Catalogue of the Archive of Archibald Clark Kerr, Baron Inverchapel

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Svenja Kunze
2018



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Table of Contents

Introduction
A   General and professional correspondence and papers 1897, 1902-1951, 1965, 1991-1993
    A.1   Named correspondents 1903-1938, 1991-1993, n.d.
    A.2   General correspondence and papers 1902-1951, n.d.
    A.3   Foreign Office papers 1897, 1906-1949, n.d.
A.4   Press cuttings 1907-1965
B   Personal correspondence and papers 1885-1950; n.d.
    B.1   Personal correspondence 1885-1950, n.d.
    B.2   Personal papers 1898-1950
    B.3   Inverchapel Estate 1913-1950, n.d.
C   Family correspondence and papers 1850-1936, 1980-1988, n.d.
D   Photographs, memorabilia and miscellaneous c.1870s-1950, many n.d.


Archive of Archibald Clark Kerr, Baron Inverchapel

1850-1993

Abstract:
Archive of Archibald Clark Kerr, Baron Inverchapel (1882-1951), British diplomat, with some family papers.

Extent: 21.75 Linear metres, 146 physical shelfmarks
Language(s) of Material: English, English, with use of German, French, Spanish, Arabic, Italian, Swedish, Russian, Chinese, Greek

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. 12101/1-141; MSS. 12101 Photogr. 1-5

Biographical/Historical

Archibald John Kerr Clark was born 17 March 1882 near Sydney, Australia, the son of John Kerr Clark (1838-1910), a sheep station owner originally from Lanarkshire, Scotland, and his wife Kate Louisa (1846-1926), daughter of Sir John Robertson, prime minister of New South Wales. In 1889, the family moved to England, though John Kerr Clark later returned to Australia.

Kerr Clark was educated at Bath College, and in France, Germany, Italy and Spain where he travelled and studied languages. In March 1906 he passed the entrance examination for the diplomatic service and started working at the Foreign Office in London. After adopting Kerr as an additional surname in 1911, he became known as Archibald (or Archie, to his friends and colleagues) Clark Kerr.

During his long career as a diplomat, he was posted to countries around the world as follows:

In March 1948, Clark Kerr retired from the diplomatic service, but was almost immediately appointed to the new committee on European unity, for which he worked until 1949. He died at Greenock 5 July 1951, and was buried at Inverchapel.

In his personal life, Clark Kerr was very close to his mother, and close to his siblings, especially his sister Muriel. He married in 1929, whilst serving in Santiago de Chile, the young Chilean Maria Teresa (‘Tita’) Diaz Salas (1908?-1987). The relationship was complicated, and Tita left her husband during the difficult years of his embassy to China. The couple divorced in 1945, but remarried in 1947, when Clark Kerr had moved on the more salubrious post in Washington. The couple had no children. Clark Kerr enjoyed close friendships with some of his colleagues, among them Harold Nicolson and Gerald Villiers. In the years before the First World War, he was a confidant of the German Kaiser’s sister, Sophie Duchess of Sparta (later Queen Consort of Constantine I of Greece), and a disappointed suitor of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (later Queen Consort of George VI and Queen Mother) before her marriage.

Honours and memberships: In 1935, Clark Kerr was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George, and in 1942, he was promoted Knight Grand Cross. He was sworn of the Privy Council in January 1944, and was elevated to the peerage in April 1946 as Baron Inverchapel of Loch Eck.

For ease of description, the name Archibald Clark Kerr is used throughout this catalogue.

cf. Kerr, Archibald John Kerr Clark, Baron Inverchapel (1881-1951), in: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, https://doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/32422

Scope and Content

The archive comprises material relating to Archibald Clark Kerr's career as a diplomat from 1906 to 1948/49, as well as his personal papers and correspondence from 1885 to 1950, and family papers and correspondence, mainly from the 1850s to the 1920s.

Restrictions on Access

Material of a sensitive personal nature is closed.

Acquisition

The general and professional correspondence and papers, along with selected personal correspondence and papers, were deposited with the Bodleian Library by Sir William Lewthwaite and his wife Lois, nee Kerr Clark (Archibald Clark Kerr’s niece), between 1978 and 1982, and listed as Dep. Inverchapel 1-94. The bulk of the personal correspondence and papers, and the family correspondence and papers, were deposited by the Lewthwaites’ daughter Kate Hall in 2001 as Inverchapel Adds. 1-49, and made a gift to the Bodleian Library in 2003.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark, e.g. MS. 12101/1].

Related Material

Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)

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

Subject(s)

19th century
20th century
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 20th century

A   General and professional correspondence and papers 1897, 1902-1951, 1965, 1991-1993

Scope and Content

Archibald Clark Kerr's general and professional correspondence, as well as files and other papers created or collected during, or relating to, his career at the Foreign Office and his postings as a diplomat.

A.1   Named correspondents 1903-1938, 1991-1993, n.d.

