Papers of William Lionel Hichens

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The papers comprise:

  • correspondence and papers, 1898-1932, of William Lionel Hichens, mainly relating to industrial and political affairs
  • letters to Hermione Hichens (who became his wife in 1919), 1918-26
  • miscellaneous family letters, 1889-95
  • printed addresses, 1916-37
  • xerographic copies of newspaper cuttings, 1899-1912
  • printed pamphlets, 1918-[40], including W.L. Hichens The functions of government in relation to industry (London: 1918), and Harold Macmillan The state and industry (London: 1932).

Administrative / Biographical History

William Lionel Hichens (1874-1940) was an industrialist and businessman. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Acquisition Information

Given to the Library in 1979.

Note

Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Related Material

See also the diaries of Lionel Hichens, General Sir Neville Lyttelton and Lady Lyttelton (MSS. Eng. hist. e. 372-80, f. 33-84).

Family Names