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Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine

BUCKMASTER, Stanley Owen, 1st Viscount Buckmaster (1861-1934)


Reference code(s): GB 0098 B/BUCKMASTER

Held at: Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine

Title: BUCKMASTER, Stanley Owen, 1st Viscount Buckmaster (1861-1934)

Date(s): Created 1923-1934

Level of description: Collection (fonds)

Extent: 1 file

Name of creator(s): Buckmaster | Stanley Owen | 1861-1934 | 1st Viscount Buckmaster | Lord Chancellor


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1861; educated at Christ Church, Oxford; called to Bar, Inner Temple, 1884; Liberal MP for Cambridge, 1906-1910, Keighley, Yorkshire, 1911-1914; Counsel to the University of Oxford, 1911-1913; knighted, 1913; member of the Council of the Duchy of Lancaster; Solicitor-General, 1913; Director of the Press Bureau, 1914-1915; created 1st Baron Cheddington, 1915; Lord Chancellor, 1915-1916; member of the Interallied Conference in Finance and Supplies; Chairman, Governing Body of Imperial College, 1923-1934; Chairman, Political Honours Review Commitee, 1924, 1929; created 1st Viscount Buckmaster, 1933; died, 1934.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Stanley Owen Buckmaster, 1st Viscount Buckmaster, comprising correspondence with Imperial College administration department, 1923-1934, as Chaiman of the Governing Body.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

1 file

Conditions governing access:

Researchers wishing to consult the Archives should first contact the College Archivist, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ, for an appointment.

Conditions governing reproduction:

A photocopying service is available at the discretion of the Archivist. Photocopies are supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archivist.

Physical characteristics:

Finding aids:

A catalogue is available at the College Archives.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:


Archival history:

Accumulated by Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine during the course of business.

Immediate source of acquisition:


Existence and location of originals:

Existence and location of copies:

Related material:

Records of the Governing Body (GB), held at Imperial College.

Correspondence with Herbert Asquith (reference: MSS Asquith), correspondence with Lewis Harcourt, 1918-1922 (reference: MSS Harcourt), correspondence relating to Society for Protection of Science, and Learning, 1933-1934 (reference: SPSL), held at the Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts; letters to Lord Reading, 1915-1933, held at the British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections (reference: MSS Eur E 238, F 118); letters to John Redmond, 1915-1916, held at the National Library of Ireland (reference: MS 15175).

Publication note:

An Orator of Justice. A speech biography of Viscount Buckmaster edited by James Johnston (I Nicholson & Watson, London, 1932)



Archivist's note: Sources: Who Was Who (A & C Black, 1947, volume III); National Register of Archives; British Library On-Line Public Access Catalogue 97. Compiled by Julie Tancell as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions: General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: December 2000


Personal names
Buckmaster | Stanley Owen | 1861-1934 | 1st Viscount Buckmaster | Lord Chancellor x Buckmaster | 1st Viscount

Corporate names
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine