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Transcript of interview: Sir Nicholas Henderson, 1998

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 32

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • Creation: 1998


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

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

Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.

Biographical / Historical

Nicholas Henderson was born 1 April 1919, the son of Professor Sir Hubert Henderson; he was educated at Stowe School and Hertford College, Oxford (Honorary Fellow 1975). In 1951 he married Mary Barber (née Cawadias) (OBE 1988).

Henderson's diplomatic career included: Ministry of War Transport 1940; Office of the Minister Resident at Cairo 1942; Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1944; Second Secretary Washington [United States] 1947; Athens [Greece] 1949; Foreign Office 1950; First Secretary (Inf.) Vienna [Austria] 1953; First Secretary and Consul Santiago 1956; Foreign Office 1959: Counsellor 1962; Head of Northern Department 1963; Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1963; Minister Madrid [Spain] 1965; Ambassador at Warsaw [Poland] 1969; Ambassador at Bonn [Germany] 1972; Ambassador at Paris [France] 1975; Ambassador at Washington 1979-82.

He was awarded the GCMG in 1977 (KCMG 1972; CMG 1965); and the KCVO in 1991. He died in March 2009.


1 file(s)

Language of Materials



Henderson, Sir John Nicholas

Finding aid date

2002-04-19 17:17:31+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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