Catalogue of the further papers of Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, 1884-1922

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Matthew Neely
2014


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Table of Contents

Introduction
A   Diaries 1887-1919
    A.1   Appointment diaries 1895-1916
    A.2   Political journals 1887-1919
B   Letters to his wife Mary Ethel Harcourt, Viscountess Harcourt 1898-1921
C   General correspondence 1884-1921, n.d.
    C.1   General correspondence 1896-1919, n.d.
    C.2   Other general correspondence 1884-1921, n.d.
    C.3   Royal and court letters 1906-1917
D   Political papers 1886-1921, n.d.
    D.1   Correspondence and papers concerning the National Liberal Federation 1886-1911, n.d.
    D.2   Correspondence and papers concerning Harcourt's parliamentary constituency Rossendale, Lancashire 1903-1918
    D.3   Political subject files 1900-1920, n.d.
    D.4   Colonial affairs 1909-1921, n.d.
E   Speeches 1893-1920, n.d.
F   Correspondence and papers concerning the London Museum 1910-1922, n.d.
G   Financial and legal papers 1896-1922, n.d.
H   Miscellaneous 1891-1921, n.d.
I   Printed material 1890-1922, n.d.


Further papers of Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, 1884-1922

1884-1922

Abstract:
Correspondence and papers of Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt (1863-1922), Liberal politician.

Extent: 10 Linear metres, 214 shelfmarks
Language(s) of Material: English

Biographical/Historical

Lewis ('Loulou') Vernon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt (1863-1922) was his father Sir William Harcourt's close and constant companion, his mother Marie Therese (nèe Lister) having died when he was born. Following his schooling at Eastbourne and then Eton College, he settled in the role of his father's private secretary until Sir William's death in 1904. Lewis Harcourt was first elected to the House of Commons in March 1904 as the Liberal MP for Rossendale. He twice served as Commissioner of Works, 1905-1910 and 1915-1916, and served as Secretary of State for the Colonies, 1910-1915. He was created Viscount Harcourt in 1917. He married Mary Ethel, daugther of Walter Hayes Burns in July 1899. They had one son William Edward Harcourt, 2nd Viscount Harcourt, and three daughters. (See ODNB for a full biography).

Scope and Content

The archive comprises: A. diaries, 1887-1919; B. letters to his wife Mary Ethel Harcourt, Viscountess Harcourt, 1898-1921; C. general correspondence, 1884-1921, n.d.; D. political papers, 1886-1921, n.d.; E. speeches, 1893-1920, n.d.; F. correspondence and papers concerning the London Museum, 1910-1922, n.d.; G. financial and legal papers, 1896-1922, n.d.; H. miscellaneous, 1891-1922, n.d.; I. printed material, 1890-1922, n.d.

Arrangement

Material in each series is arranged chronologically, with the exception of an alphabetical sub series in the general correspondence series.

Acquisition

The papers remained in the possession of the Harcourt family until their deposit in the Bodleian Library in December 2005. They were allocated under the Acceptance in Lieu of Tax Scheme by H.M. Treasury on 6 March 2008.

Separated Material

A collections of First World War ration vouchers has been transferred to the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark, e.g. MS. Eng. e. 3870].

Related Material

For other papers of Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, see the Harcourt Papers, Additional Harcourt Papers, and the Harcourt Estate Papers.

Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)

Harcourt | Lewis | 1863-1922 | 1st Viscount Harcourt | politician

Subject(s)

Diaries
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Liberal Party (Great Britain) -- History -- 19th century
Liberal Party (Great Britain) -- History -- 20th century
Suffragists -- Great Britain -- History
Women -- Suffrage -- Great Britain -- History
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918 -- Political aspects

A   Diaries 1887-1919

A.1   Appointment diaries 1895-1916

Scope and Content

Harcourt often used both a quarterly pocket diary and a monthly diary at the same time.

