Sylvia Thrupp

Bio

Sylvia L. Thrupp died on September 9, 1997. Professor Thrupp was an influential pioneer in many respects.

Her books, The Worshipful Company of Bakers and The Merchant Class of Medieval London, 1300–1500, along with her many articles on guilds and on demography, brought increased dynamism to medieval social history as a field in which the methods of economic history and sociology opened fresh questions, and her personal ties as well as her teaching and research connected North American scholarship to the stimulating new work being done by British and French historians.

In 1958 she founded Comparative Studies in Society and History and brought the journal with her when she moved to the University of Michigan, continuing as its editor until shortly before her retirement in 1974. By way of CSSH, her influence extended throughout the social sciences in Europe and North America—the journal’s vitality a reflection of her judgment and energy, her joy in scholarship, the range of her intellectual interests, and her remarkable openness to new ideas. In touch with leading scholars in anthropology, economics, law, political science, and sociology, she wrote widely on issues of comparison and methodology in numerous essays, many of which were republished in Society and History: Essays by Sylvia L. Thrupp.

Thrupp had made her way in a scholarly world reluctant to grant women permanent positions, battling without bitterness for ideas more than status. Born in Surrey, England, in 1903, she emigrated to British Columbia with her family when she was five. She received her BA from the University of British Columbia in 1925 and her MA in 1928. After teaching in high schools in British Columbia from 1926 to 1928, she went to England, receiving her PhD from the University of London in 1931 and remaining abroad as a postdoctoral fellow until 1935. She was instructor in history at the University of British Columbia from 1935 to 1944 and a special lecturer in history at the University of Toronto the following year. From 1945 to 1968 she was assistant professor and then associate professor of history at the University of Chicago, with visiting professorships at the State University of Iowa and the University of Wisconsin. In 1961 Sylvia was named to the newly established Alice Freeman Palmer Chair at the University Michigan, a chair named for the founding president of Wellesley College, a Michigan alumna.

A fellow of the Royal Historical Society, the Medieval Academy of America, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Thrupp served as president of the Economic History Association in 1973–74 and was received the AHA’s Award for Scholarly Distinction in 1988. She continued her many scholarly projects after her retirement, participating in conferences and maintaining a lively international correspondence filled with characteristic and pointed insights, criticisms, and encouragement.

At the age of 83 she married a fellow medievalist, Joseph R. Strayer, who had retired from Princeton, and spent a happy year with him there before his sudden death. She then moved to California to live with her nephew, Dr. Lauri Thrupp.

Publications and awards can hardly capture, however, the importance of her personal ties to leading scholars in many disciplines, her influence on students and colleagues, her gift for friendship, and the delight of her charm and irrepressible wit. All of that is remembered with gratitude by all who knew her.

Raymond Grew
University of Michigan

Research

  • Medieval England
  • Europe in the Middle Ages
  • Business History

Books

S.L. Thrupp. Society and history: essays. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1977.

S.L. Thrupp. Early medieval society. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1967.

S.L. Thrupp. Change in medieval society: Europe north of the Alps, 1050-1500. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1964. Change in Medieval Society: Europe North of the Alps, 1050-1500

S.L. Thrupp. Millennial dreams in action. The Hague: Mouton, 1962.

S.L. Thrupp. The merchant class of medieval London, 1300-1500. Chicago: U. of Chicago Press, 1948. The Merchant Class of Medieval London, 1300-1500

S.L. Thrupp. The grocers of London: a study of distributive trade. London: , 1933.

S.L. Thrupp. A history of the Cranbrook District in East Kootenay. : , 1929.

Articles/Book Chapters

W. H. Sewell and Thrupp, S. L., “[Marc Bloch and Comparative History]: Comments”, The American Historical Review, vol. 85, p. 847, 1980.

