Trevelyan (George Otto) Archive

Subject strengths: History, Politics

The Trevelyan Papers, deposited by the Trevelyan family, are those of several generations of the Trevelyan family whose home was Wallington Hall, Northumberland. The archive is rich and diverse, not least because the family had so many roles and indulged so many interests between them that the archive can truly be described as multi-disciplinary.

George Otto Trevelyan (1838-1928) was an historian, Liberal M.P. and Chief Secretary for Ireland after the Phoenix Park murders. His papers also include items on astronomy and botany.

Collection Name and Collection Reference Code:

Collection Name: Trevelyan (George Otto) Archive

Archive Ref Code: GB186/GOT

Date Range of Material

1838 - 1928

Type of Material

Personal archive

Size of Collection

12.5 Linear Metres 

How To Order Items From This Collection

Please use the finding aid below to search through a list of the individual items we have within this collection.

If you find an item you would like to consult in the Special Collections reading room, simply make a note of the reference number and title of the item(s) you are interested in (for example GOT119 Letters from GOT to his father 1881-4).

You can then place your order by linking to our request form.

Finding Aid:

Catalogues are available in hard-copy from the Special Collections Reading Room. A scan of the catalogue (which can be text-searched) is also available:

Trevelyan (George Otto) Archive Catalogue via online listing.

Related Material

Trevelyan (Charles Edward) Archive

Trevelyan (Charles Philips) Archive

Trevelyan (Walter Calverley) Archive

Other Resources:

For the papers of Charles Philips Trevelyan’s niece Mary Moorman, see Moorman (Mary) Papers. Other collections with family links to the Trevelyans include Bell (Gertrude) Papers, and Plowden (Lady Bridget) Papers.

For books written by members of the Trevelyan family among others and secondary texts on the Trevelyan Papers, see Trevelyan/Bell/Runciman (TBR) Collection.

Material from this collection was used in our Treasures of the Month feature for February 2002, July 2013 and July 2014.

Projects, Progress and Updates:

In 2012, having previously been on loan since 1967, the Trevelyan Papers were kindly gifted to Special Collections by the family.