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Major accessions to repositories in 2019 relating to Politics


Berkshire Record Office

  • Faringdon Labour Party: minutes, 1936-1949 and transcript, 2017 1936-2017 (D/EX2740)

Birmingham: Archives, Heritage and Photography Service

  • Billesley Labour Party: records 20th cent (MS 4957 (2019/017))

Bristol Archives

  • Bryn J. Rowlands (fl1932-1960), Communist Party candidate for Hengrove ward: papers incl corresp, leaflets, election addresses, newspaper cuttings, meeting agendas, circulars and membership lists relating to political activit c1932-1960 (46352)

Denbighshire Archives

  • William Cornwallis-West, (1835-1917), JP and politician: diaries 1864-1868 (DD/DM/1951)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • North East Derbyshire Constituency Labour Party (CLP): records incl minutes, corresp, reports, election leaflets 1964-1994 (D8292)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Denzil Dean Harber (1909-66) British Trotskyist leader and ornithologist: records including species record cards and notebooks 1938-1967 (13427)

Essex Record Office

  • Epping Forest Constituency Labour Party: records of Chigwell and Ongar (including Loughton North) Constituency Labour Party (later Epping Forest Constituency) 1953-2013 (A15100)

Glamorgan Archives

  • Ann Clwyd, (b 1937), MP: constituency case files 1987-2010 (DMP2)
  • Christine Chapman, (b 1957), Labour Politician: Ynysybwl Ward Labour Party accounts book and Abercynon Ward Labour Party minutes 1977-2005 (D1660)
  • Cynon Valley Anti-Poll Tax Group: press cuttings, notebook, press releases, posters and tickets c1990 (D1735)
  • Phil Bale, (fl 2010-2019), Labour Councillor: papers rel to political career incl time as Leader of Cardiff City Council and Councillor for Llanishen and Thornhill. Also incl material rel to Save Llanishen Reservoir Campaign 2010-2019 (D1732)

Gwent Archives

  • Paul Flynn, (1935-2019), MP: papers rel to parliamentary career incl corresp with the Parliamentary Labour Party and files for numerous political campaigns c1980-2019 (D6489)

Hull History Centre (Hull City Archives)

  • Dr Hugh Webster (1867-1952), member of the Independent Labour Party, Alderman: includes certificates, letters, photographs and press cuttings 1885-2000 (C DFHW)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Leicester Women's Aid Group and associated projects: records incl correspondence, case notes, newsletters, magazines, minutes, membership lists, reports rel to Leiceister Women's Aid Group, Working with Girls, Community Development in Leicester project, Havan Project (Asian Women's Hostels), Leicester Women's Liberation, Women's Roof Group and Leicester University Nursery records c1970-1999 (DE9867, DE9961)
  • Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament: Market Harborough and other peace movement groups: records incl papers, news cuttings, newsletters collected by Liz Brandow 1977-1986 (DE9868)

Northamptonshire Archives

  • Volume containing transcript of parliamentary transactions for 1625, connected to Richard Knightley, incl letters c1640 1625-1640 (Acc2019/17)

Oxfordshire History Centre

  • Florence Mary Andrews (1887-1982), mayor of Oxford: papers incl letters, photographs, papers rel to Festival of Britain 1903-1980 (6746)

Redbridge Local Studies and Archives

  • Robert Westley Hall Dare (1789-1836) of Cranbrook Lodge, MP: personal papers, maps and plans and petition to parliament 1805-1836 (2019/3)

Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Daniel Glynne Brewer (fl1970-1983), Mayor of Taunton: papers incl photographs, visitors books, bills and receipts, speeches, diaries and scrapbook 1970-1983 (A/EQH)
  • Patricia Martin (1940-2009), councillor and designer, of Long Ashton: papers rel to her position as local councillor (Long Ashton RDC, Woodsprings and Avon), as North Somerset Chairman's consort and business records for Patrician Designs 1940-2009 (A/EQG)

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office

  • Stafford and Stone Liberal Democrats: minutes, with membership lists 1995-2018 (D7753)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • Ben Gummer (b1978), MP for Ipswich: constituency papers 21st cent (GK409)

Wolverhampton City Archives

  • Roger Lawrence (b1952), leader of Wolverhampton Council: Labour Party manifestos and election leaflets, Council Scrutiny reviews, and material relating to the future of Molineux Stadium and the Clinton McCurbin affair 1896-2016 (Acc no 2916)

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

  • Worcester City Select Committee: book of proceedings to try and determine the merits of the Petition complaining of the undue election and return for the City of Worcester 1819 1819 (16314)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • William Capell, 3rd Earl of Essex (1697-1743) courtier and diplomat: diplomatic correspondence and papers, at the court of Turin 1731-1733 (Add MS 89365)

Manx National Heritage Library & Archives

  • Sir Charles Kerruish, (1917-2003), politician and first President of Tynwald: texts of speeches, briefing papers and election literature 1950s-1990s (MS 14644)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Douglas Drysdale (1915-1984), Scottish nationalist activist and businessman: papers 1963-1974 (Acc.14096)
  • Mary [Mary of Guise], (1515-1560) Queen of Scots, Consort of James V, and Regent of Scotland: letter to William Keith, 3rd Earl Marischal 1560 (Acc.14024)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru / National Assembly for Wales: records 1999-2011 (NAFW)
  • Ann Clwyd, (b. 1937), Welsh Labour Party politician: papers rel to political interests incl Iraq, the Kurds, international development and the NHS 1986-2019
  • Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru / National Assembly for Wales: records incl of the Third Assembly nd (NAFW)

