Catalogue of the Papers of (Richard Edward) Geoffrey Howe, Baron Howe of Aberavon, 1867-2005

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Elizabeth Turner, Elinor Robinson and Matthew Neely

2011

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    Diaries, 1947-2000
    A.1  Personal diaries, 1947-2000
        A.1.1  Journal, 1947
        A.1.2  Appointment diaries, 1963-2000
    A.2  Chancellor of the Exchequer diaries, 1979-83
        A.2.1  Long-term diaries, 1979-82
        A.2.2  Daily engagement diaries, 1980-3
    A.3  Foreign Secretary diaries, 1983-90
        A.3.1  Daily engagement diaries, 1983-90
        A.3.2  Long-term diaries, 1989-90
        A.3.3  Desk diaries, 1984-7
B    Correspondence, 1916-2000
    B.1  General professional correspondence, 1938-2000
    B.2  Letters of congratulation/condolence, 1963-92
    B.3  Correspondence of Edward and Lili Howe's correspondence, 1916-70
        B.3.1  Letters from Edward Howe to his family, 1916-18
        B.3.2  Letters to Edward and Lili Howe, 1923-70
    B.4  Personal correspondence, 1935-92
    B.5  Letters on various family events, 1959-86
    B.6  Letters from Robert Sheaf, 1943-95
    B.7  Miscellaneous personal letters, 1992-9
C    Political working papers, 1867-2000
    C.1  Bow Group, 1952-99
    C.2  Constituency files, 1964-83
    C.3  Industrial Relations and Trade Unions, 1867-1979
    C.4  Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1967-79
        C.4.1  General subject files, 1967-79
        C.4.2  Taxation files, 1975-9
    C.5  Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1977-90
        C.5.1  General files, 1978-90
        C.5.2  Budget papers, 1976-83
            C.5.2.a  1979 budget files, 1976-9
            C.5.2.b  1980 budget, 1979-81
            C.5.2.c  1981 budget files, 1981-90
            C.5.2.d  1982 budget files, 1982
            C.5.2.e  1983 budget files, 1983-4
        C.5.3  Chancellor's cases correspondence, 1979-83
        C.5.4  Chancellor's morning meetings, 1979-83
        C.5.5  International visits, 1980-3
    C.6  Foreign Secretary, 1973-98
        C.6.1  Correspondence, 1983-9
        C.6.2  Invitations, 1986-9
        C.6.3  F&CO Ministers' meetings, 1987-9
        C.6.4  Foreign Secretary visits, 1983-9
        C.6.5  Estates, 1973-98
            C.6.5.a  No. 1 Carlton Gardens, 1983-5
            C.6.5.b  Chevening, 1973-98
    C.7  Lord President of the Council, Leader of the House of Commons and Deputy Prime Minister, 1988-92
        C.7.1  Correspondence, 1988-90
        C.7.2  European Council, 1989-90
        C.7.3  Official visits, 1990
        C.7.4  Dorneywood, 1943-92
        C.7.5  Other files, 1987-92
    C.8  Resignation, 1989-92
            C.8.1  Drafts of resignation letter and speech, 1990
            C.8.2  Pre-resignation letters, 1989-90
            C.8.3  Pro-resignation letters from the public, 1990
            C.8.4  Anti-resignation letters from the public, 1990-1
            C.8.5  Personal letters re resignation, Nov.-Dec. 1990
            C.8.6  Letters from constituents, Nov.-Dec. 1990
            C.8.7  Letters from politicians, Nov.-Dec. 1990
        C.8.8  Printed ephemera, 1989-91
    C.9  Post-resignation working files, 1991-2000; n.d.
    C.10  Scott Inquiry, 1993-8
    C.11  Other subject files, 1955-99; n.d.
D    Articles and Broadcasts, 1949-2000; n.d.
E    Speeches, 1949-2005; n.d.
F    Memoirs Conflict of Loyalty, 1977-96; n.d.
    F.1  Research papers, 1977-96; n.d.
    F.2  Notebooks, n.d.
    F.3  Drafts, 1977-94; n.d.
    F.4  Correspondence, 1990-5; n.d.
G    Financial papers, 1931, 1956-77
H    Personal papers, 1875-2004; n.d.
I    Photographs, 1908-2002; n.d.
J    Printed material, 1921-2004; n.d.
    J.1  Guest lists, seating plans, menus and programmes, 1961-96
    J.2  Personal printed material, 1960-92
    J.3  Pamphlets and journals, 1950-2004; n.d.
        J.3.1  Pamphlets and journals containing articles by Howe, 1956-2004; n.d.
        J.3.2  Pamphlets annotated by Howe, 1950-97; n.d.
    J.4  Miscellaneous, 1940-97; n.d.
    J.5  Newspaper cuttings, 1921-2004; n.d.
K    Miscellaneous papers, 1960-98; n.d.
L    Audio visual, 1979-92; n.d.


Papers of (Richard Edward) Geoffrey Howe, Baron Howe of Aberavon, 1867-2005

Abstract:
Papers of (Richard Edward) Geoffrey Howe, Baron Howe of Aberavon (b. 1926), politician.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 1-661


Extent: 661 shelfmarks
Language of Material: English

Biographical History

(Richard Edward) Geoffrey Howe was born 20 December 1926 at Port Talbot, Wales, the eldest son of (Benjamin) Edward Howe and his wife Lili (née Thomson). Geoffrey Howe was educated at Bryntirion School, Abberley Hall, Winchester College and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Between 1945-8 Howe served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Signals. He was called to the Bar, Middle Temple, in 1952.

In the following year, 1953, he married Elspeth Shand (the future Baroness Howe of Idlicote). The couple have three children.

Howe was a founder member of the Conservative Bow Group and served as it is chairman in 1955. He was the managing director of the Bow Group's Crossbow, 1957-60, and its editor, 1960-2. Howe unsuccessfully contested the Aberavon parliamentary seat in the 1955 and 1959 General Elections before being elected Conservative MP for Bebington in the 1964 General Election. He held the seat for two years, losing it in the 1966 General Election.

At the 1970 General Election Howe returned to the House of Commons as MP for Reigate. He held the seat until the redrawing of the constituency boundary at the General Election of 1974. In 1974 he was returned as MP for Surrey East, a seat that he held until his retirement from the House of Commons in 1992. In 1970 Howe was knighted and appointed Solicitor-General in the Conservative government of Edward Heath. In 1972 Howe entered the Heath cabinet as Minister for Trade and Consumer Affairs.

Following the Conservative defeats in the February and October 1974 elections, Howe unsuccessfully contested the elections for the Conservative Party leadership in 1975. In the first round of the ballot Howe supported Edward Heath. Following Heath's resignation after the first ballot, Howe declared his own candidacy for the second ballot in which he came joint-third with James Prior. Howe was then appointed shadow chancellor by the new Conservative leader Margaret Thatcher.

Following the Conservative victory in the 1979 General Election, Howe was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer. He went on to become the longest serving member of Margaret Thatcher's Conservative governments. In 1983 Howe was appointed Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. In 1989 he was removed from the Foreign Office by Margaret Thatcher and appointed Lord President of the Council, Leader of the House of Commons and Deputy Prime Minister. On 1 November 1990, having become increasingly frustrated with Margaret Thatcher's position towards the European Community, Howe resigned from the government. His resignation speech to the House of Commons on 13 November, widely regarded as one of the outstanding political speeches of the second half of the twentieth century, triggered the chain of events which led to Margaret Thatcher's resignation as Prime Minister.

Howe entered the House of Lords, as a life peer, in 1992 with the title Baron Howe of Aberavon. Lord Howe has continued to play an active political role, most notably in the areas of foreign policy, the European Community and economic and tax affairs. He published his political memoirs Conflict of Loyalty in 1994.

Scope and Content

The papers comprise A. Diaries, 1947-2000; B. Correspondence, 1916-2000; C. Political working papers, 1867-2000; D. Articles and broadcasts, 1949-2000, n.d.; E. Speeches, 1949-2005, n.d.; F. Memoirs Conflict of Loyalty, 1977-99, n.d.; G. Financial papers, 1931, 1956-77; H. Personal papers, 1875-2004, n.d.; I. Photographs, 1908-2002, n.d.; J. Printed material, 1921-2004, n.d.; K. Miscellaneous papers, 1960-98, n.d.; L. Audio visual, 1979-92, n.d.

Arrangement

Most material in each series is arranged chronologically.

Acquisition

Deposited by Lord Howe, Mar. 2000; Oct. 2006.

Restrictions on Access

Material that is restricted is indicated in the catalogue.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Howe dep. 1, fols. 1-2).

Personal names (NCA RULES)

Howe | Richard Edward Geoffrey | b. 1926 | Baron Howe of Aberavon | Politician
Howe | Elspeth Rosamund Morton | b. 1932 | nee Shand | Baroness Howe of Idlicote | Public figure, wife of Baron Howe of Aberavon

Corporate names (NCA Rules)

Conservative Party

Subjects (LCSH)

Conservative Party (Great Britain)
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 20th century

A   Diaries, 1947-2000

A.1   Personal diaries, 1947-2000


Scope and Content:

Contains Howe's personal appointment diaries, as well as a personal journal for the year 1947.

A.1.1   Journal, 1947

Shelfmarks: MS. Howe dep. 1


Journal, 1947
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 1

Extent: 17 leaves

Scope and Content:

Howe's journal from his national service in Thirsk, and his subsequent transfer to Kenya. It details his daily personal occupations in Thirsk, including walks with other officers and trips to the cinema, and the voyage from Southampton to Nanyuki, Kenya, via Gibraltar, Malta and Port Said.

A.1.2   Appointment diaries, 1963-2000

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 2-16


Scope and Content:

Small pocket diaries recording Howe's appointments.


1963-5
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 2

Extent: 310 leaves

1966-8
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 3

Extent: 310 leaves

1969-71
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 4

Extent: 310 leaves

1972-4
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 5

Extent: 310 leaves

1975-7
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 6

Extent: 310 leaves

1978-80
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 7

Extent: 310 leaves

1981-83
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 8

Extent: 310 leaves

1984-6
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 9

Extent: 310 leaves

1987-8
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 10

Extent: 310 leaves

1989-90
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 11

Extent: 310 leaves

1991-2
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 12

Extent: 310 leaves

1993-4
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 13

Extent: 1 box

1995-6
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 14

Extent: 1 box

1997-8
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 15

Extent: 1 box

1999-2000
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 16

Extent: 1 box

A.2   Chancellor of the Exchequer diaries, 1979-83


Scope and Content:

Contains Howe's long-term and daily engagement diaries whilst Chancellor of the Exchequer.

A.2.1   Long-term diaries, 1979-82

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 17-20


Scope and Content:

Photocopies of Howe's long-term diaries as Chancellor of the Exchequer. The copies were for Peter Cropper, Special Adviser to Chief Secretary to the Treasury, 1979–82


1979-80
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 17

Extent: 128 leaves

1980-1
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 18

Extent: 160 leaves

1981-2
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 19

Extent: 119 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

1982
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 20

Extent: 23 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

A.2.2   Daily engagement diaries, 1980-3

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 21-22


Scope and Content:

Daily engagement cards, typed onto individual cards.


Jan. 1980; 1982
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 21

Extent: 198 leaves

Scope and Content:

Contains diary cards, 3-4 Jan. 1980 and a full engagement diary, 1982.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

1983
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 22

Extent: 89 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

A.3   Foreign Secretary diaries, 1983-90


Scope and Content:

Contains Howe's diaires as Foreign Secretary.

A.3.1   Daily engagement diaries, 1983-90

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 23-30


1983
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 23

Extent: 90 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

1984
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 24

Extent: 154 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

1985
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 25

Extent: 185 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

1986
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 26

Extent: 211 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

1987
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 27

Extent: 192 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

1988
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 28

Extent: 217 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

1989
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 29

Extent: 208 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 30

Extent: 167 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

A.3.2   Long-term diaries, 1989-90

Shelfmarks: MS. Howe dep. 31


1989-90
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 31

Extent: 41 leaves

Scope and Content:

Three brief long-term diaries, running from June 1989 - December 1990.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

A.3.3   Desk diaries, 1984-7

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 32-35


1984
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 32

Extent: 164 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

1985
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 33

Extent: 168 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

1986
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 34

Extent: 166 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

1987
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 35

Extent: 164 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

B   Correspondence, 1916-2000

B.1   General professional correspondence, 1938-2000

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 36-55


Scope and Content:

The letters are mostly of a general nature, and were not originally sorted into any of the specific subject files found below. Includes correspondence relating to Howe's early life, and his career as a barrister, as a Member of Parliament, and Howe's attitude to and involvement with the European Union.

Arrangement:

Letters have been sorted into chronological order. Undated letters appear at the end of each file.



Correspondence, 1938-66
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 36

Extent: 184 leaves

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Howe on general matters, including the legal profession and Howe's entry into politics.

Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

Correspondence, 1967-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 37

Extent: 345 leaves

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Howe on general matters, including legal cases he worked on (notably the Aberfan diasater), and political matters such as the abolition of the death penalty.


Correspondence, 1970-1
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 38

Extent: 204 leaves

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Howe on general matters, including the 1970 general election and Howe's appointment to Solicitor General.


Correspondence, 1972-5
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 39

Extent: 398 leaves

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Howe on general matters, including speeches given by Howe, the EEC, and the 1975 Conservative Party leadership contest.

Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

Correspondence, 1976-7
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 40

Extent: 295 leaves

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Howe on general political and personal matters.


Correspondence, 1978-Apr. 1979
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 41

Extent: 198 leaves

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Howe on general political and personal matters.

Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

Correspondence, May 1979-1981
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 42

Extent: 345 leaves

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Howe on general political and personal matters, including the 1980 and 1981 Budgets.

Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

Correspondence, 1982-June 1983
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 43

Extent: 240 leaves

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Howe on general political and personal matters, including the Falklands War.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, 24 June 1983 - 1986
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 44

Extent: 313 leaves

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Howe on general political and personal matters, including his position of Foreign Secretary and the Brighton conference bombing.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, 1987-May 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 45

Extent: 258 leaves

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Howe on general political and personal matters.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, June 1988-July 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 46

Extent: 200 leaves

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Howe on general political and personal matters.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, Aug.-Dec. 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 47

Extent: 144 leaves

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Howe on general political and personal matters.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 48

Extent: 264 leaves

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Howe on general political and personal matters, including the death of Ian Gow and Howe's resignation as Deputy Prime Minister.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 49

Extent: 220 leaves

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Howe on general political and personal matters, including Howe's retirement.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, 1992
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 50

Extent: 202 leaves

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Howe on general political and personal matters.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, 1993
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 51

Extent: 137 leaves

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Howe on general political and personal matters, in particular regarding the Maastrict Treaty.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, 1994-5
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 52

Extent: 351 leaves

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Howe on general political and personal matters, in particular regarding an article written by Howe for the Financial Times titled 'Personal View: A Better European Policy for Britain', 30 Jan. 1995.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, 1996-7
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 53

Extent: 270 leaves

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Howe on general political matters.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, 1998
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 54

Extent: 260 leaves

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Howe, mostly regarding his attitude to Europe and a European single currency.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, 1999-2000
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 55

Extent: 106 leaves

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Howe on general political matters.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

B.2   Letters of congratulation/condolence, 1963-92

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 56-78


Scope and Content:

Files of letters sent to Howe regarding his various appointments and promotions in his political career, including his first General Election, and his appointments to Solicitor General, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Foreign Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister.


Bebington, 1963-4
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 56

Extent: 195 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters sent to Howe congratulating him on his selection for the Bebington seat in 1963, and wishing him luck in the 1964 General Election.


Appointment to the Queen's Counsel, 1965
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 57

Extent: 135 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters sent to Howe congratulating him on his appointment to the Queen's Counsel ["taking silk"].


Appointment to the shadow Front Bench, 1965
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 58

Extent: 39 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters sent to Howe congratulating him on his appointment to the shadow Front Bench.


Loss of Bebington seat, 1966
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 59

Extent: 207 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters sent to Howe before and after the 1966 General Election, in which Howe lost his Bebington seat.


Selection for Reigate constituency, 1968
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 60

Extent: 164 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters sent to Howe on his selection for the Reigate constituency.


Middle Temple, 1969
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 61

Extent: 20 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters sent to Howe congratulating him on his election to the bench of the Middle Temple.


General Election success and subsequent appointments [1], 1970
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 62

Extent: 181 leaves

Scope and Content:

First file of letters sent to Howe congratulating him on his election success, and his subsequent appointment to Solicitor General and knighthood.


General Election success and subsequent appointments [2], 1970
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 63

Extent: 289 leaves

Scope and Content:

Second file of letters sent to Howe congratulating him on his election success, and his subsequent appointment to Solicitor General and knighthood.


General Election success and subsequent appointments [3], 1970
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 64

Extent: 346 leaves

Scope and Content:

Third file of letters sent to Howe congratulating him on his election success, and his subsequent appointment to Solicitor General and knighthood.


Appointment to cabinet post, 1972-3
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 65

Extent: 335 leaves

Scope and Content:

Large file of letters congratulating Howe on his appointment as Minister for Trade and Consumer Affairs.


General Election congratulations, 1974
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 66

Extent: 56 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters sent to Howe congratulating him on retaining his seat, despite the Conservatives losing the election overall.


Appointment to Shadow Chancellor, 1975
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 67

Extent: 217 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters sent to Howe regarding the Conservative Party leadership election, and his appointment to Shadow Chancellor.


Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1979
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 68

Extent: 478 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters sent to Howe after the Conservative's success in the 1979 General Election, and his appointment to Chancellor of the Exchequer.


Foreign Secretary [1], 1983
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 69

Extent: 246 leaves

Scope and Content:

First file of letters sent to Howe after the Conservative's success in the 1983 General Election, and his appointment to Foreign Secretary.


Foreign Secretary [2], 1983
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 70

Extent: 224 leaves

Scope and Content:

Second file of letters sent to Howe after the Conservative's success in the 1983 General Election, and his appointment to Foreign Secretary.


Replies to Foreign Secretary congratulatory letters, 1983
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 71

Extent: 239 leaves

Scope and Content:

Copies of letters from Howe in reply to congratulatory letters sent to him on his appointment to Foreign Secretary.


Appointment to Deputy Prime Minister, July 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 72

Extent: 329 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters to Howe concerning his appointment as Deputy Prime Minister.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Appointment to Deputy Prime Minister, August 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 73

Extent: 134 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters to Howe concerning his appointment as Deputy Prime Minister.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Appointment to Deputy Prime Minister, Sep. - Oct. 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 74

Extent: 84 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters to Howe concerning his appointment as Deputy Prime Minister.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Appointment to Deputy Prime Minister, letters from the public, 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 75

Extent: 138 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters to Howe from members of the public, regarding his appointment to Deputy Prime Minister.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Peerage [1], 1992
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 76

Extent: 153 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters to Howe congratulating him on his peerage, and copies of Howe's responses.


Peerage [2], 1992
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 77

Extent: 168 leaves

Scope and Content:

Second file of letters to Howe congratulating him on his peerage, and copies of Howe's responses.


Peerage [3], 1992
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 78

Extent: 181 leaves

Scope and Content:

Third file of letters to Howe congratulating him on his peerage, and copies of Howe's responses.

B.3   Correspondence of Edward and Lili Howe's correspondence, 1916-70


Scope and Content:

Letters written by and sent to Howe's parents, (Benjamin) Edward and Lili Howe. Includes letters written by Edward Howe during the First World War; letters from Lili [née Thomson] to Edward Howe during their courtship; and letters from Geoffrey and Colin Howe to their parents whilst at school.

B.3.1   Letters from Edward Howe to his family, 1916-18

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 79-81


Letters from Edward Howe to his parents, 1916-18
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 79

Extent: 64 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters written by Edward Howe to his parents, whilst in Egypt and Palestine during the First World War. Although many letters do not give a specifc location, one undated letter to his mother (fols. 57-63) details a journey into Jerusalem and subsequent guided tour.


Letters from Edward Howe to his sister, 1916-8
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 80

Extent: 60 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters written by Edward Howe to his sister, Lil, whilst in Egypt, Palestine and France during the First World War.


Letters from Edward Howe to his aunt, and others, 1916-18
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 81

Extent: 18 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters written by Edward Howe to his aunt and various friends and colleagues, mostly regarding the First World War.

B.3.2   Letters to Edward and Lili Howe, 1923-70

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 82-94


Letters to Edward Howe from Lili Howe [née Thomson], 1923-4
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 82

Extent: 34 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters from Lili [née Thomson] Howe to Edward Howe during their courtship, including one sent shortly after they married. Lili refers fequently to her experiences of motoring.


Letters to Edward Howe concerning his coronership and marriage, 1921-4
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 83

Extent: 83 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters to Edward Howe regarding his successful application to the coronership of West Glamorgan, and engagement and subsequent marriage to Lili Thompson.


Letters to Edward Howe concerning Geoffrey and Colin's schooling, 1936-45
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 84

Extent: 63 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters to Edward Howe regarding his sons' schooling. Includes letters from Abberley Hall, Winchester College, and the Middle Temple.


Letters from Howe to his parents, 1938-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 85

Extent: 72 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters from Howe to his parents whilst away at school. The letters document Howe's school activities and weekly marks in various subjects.


Letters from Howe to his parents, 1940-1
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 86

Extent: 35 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters from Howe to his parents whilst away at school. The letters document Howe's school activities.


Letters from Howe to his parents, 1942-5
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 87

Extent: 52 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters from Howe to his parents whilst away at school. The letters document Howe's school activities, with particular reference to Howe's plans after school, viz. joining the war and going up to Cambridge. Also includes a photocopy of a letter from Jackie Lowry to his parents detailing his and Howe's experience of the V.E. Day celebrations in London.


Letters from Howe to his parents, [c.1939-45]
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 88

Extent: 161 leaves

Scope and Content:

Undated letters from Howe to his parents whilst away at school.


Letters from Howe to his parents, 1947-8
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 89

Extent: 182 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters from Howe to his parents whilst overseas on military service with with the East African Signals. He discusses travelling to Gibraltar, Port Said, and Kenya. See MS. Howe dep. 1 for an additional account of this voyage.


Letters from Howe to his parents, 1949-50
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 90

Extent: 31 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters from Howe to his parents whilst at Trinity Hall, Cambridge.


Letters from Colin Howe to his parents, 1938-50
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 91

Extent: 35 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters from Colin Howe [Howe's brother] to his parents whilst at Abberley Hall, Worcester, Winchester College, and Magdalen College, Oxford.


Letters from Colin Howe to his parents, [c.1938-45]
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 92

Extent: 161 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters from Colin Howe to his parents whilst at Abberley Hall, Worcester, and Winchester College.


Letters of congratulation to Lili Howe concerning Geoffrey Howe's political successes, 1967-70
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 93

Extent: 83 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters of congratulation to Lili Howe, mostly regarding Geoffrey Howe's knighthood and appointment to Solicitor General, 1970.


Miscellaneous letters to Edward and Lili Howe, 1923-70
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 94

Extent: 21 leaves

Scope and Content:

Miscellaneous personal letters sent to Edward and Lili Howe.

B.4   Personal correspondence, 1935-92

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 95-97


Scope and Content:

Personal correspondence between Howe and his family and friends.


Correspondence with family, 1939-92
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 95

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence between Howe and his family, i.e. his parents, brother, wife and children. Also includes a small amount of letters regarding his family.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence with extended family, 1935-91
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 96

Extent: 60 leaves

Scope and Content:

Correspondence between Howe and various aunts, uncles, cousins, and godchildren.

Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

Letters to Aunt Lil, 1938-42
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 97

Extent: 15 leaves

Scope and Content:

Small file of letters from Geoffrey and Colin Howe to their Aunt Lil whilst at school.

B.5   Letters on various family events, 1959-86

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 98-102


Scope and Content:

Letters sent to the Howes on various family occasions.


Letters on the birth of twins, 1959
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 98

Extent: 82 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of congratulatory letters, mostly to Elspeth Howe, on the birth of twins Alec and Amanda Howe.


Thank you letters, Jan. 1976
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 99

Extent: 50 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters of thanks sent to the Howes after they hosted a new year party for Alec and Amanda.


Letters of condolence, 1976
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 100

Extent: 83 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters of condolence to Howe on the death of his mother. Also includes notices of her death, and papers relating to her funeral.


Birthday cards, 1976
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 101

Extent: 36 leaves

Scope and Content:

Birthday cards sent to Howe on the occasion of his 50th birthday.


Birthday letters and papers, 1986
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 102

Extent: 72 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of thank you letters sent to Lady Howe for hosting Howe's 60th birthday party. Also includes guest lists, present list, and various humourous songs and poems written for the occasion.

B.6   Letters from Robert Sheaf, 1943-95

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 103-105


Scope and Content:

Letters to Howe from his close friend from Winchester College, Robert Sheaf.


Letters from Robert Sheaf, 1943-4
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 103

Extent: 209 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Letters from Robert Sheaf, 1945-6
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 104

Extent: 101 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Letters from Robert Sheaf, 1947-95
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 105

Extent: 226 leaves

Scope and Content:

Contains occasional carbon-copies of Howe's replies.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

B.7   Miscellaneous personal letters, 1992-9


Miscellaneous personal letters, 1992-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 106

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Howe on a variety of topics, including the Neary v. Carr case, and Howe's brother Colin.

Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

C   Political working papers, 1867-2000


Scope and Content:

Correspondence and papers on specific subjects related to Howe's political career, including his time as Chancellor of the Exchequer, Foreign Secretary, Deputy Prime Minister and his resignation.

C.1   Bow Group, 1952-99

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 107-113


Scope and Content:

Files regarding the Bow Group, a policy discussion and research society set up for Conservative graduates, of which Howe was a founding member.


Papers, 1952-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 107

Extent: 213 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes minutes of meetings, memoranda (both internal and for publication), and correspondence.


Papers, 1960-7
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 108

Extent: 198 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes minutes of meetings, memoranda, and correspondence.


Correspondence and papers, 1976-90
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 109

Extent: 318 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspodence with the Bow Group. Also contains reports and various other papers.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence concerning 'The Bow Group: A History', 1999
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 110

Extent: 81 leaves

Scope and Content:

File of correspodence with James Barr, author of 'The Bow Group: A History'. Includes a draft of the first four chapters.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Crossbow, 1956-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 111

Extent: 288 leaves

Scope and Content:

Papers (correspondence, minutes etc.) regarding the publication of the Bow Group magazine Crossbow.


Crossbow, 1960
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 112

Extent: 473 leaves

Scope and Content:

Correspondence, mostly carbon copies of Howe's outgoing letters, and papers regarding the publication of Crossbow. Howe was appointed editor of the magazine in 1960.


Crossbow, 1961-87
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 113

Extent: 460 leaves

Scope and Content:

Correspondence, mostly carbon copies of Howe's outgoing letters, and papers regarding the publication of Crossbow. Also includes two copies of Crossbow, Apr. 1985 and Autumn 1987.

C.2   Constituency files, 1964-83

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 114-117


Scope and Content:

Files regarding Howe's constituencies: Bebington, Reigate and East Surrey.


Bebington, 1964-8
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 114

Extent: 183 leaves

Scope and Content:

Correspondence and papers from Howe's first consituency. Includes a surgery notebook and material on elections, including campaign material.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Reigate, 1966-70
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 115

Extent: 197 leaves

Scope and Content:

Correspondence and papers from Howe's second consituency. Mostly concerns the election campaigns of 1966 and 1970.


Reigate/East Surrey, 1971-4
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 116

Extent: 244 leaves

Scope and Content:

Correspondence and papers from Howe's East Surrey consituency (formerly known as Reigate). Mostly concerns the formation of the new East Surrey constituency, and preparations for the 1974 General Election.


Copies of Conservation Association publicatons 'The Way Ahead' and Official Year Book, 1968-83
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 117

Extent: 366 leaves

Scope and Content:

Copies of 'The Way Ahead', the official magazine of the Reigate Conservative Association, in which Howe has published articles. Also includes a map of Reigate published by the Association, and a draft copy of an article by Lord Reigate, which appeared in the last issue of the magazine. Also copies of the East Surrey Conservation Association Yearbook 1977-83 and directory of officers, councillors and branches.

C.3   Industrial Relations and Trade Unions, 1867-1979

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 118-130


Scope and Content:

Papers relating to the 1971 Industrial Relations Act. Howe worked on drafting the Bill. Also papers on Trades Unions, possibly in preparation for the 'Stepping Stones' report, 1979.


