Bellot Papers

Scope and Content

The papers concern the Department of American History at University College London from 1923 to 1967. Included is correspondence, press cuttings, notes, full texts and handouts for the Watson Chair lectures, and texts (not full) plus handouts for Commonwealth Fund lectures given by visiting professors.

Administrative / Biographical History

Hugh Hale Bellot was born in January 1890 and attended Bedales School and Lincoln College Oxford. From 1915 to 1918 he was a temporary master at Battersea Polytechnic Secondary School and Bedales School and also a temporary clerk for H.M. Customs and Excise. Bellot was a Lecturer in History at University College London from 1921 to 1926. He then went to the University of Manchester where he was Reader in Modern History from 1927 to 1930. He was Commonwealth Fund Professor of American History at the University of London from 1930 to 1955. In his lifetime Bellot was Professor Emeritus of American History in the University of London, Fellow of University College London and Honorary Fellow of Lincoln College Oxford. Bellot's publications include literature on the study of American History and on the history of University College London. He died in February 1969.


The papers are arranged in the following sections: American fellowships (Ref: A); study of American history (Ref: B); Watson Chair lectures (Ref: C); USA (Ref: D); miscellaneous (Ref: E); Department of American History (Ref: F); lecture tours (Ref: G); Anglo-American Conference of Historians (Ref: H).

Access Information

Certain restrictions apply

The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking. Some sections are restricted. Please contact Special Collections for further information.

Acquisition Information

Presented via A Taylor Milne, Bellot's literary executor, in 1969.

Other Finding Aids

Handlist at University College London Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal copyright restrictions apply.