Harry H. Eckstein, emeritus professor of politics,
died in Newport Beach, Calif., on June 22. He retired from
the University in 1980.
Lawrence Stone, 79, Dodge Professor of History,
Emeritus, died on June 16. A social historian, he described
his research interests as spanning "the turbulent centuries
that carried England from the War of the Roses through the
Tudor regime to the Cromwellian Revolution and beyond into
the 18th century."
Born in England, Stone studied at the Charterhouse
School, the Sorbonne and Christ Church, Oxford University. A
lieutenant in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve from 1940 to
1945, he received his BA and MA degrees from Oxford in 1946
and taught there until 1962.
A member of the Institute for Advanced Study in 1960-61,
he came to Princeton as Dodge Professor in 1963. In 1968 he
was named founding director of the Shelby Cullom Davis
Center for Historical Studies, which was established to
stimulate intellectual exchange both within the History
Department and between the department and visiting scholars.
He transferred to emeritus status in 1990.
"When Lawrence Stone arrived in Princeton and unpacked
his intellectual baggage, he released a fresh set of ideas,
which are still buzzing in the air, not merely here but
everywhere in the country," said colleague Robert Darnton,
Davis Professor of European History.
Stone's publications include The Causes of the English
Revolution, 1529-1642 (1972), The Family, Sex and
Marriage in England 1500-1800 (1977), An Open Elite?
England, 1540-1880 (with J. C. Fawtier Stone, 1984),
Uncertain Unions: Marriage in England 1660-1753
(1992) and Broken Lives: Marital Separation and
Divorce in England 1660-1857 (1993). He also wrote
Sculpture in Britain: The Middle Ages (1955).
A member of the American Philosophical Society and the
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Stone was a
corresponding fellow of the British Academy. In 1976 he was
awarded Princeton's first annual Howard T. Behrman Award for
distinguished achievement in the humanities. He received
honorary degrees from a number of universities, including
Princeton, Chicago, Edinburgh and Oxford.
Surviving are his wife Jeanne and two children, Elizabeth
Zimansky and Robert Stone. A memorial service will be
held at 2:00 pm, October 1, in the University Chapel.
Marianne Pasley, 50, clerical assistant in the
Library, died on July 22. With the University since 1998,
she is survived by her mother, Jeanne Messer.