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  • Title
    Stephen Shipley Wilson papers
  • Reference
    TEMP MSS 445
  • Date
    1906-1979
  • Scope and Content
    Box 1: (1/1/1-1/1/4) diaries (1918-1921); (1/2/1-1/2/5) Oxford University diaries (1922-1925 & 1928-1931); (1/3/1-1/3/2) desk diaries (1927-1928); (1/4) letters from Graham Wallas and John Hobson to Stephen S. Wilson (SSW) (1927-1931); (1/5) letters to SSW (1925-1926); (1/6) letters to SSW (1927); (1/7) letters to SSW (1928); (1/8) letters to SSW (1929); (1/9) letters to SSW (1930); (1/10) letters to SSW (1931-1949). Box 2: (2/1) letters to SSW (1950-1952); (2/2) letters to SSW (1953-1955); (2/3) letters to SSW (1956-1959); (2/4) letters to SSW (1960); (2/5) letters to SSW (1961-1965); (2/6) letters to SSW (1966) closed; (2/7) letters to SSW (1967-1970) closed; (2/8) letters to SSW (1971-1974) closed; (2/9) letters to SSW (1975-1979) closed. Box 3: (3/1) letters to SSW from his parents (1919) and a letter from 'Charlotte' (1910); (3/2) letters to SSW from his parents (1920); (3/3) letters to SSW from his parents (1921); (3/4) letters to SSW from his parents (1922-1923); (3/5) letters to SSW from his parents (1924); (3/6) letters to SSW from his parents (1925); (3/7) letters to SSW from his parents (1926); (3/8) letters to SSW from his parents (January-June 1927); (3/9) letters to SSW from his parents (July-December 1927). Box 4: (4/1) letters to SSW from his parents (January-June 1928); (4/2) letters to SSW from his parents (July-December1928); (4/3) letters to SSW from his parents (1929); (4/4) letters to SSW from his parents (1930-1939); (4/5) letters to SSW from his parents (1940-1943); (4/6) letters to SSW from his parents (1944); (4/7) letters to SSW from his parents (1945-1949); (4/8) letters to SSW from his parents (1950-1954). Box 5: (5/1) letters to SSW from Roger Wilson (1928-1939); (5/2) letters to SSW frrom various friends (1919-1926); (5/3) letters to SSW from relatives (1919-1926); (5/4) letters to SSW from relatives (1927-1928/1962-1964); (5/5) letters regarding SSW marriage (1933); (5/6) letters from SSW to his parents while at Oxford University (1922-1925); (5/7) letters from SSW to his parents while at Toynbee Hall (1925-1926). Box 6: (6/1) letters from SSW to his parents and other relatives (1909-1919); (6/2) letters from SSW to his parents (1920-1921); (6/3) letters from SSW to his parents (1922-1925); letters from SSW in the US to his parents (1926); (6/5) letters from SSW in the US to his parents (January-May 1927); (6/6) letters from SSW in the US to his parents (June 1927-January 1928); (6/7) ms article, 'The Strike of May, 1926'; (6/8) letters regarding the award of a CB to SSW (1950); (6/9) correspondence regarding SSW leaving the Port and Transit Division (1944). Box 7: (7/1) accounts of travels in Europe, Russia and the US; (7/2) typescript articles regarding finance, politics, disarmament and Anglo-American relations; (7/3) ms articles regarding America, economics and politics; (7/4) SSW school reports, exam papers, poems and letters to SSW grandparents; (7/5) volume, 'International House, New York' (1928); (7/6/1-7/6/4) printed items about the General Strike (1925-1926); (7/7) notices, bulletins and memoranda issued by the General Council of the Trades Union Congress (1926); (7/8) notices issued by London Midland & Scottish Railway Company (1926); (7/9) notices and leaflets issued by Oxford University Labour Club (1926); (7/10) letters and memoranda by Canon T. Shimwell (1926); (7/11) notices issued by the Industrial Crisis Committee of the Meeting for Sufferings (1926); (7/12) employment books, notices and payment slips for Welsh colliery workers (1926). Box 8: (8/1) newspapers with reports of the General Strike (1926); (8/2) journals and magazines with articles about the General Strike (1926). Also included is a list of printed material by SSW.
  • Extent
    8 boxes
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Condition governing access
    Open, with the exception of the following which are closed: 445/2/6 - 2/9. Unpublished archives and manuscripts in the Library are normally closed for research for 50 years. Some collections may have longer or shorter closed periods, dependent on conditions of gift or deposit, data protection legislation, and on Library policy. For more information, please look at the ‘Access to Archives and Records’ page on our website here: http://www.quaker.org.uk/access-archives-and-records or contact the Library.
  • Creator
    • Wilson, Stephen Shipley, 1904-1989
      Stephen Shipley Wilson (1904-1989) was a civil servant and historian. He joined the Public Record Office as an assistant keeper in November 1928. He transferred to the Ministry of Transport as an assistant principal in May 1929 and served subsequently in the Ministry of Supply and as Secretary of the Iron and Steel Corporation and the Iron and Steel Holding and Realization Company, before returning to the Public Record Office as Keeper in 1960. In 1950 he was awarded a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) and retired in 1966.
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