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Brett , Reginald Balliol (Viscount Esher): letter, 1921

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL518
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Brett , Reginald Balliol (Viscount Esher): letter, 1921
Date(s): 1921
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Brett | Reginald Baliol | 1885-1930 | 2nd Viscount Esher | politician


Administrative/Biographical history:

Reginald Baliol Brett was born in London in 1885. He was educated at Eton and at Trinity College, Cambridge. He served as Liberal MP for Penrhyn between 1880 and 1885 and succeeded his father as Viscount Esher in 1899. Lord Esher became closely associated with the Royal Family, serving as Deputy Constable and Lieutenant Governor of Windsor Castle from 1901 until 1928, and subsequently as the castle's Constable and Governor until his death in 1930.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Reginald Baliol Brett of Roman Camp, Callander, [Perthshire] to Queen Mary, 21 Nov 1921. Concerning various books, including In Whig Society, 1775-1818 (1921), edited by Mabell [Ogilvy], Countess of Airlie.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to individual items in Senate House Library archives collections may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Formerly enclosed in a copy of Mabell, Countess of Airlie (ed) In Whig Society, 1775-1818 (1921), in the Institute of Historical Research Library - classmark: B.781/Air.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from the Institute of Historical Research.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance 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:
July 2008

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