King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

Survey of the Papers of Senior UK Defence Personnel, 1900-1975

Name
THOMAS, James Purdon Lewes (1903-1960), 1st Viscount Cilcennin of Hereford

Service biography
MP (Conservative) Hereford 1931-1955; Assistant Private Secretary to Stanley Baldwin, Lord President of the Council 1931; Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Dominions 1932-1935; Parliamentary Secretary to the Secretary of State for Colonies 1935-1936; Parliamentary Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1937-1938; World War II 1939-1945; Parliamentary Private Secretary to Secretary of State for War 1940; Lord Commissioner of the Treasury 1940-1943; Financial Secretary to the Admiralty 1943-1945; Vice Chairman of the Conservative and Unionist Party 1945-1951; First Lord of the Admiralty 1951-1956

Papers
CAMARTHENSHIRE RECORD OFFICE, CAMARTHEN: Correspondence and papers 1936-1960; BIRMINGHAM UNIVERSITY INFORMATION SERVICES, SPECIAL COLLECTIONS DEPARTMENT: The papers of (Robert) Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, include correspondence with Thomas 1957-1961 (ref: AP 23/20); BRITISH LIBRARY, DEPARTMENT OF MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS, LONDON: Correspondence with Paul Vychan Emrys-Evans, Conservative MP 1937-1960 (ref: Add MS 58242)

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