Correspondence and papers of Roland [Bird] and Ian Trafford, Managing Directors, and David Gordon, Managing Director, later Chief Executive, 1966-1993 and n.d. [c.1968]
MS. Economist 45
- correspondence and papers of Roland [Bird] relating to applications by The Economist Newspaper Limited for the Queen's Award to Industry, 1966 and 1970
- 'Walter Bagehot', 1966-1982 and n.d. [c.1968], correspondence of Ian Trafford and David Gordon with Norman St. John-Stevas [later Baron St. John of Fawsley] and others relating to the publication of the works of Walter Bagehot, [Editor of The Economist 1861-1877]
- 'EIU - Bill Mills', 1970-1974, correspondence of Ian Trafford relating to retirement arrangements for William Mills, [Deputy Managing Director of the Economist Intelligence Unit]
- 'EIU Correspondence With Geoffrey Browne', 1970-1976, correspondence of Ian Trafford with Geoffrey Browne, Managing Director of the Economist Intelligence Unit, relating to Browne's retirement in 1971 and his continuing as non-executive Chairman for two years thereafter
- 'The Late Lord Crowther', 1972-1975, correspondence of Ian Trafford relating to Crowther's death and the setting up of a fund in his memory
- 'Personal and Strategic Objectives', 1975-1981, copies of correspondence and papers relating to Ian Trafford's role and strategic objectives for The Economist (= Closed).
- 'A Report on 1½ Days of Thinking About the Future of The Economist, Rapporteur: J Dudley Fishburn [Executive Editor]', Feb 1982, relating to meetings of a group of staff including David Gordon
- 'Development / 1984 / New Society', correspondence of David Gordon relating to the potential acquisition of the magazine New Society, Jul 1984
- 'Uri Dadush - 1988', correspondence of David Gordon relating to an offer of employment made by Maxwell Communication Corporation to Uri Dadush, head of Business International [acquired by The Economist Group in 1986], May-Jun 1988 (= Closed).
- 'Ruth Dudley Edwards', 1990-1993, correspondence of David Gordon relating to work by Dudley Edwards for the celebration of the 150th anniversary of The Economist (= Closed).
- 1966-1993 and n.d. [c.1968]
1 box (10 folders)
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MS. Economist 45
Biographical / Historical
Norman St. John-Stevas [later Baron St. John of Fawsley] joined The Economist in 1959, essentially to edit for publication the works of Walter Bagehot, Editor 1861-1877. Fifteen volumes were published between 1966 and 1986.