Archives held at the Hamilton Kerr Institute
Sir Hamilton William Kerr
1st Baronet (1 August 1903 – 26 December 1974)
was a British Conservative Party politician. At the 1950 general election, he was elected as MP for Cambridge, holding that seat until his retirement at the 1966 general election. He was made a Baronet, of Cambridge, in 1957. The title became extinct on his death in 1974. Sir Hamilton Kerr's residence was left to the University and Fitzwilliam Museum. With a bequest this founded the current Institute.
The archive contains personal papers, photographic albums, sketches and watercolours, newspaper cuttings and miscellaneous materials by Hamilton Kerr, including the following:
- several volumes of an occasional diary of events, dating from the 1920's
- volumes of notebooks containing personal reflections on life, religion, philosophy etc.
- some notes for speeches with occasional copy letters
- a small folder of letters from the young Hamilton kerr at school to his mother
- an album containing photographs of his paintings
- a folder of press cuttings an unpublished autobiography
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