John Sankey, Viscount Sankey of Moreton (1866-1948), became a judge in the King's Bench division and later in the Court of Appeal and was Lord Chancellor from 1929 to 1935. He was chairman, in 1915, of the Home Office aliens advisory committee, in 1919 of the coal industry commission and, during his Lord Chancellorship, of the inter-imperial relations committee of the imperial conference and the federal structure committee of the Indian Round Table Conference. Further details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Sankey's papers consist of:
They are particulalry informative about certain aspects of his Lord Chancellorship, especially his part in the Indian Round Table Conference, and they contain a certain amount of interesting general political material.
These papers were previously in the possession of Messrs. Freeman & Son, the executors of the estate of Miss Edith Sankey, Lord Sankey's sister.Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were transferred to the Library in 1972.Access Conditions
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Diaries | 1886-1947
Sankey | John | 1866-1948 | Viscount Sankey | Lord Chancellor
Great Britain | Home Office
Indian Round Table Conference
Great Britain | Colonies | India | Administration | 20th century
Great Britain | Politics and government | 20th century