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Working papers of Donald Gillies, biographer of Archibald Clark Kerr, Baron Inverchapel


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The papers consist of typescript drafts of the biography Radical Diplomat. The Life of Archibald Clark Kerr, Lord Inverchapel 1882-195, London: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd., 1999, together with notes and comments by the Lewthwaite family. MS. Eng. c. 6278 contains correspondence between Gillies and acquaintances of Lord Inverchapel.


  • Creation: 1989-1994


0.88 Linear metres (8 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 6721].

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MSS. Eng. c. 6721-6728

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 11297


Working papers of Donald Gillies for his biography of Archibald Clark Kerr, Baron Inverchapel.

Biographical / Historical

Donald Gillies is a historian and freelance author.

Sir William Anthony Lewthwaite (1912-1993), 3rd Bt. was the son of Sir William Lewthwaite, 2nd Bt. and Beryl Mary Stopford Hickman. In 1936, he married Lois Mairi Kerr Clark (1915-2001), daughter of Captain Struan Robertson Kerr Clark ('Robin', Archibald Clark Kerr's brother) and Lady Beatrice Moore.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library by Donald Gillies in 1999.

Related Materials

The Archive of Archibald Clark Kerr, Baron Inverchapel, on which Gillies' biography is based, are at the Bodleian Library, MSS. 12101/1-141 and MSS. 12101 Photogr. 1-4.

Working papers of Donald Gillies, biographer of Archibald Clark Kerr, Baron Inverchapel
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[1999], EAD version 2018
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