Catalogue of the correspondence and papers of Edmund Dell (1921-99)

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Elinor Robinson

2011

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    Professional Papers, 1952-99
    A.1  Early Career, 1952-63
        A.1.1  ICI, 1952-61
        A.1.2  Manchester City Council, 1954-63
        A.1.3  Early Writings
        A.1.4  Miscellaneous papers, 1934-69
    A.2  Political Career, 1962-80
        A.2.1  Correspondence and Papers, 1964-79
        A.2.2  Birkenhead Papers, 1964-78
        A.2.3  Cammell Laird papers, 1969-70
        A.2.4  Articles and Speeches, 1964-86
        A.2.5  Newspaper cuttings, 1965-77
        A.2.6  Photo albums, c. 1964-79
        A.2.7  Miscellaneous, 1962-80
    A.3  Career After Parliament, 1977-99
        A.3.1  Correspondence and Papers, 1978-96
        A.3.2  Guinness Peat Group, 1977-84
        A.3.3  Report on European Institutions, 1978-94
        A.3.4  Constitutional Reform Centre, 1980-91
        A.3.5  Institute of Fiscal Studies, 1980-91
        A.3.6  Materials relating to Channel 4, 1980-95
        A.3.7  International Centre for Child Studies, 1982
        A.3.8  Materials relating to the Social Democratic Party, 1982-93
        A.3.9  Materials relating to the Public Finance Foundation, 1983-92
        A.3.10  Materials relating to Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, 1985-9
        A.3.11  Prison Reform Trust, 1987-93
        A.3.12  Materials relating to London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 1988-95
        A.3.13  Conferences, 1979-97
        A.3.14  Materials relating to Europe, 1980-93
        A.3.15  Newspaper cuttings, 1988-99
        A.3.16  Born-digital outgoing letters, 1983-99
        A.3.17  Miscellaneous correspondence and papers, 1979-95
B    Literary Papers, 1960-2000
    B.1  Research, 1992-9
    B.2  Articles, 1960-99
        B.2.1  'Brazil: the Dilemma of Reform', 1960-4
        B.2.2  Book reviews, 1980-97
        B.2.3  'Interdependence and the Judges: Civil Aviation and Anti-Trust', 1985-92
        B.2.4  'Britain and the Origins of the European Monetary System', 1993-4
        B.2.5  'The Nature, Scope and Style of Government', 1993-4
        B.2.6  Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 1998-9
        B.2.7  Miscellaneous articles, 1974-99
    B.3  Books, 1970-2000
        B.3.1  Autobiography, 1970-99
        B.3.2  'Political Responsibility and Industry', 1973
        B.3.3  The Politics of Economic Interdependence, 1986-92
        B.3.4  The Good Old Cause: The English Revolution of 1640-60, 1987-91
        B.3.5  A Hard Pounding: Politics and Economic Crisis, 1974-1976
        B.3.6  The Schuman Plan and the Abdication of British Leadership in Europe, 1992-7
        B.3.7  'The Chancellors: a History of the Chancellors of the Exchequer, 1945-90', 1993-7
        B.3.8  'A Strange Eventful History: Democratic Socialism in Britain', 1993-2000
        B.3.9  Correspondence with agents and publishers, 1993-2004
        B.3.10  "Printed notes" c. 1980-99
C    Personal Papers, 1929-2000
    C.1  Diaries, 1950-97
    C.2  Correspondence and papers, 1936-2000
        C.2.1  Correspondence with family, 1936-2000
        C.2.2  Letters from friends and colleagues, 1938-80
        C.2.3  Membership cards, 1951-86
        C.2.4  'Eruv', 1991-4
        C.2.5  Concert programmes, c. 1963-1999
    C.3  Reuben Dell's Estate, 1969-74
        C.3.1  Correspondence, 1969-74
        C.3.2  Estate papers, 1946-96
    C.4  School and University, 1929-49
        C.4.1  Schooling, 1929-39
        C.4.2  Oxford University, 1940-9
    C.5  Army service, 1940-6
    C.6  Accounts, 1939-97
    C.7  Sidney Dell's papers, 1957-89


Correspondence and papers of Edmund Dell, 1921-99

Abstract:
Correspondence and papers of Edmund Dell (1921-99), Labour MP, political and economic historian.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. b. 2149-2150; c. 7569-7794; d. 3909-3948; MSS. Dell Digital 1-94

Extent: 281 physical shelfmarks; 94 digital shelfmarks
Language of Material: English, French, Portuguese

Biographical History

Edmund Dell (1921-99) was a prominent Labour politician, active during the 1960s and 70s. After serving during the Second World War he began a career in industry, working for ICI. In 1953 he became a city councillor for Manchester, and in 1964 was elected MP for Birkenhead. He remained an MP until his resignation from parliament in 1979; during that time he held the positions of Paymaster General (1974-6) and Secretary of State for Trade (1976-8), among others. Dell resigned from Parliament in order to take the position of Chairman and Chief Executive of the Guinness Peat Group, a position he held for four years. During the 1980s Dell co-founded the TV company Channel 4, of which he was also the founding chairman. During this time and throughout the 1990s Dell was also the Chairman of the Prison Reform Trust and the Public Finance Foundation. He was also heavily involved in many other charitable concerns, especially the Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge Appeal. Dell began writing steadily from the late 1980s, writing and publishing four histories of politics and economics until his death in 1999; a fifth book was published shortly after his death.

Scope and Content

Correspondence and papers of Edmund Dell (1921-99), Labour politician, businessman, and author. Comprises papers from Dell's pre-Parliamentary career; his career as a Labour politician; his post-Parliamentary career; his literary works; and personal papers relating to Dell's family. The collection also includes approximately 3,500 electronic files, mostly comprising Dell's outgoing correspondence, and draft literary material.

Bibliographical References

Robert Sheldon, ‘Dell, Edmund Emanuel (1921–1999)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/73166, accessed 15 April 2010]

Arrangement

The original order of the collection has been maintained as far as possible. The electronic items in the collection have been integrated with the paper items. The first acquistion of papers, MSS. Eng. c. 4828-32, d. 2572, has been incorporated into the collection.

Custodial History

Papers created and owned by Edmund Dell. The collection also includes papers created by Sidney Dell, Edmund Dell's brother, which were probably taken from Sidney Dell's UN office after his death and given to his brother. For additional information see fols. 29-33 of MS. Eng. c. 7659.

Acquisition

Audio tapes of Dell's diary and an accompanying transcript were given to the Bodleian Library by Dell in 1993 (shelfmarks MSS. Eng. c. 4828-32, d. 2572). The remainder of the collection was donated by Dell's widow, Susanne Dell, in 2001, with a subsequent donation in 2010.

Restrictions on Access

Material of a sensitive personal or corporate nature is closed.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to copy material must be obtained from the rights holder (Susanne Dell).

Related Material

Papers created and belonging to Sidney Dell can also be found in the Bodleian Library, shelfmarks MSS. Eng. c. 5798-889.

Separated Material

Where found, loose photographs have been separated from related papers and placed at MS. Photogr. c. 469.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. c. 7569, fols. 1-10.

Family names (NCA Rules)

Dell | Family

Personal names (NCA RULES)

Dell | Edmund | 1921-1999 | Labour MP and historian

Corporate names (NCA Rules)

Channel 4
Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
English National Opera
Fitzwilliam College | Cambridge
Guinness Peat Group plc
ICI | Dyestuffs division
Imperial College London
The Labour Party
London Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Prison Reform Trust
Public Finance Foundation
Queen's College | Oxford
Shell Transport and Trading
Social Democratic Party

Place names (NCA Rules)

Manchester | Lancashire

Subjects (LCSH)

Economics -- Great Britain -- 20th Century
Labour Party (Great Britain) -- History -- 20th Century

A   Professional Papers, 1952-99

A.1   Early Career, 1952-63

A.1.1   ICI, 1952-61

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng. c. 7569; d. 3909


Scope and Content:

Contains papers relating to Dell's career at ICI.


Correspondence
Date: 1952-61
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7569
Extent: 113 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters to Dell while he was working in Buenos Aires on behalf of ICI. Correspondence refers to ICI dealings. Also includes carbon copies of some of Dell's outgoing letters. Some papers are in Spanish.


'Lima Conference'
Date: c. 1960
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7569
Extent: 28 leaves

Scope and Content:

ICI Dyestuffs Division policy documents, presumably for use during a conference in Lima.


Miscellaneous Papers
Date: 1952-61
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3909
Extent: 115 leaves

Scope and Content:

Miscellaneous papers regarding the ICI Dyestuffs Division. Comprises:

  • A notebook with manuscript notes on textile chemistry
  • Correspondence with the editor of ICI Magazine, with copies of the letters page from said magazine (1952)
  • Typed article, 'On the Training for the Overseas Sales Department of University Graduates'
  • Typed article, 'Pouring Oil on Troubled Waters'
  • Carbon copy of letter from Dell to Arnold Holte-Smith of the ICI Dyestuffs Division, with accompanying notes
  • Argentinian Driving Licence, in Dell's name

A.1.2   Manchester City Council, 1954-63

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7570-5


Scope and Content:

Contains material relating to Dell's position as Manchester City Councillor.


Manchester Airport
Date: 1954-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7570
Extent: 205 leaves

Scope and Content:

Large file relating to the construction of a terminal building at Manchester Airport. Includes several reports and airport and terminal plans.

Arrangement:

The original order of this file has been maintained.



Rotterdam Helicopter Congress
Date: 1955
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7571
Extent: 90 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of papers for the Rotterdam Helicopter Congress of 1955, which Dell attended as a member of the Manchester Airport Committee.


Council of European Municipalities
Date: 1957-60
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7572
Extent: 66 leaves

Scope and Content:

Large file relating to the Council of European Municipalities, of which Dell was a member. Includes correspondence and general Council papers.

Separated Material:

One photograph, a group shot outside an aeroplane, is held as part of MS. Photogr. c. 469.



'Town Hall Computer'
Date: 1958
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7571
Extent: 80 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of papers on the purchase of a computer by Manchester City Council.


'Local Government'
Date: 1958-63
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7573
Extent: 283 leaves

Scope and Content:

File relating to the reorganisation of local government in South East Lancashire. Includes several reports and policy documents, both final and draft, as well as maps and a small amount of correspondence.


United Voluntary Organisations of Manchester and Salford
Date: 1959
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7574
Extent: 37 leaves

Scope and Content:

Small file relating to the United Voluntary Organisations of Manchester and Salford, of which Edmund Dell was an assessor. Comprises:

  • A copy of minutes of a meeting of the assessors
  • Financial statements for the organisations within the UVO
  • An information pack about the UVO
  • Memorandum and articles of association for the UVO

'Miscellaneous Town Hall Correspondence'
Date: 1954-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7575
Extent: 231 leaves

Scope and Content:

Large file of correspondence and council papers regarding various local issues, such as smoke pollution and tax.

A.1.3   Early Writings

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng. c. 7576


Scope and Content:

Contains material written by Dell as a scholar and councillor.


'Local Government Reform in South East Lancashire'
Date: 1959
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7576
Extent: 30 leaves

Scope and Content:

Contains three drafts of the article 'Local Government Reform in South East Lancashire' and a small amount of related correspondence. See MS. Eng. c. 7573 for more information on Dell's role in the reorganisation of South East Lancashire.


Miscellaneous articles and short stories
Date: c. 1949
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7576
Extent: 38 leaves

Scope and Content:

Contains miscellaneous articles and essays, and four short stories.

A.1.4   Miscellaneous papers, 1934-69

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7577-80; d. 3910


Scope and Content:

Contains miscellaneous papers from Dell's career before entering Parliament.


'Miscellaneous correspondence etc up to end of 1963'
Date: 1934-54
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7577
Extent: 452 leaves

Scope and Content:

Very large file of papers, the majority of which is correspondence, with miscellaneous papers making up the remainder. Includes some copies of Dell's outgoing correspondence. Topics include Oxford University, ICI, Manchester City Council, and the Workers' Educational Association.


'Miscellaneous correspondence etc up to end of 1963' [cont]
Date: 1954-69
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7578
Extent: 441 leaves

Scope and Content:

Continuation of very large file of papers, the majority of which is correspondence, with miscellaneous papers making up the remainder. Includes some copies of Dell's outgoing correspondence. Topics include Oxford University, ICI, Manchester City Council, and the Workers' Educational Association.

Separated Material:

Three photographs, of an Elizabeth I document, are held as part of MS. Photogr. c. 469.



Notes
Date: c. 1949
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3910
Extent: 2 notebooks (71 leaves)

Scope and Content:

Two notebooks, the first contains handwritten quotes from unspecified sources. The second, titled 'W.E.A.' [Workers' Educational Association] contains handwritten pencil notes on England in the 17th century.


The Manchester Left-wing Coffee House
Date: 1959-63
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7579
Extent: 19 leaves

Scope and Content:

Small file of papers for the Manchester Left-Wing Coffee House, of which Dell was a guarantor. Includes a Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Coffee House, and a small amount of correspondence re Dell's guarantee.


'Memorial to the Prime Minister'
Date: c. 1963
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7580
Extent: 49 leaves

Scope and Content:

Printed petition to the Prime Minster petitioning against the death penalty. Dell was a signatory.

A.2   Political Career, 1962-80


Scope and Content:

Contains papers relating to Dell's political career as a Member of Parliament. Includes correspondence and papers, articles and speeches, appointment diaries, and other miscellaneous files.

