Catalogue of the papers of Honor Balfour, 1916-2001

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Diana Rau

2009

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    Correspondence, 1927-2000
B    Dispatches, 1948-69
C    Elections - General and By-elections, 1945-78
D    Family
E    Finance
F    Guide Books
G    Honor Balfour Candidate Elections, 1937, 1943, 1945
H    Honor's Writings
I    Interests, activities, friends
J    Large Items and Artefacts
K    Liberal Party
L    Notebooks and diaries
M    Oxford - University and the 1930s
N    People, 1930s-1980s
O    Photographs
P    Press Cuttings
Q    Reports and Printed Books.
R    Swinbrook cottage
S    Time Life International, 1944-72
T    Topics, 1930s-1980s
U    Travels abroad, 1929-72
V    Windrush cottage, 1972 onwards
W    Wine


Papers of Honor Balfour, 1916-2001

Abstract:
Correspondence and papers of Honor Balfour (1912-2001), politician and journalist.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Balfour dep. 1-146

Extent: 146 shelfmarks

Honor Balfour – a personal note and introduction to the collection by Diana Rau

Honor Balfour left her lifetime collection of papers to her beloved Oxford college, St Anne’s, suspecting that they might be of interest to future researchers of twentieth century events. However, she would joke that she could not imagine why anyone would ever want to consult the evidence from someone of so little importance. These two apparently contradictory views show the kind of person she was - the modesty of the achiever and the significance of her life and work. This note will try to give a personal impression of Honor from the viewpoint of her friend and cataloguer; I and my family were among her many dear friends in Windrush, the Cotswold village where she spent much of the last thirty years of her life. It will look firstly at the person, then briefly at her career and interests and then introduce the collection. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography has a full biographical article, so that will not be repeated here.

Honor had a warm, gentle and unassuming manner which belied a strength of character and purpose. She showed a real interest in people and their activities and was always curious about the world around her. This is particularly evident in her journalistic dispatches and radio broadcasts, whose subjects ranged widely and included inspiration from the great and the good down to the man in the street - or in the cottage next door, complete with Gloucestershire accent. Honor enjoyed entertaining guests all her life, and her numerous friends, neighbours and colleagues all over the world made great efforts to spend time with her and enjoy her hospitality. Her interests ranged far and wide, including travel, horticulture, wine, art and music, to name but a few, and in most of which she acquired expert knowledge. She acted as a music critic in the 1930s, became a Liberal politician, cared for her dear mother all her life, and espoused causes such as the Basque children sent to Oxford. Her life spanned the twentieth century, and she observed or was part of the enormous changes from its early decades into the twenty-first century. She experienced the century’s great events and their effects - including the loss of her father in action in France in May 1918, studying at Oxford as a Home Student, standing as a Liberal candidate in Darwen in 1943 and 1945, and seeing at close hand the various vicissitudes of the major political parties and politicians. She was able to spot a potential political leader well in advance, and she had a multitude of tales to tell about many of the movers and shakers of the postwar era.

Honor’s career spanned many aspects of journalism and broadcasting, including her time as parliamentary lobby correspondent for Time magazine. It was her evidence and information which was the key to the presentation of the British viewpoint to America during and after the Second World War. Always displaying her keen sense of humour and great knowledge of economic, social and political issues, leaders of industry welcomed her on her trips to the United States. Other letters attest to the social influence of her radio broadcasts to members of the general public at home. She would expound to us on her trips as a pioneering female journalist behind the Iron Curtain as soon as access was obtained, or her visits to Nan Pandit or Dom Mintoff. Always willing to learn something new, even in old age, she was fascinated by a demonstration of the internet I once gave her at home.

Honor Balfour’s collection has been surveyed, sorted, stored and catalogued, with the aim of retaining as far as possible its original content and organisation. From the information in the collection it is possible to learn much about this most remarkable figure - from the political (elections) to the personal (letters), from the mundane (utility bills) to the special (photograph of Honor formally dressed for the 1953 Coronation in Westminster Abbey). She was a dearly loved lady and very special person - for everyone, whether known personally or through the media. It is hoped that the collection will help to show what an important figure she was in the many fields in which she was active over a long, eventful and influential life.

Acquisition

Deposited by St. Anne's College, Oxford, 2001.

Restrictions on Access

The following files are closed: MS. Balfour dep. 7, folders 2 and 3; MS. Balfour dep. 9; MS. Balfour dep. 39.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and file or folder number, e.g. MS. Balfour dep. 1, file 1].

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Balfour | Honor Catherine Mary | 1912–2001 | politician and journalist

Subjects (LCSH)

Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1936-1945
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1945-
Journalism

A   Correspondence, 1927-2000

Shelfmarks: MS. Balfour dep. 1-9


Scope and Content:

Files 1-7: general correspondence. Letters and cards to and from Honor Balfour covering all her interests and activities, including broadcasting, and including some notable people, among them politicians, cabinet ministers, prime ministers. Most dated, some undated. Files 8-9: correspondence with specific people: Desmond Donnelly, Jimmy Brown, 'L'affaire Bevan', Donald Johnson.

Includes letters from: Clement Attlee, William Beveridge, Vera Brittain, Violet Bonham Carter, Jim Callaghan, Barbara Castle, Walter de la Mare, Sir Alex Douglas Home, Dingle Foot, Michael Foot, Hugh Gaitskell, Edward Heath, David Lloyd George, Megan Lloyd George, Lord Longford, Harold Macmillan, Krishna Menon, Dom Mintoff, Nan Pandit, Adlai Stevenson, Graham Sutherland, Rebecca West, Harold Wilson.

Note: See also correspondence filed elsewhere, especially under Balfour Trips 3 and 4, Balfour Finance, Balfour Topics, Balfour Windrush and others.

