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Additional papers of John Allsebrook Simon, 1st Viscount Simon

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Arranged in three series, the first is of correspondence between Simon and his parents; the second is of other family correspondence; and the last is of his papers and letters.

Dates

  • 1880-1981

Extent

2.15 Linear metres (27 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 6645, fols. 1-2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 6645-6650, d. 3240-3256, d. 3260-3261, e. 3279; Photogr. c. 111

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 10505

Overview

Additional papers of and concerning John Allsebrook Simon, 1st Viscount Simon, (1873-1954) politician.

Biographical / Historical

During his political career John Allsebrook Simon, 1st Viscount Simon of Stackpole Elidor (1873-1954) held most of the major offices of state. John Simon was called to the Bar in 1899. He entered the House of Commons as the member for Walthamstow in Essex and held the seat until 1918. From 1922 to 1940 he represented the Spen Valley division of Yorkshire. Simon was successively Solicitor-General, 1910-13; Attorney-General, 1913-15; Home Secretary, 1915-16, 1935-7; Foreign Secretary, 1931-5; Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1937-40, and Lord Chancellor, 1940-5. He led the Liberal National Party from its formation in 1931 until his elevation to the House of Lords in 1940.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by his daughter-in-law Christie, Viscountess Simon, 1996-9. For earlier acquisitions see separate catalogue of the Simon papers, MSS. Simon 1-284, MSS. Simon adds. 1-6.

Related Materials

For earlier acquisitions see separate catalogue of the Simon papers, MSS. Simon 1-284, MSS. Simon adds. 1-6.
Title
Catalogue of additional papers of and concerning John Allsebrook Simon, 1st Viscount Simon, 1880-1989
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2018
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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