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ISMAY, Gen Hastings Lionel, 1st Baron Ismay of Wormington

Correspondence between Ismay and FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough, 1946-1963

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ISMAY: 4/1 Correspondence between Ismay and FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough, 1946-1963


ISMAY: 4/1/1

[1941-1946]

Paper by Gen Alan Francis Brooke, Commander 2 Corps, 2 Army outlining the operations of 2 Corps during the retreat of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) May 1941 from Louvain to Dunkirk, France. Typescript, 12pp


ISMAY: 4/1/2

[1946]

Letter from FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough to Ismay congratulating him on the award of the honour, GCB. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/1/3

1946 Jun 24

Letter from FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough to Ismay thanking him for advice and assistance over the previous 4 years. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/1/4

1946 Jun 25

Letter from Ismay to FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough thanking him for his letter of 24 Jun 1946 and relating to the occasional difficulties of working with Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/1/5

1946 Oct 23

Letter from Ismay to FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough relating to a draft version of Brooke's lecture to the Royal Empire Society on 'Empire defence' and suggesting amendment. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/1/6

[1946]

Text of lecture by FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough to the Royal Empire Society on 'Empire defence'. Typescript, 15pp


ISMAY: 4/1/7

1946 Oct 23

Letter from FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough to Ismay thanking him for suggested amendment to draft version of Brooke's lecture to the Royal Empire Society on 'Empire defence'. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/1/8

1947 Jan 3

Letter from FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough to Ismay offering his congratulations on his Peerage. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/1/9

1957 Jan 30

Letter from Colin Coote, editor of The Daily Telegraph to Ismay requesting a review of The Turn of the Tide, 1939-1943. A study based on the diaries an autobiographical notes of FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough by Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant (Collins, London, 1965). Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/1/10

[1957 Feb 8]

Telegram from Ismay to Colin Coote, editor of The Daily Telegraph informing him that he would be unable to write a review of The Turn of the Tide, 1939-1943. A study based on the diaries an autobiographical notes of FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough by Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant (Collins, London, 1965). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/1/11

1957 Feb 8

Letter from Ismay to Colin Coote, editor of The Daily Telegraph informing him that he would be unable to write a review of The Turn of the Tide, 1939-1943. A study based on the diaries an autobiographical notes of FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough by Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant (Collins, London, 1965) due to lack of time and also due to his reservations about views expressed in the book by Bryant. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/1/12

1957 Feb 8

Letter to Ismay from Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant relating to The Turn of the Tide, 1939-1943. A study based on the diaries an autobiographical notes of FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough by Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant (Collins, London, 1965) forwarding a copy to Ismay signed by Alanbrooke and outlining his recent health problems. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/1/13

[1957]

Telegram from Ismay to Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant thanking him for his letter of 8 Feb 1957. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/1/14

1957 Feb 18

Letter from Colin Coote, editor of The Daily Telegraph to Ismay relating to Ismay's letter of 8 Feb 1957 expressing his agreement with Ismay's reservations about The Turn of the Tide, 1939-1943. A study based on the diaries an autobiographical notes of FM Alan Francis, 1st Viscount Brooke of Brookeborough by Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant (Collins, London, 1965) and informing Ismay that Bryant was planning a further volume which would relate to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) which he was particularly keen on Ismay reviewing. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/1/15

1957 Feb 18

Newspaper cutting from The Daily Telegraph of the leader article written by Colin Coote, editor, relating to The Turn of the Tide, 1939-1943. A study based on the diaries an autobiographical notes of FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough by Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant (Collins, London, 1965). Printed, 1p


ISMAY: 4/1/16

1957 Feb 18

Notes by Ismay on The Turn of the Tide, 1939-1943. A study based on the diaries an autobiographical notes of FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough by Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant (Collins, London, 1965). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/1/17

1957 Feb 21

Letter from Ismay to Colin Coote, editor of The Daily Telegraph praising his recent article relating to The Turn of the Tide, 1939-1943. A study based on the diaries an autobiographical notes of FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough by Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant (Collins, London, 1965) and agreeing to possibly review the second volume. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/1/18

1957 Feb 26

Letter from Ismay to Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill relating to The Turn of the Tide, 1939-1943. A study based on the diaries an autobiographical notes of FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough by Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant (Collins, London, 1965) and expressing his disappointment with the book's portrayal of Alanbrooke. With note entitled 'The folly of keeping a diary' taken from Great contemporaries by Churchill (Odhams, London, 1947). Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/1/19

1957 Mar 14

Letter from Ismay to FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough relating to The Turn of the Tide, 1939-1943. A study based on the diaries an autobiographical notes of FM Alan Francis, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough by Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant (Collins, London, 1965) and expressing his disappointment with the book's portrayal of Alanbrooke. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/1/20

1957 Mar 23

Letter from FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough to Ismay relating to Ismay's comments on The Turn of the Tide, 1939-1943. A study based on the diaries an autobiographical notes of FM Alan Francis, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough by Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant (Collins, London, 1965). Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/1/21

1957 Mar 29

Letter from Ismay to Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant relating to The Turn of the Tide, 1939-1943. A study based on the diaries an autobiographical notes of FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough by Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant (Collins, London, 1965) and expressing his reservations about the book and specifically the practice of quoting from diaries. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/1/22

1957 Apr 4

Letter from Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant to Bryant relating to Ismay's criticisms of The Turn of the Tide, 1939-1943. A study based on the diaries an autobiographical notes of FM Alan Francis, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough by Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant (Collins, London, 1965). With letter to Bryant from the historian Dr George Macaulay Trevelyan relating to his impressions of Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill from reading The turn of the tide. Typescript and manuscript annotations, 5pp


ISMAY: 4/1/23-24

1957 Mar 22,[1959] Jul 26

Letters from FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough to Ismay relating to Ismay's ill health. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/1/25

1959 Oct 14

Letter from Ismay to Milton Waldman, Collins publishers relating to a reference to Ismay in Triumph in the West, 1943-1946 A study based on the diaries an autobiographical notes of FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough by Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant (Collins, London, 1965) and requesting it be removed from the publication. Typescript, 1


ISMAY: 4/1/26

1959 Oct 15

Letter from Milton Waldman, Collins publishers to Ismay relating to Ismay's request for removal of a reference to himself in Triumph in the West, 1943-1946 A study based on the diaries an autobiographical notes of FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough by Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant (Collins, London, 1965). Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/1/27-28

1959 Oct 17-Nov 25

Letters from FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough to Ismay relating to Ismay's unhappiness with a reference to himself in Triumph in the West, 1943-1946 A study based on the diaries an autobiographical notes of FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough by Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant (Collins, London, 1965). Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/1/29

1960 Aug 7

Letter from FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough to Ismay expressing his disappointment at being unable to attend a dinner for the launch of Ismay's memoirs, The Memoirs of General the Lord Ismay, (Heinemann, London, 1960). Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/1/30

1960 Sep 13

Letter from FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough to Ismay relating to Ismay's ill health. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/1/31

1962 Jan 2

Letter from FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough to Ismay relating to Ismay's recent letter of condolence on the death of his daughter Kathleen Stoney. Manuscript, 7pp


ISMAY: 4/1/32

1962 May 22

Letter from FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough to Ismay relating to Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill's failing health. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/1/33

1963 Jul 9

Letter from Benita Brooke, Lady Alanbrooke of Brookborough, widow of FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough to Ismay thanking him for his letter of condolence on her husband's death. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/2 Correspondence between Ismay and Rt Hon Clement Richard Attlee, Viscount Prestwood, 1940-1956


ISMAY: 4/2/1

1940 Sep 26

Letter from Rt Hon Clement Richard Attlee, Lord Privy Seal to Ismay thanking him for a letter. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/2/2

1945 Aug 9

Letter from Rt Hon Clement Richard Attlee, Prime Minister to Ismay relating to news of Ismay's ill health. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/2/3

1945 Aug 16

Letter from Rt Hon Clement Richard Attlee, Prime Minister to Ismay congratulating him on the award of the honour of CH. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/2/4

[1945]

Letter from Ismay to Rt Hon Clement Richard Attlee, Prime Minister thanking him for the offer of a post overseas but unable to accept. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/2/5

1945 Dec 10

Note from Rt Hon Clement Richard Attlee, Prime Minister to Ismay accepting his reasons for turning down an offer of a post overseas. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/2/6

1946 May 21

Letter from Rt Hon Clement Richard Attlee, Prime Minister to Ismay informing him that he was to awarded the honour of GCB. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/2/7

1946 Dec 6

Letter from Rt Hon Clement Richard Attlee, Prime Minister to Ismay informing him that he was to awarded a Barony. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/2/8

1946 Dec 9

Letter from Ismay to Rt Hon Clement Richard Attlee, Prime Minister thanking him for his recommendation for the award of a Barony. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/2/9

1948 Jan 1

Letter from Violet Helen Attlee, wife of Rt Hon Clement Richard Attlee, Prime Minister to Ismay congratulating him on the award of a Barony. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/2/10

1948 Mar 9

Letter from Rt Hon Clement Richard Attlee, Prime Minister to Ismay thanking him for his acceptance of an unspecified chairmanship. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/2/11

1948 Dec 23

Letter from Rt Hon Clement Richard Attlee, Prime Minister to Ismay requesting a meeting. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/2/12

1956 Feb 2

Letter from Rt Hon Clement Richard Attlee, Prime Minister to Ismay in reply to a recent letter and thanking Ismay for his advice on service matters or service personnel. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/3 Correspondence between Ismay and Rt Hon (Robert) Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, [1943]-1965


ISMAY: 4/3/1

[1943]

Note from Rt Hon (Robert) Anthony Eden, Foreign Secretary to Ismay relating to journey (to Moscow, USSR conference of Foreign Secretaries, Nov 1943). Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/3/2

[1944]

Note from Rt Hon (Robert) Anthony Eden, Foreign Secretary, to Ismay relating to the return of Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill from overseas. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/3/3

1943 Nov 8

Copy of telegram sent from Rt Hon (Robert) Anthony Eden, Foreign Secretary to Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, Prime Minister regarding the role of Ismay in the Foreign Secretaries' conference Moscow, USSR, Nov 1943. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/3/4

1944 Jan 5

Letter from Rt Hon (Robert) Anthony Eden, Foreign Secretary to Ismay thanking him for his assistance at the Foreign Secretaries' conference Moscow, USSR, Nov 1943. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/3/5

1945 Jan 8

Letter from Rt Hon (Robert) Anthony Eden, Foreign Secretary to Ismay thanking him for a letter and for the help given to the Foreign Office by the Chiefs of Staff during World War Two. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/3/6

[1945] Jul 31

Letter from Ismay to Rt Hon (Robert) Anthony Eden relating to the result of the general election and paying tribute to his work as Foreign Secretary. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/3/7

1945 Aug 7

Letter from Rt Hon (Robert) Anthony Eden to Ismay thanking him for his letter 31 Jul 1945. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/3/8

1945 Aug 30

Letter from Rt Hon (Robert) Anthony Eden to Ismay thanking him for a gift sent from the 11 Hussars, Berlin, Germany. Typescript and manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/3/9

1950 Nov 1

Letter from Rt Hon (Robert) Anthony Eden to Ismay thanking him for his efforts to enable Eden to attend the funeral of FM Sir John (Greer) Dill. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/3/10

1954 Sep 18

Letter from Rt Hon Sir (Robert) Anthony Eden to Ismay relating to a recent visit to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and the failure of the European Defence Community (EDC). Typescript and manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/3/11

1956 May 23

Letter from Ismay to Rt Hon Sir (Robert) Anthony Eden, Prime Minister requesting a meeting. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/3/12

1956 May 28

Letter from to Rt Hon Sir (Robert) Anthony Eden, Prime Minister to Ismay suggesting a date for meeting. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/3/13

1961 Sep 6

Letter from to Rt Hon (Robert) Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon to Ismay relating to a forthcoming publication of Neville Chamberlain by Rt Hon Iain Norman Macleod (Frederick Muller, London, 1961). Typescript and manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/3/14

1962 Apr 24

Letter from to Rt Hon (Robert) Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon to Ismay requesting clarification on a remark made by Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill about China. Typescript and manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/3/15

1963 Dec 26-1964 Jan 6

Letter from to Rt Hon (Robert) Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon to Ismay regarding an anecdote in his forthcoming memoirs relating to Ismay's offer of resignation at the Quebec conference 1944 and asking permission to publish. With covering letter from Antony Grant, Archivist, King's College London, forwarding letter from Eden to Ismay. Manuscript and typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/3/16

1964 Jan 7

Letter from Ismay to Rt Hon (Robert) Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon regarding an anecdote in Eden's forthcoming memoirs relating to Ismay's offer of resignation at the Quebec conference 1944 and fully explaining the incident. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/3/17

1965 Jun 27

Letter from to Rt Hon (Robert) Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon to Ismay relating to a recent discussion about Basil Henry Liddell Hart and his views on defence and on a recent article in The New York Times relating to convoys to USSR during World War Two and requesting further clarification on this matter. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/3/18

1965 Jun 29

Letter from to Rt Hon (Robert) Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon to Ismay relating to a recent discussion about Basil Henry Liddell Hart and on a recent article in The New York Times relating to convoys to USSR during World War Two and requesting further clarification on this matter. Typescript, 1pp


ISMAY: 4/3/19

[1965 Jun]

Draft letter from Ismay to Adm Sir Deric Holland Martin relating to a recent letter in The New York Times and requesting clarification information as to whether US or British warships protected convoys to the USSR during World War Two. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/3/20

1965 Jul 12-15

Letter from the Naval Historical Branch to Capt A de Salis, Librarian, Imperial Defence College giving details of the relative contribution of US and British warships in convoys to the USSR during World War Two. With covering letter from Adm Sir Deric Holland Martin sending this information to Ismay. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/4 Correspondence between Ismay and Lt Gen Montagu Brocas Burrows, 1944-1945


ISMAY: 4/4/1

1944 Apr 14

Letter from Lt Gen Montagu Brocas Burrows, Head of British Military Mission to USSR, 1944 to Ismay relating to his preliminary impressions of the mission and his expectations of Soviet attitude to Operation OVERLORD, Allied invasion of France, 1944. Typescript,


ISMAY: 4/4/2

1944 May 10

Letter from Ismay to Lt Gen Montagu Brocas Burrows, Head of British Military Mission to USSR, 1944 relating to the mission and to the extent of information that the Soviets were to be given about Operation OVERLORD, Allied invasion of France, 1944. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/4/3

1944 Jun 29

Letter from Ismay to Lt Gen Montagu Brocas Burrows, Head of British Military Mission to USSR, 1944 relating to the build up to Operation OVERLORD, Allied invasion of France, 1944; operations in Italy; the impact of V-1 missiles; dominions conference. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/4/4

1944 Jul 16

Letter from Sir Archibald Clerk Kerr to Rt Hon (Robert) Anthony Eden relating to the difficulties faced by Lt Gen Montagu Brocas Burrows, Head of British Military Mission to USSR, 1944 on the mission and with Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov; account of conversation with (William) Averell Harriman, US Ambassador to the USSR. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/4/5

1944 Jun 24

Letter from Sir Archibald Clerk Kerr to Lt Gen Montagu Brocas Burrows, Head of British Military Mission to USSR, 1944 relating to his meeting with Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov and Molotov's attitude towards Burrows and his role in the mission. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/4/6

1944 Jul 14

Letter from Sir Archibald Clerk Kerr to Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov thanking him for arranging for Lt Gen Montagu Brocas Burrows, Head of British Military Mission to USSR, 1944 to visit the Red Army at the front in Orsha, USSR. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/4/7

1945 Mar 19

Letter from Ismay to Lt Gen Montagu Brocas Burrows, General Officer Commanding in Chief, West Africa Command relating to his stay in the Crimea, USSR for the Allied conference at Yalta, Feb 1945. Typescript, 6pp


