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Correspondence of Douglas Jay, 1872-1905, 1915-1992, bulk: 1915-1992

MS. 6745/31
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  1. Personal and political correspondence. Correspondents include Peter Archer, Derek Foster, Ruth Dudley Edwards, Peter Wright, Norman Sherry, Lady Jones [Enid Bagnold], Philip Ziegler, Austin Robinson, James Callaghan, John Winnifrith, Thomas Eagleton, David Hubback, Margaret [Jay?], Roy [Jenkins] and Richard Crossman, among others]. Also includes copies of memorandum "Proposals regarding fund for the children of Evan Durbin", with covering notes by Hugh [Gaitskell] and an envelope containing stamps. 1930-1948, 1962-1992
  2. CLOSED. Correspondence regarding Jay's nomination to the House of Lords. Correspondents include Lord Fanshawe [Anthony Royle], Neil Kinnock, Margaret Thatcher, Michael Foot, James Callaghan and Bryan Gould. 1983-1987
  3. Unanswered letters of congratulations on Jay becoming a Lord. 1987
  4. Answered letters of congratulations on Jay becoming a Lord. Also includes postcard from 'L.H.' to Annie Couch. 1905, 1987
  5. Letters and parts of letters to and from Jay. Correspondents include Evelyn Light, Mary [Jay, Douglas Jay's sister], Jay's mother [Isobel Violet Jay], Helen [Jay, Douglas Jay's daughter] (closed), W.D. Croft, Christopher [Cox], Edmund Dell, Jean McDougall, H.W.B. Joseph and Harold Wilson. Also includes letter from 'V.C.' [Isobel Violet Jay?] to 'Pat', letter to Captain Craigie [Douglas Jay's grandfather?] from W.B. Gurdon. 1872, 1915-1979


  • Creation: Creation: 1872-1905, 1915-1992
  • Creation: Creation: Majority of material found within 1915-1992


1 box (5 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English

Conditions Governing Access

Some material is closed.


MS. 6745/31

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom