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The Papers of Professor Robert S. Hutton

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HUTT

Scope and Contents

The papers relate to the work done by Professor and Mrs Hutton in caring for Jewish, Polish, Czech and other children who were brought to Cambridge from Europe in 1939 as refugees from Nazi persecution and also in attempting to secure release from internment, jobs and educational openings for adult refugees. As well as the case-histories, which comprise the bulk of the collection, are pamphlets, reports and cuttings about the Nazi regime across Europe. There are also first-hand accounts of experiences at this time.


  • Creation: 1931 - 1958

Conditions Governing Access

Parts of this collection are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Closures are clearly marked.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers wishing to publish excerpts from the papers must obtain prior permission from the copyright holder and should seek advice from Archives Centre staff.

Biographical / Historical

Professor Robert Salmon Hutton was born 28 November 1876. He was a lecturer in Electro-Chemistry at Manchester University, 1900-1908, and was Goldsmiths' Professor of Metallurgy, Cambridge University, 1931-1944. In 1912 he married Sibyl, one of the daughters of Sir Arthur Schuster, and they had two children. The Huttons worked for the Society for the Protection of Science and Learning. At the outbreak of World War II the society transferred to Cambridge. Hutton was on the committee, he was also Honorary Secretary and later Honorary Treasurer. Hutton died 5 August 1970.


19 file(s)

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Other Finding Aids

A copy of this finding aid is available for consultation at Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge and the National Register of Archives, London.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was deposited at Churchill Archives Centre by Mr D Hutton, the son of Mrs Hutton and Professor R S Hutton, in December 1984.

Related Materials

The John Rylands University Library of Manchester also has a collection of papers relating to Hutton's metallurgy work (ref. GB 0133 HUT).


This collection and file description was prepared by Louise King of Churchill Archives Centre in November 2005 using information from the original catalogue (1986).


Hutton, Robert Salmon, 1876-1970, professor of metallurgy

2005-08-02 11:17:34+00:00
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Repository Details

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