ISMAY: 4/4/8

1945 Apr 13

Letter from Lt Gen Montagu Brocas Burrows, General Officer Commanding in Chief, West Africa Command to Ismay relating to Ismay's descriptions of the Crimea, USSR; the contribution of West African soldiers in Burma. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/4/9

1945 Aug 17

Letter from Ismay to Lt Gen Montagu Brocas Burrows, General Officer Commanding in Chief, West Africa Command relating to the Labour victory in the general election, Aug 1945; Allied conference at Potsdam, Germany, Jul 1945 and the contributions of Rt Hon Clement Richard Attlee, Prime Minister and Ernest Bevin, Foreign Secretary; the Japanese surrender, Aug 1945. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/5 Correspondence between Ismay and Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart and with others relating to his biography, 1939-1964


ISMAY: 4/5/1

1939 May 26

Letter from Maj Gen Adrian Carton de Wiart to Ismay relating to Danzig, Poland. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/5/2

1953 Nov 23

Letter from Lt Gen Adrian Carton de Wiart to Ismay relating to Ismay's career. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/5/3

1955 Nov 23

Letter from Lt Gen Adrian Carton de Wiart to Ismay thanking him for a letter. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/5/4

1960 Jul 18

Letter from Lt Gen Adrian Carton de Wiart to Ismay expressing interest in the proposed publication of Ismay's memoirs. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/5/5

[1960]

Notes [by Ismay] for chapter on Lt Gen Adrian Carton de Wiart's role in operations in Somaliland, 1914-1915. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/6

1962 Aug 8

Letter from Hugh William Osbert Molyneux, 7th Earl of Sefton to Ismay relating to a proposed biography of Lt Gen Adrian Carton de Wiart


ISMAY: 4/5/7

1962 Aug 20

Letter from Joan Carton de Wiart, Lady Carton de Wiart to Ismay expressing her approval of a plan to produce a biography of Carton de Wiart. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/5/8

1962 Aug 27

Letter from Ismay to Gen Sir Richard O'Connor relating to the proposed biography of Lt Gen Adrian Carton de Wiart and enquiring whether he would be willing to write the chapter relating to Carton de Wiart as a prisoner of war in Italy. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/5/9

[1962] Sep 1

Letter from Gen Sir Richard O'Connor to Ismay relating to the proposed biography of Lt Gen Adrian Carton de Wiart and agreeing to help with the chapter relating to Carton de Wiart as a prisoner of war in Italy. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/5/10

[1962] Sep 9

Letter from Gen Sir Richard O'Connor to Ismay relating to a meeting with Lady Muriel Tweedmouth an associate of Lt Gen Adrian Carton de Wiart. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/5/11

1962 Sep 11

Letter from Ismay to Gen Sir Richard O'Connor relating to finding an author to undertake the co-ordination of the proposed biography of Lt Gen Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/12

1962 Sep 11

Letter from Col (Robert) Peter Fleming to Ismay relating to the possibility of the author Denis Kelly agreeing to undertake the co-ordination of the proposed biography of Lt Gen Adrian Carton de Wiart. Manuscript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/5/13

1962 Sep 18

Letter from Ismay to Col (Robert) Peter Fleming relating to the possibility of the author Denis Kelly agreeing to undertake the co-ordination of the proposed biography of Lt Gen Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/5/14

1962 Sep 18

Letter from Ismay to Gen Sir Richard O'Connor thanking him for the information from Lady Muriel Tweedmouth an associate of Lt Gen Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/15

1962 Sep 18

Letter from Ismay to Ben Glazebrook, Constable & Co. explaining his idea for a biography of Lt Gen Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/16

1962 Sep 21

Letter from Constable & Co. To Ismay acknowledging receipt of his letter of 18 Sep 1962. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/17

[1962] Oct 1

Letter from Gen Sir Richard O'Connor to Ismay expressing his wish that Ismay and Col (Robert) Peter Fleming be responsible for writing the biography of Lt Gen Adrian Carton de Wiart. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/5/18

1962 Oct 6

Letter to Ismay from Lady Muriel Tweedmouth relating to the proposed biography of Lt Gen Adrian Carton de Wiart. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/5/19

1962 Oct 9

Letter to Ismay from Ben Glazebrook, Constable & Co. explaining his views on the structure of the proposed biography of Lt Gen Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/20

1962 Oct 11

Letter to Ismay from Col (Robert) Peter Fleming acknowledging receipt of letter. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/21

1962 Oct 12

Letter from Ismay to Ben Glazebrook, Constable & Co. clarifying his ideas about the structure of the proposed biography of Lt Gen Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/5/22

1962 Oct 18

Letter from Joan Carton de Wiart, Lady Carton de Wiart to Ismay expressing her belief that her husband was willing to assist in producing the proposed biography. Manuscript, 6pp


ISMAY: 4/5/23

1962 Oct 19

Letter to Ismay from Ben Glazebrook, Constable & Co. Thanking him for clarification of his views on the structure of the proposed biography of Lt Gen Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/24

1962 Oct 28

Letter to Ismay from Hugh Cullis suggesting sources of information for the proposed biography of Lt Gen Adrian Carton de Wiart. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/25

1962 Oct 29

Letter to Ismay from Ben Glazebrook, Constable & Co. asking if he would read through a manuscript by Brig Simson, Chief Engineer, Malaya. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/26

1962 Oct 31

Letter from Ismay to Ben Glazebrook, Constable & Co. accepting dinner invitation; agreeing to read through a manuscript by Brig Simson, Chief Engineer, Malaya; updating him on progress on the proposed biography of Lt Gen Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/27

1962 Oct 31

Letter from Ismay to Col (Robert) Peter Fleming relating to progress on finding an author to work on the proposed biography of Lt Gen Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/28

1962 Nov 25

Letter from Joan Carton de Wiart, Lady Carton de Wiart to Ismay suggesting possible sources of information for various periods of her husband's life. Manuscript, 8pp


ISMAY: 4/5/29

1962 Nov 27

Letter from Dennis Kelly to Ismay proposing a visit. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/5/30

1962 Nov 30

Letter from Ismay to Dennis Kelly suggesting a date to meet. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/31

1962 Dec 5

Letter from Dennis Kelly to Ismay relating to his forthcoming visit. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/32

1962 Dec 12

Letter from Dennis Kelly to Ismay giving his suggestions for the structure of the proposed biography of Lt Gen Adrian Carton de Wiart. Manuscript, 2p


ISMAY: 4/5/33

1962 Dec 16

Letter from Gen Sir Richard O'Connor to Ismay enclosing his chapter (not included) on his and Carton de Wiart's time as prisoners of war in Italy for the proposed biography of Lt Gen Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/34

1962 Dec 20

Letter from Ismay to Gen Sir Richard O'Connor relating to O'Connor's chapter on his and Carton de Wiart's time as prisoners of war in Italy for the proposed biography of Lt Gen Adrian Carton de Wiart; his plans for the World War One section of the biography; his reasons for not wishing to take on the task of editing the book himself. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/35

1962 Dec 20

Letter from Ismay to Col (Robert) Peter Fleming relating to Gen Sir Richard O'Connor's chapter on his and Carton de Wiart's time as prisoners of war in Italy for the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart and confining which sections were to be written by Fleming. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/36

1962 Dec 20

Letter from Ismay to Ben Glazebrook, Constable & Co. relating to the failure of his attempt to meet with Dennis Kelly due to Kelly's ill health. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/37

1962 Dec 31

Letter from Col (Robert) Peter Fleming to Ismay relating to the sections he was planning to write for the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart and discussing other possible projects including a book on India. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/38

1962 Jan 21

Letter from Col (Robert) Peter Fleming to Ismay relating to possible sources for information on Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart's period in Chungking, China. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/39

1962 Jan 24

Letter to Ismay from Ben Glazebrook, Constable & Co. relating to Ismay's attempts to meet with Dennis Kelly and attempts to locate a copy of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart's autobiography Happy Odyssey, (Jonathan Cape, London, 1950). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/40

1963 Jan 28

Letter from Col (Robert) Peter Fleming to Ismay relating to a meeting with Evelyn de Rothschild who had information on Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart during World War One. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/41

1963 Feb 1

Letter from Ismay to Col (Robert) Peter Fleming relating to progress on the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart and discussing the possibility of contributing to a book on India and the handover of power by the British. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/42

1963 Feb 5

Letter from Ismay to Dennis Kelly relating his ideas for the structure and content of the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart and giving brief outline of major events in his life. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/5/43

1963 Feb 7

Letter from Dennis Kelly to Ismay explaining that he may not be able to take on the task of editing the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart due to the necessity of working on his legal career. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/5/44

[1963 Feb]

Letter from Ismay to Col (Robert) Peter Fleming relating to progress on the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/45

1963 Feb 15

Letter from Col (Robert) Peter Fleming to Ismay relating to Dennis Kelly being unable to work on the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript and manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/46

1963 Feb 28

Letter from Ismay to Col (Robert) Peter Fleming relating to his inability to find an editor for the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/47

1963 Mar 4

Letter to Ismay from Ben Glazebrook, Constable & Co. relating to the possibility of Dennis Kelly still taking on the editorship of the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/48

1963 Mar 5

Letter from Ismay to Gen Sir Richard O'Connor relating to lack of progress on the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/49

1963 Mar 7

Letter from Gen Sir Richard O'Connor to Ismay relating to lack of progress on the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart; his forthcoming marriage. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/5/50

1963 Mar 11

Letter from Col (Robert) Peter Fleming to Ismay suggesting Alistair Horne and Brig Vivian Davidson-Houston as possible editors for the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/5/51

1963 Mar 15

Letter from Ismay to Col (Robert) Peter Fleming thanking him for his suggestions of possible editors for the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/52

1963 Mar 28

Letter to Ismay from Ben Glazebrook, Constable & Co. relating to difficulties in finding an editor for the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart and suggesting Francis Harry Hinsley as possible author for a book on the partition of India. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/53

1963 Apr 17

Letter to Ismay from Ben Glazebrook, Constable & Co. relating to the possibility of Christopher Sykes acting as editor for the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/5/54

1963 Apr 25

Letter from Ismay to Christopher Sykes enquiring if he would be interested in taking on the editorship of the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/55

1963 Apr 28

Letter from Christopher Sykes to Ismay turning down the offer of the editorship of the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart due to prior work commitments. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/5/56

1963 Apr 30

Letter from Ismay to Ben Glazebrook, Constable & Co. relating to Christopher Sykes' refusal of the offer of the editorship of the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart due to prior work commitments. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/57

1963 May 14

Letter from Ismay to Ben Glazebrook, Constable & Co. relating to lack of progress on the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/58

1963 May 16

Letter to Ismay from Ben Glazebrook, Constable & Co. relating to the difficulties of finding an editor for the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart and suggesting Reginald Pound. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/5/59

1963 May 24

Letter from Ismay to Ben Glazebrook, Constable & Co. relating to the difficulties of finding an editor for the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/60

1963 Jun 13

Letter from Joan Carton de Wiart, Lady Carton de Wiart to Ismay thanking him for his letter of condolence on the death of her husband. Manuscript, 6pp


ISMAY: 4/5/61

[1963] Jun 13

Letter from Gen Sir Richard O'Connor to Ismay relating to Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart's memorial service. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/5/62

1963 Aug 1

Letter from Maj Bryan Lewis to Ismay relating to a proposed BBC broadcast in tribute to the life of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart and requesting contribution from Ismay. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/5/63

1963 Aug 3

Letter from Ismay to Ben Glazebrook, Constable & Co. relating to a proposed BBC broadcast in tribute to the life of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart and expressing his view that it would be of help to the biography project. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/64

1963 Aug 3

Letter from (Mrs Evetts, Ismay's daughter) to Maj Bryan Lewis relating to a proposed BBC broadcast in tribute to the life of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart and giving Ismay's consent to contribute to this broadcast. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/65

1963 Aug 8

Letter from Maj Bryan Lewis to Mrs Evetts, Ismay's daughter relating to a proposed BBC broadcast in tribute to the life of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart and thanking Ismay for agreeing to contribute. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/66

1963 Aug 8

Letter from Ben Glazebrook, Constable & Co. to Ismay relating to a proposed BBC broadcast in tribute to the life of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart and agreeing that it would be of help to the biography project. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/67

1963 Aug 13

Letter from Joan Carton de Wiart, Lady Carton de Wiart to Ismay relating to Ismay's health and requiem for her late husband. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/5/68

1963 Aug 14

Letter from Maj Bryan Lewis to Ismay relating to a proposed BBC broadcast in tribute to the life of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart and informing him that there was no urgent requirement for his contribution. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/69

1963 Aug 19

Letter from Ismay to Ben Glazebrook, Constable & Co. relating to the proposal of Reginald Pound to edit the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/70

1963 Aug 20

Note by Lt Gen Sir John (Fullerton) Evetts of his first meeting with Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. With covering letter to Ismay. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/5/71

1963 Aug 20

Letter from Ben Glazebrook, Constable & Co. to Ismay relating to the possibility of Maj Bryan Lewis acting as editor for the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/72

1963 Aug 21

Letter from Maj Bryan Lewis to Ismay relating to the possibility of acting as editor for the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/73

1963 Aug 21

Letter from Sqn Ldr David A Stewart, Ontario, Canada to Ismay relating to his admiration for Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart and proposing to write a biography of him. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/5/74

1963 Aug 26

Letter from Ismay to Sqn Ldr David A Stewart, Ontario, Canada relating to Stewart's admiration for Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart and proposed biography. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/75

1963 Aug 26

Letter from Ismay to Ben Glazebrook, Constable & Co. relating to the proposal of Maj Bryan Lewis to edit the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/76

1963 Aug 28

Letter from Ben Glazebrook, Constable & Co. to Ismay relating Maj Bryan Lewis acting as editor for the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/77

1963 Aug 28

Letter from Maj Bryan Lewis to Ismay relating to his agreement to edit the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/78

1963 Aug 28

Letter from Joan Carton de Wiart, Lady Carton de Wiart to Ismay expressing her doubts of Maj Bryan Lewis's skills as a biographer and enclosing letter from Lewis relating to his agreement to edit the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript and manuscript, 8pp


ISMAY: 4/5/79

1963 Sep 4

Letter from Ismay to Joan Carton de Wiart, Lady Carton de Wiart explaining the circumstances around the appointment of Maj Bryan Lewis as editor of the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 3pp (2 copies)


ISMAY: 4/5/80

1963 Sep 5

Letter from Ismay to Maj Bryan Lewis explaining the original idea for the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart and suggesting a meeting. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/81

1963 Sep 5

Letter from Gen Sir Richard O'Connor to Ismay relating to the recent developments in the plans for the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/5/82

1963 Sep 6

Letter from Maj Bryan Lewis to Ismay relating to his acceptance of the editorship of the biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart; arrangements for meeting; the forthcoming BBC broadcast in tribute to the life of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart and enquiring if he would be willing to narrate. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/5/83

1963 Sep 8

Letter from Joan Carton de Wiart, Lady Carton de Wiart to Ismay expressing further doubts of Maj Bryan Lewis acting as biographer to Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/5/84

1963 Sep 8

Letter from Sqn Ldr David A Stewart, Ontario, Canada to Ismay relating to his proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart and requesting information from Ismay Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/5/85-86

1963 Sep 20-24

Letter from Joan Carton de Wiart, Lady Carton de Wiart to Ismay arranging to visit Ismay. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/5/87

1963 Sep 25

Letter from Col (Robert) Peter Fleming to Ismay with background information on Maj Bryan Lewis and his skills as an author. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/5/88

[1963] Sep 26

Letter from Gen Sir Richard O'Connor to Ismay relating to the appointment of Maj Bryan Lewis as editor for the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/5/89

1963 Sep 29

Letter from Ismay to Maj Bryan Lewis relating to the lack of progress in the plans for the proposed BBC broadcast in tribute to the life of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/5/90

