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Transcript of interview: Sir James Mellon, 2003

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 73

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • 2003


Conditions Governing Access

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

James Mellon was born on 25 January 1929. He was educated at Glasgow University (MA), and in 1956 married: 1st, Frances Murray (she died in 1976), having one son and three daughters; 2nd, in 1979, Mrs Philippa Shuttleworth (née Hartley).

Mellon's career included: Department of Agriculture for Scotland, (1953-60); Agricultural Attaché, Copenhagen [Denmark] and The Hague [Netherlands], (1960-63); Foreign Office, (1963-64); Head of Chancery, Dakar [Senegal], (1964-66); UK Delegation to European Communities, (1967-72); Counsellor, (1970); Head of Science and Technology Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, (1973-75); Commercial Counsellor, East Berlin [Germany], (1975-76); Head of Trade Relations and Export Department, FCO, (1976-78); High Commissioner in Ghana and Ambassador to Togo, (1978-83); Ambassador to Denmark, (1983-86); Director-General for Trade and Investment, United States, and Consul-General, New York, (1986-88).


1 file(s)

Language of Materials



Mellon, Sir James

Finding aid date

2004-02-16 11:25:37.763000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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