1881 Born, son of Lieutenant R. B. Croft, R.N., J.P., D.L., of Ware.
Educated at Eton, Shrewsbury and Trinity Hall.
1906 Contested Lincoln.
1910 Conservative M.P. for Christchurch (Hampshire).
1913 Chairman of Organisation Committee, Tariff Reform League (to 1917).
1916 Temporary Brigadier-General.
1918 Conservative M.P. for Bournemouth (to 1940).
1918 Member of Speaker's Conference on the Franchise.
1924 Colonel and Hon. Brigadier-General.
1928 Chancellor of Primrose League (to 1929).
1936 Member of Civil List Committee.
1939 Member of Select Committee on Speaker's Seat.
1939 Member of Committee of Privileges.
1940 Under-Secretary of State for War (to July 1945).
1946 Grand Prior of Primrose League.
Twenty-two Months under Fire (1917).
My Life of Strife (1949).
CRFT 1. Correspondence
CRFT 2. Papers
CRFT 3. Newspaper Cuttings
CRFT 4. Miscellaneous
Subjects covered by the papers include the campaign for Protection and the Empire Industries Association, the National Party, India, the Spanish Civil War and the First and Second World Wars.
In December 1971 Lord Croft deposited the papers of his father, the first Lord Croft of Bournemouth, at Churchill College.
The papers had already been calendared by the Historical Manuscripts Commission and in general their arrangement has been retained in this catalogue. The letters and papers have been made up into convenient sized files and allocated standard references, and all requests for documents should use these references rather than those in the calendar.