1963 Oct 1

Letter from Ismay to Col (Robert) Peter Fleming relating to his worries about Maj Bryan Lewis as an editor for the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart and the lack of progress in the plans for the proposed BBC broadcast in tribute to Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/91

1963 Oct 1

Letter from Maj Bryan Lewis to Ismay explaining reasons for lack of progress in the plans for the proposed BBC broadcast in tribute to Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/5/92

1963 Oct 3

Letter from Ben Glazebrook, Constable & Co. to Ismay relating to doubts over Maj Bryan Lewis acting as editor for the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/93

1963 Oct 4

Letter from Ismay to Ben Glazebrook, Constable & Co. to Ismay relating to doubts over Maj Bryan Lewis acting as editor for the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/94

1963 Oct 22

Letter to David Woodward, Features Editor BBC from Ismay requesting clarification on a number of issues relating to the proposed BBC broadcast in tribute to Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/5/95

1963 Oct 23

Letter from David Woodward, Features Editor BBC to Ismay supplying clarification on a number of issues relating to the proposed BBC broadcast in tribute to Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/5/96

1963 Oct 23

Letter from Joan Carton de Wiart, Lady Carton de Wiart to Ismay forwarding telegram from Maj Bryan Lewis confirming that Lt Gen Sir Brian Gwynne Horrocks had agreed to narrate the proposed BBC broadcast in tribute to Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Manuscript and telegram, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/5/97

1963 Oct 24

Letter to Ismay from Maj Bryan Lewis confirming that Lt Gen Sir Brian Gwynne Horrocks had agreed to narrate the proposed BBC broadcast in tribute to Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/98

1963 Oct 28

Letter from Ismay's secretary to Maj Bryan Lewis thanking him for letter of 28 Oct 1963. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/99

1963 Oct 28

Letter to David Woodward, Features Editor BBC from Ismay requesting that he record his contribution to the BBC broadcast in tribute to Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart at home. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/100

1963 Oct 28

Letter from Ismay to Ben Glazebrook, Constable & Co. relating to arrangements for the BBC broadcast in tribute to Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart and expressing his unwillingness to have further dealings with Maj Bryan Lewis. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/101

1963 Nov 5

Letter from Joan Carton de Wiart, Lady Carton de Wiart to Ismay relating to the BBC broadcast in tribute to Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/5/102

1963 Nov 11

Note from Ben Glazebrook, Constable & Co. to Ismay sent with sample chapters from a book by Maj Bryan Lewis. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/103

1963 Nov 13

Letter from Maj Bryan Lewis to Ismay relating to progress on the BBC broadcast in tribute to Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart, forwarding copy of letter sent from Lewis to Joan Carton de Wiart, Lady Carton de Wiart to Ismay to Ismay updating her on the progress of the BBC broadcast. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/104

1963 Nov 14

Letter to Ismay on behalf of Joan Carton de Wiart, wife of Lt Gen Adrian Carton de Wiart informing him of her present address. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/105

1963 Nov 19

Letter from Ismay's secretary to Maj Bryan Lewis requesting confirmation of who would be writing the script for the BBC broadcast in tribute to Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/106

1963 Nov 19

Letter to Ben Glazebrook, Constable & Co from Ismay expressing his opinion of Maj Bryan Lewis's writing abilities from the sample pages previously sent to him by Glazebrook. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/5/107

1963 Nov 20

Letter to Ismay from Joan Carton de Wiart, Lady Carton de Wiart relating to the proposed biography of her husband. Manuscript, 6pp


ISMAY: 4/5/108

1963 Dec 3

Letter to Joan Carton de Wiart, Lady Carton de Wiart from Ismay relating to the continued efforts to find a suitable editor for the proposed biography of her husband; the possibility of her writing it herself; feelings of loyalty towards Ben Glazebrook and Constable & Co. Manuscript, 6pp


ISMAY: 4/5/109

[1963] Dec 4

Letter from Gen Sir Richard O'Connor to Ismay relating to the recording of contributions for the BBC broadcast in tribute to Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/110

1963 [Dec] 6

Letter from Joan Carton de Wiart, Lady Carton de Wiart to Ismay relating to the possibility of Constable & Co extricating themselves from the contract with Maj Bryan Lewis. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/5/111

1963 Dec 27

Letter from Col (Robert) Peter Fleming to Ismay relating to his plan for undertaking a biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/5/112

1964 Jan 7

Letter from Ismay to Col (Robert) Peter Fleming relating to his ideas for his proposed a biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart and the question of access to official records. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/113

1964 Jan 10

Letter from Col (Robert) Peter Fleming to Ismay relating to his ideas for his proposed a biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart and the question of access to official records. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/114

1964 Jan 14

Letter from Col (Robert) Peter Fleming to Ismay relating to his plans to contact Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart's daughters for material for his proposed biography; Ismay's feelings of loyalty towards the publishers Constable & Co. Manuscript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/5/115

1964 Jan 21

Letter from Joan Carton de Wiart, Lady Carton de Wiart to Ismay thanking him for his contribution to the BBC broadcast paying tribute to the life of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Manuscript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/5/116

1964 Jan 28

Letter from Ben Glazebrook, Constable & Co to Ismay relating to his attempts to terminate Maj Bryan Lewis' contract to write a biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/117

1964 Feb 14

Note from Ben Glazebrook, Constable & Co to Ismay enquiring about his health. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/118

1964 Feb 24

Letter from Joan Carton de Wiart, Lady Carton de Wiart to Ismay relating to difficulties caused by Maj Bryan Lewis' and his continued efforts to write a biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/5/119

1964 Feb 25

Letter to Joan Carton de Wiart, Lady Carton de Wiart from Ismay relating to Ben Glazebrook, Constable & Co.'s suggestion that she should write to Maj Bryan Lewis expressing her wish that he should not write the biography of her husband. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/5/120

1964 Feb 29

Letter from Joan Carton de Wiart, Lady Carton de Wiart to Ismay relating to efforts to prevent Maj Bryan Lewis' from writing a biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/121

1964 Mar 3

Letter from Ismay to Ben Glazebrook, Constable & Co relating to his recent ill health; correspondence with Joan Carton de Wiart, Lady Carton de Wiart on continued efforts to prevent Maj Bryan Lewis' from writing a biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart; the possibility of the biography being written by Col (Robert) Peter Fleming and the possibility of Constable & Co publishing it. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/5/122

1964 Mar 10

Note from Ben Glazebrook, Constable & Co to Ismay enquiring about his health; expressing interest in publishing a biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart by Col (Robert) Peter Fleming; referring to the continued efforts to prevent Maj Bryan Lewis' from writing a biography of Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/123

1964 Mar 17

Letter from Ismay to Ben Glazebrook, Constable & Co relating to the continued efforts to prevent Maj Bryan Lewis' from writing a biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart; the proposed biography by Col (Robert) Peter Fleming. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/124

1964 Mar 23

Letter to Ismay from Col (Robert) Peter Fleming relating to his proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/125

1964 Mar 24

Letter from Ismay to Col (Robert) Peter Fleming relating to his proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/126

1964 Sep 24

Letter to Ismay from Col (Robert) Peter Fleming relating to efforts to arrange a meeting with Gen Sir Richard O'Connor. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/127

1964 Sep 29

Letter from Ismay to Col (Robert) Peter Fleming relating to notes on Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart by Gen Sir Richard O'Connor. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/128

1964 Sep 29

Letter from Ismay to Gen Sir Richard O'Connor relating to the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart by Col (Robert) Peter Fleming. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/129

1964 Oct 5

Letter to Ismay from Col (Robert) Peter Fleming relating to a forthcoming meeting with Gen Sir Richard O'Connor and O'Connor's notes on Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/130

1964 Oct 5

Letter from Ben Glazebrook, Constable & Co to Ismay relating to the proposed biography of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart by Col (Robert) Peter Fleming. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/131

1964 Oct 7

Letter from Ismay to Ben Glazebrook, Constable & Co relating to a forthcoming meeting with Col (Robert) Peter Fleming. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/5/132

[1964]

Ismay's script for BBC broadcast in tribute to the life of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart relating specifically to his service in Somaliland, 1914 and the incident which resulted in the loss of his eye; his appointment as head of the Military Mission to Poland, 1939 and as personal representative of Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill with Chinese Generalissimo Chiang Kai Shek. Typescript


ISMAY: 4/6 Correspondence between Ismay and Richard Gardiner Casey, 1st Baron Casey, 1931-1952


ISMAY: 4/6/1

1931 Jan 3

Letter from Richard Gardiner Casey to Ismay congratulating him on his recent appointment (as Military Secretary to Freeman Freeman-Thomas, 1st Earl of Willingdon, Viceroy of India). Manuscript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/6/2

1944 Mar 14

Letter from Ismay to Rt Hon Richard Gardiner Casey, Governor of Bengal, India relating to recent events in World War Two particularly in Poland and Italy. Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 4/6/3

1944 Apr 3

Letter from Rt Hon Richard Gardiner Casey, Governor of Bengal, India to Ismay relating to problems in Bengal; increasing friction between Moslems and Hindus; working relationship with FM Sir Archibald Percival Wavell 1st Earl Wavell, Viceroy of India; widespread dislike of Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill in India and reasons for this. Typescript and manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/6/4

1944 Jun 13

Letter from Ismay to Rt Hon Richard Gardiner Casey, Governor of Bengal, India relating to Operation OVERLORD, Allied invasion of France, June 1944; operations in Italy; dominions conference and their discussions on progress in World War Two. Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 4/6/5

1944 Jun 30

Letter from Rt Hon Richard Gardiner Casey, Governor of Bengal, India to Ismay relating to his news of Operation OVERLORD, Allied invasion of France, 1944; increasing tension between Hindus and Moslems in Bengal; his appointment of an American Aide de Camp. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/6/6

1944 Jul 10

Text of broadcast by Rt Hon Richard Gardiner Casey, Governor of Bengal, India on All-India Radio, Calcutta, India 10 Jul 1944 relating to the supply of food in Bengal; public health; recruitment in the administrative departments from outside Bengal; development of the publicity department to ensure better dissemination of information to inhabitants of Bengal. Printed, 8pp


ISMAY: 4/6/7

1944 Dec 11

Letter from Ismay to Rt Hon Richard Gardiner Casey, Governor of Bengal, India relating to the progress of World War Two in Europe and mounting German losses; the impact of the V1 and V2 weapons; attendance at Allied conferences at Quebec, Canada and Moscow, USSR Sep 1944; the liberation of Paris, France, Aug 1944. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/6/8

1945 Feb 26

Letter from Ismay to Rt Hon Richard Gardiner Casey, Governor of Bengal, India relating to his recent visit to the Crimea, USSR for the Allied conference at Yalta, Feb 1945. Typescript and manuscript, 6pp


ISMAY: 4/6/9

1945 Mar 12

Letter from Rt Hon Richard Gardiner Casey, Governor of Bengal, India to Ismay relating to the problems of Hindu-Moslem animosity; the Moslem desire for the creation of a separate state of Pakistan; his impressions of Gen Ricard O'Connor, General Officer Commanding, Eastern Command and VA Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia. Typescript and manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/6/10

1945 May 4

Letter from Ismay to Rt Hon Richard Gardiner Casey, Governor of Bengal, India, introducing Mike Wardell, formerly of the Evening Standard, now joining Lt Gen Sir Oliver William Hargreaves Leese as public relations officer. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/6/11

1945 Jun 2

Letter from Rt Hon Richard Gardiner Casey, Governor of Bengal, India to Ismay relating to the forthcoming General Election in the UK and his views on the expected result; views on the British rule in India. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/6/12

1945 Jul 5

Letter from Rt Hon Richard Gardiner Casey, Governor of Bengal, India to Ismay relating to rumours of a possible change of high command in India; his forthcoming visit to UK. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/6/13

1945 Jul 19

Letter from Ismay to Rt Hon Richard Gardiner Casey, Governor of Bengal, India relating to Gen Sir Richard O'Connor and possibilities for his next appointment; the destruction of Berlin, Germany; Allied conference at Potsdam, Germany, Jul 1945. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/6/14

1945 Aug 15

Letter from Rt Hon Richard Gardiner Casey, Governor of Bengal, India relating to his proposed departure from the Governorship of Bengal. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/6/15

1945 Aug 27

Letter from Ismay to Rt Hon Richard Gardiner Casey, Governor of Bengal, India relating to the possibility of further service in India. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/6/16

1948 Apr 19

Letter from Rt Hon Richard Gardiner Casey to Ismay enquiring whether he would like his name put forward for the Governorship of Victoria, Australia. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/6/17

1948 Apr 27

Letter from Ismay to Rt Hon Richard Gardiner Casey thanking him for offer to put forward his name as a possible Governor of Victoria, Australia but declining on the grounds of prior work commitments. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/6/18

1952 Mar 13

Letter from Rt Hon Richard Gardiner Casey, Minister for External Affairs, Australia to Ismay relating to his appointment as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). With extract of speech by Casey on NATO in relation to Australia. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/6/19

1952 Apr 9

Letter from Ismay to Rt Hon Richard Gardiner Casey, Minister for External Affairs, Australia relating to his appointment as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and promising to keep the Commonwealth up to date with developments in NATO. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/7 Correspondence between Ismay and US Gen Mark Wayne Clark, 1943-1952


ISMAY: 4/7/1

1943 Jul 28

Letter from Ismay to US Lt Gen Mark Wayne Clark, Commander US 5 Army, reassuring him of the support of himself and Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/7/2

1943 Aug 28

Letter from US Lt Gen Mark Wayne Clark, Commander US 5 Army, to Ismay thanking him for his letter of 28 Jul 1943 and its reassurances of support. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/7/3

1943 Sep 21

Letter from Ismay to US Lt Gen Mark Wayne Clark, Commander US 5 Army, congratulating him for his achievements with the US 5 Army in the Allied landings at Salerno, Italy, Sep 1943. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/7/4

1943 Sep 29

Letter from US Lt Gen Mark Wayne Clark, Commander US 5 Army, to Ismay relating to the progress of 5 Army consisting of US 6 Corps and British 10 Corps in Italy after the landings at Salerno, Italy, Sep 1943. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/7/5

1943 Oct 10

Letter from US Lt Gen Mark Wayne Clark, Commander US 5 Army, to Ismay relating to the capture of Naples, Italy by US 5 Army, Oct 1943 and co-ordination with FM Sir Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces, Combined Operations Mediterranean and FM Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, Commander 8 Army. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/7/6

1944 Jan 7

Letter from Ismay to US Lt Gen Mark Wayne Clark, Commander US 5 Army, offering his congratulations for the achievements of the US 5 Army in 1943-1944 and relating to his attendance at the Allied conferences at Moscow, USSR; Teheran, Persia; Cairo, Egypt. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/7/7

1951 Nov 6

Letter from US Gen Mark Wayne Clark, Commander US 5 Army, to Ismay relating to the recent Conservative victory in the 1951 general election and congratulating him on being appointed Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/7/8

1952 Jul 5

Letter from US Gen Mark Wayne Clark, Commander in Chief, Far East to Ismay relating to US bombing targets in the Korean War, 1950-1953. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/8 Correspondence between Ismay and Richard Duke Coleridge, 4th Baron Coleridge of Ottery St Mary, 1944-1962


ISMAY: 4/8/1

1944 Jun 10

Letter to Ismay from Richard Duke Coleridge, Deputy Secretary to British Joint Staff and Combined Chiefs of Staff thanking Ismay for his assistance in his career and requesting further promotion of the British war effort to the American public. With press cutting sent by Coleridge to indicate the negative view of the British contribution to World War Two, specifically their supposed reluctance to open a second front. Manuscript and cutting, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/8/2

1944 Jun 10

Letter from Ismay to Richard Duke Coleridge, Deputy Secretary to British Joint Staff and Combined Chiefs of Staff relating to the need to 'sell' the British war effort to the American public. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/8/3

1944 Jun 17

Letter to Ismay from Richard Duke Coleridge, Deputy Secretary to British Joint Staff and Combined Chiefs of Staff relating to a posthumous award of CBE to Forrest Royal. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/8/4