W. H. Sewell and Thrupp, S. L., “Comments”, The American Historical Review, vol. 85, p. 847, 1980.

S. L. Thrupp, “[Besprechung von:] European peasants and their markets. Essays in agrarian economic history. Princeton/N.J. 1975”, Journal of economic literature, vol. 15, pp. 1349-1350, 1977.

S. L. Thrupp and Yengoyan, A. A., “CSSH Notes”, Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 19, pp. 124-127, 1977.

S. L. Thrupp, “Obituary: Lloyd A. Fallers”, Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 17, pp. 509-509, 1975.

S. L. Thrupp, “Comparative Study in the Barnyard”, The Journal of Economic History, vol. 35, pp. 1-7, 1975.

S. L. Thrupp, “Editorial Review of Volume 16”, Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 16, pp. 385-386, 1974.

S. L. Thrupp, “Editorial Review of Volume 15”, Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 15, pp. 393-394, 1973.

S. L. Thrupp, “Editorial Review of Volume 14”, Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 14, pp. 385-386, 1972.

D. Landes, Thrupp, S. L., and Kessinger, T. G., “Comments on Papers by Hohenberg, Mendels, and Mazzaoui”, The Journal of Economic History, vol. 32, pp. 287-297, 1972.

D. Landes, Thrupp, S. L., and Kessinger, T. G., “Comments on paper by Hohenberg, Mendels and Mazzaoui”, The journal of economic history, vol. 32, pp. 287-297, 1972.

S. L. Thrupp, “Editorial Review of Volume 13”, Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 13, pp. 363-364, 1971.

S. L. Thrupp, “Editorial Comment on Volume 12”, Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 12, pp. 475-477, 1970.

S. L. Thrupp, “Ian Weinberg, 1938–69”, Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 11, pp. 480-480, 1969.

S. L. Thrupp, “The Deserted Villages of Oxfordshire. By K. J. Allison, M. W. Beresford, J. G. Hurst, et al. Leicester: The University Press, 1965. Pp. 47. 10s. 6d.The Deserted Villages of Northamptonshire. By K. J. Allison, M. W. Beresford, J. G. Hurst, et al. Leicester”, The Journal of Economic History, vol. 27, pp. 398-398, 1967.

S. L. Thrupp, “Essays on Comparative Institutions . S. N. Eisenstadt”, American Anthropologist, vol. 68, pp. 1524-1525, 1966.

S. L. Thrupp, “Plague Effects in Medieval Europe: Demographic Effects of Plague: A Comment on J. C. Russell's Views”, Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 8, pp. 474-483, 1966.

S. L. Thrupp, “Plague Effects in Medieval Europe”, Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 8, pp. 474-483, 1966.

S. L. Thrupp, “Settlement and Society: A Study of the Early Agrarian History of South Lincolnshire. By H. E. Hallam. Cambridge, Engl: The University Press, 1965. Pp. xx, 277.Tenure and Mobility: Studies in the Social History of the Mediaeval English Village. By J. Ambro”, The Journal of Economic History, vol. 26, pp. 253-255, 1966.

R. A. Y. M. O. N. D. GREW and Thrupp, S. L., “Horizontal History in Search of Vertical Dimensions”, Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 8, pp. 258-264, 1966.

S. L. Thrupp, “The Wardens' Accounts of the Founders' Company, 1497–1681. Edited by Guy Parsloe. London: The Athlone Press, 1964. Pp. lviii, 492. £5 5s”, The Journal of Economic History, vol. 25, pp. 457-457, 1965.

S. L. Thrupp, “The Problem of Replacement-Rates in Late Medieval English Population”, The Economic History Review, vol. 18, pp. 101-119, 1965.

S. L. Thrupp, “Supplement: The Writing of West European History: A Bird's-Eye View of Trends between 1960 and 1964”, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, vol. 359, pp. 157-164, 1965.

