Catalogue description Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour and Gerald William Balfour 2nd Earl of Balfour: Papers

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Details of PRO 30/60
Reference: PRO 30/60
Title: Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour and Gerald William Balfour 2nd Earl of Balfour: Papers
Description:

Papers of A J Balfour as Chief Secretary for Ireland, March 1887 to October 1891; and of his brother G W Balfour as Chief Secretary for Ireland, June 1895 to October 1900, and as President of the Board of Trade and President of the Local Government Board, October 1900 to December 1905.

Date: 1880-1907
Related material:

See also the private and private office papers in Division within BT

Separated material:

Many of Gerald Balfour's papers relating to Ireland remain at Whittinghame, his family home in Scotland, together with the personal correspondence of Arthur Balfour. They may be seen by arrangement with the National Register of Archives, Scotland.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Not Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl Balfour, 1848-1930

Gerald William Balfour, 2nd Earl of Balfour, 1853-1945

Physical description: 54 box(es)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure
Custodial history: The A J Balfour papers were part of the Balfour Papers deposited by Lord Balfour in 1947 with the British Museum. On examination it was felt that those relating to the Irish Secretaryship would be more properly associated with the G W Balfour papers, and they were accordingly transferred to the Public Record Office in 1963. The papers of G W Balfour, who became the 2nd Earl Balfour, had meanwhile been presented to the Public Record Office in accordance with his own wishes in 1940.

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