Ref NoHJSY/3/1/2
TitleProfessional correspondence 1984
Date12 March 1984- 13 December 1984
Extent3 files
Creator NameYoung; Hugo John Smelter (1938 - 2003) journalist
DescriptionProfessional correspondence sent to and from Hugo Young during 1984.

The early letters cover the end of his employment at the Sunday Times which Hugo Young left in March 1984.
There are letters from colleagues, friends and members of the public sending farewell wishes, including letters from:
William Rees-Mogg
John Tusa
Bernard Ingham
Bel Mooney
Robert Worcester
David Owen
Viscount Whitelaw
Sir Denis Hamilton
Harold Evans
Ian Gilmour
Tony Benn
Includes copies of invitations to his leaving party and a list of guests.
Also includes letters to congratulate Hugo Young on winning Columnist of the Year which he was awarded in March 1984, a newspaper cutting detailing his win and a column 'Victorious Hugo' written by Roy Hattersley.

The remaining correspondence is related to his subsequent employment as political columnist of the Guardian newspaper.
There is correspondence relating to work and professional matters, including a Guardian poster to advertise his new column in the newspaper, 11 May 1984 and letters that congratulate him on his new job.
There are also letters from colleagues, friends and members of the public, commenting on his writing. Includes letters from:
Harold Evans
David Mckie
Tam Dalyell
Alan Clark
Sir Denis Hamilton
Ian Gilmour

Also includes a draft transcript of writing by Hugo Young about the newspaper industry, undated.
System Of ArrangementChronological
Access StatusOpen(part)
Access ConditionsLetters from members of the public may be closed in line with the Data Protection Act.

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