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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Eadon
EADON, Nicholas Piers (b 1941)
Level of description
Collection (Fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
11 boxes (0.11 cubic metres)


Name of creator(s)
Eadon, Nicholas Piers, b.1941
Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1941; educated at Harrow.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Acquired by the Centre from Eadon in 1990.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Correspondence between Nicholas Piers Eadon and US, British, French and German military and naval figures of the twentieth century, mainly relating to great moments of their lives, with many signed portrait photographs, [1968]-1980, including US Gen Omar Nelson Bradley; US Gen Mark Wayne Clark; US Gen Alfred Maximilian Gruenther; US Gen Anthony Clement McAuliffe; US Gen Carl A Spaatz; US Gen Maxwell Davenport Taylor; US Gen Albert Coady Wedemeyer. Correspondence with British military figures, including FM Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis; FM Sir Claude (John Eyre) Auchinleck; Gp Capt Sir Douglas (Robert Steuart) Bader; Maj Gen Sir Francis Wilfred De Guingand; Gen Sir Miles Christopher Dempsey; MRAF Sir (William) Sholto Douglas, 1st Baron Douglas of Kirtleside; ACM Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding of Bentley Priory; FM Sir Francis Wogan Festing; Gen Sir Richard Nelson Gale; Maj Gen Sir Miles (William Arthur Peel) Graham; FM (Allan Francis) John Harding, 1st Baron Harding of Petherton; Lt Gen Sir Brian Gwynne Horrocks; FM Sir Richard (Amyatt) Hull; Gen Hastings Lionel Ismay, 1st Baron Ismay of Wormington; Lt Gen Sir Oliver William Hargreaves Leese; Capt Sir Basil Henry Liddell Hart; FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein; AF Louis (Francis Albert Victor Nicholas) Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma; Lt Gen (Charles) Willoughby (Moke) Norrie, 1st Baron Norrie of Wellington, New Zealand, and of Upton, Gloucestershire; MRAF Charles Frederick Algernon Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford; FM William Joseph Slim, 1st Viscount Slim of Burma; Wg Cdr Robert Roland Stanford-Tuck; FM Sir Gerald (Walter Robert) Templer. Correspondence with French military figures, including Gen Pierre Billotte; Gen Jean Charbonneau; Adm Gensoul; Gen Gribius. Correspondence with German military figures, including Grand Adm Karl Doenitz; Gen Adolf Galland; Lt Gen Reinhard Gehlen; Col Gen Franz Halder; Gen Adolf Heusinger; Col Gen Karl Hollidt; R Adm Otto Kretschmer; FM (Fritz) Erich von Manstein; Gen Hasso von Manteuffel; Adm Wilhelm Marschall; FM Erhard Milch; Gen Enno von Rintelen; FM Ferdinand Schorner; Gen Joachim Schwatlo-Gesterding; Gen Baron Geyr von Schweppenburg; Gen Walther von Seydlitz; Albert Speer; Gen Dr Hans Spiedel; Lt Gen Helmut Staedke; Gen of Infantry Karl Strecker; V Adm August Thiele; Gen Walter Warlimont; Gen of Panzertruppe Walther Wenck, Luftwaffe Maj Gen Alwin Wolz; V Adm Karl Adolf Zenker.

System of arrangement

The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by nationality.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material
English, German and French.
Finding aids

Box list available online and in hard copy in the reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives
Related units of description

LIDDELL HART CENTRE FOR MILITARY ARCHIVES, KING'S COLLEGE LONDON holds the papers of Capt Sir Basil Henry LIDDELL HART containing correspondence with Eadon, 1967-1969 (Ref: LIDDELL HART LH2E/1/1-21) and correspondence with Eadon relating to Thomas Edward (T E) Lawrence (Ref: LIDDELL HART LH 9/13/69).

Publication note

Three letters to Eadon from FM Sir Claude (John Eyre) Auchinleck, published in Auchinleck, the lonely soldier by Philip Warner (Buchan and Enright, London, 1981).

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions
Dec 1999, updated 2016

Box List(s)

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Personal names

  • Alexander, Harold Rupert Leofric George, 1891-1969, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, Field Marshal
  • Auchinleck, Sir, Claude John Eyre, 1884-1981, Knight, Field Marshal
  • Clark, Mark Wayne, 1896-1984, US General
  • Dempsey, Sir, Miles Christopher, 1896-1969, Knight, General
  • Donitz, Karl, 1891-1980, German Admiral
  • Eadon, Nicholas Piers, b 1941
  • Gale, Sir, Richard Nelson, 1896-1982, Knight, General
  • Gruenther, Alfred Maximilian, 1899-1983, US General
  • Harding, Allan Francis John, 1896-1989, 1st Baron Harding of Petherton, Field Marshal
  • Ismay, Hastings Lionel, 1887-1965, 1st Baron Ismay of Wormington, General
  • Leese, Sir, Oliver William Hargreaves, 1894-1978, 3rd Baronet, Lieutenant General
  • Liddell Hart, Sir, Basil Henry, 1895-1970, Knight, Captain, military historian
  • Manstein, Erich, von, 1885-1973, German Field Marshal
  • Milch, Erhard, fl 1945, German Field Marshal
  • Montgomery, Bernard Law, 1887-1976, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein and Hindhead, Field Marshal
  • Mountbatten, Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas, 1900-1979, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Admiral of the Fleet
  • Portal, Charles Frederick Algernon, 1893-1971, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford, Marshal of the Royal Air Force
  • Slim, William Joseph, 1891-1970, 1st Viscount Slim, Field Marshal
  • Spaatz, Carl, 1891-1974, US General of the Air Force
  • Taylor, Maxwell Davenport, 1901-1987, US General
  • Tuck, Robert Roland, Stanford-, 1916-1987, Wing Commander
  • Wedermeyer, Albert C, fl 1944, US Lieutenant General

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