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TitleMaine, Sir Henry James Sumner, 1822-1888, Knight, jurist
Ref NoCOLL MISC 0247
Extent25 volumes
Admin Biographical HistorySir Henry James Sumner Maine 1822 - 1888
Sir Henry Maine was educated at Christ's Hospital, London and Pembroke College, Cambridge. He became a junior tutor at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, 1845 - 1847 and Regius Professor of Civil Law 1847 - 1854. In 1850 he was called to the bar and became a reader in Roman law and jurisprudence at the Inns of Court, 1852. He contributed to the "Saturday Review" from its establishment in 1855. He was a legal member of the council of India, 1862 - 1869 and was appointed to a seat on the Indian Council in 1871. In the same year he was appointed as a Knight Commander of the Star of India. In 1869 he moved to Oxford to become Corpus Professor of Jurisprudence until 1877 when he moved back to Cambridge to become Master of Trinity Hall until his death in 1888. In 1887 he was made Whewell Professor of International Law at Cambridge. He was one of the earliest to apply the historical method to the study of political institutions.
His publications include: "Ancient Law: its Connection with the Early History of Society and its Relations to Modern Ideas" (1861) "Village Communities" (1871) "Early History of Institutions" (1875) "Dissertations on Early Law and Customs" (1883) "Popular Government" (1885) "International Law" (1888)
DescriptionNotebooks, lectures and papers on law, including:
Volume 6a: Notes relating to Maine's publication 'Early History of Institutions' 1875.
Volume 6b: Notes relating to Maine's publications 'Village Communities' and 'Dissertations on Early Law and Customs' c 1876.
Volume 8: Notes relating to 'Dissertations...'
Volume 9: Notes relating to 'Dissertations...'
Volume 11: Notes relating to 'Dissertations...'
Volume 12: Notes relating to 'Dissertations...' c 1884.
Volume 13: Notes relating to 'Dissertations...' c 1848-1855.
Volume 14: Notes relating to Maine's publication 'Popular Government' c 1885.
Volume 15: Notes relating to a unsigned review, published in 'Quarterly Review' vol. 162 (1886).
Volume 16: Notes relating to Maine's article 'India' in 'Reign of Queen Victoria' c 1887.
Volume 17: Notes relating to Maine's publication 'International Law'

Also one volume of correspondence:
Volume 25 Letters to Maine and Lady Maine (see list in front of the volume)

A more complete list is available from the Archives and Special Collections Team. Please note access is only available via microfilm.
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