Correspondence, 1927-49
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 1

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Correspondence 1927-39. Includes Oxford University (Home Students), Liberals, Basque children, early Oxford jobs, applications for London journalism jobs 1938. Various undated Oxford college correspondence
  • Folder 2: Correspondence 1940-9

Correspondence, 1950-6
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 2

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Correspondence 1950-3
  • Folder 2: Correspondence 1954-5
  • Folder 3: Correspondence 1956

Correspondence, 1957-9
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 3

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Correspondence 1957. Includes letters from listeners and readers
  • Folder 2: Correspondence 1958-9 and 1950s undated

Correspondence, 1960-4
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 4

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Correspondence 1960-2
  • Folder 2: Correspondence 1963
  • Folder 3: Correspondence 1964

Correspondence, 1965-9
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 5

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Correspondence 1965 and 1966
  • Folder 2: Correspondence 1967
  • Folder 3: Correspondence 1968
  • Folder 4: Correspondence 1969 and 1960s undated

Correspondence, 1970-9
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 6

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Correspondence 1970 and 1971
  • Folder 2: Correspondence 1972-5
  • Folder 3: Correspondence 1976-9 and 1970s undated
  • Folder 4: Correspondence of unknown date

Correspondence, 1980-2000
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 7

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Correspondence 1980s and 1980s undated
  • Folder 2: Correspondence 1990-2000 ( = Res.)
  • Folder 3: Correspondence with Helen Langley, Bodleian Library 1997-2001; Mark Egan 1994-8 ( = Res.)
  • Folder 4: Correspondence with Hans Bauman (Felix H. Man) 1971-4 and exhibition catalogues

Correspondence - with specific people (1)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 8

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Correspondence with Desmond Donnelly 1953-68
  • Folder 2: Correspondence with Jimmy Brown (wartime)
  • Folder 3: Correspondence about 'L'affaire Bevan' October/November 1957

Correspondence - with specific people (2)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 9 ( = Res.)

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Donald Johnson.

  • Folder 1: Letters to Donald Johnson May 1943 to September 1944 (and the first letter 1941)
  • Folder 2: Letters to Donald Johnson October 1944 to January 1946)

B   Dispatches, 1948-69

Shelfmarks: MSS. Balfour dep. 10-25


Scope and Content:

Dispatches sent by Honor Balfour to Time Life in the United States, 1948 onwards. Covers many topics, including politics, economy, nationalisation, foreign policy, defence, Anglo-US relations, social issues, topical events. Some also contain the original, corrected draft as well as the final dispatch.

Note: Dispatches are also to be found elsewhere in many files where they are related to the subject matter.

Dispatches, 1948-52
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 10

Scope and Content:

Dispatches 1948-52. Includes Labour Government 1945-51; death of King George VI.


Dispatches, 1953-7
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 11

Scope and Content:

Dispatches 1953-7. Includes trip to Eastern Europe 1954.


Dispatches, 1958
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 12

Scope and Content:

Dispatches 1958 January to September. Includes Cyprus, Malta.


Dispatches, 1959-60
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 13

Scope and Content:

Dispatches 1959 and 1960. Includes Gaitskell.


Dispatches, 1961
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 14

Scope and Content:

Dispatches 1961 January to July.


Dispatches, 1961
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 15

Scope and Content:

Dispatches 1961 August to November.


Dispatches, 1961
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 16

Scope and Content:

Dispatches 1961 December.


Dispatches, 1962-3
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 17

Scope and Content:

Dispatches 1962 and1963 January to May. Includes death of Gaitskell; start of Profumo case.


Dispatches, 1963
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 18

Scope and Content:

Dispatches 1963 June to October. Includes Profumo case.


Dispatches, 1963
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 19

Scope and Content:

Dispatches 1963 November and December.


Dispatches, 1964
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 20

Scope and Content:

Dispatches 1964 January to September.


Dispatches, 1964
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 21

Scope and Content:

Dispatches 1964 October to December.


Dispatches, 1965-72
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 22

Scope and Content:

Dispatches 1965-72.


Dispatches, 1963-4
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 23

Scope and Content:

Dispatches January 1963 to June 1964 (and November 1962). Includes Harold Wilson and Government.


Dispatches, 1964-5
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 24

Scope and Content:

Dispatches October 1964 to April 1965. Includes Harold Wilson and Government.


Dispatches, 1966-9
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 25

Scope and Content:

Dispatches October 1966 to March 1969. Includes Harold Wilson and Government.

C   Elections - General and By-elections, 1945-78

Shelfmarks: MSS. Balfour dep. 26-30


Scope and Content:

Comprises lists of candidates, notes of political meetings, press cuttings, dispatches and articles, notebooks.


General Elections, 1945-55
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 26

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: 1945
  • Folder 2: 1950
  • Folder 3: 1951
  • Folder 4: 1955

General Elections, 1959
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 27

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: 1959
  • Folder 2: Election patterns & miscellaneous

General Election Campaign, 1964
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 28

Scope and Content:

Labour and Conservative campaign materials; constituency material; TUC Congress lists 1958, 1960 & Report 1963.


General Election, 1966, and dispatches relating to elections, 1962-5
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 29

Scope and Content:
  • General Election 1966 (one folder)
  • Dispatches relating to elections 1962-5

General Elections, 1970-8; By-elections - wartime and 1948-67
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 30

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: 1970
  • Folder 2: 1974 and 1978
  • Folder 3: By-elections - Oxford 1938 and wartime by-elections
  • Folder 4: By-elections 1948-67

D   Family

Shelfmarks: MSS. Balfour dep. 31-2


Scope and Content:

Family papers, documents and letters.


Family documents and certificates
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 31

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Documents - family birth, marriage, burial certificates, probate, identity cards, including Honor's birth certificate
  • Folder 2: Mother - early letters between mother and Honor; letters from other relations. Mother's savings bank books and cheque stubs, 1918 onwards
  • Folder 3: Father - including advice of death in action.
  • Folder 4: Honor as a child including school reports
  • Folder 5: Work done on family tree and family members

Letters from Honor's father to her mother, 1916-18
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 32

Scope and Content:

Letters from Honor's father to her mother, 1916-18, mainly letters from the front. (Father killed in action in May 1918).

E   Finance

Shelfmarks: MSS. Balfour dep. 33-41


Scope and Content:

Comprising papers, correspondence, utility bills, bank details for properties in Royal Crescent, Twyford Avenue, Swinbrook, Windrush. Bank cheque stubs and statements.