A.2.1   Correspondence and Papers, 1964-79

Shelfmarks: MSS Eng. c. 7581-7613; d. 3911-14


Scope and Content:

Contains general correspondence and papers from Dell's political career.

Arrangement:

The files in this sequence have been arranged in chronological order.



"Till election to Parliament, 1964"
Date: 1964
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7581
Extent: 272 leaves

Scope and Content:

Large file of newspaper clippings and correspondence charting to Dell's election to MP for Birkenhead in 1964. One photograph of Dell[?] giving an electoral address is held as part of MS. Photogr. c. 469.


"October 1964 - April 1966"
Date: 1964-6
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7582
Extent: 392 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and newspaper cuttings from Dell's first tenure as a Labour MP. The file begins from the General Election of 1964, and continues to the General Election of 1966.

Arrangement:

The papers in this file were originally filed by Dell in reverse chronological order. This order has been maintained.



British Oxygen Company
Date: 1964-5
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3911
Extent: 25 leaves

Scope and Content:

Small file of correspondence and papers relating to British Oxygen Company.


European Technological Community
Date: 1967
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7583
Extent: 401 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of papers, mostly reports and notes, on the European Technological Committee, and the Conference on Transatlantic Technological Imbalance and Collaboration.


"April 1966 - April 1968"
Date: 1966-8
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7584
Extent: 526 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence, newspaper clippings and papers, regarding in particular Dell's appointment to Minister of State, Board and Trade, and the "I'm Backing Britain" campaign.


"April 1968 - 30th June 1969"
Date: 1966-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7585
Extent: 420 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence, newspaper clippings and papers. Also includes some material on the death of Reuben Dell, Edmund Dell's father.


"July 1 1969 - 31.10.1969"
Date: 1969
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7586
Extent: 468 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence, newspaper clippings and papers, regarding in particular Dell's visit to South America as Minister of State for Board and Trade. Consequently a substantial amount of this material is in Spanish and Portugese.


"Oct 69 - March 1970"
Date: 1969-70
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7587
Extent: 452 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence, newspaper clippings and papers. Includes many letters of congratulation on Dell's appointment to HM Privy Council.


State Visit to Chile
Date: 1969-70
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7588
Extent: 174 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of papers relating to Dell's visit to Chile as Minister of State for Board and Trade.


"March 1970 – 31 December 1970"
Date: 1970
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7589
Extent: 530 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence, newspaper clippings and papers. Many letters relate to the Cammell Laird Shipbuilding Company.


"Labour Party Papers 1970-3"
Date: 1970-3
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7590
Extent: 364 leaves

Scope and Content:

Large file of minutes and reports, mostly from the Finance and Economic Affairs Sub-Committee, but also includes minutes from the Industrial Policy Sub-Committee and the Social Policy Sub-Committee


"1971"
Date: 1971
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7591
Extent: 571 leaves

Scope and Content:

Large file of correspondence, papers, and newspaper clippings from the year 1971. Includes papers on Cammell Laird Shipbuilders, Britain's entry to the EEC and Dell's decision to vote with the Government and against the party whip, and Dell's book Political Responsibility and Industry.


Mersey Docks and Harbour Bill
Date: 1971
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7592
Extent: 287 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of papers relating to the Mersey Docks and Harbour Bill. Includes minutes of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Bill Committee, copies of the Bill itself, and an Annual Report of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board for the year ending 1970.


"Industrial Policy 1972/73"
Date: 1971-3
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7593
Extent: 406 leaves

Scope and Content:

Large file of minutes and papers for the Industrial Policy Sub-Committee.


Penal reform file
Date: 1971-2
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7594
Extent: 175 leaves

Scope and Content:

File includes letters, mostly from Mark Carlisle, Secretary/Minister of State for Home Affairs, articles and notes re the Criminal Justice Bill and penal reform.


"Jan-Sept 72"
Date: 1972
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7595
Extent: 562 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers from 1972. A significant amount of correspondence relates to the Criminal Justice Bill.


"Oct 72 - March 73"
Date: 1972-3
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7596
Extent: 556 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers from 1972-3. A significant amount of correspondence relates to Dell's book Political Responsibility and Industry.


"Fabian and Labour Party Papers 1972-3"
Date: 1972-3
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7597
Extent: 226 leaves

Scope and Content:

File contains minutes and papers for the Finance and Economic Affairs Sub-Committee, the Industrial Policy Sub-Committee, and the Fabian Society.


"April 1973 – December 1973"
Date: 1972-3
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7598
Extent: 528 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and newspaper clippings from 1972-3. Topics include Concorde and justice.


"Birmingham Public Policy Conference"
Date: 1973
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7599
Extent: 168 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of papers for a Conference on the Study of Public Policy at the University of Birmingham.


"Labour Party Industrial Policy Subcttee 1973-4"
Date: 1973-4
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7600
Extent: 205 leaves

Scope and Content:

Minutes and papers for the Labour Party Industrial Policy Sub-Committee


"January 1974 - July 1974"
Date: 1974
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7601
Extent: 548 leaves

Scope and Content:

Large file of correspondence, newspaper clippings and other papers from 1974, mostly relating to Dell's book Political Responsibility and Industry, and the February 1974 General Election, and Dell's appointment to Paymaster General.


Appointment diary, 20th June 1974 - 23rd November 1976
Date: 1974-6
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3912
Extent: 488 cards

Scope and Content:

Dell's appointment diary for when he was Paymaster General (1974-6) and Secretary of State for Trade (1976-8), typed onto index cards.


Appointment diary, 24th November 1976 - 1st August 1978
Date: 1976-8
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3913
Extent: 361 cards

Scope and Content:

Dell's appointment diary for when he was Paymaster General (1974-6) and Secretary of State for Trade (1976-8), typed onto index cards.


"H + Housing August 1974 - June 1975"
Date: 1974-5
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7602
Extent: 608 leaves

Scope and Content:

Large file of correspondence, newspaper clippings and other papers from 1974-5. Many articles and papers relate to North Sea Oil and the Petroleum Revenue Tax. File also includes a small amount of informal notes passed bewteen Dell and other MPs during various committee meetings.


"A-H July 1975 - April 1976"
Date: 1975-6
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7603
Extent: 559 leaves

Scope and Content:

Large file of correspondence, newspaper clippings and other papers from 1975-6. Many letters to Dell are to congratulate him on his appointment as Secretary of State for Trade. File also includes a small amount of informal notes passed bewteen Dell and other MPs during various committee meetings.


"May 1976 - October 1976"
Date: 1976
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7604
Extent: 505 leaves

Scope and Content:

Large file of photocopied newspaper clippings and occasional correspondence, including a small amount of informal notes passed between Dell and other MPs during various committee meetings.


"October 1976 - February 1977"
Date: 1976-7
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7605
Extent: 569 leaves

Scope and Content:

Large file of newspaper clippings and correspondence. Topics include US/UK aviation negotiations, Dell's lecture for the Rita Hinden Memorial Lecture series, which later formed the basis of his book The Politics of Economic Interdependence, and the death of Anthony Crosland.


"March 1977 - July 1977"
Date: 1977
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7606
Extent: 548 leaves

Scope and Content:

Large file of newspaper cuttings, papers, and a small amount of correspondence (including informal notes between MPs during various meetings). The main topic is US/UK aviation negotiations.


Bermuda II papers
Date: 1977
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7607
Extent: 64 leaves

Scope and Content:

Small file of papers regarding Dell's negotiation with the US on air services.


"1977/78 Aviation, Company Law, Bullock"
Date: 1977-8
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7608
Extent: 343 leaves

Scope and Content:

Large file of photocopied newspaper clippings and a small amount of other papers, mostly regarding changes to company law (specifically outlawing insider dealing), and US/UK air service negotiations.


"August 1977 - Jan 1978"
Date: 1977-8
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7609
Extent: 410 leaves

Scope and Content:

Large file of newspaper clippings, mostly about international trade, and other general Secretarial papers.


"Feb 1978 - May 1978"
Date: 1978
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7610
Extent: 503 leaves

Scope and Content:

Large file of newspaper clippings, mostly about international trade, and other general Secretarial papers, including papers relating to the Bilderberg conference of 1978.


Bilderberg Meeting papers
Date: 1978
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7611
Extent: 106 leaves

Scope and Content:

Small file of papers for the 1978 Bilderberg meeting held in Princeton, New Jersey.


"June - Sept 1978"
Date: 1978
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7612
Extent: 409 leaves

Scope and Content:

Large file of photocopied newspaper clippings and other general Secretarial papers.


Bonn Economic Summit
Date: 1978
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3914
Extent: 46 leaves

Scope and Content:

Contains programmes and a delegate list for the Bonn Economic Summit of July 1978.


Bonn Economic Summit
Date: 1978
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. b. 141
Extent: 1 photo album

Scope and Content:

Black and white photo album from the Summit.


"October - December 1978"
Date: 1978
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7613
Extent: 536 leaves

Scope and Content:

Large file letters to Dell and other papers, mostly regarding Dell's resignation from Secretary of State for Trade and his return to the backbenches, and his forthcoming appointment to Chief Executive and Chairman of the Guinness Peat Group.

A.2.2   Birkenhead Papers, 1964-78

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng. c. 7614; d. 3915


Scope and Content:

Contains papers relating to Dell's consituency, Birkenhead.


"Birkenhead News Cuttings 1977/78, Correspondence re Western Shiprepairers 1978, and other B'Head items of earlier date."
Date: 1964-78
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3915
Extent: 118 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of newspaper cuttings from the Birkenhead News, and correspondence re Western Shiprepairers and other Birkenhead matters.


General constituency papers
Date: 1969-70
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7614
Extent: 221 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and clippings mostly concerning Dell's Birkenhead constituency.

Restrictions on Access: Some folios in this shelfmark are restricted.

A.2.3   Cammell Laird papers, 1969-70

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7615-17


Scope and Content:

Contains files relating to Cammell Laird shipbuilding company, which is based in Birkenhead (Dell's constituency).


"Demarcation and Amalgamantion: a study of Union antagonism bewteen the Shipwrights and Boilermakers in the Cammell Laird Shipyard, Birkenhead, 1953-1964"
Date: 1966
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7615
Extent: 190 leaves

Scope and Content:

Draft copy of a thesis by P.A. Oakley, submitted to Dell for background information to the Cammell Laird shipyard.


"Re Cammell Laird"
Date: 1969
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7616
Extent: 117 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and other papers re Cammell Laird, specifically re the possibility of redundancies as a result of the loss of submarine-building contracts.


Cammell Laird papers
Date: 1969-70
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7617
Extent: 164 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and other papers re Cammell Laird, specifically re the threat of closure. Includes a preliminary reconstruction proposal and corporate plan.

A.2.4   Articles and Speeches, 1964-86

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7618-26; d. 3916-17


Scope and Content:

Contains files of articles and speeches written by Dell over the course of his political career.


"Notes for speeches"
Date: c. 1960
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7618
Extent: 121 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of handwritten notes for various speeches.


"Various articles and speeches, 1965-76"
Date: 1965-86
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7619
Extent: 229 leaves

Scope and Content:

Large file of draft articles, printed speeches, and copies of published articles by Dell.


Speeches as Joint Parliamentary Secretary
Date: 1966-7
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3916
Extent: 203 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of photocopied typescript speeches given by Dell as Joint Parliamentary Secretary.


Press releases
Date: 1966-7
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7620
Extent: 84 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of press releases giving notice of speeches given by Dell as Joint Parliamentary Secretary.


"Various writings and speeches and some autobiographical notes, 1969-76"
Date: 1969-76
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7621
Extent: 529 leaves

Scope and Content:

Large file of draft articles, printed speeches, and copies of published articles by Dell. Also includes a photocopied manuscript draft of Dell's (unpublished) autobiography, and a small amount of photocopied correspondence, possibly used as references for the autobiography draft.


Conference of Social-Democratic Parties on the Possibilities for Coordinated Economic Policy in Europe
Date: 1975
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7622
Extent: 205 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of papers for the above conference, at which Dell gave a speech as Paymaster General. Includes papers given by other attendees.


Speeches as Secretary of State for Trade
Date: 1977
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7623
Extent: 195 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of speeches delivered by Dell as Secretary of State for Trade.


'The Politics of Economic Interdependence'
Date: 1977
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3917
Extent: 65 leaves

Scope and Content:

Contains two drafts of the speech 'The Politics of Economic Interdependence', one manuscript draft, one digital (located at shelfmark MS. Dell digital 68/5). Also includes a photocopy of the published article of the same title.


Loose speeches [1]
Date: c. 1964-1984
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7624
Extent: 576 leaves

Scope and Content:

Part one of a very large file of speeches and articles, both in draft and published form. The speeches were not filed under any particular system, and the vast majority are not dated.


Loose speeches [2]
Date: c. 1964-1984
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7625
Extent: 546 leaves

Scope and Content:

Part two of a very large file of speeches and articles, both in draft and published form. The speeches were not filed under any particular system, and the vast majority are not dated.


Loose speeches [3]
Date: c. 1964-1984
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7626
Extent: 588 leaves

Scope and Content:

Part three of a very large file of speeches and articles, both in draft and published form. The speeches were not filed under any particular system, and the vast majority are not dated.

