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Archive of Irene Ward, Baroness Ward of North Tyneside

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Personal and political papers of Irene Ward, Baroness Ward of North Tyneside including correspondence and papers chronicling her career as one of the first women Conservative MPs, a campaigner for equal pay for women and renowned back-bench figure. Included are some family papers and photographs as well as miscellaneous printed memorabilia and ephemera.

Dates

  • 1860-1980

Extent

15.73 Linear metres (144 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Post-1951 constituency correspondence and executors' papers are closed.

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. d. 3463, fols. 1-2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. b. 2109-2110, c. 6959-7017, d. 3463-3527, e. 3380; Photogr. b. 33, c. 171-174, d. 36, e. 30-31; J.L. 755

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 11070

Overview

Personal and political papers of Irene Ward, Baroness Ward of North Tyneside (1895-1980).

Biographical / Historical

Irene Ward (1895-1980) was MP for Wallsend, 1931-45, and Tynemouth, 1950-74. She was created Baroness Ward of North Tyneside in 1974. For further details see the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by David Greenslade, executor, 2000.
Title
Catalogue of the archive of Irene Ward, Baroness Ward of North Tyneside
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Oliver House
Date
May 2004
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom