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Special correspondence: Chaim Weizmann and Vera Weizmann, 1930-10 - 1954-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/2/28

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, mainly with and on Chaim Weizmann [President of the World Zionist Organisation and Jewish Agency for Palestine, 1921-1931 and 1935-1946 and President of Israel, 1949-52] on subjects including: LSA's part in the Balfour Declaration [on supporting a Jewish homeland in Palestine]; sovereignty over Jerusalem; British policy on Israel, particularly the attitude of Winston Churchill; the partition of Palestine, particularly over the Negev area and the policy of the Foreign Office; Jewish support for the Allies during the war; treatment of Jewish immigrants to Palestine; limits to Jewish settlement of Palestine; the White Paper on Palestine (1930).

Other correspondents include: Oliver Stanley [Secretary of State for the Colonies] advising LSA not to attend a session of the Zionist Federation annual conference, dedicated to Weizmann; [Edward] Hugh Dalton [President of the Board of Trade] on medical supplies for the population of India; Paul Goodman, asking LSA to contribute to a book in Weizmann's honour (3); Israel Sieff, Chairman of the British Committee for the Weizmann Memorial; Eliahu Elath [Minister of Israel]; Sir Wyndham Deedes.

Also includes: progress report on the Weizmann National Memorial (1954); report on the Weizmann Institute Foundation; summary of statement given by Weizmann before the United Nations special committee on Palestine (1947); papers by Weizmann on chemical industries based on sugar carbohydrates and fermentation; outline of plan by Harry Philby for a Jewish-Arab settlement.


  • Creation: 1930-10 - 1954-12

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The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


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Finding aid date

2004-10-01 14:39:13+00:00

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