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1941 (iii) Diary, 1941-05-15 - 1941-09-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HMTN 1/7

Scope and Contents

Subjects include Mary Agnes Hamilton's work at the Reconstruction Secretariat; her work on salvage, refugees, and rationing for the Women's Voluntary Service; Ministry of Information Planning Committee meetings and a discussion on 'American Understanding (publicity)'; a lunch with Storm Jameson; bomb damage in central London; the emotional and psychological impact of the war and her fear of invasion; writing, including the impact of war on the modern novel; her move to Richmond Terrace; a dinner with Sir Kenneth and Jane Clark and Henry Moore, followed by a taxi journey through the ruins of the City of London; Mary Agnes Hamilton's broadcasts for the BBC; the first meeting of the Beveridge Committee; a trip to Dorset with Jacquetta Hawkes and James Meade; reflections on her work on education policy; central planning; news of the Atlantic Meeting; various social engagements; and comments on concerts and her reading. Other individuals remarked upon include Arthur Greenwood, Lord Reith, John Gilbert Winant, Hamish Hamilton, James Chuter Ede, Joan ('Tiger') Howard, Louise de Rosales, and Dorothy Shuckburgh. With loose inserted letter from Margaret Ampthill, War Organisation of the British Red Cross Society, to Molly Hamilton (30 August 1941).


  • Creation: 1941-05-15 - 1941-09-08

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 11:59:39.790000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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