Hurstfield Papers

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Files containing working papers of published works, lectures, broadcasts and book reviews, including manuscript drafts, notes, correspondence, typescript drafts and final copies.

Administrative / Biographical History

Joel Hurstfield obtained his BA at University College London. He went on to become Assistant Lecturer and then Lecturer at University College Southampton from 1937 to 1940. He was Assistant Commissioner of the National Savings Committee in 1940; and in 1942 he became Official Historian in the Offices of the War Cabinet. In 1946 he was appointed Lecturer at Queen Mary College London. In 1951 he returned to University College London and was appointed Reader in Modern History in 1953, Professor of Modern History in 1959, Astor Professor of English History from 1962 to 1979; he was also a made a fellow in 1963. He published many writings, many of which were about Elizabethan England. Hurstfield died in November 1980.

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Presented in 1979 and 1980.

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