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Paul Vinogradoff collection

Call Number: MS P418


This collection contains lecture notes and other typescripts owned and used by Paul Vinogradoff, legal scholar and medievalist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


  • 1901 - 1902


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Paul Vinogradoff (1854-1925)

Paul Vinogradoff was born in 1854 near Moscow, Russia in Kostroma. Receiving his doctorate from the University of Moscow in 1884, he was appointed a professor there and was active in Russian educational reform. When university officials began curtailing students' freedom of expression, he resigned his post and went to England in 1902.

In 1903 Vinogradoff became a professor of jurisprudence at the University of Oxford. He had already studied and published on early English history before leaving Russia, and many have considered Villeinage in England (1892, originally published in Russian in 1887) his most significant work. In that volume he argued that Anglo-Norman manor society developed not from serfdom but from Anglo-Saxon free villages. Other publications by Vinogradoff include The Growth of the Manor (1905) and English Society in the Eleventh Century (1908). "Outlines in Historical Jurisprudence" was incomplete at his death in 1925.

[Information retrieved from "Sir Paul Gavrilovitch Vinogradoff," Encyclopaedia Brittanica,, accessed March 10, 2020.]


3 folders (3 folders + 1 volume) : Volume at MS D215 is hardbound. Half the items in the collection are stamped Ex libris Sir Paul Vinogradoff.

Physical Location

MS P418

Physical Location

MS D215

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired by KU Libraries as part of the Vinogradoff collection in 1957.

Processing Information

Volume now at MS D215 was formerly located at MS P418:A.4.

Guide to the Paul Vinogradoff Collection
Paul Vinogradoff collection
Finding aid prepared by alh, 1974. Finding aid encoded by mwh, 2020.
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Paul Vinogradoff collection, MS P418, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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