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MLBE British Naval Intelligence Papers, mainly of Donald McLachlan and Patrick Beesly.
MLDK The Papers of Sir Eugen Millington-Drake
MLNG The Papers of Reginald Maudling
MLTN The Papers of Jim Moulton
MNBY The Papers of Sir (Philip) Stuart Milner-Barry
MNCR The Papers of 1st Baron Mancroft
MORE The Papers of John Evelyn Moore
MOWB Press cuttings about Sir Robert Mowbray
MRBS The Papers of Brigadier Michael Rookherst Roberts
MRDN The Papers of Captain Charles Marsden
MRGN The Papers of 1st Viscount Margesson of Rugby
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The Papers of 1st Baron Mancroft

Title The Papers of 1st Baron Mancroft
Reference GBR/0014/MNCR
Creator Samuel, Arthur Michael, 1872-1942, 1st Baron Mancroft, politician
Covering Dates 1908–1941
Extent and Medium 15 archive boxes
Repository Churchill Archives Centre
Content and context

Arthur Michael Samuel was born in Norwich in 1872, the eldest son of Benjamin Samuel of Norwich and Rosetta, eldest daughter of Philip Haldinstein of Norwich, and was educated at Norwich Grammar School.

He was the Assistant to Director of Army Contracts at the War Office, 1914-15, and Staff Assistant, the Ministry of Munitions, 1915-16. He subsequently served as the Unionist MP for the Farnham Division of Surrey, 1918-37; as Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade and Minister for Department of Overseas Trade, 1924-27; and Financial Secretary to HM Treasury, 1927-29. He was Lord Mayor of Norwich, 1912-13 and received the Honorary Freedom of the City in 1928.

He published: "Life of Giovanni Battista Piranesi"; "The Working of the Bill of Exchange with an Explanation of the Overseas Trade Balance"; "The Herring: its Effect on the History of Britain"; and "The Mancroft Essays".

Samuel was created a Baronet in 1932, subsequently being elevated to become 1st Baron Mancroft. He died in August 1942

Newspaper cuttings books, copy speeches etc

The papers were placed on indefinite loan at Churchill Archives Centre by 2nd Baron Mancroft in 1972.

Access and Use

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.

Researchers wishing to publish excerpts from the papers must obtain prior permission from the copyright holders and should seek advice from Archives Centre staff.

Please cite as Churchill Archives Centre, The Papers of 1st Baron Mancroft, MNCR

Further information

This catalogue is available for consultation at Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, at the National Register of Archives, London, and on the Janus website: http://janus.lib.cam.ac.uk.

This collection (fonds) level description and catalogue was prepared by Andrew Riley of Churchill Archives Centre in March 2004 using information from the papers and from 1st Baron Mancroft's entry in "Who Was Who 1897-1996" (A &C Black).

Index Terms
Politicians
Samuel, Arthur Michael (1872-1942) 1st Baron Mancroft, politician
Churchill/MNCR contains:
1 Newspaper cuttings books.
14 volumes.
1908–1934
2 Copies of speeches, pamphlets and other items.
2 archive boxes.
1913–1941

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