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Special correspondence: Coudenhove-Kalergi, 1931-03 - 1955-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/2/5

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Count Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi, President of the Paneuropean Union, on subjects including: Paneuropean Congresses; European federation; relations between Europe and the Commonwealth; Coudenhove's nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize; Coudenhove's book "Crusade for Pan-Europe"; American misunderstanding of the situation between Britain and India; Coudenhove's books "The Road to Peace" and "Europe Must Unite"; the Munich Crisis and the threat to Europe from Nazi Germany.

Other correspondents include: Hamish Hamilton, Managing Director of Hamish Hamilton Limited, Publishers, on Coudenhove's autobiography; B Horovitz, Managing Director of Phaidon Press Limited, on the autobiography (3); Sir Andrew McFadyean on Coudenhove's books (8); [Robert] Anthony Eden [Foreign Secretary, later 1st Lord Avon] on the planned Pan-European conference in New York, 1943; Lord Halifax [British Ambassador to the United States, earlier Edward Wood, then Lord Irwin]; R A Butler [Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] on Coudenhove being refused entry to Britain on security grounds (2); [Alfred] Duff Cooper [Minister of Information, later 1st Lord Norwich].

Also includes memoranda by Coudenhove on the future of civilization, the European question and the United States and recognition of Austria's independence from Germany.


  • Creation: 1931-03 - 1955-08

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Finding aid date

2004-08-12 16:33:05.687000+00:00

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