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Spain: papers and correspondence, 1938-04 - 1939-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/1/1

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin], Foreign Secretary, writing to Leo Amery on the difficulty in making JA an attache in Spain; Sir Robert Hodgson [British Agent in Nationalist Spain]; Robert Menzies, Australian Attorney-General, writing to Leo Amery on JA's articles; 17th Duke of Alba, Spanish Ambassador to Britain (3); Alfonso de Merry de Val (2); George Edinger (3); Leo Amery on subjects including whether JA should go to Spain; Guy Burgess, BBC Talks Department; Arthur Mann, Editor of the Yorkshire Post, writing to Leo Amery on why he couldn't take JA's articles; 1st Lord Lloyd, Chairman of the British Council; Chang Ching-Hui, Prime Minister of Manchukuo [Manchuria, China], writing to General Francisco Franco on relations between Spain and Manchukuo [Manchuria, China].

Also includes: cuttings of articles by JA on the war; pamphlets; official papers (safe conducts, identity papers etc); photographs of JA's friends; letters of introduction and visiting cards (including a note of introduction from Randolph Churchill and letters from Florence Amery and Leo Amery); correspondence with JA's journalist colleagues and with the newspapers taking his articles, particularly the Daily Express; itinerary for travelling in northern Spain; questionnaires on the organisation, orientation and policy of the Nationalist Party; plan for future public works; biographical information on General Jose Varela, General Antonio Aranda and General Queipo de Llano; notes on Carmen Franco; rough notes and draft articles by JA.


  • Creation: 1938-04 - 1939-08


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed.


3 file(s)

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian


Former / Other Reference

Box 570

Finding aid date

2010-12-08 16:05:26+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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