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Public and Political: General: Committee to promote Hapsburg claims., May 1931 - Sep 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/588

Scope and Contents

Correspondents on the claims of the Hapsburg family (the Royal family of Austria-Hungary) to lands in Czechoslovakia [later Czech Republic and Slovakia] include: [1st Lord] Southborough [earlier Francis Hopwood] on subjects including arrangements for WSC to meet members of the Hapsburg family (5); E Rechnitzer on subjects including the claims of the family and his contacts with Prince Max Hohenlohe (27); E Dalby, Private Secretary to Rechnitzer (4); "Van", Sir Robert Vansittart, Under Secretary of State at the Foreign Office on WSC's position as Chairman of a private committee to aid the family's claims; Charles Nicholl of Nicholl, Manistry and Company (WSC's solicitor) on the terms of WSC's appointment as chairman (4); and Sir John Simon, Foreign Secretary (2).Also includes: copies of letters from WSC to the individuals mentioned above; official reports and papers on relevant extracts from the Trianon peace treaty and the Hague conference; newspaper cuttings; and a report from Monsieur S de Charmant on payments to the "B" fund from which the Hapsburg family hoped to claim.


  • Creation: May 1931 - Sep 1932

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1 file(s) (1 bound file (135 folios))

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