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LevelFile
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)AELAdd/33-36
TitleLetters from Anthony Eden to Sir Walter Monckton
Extent4 items
Date1952-1956
DescriptionThree letters from Eden to Monkton addressed to 'My dear Walter' and signed 'Anthony' and a brief note addressed 'Walter dear' and signed 'A'. These letters are largely of a personal nature:
/33 is a typescript letter of thanks from the Foreign Office, 9 October 1952, for Monckton's subscription towards a wedding present: 'Winston has given me the cheque...as a wedding present to Clarissa and myself...we intend to but a piece of furniture'; with manuscript note of thanks at the foot of the letter;
/34 is a holograph letter written from Rose Bower, Broad Chalke, Salisbury, 17 January 1954 in acknowledgment of a letter from Monckton. He writes: 'I quite understand and agree'
/35 is a brief letter of thanks to 'you both' written from Chequers, Butler's Cross, Aylesbury, Bucks, 16 December 1956
/36 is an undated pencil note of thanks for 'your wonderful present', written on a compliments slip with the printed crest of the Prime Minister, but ending with a request to have 'a word about Tito'
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryWalter Turner Monckton (1891-1965) 1st Viscount Monckton of Brenchley was a Conservative MP for Bristol West between 1951and 1957. He was Minister of Labour and National Service, 1951-1955 and in Eden's Government was Minister of Defence, December 1955-October 1956 and then Paymaster-General, October 1956-January 1957

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