Research papers of Evelyn Procter

Scope and Content

Working notes and research paper include notebooks containing transcriptions of published and unpublished documents from the 'Archivo de la Corona de Aragon' on relations between Castille and Aragon (1213-1285); MS lecture notes on 'Representative Assemblies in Spain and France in the 13th and 14th centuries'; MS studies with notes on documents on relations of Castille and Aragon with Navarre (1234-1254), relations between Alphonso X of Castille and Pedro III of Aragon (1276-1284) and the sources for the history of the Castilian chancery; notes on the 'Use and Custody of the Sello de la Poridad in Castille, 1254-1364'.

Administrative / Biographical History

Evelyn Emma Stefanos Procter was born on 6 June 1897 in Hertfordshire. Educated at Somerville College, Oxford, she subsequently spent two years teaching at St Felix School in Southwold before she was elected Mary Somerville Research Fellow at her old college in 1921. She was appointed a tutor at St Hugh's College, Oxford, in 1925, and a university lecturer in medieval European history in 1933. In 1946 she became Principal of St Hugh's, a position she held until 1962.

Procter specialised in the history of medieval Spain and during the course of her work visited archives in Madrid, Barcelona, Pamplona and Lisbon. In Madrid she was the first woman to be admitted to the Archivo Histórico Nacional and to the Biblioteca Naciona. Her published works included 'Alfonso X of Castile, Patron of Literature and Learning' in 1951 and 'Curia and Cortes in Leon and Castile, 1072-1295' in 1980. She also wrote four chapters intended for a history of St Hugh's and this was incorporated after her death into 'St Hugh's: One Hundred Years of Women's Education in Oxford.'

She died on 22 March 1980.

Conditions Governing Access

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws. 24 hours' notice is required to access photographic material.

Acquisition Information

The archive was transferred to the Borthwick Institute from the University of York Library in 1984.

Note

Evelyn Emma Stefanos Procter was born on 6 June 1897 in Hertfordshire. Educated at Somerville College, Oxford, she subsequently spent two years teaching at St Felix School in Southwold before she was elected Mary Somerville Research Fellow at her old college in 1921. She was appointed a tutor at St Hugh's College, Oxford, in 1925, and a university lecturer in medieval European history in 1933. In 1946 she became Principal of St Hugh's, a position she held until 1962.

Procter specialised in the history of medieval Spain and during the course of her work visited archives in Madrid, Barcelona, Pamplona and Lisbon. In Madrid she was the first woman to be admitted to the Archivo Histórico Nacional and to the Biblioteca Naciona. Her published works included 'Alfonso X of Castile, Patron of Literature and Learning' in 1951 and 'Curia and Cortes in Leon and Castile, 1072-1295' in 1980. She also wrote four chapters intended for a history of St Hugh's and this was incorporated after her death into 'St Hugh's: One Hundred Years of Women's Education in Oxford.'

She died on 22 March 1980.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript finding aid, to file level, is available for consultation in the searchroom of the Borthwick Institute.

Archivist's Note

Created by S. A. Shearn, 04.04.17.

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Custodial History

This archive forms part of the University Library Manuscripts collection.

Accruals

Further accruals are not expected.

Additional Information

Published

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Geographical Names