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Archive of Ernest Murray Pollock, 1st Viscount Hanworth and Sir Jonathan Frederick Pollock

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The papers comprise: correspondence and papers of Ernest Murray Pollock, 1st Viscount Hanworth, 1884-1936; correspondence and papers of Sir Jonathan Frederick Pollock, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, 1802-1869; and Pollock family papers, 1815-1938.

Dates

  • 1802-1938

Extent

3.74 Linear metres (34 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. hist. c. 941, fols. 1-2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. hist. c. 941-965; d. 428-436

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15202

Overview

These papers consist of correspondence and papers of Ernest Murray Pollock, 1st Viscount Hanworth, 1884-1936; and correspondence and papers of Sir Jonathan Frederick Pollock, 1802-1938.

Biographical / Historical

Ernest Murray Pollock, 1st Viscount Hanworth (1861-1935) was educated at Charterhouse and Trinity College, Cambridge. He became a Barrister in 1885 and a K.C. in 1905. Between 1910 and 1923, when he was appointed Master of the Rolls, he sat in the House of Commons as the Unionist Member for Warwick and Leamington. In 1915 he was made Chairman of the Contraband Committee. From 1917 to 1919 he was Controller of the Foreign Trade Department, and from 1919 to 1922 Solicitor-General. In March 1922 he became Attorney-General but relinquished that office in October of that year after the break-up of the Coalition Government.

Lord Hanworth was a member of a distinguished legal family. He was the son of George Pollock (1821-1915), Queen's Remembrancer, and a grandson of Sir Frederick Pollock (1783-1870) the last Lord Chief Baron of England. In 1929 Lord Hanworth published a biography of Sir Frederick. The correspondence and papers upon which the biography was based are included in this collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Bodleian Library in 1972 by Lord Hanworth's daughter, Lady Farrer.
Title
Catalogue of the archive of Ernest Murray Pollock, 1st Viscount Hanworth and Sir Jonathan Frederick Pollock
Status
Completed
Author
Helen Langley
Date
2011
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