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Baldwin, Stanley, 1867-1947 (1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley and Prime Minister)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1867 - 1947

Biography

Stanley Baldwin (1867-1947) was born on 3 August 1867 in Lower Park, Bewdley, the son of industrialist Alfred Baldwin. He was educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge, before joining the family iron and steel business. He was elected a Conservative M.P. in 1906, and in December 1916 became Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Andrew Bonar Law. Thereafter, Baldwin served in David Lloyd George's government as Junior Lord of the Treasury, Financial Secretary to the Treasury and President of the Board of Trade. He became Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1922, and Prime Minister in 1923. Baldwin lost the 1929 General Election, but served as President of the Council in the new National Government, before replacing Ramsey MacDonald as Prime Minister in June 1935. He resigned in 1937, and was later made Earl Baldwin of Bewdley. He died on 14 December 1947. Baldwin's son, Oliver Ridsdale Baldwin (1899-1958), was Viscount Corvedale, later 2nd Earl Baldwin, author, journalist and M.P.

Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

Baldwin papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Baldwin
Scope and Contents The collection now at Cambridge has certain limitations. In the first place, it comprises only Baldwin's political papers: family and personal papers are not included. Secondly, it is perhaps more revealing of Baldwin's colleagues than of the man himself. As G.M. Young observed in the preface to his biography, Baldwin "kept no diary, circulated no memoranda to his colleagues, rarely wrote a political letter, and still more rarely made a copy of anything he did write". Thirdly, there is...
Dates: 1905-1955
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Collected letters and related material, 26 Aug. 1897-1982

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8770
Scope and Contents

Letters from Baldwin to various people, 1896-1947; letters from Arthur Windham Baldwin, 3rd Earl Baldwin, to Derek Pepys Whiteley, 1958-1968; memorandum of a conversation with Baldwin, 1938, by J.W. Robertson Scott, editor of The countryman; a speech, 'The unfailing genius of Rudyard Kipling', given to the Kipling Society in 1967 by the 3rd Earl Baldwin; newscuttings on Stanley Baldwin.

Dates: 26 Aug. 1897-1982
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Collected newscuttings and photographs, 1923-1982

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8771
Scope and Contents

Newscuttings on Baldwin and the Abdication Crisis; reviews of books on Baldwin and family; photographs of Baldwin (1925), of a portrait drawing by W. Rothenstein (1928) and of a R.G. Eves painting in the National Portrait Gallery (c. 1933); obituary of the 2nd Lord Hardinge of Penshurst; letters and articles about Baldwin; and Lord Baldwin. A memoir, by Tom Jones, an obituary in The Times expanded into a pamphlet.

Dates: 1923-1982
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Correspondence 1934-1935, 1934-1935

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/D42/4
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include Stanley Baldwin, A. W. Ellis, John Holroyd-Reece, Paul Johnston, Douglas Leighton, J. Ramsay MacDonald, George Macy, Curtis Moffat, C. H. Norman, Quentin Pope, Oliver Simon, and John de la Valette. With the correspondence are a typescript costing of publications for 1935, and a typescript (carbon copy) memorandum from W. C. Heaton and Company Certified Public Accountants to George Macy re: Nonesuch Press dated 29 July 1935.

Dates: 1934-1935
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Correspondence of Windham Baldwin concerning G. M. Young's biography of Stanley Baldwin

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7938
Dates: 3 Apr. 1946-7 Feb. 1954 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Correspondence relating to Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley: photocopy letters, 30 May 1925-15 Sep. 1977

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8781/36-39
Dates: 30 May 1925-15 Sep. 1977
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

From Stanley Baldwin to Alan S.W. Dore, 7 July 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8812/221
Scope and Contents

Can Dore find a job for a man at Blackwall?; he was convicted of a theft and Customs cannot take him back

Dates: 7 July 1920
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

From Stanley Baldwin to Alan S.W. Dore, 15 Nov. 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8812/222
Scope and Contents

Engagements at Cambridge

Dates: 15 Nov. 1932
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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From Stanley Baldwin to Alan S.W. Dore, 16 June 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8812/224
Scope and Contents

Thanks for congratulations [on earldom?]; future plans

Dates: 16 June 1937
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

From Stanley Baldwin to Alan S.W. Dore, 11 Jan. 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8812/225
Scope and Contents

Glad to have news of Dore, after Norway episode

Dates: 11 Jan. 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

From Stanley Baldwin to Alan S.W. Dore (1882-1953), 17 June 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8812/220
Scope and Contents

Thanks for congratulations; 'I have now got all the honours I ever wanted.'

Dates: 17 June 1920
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

From Stanley Baldwin to Sir Edward Poynter (1882-1968), 21 June 1933

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8812/223
Scope and Contents

He always speaks extempore from notes; he got Geoffrey Dawson to send his reporter's note; with transcript of notes of Baldwin's address, 16 June [1933], at opening of Centenary Exhibition of painting and drawings of Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Tate Gallery

Dates: 21 June 1933
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

G.D. Pepys Whiteley: Collected letters of Stanley Baldwin and related material

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8770-8771
Dates: 1896-1982
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Letter from Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley (1867-1941) to Arthur W. Perowne, Bishop of Worcester, 14 Apr. 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8781/35
Scope and Contents

He cannot think of such a speech or treatise as Perowne requires

Dates: 14 Apr. 1935
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Letters of Stanley Baldwin to John Parke Boyle and Oliver Ridsdale Baldwin (Viscount Corvedale)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9569
Scope and Contents

The letters listed below from Stanley Baldwin to his elder son Oliver are additional to those acquired by the University Library at auction in 1989 (MS Add.8795). John Boyle (1893-1969) was Oliver Baldwin's companion for thirty-five years from 1923. He had Conservative sympathies and great charm, and was liked by both Oliver's parents.