A.2.5   Newspaper cuttings, 1965-77

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7627-8


Scope and Content:

Contains various newspaper clippings re Dell.


Latin America visit
Date: 1977
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7627
Extent: 236 leaves

Scope and Content:

Large file of newspaper cuttings (mostly from Brazil) regarding Dell's visit as Secretary of State for Trade to Latin America. The languages of the clippings are mostly Portugese and Spanish.


Other clippings
Date: 1965-74
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7628
Extent: 18 leaves

Scope and Content:

Contains:

  • A supplement to the Liverpool Daily Post (16th November 1965) about Birkenhead
  • A copy of 'Birkenhead Guide' (13th June 1969) featuring a small article on Dell
  • A Times supplement (12th October 1974) featuring results of the October 1974 general election.

A.2.6   Photo albums, c. 1964-79

Shelfmarks: MSS. Photogr. b. 138-40; c. 468; d. 158; e. 51

Extent: 6 albums

Scope and Content:

Photo albums from various official trips, mostly untitled and undated.


Official trip to Greece
Date: c. 1976
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. b. 139
Extent: 1 album

Scope and Content:

Two photo albums for Dell's trip to Greece, one of which is a souvenir pack of photos from Pompeii.


Pompeii photographs
Date: c. 1976
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. e. 51
Extent: 1 album

Scope and Content:

Small souvenir pack of photos from Pompeii.


Official trip to S. Korea
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 468
Extent: 1 album

Scope and Content:

Photo album of Dell's trip to South Korea.


Official trip to East Germany
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. d. 158
Extent: 1 album

Scope and Content:

Photo album of Dell's trip to East Germany.


Official trip to unidentified country
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. b. 138
Extent: 1 album

Scope and Content:

Photo album of Dell's trip to an unidentified country, possibly in Asia.


Official trip to unidentified country
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. b. 140
Extent: 1 album

Scope and Content:

Photo album of Dell's trip to an unidentified country, possibly in Europe.

A.2.7   Miscellaneous, 1962-80

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng. b. 2149; c. 7629-34; d. 3918-20


Scope and Content:

Contains various miscellaneous papers from Dell's political career.


Card index
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3918
Extent: 346 cards

Scope and Content:

Card index containing indexes of quotations, indexed by speaker/writer; UK-based subjects with references to articles in The Economist, New Statesman, and Fabian Journal; newspaper and book references indexed by country; authors of historical or political works.


Campaign material
Date: 1964-79
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. b. 2149
Extent: 24 leaves

Scope and Content:

Contains 3 red and yellow rosettes and Labour Party campaign leaflets and posters.


Winston Churchill's funeral
Date: 1965
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7629
Extent: 61 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of papers relating to Winston Churchills' funeral, which Dell attended. Includes service documents and other commemorative items.


Directors' Computer Concepts Course
Date: 1967
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7630
Extent: 33 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of papers from a course attended by Dell on computing.


Pension and payment papers
Date: 1977-8
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7631
Extent: 135 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of papers relating to Dell's expenses and pension for the years 1977-8, and those of his secretary, Doreen Andrew.


Queen's Silver Jubilee
Date: 1977
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3919
Extent: 2 items

Scope and Content:

Medal and accompanying certificate to commemorate the Queen's Silver Jubilee.


Miscellaneous papers
Date: 1962-80
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7632
Extent: 636 leaves

Scope and Content:

Part one of a very large file of miscellaneous, unfiled correspondence and papers from Dell's political career.

Arrangement:

The papers have been sorted into chronological order. Undated items appear at the beginning of the sequence.


Separated Material:

Ten photographs, including publicity photographs for Concorde, and photos of a seat, are held as part of MS. Photogr. c. 469.



Miscellaneous papers
Date: 1962-80
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7633
Extent: 394 leaves

Scope and Content:

Part two of a very large file of miscellaneous, unfiled correspondence and papers from Dell's political career.

Arrangement:

The papers have been sorted into chronological order. Undated items appear at the beginning of the sequence.



Miscellaneous papers
Date: 1962-80
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7634
Extent: 512 leaves

Scope and Content:

Part three of a very large file of miscellaneous, unfiled correspondence and papers from Dell's political career.

Arrangement:

The papers have been sorted into chronological order. Undated items appear at the beginning of the sequence.


A.3   Career After Parliament, 1977-99


Scope and Content:

Contains correspondence and papers relating to Dell's career after Parliament. Includes material on Guinness Peat, Channel 4, and on the various institutions and charities of which Dell was a board member.

A.3.1   Correspondence and Papers, 1978-96

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7635-61; d. 3920-3


Scope and Content:

Contains general correspondence and papers from Dell's career post-Parliament. Includes papers relating to the Guinness Peat Group, Channel 4, English National Opera, and Shell Transport and Trading.


1979 diary
Date: 1979
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3920
Extent: 149 leaves

Scope and Content:

Dell's appointment diary for 1979.


"January to July 1979"
Date: 1978-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7635
Extent: 519 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence, newspaper cuttings and general papers, mostly regarding Dell's appointment as Chairman and Chief Executive of the Guinness Peat Group.


"July 1979 to April 1980"
Date: 1979-80
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7636 = RES
Extent: 551 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence, newspaper cuttings and general papers, mostly regarding various seminars and conferences, and Dell's appointment to Guinness Peat and Channel 4.


"May to December 1980"
Date: 1980
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7637 = RES
Extent: 503 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence, newspaper cuttings and general papers, in particular regarding Guinness Peat and Channel 4.


1980 diary
Date: 1980
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3921
Extent: 154 leaves

Scope and Content:

Dell's appointment diary for 1980.


1981 diary
Date: 1981
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3922
Extent: 153 leaves

Scope and Content:

Dell's appointment diary for 1981.


"Jan-June 1981"
Date: 1981
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7638 = RES
Extent: 489 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence, newspaper cuttings and general papers, in particular regarding public and private engagements, the SDP, the Guinness Peat Group and Channel 4.


"July-Nov 1981"
Date: 1981
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7639 = RES
Extent: 512 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence, newspaper cuttings and general papers, in particular regarding the Guinness Peat Group.

Separated Material:

Three photographs, including one of a Guiness Peat meeting, are held as part of MS. Photogr. c. 469.



"December 1981 to April 1982"
Date: 1982
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7640 = RES
Extent: 692 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence, newspaper cuttings and general papers, in particular regarding troubles at Guinness Peat, and the launch of Channel 4.


"May 1982 to December 1982"
Date: 1982
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7641 = RES
Extent: 348 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence, newspaper cuttings and general papers, in particular regarding Channel 4.


1982 diary
Date: 1982
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3923
Extent: 152 leaves

Scope and Content:

Dell's appointment diary for 1982.


"Jan to May 1983"
Date: 1983
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7642 = RES
Extent: 512 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence, newspaper cuttings and general papers, in particular regarding Channel 4.


"June to Sept 1983"
Date: 1983
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7643 = RES
Extent: 483 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence, newspaper cuttings and general papers, in particular regarding Channel 4.


"October 1983 to Feb 1984"
Date: 1983-4
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7644 = RES
Extent: 503 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence, newspaper cuttings and general papers, in particular regarding Channel 4.


"Feb/March 1984 to July 1984"
Date: 1984
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7645 = RES
Extent: 441 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence, newspaper cuttings and general papers, in particular regarding Channel 4 and the English National Opera.


"Aug 1984 - Feb 1985"
Date: 1984-5
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7646 = RES
Extent: 441 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence, newspaper cuttings and general papers, in particular regarding Channel 4 and the English National Opera.


"March-June 1985"
Date: 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7647 = RES
Extent: 458 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence, newspaper cuttings and general papers, in particular regarding Channel 4.


"July to December 1985"
Date: 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7648 = RES
Extent: 457 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence, newspaper cuttings and general papers, in particular regarding Channel 4.


"January to May 1986"
Date: 1986
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7649 = RES
Extent: 524 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence, newspaper cuttings and general papers, in particular regarding Channel 4 and the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry.


"June to October 1986"
Date: 1986
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7650 = RES
Extent: 467 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence, newspaper cuttings and general papers, in particular regarding Channel 4 and Dell's book 'The Politics of Economic Interdependence'.

Separated Material:

Two photographs of Dell are held as part of MS. Photogr. c. 469.



"October 1986 to February 1987"
Date: 1986-7
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7651 = RES
Extent: 512 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence, newspaper cuttings and general papers, in particular regarding Channel 4.


"March to October 1987"
Date: 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7652 = RES
Extent: 487 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence, newspaper cuttings and general papers, in particular regarding Dell's departure from Channel 4.


"November 1987 to June 1988"
Date: 1987-8
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7653
Extent: 487 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence, newspaper cuttings and general papers, in particular regarding the Social Democratic Party and its merger with the Liberal Party.

Restrictions on Access: Some folios in this shelfmark are restricted.

"July 1988 to June 1989"
Date: 1988-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7654
Extent: 508 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence, newspaper cuttings and general papers. Includes material on the Royal Institute of International Affairs, the Governing Body of Imperial College London, and the Social and Liberal Democrats.

Restrictions on Access: Some folios in this shelfmark are restricted.

"CEPS"
Date: 1988-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7655 = RES
Extent: 199 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers, mostly relating to various conferences that Dell attended and committees of which Dell was a member. Includes letters and papers from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, the Centre for European Policy Studies, and the National Economic Development Office.


"Personal File July 89 - July 90"
Date: 1989-90
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7656 = RES
Extent: 514 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence, newspaper cuttings and general papers. Includes material on the Royal Institute of International Affairs, the Governing Body of Imperial College London, and Dell's book A Hard Pounding: politics and economic crisis, 1974-1976 (given the title 'The Making of Economic Policy, 1974-76' in early correspondence).


"August 1990 to May 1991"
Date: 1990-1
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7657 = RES
Extent: 432 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence, newspaper cuttings and general papers. Includes material on the Royal Institute of International Affairs; the Governing Body of Imperial College London; and material on Sidney Dell's death, including letters of condolence, obituraries and eulogies.


"June 1991 to June 1992 (except refs to 'A Hard Pounding')"
Date: 1990-1
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7658 = RES
Extent: 424 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence, newspaper cuttings and general papers, in particular regarding the Royal Institute of International Affairs, and the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, of which Dell was President.


"September 1991 to March 1994"
Date: 1991-4
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7659
Extent: 428 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence, newspaper cuttings and general papers. Includes material on the Prison Reform Trust, and Dell's books A Hard Pounding and The Schuman Plan, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, and a small amount of family correspondence.

Restrictions on Access: Some folios in this shelfmark are restricted.

"March 1994 to September 1996"
Date: 1994-6
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7660
Extent: 440 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence, newspaper cuttings and general papers. Material mostly refers to conferences and seminars attended by Dell. Also includes letters regarding Dell's book The Schuman Plan.

Restrictions on Access: Some folios in this shelfmark are restricted.

"Miscellaneous papers from study bottom shelf behind desk"
Date: 1982-96
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7661
Extent: 159 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence, newspaper cuttings and general papers. Includes Social and Democratic Party Financial Committee minutes, research notes, and letters from Kathleen Burk of 'Contemporary European History'.

Restrictions on Access: Some folios in this shelfmark are restricted.

A.3.2   Guinness Peat Group, 1977-84

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7662-7


Scope and Content:

Contains files relating to Dell's time as Chairman and Chief Executive of the Guinness Peat Group.


"Guinness Peat seen Nov 99 / March 2001"
Date: 1977-82
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7662 = RES
Extent: 66 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of miscellaneous letters and papers regarding the Guinness Peat Group. Includes reports on loss-making activities in Chicago.


"G.P. Papers (looked at Nov. 2000)" [1]
Date: 1979-82
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7663 = RES
Extent: 363 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence, memos and board papers regarding the Guinness Peat Group. Includes unsent letters of resignation written by Dell in December 1981. Some were unsealed and opened by the archivist. One envelope, addressed to Lord Kissin, was empty.


"G.P. Papers (looked at Nov. 2000)" [2]
Date: 1979-82
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7664 = RES
Extent: 300 leaves

Scope and Content:

Continuation of file of correspondence, memos and board papers regarding the Guinness Peat Group. Includes unsent letters of resignation written by Dell in December 1981. Some were unsealed and opened by the archivist. One envelope, addressed to Lord Kissin, was empty.


"Edmund Dell Personal at G.P."
Date: 1979-82
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7665 = RES
Extent: 430 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence, memos, reports and board papers regarding the Guinness Peat Group. Also miscellaneous correspondence not relating to Guinness Peat.


"G.P. Press Cuttings"
Date: 1982-4
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7666
Extent: 400 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of newspaper clippings (mostly photocopied) about the Guinness Peat Group. Also includes sporadic letters and memos to Dell regarding the Group.

Restrictions on Access: Some folios in this shelfmark are restricted.

Miscellaneous Guinness Peat papers
Date: c. 1981
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7667 = RES
Extent: 22 leaves

Scope and Content:

Small file of miscellaneous papers. Includes:

  • company Christmas card lists for 1981
  • handwritten, draft (unsent) letter, resigning from the Guinness Peat Group, n.d. [c. 1981] .
Separated Material:

Two photographs of Dell, one a group shot, are held as part of MS. Photogr. c. 469.


