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Foreign Office

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Found in 43 Collections and/or Records:

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 Fonds

British Diplomatic Oral History Programme

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP
Scope and Contents The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.
Dates: 1995 - 2021
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.
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Correspondence with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1988-11 - 1990-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 2/2/18
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the FCO, particularly the Foreign Secretary (mainly Douglas Hurd, but also John Major and Sir [Richard] Geoffrey Howe) on foreign policy issues. Other correspondents include: David Gore-Booth, Assistant Under Secretary of State (Middle East); Jonathan Aitken, Chairman of the European Reform Group; Norman Lamont, Chancellor of the Exchequer; 6th Lord Carrington; Thomas King, Secretary of State for Defence; Charles Powell, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister; John Major,...
Dates: 1988-11 - 1990-11
Conditions Governing Access: Closed until 2021.
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Correspondence with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1990-12 - 1995-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 2/2/19
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the FCO, particularly Douglas Hurd, Foreign Secretary, on foreign policy issues. Other correspondents include: John Major, Prime Minister; Glafcos Clerides, President of the Republic of Cyprus; Douglas Hogg, Minister of State, FCO [later 3rd Lord Hailsham]; Sir Patrick Fairweather, British Ambassador to Italy and Albania; Andrew Green, British Ambassador to Syria; Rifaat al-Assad, Vice-President of Syria; Alastair Goodlad, Minister of State, FCO; Sir James Mancham, former...
Dates: 1990-12 - 1995-06
Conditions Governing Access: Closed until 2026.
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Diary, 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ACAD 1/3
Scope and Contents Diary of Cadogan's first year in China. Subjects covered include: the ongoing difficult relationship between Japan and China and the importance of balancing British interests in the region; his promotion to Ambassador in June 1935; Cadogan's relationship with the Foreign Office and the impact of Frederick Leith-Ross' mission; the Chinese financial crisis and difficulties with journalists as well social and family events.
Dates: 1935
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Diary, 1936-01-01 - 1936-09-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ACAD 1/4
Scope and Contents Diary of the final few months of Cadogan's time in China and his new role as Joint Deputy Under-Secretary at the Foreign Office in 1936. Subjects covered include: his relationship with important figures within the Foreign Office when in China, such as Frederick Leith-Ross and in London; the relationship between China and Japan and meetings with Chiang Kai-Shek; the death of King George V; a meeting with King Edward VIII; problems within the Foreign Office; his trip to the Montreaux Conference...
Dates: 1936-01-01 - 1936-09-09
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Diary, 1936-09-09 - 1936-12-31

