Rotton Papers

Scope and Content

Letter from Horace Walpole, later 4th Earl of Orford, to an unknown man. With related correspondence, notes and newspaper cuttings about Walpole.

Administrative / Biographical History

Rotton was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1860. From 1869 to 1876 he was Legal Assistant to the Medical Department of the Local Government Board, becoming Legal Adviser in 1883. He was a member of the Council of University College London, 1869-1906, and Vice-President of the Senate in 1878 and 1882. Rotton was knighted in 1899. He died on 9 April 1926.

Access Information


The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Acquisition Information

Found in a volume of Walpole's letters in the Sir John Rotton Library, left to University College London by Sir John Rotton in 1926 and including in particular works on the eighteenth century.

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