General correspondence, 1940 - 1996
Scope and Contents
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.
- 1940 - 1996
Conditions Governing Access
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
- From the Fonds: Amery, Harold Julian, 1919 - 1996 (Baron Amery of Lustleigh, politician) (Person)