BOURNE, Professor Kenneth, 1930-1993, historian

Scope and Content

Papers of Professor Kenneth Bourne, [1960-1993], mainly comprising material relating to the London School of Economics and the teaching of International History. Includes working papers for Palmerston; the early years (Allen Lane, London, 1982).

Administrative / Biographical History

Born 1930; educated Southend High School, University College of the South West, and London School of Economics; Research Fellow, Institute of Historical Research, 1955-1956; Research Fellow, Reading University, 1956; Lecturer, London School of Economics, 1957-1969; Fulbright Fellow and Senior Research Fellow, British Association for American Studies, 1961-1962; Visiting Lecturer, University of California, USA, 1966-1967; Reader in International History, University of London, 1969-1976; Scaife Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, Kenyon College, 1971; Professor of International History, LSE, 1976-1993; Kratter Professor, Stanford University, USA, 1979; Visiting Professor, University of Mississippi, USA, 1981; Griffin Lecturer, Stanford University, 1983; James Pinckney Harrison Professor, College of William and Mary, 1984-1985; Distinguished Visiting Professor in Humanities, University of Colorado, USA, 1988; J Richardson Dilworth Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA, 1989; Nuffield Foundation Social Sciences Research Fellow, 1991; Chairman, Board of Studies in History, University of London, 1983-1984; member of Council, List and Index Society, 1986-1993; Member of British National Committee, International Congress of Historical Sciences, 1987-1988; Member of the Archives and Manuscripts Committee, University of Southampton, 1988-1993; Member of the Senate, University of London, 1987-1991; Member of the Council, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, 1987-1992; Governor of Wilson's Grammar School, Camberwell, 1964-1974; Governor of Wilson's School, Sutton, 1972-1984; Governor, LSE, 1986-1990; died 1993.
Publications: Britain and the balance of power in North America, 1815-1908 (Longmans, London, 1967); The foreign policy of Victorian Englan d (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1970); editor Studies in International History (Longmans, London, 1967); editor The Horner papers: selections from the letters and miscellaneous writings of Francis Horner, MP, 1795-1817 (Edinburgh University Press, 1994); editor The blackmailing of the Chancellor: some intimate and hitherto unpublished letters from Harriet Wilson to her friend Henry Brougham, Lord Chancellor of England (Lemon Tree Press, London, 1975); editor The letters of the third Viscount Palmerston to Laurence and Elizabeth Sullivan, 1804-1863 (Royal Historical Society, London, 1979); Palmerston; the early years (Allen Lane, London, 1982).



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Archivist's Note

Sources: Who's Who 1897-1996 (A & C Black, 1996); British Library On-Line Public Access Catalogue 97. Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

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Custodial History

Deposited by Henry Bourne in 1997.