Papers of Derek Senior

Scope and Content

Collection consists of Derek Senior's papers from his time as the Gardening and Bridge Editor. Includes correspondence, cuttings and typescripts relating to the Gardening and Bridge features, and other related papers.

Administrative / Biographical History

Derek Senior joined the Manchester Guardian as a reporter in 1937, where he specialised in planning matters. He became freelance Gardening Editor, Bridge Editor and contributor for the Guardian in 1960 until the 1980s. Senior also worked for the Civic Trust and he was appointed a member of the Royal Commission on Local Government 1966-1969, and published widely on planning affairs.


Arranged into two series:

  • DSE/1 Gardening Feature
  • DSE/2 Bridge Feature

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Other Finding Aids

A full catalogue description for this collection can be found on the GNM Archive catalogue.