Prothero Collection

The Collection

Approximately 1,100 pamphlets in 93 boxes and bound volumes, dating chiefly from the early twentieth century and relating primarily to the social, economic and political history of England and Europe during the period 1880-1914. They include several volumes of ecclesiastical pamphlets with an Anglican emphasis, as well as groups of pamphlets on specific themes such as Vatican decrees, Irish home rule, Toynbee Hall appointments, women’s suffrage and university reform.

 

The collector

Historian and sometime President of the Royal Historical Society Sir George Prothero (1848-1922; see ODNB).

 

Acquisition

Donated by the Royal Historical Society in 1935.

 

Access

Catalogued online on the Card Catalogue. The collection is held off-site and material requires 48 hours (excluding weekends) to be fetched.