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Correspondence, 1957 - 1963

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 389/10/4

Scope and Contents

This file largely contains letters to Smedley. Not all contents have been listed, but items include a letter from Ronald Belcher (diplomat, Capetown) on events in South Africa, 30 June 1958; Major-Gen. Alec Bishop (Deputy High Commissioner, Calcutta, 1957-62), 4 April 1959, 23 January 1961, 13 April 1962; from Office of Deputy High Commissioner, Bombay, 8 February 1962; from W.A. Camps (Senior Tutor, Pembroke College), 18 August 1958; from J. Chaplin (UK Information Service, Ottawa), 23 July 1960; from David (?), Smedley’s successor as Principal Private Secretary to Lord Home, discussing Home’s difficulties in leading the House of Lords, his recent trip to New Zealand, and Malcolm MacDonald (High Commissioner, India, 1955-60), 24 April 1957; letter from Francis Harrison (Deputy High Commissioner, New Zealand, 1961-4), 20 January 1961; letters from Rev. Meredith Dewey (Pembroke College), Easter 1959 and 23 June 1959; Geoffrey Davies (connected with Canadian High Commission), 30 November 1959; letters from Nancy Fisher (CRO), 25 June 1957, 3, 18 March, 15 September 1959; from A.R. Foster (Imperial Chemical Industries), 30 May 1960; letters from Robert Fowler (Deputy High Commissioner, Canada, 1959-62), 8, 9 September, 19 October, 27 December 1959; from C.C. Graham (Gurkha Brigade), 17 January 1958; letters from Alfred Hall (diplomat, then based in Lagos), 5 September 1959, 17 February 1963, 21 May 1963; from British Information Services, Nicosia, 18 February 1963; from W.G. Head (Deputy High Commissioner, New Zealand, 1952-5) on his retirement, 22 October 1957; two letters from Lord Home commenting on Africa, and the importance of visiting Kashmir on his next trip to India, 8 February (?), 19 October 1959; two handwritten letters from David Hunt (High Commissioner, Uganda, 1962-5), 16 June 1959, 19 June 1963; letters from Morrice James (High Commissioner, Pakistan, 1961-5), 11 May 1960, 11 March 1961, 12 January 1962; from W.H. Kennedy (Kirkham Grammar School), 25 June 1960, 4 April 1961; from Donald Kerr (British Information Services, New Delhi), 14 April 1961, 21 April 1962, 14 January 1963; from Ian Maclennan (High Commissioner, Ghana, 1957-9), 12 July 1957, 9 May 1959; letters from K. Menon (Ministry of External Affairs, Delhi), 10, 16 March 1960; letter reporting on affairs in Canada,12 January 1963; from Bill Smith (Kuala Lumpur, CRO), 11 March 1959, 3, 22 March 1963; Sir Arthur Snelling (High Commissioner, Ghana, 1959-61), 24 April 1959; Edwin Sykes (acting High Commissioner, Southern Rhodesia), 12 February 1958/9?; from Bill Long, 29 July 1957; High Commissioner’s office, Rhodesia, on the Suez Crisis, 16 December 1956; letter on developments and changes in CRO, 10 November 1959; from mountaineer following attempt on Gamesh Himul, 30 June 1960; from Mark E. Allen (Deputy High Commissioner, Madras, 1960-1) thanking Smedley for his work in India, 11 July 1960; from Godfrey (?) on his experiences in India and at the CRO, 18 May 1957; and from Ronald (?), a diplomat involved with the UN, 26 July 1959 (circa 200 sheets).

Dates

  • 1957 - 1963

Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

Extent

1 file(s) (1 file) : paper

Language of Materials

English

Finding aid date

2016-05-30 10:07:24+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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