Found in 505 Collections and/or Records:
The collection includes scrapbooks containing photographs and press cuttings; family and professional correspondence; speeches and articles; official documents relating to Foreign Office and Suez Canal Company business; and draft notes for Cadogan's autobiography. A series of frank personal diaries with almost daily entries cover Cadogan's career and private life from his appointment as Minister to China in 1933 to his retirement.
The papers cover Jacob's adult life from his early army career, his work as Assistant Military Secretary to the War Cabinet and as Director General of the BBC, to his retirement where he remained active in many important public services. Also included are some Boer War papers which were kept by Jacob's father-in-law.
Fortieth anniversary pamphlet on the history of the BBC radio programme 'The Week in Westminster', with photograph of Mary Agnes Hamilton, who presented the first talk in 1929.
Typescript. Germans using information in BBC Empire broadcasts and re-interpreting to Britain's detriment in their overseas broadcasts.
Note from WSC to Private Office stating that "This" [referring to letter about Leslie Mitchell of British Movietone News] should be addressed to the new Minister of Information [Geoffrey Lloyd] and signed by WSC. [Typescript].
Note from CSC to WSC reminding him to take some action about the well-known war films commentator, Leslie Mitchell, who has "a very boastful, gloating, trampling manner" and suggesting that WSC might see him for five minutes. [Initialled typescript] With annotation in red ink by ? WSC.
Minute from WSC to Minister of Information [Geoffrey Lloyd] marked "indexed" suggesting that he study some of the commentaries made on the British Movietone by Leslie Mitchell, as WSC has been "disagreeably impressed by his boastful and trampling manner", and asking whether this commentator can be induced to be more moderate in tone.
Memorandum from Geoffrey Lloyd [Minister of Information] to WSC replying to his personal minute [complaining about the tone adopted in commentaries by Leslie Mitchell], stating that he will take this up with the heads of British Movietone News who "are co-operating well at the present time", and expressing hope that they would take notice of a suggestion that their commentaries be toned down. [Initialled typescript] Initialled and dated by WSC in red ink on 21 Jun.
Letter from Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Harold Ellison [National Hospital Queen Square] stating that WSC has already settled the Charities to which the profits of records of broadcast speeches of 8 and 13 May should be given. Signed. Carbon copy.
Letter from Harold Ellison (National Hospital Queen Square, London) to Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] asking if WSC would care to nominate the Hospital to receive profits from records of broadcast speeches of 8 and 13 May. Signed.
Note from Kathleen Hill [WSC's Secretary] to Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] stating that the Gramophone Company's representative telephoned that morning and agreed with "Five Years as Prime Minister" as a suitable title for the record of the broadcast on 13 May.
Telegram from WSC to CSC (Moscow [Soviet Union]) marked "Top Secret" suggesting she broadcast on 9 May a message from him "to Marshal Stalin, to the Red Army, and to the Russian people" sending greetings for their "splendid victories" and hope for a peaceful future.
Telegram from CSC [Moscow, Soviet Union] to WSC stating that everyone at the British Embassy has been listening to his VE Day broadcast and that Edouard Herriot [former Premier of France] sends greetings. Carbon copy.
Letter from WSC to Clement Attlee [Deputy Prime Minister and Lord President of the council, Leader of the Labour Party] marked "private and confidential" informing him of his intention to tender his resignation to the King [George VI] at noon tomorrow, and referring to the need to settle the Dissolution Honours List and the question of broadcasts [carbon].
Copy of letter from WSC (Berlin [Germany]) to Lady Violet Bonham Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet, Lady Bonham Carter later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury] commenting on her intention to tender her resignation as a Governor of the BBC, and stating that if he is re-elected he will be glad to recommend her reappointment till her term of office expires next April.
Memorandum from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to A P Ryan (Duty Officer at the British Broadcasting Corporation) marked "private and personal" regarding the statement which he is releasing to the press at 8.45 pm this evening and expressing the hope that this will be included on the 9 pm news [probably relating to CHAR 20/195A/79] [carbon].
Telegram from 3rd Lord Selborne [earlier Lord Wolmer, Minister of Economic Warfare, Egypt] to WSC marked "Personal" objecting to the manner in which the debate in the House of Commons on the situation in Greece [18 January] was presented in a BBC broadcast on 20 January. Photocopy.
Telegram from WSC to President Harry Truman marked "Personal and Secret" suggesting Truman, Marshal Stalin and he broadcast short messages to mark the link up of Soviet and Anglo-American forces in Germany.
Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Personal and Secret" suggesting Stalin, President Harry Truman and he broadcast short messages to mark the link up of Soviet and Anglo-American forces in Germany.
Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Personal and Top Secret" suggesting arrangements for the broadcasting of messages from Stalin, President Harry Truman and WSC [to mark the link up of Soviet and Anglo-American forces in Germany]; stating that he thinks the warning [to the Germans on their treatment of Allied prisoners of war] should be signed by the three of them; and that he is looking forward to the meeting between their Foreign Secretaries at Washington [United States].
Telegram from WSC to Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] and Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] marked "Personal and Top Secret" requesting they arrange with President Harry Truman for the recording of his speech [to be broadcast when Soviet and Anglo-American forces link up in Germany] and the signing of a joint warning [to the Germans over their treatment of Allied prisoners of war]. Carbon copy.
Telegram from WSC to President Truman marked "Personal and Top Secret" giving him the text of WSC's message to be broadcast when US and British forces, and Soviet forces link up in Germany; and detailing arrangements for the order and broadcast of the messages from Truman, Marshal Stalin and WSC.