Appointment diary
Date: Apr-Jun 1895
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3870
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Jul-Sep 1895
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3871
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Oct-Dec 1895
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3872
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Oct-Dec 1896
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3873
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Jan-Mar 1898
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3784
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Apr-Jun 1898
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3875
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Jul-Sep 1898
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3876
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Jul-Sep 1898
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3877
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Oct-Dec 1898
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3878
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Oct-Dec 1908
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3879
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Jan-Mar 1909
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3880
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Apr-Jun 1909
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3881
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Jul-Sept 1909
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3882
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Oct-Dec 1909
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3883
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Jan-Mar 1910
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3884
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Apr-Jun 1910
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3885
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Jul-Sep 1910
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3886
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Oct-Dec 1910
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3887
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Jan-Mar 1911
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3888
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Apr-Jun 1911
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3889
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Jul-Sep 1911
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3890
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Oct-Dec 1911
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3891
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Jan 1911
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3892
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Feb 1911
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3893
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Mar 1911
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3894
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Apr 1911
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3895
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: May 1911
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3896
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Jun 1911
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3897
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Jul 1911
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3898
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Aug 1911
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3899
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Nov 1911
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3900
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Dec 1911
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3901
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Jan-Mar 1912
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3902
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Apr-Jun 1912
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3903
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Jul-Sep 1912
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3904
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Oct-Dec 1912
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3905
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Feb 1912
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3906
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Mar 1912
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3907
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Apr 1912
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3908
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: May 1912
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3909
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Jun 1912
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3910
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Jul 1912
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3911
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Aug 1912
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3912
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Oct 1912
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3913
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Nov 1912
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3914
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Dec 1912
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3915
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Jan-Mar 1913
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3916
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Apr-Jun 1913
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3917
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Jul-Sep 1913
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3918
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Oct-Dec 1913
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3919
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Feb 1913
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3920
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Mar 1913
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3921
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Apr 1913
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3922
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: May 1913
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3923
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Jun 1913
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3924
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Jul 1913
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3925
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Aug 1913
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3926
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Oct 1913
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3927
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: 1914
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3928
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Jan 1914
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3929
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Feb 1914
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3930
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Mar 1914
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3931
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Apr 1914
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3932
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: May 1914
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3933
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Jun 1914
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3934
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Jul 1914
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3935
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Jan 1915
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3936
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Feb 1915
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3937
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Mar 1915
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3938
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Apr 1915
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3939
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: May 1915
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3940
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Jun 1915
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3941
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Aug 1915
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3942
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Jan 1916
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3943
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Feb 1916
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3944
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Mar 1916
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3945
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Apr 1916
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3946
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: May 1916
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3947
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Jun 1916
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3948
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Jul 1916
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3949
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Aug 1916
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3950
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Oct 1916
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3951
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Nov 1916
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3952
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Appointment diary
Date: Dec 1916
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3953
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

A.2   Political journals 1887-1919

Political journal
Date: Feb-May 1887
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3954
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Political journal
Date: 5-21 Dec 1906
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4173
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Political journal
Date: 1 Jan-26 Mar 1907
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4174
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Political journal
Date: 27 Mar-18 Jun 1907
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4175
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Political journal
Date: 20 Jun-26 Aug 1907
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4176
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Political journal
Date: 27 Aug-19 Dec 1907
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4177
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Political journal
Date: 15 Jan-1 Mar 1908
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4178
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Political journal
Date: 2-28 Mar 1908
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4179
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Political journal
Date: 1-27 Apr 1908
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4180
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Political journal
Date: 29 Apr-26 May 1908
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4181
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Political journal
Date: 27 May-24 Jul 1908
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4182
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Political journal
Date: 29 Jul-21 Nov 1908
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4183
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Political journal
Date: 25 Nov-19 Dec 1908
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4184
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Political journal
Date: 15 Jan-25 Feb 1909
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4185
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Political journal
Date: 1 Mar-1 Apr 1909
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4186
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Political journal
Date: 1 Apr-16 Dec 1909
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8264
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes the following material placed at the beginning of the journal:

Political journal
Date: 23 Jan-23 Mar 1910
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8265
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes a cartoon by Joseph Pease of Winston Churchill pointing a pistol at the Cabinet, 19 Feb 1910.

Political journal
Date: 29 Mar-24 Nov 1910
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4187
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Political journal
Date: 19 Jan-13 Dec 1911
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8266
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes a drawing, n.d., by Harcourt of Winston Churchill's 'future map of the Mediterranean' at 22 Nov 1911

Political journal
Date: 2 Feb-31 Dec 1912
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8267
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes:

Political journal
Date: 6 Jan-18 Dec 1913
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8268
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Political journal
Date: 8 Jan-30 Dec 1914
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8269
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes entries relating to the outbreak of the First World War. Some have been annotated by Harcourt to indicate that they were compiled from notes made on Foreign Office telegrams. These telegrams are now MS. Eng. c. 8284.