1945 Jul 28

Letter from Ismay to Richard Duke Coleridge, Deputy Secretary to British Joint Staff and Combined Chiefs of Staff relating to a posthumous award to Forrest Royal and suggesting an award would have to be antedated rather than awarded posthumously. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/8/5

1947 Jan 3

Letter to Ismay from Richard Duke Coleridge, UK Secretary of the Military Staff Committee of the United Nations congratulating Ismay on the award of his Barony. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/8/6

1955 May 25

Letter to Ismay from Richard Duke Coleridge, 4th Baron Coleridge, Executive Secretary, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) relating to the visit of the Permanent Representatives of NATO to the USA and Canada, 1955. Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 4/8/7

1957 May 18

Letter to Ismay from Richard Duke Coleridge, 4th Baron Coleridge, Executive Secretary, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) relating to his sadness at Ismay's departure from NATO and thanking him for his assistance and advice. Manuscript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/8/8

1957 May 22

Letter to Ismay from Richard Duke Coleridge, 4th Baron Coleridge, Executive Secretary, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) relating to latest news from NATO and possible career options for the future. Manuscript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/8/9

1957 Aug 6

Letter from Ismay to Rt Hon John Selwyn Brooke Selwyn-Lloyd, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs relating to the contribution of Richard Duke Coleridge, 4th Baron Coleridge as Executive Secretary, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), enclosing formal recommendation and summary of record of services of Coleridge. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/8/10

1957 Aug 9

Letter to Ismay from Rt Hon John Selwyn Brooke Selwyn-Lloyd, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs relating to Richard Duke Coleridge, 4th Baron Coleridge, Executive Secretary, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) promising to assist in the recognition of his services and his future career. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/8/11

1957 Sep 9

Letter to Ismay from Rt Hon John Selwyn Brooke Selwyn-Lloyd, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs relating to Richard Duke Coleridge, 4th Baron Coleridge, Executive Secretary, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) explaining that no award could be considered until he had left the service of NATO. Typescript, 1p (and duplicate)


ISMAY: 4/8/12

1957 Sep 17

Letter from Ismay to Richard Duke Coleridge, 4th Baron Coleridge, Executive Secretary, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) explaining that no award could be considered until he had left the service of NATO. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/8/13

1957 Sep 17

Letter from Ismay to Rt Hon John Selwyn Brooke Selwyn-Lloyd, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs relating to Richard Duke Coleridge, 4th Baron Coleridge, Executive Secretary, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/8/14

1957 May 2-1960 Jan 6

Letter to Ismay from Richard Duke Coleridge, 4th Baron Coleridge, Executive Secretary, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) offering assistance on research for the NATO section of Ismay's memoirs and relating to a thesis on the NATO secretariat by Robert S Jordan. With annotated press release of Ismay's speech at the opening ceremony of NATO ministerial conference, May 1957 summarising the achievements of NATO since its creation; text of speech made at the opening ceremony of NATO ministerial conference, May 1957 by German Federal Chancellor, Konrad Adenauer relating to the military status of the USSR, the contribution of NATO to stability in Europe, the future reunification of Germany, Ismay's contribution to NATO; text of speech made at the opening ceremony of NATO ministerial conference, May 1957 by Italian Foreign Minister and President of the North Atlantic Council, Gaetano Martino relating to the further development of NATO. Typescript, 15pp


ISMAY: 4/8/15

1961 May 2

Letter to Ismay from Richard Duke Coleridge, 4th Baron Coleridge, Executive Secretary, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) relating to the delay in appointing NATO's new Secretary General; the effect of problems in Algeria on the French and NATO. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/8/16

1962 May 20

Letter to Ismay from Richard Duke Coleridge, 4th Baron Coleridge, Executive Secretary, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) relating to recent ministerial and staff changes in NATO. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/8/17

1961 Nov 27

Letter from Dr Robert S Jordan to Ismay thanking him for agreeing to read his doctoral thesis on the Staff/Secretariat of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/8/18

1962 Mar 20

Letter from Dr Robert S Jordan to Ismay relating to his doctoral thesis on the Staff/Secretariat of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and Richard Duke Coleridge, 4th Baron Coleridge, Executive Secretary, NATO's agreement to write the forward to it. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/8/19

1962 Mar 27

Letter from Ismay to Dr Robert S Jordan to Ismay relating to his doctoral thesis on the Staff/Secretariat of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/8/20

1962 Nov 23

Letter to Ismay from Richard Duke Coleridge, 4th Baron Coleridge, Executive Secretary, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) relating to recent ministerial and staff changes in NATO. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/9 Correspondence between Ismay and FM Sir Claude Eyre Auchinleck and FM Sir Archibald Percival Wavell 1st Earl Wavell (also with Maj Gen John Collins and John Connell relating to their biographies of the above), 1941-1961


ISMAY: 4/9/1

1941 Sep 29

Letter to Ismay from Gen Claude John Eyre Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief, Middle East relating to visit from FM Jan Christian Smuts, South African Prime Minister; maintaining South African Divisions; lunch with Randolph Frederick Edward Spencer Churchill. Manuscript, 6pp


ISMAY: 4/9/2

1941 Oct 12

Letter to Ismay from Gen Claude John Eyre Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief, Middle East relating to letters sent by him to Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill and requesting confirmation of their arrival and usefulness to Churchill; disappointment that tanks had arrived without modifications; FM Sir Archibald Percival Wavell and India. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/9/3

1941 Nov 19

Extract from private letter to Ismay from Gen Claude John Eyre Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief, Middle East relating to his feelings about CRUSADER, British 8 Army operations in the Western Desert, North Africa 1941-1942. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/9/4

1942 Oct 15

Letter to Ismay from Gen Claude John Eyre Auchinleck from New Delhi, India relating to his work on his despatches and future career prospects. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/9/5

1944 Jan 26

Letter to Ismay from Gen Claude John Eyre Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief India relating to touring in India; great expansion everywhere in India; the growth of South East Asia Command; contribution of Lt Gen Sir Wilfrid Gordon Lindsell, Principal Administrative Officer, Indian Command; problems in Bengal, India; morale of troops in Arakan, India and Assam, India. Manuscript, 10pp


ISMAY: 4/9/6

1944 Feb 2

Copy of letter written by Ismay to Gen Claude John Eyre Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief India relating to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia with regards to staff and publicity; Ismay's attendance at conferences throughout 1943. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/9/7

1944 Jul 27

Copy of letter written by Ismay to Gen Claude John Eyre Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief India relating to the difficulties associated with greater numbers of allies; visit to Normandy, France and his impressions of 'Mulberry' floating harbours; V1 and V2 weapons; the difficulty of defeating Japan; post war reconstruction plans for UK. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/9/8

1944 Dec 8

[Copy of] letter written by Ismay to Gen Claude John Eyre Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief India relating to lack of progress in the war; recent Allied conferences; visit to the liberated Paris, France; US resources going to the Pacific area at the expense of the struggle against Germany. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/9/9

1945 Aug 15

Telegram to Ismay from Gen Sir Claude John Eyre Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief India offering his congratulations on his award of CH. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/9/10

1947 Feb 2

Copy of letter written by Ismay to FM Sir Claude John Eyre Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief India relating to Ismay's appointment as Chief of Staff to Viceroy of India (VA Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma) and his intention to have little involvement with military matters. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/9/11

[1947]

Congratulatory telegram from FM Sir Claude John Eyre Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief India to Ismay (may relate to Ismay's appointment as Chief of Staff to Viceroy of India). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/9/12

1948 Jan 30

Letter to Ismay from FM Sir Claude John Eyre Auchinleck relating to Ismay's UN mission on behalf of India and Pakistan; his plans for the future. Manuscript, 5pp


ISMAY: 4/9/13

1951 Oct 27

Letter to Ismay from FM Sir Claude John Eyre Auchinleck relating to his appointment as Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/9/14

1943 Jul 26

Letter from the Treasury to M H Knott, Paymaster Commander on the necessity to pay fees for a Viscountcy. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/9/15

1943 Jul 26

Letter from Ismay to FM Archibald Percival Wavell, Viscount Wavell of Cyrenaica and of Winchester relating to fees payable for a Viscountcy. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/9/16

1944 Feb 8

Letter to Ismay from FM Archibald Percival Wavell, Viscount Wavell of Cyrenaica and of Winchester, Viceroy of India relating to shortages of coal in Bengal, India; importance of guaranteed food imports. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/9/17

1944 Mar 7

Letter to FM Archibald Percival Wavell, Viscount Wavell of Cyrenaica and of Winchester, Viceroy of India from Ismay relating to food shortages in India and inability to help; potential disagreements between the USSR and the Western Allies; disputes between the Allies over the allocation of the captured Italian fleet; fears of huge losses during Operation OVERLORD, Allied invasion of France, 1944; lack of long term plan for the defeat of Japan. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/9/18

1944 Mar 21

Letter to Ismay from FM Archibald Percival Wavell, Viscount Wavell of Cyrenaica and of Winchester, Viceroy of India relating to the importance of maintaining a food supply to India; lack of progress in operations in Italy; Japanese strength in Burma. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/9/19

1945 Jul 31

Letter to Ismay from FM Archibald Percival Wavell, Viscount Wavell of Cyrenaica and of Winchester, Viceroy of India relating to the Labour Party victory in the 1945 General Election; conference in Simla, India. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/9/20

1945 Aug 9-16

Letter to FM Archibald Percival Wavell, Viscount Wavell of Cyrenaica and of Winchester, Viceroy of India from Ismay relating to the labour victory in the 1945 General Election; Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill's reaction to the election result; Ismay's return to the Allied conference at Potsdam, Germany with Rt Hon Clement Richard Attlee, Prime Minister and Ernest Bevin, Foreign Secretary; conference in Simla, India; the Japanese surrender and public reaction. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/9/21

1950 Jul 20

Letter to Ismay from Eugenie Wavell, Lady Wavell thanking him for his letter of condolence on the death of her husband FM Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/9/22

1951 Oct 29

Letter to Ismay from Eugenie Wavell, Lady Wavell offering her congratulations on his appointment as Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/9/23

1945 Dec 5

Letter to Ismay from Maj Gen Robert John Collins relating to a request for Ismay's help in his proposed biography of FM Archibald Percival Wavell, Viscount Wavell of Cyrenaica and of Winchester. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/9/24

1945 Dec 6

Letter to Maj Gen Robert John Collins from Ismay agreeing to assist with information for Collins' biography of FM Archibald Percival Wavell, Viscount Wavell of Cyrenaica and of Winchester. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/9/25

1945 Dec 9

Letter to Ismay from Maj Gen Robert John Collins relating to specific queries about FM Archibald Percival Wavell, Viscount Wavell of Cyrenaica and of Winchester. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/9/26

1945 Dec 18

Letter to Ismay from Maj Gen Robert John Collins asking Ismay's opinion on a draft version of chapter 9 section 6. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/9/27

[1945]

Draft version of chapter 9, section 6 of Maj Gen Robert John Collins' biography of FM Archibald Percival Wavell, Viscount Wavell of Cyrenaica and of Winchester relating to intervention in Greece during World War Two. Typescript, 6pp


ISMAY: 4/9/28

1946 Jan 1

Letter to Maj Gen Robert John Collins from Ismay relating to the draft version of chapter 9 section 6 of Maj Gen Robert John Collins' biography of FM Archibald Percival Wavell, Viscount Wavell of Cyrenaica and of Winchester commenting on a point made by Collins on British treaties with Poland and Czechoslovakia. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/9/29

1946 Jan 10

Letter to Ismay from Maj Gen Robert John Collins asking Ismay's opinion on a draft version of section in Collins' biography of FM Archibald Percival Wavell, Viscount Wavell of Cyrenaica and of Winchester relating to Wavell's first meeting with Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. Typescript and manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/9/30

1946

Draft version of section in Maj Gen Robert John Collins' biography of FM Archibald Percival Wavell, Viscount Wavell of Cyrenaica and of Winchester relating to Wavell's first meeting with Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/9/31

1946 Jan 13

Letter to Maj Gen Robert John Collins from Ismay relating to the draft version of section in Maj Gen Robert John Collins' biography of FM Archibald Percival Wavell, Viscount Wavell of Cyrenaica and of Winchester relating to Wavell's first meeting with Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill and offering points of criticism. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/9/32

1946 Jan 16

Letter from Maj Gen Robert John Collins to Ismay requesting Ismay's help in replacing some mislaid notes on Greece for his biography of FM Archibald Percival Wavell, Viscount Wavell of Cyrenaica and of Winchester. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/9/33

1946 Feb 24

Letter to Ismay from Maj Gen Robert John Collins thanking him for his opinions on the draft version of section in his biography of FM Archibald Percival Wavell, Viscount Wavell of Cyrenaica and of Winchester relating to Wavell's first meeting with Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. Typescript and manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/9/34

1959 Oct 6

Letter to Ismay from John Connell relating to his biography of FM Sir Claude John Eyre Auchinleck (Auchinleck: a critical biography by John Connell, (London, Cassell, 1959)) thanking Ismay for his assistance in supplying correspondence; themes covered in the book; Auchinleck's character and career. Manuscript, 6pp


ISMAY: 4/9/35

1961 Aug 16

Letter to Ismay from John Connell relating to a proposed biography of FM Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell; a recent visit to FM Sir Claude John Eyre Auchinleck. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/9/36

1961 Aug 23

Letter to Ismay from John Connell relating to a proposed biography of FM Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell and thanking Ismay for his assistance. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/9/37

1961 Aug 31

Letter from Ismay to John Connell thanking him for letting him see a letter from FM Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell and relating to Wavell and Greece. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/9/38

1961 Sep 6

Letter to Ismay from John Connell relating to his attempts to piece together the events between 1 Dec 1940 and Jul 1941 for his autobiography of FM Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell; reasons for not using Jewish manpower; support for an advance to Tripoli, Libya after the first advance in the Western Desert, North Africa by Leo Amery; Wavell's supposed offer of resignation over Iraq; Wavell's replacement as Commander-in-Chief, Middle East by Lt Gen Claude Eyre Auchinleck, Jun 1941; Wavell's possible tiredness Jun 1941. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/9/39

1961 Sep 13

Letter from Ismay to John Connell referring to points made in Connell's letter 6 Sep 1961 including Ismay's view that Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill's pressure on of FM Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell for offensives was due to FM Sir John Greer Dill's weakness as Chief of the Imperial General Staff and to Churchill's desire to eradicate the defensive attitude at the War Office. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/9/40

1961 Sep 24

Letter to Ismay from John Connell relating to Ismay's letter 13 Sep 1961 and thanking him for comments on FM Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/10 Correspondence between Ismay and Maj Gen Richard Henry Dewing, 1943-1944


ISMAY: 4/10/1

1943 Aug 10

Letter to Ismay from Maj Gen Richard Henry Dewing, UK Army and RAF Liaison Staff, Australia relating to his views on India; RAF Spitfire Sqn in Northern Australia. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/10/2

[1943]

Extract from diary of Maj Gen Richard Henry Dewing, UK Army and RAF Liaison Staff, Australia's covering events 25-30 Jul [1943] describing flying conditions between India and Australia. Typescript, 7pp


ISMAY: 4/10/3

1943 Apr 20-Nov 18

Notes by Maj Gen Richard Henry Dewing, UK Army and RAF Liaison Staff, Australia on 'Australia in relation to the war' including comments on relations between Australia, USA and Britain; Australia' s contribution to the war effort; the Australian Army and Air Force; public opinion in Australia; munitions production; manpower. With covering letter sending the above to Ismay. Typescript, 13pp


ISMAY: 4/10/4

1943 Dec 31

Letter from Maj Gen Richard Henry Dewing, UK Army and RAF Liaison Staff, Australia to Ismay relating to recent visit of Herbert Lumsden; Dewing's role in finding and supplying information; distance from the war and Australia's detachment from it; political situation in Australia. Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 4/10/5

