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Papers relating to Gilchrist's diplomatic posting in Dublin, Ireland, 1967-70, 1967 - 1970

Reference Code: GBR/0014/GILC 14

Scope and Contents

Includes official reports, telegrams and correspondence

14/A Official reports and Ambassador's telegrams 1967-70. 14/B Reports and official correspondence 1967-70. 14/C Handwritten Diary entries - 3 sets; one 1967 otherwise undated. 14/D Lists of people: (i) List of Corps Diplomatique 1968. (ii) Guest list for Farewell Cocktail Party, 1970. 14/E Speeches made as Ambassador: (i) Miscellaneous "opening/toast/special event" speeches. (ii) Speech to UC Dublin Literary and Historical Society : affirmative to the motion "Britain's hands are bloody", 1970; (iii) correspondence re this speech. For press reports see GILC/14/O. (iv) Lady (Freda) Gilchrist's speeches - to women's organisations. 14/F Correspondence: (i) re Oscar Wilde and the dancing prostitutes; (ii) personal - (this includes some of Lady Gilclu·ist's correspondence also). 14/G Miscellaneous personal papers:- bionotes, trivia, programs for concerts, jokes etc. Includes "self-interview" and several poems. Also early photograph of the Residence and a tally of game shot. 14/H Materials relating to Ireland after AG's tenure as Ambassador: (i) Text of speech by Mayhew 1992; (ii) Account of Appeal Court case and covering correspondence 1986; (iii) Correspondence, chiefly with press - not published from 1986; (iv) Unpublished articles on the IRA from 1986; (v) Speech to Edinburgh University 1986; (vi) Playlet "Troops Out" - text with covering correspondence and notes for development as a novel. (vii) "An imaginary conversation at No 1 O". Mrs Thatcher and Mr Lynch discuss a possible settlement of the Irish situation. (This is a handwritten draft - the first page is on the Ambassador's letterhead but there is no date visible.) 14/J Printed materials - background information: (i & ii) offprints from Irish Historical Studies - articles on St. Patrick by T. O'Raifeartaigh; (iii & iv) Studia Hibernica nos. 7 (1967) & 8 (1968); (v & vi) Parliamentary Debates - Eire 22 & 23 Oct 1969; (vii & viii) Govenm1ent reports - on Disturbances and on Police powers - 1969; (ix) Pamphlet by Eoin MacNeill on the 1916 Easter Rising; (x) nusight Oct 1969. (This is a Newsweek style magazine - this issue includes a long article on the Irish government). 14/K - 14/R : Press cuttings. 14/K Letters re the IRA 1980s. 14/L Context for above. 14/M Self-briefing materials on Irish History - 3 sets: (i) The Irish influence on American politics; (ii) The Gerry Boland story; (iii) The rise Fianna Fail. 14/N Contemporary cuttings - 1960s. Accounts of AG's activities. 14/0 Reports of AG's speech to UCD - see GILC 14/E (ii). 14/P Other cuttings - 1 960s. 14/Q Cuttings re the Residence and its history. 14/R List of cuttings destroyed due to mould infestation and deterioration.


  • Creation: 1967 - 1970


Conditions Governing Access

Two folios in GILC 14/B are closed

Language of Materials


Finding aid date

2004-11-01 12:23:59+00:00


Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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