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Butterfield : correspondence and papers relating to Hinton's preparation of a bibliography of Butterfield's works.

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Reference Code: GBR/0273/BUTTERFIELD

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The bibliography was printed in J. H. Elliott and H. G. Koenigsberger, edd., 'The diversity of history: essays in honour of Sir Herbert Butterfield' (Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1970) pp. 315-25.


  • 1968 - 1970

Biographical / Historical

Herbert Butterfield was born on 7 October 1900 at Oxenhope, nr Keighley, Yorks, son of Albert Butterfield of 17 Woodhouse Terrace, Oxenhope. Educated at Keighley Trade and Grammar School. Admitted to Peterhouse January 1919, and began residence on 7 October 1919. Matriculated 21 Oct. 1919. Entrance Scholar in history. B.A. (1:2, History, Part I; 1921; 1:1, History Part II, 1922). M.A. 1926. Several college scholarships. Members' Prize (English Essay) 1922; Le Bas Prize, 1923. Charles Abercrombie Smith Student (for research in history, 1923, but resigned on election to fellowship. Prince Consort Prize, 1924; Seeley Medal, 1924. Jane Eliza Procter Visiting Fellowship at Princeton, 1924. Fellow of Peterhouse, 1923-55, Librarian, 1925-47; Master, 1955-1968; Hon. Fellow, 1968-79. Professor of Modern History, 1944-63; Regius Professor of Modern History, 1963-68; Vice-Chancellor, 1959-61. Hon. LL.D. (Aberdeen); Hon. D.Litt. (National University of Ireland, Hong Kong, Hull, Warwick and Bonn); Hon. Litt.D. (Harvard, Columbia, Sheffield and Manchester); Hon. D.Lit. (Belfast and London). F.B.A. Knighted, 1968. Died 20 July 1979. For further details see Brendan Simms, ‘Butterfield, Sir Herbert (1900–1979)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [, accessed 10 March 2015] Raymond William (Bill) King Hinton (18 Sept. 1920 - April 2001) was admitted to Peterhouse in 1938, served in the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment during World War II, resumed residence in 1946, proceeded B.A. in 1947 and Ph.D. In 1950. He taught at Reading University from 1948 to 1952 when he returned to Peterhouse as a Fellow. He was Ward Librarian from 1961 to 1981. For accounts of him see 'Peterhouse Annual Record, 2000/2001' pp. 198-201.


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MS 963.1-2


Butterfield, Herbert, knight; Hinton, Raymond William King

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