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The Papers of Florence Horsbrugh

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HSBR

Scope and Contents

Unfortunately few political papers or correspondence exist, and the most valuable section is Horsbrugh's own collection of presscuttings, HSBR 2.


  • Creation: 1926 - 1969


Conditions Governing Use

Researchers wishing to publish excerpts from the papers must obtain prior permission from the copyright holder and should seek advice from Archives Centre staff.

Biographical / Historical

Florence Horsbrugh was Conservative MP for Dundee from 1931 - 1945; Parliamentary Secretary Ministry of Health 1939 - 1945; MP for the Moss Side Division of Manchester 1950 - 1959; Minister of Education 1951 - 1954; Delegate to the Council of Europe and Western European Union 1955 - 1960. She became a Life Peeress in 1959 and died on 6 December 1969.


12 archive box(es)

2 rolled item(s)

2 object(s)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This small collection of Florence Horsbrugh's papers was given to the College in 1970, shortly after her death.


The Horsburgh catalogue was converted from typescript to electronic form as part of the A2A project co-ordinated by the National Archives. The catalogue was updated by Natalie Adams of Churchill Archives Centre 2002-2005. Description of a blue cloth despatch box and an honorary degree gown were added by Sophie Bridges, April 2024.

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Repository Details

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