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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
BURROWS, Ronald Montagu (1867-1920), private papers
Created 1849-1921, 1958 (predominant 1910-1921)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 box and 1 outsize box or 0.03m3


Name of creator(s)

Burrows, Ronald Montagu, 1867-1920, Principal of King's College London

Administrative / Biographical history

Born in Rugby, 16 August 1867; educated at Charterhouse and Christ Church Oxford; First class Classical Moderation, 1888; First class Classics, 1890; D Litt, Oxford, 1910; Honorary PhD, Athens, 1914; Assistant to Professor of Greek, University of Glasgow, 1891-1897; Professor of Greek, University College Cardiff, 1898-1908; Professor of Greek, University of Manchester, 1908-1913; Principal of King's College London, 1913-1920; Fellow of King's College London, 1914; founded the School of Slavonic Studies, King's College London, 1915; Acting Chairman of the Anglo-Hellenic League; Member of the Council of the Hellenic Society, the Serbian Society, the Serbian Relief Fund, the United Russia Societies Association; British-Italian League, the Anglo-Roumanian Society and the Anglo-Spanish Society; Honorary member of the Archaeological Society of Athens; Grand Commander Order of King George of Greece; Commander Order of the Saviour; Order of St Sava; died 14 May 1920.

Publications: Florilegium Tironis Graecum: Simple passages for Greek unseen translation chosen with a view to their literary interest with William Charles Flamstead Walters, (Macmillan & Co, London, 1904, reissued in 1930); The discoveries in Crete and their bearing on the history of ancient civilisation (John Murray, London, 1907, reissued in 1969); Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: Report of the International Commission into the Causes and Conduct of the Balkan Wars (reprint of review from The Athenaeum , London, 1914); The New Greece (reprinted from the Quarterly Review , London, 1914); The Abdication of King Constantine, June 12, 1917 (a reprint of articles of the Anglo-Hellenic League, London, 1917).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred by the British Records Association, BRA 2462, and the Principal's Office via the Library of King's College London.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Correspondence and notes, some in Greek, 1910-1918, including two letters to Burrows from Alex P Ralli about Greek translation, and one letter to Percy Neville Ure, Assistant Lecturer in Classics, University of Leeds; volume containing notes on an annotated copy of Quinti Septimii Florentis Tertulliani Apologeticum et ad Nationes Libri Duo ex fide Optimorum Codicum Manuscriptorum edited by Franciscus Oehler (Eduardi Anton, Halae Saxonum, 1849); Greek vocabulary notebook addressed to Burrows; volume containing printed cuttings, notes and shorthand, on books, poems, authors and the pleasures of reading, [1886-1892]; framed letter, 5 May 1920, from Burrows to Eleftherios Venizelos, (1864-1936), statesman, and Prime Minister of Greece, wishing Venizelos luck with his political struggle on his return to Greece; framed photograph of Venizelos, 1913; framed photograph [of Burrows]; typed list of books given to the Classical department of King's College London by Burrows, 1920; probate of the will and codicil of Burrows, 1920; deeds of appointment of new trustees of will and codicil, 1921, 1958.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

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

Language/scripts of material

Mainly English, some Greek and Latin

Finding aids

Collection level description.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

King's College London Archives also holds Principal Burrows' office files (Ref: KAP/BUR).

Publication note

Pseudophilhellenes: a letter to E. Venizelos on the duplicity of Principal Burrows, of King's College by Panos Sp. Katapodes (The Voice of Greece, London, 1917); Ronald Burrows: A memoir , by George Glasgow, (Nisbet & Co, London, 1924).

Description control

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.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

Feb 2000

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  • Burrows, Ronald Montagu, 1867-1920, Principal of King's College London
  • Ralli, Alex P, fl 1910-1918
  • Ure, Percy Neville, 1879-1950, Lecturer in Classics
  • Venizelos, Eleutherios, 1864-1936, Greek Statesman

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  • King's College London College Archives
  • King's College London, Department of Classics


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