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Basil Duke Henning papers

Call Number: MS 834

Scope and Contents

The Basil Duke Henning Papers date from 1934 to 1978 and deal primarily with Henning's career as an historian and his service as a Yale master. Included among the papers are correspondence with other historians, files on the publication of Crises in English History, 1066-1945, and material relating to Yale University committees of which Henning was a member.

The papers were transferred to Manuscripts and Archives from Professor Henning's office in Sterling Memorial Library in June and July of 1978.


  • 1934-1978


Conditions Governing Access

Materials in Box 4 are closed until 2054 as established by Yale Corporation regulations.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from Basil Duke Henning's office, 1978.


1.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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Correspondence, writings, research and office files, and teaching materials reflecting Basil Duke Henning's career at Yale University and his service as master of Saybrook College from 1934 to 1978. The correspondence is largely with other historians on professional matters. Among the writers are Henry Horowitz, Douglas Lacey and Caroline Robbins. Included in the papers is a typed draft of: Members of Parliament, 1660-1690 (1963). Other papers relate to his service on various Yale University committees.

Biographical / Historical

Basil Duke Henning received his B.A. degree from Yale University in 1932 and his Ph.D. in 1937. In 1935 he became an instructor in history at Yale and was appointed a Sterling Fellow in History, the Arts and Letters from 1939 to 1940. Henning became an assistant professor in 1945 and the following year an associate professor. From 1971 until his retirement in 1978, he was Colgate Professor of English history. Henning served as Master of Saybrook College from 1946 to 1975.

Guide to the Basil Duke Henning Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Nancy Fappiano
January 1979
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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