Maitland, Frederic William, 1850-1906

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Birth 1850-05-28
Death 1906-12-19
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Frederic William Maitland (1850-1906), son of John Gorham Maitland, was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he took the moral sciences tripos (B.A., 1873; M.A. 1876). He was called to the bar in 1876, and thereafter became reader in English law at Cambridge in 1884, and Downing professor, 1888-1906. He was the founder of the Selden Society, which sought to encourage the study of the history of English law, and served as its literary director in 1895. He became Ford's lecturer at Oxford in 1897, and Rede lecturer at Cambridge in 1901. He was also made an honorary fellow of Trinity College.

From the guide to the Frederic William Maitland: Papers, c. 1888-1908, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

Maitland, legal historian, was Downing Professor of the Law of England at Cambridge University (1888-1906) and founder of the Selden Society for Study of the History of English Law.

From the description of Letters to Charles Gross and Frederick Pollock, 1893-1900. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234339457

Frederic William Maitland (1850-1906), son of John Gorham Maitland, was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he studied moral sciences (B.A., 1873; M.A., 1876). He was called to the bar in 1876, and became reader in English law at Cambridge in 1884, and Downing professor, 1888-1906. Maitland was a founder of the Selden Society, which sought to encourage the study of the history of English law, and served as its literary director in 1895. He became Ford's lecturer at Oxford in 1897, and Rede lecturer at Cambridge in 1901. He was also an honorary fellow of Trinity College.

From the guide to the Frederic William Maitland: Description of MS.Add.3321, c. 1895, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

Frederic William Maitland (1850-1906), son of John Gorham Maitland, was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he studied moral sciences (B.A., 1873; M.A., 1876). He was called to the bar in 1876, and thereafter became reader in English law at Cambridge in 1884, and Downing Professor, 1888-1906. He was the founder of the Selden Society, which sought to encourage the study of the history of English law, and served as its literary director in 1895. He was Ford's Lecturer at Oxford in 1897, and Rede Lecturer at Cambridge in 1901. He was also an honorary fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.

Charles Samuel Jackson (1867-1916) was born at Winchester, and attended Uppingham and Bedford Grammar Schools. He entered Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1886 (B.A., 1889; M.A., 1896), and was called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1894. He was mathematics instructor at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, 1891-1898, and an Equity draftsman and conveyancer. He died at Woolwich on 18 October 1916.

From the guide to the Frederic William Maitland: Lectures on Real Property, c. 1887-1892, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

Frederic William Maitland (1850-1906), legal historian, was born in London on 28 May 1850, and educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he took the moral sciences tripos (B.A., 1873; M.A. 1876). He was called to the bar in 1876, and thereafter became Reader in English Law at Cambridge, 1884, and Downing Professor, 1888. He was the founder of the Selden Society, which sought to encourage the study of the history of English law, and served as its literary director in 1895. He was Ford Lecturer at Oxford in 1897, and Rede Lecturer at Cambridge in 1901. He was also an Honorary Fellow of Trinity College. Maitland married Florence Henrietta Fisher (1864-1920) on 20 July 1886. He died at Las Palmas, Canary Islands, on 20 December 1906.

Josef Redlich (1869-1936), scholar and politician, was born at Göding, Moravia, on 18 June 1869. He was educated at the Akademisches Gymnasium, Vienna, 1878-1886, and attended the Universities of Vienna, Leipzig and Tbingen, 1886-1891. In 1907 he became Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law at the Technical University of Vienna. Redlich was a member of the Austrian parliament, 1907-1918, serving as Minister of Finance, 1918 and 1931. He was Professor of Comparative Public Law at Harvard University, 1926-1934. He died in Vienna on 11 November 1936.

From the guide to the Frederic William Maitland: Letters to Josef Redlich, 1903-1907, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

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