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Papers for my successor/miscellaneous, 1970

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 389/5/9

Scope and Contents

This file contains a large amount of miscellaneous material that Smedley thought might be of practical use to his successor, John Lloyd, Ambassador 1970-73. It begins with a letter from Lloyd thanking Smedley for his good wishes on taking up post in Vientiane, 30 April 1970. Other items include an exercise book listing foodstuffs and prices; handwritten lists of expenses, particularly relating to food, drinks, and functions; correspondence between Smedley and the Diplomatic Service relating to expenses for gifts and entertainment; notes on stationary, touring, office routine, invitation cards, existing household staff in Laos, and Laotian festivals and customs. There are also several tourist guides and maps (circa 125 sheets).


  • Creation: 1970


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1 file(s) (1 file) : paper

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Finding aid date

2016-05-12 14:50:14+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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