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ACAD 1/5
Scope and Contents Diary. Subjects covered include: Cadogan's relationship with and his role within the Foreign Office; the atmosphere within the Foreign Office and his opinions on international relations with Germany, Italy, Japan and China; the status of the Abyssinian delegation to the League of Nations and the abdication of King Edward VIII as well as social and family events.
Dates: 1936-09-09 - 1936-12-31
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Diary, 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ACAD 1/6
Scope and Contents Diary. Subjects covered include: relationships within the Foreign Office and diplomatic service; the growing threat of Hitler and Mussolini; the challenges of, and opinions on, British foreign policy; international relations with, in particular, Italy, Spain, Japan, China, France and the United States of America; the Spanish Civil War and the Non-Intervention Committee; paralysis at the League of Nations; the Abyssinian and Sudetenland Crises and the Imperial Conference as well as social and...
Dates: 1937
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Diary, 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ACAD 1/7
Scope and Contents Diary. Subjects covered include: relationships inside the Foreign Office and diplomatic service; the Abyssinian crisis and relations with Italy as differing to those with Germany; the Anglo-American and Anglo-French relationships; Anthony Eden's resignation in February; the Czechoslovakian crisis and the Munich Agreement; the policies of rearmament and appeasement and the League of Nations as well as social and family events.
Dates: 1938
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Diary, 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ACAD 1/8
Scope and Contents Diary. Subjects covered include: relationships inside the Foreign Office and diplomatic service with a sense of the complexities of British governmental policy; a trip to Rome in January 1939 to visit Mussolini regarding Hitler's in Europe; Franco and the Spanish Civil War; the German occupation of Prague in March 1939; Italian occupation of Albania; the challenges of working with the Soviet Union; the build up to war, with the declaration of war against Germany and her allies, and the...
Dates: 1939
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Diary, 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ACAD 1/9
Scope and Contents Diary. Subjects covered include: relationships within the Foreign Office and diplomatic service, including with Samuel Hore-Belisha and The Viscount Halifax; the work load at the Foreign Office and Cadogan's increasing strain; the crisis with the ice-free harbour at Narvik in Norway in April 1940; the intrigue surrounding a new prime minister and the invasion of Holland and Belgium in May 1940 as well as the general progress of war and the consequences of the fall of France in the summer of...
Dates: 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Diary, 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ACAD 1/10
Scope and Contents Diary. Subjects covered include: relationships within the Foreign Office, in particular with Anthony Eden; Cadogan's insight into the Axis campaigns in the Balkans; diplomatic concerns regarding Britain's activities in North Africa and Persia; reception of intelligence in advance of Hitler’s planned attack on Russia; Cadogan's opinions and influence upon Churchill's communications with Roosevelt, the voyage to the USA aboard the H.M.S. Prince of Wales and the drafting of the Joint...
Dates: 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Diary, 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ACAD 1/11
Scope and Contents Diary. Subjects covered include: relationships with Churchill, the Foreign Office, War Cabinet, and Special Operations Executive; Cadogan's role and interventions in ongoing strategic discussions between Churchill and Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Stalin, and De Gaulle; Cadogan's opinions on the Allied negotiations over future Soviet frontiers and the second front; Cadogan's involvement in overseas diplomatic visits, and the hosting of Soviet diplomats in Edinburgh and London; plans for an Allied...
Dates: 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Diary, 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ACAD 1/12
Scope and Contents Diary. Subjects covered include: relationships with Churchill, the War Cabinet, and the Foreign Office; Cadogan's role as an intermediary between Churchill and statesmen including Anthony Eden and Charles De Gaulle; Cadogan's involvement in overseas diplomatic visits; Turkey's relationship with the Allied powers and strained relations with the Soviet Union, including discussions with Ismet Inönü at the Adana Conference; the increasingly hostile relations between the Soviet Union and Poland and...
Dates: 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Diary, 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ACAD 1/13
Scope and Contents Diary. Subjects covered include: relationships with Churchill, the War Cabinet, and the Foreign Office; Cadogan's involvement in overseas diplomatic visits; ongoing disputes between the Soviet Union and Poland relating to borders and the Curzon Line; meetings and preparations for Operation Overlord and the D-Day landings; notes on the progress of the Italian Campaign and Allied progress in France, Belgium, and Greece; discussions on 'World Organisation' and post-war planning; concerns regarding...
Dates: 1944
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Diary, 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ACAD 1/15
Scope and Contents Diary. Subjects covered include: relationships with Churchill, the War Cabinet, and the Foreign Office; Cadogan's involvement in overseas diplomatic visits, including meetings at Alupka, Athens, Cairo, Washington, and San Francisco; Cadogan's role in the Malta Conference, Yalta Conference, and the United Nations Conference on International Organisation; the Allied invasion of Germany; negotiations over the Polish question and Soviet actions in Eastern Europe; reactions to the death of...
Dates: 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Diary, 1946-01-01 - 1946-01-21

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ACAD 1/16
Scope and Contents Diary. Subjects covered include: relationships with Ernest Bevin and the Foreign Office; Cadogan's role in the first meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations Organisation, and his pessimistic account of the progress made at delegation meetings; and comments on books read while travelling, including disparaging remarks on Douglas Goldring's "The Nineteen Twenties".
Dates: 1946-01-01 - 1946-01-21
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Diary, 1946-01-22 - 1946-11-21