A.3.3   Report on European Institutions, 1978-94

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7668-71; Dell digital 1-3


Scope and Content:

Contains material relating to the 'Report on European Institutions', written by the 'Three Wise Men' - Edmund Dell, Barend Biesheuvel and Robert Marjolin. Much of this material is in French.


"Report on European Institutions" [1]
Date: 1978-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7668
Extent: 449 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of letters, papers and newspaper clippings relating to the 'Report on European Institutions'. Includes research findings, records of calls and meetings to various heads of state, and information on the setting-up of the Report committee.


"Report on European Institutions" [2]
Date: 1978-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7669
Extent: 496 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of letters, papers and newspaper clippings relating to the 'Report on European Institutions'. Includes material on the development of the draft Report; the institutions covered by the report; visits made by the 'Wise Men'; and articles and correspondence re the assassination of Sir Richard Sykes at the Hague (Dell's assistant Alyson Bailes was present).


"Report on European Institutions" [3]
Date: 1979-81
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7670
Extent: 580 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of letters, papers and newspaper clippings relating to the 'Report on European Institutions'. Includes newspaper cuttings, material on publishing the Report, and post-publication documents.


"Committee of Wise Men Successive Texts of the Report"
Date: 1979
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7671
Extent: 447 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of four drafts of the 'Wise Men' Report.


Le Chateau de Pont D'Oye
Date: 1979
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3948
Extent: 2 items

Scope and Content:

French promotional leaflet for the du Pont D'Oye.

Separated Material:

Photograph of Edmund Dell, Barend Biesheuvel and Robert Marjolin (aka "The Three Wise Men") at Chateau du Pont D'Oye is held as part of MS. Photogr. c. 469.



Born-digital letters re the 'Report on European Institutions'
Date: 1992-3
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 1 = RES
Extent: 7 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital letters written by Dell regarding the 'Three Wise Men' report.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Born-digital notes re the 'Report on European Institutions'
Date: 1993
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 2 = RES
Extent: 10 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital notes written by Dell regarding the 'Three Wise Men' report.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Born-digital 'Report on European Institutions' texts
Date: 1992-4
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 3 = RES
Extent: 3 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital 'Three Wise Men' report texts.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

A.3.4   Constitutional Reform Centre, 1980-91

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7672-3; Dell digital 4-5


Scope and Content:

Contains material relating to the Constitutional Reform Centre, and the Hansard Commission on Financing Political Parties, which was chaired by Dell and jointly organised with the CRC.


"Paying for Politics"
Date: 1980-1
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7672 = RES
Extent: 484 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters, papers, and drafts relating to the Hansard Commission for Financing Political Parties.


"Company Political Donations 1985"
Date: 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7673
Extent: 388 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters, papers and newspaper cuttings regarding the CRC's working party on company political donations.


Born-digital Constitutional Reform Centre letters
Date: 1985-91
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 4 = RES
Extent: 13 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital letters written by Dell regarding the Constitutional Reform Centre and the Company Political Donations paper.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Born-digital 'Company Political Donations' papers
Date: 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 5 = RES
Extent: 4 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital papers and articles titled 'Company Political Donations'.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

A.3.5   Institute of Fiscal Studies, 1980-91

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7674-5


Scope and Content:

Contains material relating to the Institute of Fiscal Studies.


"IFS Working Party - Company Residence, Tax Havens and Upstream Loans, File 1"
Date: 1982
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7674 = RES
Extent: 247 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters and papers regarding the IFS Working Party on Company Residence, Tax Havens and Upstream Loans.


"IFS Working Party - Company Residence, Tax Havens and Upstream Loans, File 2"
Date: 1982
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7675 = RES
Extent: 433 leaves

Scope and Content:

Continued letters and papers regarding the IFS Working Party on Company Residence, Tax Havens and Upstream Loans.

A.3.6   Materials relating to Channel 4, 1980-95

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7676-91; d. 3924; Dell digital 6-10


Scope and Content:

Contains correspondence and papers relating to Dell's time as founding chairman of Channel 4.


"Fourth Channel Chairman's Appointment File"
Date: 1980
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7676 = RES
Extent: 5 leaves

Scope and Content:

Small file concerning the appointment of Dell to chairman of Channel 4.


Correspondence re Chief Executive appointment
Date: 1980
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3924 = RES
Extent: 151 leaves

Scope and Content:

Small file of correspondence regarding the appointment of Channel 4's Chief Executive.


Letters re Channel 4
Date: 1980-6
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7677 = RES
Extent: 91 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of letters to Dell regarding Channel 4.


Reports and policy documents [1]
Date: 1980-7
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7678 = RES
Extent: 391 leaves

Scope and Content:

First part of large file of Channel 4 reports and policy documents. Includes research in audiences, broadcasting hours, and Channel 4's published annual reports.


Reports and policy documents [2]
Date: 1980-7
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7679 = RES
Extent: 513 leaves

Scope and Content:

Second part of large file of Channel 4 reports and policy documents. Includes research in audiences, broadcasting hours, and Channel 4's published annual reports.


Reports and policy documents [3]
Date: 1980-7
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7680 = RES
Extent: 438 leaves

Scope and Content:

Third part of large file of Channel 4 reports and policy documents. Includes research in audiences, broadcasting hours, and Channel 4's published annual reports.

Separated Material:

Five photographs from 'C4 TV Information Pack' are held as part of MS. Photogr. c. 469.



"Chairman's File"
Date: 1981-7
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7681 = RES
Extent: 334 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of various letters and papers, in particular regarding the financing of Channel 4, and the films 'Jubilee' and 'Sebastianne'.


Parliament debates
Date: 1982-3
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7682
Extent: 27 leaves

Scope and Content:

Small file of reports from various House of Commons and House of Lords debates concerning Channel 4 and programming.


Funding papers
Date: 1983-6
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7683 = RES
Extent: 140 leaves

Scope and Content:

Funding documents for Channel 4. Includes memos, funding sub-committee meeting agendas, draft and final funding applications.


Material concerning the Channel 4 budget, 1985-6
Date: 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 10 = RES
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

Born-digital list of questions on the Channel 4 budget for 1985-6.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Audit Committee papers
Date: 1983-6
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7684 = RES
Extent: 40 leaves

Scope and Content:

Papers relating to the setting-up of an audit committee in Channel 4. Includes correspondence and meeting papers.


Remuneration papers
Date: 1983-4
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7685 = RES
Extent: 132 leaves

Scope and Content:

Contains correspondence and papers for the Channel 4 Remuneration Sub-Committee, and papers relating to staff salaries and pensions.


Dell's outgoing letters re Channel 4
Date: 1983-7
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7686 = RES
Extent: 109 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of letters from Dell to others, regarding Channel 4.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Born-digital outgoing letters re Channel 4
Date: 1983-91
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 6 = RES
Extent: 239 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital letters from Dell to others, regarding Channel 4.


Questions of Leadership
Date: 1983-6
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7682 = RES
Extent: 20 leaves

Scope and Content:

Small file regarding the programme 'Questions of Leadership'. Includes letters and photocopied newspaper articles. Also includes a copy of a letter from Dell to Sy Stoessel regarding the Channel 4 company brochure.


Newspaper articles and magazines
Date: 1983-5
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7687
Extent: 125 leaves

Scope and Content:

Small file of magazines and photocopied newspaper articles regarding Channel 4.


Born-digital reports for Channel 4
Date: 1983-7
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 7 = RES
Extent: 16 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital reports and papers, mostly written by Dell for the Channel 4 board. Includes Chairman's Statements for the years 1983-7.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Born-digital notes re. Channel 4
Date: 1983-7
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 8 = RES
Extent: 17 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital notes written by Dell for various talks and Channel 4 Board discussions.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Applications for Commissioning Editor (Finance and Industry)
Date: 1984
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7676 = RES
Extent: 5 leaves

Scope and Content:

Small file of applications (CV's and cover letters) for the post of Commissioning Editor (Finance and Industry).


Budget papers
Date: 1984-7
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7688 = RES
Extent: 309 leaves

Scope and Content:

Budget documents for Channel 4. Includes letters, budget sub-committee meeting agendas, draft budgets and final budgets.


Peacock Committee papers
Date: 1984-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7689 = RES
Extent: 343 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of papers relating to the Peacock Committee, and funding television in general. Includes correspondence regarding submitting evidence to the Committee; draft and final reports about television funding and the Committee; submissions of evidence to the Committee from the Independent Programme Producers Association, the Independent Television Companies Association (ITV), and the Independent Broadcasting Authority; and newspaper articles about the Committee and television financing.

Note: The Peacock Committee, led by Professor Alan Peacock, was commissioned to review the financing of the BBC in 1985.

Born-digital Peacock Committee documents
Date: 1985-6
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 9 = RES
Extent: 9 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital material regarding the Peacock Committee. Includes Channel 4 board resolutions, outgoing letters, and evidence submitted to the Committee.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

'The Ponting Trial'
Date: 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7690
Extent: 147 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of newspaper articles regarding the trial of Clive Ponting.


Campaign to abolish the 'Funding Formula'
Date: 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7691 = RES
Extent: 61 leaves

Scope and Content:

Small file of letters and papers regarding Channel 4's attempts to abolish the 'Funding Formula' of the 1990 Broadcasting Act.


Channel 4 Witness Seminar
Date: 1994-5
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7691
Extent: 74 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of papers relating to the Channel 4 Witness Seminar, hosted by the Institute of Contemporary British History and contributed to by Dell.

Note: See The Making of Channel 4 ed. Peter Catterall for the published account of this seminar.

A.3.7   International Centre for Child Studies, 1982

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng. d. 3925


"International Centre for Child Studies"
Date: 1982
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3925 = RES
Extent: 31 leaves

Scope and Content:

Small file of correspondence and information about the International Centre for Child Studies, of which Dell was a patron.

A.3.8   Materials relating to the Social Democratic Party, 1982-93

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7692-93; d. 3919; Dell digital 11-14


SDP Industrial Policy Committee
Date: 1982
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3919
Extent: 36 leaves

Scope and Content:

Contains letters regarding the Social Democratic Party's Industrial Policy Committee.


"China April 1988"
Date: 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7692
Extent: 130 leaves

Scope and Content:

Small file of letters and papers regarding a visit by a delegation of SDP members (including Dell) to China.


Born-digital letters regarding politics and the SDP
Date: 1987-93
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 11 = RES
Extent: 84 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital letters written by Dell regarding politics and the SDP.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

SDP papers
Date: 1988-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7693
Extent: 221 leaves

Scope and Content:

Contains letters and papers regarding the Social Democratic Party, in particular Party finances and the future merger with the Liberal Party.


Profile of Dell
Date: c. 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 12 = RES
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

Born-digital profile of Dell by Celia Goodhart.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Born-digital notes on the SDP
Date: c. 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 13 = RES
Extent: 4 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital notes written by Dell regarding the SDP.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Born-digital papers regarding SDP policy
Date: c. 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 14 = RES
Extent: 4 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital draft papers written by Dell regarding SDP policy.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

A.3.9   Materials relating to the Public Finance Foundation, 1983-92

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7694-7700; Dell digital 15-18


Scope and Content:

Contains material relating to the Public Finance Foundation, of which Dell was a chairman.


"PFF/CIPFA to May 1985"
Date: 1983-5
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7694 = RES
Extent: 505 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers regarding the Public Finance Foundation and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy. Refers in particular to the setting up of the PFF, and the various seminars held by CIPFA and PFF.


Born-digital lists of invitees
Date: 1983-7
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 15 = RES
Extent: 3 items

Scope and Content:

Small file of born-digital lists of invitees to dinners and seminars.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Born-digital letters written while Chair of the PFF
Date: 1983-92
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 16 = RES
Extent: 313 items

Scope and Content:

Letters written by Dell whilst he was Chairman of the Public Finance Foundation.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Born-digital articles
Date: 1984-8
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 17 = RES
Extent: 6 items

Scope and Content:

Small file of born-digital articles written by Dell whilst he was Chairman of the Public Finance Foundation. Two of the articles are about Channel 4.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

"PFF/CIPFA from June 1985 to Nov 1985"
Date: 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7695 = RES
Extent: 502 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers regarding the Public Finance Foundation and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.


"PFF December 1985 to September 1986"
Date: 1985-6
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7696 = RES
Extent: 480 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers regarding the Public Finance Foundation and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy. Refers in particular to various seminars and the establishment of the Public Expenditure Policy Unit.


"PFF October 1986 to August 1987"
Date: 1986-7
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7697 = RES
Extent: 517 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers regarding the Public Finance Foundation and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.


Born-digital Chairman's Statements
Date: 1986-90
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 18 = RES
Extent: 5 items

Scope and Content:

Small file of born-digital statements written by Dell whilst he was Chairman of the Public Finance Foundation.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

"PFF Sept 1987 to June 1988" [1]
Date: 1987-8
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7698 = RES
Extent: 141 leaves

Scope and Content:

First part of file of correspondence and papers regarding the Public Finance Foundation and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.


"PFF Sept 1987 to June 1988" [2]
Date: 1987-8
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7699 = RES
Extent: 389 leaves

Scope and Content:

Second part of file of correspondence and papers regarding the Public Finance Foundation and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.


"PFF"
Date: 1988-91
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7700 = RES
Extent: 592 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers regarding the Public Finance Foundation and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.

