Dominions Royal Commission diary letters
Scope and Contents
Manuscript letters written by Harding on his overseas visits with the Royal Commission, 1913-1916; a typescript transcript of the letters, made in 1988, 1 volume; several pages of notes; and 'Royal Commonwealth Society library notes', nos 115, 117, 119, 121, 123, 125 and 127.
- 1913 - 1988
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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).
Biographical / Historical
Sir Edward John Harding (1880-1954) became Secretary of the Royal Commission on the Natural Resources, Trade and Legislation of Certain Portions of His Majesty's Dominions in December 1912. He accompanied the commission on all of its overseas visits: Australia and New Zealand (1913), South Africa (1914) and Canada (1914 and 1916). During these trips, he wrote long, informal letters to members of his family, constituting a diary of his experiences and views.
.01 cubic metre(s) (1 archive box) : paper
Language of Materials
Former / Other Reference
MSS 11; Case A72
Other Finding Aids
Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 31.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Presented by Sir Harry Batterbee, brother-in-law and executor of Sir Edward Harding.
This collection level description was created by RAS.
Harding, Sir Edward John, 1880-1954, Knight, colonial administrator
- 2005-09-16 12:21:59+00:00
- Language of description
- Script of description