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The Papers of Sir George Walter Prothero

Title The Papers of Sir George Walter Prothero
Reference GBR/0272/PP/GWP
(former reference: Misc. 77)
Creator Prothero, Sir George Walter
Covering Dates 1872–1970
Extent and Medium 19 volumes and 1 item; paper
Repository King's College Archive Centre, Cambridge
Content and context

George Walter Prothero came up to King's College from Eton in 1868 to study Classics. He was elected a Fellow of the College in 1872 and after two years spent at Eton and in Bonn, he returned to Cambridge in 1874. From this period he held various posts within the College and the University until his appointment as Professor of History at the University of Edinburgh. From 1899 he lived in London, promoting historical studies. He was President of the Royal Historical Society and editor of the Cambridge Modern History series. He died on 10 July 1922.

For further biographical information see: King's College, Cambridge, 'Annual Report', 1922, p. 2.

The papers contain diaries of Prothero's private and public life within the Universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh and in London from the start of his fellowship at King's College until his death, 1872-1922; travel diaries for the United States, 1909-10, Germany, Russia and Austria, 1914 and France, 1916; address and visitors' books, 1890-1915; author index to the Quarterly Review, 1895-1921.

The papers were given to King's College by Mr C. W. Crawley, 25 Feb. 1988.

Access and Use

For copyright information please contact the Archivist at Archive Centre, King's College, Cambridge, CB2 1ST

Please cite as King's College Archive Centre, Cambridge, The Papers of Sir George Walter Prothero, GWP

Index Terms
Prothero, Sir George Walter (1848-1922) Knight, historian
King's/PP/GWP contains:
1 Journals.
13 volumes; paper.
1872–1922
2 Travel journals.
3 volumes; paper.
1909–1916
3 Notebooks.
3 volumes; paper.
1890–1921
X Extra Material.
1 item; paper.
1969–1970

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