Correspondence and manuscripts of articles, books, poems and plays, relating to his career as professor of medieval history,
University of California, and to the publication of his works. Some biographical and genealogical material included.
James Westfall Thompson, professor of medieval history at the University of California, was born in Iowa, attended Rutgers
and graduated in 1892. He took his doctoral work at the University of Chicago, where he later became a full professor. He
came to Berkeley as Sidney Hellman Ehrman professor of European history in 1932, and retired in 1939. He wrote The Living Past, Economic and Social History of the Latter Middle Ages, The Medieval Library, Feudal Germany, The Last Pagan, as well as various text books, and was also author of poems and plays.
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Linear feet: 2.2
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