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The Papers of Miss Vanda Salmon

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SALM

Scope and Contents

The main body of the collection is a series of personal scrapbooks collated and kept by Miss Salmon. These are supplemented by her own unpublished writings and memoirs.


  • 1936 - 2007


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre. Researchers wishing to publish excerpts from Miss Salmon's own writings must obtain prior permission from Churchill Archives Centre, as Churchill College is the copyright holder.

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

Vanda Salmon was a secretary employed by the Conservative Central Office (1947) and the Conservative Research Department (1947-50). She was then loaned to the office of the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill (1950-51) before becoming a secretary to Nancy, Viscountess Astor (1951-1954). Thereafter, she worked for various MPs and Peers. During the preparations for the Coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II, she was given leave of absence to work in the office of the Earl Marshal and later for a short period at Buckingham Palace. She undertook a number of charitable roles, mainly in Kent, and was keenly interested in breeding and showing dogs (both of which helped her to recover from a polio attack in 1960).


19 archive box(es) : paper

Language of Materials



The papers have been arranged by Allen Packwood of the Churchill Archives Centre, preserving the original ordering and numbering of the scrapbooks by Miss Salmon.

Other Finding Aids

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was deposited by Miss Salmon in the Churchill Archives Centre in 2009.


This collection (fonds) level description was prepared by Allen Packwood of Churchill Archives Centre on 11 May 2018. The information was obtained from a typescript CV supplied by Miss Salmon.


Salmon, Vanda Heather, b c 1925-2009, secretary

2018-05-10 11:53:15+00:00
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Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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