S. L. Thrupp, “Plague Effects in Medieval Europe”, Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 8, pp. 474-483, 1965.
R. A. Y. M. O. N. D. GREW, “Horizontal History in Search of Vertical Dimensions (Review Article)”, Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 8, pp. 258-264, 1965.

S. L. Thrupp, “The Writing of West European History: A Bird's-Eye View of Trends between 1960 and 1964”, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, vol. 359, pp. 157-164, 1965.

S. L. Thrupp, “Some Historians on Generalization Louis Gottschalk, ed., Generalization in the Writing of History. A Report of the Committee on Historical Analysis of the Social Science Research Council. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1963. Contributors to the”, Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 7, pp. 98-101, 1964.

S. L. Thrupp, “Tradition and Development: a Choice of Views”, Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 6, pp. 84-92, 1963.

S. L. Thrupp, “Economy and Society in Medieval England”, Journal of British Studies, vol. 2, pp. 1-13, 1962.

S. L. Thrupp, “Reply: Our Objectives”, Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 5, pp. 118-120, 1962.

S. L. Thrupp, “THE CREATIVITY OF CITIES”, Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 4, pp. 53-64, 1961.

S. L. Thrupp, “The Creativity of Cities: A Review Article”, Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 4, pp. 53-64, 1961.

S. L. Thrupp, “Alfred L. Kroeber”, Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 3, pp. 351-352, 1961.

D. Gerhard and Thrupp, S. L., “Comparative Study at Stockholm”, Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 3, pp. 481-483, 1961.

S. L. Thrupp, “Alfred Kroeber”, Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 3, pp. 351-352, 1960.

D. Gerhard, “Comparative Study at Stockholm”, Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 3, pp. 481-483, 1960.

S. L. Thrupp, “Hierarchy, Illusion and Social Mobility”, Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 2, pp. 126-128, 1959.

S. L. Thrupp, “Editorial”, Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 1, pp. 1-4, 1958.

S. L. Thrupp, “Comparative Studies in Society and History”, Political Research, Organization and Design, vol. 1, p. 26, 1958.

S. L. Thrupp, “9. "Comparative Studies in Society and History": 1. Nature and influence of national groups of intellectuals, Professional groups, officials, etc. 2. Aristocracies 3. Peasantries 4. Social mobility throughout a region or nation 5. Economic Life 6. The Wor”, Political Research, Organization and Design : PROD (pre-1986), vol. 1, p. 26, 1958.

S. L. Thrupp, “9. "Comparative Studies in Society and History"”, American Behavioral Scientist, vol. 1, pp. 26-28, 1958.

S. L. Thrupp, “The Role of Comparison in the Development of Economic Theory”, The Journal of Economic History, vol. 17, pp. 554-570, 1957.

S. L. Thrupp, “A Survey of the Alien Population of England in 1440”, Speculum, vol. 32, pp. 262-273, 1957.

S. L. Thrupp, “Agriculture The Lost Villages of England. By Maurice Beresford. London: Lutterworth Press; New York: Philosophical Library, Inc., 1954. Pp. 445. 45s”, The Journal of Economic History, vol. 15, pp. 78-79, 1955.

S. L. Thrupp, “Change and History: a Study of the Dated Distributions of Technological Innovations in England. By Margaret T. Hodgen. (Viking Fund Publications in Anthropology, Number 18.) New York: Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc., 1952. Pp. 32”, The Journal of Economic History, vol. 14, pp. 188-190, 1954.

S. L. Thrupp, “The British Isles Taxation in Medieval England. By Sidney Knox Mitchell. Edited by Sidney Painter. [Yale Historical Publications. Studies, Vol. XV.] New Haven: Yale University Press, 1951. Pp. 413. $5.00”, The Journal of Economic History, vol. 12, pp. 312-313, 1952.

S. L. Thrupp, “The Idea of Usury: From Tribal Brotherhood to Universal Otherhood. By Benjamin N. Nelson. [History of Ideas Series, No. 3.] Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1949. Pp. xxi, 258. $3.00”, The Journal of Economic History, vol. 10, pp. 248-248, 1950.

