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Public and Political: General: Visits and invitations: United States (January - March 1946) E - G., May 1945 - 10 Sep 1946

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/226

Scope and Contents

Correspondents on WSC's visit include: General Ira Eaker, Deputy Commander, United States Army Air Forces (2); Dwight Eisenhower on subjects including the death of Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to Franklin Roosevelt], and histories of the Second World War (5); Harry Butcher, former naval aide to Eisenhower, on publishing his diaries; J C Thomson [British Consul, Miami] (3); Sir Francis Evans [British Consul-General, New York]; Clarence Streit, President, Federal Union; Millard Caldwell, Governor of Florida; James Forrestal, Secretary for United States Navy (2); William Benton; Charles Gairdner [British Special Representative in the Far East, and former head of British Liaison Mission to Japan] on the situation in Japan at the time of the surrender, and the problems of Douglas MacArthur [Supreme Commander, Allied Powers in Japan] in drafting the new constitution; Amy Guest (3). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence by "N S" [Jo Sturdee, later Lady Onslow], Elizabeth Gilliatt, and Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], WSC's secretaries.Other subjects include: invitations and requests for interviews with WSC.Also includes: minute and guest list for informal meeting between WSC and army and navy officers, including text of WSC's speech (9 March 1946); copy of letter from WSC to William Bourke Cockran while a prisoner in the Boer War on British policy in the war and being a prisoner (1899); print of article on James Farley, Chairman, Coca-Cola Export Corporation; press cutting of letters by Clarence Streit on WSC's speech at Fulton ["The Sinews of Peace", 5 March 1946]; notes on the Freeland League for Jewish territorial colonization; telegrams on the Fulton speech.

Dates

  • May 1945 - 10 Sep 1946

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Extent

1 item(s) (1 file (261 loose folios))

Language of Materials

English

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