Letters from Charles Harding Firth

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  • /1 11 Aug n.y. (c.1881-89), Personal: meeting.
  • /2 17 Aug n.y. (c.1881-89), Personal: meeting.
  • /3 n.d. (1881-89), Academic: St. David's College, Lampeter, examining.
  • /4 n.d. (1881-89), Academic: St. David's College, Lampeter, examining.
  • /5-7 15 Nov-26 Dec 1888, Academic: Lincoln College, Oxford. Fellowship.
  • /8 2 Jan n.y., Academic: Owens College chair of history testimonials. Benjamin Jowett.
  • /9 n.d.(Jan1890), Academic: testimonials. Leslie Stephen.
  • /10 7 Mar. n.y. 1890, Academic: University of Oxford modern history. Election T.F.T to FacultyBoard. Election of James Tait to Prize Fell., Pembroke College. Editorship of English Historical Review, S.R.Gardiner, F.Y.Powell, S.Lee, H.R.George,A.H.Hassall.
  • /11 18 Feb n.y. 1890, Personal: Congratulations, chair at Owens College.
  • /12 2 Feb n.y. c. 1891, Academic: University of Oxford, Pembroke College Fellowship.Examinership. R.G. Livingstone.
  • /13 19 Feb n.y. c. 1891, Academic: University of Oxford, Pembroke College Examinership.
  • /14 20 Feb n.y. c. 1891, Academic: University of Oxford, Pembroke College Examinership.
  • /15 n.d. c. Feb 1891, Personal: Tout visit.
  • /16 22 Sep n.y. c. 1891, Personal: Visit to Manchester.
  • /17 29 Sep n.y. c. 1891, Scholarly: Clarke Papers.
  • /18 1 Nov 1891, Academic: University of Oxford. Board of the Faculty of Modern History.
  • /19 27 Nov n.y. c. 1891, Academic/Personal: Various.
  • /20 19 Jan n.y. c. 1892, Personal: (Transcribed by Frances Firth). Illness.
  • /21 18 Feb 1892, Academic: University of Oxford, Board of the Faculty of Modern Historybusiness.
  • /22 13 Mar [1892], Academic: University of Oxford, W.H. Hutton. Tout's 'Periods vs.Outlines'.
  • /23 n.d. post-dated 17 Mar 1892, Academic: C.W. Boase. S.J. Owen. C.R.L. Fletcher. R.L. Poole.
  • /24 21 Mar n.y. 1892, Academic: University of Oxford. Board of the Faculty of Modern History.W.H. Hutton. A.H. Johnson. A.L. Smith. F.Y. Powell. E.A. Freeman. S.R. Gardiner.
  • /25 23 Mar 1892, Academic: University of Oxford. Board of the Faculty of Modern History. S.J.Owen. R.L. Poole. C.W. Boase. M. Burrows. A.H. Johnson. A.L. Smith. H.A.L. Fisher. O.M. Edwards.F.Y. Powell. A.H. Hassall. G.N. Richardson. H.B. George.
  • /26 26 Mar n.y. [1892], Academic: University of Oxford, modern history. R.L. Fletcher. A.H.Johnson. F.Y. Powell. C.W. Boase. R.L. Poole. H.A.L. Fisher.
  • /27 27-28 Mar 1892, Academic: University of Oxford modern history. S.R. Gardiner.
  • /28 n.d. post-dated 31 Mar 1892, Academic: University of Oxford modern history S.R. Gardiner.N.H. Hutton.
  • /29 10 Apr [1892], Academic: University of Oxford. Appointment of J.A. Froude to Regius chairof modern history; views of S.R. Gardiner. W.H. Hutton. S. J. Owen.
  • /30 29 May n.y. 1892, Academic: University of Oxford modern history. A.L. Smith. R. Lodge.A.H. Johnson. A.H. Hassall. O.J. Medley. Prelims. R.L. Poole. C.R.L. Fletcher. W.H. Hutton. G.N.Richardson.
  • /31 12 Jun n.y. 1892, Academic: University of Oxford, modern history. Ford lectures. Prelims.English in History Examination.
  • /32 9 Jul 1892, Academic: University of Oxford examinations.
  • /33 27 Oct n.y. 1892, Academic: University of Oxford. J.A. Froude's inaugural lecture asRegius professor of modern history.
  • /34 11 Mar n.y. 1893, Academic: University of Oxford modern history. Prelims.
  • /35 9 May 1893, Academic/Personal: Faculty meeting. Professorship. R.L. Poole. F.Y. Powell. T.Fowler. H. Pelham. Hastings Rashdall. T.E. Holland. C.L. Shadwell. Comparison: Cambridge andOxford.
