Guide to the Collections held by Nuffield College, Oxford (as filmed by the AJCP)



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Fonds. Cherwell Papers, 1940 - 1957

Series C. Scientific Research, Writings, Conferences, September 1953

Subseries C 85 - 87. Visit to Ceylon, Australia and the U.S., September 1953 - October 1953

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Itineraries, programmes, background statistics (17p.), n.d (File C 85)

Includes: copy of telegram Oldfield, Daily Herald to Cherwell, Canberra, re Cherwell's reported statement that he is negotiating for uranium supplies for British industry.

Invitations, letters of thanks for hospitality (13p.) (File C 86)

Includes: letters from Leslie Hill, Moree, Constitution club, Melbourne, and Maurice C. Timbs, P.M. Department re uranium.

Series E. Publications, Lectures, Speeches, May 1956 - May 1957

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Sir Robert Menzies, Canberra, to Cherwell, 24 May 1957 (File E 55/13)

Re his health and intends to attend Prime Minister's Conference.

Cherwell to Menzies forwarding copies of Hansard [for 11 Dec 1956 and 10 April 1957] and enquiring about Menzies' health, 12 May 1957 (File E 55/14)

Series F. World War Two: Statistical Section: General Papers, July 1940 - 1944

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Charts illustrating state of readiness of British forces in various parts of the world, July 1940, September 1940; December 1941 - September 1942 (File F 277)

41 Charts...

Australian charts, 1942 - 1944 (File F 281/1-3)
A.M.F. Malaria cases. New Guinea and Queensland, 1942 - 1944 (Item (1))
Strength of U.S. forces in Australia, mainland and island forces, 1942 - 1944 (Item (2))
Allied land forces in New Guinea area, 1942 - 1944 (Item (3))

Series H. World War Two: Statistical Section: Economic Topics, February 1944 - January 1945

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Minutes, drafts, statistics etc., February 1944 - January 1945 (File H 35)

Re negotiations with U.S.A. over quantities of meat and butter to be supplied by Australia and New Zealand for U.S. troops in the Pacific. (64p.)

Series J. Politics and Conservative Party, May 1952

Minutes for Churchill, 17 May 1952 (File J 121)

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Minute on atom bomb tests in Australia that the Americans are not to be invited to observe (3p.), 17 May 1952 (Item)
Minutes for Churchill, 9 May 1952 - 24 May 1952 (File J 122)

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Minute on economic conditions in Australia for Churchill to read before meeting Menzies (4p.), 24 May 1952 (Item)
Minute on bird and animal life on Montebello Islands (2p.), 21 May 1952 (Item)
Minute on cooperation with New Zealand Air Force on ''Hurricane'' and that there is no need to inform the Fijians, 9 May 1952 (Item)

Fonds. Cripps Papers, 1931 - 1949

Sir (Richard) Stafford Cripps (1889-1952), whose father was a Labour cabinet minister, was educated at Winchester College and University College, London. He was called to the Bar in 1914 and became the youngest King's Counsel in 1927. He joined the Labour Party in 1929 and was elected to the House of Commons in 1931. He was chairman of the Socialist League (1933-37) and an advocate of a united front with the Communist Party. After embarking on a world tour in 1940, he served as British ambassador to the Soviet Union in 1940-42. In 1942 Cripps was appointed Lord Privy Seal by Winston Churchill and later in the year became minister for aircraft production. In the Attlee Government he held the offices of President of the Board of Trade (1945-47) and Chancellor of the Exchequer (1947-50).

Series Box 1. Speeches and Articles, 30 September 1947 - 16 November 1949

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Subseries. Speeches and Articles, 30 September 1947
Opening of 'British Enterprise in Australia Exhibition' (17p.), 30 September 1947 (File 514/158)

Final version of a speech - subjects include Australian food parcels to Britain during war and Australian industrialisation.