A. H. Cole and Thrupp, S. L., “Entrepreneurial Theory and the Middle Ages”, Explorations in Entrepreneurial History, vol. 2, p. 159, 1950.

S. L. Thrupp, “The English Government at Work, 1327–1336. Edited by William A. Morris and Joseph R. Strayer. [Volume II, Fiscal Administration.] Cambridge, Mass.: The Mediaeval Academy of America, 1947. Publication No. 48. Pp. viii, 280. $5.00”, The Journal of Economic History, vol. 8, pp. 93-93, 1948.

S. L. Thrupp, “Calendar of Plea and Memoranda Rolls Preserved among the Archives of the Corporation of the City of London at the Guildhall ad. 1413-1437. Edited by A. H. Thomas. Cambridge: The University Press, 1943. Pp. xli, 369. $3.75”, The Journal of Economic History, vol. 6, pp. 106-107, 1946.

S. L. Thrupp, “The Medieval Gild System. By George Clune. Dublin: Browne and Nolan, 1943. Pp. xix, 300. 7s. 6d”, The Journal of Economic History, vol. 5, pp. 130-131, 1945.

S. L. Thrupp, “The Problem of Conservatism in Fifteenth-Century England”, Speculum, vol. 18, pp. 363-368, 1943.

S. L. Thrupp, “An Economic History oj England. By Frederick C. Dietz. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1942. Pp. v, 616. $3.00”, The Journal of Economic History, vol. 3, pp. 94-97, 1943.

S. L. Thrupp, “Medieval Gilds Reconsidered”, Journal of Economic History, vol. 2, p. 164, 1942.

S. L. Thrupp, “Social Control in the Medieval Town”, The Journal of Economic History, vol. 1, pp. 39-52, 1941.

S. L. Thrupp, “The Pedigree and Prospects of Local History”, British Columbia Historical Quarterly, vol. 4, p. 253, 1940.

Additional

S. L. Thrupp, “The English Wool Trade in the Middle Ages”, Speculum, vol. 53. pp. 826-827, 1978.

S. L. Thrupp, “PARKER, WILLIAM N. AND JONES, ERIC L., eds. European peasants and their markets: Essays in agrarian economic history (Book Review)”, Journal of Economic Literature, vol. 15. p. 1349, 1977.

S. L. Thrupp, “JOHN HATCHER. "Rural Economy and Society in the Duchy of Cornwall, 1300-1500" (Book Review)”, American Historical Review, vol. 78. p. 418, 1973.

S. L. Thrupp, “Studies in the Medieval Wine Trade”, Speculum, vol. 48. pp. 369-370, 1973.

S. L. Thrupp, “Rural Economy and Society in the Duchy of Cornwall, 1300-1500”, The American Historical Review, vol. 78. pp. 418-419, 1973.

S. L. Thrupp, “The Economy of Early Renaissance Europe 1300-1460”, Speculum, vol. 46. pp. 174-175, 1971.

S. L. Thrupp, “Le Salariat Dans L'Artisanat Parisien Aux XIII^e-XV^e Siecles: Etude sur Le marche de la main-d'Oeuvre au moyen age”, The American Historical Review, vol. 75. pp. 834-835, 1970.

S. L. Thrupp, “The Country Gentry in the Fourteenth Century: With Special Reference to the Heraldic Rolls of Arms”, The American Historical Review, vol. 75. pp. 1438-1439, 1970.

S. L. Thrupp, “A Mediterranean Society: The Jewish Communities of the Arab World as Portrayed in the Documents of the Cairo Geniza. Volume I: Economic Foundations”, Journal of the American Oriental Society, vol. 89. pp. 275-277, 1969.

