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Desk Officers' Letter Books, 1925-1995


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Contains the letter books of Desk Officers (later Subject Specialists) catalogued under their names, with a summary given where possible of the policy areas that they covered.


  • Creation: 1925-1995

Language of Materials

  • English

Biographical / Historical

Although Desk Officers could be expected to change desks during their period of service in order to widen their experience, they would bear primary responsibility for a limited area of policy, which normally corresponded to a Government Department, and would work closely with the relevant Conservative Minister, Shadow Minister or Front Bench spokesman.


Letter books have been arranged first chronologically, and then alphabetically according to the surname of the desk officer.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom