Papers of Frederick James Marquis, 1st Earl of Woolton

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Woolton 1-33, 40-56, 76-93, 100-18
  • Dates of Creation
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  • Physical Description
      87 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Lord Woolton's papers consist of:  

  • Personal papers
  • Official correspondence and papers
  • Papers concerning business and other interests

Administrative / Biographical History

Frederick James Marquis, 1st Earl of Woolton (1883-1964) was a statesman. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library by Lady Forres, widow of the 2nd Earl of Woolton, in 1973, and were referenced MSS. Woolton 1-118. Some family papers (MSS. Woolton 34-9, 57-75, 94-9) were subsequently returned to Lady Forres.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A full catalogue is available in the Library.

Related Material

Lord Woolton's seals and car pennants as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster are also held by the Bodleian Library (Library Records, miscellaneous objects).