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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 Some letters of the Royal family (AP30) and a few other papers have also been withdrawn from access at the request of the Cabinet Office.


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

Folder icon  Non-book materials  AP38  [n.d.]


No further details   Sir Anthony Eden's Patent, creating him a Knight of the Garter  AP38/1/1  20 Oct 1954
No further details   List of members of the Orders of the Garter, the Thistle and Saint Patrick  AP38/1/2  1955
No further details   Statutes of the Most Noble Order of the Garter  AP38/1/3  1961
No further details   Garter sashes  AP38/1/4  [c 1954]
No further details   Lord Avon Patent of Nobility  AP38/2/1  12 July 1961
No further details   Lord Avon: Grant of Arms with supporters from the Principal King of Arms, Sir Anthony Wagner  AP38/2/2  1962
No further details   Commemorative medallions  AP38/3/1-3  nd, 1936, 1945
No further details   Insignia braid and badges to do with Lord Avon's military career  AP38/4/1  [c 1915-1918]
No further details   Parcel of miscellaneous sporting clothes  AP38/5/1  [early 20th cent]
No further details   Lord Avon's Privy Councillor's suit  AP38/6/1  [1930s]
No further details   Watercolour of the chapel at Windlestone  AP38/7/1  nd
No further details   Tribute to Windlestone Hall Estate by Ivan S. P, Thornton  AP38/7/2  nd
No further details   Sketches of ancient glass vessel 'Luck of Eden Hall'  AP38/7/3  [late 19th cent]
No further details   Wooden box with Lord Avon's portrait painted on the lid  AP38/8/1  [mid 20th cent]
No further details   Clock, thermometer and barometer in leather case inscribed G. B. [Gervase Beckett]  AP38/8/2  [early 20th cent]
No further details   Bundle of passports belonging to Lord and Lady Avon  AP38/9/1-12  1921-1981


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