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Edward, VIII, 1894 - 1972 (King of Great Britain and Ireland, afterwards Duke of Windsor)



  • Existence: 1894 - 1972

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:


Public and Political: General: Abdication of Edward VIII: American press cuttings., 12 Apr 1936 - 04 Dec 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/265
Scope and Contents

Includes cuttings on the abdication of King Edward VIII [earlier Edward Prince of Wales, later Duke of Windsor] and his marriage to Wallis Simpson [later Wallis, Duchess of Windsor], from United States' and Canadian newspapers, including the New York Journal, the New York Post, the Los Angeles Examiner, the Kansas City Star, the Topeka State Journal and Hush.

Dates: 12 Apr 1936 - 04 Dec 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open

Public and Political: General: Correspondence., 17 Nov 1936 - 26 Feb 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/294
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 1st Lord Cecil of Chelwood [President, League of Nations Union, earlier Lord Robert Cecil] on signatories to [?] a declaration by the union; Marie Belloc Lowndes [Marie Lowndes] on the effect of the press campaign by William Randolph Hearst on behalf of the Duke of Windsor [earlier King Edward VIII and Edward, Prince of Wales] and Wallis, Duchess of Windsor [earlier Wallis Simpson] during the Abdication Crisis; Yvonne de Rothschild, asking WSC to support an appeal for...
Dates: 17 Nov 1936 - 26 Feb 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open

Public and Political: General: correspondence from the general public on the abdication crisis, L-Z, mainly supporting WSC's stance., Dec 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/598A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: ?[Oliver Locker-Lampson] sending on a letter; [John] Walton Newbold; [Arthur] Nicholson on the constitutional position; Stephen Taylor offering to stand in north Lambeth [London] for WSC and the King [Edward VIII, earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, later the Duke of Windsor]; [Harold] Hamel Smith, Editor of Tropical Life and Stockfarming, sending on a letter from him to the Daily Mirror on comments by the Archbishop of Canterbury [Cosmo Lang].Other subjects include:...
Dates: Dec 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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