A.3.10   Materials relating to Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, 1985-9

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng. c. 7701; Dell digital 19-20


Scope and Content:

Contains material relating to Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. Dell was Chairman of the Fitzwilliam College Appeal.


"Fitz appeal"
Date: 1985-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7701
Extent: 552 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of letters and papers regarding Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, and their national fundraising appeal.

Restrictions on Access: Some folios in this shelfmark are restricted.

Born-digital letters regarding Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, and the Fitzwilliam College Appeal
Date: 1985-8
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 19 = RES
Extent: 113 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital letters written by Dell regarding Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, and the Fitzwilliam College Appeal.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Fitzwilliam College Appeal: 'Results as at 20th November 1985'
Date: 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 20 = RES
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

Born-digital note regarding donations to the Fitzwilliam College Appeal.

A.3.11   Prison Reform Trust, 1987-93

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7702-3; d. 3926


Scope and Content:

Contains papers relating to the Prison Reform Trust, of which Dell was Chairman.


"Prison Reform Trust to August 1989"
Date: 1987-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7702 = RES
Extent: 537 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of letters and papers regarding the Prison Reform Trust.


House of Lords Minutes of Evidence
Date: 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3926
Extent: 43 leaves

Scope and Content:

Proof copy of Minutes of Evidence taken before the Murder and Life Imprisonment Committee at the House of Lords.


"PRT"
Date: 1990-3
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7703 = RES
Extent: 456 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of letters and papers regarding the Prison Reform Trust.

A.3.12   Materials relating to London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 1988-95

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7704-9; Dell digital 21-3


Scope and Content:

Contains material relating to the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), of which Dell was Deputy Chairman and later Chairman.


"London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Jan 1988-July 1989" [1]
Date: 1988-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7704 = RES
Extent: 100 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers relating to the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry.


"London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Jan 1988-July 1989" [2]
Date: 1988-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7705 = RES
Extent: 492 leaves

Scope and Content:

Second part of file of correspondence and papers relating to the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry.


Born-digital speeches
Date: 1989-91
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 21 = RES
Extent: 4 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital speeches written by Dell whilst Chairman of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Born-digital letters
Date: 1989-95
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 22 = RES
Extent: 71 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital letters written by Dell whilst Chairman of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Born-digital notes
Date: c.1989
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 23 = RES
Extent: 5 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital notes regarding the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

"LCCI" [1]
Date: 1989-91
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7706 = RES
Extent: 178 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers relating to the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry.


"LCCI" [2]
Date: 1991-2
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7707 = RES
Extent: 558 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers relating to the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry.


Letters re merger
Date: 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7708 = RES
Extent: 62 leaves

Scope and Content:

Small file letters regarding a proposed merger with the RSA examinations board.


"LCCI" [3]
Date: 1992-4
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7709 = RES
Extent: 566 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers relating to the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Includes papers on a proposed merger with the RSA examinations board.

A.3.13   Conferences, 1979-97

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7710-16; Dell digital 24-8


Scope and Content:

Contains material relating to conferences attended by Dell.


Miscellaneous conference papers
Date: 1979-83
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7710
Extent: 88 leaves

Scope and Content:

Small file of printed talks given at various conferences, for Dell's information.


"Financial Times Conferences"
Date: 1979-88
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7711
Extent: 220 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters and papers, purportedly relating to a Financial Times conference in November 1979, although some of the papers refer to an SDP working group on privatising electricity.


Born-digital Financial Times Conference Papers
Date: 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 24 = RES
Extent: 2 items

Scope and Content:

Two born-digital papers, titled "Appendix 2 - Trade and Developement: Opportunities and Constraints" and "Appendix 3 - The North Sea and Britain's Economic Recovery". Although the papers appear to have been delivered at a Financial Times conference in 1977 ('European Business in World Development'), these two items were created on Dell's computer long after that conference, and may have been intended for publication in another, unknown, book.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

'Tomorrow's Technology - Society's Master or Servant' conference
Date: 1981
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7712
Extent: 29 leaves

Scope and Content:

Small file of correspondence regarding the Financial Times conference 'Tomorrow's Technology - Society's Master or Servant'.


Correspondence with the Ditchley Foundation
Date: 1980
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7713 = RES
Extent: 20 leaves

Scope and Content:

Small file of correspondence with the Ditchley Foundation re a conference proposed by the Foundation on the Extraterratorial Application of National Laws Regulating Business Activities.


"Hansard Society Ditchley Park Conference May 8-10"
Date: 1981
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7714 = RES
Extent: 122 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of papers for the Hansard Society for Parliamentary Government conference 'The Role of Political Parties'.


Born-digital Ditchley Foundation letters
Date: 1988-97
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 25 = RES
Extent: 19 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital letters written by Dell regarding conferences held by the Ditchley Foundation.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Born-digital Ditchley Foundation notes
Date: 1987-93
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 26 = RES
Extent: 4 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital notes written by Dell on various talks. Includes a reading list.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

'The Time is Ripe' conference
Date: 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7715
Extent: 95 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of conference papers and notes written by Dell, for the conference 'The Time is Ripe', hosted by Federal Trust for Education and Research.


"China October 1986"
Date: 1986
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7716
Extent: 124 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of letters and papers re Dell's visit to China for the China/US/UK tripartite conference.

Separated Material:

Twenty-five photographs of Dell in China are held as part of MS. Photogr. c. 469.



Born-digital China conference letters
Date: 1986-8
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 27 = RES
Extent: 24 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital letters written by Dell regarding his visits to China for the China/US/UK Tripartite conference in 1986, and as part of an SDP delegation in 1988.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Born-digital Dalhousie Colloquium letters
Date: 1987-9
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 28 = RES
Extent: 9 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital letters written by Dell regarding the Dalhousie Colloquium of 1987.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

A.3.14   Materials relating to Europe, 1980-93

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7717; Dell digital 29-30


Scope and Content:

Contains material regarding Europe and the European Economic Community/European Union.


Bundle of papers re Europe
Date: 1984-5
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7717
Extent: 324 leaves

Scope and Content:

Bundle of handwritten notes, reports and policy documents re Europe. The notes in particular refer to trade in Europe.

Restrictions on Access: Some folios in this shelfmark are restricted.

Born-digital letters re Europe
Date: 1984-93
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 29 = RES
Extent: 19 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital letters written by Dell regarding Europe and European matters.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Born-digital notes and papers re Europe
Date: 1980-93
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 30 = RES
Extent: 3 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital notes and papers written by Dell regarding Europe and European matters.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

A.3.15   Newspaper cuttings, 1988-99

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7718-32


Scope and Content:

Contains collections of newspaper cuttings, on a variety of economic and political stories. The cuttings do not refer to Dell in particular.


Newspaper cuttings
Date: 1987-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7718

Scope and Content:

Large file of newspaper cuttings, mostly from the Financial Times.


Newspaper cuttings
Date: 1988-91
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7719

Scope and Content:

Large file of newspaper cuttings, mostly from the Financial Times.


Newspaper cuttings
Date: 1989-90
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7720

Scope and Content:

Large file of newspaper cuttings, mostly from the Financial Times.


Newspaper cuttings
Date: 1990-1
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7721

Scope and Content:

Large file of newspaper cuttings, mostly from the Financial Times.


Newspaper cuttings June-Dec 1991
Date: 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7722

Scope and Content:

Large file of newspaper cuttings, mostly from the Financial Times.


Newspaper cuttings Jan-Sep 1992 [1]
Date: 1992
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7723

Scope and Content:

First part of large file of newspaper cuttings, mostly from the Financial Times.


Newspaper cuttings Jan-Sep 1992 [2]
Date: 1992
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7724

Scope and Content:

Second part of large file of newspaper cuttings, mostly from the Financial Times.


Newspaper cuttings 1992-3 [1]
Date: 1992-3
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7725

Scope and Content:

First part of large file of newspaper cuttings, mostly from the Financial Times.


Newspaper cuttings 1992-3 [2]
Date: 1992-3
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7726

Scope and Content:

Second part of large file of newspaper cuttings, mostly from the Financial Times.


Newspaper cuttings 1993-4 [1]
Date: 1993-4
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7727

Scope and Content:

First part of large file of newspaper cuttings, mostly from the Financial Times.


Newspaper cuttings 1993-4 [2]
Date: 1993-4
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7728

Scope and Content:

Second part of large file of newspaper cuttings, mostly from the Financial Times.


Newspaper cuttings
Date: 1994-5
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7729

Scope and Content:

File of newspaper cuttings, mostly from the Financial Times.


Newspaper cuttings
Date: 1994-8
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7730

Scope and Content:

Large file of newspaper cuttings.


"Newspaper cuttings 96-99"
Date: 1996-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7731

Scope and Content:

Large file of newspaper cuttings, mostly from the Financial Times.


"Newspaper cuttings etc"
Date: 1996-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7732

Scope and Content:

Large file of newspaper cuttings, mostly from the Financial Times. Also includes some correspondence and papers regarding articles by Dell.

A.3.16   Born-digital outgoing letters, 1983-99

Shelfmarks: MS. Dell digital 31-45


Scope and Content:

Contains born-digital letters written by Dell to a wide variety of recipients.


Letters re Dell's computer
Date: 1983-95
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 31 = RES
Extent: 35 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital letters written by Dell about his computer, mostly re the Samna word processing software and various technical problems. Also includes a couple of operational notes and an account of how much Dell has spent on his computer.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Letters to the press
Date: 1983-99
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 32 = RES
Extent: 56 items

Scope and Content:

Letters written by Dell to The Times, The Independent, The Guardian and The Financial Times newspapers. Includes draft and unsent letters.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Letters re the English National Opera
Date: 1984-5
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 33 = RES
Extent: 14 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital letters written by Dell about the English National Opera.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Letters to Halifax Building Society
Date: 1984-5
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 34 = RES
Extent: 9 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital letters written by Dell to various members of staff of Halifax Building Society.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Letters to the Royal Institute of International Affairs
Date: 1984-95
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 35 = RES
Extent: 62 items

Scope and Content:

Letters written by Dell to the Royal Institute of International Affairs. Includes text for the paper 'EC Budget: Realism, Redistribution and Radical reform - A response by Edmund Dell'.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Letters to 'Catalyst' magazine
Date: 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 36 = RES
Extent: 10 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital letters written by Dell to Keith Middlemass, editor of 'Catalyst'.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Letters to the Business History Unit
Date: 1985-96
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 37 = RES
Extent: 13 items

Scope and Content:

Letters written by Dell to the Business History Unit at the London School of Economics.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Letters to the Institute of Contemporary British History
Date: 1985-99
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 38 = RES
Extent: 88 items

Scope and Content:

Letters written by Dell to the Institute of Contemporary British History. Also includes material on articles on Petroleum Revenue Tax and Channel 4.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Letters to the Institute of Economic Affairs
Date: 1986-91
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 39 = RES
Extent: 10 items

Scope and Content:

Letters written by Dell to the Institute of Economic Affairs.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Letters regarding Golders Green Underground Station
Date: 1987-91
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 40 = RES
Extent: 33 items

Scope and Content:

Letters written by Dell regarding Golders Green Underground station.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Letters to the Institute of Historical Research
Date: 1987-97
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 41 = RES
Extent: 9 items

Scope and Content:

Letters written by Dell to the Institute of Historical Research.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Letters to the Imperial College of Science and Technology
Date: 1987-98
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 42 = RES
Extent: 53 items

Scope and Content:

Letters written by Dell to Imperial College. Dell was a member of the Governing Body.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Letters to the Andrew Shonfield Association
Date: 1988-92
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 43 = RES
Extent: 13 items

Scope and Content:

Letters written by Dell to the Andrew Shonfield Assosociation. Also includes text for a talk to be given to the ASA.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Letters to the University of New South Wales
Date: 1996-7
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 44 = RES
Extent: 25 items

Scope and Content:

Letters written by Dell to the Centre for European Studies Unit at the University of New South Wales.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Miscellaneous born-digital letters
Date: 1983-99
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 45 = RES
Extent: 426 items

Scope and Content:

Large amount of letters written by Dell to a variety of recipients. Topics and recipients include:

  • the Trade Policy Research Centre
  • Guinness Peat
  • The Tawney Society
  • Alyson Bailes
  • The Federal Trust for Education and Research
  • Covent Garden
  • Grillions Club
  • Norman Lamont
  • Queen's College Oxford
  • Vernon Bogdanor
  • Channel 4
  • Prof Geoffrey Warner
Restrictions on Access: Closed

A.3.17   Miscellaneous correspondence and papers, 1979-95

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7733-7; d. 3927-9; Dell digital 46-7


Scope and Content:

Contains miscellaneous correspondence and papers. Topics include politics and personal (non-family) matters.


"European Discussion Centre"
Date: 1979-80
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7733
Extent: 92 leaves

Scope and Content:

Small file of correspondence and papers regarding the European Discussion Centre Advisory Council, of which Dell was chairman.


Shell Transport and Trading
Date: 1979-82
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7734
Extent: 60 leaves

Scope and Content:

Small file of correspondence and papers regarding Shell Transport and Trading, of which Dell was a board member. Includes correspondence about joining the board, a short history of Shell, and a paper titled 'Scenarios 1982-2000: a system under stress'.

Restrictions on Access: Some folios in this shelfmark are restricted.