Copies of Royal Commission Reports, 1867-1906
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 118

Extent: 139 leaves

Scope and Content:

Copies of Royal Commission reports on trade unions and labour law and relations. Accompanied by notes on the same by Howe.


Reports and notes, 1963-70
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 119

Extent: 228 leaves

Scope and Content:

Various reports on industrial relations, especially those overseas, and notes on the same. Probably preparatory work for drafting the 1971 Industrial Relations Act.


Policy Group on Trade Union Law and Practice, 1965-71
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 120

Extent: 269 leaves

Scope and Content:

Correspondence and papers (reports, minutes, notes) from the policy Group, of which Howe was a member.


Continued Policy Group on Trade Union Law and Practice papers, 1966-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 121

Extent: 136 leaves

Scope and Content:

Further papers from the Policy Group, mostly minutes and papers from group meetings.


Correspondence on trade unions and industrial relations, 1966-75
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 122

Extent: 263 leaves

Scope and Content:

Correspondence regarding the 1971 Industrial Relations Act, mostly with Robert Carr and the Conservative Research Department.


'Fair deal at Work' final working papers, 1967-70
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 123

Extent: 118 leaves

Scope and Content:

Reports, correspondence and memos on the 'Fair deal at Work' policy document, worked on by Howe.


Study trip to America, 1970
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 124

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence and papers regarding a trip to America undertaken by Howe to study U.S. labour laws in practice.


Industrial Relations Bill papers, 1969-70
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 125

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence and papers on drafting the Industrial Relations Bill.


Industrial Relations Bill papers, Sep. 1970
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 126

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence and papers on drafting the Industrial Relations Bill.


Industrial Relations Bill papers, Oct. 1970 - Jul. 1971
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 127

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence and papers, including a large amount of handwritten notes, on drafting the Industrial Relations Bill.


Printed draft Industrial Relations Bills, 1970-1
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 128

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Draft copies of the bill and explanatory Memoranda, all heavily annotated in Howe's hand.


General industrial relations papers, 1959-74
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 129

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Articles, copies of bills from America and Canada and general papers relating to industrial relations.


Trade union papers, 1948-79
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 130

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Articles and papers relating to trades unions, possibly background material used in preparation for the 'Stepping Stones' report, to which Howe contributed.

C.4   Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1967-79


Scope and Content:

Papers from when Howe was Shadow Chancellor. Includes many files on public spending and taxation.

C.4.1   General subject files, 1967-79

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 131-146


Scope and Content:

General subject files created when Howe was Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer.


Consumer affairs, 1967-75
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 131

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of papers, mostly articles, on various consumer affairs.


Public spending, 1974-8
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 132

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of papers and newspaper articles on public spending, in particular how to cut expenditure.


Tax credits, 1974-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 133

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Large file of papers on tax credit proposals.


Wider Ownership, 1974-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 134

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Large file of papers on profit sharing, tax relief, and the ownership of shares, chiefly from the Wider Ownership Committee.


Economic Reconstruction Group, 1974-5
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 135

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of papers, mostly minutes and correspondence, from the Economic Reconstruction Group, of which Howe was chair.


Economic Reconstruction Group, 1976-7
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 136

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of papers, mostly minutes and correspondence, from the Economic Reconstruction Group, of which Howe was chair.


Import controls, 1974-7
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 137

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of papers, mostly articles, on import controls.


Income policy, 1975-7
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 138

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of papers on incomes policy.


Monetary policy, 1975-8
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 139

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers on monetary policy.


Public Sector Policy Group, 1975-8
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 140

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Papers regarding the Public Sector Policy Group. Includes correspondence, minutes and memoranda for circulation within the group. The papers focus mainly on controlling public expenditure.


Public expenditure [1], 1976-8
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 141

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers regarding various spending matters, especially Government spending on the House of Commons and various construction projects.


National Economic Development Council and National Economic Development Office, 1976-7
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 142

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers regarding the NEDC and NEDO ('Neddy'). In particular the NEDO study of nationalised industries.


Industrial relations, 1977-8
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 143

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and background reading on the Conservative policy towards industrial relations.


Exchange controls, 1977-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 144

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers on exchange rate controls.


European Monetary System, 1978-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 145

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers on the European Monetary System. For further papers created when Howe was Chancellor, see MS. Howe dep. 159.


Public Expenditure [2], 1978-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 146

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers on public spending, possibly from the Public Expenditure Survey Committee.

C.4.2   Taxation files, 1975-9

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 147-157


Scope and Content:

Contains files on taxation, created while Howe was Shadow Chancellor.


Tax policy, 1975-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 147

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Large file of papers concerning the formulation of tax policy whilst Howe was Shadow Chancellor.


Policy Group on Taxation meetings, 1975-6
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 148

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Minutes and papers from meetings of the policy group on taxation.


Policy Group on Taxation meetings, 1977
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 149

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Minutes and papers from meetings of the policy group on taxation.


Policy Group on Taxation correspondence, 1975-8
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 150

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence and papers regarding the policy group on taxation.


Capital taxation papers, 1975-7
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 151

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence and papers regarding capital taxation.


Capital taxation papers, 1977-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 152

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence and papers regarding capital taxation.


Taxation of overseas earnings, 1975-8
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 153

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence and papers on the taxation of overseas earnings.


Women and taxation, 1977-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 154

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence and papers on women and taxation, with particular reference to the Equal Opportunities Commission.


Inland Revenue, 1977-8
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 155

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Small file of correspondence and papers regarding staffing levels and costs at Inland Revenue.

Note: The three pamphlets at the end of the file were originally folded open at a particular section of interest. The pamphlets have been returned to their closed position for preservation purposes, but the relevant sections have been bookmarked by the archivist.

Taxing short-term benefits, 1978-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 156

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Small file of correspondence and papers regarding the taxation of short-term benefits, in particular how to stop the granting tax refunds to strikers.


Election preparation, 1978-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 157

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of tax policy papers, many of them regarding the tax subjects of pervious files. These papers seem to have been put together in preparation for the 1979 General Election and the budget that would follow a Conservative victory.

C.5   Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1977-90


Scope and Content:

Files from Howe's time as Chancellor of the Exchequer. Includes a large amount of material on planning budgets, and correspondence with MPs and members of the public.

C.5.1   General files, 1978-90

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 158-160


Treasury revenue, 1978-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 158

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Ministerial dossier prepared when Howe was the incoming Chancellor.


European Monetary System, 1978-90
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 159

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Small file of correspondence and papers regarding the European Monetary System.


Abolition of exchange controls, 1979-89
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 160

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of newspapers cuttings from 1979 about the abolition of exchange controls, with covering letters from 1989. The cuttings were requested by Howe in 1989.

C.5.2   Budget papers, 1976-83

C.5.2.a   1979 budget files, 1976-9

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 161-166


Early days, 1976-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 161

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence and papers preparing for a Conservative victory in the 1979 General Election and the budgetary steps to be taken immediately afterwards.


Preparation papers, 1977-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 162

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Papers, mostly policy documents, compiled as preparation for Howe's first budget.


Correspondence, 1978-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 163

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence regarding Howe's first budget, mostly letters of congratulation in the immediate aftermath. Also includes a small amount of correspondence with Nigel Lawson.


Aftermath, 1979
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 164

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Papers compiled in the aftermath of Howe's delivery of the Budget. Mostly press cuttings, includes an annotated speech delivered by Howe to "professional and financial organisations" in June 1979.


Press cuttings, 1979
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 165

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Large file of newspaper cuttings following Howe's delivery of his first budget.

C.5.2.b   1980 budget, 1979-81

Shelfmarks: MS. Howe dep. 166


1980 budget, 1979-81
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 166

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence and papers (mostly press cuttings) regarding Howe's 1980 budget delivery in March, and his Autumn Statement of the same year. Also includes a small amount of letters from Robert Runcie, family friend and newly-elected Archbishop of Canterbury.

C.5.2.c   1981 budget files, 1981-90

Shelfmarks: MS. Howe dep. 167-169


Letters, 1981-90
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 167

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Letters sent to Howe both before and after the 1981 budget. Includes representations made to Howe about the content of the budget, and copies of two letters from Princess Margaret in which she refers to the budget.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Budget delivery, 1981
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 168

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Annotated copy of Howe's budget delivery text, with published version and copy of Financial Statement and Budget Report, 1981-2.


Press cuttings, 1981-90
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 169

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Large file of newspaper clippings and press releases regarding the 1981 budget.

C.5.2.d   1982 budget files, 1982

Shelfmarks: MS. Howe dep. 170-173


Letters, 1982
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 170

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Letters sent to Howe offering congratulations after his delivery of the 1982 budget.


Planning and delivery, 1982
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 171

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Contains notes from meetings and papers from the months before the 1982 budget was delivered, an annotated copy of Howe's budget speech, and published versions of the same.

Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

Press cuttings, 1982
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 172

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Large file of newspaper cuttings written in preparation for and in reaction to the 1982 budget. Also includes an order of service for R.A. Butler's memorial service at Westminster Abbey.


Autumn Statement, 1982
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 173

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Small file, mostly newspaper clippings, regarding Howe's Autumn Statement.

C.5.2.e   1983 budget files, 1983-4

Shelfmarks: MS. Howe dep. 174-175


Correspondence and papers, 1983-4
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 174

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises a small amount of letters sent to Howe offering congratulations after his delivery of the 1983 budget, published copies of Howe's budget speech and Financial Statement and Budget Report 1983-4, and a small amount of newspaper clippings covering the budget.


Press file, 1983
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 175

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of papers on press coverage of Howe's budget speech. Includes lists of photocalls, TV and radio appearances and press briefings, and a large amount of newspaper cuttings.

C.5.3   Chancellor's cases correspondence, 1979-83

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 176-181


Correspondence with MPs A-G, 1979-83
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 176

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Large file of correspondence with MPs. Replies are either dealing with letters from MPs themselves, or letters from their constituents forwarded to the Chancellor. In most cases replies have been drafted and discussed by various members of Howe's Treasury team.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence with MPs H-P, 1980-3
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 177

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Large file of correspondence with MPs. Letters are either dealing with letters from MPs themselves, or letters from their constituents forwarded to the Chancellor. In most cases replies have been drafted and discussed by various members of Howe's Treasury team.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence with MPs R-W, 1980-3
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 178

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Large file of correspondence with MPs. Letters are either dealing with letters from MPs themselves, or letters from their constituents forwarded to the Chancellor. In most cases replies have been drafted and discussed by various members of Howe's Treasury team.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence with members of the public A-E, 1979-82
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 179

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Large file of correspondence with members of the public. In most cases replies have been drafted and discussed by various members of Howe's Treasury team.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence with members of the public F-M, 1979-83
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 180

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Large file of correspondence with members of the public. In most cases replies have been drafted and discussed by various members of Howe's Treasury team.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence with members of the public R-Z, 1979-83
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 181

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Large file of correspondence with members of the public. In most cases replies have been drafted and discussed by various members of Howe's Treasury team.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

C.5.4   Chancellor's morning meetings, 1979-83

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 182-185


Morning meetings, May 1979-Feb. 1980
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 182

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Set of minutes for the Chancellor's morning meetings, attended by members of his Treasury team.


Morning meetings, Mar. 1980-Sept. 1981
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 183

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Set of minutes for the Chancellor's morning meetings, attended by members of his Treasury team.


Morning meetings, Oct. 1981-May 1982
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 184

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Set of minutes for the Chancellor's morning meetings, attended by members of his Treasury team.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Morning meetings, June 1982-May 1983
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 185

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Set of minutes for the Chancellor's morning meetings, attended by members of his Treasury team.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

C.5.5   International visits, 1980-3

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 186-187


International meetings, 1980-3
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 186

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Includes papers for:

  • The 6th G7 summit held in Venice, 1980
  • Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting, the Bahamas, Sept. 1981
  • IMF Interim Committee Meeting, Helsinki, 1982
  • Speech given to Economic Club of New York and visit to the British Ambassador in Washington DC, 1982
  • IMF/IBRD meeting, Toronto, 1982
  • Visit to South Africa and Namibia, 1983
Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

Visits to Washington DC, 1980-3
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 187

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Papers for trips to Washington DC made by Howe, principally for the annual IMF meetings.

Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

C.6   Foreign Secretary, 1973-98


Scope and Content:

Contains material for Howe's time as Foreign Secretary, including a large amount of correspondence, minutes, invitations and records of visits, and material relating to his official residences in Carlton Gardens and Chevening.

C.6.1   Correspondence, 1983-9

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 188-209, 658-61


Scope and Content:

Correspondence between Howe and various others during his time as Foreign Secretary. The majority of the correspondence is semi-official, with many letters asking Howe for his autograph, and many others relating to various dinners and events that Howe either held or was invited to. Many of the letters received by Howe have been annotated by himself and others (mostly his secretaries) discussing the contents of the letters and how to reply. The final file, MS. Howe dep. 204 contains copies of offical state correspondence.


Correspondence, June-Aug. 1983
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 188

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Letters sent to Howe, many of them congratulating him on his new appointment.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, Sept.-Dec. 1983
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 189

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, Jan.-Apr. 1984
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 190

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, May-Sept. 1984
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 191

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, Oct.-Dec. 1984
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 192

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, Oct. 1984-Dec. 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 658

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, Jan.-Apr. 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 193

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, May-July 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 194

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, Aug.-Dec. 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 195

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Includes a brochure for an early proposal for an English Channel rail and road crossing.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, Jan.-June 1986
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 196

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, Jan.-Aug. 1986
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 659

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, June-Sept. 1986
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 660

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, July-Dec. 1986
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 197

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, Oct.-Dec. 1986
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 661

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, Jan.-Mar. 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 198

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, Apr.-June 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 199

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, July-Oct. 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 200

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, Nov.-Dec. 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 201

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, Jan.-Mar. 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 202

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, Apr.-June 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 203

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, July-Sept. 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 204

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, Oct.-Dec. 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 205

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, Jan.-Feb. 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 206

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, Mar.-Apr. 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 207

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, May-July 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 208

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Official correspondence, 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 209

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Scope and Content:

Copies of official correspondence between Howe and his counterparts in other countries.

C.6.2   Invitations, 1986-9

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 210-220


Scope and Content:

Correspondence and papers regarding speaking events that Howe was invited to. See also his diaries and speeches from this period for further information.


