The New Student's Reference Work/Maine, Henry James Sumner

Maine, Henry James Sumner, a celebrated lawyer of England, was born on Aug. 15, 1822, and died at Cannes, France, Feb. 3, 1888. At 25 he was appointed professor of civil law. In 1862 he went to India as law-member of the council in India, an office that had been held by Macaulay. In 1877 he was elected Whewell professor of international law at Cambridge. Maine introduced wise reforms into Indian law, but his work on the origin and growth of legal and social institutions is the work on which his fame mostly rests. His publications include Ancient Law, Village Communities, Early History of Institutions, Popular Government, International Law and Dissertations on Early Law and Custom.