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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)NCLAdd/59
TitleLetter to Neville Chamberlain from Sir Leslie Frederic Scott
Extent1 item
Date1938
DescriptionPhotocopy of letter, dated 28 September, in which [Sir] Leslie [Frederic] Scott, [1869-1950; KC, MP, KCMG] writes to 'My dear N' [Chamberlain] as one of his oldest friends, to convey his 'intense admiration' for him, marvelling at his 'wisdom', 'courage' and 'felicity'. 'You are absolutely wonderful'.

To put this letter in a political context, Chamberlain had been working to find a peaceful solution to Germany's advances towards Czechoslovakia through September. War seemed inevitable after failed negotiations in Godesberg, 22 September, but, on the day of Sir Leslie's letter, hope was raised once again as Chamberlain flew to Germany to meet with Hitler for a third time. This meeting culminated in the Munich Agreement.
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