Invitations accepted, Apr. 1986-Apr. 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 210

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Invitations accepted, May-Dec. 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 211

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Invitations accepted, Jan.-Feb. 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 212

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Invitations accepted, Mar.-May 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 213

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Invitations accepted, June-Oct. 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 214

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Invitations accepted, Nov.-Dec. 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 215

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence regarding speaking invitations issued to and accepted by Howe. A large amount of correspondence concerns the Hampshire Central European By-Election.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Invitations accepted, Jan. 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 216

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Invitations accepted, Feb. 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 217

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Invitations accepted, Mar.-Apr. 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 218

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Invitations accepted, May-July 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 219

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Invitations regretted, 1986-7
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 220

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence regarding speaking invitations extended to and turned down by Howe.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

C.6.3   F&CO Ministers' meetings, 1987-9

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 221-222


Minutes, 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 221

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Copies of minutes of meetings held by Howe and his F&CO ministers. Topics discussed are varied, and include Terry Waite, the Middle East, Hong Kong and overseas aid.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Minutes, 1988-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 222

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Copies of minutes of meetings held by Howe and his F&CO ministers. Topics discussed are varied, and include the Middle East, Hong Kong, in particular the influx of Vietnamese refugees, and overseas aid.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

C.6.4   Foreign Secretary visits, 1983-9

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 223-229


Lists of visits and itineraries, 1983-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 223

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Lists of visits made by Howe overseas, and itineraries for himself, Lady Howe, and Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edingburgh, on state visits.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Visits to New Delhi, the Middle East and New York, 1983-4
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 224

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Includes papers for visit to New Delhi for Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, a visit to the Middle East (Saudi Arabia and Syria in January 1984, and Israel, Oct. 1984), and a visit to UN Headquarters, New York. The papers for the New Dehli and Middle East visits principally relate to Lady Howe's activities there.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Visit to Hong Kong and China, 1984
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 225

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Papers for Howe's visit to Hong Kong and China to negotiate the signing of the Sino-British Joint Declaration. Includes itineraries, press cuttings, and correspondence, and a file of correspondence and papers relating to Lady Howe's activities.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

State visit to Portugal, 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 226

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Includes itineraries for Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and Howe and Lady Howe.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

State visit to Nepal, Feb. 1986
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 227

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Itinerary, dinner arrangements and visitor guides for visit to Nepal by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and Howe and Lady Howe.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

State visit to Hong Kong and China, 1986
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 228

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Includes itineraries for Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and Howe and Lady Howe; dinner arrangements; visitor guides and newspaper cuttings.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

State visit to Hong Kong and China visitor guides 1986
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 229

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Various visitor guides and itineraries for state visit to China. Mostly souvenir brochures and maps.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

C.6.5   Estates, 1973-98

C.6.5.a   No. 1 Carlton Gardens, 1983-5


No. 1 Carlton Gardens, 1983-5
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 230

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Small file of papers relating to the Foreign Secretary's official residence in London. Includes a small amount of correspondence about furnishing and maintaining the property.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

C.6.5.b   Chevening, 1973-98

Shelfmarks: MS. Howe dep. 231-242


Scope and Content:

Files relating to the history of Chevening House, and events held there by the Howes. Includes many letters sent to the Howes thanking them for various events held at Chevening.


Correspondence on the history of Chevening 1973-98
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 231

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence on the history of Chevening House, in particular regarding the artworks to be found there, the hurricane of 1987, and the life and death of Lady Hester Stanhope.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Articles on the history of Chevening, c.1984
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 232

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Contains copies of correspondence, 1912-26, regarding Lady Hester Stanhope and her internment in Lebanon, and articles about the history of Chevening House.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence on the management of Chevening, 1983-90
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 233

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Regards the staffing, furnishing and use of Chevening House.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Chevening parish, 1983-95
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 234

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers regarding Chevening church (St. Botolph's), in particular correspondence with its Rector, Maurice Hewett.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Printed material, 1973-95
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 235

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Printed items on the history of Chevening, and Christmas card designs featuring the House. Also a Sotheby's catalogue for an auction of items from the House in 1993.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

General correspondence, 1983-90
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 236

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence and papers, mostly about various non-official events held on the estate, and about the welfare of the swans on the estate.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Guest lists, 1983-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 237

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Large file of guest lists for offical and non-official events hosted by the Howes at Chevening.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Guest thank you letters, 1983-4
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 238

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Thank you letters, mostly sent to Lady Howe, after various events at Chevening.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Guest thank you letters, 1985-6
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 239

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Thank you letters, mostly sent to Lady Howe, after various events at Chevening.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Guest thank you letters, 1987-8
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 240

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Thank you letters, mostly sent to Lady Howe, after various events at Chevening.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Guest thank you letters, 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 241

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Thank you letters, mostly sent to Lady Howe, after various events at Chevening.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Thank you verses, 1985-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 242

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Thank you letters written in verse form, at the request of the Howes.

Arrangement:

The verses have been sorted according to the list created by Howe at the beginning of the file. Unlisted verses appear at the end, sorted into chronological order.


Restrictions on Access: Closed.

C.7   Lord President of the Council, Leader of the House of Commons and Deputy Prime Minister, 1988-92

C.7.1   Correspondence, 1988-90

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 243-258


Scope and Content:

Letters sent to Howe and copies of his replies. Correspondence mostly relates to speaking engagements, with the exception of MS. Howe dep. 252, which contains letters from the general public, and copies of Howe's stock replies. In many cases, letters requesting an appearance from Howe have been annotated by Howe and his staff, discussing his availability and the desirability of attending the event in the question.


Correspondence, July 1988-June 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 243

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Howe inviting him to various different events. Although the letters were sent and received at a time when Howe was Foreign Secretary, the contents of the letters mostly refer to future events when Howe was Deputy Prime Minister.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, July-Aug. 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 244

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Howe, mostly inviting him to various events, or commenting on his appointment to Deputy Prime Minister.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, Sept. 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 245

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Howe, mostly inviting him to various events, or commenting on Conservative policy.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, Oct. 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 246

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Howe, mostly inviting him to various events, or commenting on Conservative policy.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, Nov. 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 247

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Howe, mostly inviting him to various events, or commenting on Conservative policy.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, Dec. 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 248

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Howe, mostly regarding various speaking engagements.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, Jan. 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 249

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Howe, mostly regarding various speaking engagements.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, Feb. 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 250

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Howe, mostly regarding various speaking engagements.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, Mar. 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 251

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Howe, mostly regarding various speaking engagements.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, Apr. 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 252

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Howe, mostly regarding various speaking engagements.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, May 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 253

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Howe, mostly regarding various speaking engagements.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, June 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 254

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Howe, mostly regarding various speaking engagements or commenting on Conservative policy.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, July 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 255

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Howe, mostly regarding various speaking engagements.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, Aug.-Sept. 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 256

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Howe, mostly regarding various speaking engagements.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence, Oct. 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 257

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Howe, mostly regarding various speaking engagements.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Letters from the public, 1989-90
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 258

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Large file of letters sent to Howe from members of the public. Topics are mostly comments on Conservative policy, in particular attitudes towards Europe, immigration and Margaret Thatcher.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

C.7.2   European Council, 1989-90

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 259-262


Scope and Content:

Files of documents for various European Council meetings attended by Howe. The documents are primarily briefing papers in preparation for the summits, and their main focus is on Economic and Monetary Union, and the unification of Germany.


Madrid meeting, 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 259

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Documents created prior to and following the Madrid meeting of the European Council in June 1989, spanning the time Howe changed posts from Foreign Secretary to Deputy Prime Minister. In particular they refer to economic and monetary union.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Strasbourg meeting, 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 260

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Documents regarding the meeting of the European Council in Strasbourg. Mostly briefing papers created by the Treasury and the Foreign and Commonwealth Ofiice in preparation of the summit.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Informal Dublin meeting, 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 261

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Briefing papers in preparation for an informal European Council summit in Dublin, Apr. 1990. Papers primarily deal with the issue of German unification.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Dublin submit, 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 262

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Briefing papers in preparation for a meeting of the European Council held in Dublin in June 1990.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

C.7.3   Official visits, 1990

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 263-266


Scope and Content:

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Visit to Chile and Brazil, Mar. 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 263

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Small file of papers regarding an official visit to Chile and Brazil by Howe and Lady Howe. Includes press cuttings on the election of Patricio Aylwin in Chile.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Visit to Switzerland, May 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 264

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Small file of papers regarding an official visit to Switzerland. Includes copy of speech 'How many Europes?' delivered by Howe.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Visit to France, June 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 265

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of papers regarding an official visit to France by Howe. Includes summaries of various meetings, and points that Howe should make during his visit.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Visit to Australia, Aug. 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 266

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of papers regarding an official visit to Australia by Howe and Lady Howe. Includes itineraries, brochures, and copies of speeches made by Howe.

C.7.4   Dorneywood, 1943-92

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 267-268


Scope and Content:

Papers relating to Howe's official residence as Deputy Prime Minister, Dorneywood House.


House history and management, 1943-92
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 267

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Contains photocopied articles on the gift of Dorneywood House to the nation in 1943, and correspondence between the Howes and the Dorneywood Trust over the management of the house during their occupancy, including details of household accounts.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Guest lists and thank you letters, 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 268

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Detailed guest lists, often annotated, and thank you letters sent to the Howes after various events.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

C.7.5   Other files, 1987-92

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 269-273


Scope and Content:

Contains other working files used by Howe whilst Deputy Prime Minister.


European Democrat Group, 1987-90
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 269

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence and papers concerning the European Democratic Group. Includes minutes, memoranda, and policy documents. Papers have mostly been generated by various EDG members, especially Christopher Prout and Christopher Jackson, and not by Howe himself.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

European Economic and Monetary Union, 1988-90
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 270

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence and papers concerning the European Economic Monetary Union. Includes policy documents and press clippings. Also includes papers on Britain's entry into the Exchange Rate Mechanism in Oct. 1990.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Lobby briefings, 1989-90
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 271

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Copies of daily lobby briefings given by Bernard Ingham, press secretary to Margaret Thatcher, occasionally annotated by Howe and Anthony Teasdale. Gives statements on, inter alia, the resignation of Nigel Lawson, Europe, German reunification, the challenge to Thatcher's leadership, Hong Kong and the repatriation of Vietnamese refugees, South Africa, the community charge, war crimes legislation, the Exchange Rate Mechanism, the export of arms to Iraq, and the Gulf War.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Manufacturing industry, 1989-90
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 272

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers on the manufacturing industry in Britain in 1990.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

John Browne, MP, 1990-2
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 273

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence, with extracts from Hansard, regarding the suspension from Parliament for 20 days of John Browne, and his subsequent attempts at appeal.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

C.8   Resignation, 1989-92


Scope and Content:

Files relating to the delivery and aftermath of Howe's resignation speech.

C.8.1   Drafts of resignation letter and speech, 1990

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 274-276


Drafts of resignation letter to Margaret Thatcher, 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 274

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Annotated manuscript and typescript drafts of Howe's letter of resignation to Margaret Thatcher. Includes a draft by Richard Ryder (although he is not named as the author). All the drafts, including clean typescripts, differ significantly to the letter published in Howe's memoirs Conflict of Loyalty.


Drafts of resignation speech, 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 275

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Annotated manuscript and typescript drafts of Howe's resignation speech. Heavily annotated by Howe, with one draft including comments by David Harris. Includes the text used to deliver the speech in the House of Commons, which is annotated with additions and points of emphasis. Also includes extracts from Hansard, 13 Nov. 1990, in the House of Commons, and in the House of Lords, 14 Nov. 1990.


Drafts of resignation speech with notes by Adam Fergusson and Anthony Teasdale, 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 276

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Small file of annotated drafts with notes by Anthony Teasdale, Howe's special adviser, and Adam Fergusson, his previous special adviser. Includes a heavily annotated partial draft to which Teasdale has made substantial and significant additions.

C.8.2   Pre-resignation letters, 1989-90


Pre-resignation letters, 1989-90
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 277

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Letters sent to Howe about the general state of British politics in the build-up to his resignation. Includes an unsent letter dated 24th July 1989, from Howe to Margaret Thatcher, in which Howe resigns his position as Foreign Secretary.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

C.8.3   Pro-resignation letters from the public, 1990

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 278-282


Scope and Content:

Letters sent from members of the public to Howe supporting his resignation and speech in the House of Commons, 13 Nov. 1990.


Letters from the public, Oct.-Nov. 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 278

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Letters sent to Howe after his resignation but prior to his resignation speech.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Letters from the public, 13 Nov. 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 279

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Letters from the public, 14 Nov. 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 280

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Letters from the public, 15 Nov. 1990-Jan. 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 281

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Anonymous and undated letters appear at the end of this file.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Letters from the public with replies, Oct.-Dec. 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 282

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Letters sent to Howe, congratulating him on his resignation speech in Parliament, and carbon copies of his personal replies.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

C.8.4   Anti-resignation letters from the public, 1990-1

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 283-287


Scope and Content:

Letters sent to Howe by members of the public criticising his resignation and giving support to Margaret Thatcher.


Letters from the public, 2 Oct.-13 Nov. 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 283

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Includes copy of Howe's standard reply, Jan. 1991.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Letters from the public, 14 Nov. 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 284

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Letters from the public, 15-22 Nov. 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 285

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Letters from the public, 23 Nov. 1990-10 Feb. 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 286

Extent: 1 box
Arrangement:

Undated letters appear at the end of this file.


Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Letters from the public with personal replies, Nov.-Dec. 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 287

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Small file of letters sent to Howe criticising his resignation, with carbon copies of Howe's personal replies.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

C.8.5   Personal letters re resignation, Nov.-Dec. 1990

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 288-289


Scope and Content:

Letters sent to Howe from his personal acquaintances, mostly supporting his decision to resign.


Personal letters concerning Howe's resignation, 1-12 Nov. 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 288

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Letters sent to Howe prior to him delivering his resignation speech in the House of Commons. Includes photocopies of Howe's handwritten replies.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Personal letters concerning Howe's resignation, 13 Nov.-20 Dec. 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 289

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Includes copies of Howe's replies.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

C.8.6   Letters from constituents, Nov.-Dec. 1990

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 290-292


Scope and Content:

Letters sent to Howe from his East Surrey constituents.


Pro-resignation letters, Nov.-Dec. 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 290

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Letters sent to Howe from his constituents, supporting his decision to resign. Includes some of Howe's replies.

