Facsimiles of the correspondence of Sir Alfred Zimmern and of Lord Eustace Percy

Scope and Content

Facsimiles of selected correspondence held in American and Israeli archive collections. Major subjects covered include Sir Alfred Zimmern, Anglo-American relations (particularly during Lord Bryce's ambassadorship), World War One, the League of Nations, Zionism and Palestine. The facsimiles comprise:

  • Zimmern's lecture to the Zionist Organization, London, 1919
  • a photocopy of two pages from The Wykehamist, 31 Oct. 1917
  • correspondence between Alfred Zimmern and: Horace Kallen, [1922]-36; Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1912-27; Walter Lippman, 1911-29, 1939-49; and Chaim Weizmann, 1915-17
  • a memorandum by Lord Eustace Percy, 1914
  • letters from Lord Eustace to: Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1914-15; Walter Lippman, 1915-24; Walter Polk, 1917; and Arthur Willert, 1911-18

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Alfred Eckhard Zimmern (1879-1957), Knight, was a political scientist. Eustace Sutherland Campbell Percy (1887-1958), Baron Percy of Newcastle, was a politician and educationist. Details on both are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Given to the Library in 1990.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Related Material

See the papers of Sir Alfred Zimmern (MSS. Zimmern 1-183; Zimmern Adds. 1).

Corporate Names