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RefNo WHEELER/L/12
Title 'Sir Eric Fletcher: British Museum'
Date1 1969-1973
StorageSite UCL Special Collections
Level File
Extent 1 file
AdminHistory Sir Eric George Molyneux Fletcher, Baron Fletcher (26 Mar 1903-9 Jun 1990) was a Labour Party politician. Fletcher was the son of a former town clerk of Islington. He studied at Radley College and the University of London and became a solicitor, specialising in international law. He was deputy chairman of the Associated British Picture Corporation.


Fletcher was elected onto the London County Council for Islington South, serving 1934-49. At the 1945 general election, he was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Islington East, defeating the Conservative Party feminist MP Thelma Cazalet-Keir. In Harold Wilson's first government, he served from 1964 to 1966 as Minister without Portfolio, House of Commons spokesman for the Lord Chancellor's Department and then Deputy Speaker.


Fletcher also served as a member of the Church Assembly, 1962 and as a member of the Senate of the University of London and governor of Birkbeck College and the London School of Economics. In July 1970, Fletcher was made a life peer as Baron Fletcher, of Islington in Greater London.

Description Correspondence between Wheeler and Sir Eric Fletcher concerning matters relating to the British Museum, such as acquisitions policy, publication concerning the Sutton Hoo Ship burial, retirement of Lord Wolfenden as Director and Principal Librarian of the Museum, etc.
Repository GB 0103
AccessStatus Open
AccessConditions The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.
ReproductionConditions Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.
CatalogueStatus Catalogued
Language English
Term Acquisitions policy
Museum personnel
Retirement
PersonKey Fletcher; Eric (1903-1990); Baron Fletcher; politician
Wolfenden; John Frederick (1906-1985); Baron Wolfenden of Westcott; educationist and public servant
CorporateKey British Museum
PlaceKey Sutton Hoo Ship Burial (England)

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