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Balfour, Arthur James (1848-1930) 1st Earl of Balfour, statesman

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Surname: Balfour
Forenames: Arthur James
Gender: Male
Date: 1848-1930
Title: 1st Earl of Balfour
History: Appointed First Lord of the Admiralty 1915; Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1916-1919; Lord President of the Council 1919-1922 and 1925-1929. From 1921-1922 he was British delegate at the Washington Naval Conference.
Biography: ODNB link for Balfour, Arthur James (1848-1930) 1st Earl of Balfour, statesman
References: DNB; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P274822 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P130898 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for Arthur James Balfour
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
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1904-1908: Henry Stafford, 1st Baron Northcote: Papers
The National Archives, Kew
2
1880-1907: Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour and Gerald William Balfour 2nd Earl of Balfour: Papers
The National Archives, Kew
3
PAPERS OF A J BALFOUR AS CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND, MARCH 1887 TO OCTOBER 1891
4
Balfour, Earl of
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1872-1930: corresp and papers
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See HMC Papers of British cabinet ministers 1782-1900, 1982
6
1869-1930: corresp and papers
National Records of Scotland (formerly National Archives of Scotland)
NRA 10026 Balfour

See Hazlehurst, Whitehead & Woodland, Guide to the papers of British cabinet ministers 1900-1964, 1996
7
1916-1922: corresp and papers
The National Archives
8
1887-1891: Irish papers
The National Archives
9
c1892-1905: letters and papers
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
NRA 19043
10
1882-1893: political letters received
Duke University: William R Perkins Library
See Guide 1980, p28
11
letters (10) to Duke of Abercorn
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)
NRA 15790 Hamilton
12
1887-1911: letters (25) to Aretas Akers-Douglas
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 9550
13
1895-1902: letters to Lord Ampthill
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
See Location register of 20th century English literary MSS 1988
14
1917: corresp with A Anderson
The National Archives
15
1902-1905: corresp with HO Arnold-Forster
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See Location register of 20th century English literary MSS 1988
16
1883-1902: letters (21) to Lord Ashbourne
Parliamentary Archives
NRA 18808
17
1908-1917: corresp with Herbert H. Asquith
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
NRA 12685

See Location register of 20th century English literary MSS 1988
18
1886-1926: copy of letter from and letters to Margot Asquith
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
NRA 42917
19
1908-1928: letters to Lady Astor
University of Reading: Special Collections
NRA 41566 Astor

