Political papers of Sir Harry Legge-Bourke

Scope and Content

The first part of this catalogue of his papers deals mainly with constituency organisation and various general political matters, showing especially the way he went about fighting general elections. Sections on aviation (including interesting correspondence with Barnes Wallis), other scientific research and development, Middle Eastern affairs, Gibraltar and the European Economic Community follow.

Administrative / Biographical History

Major Sir Edward Alexander Henry (Harry) Legge-Bourke was educated at Eton and Sandhurst. After serving in the Second World War, he was returned as Conservative MP for Ely in 1945. He was chairman of the 1922 Committee from 1970 to 1972.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted


In English

Other Finding Aids

Contents listed in Handlist 80

Custodial History

Gift of Sir Henry Legge-Bourke's widow, September 1985

Related Material

See also MSS 771 and 1549