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The Papers of Paul Einzig

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ENZG

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of 132 files of correspondence and papers, covering Einzig's professional career as writer and economist, and several manuscripts of published works. Of particular interest is the pre-war correspondence which includes letters from Maynard Keynes and Brendan Bracken and concerns German penetration into the Danubian and Balkan States. Also of interest is the section covering Einzig's career with the Financial Times which contains considerable material from Brendan Bracken.


  • Creation: 1893 - 1973

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

Curriculum Vitae 1897 Born Brasov, Transylvania [later part of Romania]. Educated Oriental Academy of Budapest. 1919 Came to England, was naturalised 10 years later. 1921 Studied for doctorate at University of Paris. 1921 Paris correspondent of Financial News. 1923 Foreign editor of Financial News. 1931 Married. 1939-1945 Political correspondent of Financial News. 1945-1956 Lobby correspondent of Financial Times. 1956 Retired from Financial Times and devoted his time to economic research and writing. 1973 Died. He wrote over 50 books on economics.


29 archive box(es)

Language of Materials



Although the files as a whole were not in any particular order when they came to the College, the contents of individual files had been classified to some extent by Einzig. For instance, correspondence with M.P.s (1/16, 1/17), Financial Times (1/18), Publishers (Section 2); the rest of the correspondence was arranged chronologically. Einzig's order has been maintained in general, but where material was clearly in the wrong file, it has been replaced. Like files have been put together, and the papers have divided naturally into the sections described.

Other Finding Aids

A copy of the paper catalogue is available for consultation at Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge and at the National Register of Archives, Kew.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers of Paul Einzig were deposited at Churchill College by his wife, Mrs Ruth Einzig, and his son, Richard Einzig, in 1975.


The collection was catalogued at Churchill Archives Centre in 1975. The catalogue was updated by Natalie Adams of Churchill Archives Centre in April 2004. The catalogue was converted from typescript to electronic form by Caroline Herbert of Churchill Archives Centre in January 2011.


Einzig, Paul (1897-1973), economist and political journalist

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Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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