Scope and Content

Correspondence with, but mainly from, Clark Kerr's friends and colleagues, and from prominent Foreign Office and aristocratic figures he was in touch with. Depending on Clark Kerr's relationship to the correspondents, the content is of a more personal or more professional nature.

Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)
Boothby | Robert John Graham | 1900-1985 | Baron Boothby | British politician
Bryce | James | 1838-1922 | 1st Viscount Bryce | British diplomat and politician
Hay | Alice Emily | Drummond- | d 1940
Nicolson| Sir | Harold George | 1886-1968 | British diplomat and politician
Percy | Eustace | 1887-1958 | 1st Baron Percy of Newcastle | British diplomat and politician
Sackville-West | Vita | 1892-1962 | Writer and gardener
Thomas | Linda | Lee- | 1883-1952 | American socialite
Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. 12101/1-8

Robert Boothby; James Bryce
Date: 1911-1920, 1922-1943, 1991-1993
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Alice Drummond-Hay
Date: 1921-1935, 1946-1948
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (1 folder)

Scope and Content

Letters from Alice Emily Hay Drummond-Hay ('Aunt Alice') to Clark Kerr, 1920-1935. Includes two letters to Clark Kerr about Drummond-Hay, 1946 and 1948.

Alice Drummond-Hay
Date: 1922-1925, 1929-1938
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Letters from Clark Kerr to Alice Emily Hay Drummond-Hay ('Aunt Alice'), 1922-1926 and 1929-1938.

Harold Nicolson
Date: 1910-1911
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Letters from Harold Nicolson to Clark Kerr, 1911-1912.

Harold Nicolson
Date: 1912-1950 [bulk 1912-1914] mainly 1912-1914
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Letters from Harold Nicolson to Clark Kerr, 1913-1950.

Eustace Percy; Vita Sackville-West; Linda Thomas
Date: 1903, 1911-1919, 1925-1928, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

'Royalty'
Date: 1922-1935, 1945-1948, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/7
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Letters to Clark Kerr from members of the British Royal Family:

Restrictions on Access:

Some material in this box is closed. This is marked as (=Res.).


'Royalty'
Date: 1907-1911, 1914, 1922, 1935, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/8
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Letters to Clark Kerr from royals and aristocrats, mainly from Greece and from Germany:

A.2   General correspondence and papers 1902-1951, n.d.

Scope and Content

General correspondence sent to Clark Kerr in his personal capacity, covering both personal and professional subjects. The correspondents are friends, acquaintances, Foreign Office colleagues and superiors, and a wide range of other personal and professional contacts. Also included are some personal papers and memorabilia, and some (semi-)professional papers where these are not part of A.3 Foreign Office papers.

Arrangement

The correspondence is arranged by date. Personal and papers and memorabilia are filed in chronological sequence with the correspondence. Where material could not be precisely dated, it is filed with papers relating to the same stage in Clark Kerr's career, e.g. 'Correspondence sent to Clark Kerr in Rome, n.d. [Jun 1913-Dec 1914]'.


Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)
Allenby | Edmund Henry Hynman | 1861-1936 | 1st Viscount Allenby | Field Marshal and British Imperial Governor
Full range of shelfmarks

MSS. 12101/9-30

General correspondence and papers
Date: 1902-1906
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/9
Language(s) of Material: English, French, German
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

General correspondence and papers
Date: 1907-Jun 1908
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/10
Language(s) of Material: English, French, German
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

General correspondence and papers
Date: Jul 1908-1909
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/11
Language(s) of Material: English, French, German
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

General correspondence and papers
Date: 1910-1911
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/12
Language(s) of Material: English, French, German
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Also includes correspondence sent to Clark Kerr in Berlin, n.d. [Nov 1906-Mar 1910], and in Buenos Aires, n.d. [Apr-Dec 1910].

General correspondence and papers
Date: 1912-Jun 1913
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/13
Language(s) of Material: English, French, German
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Also includes correspondence sent to Clark Kerr in Washington, n.d. [Mar 1911-Jun 1913]

General correspondence and papers
Date: Jul 1913-Jun 1915
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/14
Language(s) of Material: English, French
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Also includes correspondence sent to Clark Kerr in Rome, n.d. [Jun 1913-Dec 1914]

General correspondence and papers
Date: Jul 1915-1917
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/15
Language(s) of Material: English, French
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Also includes correspondence sent to Clark Kerr in Teheran, n.d. [Jan 1915-Nov 1916]

General correspondence and papers
Date: 1914-Jun 1920
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/16
Language(s) of Material: English, French
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Also includes papers relating to Clark Kerr's attempts to join the military, his military postings, and the demobilisation, 1914-1919.

General correspondence and papers
Date: Jul 1920-1921
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/17
Language(s) of Material: English, Arabic, French
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

General correspondence and papers
Date: 1922-Jun 1923
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/18
Language(s) of Material: English, Arabic, French
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Includes letters and notes to Clark Kerr by Lord Allenby.