S. L. Thrupp, “Goitein: "A Mediterranean Society: the Jewish Communities of the Arab World as Portrayed in the Documents of the Cairo Geniza". Vol. I: "Economic Foundations" (Book Review)”, American Oriental Society, Journal, vol. 89. p. 275, 1969.

S. L. Thrupp, “The Deserted Villages of Oxfordshire”, The Journal of Economic History, vol. 27. pp. 398-398, 1967.

S. L. Thrupp, “Finances et comptabilité urbaines du XIIIe au XVIe siècle”, Speculum, vol. 42. pp. 371-371, 1967.

S. L. Thrupp, “The English Fur Trade in the Later Middle Ages”, The American Historical Review, vol. 72. pp. 1372-1373, 1967.

S. L. Thrupp, “Settlement and Society: A Study of the Early Agrarian History of South Lincolnshire”, The Journal of Economic History, vol. 26. pp. 253-255, 1966.

S. L. Thrupp, “The Wardens' Accounts of the Founders' Company, 1497-1681”, The Journal of Economic History, vol. 25. pp. 457-457, 1965.

S. L. Thrupp, “Book Review:Medieval People. Eileen Power”, American Journal of Sociology, vol. 70. p. 112, 1964.

S. L. Thrupp, “England's Export Trade 1275-1547”, Speculum, vol. 39. pp. 507-508, 1964.

S. L. Thrupp, “POWER, EILEEN. Medieval People (Book Review)”, American Journal of Sociology, vol. 70. p. 112, 1964.

S. L. Thrupp, “Medieval People”, American Journal of Sociology, vol. 70. pp. 112-112, 1964.

S. L. Thrupp, “Review of Louis Gottschalk, ed., "Generalization in the Writing of History" (Book Review)”, Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 7. pp. 98-101, 1964.

S. L. Thrupp, “Some Historians on Generalization”, Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 7. pp. 98-101, 1964.

S. L. Thrupp, “Skipper from Leith: The History of Robert Barton of Over Barnton”, Speculum, vol. 38. pp. 654-654, 1963.

S. L. Thrupp, “Late Ancient and Medieval Population”, Speculum, vol. 34. pp. 509-510, 1959.

S. L. Thrupp, “The Scholastic Analysis of Usury”, The Economic History Review, vol. 11. pp. 553-554, 1959.

S. L. Thrupp, “Mediaeval England: An Aerial Survey”, Speculum, vol. 33. pp. 523-523, 1958.

S. L. Thrupp, “Book Review:Studies in the Agrarian History of England in the Thirteenth Century E. A. Kosminsky”, Journal of Political Economy, vol. 65. p. 549, 1957.

S. L. Thrupp, “Martin, G. H. The Early Court Rolls of the Borough of Ipswich”, Speculum. p. 183, 1957.

S. L. Thrupp, “The Estates of the Higher Nobility in Fourteenth Century England”, Speculum, vol. 32. pp. 838-840, 1957.

S. L. Thrupp, “Studies in the Agrarian History of England in the Thirteenth Century”, Journal of Political Economy, vol. 65. pp. 549-550, 1957.