Subseries. Speeches and Articles, 23 February 1949 - 16 November 1949
Address by Chancellor of Exchequer to Commonwealth High Commissioner's economic situation (6p.), 23 February 1949 (File 618/1101)
Presentation of cheque by Australia (11p.), 16 November 1949 (File 649/20)

Speech on receiving cheque from Acting High Commissioner for Australia (Mighell) Contribution to reconstruction work in Europe. Drafts and final version; programme of ceremony.

Series Box 2. Files, 1931 - April 1939

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Subseries. Files, 1931
Samoan Petition, 1931 (File 715/673)

To the Secretary of Foreign Affairs from His Britannic Majesty's government…the petition of the accredited representatives of the National Organisation of Western Samoa, known as the 'mau' comprising some 95% of the inhabitants of Western Samoa. [re administration] (39p.) (printed)

Subseries. Files, 30 June 1937 - 17 April 1939
International 1932 - 39: war petitions, 30 June 1937 - 17 April 1939 (File 809/528)

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John Fisher, Daily News Sydney, to Cripps re Clive Evatt's victory, 22 March 1939 (Item)
Acknowledgement by Cripps, 6 April 1939 (Item)
John Fisher to Cripps sending press cuttings and political news, 27 March 1939 - 5 April 1939 (Item)
Acknowledgement by Cripps, 17 April 1939 (Item)
Justice Evatt, High Court of Australia, to Cripps sending photo of grandchild, 3 April 1939 (Item)
Acknowledgement from Cripps, 17 April 1939 (Item)
Cripps to Clive Evatt, congratulations on election, 17 April 1939 (Item)
John Lewis, London, to Cripps re political events in NSW and enclosing article 'Revolt of the NSW Labour Party.' (6p.), 31 March 1939 (Item)
C.C. Armitage, Mosman, to Cripps enclosing paper ''The Baldwin Lyon's Cabinets have sabotaged Australia's defences'' and other drafts. (7p.), 30 June 1937 (Item)

Fonds. Emmott Papers, 1907 - 1914

Alfred Emmott (1858-1926), 1st Baron Emmott (created 1911), was the son of an Oldham cotton manufacturer. A graduate of London University, he became a partner and eventually managing director of the family business. He was mayor of Oldham in 1891. In 1899 he was elected as a Liberal member of the House of Commons and he was chairman of committees from 1906 to 1911. He was parliamentary undersecretary at the Colonial Office (1911-14) and led a delegation of the Empire Parliamentary Association to the four British dominions in 1913. He was appointed the first commissioner of works in 1914, but left the cabinet in 1915 to be the director of the war trade department. After the War he devoted most of his time to his business interests.

Diary, 22 October 1911 - 17 November 1913 (File MS 2)

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Diary, 22 October 1911 - 17 November 1913 (Item p. 40 - 99)

Accepts peerage and becomes Under secretary of State for the Colonies; mention of indenture labour scheme in Solomon Islands; dinner with Watt, Premier of Victoria; brief coverage of tour of Dominions on behalf of Empire Parliamentary Association July - November 1913.

Correspondence, 27 June 1907 - 15 July 1911 (File MS 4)

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E.G. Thompson, Manchester, to Emmott, 14 October 1907 (Item ff. 31-32)

Requesting his assistance in getting a position with Dick Kerr's works at Preston.

John Mercer, Bishop of Tasmania, Hobart, to Emmott, introducing Thompson, son of one of his clergy, 24 June 1907 (Item ff. 33-34)
John Mercer, Bishop of Tasmania, Hobart, to Emmott, 15 July 1911 (Item ff. 374-377)

Congratulations on Emmott's election to Presidency of Church Reform League; Mercer's religious views.

Correspondence, 9 May 1913 - 7 August 1914 (File MS 5)

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Lewis Harcourt (Oxford), to Emmott, 9 May 1913 (Item ff. 81 - 82)

Re offer from Commonwealth of Australia to pay the passage to Australia for certain British MPs.

