Papers of Sir Harry Legge-Bourke, MP, covering the years 1948-1958

Scope and Content

Refers to contributions by Sir Harry Legge-Bourke and Sir Walford Selby to the controversy over British diplomacy in the 1930s

Administrative / Biographical History

Major Sir Edward Alexander Henry (Harry) Legge-Bourke was educated at Eton and Sandhurst. After serving in the Second World War, he was returned as Conservative MP for Ely in 1945. He was chairman of the 1922 Committee from 1970 to 1972

Access Information

Access is unrestricted


In English

Other Finding Aids

Contents listed in Handlist 82

Custodial History

Gift of Lady Legge-Bourke, September 1985

Related Material

See also MSS 742 and 1549


Refers principally to H. Legge-Bourke, Master of the Offices (1950) and W. Selby, Diplomatic Twilight (1953)