Twyford Avenue, London, rental property 1969-83
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 33

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Purchase and sale correspondence for Twyford Avenue
  • Folder 2: Lists and notes re maintenance. Utility bills for electricity, gas, water, rates, telephone

Twyford Avenue, London, rental property 1969-83
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 34

Scope and Content:

Correspondence, mostly with tenants, 1970-80.


Insurance, 1941-82
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 35

Scope and Content:

House and other insurance.


Tax returns and correspondence with accountant, 1953-79
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 36

Tax returns and correspondence with accountant, 1980-6
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 37

Pension, property, contracts, miscellaneous financial
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 38

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Pension - Time Life International, 1958-94
  • Folder 2: Royal Crescent - re sale in 1981
  • Folder 3: BBC contracts and payment slips, 1970-9
  • Folder 4: Swinbrook Church Charity, 1979-87. Miscellaneous finance and bills.

Investments - stocks, shares, savings, 1966-2001
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 39 ( = Res.)

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Investments, including National Savings, Vanderfelt (stockbrokers), DHSS Pension, stocks and shares
  • Folder 2: Investments, including via Lloyds Bank and Midland Bank. Some medical invoices
  • Folder 3: Investments, 1966-85, including via Lloyds Bank and stockbrokers, valuations of portfolio

Bank - cheque stubs and statements. ,
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 40

Scope and Content:

Lloyds Bank and Midland Bank cheque stubs, 1969-84. Midland Bank statements, 1967-82.


Bank - Lloyds Bank statements, 1966-81
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 41

F    Guide Books

Shelfmarks: MSS. Balfour dep. 42-5


Scope and Content:

Collections of guide books and leaflets from England, Europe and the USA. Unused postcards.


Guide Books for England and Wales
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 42

Scope and Content:

Albany, Ashmolean Museum, Buckfast Abbey, Bute, Cornwall, Chichester, Coventry, Dolgelley, Ely Cathedral, Gloucester Cathedral, Llandaff Cathedral, Oxford, Portemeirion, Prinknash Abbey, Romsey Abbey, Rothesay, Ruan, Salisbury Cathedral, Tewkesbury Abbey, Tower of London, Truro, Wilton House, Windsor Castle, York.


Guide Books and maps for the Cotswold area and Scotland
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 43

Scope and Content:

Cotswold area: Ancient Churches, Paper Making in Barrington, Burford-Swinbrook, Beckford, Chastleton House, Cheltenham Spa, Cotswolds in Colour, The Cotswolds Kit, East Budleigh, Fairford, Glastonbury Abbey, Gloucestershire - Local History Handbook, 400 Years of Gloucestershire Life, Langford, Malmesbury, Northleach, Painswick, Swinbrook, Tetbury, Tewkesbury, Wells Cathedral, Widford.

Scotland: Aberdeen, Argyll, Arran, Dumfries & Galloway, Garve, Grantown-on-Spey, Inverewe, Islay, Jedburgh, Oban, Onich, Scotland's Scenic South-West, Skye, Sutherland, Wester Ross.


Guide Books and leaflets for Europe and the USA, , 1930s-50s
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 44

Scope and Content:

Europe: France, including Hachette The Chateaux of the Loire 1931, Rouen 1926, Beaune: Dijon et les Trois Glorieuses, Italy, Switzerland, Scandinavia. Includes Guide to the Fascist Revolution Exhibition, Florence 1933.

USA: Arizona, California, Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Virginia, Washington DC.

Other: Agra India.


Unused postcards from travels abroad
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 45

G   Honor Balfour Candidate Elections, 1937, 1943, 1945

Shelfmarks: MSS. Balfour dep. 46-8


Scope and Content:

Election materials where Honor Balfour stood as candidate: Oxford ward election 1937, Darwen Parliamentary by-election 1943, and Darwen General Election 1945. Includes election materials, publicity and correspondence, and press cuttings.


Darwen By-election, 1943 and General Election, 1945
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 46

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Darwen By-election 1943 - organisation and special correspondence
  • Folder 2: Darwen By-election 1943 - correspondence 1943-5
  • Folder 3: Darwen General Election 1945
  • Folder 4: Darwen General Election 1945 - election materials

Darwen and Oxford election materials,
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 47

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Oxford Ward Election 1937. Also includes Liberals in Oxford 1930s. Press cuttings
  • Folder 2: Oxford and Darwen election materials

Darwen press cuttings
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 48

Scope and Content:

Darwen elections 1943 and 1945 - press cuttings.

H   Honor's Writings

Shelfmarks: MSS. Balfour dep. 49-54


Scope and Content:

Articles, notes, cuttings by and of Honor. Includes Picture Post, newspapers and journals, broadcast scripts, proposed book.


Picture Post issues and articles, 1938-57
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 49

Scope and Content:
  • Picture Post - various issues and series 1938 -57, including the unattributed work of Honor Balfour
  • Picture Post - articles in series: 'Great British Masters' 1938 and 'History of 100 Years in photographs' 1939 (one folder)

Various writings, 1921-92
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 50

Scope and Content:

Articles, obituaries, press cuttings by or about Honor Balfour . Includes Oxford Mail: 'Middle Page' articles, music critic, various articles, 1935-7; Birmingham Post and other papers, 1935. Various articles from many sources. (See also press cuttings files).


Honor Balfour's proposed book
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 51

Scope and Content:

Proposed book, 'How Socialism came to Britain' - about the 1945 General Election and 1945-51 governments.

