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The Papers of Sir Robin Chichester-Clark

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CCLK

Scope and Contents

Political and personal papers, including material relating to Northern Ireland.


  • Creation: 1954 - 2008

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical / Historical

Robin Chichester-Clark was born on 10th January 1928, the son of Captain James Chichester-Clark (name changed from Clark in 1922) and Marion Chichester (later Brackenbury). Robin Chichester-Clark was an Ulster Unionist MP from 1955 until February 1974; PPS to Financial Secretary to the Treasury, 1958; Asst Government Whip (unpaid), 1958-60; a Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, 1960-61; Comptroller of HM Household, 1961-64; Chief Opposition Spokesman on Northern Ireland, 1964-70, on Public Building and Works and the Arts, 1965-70; Minister of State, Dept of Employment, 1972-74. He was the Director of the Institute of Works Managers, 1968 - 1972. He is the brother of James Chichester-Clark, Lord Moyola, who was Prime Minister of Northern Ireland from 1969 - 1971.


37 archive box(es)

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Other Finding Aids

A copy of this finding aid is available for consultation at Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to Churchill Archives Centre by Sir Robin Chichester-Clark in November 2008 and September 2009


The papers, except for section 6 (press cuttings), were catalogued by Andrew Riley in 2009 - 2010. Subsequent cataloguing work and the collection level description were completed by Madelin Terrazas in 2011. Biographical information was obtained from "Who's Who" (A & C Black 2011) and


Sir Robin Chichester-Clark

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Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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