  • /36 16 Jul n.y. 1893, Academic/Personal: Edward I.Examinations: merits of. R.L. Poole. E.A. Armstrong. G.W. Prothero.
  • /37 17 Jul n.y. 1893, Academic: Edward I. Examining: J.F.Bright. G.W. Prothero. E.A. Armstrong.
  • /38 13 Apr n.y. 1894, Personal/Academic: Chairs of history at Universities of Edinburgh andGlasgow, list of candidates.
  • /39 30 Apr n.y. 1894, Academic: Chairs of history at Universities of Edinburgh. and Glasgow,testimonials. M. Creighton. R. Lodge. G.W. Prothero. J.F. Bright. S.R. Gardiner. A.J. Carlyle.Stephen.
  • /40 5 May n.y. 1894, Academic: Chairs of history at Universities of Edinburgh. and Glasgow,O.Edwards. A.H. Hassall. F.C. Montague.
  • /41 6 May n.y. 1894, Academic: Chairs of history at Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow.W.A. Shaw. R. Lodge.
  • /42 13 May 1894, Academic: Chairs of history at University of Glasgow, W.J. Ashley. J.F.Bright.
  • /43 n.d. May 1894, Academic: Chairs of history at University of Glasgow, testimonials. H.Fisher. G.W. Prothero.
  • /44 19 May n.y. 1894, Personal/Academic: Chairs of History, candidates: J.L. Mackay. W.J.Ashley. R. Lodge. List of testimonials.
  • /45 21 May n.y. 1894, Personal/Academic: Chairs of History. Gossip at Balliol. S.R. Gardiner.J.R. Seeley. G.W. Prothero.
  • /46 24 May n.y. 1894, Personal/Academic: Chairs of History. G. Prothero. H.A.L. Fisher.
  • /47 3 Jun n.y. 1894, Personal: Dinner invitation.
  • /48 8 Jun n.y. c 1894, Academic: University of Oxford. Examining. C.R.L. Fletcher.
  • /49 24 Jun n.y. 1894, Personal/Academic: Election of G. Prothero to chair of modern history,Edinburgh. H.A.L. Fisher. R. Lodge. W.J. Ashley.
  • /50 6 Jul n.y. 1894, Personal/Academic: Consolation re. Glasgow chair. R. Lodge. Lectures.Ludlow. W.H. Hutton. J.B. Bury.
  • /51 n.d. c. 16-20 Nov 1894, Academic: University of Oxford, modern history Prelims.
  • /52 25 'Nov 1894, Academic: University of Oxford. Regius chair of modern history candidates.S.R. Gardiner. F.Y. Powell. R.L. Poole. Job prospects.
  • /53 n.d. P.M 2 Dec 1894, Personal: lecture fees.
  • /54 3 Dec n.y. 1894, Personal/Academic: University of Oxford. Regius chair of modern history.F.Y. Powell. T.F.T Ker.
  • /55 6 Dec n.y. 1894, Personal/Academic: University of Oxford. Regius chair of F.Y. Powell.English Lit.
  • /56 13 Dec n.y. c. 1894, Personal: Holiday.
  • /57 20 Jun 1895, Academic: Victoria University History honours. Examination. E.L. Broadbent.Mary Johnstone (later Tout). Enclosure: signed note on 1895 examination.
  • /58 3 Jul 1895, Academic: Scottish History Society. Research degree at Oxford for MaryJohnstone. Elinor Broadbent and Literature School. Unsigned. Fragment.
  • /59 18 Oct 1895, Academic: Victoria University. Candidates for Bishop Fraser lectureship inecclesiastical history. Examinership at Victoria University. Research Fellowship at Exeter College,Oxford. References. Oxford Examinership.
  • /60 24 Nov 1895, Personal: Congratulations on engagement.
  • /61 29 Nov 1895, Personal: Visit to Manchester.
  • /62 31 Oct 1896, Personal/Academic: Congratulations on birth of Margaret Tout. OxfordExaminership. J. Tait. Learning to ride a bicycle. R.L. Poole. S.R. Gardiner. Ford lectureship.Women at Oxford.
  • /63 4 Nov 1896, Personal/Academic: Advice on children. J. Tait. Dictionary of National Biography. Chair of history at Yorkshire College. G.N. Richardson.Unsigned fragment.
  • /64 14 Nov 1896, Personal: Present for God-daughter.
  • /65 22 Mar n.y. 1897, Personal.
  • /66 22 Jul 1897, Personal: Photographs.
  • /67 3 Oct 1900, Personal: Failure to secure post of lectureship in modern English literatureat Oxford University. ? Deputy to Chichele Professor of Modern History. Future plans.