  • Folder 1: sources, notes, lists. Photos 'for possible use in the book'
  • Folder 2: Correspondence with publishers re book, including Weidenfeld and Knopf, 1955-72
  • Folder 3: Correspondence relating to collecting information and arranging interviews for the book, 1966-70
  • Folder 4: Synopses and plans for the book. Photocopies from the Attlee Papers

Broadcasting scripts, 1950s onwards
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 52

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: 'Topic for Tonight' scripts - Honor Balfour and other presenters, 1949-57
  • Folder 2: Various broadcast scripts presented and written by Honor Balfour and others, 1946-76 - 'Woman's Hour', 'At Home and Abroad', Elections, 'Transatlantic Call', 'Focus On - Children in Trouble', 'As I See It'. Broadcast scripts for 'London Commentary', 1951-2. Various broadcast scripts 1964-78; interview with Honor Balfour; schedule of Honor Balfour's TV programmes, 1955-8

Manuscript of 'Shelley Street', 1935-6
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 53

Scope and Content:

Manuscript of 'Shelley Street', 1935-6 (2 copies). Manuscript of 5-part story, authorship unknown.


Miscellaneous articles, scripts, notes, lists
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 54

Scope and Content:
  • Typed and handwritten articles. BBC scripts. Notes on topics for articles, 1930s to 1950s. Includes Picture Post feature on The Law 1938; various articles for Picture Post and others, including economy, politics and many topics
  • Miscellaneous lists and notes (one folder)

I   Interests, activities, friends

Shelfmarks: MSS. Balfour dep. 55-60


Scope and Content:

Various materials relating to interests, activities and friends, including obituary notices, programmes, invitations, ceremonial occasions.


Memorial services and obituary notices
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 55

Scope and Content:
  • Printed memorial service materials
  • Obituary notices written by Honor Balfour (one folder)

Speeches and reports
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 56

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Speeches, reports, articles by others, 1949-81
  • Folder 2: Ann Rendell's poems, 1974-95; Elizabeth Dun paintings, 1979
  • Folder 3: Honor Balfour activities, 1929-57. Includes Liverpool school; Oxford - W.E.A., Basque children, Liberals

Printed programmes
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 57

Scope and Content:

Printed programmes to art shows, concerts, theatres, 1953-2000; miscellaneous booklets, including two by Michael Balfour.


Various materials relating to activities and friends
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 58

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Honor Balfour biographical notes; notes by Diana Rau on interviews of Honor Balfour with Helen Langley, 1997.
  • Folder 2: Invitations
  • Folder 3: Various Christmas and other cards (including from Dora and Hugh Gaitskell, Nan Pandit)

House of Commons
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 59

Scope and Content:

House of Commons. Coronation 1953. Ceremonial programmes, tickets and information.

  • Folder 1: House of Commons
  • Folder 2: Coronation 1953

Christmas cards 1993
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 60

Scope and Content:

Christmas cards 1993.

J   Large Items and Artefacts

Shelfmarks: MSS. Balfour dep. 61-7


Scope and Content:

Contain heavy items and artefacts, including framed photographs, card indexes, ring binders of notes, Honor's briefcases.


Framed photographs; Artefacts
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 61

Scope and Content:

Framed photographs; spectacles; xrays; two pipes; English Speaking Union framed certificate; medals; orange fabric.


Framed photographs
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 62

Scope and Content:

Framed photographs.


Framed photographs. Card indexes
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 63

Scope and Content:

Framed photographs. Card indexes: 'Personalities', 'Subjects'.


Ring binders and notebooks (bound)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 64
Extent: 5 boxes

Scope and Content:

13 Red and black ring binders with notes, 1940s. Notebooks - Oxford studies.

  • (64/1) 1. Index; 2. Electoral Truce: '45 Campaign; 2A. '45 Campaign
  • (64/2) 3-5. Attlee Papers
  • (64/3) 6. Cripps Papers; Policy History 1918-19, L.P. Conferences; Quotations and Crossing the Rhine
  • (64/4) April-May 1945; Tory Party - post '45 Revival; Characters, Scenes, Mood of '45
  • (64/5) Woodford Times - characters; 5 notebooks produced while in Higher Education

Political pamphlets
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 65
Extent: 5 boxes

Scope and Content:

Political pamphlets - Conservative, Labour, Liberal, Communist.

  • (65/1) Liberal pamphlets
  • (65/2) 1939 pamphlets ('Germany, Home and Commonwealth Affairs etc, from a Liberal standpoint'); Communist Party pamphlets; Trade Union pamphlets, 1950s-70s
  • (65/3) Labour Party pamphlets
  • (65/4-5) Conservative party pamphlets

Honor's cases
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 66

Scope and Content:
  • (66/1) pink briefcase
  • (66/2) attache case
  • (66/3) tin box, with initials SB

Oversize items
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 67

Scope and Content:

Oversize items: 'Old Pix [photographs] - Grandmama, Aunt Jemima, etc.' East Oxford election poster. 1972 US trip - McGovern campaign materials.

K   Liberal Party

Shelfmarks: MSS. Balfour dep. 68-71


Scope and Content:

Liberal policies; Radical Action. Mainly materials of Lancelot Spicer and Harold Stoner.

Note: See also Balfour Oxford 1, Folder 2; Balfour Topics 12.

Lancelot Spicer papers. Liberal leaflets, 1930s-70s
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 68

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Lancelot Spicer, letters and papers, 1939-74, many in numbered sequence up to 83.
  • Folder 2: Spicer 1945 South Kensington by-election materials. Various Liberal printed leaflets, 1930s-60s, including King-Hall News-Letter, 1959-66, The Liberal Forward, 1957-65

Harold Stoner materials, 1942-3
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 69

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Letters from Harold Stoner to Lancelot Spicer, May 1942-August 1943 (most handwritten)
  • Folder 2: Letters from Harold Stoner to Lancelot Spicer, May 1942-August 1943 (typed copies of some of the handwritten letters in Folder 1). Quotations collected by Harold Stoner

Script of book by Harold Stoner
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 70

Scope and Content:

Script of 'Deity Democracy and Destiny' by Harold Stoner. 'A collection (of) papers left to me by Harold Stoner, who stayed with (our?) family frequently during W.W.1 ...' (Note (by Honor Balfour (?)) on original wrapping of package addressed to Lancelot Spicer).