Miscellaneous correspondence
Date: 1979-95
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7735
Extent: 155 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence. Topics are mostly political/European. Some of the letters are printouts of born-digital originals.


SSRC Government and Industry Working Party
Date: 1981
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3927 = RES
Extent: 101 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers regarding the Social Science Research Council's Government and Industry Working Party.


Articles written by others [1]
Date: 1981-3
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7736
Extent: 562 leaves

Scope and Content:

First part of large file of articles and papers written by others, some in draft form.


Articles written by others [2]
Date: 1981-3
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7737
Extent: 575 leaves

Scope and Content:

Second part of large file of articles and papers written by others, some in draft form.


Miscellaneous born-digital notes
Date: 1984-94
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 46 = RES
Extent: 15 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital notes written by Dell on a variety of topics.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Born-digital notes on television
Date: 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 47 = RES
Extent: 6 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital notes written by Dell on Channel 4 and the BBC. The notes are for various talks and events about television.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Letters from David Mayes and Michael Franklin
Date: 1989-90
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3928
Extent: 24 leaves

Scope and Content:

Small file of letters from David Mayes and Michael Franklin. Mayes wrote on the conference 'External Implications of the Single Market' and the paper '1992 and the Environment for European Industry'; Franklin wrote on the study group 'Britain's Role in the European Community'.


"Papers on a North Atlantic Free Trade Area"
Date: 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3929 = RES
Extent: 50 leaves

Scope and Content:

Small file of papers regarding the Transatlantic Free Trade Area.

B   Literary Papers, 1960-2000


Scope and Content:

Contains material for articles and books written by Dell. Includes research material, drafts and correspondence.

B.1   Research, 1992-9

Shelfmarks: MSS. Dell digital 48-50


Scope and Content:

Contains born-digital research notes for some of Dell's books and articles.


Books read
Date: 1992-9
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 48 = RES
Extent: 133 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital notes written by Dell on several books about politics and economics.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Notes on Parliamentary debates
Date: 1992-9
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 49 = RES
Extent: 11 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital notes written by Dell on debates in the Houses of Parliament, 1945-63. Probably used as research for Dell's book The chancellors : a history of the chancellors of the Exchequer, 1945-90.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Archive material
Date: 1994-7
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 50 = RES
Extent: 54 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital notes written by Dell on Treasury, Foreign Office, and Cabinet papers held in The National Archives. Probably used as research for Dell's book The Chancellors. Also includes two letters to the Cabinet Office requesting the opening of certain files, and a list of Clement Attlee papers in the Bodleian Library.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

B.2   Articles, 1960-99


Scope and Content:

Contains material for articles written by Dell.

B.2.1   'Brazil: the Dilemma of Reform', 1960-4

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7738-45; MS. Eng. d. 3930


Scope and Content:

Contains material for the Fabian Society pamphlet 'Brazil: the Dilemma of Reform'.


File 4 of Brazil material
Date: 1960
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7738
Extent: 244 leaves

Scope and Content:

Large file of newspaper articles from Brazil, in Portuguese.


File 2 of Brazil material
Date: c. 1961-5
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7739
Extent: 455 leaves

Scope and Content:

Large file of manuscript notes and newspaper articles re Brazil.


"Correspondence on Fabian pamphlet"
Date: 1962-4
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3930
Extent: 50 leaves

Scope and Content:

Contains letters to and from the Fabian Society re the writing and publication of Dell's pamphlet. Also includes a letter to and from Sidney Dell regarding the text.


File 1 of Brazil material
Date: c. 1962-5
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7740
Extent: 170 leaves

Scope and Content:

Contains a manuscript draft of the 'Brazil: the Dilemma of Reform' article, manuscript notes, and correspondence on Brazil and South America.


File 3 of Brazil material
Date: c. 1962-6
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7741
Extent: 474 leaves

Scope and Content:

Large file of manuscript notes and newspaper articles re Brazil.


"BOLSA - Argentina Brazil"
Date: c. 1963
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7742
Extent: 256 leaves

Scope and Content:

Contains manuscript notes from various articles on Brazil and South America.


"Personal" [1]
Date: 1963-6
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7743
Extent: 264 leaves

Scope and Content:

First part of large file of manuscript notes and newspaper articles re Brazil nad Latin America.


"Personal" [2]
Date: 1963-6
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7744
Extent: 317 leaves

Scope and Content:

Second part of large file of manuscript notes and newspaper articles re Brazil and Latin America.


"Brazil - writings"
Date: c. 1964
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7745
Extent: 201 leaves

Scope and Content:

Contains manuscript notes for the writing of the pamphlet, and several typescript drafts.

B.2.2   Book reviews, 1980-97

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. d. 3931; Dell digital 51-2


Scope and Content:

Contains a printed review of Barbara Castle's Diaries by Dell; born-digital book reviews by Dell, and born-digital letters regarding some of those reviews.


'Keeping Left: The Castle Diaries'
Date: 1980
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3931
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

Extract from the London Review of Books, 2-16 October 1980, containing Edmund Dell's review of Barbara Castle's Diaries.


Born-digital reviews
Date: 1984-97
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 51 = RES
Extent: 9 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital book reviews written by Dell.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Born-digital letters
Date: 1995-7
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 52 = RES
Extent: 3 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital letters written by Dell regarding book reviews that he had written.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

B.2.3   'Interdependence and the Judges: Civil Aviation and Anti-Trust', 1985-92

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7746-7; Dell digital 53-4


Scope and Content:

Contains born-digital material for Dell's article 'Interdependence and the Judges: Civil Aviation and Anti-Trust'. See also shelfmark's MSS. Eng. c. 7607-8 for more information on Dell's involvement in US/UK aviation.


"Bermuda Laker/British Airways" [1]
Date: 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7746
Extent: 451 leaves

Scope and Content:

First part of large file of material for the article 'Interdependence and the Judges: Civil Aviation and Anti-Trust'. Includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, and copies of Parliament and Court proceedings (both US and UK) concerning Laker airways.


"Bermuda Laker/British Airways" [2]
Date: 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7747
Extent: 483 leaves

Scope and Content:

Second part of large file of material for the article 'Interdependence and the Judges: Civil Aviation and Anti-Trust'. Includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, and copies of Parliament and Court proceedings (both US and UK) concerning Laker airways.


Article texts
Date: 1985-92
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 53 = RES
Extent: 7 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital texts for the article 'Interdependence and the Judges: Civil Aviation and Anti-Trust'.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Letters
Date: 1985-91
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 54 = RES
Extent: 14 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital letters written by Dell regarding the article 'Interdependence and the Judges: Civil Aviation and Anti-Trust'.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

B.2.4   'Britain and the Origins of the European Monetary System', 1993-4

Shelfmarks: MSS. Dell digital 55-7


Scope and Content:

Contains born-digital material for Dell's article 'Britain and the Origins of the European Monetary System'.


Article texts
Date: 1993-4
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 55 = RES
Extent: 5 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital draft and final texts for the article 'Britain and the Origins of the European Monetary System'.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Letters
Date: 1993-4
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 56 = RES
Extent: 21 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital letters written by Dell, mostly to Dr Kathleen Burk of University College London, regarding the article 'Britain and the Origins of the European Monetary System'.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Notes
Date: 1993-4
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 57 = RES
Extent: 10 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital notes written by Dell regarding the article 'Britain and the Origins of the European Monetary System'.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

B.2.5   'The Nature, Scope and Style of Government', 1993-4

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. d. 3932; Dell digital 58


Scope and Content:

Contains material for the chapter 'The Nature, Scope and Style of Government', written for a book proposed by David Faulkner. It is unclear whether the book was ever published.


"Chapter for David Faulkner's proposed book"
Date: 1993
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3932
Extent: 16 leaves

Scope and Content:

Draft version of 'The Nature, Scope and Style of Government' and letter from David Faulkner giving extensive comments on the draft.


Born-digital items
Date: 1993-4
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 58 = RES
Extent: 8 items

Scope and Content:

Contains born-digital letters written by Dell regarding the chapter 'The Nature, Scope and Style of Government', a born-digital draft of the chapter, and draft notes.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

B.2.6   Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 1998-9

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7748; Dell digital 59-61


Scope and Content:

Contains material related to the Oxford DNB, to which Dell contributed three articles.


Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Date: 1998-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7748
Extent: 69 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of letters and papers regarding the Oxford DNB. Includes research notes, draft articles, and guidance for contributors. Dell wrote entries on Lord Frederick Mulley, Baron Douglas Jay, and Lord Harold Lever.


Born-digital letters re the Oxford DNB
Date: 1999
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 59 = RES
Extent: 4 items

Scope and Content:

Contains born-digital letters to the Oxford DNB, re articles written by Dell on Lords Jay, Mulley and Lever.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Born-digital articles for the Oxford DNB
Date: 1999
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 60 = RES
Extent: 3 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital articles written by Dell on Lords Jay, Mulley and Lever.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Oxford DNB source and information sheets
Date: 1999
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 61 = RES
Extent: 7 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital source and information sheets for articles written by Dell on Lords Jay, Mulley and Lever. Also includes an index of electronic files on Dell's computer regarding the articles.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

B.2.7   Miscellaneous articles, 1974-99

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7749; d. 3933; Dell digital 62-5


Scope and Content:

Contains paper and born-digital material for miscellaneous articles and papers written by Dell.


Printed articles
Date: 1956-77
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3933
Extent: 13 items

Scope and Content:

Printed copies of articles by Dell:

  • 'Automation: A Challenge to Trade Unions and Industry' (ASSET publication, 1956, author not specified)
  • 'Brazil: The Dilemma of Reform' (Fabian Research Series, 1964)
  • 'Trade v. Aid?' (in 'Venture', Fabian Society, 1965)
  • 'The Politics of Economic Interdependence' (in 'Socialist Commentary', 1977)
  • 'Trade Policy: Retrospect and Prospect' (offprint from International Affairs, 1984)
  • 'Economic Relationships Between States' (offprint from International Affairs, 1985)
  • 'Of Free Trade and Reciprocity' (offprint from The World Economy, vol. 9 no. 2, June 1986)
  • 'The Common Fund' (offprint from International Affairs, 1987)
  • 'Bucking the Market' (offprint from Public Administration, vol. 67 no. 2, Summer 1989)
  • 'The Chrysler UK Rescue' (offprint from Contemporary Record, vol. 6 no. 1, Summer 1992)
  • 'The Origins of Petroleum Revenue Tax' (offprint from Contemporary Record, vol. 7 no. 2, Autumn 1993)
  • 'The Report of the Three Wise Men' (offprint from Contemporary European History, vol. 2 no. 1, 1993)
  • 'The Failings of Cabinet Government in Mid to Late 1970s' (co-written with Lord Hunt of Tanworth, offprint from Contemporary Record, vol. 8 no. 3, Winter 1994)

Untitled essay
Date: 1974
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7749
Extent: 95 leaves

Scope and Content:

Untitled typescript essay by Dell regarding the workings of the Cabinet. Annotated with comments by John Burgh of the Central Policy Review Staff of the Cabinet Office, and accompanied by a letter from the same.


Born-digital articles and papers
Date: 1984-98
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 62 = RES
Extent: 20 items

Scope and Content:

Contains miscellaneous born-digital articles and papers written by Dell.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Born-digital letters re miscellaneous articles
Date: 1992-5
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 63 = RES
Extent: 17 items

Scope and Content:

Contains born-digital letters re miscellaneous born-digital articles and papers written by Dell.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Born-digital notes for miscellaneous articles
Date: 1992-9
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 64 = RES
Extent: 9 items

Scope and Content:

Contains born-digital notes for various articles and papers written by Dell.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Chapter for David Marquand
Date: 1994-5
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 65 = RES
Extent: 13 items

Scope and Content:

Contains born-digital letters to David Marquand re contributing a chapter to his book (possibly 'Ideas that Shaped Post-War Britain'), and notes for writing that chapter.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

B.3   Books, 1970-2000


Scope and Content:

Contains material for books written by Dell.

B.3.1   Autobiography, 1970-99

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7750-1; Dell digital 66


Scope and Content:

Contains draft material for an autobiography, never published.


"Autobiography 1964-70 with manuscript, for the Bodleian"
Date: 1970-93
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7750
Extent: 273 leaves

Scope and Content:

Manuscript draft of Dell's autobiography, covering the years 1964-70. Includes a typed-up version of the same.


Notes on Guinness Peat
Date: c. 1979
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7751
Extent: 4 leaves

Scope and Content:

Small file of manuscript notes giving a chronology of events during Dell's time at Guinness Peat.


Printout of born-digital autobiographical text
Date: 1981
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7751
Extent: 22 leaves

Scope and Content:

Printout of born-digital text about Dell's time at Guinness Peat.


Born-digital autobiographical texts
Date: 1985-2001
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 66 = RES
Extent: 30 items

Scope and Content:

Contains born-digital autobiographical texts, covering Dell's life from birth to working at Channel 4.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

B.3.2   'Political Responsibility and Industry', 1973

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7752-6


Scope and Content:

Contains draft material for the book 'Political Responsibility and Industry'.


"PR&I draft" [1]
Date: c. 1973
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7752
Extent: 229 leaves

Scope and Content:

Draft, annotated typescript with manuscript insertions.


"PR&I draft" [2]
Date: c. 1973
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7753
Extent: 313 leaves

Scope and Content:

Draft, annotated typescript.