Parliamentary Archives

  • Waterlow & Sons Ltd, printer and engraver, London, Watford and Dunstable: correspondence regarding Hansard and Parliamentary Debates 1783-1951 (Acc.6600)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

  • Sir Wilfred Spender (1876-1960), army officer and civil servant, and his wife, Lady Lilian Spender (1880-1966), nurse and diarist: letters to Rev Claude Lionel Chavasse (1897-1983) 1928 (D4716)


Bishopsgate Institute

  • Florence Beetlestone (b1943), lecturer in early years education and Labour Party member: Correspondence, minutes, agendas, press cuttings and ephemera relating to Edmonton Labour Party, the National Policy Forum and various election campaigns 1988-2004 (BEETLESTONE)
  • John 'Hoppy' Hopkins (1937-2015), photographer and political activist: papers, ephemera, printed photographs, negatives, books, and journals, relating to his photography and video production career, counterculture and interest in science and botany c1930-2015 (HOPKINS)
  • Jean Denise Lambert (b1950), politician, Green Party MEP for the London region: papers, press archive, campaign ephemera, manifestos, correspondence, leaflets, flyers, reports, newlsetters, weekly bulletins and other publications 1997-2019 (LAMBERT)
  • Narendra Makanji (1952-2019), politician and activist: papers, ephemera, photographs regarding local politics in Haringey and Labour Party Black Sections 1952-2019 (MAKANJI)
  • Clifford Anthony Smythe (1938-2004), human rights activist, campaigner: papers and ephemera regarding involvement with National Council for Civil Liberties, Committee of 100, War Resisters' International and others 1957-2003 (SMYTHE)

Working Class Movement Library

  • Ernie Roberts, (1912-1994), MP and trade union official: papers rel to political activity, in the Labour party and as a trade unionist 1934-1997 (PP/ROBERTSE)


Borthwick Institute for Archives: University of York

  • Charles Wood, 3rd Earl of Halifax (b1944), politician: interview conducted as part of the 'Lives on Record' oral history project 2019 (HALIFAX/2019/088)

Bristol University Information Services: Special Collections

  • General Election: election addresses and manifestos 2019 (DM2952)

Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Stanley Baldwin, first Earl Baldwin of Bewdley (1867-1947), prime minister: political, royal and family correspondence and papers, photographs and related materials 19th-20th cent (MS Baldwin)
  • Hugh Thomas, Baron Thomas of Swynnerton (1931-2017) historian: correspondence and papers 20th-21st cent (MS Add.10195)
  • Spencer Perceval (1762-1812), prime minister: draft proclamations for use in the event of a French invasion c1802 (MS Add.9750/309)
  • Wing Commander Sir Archibald William Henry James (1893-1980), politician and diplomat: papers rel to his service as First Secretary at the British Embassy in Madrid during the Second World War 1930s-1940s (MS Add.10325)

Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • Sir William Bull (1863-1931), 1st Baronet, solicitor and Conservative politician: diary, 1890; and papers, 1903-31 1890-1931 (BULL, acc 2072)
  • Thomas Lewis Horabin (1896-1956), politician: correspondence with Churchill, Attlee and other figures 1939-1965 (HRBN, acc 2093)
  • Philip Gould, Baron Gould of Brookwood (1950-2011), political consultant: political and personal papers c1980-2010 (PGLD, acc 2014)

Durham University Library, Special Collections

  • John George Lambton (1792-1840), 1st Earl of Durham : political and diplomatic papers, especially rel to 1832 Reform Act, amabassadorial papers rel to Russia, and papers rel to developments in the North East c1720-1840 (JGL)

Heritage Quay - University of Huddersfield Archives

  • Huddersfield Constituency Labour Party, political party: Women's Advisory Council minutes and ephemera 1960s-1970s (HLP/GV/1/3)

King's College London: College Archives

  • Conrad Sebastian Robert Russell, 5th Earl Russell (1937-2004), professor of British history and politician: personal papers primarily rel to his time at school and university 1949-1977 (Acc 3775)

King's College London: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

  • John Gritten (1919-2014), journalist and author: papers rel to his career in journalism, including the British military campaign in Norway in 1940, and research for a biography of his father, Howard Gritten (1870-1943), MP c1900-2018 (Acc 3870)

London University: Institute of Commonwealth Studies

  • Errol Moorcroft (b1940), South African politician: report on shootings near Uitenhage - the Langa massacre - 21 March 1985 1985-1986 (ICS208)

London University: London School of Economics Library, Archives and Special Collections

  • Brian Michael Barry (1936-2009), social and political theorist: unpublished papers incl correspondence and autobiographical material c1960-2002 (BBP)

Manchester University: University of Manchester Library

  • Henry Ashworth (1794-1880), founder of the Anti-Corn Law League: autograph letters (40) written to Henry Ashworth 1844-1853 (2019/80 and HAL)

Oxford University: St Antony's College: Middle East Centre Archive

  • Julian Fortay Walker (1929-2018) diplomat and ambassador: papers, books, photographic material, video and digital copies of maps rel tohis life and service in the Middle East, mainly consisting of material from after his retirement, incl his work and interest in boundary disputes 1941-2010 (GB165-0747)

Sussex University Library Special Collections

  • Jad Adams, (b1954) writer and television producer: archive created to support research into fascist organisations and activities in the UK, incl a number of fascist and anti-fascist publications; also contains interviews, cuttings, research notes, and publications, plus more complex files surrounding ongoing investigations and dead ends 1974-1994 (ACC2005)

Warwick University: Modern Records Centre

  • Margaret Stanton (1918-2012), health service administrator and political campaigner: papers relating to Africa, apartheid and liberation movements 1965-2007 (1306)