Lancelot Spicer materials , 1940s
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 71

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: 'Lance Spicer's Radical Action file'. Items numbered by Spicer 1-88 and miscellaneous
  • Folder 2: 'Lancelot Spicer's papers - Photostats (by his permission)': 'Lance's Archie Sinclair file'; 'Lance's Pol. Letters and papers 1942/47 file'; 'Lance's Radical Action files, 1942/47'; 'Lance's Radical Action (1) file'

L   Notebooks and diaries

Shelfmarks: MSS. Balfour dep. 72-5


Scope and Content:

Printed diaries, notebooks, lists, albums, bibles.


Printed annual diaries, 1930-69
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 72

Scope and Content:

Printed annual diaries, 1930-69, mostly Honor's, some her mother's.


Printed annual diaries, 1970-2001
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 73

Scope and Content:

Printed annual diaries, 1970-2001 .


Notebooks and lists
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 74

Scope and Content:

Various notebooks, including foreign trips. Miscellaneous lists. Includes some of mother's notebooks. Notes on the law.


Albums, bibles, various personal books
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 75

Scope and Content:

Photograph albums, bibles, address book, birthday book, autograph book.

M   Oxford - University and the 1930s

Shelfmarks: MSS. Balfour dep. 76-8


Scope and Content:

Materials from Honor's time at Oxford University (Society of Oxford Home-Students), 1931-4, including music, drama and debating, Liberals, student essays. Oxford Mail music critic.

Note: See also Balfour. Honor's writings 2.

Oxford University and activities
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 76

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: University regulations; Oxford Union; Encaenia
  • Folder 2: Oxford University Liberals, 1930s-60s
  • Folder 3: St Anne's College booklets, 1960-90
  • Folder 4: Press cuttings - debating society, music critic

Oxford concert and drama programmes, 1933-8
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 77

Scope and Content:

Concert and drama programmes 1933-8.


Oxford student essays
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 78

Scope and Content:

Student essays.

N   People, 1930s-1980s

Shelfmarks: MSS. Balfour dep. 79-93


Scope and Content:

Honor Balfour's suspension files of people and topics. They contain mixed items, including press cuttings, articles, dispatches, pamphlets, speeches, reports. They also include some correspondence.

Arrangement: Filed alphabetically, in her original order. 'Separate' indicates an originally separate item in the suspension files.

People (A-B)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 79

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Abercrombie, Acland, Allighan, Altrincham, Archer, Heathcoat-Amory, Appiah, Armstrong, Asquith, Astor, Attlee (separate), Auden
  • Folder 2: Bacon, Baldwin, Balfour, Balogh, Barber, Sara Barker, Barrington-Ward, Beaverbrook, Beerbohm, Benesh, Berkeley, Beveridge, Ernest Bevin (separate), Bing, Blackburn, Bondi, Bonham Carter (Mark), Boyd (Lennox), Boyd Carpenter, Boyle, Bracken, Bessie Braddock (separate), Bradley, Brandt, Bulganin, Bullock, Bunting, Burgess
  • Folder 3: George Brown

People (B)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 80

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Aneurin Bevan

People (B-C)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 81

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Rab Butler
  • Folder 2: James Callaghan (separate), Campbell, Cannon, Carr, Carron, Casson, Cattell, Chalfont, Chamberlain, Chataway, Chatfield, Chichester-Clark, Chuter Ede, Churchill (Randolph), Citrine, Clark (Mark Wayne), Cockfield, Compton, Clifford, Connor (Cassandra), Constantine, Cousins, Crabb, Cranborne, Cromer, Crosland, Cunningham, Coward
  • Folder 3: Barbara Castle, Frank Cousins

People (C)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 82

Scope and Content:

  • Folder 1: Winston Churchill
  • Folder 2: Winston Churchill, death and funeral (dispatches)

People (C)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 83

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Stafford Cripps, including texts of speeches 1944-8

People (C-G)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 84

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Richard Crossman
  • Folder 2: Hugh Dalton (separate), Daly, Davies, H, Davies John, Deakin, Deedes, Devlin, Desmond Donnelly (separate), Douglas Lewis, Dubcek, Du Cann, Dunwoody
  • Folder 3: Edelman, Anthony Eden (separate), Eden J, Ebby Edwards, Nick Edwards, Einstein, Eisenhower (separate), Eliot TS, Erroll
  • Folder 4: Fairlie, Feather, Fienburgh, Fisher, Foot H, Foot I, Foot M, Franks, Freeman, Frost, Fulton Gibson, Grayson, Griffiths, Gallacher, Gandhi, Geddes, Godwin, Gollan, Gordon-Walker, Gorton, Greenwood, Grenfell, Griffiths, Goering, Goldwater, Goodman, Greene, Grigg James, Grigg John, Grimond, Gulbenkian, Gunter, Gusev

People (G)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 85

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Hugh Gaitskell

People (H)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 86

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Lord Hailes, Hain, Haldane, Haley, Halifax, Lord Hall, Harlech, Harriman, Harris A T, Hart, Hattersley, Hayter, Healey, Henniker-Major, Henderson, Hewlett Johnson, Hitler, Ho Chi Minh, Hoare, Hogg, Hore-Belisha, John Horner, Houghton, Hudson, Hughes, Humphrey
  • Folder 2: Edward Heath
  • Folder 3: Alec Douglas-Home
  • Folder 4: Arthur Horner

People (J-L)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 87

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Jay, Jagan, Rev Jardine, Clive Jenkins, Jessel, Jinnah, Tom Johnston, Aubrey Jones, Jack Jones, Keith Joseph, James Joyce, William Joyce, Kaldor, Kaunda, Keightly, Edward and Robert Kennedy, Kenyatta, Keynes, Cecil King, Martin L King, Kissinger, Kitson, Kruschev, Kuznetsov, Lang, Laski, Lauder, Laval, Layton, Lee, Lever, Liebling, Megan Lloyd George, Selwyn Lloyd, Longford, Lubbock, Lynch, Lysenkos, Lyttelton
  • Folder 2: Roy Jenkins
  • Folder 3: Will Lawther, David Lloyd George, David Low, Henry Luce

