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General political papers of Douglas Jay, 1943-1995

MS. 6745/37
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  1. Labour Party papers, including notes for a speech made by Jay in the 1946 Battersea North by-election campaign, memoranda on post-war finance and employment policy, correspondence with Herbert Morrison regarding propaganda and memorandum regarding election propaganda, note on future nationalisation policy, and a memorandum on coal prices. 1943-1951
  2. Political papers, including minutes of a meeting of the Labour Common Market Safeguards Committee, Trades Union Congress memorandum on William Beveridge and full employment, notes on meetings of the XYZ Club, correspondence regarding railway season tickets and defence training and Dartmoor, lists of engagements, notes, letter from Tony Benn, photocopy of the conclusions of a Cabinet meeting held on 19 August 1931, letter regarding membership of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, and memorandum on the privatisation of the National Giro Bank . 1944-1951, 1963-1989
  3. Correspondence regarding Jay's retirement from the House of Commons. Correspondents include Alan Thompson, Nigel Spearing, Alfred Dubs, Catherine Jay and John Silkin, among others. 1983
  4. Papers relating to pensions, including Fabian Society discussion paper, correspondence, press cuttings, and copies of Hansard. 1994-1995


  • Creation: 1943-1995


1 box (4 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English

Conditions Governing Access

Some material is closed.


MS. 6745/37

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom