Working papers of Donald Gillies, biographer of Archibald Clark Kerr, Baron Inverchapel

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Related Material

The Archive of Archibald Clark Kerr, Baron Inverchapel, on which Gillies' biography is based, are at the Bodleian Library, MSS. 12101/1-141 and MSS. 12101 Photogr. 1-4.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 6721].

Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)

Clark Kerr | Archibald John Kerr | Baron Inverchapel | 1882-1951 | British diplomat

Subject(s)

20th century
Biography
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 20th century

Descriptive List

Typescript of Chapters 1-3 of the original draft of a biography of Lord Inverchapel, 'From a Far Country. The life of Sir Archibald Clark Kerr, 1st Baron Inverchapel (1882-1951)' by Donald Gillies
Date: Apr 1992
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6721
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 163 leaves

Scope and Content

Typescript with additional pencilled annotations by Sir William Lewthwaite.

Chapters 1-3 of the original draft of the biography of Lord Inverchapel as submitted to publishers
Date: April 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6722
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 164 leaves

Scope and Content

Includes (fols. 3-4) contents page and synopsis, and (fols. 11-14) introduction.

Chapters 4-6 of the original draft of the biography of Lord Inverchapel as submitted to publishers
Date: Apr 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6723
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 276 leaves

Chapter 7 of the original draft of the biography of Lord Inverchapel as submitted to publishers
Date: April 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6724
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 178 leaves

Chapters 8-9 of the original draft of the biography of Lord Inverchapel as submitted to publishers
Date: April 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6725
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 150 leaves

Notes and bibliography of the original draft of the biography of Lord Inverchapel as submitted to publishers
Date: April 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6726
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 164 leaves

Scope and Content

Includes (fols. 73-158) an index, and (fol. 161) an Inverchapel family tree.

Correspondence between Sir William Lewthwaite, Bt. and Donald Gillies, concerning Gillies' biography of Lord Inverchapel
Date: 1989-1993
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6727
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 101 leaves

Scope and Content

Includes (fol. 21) a list of individuals consulted during the research for the biography, and (fols. 48-55) Sir William Lewthwaite's 'Note for Mr. Donald Gillies' Use'.

Letters sent to Gillies from relatives, colleagues and acquaintances of Lord Inverchapel
Date: 1989-1994
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6728
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 83 leaves

Scope and Content

Includes (fols. 2-3) a list of correspondents. Correspondents include: (fol. 31) Sir Isaiah Berlin; (fol. 52) Sir Martin Gilliat; (fol. 64) Michael Foot; (fol. 80) Sir Robert Rhodes James. Also includes index of collection.


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