Political journal
Date: 6 Jan-31 Dec 1915
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8270
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Political journal
Date: 3 Jan-20 Dec 1916
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8271
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Political journal
Date: 1 Jan 1917-8 May 1919
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4188
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

B   Letters to his wife Mary Ethel Harcourt, Viscountess Harcourt 1898-1921

Letters to his wife Mary Ethel Harcourt
Date: Oct 1898-May 1899
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3955
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Letters to his wife Mary Ethel Harcourt
Date: Jun 1899-Nov 1900
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3956
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Letters to his wife Mary Ethel Harcourt
Date: May 1901-Oct 1902
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3957

Extent: 1 box

Letters to his wife Mary Ethel Harcourt
Date: 1903
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3958
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Letters to his wife Mary Ethel Harcourt
Date: Jan 1904-Jun 1905
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3959
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Letters to his wife Mary Ethel Harcourt
Date: Aug 1905-Nov 1907
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3960
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Letters to his wife Mary Ethel Harcourt
Date: Apr 1908-Jul 1909
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4189
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Letters to his wife Mary Ethel Harcourt
Date: Aug 1909-Aug 1911
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4190
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Letters to his wife Mary Ethel Harcourt
Date: Apr 1912-Nov 1913
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4191
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Letters to his wife Mary Ethel Harcourt, Viscountess Harcourt
Date: Jan 1914-Dec 1917
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4192
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Letters to his wife Mary Ethel Harcourt, Viscountess Harcourt
Date: Apr 1918-Oct 1919
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3961
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Letters to his wife Mary Ethel Harcourt, Viscountess Harcourt
Date: Apr 1920-Nov 1921
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4193
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

C   General correspondence 1884-1921, n.d.

C.1   General correspondence 1896-1919, n.d.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent by Lewis Harcourt.


General correspondence: Alexander - Brett
Date: 1896-1916, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4194
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes:

General correspondence: Bruce - George
Date: 1905-1915
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4195
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes:

General correspondence: Gladstone - O'Mahoney
Date: 1904-1919, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8272
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes:

General correspondence: Pease - Whiteley; unidentified
Date: 1904-1915, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4196
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes:

C.2   Other general correspondence 1884-1921, n.d.

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous files of general correspondence not included by Harcourt in the main alphabetical general correspondence sequence.

Other general correspondence
Date: Dec 1884-Dec 1892, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8324
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes:

'Private letters'
Date: 1900
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4197
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Other general correspondence
Date: 1904-1921
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4198
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Letters from Sir Cecil Smith, Victoria and Albert Museum, concerning the Sheldon tapestry maps
Date: 1916
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. b. 2167
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes Victoria and Albert Museum Portfolios Tapestries Part III, Tapestry Maps: English 16th and 17th Cent, 1915.

C.3   Royal and court letters 1906-1917

'Royal and Court letters'
Date: Feb 1906-Mar 1917
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4199
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Bound volume of Harcourt's correspondence with members of the royal family and court officials mainly concerning his ministerial duties. Includes copies of Harcourt's letters to Edward VII and George V. Also includes letters to Harcourt from Edward, Prince of Wales, Oct 1913, Apr 1915; Prince Albert, Nov 1915, Mar 1916; and Queen Mary, Jun 1915. The volume is mainly comprised of Harcourt's correspondence with Francis Knollys, 1st Viscount Knollys, private secretary to Edward VII and George V.

D   Political papers 1886-1921, n.d.

D.1   Correspondence and papers concerning the National Liberal Federation 1886-1911, n.d.

Scope and Content

Lewis Harcourt became Honorary Secretary of the National Liberal Federation Home Counties Division on its foundation in 1887.

Correspondence and papers concerning the National Liberal Federation Home Counties Division
Date: May 1886-Dec 1887
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8273
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes some letters addressed to Harcourt's father Sir William Harcourt, 21 Aug 1887, 31 Aug 1887 and 8 Oct 1887.

