Transcripts of recorded interviews with Alan Tindal Lennox-Boyd, 1st Viscount Boyd of Merton, on political topics, with associated material

Scope and Content

1. The colonial service (interviewer, A.H.M. Kirk Greene; 14th December 1974), 33 ff. 2. West Africa (A.H.M. Kirk Greene; 12th December 1974), 41 ff. 3. East Africa (Alison Smith; 13th December 1974), 89 ff. 4. His early career (Gillian Peele; 20th February 1975), 39 ff. 5. On Prime Ministers (Gillian Peele; 21st February 1975), 41 ff. 6. Central Africa (Prof. Kenneth Kirkwood; 21st February 1975), 64 ff. 7. Malta (Sir John Martin; 31st July 1975), 48 ff. 8. Malaya and Singapore (Sir David Watherston; 30th July 1976), 35 ff. 9. Cyprus (Sir George Sinclair and others; n.d.), 95 ff. 10. Speech by Viscount Boyd at a banquet at Edmonton, 14th May 1973, 26 ff. 11. Notes by Prof. David Dilks on these transcripts (43 ff.), and a copy of a letter from Prof. Dilks to Lady Boyd, n.d. (3 ff.)

Administrative / Biographical History

Alan Lennox-Boyd was Conservative MP for the Mid-Bedfordshire constituency from 1931 to 1960. He held a number of government appointments at a junior level, and was then appointed Minister of State for Colonial Affairs (1951-1952), Minister for Transport and Civil Aviation (1952-1954), and Secretary of State for the Colonies (1954-1959). In 1951 he became a Privy Councillor, and in 1960 a Companion of Honour. He received a peerage in 1960.

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Acquisition Information

Gift of Professor David Dilks, August 1987


In English

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