Papers of Roundell Cecil Palmer, 3rd Earl of Selborne, 1849-1968

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. hist. a. 23-4, b. 231-6, c. 975-1026, c. 1030-1, d. 442-57, d. 479-80, e. 338, f. 27-9, g. 25-7; Eng. lett. c. 454-6, d. 422-33, e. 152; Eng. misc. c. 685-91, d. 997-8, e. 961-8, f. 561-4; Selborne adds. 1-37
  • Dates of Creation
      1849-1968
  • Language of Material
      English.
  • Physical Description
      161 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

This collection includes:  

  • Correspondence and papers of Roundell Cecil Palmer, 3rd Earl of Selborne (1887-1971), including papers relating to Trade Unions, the Church of England, Ministry of Economic Warfare, and Special Operations Executive.
  • Correspondence and papers of William Waldegrave Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne (1859-1942)
  • Correspondence and papers of Maud, Countess of Selborne (d.1950)
  • Correspondence and papers of members of the Palmer family, 1849-1941

Administrative / Biographical History

Roundell Cecil Palmer, 3rd Earl of Selborne (1887-1971) was a statesman. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

This collection was given to the Bodleian Library in 1973 and 1979 by Lord Selborne's grandson and heir.

Note

Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A full catalogue is available in the Library. An online catalogue will shortly be available ( http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollectionswmss/online/online.htm).

Related Material

The bulk of the papers of William Waldegrave Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne (MSS. Selborne 1-235) were given to the Library in 1970 and are described in a separate catalogue.