Papers of Robert John Graham Boothby, Baron Boothby, including Correspondence, Newspaper cuttings, Book reviews, Book drafts, Notes, and Speeches. Edit




  • 1881-1999. (Creation)


  • 3.00 linear metres (Whole)

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  • Scope and Contents

    This collection contains the correspondence, papers, literary mss, political writings, news clippings, and miscellaneous items, ca. 1881-1999, of Baron Robert “Bob” John Graham Boothby (1900-1986), with a few items having belonged to his father Sir Robert Tuite Boothby (1871–1941), and some collected by his wife, the Lady Wanda Boothby (1933?- ). The bulk of this collection spans from 1924, when Baron Boothby was first elected to Parliament as a representative for East Aberdeenshire, until his death in 1986. While a large portion of this collection can be attributed to being created through Baron Boothby’s political career, a significant amount is also of a more personal nature and reflects the parts of Baron Boothby’s life which were not politically motivated.

  • Arrangement

    The collection has been divided into the following 6 series: Correspondence; manuscript journal; speeches, articles, memorials, transcripts, and book reviews; drafts of books; printed books; miscellaneous; and newspaper cuttings.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Other Finding Aids

    An inventory of the colelction has been completed.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, 2008, The Lady Boothby, through Christies, London.31 March 2008

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