Papers of Stanley Bertram Chrimes, 1907-1984, historian, lecturer in constitutional history, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

Includes research notes and correspondence, 1938-1985.

Administrative / Biographical History

Stanley Bertram Chrimes was born on 23 February 1907  , son of Herbert Chrimes and Maud Mary Rose. He married Mabel Clara Keyser. He was educated at Purley County Secondary School, Surrey, Kings College London (Lindley Student; BA; MA), and Trinity College Cambridge (Research Studentship Senior Rouse Ball Student; PhD; LittD). His MA thesis was on John, first Duke of Bedford. He was lecturer and reader in Constitutional History at the University of Glasgow from 1936-1953  , and then Professor of History at University College, Cardiff, from 1953-1974. His publications continue to be read widely including: English Constitutional History (4 edns: 1947-1967, London), Henry VIII (1st edn. 1972, London and 2nd edn , (1999, London), An Introduction to the Administrative History of Medieval England (3 edns. 1952-1966). Chrimes died in 1984.


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Deposit : Mrs Mabel Chrimes : 1991

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Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Collection catalogued by Moira Rankin, Senior Archivist, 20 April 2000, and members of Glasgow University Archive Staff. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 23 January 2004. Catalogue edited by Emma Anthony, Business Archives Cataloguer, 10 July 2012.