) and 'The procedure of the House of Commons' (published in German 1905, in English 1908). They mostly concern an essay by Maitland on English trusts and corporations for a Germanic readership, which Redlich offered to translate. They also contain references to Maitland's health, his thanks for German publications sent by Redlich, and arrangements for Redlich's visits to Cambridge. The letters were deposited on permanent loan in Cambridge University Library in 1972 by the Selden Society, to which they had been presented by Redlich's widow.


  • Creation: 26 July 1903-20 January 1907 (Circa)


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1 envelope(s) (1 envelope)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was presented to the Selden Society by Dr Redlich's widow. Deposited on permanent loan at the Library by the Selden Society, 1972.

Related Materials

Cambridge University Library holds other papers relating to Frederic William Maitland, MSS.Add.2766/16, 4432, 4497, 6173, 6987-7009, 7474 and 8419.


They have been printed (with the exceptions of items 9, 11 and 13) in 'The letters of Frederic William Maitland', volume II, ed. P.N.R. Zutshi (Selden Society 1995).
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