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BLICK, Andrew (fl 1980s-2016) and JONES, George (fl 1960s-2016)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0370 ABGJ
Held at: Queen Mary, University of London
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Full title: BLICK, Andrew (fl 1980s-2016) and JONES, George (fl 1960s-2016)
Date(s): [1912-2000]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 45 boxes
Name of creator(s): Jones | George | fl 1960s-2016 | Professor Blick | Andrew | fl 1980s-2016 | Academic
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Dr Andrew Blick was a doctoral student at QMUL, supervised by Professor Lord Hennessy, and is now a Lecturer at King's College London; George Jones was an Honorary Professor at QM and is Emeritus Professor of Government at LSE. They have co-authored the following two books: Premiership: the Development, Nature and Power of the Office of the British Prime Minister (Exeter: Imprint Academic, 2010) and At Power's Elbow: Aides to the Prime Minister from Robert Walpole to David Cameron (London: Biteback Publishing, 2013). The papers in the collection include documents used in research and writing these books and other material relating to their teaching and research.


Scope and content/abstract:

Archives of Andrew Blick and George Jones. Includes transcribed interviews with officials who worked at No 10 Downing Street from 1912 to the late 1990s. In addition there are journal, magazine and press articles about British Prime Ministers back to the early 18th Century; reports of seminars and conferences about them, and news cuttings; and working papers, including unpublished drafts of articles and conference papers.

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The archives are available for access in the Archives Reading Room located on the 2nd Floor of the Mile End Library. The Archives Reading Room is open Mondays to Fridays 9am-4pm by appointment only. Contact the Archives for more information: Archives, Main Library QMUL, 328 Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS, telephone: 020 7882 3873, email: For more information about the Archives see the website:

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopying at the discretion of the Archivist. Applications for copies for research or publication should be made to the Archivist: Main Library QMUL, 328 Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS, telephone: 020 7882 7873, email:

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Box list available.

Archival Information

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Immediate source of acquisition:

Retained in situ by the George Jones and Andrew Blick and then transferred to the Archives in September 2015.

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