Letters to Pamela McKenna from Thomas Goff, 1931-10 - 1943-11
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
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The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
Language of Materials
DateText: The majority of folios date from 1940-43.
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