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A collection of letters to Lord Acton, nearly all relating to the Cambridge Modern History. The principal correspondent is his co-editor W.A.J. Archbold; the remainder are for the most part potential or actual contributors to the History, replying to Acton's invitations to take part or writing about their contributions. Appended are a further letter of A.W. Ward, 1914, and one of Herbert Butterfield, 1964, relating to the collection, and a few miscellaneous papers. 291 items.
The letters are mostly from senior members of the University of Cambridge. With related items.
The papers described in this catalogue date chiefly from the end of the Second World War to the 1970s; from the beginning of this period Butterfield was assisted in his University and college duties by a secretary. The collection documents almost all aspects of his academic life and writings, and provides a record of the wider development of historical studies over the course of his career.
- Names: Butterfield, Sir Herbert, 1900-1979 (Knight and historian) X
- Academics 2
- Historians 2
- Correspondence 1
- English history 1
- Historiography 1
- Acton, John Emerich Edward Dalberg, 1834-1902 (1st Baron Acton and historian) 2
- Datta, Vishwa Nath, b 1926 (historian) 1
- Forster, Edward Morgan, 1879-1970 (novelist and critic) 1
- Peterhouse, Cambridge 1
- Trevelyan, George Macaulay, 1876 - 1962 (historian) 1
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