Upon receiving from Clare College, Cambridge, a William Senior scholarship to continue my studies in legal history, I enquired about the man whose generosity was being extended to me. No one knew anything about him. Therefore, I collected the information for this short piece as much out of curiosity as piety. Having done so, I discovered a legal historian and scholar of moderate proportions who does not deserve such complete neglect. Had he been a teacher or a politician, my efforts might have been rewarded by the discovery of more personal information about the man himself. As it is, very little beyond his vital statistics is known, and so we must concentrate upon his scholarly remains. The purpose of this article, therefore, is to rescue from oblivion the scholarship of William Senior for the benefit of modern legal historians and to further publicize the existence of this fund of money which he bequeathed for the encouragement of the study of legal history.
William Hamilton Bryson, William Senior (1862-1937), Legal Historian, 16 Am. Jour. Leg. Hist. 252 (1972).