SCH HM CAA
SCH HM CAA
Papers of Cyril Argentine Alington, Head Master 1916 - 1933
Educated at Marlborough and Trinity College, Oxford (of which he became an Honorary Fellow), Cyril Argentine Alington (1872-1955) started his teaching career at Marlborough. In 1899 he came to Eton, where from 1904 he was Master-in-College, going to Shrewsbury as Headmaster in 1908. Appointed Head Master of Eton in 1916, he retired in 1933 to become Dean of Durham, where he remained until 1951. He was responsible for starting the Friends of Durham Cathedral. From 1921 - 1933 he was Chaplain to the King and he was also an author, known particularly for his books of religious 'fables'. He married Hester, daughter of the 4th Lord Lyttelton.
1920 - 1950
Only a few very miscellaneous items remain at Eton, of which the most interesting are probably the circulars.
DNB , 1951 - 1960 C.A. Alington : Things Ancient and Modern (Longmans, Green & Co., 1936)
- C.A. Alington: Letter from Francis Beckford returning lamp holders, SCH HM CAA 01, (11 February 1920)
- C.A. Alington: Signed circular regarding holiday, SCH HM CAA 02, (5 July 1924)
- C.A. Alington: Correspondence concerning the Rosebery History Prize, SCH HM CAA 03, (1925)
- C.A. Alington: Plan of the College, SCH HM CAA 04, (1927)
- C.A. Alington: New Schools, SCH HM CAA 05, (11 February 1931)
- C.A. Alington: Circulars, SCH HM CAA 06, (1917 - 1950)