Arrangement:

The original order of the file, as detailed on the topsheet of the file, has been maintained.


Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Anti-resignation letters, including key Conservative Association members and letters with personal replies Nov.-Dec. 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 291

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Letters sent to Howe from 'key' members of the East Surrey Conservative Association, and from members of his constituency, criticising his decision to resign. Also includes copies of Howe's replies.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Anti-resignation letters, standard reply Nov.-Dec. 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 292

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Letters sent to Howe from his constituents criticising his decision to resign. Also includes copies of letters sent to the East Surrey Conservative Association chairman, and a small amount of constituency reports and newspaper cuttings.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

C.8.7   Letters from politicians, Nov.-Dec. 1990


Scope and Content:

Letters sent to Howe from his political colleagues, mostly offering support, with a few criticising his resignation speech.


Letters from politicians, Nov.-Dec. 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 293

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Includes the original letter from Margaret Thatcher in response to Howe's resignation letter, and a letter from John Major shortly after he was appointed Prime Minister.

Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

C.8.8   Printed ephemera, 1989-91

Shelfmarks: MS. Howe dep. 294-295


Scope and Content:

Printed material relating to Howe's resignation.


Copies of Hansard, Oct. 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 294

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Lightly annotated copies of Hansard , 26 and 30 October 1990.


Press cuttings and releases 1989-91
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 295

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Copies of press material regarding the build-up to and aftermath of Howe's resignation.

C.9   Post-resignation working files, 1991-2000; n.d.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 296-318


Scope and Content:

Subject files of correspondence and papers concerning Howe's political work following his resignation.


Jones, Day, Reavis and Pogue, 1991-3
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 296

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers concerning Howe's role as Special Advisor on European and International Affairs to the legal firm Jones, Day, Reavis and Pogue.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue: A Slightly Irreverent History from Before the Beginning to 1975 by Arthur L. Dougan (1985)
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 297

Extent: 1 item

Visit to Japan, 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 298

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Small file of papers regarding Howe's visit to Japan. Includes speaking notes.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Visit to Ukraine and Belarus, 1991-8
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 299

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence regarding Howe's visits to Ukraine and Belarus, Oct. 1991, Feb. 1992, as head of the UK delegation of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. Also includes a small amount of correspondence about the dissolution of the Council of Advisers to the Ukrainian Parliament.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Convention for a Democratic South Africa (CODESA), 1991-2
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 300

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers concerning Howe's attendence of CODESA, Dec. 1991. Includes briefing notes and administrative documents for the meeting itself.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Trip to China, 1992-3
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 301

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of papers on Howe's trip to China in December 1992, when he was head of a delegation to discuss Hong Kong and China's human rights record.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

United Nations 50th Anniversary, 1992-6
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 302

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of papers concerning the celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the birth of the United Nations, 1995. Howe was president of the UK's anniversary committee.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Maastricht, 1992-3
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 303

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of papers, mostly newspaper cuttings with some speaking notes, concerning the Maastricht Treaty.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Complaint against Channel 4, 1992-4
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 304

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of papers regarding a complaint made by Howe and Nigel Lawson about the Channel 4 programme A Brief Economic History of Our Time.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Hong Kong and China, 1993-7
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 305

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers mainly concerning the British handover of Hong Kong to China, 1997.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Hong Kong and China, 1994-9; n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 306

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises files of

  • correspondence, with papers concerning, Chris Patten, Jan. 1994-July 1997
  • correspondence and papers, as Special Advisor for Interntational Affairs to Jones, Day, Reavis and Pogue, 1994-9. Mainly concerns the opening of the firm's Shanghai offices, 1994-9, and includes notes for Howe's speech to the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, May 1994.
  • 'speeches and writings' by Howe concerning the British handover of Hong Kong to China, Sept. 1996-June 1997; n.d.
  • copies of articles and speeches concerning the British handover of Hong Kong to China, Sept. 1996-[July] 1997
  • correspondence and papers, [autumn] 1996-July 1997, concerning Howe's speeches on Hong Kong to the 50 Club, Cleveland, and Cincinnati Bar Association, May 1997
Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

Hong Kong and China, 1997-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 307

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises files of

  • newspaper cuttings of reviews, letters, and articles concerning Howe's review of Jonathan Dimbleby's The Last Governor: Chris Patten & the Handover of Hong Kong for The Sunday Times, Apr. 1997-Sept. 1998
  • newspaper cuttings relating to the British handover of Hong Kong labelled 'Dimbleby supporting extracts and reviews', June-July 1997
  • correspondence concerning Howe's review in The Sunday Times of Jonathan Dimbleby's The Last Governor: Chris Patten & the Handover of Hong Kong, July 1997
  • miscellaneous correspondence and papers concerning the British handover of Hong Kong to China, July-Aug. 1997
  • notes for Howe's speeches to the American Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong, Nov. 1999
  • briefing documents containing 'facts and figures' on Hong Kong, 1985-1996
  • copies of speeches by Howe, delivered whilst Foreign Secretary, concerning Hong Kong, Aug. 1984-July 1989
Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

Inquiries, 1994-8
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 308

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Files of correspondence and papers concerning the conduct of public inquiries comprising

  • correspondence concerning the conduct of public inquiries, mainly in relation to the Scott Inquiry, Jan. 1994-June 1998
  • miscellaneous correspondence concerning procedures followed by the Scott Inquiry, Dec. 1995-Mar. 1998
  • annotated copies of Hansard Parliamentary debates on the report of the Scott Inquiry, Feb. 1996
Restrictions on Access: Some are closed.

Inquiries, 1998
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 309

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Files of correspondence and papers concerning the conduct of public inquiries comprising

  • papers concerning the BSE and Waterhouse North Wales inquiries, Jan.-Apr. 1998; n.d.
  • correspondence concerning the conduct of NHS inquiries, July-Aug. 1998, with copies of past reports of NHS inquiries and articles concerning conducting NHS inquiries, 1978-97
  • annotated copies of reports of public inquiries, 1966-81, with a copy of a lecture, delivered at Gresham College by unidentifed, on public inquiries titled 'Battle, murder and sudden death, Jan. 1994
Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

Bow Group history, 1994-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 310

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Small file of papers on the history of the Bow Group.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Questions of Procedures for Ministers, July 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 311

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Copy of written question and answer in the House of Commons concerning the Cabinet Office guidance document 'Questions of Procedure for Ministers' and membership of Lloyds. Includes copy of 1992 'Questions of Procedure for Ministers'.


European Court of Justice, 1995-6
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 312

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File mainly consisting of research papers concerning the European Court of Justice.

Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

Nolan Committee on Standards in Public Life, 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 313

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Small file of papers from the Nolan Committee, who interviewed Howe and to which Howe made a written statment.


Visit to Australia, 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 314

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Small file of papers concerning Howe's visit to Australia and Lord Howe Island, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Holocaust.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Working party on Conservative Party leadership elections, 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 315

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Small file of papers concerning a working party, chaired by Howe, investigating whether rules regarding the election of the Conservative Party's leader should be changed.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Tax reform, 1995-2000
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 316

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Files of correspondence and papers concerning proposals for the reform and simplification of the UK tax system comprising

  • annotated copies of Inland Review consultative documents, 1995-6
  • report of the Institute for Fiscal Studies' Tax Law Review Committee, of which Howe was a member, on Parliamentary Procedures for the Enactment of Rewritten Tax Law, Nov. 1996
  • annotated copy of Howe's contributory chapter 'Tax law simplification in the United Kingdom' to Further Key Issues in Tax Reform (1998)
  • correspondence and papers as chairman of the Steering Committee Tax Law Rewrite Project concerning format of statute law, Apr. 1998-Apr. 1999
  • annotated copies of speech by William Hague, papers by the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Adam Smith Institute, and Parliamentary report concerning the UK tax system, Mar.-Aug. 2000
  • correspondence with Edward Troup concerning tax simplification, Apr. 2000
  • correspondence and papers as chairman of the Steering Committee Tax Law Rewrite Project concerning three part numbering, May-Oct. 2000
  • correspondence and research papers concerning Howe's delivery of the Hardman Memorial Lecture titled 'Simplicity and Stability: The Politics of Tax Policy', May-Oct. 2000
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Miscellaneous subject files, Apr. 1996-June 2000
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 317

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • correspondence concerning the Council of Advisors to the Presidum of the Parliament of Ukraine, of which Howe was a member, Apr. 1996-Aug. 1998
  • correspondence and papers concerning the conclusions of the Scott Inquiry and a related paper by Howe 'From Scott to Haldane, via Foster and Plowden' on The State Under Stress: Can the Hollow State be Good Government?, and C.D. Foster's papers 'The Constitutional Role of the Civil Service: Would Legislation Help? Or the Haldane Relationship: Can it, Should it be Reclaimed?' and 'A Stronger Centre of Government', May 1996-July 1998
  • papers concerning the economic policies of an incoming Labour government, Mar.-May 1997
  • correspondence and papers concerning a proposed pamphlet to be authored by Howe and Rudulphus Lubbers, formerly Prime Minister of the Netherlands, on European economic management, Mar.-Sept. 1998
  • correspondence and papers concerning the Foundation for the Peaceful Settlement of International Business Disputes, May 1998-Sept. 1999
  • correspondence and papers concerning the Committee on Standards in Public Life enquiry into standards of conduct in the House of Lords, Apr.-June 2000
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Aberfan disaster, 1996-7
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 318

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Small file of papers on an article on the Aberfan disaster by Iain McLean titled 'On Moles and the Habits of Birds: The Unpolitics of Aberfan'.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

C.10   Scott Inquiry, 1993-8

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 319-25


Scope and Content:

Correspondence and papers concerning the Scott Inquiry into exports of defence equipment and dual use goods to Iraq.


Scott Inquiry working papers, 1993-6
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 319

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Files of correspondence and papers comprising

  • correspondence concerning the procedures of the Scott Inquiry, Nov. 1992-May 1995
  • correspondence with Alan Clark, July-Aug. 1993, with related papers, 1994.
  • Howe's initial written statement to the inquiry, Dec. 1993
  • notes and transcript of Howe's oral evidence to the inquiry, Jan. 1994
  • articles and lectures by Howe concerning the Scott Inquiry, Mar. 1994-Sept. 1998
  • correspondence and papers concerning export controls, Nov. 1994-October 1995
  • correspondence with the secretary to the inquiry, Christopher Muttukumaru, concerning the draft report of the inquiry, Dec. 1994-May 1995
  • correspondence concerning Howe's response to the draft report of the inquiry, July 1995
  • miscellaneous correspondence and papers, Oct. 1995-May 1996
  • correspondence concerning the publication of the final report of the inquiry, Jan.-Feb. 1996
  • correspondence concerning the Attorney-General's PII Consultation Group, Mar. 1996
  • minutes of evidence to the Public Service Committee on Ministerial Accountability and Responsibility, to which Howe was a witness, Apr. 1996
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Scott Inquiry correspondence, 1993-6
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 320

Scope and Content:

Files of correspondence comprising

  • correspondence concerning Howe's Jan. 1994 evidence to the inquiry, Oct. 1993-Mar. 1994
  • 'personal letters' concerning the Scott Inquiry, Jan. 1994-Feb. 1996
  • miscellaneous correspondence, Jan. 1994-June 1995
  • correspondence with David Gore-Booth and Sir Edward du Cann, Mar. 1994-July 1995
  • correspondence with members of the public following comments made by Howe on the Scott Inquiry, June 1995
  • correspondence with the Attorney-General Sir Nicholas Lyell, June-July 1995
  • correspondence with members of the public following the publication of the Scott Inquiry report, Jan.-Apr. 1996
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Scott Inquiry newspaper cuttings and press reports, 1993-6
Shelfmark: MSS. Howe dep. 321

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of newspaper cuttings and papers relating to media coverage of the Scott Inquiry.

Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

Scott Inquiry newspaper cuttings and press reports, 1993-6
Shelfmark: MSS. Howe dep. 322

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of newspaper cuttings and papers relating to media coverage of the Scott Inquiry.

Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

Scott Inquiry articles, 1994-6
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 323

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Files of correspondence and papers concerning articles by Howe on the Scott Inquiry comprising

  • correspondence and papers concerning Howe's article for The Times, Jan.-Mar. 1994
  • correspondence and papers concerning Howe's letters to and articles for The Spectator and The Daily Express, Jan.-Feb. 1996
  • correspondence and papers concerning Howe's article for Public Law, Feb.-July 1996
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Response of Lord Howe to Draft Sections of a Report on an Inquiry into Exports of Defence Equipment and Dual-Use Goods to Iraq, July 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 324

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Ringbinder containing Howe's response to the draft report of the inquiry, 3 July 1995.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Scott Inquiry working papers, 1996-8
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 325

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers relating to the inquiry's final report comprising

  • index to Report of the Inquiry into the Export of Defence Equipment and Dual-Use Goods to Iraq and Related Prosecutions, Feb. 1996
  • notes for Howe's talk on the Scott Inquiry to London Business School Alumni Public Sector Group, May 1996
  • correspondence with Sir Christopher Foster concerning Foster's lecture 'Reflections on the true significance of the Scott Report', June-July 1996
  • copies of articles by other authors on the Scott Inquiry, Feb. 1996-July 1998
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

C.11   Other subject files, 1955-99; n.d.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 326-59


Wales, 1955-62
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 326

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers relating to Howe's work for the Wales and Monmouthshire Conservative Party. Includes correspondence and papers relating to Howe's 1959 pamphlet 'Work for Wales' and Welsh Sunday licensing laws.


Legal statements of claim, advice, and opinion, 1959-66
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 327

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of papers relating to Howe's legal work.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Legal statements of claim, advice, and opinion, 1967-75
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 328

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of papers relating to Howe's legal work.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Case of appeal to the House of Lords, 1962
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 329

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Howe represented the respondents.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Case of appeal to the House of Lords, 1966
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 330

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Annotated by Howe.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Case of appeal to the House of Lords, 1967
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 331

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Howe represented the appellant.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Case notes relating to case of appeal to the House of Lords, 1967
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 332

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises Howe's case notes and transcript of House of Lords deliberations. See also MS. Howe dep. 331.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Notebook relating to legal case, [1968?]
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 333

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Case of appeal to the Arches Court of Canterbury, 1970
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 334

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Annotated by Howe.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Education, 1964-70
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 335

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers concerning education policy.