1944 Jan 2

Letter from Ismay to Maj Gen Richard Henry Dewing, UK Army and RAF Liaison Staff, Australia responding to his letters of 18 Aug and 19 Nov and giving his views on the Allied conferences at Moscow, USSR, Cairo, Egypt and Teheran, Persia. Typescript


ISMAY: 4/10/6

1944 Feb 2-8

Letter from Maj Gen Richard Henry Dewing, UK Army and RAF Liaison Staff, Australia to Ismay on the possibility of facilities in Australia being required for operations in the Pacific. With extract from report by Dewing on a visit to the South Pacific area Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 4/10/7

1944 Apr 21

Letter from Maj Gen Richard Henry Dewing, UK Army and RAF Liaison Staff, Australia to Ismay relating to censorship in Australia; the deficiencies of existing air routes. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/11 Correspondence between Ismay and Lewis William Douglas, 1944-1950


ISMAY: 4/11/1

1944 Jun 11

Letter from Ismay to Lewis William Douglas, US Deputy Administrator of War Shipping relating to the Normandy landings, France Jun 1944; progress of Allied operations in Italy. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/11/2

1944 Aug 10-14

Letter from Lewis William Douglas, US Deputy Administrator of War Shipping to Ismay relating to the post World War Two world. With photocopy of letter from Douglas to Granville Clark relating to methods of preserving world peace after the war. Typescript, 7pp


ISMAY: 4/11/3

1944 Sep 23

Letter from Ismay to Lewis William Douglas, US Deputy Administrator of War Shipping thanking him for his hospitality during a recent visit to New York, USA. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/11/4

1944 Oct 24

Letter from Lewis William Douglas, US Deputy Administrator of War Shipping to Ismay relating to Ismay's recent visit to New York, USA and the presidential elections in the USA. Typescript and manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/11/5

1944 Dec 5

Letter from Ismay to Lewis William Douglas, US Deputy Administrator of War Shipping relating to visit to Moscow, USSR Sep 1944; visit to newly liberated Paris, France, Nov 1944; current lack of progress in World War Two. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/11/6

1945 Mar 7

Letter from Lewis William Douglas to Ismay relating to lack of faith in the abilities of international organisations to preserve peace. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/11/7

1945 Mar 21

Letter from Ismay to Lewis William Douglas relating to hardships and shortages in Britain during World War Two; events at the conference of Allied leaders at Yalta, USSR, Feb 1945. Typescript, 8pp


ISMAY: 4/11/8

1945 Mar 30

Article from The Atlantic Monthly vol 175, no. 4, April 1945 by Lewis William Douglas entitled 'What shall we do with the ships' relating to surplus US shipping and the decimated European merchant navy fleets. With covering letter sent with article to Ismay. Typescript and printed, 6pp


ISMAY: 4/11/9

1945 Apr 15

Letter from Ismay to Lewis William Douglas relating to Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill's recent visit to the USA; hardships and shortages in Britain continuing after the end of World War Two. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/11/10

1946 Jun 28

Letter from Lewis William Douglas to Ismay relating to possible visit to the UK. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/11/11

1947 Mar 18

Telegram from Lewis William Douglas to Ismay relating to Ismay's appointment as Chief of Staff to Viceroy of India (V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/11/12

1947 Sep 30

Letter from Lewis William Douglas to Ismay expressing concern for Ismay and family in India. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/11/13

1950 Oct 14

Letter from Lewis William Douglas to Ismay relating to his departure from UK. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/11/14

[1951 Oct]

Letter from Peggy Douglas, wife of Lewis William Douglas to Ismay congratulating him on his appointment as Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/11/15

1950 Nov 18

Letter from Lewis William Douglas to Ismay congratulating him on his appointment as Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/11/16

1950 Dec 25

Letter from Ismay to Lewis William Douglas and Peggy Douglas relating to his fears for the international situation with regard to the USSR and other communist states and the western democracies; his decision to resign the chairmanship of the Festival of Britain Council. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/12 Correspondence between Ismay and US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower, 1942-1965


ISMAY: 4/12/1

1942 Aug 21

Letter to Ismay from US Lt Gen Dwight David Eisenhower, Officer Commanding US Army, Europe thanking him for an invitation. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/2

1942 Nov 18

Letter from Ismay to from US Lt Gen Dwight David Eisenhower, Officer Commanding US Army, Europe offering his congratulations. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/3

1942 Dec 16

Letter to Ismay from US Lt Gen Dwight David Eisenhower Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces, North Africa relating to negotiations in Dakar, Senegal for the release of British internees in French West Africa; his impression of AM Sir Arthur William Tedder. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/12/4

1943 Feb 12

Telegram to Ismay from US Lt Gen Dwight David Eisenhower Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces, North Africa requesting portrait photographs of Chiefs of Staff. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/5

1943 Apr 13

Letter from Ismay to US Lt Gen Dwight David Eisenhower Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces, North Africa sending photographs (not included). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/6

1943 Apr 26

Letter to Ismay from US Lt Gen Dwight David Eisenhower Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces, North Africa thanking him for sending photographs. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/7

1943 May 2

Letter from Ismay to US Lt Gen Dwight David Eisenhower Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces, North Africa relating to Stirling. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/8

1943 May 10

Letter to Ismay from US Lt Gen Dwight David Eisenhower Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces, North Africa relating to a message received from King George VI. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/9

[1943] Jun 3

Letter to Ismay from US Lt Gen Dwight David Eisenhower Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces, North Africa thanking him for his congratulatory note on the award of the honour of GCB. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/12/10

1944 May 5

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower, Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, Europe inviting him to a meeting relating to the plan for Operation OVERLORD, Allied invasion of France, 1944. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/11

1944 Dec 13

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower, Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, Europe relating to post war career plans. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/12

1944 Dec 16

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower, Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, Europe relating to their conversation on post war career plans. Typescript, 1p. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/13

1945 May 20

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower, Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, Europe relating to their friendship. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/14

1945 May

Draft letter from Chief Imperial General Staff to US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower, Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, Europe referring to and reciprocating message of trust and mutual affection, drafted by Ismay. With covering note from Ismay to Chief of the Imperial General Staff, Gen Sir Alan Francis Brooke requesting approval and signature. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/12/15

1945 May 21

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower, Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, Europe expressing his gratitude at the support of the Chiefs of Staff. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/16

1945 Jun 19

Text of address by US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower, Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, Europe before a joint session of the US Congress relating to the Allied progress in World War Two and the contribution of US troops. Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 4/12/17

[1945] Aug 17

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower, Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, Europe congratulating him on the award of the honour of CH. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/18

1945 Dec 29

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower, Chief of Staff, US Army congratulating him on his appointment as Chief of Staff; Ismay's future plans. Typescript, 3


ISMAY: 4/12/19

1946 Jan 29

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower, Chief of Staff, US Army relating to the publication of Three Years with Eisenhower. The personal diary of Captain H. C. Butcher, Naval Aide to General Eisenhower, 1942 to 1945, by Harry Cecil Butcher (William Heinemann, London, 1946). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/20

1946 Mar 19

Letter to FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough relating to the recent publication of Three Years with Eisenhower. The personal diary of Captain H. C. Butcher, Naval Aide to General Eisenhower, 1942 to 1945, by Harry Cecil Butcher (William Heinemann, London, 1946) and other 'war histories' which in Eisenhower's opinion were giving a falsely negative opinion of relations between him and the Chiefs of Staff and offering his reassurances that such views were not shared by him. With reply to Eisenhower from Alanbrooke reassuring him that recent publications had not altered anyone's opinions of him. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/12/21

1946 Mar 4

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower, Chief of Staff, US Army relating to peace time problems; new team of Chiefs of Staff; Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill's health. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/12/22

1946 Jul 13

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower, Chief of Staff, US Army relating to his hopes for a continuation of the mutual understanding between the USA and UK. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/23

[1946] Nov 15

Letter to Lt Col John Leslie to Ismay asking him to forward a letter to US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower, Chief of Staff, US Army. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/24

1946 Nov 18

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower, Chief of Staff, US Army relating to an invitation to Eisenhower to become a member of Whites Club; to his own plans for retirement. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/25

1946 Dec 5

Letter from Ismay to Lt Col John Leslie relating to invitation to US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower, Chief of Staff, US Army to become a member of Whites Club. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/26

1946 Dec

Telegram from US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower, Chief of Staff, US Army to Ismay wishing him seasons greetings. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/27

1948 Jun 21

Note from US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower, Chief of Staff, US Army to Ismay wishing him happy birthday. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/28

1948 Jul 8

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower, Chief of Staff, US Army relating to Eisenhower's possible political career; growing tension in Europe; Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill's book. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/12/29

1948 Nov 21-22

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower, Chief of Staff, US Army relating to an article in The Sunday Times, 21 Nov 1948 about Eisenhower's book Crusade in Europe (William Heinemann, London, 1948) and expressing his disapproval. With press cuttings of article referred to above and another review. Typescript and printed, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/12/30

1948 Nov 25

Review of US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower's book Crusade in Europe (William Heinemann, London, 1948) by Lt Gen Sir Frederick Morgan. With covering letter sent with the above to Ismay. Typescript, 7pp


ISMAY: 4/12/31

1948 Nov 26

Text of article by Ismay on US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower's book Crusade in Europe (William Heinemann, London, 1948). With covering letter sending article to the editor of The Daily Telegraph suggesting sections that could be cut; press cutting of article from The Daily Telegraph. Typescript, 7pp


ISMAY: 4/12/32

[1948] Nov 26

Letter to Ismay from ADF Andrew Browne Cunningham, Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope relating to Ismay's article in The Daily Telegraph on US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower's book Crusade in Europe (William Heinemann, London, 1948) and expressing his support for Ismay's views. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/33

1948 Nov 26

Letter to Ismay from Rt Hon Sir Alan Frederick Lacselles relating to Ismay's article in The Daily Telegraph on US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower's book Crusade in Europe (William Heinemann, London, 1948) and expressing his support for Ismay's views. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/12/34

1948 Nov 26

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower, Chief of Staff, US Army thanking Ismay for his public defence of Eisenhower's book Crusade in Europe (William Heinemann, London, 1948) and expressing his disappointment at the negative reviews it had received. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/12/35

1948 Nov 27

Letter to Ismay relating to Ismay's article in The Daily Telegraph US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower's book Crusade in Europe (William Heinemann, London, 1948) and expressing support for Ismay's views. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/12/36

1948 Nov 26-Dec 6

Newspaper cuttings of reviews and letters to newspapers relating to article in The Daily Telegraph on US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower's book Crusade in Europe (William Heinemann, London, 1948) including letters by Lt Gen Sir Frederick Morgan, ADF Andrew Browne Cunningham, Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope and MRAF Charles Frederick Algernon Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford. 3pp


ISMAY: 4/12/37

1948 Dec 1

Letter to Ismay from Sir Charles D Seligman thanking him for letting him see his article on US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower's book Crusade in Europe (William Heinemann, London, 1948). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/38

1948 Dec 1

Redraft by Ismay of letter to be sent by ADF Andrew Browne Cunningham, Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope to The Daily Telegraph and The Times relating an article in The Sunday Times on US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower's book Crusade in Europe (William Heinemann, London, 1948). Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/12/39

1948 Dec 2

Letter to Ismay from Rt Hon Sir Alan Frederick Lacselles relating to his disapproval of an article in The Sunday Times on US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower's book Crusade in Europe (William Heinemann, London, 1948) and asking Ismay to ensure that King George VI would receive a copy of Eisenhower's book. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/12/40

1948 Dec 2

Letter to Ismay from Sir George (Edmund Brackenbury) Abell relating to Ismay's article in The Daily Telegraph US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower's book Crusade in Europe (William Heinemann, London, 1948) and expressing support for Ismay's views. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/41

1948 Dec 2

Letter to Ismay from ADF Andrew Browne Cunningham, Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope relating to his letter to The Daily Telegraph and The Times criticising an article in The Sunday Times on US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower's book Crusade in Europe (William Heinemann, London, 1948). Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/12/42

1948 Dec 2

Letter to Ismay from Lt Gen Sir Frederick Morgan relating to possible identities of the author of a critical article in The Sunday Times on US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower's book Crusade in Europe (William Heinemann, London, 1948). Typescript and manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/12/43

1948 Dec 3

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower informing him of the support for his book Crusade in Europe (William Heinemann, London, 1948) from ADF Andrew Browne Cunningham, Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope and Rt Hon Sir Alan Frederick Lacselles. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/44

1948 Dec 5

Letter to Ismay from FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough relating to the possibility of his publicly expressing his support for US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower and his book, Crusade in Europe (William Heinemann, London, 1948). Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/12/45

1948 Dec 6

Letter from Ismay to Lt Gen Sir Frederick Morgan relating to the debate over a critical article in The Sunday Times on US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower's book Crusade in Europe (William Heinemann, London, 1948). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/46

1948 Dec 7

Letter from Ismay to FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough giving his support to Alanbrooke's plan to publicly express his support for US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower and his book, Crusade in Europe (William Heinemann, London, 1948). With draft letter by Alanbrooke to The Daily Telegraph. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/12/47

1948 Dec 7

Letter to Ismay from Anne Wilson relating to his article on US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower's book Crusade in Europe (William Heinemann, London, 1948) which appeared in The New York Herald and Tribune. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/12/48

1948 Dec 8

Letter to Ismay from Lt Gen Sir Frederick Morgan relating to a dinner to be given by the publishers for the launch of US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower's book Crusade in Europe (William Heinemann, London, 1948) and asking Ismay to persuade Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill to attend. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/49

1948 Dec 10

Letter to Ismay from FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough thanking Ismay for his assistance in drafting the letter to The Daily Telegraph publicly expressing his support for US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower and his book, Crusade in Europe (William Heinemann, London, 1948). Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/12/50

1948 Dec 11

Press cuttings from to The Daily Telegraph 11 Dec 1948 of FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough's letter expressing his support for US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower and his book, Crusade in Europe (William Heinemann, London, 1948) and Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill's speech in the House of Commons on the same theme. 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/51

[1948 Dec]

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower thanking him for passing on messages of support from ADF Andrew Browne Cunningham, Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope and Rt Hon Sir Alan Frederick Lacselles. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/52

1948 Dec 13

Letter from Ismay to Rt Hon Sir Alan Frederick Lacselles relating to US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower's appreciation of Lascelles message of support. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/53

1948 Dec 13

Letter from Ismay to the Secretary of The Daily Telegraph requesting that his fee for his review of US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower's book, Crusade in Europe (William Heinemann, London, 1948) should be paid to British-American Associates. With invoice. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/54

1948 Dec 14

Letter to Ismay from to the Secretary of The Daily Telegraph confirming that his fee had been sent to British-American Associates. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/55

1948 Dec 21

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower recommending portrait painter Oswald Birley. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/56

1948 Dec 26

Letter from portrait painter Oswald Birley to Ismay thanking him for recommending him to US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/57

1949 Jan 2

Extract from The Sunday Times, 2 Jan 1949 of a review by Rt Hon Sir James Grigg of US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower's book, Crusade in Europe (William Heinemann, London, 1948). Press cutting, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/58

1949 Jan 3

Copy of telegram to be sent by Ismay to Lt Gen Sir Frederick Morgan expressing regret at being unable to attend the launch of US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower's book, Crusade in Europe (William Heinemann, London, 1948). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/59

1949 Jan 5

Letter from US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower to Ismay relating to the possibility of Oswald Birley painting his portrait. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/60

1949 Jan 10

Letter to Ismay from Lt Gen Sir Frederick Morgan on Ismay's displeasure at a reference to him in relation to US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower's book, Crusade in Europe (William Heinemann, London, 1948) in Time magazine. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/61

1949 Jan 10

Letter from Ismay to Oswald Birley relating to the possibility of his painting the portrait of US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/62

