Papers of Sir Neil Marten
The papers of Sir Neil Marten served a dual function: they were the private papers of a major protagonist of opposition to Britain's membership of the EEC and the working papers for a projected book. The papers consist of:
- Correspondence and papers relating to organizations opposed to Britain's membership of the EEC
- Files of correspondence on various political topics, relating to the EEC, arranged by subject
- General correspondence mainly relating to opposition to the EEC, but including letters relating to Vietnam and Rhodesia, arranged chronologically
- Printed material
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. hist. a. 29 (fol. 8)].
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Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Eng. hist. a. 29 (fol. 8), c. 1130-1155, c. 1158-1159, e. 385
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 11486
Biographical / Historical
Sir Neil Marten (1916-86) was Conservative MP for Banbury, 1959-1983, and Chairman of the National Referendum Campaign, 1975. Sir Neil was a leading opponent of Britain's membership of the European Economic Community (EEC). After his retirement as Conservative MP for Banbury in 1983, he planned to write a book on the topic, but he died before work could begin.
Other Finding Aids
A draft catalogue is available in the Library.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was given to the Library in 1987.
- Papers of Sir Neil Marten
- Emily Tarrant
- Language of description