General correspondence and papers
Date: Jul 1923-Mar 1924
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/19
Language(s) of Material: English, Arabic, French
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Includes letters and notes to Clark Kerr by Lord Allenby.

General correspondence and papers
Date: Apr-Dec 1924
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/20
Language(s) of Material: English, Arabic, French
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Includes letters and notes to Clark Kerr by Lord Allenby.

General correspondence and papers
Date: Jan-Sep 1925
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/21
Language(s) of Material: English, Arabic, French
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Includes letters and notes to Clark Kerr by Lord Allenby; and condolence letters on death of Muriel Clark, May 1925.

General correspondence and papers
Date: Oct 1925-Jun 1926
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/22
Language(s) of Material: English, French, Spanish
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

General correspondence and papers
Date: Jul 1926-1927
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/23
Language(s) of Material: English, French, Spanish
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Includes condolence letters on death of Kate Louisa Kerr Clark, Aug 1926.

General correspondence and papers
Date: 1928-1929
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/24
Language(s) of Material: English, Spanish
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Includes correspondence to Clark Kerr in Guatemala, n.d. [Dec 1925-Jan1928]; congratulations on engagement and wedding, 1929.

General correspondence and papers
Date: 1930-1933
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/25
Language(s) of Material: English, Spanish
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Includes correspondence to Clark Kerr in Chile, n.d. [Feb 1928-early 1931].

General correspondence and papers
Date: 1934-1935
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/26
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Includes correspondence to Clark Kerr in Sweden, n.d. [Apr 1931-early 1935].

General correspondence and papers
Date: 1936-1939
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/27
Language(s) of Material: English, French, Arabic, Chinese
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

General correspondence and papers
Date: 1940-1946
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/28
Language(s) of Material: English, Chinese, French, Russian
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Includes correspondence to Clark Kerr in China, n.d. [Feb 1938-early 1942] and in the Soviet Union, n.d. [Feb 1942-Spring 1946]. Also includes copies of a letter by Clark Kerr to the Foreign Secretary Bevin, reporting on his last meeting with Stalin before leaving the Soviet Union, 29 Jan 1946.

General correspondence and papers
Date: 1947-1951
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/29
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Includes correspondence, mainly empty envelopes, addressed to Clark Kerr in the USA, n.d. [May 1946-Mar 1948], and correspondence after his retirement, Mar 1948-May 1951. Also includes correspondence relating to Evgeni [later Eugene] Yost, Clark Kerr's Russian valet, and his settling in the UK, 1948-1951.

General correspondence and papers undated
Date: n.d. [1900-1940s]
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/30
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (1 folder)

Scope and Content

Undated, or dated by decade [1900-1920s], [1930s], [1930s-1940s].

A.3   Foreign Office papers 1897, 1906-1949, n.d.

Scope and Content

Papers and files, created and compiled by Clark Kerr as part of his career as a diplomat, including official correspondence and telegrams, (draft) memoranda, briefing papers and reports. Also includes 'Foreign Office prints', i.e. the Foreign Office's printed circulars and reports, as well as some of Clark Kerr's appointment diaries, material relating to speeches given in a professional capacity, his Foreign Office credentials and other papers relating to his appointments and posts, and official invitations.

Arrangement

Any intact original (Foreign Office) files were kept as found. The original file titles are given in the description in inverted commas, e.g. 'Sir A. Clark Kerr. Original Drafts of Telegrams'.


Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)
Allenby | Edmund Henry Hynman | 1861-1936 | 1st Viscount Allenby | Field Marshal and British Imperial Governor
Bryce | James | 1838-1922 | 1st Viscount Bryce | British diplomat and politician
General note

MSS. 12101/31-48

Foreign Office papers
Date: 1907-1911
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/31
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Mainly (draft) correspondence of James Bryce as British Ambassador to the United States of America, including with Earl Grey, Governor General of Canada. Includes some drafts of letters written for Bryce by Clark Kerr on his posting to Washington, 1911.

Foreign Office papers
Date: 1912-1913
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/32
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Mainly (draft) correspondence of James Bryce as British Ambassador to the United States of America. Includes some drafts of letters and memoranda by Clark Kerr on his posting to Washington.

Foreign Office papers
Date: 1914-1923
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/33
Language(s) of Material: English, Arabic, French, Italian
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Mainly material relating to Italy, Tehran and Tangier, and to Clark Kerr's postings to these areas, as well as to his first years in Egypt. Also includes some (printed) papers relating to World War I and its effects on international relations, and printed copy of the constitution of the newly independent Egypt, April 1923, with a dedication to Clark Kerr.

Foreign Office papers
Date: 1924-1925
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/34
Language(s) of Material: English, French
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Material relating to Egypt, including (draft) correspondence of Viscount Allenby as British High Commissioner in Egypt. Also includes Foreign Office printed annual reports for Egypt, 1922, 1924-1928, 1930 and 1931.

