The Papers of Francis Pym
Scope and Contents
Political and personal papers maintained by Lord Pym
- 1930 - 2008
Conditions Governing Access
Closed until catalogued and appraised
Biographical / Historical
Francis Pym was born in 1922 and educated at Eton and Magdalene College, Cambridge. He was a Conservative MP representing the constituencies of Cambridgeshire (1961-83) and South East Cambridgeshire (1983-87). He served as Opposition Whip (1964-70), Government Chief Whip (1970-73), Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1973-74), Secretary of State for Defence (1979-81), Leader of the House of Commons (1981-82), and as Foreign Secretary (1982-83). He was made a life peer in 1987 and died in 2008. He published "The Politics of Consent" (1984) and "Sentimental journey: tracing an outline of family history" (1998).
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
These papers were deposited at Churchill Archives Centre by Pym's son in November 2013.
This collection (fonds) level description was compiled by Andrew Riley of Churchill Archives Centre in 2014.
Pym, Francis Leslie, 1923-2009, Baron Pym, statesman
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