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BALFOUR, Gerald William, 2nd Earl of Balfour (1853-1945)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0098 B/BALFOUR
Held at: Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine
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Full title: BALFOUR, Gerald William, 2nd Earl of Balfour (1853-1945)
Date(s): Created 1907-1913
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Balfour | Gerald William | 1853-1945 | 2nd Earl of Balfour


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1853; educated at Eton, Trinity College, Cambridge; member of Commission on Labour; Private Secretary to A J Balfour, 1885-1886; MP for Central Leeds, 1885-1906; Chief Secretary for Ireland, 1895-1900; President of Board of Trade, 1900-1905; President of Local Government Board, 1905-1906; member of the Governing Body, Imperial College, 1907-1914; Chairman, Commission on Lighthouse Administration, 1908; Chairman of Cambridge Committee, Commission on Oxford and Cambridge Universities; Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge; died, 1945.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Gerald William Balfour, 2nd Earl of Balfour, comprising correspondence with Imperial College, 1907-1913.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

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.

Finding aids:

A catalogue is available at the College Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

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

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:

Semi-official papers, 1895-1906, held at the Public Record Office (reference: PRO 30/60); correspondence and papers, 1887-1944, held at the National Archives of Scotland (reference: GD433/2); correspondence with Herbert Asquith, 1904-1905, held at the Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts (reference: MSS Asquith); letters to Oscar Browning, 1872-1909, held at King's College Archive Centre, Cambridge University (reference: OB); correspondence with 5th Earl Cadogan, 1895-1900, held at the House of Lords Record Office (reference: Cadogan papers); correspondence with Joseph Chamberlain, 1900-1902, held at Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department (reference: JC/11/6/1-6); correspondence with Sir Oliver Lodge, 1908-1938, held at the Incorporated Society for Psychical Research; correspondence with Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, 1888-1915, held at the Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge University, (reference: CASR).

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Who Was Who (A & C Black, 1958, volume IV); National Register of Archives. 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

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