Found in 953 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract of expenses incurred in the trigonometrical operations for uniting the coasts of France and England, 1821
Political and personal correspondence and other papers.
CHAN 1, contains mainly papers of Hon Alfred Lyttelton and Dame Edith Lyttelton, with a smaller quantity of material of Oliver Lyttelton
CHAN II, consist mainly of papers of Oliver Lyttelton, with a smaller quantity of papers of Alfred and Edith Lyttelton
Papers comprising diaries, correspondence, official papers, lectures, articles, broadcasts and photographs
Also including papers of Commander John Somerville about his father, 1950-91
Lady Diana's detailed travel diaries, many of which consist of copies of letters to her friend Conrad Russell and her son, John Julius, later arranged in diary form. Several of the diaries have both manuscript versions, and typed transcripts with additional material.
Subjects include: renewal of the Anglo-Japanese alliance; the balance of naval power in the Far East; the transfer of Gibraltar from the War Office to the Admiralty; defence of naval and commercial harbours; strategic aspects of the naval building programme; engineer officers; officering in the Royal Marines; designs for new ships built 1906-7, and the employment of armed mercantile cruisers; French Navy Estimates.
Papers relating to Duff Cooper's time as the British representative to the French Committee of National Liberation in Algiers, and then as British Ambassador to France.
Annotated extracts from draft texts by Martin Meredith, and copies and lists of CS's official despatches and telegrams, 1984-08 - 1985-08
Subjects include: negotiations with Charles de Gaulle and Georges Pompidou, Presidents of France, over Britain's entry into Europe, 1969-71; the Soames Affair, 1969.
Inside front cover: sketch map of a part of Lyons. Inside back cover: notes in English and French of names and addresses.
Typescript texts and drafts on subjects including: the memoirs of Marshal Ferdinand Foch; whether generals were human; relations between Britain and France; ELS’s experiences with the French army in July 1914; spies in the First World War and the bombardment of Paris; the law on suicide pacts; Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg; French disarmament; various book reviews, including the memoirs of Raymond Poincare.
Typescript texts and drafts on subjects including: Paul Painleve; ELS’s experiences with the French army in July 1914; Aristide Briand; Parliament and the public purse; towards an Anglo-French understanding; storm clouds in Europe, on relations between France and Germany; review of the memoirs of Marshal Joseph Joffre; review of "Escapers All" on the stories of escaped prisoners of war; the peace-keeping role of an international air force; Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg.
Includes: copy of a letter from [ELS] to [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister, protesting at the partition of Czechoslovakia [later Czech Republic and Slovakia]; rough notes; notes on the Cabinet of Paul Reynaud; extracts from ELS’s diaries, September 1939-June 1940.
Documents relating to events in France, including: ELS’s diary entries; account of a meeting between Winston Churchill, Prime Minister and Paul Reynaud, Prime Minister of France at Tours (13 June); later letters from Sir Ronald Campbell [former British Ambassador to France] and Sir [William] Henry Mack [former Head of French Department, Foreign Office] commenting on ELS’s text and contemporary events.
Documents relating to events in France, including: notes of meetings between the British and the French Supreme War Council, May-June; copies of telegrams from ELS and Paul Reynaud, Prime Minister of France; press cuttings on the memoirs of Winston Churchill and General Maxime Weygand.
Rough manuscript notes on France, including: the Vichy war trials at Riom on responsibility for the events of 1940; the use of tanks; morale; organization of command; authority of military chiefs; the air force; a biography of Marshal Philippe Petain.
Notes on the Royal Air Force and French air force, September 1939-June 1940.
Documents relating to events in France, including: notes on events as seen by Major Archdale [British liaison officer with French northern command]; account of the fighting by the 4th Armoured Division, May-June 1940.