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).



Donated by the Royal Historical Society in 1935.



Catalogued online 2019. For an overview of the collection, do an author search on "Prothero, G. W." as former owner or a mixed classmark search on [Prothero].  The latter brings up items in box order, thus providing rough subject groupings. The collection is held off-site and material requires 48 hours (excluding weekends) to be fetched.