"PR&I draft" [3]
Date: c. 1973
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7754
Extent: 317 leaves

Scope and Content:

Draft, annotated typescript. Some loose chapters at the beginning of the draft.


Commented draft of 'Political Responsibility and Industry'
Date: c. 1973
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7755
Extent: 208 leaves

Scope and Content:

Draft, annotated typescript, annotated with comments by Christopher Marlin and 'JBH'.


Draft of Political Responsibility and Industry
Date: c. 1973
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7756
Extent: 229 leaves

Scope and Content:

Draft, sparsely annotated typescript, includes typescript insertions.

B.3.3   The Politics of Economic Interdependence, 1986-92

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7757-61; Dell digital 67-69


Scope and Content:

Contains draft material and correspondence for the book 'The Politics of Economic Interdependence'.


Letters re The Politics of Economic Interdependence
Date: 1986-90
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 67 = RES
Extent: 159 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital letters written by Dell re The Politics of Economic Interdependence. Many of the letters are addressed to the Macmillan Press.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Politics of Economic Interdependence
Date: 1986-7
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7757
Extent: 263 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of letters and papers regarding the writing and publication of The Politics of Economic Interdependence. Most of the letters are from Macmillan Press, who published the book in the UK. Also includes several royalty statements, and a small amount of material regarding Dell's book A Hard Pounding.


"Politics of Economic Interdependence 318pp Draft marked for cuts and changes"
Date: c. 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7758
Extent: 341 leaves

Scope and Content:

Draft typescript, heavily annotated.


"PP179, Marked by E., Typescripts of Politics of Economic Interdependence"
Date: c. 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7759
Extent: 383 leaves

Scope and Content:

Draft typescript, heavily annotated.


"Politics of Ec. Interdependence, 332p"
Date: c. 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7760
Extent: 350 leaves

Scope and Content:

Draft, annotated typescript.


"Politics of Economic Interdependence, 326pp"
Date: c. 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7761
Extent: 334 leaves

Scope and Content:

Draft, annotated typescript.


Talks re The Politics of Economic Interdependence
Date: 1988-92
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 68 = RES
Extent: 5 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital talks written by Dell re The Politics of Economic Interdependence.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Miscellaneous items re The Politics of Economic Interdependence
Date: 1987-9
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 69 = RES
Extent: 4 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital misellaneous items re The Politics of Economic Interdependence.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

B.3.4   The Good Old Cause: The English Revolution of 1640-60, 1987-91

Shelfmarks: MS. Dell digital 70


Scope and Content:

Contains born-digital letters re 'The Good Old Cause'.


Born-digital letters re The Good Old Cause
Date: 1984-91
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 70 = RES
Extent: 8 items

Scope and Content:

Contains born-digital letters to Christopher Hill (co-author), and Frank Cass & Co. (publishers) re royalty payments for The Good Old Cause.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

B.3.5   A Hard Pounding: Politics and Economic Crisis, 1974-1976

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7762; Dell digital 71-4


Scope and Content:

Contains diary extracts, draft material, notes and letters re Dell's book A Hard Pounding.


Research
Date: c. 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7762
Extent: 57 leaves

Scope and Content:

Contains manuscript notes on documents consulted by Dell in order to research A Hard Pounding, and typed extracts from Dell's dairy.


Born-digital texts of A Hard Pounding
Date: 1988-96
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 71 = RES
Extent: 53 items

Scope and Content:

Contains born-digital draft and finished texts for the chapters and endpages of A Hard Pounding.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Born-digital notes re A Hard Pounding
Date: 1987-97
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 72 = RES
Extent: 80 items

Scope and Content:

Contains born-digital notes written by Dell re A Hard Pounding. Notes mostly refer to books read by Dell, and extracts from Dell's own diary (the original audio version of which can be found at shelfmarks MSS. Eng. c. 4828-32, d. 2572 (includes transcript).

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Born-digital letters re A Hard Pounding
Date: 1987-97
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 73 = RES
Extent: 137 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital letters written by Dell re A Hard Pounding. Recipients include Kathleen Burk of University College London, various staff members at Oxford University Press, and Richard Ollard of Hamish Hamilton.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Miscellaneous born-digital papers
Date: 1987-9
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 74 = RES
Extent: 3 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital notes and texts for papers written and presented by Dell, possibly used as research for the book A Hard Pounding.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Printed extracts from Dell's diary
Date: 1992-3
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7762
Extent: 55 leaves

Scope and Content:

Printed extracts of Dell's diary, 4th June 1974 - 19th December 1975. Copies of born-digital originals. Used as research for A Hard Pounding.

B.3.6   The Schuman Plan and the Abdication of British Leadership in Europe, 1992-7

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7763; d. 3934; Dell digital 75-7


Scope and Content:

Contains draft material and correspondence for the book The Schuman Plan and the Abdication of British Leadership in Europe.


Born-digital texts for 'The Schuman Plan'
Date: 1992-5
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 75 = RES
Extent: 57 items

Scope and Content:

Contains born-digital texts for the chapters and end-papers of 'The Schuman Plan'. Includes draft versions, and text for an article of the same name.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Born-digital notes for 'The Schuman Plan'
Date: 1992-5
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 76 = RES
Extent: 38 items

Scope and Content:

Contains born-digital notes on researching and publishing 'The Schuman Plan'.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Born-digital letters re 'The Schuman Plan'
Date: 1993-7
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 77 = RES
Extent: 71 items

Scope and Content:

Contains born-digital letters written by Dell re the writing and publication of 'The Schuman Plan'.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

"Schuman Plan typescript"
Date: c. 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7763
Extent: 320 leaves

Scope and Content:

Draft, clean typescript.


"Schuman Plan launch"
Date: 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3934
Extent: 14 leaves

Scope and Content:

Small file of letters and papers regarding the launch of 'The Schuman Plan'.

B.3.7   'The Chancellors: a History of the Chancellors of the Exchequer, 1945-90', 1993-7

Shelfmarks: MSS. Dell digital 78-81


Scope and Content:

Contains born-digital draft material, notes, articles and letters re Dell's book 'The Chancellors'.


Born-digital letters re 'The Chancellors'
Date: 1993-7
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 78 = RES
Extent: 96 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital letters written by Dell re 'The Chancellors'. Many of the letters are to members of staff at Harper Collins (publishers).

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Born-digital texts of 'The Chancellors'
Date: 1994-6
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 79 = RES
Extent: 38 items

Scope and Content:

Contains born-digital draft and finished texts for the chapters and endpages of 'The Chancellors'.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Born-digital notes re 'The Chancellors'
Date: 1994-7
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 80 = RES
Extent: 26 items

Scope and Content:

Contains born-digital notes written by Dell re 'The Chancellors'. Notes mostly refer to researching and writing the book.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Born-digital articles re 'The Chancellors'
Date: 1995-7
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 81 = RES
Extent: 7 items

Scope and Content:

Contains born-digital articles written by Dell re 'The Chancellors', and Chancellors of the Exchequer in general.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

B.3.8   'A Strange Eventful History: Democratic Socialism in Britain', 1993-2000

Shelfmarks: MSS. Dell digital 82-4


Scope and Content:

Contains born-digital draft material, notes and letters re Dell's book 'A Strange Eventful History'.


Born-digital notes re 'A Strange Eventful History'
Date: 1993-9
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 82 = RES
Extent: 24 items

Scope and Content:

Contains born-digital notes written by Dell re 'A Strange Eventful History'. Notes mostly refer to researching and writing the book.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Born-digital texts of 'A Strange Eventful History'
Date: 1996-9
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 83 = RES
Extent: 77 items

Scope and Content:

Contains born-digital draft and finished texts for the chapters and endpages of 'A Strange Eventful History'.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Born-digital letters re 'A Strange Eventful History'
Date: 1998-2000
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 84 = RES
Extent: 22 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital letters written by Dell re 'A Strange Eventful History'. Letters are mostly to members of staff at Harper Collins (publishers).

Restrictions on Access: Closed

B.3.9   Correspondence with agents and publishers, 1993-2004

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7828; d. 3947; Dell digital 85


Scope and Content:

Born-digital letters to Jennifer Kavanagh, Dell's literary agent.


Correspondence with Oxford University Press
Date: 1990-8
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7828
Extent: 263 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters, royalty statements and other documents relating to the books by Dell published by OUP ('A Hard Pounding' and 'The Schuman Plan')


Letters to Jennifer Kavanagh
Date: 1993-7
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 85 = RES
Extent: 72 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital letters to Jennifer Kavanagh, Dell's literary agent.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Correspondence with literary agents and Harper Collins
Date: 1994-2004
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3947
Extent: 220 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters, royalty statements and other documents in particular relating to the books 'The Chancellors' and 'A Strange Eventful History'.

Note: Donated by Susi Dell, August 2010

B.3.10   "Printed notes" c. 1980-99

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng. c. 7764


"Printed notes" c. 1980-99
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7764
Extent: 353 leaves

Scope and Content:

Large file of notes, printed from Dell's computer (therefore digital originals of these notes exist, see individual book and article titles for further information). Notes are for various books and articles written by Dell.

C   Personal Papers, 1929-2000


Scope and Content:

Contains Dell's personal papers, including letters to and from his family; papers from his school days; and papers from his time in the army.

C.1   Diaries, 1950-97

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. e. 3660-8


Scope and Content:

Pocket appointment diaries kept during the course of Dell's career.


Appointment diaires
Date: 1950-3
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3660
Extent: 4 items: 331 pages + 335 pages + 329 pages + 58 leaves

Scope and Content:

Also includes an address book dated 1951.


Appointment diaires
Date: 1953-7
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3661
Extent: 5 items: 132 pages + 216 pages + 109 leaves + 109 leaves + 119 leaves

Appointment diaires
Date: 1957-62
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3662
Extent: 5 items: 3 x 120 leaves; 127 leaves; 129 leaves

Appointment diaires
Date: 1963-8
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3663
Extent: 5 items: 212 pages; 4 x 99 leaves

Appointment diaires
Date: 1969-74
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3664
Extent: 6 items: 3 x 99 leaves; 91 + 95 leaves

Appointment diaires
Date: 1975-81
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3665
Extent: 7 items: 2 x 99 leaves; 2 x 67 leaves; 3 x 46 leaves

Appointment diaires
Date: 1982-5
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3666
Extent: 4 items: 86 + 87 + 89 + 91 leaves

Appointment diaires
Date: 1986-91
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3667
Extent: 6 items: 94 + 110 + 79 + 82 + 86 + 85 leaves

Appointment diaires
Date: 1992-7
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3668
Extent: 6 items: 3 x 86 + 2 x 85 + 88 leaves

C.2   Correspondence and papers, 1936-2000


Scope and Content:

Contains correspondence with Dell's family, friends and miscellaneous personal correspondence and papers.

C.2.1   Correspondence with family, 1936-2000

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7765-7; d . 3935; Dell digital 86-94


Scope and Content:

Contains correspondence with members of Dell's family, viz. Reuben Dell, his father, Evelyn Rothfield (nee Dell), his sister, Sidney Dell, his brother, and their families.


Letters from Sidney Dell
Date: 1936-90
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7765
Extent: 462 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters from Sidney Dell to Edmund and Susi Dell.

Arrangement:

Letters from Sidney were separated from letters from other family members by Edmund Dell.



Born-digital letters to Sidney Dell
Date: 1984-90
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 86 = RES
Extent: 49 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital letters from Edmund Dell to Sidney Dell.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Born-digital letters re Sidney Dell
Date: 1987-94
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 87 = RES
Extent: 16 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital letters from Edmund Dell to various individuals regarding Sidney Dell.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

"Letters from Pa Dell Nov 1 1939-Feb 1949"
Date: 1939-49
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3935
Extent: 14 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters from Reuben Dell, Edmund's father, to Edmund.


Letters from family
Date: 1949-95
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7766
Extent: 457 leaves

Scope and Content:

Large file of letters to Edmund and Susi Dell from Edmund Dell's family. Senders include Sidney and Ethel Dell, Edmund's brother and sister-in-law; Reuben Dell, Edmund's father; Eveyln (nee Dell) and Norman Rothfield, Dell's sister and brother-in-law; Linette (later Whitehead), Michael and Gillian Dell, Sidney and Ethel's children; Robin Rothfield, Evelyn and Norman's son.

Arrangement:

Letters have been sorted into chronological order.



"Family correspondence"
Date: 1969-90
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7767
Extent: 84 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of letters to Edmund and Susi Dell from Edmund Dell's family. Most of the letters are from Evelyn Rothfield, Dell's sister.

Arrangement:

Letters have been sorted into chronological order. Original packaging notes that letters from Sidney Dell were separated out from this file.



Born-digital letters to Evelyn Rothfield
Date: 1983-2000
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 88 = RES
Extent: 213 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital letters to Evelyn Rothfield, Edmund Dell's sister. A small amount of the letters were written by Susanne Dell, Edmund's wife, on Edmund's death.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Born-digital letters to Gillian Dell
Date: 1983-97
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 89 = RES
Extent: 15 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital letters to Gillian Dell, Edmund Dell's niece.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Born-digital letters to Michael Dell
Date: 1984-99
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 90 = RES
Extent: 53 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital letters to Michael Dell, Edmund Dell's nephew.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Born-digital letters to Linette and Laurence Whitehead
Date: 1989-97
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 91 = RES
Extent: 16 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital letters to Linette (nee Dell) and Laurence Whitehead, Dell's niece and her husband.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Born-digital letters to Ethel Dell
Date: 1990-8
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 92 = RES
Extent: 36 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital letters to Ethel Dell, Edmund Dell's sister-in-law.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Born-digital letters to the Rothfields
Date: 1993-8
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 93 = RES
Extent: 21 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital letters to Norman Rothfield, Dell's brother-in-law, and David, Jeremy and Robin Rothfield, Dell's nephews.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Born-digital Christmas card lists
Date: 1988-98
Shelfmark: MS. Dell digital 94 = RES
Extent: 3 items

Scope and Content:

Born-digital Christmas card lists.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

C.2.2   Letters from friends and colleagues, 1938-80

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7768-9; d. 3936


Scope and Content:

Contains letters addressed to Dell from various friends and colleagues.


"Edmund's Papers"
Date: 1938-48
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7768
Extent: 639 leaves

Scope and Content:

Large file of letters from various friends and colleagues of Dell. The majority of the letters refer to the Second World War; a small amount refer to the writing of 'The Good Old Cause' with Christopher Hill.

Arrangement:

The letters were originally sorted by correspondent; due to a high percentage of undated and unsigned material, this arrangement has been kept.



Letters from Peter and Margaret Hilton
Date: 1949-55
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3936
Extent: 67 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters from Peter and Margaret Hilton, friends of Edmund Dell.


Miscellaneous personal letters
Date: 1949-80
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7769
Extent: 91 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of letters from various friends and colleagues of Dell. The majority of the letters date from the mid-1960's, when Dell was first elected to Parliament.

C.2.3   Membership cards, 1951-86

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng. d. 3938


Membership cards
Date: 1951-86
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3938
Extent: 73 leaves

Scope and Content:

Contains membership cards for the Labour Party, ASSET, the National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders, and the Oxford Invade and Conquer France Society.

C.2.4   'Eruv', 1991-4

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7831-2


Scope and Content:

Letters and newspaper cuttings regarding the contruction of an 'Eruv' in North West London.


Letters and Papers
Date: 1991-4
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7831
Extent: 125 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters and papers sent to Dell regarding the proposed construction of an Eruv, to which Dell was opposed.


Newspaper articles
Date: 1992-4
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7832
Extent: 51 leaves

Scope and Content:

Newspaper articles, mostly from local press, about the proposed Eruv construction.

C.2.5   Concert programmes, c. 1963-1999

Shelfmarks: Mus. 321 c. 1-3


Concert programmes
Date: c. 1963-1999
Shelfmark: Mus. 321 c. 1-3

Scope and Content:

Large file of programmes for concerts attended by Edmund Dell.

C.3   Reuben Dell's Estate, 1969-74


Scope and Content:

Contains correspondence regarding the death and estate of Reuben Dell, Edmund Dell's father, and various estate papers.

C.3.1   Correspondence, 1969-74

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7770-1


Scope and Content:

Contains letters regarding the death of Reuben Dell, and the distribution of his estate.


Correspondence re Reuben Dell's estate
Date: 1969-74
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7770
Extent: 306 leaves

Scope and Content:

Contains correspondence between Edmund Dell, Sidney Dell, and Evelyn Rothfield, and various banks and agents, about the sale of the family home and business after the death of Reuben Dell. Also includes correspondence about the consecration of Reuben Dell's grave.

Note: Edmund Dell was the executor of Reuben Dell's will.

"Letters of condolence on Pa's death"
Date: 1969
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7771
Extent: 44 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters of condolence sent to Edmund Dell upon the death of Reuben Dell, his father.

C.3.2   Estate papers, 1946-96

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7772-6


Scope and Content:

Contains papers regarding Reuben Dell's estate.


Miscellaneous papers re Reuben Dell's estate
Date: 1957-96
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7772
Extent: 4 leaves

Scope and Content:

Small file of papers containing a copy of Reuben Dell's death certificate, and letters regarding the deposit of papers from the Anglo-Palestinian Club in the Jewish Museum.


"Dealing with Reuben Dell's estate"
Date: 1959-74
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7773
Extent: 278 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of papers and correspondence, mostly with Samuel Dalton, solicitor, regarding Reuben Dell's estate.


Legal documents
Date: 1946-65
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7774
Extent: 23 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of letters and legal documents pertaining to various estates owned or leased by Reuben Dell.


"Winding up Reuben Dell's estate"
Date: 1963-72
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7775
Extent: 225 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers regarding Reuben Dell's estate.


"Re Reuben Dell's estate"
Date: 1969-70
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7776
Extent: 208 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers regarding the policies, accounts and properties held in Reuben Dell's name.

C.4   School and University, 1929-49


Scope and Content:

Contains material relating to Dell's education.

C.4.1   Schooling, 1929-39

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. b. 2150; MSS. Eng. c. 7777-8


Scope and Content:

Contains material relating to Dell's time at Owen's School


"Edmund's Reports"
Date: 1929-39
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. b. 2150
Extent: 14 leaves

Scope and Content:

Half-yearly school reports for Edmund Dell.


Certificates
Date: 1932-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7777
Extent: 3 items

Scope and Content:

School, Higher School, and Matriculation certificates for Edmund Dell.


Owen's Discussion Circle minute book
Date: 1938
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7778
Extent: 34 leaves

Scope and Content:

Minute book for 'Owen's Discussion Circle', a pupil-lead society in Dame Alice Owen's School. Minutes indicate that at most meetings a topic for discussion would be proposed and subsequently debated. Topics were mostly political or historical. Dell was secretary of the Circle, and occasional chairman.


Letter from Owen's School headmaster
Date: 1939
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7778
Extent: 1 leaf

Scope and Content:

Letter to Reuben Dell from the headmaster of Owen's School, H. N. Asman. The letter refers to Edmund Dell's departure from the school.

C.4.2   Oxford University, 1940-9

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7779-85; d. 3937


Scope and Content:

Contains material relating to Dell's time at Oxford University, both as a student and, for a short period of time, as a lecturer. Dell was a member of Queen's College.


"Notes on history by Edmund" [1]
Date: c. 1940-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7779
Extent: 473 leaves

Scope and Content:

Part one of a very large file of manuscript notes on history. Includes draft essays written by Dell.


"Notes on history by Edmund" [2]
Date: c. 1940-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7780
Extent: 637 leaves

Scope and Content:

Part two of a very large file of manuscript notes on history. Includes draft essays written by Dell.


"Notes on history by Edmund" [3]
Date: c. 1940-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7781
Extent: 434 leaves

Scope and Content:

Part three of a very large file of manuscript notes on history. Includes draft essays written by Dell.


Notes and essays [1]
Date: c. 1940-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7782
Extent: 552 leaves

Scope and Content:

Part one of a very large file of manuscript notes on history. Includes draft essays written by Dell.


Notes and essays [2]
Date: c. 1940-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7783
Extent: 458 leaves

Scope and Content:

Part two of a very large file of manuscript notes on history. Includes draft essays written by Dell.


History notebook
Date: 1947
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7829
Extent: 101 leaves

Scope and Content:

Notebook partly filled with notes on history.


General notebook
Date: 1947-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7830
Extent: 99 leaves

Scope and Content:

Notebook partly filled with notes on conversations had, books read, and Dell's dismissal from Oxford University.


"International Affairs" notebooks
Date: c. 1940-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3937
Extent: 138 leaves

Scope and Content:

Two spiral-bound notebooks titled 'International Affairs Vol 1' and 'International Affairs Vol 2'. They contain manuscript notes on various historical topics.


Notes and essays
Date: c. 1940-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7784
Extent: 139 leaves

Scope and Content:

Small file of notes and essays on history.


Oxford University Labour Club
Date: 1940-1
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7785
Extent: 11 leaves

Scope and Content:

Small file of posters for Oxford University Labour Club, of which Dell was Chairman.


Job applications
Date: 1949
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7827
Extent: iii + 62 leaves

Scope and Content:

Small file job applications created by Dell whilst he was looking for a new position in 1949.

C.5   Army service, 1940-6

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7786-7; d. 3939


Scope and Content:

Contains material relating to Dell's service in the Army during the Second World War.


OS Military Maps
Date: 1940-5
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7786
Extent: 6 maps

Scope and Content:

Collection of military OS maps of various areas of the UK, France, Belgium, and Germany.

Related Material:

Additional maps from this file can be found in the Bodleian's Map department.



Miscellaneous items
Date: 1941-6
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3939
Extent: 39 leaves

Scope and Content:

Miscellaneous items pertaining to Dell's time in the army. Includes a soldier's service and pay book; an invitation an OCTU 'F' Troop passing out dinner, signed by the attendees; a membership card to the Third British Infantry Divisional Officers' Association; a photocopied history of the 67th Anti-Tank battery (Middletons Company).


"Operation 'Signpost'"
Date: 1945
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7787
Extent: 59 leaves

Scope and Content:

Report and appendix on Operation 'Signpost' by the 20th Anti-Tank Regiment RA, of which Dell was a member.

C.6   Accounts, 1939-97

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. d. 3940-2


Scope and Content:

Contains Dell's personal accounts, pass books, and bank statements.


Bank statements
Date: 1939-97
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3940
Extent: 582 leaves

Scope and Content:

Large file of Dell's bank account statements from 1939-97.


Account books
Date: 1949-60
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3941
Extent: 4 books (222 leaves)

Scope and Content:

Personal accounts handwritten by Dell, detailing his income and expenditure for the years 1949-60.


Pass books
Date: 1958-63
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3942
Extent: 2 books (7 leaves)

Scope and Content:

Pass books for banks in Manchester.

C.7   Sidney Dell's papers, 1957-89

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7788-94; d. 3943-6


Scope and Content:

Contains papers created by Sidney Dell whilst working for UNCTAD.

Separated Material:

Other material by Sidney Dell can be found at shelfmarks MSS. Eng. c. 5798-889.



Letters from Edmund to Sidney Dell
Date: 1947-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3945
Extent: 17 leaves

Scope and Content:

File from Sidney Dell's home in New York, brought over to Susi Dell by Linette Whitehead (Sidney Dell's daughter) in 2001. Contains letters from Edmund Dell.

Note: Donated by Susi Dell, August 2010.

"Edmund"
Date: 1957-89
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7788
Extent: 307 leaves

Scope and Content:

File from Sidney Dell's home in New York, brought over to Susi Dell by Linette Whitehead (Sidney Dell's daughter) in 2000. Contains letters from Edmund Dell, and newspaper clippings about Edmund Dell.


Letters from Edmund to Sidney Dell
Date: 1962-5
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3946
Extent: 45 leaves

Scope and Content:

File from Sidney Dell's home in New York, brought over to Susi Dell by Linette Whitehead (Sidney Dell's daughter) in 2001. Contains letters from Edmund Dell.

Note: Donated by Susi Dell, August 2010.

"Sidney Papers"
Date: 1959-82
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7789
Extent: 135 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of papers by Sidney Dell, mostly with covering letters, and additional letters to Edmund Dell.


"UNCTAD Book"
Date: 1973-84
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7790
Extent: 553 leaves

Scope and Content:

Large file of papers from Sidney Dell's office, possibly regarding the writing of a book about UNCTAD.

Arrangement:

Undated material appears at the beginning of the file.



"S. Dell Papers UN File" [1]
Date: 1975-86
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7791
Extent: 741 leaves

Scope and Content:

Collection of files from Sidney Dell's office. File titles are:

  • Festschrift - correspondence
  • CHRON files Jan-June 1986
  • WIDER - The United Nations University
  • CHRON: 1 May to 30 September 1975
  • CHRON: 1 January to 30 April 1975

"S. Dell Papers UN File" [2]
Date: 1975-86
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7792
Extent: 218 leaves

Scope and Content:

Collection of files from Sidney Dell's office. File titles are:

  • Festschrift - correspondence
  • CHRON files Jan-June 1986
  • WIDER - The United Nations University
  • CHRON: 1 May to 30 September 1975
  • CHRON: 1 January to 30 April 1975

Proceedings of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, fourth and fifth sessions [1]
Date: 1976-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3943
Extent: 2 books

Scope and Content:

Printed proceedings of UNCTAD sessions in Nairobi (1976) and Manila (1979)


Proceedings of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, fourth and fifth sessions [2]
Date: 1976-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3944
Extent: 3 books

Scope and Content:

Printed proceedings of UNCTAD sessions in Nairobi (1976) and Manila (1979)


"S. Dell Papers UN File 1986" [1]
Date: 1986
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7793
Extent: 356 leaves

Scope and Content:

Collection of files from Sidney Dell's office. File titles are:

  • Helleiner, Gerald K., Professor (Canada)
  • IMF
  • Project Director 1985/86, Sidney Dell
  • NSRT on trade, 4-5 July/86 Geneva

"S. Dell Papers UN File 1986" [2]
Date: 1986
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7794
Extent: 369 leaves

Scope and Content:

Collection of files from Sidney Dell's office. File titles are:

  • 'Perspectivas para el comercio y el desarrollo en la decada de los setenta'
  • Policies for Development July 1986 - December 1986
  • Project Director 1985/86, Sidney Dell
  • Singer, Hans W.
  • Thirlwall, A. P.

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