Foreign Office papers
Date: 1924-1925
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/35
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

(Drafts of) Foreign Office telegrams and memoranda, original files from the British Residency in Egypt, including:

Foreign Office papers
Date: 1926-1929, 1932-1933
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/36
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Mainly material relating to Guatemala/Central America, Chile and Sweden, and to Clark Kerr's postings to these countries. Includes original file from the British Legation in Stockholm, 'Prince of Wales', containing correspondence about a visit by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII) to Sweden, 1932.

Foreign Office papers
Date: 1937-1942, 1945
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/37
Language(s) of Material: English, Arabic, French
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Mainly material relating to Iraq, China and the Soviet Union, and to international relations in 1945:

Foreign Office papers
Date: Dec 1945-1947
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/38
Language(s) of Material: English, French
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Original files, mainly relating to the Soviet Union, Romania and Java, and to international relations in 1946:

Foreign Office papers and miscellaneous
Date: 1897, 1948-1949
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/39
Language(s) of Material: English, French
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Original files, mainly relating to Clark Kerr's retirement and to his work for the United Kingdom Delegation to the European Unity Committee:

Also includes the British copy of an international treaty [Olney-Pauncefote Treaty?] 'Convention between Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the United States of America for the demarkation of so much of the 141st meridian of West Longitude as may be necessary for the determination of the boundary between their respective possessions in North America', 30 Jan 1897.

Foreign Office prints
Date: 1906-1919
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/40
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Foreign Office prints
Date: 1924
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/41
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Original files 'Egyptian Political Situation, Foreign Office Prints 1924', Parts I -III.

Foreign Office prints
Date: 1920-1933
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/42
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

(Appointment) Diaries
Date: 1938-1941, 1943-1946
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/43
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Appointment diaries for the years 1938-1941; notebook with short diary type entries, Nov-Dec 1943 and Oct 1944; appointment diaries for the years 1945-1946.

Speeches
Date: c.1928-1943, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/44
Language(s) of Material: English, Spanish
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Scripts of speeches and addresses by Clark Kerr, 1928-1937, c.1939-1943 [China, Soviet Union] and n.d. [probably pre-1946].

Speeches
Date: 1946-1948
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/45
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Scripts of speeches and addresses by Clark Kerr, 1946-1948 [USA].

Appointments, visa and credentials
Date: 1906-1946
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/46
Language(s) of Material: English, German, Italian, Greek, French, Spanish, Swedish, Russian
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Visa and credentials for Clark Kerr, 1906-1946; appointment certificates and related correspondence, 1906-1946. Also includes some diplomatic lists, 1906-1913.

Invitations
Date: c.1906-1948, many n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/47
Language(s) of Material: English, French, Spanish, German
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Invitations to Clark Kerr, menus etc. relating to official and private receptions, dinners, dances and similar events, most n.d.

Poster ''P.F.R.A Welcomes H.E. Ambassador Kerr To Speak On "Spirit of Democracy"'
Date: n.d. [late 1930s or 1940s]
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/48
Language(s) of Material: Chinese
Extent: 1 roll

Scope and Content

Large poster with many signatures in Chinese, and some English names.

A.4   Press cuttings 1907-1965

Scope and Content

A collection of loose press cuttings from newspapers and magazines mentioning, or about, Clark Kerr and his diplomatic career, and relating to topics of interest to him (mainly events, developments and protagonists of international politics and diplomacy during World War II and in the post war years). The vast majority of cuttings are in English, but the collection also includes some articles in other languages, such as Chinese, Dutch, French, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.

Arrangement

The press cuttings are arranged by publication year. Unless otherwise indicated, the cuttings within a box are not further sorted.


Full range of shelfmarks

MSS. 12101/49-58


Press cuttings
Date: 1907-1938
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/49
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Press cuttings
Date: 1941-1942
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/50
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Press cuttings
Date: 1943
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/51
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Press cuttings
Date: 1944
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/52
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Press cuttings
Date: 1945
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/53
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Press cuttings
Date: 1945
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/54
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Press cuttings
Date: Jan-Dec 1946
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/55
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Arrangement

Sorted by month.


Press cuttings
Date: 1946
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/56
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Press cuttings
Date: 1947
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/57
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Arrangement

Includes press cuttings sorted by month.


Press cuttings
Date: 1948-1965; n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/58
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

The press cuttings n.d. mainly relate to Clark Kerr's time in China, in the Soviet Union and in the United States, 1938-1948.

B   Personal correspondence and papers 1885-1950; n.d.

Scope and Content

Archibald Clark Kerr's personal correspondence with his parents John and Kate Louisa Clark Kerr, with his siblings Margaret ('Margie', 1872-195?), Struan Robertson ('Robin', 1876-1915), Kate (1878-1961), Mairi (d. 1908), Muriel ('Duttie', c.1880-1925) and Gwladys ('Gwladdie', 1883-1951), with his nieces, nephews and other family members, and with his wife Maria Teresa, nee Dias Salas ('Tita', ?1907-1987). Also includes Clark Kerr's personal and literary papers, including some personal diaries, financial and administrative papers, and papers relating to the Inverchapel Estate in Argyll.

