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Butler, Richard Austen, 1902 - 1982 (Baron Butler of Saffron Walden)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1902 - 1982

Dates and places

Born Attock Serai, India, 9 December 1902. Died 8 March 1982.

Geographical areas

Halstead, Essex; London.

Legal status / Nationality

British.

Sphere of activity

Minister of Education 1940-5; Minister of Labour 1945; Chancellor of the Exchequer 1951-5; Lord Privy Seal 1955-9; Leader, HoC 1955-61; Home Secretary 1957-62; Deputy PM 1962-3; Foreign Secretary 1963-4; Chairman Cons Party 1959-61, Research Dept 1945-64

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

 File

Letters to CG from R A Butler, 1953-12 - 1974-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CGLA 1/2/6
Scope and Contents

The letters mainly relate to the health of Butler's wife, Sydney Butler [earlier Sydney Courtauld], but also on other subjects including Gladwyn Jebb getting the post of British Ambassador to France, and the strain on political wives.

Dates: 1953-12 - 1974-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Miscellaneous press cuttings on political topics, 1966 - 1976

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FICA 4/1/3
Scope and Contents

Includes copy of the Listener, July 1966, featuring an article on Lord Butler.

Dates: 1966 - 1976
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Personal correspondence, 1932-08-15 - 1956-11-28

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 1/1/11
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Winston Churchill, on subjects including the presence of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in Parliament (2); R A Butler, on subjects including his thanks to JEP for his work in the Conservative Research Department (8); 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis], Chairman of Conservative Central Office (2); Iain Macleod, Minister of Health, reproaching JEP for his attitude and asking for his help; Leo Amery on the position taken up by JEP and Julian Amery on the Suez...
Dates: 1932-08-15 - 1956-11-28
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
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Personal correspondence, 1961-10-19 - 1976-09-22

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 1/1/14
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: John Toulmin, Chairman, Cambridge University Conservative Association; [Thomas] Malcolm Muggeridge on his television interview with JEP; Sir Alexander Johnston; Peter Green, Consultant Editor, Hodder and Stoughton Limited, suggesting that JEP might write on Nietzsche or write an autobiography (4); Dame Sybil Thorndike (2); Henry Koeppler; Sir William Urton, General Director, Conservative and Unionist Central Office; [?] Lord Boothby; [George] Peter Thorneycroft,...
Dates: 1961-10-19 - 1976-09-22
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
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Personal correspondence, 1975-11-29 - 1982-12-30

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 1/1/33
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Richard Lankester, Registrar of Members' Interests (2); Douglas Kennedy (6); Mollie, Lady Butler of Saffron Walden (5); Lord Cranborne; Ian Gow [Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister] (4); [William] John Biffen, Lord President of the Council, on the Homosexual Offences (Northern Ireland) Order (4); John Silkin [Shadow Leader of the House of Commons] on the Homosexual Offences Order; Peter Clarke [former Private Secretary to JEP]; Lord Plowden, Chairman...
Dates: 1975-11-29 - 1982-12-30
Conditions Governing Access: Folios 331-7 closed for review.
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Press cuttings mainly on Sir Winston Churchill and R A Butler, 1952 - 1970

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FICA 4/1/1
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Cuttings, mainly on Sir Winston Churchill and R A Butler.

Dates: 1952 - 1970
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Sub-Series

Richard Austen Butler (1902-1982), 1955 - 1973

Reference Code: GBR/1058/COL/11/2/ButlerR
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Material relating to those with a surname beginning 'B'.

Dates: 1955 - 1973
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Speeches and articles, 1978-01 - 1978-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 7/1/57
Scope and Contents

Subjects include: Soviet designs on Africa; Rhodesia [later Zambia and Zimbabwe]; council housing; a profile of R A Butler; relations between China, Japan and the Soviet Union; common interests with Japan; the revolution in Iran.

Dates: 1978-01 - 1978-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed.
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Transcript of interview: Sir Nicholas Fenn, 2010

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 126
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.

Dates: 2010
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.