AIM25 : Click here to go back to the AIM25 homepage
Archives in London and the M25 area

Hodson, Henry Vincent

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0102 PP MS 39
Held at: School of Oriental and African Studies
  Click here to find out how to view this collection at ›
Full title: Hodson, Henry Vincent
Date(s): Created 1947-1974
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 8 boxes
Name of creator(s): Hodson | Henry Vincent | 1906-1999 | economist and editor


Administrative/Biographical history:

Henry Vincent Hodson was born on 12 May 1906 and educated at Gresham's School and later Balliol College, Oxford (1925-1928). He was a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford from 1928-1935. Between 1930 and 1931 he was a member of the Economic Advisory Council. He became Assistant Editor of the Round Table in 1931, and Editor 1934-1939. In 1933 he married Margaret Elizabeth Honey. He was the Director of the Empire Division of the Ministry of Information 1939-1941, before becoming Reforms Commissioner of the Government of India. Returning to the UK in 1942, he was made Principal Assistant Secretary and later Head of Non-Munitions D.V., Ministry of Broadcast until 1945. In 1946 he became Assistant Editor of the Sunday Times, and Editor 1950-1961. He was made Provost of the Ditchley Foundation in 1961. He was the Editor of The Annual Register of World Events from 1973 until his retirement in 1988. He died on 26 March 1999.

Hodson's publications include: Economics of a Changing World (1933); The Empire in the World (1937); Slump and Recovery (1929, 1937, 1938); The British Commonwealth and the Future (1939); 20th Century Empire (1948); Problems of Anglo-American Relations (1963); The Great Divide: Britain-India-Pakistan (1969); The Diseconomics of Growth (1972).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers, 1947-1974, of Henry Vincent Hodson, comprising his correspondence and research materials relating to his book The Great Divide: Britain-India-Pakistan (1969) on the partition of India, including oral recordings, 1964-1965.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The material has been arranged into the following sections: correspondence (arranged alphabetically by correspondent); other material relating to The Great Divide: Britain-India-Pakistan; oral archives in the Hodson collection (placed according to Hodson's original arrangement).

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

No publication without written permission. Apply to archivist in the first instance.

Finding aids:

Unpublished handlist.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donated in 1990.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Correspondence (1931-1954) with Lionel George Curtis (Colonial Historian) and Round Table correspondence (1933-1953) are held at Oxford University, Bodleian Library, Department of Western Manuscripts (Ref: MSS Curtis; Eng hist b 224, c 776-877).

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:

Date(s) of descriptions:
16 May 2000

Related Subject Search

* To search for other records with similar subjects, tick any subjects above then click "Run New Search"

Related Personal Name Search

* To search for other records with similar names, tick any names above then click "Run New Search"

Related Placename Search

* To search for other records with similar placenames, tick any names above then click "Run New Search"