B.1   Personal correspondence 1885-1950, n.d.

B.1.1   Correspondence from Clark Kerr 1890-1950, n.d.

Full range of shelfmarks

MSS. 12101/59-91

Letters to his father
Date: 1898-1901
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/59
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Letters to his father
Date: 1902-Jun 1903
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/60
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Letters to his father
Date: Jul 1903-Jun 1905
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/61
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Letters to his father
Date: Jul 1905-1906
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/62
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Letters to his father
Date: 1907-Jun 1908
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/63
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Letters to his father
Date: Jul 1908-Jun 1909
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/64
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Letters to his father
Date: Jul 1909-Sep 1910
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/65
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Letters to his mother
Date: 1890-1904
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/66
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Letters to his mother
Date: Dec 1906-1907
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/67
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Letters to his mother
Date: Mar-Dec 1908
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/68
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Letters to his mother
Date: 1909-Apr 1910
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/69
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Letters to his mother
Date: May 1910-Jul 1911
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/70
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Letters to his mother
Date: Oct 1911-Jun 1912
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/71
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Letters to his mother
Date: Jul-Dec 1912
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/72
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Letters to his mother
Date: 1913
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/73
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Letters to his mother
Date: Jan-Sep 1914
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/74
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Letters to his mother
Date: Oct 1914-Jun 1915
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/75
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Letters to his mother
Date: Jul-Dec 1915
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/76
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Letters to his mother
Date: Jan-Oct 1916
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/77
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Letters to his mother
Date: Jan 1917; Mar-Dec 1918; Mar-Dec 1919
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/78
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Letters to his mother
Date: Apr-Jun 1920
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/79
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Letters to his mother
Date: Jul-Dec 1920
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/80
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Letters to his mother
Date: Oct 1921-Feb 1922
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/81
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Letters to his mother
Date: Apr-Nov 1922
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/82
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Letters to his mother
Date: Jan-May 1923
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/83
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Letters to his mother
Date: Jun-Oct 1923
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/84
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Letters to his mother
Date: Nov 1923-Aug 1924
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/85
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Letters to his mother
Date: 1912-1923; Sep 1924-Mar 1926; n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/86
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Letters, Sep 1924-Mar 1926. Also includes transcripts of selected letters 1912, 1919-1920, 1922-1923, and orphaned pages and envelopes, n.d.

Letters to his sister Muriel
Date: 1908-1915
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/87
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Letters to his sister Muriel
Date: 1916-1924, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/88
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Letters to his wife
Date: 1929-1933
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/89
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Letters to his wife
Date: c.1931-1935, 1938
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/90
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Letters Clark Kerr to his wife Tita, Jan-Mar 1931 and 1938, and undated letters and orphaned pages, c.1931-1935.

Letters to his wife
Date: 1929, 1932, 1934, 1943, 1945-1946, 1948-1950, n.d
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/91
Language(s) of Material: English, Spanish
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Letters Clark Kerr to his wife Tita, 1943, 1948-1950 and n.d. [c. 1948-1950]. Also includes some letters to Clark Kerr from his wife, 1929 (pre-marriage) and 1945-1946, and letters by various to Tita, Mrs Archibald Clark Kerr, 1932-1934 and n.d.

B.1.2   Correspondence to Clark Kerr 1885-1946, n.d.

Full range of shelfmarks

MSS. 12101/92-110

Letters from his father
Date: 1887, 1902-1905, c.1907-1910
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/92
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (1 folder)

Scope and Content

Some letters, 1887 and 1902-1905, but mainly empty envelopes, c.1907-1910.

Letters from his mother
Date: 1885, 1899-1907
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/93
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Includes some letters by his sisters, mainly by Muriel and by Gwladys, where these were sent with his mother's letters.

Letters from his mother
Date: 1908-1910
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/94
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Includes some letters by his sisters, mainly by Muriel and by Gwladys, where these were sent with his mother's letters.

Letters from his mother
Date: 1911-1913
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/95
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Includes some letters by his sisters, mainly by Muriel and by Gwladys, where these were sent with his mother's letters.

Letters from his mother
Date: 1914-1915
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/96
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Letters from his mother
Date: 1916-1919
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/97
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Letters from his mother
Date: 1920-May 1922
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/98
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Letters from his mother
Date: Jun 1922-1923
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/99
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Letters from his mother
Date: 1924-1926, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/100
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Also includes orphaned pages from letters from his mother, n.d.

Letters from his sister Margaret and her husband
Date: 1903-1928
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/101
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Letters from Margaret ('Margie') Clark, later Brown, 1903-1926; letters from her husband G.H. ('Harry') Brown, mainly about the administration of the Ghoolendaadi farm in Australia, 1906 and 1913-1928.

