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Major accessions to repositories in 2016 relating to Politics


Birmingham: Archives, Heritage and Photography Service

  • Robin Corbett (1933-2012), Baron Corbett of Castle Vale, politician: additional papers 1974-2006 (MS 4721)

Bristol Archives

  • Poster commemorating the election of the first member of Parliament for Bristol South 1886 (45786)

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

  • Chesham and Amersham Conservative and Unionist Club: records incl minutes and site history 1924-1976 (AR 2/2016)
  • Chesham and Amersham Constituency Conservative Association: additional Executive Committee minutes, with year books 1986-2015 (AR 74/2016)
  • Hedgerley Conservative Association: minutes 1961-1977 (AR 41/2016)

Dorset History Centre

  • Poole Labour Party: additional records rel to women's section, social sub-committee, and further financial and administrative records 1900-1980 (D-PLP)

Essex Record Office

  • Essex Poll Book: contemporary ms copy containing list of freeholders 1734 (D/DU3053)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Sir Anthony Reeve (1939-2014), diplomat: personal corresp and papers incl congratulations on appointments and awards 1987-1996 (D14136)

Hull History Centre (Hull City Archives)

  • Alexander Clarke (c1917-2016), Hull City councillor and member of the Humber Bridge Board: papers rel to public service 20th cent (C WA)

Isle of Man Public Record Office

  • Isle of Man Cabinet Office: chief secretary's office records [restricted access] 1939-1990 (A76)

Kent History and Library Centre

  • United and Cecil Club: additional minutes, accounts, photographs, papers of Simon Mabey, and a short history of the club by Gerald Hyam 1983-2014 (Ch56)

Liverpool Record Office

  • George Williams (1765-1880), magistrate, politician and founder of the Liverpool Volunteers: personal papers and corresp 1796-1970 (Acc 6783)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • Dulwich and West Norwood Conservative Association: records incl minutes, papers, corresp and financial records 1910-2004 (B16/051)

North Yorkshire County Record Office

  • Sir Leon Brittan (1939-2015), Baron Brittan of Spennithorne, politician: constituency papers 20th cent (ZLX)
  • Settle Conservative Club: records incl articles of association c1899-1959 (ZLP)

Peterborough Archives

  • Peterborough Liberal Party: records rel to history of party and the Dogsthorpe Ward Liberal focus team 1970-2016 (2016/13)

Southwark Local History Library and Archive

  • Camberwell and Peckham Conservative Association: additional records c1960-2001 (2016/20)

Special Collections, The Mitchell Library

  • Thomas Johnston (1881-1965), Secretary of State for Scotland: corresp and papers, mainly rel to Scottish rural affairs 1910-1958 (880261)
  • Helen Moyes (1881-1979), suffragist: corresp and news cuttings rel to women's suffrage movement and Scottish politics 1908-1978 (1,001,009)

West Sussex Record Office

  • David Harris (1931-2014), Labour Party activist: papers 20th cent (18204)
  • Womens National Unionist Association, Hurstpierpoint branch: minutes 1921-1934 (18288)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds

  • Leeds Liberal Party: additional records c1974-1985 (WYL1795)

Wolverhampton City Archives

  • John Enoch Powell (1912-1998), politician and author: letters and articles 1965-2013 (D-CJ)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Hugh Oakeley Arnold-Forster (1855-1909), author and politician: personal and political papers 1858-1979 (Add MS 89170)
  • Sir John Goodricke (1708-1789), 5th Baronet, diplomat and politician: diplomatic papers 1701-1800 (Add MS 89156)

Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Peter Ritchie Ritchie-Calder (1906-1982), Baron Ritchie Calder, author: photographic prints rel to his time as Director of Plans and Campaigns in the Political Warfare Executive of the British Government during the Second World War 1942-1945 (2016-02-05)

