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Letters to Arthur Mann, with copies of some replies

 Single Item
MS. Eng. c. 5236
Held at the Weston Library

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Includes letters relating to:

  1. (fols. 1-52) The Yorkshire Post and appeasement, 1937-9
  2. (fols. 53-75) the management of the newspaper, 1935-9

With (fols. 103-45) correspondence with Anthony Eden, 1938-9.


  • Creation: 1920-46


145 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. Eng. c. 5236

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 10206


Letters to Arthur Mann, with copies of some replies

Biographical / Historical

Arthur Mann (1876-1972) was a journalist. He edited the Evening Standard, where he started the 'Londoner's Diary', 1915-19, and the Yorkshire Post, 1919-39. In 1941 he arbitrated in the dispute between the Observer and J.L. Garvin, and served as a Trustee from 1951 until his resignation over the paper's criticism of the government's handling of the Suez crisis. Between 1941 and 1946 he was a member of the BBC's Board of Governors. Further details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.


The papers were arranged by Mann's son Peter Wright, and include (fols. i-iv) his description of them.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Peter Wright, 1994.

Related Materials

Papers acquired earlier are MSS. Eng. c. 3274-9.

Letters to Arthur Mann, with copies of some replies
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Weston Library
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