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Letters to Joan Gridley from Paris, 1945-01-05 - 1945-04-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/GRID 5

Scope and Contents

Letters from Gridley on subjects including: his request to be allowed to resign; difficulties caused by the cold; reactions to his resignation; arrangements for his replacement, Eric Wyndham White; food shortages; a visit from Jean Monnet; a visit from Clement Attlee, Deputy Prime Minister and a message of thanks from Monnet; arrangements for his departure and handover to Wyndham White; post-war prospects for France and the difficulties facing returning prisoners and deportees; Gridley's own future prospects in the coal trade; a lunch given by the French Minister of Finance, Rene Pleven, for the Chancellor of the Exchequer [Sir John Anderson, later 1st Lord Waverley].


  • 1945-01-05 - 1945-04-06

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


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Finding aid date

2007-09-20 08:54:11.597000+00:00

Repository Details

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