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DENIS NOEL PRITT, 1867-1972, BARRISTER, MP AND INDEPENDENT LABOUR POLITICIAN

Denis Noel Pritt, 1867-1972, barrister, MP and independent Labour politician

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Denis Noel Pritt, 1867-1972, barrister, MP and independent Labour politician

Split into seven separate documents, the memoirs of Denis Noel Pritt collectively outline the political and legal life of a hard-line socialist. Most notably, they document his beginnings as a Barrister and involvement in World War I; his visits to the Soviet Union and Gibraltar, the latter of which where he represented the Spanish Republican government in 1938; his expulsion from the Labour Party and subsequent formation of The People's Convention in 1940; the significance of the Soviet Union's entrance into World War II; further legal activities both on a domestic and Commonwealth level, and in particular his representation of the political leader of the Kenyan Africans, Jomo Kenyatta, 1952-1953.

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TS memoirs with MS corrections chs. 1-3; the memoirs were published by Lawrence and Wishart, 1965-66

CP/IND/MISC/3/10: Includes information concerning his childhood, education, his beginnings as a Barrister and involvement in the World War I.

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TS memoirs with MS corrections chs. 4-12.

CP/IND/MISC/3/11: Includes a mapping out of inter-war British politics, including the development and fall of the Labour Party, 1918-1931. There is also commentary on the rise of fascism in Germany during the 1930s and details of Pritt's first visit to the Soviet Union. Additionally documented is Pritt's visit to Gibraltar in 1938 to act on behalf of the Spanish Republican government.

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TS memoirs with MS corrections chs. 13-17

CP/IND/MISC/4/1: Includes observations on the immediate causes, and beginnings, of World War II; Pritt's expulsion from the Labour Party and subsequent formation of The People's Convention, 1940; the significance of the USSR entering the war in 1941.

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TS memoirs with MS corrections chs. 18-24

CP/IND/MISC/4/2: Includes details of further legal activities undertaken towards, and at the end of, the war, including the representation of an appeal of a convicted murderer, 1942, as well as the Defence during a number of Court-Martial trials of servicemen who had been on strike in various stations across North Africa and Asia. There is also discussion on Anglo-Soviet relations after the latter's entrance into the war as well as a demand for fascist activities in Britain to be made illegal during the immediate post-war period.

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TS memoirs with MS corrections chs. 25-28

CP/IND/MISC/4/3: Includes how he gave advice to many Labour M.P's on a number of issues including a revision of the Trades Disputes and Trade Unions Act. Also documented is Pritt's continued attempts to be reinstated into the Labour Party.

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TS memoirs with MS corrections chs. 29-34

CP/IND/MISC/4/4: Includes further legal activities relating to both the Korean War and Telengana rebellion. What is perhaps most notable however, is Pritt's defence of the political leader of Kenyan Africans, Jomo Kenyatta, 1952-1953.

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TS memoirs with MS corrections chs. 35-40

CP/IND/MISC/5/1: Includes further legal activities undertaken predominantly through various parts of the Commonwealth, which is completed with a one-page conclusion to the memoirs.

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