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Archive Collection description: SET


Seton-Watson (George Hugh Nicholas) Collection (1855-1980)

An online catalogue for this collection is available.

George Hugh Nicholas Seton-Watson (known as Hugh) (1916-1984) was the elder son of Robert William Seton-Watson, the first holder of the chair of Central European history at SSEES. On graduating from Oxford University, he travelled in Central and South Eastern Europe, studying the conditions of these countries and learning the languages. After the Second World War and war service including three years with Special Forces in Cairo and Istanbul, he was able to embark on an academic career at Oxford University. Seton-Watson was appointed to the chair of Russian history at SSEES in 1951 and held this post until his retirement in 1983. He was also head of the History Department at SSEES from 1961 to 1976. Seton-Watson's interests extended beyond Russian history to also cover Eastern and Central Europe. He published twelve books and over two hundred and seventy five articles.
Ref: "Slavonic and East European Review" vol 63, no 2, 1985, pp 273-276


Papers re HSW's interests as an academic including papers on Bulgaria, Romania and Yugoslavia and correspondence on the future of SSEES; papers re Seton-Watson family history

6 boxes

(Language) Bulgarian & Czech & English & French & Romanian & Serbo-Croat

Note: for convenience Hugh Seton-Watson is referred to as HSW thoughout this catalogue

Unrestricted access to boxes 1-2, Boxes 3-6 are closed until 1 October 2014

See also SEW for Professor Robert Seton Watson's papers

A record for this collection is also available on the UCL Archives web site. To see it, please type SET into the search field.

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