Keyes Papers. Vol. clxxxix. Other papers: social and personal papers; 1899 ... 

Scope and Content

Keyes Papers. Vol. clxxxix. Other papers: social and personal papers; 1899-1973, n.d.

Contents:

1. Gymkhana and shooting party papers; 1899, n.d.

2. Dinners and commemorations; 1930-1973. Contains a Trinity House dinner table plan; a list of attendees at Lord Grey’s birthday party; material relating to the celebrations to mark the 400th anniversary of Jacques Cartier landing in Canada, which Keyes attended as Britain’s representative; a programme for the Houses of Parliament’s ceremonial to mark the Silver Jubilee of King George V; and a House of Lords luncheon menu. Printed.

3. Legal action v. ‘Daily Mirror’; 1940-1941. In June 1940 Keyes issued a libel writ against the ‘Daily Mirror’ following a leading article which criticised King Leopold of Belgium and Keyes’s role in the Belgian crisis. The case was settled out of court. Contains a typescript of the leading article, solicitors’ correspondence, and a statement to be read in court on Keyes’s behalf.

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