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Syria

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 44 Collections and/or Records:

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Arctic expedition papers, 1873 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/486
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the preparations for the 1875 Arctic expedition, including accounts of the American Polaris expedition from the 'Hawaiian Gazette'; W. Deboos' diameter theory of navigation; W.B. Carpenter's paper on the 'temperature of the Atlantic'; and A. Taylor's paper on tides and waves. The papers also include hypotheses on Syrian chronology, the exodus of the Israelites and the position of Mount Sinai (Gebel Musa) by J.W. Bosanquet; a paper on the discovery of Mount...
Dates: 1873 - 1875
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Articles, 1944-12 - 1945-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 7/9
Scope and Contents

Typescript texts, drafts and press cuttings on subjects including: the future of Syria and the Lebanon, particularly on relations with France; the importance of the Middle East to the Commonwealth and Empire; Ibn Saud, King of Saudi Arabia; the declaration of war against Germany by Syria and Lebanon; the formation of the Arab League through the Protocol of Alexandria.

Dates: 1944-12 - 1945-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Articles, 1946-04 - 1947-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 7/14
Scope and Contents

Typescript texts and drafts on subjects including: the slowness of the French withdrawal from Syria and Lebanon; the authoritarianism of the Labour Government; the Palestine problem; France’s debt to General Charles de Gaulle; ELS’s recent visit to the Middle East (October-November 1946).

Also includes correspondence with publishers and the press.

Dates: 1946-04 - 1947-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Articles, 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 7/19
Scope and Contents

Typescript and manuscript texts and drafts on subjects including: the mutinies of French soldiers in 1917; the career of Sir Winston Churchill; relations between Britain and France over Syria and Lebanon during the war; the Arab world today; Major-General Sir John Davidson’s book on 1st Lord Haig, "Haig Master of the Field"; the danger of politicians being over-swayed by public opinion.

Dates: 1953
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Catroux's proclamations, 1941-09 - 1941-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 6/12
Scope and Contents

Proclamations by General Georges Catroux, Commander-in-Chief of Free French in Levant, to the Syrians and Lebanese on granting their independence.

Dates: 1941-09 - 1941-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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'Damascus', 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BGND D.155
Scope and Contents

1:500,000. Compiled by Department of Lands & Surveys, Amman. Printed on linen-backed paper.

Dates: 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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'Esh Sham (Damascus)', North I-37, 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BGND D.142
Scope and Contents

Compiled at Royal Geographical Society and printed by War Office. Printed on paper.

Dates: 1918
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Free French memoranda on armistice terms and the future of Syria, 1941-06 - 1941-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 6/11
Scope and Contents

Telegrams between the Free French and Foreign Office on the armistice in the Middle East with Vichy forces.

Dates: 1941-06 - 1941-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Letters from JA to Leo Amery, 1941-05 - 1941-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 3/1/7
Scope and Contents

Subjects include: the military and political situation in the Middle East, particularly Syria; contacts with Yugoslav Government refugees; the need for improved command structure in Cairo [Egypt] to oversee the different services; future tensions between the Arabs and Jews; escorting a party of Yugoslavs back to Montenegro; the need to provide more support for the Yugoslavs.

Dates: 1941-05 - 1941-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed.
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MacKereth: Documents, 1944-06 - 1944-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 6/16
Scope and Contents

Copies of telegrams and correspondence on Gilbert MacKereth [Counsellor at the British Legation, Beirut, Lebanon] and ELS’s attempts to have him transferred or dismissed on grounds of his handling of economic affairs.

Includes: correspondence on tyre imports and distribution in Syria, and relations with the Bedouin; annotated weekly political summaries from Damascus; reports on the economic situation in the Levant.

Dates: 1944-06 - 1944-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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MacKereth: Eastern Department, 1944-08 - 1945-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 6/15
Scope and Contents

Copies of telegrams and correspondence on Gilbert MacKereth [Counsellor at the British Legation, Beirut, Lebanon] and ELS’s attempts to have him transferred or dismissed.

Dates: 1944-08 - 1945-01
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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MacKereth: Report, 1944-08 - 1944-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 6/17
Scope and Contents

Report and copies of correspondence on Gilbert MacKereth [Counsellor at the British Legation, Beirut, Lebanon] and ELS’s attempts to have him transferred or dismissed.

Dates: 1944-08 - 1944-09
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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MacKereth: Telegrams, 1944-07 - 1944-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 6/14
Scope and Contents

Copies of telegrams from Gilbert MacKereth [Counsellor at the British Legation, Beirut] to the Foreign Office on the situation in Syria and the Lebanon, and also correspondence on ELS’s attempts to have him transferred or dismissed.