S. L. Thrupp, “The Early Court Rolls of the Borough of Ipswich”, Speculum, vol. 32. pp. 183-183, 1957.

S. L. Thrupp, “Holmes, G. A. The Estates of the Higher Nobility in Fourteenth-Century England”, Speculum. p. 838, 1957.

S. L. Thrupp, “The Expansion of Elizabethan England”, The Journal of Economic History, vol. 16. pp. 440-441, 1956.

S. L. Thrupp, “England and the Salt Trade in the Later Middle Ages”, Speculum, vol. 31. pp. 139-140, 1956.

S. L. Thrupp, “The Great Red Book of Bristol”, Speculum, vol. 31. pp. 209-210, 1956.

S. L. Thrupp, “Western Europe in the Middle Ages: A Short History”, Speculum, vol. 31. pp. 208-209, 1956.

S. L. Thrupp, “The Lost Villages of England”, The Journal of Economic History, vol. 15. pp. 78-79, 1955.

S. L. Thrupp, “Medieval Merchant Venturers”, Speculum, vol. 30. pp. 467-467, 1955.

S. L. Thrupp, “Bridbury, A. R. England and the Salt Trade in the Later Middle Ages”, Speculum. p. 139, 1955.

S. L. Thrupp, “Commerces et Merchands de Toulouse vers 1350-vers 1450”, Speculum, vol. 30. pp. 132-133, 1955.

S. L. Thrupp, “Carus-Wilson, E. M. Medieval Merchant Venturers”, Speculum. p. 467, 1955.

S. L. Thrupp, “Book Review:North Country Life in the Eighteenth Century: The North East, 1700-1750. Edward Hughes”, American Journal of Sociology, vol. 60. p. 102, 1954.

S. L. Thrupp, “HUGHES, EDWARD. North Country Life in the Eighteenth Century (Book Review)”, American Journal of Sociology, vol. 60. p. 102, 1954.

S. L. Thrupp, “Book Review:Le Commerce maritime normand a la fin du moyen age Michel Mollat”, Journal of Political Economy, vol. 62. p. 365, 1954.

S. L. Thrupp, “Change and History: A Study of the Dated Distributions of Technological Innovations in England”, The Journal of Economic History, vol. 14. pp. 188-190, 1954.

S. L. Thrupp, “POSTAN, M., and RICH, E. E. (eds.). The Cambridge Economic History of Europe, Vol. II: Trade and Industry in the Middle Ages (Book Review)”, American Journal of Sociology, vol. 59. p. 486, 1954.

S. L. Thrupp, “Le Commerce maritime normand à la fin du moyen âge”, Journal of Political Economy, vol. 62. pp. 365-365, 1954.

S. L. Thrupp, “Book Review:The Cambridge Economic Histoy of Europe, Vol. II: Trade and Industry in the Middle Ages. M. Postan, E. E. Rich; Feudal Order. Marion Gibbs”, American Journal of Sociology, vol. 59. p. 486, 1954.

S. L. Thrupp, “North Country Life in the Eighteenth Century: The North East, 1700-1750”, American Journal of Sociology, vol. 60. pp. 102-102, 1954.

S. L. Thrupp, “The Cambridge Economic Histoy of Europe, Vol. II: Trade and Industry in the Middle Ages”, American Journal of Sociology, vol. 59. pp. 486-487, 1954.

S. L. Thrupp, “POSTAN, M., and RICH, E. E. (eds.). The Cambridge Economic History of Europe, Vol. II: Trade and Industry in the Middle Ages (Book Review)”, American Journal of Sociology, vol. 59. p. 486, 1953.

S. L. Thrupp, “Doris M. Stenton, English Society in the Early Middle Ages (Book Review)”, Speculum; a Journal of Mediaeval Studies, vol. 28. p. 202, 1953.

S. L. Thrupp, “English Society in the Early Middle Ages”, Speculum, vol. 28. pp. 202-203, 1953.

S. L. Thrupp, “H. P. R. Finberg, Tavistock Abbey: A Study in the Social and Economic History of Devon (Book Review)”, Speculum; a Journal of Mediaeval Studies, vol. 27. p. 378, 1952.

S. L. Thrupp, “Taxation in Medieval England”, The Journal of Economic History, vol. 12. pp. 312-313, 1952.

S. L. Thrupp, “Tavistock Abbey: A Study in the Social and Economic History of Devon”, Speculum, vol. 27. pp. 378-380, 1952.

S. L. Thrupp, “The Idea of Usury: From Tribal Brotherhood to Universal Otherhood”, The Journal of Economic History, vol. 10. pp. 248-248, 1950.

S. L. Thrupp, “Finberg, H. P. R. Tavistock Abbey: A Study in the Social and Economic History of Devon”, Speculum. p. 378, 1950.

