Firth Papers

Scope and Content

Notes on bibliographical references on the topography of London in the seventeenth century.

Administrative / Biographical History

Firth was born in Sheffield on 16 March 1857. He was educated at Clifton College and at Balliol College Oxford. He was engaged in literary work and historical teaching at Oxford from 1883. He was a Lecturer at Pembroke College Oxford from 1887 to 1898. He became a fellow of All Souls' College and Oriel College there. He was also a fellow of the British Academy. In 1904 he was made Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford, until 1925, and Professor Emeritus from 1925. Firth was knighted in 1922. He published many writings on history. He died on 19 February 1936

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Found in the Gordon Square History Library, London.

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