Dates: 1944-07 - 1944-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Manuscript diary, 1941-03 - 1942-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 11/3/2
Scope and Contents Diary kept during ELS's time as Head of the Spears Mission to Syria and the Lebanon and First Minister to the republics of Syria and the Lebanon. Subjects include: the journey of the Hadfield-Spears Mobile Hospital Unit to the Levant via South Africa and Egypt; difficulties in dealing with the Free French; her happiness at being with ELS; moving up to the front line in Syria; her poor view of General Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East]; life keeping house for ELS in...
Dates: 1941-03 - 1942-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Manuscript diary, 1943-02 - 1944-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 11/3/3
Scope and Contents Diary kept during ELS's time as First Minister to the republics of Syria and the Lebanon. Subjects include: meeting Winston Churchill [Prime Minister] in February 1943; returning to Tobruk [Libya]; the promise of free elections in Syria; tensions between ELS and the French; a war council in Cairo [Egypt] called by Richard Casey [Minister of State Resident in the Middle East], May 1943; tensions between followers of General Charles de Gaulle and General Henri Giraud; ELS's work towards...
Dates: 1943-02 - 1944-01
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Middle East, 1983-11 - 1990-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 10/1/19
Scope and Contents Includes: correspondence with Prince Hassan of Jordan and Zaid Al-Rifai, Prime Minister of Jordan, with a paper by Prince Hassan on the situation in the Middle East; briefing for and notes of meeting with Hosni Mubarak, President of Egypt; briefings for meetings with Walid Jumblatt [leader of the Lebanese Progressive Socialist Party], Amine Gemayel, President of Lebanon, Farouk Al-Shara, Syrian Foreign Minister, and Farouk Khadoumi of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO);...
Dates: 1983-11 - 1990-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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NS I Glacial Period-7 Note, 1857-06-16

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 50: E13r
Scope and Contents

Falconer says he is sure...


Note; by Charles Robert Darwin


(Note)

Dates: 1857-06-16
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some material in the Darwin archive is not available because it is unfit for production and access to some very fragile material may only be possible with support from specialist conservation staff. Please see descriptions for further details.
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Papers relating to the Syrian crisis, 1957 - 1957-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DSND 6/35
Scope and Contents A. part 1: JIC paper, "Soviet penetration of the middle east through the supply of arms" (JIC (57)95(final)" and annex, 13 September 1957; with attached note [Closed on Cabinet Office advice due to the presence of sensitive information about international relations] part 2: JIC paper, "The comparative effectiveness of the armed forces of certain middle eastern states" (JIC (57)97(Final) (revise), 19 September 1957; with notes [Open] B. Report of Joint...
Dates: 1957 - 1957-10
Conditions Governing Access: Partly closed, see catalogue description for details
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'Persian Gulf', sheet 32, 1924 - 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BGND D.101
Scope and Contents From the Sub-sub-class:

These maps were compiled by the War Office. Printed on linen-backed paper.

Dates: 1924 - 1928
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Press cuttings: Middle East, 1945-09 - 1945-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 9/33
Scope and Contents

Cuttings on Palestine, Syria, the Lebanon and general Arab affairs.

Dates: 1945-09 - 1945-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Press cuttings: Middle East, 1945-11 - 1945-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 9/35
Scope and Contents

Cuttings on Palestine, Syria, the Lebanon and general Arab affairs.

Dates: 1945-11 - 1945-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Press cuttings: Middle East, 1946-01 - 1946-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 9/40
Scope and Contents

Press cuttings on subjects including Anglo-French withdrawal from the Levant, the British treaty with Transjordan [later Jordan], treaty between Turkey and Iraq and Arab hostility on Palestine.

Dates: 1946-01 - 1946-04
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Press cuttings: Syria and the Lebanon, 1945-01 - 1945-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 9/25
Scope and Contents

Also includes cuttings on general Arab affairs.

Dates: 1945-01 - 1945-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Press cuttings: Syria and the Lebanon, 1945-03 - 1945-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 9/26
Scope and Contents

Also includes cuttings on general Arab affairs.

Dates: 1945-03 - 1945-04
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Press cuttings: Syria and the Lebanon, 1945-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 9/27
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The papers include: correspondence; domestic and personal papers; early family correspondence, particularly among ELS's mother's relatives; diaries, including ELS's journals as a liaison officer with the French from the First World War and as Head of the British Mission to de Gaulle during the Second World War; some political papers and military maps; speeches and articles; manuscripts of books and short stories, with literary correspondence and original and copied source material from...
Dates: 1945-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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