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Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 06 Jun 1943 - 09 Nov 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/196A-B

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Speech notes and transcript of WSC's speech (6 September, University of Harvard, United States) on receiving an honorary degree and on Anglo-American unity including the success of joint operations and also on his interest in Basic English which he shares with President Roosevelt, including the phrase "The empires of the future are the empires of the mind". Also includes correspondence from C K Ogden on Basic English (2); Isaiah Berlin (2); Alan Hodge; Raymond Swing; Averell Harriman; Clarence Streit; notes and copies of correspondence from John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC], Leslie Rowan [Principal Private Secretary to WSC] and Francis Brown [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC]; extracts and press cuttings of American press coverage of the speech and detailed evaluation of reaction towards it; a pamphlet on Harvard University and a book on Basic English by Ivor Richards. For speech notes see CHAR 9/196A/34-44. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 6823-7.Speech notes for WSC's speech (28 September, National Conference of Women, Royal Albert Hall, London) entitled "the women of Britain" on their role in wartime. Also includes correspondence from Colonel Arthur Evans; Gordon Grant [Principal Private Secretary to Ernest Bevin]; Ernest Bevin, Minister of Labour and National Service (3); notes and copies of correspondence from Leslie Rowan; and extracts from Hansard covering questions to Bevin about the conference. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 6854-6.Speech notes for WSC's speech (9 November, Lord Mayor's Day Luncheon, Mansion House, London) entitled "The task ahead" on the war situation in which he reviews the war and comments on the Moscow [Soviet Union] conference, the position of France and the importance of Anglo-American unity. Also includes correspondence from Alan Robbins, News Editor of the Times; copies of correspondence and notes from John Martin and Leslie Rowan; and press cuttings. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 6874-8.


  • Creation: 06 Jun 1943 - 09 Nov 1943

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