|Administrative History||Percival Frank Hinton (1896-c1977) was born on 10 May 1896 at Handsworth. He was educated at Handsworth Grammar School and married Freida Elizabeth Devey in 1932. He was director of the family firm C.F. Hinton and Co. Ltd, a paper and paper bag merchants, 10 Whittall Street, Birmingham. He was also book reviewer (1922-42) and later editor (1935-60) for the 'Birmingham Post 'and also wrote on Midland history for the 'Sunday Mercury' and 'Birmingham Evening Mail'. His publications included 'Eden Phillpotts: a Bibliography' 1931and 'The University of Birmingham '(with Eric W. Vincent) 1947. His other interests included book collecting, particularly eighteenth century literature, nineteenth century drama, and also poetry and he was a contributor to 'The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature' , published in 1940. |
Sources: 'The Birmingham Post Year Book and Who's Who 1969-70' and 'Kelly's Directory for Birmingham 1938'