Archive of Arthur Mann

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Archive of Arthur Mann

1876-1972

Abstract:
Correspondence and papers of the journalist Arthur Mann (1876-1972). Mann's papers include material relating to the Yorkshire Post, his membership of the BBC's Board of Governors, and the Observer.

Extent: 0.6 Linear meters, 6 physical shelfmarks
Language(s) of Material: English

Full Range of Shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 3274-3279

Biographical/Historical

Arthur Mann (1876-1972) was a journalist. He edited the Evening Standard, where he started the 'Londoner's Diary', 1915-19, and the Yorkshire Post, 1919-39. In 1941 he arbitrated in the dispute between the Observer and J.L. Garvin, and served as a Trustee from 1951 until his resignation over the paper's criticism of the government's handling of the Suez crisis. Between 1941 and 1946 he was a member of the BBC's Board of Governors. Further details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Mann's papers include material relating to the Yorkshire Post, his membership of the BBC's Board of Governors, and the Observer.

Acquisition

Given by Peter Wright, July 1993, who was responsible for the initial arrangement of the papers.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 3274, fols. 1-2].

Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)

Mann | Arthur Henry | 1876-1972 | Newspaper Editor

Corporate name(s) (NCA Rules)

BBC.
Observer, newspaper.
Yorkshire Post, newspaper.

Subject(s)

20th century
Journalists -- 20th century

Descriptive List

Files relating to the Yorkshire Post
Date: 1935-1939
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3274
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 330 leaves

Scope and Content

Includes files relating to:

Letters received by Mann following his resignation from the Yorkshire Post
Date: Nov. 1939-Jan. 1940
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3275
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 159 leaves

File relating to Mann's membership of the BBC's Board of Governors.
Date: 1940-1947
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3276
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 344 leaves

Scope and Content

Includes correspondence with:

Files relating to the Observer
Date: 1941-1956, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3277
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 453 leaves

Scope and Content

Includes files relating to:

Letters, mainly holograph, from Anthony Eden, with copies of some of Mann's letters to him
Date: 1926-1968
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3278
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 157 leaves

Miscellaneous correspondence
Date: 1918-1969
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 3279
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 267 leaves


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