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Temperley : notes on his lectures and letter to him.

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Reference Code: GBR/0273/TEMPERLEY


  • 1910-01-27 - 1937-01-23

Biographical / Historical

Harold William Vazeille Temperley was admitted to King's College on 30 Sept. 1898. 3rd son of Ernest Temperley (and Marion daughter of Rev. Thomas Wildman). Born at. 2 Newnham Terrace, Cambridge, 20 Apr. 1879. School: Sherborne School. Matriculated Michaelmas Term, 1898. Scholar 1900; HistoryTripos, Pt I, 1st Class 1900; Pt II, 1st Class(1901); BA 1901; Gladstone Prize 1901; Members' Prize 1901; Allen Scholar 1903; Seeley Medal: 1904; Prince Consort Prize 1904; MA 1906; LittD 1925. Fellow of Peterhouse 1904-38; Master: 1938-9. Hon. DLitt Durham ; Hon. LLD St Andrews, 1927. F.B.A., 1927. Lecturer in History at Leeds University, 1904-5. Reader in Modern History at Cambridge, 1919-30; Professor of Modern History, 1930-9. Lecturer at Harvard University, 1911-12 and 1914; at the London School of Economics, 1913. Served in the Great War, 1914-19 (Capt., Fife and Forfar Yeomanry; at the Dardanelles and Salonika; General Staff Officer, 1918; mentioned twice in despatches; Officer, Order of the Crown of Roumania, with Swords; Order of the White Eagle, 5th Class, with Swords ( Serbia); O.B.E. 1920). At the Peace Conference and in Montenegro. Sometime assistant attaché to Serbia. British Representative on the Albanian Frontier Commission, 1921. President of the International Historical Conference, 1933-5. Married (1) July 19, 1913, Gladys, youngest daughter of Job Bradford, Barrister; (2) July 2, 1929, in Johannesburg, his cousin, Dorothy Vazeille, daughter of the Rev. Arthur Temperley (1871). Author,' Life of George Canning'; 'Senates and Upper Chambers'; 'Frederick the Great and Kaiser Joseph'; 'Foreign Policy of Canning'; 'Diary of Princess Lieven', etc. Edited,' History of Peace Conference of Paris', vols. I-VI; and, with George Peabody Gooch, 'British Documents on the Origins of the War'. Died July 11, 1939, in Peterhouse. (T. A. Walker, 659; King's Coll. Reg., 288; Schoolmasters' Directories; Who was Who; Cambridge Review, Oct. 14, 1939; The Times, July 12, 1939.) John D. Fair, 'Harold Temperley: A Scholar and Romantic in the Public Realm' (University of Delaware Press, 1992)


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MSS 470, 470a-b

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Temperley, Harold William Vazeille

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