See Location register of 20th century English literary MSS 1988
20
1884-1910: letters (23) to Alfred Austin
Bristol University Information Services: Special Collections
NRA 33764
21
1925-1929: letters (14) to Stanley Baldwin
Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
See Location register of 20th century English literary MSS 1988
22
1903: corresp with Lord Balfour of Burleigh
Collection held privately: enquiries to National Register of Archives for Scotland
NRA 18285 Bruce
23
1891-1896: corresp with EW Benson
Lambeth Palace Library
See Location register of 20th century English literary MSS 1988
24
1916-1918: corresp with Lord Bertie
British Library, Manuscript Collections
25
1903-1905: corresp with William Brodrick
British Library, Manuscript Collections
26
1882-1910: letters (17) to Oscar Browning
Cambridge University: King's College Archive Centre
NRA 21235 Browning
27
1896-1916: corresp with Sir Henry Burdett
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
NRA 39820
28
1897-1905: letters to Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman
British Library, Manuscript Collections
29
corresp with Edward Carson
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)
NRA 17985 Carson
30
1906-1929: corresp with Lord Cecil
British Library, Manuscript Collections
31
1885-1890: corresp with Sir Edwin Chadwick
London University: University College London (UCL) Special Collections
NRA 21653 Chadwick
32
corresp with Austen Chamberlain
University of Birmingham: Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections
NRA 12604 Chamberlain
33
corresp with Joseph Chamberlain
University of Birmingham: Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections
NRA 12604 Chamberlain
34
c1874-1894: corresp with Lord Randolph Churchill
Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre
NRA 13273 Churchill
35
1890-1920: letters to Sir Henry Craik
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
36
1910-1922: corresp with Sir Henry Page Croft
Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre
NRA 15709 Croft
37
1899-1906: corresp with Lord Curzon
British Library: Asian and African Studies
NRA 20536
38
1885-1905: letters to Sir Charles Dalrymple
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
NRA 17690 Dalrymple
39
1901-1907: corresp with Randall Thomas Davidson
Lambeth Palace Library
See Location register of 20th century English literary MSS 1988
40
1903-1930: corresp with Lord Derby
Liverpool Record Office
NRA 20761
41
1890-1928: corresp with Lady Desborough
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
NRA 26768
42
1887-1905: letters to Duke of Devonshire
Devonshire Collection Archives, Chatsworth
NRA 20594 Cavendish
43
1918-1922: letters to WH Dickinson
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
See Location register of 20th century English literary MSS 1988
44
1885-1900: corresp with Sir Charles Dilke
British Library, Manuscript Collections
45
1886-1904: letters (12) to Sir James Donaldson
St Andrews University Library
See Location register of 20th century English literary MSS 1988
46
1895-1927: letters (16) to the Edinburgh Philosophical Institution
Edinburgh City Archives
See Location register of 20th century English literary MSS 1988
47
1901-1905: letters to Edward VII
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
See Location register of 20th century English literary MSS 1988
48
1891-1916: corresp with Arthur Elliott
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
See Location register of 20th century English literary MSS 1988
49
corresp with Sir John Ewart
Collection held privately: enquiries to National Register of Archives for Scotland
NRA 11854
50
1905-1915: corresp with Lord Fisher
Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre
NRA 16615 Fisher
51
1922-1939: letters (11) to HAL Fisher
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
NRA 16446 Fisher
52
1880-1909: letters (17) to AC Fraser
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
53
1887-1921: corresp with Moreton Frewen
Library of Congress, Manuscript Division
NRA 22522 Frewen
54
1901-1928: corresp with Lord Gladstone
British Library, Manuscript Collections
55
1877-1923: letters to Mary Gladstone
British Library, Manuscript Collections
56
1874-1896: corresp with WE Gladstone
British Library, Manuscript Collections
57
1887-1900: letters to Lord Goschen
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
NRA 5677
58
1887-1926: letters to Sir Edmund Gosse
Leeds University Library, Special Collections
NRA 9840 Gosse
59
1907-1916: corresp with HA Gwynne
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
See Chris Cook, Sources in British political history 1900-1951 vol 5 1978
60
1892-1928: corresp with Lord Haldane
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
61
1899-1914: letters (11) to Lord Halsbury
British Library, Manuscript Collections
NRA 6238 Giffard
62
1900-1919: corresp with Viscount Hanworth
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
See Location register of 20th century English literary MSS 1988
63
1889-1922: corresp with Lewis Harcourt
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
NRA 3679
64
1898-1918: corresp with Lord Hardinge
Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
NRA 3853
65
letters (43) to William Ernest Henley
The Morgan Library
See NUC MS 84-2128
66
1895-1911: letters (11) to Sir George Henschel
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
67
c1904-05: corresp with WAS Hewins
Sheffield University Library
NRA 42721
68
1885-1909: corresp with Sir Michael Hicks-Beach
Gloucestershire Archives
NRA 3526
69
1897-1927: letters (16) to Sir Samuel Hoare
Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
See Location register of 20th century English literary MSS 1988
70
letters to TC Horsfall
Manchester Archives and Local Studies
71
corresp with Edward House
Yale University Libraries: Sterling Memorial Library
See Hamer, Archives and MSS in USA 1961
72
1925-1930: corresp with Thomas Jones
National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services
NRA 30994 Jones
73
1911-1915: letters to Philip Kerr
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
See Location register of 20th century English literary MSS 1988
74
1914-1916: corresp with Lord Kitchener.
The National Archives
75
1914-1916: corresp with Lord Kitchener
The National Archives
76
1906-23: corresp with Andrew Bonar Law
Parliamentary Archives
NRA 19286
77
1915-22: corresp with David Lloyd George
Parliamentary Archives
NRA 15700
78
1899-1926: letters (34) to Oliver Lodge
University of Birmingham: Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections
NRA 16740

