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Clapham: Papers Relating to Sir John Harold Clapham

Reference Code: GBR/0272/JHC

Scope and Contents

This collection comprises correspondence and lecture notes, with a commonplace book and a few miscellaneous personal papers.


  • Creation: 1812 - 1946

Biographical / Historical

Sir John Harold Clapham (1873-1946) came up to King's in 1892 from the Leys School in Cambridge. He graduated with a first in 1895 and won the Lightfoot scholarship in ecclesiastical history in 1896, followed in 1898 by his Fellowship dissertation. In 1902 he accepted the Professorship of Economics at Yorkshire College, shortly to become the University of Leeds. He returned to King's as a Fellow in 1908, was Dean 1908-13 and Tutor 1913-28 when he was made Professor of Economic History, which position he held until his formal retirement in 1938. He was Vice-Provost from 1933 until 1943. He was made a Fellow of the British Academy in 1928 and was its President from 1940 to 1946. He was made CBE in 1918 and was knighted in 1943.


1 collection (27 envelopes and one volume) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Misc. 31 and others

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Call marks Misc. 31/1-13 were given to King's College Library by Lady Clapham in 1947. Provenance for other items is listed with each item, where known.

Date information

DateText: Most items are undated.


Clapham, Sir John Harold (1873-1946)

2004-02-06 10:21:25+00:00
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Repository Details

Part of the Archive Centre, King's College, Cambridge Repository

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