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Edwin Rich (historian)

Edwin Ernest Rich
Born4 August 1904
Died7 July 1979

Edwin Ernest Rich[1] (born Bristol 4 August 1904; died: Heydon 7 July 1979)[2] was a 20th-century historian.[3]


Rich was educated at Colston's School and Selwyn College, Cambridge. He was fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge, from 1930 to 1957; Proctor of Cambridge University in 1939;[4] Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History from 1951 to 1970; and Master of St Catharine's College, Cambridge[5] from 1957 to 1973.[6]


  1. ^ NPG details
  2. ^ World Cat
  3. ^ Amongst others he wrote "The Staple Court Books of Bristol", 1934; "Ordinances of the Merchants of the Staple", 1935; "The Hudson's Bay Company, 1670–1870", 1959; " Montreal and the Fur Trade", 1966; and "The Fur Trade and the Northwest", 1967 > British Library web site accessed 14 December 2018
  4. ^ University web-site
  5. ^ Masters of St Catherine's
  6. ^ "Daly, Henry Varian". Who's Who & Who Was Who. Vol. 1920–2016 (April 2014 online ed.). A & C Black. Retrieved 14 December 2018. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)

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