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7th Imperial Press Conference Canada June 8-28, 1950, 1950-06-08 - 1950-06-28

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011AAA/91-130

Scope and Contents

An album of photographs, each 250 x 205 mm, bound in a brown cover inscribed (in full) on the front: '7th Imperial Press Conference Canada June 8-28, 1950. Presented to Sir Harry E. Brittain, K.B.E. as a memento of his valued participation in the Conference by Roy H. Thomson'. The photographs are not captioned, and are not in sequence. Identifications of certain plates have been inserted in the album. Many of the photographs show social events organised in connection with the Conference, but it has generally not been possible to differentiate one garden party or boat trip from another. The list follows the order of the album, but photographs of the same event, or falling under the same category, have been grouped under the earliest number.

At this Conference Sir Harry proposed that the name should be altered to 'Commonwealth Press Conference' in future.


  • 1950-06-08 - 1950-06-28

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40 item(s) (40 images)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Varying condition.


Many of the events are described, and two of the photographs are reproduced, in: Turner, Henry Ernest comp. (1950), 'The Seventh Imperial Press Conference Canada 1950', London: The Commonwealth Press Union.



Finding aid date

2004-02-12 13:40:20+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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