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Sir William Stephenson, "The Quiet Canadian", 1924 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HYDE 1

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The held at Churchill Archives Centre chiefly consist of the papers and letters Montgomery Hyde collected and generated in the course of writing three of his books: "The Quiet Canadian" (a biography of Sir William Stephenson, Director of British Security Co-ordination in the Western Hemisphere, 1940-46); "Cynthia" (a biography of the British agent Elizabeth (Pack) Brousse); and "Secret Intelligence Agent" (which included descriptions of his own wartime experiences). The collection also includes papers and letters relating to Hyde's work in Censorship and Security in Gibraltar, Bermuda and the USA during the Second World War; and in the legal division of the Allied Control Commission in Austria.


  • Creation: 1924 - 1968

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

Unless otherwise indicated in the catalogue, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Closures are indicated in the catalogue. "Some closures" means that some documents within the file are closed (although there may be a sanitised version of the document(s) available in the file). "Closed" indicates that the entire file is closed.

Language of Materials


Finding aid date

2005-01-05 12:35:31+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
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