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Letters to Pamela McKenna from Thomas Goff, 1931-10 - 1943-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 9/40

Scope and Contents

Letters from Goff, Military Attache to 1st Lord Athlone [Governor-General of Canada] and [Sir Evelyn Baring, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Southern Rhodesia, later Lord Howick of Glendale] on subjects including: the death of Michael McKenna; a visit to Ottawa by the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales and King Edward VIII]; a visit by Sir Firoz Khan Noon, Indian High Commissioner in Britain and embarrassment caused to the Canadian Government by his advocacy of conscription; a visit by George, Duke of Kent; meeting the Prime Minister of Canada [William Mackenzie King], King's recollection of meeting Hitler and his tolerance towards others; the hostility of Roberte, Lady Bessborough, towards King; a visit by Winston Churchill and offence caused to Athlone; Goff's impressions of the Barings; relations with Laurence Holbech [Comptroller to the Governor of Southern Rhodesia [Zimbabwe]]; visiting native reserves and Nyasaland [later Malawi]; the death of Pamela McKenna.

Also includes: a photograph of Athlone with Goff and others; a photograph of [Sir Evelyn Baring] reviewing Rhodesian scouts; a letter from David McKenna on life in Iraq.


  • 1931-10 - 1943-11

Conditions Governing Access

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


1 file(s)

Language of Materials


Date information

DateText: The majority of folios date from 1940-43.

Finding aid date

2006-03-07 12:27:33.370000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
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