English jurist and historian (b. 28 May 1850 in London; d. 19 December 1906 in Las Palmas, Canary Islands), born Frederic William Maitland.
Maitland was educated in law at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he won a Whewell scholarship for international law. In 1876 he became an equity and conveyancing lawyer at Lincoln's Inn, London, later specialising in the history of English law. From 1884 he was professor of English law at Christ's College, Cambridge, and in 1888 became Downing professor of the laws of England.
When Tchaikovsky received an honorary doctorate from Cambridge University in 1893, he stayed for three days with Maitland (the president of the Cambridge Musical Society), his wife Florence and their two young daughters at Downing College.
Tchaikovsky's correspondence with Frederic Maitland:
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