Dates: 25 Aug. 1923-23 June 1946 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Letters to ORB from his mother Lucy Baldwin, his uncle A. E. Ridsdale, and other members of the Baldwin, Kipling and Ridsdale families, 1900-1949

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9735/1/6/1-39
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: This catalogue lists the papers of Oliver Ridsdale Baldwin ('ORB'), elder son of Stanley and Lucy Baldwin, and brother of Windham Baldwin; and also includes groups of letters from him to his parents and (of particular interest) to his companion of thirty-five years, John Parke Boyle. They illuminate all the main aspects of his career: as a soldier in both World Wars, as Labour politician, author, journalist, film critic, and as Governor of the Leeward Islands. The papers have been used...
Dates: 1900-1949
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Macdonald sisters: Correspondence and papers of the Baldwin, Kipling, Burne-Jones, Poynter, and Macdonald families

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9774
Scope and Contents The collection comprises primarily the correspondence of Louisa Baldwin, née Macdonald (mother of Stanley Baldwin, first Earl Baldwin), with her mother and sisters; and correspondence and papers of her grandson Windham, third Earl Baldwin, concerning his group biography of the Macdonald sisters and his interest in his father's cousin Rudyard Kipling. It also includes letters and papers of members of the Kipling, Burne-Jones and Poynter families, into which three of Louisa Baldwin's sisters...
Dates: 1826-1973
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Papers of Geoffrey Storrs Fry

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9710
Scope and Contents

Personal and family correspondence and papers

Dates: 1796-1959
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, 1924-1931

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Kennet 4
Scope and Contents

Correspondence between Stanley Baldwin and EHY.

Dates: 1924-1931
 File

Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley (1867-1947), 1874-1942 (Circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9774/1/4
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The collection comprises primarily the correspondence of Louisa Baldwin, née Macdonald (mother of Stanley Baldwin, first Earl Baldwin), with her mother and sisters; and correspondence and papers of her grandson Windham, third Earl Baldwin, concerning his group biography of the Macdonald sisters and his interest in his father's cousin Rudyard Kipling. It also includes letters and papers of members of the Kipling, Burne-Jones and Poynter families, into which three of Louisa Baldwin's sisters...
Dates: 1874-1942 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Stanley Baldwin and Lucy Isaac: conveyance deeds for the purchase and sale of a property in Stow-on-the-Wold, 1922-1932

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9750/298-299
Scope and Contents

Comprise: conveyance of a freehold dwelling house, garden and land known as 'The Parks' in the parish of Lower Swell, Gloucestershire, 1 June 1922, Mark Fenwick Esq. to Mrs Lucy Isaac and Stanley Baldwin; conveyance of a freehold dwelling house, land and premises known as Fossewold, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, 14 Dec. 1932, Mrs Lucy Isaac and Stanley Baldwin to Mrs Mary Warden.

Dates: 1922-1932
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

Stanley Baldwin: letters from H. V. Macnaghten concerning ORB, and from ORB, 1905-1937

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9735/12/2/1-10
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: This catalogue lists the papers of Oliver Ridsdale Baldwin ('ORB'), elder son of Stanley and Lucy Baldwin, and brother of Windham Baldwin; and also includes groups of letters from him to his parents and (of particular interest) to his companion of thirty-five years, John Parke Boyle. They illuminate all the main aspects of his career: as a soldier in both World Wars, as Labour politician, author, journalist, film critic, and as Governor of the Leeward Islands. The papers have been used...
Dates: 1905-1937
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Stanley Baldwin: Letters to Oliver Ridsdale Baldwin

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8795
Scope and Contents

49 letters to Oliver Baldwin, containing mostly family and personal news, with occasional references to the strain of political life. There is also 1 letter from the Shropshire Archaeological Society to Stanley Baldwin, 17 June 1937, on his Earldom, and congratulating him for selecting Corvedale, a Shropshire place name, for his subsidiary title.

Dates: 1916-1947
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Stanley Baldwin: MS speech on Democracy, delivered in New York, 16 AUG 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9932
Scope and Contents

Stanley Baldwin: MS (signed 'Baldwin of Bewdley') of speech on democracy in New York, 16 AUG 1939. It was written at Astley Hall, Stourport-on-Severn, on 1 AUG 1939.

Dates: 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Windham Baldwin Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Windham Baldwin
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and papers of ARTHUR WINDHAM BALDWIN 3RD EARL BALDWIN OF BEWDLEY (1904-1976) mostly concerning his father STANLEY BALDWIN 1ST EARL BALDWIN OF BEWDLEY (1867-1947)

Dates: 1897-1998
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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