Catalogue of additional papers of and concerning John Allsebrook Simon, 1st Viscount Simon, 1880-1989

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A   Correspondence 1880-1934
B   Family correspondence 1888-1948
C   Papers and Letters //foo


Additional papers of John Allsebrook Simon, 1st Viscount Simon

1880-1989

Abstract:
Additional papers of and concerning John Allsebrook Simon, 1st Viscount Simon, (1880-1989) politician.

Extent: 2.15 Linear metres, 27 physical shelfmarks
Language(s) of Material: English

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 6645-6650, d. 3240-3256, d. 3260-3261, e. 3279; Photogr. c. 111

Biographical History

During his political career John Allsebrook Simon, 1st Viscount Simon of Stackpole Elidor (1873-1964) held most of the major offices of state. John Simon was called to the Bar in 1899. He entered the House of Commons as the member for Walthamstow in Essex and held the seat until 1918. From 1922 to 1940 he represented the Spen Valley division of Yorkshire. Simon was successively Solicitor-General, 1910-13; Attorney-General, 1913-15; Home Secretary, 1915-16, 1935-7; Foreign Secretary, 1931-5; Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1937-40, and Lord Chancellor, 1940-5. He led the Liberal National Party from its formation in 1931 until his elevation to the House of Lords in 1940.

Scope and Content

Arranged in three series, the first is of correspondence between Simon and his parents; the second is of other family correspondence; and the last is of his papers and letters.

Acquisition

Given by his daughter-in-law Christie, Viscountess Simon, 1996-9. For earlier acquisitions see separate catalogue of the Simon papers, MSS. Simon 1-284, MSS. Simon adds. 1-6.

Related Material

For earlier acquisitions see separate catalogue of the Simon papers, MSS. Simon 1-284, MSS. Simon adds. 1-6.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 6645, fols. 1-2].

Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)

Simon | John Allsebrook | 1873-1954 | 1st Viscount Simon | Lord Chancellor

Corporate name(s) (NCA Rules)

Great Britain and Northern Ireland -- Foreign Office
Liberal National Party.

Subject(s)

19th century
20th century
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1901-1936
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1936-1945

A   Correspondence 1880-1934

Scope and Content

Correspondence between Simon and his parents; the correspondence with his mother continuing after the death of his father in c. 1919

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. eng. c. 6645, d. 3240-3254


Correspondence
Date: May 1880-Oct. 1887
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3240
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 189 leaves

Correspondence
Date: Nov. 1887-June 1888
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3241
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 210 leaves

Correspondence
Date: June 1888-June 1889
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3242
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 184 leaves

Correspondence
Date: July 1889-June 1890
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3243
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 172 leaves

Correspondence
Date: July 1890-Mar. 1891
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3244
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 168 leaves

Correspondence
Date: April-Nov. 1891
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3245
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 166 leaves

Correspondence
Date: Feb. 1892-Dec. 1893
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6645
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 229 leaves

Correspondence
Date: Jan. 1894-Dec. 1895
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3246
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 133 leaves

Correspondence
Date: Jan. -Dec. 1896
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3247
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 133 leaves

Correspondence
Date: Jan. 1897-Mar. 1898
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3248
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 166 leaves

Correspondence
Date: Apr. 1898-Mar. 1899
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3249
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 148 leaves

Correspondence
Date: Apr. 1899-Dec. 1900
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3250
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 163 leaves

Correspondence
Date: Feb. 1901-Dec. 1903
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3251
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 165 leaves

Correspondence
Date: Feb. 1904-Dec. 1906
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3252
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 98 leaves

Correspondence
Date: Feb. 1907-Dec. 1914
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3253
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 166 leaves

Correspondence
Date: Mar. 1915-Sept. 1934
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3254
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 106 leaves

B   Family correspondence 1888-1948

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Eng. c. 6646


Simon's letters to and from other members of his family
Date: 1888-1948
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6646
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 214 leaves

Scope and Content

Including:

C   Papers and Letters //foo

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Eng. c. 6647-6650; MS. Eng. d. 3255-3256, 3260-3261; MS. Eng. e. 3279; MS. Photogr. c. 111


Notebook
Date: 1899-1900
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3255
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 101 leaves

Scope and Content

Containing:

Letters to and from the Simons
Date: 1900-81
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3256
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 48 leaves

Scope and Content

Including:

Notebook, kept by Simon, listing details of barrister pupils and clerks in his Chambers in the Inner Temple
Date: 1904-8, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3279
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 30 leaves

Notebook
Date: 1952, [1980]
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3261
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 36 leaves

Scope and Content

Mainly describing files relating to Simon's memoir Retrospect, with notes by his son

Papers
Date: 1890-1944
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6647
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 357 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprising:

'Daily Reports' by Simon, as Home Secretary, to the King on the Proceedings of Parliament
Date: June-July, Sept. -Dec. 1915
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3260
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 256 leaves

Printed material
Date: 1888-1953
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6648
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 93 leaves

Scope and Content

Including:

Mounted press cuttings relating to the abdication of Edward VIII
Date: Dec. 1936
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6649
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 91 leaves

Scope and Content

And (fols. 82-91) miscellaneous press cuttings, 1895-1988.

Mounted cuttings of pictures in German illustrated newspapers of Simon's visit to Berlin
Date: 1935
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6650
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 6 leaves

Scope and Content

With annotations, possibly by Lady Simon or Simon's secretary, removed from MS. Photogr. c. 111.

Miscellaneous photographs
Date: [1880s]-1943
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 111
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 35 leaves


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