New Cambridge modern history: Related correspondence and papers

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      GB 12 MS.Add.7921
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Correspondence, notes and printed pamphlets concerning the New Cambridge modern history. The correspondents include E.A. Benians, J.P.T. Bury, J.R.M. Butler, Herbert Butterfield, G.N. Clark, R.J.L. Kingsford, Jean Lindsay, Lillian Penson, G.R. Potter, S.C. Roberts, David Thomson and Cambridge University Press. Many of the letters are addressed to G.N. Clark.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1896 Cambridge University Press approached John, 1st Baron Acton, with plans for a new series on modern history. The resulting work, the Cambridge modern history, which was planned by Acton and written by a diverse body of academics, was intended as a comprehensive overview of modern history from the time of the Renaissance. The original volumes were published from 1902. The series was subsequently revised, and reissued from the 1950s as the New Cambridge modern history.

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Acquisition Information

Presented by Sir George Clark, 1972.

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Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.