James Gairdner (Gairdner James)( English historian.)
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Biography James Gairdner (Gairdner James)
Born in Edinburgh on March 22, 1828. In 1846 he joined the State Archives, where he worked until his retirement in 1893. Gairdner's main contribution to science - dating and publication of historical documents, . in particular the publication of collections: Chronicle of the reign of Henry VII (Memorials of King Henry VII, . 1858), . Letters and papers of Richard III and Henry VII (Letters and Papers of Richard III and Henry VII, . 1861-1863), . Inventory of letters and documents of the reign of Henry VIII (Calendar of the Letters and Papers of the Reign of Henry VIII, . 21 vols., . 1862-1910, . with Dzh.Bruerom and R. Brodie),
. Gairdner was also the editor of the classic edition of Letters Paston (Paston Letters, 3 vols., 1872-1875). Due to the work history of the Church of England: 1509-1558 (History of the English Church: 1509 to 1558, . 1902) and Lollardy and the Reformation in England (Lollards and the Reformation in England, . 4 vols., . 1908-1913) Gairdner gained a reputation as a historian, . striving for a precise description of events,
. Died Gairdner in Pinner (Middlesex) 4 November 1912.