Manx National Heritage Library & Archives

  • James Robinson Corrin (1878-1972), Manx Labour Party co founder, preacher and political reformer: papers incl a diary of preaching appointments 1910-1971, an incomplete joint manifesto by Labour candidates for Rushen Sheading in the 1924 House of Keys General Election, and newspaper cuttings 1910-1972 (MS 14150)

National Army Museum Templer Study Centre

  • Daniel Owen Woolgar Jarvis (b1972), politician: filmed oral history interview conducted by Dr Peter Johnston at Portcullis House, London, rel to Operation HERRICK, Afghanistan 2015 (NAM.2016-09-19)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Thomas Edward Ellis (1859-1899), Liberal MP: additional papers 19th cent (Papuraru T I Ellis a Mari Ellis)
  • Gwilym Prys-Davies (b 1923), Labour politician: political papers incl letters, articles, minutes and reports, with subject files and letters, incl material rel to devolution, Welsh language legislation, language rights and the Welsh Republican Movement 1954-2008 (Gwilym Prys-Davies Papers)
  • Gordon MacDonald (1888-1966), Baron Macdonald of Gwaenysgor, Labour politician: corresp c1900-1950 (Lord Macdonald of Gwaenysgor papers)
  • Wyn Roberts (1930-2013), Baron Roberts of Conwy, Conservative politician: political diaries incl inserted corresp, cuttings and images 1970-1996 (Wyn Roberts Diaries)

Parliamentary Archives

  • House of Lords: autograph book containing handwritten admission slips to the House of Lords Gallery and other ephemera 1804-1839 (HL/PO/RO/1/211)


Bishopsgate Institute

  • Newham North East Constituency Labour Party: records, papers and minutes 1971-1986 (NNECLP)
  • Velvet Fist, political vocal group: papers and archives 1983-2013 (VF)

Labour History Archive and Study Centre (People's History Museum)

  • Michael Steed (b 1940), psephologist, political scientist, broadcaster and activist: corresp and papers, incl those rel to the Campaign for Homosexual Equality and material from the Liberal Party 1967-2010 (1499)
  • Harry Young (1901-1996), organiser of the Young Communists League: unpublished memoirs 1992 (1515)

Working Class Movement Library

  • Prestwich Independent Labour Party: minute book 1910-1920 (ORG/ILP/4)


Cambridge University Library: Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts

  • Cambridge for Europe, pro-European campaign group: records 2015-2016 (MS Add.10143)

Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library

  • Sir Harold Smedley (1920-2004), diplomat: official papers, corresp, diaries and photographs 1950-2000 (RCMS 389)

Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • Charles Rodway Clarke (b 1950), politician: personal and political papers, corresp c1980-2010 (CHCL)
  • Sir George Roy Denman (1924-2006), civil servant and diplomat: papers incl diary of European Common Market entry negotiations (1970-1972) 1950-2005 (DNMN)
  • Alfred Ernest Marples (1907-1978), Baron Marples of Wallasey, politician: personal and political papers 1940-1978 (MPLS)

Newcastle University: Special Collections

  • Hilda Runciman (1869-1956) Viscountess Runciman of Doxford, politician: corresp and papers c1890-1939 (WR)
  • Walter Runciman (1870-1949), 1st Viscount Runciman, statesman: personal corresp and photographs c1890-1939 (TEMP-WR-2016(2))

St Andrews University Library

  • Patrick George Thomas Buchan-Hepburn (1901-1974), 1st Baron Hailes, politician: papers, mainly rel to his time as Governor General of the West Indies Federation 1971-1963 (ms38998)

Trinity College Dublin

  • John Horgan (b 1940), Irish journalist, author and statesman: corresp and papers rel to tenure as Senator 1970-2009 (IE TCD MS 11545)

Warwick University: Modern Records Centre

  • Stirling Smith (fl 1970-2010), political activist: papers rel to International Socialists and other socialist groups, health and safety campaigns, Labour and Society International, Commonwealth Trade Union Council 1992-2009 (1121)
  • Community Development Programme, government agency: records rel to local projects 1968-1980 (1134)