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LevelSeries
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)AP/41
TitleAssociated papers relating to proposed biography of Anthony Eden by Sir Martin Gilbert
Extent4 files
Date[1930s-1970s]
DescriptionMaterial temporarily in the custody of Sir Martin Gilbert (1936-2015, historian and author), selected for use in a biography of Anthony Eden which was never started. It appears these papers were transferred to Sir Martin Gilbert via Sir John Wheeler-Bennett (1902-1975, historian and biographer). Comprises:

/1: Folder titled 'I Lord Avon'. Personal papers of Sir Anthony Eden, written in pencil, containing typed carbons of 'Notes for Lord Chancellor's Ruling', 'Notes for the Foreign Office', and a copy of 'Worldview', January 1973 including an article by Anthony Eden titled 'U.S. and The "Free World"'. Also includes folder titled 'Confidential', carrying signatures of Miss Branston, Sir Denis Wright, Sir Patrick Dean. Contains correspondence between Miss Ursula Branston and A. J. Nicholls following the death of Sir John Wheeler-Bennett; a typed interview with Sir Denis Wright, 13 February 1976; and a letter to Sir John Wheeler-Bennett from Sir Patrick Dean.

/2: Folder titled 'II Lord Avon' containing correspondence between Eden and Sir John Wheeler-Bennnett; newspaper cuttings dated 1966 and 1967; transcript of a BBC broadcast 'Suez, The Nine Day War' broadcast 20 September 1966; an offprint of 'The Suez Crisis' by Winthrop W. Aldrich.

/3: Folder titled 'III Lord Avon' containing typescript copies of telegrams and correspondence covering 1936 to 1945.

/4: Folder titled 'Lord Avon IV' containing an offprint 'Anthony Eden and the Cacophony of Nations' by Herbert Feis and taken from 'Foreign Affairs', October 1965; correspondence between Sir John Wheeler-Bennett and Norman Carmichael, Sir John and Robert W Iley, Lord Avon and Clifton Child, Lord Avon and Sir Robert Menzies, Sir John and Elizabeth Scott, Lord Avon and J. S. G. Simmons; luggage tag of Sir John Wheeler-Bennett; and two copies of University of Birmingham Gazette dated October 1974.
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