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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
HILTON, John Robert (1908-1994)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
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

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Placed in the Archive by Dr T Papacostas, 2002

Content & structure

Scope and content

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1935-1941; personal correspondence, 1934-1935; photographs of Cypriot antiquities, colleagues and family, 1934-1935; unpublished memoir A Camel Load of Woad

System of arrangement

As described in scope and content

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 provided 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


Finding aids

Box list is available online and in hard copy in the Archives reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

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.

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

Jan 2004, updated 2016

Box List(s)

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  • Ancient civilizations
  • Ancient history
  • Antiquities
  • Antiquity
  • Archaeological excavations
  • Archaeological sites
  • Archaeology
  • Arts
  • European history
  • Greek history
  • Historical periods
  • History
  • National history
  • Works of art

Personal names

  • Hilton, John Robert, 1908-1994, Architect and Diplomat

Corporate names

  • Cyprus Committee
  • King's College London College Archives


  • Cyprus

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