William Hamling MP Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

10 boxes of pamphlets, ephemera, incl, some correspondence and notes, mid-1960s

Administrative / Biographical History

William Hamling (1912-1975) was born in Liverpool, and having served with the Royal Marines during the Second World War began teaching. Joining the Labour Party in 1927, he subsequently became an MP for Woolwich West in 1964, retaining office until his death. Hamling was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Kenneth Robinson, Minister of Health and Minister of Planning and Land, 1966-9 and Harold Wilson, Prime Minister, from 1974-5. Outside of Parliament, he was also a Trustee of the National Maritime Museum, and a Justice of the Peace (Blackheath Division).

Reference: Michael Stenton and Peter Lees, Who's Who of British Members of Parliament Volume 4: 1945-1979 (Sussex, 1981)

Conditions Governing Access

Access : Open

Archivist's Note

An authority file exists for William Hamling (GB 152 AAR0943).

Custodial History

The collection was transferred to the Centre in 1976 from the university library, to which it had been given by Prof. G. Pyatt.