Correspondence and papers, 1846-1995, of Arthur Greenwood (1880-1954) and Anthony Greenwood, Baron Greenwood of Rossendale (1911-82)

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. a 2029, b. 2080, c. 6175-253, c. 6256-368, c. 6386-95, d. 2974-3001, d. 3004-6, e. 3091-110; Photogr. b. 24-5, c. 85-103, d. 24-5
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Scope and Content

The collection consists of the papers of Arthur and Anthony Greenwood.

Administrative / Biographical History

Arthur Greenwood (1880-1954) and Arthur William James (Anthony) Greenwood, Baron Greenwood of Rossendale (1911-82), were both Labour politicians and Cabinet ministers. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography

Access Information

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Official papers are closed under the 30 year rule, business papers are closed for 25 years and some family correspondence is closed.

Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Bodleian Library by Lady Greenwood in 1982. In 1998 Susanna Greenwood added her mother's papers (MSS. Eng. b. 2080, c. 6364-8, d. 3001, d. 3004, e. 3110, Photogr. b. 25, c. 98-103, d. 25) to the collection.


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

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A draft catalogue is available in the Library.