Archive of John Sankey, Viscount Sankey of Moreton
Sankey's papers consist of:
- General correspondence and papers, 1885-1948
- Letters of congratulation
- Indian papers
- Miscellaneous papers.
14.7 Linear metres (147 physical shelfmarks)
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark, e.g. MS. Eng. Hist. c. 502, fols. 1-2].
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MSS. Eng. hist. a. 19, c. 502-56, d. 313-40, e. 242-303, f. 21
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 12597
Archive of the papers of John Sankey, Viscount Sankey of Moreton
Biographical / Historical
John Sankey, Viscount Sankey of Moreton (1866-1948), became a judge in the King's Bench division and later in the Court of Appeal and was Lord Chancellor from 1929 to 1935. He was chairman, in 1915, of the Home Office aliens advisory committee, in 1919 of the coal industry commission and, during his Lord Chancellorship, of the inter-imperial relations committee of the imperial conference and the federal structure committee of the Indian Round Table Conference. His papers are particularly informative about certain aspects of his Lord Chancellorship, especially his part in the Indian Round Table Conference, and they contain a certain amount of interesting general political material. Further details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
The papers were previously in the possession of Messrs. Freeman and Son, of 30A St.George Street, Hanover Square, London, W.1., the executors of the estate of Miss Edith Sankey, Lord Sankey's sister.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were transferred to the Bodleian Library in 1972.
- 19th century
- 20th century
- Diaries -- 19th century
- Diaries -- 20th century
- Great Britain -- Colonies -- India -- Administration -- 20th century
- Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 20th century
- Great Britain | Home Office
- India Round Table Conference
- Sankey | John | 1866-1948 | Viscount Sankey | Lord Chancellor
- Catalogue of the archive of John Sankey, Viscount Sankey of Moreton
- Finding aid prepared by P.J. Bull
- 1973, EAD version 2017
- Language of description