Letters from his brother Robin and his family
Date: 1900, 1906-1910, 1913-1915, 1928, 1936, 1943
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/102
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Letters from Struan Robertson ('Robin') Kerr Clark, 1900, 1906-1910 and 1913-1914; letters from his wife Beatrice ('Betty'), nee Moore, 1910, 1915, 1928, 1936; some letters from his daughter Lois Mairi (later Lady Lewthwaite), 1943 and 1946.

Letters from his sister Kate and her husband
Date: 1907-1914, 1924-1929, 1934
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/103
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Letters from Kate Clark, later Astley, 1907-1914, 1924-1929 and 1934; some letters from her husband Delaval Astley, 1925-1927.

Letters from his sister Muriel
Date: 1907-1910
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/104
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Letters from his sister Muriel
Date: 1911-1912
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/105
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Letters from his sister Muriel
Date: 1913-1915
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/106
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Letters from his sister Muriel
Date: 1915-1916, 1918-1919
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/107
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Letters from his sister Muriel
Date: 1920-1924, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/108
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Also includes undated letters, and orphaned pages from letters, from Muriel, n.d.

Letters from his sister Gwladys and her family
Date: 1906-1914, 1919-1946
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/109
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Letters from Gwladys ('Gwladdie') Clark, later Prickett, 1906-1914, 1919-1946; one letter from her husband Admiral Cecil Prickett; one letter from their son (Clark Kerr's nephew) David Prickett, 1946.

Letters from other relatives
Date: 1893-1946
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/110
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Letters from:

B.2   Personal papers 1898-1950

Full range of shelfmarks

MSS. 12101/111-117

Personal diaries
Date: Aug-Nov 1908, Feb and Apr 1909, Feb 1910, Jun 1911
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/111
Language(s) of Material: English, German
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Personal diary covering the periods Aug-Nov 1908, Feb and Apr 1909, and fragments from Feb 1910 and Jun 1911, with newspaper cuttings, mainly in German, pasted in.

Personal papers, honours and memberships
Date: 1910-1948, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/112
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Papers relating to education, studies and exams
Date: c.1898-1906, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/113
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

School reports, Bath College, c.1898-1900; exercises and other papers relating to language studies (French, German, Spanish, Italian, Latin, Russian), n.d.; papers relating to Foreign Office entrance examinations ('Attaché in the Diplomatic Service'), 1905 and 1906.

Radio programmes; Literary papers
Date: 1943, 1948-1950, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/114
Language(s) of Material: English, French, German, Spanish.
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Financial and administrative papers
Date: 1919-1950
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/115
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Papers relating to bank accounts and investments, 1919-1937, and to Foreign Office salary, allowances and expenses, 1923-1928 and 1942-1950.

Financial and administrative papers
Date: 1906-1920
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/116
Language(s) of Material: English, Spanish, Italian, Arabic
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Bills and receipts.

Financial and administrative papers
Date: 1921-1929
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/117
Language(s) of Material: English, Spanish, French, Arabic
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Bills and receipts.

B.3   Inverchapel Estate 1913-1950, n.d.

Full range of shelfmarks

MSS. 12101/118-125

Correspondence and other papers relating to the acquisition and running of the Inverchapel Estate
Date: 1913-1916, 1922-1928, 1948-1950, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/118
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Also includes papers relating to the library at Inverchapel, including book lists and book plates with the Inverchapel coat of arms.

Copy book, Inverchapel Estate outgoing letters
Date: Jan 1924-Sep 1925
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/119
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Architectural drawings and plans
Date: 1922-1927
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/120
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 roll

Scope and Content

Architectural drawings and plans
Date: 1924
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/121
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 roll

Scope and Content

Inverchapel, Kilmun, Argyllshire. Alterations and Additions: Drawings Nos. 3, 4 , 6, 8-10 (Jul 1924). Architect: Gerald Wellesby.

Architectural drawings and plans
Date: 1926-1927
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/122

Extent: 1 roll

Scope and Content

Inverchapel, Loch Eck, Argyllshire. Drawing No. 26 (Nov 1926) and Drawings Nos. 26-28 (Sept-Oct 1927). Architect: Gerald Wellesby.

Architectural drawings and plans
Date: 1927
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/123
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 roll

Scope and Content

Inverchapel, Loch Eck, Argyllshire. Drawings Nos. 29-33 (Oct 1927). Architect: Gerald Wellesby.

Architectural drawings and plans
Date: 1947-1948
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/124
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 roll

Scope and Content

Inverchapel, Kilmun, Argyllshire. Proposed Alterations & Additions: Drawing No. 1 (Oct 1947), Drawing No. 6 (Feb 1948) and Drawing No. 10 (June 1948); Scheme for Dining Room Decoration: Drawing No. 4 (Jul 1948). Architect: Trenwith Wills.

Architectural drawings and plans
Date: Nov 1926
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/125
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 roll

Scope and Content

Inverchapel, Loch Eck, Argyll. Survey of land showing contours & position of house: Drawing No. 25 (Nov 1926). Architect: Gerald Wellesby, Trentwith Wills. (4 plans)

C   Family correspondence and papers 1850-1936, 1980-1988, n.d.