1949 Jan 10

Letter from Ismay to Lt Gen Sir Frederick Morgan relating to Morgan's letter of 10 Jan 1949 on an article in Time magazine. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/63

1949 Jan 17

Letter to Ismay to Anne Wilson thanking her for comments on his review of US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower's book Crusade in Europe (William Heinemann, London, 1948) which appeared in The New York Herald and Tribune. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/64

1949 Feb 24

Letter from US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower to Ismay relating to requests received by him for meetings with Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill while visiting the USA and passing on those he considered worthwhile. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/12/65

1949 Mar 1

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower to Ismay relating to requests for meetings with Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill while visiting the USA recommending direct approach to Churchill himself. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/12/66

1949 Mar 11

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower thanking him for advice relating to Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/67

1949 Jun 20

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower offering congratulations on his birthday. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/68

1949 Sep 21

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower relating to visit to USA of AM Sir Arthur William Tedder, 1st Baron Tedder of Glenguin. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/69

1949 Nov 9

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower relating to an application for a place at Colombia University, USA from the son of M A Ahmed, India. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/70

1949 Nov 17

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower relating to an application for a place at Colombia University, USA from the son of M A Ahmed, India. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/12/71

1949 Dec 30

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower thanking him for a Christmas card. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/72

1950 Jun 19

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower offering congratulations on his birthday. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/73

1950 Jun 27

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower relating to Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill; FM Jan Christian Smuts, former South African Prime Minister; Lewis William Douglas and Peggy Douglas. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/74

1950 Jul 5

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower relating to his plans for the summer and a possible meeting with Ismay. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/75

1950 Aug 15

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower relating to The Korean War, 1950-1953; Eisenhower's summer plans. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/12/76

1950 Aug 31

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower relating to his schedule for his summer visit to the UK. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/77

1951 Jan 3

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower relating to the Korean War, 1950-1953. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/78

1951 Apr 23

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower relating to an invitation to a party. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/79

1951 Jun 18

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower offering congratulations on his birthday. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/80

1951 Jul 7

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower thanking him for hospitality at a dinner party. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/81

1951 Sep 11

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower offering the use of his Scottish estate to Ismay for a holiday. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/12/82

1951 Sep 26

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower relating to his invitation to use his Scottish estate; Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill's preparations for the next General Election; preparations for the Festival of Britain; the ill health of King George VI. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/83

1951 Oct 2

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower relating to differences of opinion with Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill over tactical uses of troops; the views of Churchill on the decision not to commit additional forces to Rhodes, Leros and Kos, Greece during World War Two. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/12/84

1951 Oct 11

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower relating to Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill's views of Churchill on the decision not to commit additional forces to Rhodes, Leros and Kos, Greece during World War Two; Churchill's knowledge of the broad strategy of war but weakness on practicalities; Churchill's forthcoming book on World War Two. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/12/85

1951 Oct 31

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower congratulating him on his appointment as Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/86

1952 Mar 13

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower congratulating him on his appointment as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/87

1952 Mar 19

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower relating to Turkey's refusal to accept an Italian general as commander of their land forces and suggesting an Italian as North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Deputy Secretary. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/12/88

1952 Mar 25

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower relating to the selection of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Deputy Secretary. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/89

1952 Apr 8

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower relating to the selection of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Deputy Secretary relating to the unwillingness of the Italian Government to nominate an Italian as Deputy Secretary, NATO but expressing his opinion there would be Italians in some of the higher NATO positions. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/90

1952 Apr 12

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower relating to Ismay's assistance in attempting to ensure Italian presence in the higher North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) positions. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/91

1952 Apr 18

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower relating to disagreement between Italy and Yugoslavia over their claims over the Free Territory of Trieste. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/92

1952 Apr 18

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower relating to Eisenhower's desire for an award to be given to Brig James Gault, his Military Assistant during World War Two. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/93

1952 Apr 18

Letter from Ismay to Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill relating to US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower's desire for an award to be given to Brig James Gault, his Military Assistant during World War Two. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/94

1952 Apr 18

Letter from Ismay to Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill giving a fuller account of US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower's desire for an award to be given to Brig James Gault, his Military Assistant during World War Two. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/12/95

1952 Apr 18

Letter from Ismay to John Rupert Colville, Joint Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill relating to US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower's desire for an award to be given to Brig James Gault, his Military Assistant during World War Two. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/96

1952 Apr 22

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower relating to his North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Headquarters and asking Eisenhower to meet up with H van Vredenburgh, Deputy General Secretary, NATO. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/97

1952 Apr 25

Letter to Ismay from John Rupert Colville, Joint Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill relating to an award to Brig James Gault, US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower's Military Assistant during World War Two. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/98

1952 Apr 28

Letter from Ismay to John Rupert Colville, Joint Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill thanking him for his assistance in the matter of an award to Brig James Gault, US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower's Military Assistant during World War Two. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/99

1952 Apr 30

Letter to Ismay from John Rupert Colville, Joint Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill confirming that an award was to be given to Brig James Gault, US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower's Military Assistant during World War Two. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/100

1952 May 2

Letter from Ismay to John Rupert Colville, Joint Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill in reply to his letter of 30 Apr 1952 confirming that an award was to be given to Brig James Gault, US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower's Military Assistant during World War Two. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/101

1952 May 22

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower thanking him for an invitation to visit North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/102

1952 May 25

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower thanking him for his visit to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/103

1952 May 30

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower expressing his regret at Eisenhower's departure from Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/104

1952 Jun 14

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower offering congratulations on his birthday. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/105

1952 Nov 5

Letter from Ismay to Dwight David Eisenhower, US President Elect, relating to his success in the US Presidential elections. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/106

1952 Nov 28

Letter to Ismay from Dwight David Eisenhower, US President Elect, thanking him for his congratulations. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/107

1953 Mar 14

Letter from Ismay to Dwight David Eisenhower, US President relating to the difficulties of his work at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript,


ISMAY: 4/12/108

1953 Mar 18

Letter to Ismay from Dwight David Eisenhower, US President relating to the value of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/109

1953 Apr 7

Copy of telegram sent by Ismay to Dwight David Eisenhower, US President congratulating him on a speech. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/110

1953 Apr 18

Letter to Ismay from Dwight David Eisenhower, US President thanking him for telegram. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/111

1954 Feb 18

Letter from Ismay to Dwight David Eisenhower, US President relating to the new flag for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/112

1954 Feb 24

Letter to Ismay from Dwight David Eisenhower, US President thanking him for sending a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) tie. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/113

1954 Mar 11

Letter from Ismay to Dwight David Eisenhower, US President thanking him for his promise to wear the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) tie sent to him by Ismay; the possibility of him recording a broadcast for the BBC on the fifth anniversary of the creation of NATO. Typescript 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/114

1954 Apr 4

Statement by Dwight David Eisenhower, US President for the fifth anniversary of the creation of NATO relating to the function and aims of NATO. Typescript (with full signature), 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/115

1954 Apr 2

Letter from Ismay to by Dwight David Eisenhower, US President thanking him for his statement for the fifth anniversary of the creation of NATO and his intention to include it in his BBC broadcast. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/116

1954 Oct 19

Letter to Ismay from Dwight David Eisenhower, US President thanking him for his birthday wishes. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/117

1955 Feb 28

Letter to Ismay from Dwight David Eisenhower, US President thanking him for a report on five years in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/118

1955 May 6

Letter from Ismay to Dwight David Eisenhower, US President expressing his regret at being unable to visit Washington DC, USA due to ill health. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/119

1955 May 10

Letter to Ismay from Dwight David Eisenhower, US President expressing his disappointment that Ismay would not be able to visit Washington DC, USA due to ill health. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/120

1955 Jun 9

Letter from Ismay to Dwight David Eisenhower, US President informing him that he was now restored to full health; thanking Eisenhower for continued support of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO); expressing his regard for Gen Alfred Maximilian Gruenther as Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/121

1955 Jun 14

Letter to Ismay from Dwight David Eisenhower, US President in response to his letter of 9 Jun 1955. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/122

1955 Nov 22

Text of Ismay's contribution to a BBC recording on Dwight David Eisenhower, US President paying tribute to his character and role in the Allied victory in World War Two and in improving Anglo-American relations. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/12/123

1956 Jan 9

Copy of letter from Ismay to Dwight David Eisenhower, US President thanking him for the gift of a painting and referring to Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/124

1957 Jan 8

Letter to Ismay from Dwight David Eisenhower, US President referring to a letter to Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower and the Eisenhowers' plans to settle in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/125

1957 Jan 9

Letter to Ismay from Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower thanking him for a letter and referring to US Gen Alfred Maximilian Gruenther. Typescript, 2p


ISMAY: 4/12/126

1957 Apr 24

Formal letter to Ismay from Dwight David Eisenhower, US President relating to his retirement from the post of Secretary General North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/127

1957 Apr 24

Personal letter to Ismay from Dwight David Eisenhower, US President relating to his retirement from the post of Secretary General North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/128

1957 May 6

Formal and personal letters from Ismay to Dwight David Eisenhower, US President relating to his retirement from the post of Secretary General North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). With letter to George W Perkins, US permanent representative, NATO requesting that he forward the letters to the President. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/12/129

1958 Jan 25

Letter to Ismay from to Dwight David Eisenhower, US President in reply to a letter from Ismay relating to the publication of The Turn of the Tide, 1939-1943. A study based on the diaries an autobiographical notes of FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough by Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant (Collins, London, 1965) and its treatment of Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/12/130

1959 Jan 9

Letter from Ismay to Dwight David Eisenhower, US President relating to Ismay's ill health; the publication of The Memoirs of Field-Marshal the Viscount Montgomery of Alamein (Collins, London, 1960) by FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein; the publication of Triumph in the West, 1943-1946 A study based on the diaries an autobiographical notes of FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough by Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant (Collins, London, 1965), the second volume of Alanbrooke's diaries. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/12/131

1959 Jan 14

Letter to Ismay from Dwight David Eisenhower, US President relating to the publication of The Memoirs of Field-Marshal the Viscount Montgomery of Alamein (Collins, London, 1960) by FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein; Montgomery's failures during World War Two and the superior leadership qualities of FM Sir Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis; the publication of the diaries of FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough; Ismay's planned memoirs; proposed meeting with Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/12/132

1959 Jun 1

Letter to Ismay from Dwight David Eisenhower, US President relating to the death of John Foster Dulles, US Foreign Minister. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/133

1959 Jun 8

Letter from Ismay to Dwight David Eisenhower, US President relating to his health and that of Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill; refers also to MRAF Charles Frederick Algernon Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford; FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough; ADF Andrew Browne Cunningham, Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope; FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/12/134

1959 Jun 17

Letter to Ismay from Dwight David Eisenhower, US President relating to a proposed reunion for Eiesnhower's World War Two friends. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/12/135

1959 Jun 25

Letter from Ismay to from Dwight David Eisenhower, US President expressing interest in a proposed reunion for Eiesnhower's World War Two friends but possibly unable to attend due to ill health. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/136

1959 Sep 25

Letter to Ismay from Dwight David Eisenhower, US President relating to a recent meeting. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/137

1960 Jan 12

Letter to Ismay from Dwight David Eisenhower, US President relating to a recent trip to Asia. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/138

1961 Jan 13

Letter to Ismay from Dwight David Eisenhower, US President relating to a previous letter from Ismay. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/139

1961 Jan 7

Letter to Ismay from Dwight David Eisenhower relating to his life in retirement. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/12/140

1963 Aug 30

Letter to Ismay from Dwight David Eisenhower relating to reports of Ismay's ill health; wish to be kept informed with the political situation in UK; US presidential nominations; continued belief in the usefulness of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) to defend Europe against the USSR. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/12/141

1963 Sep 5

Letter from Ismay to Eisenhower relating to disunity in the Conservative Party; advice on the structure of National Defence; recent deaths of friends. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/12/142

1963 Sep 18

Letter to Ismay from Dwight David Eisenhower relating to Ismay's letter 5 Sep 1963. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/12/143

1964 Jun 5

Letter to Ismay from Dwight David Eisenhower relating to the twentieth anniversary of Operation OVERLORD, Allied invasion of France, 1944. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/144

1964 Jun 25

Letter to Ismay from Dwight David Eisenhower relating to Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill's declining health; critical comments by FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein; the publication of Generals at War, (Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1964) by Maj Gen Sir Francis De Guingand and criticisms of FM Archibald Percival, 1st Earl Wavell. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/12/145

1965 Feb 15

Letter to Ismay from Dwight David Eisenhower relating to the funeral of Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/12/146

1965 May 24

Letter to Ismay from Dwight David Eisenhower relating to Dr Alfred D Chandler's project to prepare Eisenhower's personal correspondence for publication. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/147

1965 Jun 14

Letter to Ismay from Dwight David Eisenhower relating to Dr Alfred D Chandler's project to prepare Eisenhower's personal correspondence for publication. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/148

1965 Jul 15

Letter to Ismay from Dr Alfred D Chandler returning Ismay's correspondence with Dwight David Eisenhower and thanking him for his co-operation and advice on Eisenhower and World War Two. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/12/149

1965 Nov 9

Text of obituary tribute by Ismay to Dwight David Eisenhower paying tribute to his character and role in the Allied victory in World War Two and in improving Anglo-American relations 2 copies. With covering letter from George Wilkinson, BBC returning tribute to Ismay. Typescript, 9pp


ISMAY: 4/13 Correspondence between Ismay and Gen John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort, 1942-1945


ISMAY: 4/13/1

1942 Jul 25

Letter to Ismay from Gen John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort, Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Malta relating to lack of information in Malta; dependence on convoys; shortage of aviation fuel; relations between USA and UK. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/13/2

1944 Oct 28

Letter to Ismay from Gen John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort, Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Malta relating to Ismay's attendance at Allied conferences. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/13/3

1945 Mar 5

Letter to Ismay from Gen John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort, Commander-in-Chief Palestine, High Commissioner Transjordan relating to Jewish entry into Palestine; defeat of Germany in World War Two. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/13/4

1945 Jul 17

Letter to Ismay from Gen John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort, Commander-in-Chief Palestine, High Commissioner Transjordan relating to possible meeting. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/13/5

1945 Aug 9

Letter to Ismay from Gen John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort, Commander-in-Chief Palestine, High Commissioner Transjordan relating to a recent dinner and to Ismay's health. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/14 Correspondence between Ismay and Maj Gen Gordon Edward Grimsdale, Military Attache and Head of Military Mission, Chunking, China, 1942-1943


ISMAY: 4/14/1

1942 Mar 8

Letter from Brig Gordon Edward Grimsdale, Military Attache and Head of Military Mission, Chunking, China relating to poor British intelligence in the Far East compared with the Japanese; untrained Canadian troops in Hong Kong; general situation in the Far East. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/14/2

1942 Jul 15

Letter from Ismay to Brig Gordon Edward Grimsdale, Military Attache and Head of Military Mission, Chunking, China relating to family matters; frustration at inability to give more help to China. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/14/3

1942 Aug 15

Letter to Ismay from Brig Gordon Edward Grimsdale, Military Attache and Head of Military Mission, Chunking, China relating to need for further assistance to China; Chinese lack of involvement in World War Two; Allied policy towards China. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/14/4

1942 Dec 5

Letter from Ismay to Maj Gen Gordon Edward Grimsdale, Military Attache and Head of Military Mission, Chunking, China relating to his recent promotion; recent British victories in North Africa; career of Maj Gen Richard Henry Dewing. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/14/5

1943 Jan 8

Letter to Ismay from Maj Gen Gordon Edward Grimsdale, Military Attache and Head of Military Mission, Chunking, China relating to the plans of US Lt Gen Joseph W Stillwell, Chief of Staff Chinese Generalissimo Chiang Kai Shek; papers written by Jack (AM Sir John Cotesworth) Slessor. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/14/6

