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General correspondence, 1940 - 1996

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 2/1

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The collection held at Churchill Archives Centre includes: personal and family papers, including correspondence with other members of the Amery family, financial and household papers; some papers from Amery's wartime service; Amery's personal and general correspondence; political correspondence and papers, including copies of ministerial papers and election material; a large amount of constituency correspondence, from Amery's Preston and Brighton seats; papers on foreign affairs, including Amery's visits abroad; literary material, including the transcription of Leo Amery's diaries, material on Amery's biography of Joseph Chamberlain, his own autobiography and "Sons of the Eagle"; speeches and articles; election papers; engagement diaries; press cuttings; photographs; audio material.


  • Creation: 1940 - 1996


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed.


145 archive box(es)

Language of Materials



The original arrangement, with some years split alphabetically, A-K and L-Z and some split chronologically, Jan-Jun and Jul-Dec, has been retained. There is also some filing inconsistency with the same correspondents being filed in different places within the file depending on the year. Up to 1953 files were labelled as personal correspondence, but are exactly the same as what was called general correspondence from 1953-1972, and then personal correspondence again from 1973 onwards, so to avoid confusion, all files are now labelled as general correspondence.

Finding aid date

2005-09-27 15:57:51+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 336087