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ACAD 1/17
Scope and Contents Diary. Subjects covered include: Cadogan's appointment as Permanent Representative of the UK Government to the United Nations; relationships with United Nations delegates and the Foreign Office; United Nations resolutions; Security Council negotiations on subjects including uses of the veto and withdrawal of troops from Syria, Lebanon, and Iran; discussions relating to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission and reaction to proposals of Bernard Baruch; and comments on leisure activities,...
Dates: 1946-01-22 - 1946-11-21
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Diary, 1946-11-21 - 1947-12-31

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ACAD 1/18
Scope and Contents Diary. Subjects covered include: relationships with United Nations committees, the British Delegation, and the Foreign Office; notes on the development of United Nations procedures and elections; the admission of new member states Yemen and Pakistan; discussions relating to United Nations Security Council resolutions and the Partition Plan for Palestine; Cadogan's attendance at working committee meetings regarding atomic energy and the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission; comments on golf,...
Dates: 1946-11-21 - 1947-12-31
Conditions Governing Access: Issue microfilm copy only
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Diary, 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ACAD 1/19
Scope and Contents Diary. Subjects covered include: relations with United Nations committees, the British Delegation, and the Foreign Office; notes on the development of United Nations procedures and the admission of new member states; discussions relating to United Nations Security council resolutions on Palestine and the India-Pakistan conflict over Kashmir; ongoing discussions surrounding Eastern Europe; the Berlin Blockade; the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission; notes regarding visits to London, Paris,...
Dates: 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Issue microfilm copy only
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Diary, 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ACAD 1/20
Scope and Contents Diary. Subjects covered include: relations with United Nations committees, the British Delegation, especially with Barbara Castle, and the Foreign Office; Cadogan's inspection of building plans and models for the new United Nations Council Chamber; notes on progress with the United Nations Atomic Energy commission, the Commission for India and Pakistan, and the Commission for Conventional Armaments; discussions relating to United Nations Security Council resolutions on Indonesia, Palestine, and...
Dates: 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Issue microfilm copy only
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1971 - 1974

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/9
Scope and Contents JA's papers as Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, including personal correspondence, minutes on foreign affairs and JA's visits abroad.
Dates: 1971 - 1974
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed.
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Foreign Office Enquiry, 1962 - 1978

Reference Code: GBR/0014/PLDN 5/5
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The Plowden Papers include: engagement diaries (1947-93); a wide range of political and personal correspondence (1946-94); copies of speeches (1960-90); working papers and correspondence on Plowden's autobiography "An Industrialist in the Treasury"; a large amount of papers relating to public commitments such as atomic energy, Plowden's various committees, political groups and business interests, enquiries into the police, the review board on top salaries etc (1957-95); press cuttings and...
Dates: 1962 - 1978
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Foreign Office Papers, 1919 - 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BLND 9
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The archive consists mainly of family correspondence. It is possible from his correspondence to trace Sir Nevile's life from his time at Cheam through his studies at Eton and King's College, Cambridge and his career in the Diplomatic service to his retirement and beyond. Although the collection mainly comprises family letters, within these some reference is made to Foreign Office matters. The family correspondence and other personal papers are contained in Sections 1 - 8 and are, with the...
Dates: 1919 - 1946
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Foreign Office - Papers and Correspondence, 1945 - 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BEVN II 6
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The Papers consist of political papers, correspondence, speeches and press cuttings, mainly relating to Trade Unions, the Ministry of Labour and National Service, and the Foreign Office.
Dates: 1945 - 1964
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Foreign Office - Speeches, 1945 - 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BEVN II 5
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The Papers consist of political papers, correspondence, speeches and press cuttings, mainly relating to Trade Unions, the Ministry of Labour and National Service, and the Foreign Office.
Dates: 1945 - 1951
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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