  • /68 16 Mar 1901, Personal: University of Oxford. All Souls Research Fellowship. S.R. Gardiner:serious illness.
  • /69 n.d. P.M 12 Mar, Personal: Thanks for HistoricalEssays... 1902.
  • /70 23 Aug 1902, Personal/Academic: Congratulations on birth of Bernard Tout. Petition todisband the Victoria University. Ernest Broxap's M.A. thesis. Owens College Essays. James Tait. chair of Ancient History. Origins of the British Academy. Building of ahouse.
  • /71 15 Jun 1904, Personal: Election to Regius chair of Modern History at Oxford. A.L.Smith.
  • /72 2 Mar 1905, Personal: Death of A.C. Tout. Refusal of review.
  • /73 undated Mar 1905, fragment, Academic: Defects in the Oxford History School.
  • /74 20 Mar 1905, Academic: Comments on the Oxford tutors' reply to Firth's Inaugural lecture,'On the historical teaching of history'.
  • /75, 20 Jun 1905, Academic: University of Oxford. Accepting ? A.H. Baker for B.Litt. degree onevangelical movement. Problem of supervisor. Organisation of research in History School.
  • /76 16 Oct 1905, Academic: Prospectus for Manchester history department. University of Oxford.R.L. Poole testimonial. A.H. Baker. B.Litt. degree.
  • /77 19 Oct 1905, Academic: A.H. Baker. Prospectus for University of Manchester historydepartment.
  • /78 n.d. c. 1906, Academic: Comments on one of Tout's history primers.
  • /79 22 Nov 1906, Academic: University of Oxford: introduction of thesis into HistorySchool.
  • /80 19 Jun 1907, Academic: Appointment to Ladies Hostel in Manchester, Miss (Phoebe)Sheavyn.
  • /81 8 Nov 1907, Academic: University of Oxford. Teaching of palaeography anddiplomatic.
  • /82 10 Nov n.y. c. 1907, Academic: French & German printed sources.
  • /83 22 Dec 1907, Academic: Research Fellowships at All Souls.
  • /84 15 Jun 1908, Academic: Merits of Robert Dunlop for Ford lectureship. A.L. Smith. A.H.Johnson. C.U.F. funding of advanced teaching. A.H. Baker fails B.Litt. Oxford Fellowships. F.M.Powicke.
  • /85 15 Jun 1908, Academic: R. Dunlop. Ford lectureship, Personal: Visit of Tout. LordCurzon.
  • /86 29 Oct n.y. 1908, Academic: Standard of B.Litt. degree. Lord Curzon. Faculty System atUniversity of Manchester.
  • /87 3 May 1909, Academic: B. Price. Fotheringham.
  • /88 1 Feb 1910, Personal: George Unwin.
  • /89 3 Feb 1910, Academic: Historical Association leaflets. F.M. Stenton.
  • /90 25 May 1910, Personal: various. Historical Association. Royal Commission on PublicRecords. Curzon.
  • /91 29 Nov 1910, Personal/Academic: Tout and the typewriter. Historical Association.University of London. Royal Commission on Public Records. University of Oxford pass examination inhistory. A.L. Smith. E. Armstrong.
  • /92 3 Dec 1910, Politics: Asquith. Morley. Enclosure: Flysheet re. Oxford history passdegree.
  • /93 26 Feb 1911, Academic: Oxford Appointments Board.
  • /94 26 Mar 1911, Personal/Academic: illness. History Assoc. Periodical. Royal Commission onPublic Records.
  • /95 24 Sep 1911, Scholarly: 'English History in English Poetry' Dictionary of National Biography.
  • /96 17 Oct 1911, Academic: Presidency of Historical Assoc. G.W. Prothero, A.F. Pollard,Michael Sadler, M.Tout.
  • /97 18 Nov 1911, Academic: University of Oxford. Election T F Tout to Ford Lectureship.
  • /98 8 Jul 1912, Academic: King's College London, Readership in History. A.C. Headlam, HildaJohnstone.
  • /99 8 Dec 1912, Scholarly B. Nightingale, The Elected of 1602.
  • /100 5 Jan 1913, Personal: Thanks for photo.
  • /101 15 Feb 1913, Personal: B. Nightingale.
  • /102 13 Feb 1913, Personal: B. Nightingale.
  • /103 6 Mar 1913, Academic: International Historical Congress. 'The Study of Modern History inG.B.'
  • /104 21 Mar 1913, Scholarly: 'The Study...'.
  • /105 9 May 1913, Academic: Standards of University of Manchester M.A.
  • /106 17 May 1913, Academic: Robert Dunlop, Ireland under theCommonwealth. B.Nightingale.
  • /107 12 Jul 1913, Academic: Proceedings of the British Academy.