See Location register of 20th century English literary MSS 1988
79
1917-1919: corresp with Lord Long
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
NRA 15883 Long
80
1905-22: corresp with Lord Long
British Library, Manuscript Collections
81
1917-1928: corresp with Lord Lothian
National Records of Scotland (formerly National Archives of Scotland)
NRA 10737 Kerr
82
1885-1911: corresp with Alfred Lyttelton
Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre
NRA 19700
83
1894-1926: letters (10) to Edith Lyttelton
Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre
See Location register of 20th century English literary MSS 1988
84
1894-1927: letters (24) to LJ Maxse
West Sussex Record Office
See Location register of 20th century English literary MSS 1988
85
1895-1930: corresp with Lord Midleton
The National Archives
86
1889-1922: corresp with Lord Milner
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
See Location register of 20th century English literary MSS 1988
87
1910-1918: letters to Alexander Murray
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
See Location register of 20th century English literary MSS 1988
88
1914-1925: corresp with Gilbert Murray
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
See Location register of 20th century English literary MSS 1988
89
1896-1918: corresp with Lord Northcliffe
British Library, Manuscript Collections
90
1903-1909: corresp with Lord Onslow
Surrey History Centre
NRA 1088 Onslow
91
letters to Sir Hugh Owen
Cathays Branch and Heritage Library
See Accessions to repositories 1966
92
1917-18: corresp with Sir RS Paget
British Library, Manuscript Collections
93
1891-95: letters (10) to Sir Charles Pearson
Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections
94
corresp with Lord Pembroke
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
NRA 22080 Herbert
95
1909-17: corresp with Sir Horace Plunkett
Plunkett Foundation
NRA 16228 Plunkett
96
1898-1910: letters to Hastings Rashdall
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
See Location register of 20th century English literary MSS 1988
97
1917-1919: letters to Lord Reading
British Library: Asian and African Studies
NRA 20531 Isaacs
98
1887-1890: letters (29) to Sir Joseph Ridgeway
Helmingham Hall
NRA 6957 Ridgeway
99
1903-1905: corresp with Lord Ritchie
British Library, Manuscript Collections
NRA 10649
100
1900-1914: letters to Lord Roberts
National Army Museum Templer Study Centre
NRA 18656
101
1905-1917: corresp with Walter Runciman
Newcastle University: Special Collections
NRA 13873
102
1904-05: corresp with Herbert Samuel
Parliamentary Archives
NRA 11187
103
1896-1924: letters to Charles Sarolea
Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections
104
1892-1916: corresp with Lord Selborne
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
NRA 17810
105
1910-1919: corresp with Lord Selbourne
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
NRA 22802
106
1900-1910: letters to James Parker Smith
Glasgow City Archives
NRA 20864 Smith
107
1919-1926: letters from WR Sorley
Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
See Bulletin of IHR, vol 19, p103
108
1888-1891: letters to Edward Stanhope
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 25095
109
1888-89: letters (15) to WT Stead
Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre
NRA 32593
110
1896-1925: corresp with John St Loe Strachey
Parliamentary Archives
NRA 19285
111
1902-19: corresp with Sir Joseph John Thomson
Collection held privately: enquiries to The National Archives, Archives Sector Development
NRA 23828 Thomson
112
1894-1916: corresp with Wilfrid Ward
St Andrews University Library
NRA 26993
113
1919: corresp with Sir Henry Wilson
Imperial War Museum Department of Documents
NRA 28567
114
1890-1910: corresp
Manchester University: University of Manchester Library
See Location register of 20th century English literary MSS 1988
115
corresp
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
See Location register of 20th century English literary MSS 1988
116
1895-1926: corresp with Lord Rosebery and some papers rel to Donald Macleod
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

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