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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.


  • Creation: 25 Aug. 1923-23 June 1946 (Circa)


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

These letters were purchased in 2000 from Mr C. J. Walker, and have been used in his biography Oliver Baldwin: a life of dissent (Arcadia Books, 2003). Other papers of Oliver Baldwin and John Boyle were acquired from Mr Walker in 2006, and are the subject of catalogue for MS Add.9735.

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