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Cecil, Robert Arthur James Gascoyne (1893-1972, 5th Marquess of Salisbury)



  • Existence: 1893 - 1972

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:


Political correspondence, 1953-08 - 1957-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW V 1/12
Scope and Contents Includes: letters from 5th Lord Salisbury [Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Lords, earlier Lord Cranborne] on young blood being needed in the Cabinet and his own decision to make way for a younger man, and the shortage of senior ministers in the House of Lords (2); correspondence with [Maurice] Harold Macmillan [Minister of Housing and Local Government, then Prime Minister, later 1st Lord Stockton] on giving Sir [Robert] Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] a definite...
Dates: 1953-08 - 1957-08
Conditions Governing Access: Closed for review.

Special correspondence: Salisbury, 1941-06 - 1952-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/2/20
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with 5th Lord Salisbury [Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, 1940-42 and 1943-45, earlier Lord Cranborne] on subjects including: Salisbury's visit to Rhodesia [later Zambia and Zimbabwe] in 1949 and Rhodesian views on federation; Palestine; the Parliament Bill and reform of the House of Lords; European unity; the constitution of Newfoundland [Canada]; migration to Australia; representation of the Dominions in an Imperial War Cabinet.

Dates: 1941-06 - 1952-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Additional filters:

Colonialism 1
Constitutional history 1
Palestine 1
Rhodesia 1

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