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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)AELAdd/21
TitlePhotocopy of letter from Anthony Eden to Lord Beaverbrook
Extent1 item
Date(1961)
DescriptionA lengthy, personal letter, addressed informally 'My dear Max' [William Maxwell Aitken, (1879-1964, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, newspaper proprietor)] and signed 'Yours ever, Anthony'. Written from Fyfield Manor, Pewsey, Wiltshire

Discusses his pedigree herd of Hereford cows which he has begun to breed; makes reference to a recent article in The Daily Express which reports on the activities of [Colonel Gamal Abdel] Nasser [Egyptian leader], whom he describes as 'at his old games again in purloining Anglo-Egyptian oilfields' to the detriment of the British oil companies; and expresses a view that governments should be required to pay compensation for foreign assets seized.

Concludes with a mention of his 'book on the thirties' on which he is working and hoping to get to the printers, a reference to the second volume of his memoirs, 'Facing the Dictators', published in 1962
Access StatusOpen
OriginalsThe original of this letter is in the Beaverbrook archive, BBK C18

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