Biographical/Historical

John Kerr Clark was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1838, the only child of James Clark and his first wife Margaret, nee Kerr (d. 1838). After his education in Scotland he spent some years travelling in Europe, before leaving for Australia in 1860 with his uncle Duncan Clark (b. 1829) to set up a sheep station at Ghoolendaadi, near Boggabri, in New South Wales. In 1870 he married Kate Louisa Robertson (1846-1926), the daughter of neighbouring landowner and politician Sir John Struan Robertson (1816-1891). One of nine siblings, she had grown up in at the Robertson's home, Clovelly, in Sydney, where she also spent a lot of time after she married to avoid the harsh living conditions at Ghoolendaadi. Between 1871 and 1883 John and Kate Louisa had eleven children, of which four, three boys and a girl, died in infancy. The family moved to England in 1889, first to Bath, later to London. John Kerr Clark returned to Ghoolendaadi in the late 1890s and died in Australia in 1910.

James Clark was born at Blairmore, near Inverchapel (then Inverchapple) in Argyll, Scotland, in 1813, the eldest son of the farmer Robert Clark. He trained as a surgeon at the University of Glasgow, but never practised and instead pursued a business career, first with firm of Greenock merchants, Kerrs & McBride, then with cotton manufacturing company James Finlay & Co. By the 1850s, his business success had allowed him to buy the sizeable Crossbasket estate near Glasgow and become a prosperous member of the landed gentry. He married his second wife, Agnes, nee Barclay (1824-1863), in the mid-1840s, and had seven children with her. After James Clark's death in 1876, a family dispute broke out between John Kerr Clark in Australia and his stepsiblings in Scotland, which would last for decades, and led to John Kerr Clark's family adopting the name 'Kerr' as part of the surname to distinguish themselves from the 'Barclay' Clarks.


Scope and Content

Correspondence, (personal) papers and memorabilia of, and relating to, Archibald Clark Kerr's parents John Kerr Clark and Kate Louisa, nee Robertson, and some papers relating to other family members, and to the Clark Kerr/Robertson family history in general.

Full range of shelfmarks

MSS. 12101/126-139


Letters by John Kerr Clark
Date: 1869-1872
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/126
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Letters from John Clark Kerr to Kate Louisa Robertson, later Clark Kerr, Sep 1869-Feb 1870 (pre marriage) and Oct 1870-1972.

Letters by John Kerr Clark
Date: 1873-1874, 1879, 1906-1910, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/127
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Letters from John Clark Kerr to Kate Louisa Clark Kerr, 1873-1874, 1879 and 1906-1910, and letters and notes, n.d. Also includes some letters to his stepmother Agnes Clark, 1861-1862, two letters to his stepbrothers Robert and James, 1860 and 1861; and a letter to 'Jack', 1869.

Letters to John Kerr Clark
Date: 1850-1857, 1859-1864
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/128
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Letters to John Kerr Clark from his father James Clark, 1850-1857 and 1859-1864.

Letters to John Kerr Clark
Date: 1850-1901, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/129
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

John Kerr Clark journals
Date: c.1855-1858, 1864, 1870, 1888
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/130
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Journal, mainly covering travels in France, Switzerland and Germany, Sep 1855-May 1858 (six notebooks); two (pocket) diaries, 1864 and 1888. Also includes John Kerr Clark's passport, 1856 and 1870.

Letters to Kate Louisa Kerr Clark
Date: c.1896-1926
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/131
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Letters to Kate Louisa Kerr Clark from her children Robin, Margaret, Kate and Mairi, and later from their spouses and children, including Kate Louisa Clark Kerr's grandchildren Lois Mairi Kerr Clark, Peggy Brown, Betty Astley, Joan Astley and Wilma Vickers, c.1896-1898, 1910-1925, 1920-1926.

Letters to Kate Louisa Kerr Clark
Date: 1897-1926
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/132
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Letters to Kate Louisa Kerr Clark from her daughters Muriel and Gwladys, 1897-1926 and n.d. Also includes letters to Kate Louisa Kerr Clark from her children jointly, 1896-1898.

Letters to Kate Louisa Kerr Clark
Date: c.1870-1926, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/133
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (1 folder)

Scope and Content

Letters to Kate Louisa Kerr Clark from other family members, including her parents, her sister and her father-in-law, 1870-1897 and n.d.; letters to Kate Louisa Kerr Clark from various correspondents, 1900, 1906-1908, 1916, 1925-1926 and n.d. Also includes orphaned pages, and envelopes addressed to Kate Louisa Kerr Clark.

Kate Louisa Kerr Clark administrative papers
Date: 1909-1926
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/134
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Administrative and financial papers, c. 1909-1926, including papers relating to (income) tax and insurances, bank receipts and correspondence about financial matters, mainly income from John Kerr Clark's estate in Australia, and utility bills for the house 35 Cumberland Place, London Marylebone.