Correspondence and papers concerning the National Liberal Federation Home Counties Division
Date: Jan 1888-Dec 1889
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8274
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Correspondence and papers concerning the National Liberal Federation Home Counties Division
Date: Jan 1890-July 1892, July 1896
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8275
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Correspondence and papers concerning the National Liberal Federation Home Counties Division
Date: Aug 1901-Mar 1902, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8276
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes:

Letters from William Allard, Secretary of the National Liberal Federation Home Counties Division
Date: Aug-Nov 1887
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3962
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Letters from William Allard, Secretary of the National Liberal Federation Home Counties Division
Date: Dec 1887-Jun 1888
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4200
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Letters from William Allard, Secretary of the National Liberal Federation Home Counties Division
Date: Feb 1889-Oct 1890
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4201
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Letters from William Allard, Secretary of the National Liberal Federation Home Counties Division
Date: Nov 1890-Mar 1902, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8277
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Correspondence and papers concerning the National Liberal Federation Home Counties Division and elections
Date: 1888
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8278
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes letters from William Allard.

Correspondence and papers concerning the National Liberal Federation Home Counties Division and elections
Date: Jan-Sep 1889
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8279
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes letters from William Allard.

Correspondence and papers concerning the National Liberal Federation Home Counties Division and elections
Date: Oct 1889-Oct 1890, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8280
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes letters from William Allard.

Letters from William Crook concerning the National Liberal Federation Home Counties Division
Date: 1904-1910
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4202
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Letters from Frederic Mackarness concerning the National Liberal Federation Home Counties Division
Date: Feb 1904, Mar 1911, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4203
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

D.2   Correspondence and papers concerning Harcourt's parliamentary constituency Rossendale, Lancashire 1903-1918

Letters from Fred Monks, election agent for the Rossendale constituency
Date: Nov 1903-Dec 1906
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4204
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Letters from Fred Monks, election agent for the Rossendale constituency
Date: Jan 1907-Apr 1916, Sep 1918
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8281
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Correspondence and papers concerning Rossendale
Date: 1904-1918
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8282
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes:

D.3   Political subject files 1900-1920, n.d.

Political subject files
Date: 1900-1902
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4205
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Political subject files
Date: Jan 1902-Apr 1908
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8283
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Bound volume of letters of congratulation on Harcourt's maiden speech in the House of Commons on the plural voting bill
Date: May-Jul 1906
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3963
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Cabinet summons
Date: Apr 1907-Mar 1909
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3964
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes:

Political subject files
Date: Apr 1908-Oct 1914
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8284
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Political subject files
Date: Jan 1914-Mar 1917, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8285
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Correspondence and papers concerning H.M. Petroleum Executive
Date: May 1916-Jul 1918
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8286
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Concerns Harcourt's chairmanship of the Petroleum Imperial Policy Committee and British acquisition of a controlling interest in the Shell Royal Dutch company.

Correspondence and papers concerning H.M. Petroleum Executive
Date: Aug 1918-Jan 1919
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8287
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Concerns Harcourt's chairmanship of the Petroleum Imperial Policy Committee and British acquisition of a controlling interest in the Shell Royal Dutch company.

Correspondence and papers concerning H.M. Petroleum Executive
Date: Feb-May 1919
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8288
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Concerns Harcourt's chairmanship of the Petroleum Imperial Policy Committee and British acquisition of a controlling interest in the Shell Royal Dutch company.

Correspondence and papers concerning H.M. Petroleum Executive
Date: Jun 1919-Jun 1920, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8289
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Concerns Harcourt's chairmanship of the Petroleum Imperial Policy Committee and British acquisition of a controlling interest in the Shell Royal Dutch company.

Political subject files
Date: Dec 1916-Jul 1919, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8290
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

D.4   Colonial affairs 1909-1921, n.d.

Subject(s)
Great Britain. Colonial Office

Letters from colonial governors
Date: May 1909-Nov 1921, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8291
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes other correspondence and papers relating to the work of the Colonial Office.

Colonial affairs subject files
Date: Jan 1910-Mar 1916
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8292
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Letters on leaving the Colonial Office
Date: May-Sep 1915, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8293
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Hard folder containing 'Index of papers connected with the Colonial Office 1910-1915'
Date: 1915
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8294
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

The index does not reflect Harcourt's arrangement of his Colonial Office papers.

Reports and notes sent by Captain J.E.T. Philipps, Colonial Office Intelligence Department, from Abbyssinia and British Ruanda
Date: Aug 1917- Mar 1920
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8295
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

E   Speeches 1893-1920, n.d.