  • /108 31 May 1914, Personal: Thanks for Edward II. Universityof Manchester history department.
  • /109. 23 Aug 1914, Academic/Scholarly: Royal Commission on Public Records. Ed.Macaulay'sHistory of England.
  • /110 29 Jun 1915, Academic: Royal Commission on Public Records, Lancs. and Cheshire.
  • /111. 12 Dec 1915, Academic: British Academy Nomination of J.Tait and A.F. Pollard,P.Vinogradoff, W.J.Ashley. Athenaeum Club.
  • /112 21 Jan 1916, Academic: British Academy, nomination of J.Tait.
  • /113 22 Mar 1916, Academic/Personal: Royal Commission on Public Records. Election Tout toAthenaeum.
  • /114, 1 Jun 1917, Academic: British Academy organisation of sections.
  • /115 8 Oct 1917, Academic: Dictionary of National BiographyTakeover by Clarendon Press.
  • /116 15 Oct 1917, Academic: British Historical Assoc. Ramsay Muir. Margaret Tout, Dictionary of National Biography S.Lee. W.Raleigh.
  • /117 n.d.(c230ct. 1917), Academic: Dictionary of NationalBiography takeover by Clarendon Press.
  • /118. 25 Oct 1917, Academic: Dictionary of National Biographyand Clarendon Press.
  • /119 31 Oct 1917, Academic: Dictionary of National Biography.S.Lee.
  • /120 5 Nov n.y.(1917).
  • /121 20 Nov 1917, Academic: Dictionary of National Biography.Universities Conference. Memo on Advanced Studies. Oxford and the Ph.D.
  • /122 24 Nov 1917, Academic: University of Oxford, Advanced studies. Dictionary of National Biography.
  • /123 12 May 1918, Academic: University of Oxford, fees for B.Litt/D.Ph.
  • /124 6 Jun 1918, Academic: British Academy. University of Oxford. D.Phil. Teaching ofgeography.
  • /125 1 Oct 1918, Academic/Scholarly: Battle of Trafalgar. Margaret Tout. OxfordColleges.
  • /126 19 May 1919, Academic: Dictionary of NationalBiography.
  • /127 11 Jun 1919, Academic: support of British Academy for Dictionaryof National Biography.
  • /128 12 Feb 1920, Academic: Dictionary of NationalBiography.
  • /129 16 Feb 1920, Personal: Thanks for Chapters...Dictionary of National Biography. British Academy. A.F.Pollard.
  • /130 26 Jul 1920, Academic: University of Oxford. Elections to Beit chair of colonial hstoryand readership in Indian history. Asquith Committee [reform of Oxford university]. MargaretTout.
  • /131 27 Jan 1921, Academic: British Academy. Nomination of James Tait.
  • /132 n.d. post-dated 20 Feb 1920, Personal.
  • /133 12 Jun 1921, Academic: University appt.
  • /134 29 Oct 1921, Personal: S.Lee, A.L. Smith.
  • /135 n.d. (c Feb 1922), Personal/Academic: Thanks for France andEngland.
  • /136 16 Jun 1922, Personal: Illness of Margaret Tout.
  • /137 7 Mar 1923, Academic: University of Liverpool. chair of modern; Job prospects inOxford.
  • /138 10 Feb 1924, Academic: Memorial R. Dunlop. S.Lee. Teaching at Oxford.
  • /139 13 Feb 1924, Academic: Robert Dunlop.
  • /140 28 Mar 1924, Academic: Robert Dunlop. Retirement of T F Tout and of C.H.Firth
  • /141 12 Aug 1925, Personal/Academic: Sidney Lee.
  • /142 17 Sep 1925, Academic: British Academy. Bibliography of British History
  • /143 2 Feb 1926, Personal: congratulations. on Oxford D.Litt.
  • /144 5 Feb 1926, Personal: Sidney Lee. Death of Paul Vinogradoff.
  • /145 16 Feb n.y. (1926), Personal: Sidney Lee. Death of F. Y. Edgworth.
  • /146 24 Feb 1926, Personal: Sidney Lee.
  • /147 13 Mar 1926, Personal/Academic: Death of S.Lee. G.P.Gooch, H. Temperley.F.M.Stenton.
  • /148 30 May 1926, Personal: Memoir of S.Lee.
  • /149 9 Jul 1926, Personal: Memoir S.Lee.
  • /150 11 Jul 1926, Personal: S.Lee.
  • /151 26 Jan 1929, Academic: British Academy, Nomination of C.K. Webster.
  • /152 Ephemera dated 26 Mar 1891.

Administrative / Biographical History

Firth (1857-1936) was Regius professor of modern history at Oxford, 1904-1925.