Milehouse Ln, Wolstanton ST5 9JU, United Kingdom
In his early years, Robert studied at Wolstanton Grammar School (present-day Wolstanton High School).
Cambridge CB3 9ET, United Kingdom
Latham attended Queens' College in Cambridge, where he got a Bachelor of Arts in History degree in 1933. In 1938, Latham attained his Master of Arts degree from the same college.
Order of the British Empire
London, United Kingdom
In 1982, Robert was made a fellow of British Academy.
(This is an illustrated version of selected passages from ...)
This is an illustrated version of selected passages from Pepys' diary between 1660 and 1669, showing his robust enjoyment of both his public and private lives. The work was edited by Robert Latham.
(Initially published as "The Shorter Pepys", this work is ...)
Initially published as "The Shorter Pepys", this work is a collection of scintillating first-hand accounts of Restoration England, from the most tumultuous events to the simplest domestic pleasures, selected and edited by Robert Latham.
(This anthology, containing extracts from Samual Pepys Dia...)
This anthology, containing extracts from Samual Pepys Diary is published to coincide with the 300th anniversary of the great diarist's death. Passages are collected together by subject, providing a fresh look at some of the themes, that run through the massive complete work. Robert and Linnet Latham's presentation allows the readers to become absorbed in a single topic without interruption, often providing new insight into Pepys's private and public life.
Initially, Robert studied at Wolstanton Grammar School (present-day Wolstanton High School). Later, he attended Queens' College in Cambridge, where he got Bachelor of Arts in History degree in 1933. In 1938, Latham attained his Master of Arts degree from the same college.
In 1935, Robert started his career as an assistant lecturer in History at King's College London, a post he held till 1939, when he was appointed a lecturer at the same college. During the period from 1947 till 1972, Latham was a reader in History at Royal Holloway College (present-day Royal Holloway, University of London). Also, between 1965-1968, he acted as a Dean of Men at the same educational establishment.
In the years between 1968-1969, Latham held a post of a Professor of History at the University of Toronto. In 1970, he started to work as a Research Fellow at Magdalene College in Cambridge and remained there until 1972.
Beginning in 1970, Robert made his life’s work the editing of the massive diaries of Samuel Pepys, the famed seventeenth-century English diarist. With Professor William Matthews, a Pepys expert, Latham edited the annotated edition of Pepys’s diaries in eleven volumes over a period of more than a decade.
In 1972, Robert was appointed a librarian at the Pepys Library of Magdalene College, a position he held till 1982. Serving as a Pepys Librarian, Latham was responsible for the remarkable collection of books, prints and manuscripts, which Samuel Pepys had left to this old college.
(Initially published as "The Shorter Pepys", this work is ...)1985
(This is an illustrated version of selected passages from ...)1978
(This anthology, containing extracts from Samual Pepys Dia...)1988
(Volume 6. Edited by Robert Latham and Howard M. Nixon.)1970
Robert married Eileen Frances Redding Ramsay in 1939. The woman died in 1969. Eileen and Robert's marriage produced a daughter and a son, David Latham, who would later become a British judge and serve as a Chairman of the Parole Board for England and Wales.
In 1973, Robert married Rosalind Birley, who committed suicide in 1990.