A Loss to Historical Research
Mr. Luke Owen Pike, who died recently in London, aged 80, was a distinguished researcher in official records and other ancient documents. A scholar of Brasenose, he entered the Record Office after leaving Oxford, and was later called to the Bar by Lincoln's Inn. From 1883 until a few years before his death he was engaged in editing and translating the Rolls Series of the year books of the reign of Edward III. This task was completed in 1911. In 1890 Mr. Pike became of the inspectors under the Acts relating to the removal of valueless documents. He was a frequent contributor to the Law Quarterly Review, and he he also wrote "A History of Crime in England".