People (M-Mc)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 88

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Maitland, Mallalieu, Mrs Marples, E Marples, Marre, Marsh K, Martin, Masefield, Mason, Maxwell, Mendes France, Krishna Menon, Mikardo, Mindszenky, Mintoff, Montgomery, Monckton, Moore, Morgan, Charles Morrison, Mortimer, Mortlock, Mountbatten, Gilbert Murray, Len Murray, Mussolini, MacArthur, MacDonald, Mackenzie King, MacNeil, McCormick, McDougall, McGowan

People (M)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 89

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Harold Macmillan
  • Folder 2: Iain Macleod, Reginald Maudling, General Marshall
  • Folder 3: Herbert Morrison

People (N-R)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 90

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Naylor, Nehru, Nicholas, Nicholson, Nield, Nixon, Noel-Baker, Montagu Norman, Novotny, O'Brien, O'Neill, Oppenheim, Oppenheimer, Orwell, David Owen, Will Owen, Paisley, Pandit, Pannell, Pasternak, Paynter, Peart, Peyton, Morgan Phillips, Piratin, Pollitt, Pollock, Pompidou, Portal, Prentice, Priestley, Profumo
  • Folder 2: Enoch Powell
  • Folder 3: Ramsey, Rathbone, Rees-Mogg, Reith, Rhee, Raymond, Reading, Reynolds, Rippon, Robens, Roll, Roosevelt, Rothschild, Russell

People (R-S)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 91

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Royal Family
  • Folder 2: Royal Family - Duke of Windsor
  • Folder 3: Salisbury, Samuel, Sandys, Scanlon, Scott, Shaw, Shawcross, Shore, Short, Silverman, Sinclair, Smuts, Snow, Soames, Stanley, Stevenson, Stewart, Stokes, Stonehouse, Strauss, Summerskill, Swingler, John Strachey
  • Folder 4: Emmanuel Shinwell

People (S-W)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 92

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Graham Sutherland, Taverne, Taylor, Temple, Margaret Thatcher (separate), Thomas (Jimmie) Thorneycroft, Timoshenko, Tokaev, Toynbee, Honor Tracy, Trenchard, Trevelyan (Humphrey), Trudeau, Truman, Tyerman
  • Folder 2: Jeremy Thorpe
  • Folder 3: Vickers, Villiers, von Ribbentrop, Watson (Sam), Walker (Peter), Wallace (Henry), Ward, Warren, Wavell, Webb, Wedgwood Benn (separate), Weidenfeld, Welles (Sumner), Whitelaw, Wilkinson (Ellen), Williams (Emlyn), Williams (Len), Williams (Marcia), Williams (Shirley), Winterton, Wilson (Colin), Wood (Kingsley), Woodcock, Wyatt, Lord Wootton

People (W)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 93

Scope and Content:
  • Harold Wilson - Articles, notes, broadcasts, interviews. Wilson pamphlets. Press cuttings 1963-75

O   Photographs

Shelfmarks: MSS. Balfour dep. 94-8


Scope and Content:

Collection of photographs, some labelled and identified, loosely sorted.

Note: See also large framed photographs in Large Buff Boxes.

Photographs – mixed box
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 94

Scope and Content:

Cardboard box of photographs, marked by Honor Balfour as 'Wartime, Darwen, Coronation, Politicians – many with H.B., Swinbrook Cottage, Couin [father's grave in World War 1 cemetery], Early M. D. & H'. Also Time Life parties, including 1968 party for the Prendergasts, with names on the reverse.


Photographs and negatives from foreign trips
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 95

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: 'Poland and E. Germany '56 and '57'
  • Folder 2: E. Berlin 1954
  • Folder 3: Poland and Czechoslovakia 1954-7
  • Folder 4: Italy (Capri) 1949, Malta 'c. 1951-2(?)'

Photographs – parents and Honor Balfour as child
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 96

Scope and Content:

Photographs of parents and Honor Balfour as child.


Photographs - Honor Balfour and friends
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 97

Scope and Content:

Photographs of Honor Balfour and friends; Windrush; Royal Crescent.


Photographs - miscellaneous
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 98

Scope and Content:

Photographs - miscellaneous; from working life; copies of some in Folders 1-4.

P   Press Cuttings

Shelfmarks: MSS. Balfour dep. 99-100


Scope and Content:

Press cuttings, including politics, economics, friends.

Note: Press cuttings are also to be found elsewhere in the papers.

Press Cuttings – politics, 1945 onwards, mostly 1960s and 1970s
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 99

Scope and Content:

Press cuttings - politics, sorted in Honor Balfour's categories, 1945 onwards, mostly 1960s and 1970s.

  • Folder 1: Commonwealth and Rhodesia, Conservatives (Tories) and government under Heath, Conservatives and government under Thatcher, Labour and government under Callaghan, Labour and government under Wilson, Liberals including Thorpe and the 1974 election
  • Folder 2: Miscellaneous 1960s politics, Miscellaneous 1970s politics, Miscellaneous non-political, Pre-war Abyssinia, Labour Profiles and Interviews (mainly political)
  • Folder 3: SDP, Unemployment, UN, War, 1945-50 politics, 1950s politics, 1970 Election

Press Cuttings – economics, friends, Basque children
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 100

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Press cuttings and articles: economy 1940s-1950s, 1966-76. Includes copies of letters from the Attlee Papers 1947, speeches from Sir Stafford Cripps 1947-50, articles from The Economist, Political Quarterly, International Affairs, Midland Bank Review and others
  • Folder 2: Press cuttings: friends. Relate to Honor Balfour's friends (not Honour Balfour herself)
  • Folder 3: Press cuttings: Basque children 1937; 'Topic for Tonight' broadcasts

Q   Reports and Printed Books.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Balfour dep. 101-2


Scope and Content:

Reports, some marked and some unmarked by Honor Balfour, and printed books.