S. L. Thrupp, “LESTOCQUOY. Patriciens du Moyen-Age: Les Dynasties Bourgeoises d'Arras du XIe au XVe Siècle (Book Review)”, Economic History Review, vol. 2. p. 89, 1949.

S. L. Thrupp, “BURWASH, DOROTHY. English Merchant Shipping, 1460-1540 (Book Review)”, Canadian Journal of Economics and Political Science, vol. 15. p. 269, 1949.

S. L. Thrupp, “English Merchant Shipping, 1460-1540”, The Canadian Journal of Economics and Political Science / Revue canadienne d'Economique et de Science politique, vol. 15. pp. 269-270, 1949.

S. L. Thrupp, “Medieval Towns”, The Economic History Review, vol. 2. pp. 89-90, 1949.

S. L. Thrupp, “Book Review:The British People (1746-1946). G. D. H. Cole, Raymond Postgate”, American Journal of Sociology, vol. 54. p. 262, 1948.

S. L. Thrupp, “COLE, G.D.H., and POSTGATE, RAYMOND. The British People (Book Review)”, American Journal of Sociology, vol. 54. p. 262, 1948.

S. L. Thrupp, “The English Government at Work, 1327-1336”, The Journal of Economic History, vol. 8. pp. 93-93, 1948.

S. L. Thrupp, “The Merchant Class of Medieval London. (Book Review)”, American Sociological Review, vol. 13. p. 792, 1948.

S. L. Thrupp, “The British People (1746-1946)”, American Journal of Sociology, vol. 54. pp. 262-262, 1948.

S. L. Thrupp, “Calendar of Plea and Memoranda Rolls Preserved among the Archives of the Corporation of the City of London at the Guildhall a.d. 1413-1437”, The Journal of Economic History, vol. 6. pp. 106-107, 1946.

S. L. Thrupp, “Book Review:England in the Eighteen-Eighties: Towards a Social Basis for Freedom. Helen Merrell Lynd”, American Journal of Sociology, vol. 51. p. 159, 1945.

S. L. Thrupp, “England in the Eighteen-Eighties: Towards a Social Basis for Freedom”, American Journal of Sociology, vol. 51. pp. 159-160, 1945.

S. L. Thrupp, “LYND, HELEN MERRELL. England in the Eighteen-eighties: Towards a Social Basis for Freedom (Book Review)”, American Journal of Sociology, vol. 51. p. 159, 1945.

S. L. Thrupp, “The Medieval Gild System”, The Journal of Economic History, vol. 5. pp. 130-131, 1945.

S. L. Thrupp, “MOWAT, R.B., and SLOSSON, PRESTON. History of the English-speaking Peoples (Book Review)”, American Journal of Sociology, vol. 50. p. 154, 1944.

S. L. Thrupp, “History of the English-Speaking Peoples”, American Journal of Sociology, vol. 50. pp. 154-154, 1944.

S. L. Thrupp, “Book Review:History of the English-Speaking Peoples. R. B. Mowat, Preston Slosson”, American Journal of Sociology, vol. 50. p. 154, 1944.

S. L. Thrupp, “Book Review:A Short History of Civilization. Henry S. Lucas”, American Journal of Sociology, vol. 49. p. 278, 1943.

S. L. Thrupp, “LUCAS, HENRY S. A Short History of Civilization (Book Review)”, American Journal of Sociology, vol. 49. p. 278, 1943.

S. L. Thrupp, “A Short History of Civilization”, American Journal of Sociology, vol. 49. pp. 278-278, 1943.

S. L. Thrupp, “An Economic History of England”, The Journal of Economic History, vol. 3. pp. 94-97, 1943.

S. L. Thrupp, “The Minutes of the Hudson's Bay Company, 1671-74 (Book Review)”, British Columbia Historical Quarterly, vol. 7. p. 301, 1943.