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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Douglas-Home
DOUGLAS-HOME, Charles Cospatrick (1937-1985)
Created 1942-1985
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
9 boxes or 0.09 cubic metres


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1937; educated at Eton; commissioned into the Royal Scots Greys, 1956; ADC to Sir Evelyn Baring as Governor of Kenya, 1958-1959; military correspondent, 1961-1962 and political and diplomatic correspondent, 1962-1964 for the Daily Express; correspondent for The Times, 1965-1985; defence correspondent, 1965-1970; publication of The Arabs and Israel (1968) and Britain's Reserve Forces (1969); features editor, 1970-1973; publication of Rommel (1973); home editor, 1973-1978; publication of Evelyn Baring the last Proconsul (1978); foreign editor, 1978-1981; deputy editor, 1981-1982; editor, 1982-1985; died in 1985.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1988.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to writings, broadcasts and lectures, 1969-1985, including typescripts for Evelyn Baring the last Proconsul, incorporating copy source material from 1942 and correspondence with publishers; newspaper articles, 1971-1985; and memoirs of boyhood and schooldays. Papers relating to conferences and travels, 1965-1982, including typescript and manuscript accounts of visits to South Africa, Swaziland, Rhodesia and Kenya in 1976, Iran in 1978, China, Hong Kong and India, 1979 and Brazil and Chile, 1980; and diary of travels, 1976-1980. Personal papers, including invitations and correspondence, 1970-1985.

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

Draft catalogue available online and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives


Compiled Jun 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.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

Updated 2016

Box List(s)

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  • Authors
  • Communication personnel
  • Diaries
  • Documents
  • Information sources
  • Journalists
  • Literary forms and genres
  • Literature
  • Nonfiction
  • Primary documents
  • Prose

Personal names

  • Baring, Evelyn, 1903-1973, 1st Baron Howick of Glendale, colonial governor


  • Americas
  • Asia
  • Brazil, South America
  • Caribbean
  • Chile, South America
  • China, East Asia
  • Hong Kong, East Asia
  • India, South Asia
  • Iran, Islamic Republic, Middle East
  • Kenya, East Africa
  • Rhodesia
  • South Africa, Southern Africa
  • Swaziland, Southern Africa
  • Zambia, Southern Africa
  • Zimbabwe, Southern Africa

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