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Papers on the structure and development of the Commonwealth

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 9

Scope and Contents

Letters, drafts, memoranda, newcuttings, articles and other papers regarding the Commonwealth. Much of the material relates to Carrington's work at the R.I.I.A. Many of the articles and drafts are annotated by Carrington to explain the circumstances under which they were written and the way in which they were used.


  • Creation: 1925 - 1976


Conditions Governing Access

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Biographical / Historical

Charles Edward Carrington (1897-1990) was Abe Bailey Professor of Commonwealth Relations at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1954-1962, and a campaigner against Britain joining the E.E.C.


0.03 cubic metre(s) (2 archive boxes) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 11

Other Finding Aids

MSS Addenda, vol. I.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by C.E. Carrington.

Related Materials

The R.C.S. Manuscripts Collection includes the results of Charles Carrington's investigations into the effects of the Congo Basin Treaties, RCMS 113/13.


This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Carrington, Charles Edmund, 1897-1990, historian and biographer

Includes index.
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Language of description
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Repository Details

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