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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Bonham-Carter
BONHAM-CARTER, Victor (1913-2007)
Created [1960-1964]
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 box or 0.01 cubic metres


Name of creator(s)
Carter, Victor, Bonham-, 1913-2007, author
Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1913; educated at Winchester College and Magdalene College, Cambridge; on staff of The Countryman, 1936-1937; Director, School Prints Ltd, 1937-1939, 1945-1960; served with Royal Berkshire Regt and Intelligence Corps, 1939-1945; farmed in West Somerset, 1947-1959; historian of Dartington Hall Estate, Devon, 1951-1966; on staff of Society of Authors, 1963-1982; partner, Exmoor Press, 1969-1989; published numerous books and articles on country life and on authorship matters, especially Public Lending Right; died 2007.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by Bonham-Carter in 1965.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to Soldier true, the life and times of FM Sir William Robertson, 1860-1933 (Frederick Muller, London, 1963), dated [1960-1963], principally comprising Bonham Carter's corrected proof of the book, together with his typescript and notes. Papers relating to BBC television series The Great War , broadcast in [1964], dated [1963-1964], principally comprising programme summaries, Bonham Carter's notes, his drafts of the script and a joint script with Antony Jay.

System of arrangement

Arranged in sections as above.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Summary guide available online at, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives
Related units of description

The Centre also holds the papers of FM Sir William (Robert) Robertson, 1st Bt (Ref: GB99 KCLMA Robertson W R).



Compiled Dec 1996

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

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  • Authors
  • Biographies
  • Broadcasting
  • Communication personnel
  • International conflicts
  • Literary forms and genres
  • Literature
  • Prose
  • Television
  • Television programmes
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Carter, Victor, Bonham-, 1913-2007, author
  • Jay, Sir, Anthony Rupert, b 1930, Knight, writer and producer
  • Robertson, Sir, William Robert, 1860-1933, 1st Baronet, Field Marshal

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