Author:Thomas Erskine May
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1st Baron Farnborough; Thomas Erskine May was a British constitutional theorist. This derived from his career at the House of Commons, where he was appointed assistant to Thomas Vardon, chief librarian of the House of Commons Library in 1831. He became examiner of petitions for private bills in 1847, Clerk Assistant in 1856, and Clerk of the House of Commons by letters patent on 16 February 1871.
This author wrote articles for the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica.
Articles attributed to this author are designated in EB1911 by the initials "T. E. M."
- A Practical Treatise on the Law, Privileges, Proceedings and Usage of Parliament (also know as Parliamentary Practice or simply Erskine May)
- The Constitutional History of England Since the Accession of George the Third 1760-1860
- Democracy in Europe, a History
- “Parliament” in Encyclopædia Britannica, (11th ed.), 1911. (in part)
Works about May
- “May, Rt. Hon. Sir Thomas Erskine,” in Foster, J. Men-at-the-Bar, London: Hazel, Watson and Viney, Limited (1885)
Works by this author published before January 1, 1923 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.