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David Spring papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0634
David Spring was a professor of history at Johns Hopkins University for forty years (1949-1989). The collection contains notes and references from manuscripts researched by Dr. Spring while in Britain, photocopies of manuscript pages, and course lecture notes. Exact collection dates are unknown, since the collection has not been processed.

Dates

  • approximately 1790 - 1990

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is not processed and therefore has not been prepared for research use. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

17.5 Cubic Feet (14 record center cartons)

Biographical / Historical

David Spring was born in Toronto, Canada in 1918. He received his B.A. from the University of Toronto before earning his PhD in British History at Harvard University. He served as a professor of history at Johns Hopkins University for forty years (1949-1989) and was a noted historian of the social and economic history of Great Britain in the 19th century. During his tenure, Professor Spring published several books and articles on subjects including the British landed elite and directed the dissertations of more than a dozen noted academics in British history. His memorial from the American Historical Association ends by noting "David Spring was urbane, a witty and ironic lecturer, the perfect Victorian gentleman."

Scope and Contents

The collection contains notes and references from manuscripts researched by Dr. Spring while in Britain, photocopies of manuscript pages, and course lecture notes. Exact collection dates are unknown since the collection has not been processed; it should be noted that the collection contains copies of documents that pre-date Spring's lifetime.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated by Dr. David Spring in April 2001.

Processing Information

This collection has not been processed.

Source

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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