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Public and Political: General: Visits and invitations: United States (January - March 1946) H - K., 03 Dec 1945 - 21 Aug 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/227

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Correspondents on WSC's visit include: 1st Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin], British Ambassador to the United States, on subjects including arrangements for WSC's visit, trade negotiations, the illness of Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to Franklin Roosevelt], invitations, the Anglo-American Loan, and WSC speaking at Williamsburg and before Congress (16); Frank Clarke (2); Winthrop Aldrich; Eugene Meyer; Sir Harold Butler [Minister at the British Embassy, Washington] on the Anglo-American Loan and WSC's influence with Bernard Baruch, and the possibility of President Harry S Truman resigning; Cyril Ormerod [Director, Public Relations, British Information Service] on foreign policy in Britain and the United States towards the Soviet Union; Averell Harriman on subjects including WSC's speech ["A Broader and Fairer World", Columbia University, 18 March 1946] (3); Arthur Hartley on the development of "Pluto" [undersea oil pipeline between Allied forces in Britain and France] and "Fido" [airfield fog clearance system]; Sir James Hawkey; Ernest Hemingway, inviting WSC on a fishing trip; Reginald Hoare on [the 4th Hussars], India and the results of the 1945 General Election; Norman Holden; Leslie Hore-Belisha (3); Lawrence Hunt (5); John Lockhart, Private Secretary to Halifax; J C Thomson [British Consul, Miami] (2); Eleanor Roosevelt; John Middleton Murry on a universal women's peace movement; Carleton Ketchum, sending Canadian press cuttings to WSC (12); Admiral Alan Kirk. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence by Elizabeth Gilliatt, "N S" [Jo Sturdee, later Lady Onslow] and Kathleen Hill, WSC's secretaries.Other subjects include: reaction to WSC's speech at Fulton ["The Sinews of Peace", 5 March 1946].Also includes: print of paper by Arthur Hartley on "Pluto"; pamphlet on the Franklin D Roosevelt Forum on Human Relations; pamphlet by Lawrence Hunt on the United States and Canada; press cutting from the Daily Telegraph and Morning Post with an article in tribute to WSC (1944), and from the New York Times on appeasement of the Soviet Union, by Lawrence Hunt; material on the Declaration of Interindependence; press cutting on WSC's visit to Jefferson City; notes on the proposed universal women's peace movement; press cuttings from the Ottawa newspapers on WSC's speech at Fulton, and other references to WSC.


  • 03 Dec 1945 - 21 Aug 1946

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