Fay, C. R. (Charles Ryle), 1884-1961

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Birth 1884-01-13
Death 1961-11-19

Biographical notes:

Epithet: Reader in Economic History University of Cambridge

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Fay was born in 1884 and educated at King's College, Cambridge and at the London School of Economics. He was a fellow and lecturer at Christ's College (1908-22), professor of economic history at the University of Toronto (1921-30), and reader and reader emeritus in economic history at the University of Cambridge. He died in 1961.

From the description of Charles Ryle Fay Papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 225721217

Charles Ryle Fay was born on 13 January 1884. He received his education from King's College, Cambridge and the London School of Economics, where he was a research student from 1906 to 1908. In the First World War he served in The Buffs and Machine Gun Corp from 1915-1918, reaching the rank Lieutenant. His academic posts were Fellow and Lecturer of Christ's College, Cambridge 1908-1922; Senior Proctor of Cambridge University 1920-1921 and Professor of Economic History at the University of Toronto 1921-1930. Fay published widely on economic history. His publications included, The Corn Laws and Social England , 1932, English Economic History Since 1700 , 1951 and his last published work, The World of Adam Smith , 1960. Fay died on 19 November 1961.

From the guide to the Fay, Professor Charles Ryle, 1955, (Senate House Library, University of London)


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