MC:P210 Papers of Sir John Tilney (1907-94)
Sir John Dudley Robert Tarleton Tilney (1907–94) and was a Commoner in 1926–8. He was the Conservative MP for Wavertree, Liverpool, from 1950–74. He held various government posts between 1951 and 1964. He donated these papers to Magdalen as Accession Number 90/43.
Catalogued by Clare Baker in March 2003.
MC:P210/1 – PAPERS RELATING TO DINNER FOR PRESIDENT GRIFFITHS
A dinner was held for James Griffiths in the House of Commons on 25 January 1973. Attending were Members of the House of Commons and Peers who were old members of Magdalen College.
MC:P210/1/C1 – CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO THE FINANCING OF PRESIDENT GRIFFITHS’ DINNER
MC:P210/1/C1/1-7 Mar 1972–Feb 1973
7 items regarding the financial arrangements made for the dinner for President Griffiths.
MC:P210/1/C2 – CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO THE ORGANISATION OF PRESIDENT GRIFFITHS’ DINNER
MC:P210/1/C2/1-13 Mar 1972–Jan 1973
13 items of correspondence relating to the organisation of the dinner for President Griffiths.
MC:P210/1/C3 – ACCEPTANCE LETTERS
MC:P210/1/C3/1-23 Jun 1972-Jan 1973
23 letters of acceptance, stating that the authors will be attending the dinner for President Griffiths.
MC:P210/1/C4 – LETTERS OF REGRET
MC:P210/1/C4/1-30 Jan-Feb 1973
30 letters declining an invitation to the dinner for President Griffiths.
MC:P210/1/C5 – CORRESPONDENCE WITH SIR DOUGLAS DODDS-PARKER
MC:P210/1/C5/1-7 Jan-Feb 1973
Correspondence between John Tilney and Sir Douglas Dodds-Parker (1909-2006, Commoner 1927-1930) on organising various monies and invitations for the dinner for President Griffiths.
MC:P210/1/C6 – CORRESPONDENCE WITH PRESIDENT GRIFFITHS
MC:P210/1/C6/1-7 Jan-Feb 1973
Correspondence between John Tilney and President Griffiths regarding the date of a dinner in his honour at the House of Commons. The correspondence also covers the issue of which Peers were old members of Magdalen.
MC:P210/1/C7 – THANK-YOU LETTERS
MC:P210/1/C7/1-12 Feb- Apr 1973
A selection of thank-you letters, some enclosing a cheque for extra monies required as there were fewer attendees than planned.
MC:P210/1/C8 – LETTER TO DR. COTTIS
MC:P210/1/C8/1 10 Aug 1990
Typed, single page letter from Sir John Tilney (address 3 Victoria Square) to Janie Cottis (Archivist 1987-1996), stating that he is sending some papers relating to a dinner held for James Griffiths (President 1968-1979) in the House of Commons. There is also a reference to MC:P210/2.
MC:P210/1/X1 – HOUSE OF COMMONS INVITATION CARD
Printed blank invitation for the House of Commons.
MC:P210/X2 – COMPLIMENT SLIPS
5 compliment slips from various members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. It is possible that these were sent with cheques to pay for the additional cost of the dinner. See MC:P210/1/C1.
MC:P210/2 – NEWSPAPER ARTICLE ON THE UNITED NATIONS
MC:P210/2/N1 – NEWSPAPER ARTICLE ON THE UNITED NATIONS
Single sheet photocopy of a newspaper article from the United Nations – World News, by John Tilney. The article discusses the need for an international force to ensure that United Nations resolutions are complied with.