1943 Diary, 1943-03-28 - 1943-12-31
Scope and Contents
Subjects include Mary Agnes Hamilton's return following her USA tour; her work for the Reconstruction Secretariat, including writing a brief for a minister's speech on women; her work for the Women's Voluntary Service; a lunch with Herbert Morrison and discussion of relationships between individuals in the war coalition; her writing, including for broadcasts, Ministry of Information pamphlets on democracy and reconstruction, and the progress of her memoirs; home decorating; news of internal BBC politics; consideration of standing for re-election as an MP; Dorothy Sheridan and news of her divorce; a visit to Susan Ertz's farm in Sussex; meetings with Margaret Mead and Jacquetta Hawkes; the establishment of the Ministry of Reconstruction under Frederick Marquis, Lord Woolton; various social engagements; and comments on listening to gramophone records, theatre, ballet, and her reading. Other individuals remarked upon include Wilfred and Nancy Greene, Sybil Colefax, Joan ('Tiger') Howard, Louise de Rosales, Dorothy Shuckburgh. With loose page of notes and two loose photographs.
- Creation: 1943-03-28 - 1943-12-31
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The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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