In Memoriam

Elisabeth G. Kimball

Alice Kimball Smith, May 1989

Elisabeth G. Kimball, a professor and specialist in medieval English history, died April 20, 1988. She was a resident of Hamden, Connecticut. Born in Oak Park, Illinois, on March 24, 1900, she was educated at Mt. Holyoke College (B.A., 1921, M.A., 1925, Oxford University, B.Litt., 1927, and Yale University Ph.D., 1933).

She later served as an instructor at Wells College from 1927 to 1930 and at Wilson College from 1934 to 1935. She served as dean of Westbrook Junior College from 1939-1949 and also lectured at various times at the University of Massachusetts, Hunter College, and Rutgers.

She received an ACLS grant-in-aid in 1935 and 1951 and was a member of the Medieval Academy of America, the Conference on British Studies, and the Royal Historical Society. Her research was primarily in English medieval legal history. She also worked with the social studies division of the Educational Testing Service.

Alice Kimball Smith
Cambridge, Massachusetts