Wilkinson (John) Lecture Notes

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Notes from a course of lectures in law, given in Oxford by Sir William Blackstone.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Wilkinson was a student of Corpus Christi College Oxford. Sir William Blackstone: born in London, 1723; English jurist; elected the first holder of a Chair (the Vinerian Professorship) of common law at Oxford, 1758; his lectures formed the basis of his influential 'Commentaries on the Laws of England' (4 volumes, 1765-1769), describing the doctrines of English law, which became the basis of university legal education in England and North America; knighted, 1770; died at Wallingford, Oxfordshire, 1780.

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Presented by Lady Amos in 1941.

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