Catalogue of correspondence and papers of Sir Con O'Neill, diplomat

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Papers of Sir Con O'Neill, diplomat, 1968-1983

Correspondence and papers of Sir Con O'Neill (1912-1988), diplomat, mainly concerning Britain's relations with the European Union (formerly the European Economic Community), 1968-1983.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 6059-6065
Extent: 7 shelfmarks

Biographical History

Sir Con O'Neill led the British officials in the delegation to negotiate Britain's membershipof the European Union, (formerly the European Economic Community) between 1969-1972. Details are given in Who Was Who.


Given to the Library by Dr. Onora O'Neill, 1995.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 6059, fols. 1-2].

Personal names (NCA Rules)

O'Neill | Sir Con Douglas Walter | 1912-1988 | Knight | diplomat

Corporate names (NCA Rules)

European Union -- European Economic Community

Subjects (LCSH)

Diplomatic and consular service, British
European Union

Descriptive List

File of correspondence mainly with publishers and television companies, and related papers, 1965-1987, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6059
Extent: 184 leaves

File of correspondence concerning the British Council of the European Movement, 1968-1969
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6060
Extent: 88 leaves

File of correspondence with The Times concerning articles on Europe, 1968-1969
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6061
Extent: 129 leaves

Scope and Content:

(fols. 100-129) differential floatback (voters and opinion polls), 1974

Files of lectures, seminar papers and articles, 1969-1982
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6062
Extent: 293 leaves

Scope and Content:

Files of lectures, seminar papers and articles relating to Britian and the European Union (EU), EUT law, urbanization and other topics, arranged by date of delivery or publication, with related correspondence

Miscellaneous lectures, articles and papers, 1964-1980, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6063
Extent: 182 leaves

Scope and Content:

With explanatory note by Sir Con, 1983

Scripts of BBC radio and television broadcasts, 1969-1981
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6064
Extent: 203 leaves

Miscellaneous papers, 1967-1982
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6065
Extent: 16 items

Scope and Content:


  • (items 1-8) annotated copies of official publications and communiqués, 1967-1972 (item 4 is a copy of a speech by George Brown, 6 Mar. 1969)
  • (items 9-11) pamphlets and leaflets concerning opinion polls, 1974

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