Archives of the 1st Earl of Halifax [microform]. 1937-1946.


Archives of the 1st Earl of Halifax [microform].

Archives of the 1st Earl of Halifax [microform]. 1937-1946.

Mss. (microfilm), originals form part of the Hickleton papers at Garrowby, York. Papers covering (in the main) the years 1937-1940 during Lord Halifax's appointment as Lord President of the Council and Foreign Secretary and for the years 1941-1946 during his appointment as H.M. Ambassador in Washington. Several items are also reproduced in photocopies and attached to the guide.

ca. 1000 items + guide ([32] p. ; 34 cm.)

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Halifax, Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, Earl of, 1881-1959 (person)

British politician Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax (1881-1959), was the son of Charles Lindley Wood, the 2nd Viscount Halifax, and Lady Agnes Elizabeth Courtenay. In 1909, he married Lady Dorothy Onslow (1885-1976), with whom he had six children. Educated at Eton College and Oxford University, Wood became the Conservative Member of Parliament for the Ripon constituency in 1910 as well as the first Lord Irwin and a member of the House of Lords in 1925. He served in...