MAINE SIR HENRY JAMES SUMNER 1822- 1888 KT JURIST

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Notebooks, lectures and papers on law. See also Coll Misc 0481.

THIS COLLECTION HAS BEEN MICROFILMED AND THE ORIGINALS WITHDRAWN FROM PUBLICUSE FOR PRESERVATION PURPOSES. THE MICROFILM MUST BE USED. The collectionincludes:

  • Volume 6 a. Notes relating to Maine's publication Early History ofInstitutions 1875.
  • Volume 6 b. Notes relating to Maine's publications Village Communities andDissertations on Early Law and Customs c 1876.
  • Volume 8 Notes relating to Dissertations...
  • Volume 9 Notes relating to Dissertations...
  • Volume 11 Notes relating to Dissertations...
  • Volume 12 Notes relating to Dissertations... c 1884.
  • Volume 13 Notes relating to Dissertations... c 1848 - 1855.
  • Volume 14 Notes relating to Maine's publication Popular Government c1885.
  • Volume 15 Notes relating to a unsigned review, published in QuarterlyReview vol. 162 (1886).
  • Volume 16 Notes relating to Maine's article 'India' in Reign of QueenVictoria c 1887.
  • Volume 17 Notes relating to Maine's publication International Law
  • Volume 19 Notes relating to Village Communities c 1875.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Henry James Sumner Maine 1822 - 1888

Sir Henry Sumner Maine was educated at Christ's Hospital, London and PembrokeCollege, Cambridge. He became a junior tutor at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, 1845- 1847 and Regius Professor of Civil Law 1847 - 1854. In 1850 he was calledto the bar and became a reader in Roman law and jurisprudence at the Inns ofCourt, 1852. He contributed to the Saturday Review from its establishmentin 1855. He was a legal member of the council of India, 1862 - 1869 and wasappointed to a seat on the Indian Council in 1871. In the same year he wasappointed as a Knight Commander of the Star of India.

In 1869 he moved to Oxford to become Corpus Professor of Jurisprudence until1877 when he moved back to Cambridge to become master of Trinity Hall untilhis death in 1888. In 1887 he was made Whewell Professor of InternationalLaw at Cambridge. He was one of the earliest to apply the historical methodto the study of political institutions.

His publications include:

  • Ancient Law: its Connection with the Early History of Society and itsRelations to Modern Ideas (1861)
  • Village Communities (1871)
  • Early History of Institutions (1875)
  • Dissertations on Early Law and Customs (1883)
  • Popular Government (1885)
  • International Law (1888)

Arrangement

Arranged in 25 volumes.

Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

Laski, H.J.

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