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HILTON, John Robert (1908-1994)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA K/PP94
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: HILTON, John Robert (1908-1994)
Date(s): 1934-1941
Level of description: Collection (Fonds)
Extent: 3 boxes and 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Hilton | John Robert | 1908-1994 | architect and diplomat


Administrative/Biographical history:

John Robert Hilton: born 1908; educated at Marlborough College, Corpus Christi College Oxford (MA), and Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London (Diploma, ARIBA); Director of Antiquities, Cyprus, 1934-1936; architect to E.S. and A. Robinson, and in private practice, 1936-1941; Capt, Royal Engineers, 1941-1943; joined Foreign Office 1943; served in Istanbul Turkey, 1944; 2nd Secretary, Athens, Greece, 1945; 1st Secretary, Istanbul, 1956; awarded CMG 1965; Member of Council, National Schizophrenia Fellowship, 1977-81, 1983-94 (President, 1985-91); died 1994
Publications: Mind and Analysis, memoir on Louis MacNeice (as appendix to his MacNeice's autobiography, The Strings are False), 1965; articles in Architectural Review and other journals


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of John Robert Hilton 1934-1941, comprising:
correspondence and papers on his appointment as Director of Antiquities, Cyprus, 1934 and his dismissal in 1935; correspondence with Sir George Hill, Director, British Museum, 1935; press cuttings and printed reports on the Cyprus Committee and the Department of Antiquities, 1935-1941; personal correspondence, 1934-1935; photographs of Cypriot antiquities, colleagues and family, 1934-1935; unpublished memoir A Camel Load of Woad

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
Mainly English, some Greek and Turkish

System of arrangement:

As described in scope and content

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be provided for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London

Finding aids:

Box list is available in the reading room of the College Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Placed in the Archive by Dr T Papacostas, 2002

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Alan Kucia

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jan 2004

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