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The Papers of Aubrey Leo Kennedy

Reference Code: GBR/0014/LKEN

Scope and Contents

Journals and press cuttings


  • Creation: 1919 - 1946


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

Kennedy was born in 1885 and educated at Harrow and Magdalen College, Oxford. In 1901 he joined the staff of The Times and was their correspondent in Paris and the Balkans, 1991-14. He served in World War One in the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, Intelligence Corps, and the Scots Guards (winning the MC, and the Croce di Guerra).

In 1919 he rejoined The Times and served there until 1942. From 1942-5 he was Diplomatic correspondent, European Division, BBC.

Among his publications were "Old Diplomacy and New; From Salisbury to Lloyd George", 1922; "Britain Faces Germany", 1937; "Salisbury (1830-1903); Portrait of a Statesman", 1953; and (Ed.) "My Dear Duchess", 1956

He died in December 1965.


39 volume(s)

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Other Finding Aids

A copy of this finding aid is available for consultation at Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge and the National Register of Archives, London.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to Churchill College in January 1985 by Mrs Le Mesurier (his daughter).


This collection (fonds) level description and catalogue was prepared by Andrew Riley of Churchill Archives Centre in May 2004.


Kennedy, Aubrey Leo, 1885-1965, diplomatic correspondent

2004-06-03 09:42:43+00:00
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Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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