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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.


  • Creation: 1916-1947


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1 envelope(s) (1 envelope)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The letters were purchased in 1989 at Messrs Phillips', 19 October 1989, lot 55.

Related Materials

Further letters from Stanley Baldwin to Oliver Baldwin, and to Oliver's companion J. P. Boyle, were purchased from Mr Walker in 2000, and have been catalogued as MS Add.9569.


The letters have been used by Mr C. J. Walker in his biography, Oliver Baldwin: a life of dissent (Arcadia Books, 2003).
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