Papers of William Phillimore

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William Phillimore Watts Phillimore was born in 1853. He graduated from Oxford University in law in 1876 and worked in London as a solicitor. He had a keen interest in antiquarian, historical and genealogical studies, publishing 'Nottinghamshire Church Bells' in 1872, followed by 'How to Write the History of a Family' in 1887.
Phillimore was deeply concerned with the preservation of original manuscripts for British history. He was central in the establishment of the British Record Society in 1889, serving as its first secretary and general editor.
He was also concerned with more local records, declaring the need for County Record Offices in the 1880s and playing a central part in the establishment of the Scottish Record Society (1898), the Irish Record Society (1909), and the Thoroton Society (1897), as well as the Canterbury and York Society (1904) for whom he was the first secretary.
He died in 1913.

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William Phillimore Watts Phillimore was born in 1853. He graduated from Oxford University in law in 1876 and worked in London as a solicitor. He had a keen interest in antiquarian, historical and genealogical studies, publishing 'Nottinghamshire Church Bells' in 1872, followed by 'How to Write the History of a Family' in 1887.
Phillimore was deeply concerned with the preservation of original manuscripts for British history. He was central in the establishment of the British Record Society in 1889, serving as its first secretary and general editor.
He was also concerned with more local records, declaring the need for County Record Offices in the 1880s and playing a central part in the establishment of the Scottish Record Society (1898), the Irish Record Society (1909), and the Thoroton Society (1897), as well as the Canterbury and York Society (1904) for whom he was the first secretary.
He died in 1913.

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