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King's/PP contains:
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PFR The Papers of Philip FitzHugh Radcliffe
POP The Papers of Hugh and Brynhild (Olivier) Popham
PWA The Papers of Peter William Avery
RBB The Papers of Richard Bevan Braithwaite
RCB The Papers of Rupert Chawner Brooke
REB The Papers of Ronald Edmond Balfour
REF The Papers of Roger Eliot Fry
REL The Papers of Brigadier Robert E. ('Bobby') Loder
REM Papers Associated with R. E. Macpherson
RFK The Papers of Richard Ferdinand Kahn
RNL The Papers of Rosamond Nina Lehmann
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The Papers of Ronald Edmond Balfour

Title The Papers of Ronald Edmond Balfour
Reference GBR/0272/PP/REB
(former reference: Misc. 5, Misc. 34/41)
Creator Balfour, Ronald Edmond (1904 - 1945)
Covering Dates 1920–2004 (And undated.)
Extent and Medium 9 boxes; paper, photographic print and negative
Repository King's College Archive Centre, Cambridge
Content and context

Ronald Edmond Balfour (1904-1945) was educated at Eton and King's, matriculating in 1922. He was elected a Fellow of the College in 1928 and Lecturer in History in 1930. During the Second World War he held administrative posts with the French section of the Ministry of Information, then worked in Winchester and York interviewing recruits, and finally with the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives section of Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF). He died in a shell-burst, while rescuing altarpieces from a church in Cleves (Kleve) on 10th March 1945. He bequeathed his personal library of 8,000 books to be divided between the University Library and the College Library.

For further biographical information the reader is directed to Balfour's obituary in the King's College Annual Report, 1945.

Throughout this catalogue the name of Ronald Edmond Balfour has been abbreviated to REB.

The papers contain press cuttings, articles, research notes and other material relating to Balfour's academic career, postcards and photographs from his travels, material from REB's time during World War II and a small collection of correspondence.

The papers previously catalogued as Misc. 5/1-9 were bequeathed to the College upon Balfour's death in 1945. There have been subsequent deposits in 2005 and 2006.

Access and Use

Please cite as King's College Archive Centre, Cambridge, The Papers of Ronald Edmond Balfour, REB

Further information

A hard-copy version of the catalogue is available in the Archive Centre reading room.

Catalogue completed in November 2008.

Index Terms
Balfour, Ronald Edmond (1904-1945) historian
King's/PP/REB contains:
1 Academic papers.
47 files; paper.
1920–1941
2 Correspondence.
30 files; paper.
1927–1945
3 Work for the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF).
21 files; paper.
1939–1945
4 Personal papers.
15 files; paper and photographic print.
1910–1944
5 Photographs, postcards and prints.
4 boxes; paper, photographic print and negative.
1920–1945
6 Posthumous material.
30 files; paper and photographic print.
1945–2004
7 Papers of other members of the Balfour Family.
1 file; paper.
1938

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