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Avon Papers (Personal and political papers of Anthony Eden)


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Reference AP
Covering dates 1760-1980 (predominantly 1904-1977)
Held by Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department
Extent 40 series: approximately 86,000 items
Conditions of access Written application for access to the collection, accompanied by a letter of introduction, is required in advance in order to obtain permission of the Avon Trustees. Once approval has been granted, the collection is freely accessible to all registered readers.
Access to parts of this collection is restricted and some personal and financial material is not available for consultation during Lady Avon's lifetime. This material includes some papers in AP20 and AP22 and all material in AP31, AP35, AP36, AP37, AP39 and AP40. Some letters of the Royal family (AP30) and a few other papers have also been withdrawn from access at the request of the Cabinet Office.



Folder icon  Papers and correspondence relating to official appointments and awards, and to various functions, ceremonies, parties etc hosted or attended by Lord and Lady Avon  AP3  [n.d.]


No further details   Warrants of appointment by George V to the Privy Council and to the office of keeper of the Privy Seal and related correspondence. Also silver spoon and medal from Universite Libre de Bruxelles  AP3/1/1  1933-1934
No further details   Trustee of the British Museum  AP3/1/3  1934
No further details   Honorary degree, Durham University. Correspondence  AP3/1/2  1936
No further details   Miscellaneous receipts  AP3/2/1  1950
No further details   Llangollen International Festival. Correspondence, etc  AP3/2/2  1951-1956
No further details   Lady Avon: Correspondence, etc., relating to entertainments  AP3/2/3  1952-1956
No further details   Lady Avon: Tea parties for ambassadresses. Lists, correspondence  AP3/2/4  1952-1953
No further details   Coronation banquet. Correspondence, etc  AP3/2/5  1952-1953
No further details   Lady Avon: Diary of appointments  AP3/2/6  1954
No further details   Dorney Wood trustees. Correspondence  AP3/2/7  1954-1955
No further details   Lady Avon: Correspondence relating to 10 Downing Street  AP3/2/8  1955-1956
No further details   Lady Avon: Correspondence relating to Chequers  AP3/2/9  1955-1956
No further details   Lady Avon: Tea parties  AP3/3/1  1955
No further details   Details of car travel by Lord Avon  AP3/3/2  1952-1955
No further details   Lady Avon: Buckingham Palace, presentation party  AP3/4  12 July 1955
No further details   Lady Avon: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, American Embassy  AP3/5  4 Oct 1955
No further details   Lady Avon: Launching of the 'Eden' at Belfast  AP3/6  19 Oct 1955
No further details   Lady Avon: Reception of English Speaking Union to receive American exchange teachers  AP3/7  27 Oct 1955
No further details   Lady Avon: Remembrance ceremony at Cenotaph  AP3/8  6 Nov 1955
No further details   Lady Avon: Opening of Warwick and Leamington Christmas Fair  AP3/9  17 Nov 1955
No further details   Lady Avon: Opening of Bazaar at Salisbury  AP3/10  22 Nov 1955
No further details   Opening of Handicraft exhibition by displaced persons  AP3/11  24 Nov 1955
No further details   Lady Avon: Opening. Christmas fair at Lowestoft  AP3/12/1  8 Dec 1955
No further details   Lord Avon: Fishmongers' Company. Correspondence  AP3/12/2  1955-1956
No further details   Lord Avon: RAF Correspondence  AP3/12/3  1955-1956
No further details   Garter ceremonies. Correspondence. etc  AP3/12/4  1955-1956
No further details   Lady Avon: Opening British Industries Fair  AP3/13  22 Feb 1956
No further details   Lady Avon: Teas, luncheons, dinners  AP3/14  Mar-Aug 1956
No further details   Launching of 'Empress of England'  AP3/15  9 May 1956
No further details   Lord Avon: Freedom of Perth  AP3/16  12 May 1956
No further details   Lady Avon: Opening Antique Dealers Fair  AP3/17  13 June 1956
No further details   Lady Avon: Parties  AP3/18  5-9 July 1956
No further details   Lady Avon: Party  AP3/19  10 July 1956
No further details   Lady Avon: Opening YWCA Christmas Fair  AP3/20  6 Nov 1956
No further details   Lady Avon: Opening of Christmas Fair, Central School of Speech and Drama  AP3/21  13 Nov 1956
No further details   Lady Avon: Opening of Leamington Christmas Fair  AP3/22  15 Nov 1956
No further details   Lady Avon: Opening of Eden House, Gateshead  AP3/23  20 Nov 1956
No further details   Lady Avon: Opening of Autumn Fair, Doncaster  AP3/24  21 Nov 1956
No further details   Lady Avon: Invitation to Opening, Fashion Show, Holborn & St. Pancras. (Cancelled after resignation)  AP3/25/1  7 Feb 1957
No further details   Lord Avon: Scroll conferring degree of Doctor of the University of Caen  AP3/25/2  2 June 1957
No further details   Correspondence relating to Edinburgh Rectorial  AP3/26  Oct 1939
No further details   Salters Company: Notice of meetings, etc  AP3/27  1957-1962
No further details   Miscellaneous invitations  AP3/28  1965
No further details   Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Minutes of meeting of Governors & Executive Council, etc  AP3/29  1962-1966
No further details   Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Minutes of meetings, etc  AP3/30  1963-1966
No further details   400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Birth, Stratford Celebrations Correspondence, etc  AP3/31  1963-1964
No further details   Lord Avon: Freedom of Athens  AP3/32  28 Oct 1944
No further details   Lord Avon: Honorary Degree, California University  AP3/33  4 May 1945
No further details   Lord Avon: Honorary Degree, Birmingham University  AP3/34  6 Nov 1945
No further details   Lord Avon: Freedom of the Borough of Warwick  AP3/35  30 July 1946
No further details   Lord Avon: Gratitude from the town of Ghent  AP3/36  22 Oct 1946
No further details   Lord Avon: Honorary Degree, University of Denver  AP3/37  6 Aug 1951
No further details   Lady Avon: Grant of membership to the General Society of Mayflower Descendants  AP3/38  12 Sept 1960
No further details   Lord Avon: Honorary Academician of Mexican Academy of International Law  AP3/39  7 April 1964
No further details   Lord Avon: Atlantic Union Pioneer Award  AP3/40  20 Nov 1964
No further details   Lord Avon: Freedom of Southern District Council, Barbados  AP3/41  3 April 1965
No further details   Invitation to Field of Cloth of Gold  AP3/42  6 Jan 1970
No further details   Lord Avon: Appointment as Churchill Fellow of Westminster College  AP3/43  nd
No further details   Lord Avon: Invitation to the Coronation of George VI and Queen Elizabeth  AP3/44  12 May 1937
No further details   Order of Service for the Burial of Her Majesty Queen Mary  AP3/45  31 March 1953
No further details   Lady Avon: Queen's Silver Jubilee  AP3/46  7 June 1977
No further details   Lord Avon: Honorary Degree, Oxford University  AP3/47  (1936)
No further details   Lord Avon: Resolution of the House of Representatives of the State of Illinois  AP3/48  1967
No further details   Lord Avon: Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers  AP3/49  1956
No further details   Lord Avon: Honorary D.Lit. from Caen University  AP3/50  1957

No further details   Official, personal and family photographs  AP5  late 19th-20th cents

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