Printed reports
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 101

Scope and Content:

Printed reports not marked by Honor Balfour:

  • Official Reports: including 1942 Fleming Report, 1942 Beveridge Report, 1942 Uthwatt Report, 1942 Scott Report, 1944 McNair Report, 1947 Royal Commission on the Press (Evidence), 1954 Re-Distribution of Man-Power in G.B., 1963 Lord Denning, 1963 Vassall Case
  • Government Bills: 1945 Bank of England Bill, 1946 Cable and Wireless Bill, 1946 New Towns Bill, 1947 Supplies and Services Bill1947 Parliament Bill
  • Various political articles: 1954 Hansard, 1948 Statement on Incomes, Costs and Prices, The Government's Evacuation Scheme
  • Miscellaneous booklets:
    • Harold Nicolson: Politics in the Train, 1937
    • Speeches on Freedom of the Press, 1938
    • Report to the Nation, (U.S.) 1941
    • R. F. Harrod, A Page of British Folly, 1946
    • R. G. Hawtrey, Western European Union, 1949
    • Sir Charles Webster, United Kingdom Policy, 1950
    • This Oxford (Supplement), 1962
    • Action not Words (Conservatives), 1966
    • A Statement of Views (Democratic Party), 1970
    • Labour and the Common Market, 1971
    • The Treaty of Maastricht, 1992

Printed books, leaflets, reports
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 102

Scope and Content:

Printed books, leaflets and reports marked by Honor Balfour:

  • Official Reports: 1942 Compensation and Betterment, 1944 Employment Policy, 1946 Curtis Report
  • Leaflets and books:
    • The Fact of Malnutrition, Industrial Christian Fellowship, 1938
    • Civil Liberties leaflet 1938
    • Covenant of the League of Nations
    • T. L. Horabin, Politics Made Plain, 1944
    • S. Macpherson, Rudiments of Music, 1910
    • E. C. Price, Stories from French History, 1921 (School prize 1926)
    • J. A. Symons, Sir Thomas Browne's Religio Medici

R   Swinbrook cottage

Shelfmarks: MS. Balfour dep. 103


Swinbrook cottage
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 103

Scope and Content:

Swinbrook cottage: rental agreement 1962; plans for proposed house 1971.

Note: Honor Balfour had a cottage in Swinbrook from 1962 to 1972. She then moved to her cottage in Windrush.

S   Time Life International, 1944-72

Shelfmarks: MS. Balfour dep. 104


Scope and Content:

Working at Time Life from 1944, including materials on entertaining.


Time Life materials
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 104

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: various materials from 1944. Correspondents' photographs. Copies of Time magazine, May 1945, August 1945 (Pony editions)
  • Folder 2: Time Life entertaining: guest lists for cocktail parties, lunches, etc. 1949-69

T   Topics, 1930s-1980s

Shelfmarks: MSS. Balfour dep. 105-32


Scope and Content:

Honor Balfour's suspension files of people and topics. They contain mixed items, including press cuttings, articles, dispatches, pamphlets, speeches, reports. They also include some correspondence.

Arrangement: Filed mainly alphabetically, mostly in her original order.

Topics (C-E)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 105

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Commonwealth
  • Folder 2: Dentistry. Economy: Austerity and Rationing
  • Folder 3: Economy: Budget
  • Folder 4: Economy: Cuts 1968. Economy: Devaluation

Topics (E-F)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 106

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Education
  • Folder 2: Fascism. Food and drink
  • Folder 3: Finance: International
  • Folder 4: Europe 1944-58 (General)

Topics (E)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 107

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Europe 1960-70 (General)
  • Folder 2: Europe: Common Market - cuttings 1969-71
  • Folder 3: Europe: Common Market - pamphlets, dispatches

Topics (F)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 108

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Foreign Countries: Cyprus, Kenya, Malaya - dispatches and articles
  • Folder 2: Foreign Countries: Asia, SE Asia, Austria, Burma, Cambodia, Ceylon, Cuba, Greece, Poland, Yugoslavia - articles in International Affairs and other journals

Topics (F)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 109

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Foreign Countries: Africa, China - mainly articles in International Affairs and other journals
  • Folder 2: Foreign Relations: Anglo-China - mainly dispatches
  • Folder 3: Foreign Countries: Czechoslovakia, East Bloc

Topics (F, I, S)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 110

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Foreign Relations: Cyprus – mainly dispatches
  • Folder 2: Foreign Countries and Foreign Relations: Germany
  • Folder 3: India
  • Folder 4: Soviet Russia and Satellites, Spain

Topics (E-F)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 111

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Foreign Countries: Anglo-Egypt, 1950-5
  • Folder 2: Egypt – Run-up to Suez; Suez Crisis,1956-7 - mostly dispatches

Topics (F)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 112

Scope and Content:

.

  • Folder 1: Foreign Relations: Anglo-Russia 1946-59
  • Folder 2: Foreign Relations: Anglo-US 1941-62

Topics (G-H)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 113

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Government 1945-70
  • Folder 2: Government Cabinets 1945-72
  • Folder 3: Government Departments 1967-72
  • Folder 4: Honours 1948-77
  • Folder 5: Housing and Town Planning 1945-64

Topics 10, 'Honor's Artists' 1
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 114

Scope and Content:

'Honor's Artists' – a series of articles and notes on artists written by Honor Balfour. Also her 'Great British Masters' in Picture Post .

  • Folder 1: 'Honor's Artists' 1: Blake, Richard Bonington, Burne Jones, Constable
  • Folder 2: 'Honor's Artists' 2: Etty, Gainsborough, Walter Greaves, Hoppner

Topics 11, 'Honor's Artists' 2
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 115

Scope and Content:

'Honor's Artists' – a series of articles and notes on artists written by Honor Balfour. Also her 'Great British Masters' in Picture Post.

  • Folder 1: 'Honor's Artists' 3: John, Landseer, Sir Thomas Lawrence, Lippi, Manet, McEvoy
  • Folder 2: 'Honor's Artists' 4: Millais, Raeburn, Reynolds, Sargent, Slade School, Spencer
  • Folder 3: 'Honor's Artists' 5: Turner, Watts, Whistler

Topics (L)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 116

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Liberal Party 1934-67 (including correspondence on Honor Balfour's resignation, February 1957).
  • Folder 2: Labour Party 1941-69
Note: See also Balfour HB Candidate Elections File 2 Folder 1; Balfour Interests File 2 Folder 3.