Health and welfare, 1965-74
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 336

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers concerning Conservative Party health and welfare policy. Mainly relates to Howe's work on Conservative health policy study groups, 1965-70, and includes background research printed papers, 1954-70.


Langdon Park School, 1967-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 337

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers concerning Howe's role as a school governor.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Langdon Park School, 1969-70
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 338

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers concerning Howe's role as a school governor. Includes background printed material on secondary school education, 1961-70.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Equal pay and womens' rights, 1967-76
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 339

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers including background newspaper cuttings, 1968-70.


Copies of womens' rights pamphlets, 1960-74; n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 340

Extent: 1 box

Aberfan disaster, 1967-8
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 341

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of papers relating to Howe's closing speech, as legal counsel, to the Public Inquiry into the Aberfan Disaster, with published committee of inquiry reports, and copy of The Medico-Legal Journal, 1968, featuring an article by Howe on the disaster.


Committee of Inquiry into Ely Hospital, Cardiff, 1967-83
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 342

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers concerning Howe's chairmanship of an inquiry into Ely Hospital and membership of the Department for Health and Social Security's Post-Ely Working Party.

Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

Report of the Committee of Inquiry into Ely Hospital, Cardfiff, 1969
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 343

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Rydens Secondary School, 1971
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 344

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers as Solicitor-General concerning Surrey County Council prosposals on selection and catchment areas for grammar and comprehensive secondary schools.


Visit to Japan, 1973
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 345

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers concerning Howe's visit to Japan as Minister for Trade and Consumer Affairs.


Renton Committee on the Preparation of Legislation, 1973-4.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 346

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers as Solicitor-General.


Bill of Rights, 1974-9; n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 347

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers concerning a British Bill of Rights.


Bill of Rights research material, 1968-78; n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 348

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of newspaper cuttings and other printed papers.


Visit to Canada, 1974-5
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 349

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers concerning Howe's visit to Canada, Jan. 1975.


Visit to Kenya and South Africa, 1975-6
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 350

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers concerning Howe's visit to Kenya and South Africa, Jan.-Feb. 1976. Includes newspaper cuttings and printed papers.


Kenya travel guides and maps of Nairobi and East Africa, 1943-76
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 351

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Collected for Howe's visit to Kenya and South Africa, Jan.-Feb. 1976.


Visit to America, 1977
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 352

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers concerning Howe's trip to America, July 1977. Includes newspapers cuttings concerning the American economy, May-Nov. 1977.


Visit to the Far East, 1978-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 353

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers concerning Howe's visit to Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, and China, Aug.-Sept. 1978. Includes newspaper cuttings and printed papers.

Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

Conservative Research Department briefing notes, 1979-81
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 354

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of briefing notes for Conservative MPs. Includes an index.

Arrangement:

Original reverse date order of the file has been maintained.



Foreign and Commonwealth Office Unofficial history of the Anglo-Irish Agreement, 1985, by David Goodall
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 355

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Research material for The Writing on the Wall: Britain in the Seventies by Philip Whitehead, c.1985
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 356

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of transcripts of interviews with Howe and other Conservative politicians and party officials.


Conservative Research Department Members' Briefs, 1986-90
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 357

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of briefing notes for Conservative MPs. Includes an index to the briefings, 1986-8.

Arrangement:

Original reverse date order of the file has been maintained.



Foreign and Commonwealth Office Unofficial History of the Hong Kong negotations by A C Galsworthy, 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 358

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

British Centre for English and European Legal Studies, Warsaw University, 1992-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 359

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of correspondence and papers as chairman of the centre's advisory board. Includes notes for speech delivered in Warsaw, Apr. 1993.

Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

D   Articles and Broadcasts, 1949-2000; n.d.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 360-75


Articles by Howe, 1949-76
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 360

Extent: 1 box

Articles by Howe, 1978-86
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 361

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

Articles by Howe, 1987-90
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 362

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

Articles by Howe, 1991-8
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 363

Extent: 1 box

Articles by Howe, 1999-2001; n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 364

Extent: 1 box

File labelled 'writings', c.1957-64
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 365

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of political writings, articles, speeches and biographical information. Probably collected for use during Howe's contesting of elections for parliamentary seats.

Arrangement:

Original reverse date order of the file has been maintained.



File labelled 'writings', 1963-5
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 366

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

File of political writings, articles, speeches, broadcasts and biographical information. Probably collected for Howe's contesting of the Bebbington parliamentary seat.

Arrangement:

Original reverse date order of the file has been maintained.



Newspaper cuttings of articles by Howe, 1956-81; n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 367

Extent: 1 box

Newspaper cuttings of articles by Howe, 1991-2000; n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 368

Extent: 1 box

Printed interviews, c.1970-8, 1987-99; n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 369

Extent: 1 box

Radio and television broadcasts, 1968-75
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 370

Extent: 1 box

Radio and television broadcasts, 1976-83
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 371

Extent: 1 box

Radio and television broadcasts, Jan. 1984-June 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 372

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

Radio and television broadcasts, Sept. 1989-Jan. 1991; n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 373

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Miscellaneous correspondence concerning articles, broadcasts and interviews, 1974-9, 1984-2000; n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe. dep. 374

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

Correspondence concerning Howe's July 1980 party political broadcast, July-Aug. 1980
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 375

Extent: 1 box

E   Speeches, 1949-2005; n.d.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 376-473


1949-64
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 376

Extent: 1 box

1965-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 377

Extent: 1 box

1970-1
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 378

Extent: 1 box

1972
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 379

Extent: 1 box

Jan.-June 1973
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 380

Extent: 1 box

July-Dec. 1973
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 381

Extent: 1 box

Jan.-June 1974
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 382

Extent: 1 box

July 1974-Mar. 1975
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 383

Extent: 1 box

Apr.-Aug. 1975
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 384

Extent: 1 box

Sept.-Dec. 1975
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 385

Extent: 1 box

Jan.-May 1976
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 386

Extent: 1 box

June-Dec. 1976
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 387

Extent: 1 box

Jan.-June 1977
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 388

Extent: 1 box

July 1977-Apr. 1978
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 389

Extent: 1 box

May-Dec. 1978
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 390

Extent: 1 box

1979
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 391

Extent: 1 box

Jan. 1980-July 1981
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 392

Extent: 1 box

Oct. 1981-Oct. 1982
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 393

Extent: 1 box

Jan.-June 1983
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 394

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

July-Sept. 1983
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 395

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

Oct. 1983
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 396

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Nov.-Dec. 1983
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 397

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

Jan.-Feb. 1984
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 398

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

Mar.-Apr. 1984
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 399

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

May 1984
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 400

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

June-July 1984
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 401

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Aug.-Oct. 1984
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 402

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

Nov.-Dec. 1984
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 403

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

Jan.-Feb. 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 404

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

Mar. 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 405

Extent: 1 box

Apr. 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 406

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

May 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 407

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

June 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 408

Extent: 1 box

July 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 409

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

Aug.-Sept. 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 410

Extent: 1 box

Oct.-Nov. 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 411

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

Dec. 1985-Feb. 1986
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 412

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Mar. 1986
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 413

Extent: 1 box

Apr. 1986
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 414

Extent: 1 box

May 1986
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 415

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

June 1986
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 416

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

July-Sept. 1986
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 417

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

Oct.-Dec. 1986
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 418

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

Jan. 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 419

Extent: 1 box

Feb. 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 420

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

2-13 Mar. 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 421

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

15-28 Mar. 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 422

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

Apr. 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 423

Extent: 1 box
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May-June 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 424

Extent: 1 box
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July-Sept. 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 425

Extent: 1 box
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Oct. 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 426

Extent: 1 box
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Nov.-Dec. 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 427

Extent: 1 box
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Jan. 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 428

Extent: 1 box

Feb. 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 429

Extent: 1 box
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Mar. 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 430

Extent: 1 box
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Apr. 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 431

Extent: 1 box
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May 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 432

Extent: 1 box
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June 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 433

Extent: 1 box
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July-Dec. 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 434

Extent: 1 box
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Jan.-Mar. 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 435

Extent: 1 box
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Apr. 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 436

Extent: 1 box

May-June 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 437

Extent: 1 box
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July-Sept. 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 438

Extent: 1 box

Oct.-Dec. 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 439

Extent: 1 box
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Jan.-Feb. 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 440

Extent: 1 box

Mar. 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 441

Extent: 1 box
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Apr. 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 442

Extent: 1 box

May 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 443

Extent: 1 box
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June 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 444

Extent: 1 box

July-Aug. 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 445

Extent: 1 box

Sept. 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 446

Extent: 1 box

Oct.-Nov. 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 447

Extent: 1 box
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1991
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 448

Extent: 1 box
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Jan.-June 1992
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 449

Extent: 1 box
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July-Dec. 1992
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 450

Extent: 1 box
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Feb.-May 1993
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 451

Extent: 1 box
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June-Dec. 1993
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 452

Extent: 1 box
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1994
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 453

Extent: 1 box
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Jan.-June 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 454

Extent: 1 box
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July-Dec. 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 455

Extent: 1 box
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Jan.-Mar. 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 456

Extent: 1 box
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Apr.-June 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 457

Extent: 1 box
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July-Dec. 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 458

Extent: 1 box
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Jan.-Feb. 1997
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 459

Extent: 1 box
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Mar.-Dec. 1997
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 460

Extent: 1 box
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1998-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 461

Extent: 1 box
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2000
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 462

Extent: 1 box
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n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 463

Extent: 1 box

n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 464

Extent: 1 box

n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 465

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Includes lists of Howe's speeches.


Subject file of speeches on consumerism, Oct. 1971-May 1973
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 466

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Mainly delivered by Howe as Minister for Trade and Consumer Affairs, 1972-4.


Subject file of speeches on consumerism, June 1973-Sept. 1975
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 467

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Mainly delivered by Howe as Minister for Trade and Consumer Affairs, 1972-4.


Subject file of speeches, 1977-2003, on economic policy; international economic policy; Europe; international law and security; Germany; diplomacy
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 468

Extent: 1 box

Subject file of speeches delivered at Conservative Party conferences; 1990 Welsh Conserative Party conference; and on domestic and miscellaneous issues, 1978-95
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 469

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • lists of Howe's speeches and publications, 1954-2000
  • speeches delivered at Conservative Party conferences, 1978-95
  • speech delivered at the Welsh Conservative Party Conference, July 1990, with pamphlet by Tom Hooson and Howe 'Work for Wales', 1959, photocopy of newspaper cutting on Howe's maiden speech in the House of Commons, 1964, and photocopy of speech to the National Council for Social Security, 1972
  • miscellaneous and domestic issues, 1989-95
Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

Subject file of speeches on East/West relations, 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 470

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

Subject file of speeches, with some articles and related research correspondence and papers, on 'other countries', 1987-2005
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 471

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • Asia, 2001
  • China, 1993-2003
  • Hungary, 1987-2005
  • India, 1993-5
  • Israel, 1992
  • Japan, 1988-98
  • The Middle East, 2002
  • Poland, 2000
  • Ukraine, 1999-2005
  • U.S.S.R., 1989
Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

Subject file of speeches by Francis Pym, Jan.-July 1983; n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 472

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Pym was Howe's predecessor as Foreign Secretary and the speeches mainly relate to Pym's final months in office. Includes some speeches, [1983?], where it is unclear whether they were delivered by Pym or Howe.

Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

Speeches by others, 1968-85
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 473

Extent: 1 box

Speeches by others, 1986-99; n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 474

Extent: 1 box

F   Memoirs Conflict of Loyalty, 1977-96; n.d.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 475-537


Scope and Content:

Files of correspondence, research notes, newspaper cuttings and drafts relating to the writing of Howe's memoirs Conflict of Loyalty. The files also include original correspondence and papers relating to Howe's political career.

F.1   Research papers, 1977-96; n.d.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 475-500


Research files 1-4, 1983-93
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 475

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • unnumbered file of miscellaneous research papers concerning Howe's period as Master of the Mint, and key quotes as Foreign Secretary, [1993]
  • file 1: Gibraltar, 1988-9
  • file 2: speech to the Royal Commonwealth Society, Nov. 1983
  • file 3: Luxembourg Euro-Council, Dec. 1985
  • file 4: Gorbachev, expulsions, 1985-9
  • unnumbered file Promoting Britain's Interests Abroad: Some Key Foreign Policy Statements, Jan. 1984-Feb. 1985
Arrangement:

The original working order of the files has been maintained.


Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Research file 5: Grenada, 1983-91
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 476

Extent: 1 box
Arrangement:

The original working order of the file has been maintained.


Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Research files 6-7, 1983-93
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 477

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • file 6: Gibraltar, 1983-93
  • unnumbered file: Zircon, 1987
  • unnumbered file: GCHQ: Trade Unions, 1983-4
  • file 7: GCHQ, 1984
Arrangement:

The original working order of the files has been maintained.


Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Research files, 8-8A, 1984-92
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 478

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • file 8: Hong Kong and China, 1984-92
  • file 8A: House of Commons Hansards: Hong Kong, 1984-9
Arrangement:

The original working order of the files has been maintained.


Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Research files 9-11, 1986-93
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 479

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprise

  • file 9: Anglo-Irish agreement, 1985-93
  • file 10: terrorism, 1984-9
  • file 11: South Africa, 1986-93`
Arrangement:

The original working order of the files has been maintained.


Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Research files, 12-13, 1985-93
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 480

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • file 12: Westland, 1985-93
  • file 13: Falklands, 1983-6
Arrangement:

The original working order of the file has been maintained.


Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Research file 14: Hansards of House of Commons Foreign Affairs debates, 1983-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 481

Extent: 1 box
Arrangement:

The original working order of the file has been maintained.


Restrictions on Access: Closed.

General memoir research papers, 1979-93
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 482

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Correspondence, notes, research papers and drafts mainly concerning Howe's period as Chancellor of the Exchequer and budgets, 1979-83.

Arrangement:

The original working order of the papers has been maintained.


Restrictions on Access: Closed.

General memoir research papers, 1983-93
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 483

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Research notes and newspaper cuttings concerning economic policy, Howe's period as Chancellor of the Exchequer and budgets and the 1983 General Election. Also includes draft memoir chapters relating to Howe's period as Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Arrangement:

The original working order of the papers has been maintained.


Restrictions on Access: Closed.

General memoir research papers, 1981-95
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 484

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Research notes and drafts of chapters. Includes outline summaries of the memoir structure and papers relating to Howe's 1981 budget.

