Tony James Collection

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 2047 LCF:SC/James
  • Dates of Creation
      1985 - 1998
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 box

Scope and Content

This collection contains personal correspondence, press cuttings mainly to do with Leonard Cheshire's death, 3 photo albums reflecting James' contacts with Cheshire and Sue Ryder and Staunton Harold Hall. A script of an article by James Leonard Cheshire's last reflections on his experiences of knowing Leonard Cheshire; letters and cards from Leonard Cheshire to James.

Administrative / Biographical History

Tony James was a lay member of an Australian monastery who became involved in the work of Leonard Cheshire during a trip to the UK in 1985. Inspired particularly by their shared Catholic faith, he undertook a variety of duties of a personal secretarial and research nature for Cheshire over a number of years. Having worked as librarian and archivist at the monastery, he was particularly instrumental in setting up the Leonard Cheshire Archive until his return to Australia in 1992, from where he retained an interest in the work of Leonard Cheshire and Sue Ryder.


Arranged as deposited in 8 packets

Conditions Governing Access

Access is granted by appointment with the Archivist, address: Leonard Cheshire Disability Archive Centre, Newlands House, Main Street, Netherseal, South Derbyshire, DE12 8DA email

Access to some items is closed.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Tony James in 1998.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction is subject to copyright law and access is subject to the Data Protection Act and other relevant legislation

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