William Arthur Shaw

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William Arthur Shaw (1865–1943) was an English historian and archivist.[1]


Born on 19 April 1865, in Hooley Hill, Ashton-under-Lyne, now in Greater Manchester, he was the son of James Shaw and his wife Sarah Ann Hampshire. He graduated B.A. at Owens College in 1883.[1]

Shaw worked for the Chetham Society, and then the Public Record Office, as an editor. In 1940 he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy. He died on 15 April 1943.[1]



  1. ^ a b c Slingsby, F. H.; Brodie, Marc, Rev. "Shaw, William Arthur". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/36053.  (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)