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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Kenneth Hugh De Courcy papers
    Dates: 1934-1991
    Collection number: 79080
    Creator: De Courcy, Kenneth Hugh, 1909-
    Collection Size: 8 microfilm reels, 1 folder (1.2 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Microfilm of correspondence, memoranda, depositions and other legal documents, minutes, and writings, relating to world politics, British foreign policy, espionage in Great Britain, the Imperial Policy Group, political views of the Duke of Windsor, and business affairs of and legal proceedings against British financier and publisher K. H. De Courcy.
    Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research with the exception of reel 8 which is closed until 2015.

    Access to audiovisual materials requires at least two weeks advance notice. Audiovisual materials include sound recordings, video recordings, and motion picture film. Hoover staff will determine whether use copies of the materials requested can be made available. Some materials may not be accessible even with advance notice. Please contact the Hoover Institution Archives Audiovisual Specialist for further information.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Kenneth Hugh De Courcy papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1979

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.
    Originals in possession of: K. H. De Courcy.

    Biographical Note

    1909 November 6 Born, Oldham, Lancashire, Great Britain
    (?) Educated, Kings College School, London
    1933 Honary Secretary, unoffical committee on Conservative Party policy, chairman Sir Reginald Banks
    1934-1942 (?) Honorary Secretary, Imperial Policy Group
    1938-1976 Editor, proprietor of Intelligence Digest
    (?) Chairman Ridgeway Courcy and Company
    1950 Married Rosemary Catherine Baker
    1951-1976 Editor, proprietor of Weekly Review
    1953-1964 Member of the committee of the Exangelical Alliance which organized "crusades" by Billy Graham in Great Britain
    196? Chairman, Overseas Land Purchasing Trust
    1963-1964 Trial and convication for forgery and other offences
    1968 Released from prison
    1969-1972 Editor, Banker's Digest
    1973 Marriage dissolved
    1973- Editor, Special Office Brief
    1977 Chancellor, Order of the Three Orders

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Microfilm of correspondence, memoranda, depositions and other legal documents, minutes, and writings, relating to world politics, British foreign policy, espionage in Great Britain, the Imperial Policy Group, political views of the Duke of Windsor, and business affairs of and legal proceedings against British financier and publisher K. H. De Courcy.

    Arrangement

    Arranged into six series: Imperial Policy Group, 1934-1942, Correspondence, 1936-1983, Correspondence with F. Roy Cattell, 1953-1957, Subject File, circa 1936-1984, Trial and appeals, 1946-1984, and Speeches and Writings, 1983-1984.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Imperial Policy Group (London)
    Espionage, Russian--Great Britain.
    World politics.
    Great Britain--Foreign relations.
    Edward VIII, King of Great Britain, 1894-1972.