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1941 (ii) Diary, 1941-02-16 - 1941-05-14

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HMTN 1/6

Scope and Contents

Subjects include Mary Agnes Hamilton's work for the Reconstruction Secretariat and the Women's Voluntary Service (WVS); a meeting with Mary Glasgow to discuss the Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts (CEMA); her experiences of air-raids and bomb damage near her flat in Chelsea; Ministry of Information Planning Committee meetings; Myra Curtis and the principalship of Newnham College; a visit to Eton College; reflections on the role of economists in wartime; the departure of Arthur and Ethel Salter for Washington DC; comments on rationing, mending, and making clothes; news of the Battle of Matapan; her writing, including comments on the relationship between diary-writing and memoir; a visit to Henry Moore's studio to see his 'shelter pictures' with Dame Rachel Crowdy and Sir Kenneth Clark; her work on salvage at the WVS, and interference from women MPs; reactions to broadcasts by Winston Churchill; conversations with Ruth Dalton, including on love and marriage; discussions over leaflets and community centres with Miss Halford of the National Council of Social Service; the Rudolf Hess story; various social engagements; and comments on her reading, including Churchill's history of Marlborough. Other individuals remarked upon include Arthur Greenwood, Barbara Ward, George Chrystal, Jacquetta Hawkes, Louise de Rosales, and Lord Reith.


  • 1941-02-16 - 1941-05-14

Conditions Governing Access

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


1 volume(s)

Language of Materials


Finding aid date

2018-03-29 11:58:53.943000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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