Windham Baldwin: Correspondence on Stanley Baldwin

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Small bundles of manuscript and typescript correspondence regarding G.M. Young's biography of Stanley Baldwin.

1. Letters from G.M. Young to Windham Baldwin.

2. Letters from Lord Davidson and Sir Geoffrey Fry to Windham Baldwin about seeing Young's book in proof.

3. Letters from Sir Geoffrey Fry to Windham Baldwin.

4. Correspondence between Windham Baldwin and Rupert Hart-Davis Ltd, the publisher of Stanley Baldwin.

5. Correspondence between Windham Baldwin; R.S. King-Farlow, of Pinsent & Co., the Baldwin family's solicitors; and R.P. Watt, agent to Young and Baldwin.

6. Correspondence between Dr Thomas Jones and Windham Baldwin.

Administrative / Biographical History

(Arthur) Windham Baldwin (1904-1976), 3rd Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, was born on 22 March 1904, and educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. He served in Royal Air Force, 1941-1945, and became director of the Great Western Railway Company. He died on 5 July 1976.

George Malcolm Young (1882-1959), historian, was born at Charlton, Kent, on 29 April 1882. He attended St Paul's School, London, and Balliol College, Oxford, and became a Fellow of All Souls in 1905. He joined the Board of Education in 1908, and the Cabinet Office in 1916. Young retired from public service after the First World War and, settling in Wiltshire, devoted himself to writing. His biography of Stanley Baldwin was published in 1952. He died at Goring, Oxfordshire, on 18 November 1959.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by the 3rd Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, 1973.

Other Finding Aids

None.

Archivist's Note

The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Windham Baldwin in Who was who, vol. VII, 1971-1980 (London, 1981), p. 36, and the entry on G.M. Young in E.T. Williams and Helen M. Palmer, eds, Dictionary of national biography, 1951-1960 (Oxford University Press, 1971), pp. 1092-1094.

Related Material

Cambridge University Library holds G.M. Young's drafts and proofs for Stanley Baldwin, MS.Add.7799.