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Referencing: In 2012, as part of transferring digital surrogates to The National Archives' new Discovery catalogue, the items throughout this series were temporarily numbered, starting at 1 in piece 1A and ending at 13830 in piece 34B. In November 2013 these were corrected to have their item references constructed of the piece number followed by the first folio number of the item.
Lord Avon's personal and private papers are held by the University of Birmingham
University of Birmingham holds the original papers, deposited under s4(1) of the Public Records Act 1958
Robert Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, 1897-1977
Restrictions on use:
Available in digital format unless otherwise stated.
Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Selection and destruction information:
These papers are official government records of Eden's Private Office when he was Foreign Secretary. This set of records included some personal or party political papers not created in this capacity. Photocopies of those papers were not accessioned by the Public Record Office and the originals were returned to Lord Avon. However, the existence of these papers is noted in the catalogue to account for what would otherwise be gaps in the foliation.
Administrative / biographical background:
Anthony Eden served as a Conservative Member of Parliament between 1923 and 1957. He was Foreign Secretary during 1935-1938, 1940-1945 and 1951-1955, and Prime Minister during 1955-1957. He was made 1st Earl of Avon in 1961.
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