Cecil Harmsworth

This archive consists of material reflecting both Cecil Harmsworth‘s professional career as a politician and his personal life as a member of a highly influential family. The Cecil Harmsworth archive mainly comprises diaries recording his personal and professional life between 1900 and 1948, as well as political, business-related and personal correspondence and papers. These include papers relating to his career as a Liberal MP in the House of Commons, as Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Home Department, as an adviser in Lloyd George’s War Secretariat, as Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs, and as a member of the House of Lords. The other major series in the archive are speeches and literary papers; financial papers; legal and property papers; photographs; printed material; and papers of other members of the Harmsworth family, including Cecil Harmsworth’s wife, Emilie.