|Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)||NC16|
|Title||Presented items and artefacts|
|Extent||1 box, 13 volumes, 79 items|
|Date||[18th century-mid 20th century]|
|Description||Various items which were presented to Neville Chamberlain; certificates and other items connected with his government offices; and some artefacts related to Neville Chamberlain or which were in his possession.|
This includes various addresses and other items which were presented to Neville Chamberlain in appreciation of his efforts for peace following the Munich Agreement; certificates and other items relating to the award of Freedom of the City to Chamberlain from Birmingham, Glasgow, the City of London and Dundee; invitations, souvenirs, and various other items presented to Chamberlain. An album of photographs presented by Lord and Lady Kemsley taken during the crisis of September 1938 which led to the Munich Agreement is also included.
The artefacts are a wide range of items such as Neville Chamberlain's passport, some coins, a pipe, and some printed ephemera, including a programme for a royal visit to Birmingham.
Other items presented to Neville Chamberlain which are not included in this series include: NC13/6/1 (a livre d'Or from Le Baule presented to Neville Chamberlain in 1938); NC14 (set of bound volumes of acts and speeches presented by officers of the Ministry of Health).
|Arrangement||There appears to be no logical order of the individual items and files of this series.|
Finding number NC16/26 is not used (one file had erroneously been given two different reference numbers in the original paper catalogue).