GRAHAM, Alan Crosland, 1896-1964, Captain MP

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Political papers of Alan Crosland Graham. The early papers refer to his appointment as private secretary to the Earl of Balfour, Secretary of State for War, from 1925 to 1929, and Viscount Halisham, President of the Council, from 1932 to 1935, and his parliamentary contests at Stirling, Denbigh, Darwen and Wirral. During World War Two his papers illustrate an involvement in anti-Nazi and anti-Communist groups in Europe, and there are files relating to Austria, Poland, France and the Never Again Committee.

Administrative / Biographical History

Alan Crosland Graham (1896-1964) began his career in the army serving in France and Russia between 1916 and 1920. After leaving the army his political career began as secretary to the Earl of Balfour, 1925-1929 and Viscount Hailsham, 1932-1935. During this time he contested the parliamentary constituencies parliamentary contests of Stirling, Denbigh and Darwen. He was finally elected as Conservative MP for Wirral in 1935. He remained MP for Wirral until 1945. During his time in Parliament he displayed an interest and involvement in anti-Nazi and anti-Communist groups in Europe. This is reflected in his chairmanship of the Anglo-Polish Parliamentary Committee and the files among his papers relate to Austria, Poland, France and the Never Again Committee. His publications include: 'Does Poland matter to Britain? [An indictment of political isolationism, a cry for justice and for Christianity in action]'.

Arrangement

In five sections: Section 1. Political papers; Section 2. Press cuttings; Section 3. Publications and speeches; Section 4. Photographs; Section 5. Personal papers.

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Archivist's Note

Output from CAIRS using template 14 and checked by hand on May 8, 2002

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