Edmund Dell's Diary

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. c. 4828-32, d. 2572
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Scope and Content

Uncorrected transcript of the tapes of Edmund Dell's diary as Paymaster-General, with original tapes annotated with dates of entries and band numbers. In a note accompanying the collection Mr Dell recommends readers to check the transcript against the tapes because they were transcribed by a secretary unfamiliar with the names and places referred to and there are many inaccuracies in the text.

Administrative / Biographical History

Edmund Dell was Paymaster-General, 1974-5, in the Labour Government.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The transcript and tapes were given to the Library by Edmund Dell in 1993.


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

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.