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Foreign Office

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Found in 44 Collections and/or Records:

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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 1 "The Gathering Storm": Book 1: Master copy proofs., 30 Jan 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/119
Scope and Contents Includes galley proofs of: Chapter 1 "The Follies of the Victors, 1919 - 1929"; Chapter 2 "Peace at its Zenith, 1922 - 1931"; Chapter 3 "Lurking Dangers"; Chapter 4 "Adolf Hitler"; Chapter 5 "The Locust Years, 1931 - 1935"; Chapter 6 "The Darkening Scene, 1934"; Chapter 7 "Air Parity Lost, 1934 - 1935"; Chapter 8 "Challenge and Response, 1935"; Chapter 9 "Problems of Air and Sea, 1935 - 1939"; Chapter 10 "Sanctions Against Italy, 1935"; Chapter 11 "Hitler Strikes, 1936"; Chapter 12 "The Loaded...
Dates: 30 Jan 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 1 "The Gathering Storm": Chapters 11 - 21: 'Returned empties'., 29 Dec 1947 - 12 Feb 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/114A-K
Scope and Contents Includes typescript and galley proofs of: Chapter 11 "Hitler Strikes, 1936"; Chapter 12 "The Loaded Pause - Spain 1936 - 1937); Chapter 13 "Germany Armed, 1936 - 1938"; Chapter 14 "Mr [Anthony] Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] at the Foreign Office and His Resignation"; Chapter 15 "The Rape of Austria, February 1938"; Chapter 16 "Czechoslovakia"; Chapter 17 "The Tragedy of Munich" [Germany]; Chapter 18 "Munich Winter"; Chapter 19 "Prague, Albania and the Polish Guarantee"; Chapter 20 "The Soviet...
Dates: 29 Dec 1947 - 12 Feb 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: Correspondence., 01 Nov 1921 - 29 Dec 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/11
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Herbert Samuel, High Commissioner in Palestine on the cost of maintaining military forces in Palestine and the achievements of T E Lawrence [later T E Shaw "Lawrence of Arabia"] (3); Lord Plumer, Governor of Malta; Sir Maurice Hankey on the appointment of governors (2); Sir Francis Newdegate [Governor of Western Australia] on finances (5); Prince Arthur of Connaught [Governor General and Commander in Chief South Africa] on responsible government and Rhodesia [later...
Dates: 01 Nov 1921 - 29 Dec 1921
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Treasury: WSC's minutes., 01 Jan 1928 - 31 Mar 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/74
Scope and Contents Includes carbon copies of minutes and letters from WSC to various individuals, mainly Treasury officials, including: Donald Fergusson [Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer]; Sir Warren Fisher [Permanent Secretary]; Sir Richard Hopkins [Controller of Finance and Supply Services]; James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer]; Sir Ernest Gowers [Chairman of the Board of Inland Revenue]; Sir Francis Floud [Chairman, Board of Customs and Excise];...
Dates: 01 Jan 1928 - 31 Mar 1928
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence Sa., 28 Apr 1948 - 12 Oct 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/198
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Emir Zeid [Iraqi Ambassador to Britain]; [? Nourias Said, Prime Minister of Iraq]; 2nd Lord St Aldwyn [earlier Lord Quenington]; "Bobbety", 5th Lord Salisbury [earlier Lord Cranborne], Leader of the House of Lords and Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, on subjects including Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Salisbury himself being unable to continue at the Commonwealth Relations Office, the de-nationalization of steel, appointing a deputy Foreign Secretary,...
Dates: 28 Apr 1948 - 12 Oct 1959
Conditions Governing Access: Open except folios 14-16 which are closed under S37(1), S40 and S41(1) of the Freedom of Information Act on advice from the Cabinet Office. Review 2021.
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The Papers of Ernest Bevin

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BEVN
Scope and Contents 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: 1889 - 1965
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of (Reginald) Hugh Hickling

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HICK
Scope and Contents This small collection relates to a personal memoir written by Hickling recalling the final days of British rule in South Arabia (1964-67) recalling his time as Legal Adviser to the High Commissioner in Aden and South Arabia. Hickling wrote the memoir in 1973-4 while waiting for a Foreign Office posting. It has not been published.
Dates: 1967 - 1974
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Sir Malcolm Robertson

Reference Code: GBR/0014/RBTN
Scope and Contents Collection includes a copy of Robertson's autobiography, ca. 1945; correspondence with his mother and wife, 1900-1946; papers relating to Robertson's Foreign Office career; speeches and articles; and papers relating to later aspects of Robertson's career.
Dates: 1797 - 1947
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Transcript of interview: Roger Beetham, 2002

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 63
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.
Dates: 2002
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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Transcript of interview: Sir Michael Alexander, 1998

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 34
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.
Dates: 1998
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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(Untitled), 12 Nov 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/94B/247
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC to Ernest Brown [Minister for Health] stating that he will be on the look out to find him suitable work and that it has been decided that responsibility for M I 5 should no longer rest with the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster but should become the concern of the Foreign Secretary. Signature in typescript.
Dates: 12 Nov 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 29 Jan 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/200/33
Scope and Contents Letter from Major General Sir Edward Spears [Conservative MP for Carlisle, Cumberland] to WSC marked "personal" expressing his astonishment that the fact he was offered pay for deferred leave by the Foreign Office should be held to hamper his political activities, citing correspondence with the Chief Clerk, and stating that he no longer intends to take the money to ensure that his hands are completely free. Spears adds that he has been careful not to make use of information which was not...
Dates: 29 Jan 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 01 Feb 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/200/36
Scope and Contents Telegram from Sir Alexander Cadogan [Permanent Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] ("Cricket" [code name for Anglo-American meeting at Malta]) to Sir David Scott [Deputy Under Secretary of State] (Foreign Office) marked "immediate" commenting on the letter from Major General Sir Edward Spears [Conservative MP for Carlisle, Cumberland] to WSC in which Spears quotes remark from Chief Clerk admitting that Spears was not actively employed and therefore no restriction applied to him [see...
Dates: 01 Feb 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 03 Feb 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/200/37-38
Scope and Contents Telegram from Sir David Scott [Deputy Under Secretary of State] (Foreign Office) to Sir Alexander Cadogan [Permanent Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] ("Argonaut" [codename for Yalta Conference, Soviet Union]) marked "important" confirming that 1st Lord Templewood [earlier Samuel Hoare] "drew no salary but only frais which ceased December 18th, the day on which he left Madrid [Spain]". Scott quotes at length from letter by James Crombie [Principal Establishment and Finance Officer,...
Dates: 03 Feb 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 08 Apr 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/193B/180-181
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC to President Roosevelt regarding the question of material aid for Italy: Expresses belief that they cannot ignore public opinion and must keep in step with what is being done for "those Allies who have been with us through everything"; comments on modifications to the armistice regime [carbon].
Dates: 08 Apr 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 07 Sep 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/35/16
Scope and Contents Letter from Herbert Vivian (The Pleasaunce, Woking, [Surrey]) to WSC enclosing a letter from his father-in- law, Frederick Walton [see CHAR 2/35/17], in connection with Vivian's application for an exequatur from the Foreign Office on his appointment as Montenegrin Consul in London. Explains that the matter stemmed from a Bulgarian officer not having paid the sum due to Vivian after a game of baccarat in Sofia. Mentions that a exequatur was given to an undischarged bankrupt who is now the...
Dates: 07 Sep 1908
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Sep 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/35/17
Scope and Contents Letter from Frederick Walton (Berkeley House, Berkeley Square, [London]) to WSC testifying to the solvency and integrity of his son-in-law, Herbert Vivian, in connection with Vivian's application for an exequatur from the Foreign Office on his appointment as Montenegrin Consul in London. Sent with CHAR 2/35/16.
Dates: 08 Sep 1908
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 18 Sep [1908]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/35/22
Scope and Contents Letter from Edward Marsh (Board of Trade) to Theo Russell asking him to act on WSC's wish that a personal request be made to the Foreign Office for an exequatur for Herbert Vivian [on his appointment as Montenegrin Consul in London] Endorsed with Russell's reply that nothing can be done until the Montenegrin government suggest Vivian as Consul, 21 Sep 1908, and WSC's instruction to point this out to Vivian.
Dates: 18 Sep [1908]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 26 Dec 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/2B/174
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC to Lord Halifax [British Ambassador to the United States, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] on the appointment of Sir Gerald Campbell [British High Commissioner in Canada, later British Minister in Washington, United States], mentions David Lloyd George and Sir Alexander Cadogan [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs]. [Carbon].
Dates: 26 Dec 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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