Kate Louisa Kerr Clark administrative papers
Date: 1901-1925
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/135
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Bills, receipts and related correspondence, mainly relating to the furnishing, maintenance and modernisation of the house 35 Great Cumberland Place, London Marylebone, 1901-1925.

Letters to Muriel Kerr Clark
Date: 1889-1924
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/136
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Letters to Muriel Kerr Clark from her father, 1889 and 1901-1904, from friend Louvima Knollys, c.1912-1924, from 'George' (probably George, Prince of Sparta (later King George II of Greece)), 1910-1914, and from various correspondents, 1892-1924. Also includes some invitations to Muriel Kerr Clark, n.d.

Family inheritance, wills and estate papers
Date: 1894-1899, 1910-1936
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/137
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (5 folders)

Scope and Content

Papers relating to the wills, and administration of the estates, of Duncan Clark, 1894-1899; of John Kerr Clark, 1910-1928, including balance sheets and accounts of Clark's Ltd., 1911-1920; of Kate Louisa Kerr Clark, 1926-1929; of Muriel Kerr Clark, 1925-1936.

Family history and memorabilia
Date: 1858-1924, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/138
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Miklouho-Maclay papers
Date: 1906-1911, 1925, 1980-1988
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/139
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

File, compiled by Clark Kerr, on the estate of Ekatarina Miklouho-Maclay, the mother of Margaret Emma Robertson's (Kate Louisa Robertson's sister's) husband, the Russian explorer, ethnologist, anthropologist and biologist Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay, and the inheritance battle between the Miklouho-Maclays in Australia and relations in Russia, containing copies of documents 1908-1909, and later photocopies of correspondence, 1908-1910, relating to the matter which were sent [to Lois Lady Lewthwaite, nee Kerr Clark] by a Maclay descendent in Australia. Also includes one letter from Margaret Miklouho-Maclay to Clark Kerr, 1925, and newsletters of the Miklouho-Maclay Society of Australia, 1980-1988.

D   Photographs, memorabilia and miscellaneous c.1870s-1950, many n.d.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. 12101/140-141; MSS. 12101 Photogr. 1-5


Photographs relating to Clark Kerr's career as a diplomat
Date: 1921-1950, some n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12101 Photogr. 1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Photographs relating to Clark Kerr's professional life, and his appointments as a diplomat, including:

Personal and family photographs
Date: c.1870s-1940s, many n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12101 Photogr. 2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Photographs of Clark Kerr as a child and young man, n.d. [c.1890-1906]; portraits of his wife Maria Teresa, 1931 and n.d. [c.1930]; portraits of James Clark and John Robertson, n.d. [1870s/1880s]; portraits of Robin Kerr Clark, 1904; photographs of Clark Kerr's siblings and their families, and unidentified family photographs [Clark Kerr's parents, grandparents, siblings, nieces and nephews], most n.d. [c. 1890s-1940s]; page from a photo album with pictures of Inverchapel, Loch Eck, 1922.

Personal photo album
Date: c.1900-1907
Shelfmark: MS. 12101 Photogr. 3
Language(s) of Material: English, German
Extent: 1 box (1 volume)

Scope and Content

Photo album 'Photographien A.K.C.', containing mainly personal photographs and some letters/ memorabilia.

Personal photo albums
Date: 1908-1918
Shelfmark: MS. 12101 Photogr. 4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 volumes)

Scope and Content

Two albums, containing mainly personal photographs and some letters/ memorabilia:

Framed photographs
Date: 1943, 1946
Shelfmark: MS. 12101 Photogr. 5
Language(s) of Material: Russian
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Portrait of Elizabeth, Queen Consort of George VI, 1934, with autograph; portrait of King George VI, 1943, with autograph; portrait (drawing) of Joseph Stalin, 1944, with dedication in Russian to Clark Kerr, autographed 1946.

Chinese chess figures
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/140
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

18 Chinese [ivory?] figurines (9 white and 9 stained red), and some fragments, probably part of a chess set, n.d.

Miscellaneous
Date: c.1900-1950, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. 12101/141
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous/unidentified papers, including notes [by Lady Lois Lewthwaite, nee Kerr Clark] on her memories of visiting 'Uncle Archie' in Sweden in the 1930s, n.d., photocopied pages from a book Richard Hakluyt, The Principall Navigations, Voiages and Discoveries of the English nation, made by Sea or our Land, 1589; booklet 'The Chester Club. 19 Grosvenor Place S.W.I.', [1926]; picture postcard of Coylet Hotel, Loch Eck, n.d.; envelope containing (used) stamps, from Tangier/Morocco, Spain, Denmark, Egypt, Persia, Gibraltar, France, Sweden, Malta, [c.1920s-1930s]. Also includes book David Dilks, Retreat from Power, Studies in Britain's Foreign Policy of the Twentieth Century, Volume Two After 1939,1981, and an empty sketchbook/album, n.d. [c.1900].


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