D.L.H. Baynes (Colonial Office), re itinerary for EPA tour, 15 May 1913 (Item ff. 83 - 86)
Lewis Harcourt (Oxford), to Emmott: congratulations on success of Empire Tour, 1 January 1914 (Item ff. 123)
Lord Richard Nevill (Government House, Melbourne), to Emmott, 14 January 1914 (Item ff. 143 - 150)

Congratulations on GCMG; social life in Melbourne; personal comments.

William Massey (Wellington) to Emmott, 27 February 1914 (Item ff. 154 - 155)

Re precedence of Governor of New Zealand vis à vis Governors of Australian states.

Colonial Office memos on the subject (Item ff. 156 - 157)
Emmott to Massey re status of Lord Liverpool, 8 July 1914 (Item f.165)
Lord Grey (Foreign Office), to Emmott, 7 August 1914 (Item f.174)

Re successful conclusion of New Hebrides Conference.

Lewis Harcourt (London), to Emmott, 7 August 1914 (Item f.176)

Re successful conclusion of New Hebrides Conference.

Fonds. Fabian Society Papers, 1893 - 1965

Series A. Correspondence, 7 August 1898 - 1965

Subseries A 3/4. Sydney Webb to Pease, 7 August 1898 - 26 December 1898

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Sydney Webb (Auckland) re Scottishness of Auckland (postcard), 7 August 1898 (File A3/4/f16)
Sydney Webb (Melbourne) to Pease, 16 October 1898 (File A3/4/f17)

''Australia more interesting than thought… it is intensely English but the England of 1850''; plans for journey home.

Sydney Webb (Haslemere) to Pease, 26 December 1898 (File A3/4/f21)

Re title for lecture on 27 January 1899 "Some Impressions of Australasia".

Subseries A 22/3. Australia and New Zealand, c.1941-1965


Series C. Minutes of Executive Committee and Lectures, 28 October 1898 - 10 November 1899

Subseries C 7. Executive Committee Minutes, 28 October and 11 November 1898

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Brief references to Sydney and Beatrice Webb's visit to Australia and New Zealand (3p. and 5p.), 28 October and 11 November 1898 (File)
Subseries C 39. Meetings Minute Books, 27 January 1899

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Description of Sydney Webb's address at meeting, 27 January 1899 (File)

Entitled 'Some Impressions of Australasia' in which he contrasted the Australasian colonies with the U.S., discussing 'Fabianism' in New Zealand, Queensland's 'Socialism in Our Time' and its results, the Labour Parties of Victoria, New South Wales, and South Australia, and Federalism and its difficulties. (1p.)

Series E. Publications, 1 March 1899

Subseries E 3. Publishing Committee Minute Book, 1 March 1899

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Agreement that a Municipal Year Book be sent to Victorian Socialist Party (2p.), 1 March 1899 (File)

Series F. Local Societies, 1893 - 1933

Lists and Contributions: Lists of local societies and members, 1893 - 1894 (File F 85/1)

Includes: Melbourne, New Zealand, Christchurch, Dunedin...

Lists and Contributions: Auckland New Zealand Programme (2p.), 1933 (File F 85/2)
Lists and Contributions: South Australian Branch. Fabian Society Tract 1. What socialism is, n.d. (File F 85/3)

Fonds. Guild Socialism, c.1918-1925

Material on National Guild League, National Guild Council and guilds in special localities and industries collected by J.P. Bedford.

Series B. Files, c.1918-1925

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Australia and New Zealand (90p.), c.1918-1925 (File B 29)

Correspondents include: B.H. Molesworth (Brisbane); E.R. Voigt (Sydney); Thomas Walsh (Sydney); N.R. Freeberg (Sydney); G.A. Weller (Canterbury, Victoria); J.B. Allen (Auckland); E.H. Barker (Perth); J.C. Eldridge (Mosman); Clement Jackson (Rozelle); Arthur McCarthy (Dunedin); Walter Nash (Wellington); Edgar Pritchard (Kennington Park); D. Stewart (Sydney); S.B. Vial (Melbourne); P. Vinnell (Timaru); Robert Dunn (Dunedin)...

