Scope and Contents
NK's official correspondence, as leader of the Labour Party, and also as a European Commissioner and Vice-President of the European Commission, and then as a member of the House of Lords.
The letters in the "Chrono" series (1/5-8) are on a wide range of subjects from European Union matters (such as planning and transport) to letters which reflect NK's personal interests (such as Welsh issues, rugby etc.).
- 1979 - 2013
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
209 archive box(es)
Language of Materials
Sections 1/5-8 of the papers contains Neil Kinnock's "Chrono" correspondence from 1995-October 2004. The correspondence was filed in chronological order in lever arch files and appears to be day files, with outward correspondence only. There is some duplication with 1/4.
Up to October 1999, the correspondence was divided into two sections with each file containing a running sequence of all correspondence (which is listed as "Chrono" in the list below) and a separate section (originally at the front of the file) containing letters to ministers, ambassadors and commissioners (now 1/6).
In October 1999 the filing system was changed and the "Chrono" correspondence was divided into Commission/European Union correspondence and Non-Commission correspondence (1/7-8).
Finding aid date
- From the Fonds: Kinnock, Neil Gordon, 1942 (Baron Kinnock of Bedwellty, Labour politician) (Person)