Arrangement:

The original working order of the papers has been maintained.


Restrictions on Access: Closed.

General memoir research papers, 1994-6
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 485

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises newspaper cuttings of reviews, interviews with Howe and serialisation by The Daily Express following the publication of Howe's memoirs.

Arrangement:

The original working order of the papers has been maintained.


Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Working notes, 1994; n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 486

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • Inserts for draft text, n.d.
  • correspondence with editor Peter James, 1994
Arrangement:

The original working order of the papers has been maintained.


Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Working notes, 1977-94
Shelfmark: MS. Howe. dep. 487

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises notes and original papers concerning the 1979 'Stepping Stones' report.

Arrangement:

The original working order of the papers has been maintained.


Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Working notes, 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 488

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • draft chapters 'Iberian Dimension', Apr. 1994
  • draft extracts with annotated comments by Anthony Teasdale, Feb.-July 1994
Arrangement:

The original working order of the papers has been maintained.


Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Copies and notes, 1990-4
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 489

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • photocopies of newspaper cuttings and notes concerning Granada television drama Thatcher: The Final days, Nov. 1990-Sept. 1991
  • newspaper cuttings concerning diplomacy and correspondence with D.M. Harrison concerning draft Foreign and Commonwealth Office chapters, Feb.-June 1994
  • draft chapter 'Iberian Dimension', Apr. 1994
  • newspaper cuttings concerning Howe's resignation as Deputy Prime Minister, Nov. 1990
Arrangement:

The original working order of the papers has been maintained.


Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Copies and notes, 1981-2; n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 490

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • photocopies of article 'Algerian Adventure' by Christopher McMahon in The Old Lady, Mar. 1981, and speech by Howe to the Association of Corporate Treasurers, Jan. 1982, concerning American hostages in Iran.
  • photocopy of chapter 'The Agreements' from The Tin Men: A Chronicle of Crisis by Ralph Kestenbaum, 1991
  • notes, n.d., concerning European Monetary System; visit to Northern Ireland, Jan. 1981; Libya; STI/Washington visits, Dec. 1984, Feb. 1985; relations between the United Kingdom, France and Germany; Luxemboury European Community Council, Dec. 1985; Bonn economic summit, May 1984; Mikhail Gorbachev, 1984; Syria, 1986; Westland; and South Africa.
  • notes, n.d., concerning visit to Northern Ireland, Jan. 1981; GCHQ; Zola Budd; Pik Botha visit to London, Dec. 1983; visit to Chequers of P.W. Botha and Pik Botha, June 1984; Syria, 1986; EEC/FLS meeting, Lusaka, Feb. 1986; Mikhail Gorbachev, 1984; Libya; Libya; STI/Washington visits, Dec. 1984, Feb. 1985; Margaret Thatcher's visit to Washington D.C., Nov. 1985; STI speech; South Africa; relations between the United Kingdom, France and Germany;
Arrangement:

The original working order of the papers has been maintained.


Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Copies and notes, 1985-94
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 491

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • papers concerning Britain and Europe, 1985-94; n.d.
  • photocopies of speeches by Howe to Conservative Party conference, 1979-83
  • correspondence, papers and newspaper cuttings concerning revision of Foreign and Commonwealth Officer chapters, 1986-94
  • notes, and correspondence with Chris Patten, concerning Edward Heath's 1970-4 Conservative government, 1993
Arrangement:

The original working order of the papers has been maintained.


Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Copies and notes, 1977-91
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 492

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • Conservative Party policy paper 'Implementing our Strategy' concerning pre-election strategy by Chris Patten, Dec. 1977
  • photocopies of correspondence concerning Howe's resignation as Deputy Prime Minister, Nov. 1990, with miscellaneous newspaper cuttings concerning Margaret Thatcher and the European Community, 1989
  • newspapers cuttings concerning Britain and Europe, mainly relating to monetary union, 1987-90; n.d.
  • notes and newspaper cuttings mainly concerning Howe's resignation as Deputy Prime Minster and Margaret Thatcher's resignation as Prime Minister, Nov. 1990-July 1991
Arrangement:

The original working order of the papers has been maintained.


Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Copies and notes, 1986-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 493

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises newspaper cuttings relating to South Africa, 1986-9, mainly relating to Howe's 1986 mission; and photocopies of Howe's speeches to Conservative Party Conferences, 1984-8, with a photocopy of Margaret Thatcher's speech to the 1983 conference.

Arrangement:

The original working order of the papers has been maintained.


Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Copies and notes, 1983-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 494

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • photocopies of newspapers cuttings concerning the death of Yuri Andropov and his replacement as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and Margaret Thatcher's visit to Hungary, Feb. 1984
  • photocopies of Hansard of Howe's speeches as Foreign Secretary to the House of Commons, 1983-4
  • photocopies of NATO statements, 1983-9
Arrangement:

The original working order of the papers has been maintained.


Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Copies and notes, 1983-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 495

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • photocopies of newspaper cuttings and extracts from books relating to Oleg Gordievsky, 1985; n.d.
  • papers, notes and newspaper cuttings concerning East/West relations and defence policy, 1984-7. n.d.
  • papers, notes and photocopies of speeches, newspapers cuttings and articles relating to the Soviet Union, 1983-9. Includes speeches and articles by Howe.
Arrangement:

The original working order of the papers has been maintained.


Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Copies and notes, 1983-91
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 496

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • correspondence, papers and newspaper cuttings concerning Hong Kong and China, 1984-91
  • photocopies of speech and article by Howe and other extracts from books concerning British foreign policy under the Thatcher government, 1983-90
  • notes and papers relating to Commonwealth Heads of Government meetings, 1985-7
Arrangement:

The original working order of the papers has been maintained.


Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Copies and notes, 1983-9; n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 497

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • notes, papers and photocopies of extracts from books, newspaper cuttings, Hansard House of Commons debates and speeches by Howe concerning the Anglo-Irish Agreement, 1985-9; n.d.
  • notes, speeches by Howe and photocopies of newspaper cuttings and Hansard House of Commons debates concerning to South Africa, 1983-8; n.d.
Arrangement:

The original working order of the papers has been maintained.


Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Copies and notes, 1977-93; n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 498

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • correspondence with Sir Adam Ridley, Feb. 1993
  • notes, papers and photocopies of newspaper cuttings concerning tax policy, 1977-93
  • notes, papers and photocopy of newspaper cutting concerning public expenditure, 1982-4; n.d.
Arrangement:

The original working order of the papers has been maintained.


Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Copies and notes, 1979-93
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 499

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises notes, research papers, correspondence and photocopies of newspaper cuttings concerning Howe's period as Chancellor of the Exchequer. Includes draft outline of Foreign and Commonwealth Office section.

Arrangement:

The original working order of the papers has been maintained.


Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Working papers and structural notes, 1992-4
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 500

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

comprises

  • working correspondence and papers, July 1992-Apr. 1994
  • structural notes, mainly concerning Foreign and Commonwealth Office chapters, July-Aug. 1993; n.d.
Arrangement:

The original working order of the papers has been maintained.


Restrictions on Access: Closed.

F.2   Notebooks, n.d.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 501-9


Notebooks, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 501

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • memoranda book, n.d.
  • notebook labelled 'East/West, Bruges, Libya', n.d.
  • notebook labelled 'Digests I' mainly containing notes on economic policy drawn from memoirs of other contemporary politicians and writers, n.d.
  • noteboook labelled 'Digests II' containg notes drawn from memoirs of other contemporary politicians and writers, n.d.
  • notebook labelled 'Digests III' mainly containing notes on Mrs Thatcher's Revolution: The Ending of the Socialist Era by Peter Jenkins, n.d.
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Notebooks, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 502

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • notebook labelled 'F1 Euro Councils' containing notes on Foreign and Commonwealth Office documents, n.d.
  • notebook labelled 'F2 Foreign Office' containing notes on Foreign and Commonwealth Office documents on Hong Kong policy, 1983, and East/West relations, 1983-5; n.d.
  • notebook labelled 'F3' containg notes on Foreign and Commonwealth Office documents, n.d.
  • notebook labelled 'F4' containg notes on Foreign and Commonwealth Office documents, n.d.
  • notebook 'N1' mainly containing notes on key dates in Howe's political career, 1968-91; with notes on Treasury documents, n.d.
  • notebook labelled 'N2' containing notes on Howe's period as Chancellor of the Exchequer, n.d.
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Notebooks, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 503

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • loose handwritten draft chapter 'Early days', n.d.
  • loose handwritten draft chapter 'Welsh Bow grouper', n.d.
  • notebook containing notes relating to the Scott Inquiry and draft memoir chapter 'Soldier and Student'
  • loose handwritten draft chapter 'In and out of Parliament'
  • loose handwritten draft chapter 'First taste of office', n.d.
  • loose handwritten draft chapter 'Heath: part two', n.d.
  • loose handwritten draft chapter 'The short Parliament', n.d.
  • loose handwritten draft chapter 'U-turns: End of Ted', n.d.
  • loose handwritten draft chapter 'Margaret triumphs', n.d.
  • loose handwritten draft chapter 'Four years slog', n.d.
  • loose handwritten draft chapter 'Last lap', n.d.
Arrangement:

The original working order of the file has been maintained.


Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Notebooks, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 504

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • notebook containing draft chapter on the British handover of Hong Kong to China, n.d.
  • notebook containing draft chapter 'Reflect and travel' [later published as 'Post-corset distortions'], n.d.
  • notebook containing drafts of chapters 'Election '87', [later published as 'My last election'], and 'Coup d'etat', [later published as 'Dismissed from the Foreign Office'], n.d.
  • notebook containing drafts of chapters 'From Nato to KGB' and 'Road to Madrid', n.d.
  • notebook containing drafts concerning Howe's 1980 and 1981 budgets, n.d.
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Notebooks, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 505

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • draft chapter 'Setting the agenda', n.d.
  • notebook containg drafts of chapters 'Setting the agenda', 'Humiliation in Grenada', 'Mao-Tai for Hong Kong', n.d.
  • notebook containing drafts of chapters 'Shevardnadze's arrival' and 'GCHQ and the union ban', n.d.
  • notebook containing drafts of chapters 'Cruise to SDI',[later published as West-West debate], and ''The Single European Act', n.d.
  • notebook containing drafts of chapters 'Westland turning point' and 'From WEU to IRA', n.d.
  • notebook containing drafts of chapters 'Westland turning point', 'Brussels to Bruges' [later published as Bruges reversal'] and 'F.C.O: verdict' [later published as 'Dismissed from the Foreign Office'], n.d.
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Notebooks, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 506

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • notebook containing drafts of chapters 'Arguing about South Africa' and 'Terrorism and diplomacy'; with other loose draft passages concerning East/West relations.
  • notebook containing drafts of chapters 'Arguing about South Africa' and 'The Single European Act', n.d.
  • notebook containing drafts of chapters 'Stalking-horse', 'House Leader', 'Resignation' and 'Reaction, Pt II' [later published as'Speech'], n.d.
  • notebook containg drafts of chapters 'Stalking-horse', 'The rift widens', 'Resignation' and 'Reaction, Pt I' [later published as'Speech'], n.d.
  • notebook containing drafy chapters 'The rift widens', 'Resignation', 'Thatcher falls' [later published as 'The Prime Minister falls'] and 'Aftermath'1 n.d.
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Notebooks, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 507

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • notebook containing drafts of chapters 'Howe's Ostpolitik' and 'E.C. to S.E.A.' [later published as The Fontainbleau solution'], n.d.
  • notebook containing drafts of chapters 'E.C. to S.E.A.' [later published as The Fontainbleau solution'] and 'Anglo-Irish Agreement', n.d.
  • notebook containing drafts of chapters 'Iberia' concerning Spainish and Portuguese membership of the European Community, Gibraltar, Argentina and the Falkland Islands and South America; and 'Anglo-Irish Agreement', n.d.
  • notebook containing drafts of chapters 'Autumn of dismay' [later published as Post-corset distortions']. 'Economic and military success' and 'Last Autumn at the Treasury', n.d.
  • notebook labelled 'running text' containing drafts of chapters 'Summer reshuffle' and 'Turning the tide',
  • notebook labelled 'running text A' containing drafts of chapters 'The apex of monetarism', 'The most unpopular budget' and 'Last Treasury lap' [later published as 'Economic and military success'], n.d.
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Notebooks, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 508

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • notebook containing drafts of chapters 'Election call' and 'Setting the Agenda', n.d.
  • notebook labelled 'Writing text' containing drafts of chapters 'Last Autumn at the Treasury', 'Taking the world stage' and 'Election call'
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Notebooks, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 509

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • notebook labelled 'Script' containing notes on Howe's period as Chancellor of the Exchequer and drafts of chapters 'My first budget', 'Menacing and menaced'. Includes loose papers comprising draft chapter 'Tough budget' [later published as 'The most unpopular budget'], notes on Howe's period as Chancellor of the Exchequer and draft chapter 'My first budget', n.d.
  • notebook labelled 'Script B' and 'Secrecy + Strategy' containing drafts of chapters 'My first budget', 'Secrect & Strategy' [later published as 'Menacing and menaced']. Includes loose typescript drafts of chapters 'Reflect and travel' [later published as 'Post-corset distortions'], 'Turning of the tide', 'Burns to 1980 budget' [later published as 'Menacing and menaced'] and drafts of chapters 'My first budget' and 'A menace in his own right' [later published as 'Menacing and menaced'], n.d.
  • notebook labelled 'Script C' containing drafts of chapters 'Menacing and Menaced' and 'The apex of monetarism', n.d.
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

F.3   Drafts, 1977-94; n.d.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 510-32


First final draft of Foreign and Commonwealth Office section part I, 1993
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 510

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Second final draft of Foreign and Commonwealth Office section part I, 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 511

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

First final draft of Foreign and Commonwealth Office section part II, 1993
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 512

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Second final draft of Foreign and Commonwealth Office section part 1, 1993-4
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 513

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

First final draft of 'The Road to Westminster' and 'The Heath Government' sections, 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 514

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

First final drafts of last sections, 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 515

Extent: 1 box
Arrangement:

The original working order of the papers has been maintained.


Restrictions on Access: Closed.

First revision of Chancellor of the Exchequer section, [1992]
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 516

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

First and second revisions of Chancellor of the Exchequer section, [1992]
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 517

Extent: 1 box
Arrangement:

The original working order of the file has been maintained.


Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Second final draft of Chancellor of the Exchequer section, [1994]
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 518

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Revision 2, [1993]
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 519

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises draft chapters for Chancellor of the Exchequer and Foreign and Commonwealth Office sections.

Arrangement:

The original working order of the file has been maintained.


Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Revision 2, 1977-94
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 520

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • draft captions for illustrations.
  • lists of footnote references.
  • correspondence and notes relating to research queries.
  • Conservative Party Research Department ministerial dossier prepared for the incoming Chancellor of the Exchequer, May 1979
  • correspondence, papers, and minutes relating to 'Fentiman Road meetings' of shadow cabinet ministers to discuss Conservative Party economic policy in preparation for a General Election, Mar.-Sept. 1978
  • correspondence concerning taxation policy, Jan. 1978-Feb. 1979
  • correspondence concerning "post Fentiman policy work' on the economy, Sept.-Oct. 1978
  • correspondence concerning Sir Arthur Cockfield's advice to the Conservative Party's Economic Restruction Group concerning tax reform, Nov. 1977-Sept. 1978
Arrangement:

The original working order of the file has been maintained.


Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Draft of parts one to four, 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 521

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Includes draft inserts to the text and draft of Foreign and Commonwealth Office chapter 'Iberian dimension'.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Draft of part five, 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 522

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Draft of parts six to seven, 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 523

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Drafts of parts five to six, 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 524

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Draft of part seven, 1990-4
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 525

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Includes draft lists of illustrations, preface, appendices, abbreviations, references and chapter 'Envoi' with related correspondence and papers.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Pre-final text parts one to three, 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 526

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Pre-final text part four, [1994]
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 527

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Pre-final text part five, 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 528

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Pre-final text part six, 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 529

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Photocopies of cut sections from first final draft, 1993; n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 530

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Photocopies of cut sections from 'finalish final draft', 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 531

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Full final edited text, 1994
Shelfmark: MSS. Howe dep. 532

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Includes redrafted version of chapter 35 'Anglo-Irish' and draft 'Twice blessed', concerning Treasury economic forecasts, 1979, at the beginning of the full final edited text.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Full final edited text, 1994
Shelfmark: MSS. Howe dep. 533

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

F.4   Correspondence, 1990-5; n.d.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 534-7


Correspondence concerning the writing of Conflict of Loyalty, Nov. 1990-June 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 534

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence concerning the writing of Conflict of Loyalty, July -Aug. 1994; n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 535

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence with publishers Macmillan, 1991-5
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 536

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence with friends and members of the public concerning the publication of Conflict of Loyalty, Jan. 1994-Nov. 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 537

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

G   Financial papers, 1931, 1956-77

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 538-49


Deposit account passbooks, 1931, 1956-8, 1959-71
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 538

Extent: 7 items
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Standard Bank of South Africa and National Provincial Bank account statements, 1947-9, 1957-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 539

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • Standard Bank of South Africa statements, 1947-8, filed with a Midland Bank statement, 1950
  • National Provincial Bank statements, 1957-9
Arrangement:

National Provincial Bank statements are in their original reverse date order.



Midland Bank account statements, 1955-9, 1965-6
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 540

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Barclays Bank 'house account' statements, 1959-71
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 541

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Barclays Bank account statements, 1959-76
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 542

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Midland Bank 'writing' account statements, 1960-71
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 543

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Barclays Bank professional account statements, 1962-70
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 544

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Annual accounts, 1953-74
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 545

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Valuations of securities, 1965-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 546

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Circuit expenses book, 1954-1970
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 547

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence concerning houses, 1957-71
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 548

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence concerning the estate of Howe's mother Lili Howe, 1976-7
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 549

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

H   Personal papers, 1875-2004; n.d.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 550-62


Personal papers of Howe's parents, Edward and Lili Howe, 1900-69
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 550

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Includes printed memorabilia, 1886-1938, and newspaper cuttings, 1909-[1970s], collected by the Howe family.


Abberley Hall school and University of Cambridge magazines, 1938-50
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 551

Extent: 9 items

Winchester College Rolls, 1943-4
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 552

Extent: 6 items

Howe's entry 'An enquiry into the influence of Rome on Wales and her language' for the Leslie Hunter Prize, 1944
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 553

Extent: 1 box

Driving licences and passports, 1953-95
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 554

Extent: 8 items

Address books, 1970; n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 555

Extent: 5 items

Miscellaneous personal papers, 1875-1981
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 556

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Includes some memorabilia, 1875, 1906.


Miscellaneous personal papers, 1982-90
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 557

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Miscellaneous personal papers, 1991-6, 2002; n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 558

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

Correspondence and papers concerning the death of Ian Gow, 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 559

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Mainly comprising correspondence relating to Howe's address at Gow's memorial service, Westminister Abbey, 22 Oct. 1990. Includes newspaper cuttings of obituaries of Gow and copies of speeches by Gow, 1972-90, used as research for Howe's memorial address.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Correspondence concerning golden wedding anniversary, 2003
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 560

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Golden wedding anniversary greetings cards, 2003
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 561
leaves

Letters of condolence following illness, 2004
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 562

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

I   Photographs, 1908-2002; n.d.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 563-76


Loose photographs, 1908-55
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 563

Extent: 1 box

Loose photographs, 1955-2002
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 564

Extent: 1 box

Loose photographs, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 565

Extent: 1 box

Loose photographs, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 566

Extent: 1 box

Album of photographs of visit to Stuttgart, June 1983
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 567

Extent: 1 box

Album of photographs of visit to Hungary, 1983
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 568

Extent: 1 box

Album of photographs of visit to Jerusalem, 1984
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 569

Extent: 1 box

Album of photographs of visit to Soviet embassy, London, Nov. 1984
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 570

Extent: 1 box

Album of photographs of visit to Sofia, Bulgaria, Feb. 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 571
leaves

Album of photographs of visit to Turkey, Feb. 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 572

Extent: 1 box

Album of photographs of visit to CISMEC, Milan, Italy, Mar. 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 573

Extent: 1 box

Album of photographs of visit to Austria, Nov. 1986
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 574

Extent: 1 box

Album of photographs of visit to Hinduja family Diwali, Oct. 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 575

Extent: 1 box

Album of photographs of visit to The Brewing Research Foundation, Nutfield, Feb. 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 576

Extent: 1 box

J   Printed material, 1921-2004; n.d.

J.1   Guest lists, seating plans, menus and programmes, 1961-96

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 577-87


1961, 1970-3
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 577

Extent: 1 box

1974-6
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 578

Extent: 1 box

1977-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 579

Extent: 1 box

1980-1
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 580

Extent: 1 box

1982-3
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 581

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

1984-5
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 582

Extent: 1 box

1986
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 583

Extent: 1 box

1987
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 584

Extent: 1 box

1988
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 585

Extent: 1 box

1989
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 586

Extent: 1 box

1990-6
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 587

Extent: 1 box

J.2   Personal printed material, 1960-92

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe. dep. 588-90


Invitations, 1960-90
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 588

Extent: 1 box

Christmas cards, 1985-90
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 589

Extent: 1 box

Funeral and memorial service sheets, 1965-92
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 590

Extent: 1 box

J.3   Pamphlets and journals, 1950-2004; n.d.

J.3.1   Pamphlets and journals containing articles by Howe, 1956-2004; n.d.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 591-6


1956-69
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 591

Extent: 12 items

Scope and Content:

Includes a list of articles by Howe, [1948?]-91.


1970-85
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 592

Extent: 17 items

1987-92
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 593

Extent: 16 items

1993-6
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 594

Extent: 15 items

1997-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 595

Extent: 6 items

2001-4; n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 596

Extent: 17 items

J.3.2   Pamphlets annotated by Howe, 1950-97; n.d.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 597-601


1950-8
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 597

Extent: 6 items

1961-71
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 598

Extent: 10 items

1972-83
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 599

Extent: 9 items

1984-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 600

Extent: 8 items

1990-7; n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 601

Extent: 7 items

J.4   Miscellaneous, 1940-97; n.d.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 602-9


1940-72
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 602

Extent: 1 box

University of Illinois doctoral thesis 'The Rent Act of 1957: A Case Study in British Politics' by Harvey Gustav Kebschull, 1962
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 603

Extent: 1 item

1973-81
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 604

Extent: 1 box

1982-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 605

Extent: 1 box

Book The Windlesham/Rampton Report on Death on the Rock by Lord Windlesham and Richard Rampton, 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 606

Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

Includes a handwritten dedication to Howe from Lord Windlesham inside the front cover, Mar. 1994


1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 607

Extent: 1 box

The Guardian souvenir magazine The Thatcher Legacy, [1990]
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 608

Extent: 1 item

1991-7; n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 609

Extent: 1 box

J.5   Newspaper cuttings, 1921-2004; n.d.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 610-31


Miscellaneous newspapers relating to key national events, 1921-83
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 610

Extent: l3 items

Newspaper cuttings, 1947-63
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 611

Extent: 1 box

Newspaper cuttings, 1964-5
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 612

Extent: 1 box

Newspaper cuttings, 1966
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 613

Extent: 1 box

Newspaper cuttings, 1967
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 614

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Includes newspaper cuttings relating to the reorganisation of Enfield schools, 1967.


Newspaper cuttings, 1968-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 615

Extent: 1 box

Newspaper cuttings, 1970
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 616

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Includes newspaper cuttings concerning case of appeal to the Arches Court of Canterbury, 1970. See also MS. Howe dep. 334.


Newspaper cuttings relating to the 1971 Industrial Relations Act, 1970-1
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 617

Extent: 1 box

Newspaper cuttings, 1971
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 618

Extent: 1 box

Newspaper cuttings, 1972
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 619

Extent: 1 box

Newspaper cuttings, 1972
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 620

Extent: 1 box

Newspaper cuttings, 1973-4
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 621

Extent: 1 box

Newspaper cuttings, 1975-9, [1970s] n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 622

Extent: 1 box

Newspaper cuttings concerning Howe's budgets, 1979-81
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 623

Extent: 1 box

Newspaper cuttings concerning Howe's budgets, 1982-3
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 624

Extent: 1 box

Newspaper cuttings, 1980-5
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 625

Extent: 1 box

Newspaper cuttings from The Financial Times, 1981-3
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 626

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Probably collected as research for memoirs Conflict of Loyalty. Includes copies of speeches by Howe concerning economic policy, 1975-81.


Newspaper cuttings, 1986-7
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 627

Extent: 1 box

Newspaper cuttings, 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 628

Extent: 1 box

Newspaper cuttings, 1989, [1980s] n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 629

Extent: 1 box

Newspaper cuttings, 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 630

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Mainly concerning Howe's resignation as Deputy Prime Minister.


Newspaper cuttings, 1990-2004; n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 631

Extent: 1 box

K   Miscellaneous papers, 1960-98; n.d.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 632-51


Scope and Content:

Correspondence and papers not included in the political working papers subject files.


1960-8, [1960s] n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 632

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Some leaves are closed.

1970-1
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 633

Extent: 1 box

Ministerial speaking briefs, 1971-2
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 634

Extent: 1 box

1972-4
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 635

Extent: 1 box

Miscellaneous correspondence and papers concerning inflation, 1973-5
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 636

Extent: 1 box

1975
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 637

Extent: 1 box

Miscellaneous papers concerning private enterprise, 1975
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 638

Extent: 1 box

1976-7
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 639

Extent: 1 box

Miscellaneous correspondence and papers concerning public sector pay, 1977-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 640

Extent: 1 box

1978-9, [1970s] n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 641

Extent: 1 box

Tokyo Summit, 1979
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 642

Extent: 1 box

1980-3
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 643

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Minutes of meetings of the Conservative backbench foreign affairs committee, 1983-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 644

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

1984-7
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 645

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Includes some Conflict of Loyalty memoir research papers.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

1988
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 646

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

1989
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 647

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Includes some Conflict of Loyalty memoir research papers.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Miscellaneous papers concerning the European Parliament election, 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 648

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

1990
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 649

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

1991-9
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 650

Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 651

Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Includes small file of papers relating to privatisation, n.d.

Restrictions on Access: Closed.

L   Audio visual, 1979-92; n.d.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Howe dep. 652-7


VHS cassettes, 1979-82
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 652

Extent: 6 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • 'Howes - E | R. Day, Oct. 1979 : G | Gardner, Oct. 1979 : G | Walden, 25 Nov. 1979'
  • 'HEP Anglia Connell', 1979
  • Conservative Party political broadcast, 15 July 1980
  • 'Handicap party at No 11', Dec. 1981
  • On the Record, 20 Jan. 1979; Tonight, 15 Feb. 1979; Nationwide, 23 Mar. 1979
  • Budget broadcast, 9 Mar. 1982

VHS cassettes, 1982-3
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 653

Extent: 6 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • Budget broadcast, 9 Mar. 1982
  • Budget broadcast, 15 Mar. 1983
  • BBC Breakfast interview of Lady Howe on the Budget, 15 Mar. 1983
  • BBC Breakfast and TVAM interviews on the Budget, 16 Mar. 1983
  • Interviews of Howe during the General Election, June 1983
  • Grenada Weekend World, 30 Oct. 1983

VHS cassettes, 1983-6
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 654

Extent: 6 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • 'Face the Dress', 13 Nov. 1983
  • 'People and Power', 25 Jan. 1973; BBC Breakfast; Weekend World, 1983
  • TVAM interview of Lady Howe and Edna Healey, 1984
  • Reporting London, Thames Television; interview of Lady Howe, 1984
  • This is Your Life, 1985
  • 'On the Spot', 17 Feb. 1986

VHS cassettes, 1986-7
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 655

Extent: 6 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • Weekend World, 20 Apr. 1986
  • 'Introducing Summit', 1 Aug. 1986
  • BBC Newsnight, 6 Apr. 1987
  • Interview of Lady Howe, 22 May 1987
  • Interview of Lady Howe, 22 May 1987
  • 'Breakfast Time' interview of Lady Howe, 8 June 1987

VHS cassettes, 1989-92; n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 656

Extent: 6 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • Visit to Vienna, 17-19 Jan. 1989
  • Weekend World; 'Carlton Brown of the FO', 1992
  • Budget, n.d.
  • 'Emir of Qatar visit', n.d.
  • 'TVS Questions', n.d.
  • 'Chancellor Face the Press', n.d.

VHS cassettes, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Howe dep. 657

Extent: 2 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises two cassette recordings of 'Lili Boulanger's life and times' and 'Lili Boulanger's life and music', n.d.


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