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Diaries, 1938 - 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HMTN 1

Scope and Contents

Diaries containing comments on Mary Agnes Hamilton's appointments; social engagements; and her private, family, and professional lives. Most entries contain detailed descriptions of people, events, emotions, and places, along with notes and quotations, and some inserted newspaper clippings and photographs.
A diary covering Mary Agnes Hamilton's trip to the USA between November 1942 and March 1943 was 'retained for careful reading by the Censor' at Customs upon arrival at Poole, Dorset (see HMTN 1/10).


  • Creation: 1938 - 1945

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

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


1 archive box(es)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

The diaries were obtained by Professor Sidney Aster from Mary Agnes Hamilton's nephew, Commander Robert V. Adamson, in 1979. They were deposited at the Archives Centre in 2014 with personal and political papers collected by Aster in the course of writing his biography of James Arthur Salter, 1st Baron Salter.

Existence and Location of Copies

Transcriptions of the diaries have been provided by the family. We understand these to be accurate but have not verified this extensively.

Finding aid date

2018-03-29 11:54:37+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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