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Archive of Edward Turnour, 6th Earl Winterton


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The archive comprises of:

  1. The personal diaries of Winterton, 1891-1960.
  2. General correspondence and papers on subjects including British politics and foreign affairs. There are financial papers relating to Shillinglee Park and literary papers relating to Winterton’s published works.
  3. Press cuttings, printed items and photographs including photographs of Winterton and Shillinglee Park.
  4. Family papers including letters from Queen Alexandra, diaries belonging the 5th Earl Winterton and a guest book for Shillinglee Park which includes signatures of notable people.


  • Creation: Creation: 1819-1965, n.d.
  • Creation: Creation: Majority of material found within 1891-1965


28.07 Linear metres (87 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin
  • French
  • German
  • Dutch; Flemish
  • Czech
  • Polish

Conditions Governing Access

Some material is closed.

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 9663/1].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. 9663/1-87

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 9663-1


Diaries, correspondence and papers of Edward Turnour, 6th Earl Winterton, 1883-1962, politician and author.

Biographical / Historical

Edward Turnour, 6th Earl Winterton, was a Conservative politician and author. He was MP for Horsham from 1904 until 1952, when he took his seat in the House of Lords as Baron Turnour. He served in the First World War with the Sussex Yeomanry and the Imperial Camel Corps. He published three books, Pre-war (1932), Orders of the Day (1953) and Fifty Tumultuous Years (1955). Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.


The material has been arranged in four series, as follows:

  1. Diaries
  2. General correspondence and papers
  3. Press cuttings, printed items and photographs
  4. Family papers

Custodial History

The material was owned by Germaine Almayrac, partner of Alan Houghton Brodrick, literary executor and biographer of Winterton.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Germaine Almayrac, Dec 1992.

Catalogue of the archive of Edward Turnour, 6th Earl Winterton
Original catalogue by Helen Langley; EAD version by Francesca Miller
1993; EAD version 2022 by Francesca Miller
Language of description
Script of description
Edition statement
First edition.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom