Skip to main content

Archive of Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith

 Collection

  • How to
    request
Correspondence and papers of Herbert Henry Asquith, mainly as Prime Minister, 1908-1916.

Dates

  • 1892-1928

Extent

15.2 Linear metres (152 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Use

For conservation reasons, microfilms are to be consulted in place of the original papers.

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Asquith 1, fols. 1-2].
Please see our help page for further guidance on citing archives and manuscripts.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Asquith 1-152

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12629

Overview

Correspondence and papers of Herbert Henry Asquith, Prime Minister 1908-1916.

Biographical / Historical

Herbert Henry Asquith, first earl of Oxford and Asquith (1852-1928) was a British politician and leader of the Liberal Party. He served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1908 to 1916.

Arrangement

The Miscellaneous letters and memoranda and Irish papers series are arranged by subject, based partly on an arrangement made while the papers were in the hands of the executors. Each group of papers is placed according to the date of the earliest document in it. Note that these are also letters in the miscellaneous correspondence (MSS. Asquith 9-18) relating in part to the subjects in the Miscellaneous letters and memoranda and Irish papers series.

Custodial History

The Asquith Papers were given to Balliol College, Oxford in 1941 by the literary executors of Lord Oxford and Asquith, the Hon. Arthur Asquith and Sir Maurice Bonham Carter.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Made over by Balliol College to the Bodleian Library in 1964.
Title
Catalogue of the archive of Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith, mainly 1892-1928
Status
Completed
Author
Elizabeth Turner
Date
1964
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Conversion to EAD supported by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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