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Amos Lecture Notes

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 MS ADD 90
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Amos Lecture Notes
Date(s): 1828-1831
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 6 boxes
Name of creator(s): Amos | Andrew | 1791-1860 | lawyer
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Andrew Amos, lawyer and professor of law, was born in India in 1791. He attended Eton and Trinity College Cambridge. He was called to the bar by the Middle Temple and joined the Midland circuit, where he soon acquired a reputation for legal expertise, and his personal character secured him a large arbitration practice. When University College London was founded, Amos became the first Professor of English Law. Between 1829 and 1837 his lectures were very popular and well attended. He was appointed a member of the Criminal Law Commission in 1834. In 1837 he went to India as 'fourth member' of the governor-general's council, in succession to Lord Macaulay. Returning to England in 1843, he became one of the newly established county-court judges. In 1849 he was elected Downing Professor of Laws at Cambridge. He died in 1860. Many of the lectures Amos gave at University College London were published in the Legal Examiner and Law Chronicle.


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Notes for lectures on English law at University College London.

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University College London Special Collections also holds a certificate of Amos's appointment as Professor at London University (later University College London), 1828 (Ref: MS ADD 255), and letters of Amos concerning University College London business, 1827-1834 (Ref: COLLEGE CORRESPONDENCE).

Correspondence and papers of Amos are also held at the Public Record Office; British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections; Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library; British Library of Political and Economic Science. For further details see the National Register of Archives.

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1999, revised Oct 2001

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