Additional papers of John Allsebrook Simon, 1st Viscount Simon
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.
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Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 6645, fols. 1-2].
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MSS. Eng. c. 6645-6650, d. 3240-3256, d. 3260-3261, e. 3279; Photogr. c. 111
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CMD ID 10505
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.
- Catalogue of additional papers of and concerning John Allsebrook Simon, 1st Viscount Simon, 1880-1989
- EAD version 2018
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