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Political diaries, 1970 - 1987

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HLSM 1/1

Scope and Contents

The diaries contain sporadic notes rather than a continuous narrative. They mainly comprise daily engagement sheets and brief diary entries. Some volumes also contain occasional notes of Cabinet meetings, 1970-4, and various meetings of the Opposition, 1974-9; copies of speeches and speech notes; correspondence; press cuttings; photographs; and printed ephemera, such as menus, seating plans and orders of service.
Some of the diaries are written in an abbreviation system called Speedwriting. Individual catalogue entries indicate the diaries where Speedwriting has been extensively used.


  • Creation: 1970 - 1987


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


30 file(s)

Language of Materials


Finding aid date

2004-08-26 11:12:05+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
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