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BONHAM-CARTER, Victor (1913-2007)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Bonham-Carter
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: BONHAM-CARTER, Victor (1913-2007)
Date(s): Created [1960-1964]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box or 0.01 cubic metres
Name of creator(s): Carter | Victor | Bonham- | 1913-2007 | author
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born in 1913; educated at Winchester College and Magdalene College, Cambridge; on staff of The Countryman, 1936-1937; Director, School Prints Ltd, 1937-1939, 1945-1960; served with Royal Berkshire Regt and Intelligence Corps, 1939-1945; farmed in West Somerset, 1947-1959; historian of Dartington Hall Estate, Devon, 1951-1966; on staff of Society of Authors, 1963-1982; partner, Exmoor Press, 1969-1989; published numerous books and articles on country life and on authorship matters, especially Public Lending Right; died 2007.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers relating to Soldier true, the life and times of FM Sir William Robertson, 1860-1933 (Frederick Muller, London, 1963), dated [1960-1963], principally comprising Bonham Carter's corrected proof of the book, together with his typescript and notes. Papers relating to BBC television series The Great War, broadcast in [1964], dated [1963-1964], principally comprising programme summaries, Bonham Carter's notes, his drafts of the script and a joint script with Antony Jay.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged in sections as above.

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Finding aids:

Summary guide available on-line at, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented to the Centre by Bonham-Carter in 1965.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Centre also holds the papers of FM Sir William (Robert) Robertson, 1st Bt (Ref: GB99 KCLMA Robertson W R).

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

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Description Notes

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Dec 1996

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