Collection DOUGLAS-HOME - DOUGLAS-HOME, Charles Cospatrick (1937-1985)

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DOUGLAS-HOME, Charles Cospatrick (1937-1985)


  • 1942-1985 (Creation)

Level of description



9 boxes or 0.09 cubic metres

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.

General Information

Name of creator


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.

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1988.

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 from open material for research purposes only.

Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, via the Archives.

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Script of material

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Compiled Jun 1996

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Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.


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