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Archive of Sir Clement Jones


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The papers comprise Work papers, 1902-1963, including material relating to Jones' service during the First and Second World Wars; Books, articles, speeches and broadcasts by Jones, 1910-c.1960, including some unpublished material; Personal papers, 1824-1963, including correspondence between Jones and his wife, Enid; and Photographs, c.1854-1959


  • Creation: 1824-1963


1.8 Linear metres (12 shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

  • English

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted (=Res.) material is indicated in the catalogue.

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng c. 8225, fols.1-3].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 8225-8234, MS. Photogr. b. 169, MS. Photogr. c. 536

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 6060


Correspondence and papers of Sir Clement Jones (1880-1963), public servant.

Biographical / Historical

Sir Clement Wakefield Jones was born in 1880 in Westmorland, England, and educated at Haileybury and Trinity College, Cambridge. He joined Alfred Booth and Company (merchants and shipowners) in 1902, working in the Company's offices in both New York and Liverpool (he became a Director of the Booth Steamship Company in 1910). In 1912 he joined the Board of the Sea Life Insurance Company.

On the outbreak of the First World War, Jones joined the Royal Welch Fusiliers (4th Battalion) and served with them during the Dardanelles Campaign. In 1915 (October-December) he was appointed Secretary to the Mediterranean Transport Commission and in 1916 was Secretary to Lord Curzon's Shipping Control Committee. In August the same year he accompanied Walter Runciman to the Anglo-Italian Conference in Pallanza. In 1917 Jones was appointed Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet and in 1919 was Secretary to the British Empire Delegation at the Paris Peace Conference.

Jones' later appointments included serving as Vice-Chairman of the Technical Personnel Committee, 1941-1950, Member of the Committee on Higher Appointments, 1943, Member of the Interdepartmental Committee on Further Education and Training, 1943, Member of the Board of the British Overseas Airways Corporation, 1946–1954, Chairman of the Commonwealth Shipping Committee, 1947-1963, and Chairman of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1948–1953.

He received a CB in 1919 and was knighted in 1946.

Jones married Enid Griffith-Boscawen in 1911 and they had 3 children (Nesta, Martin and Maurice). He died in 1963.

Note: Biographical history written with reference to Who's Who.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Timothy Clement-Jones, The Lord Clement-Jones CBE, in 2005.

Catalogue of the archive of Sir Clement Jones
Finding aid prepared by Marion Lowman
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom