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Young, Edward Hilton, 1879 - 1960 (1st Baron Kennet, politician)


Dates and places

1879-1960. Attended Eton, before studying at University College, London, and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he took the Natural Sciences tripos, and was President of the Union Society and editor of the Cambridge Review. He was called to the Bar in 1904, and practised in the King's Bench Division and on the Oxford Circuit. As a result of illness he gave up his legal career to pursue politics and journalism, becoming assistant editor of the Economist, then financial editor of the Morning Post (1910-1914). Hilton Young served in the navy during the First World War, and in 1918 lost his right arm in the attack on the Mole at Zeebrugge. He was M.P. for Norwich, 1915-23 and 1924-29, and Financial Secretary to the Treasury, 1921-22. Hilton Young was the British Representative at the Hague Conference on International Finance, 1922, and went on financial missions for the British Government to India (1920), Poland (1924), and Iraq (1925 and 1930). In 1926 he left the Liberals to join the Conservative Party, and was Secretary for Overseas Trade in the National Government and Minister of Health, 1931-35. He was created a peer in 1935.

Other information

First Baron Kennet of the Dene.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:


10 letters from Edward Hilton Young to Oscar Browning, 1900 - 1901

Reference Code: GBR/0272/OB/1/1849/A
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Most of the files contain five or more letters. Some files include letters from more than one member of a family, and the larger correspondences occupy two or more files.

Dates: 1900 - 1901

1905-15, 1905 - 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0272/JMK/PS/1
Scope and Contents This file comprises the following lectures and related papers: - 24 February 1905 off-print 'Government by Cabinet', given to the 'Eighty' and Cambridge Liberal Club; - 13 March 1910 autograph manuscript notes for speech in support of E. Hilton Young, Liberal Candidate for East Worcestershire Parliamentary Constituency; - 6 August 1910 clipping reporting debate on Free Trade at the Cambridge branch of the Free Trade Union; - 3 December 1913 autograph manuscript 'How far are bankers...
Dates: 1905 - 1915

Agenda and report of a meeting of economists, civil servants and politicians at King's College, Cambridge, 1919-12-20 - 1919-12-21

Reference Code: GBR/0272/JMK/FI/4
Scope and Contents

Materials from the conference set to discuss 'Economic conditions in Europe; economic effects of the Peace Treaty; economic repercussions of the Russian Question; international cooperation; currency policy and control of trade'. Among the participants were J.M. Keynes, B.P. Blackett, H.D. Henderson, J. A. Salter and E. Hilton Young.

Dates: 1919-12-20 - 1919-12-21

Letters from Edward Hilton Young to Clive Bell, 1910-07-05 - 1918-05-13

Reference Code: GBR/0272/CHA/1/694
Scope and Contents

1 autograph letter signed and 1 typed letter signed to Clive Bell. 14 Jan. 1912 and 13 May 1918.
Photocopy of 1 autograph letter signed to Clive Bell. 5 July 1910.

Dates: 1910-07-05 - 1918-05-13

Young, Hilton [1st Baron Kennet], 1914-04

Reference Code: GBR/0272/RCB/L/9/17
Scope and Contents

Manuscript transcript by Geoffrey Keynes and typescript transcript of an autograph letter, signed.

Dates: 1914-04