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Papers of Eric John Harrison, 1931-1964 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2623857
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Harrison, Eric John, Sir, 1892-1974
 
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1931-1964] 
80 cm. fol. 
Summary

The papers consist of a small number of letters (1937-1964) from members of the Royal family and political figures including Dame Enid Lyons (1937), Sir Robert Menzies (1940), Sir Winston Churchill (1951), Lord Attlee (1951), and Richard Nixon (1953). The bulk of the collection consists of programs, invitations, menus, photographs and a scrapbook documenting Sir Eric Harrison's career as MHR for Wentworth (1931-1956) and as Australian High Commissioner in London (1956-1964).

Biography/History

Eric Harrison was a member of the 1st AIF, (1916-1919). From 1931 until 1956 he was MHR for Wentworth (NSW) and was Deputy Leader of Opposition and of the Liberal Party (1944-1949). Harrison held various portfolios in the Lyons and Menzies Governments from 1934 to 1941 and from 1949 to 1956, when he was appointed High Commissioner in London. He was awarded a KCMG in 1960 and retired in 1964.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : MS 5548.

Related Material Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II, 1957; Located at; National Library of Australia Pictures collection S8035 FS 2. 
Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; D352.

Index/Finding Aid Note Descriptive list (1 p.) available. 
Subjects Harrison, Eric John, Sir, 1892-1974 -- Archives.  |  Politicians -- Australia -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1931-1964 
Occupation Federal politicians.

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