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TitleMorrison; Herbert Stanley (1888-1965); 1st Baron Morrison of Lambeth; politician
Ref NoMORRISON
LevelCollection
Date1921-1969
Extent16 boxes
Admin Biographical HistoryHerbert Stanley Morrison, 1888-1965, left school at fourteen and had a variety of jobs, including errand boy, telephone operator, shop assistant, and deputy circulation manager of the "Daily Citizen". He became part-time secretary of London Labour Party in 1915 and entered local government in 1919, becoming Mayor and later Alderman of Hackney. He was also a member of the London County Council, 1922-1945 and leader of the council 1934-1940.
Morrison entered Parliament in 1923 as the Labour MP for South Hackney, and served as Minister of Transport from 1929-1931. Following the outbreak of the Second World War, he became Minister of Supply in 1940, Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security, 1940-1945, and a member of the War Cabinet, 1942-1945. After the war, Morrison served as Deputy Prime Minister, 1945-1951, Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons, 1945-1951, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 1951, and Deputy Leader of the Opposition, 1951-1955. He was also president of the British Board of Film Censors 1960.
Custodial HistoryIn 1985 Professor G W Jones and Lord B Donoughue deposited the working papers for the book "Herbert Morrison: Portrait of a Politician" (1973). For this work Jones and Donoughue collected a number of original documents by and concerning Morrison. Many were obtained from P H Boon, a former civil servant who had worked with Morrison in the Lord President's Office. This material constitutes MORRISON/1-4. Jones' and Donoughue's research notes and transcripts of interviews they conducted with Morrison's associates form MORRISON/5-6. MORRISON/7-8 consists of original documents and copies collected by Jones and Donoughue from various sources. The provenance of some of this material is uncertain.
DescriptionPapers gathered together by Professor G.W.Jones and Bernard Donoughue, Lord Donoughue for the book "Herbert Morrison: Portrait of a Politician" (1973). For this work, Jones and Donoughue collected a number of original documents by and concerning Morrison. Many were obtained from P H Boon, a former civil servant who had worked with Morrison in the Lord President's Office. The collection consists of Jones and Donoughue's research notes and transcripts of interviews they conducted with Morrison's associates, and original documents and copies collected from various sources, the provenance of some of which is uncertain. The papers include material relating to Morrison's time as Lord President and Leader of the House of Commons, his speeches, publications by and concerning Herbert Morrison, the research notes and correspondence of Jones and Donoughue, interviews with Morrison's associates, original manuscripts and printed material, and copies of manuscripts and printed material held at Nuffield College, Oxford.
Publication Note"Herbert Morrison: Portrait of a Politician" by Bernard Donoughue and G W Jones, London, 1973.
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