1943 Feb 15

Letter to Ismay from Maj Gen Gordon Edward Grimsdale, Military Attache and Head of Military Mission, Chunking, China relating to the decision to reinforce US Lt Gen Claire Chennault's 14 US Army air force; the visit to China of FM Sir John Greer Dill; difficulties faced by European armies in China; weaknesses of the Chinese armies. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/14/7

1943 Jul 1

Letter to Ismay from Maj Gen Gordon Edward Grimsdale, Military Attache and Head of Military Mission, Chunking, China relating to memorandum prepared for the UK Ambassador on post war planning in the Far East; problems with the Chinese as allies. With memorandum entitled 'Post war planning in the Far East'. Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 4/15 Correspondence between Ismay and US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, 1952-1965


ISMAY: 4/15/1

1952 Mar 13

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) relating to Ismay's appointment as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/2

[1953] May 21

Note to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) thanking him for a congratulatory letter. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/3

1953 Jul 27

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) inviting Gruenther to stay with the Ismays at Wormington, Worcestershire. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/4

1953 Jul 29

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) relating to Ismay's invitation to stay at Wormington, Worcestershire. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/5

[1955] Oct 6

Note to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) thanking Ismay for giving a speech. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/6

1953 Oct 7

Note from Ismay to US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) thanking him for allowing him to give a speech. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/7

[1953] Oct 31-Dec 2

Note to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) complimenting him on his contributions at North Atlantic Council meetings; note to Ismay from Gruenther relating to Bermuda conference Dec 1953 between UK, USA and France. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/15/8

1953 Dec 2

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) relating to Bermuda conference Dec 1953 between UK, USA and France. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/9

1953 Dec 18

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) sending Christmas greetings. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/10

1953 Jan 6

Note to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) wishing him a speedy recovery from his present ill health. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/11

[1954] Jan 13

Note to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe relating to Ismay's recovery from ill health. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/12

1954 Jan 14

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe thanking him for his note of 13 Jan 1954. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/13

1954 Mar 22

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe inviting him to a ceremony for the third anniversary of Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/14

1954 Mar 23

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe accepting invitation to a ceremony for the third anniversary of Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/15

[1954] Mar 25

Note to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe thanking him for a congratulatory note. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/16

[1954] Apr 12

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe thanking him for complimentary remarks made by Ismay in a recent speech. Manuscript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/15/17

[1954] Apr 17-20

Note to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe forwarding a note relating to Ismay's apparent size on some photographs. Manuscript and typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/15/18

[1954] Jun 9

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe thanking him for a good luck telegram. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/19

1954 Sep 21

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe outlining his schedule for a period of time to be spent away from Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/20

1954 Sep 22

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe expressing regret at Gruenther's absence from Europe at a critical period. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/21

[1954] Oct 8

Note to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe passing on good wishes to Ismay from mutual acquaintances in the USA. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/22

[1954] Oct 14

Note to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe thanking him for the gift of a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) tie. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/23

[1954] Dec 1

Note to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe thanking Ismay for an invitation. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/24

[1954] Dec 20

Note to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe congratulating Ismay on his chairmanship of the latest North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) ministerial meeting. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/25

1954 Dec 20

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe thanking him for note of 20 Dec 1954. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/26

1955 Jan 25

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe relating to invitation to Ismay to Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) dining-in-night. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/27

1955 Jan 27

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe accepting invitation to Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) dining-in-night; note referring to a proposed television appearance by Ismay. Typescript and manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/15/28

[1955] Feb 1

Note to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe explaining unable to accept a dinner invitation. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/29

[1955] Feb 2

Note to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe congratulating him on Ismay's book, NATO. The first five years, 1949-1954 (NATO, Paris, 1954). Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/30

1955 Feb 5

Note to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe relating to Ismay's book, NATO. The first five years, 1949-1954 (NATO, Paris, 1954). Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/31

[1955] Mar 30

Note to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe thanking him for speaking at a dinner. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/32

[1955] Mar 18

Note to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe relating to Gruenther's departure for Washington DC, USA. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/33

1955 Mar 28

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe inviting him to a ceremony for the fourth anniversary of Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/34

1955 Mar 28

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe accepting invitation to a ceremony for the fourth anniversary of Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/35

[1955] Mar 31

Note to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe inviting Ismay to a bridge evening and commenting on his recent television appearance. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/36

[1955] Apr 8

Note to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe thanking Ismay for attending a ceremony for the fourth anniversary of Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE). Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/37

[1955] Apr 30

Note to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe referring to a recent meeting. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/38

[1955] May 2

Note to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe relating to reports of Ismay's ill health. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/39

1955 Jun 3

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe urging him to take longer over recuperation from a recent illness. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/40

[1955] Jun 13

Note to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe reporting the good wishes of (Dwight David Eisenhower) US President. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/41

1955 Jun 22

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe relating to his attendance at a party. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/42

1955 Jul 6

Note from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe to Ismay expressing reservations about a talk given by (FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein) Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). With summary of talk. Typescript and manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/15/43

1955 Jul 7

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe expressing reservations about a talk given by (FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein) Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/44

[1955] Jul 15

Note to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe explaining unable to attend a drinks party. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/45

1955 Sep 21

Memorandum for Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe outlining his schedule for the next ten days. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/46

[1955] Oct 11

Note to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe relating to reports of Ismay's ill health. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/47

[1955]

Note to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe suggesting a time for a meeting. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/48

1955 Oct 14

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe relating to reports of Gruenther's ill health. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/49

1955 Oct 19

Formal letter of get well wishes from the North Atlantic Council. With informal note from Ismay on the same subject. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/15/50

[1955] Oct 21

Note to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe reporting his recovery from a recent illness. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/51

[1955]

Letter to Laura Kathleen Ismay, Lady Ismay from Grace Elizabeth Gruenther thanking the Ismays for the offer of their home for a holiday. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/15/52

[1955] Nov 4

Note to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe thanking him for get well wishes from himself and from the North Atlantic Council. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/53

[1955] Nov 4

Note to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe relating to his recovery from a recent illness. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/54

[1955] Nov 8

Note to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe relating to proposed visit to the USA. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/55

1955 Nov 12

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe inviting Laura Kathleen Ismay, Lady Ismay and himself to a charity ball. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/56

1955 Oct 15

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe explaining that unable to accept Gruenther's invitation to the charity ball. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/57

1955 Dec 19

Telegram to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe sending Christmas greetings on behalf of the North Atlantic Council. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/58

[1955] Dec 23

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe relating to a recent operation and his recovery from ill health. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/59

[1955]

Postcard to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe. Manuscript 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/60

[1956] Jan 12

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe relating to the progress of his convalescence and his projected return to Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE). Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/61

1956 Feb 29

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe thanking him for assistance in unilateral discussions. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/62

1956 Mar 2

Note to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe thanking Ismay for his comments in his letter 29 Feb 1956. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/63

1956 Mar 9

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe inviting him to a ceremony for the fifth anniversary of Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/64

[1956] Mar 9

Note to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe relating to his invitation to Ismay to attend a ceremony for the fifth anniversary of Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE). Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/65

1956 Mar 12

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe accepting invitation from Gruenther to attend a ceremony for the fifth anniversary of Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/66

1956 Mar 24

Note to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe suggesting a meeting for lunch. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/1567

1956 May 17

Note to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe relating to a visit to Edinburgh, Scotland. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/68

1956 Jun 6

Newspaper cutting from The Daily Express, 6 Jun 1956 criticising the UK's supply of troops for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). With Memorandum sent to US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe from the British Army Chief of Public Information on the subject of anti-NATO publicity in certain sections of the press, forwarded with note to Ismay by Gruenther. Typescript, manuscript and cutting, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/15/69

1956 Jun 6

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe relating to criticism of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in certain sections of the press and his belief that this was likely to have little effect on public opinion. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/70

1956 Jun 13-20

Note to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe suggesting a visit to Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) of the North Atlantic Council. With letter from Ismay to Gruenther accepting invitation and suggesting a date. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/71

[1956] Jul 3

Note to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe relating to an invitation to Ismay. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/72

1956 Aug 2

Note to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe suggesting a visit to the Ismays at their home in Wormington, Worcestershire. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/73

1956 Sep 16

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe informing him that he was not intending to visit Iceland on his farewell tour. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/74

1956 Sep 26

Office note relating to the possibility of US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe visiting Iceland on his farewell tour. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/75

[1955] Sep 29-Oct 1

Note to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe relating to reports in US press of tuberculosis in UK Cattle causing a danger to US service personnel. With newspaper cutting. Manuscript and cutting, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/15/76

1956 Oct 3

Note from Ismay to George W Perkins, Permanent Representative for USA on the North Atlantic Council forwarding his letter to US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe on the subject of omitting Iceland from his itinerary on his forthcoming tour. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/15/77

1956 Oct 3

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Alfred W Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe relating to the presence of Tuberculosis in UK cattle and the lack of possible threat to US troops. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/78

1956 Dec 28

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther relating to Ismay's retirement and to his activities since his own retirement. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/15/79

1957 Jan 20

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther relating to Ismay's ill health and Gruenther's work for the American Red Cross. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/80

1957 Mar 31

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Alfred W Gruenther relating to Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egyptian President; the Suez Crisis, 1956; UK defence cuts and the effect on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO); problems in Cyprus; the publication of The Turn of the Tide, 1939-1943. A study based on the diaries an autobiographical notes of FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough by Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant (Collins, London, 1965); recent meeting with Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill and his state of health. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/15/81

1957 Apr 22

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther relating to Ismay's retirement from NATO; Gruenther's work for the American Red Cross and proposed visit to Europe. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/15/82

1957 Apr 25

Letter from Ismay to from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther relating to his possible visit to England in July. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/83

1959 Nov 4

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther relating to Triumph in the West, 1943-1946 A study based on the diaries an autobiographical notes of FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough by Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant (Collins, London, 1965) and its treatment of Dwight David Eisenhower, US President and Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/84

1960 Dec 29

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther relating mainly to family news. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/85

1961 Mar 6

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther relating to a proposed visit to the Ismays at their home in Worcestershire while on a tour with the American Red Cross. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/86

1961 Mar 9

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Alfred W Gruenther relating to Gruenther's forthcoming visit. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/87

1961 Mar 21

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther informing him of the cancellation of his trip to Europe due to ill health. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/88

1961 Mar 29

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Alfred W Gruenther relating to news of Gruenther's ill health and the cancellation of his trip to Europe. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/89

1961 Oct 31

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther relating to attendance at a Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) alumni dinner; his recent overseas visits on behalf of the American Red Cross; news of Dwight David Eisenhower. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/15/90

1962 Aug 27

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther relating to cancellation of a visit to England. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/91

1963 Apr 29

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther relating to proposed visit to the Ismays at their home in Worcestershire while on a visit to the UK with the American Red Cross. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/15/92

1963 May 13

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther relating to final arrangements for visit to the Ismays at their home in Worcestershire while on a visit to the UK with the American Red Cross. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/93

1963 Aug 12-Jul 23

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther relating to an invitation to the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) Officers Association Banquet. With information on transport arrangements. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/15/94

1963 Aug 20

Letter from Ismay to US Gen Alfred W Gruenther relating to recent ill health and family news. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/15/95

1965 Nov 25

Letter to Ismay from US Gen Alfred W Gruenther relating to a recent operation. Manuscript 2pp


ISMAY: 4/16 Correspondence between Ismay and Rt Hon Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, 1st Baron Hankey of the Chart and with Robert Maurice Alers Hankey, 2nd Baron Hankey of the Chart, 1930-1939


ISMAY: 4/16/1

1930 Nov 27

Letter to Ismay from Sir Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, Secretary of the Committee of Imperial Defence thanking him for his letter of appreciation and for his support and assistance; efforts to get the honour of CB awarded Ismay. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/16/2

1930 Dec 16

Letter to Ismay from C P Duff informing him of his recommendation for the award of the honour of CB. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/16/3

1931 Jan 1

Telegram to Ismay from Sir Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, Secretary of the Committee of Imperial Defence offering congratulations on award of honours of CIE and CB. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/16/4

1931 Jan 1

Letter to Ismay from D I Monteith, India Office congratulating Ismay on the award of the honours of CIE and CB. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/16/5

1931 Jan 1

Letter to Ismay from Sir Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, Secretary of the Committee of Imperial Defence explaining the circumstances which had resulted in Ismay being offered a the honours CB and CIE for the same circumstances and suggesting that he might offer to give up the CIE. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/16/6

1931 Jan 12-13

Letter to Ismay from Sir Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, Secretary of the Committee of Imperial Defence referring to the award of both the honours of CIE and CB to Ismay; letter to Hankey from C P Duff informing him that it had been formally agreed by the King that Ismay's CIE should lapse; letter to C P Duff from A H L Hardinge relating to the award of both CIE and CB to Ismay and the decision that the CIE should lapse. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/16/7

1931 Jan 13

Letter to Ismay from Sir Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, Secretary of the Committee of Imperial Defence explaining that it had been decided that the award of the honour of CIE should be allowed to lapse and he would retain the honour of CB. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/16/8

1940 Jul 11

Letter to Ismay from Rt Hon Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, 1st Baron Hankey of the Chart congratulating him on his Knighthood. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/16/9

1945 Aug 15

Letter to Ismay from Rt Hon Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, 1st Baron Hankey of the Chart congratulating him on the award of the honour of CH and paying tribute to his contribution during World War Two. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/16/10

1946 Jun 13

Letter to Ismay from Rt Hon Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, 1st Baron Hankey of the Chart congratulating him on the award of the honour of GCB. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/16/11

1947 Jan 1

Letter to Ismay from Rt Hon Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, 1st Baron Hankey of the Chart congratulating him on his peerage. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/16/12

1952 Mar 13

Letter to Ismay from Rt Hon Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, 1st Baron Hankey of the Chart congratulating him on his appointment as Secretary General North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/16/13

1957 May 30

Letter to Ismay from Rt Hon Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, 1st Baron Hankey of the Chart relating to Hankey's difficulties on getting official permission for the publication of his memoirs and asking Ismay to assist. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/16/14

1957 Jun 6

Notes for / extract from a letter from Ismay to Rt Hon Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, 1st Baron Hankey of the Chart relating to the refusal of official permission for the publication of Hankey's memoirs and asking for clarification on certain related points. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/16/15

1957 Jun 8

Letter to Ismay from Rt Hon Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, 1st Baron Hankey of the Chart relating to the refusal of official permission for the publication of Hankey's memoirs; enquiring about the possible consequences of publishing without official sanction; agreeing to Ismay's suggestion that he speak to Norman Craven Brook on this matter. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/16/16

1957 Jul 23

Letter to Ismay from Rt Hon Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, 1st Baron Hankey of the Chart relating to the refusal of official permission for the publication of Hankey's memoirs; his enquiries into of publishing without official sanction; possible meeting with Ismay. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/16/17

1959 Oct 18

Letter to Ismay from Rt Hon Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, 1st Baron Hankey of the Chart relating to latest developments in his attempt to publish his memoirs and expressing confidence that publication of a work related to World War One would be permitted since there had recently been many memoirs published on World War Two. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/16/18

[1961 Apr]

Letter to Ismay from Rt Hon Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, 1st Baron Hankey of the Chart thanking him for a letter and paying tribute to his ability to work with Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill throughout World War Two. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/16/19

1939 Jun 13

Letter to Ismay from Robert Maurice Alers Hankey, 2nd Baron Hankey of the Chart, British Embassy, Warsaw, Poland informing Ismay that he had forwarded his letter to Maj Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart and referring to Free City of Danzig. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/16/20

1939 Jun 16

Letter from Ismay to Robert Maurice Alers Hankey, 2nd Baron Hankey of the Chart, British Embassy, Warsaw, Poland thanking him for forwarding a letter to Maj Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart and referring to Free City of Danzig. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/17 Correspondence between Ismay and (William) Averell Harriman, 1941-1959


ISMAY: 4/17/1

1941 Nov 25

Letter to Ismay from (William) Averell Harriman, US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Special Envoy to Great Britain thanking him for a letter. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/17/2

