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Diary, 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ACAD 1/23

Scope and Contents

Diary. Subjects covered include: United Nations Association meetings; Suez Canal Company business; National Provincial Bank business; the death and funeral of King George VI; Cadogan's refusal of the Secretary-Generalship of NATO; Cadogan's appointment as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the BBC; Cadogan's reaction to the installation of his television set, at the BBC's request; meetings at Broadcasting House; comments on BBC departments, staff, and the printing of an issue of "Radio Times"; negotiations surrounding the appointment of a new Director General of the BBC; and arrangements for the Coronation broadcast. Also includes comments on leisure pursuits and household management; shopping and rationing; a trip to the gardens at Sissinghurst, where Cadogan meets Vita and Harold Sackville-West; and visits to art galleries, concerts, and theatre in London; and various social engagements, especially involving Canasta.


  • Creation: 1952

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


1 volume(s)

Language of Materials


Finding aid date

2014-02-21 11:43:22.463000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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