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Commonwealth Tour: Autumn 1955, 1955-08-30 - 1955-11-04

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 389/2/2

Scope and Contents

Detailed diary written whilst Smedley visited the United States (including Hawaii), Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, Tasmania, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Bombay, Bangladesh and Pakistan with Lord Home, Commonwealth Secretary, 1955-57 (143 sheets).

This file also includes a pamphlet entitled, ‘The Frontier: a miscellany prepared for the RH Earl of Home on the occasion of their visit to Peshawar on 1st November, 1955’, with complimentary note inside; invitation cards to Smedley from Government of West Bengal for dinner in Calcutta, 25 October 1955; magazine cutting of Earl of Home with Smedley visiting Newcastle Steel Works during tour of Australia, Sept. 1955; and a West Bengali permit made out to Smedley for permission to possess and use foreign liquor for personal consumption, 20-22 October 1955.


  • Creation: 1955-08-30 - 1955-11-04


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1 volume(s) (1 vol.) : paper

Language of Materials


Finding aid date

2016-04-22 14:53:56+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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