Catalogue of the papers of Captain Harry Frederick Comfort Crookshank, Viscount Crookshank, 1925-61

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

2002

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    Notes, drafts and typescript copies of speeches, 1925-61
B    Diaries, 1934-61
C    Press cuttings, 1931-52


Papers of Captain Harry Frederick Comfort Crookshank, Viscount Crookshank, statesman, 1925-61

Abstract:
Diaries and speeches of Captain Harry Frederick Comfort Crookshank, Viscount Crookshank, statesman, 1925-61.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. hist. b. 223; c. 596-606; d. 359-61

Extent: 15 shelfmarks

Biographical History

Viscount Crookshank was Conservative MP for Gainsborough, 1924-56; Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office, 1934-5; Parliamentary Secretary, Mines, 1935-9; Financial Secretary to the Treasury, 1939-43; Postmaster General, 1943-5; Minister of Health, 1951-2; Lord Privy Seal, 1952-5; Leader of the House of Commons, 1951-5. See Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

The papers consist of notes, drafts and typescript copies of speeches, 1925-61, and diaries, 1934-1961.

Acquisition

Given by Mrs. Elizabeth Crookshank, 1973.

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Crookshank | Henry Frederick Comfort | 1893-1961 | 1st Viscount Crookshank | statesman

Subjects (LCSH)

Diaries
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 20th century

A   Notes, drafts and typescript copies of speeches, 1925-61

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. hist. c. 596-606


1925-36
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 596
Extent: 206 leaves

1937-8
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 597
Extent: 251 leaves

1939-40
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 598
Extent: 205 leaves

1941-3
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 599
Extent: 202 leaves

1944-5
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 600
Extent: 180 leaves

1946-7
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 601
Extent: 227 leaves

1948-50
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 602
Extent: 177 leaves

1951-3
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 603
Extent: 240 leaves

1954-61
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 604
Extent: 240 leaves

undated
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 605
Extent: 166 leaves

Rough drafts of speeches delivered in the House of Commons, [1946-7]
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 606
Extent: 129 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fol. 98) notes for a lecture on parliament, 1944.

B   Diaries, 1934-61

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. hist. d. 359-61

Note: Some entries are written on the verso of the main sequence.

Diary, 1934-8
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. d. 359
Extent: 227 leaves

Diary, 1939-43, 1947-51
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. d. 360
Extent: 211 leaves

Scope and Content:

15 Oct. 1947-27 Oct. 1951, fols. 211v-100v


Diary, 1944-61
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. d. 361
Extent: 203 leaves

Scope and Content:

1 Jan. 1946-14 Oct. 1947, fols. 45v-41v; 1 Jan. 1955-28 Dec. 1958, fols. 149v-147v.

C   Press cuttings, 1931-52

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng. hist. b. 223


Press cuttings, 1931-52, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. b. 223
Extent: 84 leaves

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