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Joseph Tanner

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Joseph Tanner was born 28 July 1860 in Frome, Somerset, and educated at Mill Hill and St. John’s College, Cambridge, where he took a First in History in 1882. He was President of the Cambridge Union Society in Easter Term 1883. He was a Lecturer in History at St. John’s from 1883 to 1921, and lecturer on Indian History to the Indian Civil Service from 1885 to 1893. In 1883 he became a Fellow of St. John’s and was an Assistant Tutor from 1895 to 1900, a Tutor from 1900 to 1912, and Tutorial Bursar, 1900 – 1921. He was Deputy to the Regius Professor of Modern History, 1926-27. He gave the Lees Knowles Lectures on Pepys and the Royal Navy in 1919. He died 15 January 1931 in Aldeborough, Suffolk.

His publications include
• Holland’s Discourses of the Navy (Navy Records Society, 1896).
• A Descriptive Catalogue of the Naval Manuscripts in the Pepysian Library 4 volumes (Navy Records Society, 1903, 1904, 1909, 1922)
• Pepys’ Memoirs of the Royal Navy (1906).
• Samuel Pepys and the Royal Navy (1920).
• Tudor Constitutional Documents, 1485 – 1603 (1922).
• Mr. Pepys, An Introduction to the Diary (1926).
• Pepys Naval Minutes (Navy Records Society, 1926).
• Private Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, 1679 – 1703 (1926).
• English Constitutional Conflicts, 1603 – 1689 (1928).
• Further Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, 1662 – 1679 (1929).
• Constitutional Documents of the Reign of James I (1930).

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