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Collection Description

James Stevenson, Baron Stevenson of Holmbury (1873–1926) worked under Lloyd George for the Ministry of Munitions during the First World War. He went on to serve on various advisory councils during the 1920s and his papers at Sussex record the details of Lord Stevenson’s career between 1921 and 1925. In 1921 he worked as a personal advisor to Winston Churchill (then Secretary of State for the Colonies), but perhaps his greatest achievement was the management and staging of the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley in 1924. His papers were preserved in his family until 1979 when they were presented to the University Library by Mrs Pauline Johnstone of Lewes. Her husband, Kenneth Johnstone, was Stevenson’s stepson.


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