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VERRIER, Anthony (fl 1967-1970)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0505 PP20
Held at: Royal Holloway, University of London
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Full title: VERRIER, Anthony (fl 1967-1970)
Date(s): [1890-1952], [1967-1970]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 10 boxes or 0.1m3
Name of creator(s): Verrier | Anthony | fl 1966-1995 | writer
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Anthony Verrier was a journalist, working as special correspondent with the Observer, the Economist and the New Statesman. By 1968 he was freelance 'with a retainer for the Sunday Times'. In the 1990s he was Director of the MA in International Peacekeeping at the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex.

Publications:An Army for the sixties: a study in national policy, contract and obligation (Secker and Warburg, London, 1966);The bomber offensive (Batsford, London, 1968); editor of Agents of Empire: Anglo-Zionist intelligence operations, 1915-1919 (Brassey's, London, 1995); Francis Youghusband and the great game (Cape, London, 1991); Assassination in Algiers: Churchill, Roosevelt and the murder of Admiral Darlan (Macmillan, London, 1991); The road to Zimbabwe, 1890-1980 (Cape, London, 1986); Through the looking glass: British foreign policy in an age of illusions (Cape, London, 1983); International peacekeeping: United Nations forces in a troubled world (Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1981).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers, [1967-1970], relating to the research for and writing of an [unpublished] book 'The great game: Britain and Russia in Asia and Arabia, 1865-1970' by Verrier, mainly comprising manuscript and typescript drafts of the book. The collection also includes the papers, [1890-1952], of Capt Latham Valentine Stewart Blacker, an officer in the Corps of Guides in India and Turkistan during World War One, 1914-1918, which were used by Verrier in his writing of the book, and mainly comprise army notebooks and other military material, manuscript drafts of 'Turkistan bedevilled' by Blacker, offprints of 'From India to Russia in 1914' and 'Travels in Turkistan 1918-1920' from the Geographical Journal of 1917 and 1921, and maps of Asia and Persia.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Box listed.

Conditions governing access:

Open to all registered users of the Royal Holloway, University of London Archives.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be supplied, subject to the condition of the original. Requests to publish original material should be directed to the College Archivist.

Finding aids:

Box listed.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

No information at present.

Allied Materials

Related material:

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in accordance with 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:
Mar 2000

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