Powell, Albert, 1872 - 1956 (father of Enoch Powell)
- Existence: 1872 - 1956
Dates and places
Born Smethwick, Staffordshire, 12 September 1872. Died 1 January 1956
Birmingham, Warwickshire, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire and Seaford, Sussex.
Legal status / Nationality
Sphere of activity
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
Marriage, birth, teaching and death certificates etc for JEP’s grandparents and parents.
Includes JEP's birth and baptismal certificates, and his parents' death certificates and other papers relating to their deaths and settlement of their estates.
Letters written to JEP in India from his parents, on subjects including: JEP's friend A W J Thomas; JEP's finances; his health; JEP's friend Paul Maas; JEP's resignation from the University of Durham [as future Professor of Greek and Classical Literature]; the progress of the war in the Far East.
Letters from JEP's father on subjects including: the early childhood of Susan Powell; JEP's resentment at not receiving due acknowledgement [for his work on the book "Biography of a Nation", with Angus Maude]; JEP's success against Aneurin Bevan in the debate [on the second reading of the Housing Subsidies Bill], Nov 1955.
Correspondence with representatives of Davis and Moughton Limited on mathematical textbooks by JEP's father, Albert Powell.
Also includes: royalty statements; copy of publisher's agreements.
Correspondents include JEP's parents, friends and political colleagues.
Papers and correspondence on the property, staff, finances and history of the Powell family. Also includes material on JEP's archive, and legal cases concerning him.
Also includes photographs of JEP’s godmother and a photograph of a felucca in Egypt, presumably taken by JEP, 1943.
Letters to JEP in [Cairo, Egypt, and Tunisia] from his parents, on subjects including: JEP's promotion prospects; his finances; his concerns for A W J Thomas.