- Correspondence 1962-1990;
- General working papers 1913-1988;
- Various publications c1955-1979.
Papers of Edward Lionel Gregory Stones, 1914-1987, Professor of Medieval History, University of Glasgow, Scotland 1956-1977
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Edward Lionel Stones was born in Croydon on 4 March 1914 , the son of Edward Edison Stones and Eleanor Gregory . In 1947 he married Jeanne Marie Beatrice . They had a daughter and a son. Stones was educated at Glasgow High School and went on to study at the University of Glasgow . After graduating from Glasgow with a First Class degree in English he went to Balliol College, Oxford to continue his studies. Whilst at Oxford he turned to Medieval History, graduating in 1939 with a first class in History. He returned to Glasgow University to become an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of History. However the war intervened and Stones joined the Royal Signals in 1940 . He was made a Major in 1943 , and passed most of the war in service in India .
In 1945, he returned to Glasgow University and continued as a Lecturer in History. He obtained his PhD from Glasgow in 1950 . The following year he was promoted to Senior Lecturer in Medieval History. Five years later, in 1956 , he was elected to the newly created chair of Medieval History, which he held until his retirement in 1978 .
Stones was a Fellow of the British Academy, and of the Royal Historical Society. He was also a member of the Ancient Monuments Board for Scotland ( 1964-1979 ), and he was a member of the council for the Royal Historical Society ( 1968-1972 ), and the Society of Antiquaries, London ( 1972-1974 ). From 1969-1972 he was the President of the Glasgow Archaeological Society.
Stones established himself as a leading authority on early and mid-fourteenth century Anglo-Scottish history. His well-known publications include: Anglo-Scottish Relations 1174-1328;Edward I (1968); (edited); Maitland's Letters to Neilson, (1976); (with G G Simpson); and Edward I and the Throne of Scotland, (1978). He also wrote articles for various historical journals. He died in 1987 .
Sources: Who's Who , (1981, London); The College Courant , Vol.IX, No.17, (1956, Glasgow).
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Professor Edward Lionel Gregory Stones : Department of History, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ : 1980
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Collection catalogued by Hannah Westall, Archives Assistant, 25 May 2000 (collection level description) and members of Glasgow University Archives Services staff (lower level descriptions). Converted to Encoded Archival Description by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 02 April 2004. Catalogue amended by Vikki Laidlaw, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 22 January 2007; Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 31 October 2007, Gemma Tougher, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 7 February 2011; and Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 25 September 2012.