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1938 Diary, 1938-01-06 - 1939-01-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HMTN 1/1

Scope and Contents

Subjects include Mary Agnes Hamilton's visit to the United States, with remarks on speaking and social engagements with writers, politicians, and civil servants in Boston, New York City, Chicago, Indianapolis, and Washington DC; her return to the UK on the Queen Mary, with comments on its interior decoration; London County Council, Labour Book Service, and other committee meetings; the progress of her writing; her friendship with Ray Strachey and visits to Fernhurst; the death of Katherine ('Ka') Cox; the Newnham Associates; a holiday to Seatown, Dorset, with Dorothy Shuckburgh; the Munich Crisis and her reaction to speeches by Neville Chamberlain and Adolf Hitler; a symposium on foreign policy organised by Leonard and Virginia Woolf; the Women's Employment Federation and its finances; news of the Nazi-Soviet Pact [Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact]; various social engagements; and comments on concerts, theatre, ballet, cinema, museums, and her reading. Individuals remarked upon include Charles C. Burlingham, Philip Gibbs, Fiorello La Guardia, Dorothy Thompson, Dorothy Kenyon, Eleanor Herrick, Mildred Adams [Kenyon], Frances Perkins, Richard and Celia Reiss, Herbert Morrison, Ethel Bullard, Sir John Reith, F. W. Hirst, and Ilse Hellmann and family.


  • Creation: 1938-01-06 - 1939-01-03

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

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


1 volume(s)

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Finding aid date

2018-03-29 11:55:55+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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