Papers of Prof. Stanley Bertram Chrimes (1907-1984), historian

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Stanley Bertram Chrimes (1907-1984) was Professor of History 1953-74, and was editor of the College's official centenary history. His papers were presented by Mrs Mabel Chrimes in 1985 and 1988.

The collection includes:

- 20 notebooks on John of Bedford

- 13 notebooks of materials for English Constitutional Ideas in the Fifteenth Century (1936)

- 2 notebooks containing the Latin text and English translation of Sir John Fortescue 'De laudibus legum Angliae'

- Notes and transcripts from the Gregor papers

- Notes entitled 'Ecclesiae Angliae and Stephen's charter of 1136'

- Notes for the revised edition of Sir William Holdsworth, A History of English Law, vol. 1 (1956)

- Notes for 'Richard II's questions to the judges, 1387'.

- Notes for King Edward I's Policy for Wales (1969).

- Notes and manuscript draft of Henry VII (1972).

- Notes on medieval administrative history.

- A typescript version of University College Cardiff: a centenary history, 1883-1983.

- A number of additions deaccessioned from the University of Glasgow in 2013, relating to his years there as Lecturer and Reader in Constitutional History, 1936-1953.

The collection also contains files of papers relating to various College committees as well as papers of the Glamorgan (Local) History Society; the Executive Committee of the Glamorgan County History Trust Limited; miscellaneous photocopies of typescripts and articles from various journals.

Administrative / Biographical History

Official records relating to Cardiff University and its predecessors are held in Institutional Archives and are the responsibility of the University Records Manager.

Files 418/43-418/52 were deaccessioned by the University of Glasgow in 2013, and accessioned to the existing archive at Cardiff University. Prior to his post at Cardiff, Chrimes had been Lecturer and Reader in Constitutional History at the University of Glasgow, 1936-1953

Conditions Governing Access

Access is available by prior appointment, during 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.