Topics (L)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 117

Scope and Content:

Labour Party 1950s and 1960s.


Topics (L)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 118

Scope and Content:

Labour Party Organisation 1948-60.


Topics (L)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 119

Scope and Content:

Labour Party Conferences 1945-71.


Topics (L-N)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 120

Scope and Content:

Law (two items only). National Health Service.


Topics (N-P)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 121

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Nationalisation
  • Folder 2: Nationalisation - Steel, Transport
  • Folder 3: Press and Publishing
  • Folder 4: Three 'Early editions of The Times, including the first issue under that name', 1788; 1805; 1815. Copy of World's Press News, 1938

Topics (P)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 122

Scope and Content:

Parliament - House of Lords (one folder). Parliament.


Topics (R-S)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 123

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Railways. Strikes
  • Folder 2: Social Services, Social Security, Beveridge 1944-60

Topics (T)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 124

Scope and Content:

TV programmes 1955-8, including letters and correspondence.


Topics (T)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 125

Scope and Content:

Labour Tory Party and Tory Government. Dispatches 1948-64.


Topics (T)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 126

Scope and Content:

Tory Party and Tory Government (one folder). Tory Party Conferences 1945-71.


Topics (T)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 127

Scope and Content:

Trade and Industry.


Topics (T)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 128

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Trade Unions: International
  • Folder 2: Trade Unions: Reform
  • Folder 3: Trade Unions: TUC

Topics (U-W)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 129

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: Universities
  • Folder 2: Wages
  • Folder 3: Women's Liberation Movement and Youth and Age of Majority

Topics (W)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 130

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: War: Civil Defence, ARP, Evacuation (mainly Picture Post)
  • Folder 2: War: Countries – Wartime background (mainly Picture Post)
  • Folder 3: War: 'Diary of the War' – some of the Picture Post series

Topics (W)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 131

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: War: General - including War Crimes
  • Folder 2: War: Hostilities - Air, Hostilities - Land
  • Folder 3: War: Production and Supplies

Topics (W)
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 132

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1: War: Peace Treaties. Post-war aims
  • Folder 2: War: Prewar

U   Travels abroad, 1929-72

Shelfmarks: MSS. Balfour dep. 133-40


Scope and Content:

Materials from trips abroad, including notes, letters, postcards, maps, lists, photographs. .

Note: See also Notebooks and Diaries 3.

1929-30
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 133

Scope and Content:

1929: Italy, Switzerland, Belgium - notes, postcards, maps, guide books. 1930: Belgium - Bruges postcards, maps.


1948
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 134

Scope and Content:

1948: USA and Canada: New York, Chicago, Washington, Montreal - letters, postcards and telegrams to mother. Includes account of stormy crossing on the Queen Mary.


1949-56
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 135

Scope and Content:

1949: Italy - Rome, Florence, Venice, Capri - postcards, maps, etc. 1954: E. Europe trip - E. Germany, Hungary, Czechoslovakia. Notes and captions for photographs of the Satellite Countries visited. 1956: USA trip: Adlai Stevenson Primary, Minnesota, and around USA - letters and postcards to mother (one folder).


1961-4
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 136

Scope and Content:

1962: USA trip - Los Angeles, Denver, Washington - including theatre programmes, letters. Letters and postcards to mother; correspondence re Honor's dinner speeches and trip (one folder). 1964: USA trip - San Francisco Republican Convention - postcards to mother.


1972
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 137

Scope and Content:

USA and the Far East 1: USA - McGovern Convention, Miami - notes, press cuttings, administration. (See also Large Buff Box 7) Boston, Albuquerque - materials, maps.


1972
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 138

Scope and Content:

USA and the Far East 2: USA - Republican and Democrat Conventions, Miami - booklets, leaflets.


1972
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 139

Scope and Content:

USA and the Far East 3:

  • Folder 1: Far East (after USA) - letters, notes, photographs of Honor Balfour, press cuttings
  • Folder 2: Japan - materials, notes

1972
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 140

Scope and Content:

USA and the Far East 4: Korea - materials, press cuttings (one folder). Photographs of the whole trip, in wallets, labelled by Honor Balfour.

V   Windrush cottage, 1972 onwards

Shelfmarks: MSS. Balfour dep. 141-4


Scope and Content:

Papers, correspondence, lists, plans relating to Windrush cottage.

Note: Honor Balfour moved to the Windrush cottage in 1972 from her Swinbrook cottage. She sold her London property in 1981 and lived exclusively in Windrush thereafter.

Windrush papers, 1972-83
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 141

Scope and Content:

Correspondence, 1971-80. Household invoices, receipts and lists, 1972-83.


Windrush papers , 1980 onwards
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 142

Scope and Content:

Schedule of Deeds and documents 1974. Insurance 1981-99 and correspondence. List of inventory of stored furniture 1981. Dormer window extension 1984-5 and correspondence.


Windrush papers, 1984
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 143

Scope and Content:

Windrush extension architectural plans 1984.


Windrush papers, 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 144

Scope and Content:

Windrush extension 1985 - various papers. Plans approval, specification of works, correspondence with architect and builder, site meetings, equipment accounts.

W   Wine

Shelfmarks: MSS. Balfour dep. 145-6


Scope and Content:

Wine lists from merchants, wine magazines, wine invoices.


Wine orders, invoices, magazines, 1969-1980s
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 145

Scope and Content:

Wine orders and invoices: Justerini & Brooks 1969-79; Saccone & Speed, Charles Kinloch 1971-80; Buffery 1964-5; Christie's and St Olaf Bonding Co. Ltd 1969-80; Husseys 1980s. Magazines and catalogues: Decanter magazine (3 issues); Christie's wine sale catalogues 1970-7.


Wine merchants' lists, 1980-8
Shelfmark: MS. Balfour dep. 146

Scope and Content:

Wine merchants' lists and magazines: Justerini & Brooks Ltd Wine Press and price lists 1981-8; Berry Bros & Rudd Number Three 1971-88 and price lists 1980-8.


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