Speeches
Date: 1893-1902
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8296
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Speeches
Date: 1903
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4206
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Speeches
Date: Jan-Feb 1904
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4207
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Speeches
Date: Apr-Oct 1904
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4208
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Speeches
Date: Feb-May 1905
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8297
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Speeches
Date: Jun 1905-Jan 1906
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4209
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Speeches
Date: Feb-May 1906
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8298
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Speeches
Date: Oct-Dec 1906
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8299
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Speeches
Date: [1906?]-Mar 1907
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4210
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Speeches
Date: Apr-May 1907
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4211
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Speeches
Date: Jun 1907
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4212
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Speeches
Date: Aug-Dec 1907
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4213
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes a telegram to Harcourt from Mary Leigh and Adela Pankhurst concerning his opposition to women's suffrage, 7 Nov 1907.

Speeches
Date: Jan-May 1908
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4214
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Speeches
Date: Jun-Oct 1908
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4215
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Speeches
Date: Nov 1908
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4216
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Speeches
Date: Jan-Apr 1909
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4217
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Speeches
Date: May-Jul 1909
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4218
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Speeches
Date: Aug-Oct 1909
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4219
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Speeches
Date: Dec 1909-4 Jan 1910
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4220
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Speeches
Date: 5-15 Jan 1910
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4221
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Speeches
Date: 16-30 Jan 1910
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8300
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Speeches
Date: Mar-Nov 1910
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8301
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Speeches
Date: Feb-Jul 1911
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8302
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Speeches
Date: Oct-Dec 1911
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4222
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Speeches
Date: Jan 1912
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4223
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Speeches
Date: 28 Feb-4 May 1912
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8303
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Speeches
Date: 17 May-27 Jun 1912
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4224
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Speeches
Date: Jul 1912
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8304
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Speeches
Date: Oct-Dec 1912
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4225
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Speeches
Date: Jan 1914, Jan-Sep 1915
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8305
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Speeches
Date: May 1916-Jun 1920
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8306
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Speeches
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4226
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Speeches
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3965
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Speeches
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4231
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

F   Correspondence and papers concerning the London Museum 1910-1922, n.d.

Scope and Content

Harcourt was a trustee of the London Museum.

General correspondence and papers concerning the London Museum
Date: Apr 1910-Nov 1911
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8307
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

General correspondence and papers concerning the London Museum
Date: Jan 1912-Feb 1922, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8308
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Subject files concerning the London Museum
Date: Jul 1910-Aug 1915
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8309
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Correspondence with Sir Guy Laking, Keeper and Secretary of the London Museum
Date: Mar 1911-Mar 1919
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8310
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

G   Financial and legal papers 1896-1922, n.d.

File of receipts
Date: 1896-1898
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8311
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by Harcourt.


File container for receipts in MS. Eng. c. 8311
Date: 1896-1898
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4227
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

File of receipts
Date: 1897-1899
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8312
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

The original order of the receipts as filed by Harcourt has been maintained. The receipts are mainly grouped by year but not in strict chronological order.

Financial and legal subject files
Date: Sep 1896-Jun 1922
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8313
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Financial and legal subject files
Date: Oct 1903-May 1921, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8314
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Correspondence and papers as director of The Morning Post and an executor of the will of Algernon Borthwick, Baron Glenesk
Date: May 1905-Apr 1914, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8315
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Financial and legal subject files
Date: Nov 1905-Mar 1921
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8316
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

H   Miscellaneous 1891-1921, n.d.

Scope and Content

Includes Harcourt's literary papers.

Notebook containing poems by Harcourt
Date: Sep 1891-Sep 1892
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4228
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Miscellaneous papers
Date: Sep 1891-Feb 1921, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8317
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Three plans for a proposed memorial to Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8318
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

I   Printed material 1890-1922, n.d.

Collection, mounted on paper, of news cuttings, printed memorabilia, photographs and other miscellaneous papers
Date: 1890-1915, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8321
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes:

Collection of news cuttings concerning Harcourt's father Sir Willam Harcourt, originally kept with MS. Eng. c. 8321
Date: 1897-1900
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8322
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Collection of news cuttings and offprints of works by Rudyard Kipling
Date: 1890-1916, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8323
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Printed memorabilia
Date: 1898-1919, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8319
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Mainly comprises material relating to the First World War. Includes a small collection of miscellaneous printed pamphlets, 1898-1921, and an August 1910 edition of Anti-Suffrage Review.

Common Prayer Book
Date: 1910
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3966
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

First World War news cuttings
Date: 1915-1919
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8320
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Includes special edition of The Pall Mall Gazette reporting the First World War armistice, 11 Nov 1918

News cuttings concerning Harcourt's death
Date: Feb 1922
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4229
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box


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