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Personal correspondence, 1968, 1994-2005, bulk: 1994-2005

MS. Callaghan 550
Held in our offsite storage facility

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  1. Personal correspondence. Correspondents include Mark Havelock-Allan, Tony Benn, Michael [Martin], Harry [Lee Kuan Yew], Henry Kissinger, David Renton, Sarah and Gordon Brown, Kenneth Baker, Gerald Ford, Peter [Mandelson], Tony [Blair], David Steel, Peter Hennessey, Margaret and Trammell Crow, Queen Elizabeth II (CLOSED), Jack Ashley, Ken Morgan, David Lammy, John Peyton, Rowan Williams, Tony Banks, Richard [Lyon-Dalberg-Acton], Michael Cockerell, Julian Hodge, Roy Jenkins, Shirley Williams, Ros Howells, Douglas Hurd, Kevin Maxwell, Margaret [Jay], Cherie [Blair], [Mary] Wilson and Tom McNally, among others. Also includes copy of a Home Office memorandum regarding development areas, notes regarding foreign policy, and photographs of Callaghan. 1968, 1994-2002
  2. Unanswered personal correspondence. Also includes notes regarding the successes and failures of the Labour government, and draft statements regarding Margaret Thatcher, Ted Heath, Barbara Castle, Quintin [Hogg] Hailsham, Frank Longford and the Queen Mother. 2001-2002
  3. Correspondence and press cuttings regarding the celebration surrounding Callaghan becoming the longest surviving former Prime Minister. Correspondents include Gerald Ford, Denis Healy, Patrick Cormack, Malcolm Fraser, Margaret Crow, Roy Mason, Prince Charles (CLOSED), Tony [Blair], Paul Martin, Charlie O'Connor, Helmut Schmidt, Alun Michael and Valerie Amos, among others. Also includes photographs, mostly of Callaghan with Denis Healey. 2005


  • Creation: 1968, 1994-2005
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1994-2005


1 box (3 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English

Conditions Governing Access

Some material is closed.


MS. Callaghan 550

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom