The collection is composed of: lecture notes and notes of reading on British, European, and Roman history.
Lectures and Notes of Professor Sir George Walter Prothero (1848-1922)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
George Walter Prothero was born on 14 October 1848 in Wiltshire. He was educated at Eton and studied at King's College, Cambridge and at the University of Bonn. He became an Assistant Master at Eton and then Lecturer at the Universities of Nottingham and Leicester. In 1876 he became a Lecturer in History and Tutor at King's College and in 1894 he was appointed Professor of History at Edinburgh University. Between 1901 and 1905 he was President of the Royal Historical Society. Prothero lectured in Cambridge, in Boston, at Johns Hopkins, and in Oxford. In 1916 he was Governor of Holloway College, and between 1918 and 1919 he was the Director of the Historical Section at the Foreign Office. After the end of the First World War, Prothero was a member of the British Peace Delegation, 1919. His publications include Life and times of Simon de Montfort (1877), Memoir of Henry Bradshaw (1889), and German policy before the war (1916). Professor Sir George Walter Prothero died on 10 July 1922.
Conditions Governing Access
Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.
Presented by the Royal Historical Society, 1935.
The biographical/administrative history was compiled using the following material: (1) Who was who 1916-1928. 3rd edition. London: Adam and Charles Black, 1962.
Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.
Other Finding Aids
Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.
Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.