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Davis (Ralph) Papers

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 DAVIS
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Davis (Ralph) Papers
Date(s): Created 1964-1979
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 13 boxes
Name of creator(s): Davis | Ralph | 1915-1978 | economic historian
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Davis was born on 30 April 1915. He was educated at the London School of Economics, 1946-1950. He then became a Lecturer and Reader in Economic History at the University of Hull, 1950-1954. He became Professor of Economic History at the University of Leicester in 1964, and in 1976 he was appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor there. Davis was a Trustee of the National Maritime Museum from 1968 to 1975. He published articles and books, mainly on trade and the shipping industry. Davis died on 30 September 1978.


Scope and content/abstract:

The collection consists of chapters, drafts, notes and correspondence of Ralph Davis on published works (1971-1979); tables and statistics concerning overseas trade, exports and imports in the 18th and 19th centuries; teaching materials, course notes, etc (1964-1975); correspondence (1965-1978).

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Closed pending cataloguing. Please contact UCL Special Collections Team for further information.

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Presented by Robin Craig, History Department, University College London, in July 1979.

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