Fonds. Nuffield Papers, 1937 - 1960

Series Boxes 4 - 5. Business, August 1945 - June 1951

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A preliminary study on the commencement of operations in Australia, August 1945 (File 5/8)


Memorandum from W. Hobbs to C.J. Kingerlee re Victoria Park, Sydney with map and note on finance (3p.), 13 June 1951 (File 5/11/1-3)

Series Boxes 6 - 10. Personal, March 1947 - December 1960

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Dr. H.M. Cutler, Sydney, medical report on Lord Nuffield's hip joints and lumbo sacral spine, 21 March 1947 (File 7/38/6)
Draft of proposed broadcast by WRM for Australian Broadcasting Commission, 14 April 1947 (File 7/39)

Re help given to Britain by Australia during the war. (1p.)

Draft letter to R.G. Menzies, 31 March 1960 (File 10/8)

Re including G.A. Lloyd, former managing Director in Australia, in Birthday Honours list.

Christmas card from R.G. Menzies, December 1960 (File 10/10)

Series Boxes 11 - 12. Benefactions, 25 February 1950

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Souvenir booklet of foundation stone ceremony NSW University of Technology. Inscribed by Arthur Denning (24p., printed), 25 February 1950 (File 11/10)
2 postcards and plan by Palmer and Turner of Nuffield Swimming Pool, Britannia Club, Singapore (File 12/13/1-3 nd.)

Series Box 13. Honours, 1937 - February 1959

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Certificates of appointment as life Governor of Australian hospitals (File 13/11-16)
Address from Council Lord Mayor's Fund for metropolitan Hospitals and Charities, Melbourne, 7 February 1938 (File 13/23)
Speech presenting WRM for an honorary LLD at University of Melbourne (File 13/36/1-2)
Certificate of admission as Honorary Doctor of Science NSW University of Technology, and programme, 15 March 1952 (File 13/44/1-2)
Certificate of admission as Honorary Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 19 February 1959 (File 13/55)

Series Boxes 14 - 18. Biographical and Historical Material, March 1946 - August 1954

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Victoria Park, Sydney, W.R. Morris' car factory project, 23 August 1954 (File 17/1/1-2)

Scrapbook of press cuttings and cartoons and covering letter from E. Berry, Cowley, to P. Andrews, Nuffield College. (29p.)

Victoria Park, Sydney. W.R. Morris' car factory project, 28 March 1946 - 17 April 1947 (File 17/2-19)

Folder of cartoons and press cuttings from Daily Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald, etc.

Donation of £500 to Junior Red Cross of Australia. (press cutting), April 1946 (File 17/20)
Picture of W.R. Morris presenting gold cup to Surf Lifesaving Association of Australia., April 1946 (File 17/21)

Picture of W.R. Morris presenting gold cup to surf lifesaving Association of Australia. (Sydney Morning Herald press cutting).

Article New Zealand Herald re W.R. Morris, 1952 (File 18/3)

Series Boxes 19 - 35. Portraits and Photographs, 1937 - February 1950

Album re stranding of Wanganella on Barrett's Reef, Wellington, New Zealand, on 19 Jan 1947, 1947 (File 30/4)

Includes photographs of the ship, the rescued passengers, and press reports on marine enquiry 25 - 28 February 1947.

Album presented by Cottesloe Surf Lifesaving Club, WA (File 30/9)


Album recording setting of foundation stone of first university building by Sir John Northcott for NSW University of Technology, 25 February 1950 (File 31/6)

Inscribed by Arthur Denning. (40p.)

Sketch and poem 'To Lord Nuffield, The Australian Gum Tree…' Lillian Lamond Berry-Short, n.d. (File 35/3)
Sketch to Lord Nuffield from Kerwin Maegraith, Sydney Mail, 1937 (File 35/13)
Sketch of Lord Nuffield by Anne-Marie House, Melbourne, 1945 (File 35/16)
Cartoon of W.R. Morris on a fire engine journeying to Australia (File 35/18)