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Kennet Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Kennet

Scope and Contents

A collection comprising the papers of the Rt.Hon. Edward Hilton Young (1879-1960), 1st Lord Kennet of the Dene, the politician and writer, and those of his wife Kathleen (1878-1947), a noted sculptor and the widow of Captain Robert Falcon Scott, the explorer.
Lord Kennet's papers contain school letters and diaries, a series of correspondence with G.M Trevelyan and E.M. Forster, letters and diaries from his war years, political papers and letters including correspondence with Neville Chamberlain and Cabinet Papers. There are also papers relating to his many interests and to his career as a writer, including articles and broadcasts.
Lady Kennet's papers include many diaries, notebooks, letters and photographs, also notes for an autobiography.
There have also been subsequent deposits from the family.


  • Creation: 1775 - 1980



1 collection

Language of Materials



Lord Kennet arranged some of his papers, dividing them into correspondence and miscellaneous papers. However, there have been numerous accessions to the collections so the order of the papers, especially those of Lady Kennet, are haphazard.

Related Materials

See also the Sir Peter Scott collection.

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Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
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Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom