Correspondence of Charles Lindley Wood, 2nd Viscount Halifax

Scope and Content

Comprises 11 letters from Viscount Halifax mostly concerning the English Church Union; 2 obituary notices; 1 printed portrait; 1 pencil portrait and 1 newspaper photograph attached to a letter from Lord Irwin (afterwards 1st Earl of Halifax)

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles Lindley Wood, son of the 1st Viscount Halifax, succeeded to the peerage in 1885. In 1886 he became an ecclesiastical commissioner and was president of the English Church Union, a High Church organisation, from 1867 to 1919. His son, Edward, was created Baron Irwin in 1925 and served as Viceroy of India, 1926-1931; as Foreign Secretary 1938-1940; and as ambassador to the United States from 1941-1946

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Acquisition Information

Purchased from Morphet & Morphet, booksellers; January 1978


In English

Additional Information

In English