1941 Dec 27

Letter to Ismay from (William) Averell Harriman, US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Special Envoy to Great Britain relating to photographs. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/17/3

1942 May 14

Letter to Ismay from (William) Averell Harriman, US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Special Envoy to Great Britain relating to the return of a letter from [Harry] Hopkins and the progress of his recuperation. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/17/4

1944 Mar 17

Letter from Ismay to (William) Averell Harriman, US Ambassador to Moscow, USSR relating to the Anzio landing, Italy Jan 1944; the issue of Polish frontiers; German bomber force in Northern France; visit of US Lt Gen Al C Wedemeyer and news of Allied victory at Arakan, Burma. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/17/5

1952 Mar 14

Letter to Ismay from (William) Averell Harriman, Director of Foreign Aid under Mutual Security Act, congratulating Ismay on his appointment as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/17/6

1952 Dec 6

Letter to Ismay from (William) Averell Harriman, Director of Foreign Aid under Mutual Security Act, relating to a forthcoming meeting with Ismay; the achievements of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/17/7

1959 Jan 30

Letter to Ismay from (William) Averell Harriman relating to Ismay's work on his memoirs; his intentions to write about FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein and his command of 8 Army in the Western Desert, North Africa. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/18 Correspondence between Ismay and Harry L Hopkins, Personal Representative of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, US President and Robert Emmett Sherwood, author of Roosevelt and Hopkins. An intimate history (Harper & Bros., New York, 1948), 1941-1950


ISMAY: 4/18/1

1941 Aug 7

Letter to Ismay from Harry L Hopkins, Personal Representative of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, US President relating to a recent trip to Moscow, USSR with news of Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill; AF Sir Albert Dudley Pound, Chief of Naval Staff; Gen John Greer Dill, Chief of the Imperial General Staff and lack of ill will between the services after the fall of Crete, 1942. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/18/2

1941 Sep 8

Letter to Ismay from Harry L Hopkins, Personal Representative of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, US President introducing Jack Biggers who was to deputise for (William) Averell Harriman. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/18/3

1941 Sep 20

Letter from Ismay to Harry L Hopkins, Personal Representative of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, US President thanking him for letter introducing Jack Biggers. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/18/4

1941 Oct 11

Letter to Ismay from Jack Biggers relating to his departure from the UK. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/18/5

[1941]

Letter to Ismay from Harry L Hopkins, Personal Representative of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, US President introducing Jack Witney. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/18/6

1941 Dec 18

Letter to Ismay from Harry L Hopkins, Personal Representative of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, US President sending Christmas greetings. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/18/7

1942 Jan 12

Letter from Ismay to Harry L Hopkins, Personal Representative of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, US President relating to the Japanese attack on the US fleet at Pearl Harbour, Dec 1941. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/18/8

1942 Jan 14

Letter to Ismay from Harry L Hopkins, Personal Representative of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, US President relating to the success of a recent conference, (ARCADIA, Washington DC, USA Dec 1941-Jan 1942). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/18/9

1942 Jan 27

Letter from Ismay to Harry L Hopkins, Personal Representative of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, US President thanking him for a Christmas present and relating to criticism in the press and in Parliament of Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/18/10

1942 Apr 17-20

Note to Ismay from Harry L Hopkins, Personal Representative of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, US President forwarding letter to Hopkins from Lt T J Van der Gaast with news of the fall of Singapore, Feb 1942. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/18/11

1942 May 17

Letter from Ismay to Harry L Hopkins, Personal Representative of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, US President thanking him for the news of Singapore. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/18/12

1942 Jul 1

Letter from Ismay to Harry L Hopkins, Personal Representative of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, US President thanking him for sending a photograph of the US President; an account of a meeting with US Lt Gen Dwight David Eisenhower; events in Libya; vote of censure in the House of Commons. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/18/13

1942 Jul 29

Note from Ismay to Harry L Hopkins, Personal Representative of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, US President sent with a gift. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/18/14

1945 Jul 4

Letter from Ismay to Harry L Hopkins, Personal Representative of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, US President relating to Hopkin's retirement through ill health. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/18/15

1945 Jul 28

Letter to Ismay from Harry L Hopkins, Personal Representative of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, US President relating to the Labour victory in the 1945 general election; proposed visit to England. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/18/16

1946 Jul 18

Letter to Ismay from Robert Emmett Sherwood relating to an interview with Ismay and asking Ismay to check his notes of the interview. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/18/17

1945 Jul 23

Letter from Ismay to Robert Emmett Sherwood outlining corrections to Sherwood's notes of their interview. Typescript,


ISMAY: 4/18/18

1945 Jul 24

Letter to Ismay from Robert Emmett Sherwood thanking Ismay for his corrections on his interview notes; requesting further information on the Atlantic conference at Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, Aug 1941. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/18/19

1946 Aug 29

Letter to Ismay from Robert Emmett Sherwood thanking him for assistance. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/18/20

1946 Aug 30

Letter from Ismay to Robert Emmett Sherwood describing a number of personal letters from Harry L Hopkins to himself. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/18/21

1948 Apr 22

Letter to Ismay from Robert Emmett Sherwood sending his manuscript to Ismay to check for errors. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/18/22

1948 Apr 23

Letter from Ismay to Robert Emmett Sherwood acknowledging receipt of Sherwood's manuscript and promising to check through it as quickly as possible. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/18/23

1948 Apr 24

Letter to Ismay from Robert Emmett Sherwood thanking Ismay for checking his manuscript and asking for it to be forwarded to Cmdr Tommy Thompson. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/18/24

1948 Apr 27

Letter from Ismay to Robert Emmett Sherwood with his comments on Sherwood's manuscript. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/18/25

1948 Apr 28

Letter to Ismay from Robert Emmett Sherwood thanking him for comments on his manuscript; further explaining his decision to use a reference to ill feeling between the services over the fall of Crete, 1942; forthcoming meeting with Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/18/26

1948 Apr 30

Letter to Ismay from Brig A T Cornwall Jones, Cabinet Office thanking Ismay for sending him a copy of Robert Emmett Sherwood's manuscript and suggesting a number of changes to sections relating to British Intelligence agents. With suggested redraft of section relating to activities of German agent Fritz Fenthol in arranging a pro-German revolution in Bolivia. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/18/27

1948 May 7

Letter from Ismay to Robert Emmett Sherwood suggesting changes to sections Sherwood's book relating to British Intelligence agents. With note from Ismay to Brig A T Cornwall Jones, Cabinet Office forwarding a copy of his letter to Sherwood. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/18/28

1948 May 11

Letter to Ismay from Robert Emmett Sherwood relating to Ismay's comments on concerns over sections on British Intelligence agents in his manuscript; requesting advice on obtaining the original text of telegram from US General Dwight David Eisenhower explaining the US deal with French Adm Jean Louis Xavier Francois Darlan over collaboration in North Africa. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/18/29

1948 May 19

Letter from Ismay to Brig A T Cornwall Jones, Cabinet Office requesting co-operation with Robert Emmett Sherwood over his request to use the original text of telegram from US General Dwight David Eisenhower explaining the US deal with French Adm Jean Louis Xavier Francois Darlan over collaboration in North Africa. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/18/30

1948 May 25

Letter from Ismay to Robert Emmett Sherwood explaining that he had been unable to obtain permission for Sherwood to use the original text of telegram from US General Dwight David Eisenhower explaining the US deal with French Adm Jean Louis Xavier Francois Darlan over collaboration in North Africa. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/18/31

1948 Nov 22

Letter from Ismay to Robert Emmett Sherwood thanking him for a copy of his book, Roosevelt and Hopkins. An intimate history (Harper & Bros., New York, 1948). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/18/32

1948 Nov 29

Letter to Ismay from Robert Emmett Sherwood thanking him for assistance in research for his book, Roosevelt and Hopkins. An intimate history (Harper & Bros., New York, 1948); referring to a critical article in The Sunday Times on US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower's book Crusade in Europe (William Heinemann, London, 1948). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/18/33

1950 Oct 13

Letter to Ismay from Robert Emmett Sherwood proposing a production of the play 'Barefoot in Athens' by Maxwell Anderson at the Festival of Britain, 1951. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/18/34

1950 Oct 17

Letter from Ismay to Sir Ernest Pooley, Arts Council of Great Britain forwarding a copy of Robert Emmett Sherwood's letter relating to a possible performance of the play 'Barefoot in Athens' by Maxwell Anderson at the Festival of Britain, 1951. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/18/35

1950 Oct 17

Letter from Ismay to Robert Emmett Sherwood informing him that his letter of 13 Oct 1950 had been passed on to Sir Ernest Pooley, the Arts Council of Great Britain; referring to Sherwoood's editorship of the papers of Rt Hon David Lloyd George and his relationship with his generals. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/18/36

1950 Oct 23

Letter to Ismay from Sir Ernest Pooley, the Arts Council of Great Britain expressing reservations about a production of the play 'Barefoot in Athens' by Maxwell Anderson at the Festival of Britain, 1951. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/18/37

1950 Oct 24

Letter from Ismay to Sir Ernest Pooley, the Arts Council of Great Britain informing him of his intention to inform Robert Emmett Sherwood of his views relating to the play 'Barefoot in Athens' by Maxwell Anderson. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/18/38

1950 Oct 24

Letter from Ismay to Robert Emmett Sherwood explaining the difficulties that could be caused by a production of the play 'Barefoot in Athens' by Maxwell Anderson at the Festival of Britain, 1951; offering assistance in Sherwood's new project relating to the papers of Rt Hon David Lloyd George. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/18/39

1950 Oct 30

Letter to Ismay from Robert Emmett Sherwood relating to the play 'Barefoot in Athens' by Maxwell Anderson; accepting Ismay's offer of advice on his forthcoming work on Rt Hon David Lloyd George. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/19 Correspondence between Ismay and AF Roger John Brownlow Keyes, 1st Baron Keyes, 1941-1942


ISMAY: 4/19/1

1941 Jan 24

Copy of letter from Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill to AF Sir Roger John Brownlow Keyes relating to a previous letter from Keyes protesting about (unspecified) orders from the Defence Committee. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/19/2

1941 Oct 11-13

Letter to Ismay from AF Sir Roger John Brownlow Keyes, Director of Combined Operations relating to the debate over his role and responsibilities in the position of Director of Combined Operations and suggesting his title should be altered to Director of Combined Training. With note from Ismay to Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, Prime Minister forwarding this letter. Typescript and manuscript, 5pp


ISMAY: 4/19/3

1941 Oct 14

Copy of letter from Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill to AF Sir Roger John Brownlow Keyes, Director of Combined Operations informing him of his removal from this post and his replacement by Commodore Louis Mountbatten; copy of official note of termination of appointment. With letter and note to Ismay from T L Rowan forwarding copy of letter from Churchill to Keyes


ISMAY: 4/19/4

1941 Oct 14

Letter from Ismay to AF Sir Roger John Brownlow Keyes explaining that he had found it necessary to show Keyes' letter of 11 Oct 1941 to Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/19/5

1941 Oct 15

Letter to Ismay from AF Sir Roger John Brownlow Keyes agreeing that Ismay had been correct to show Keyes' letter of 11 Oct 1941 to Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill; relating to accusations that he had been 'bluffing' over his discontent with position; requesting help in arranging leave. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/19/6

1941 Oct 15

Letter from Ismay to AF Sir Roger John Brownlow Keyes in reply to Keyes' letter of 15 Oct 1941 and relating to arrangements for Keyes to take leave. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/19/7

1941 Oct 22

Letter to Ismay from AF Sir Roger John Brownlow Keyes thanking him for arranging his leave. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/19/8

1941 Sep 9-Oct 30

Paper by AF Sir Roger John Brownlow Keyes entitled 'An alternative plan for the capture of PILGRIM (Spanish and Portuguese Atlantic Islands)'; paper by Keyes entitled 'The despatch of certain ships to Sierra Leone' relating to PILGRIM; memorandum from Keyes to Churchill relating to neglect of his advice in relation to PILGRIM. With letter to Ismay requesting that he forward papers to Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill; note relating to Keyes' paper on PILGRIM and, on his replacement as Director of Combined Operations by Commodore Louis Mountbatten, his feelings regarding Churchill; Typescript, 10pp


ISMAY: 4/19/9

1941 Nov 3

Letter from Ismay to AF Sir Roger John Brownlow Keyes requesting the return of official papers under the requirements of the Official Secrets Act. With extract from Act and note. Manuscript and typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/19/10

1940 Jan 30-[1941] Nov 6

Letter to Ismay from Eva Mary Keyes, Lady Keyes forwarding extracts from letters received by her husband, AF Sir Roger John Brownlow Keyes after his replacement as Director of Combined Operations from officers serving under him, also requesting that Ismay show these letters to Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. With copies of letters from commandos paying tribute to the work of Keyes. Manuscript and typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 4/19/11

1941 Nov 6

Letter to Ismay from AF Sir Roger John Brownlow Keyes relating to his fears that the commandos trained by him were to be disbanded; the importance of amphibious forces; his intentions to return official papers to safe custody. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/19/12

1941 Nov 11

Letter from Ismay to AF Sir Roger John Brownlow Keyes relating to arrangements for the return of Keyes official papers to safe custody; offering reassurances regarding the Commandos. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/19/13

1941 Nov 11

Letter from Ismay to Eva Mary Keyes, Lady Keyes relating to the papers she sent regarding her husband, AF Sir Roger John Brownlow Keyes. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/19/14

1941 Nov 14-15

Letter to Ismay from AF Sir Roger John Brownlow Keyes relating to his belief that his disagreement with the Chiefs of Staff and his departure from the post of Director of Combined Operations was due to false rumours that he was responsible for unduly influencing Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill in Naval matters. Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 4/19/15

1941 Nov 17

Letter from Ismay to AF Sir Roger John Brownlow Keyes in response to Keyes' letter of 14-15 Nov 1941, refuting claims that he had any knowledge of rumours regarding Keyes nor had passed on such rumours to Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/19/16

1940 Dec 11, 1941 Nov 19-

Letter to Ismay from AF Sir Roger John Brownlow Keyes thanking Ismay for his letter of 17 Nov 1941 and his reassurances of his lack of knowledge of rumours regarding Keyes but further expanding his complaints as set out in his letter of 14-15 Nov 1941 particularly regarding Capt Maund, former Assistant Naval Director to Gen Bourne, the previous Director of Combined Operations. With memorandum by Maund on Directorate of Combined Operations Organisation, 11 Dec 1940. Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 4/19/17

1941 Nov 25

Extracts from Parliamentary debates (Hansard), House of Commons, 25 Nov 1941 (HMSO, London, 1941) consisting of speech by AF Sir Roger John Brownlow Keyes on his position as Director of Combined Operations and the circumstances of his departure from this post; the importance of amphibious operations; his lack of faith in the Chiefs of Staff system and the war machine in Whitehall. Printed 3pp


ISMAY: 4/19/18

1941 Dec 8

Letter from by AF Sir Roger John Brownlow Keyes to the Secretary of the War Cabinet (Sir Edward Bridges) urging the use of amphibious forces in the Mediterranean theatre. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/19/19

1941 Dec 9

Memorandum from Ismay to the Secretary of the War Cabinet (Sir Edward Bridges) advising him merely to acknowledge receipt of letter from AF Sir Roger John Brownlow Keyes and expressing irritation at his assumption that his views should be seen by the War Cabinet. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/19/20

1941 Dec 9

Letter from Sir Edward Bridges, Secretary of the War Cabinet to AF Sir Roger John Brownlow Keyes acknowledging receipt of his letter. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/19/21

1941 Dec 12

Note by Sir Edward Bridges, Secretary of the War Cabinet relating to AF Sir Roger John Brownlow Keyes and his correspondence with the War Cabinet. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/19/22

1942 Jan 5

Letter from AF Sir Roger John Brownlow Keyes to Ismay thanking him for a letter of condolence sent by Ismay after the death of Keyes' son on a Commando raid. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/19/23

1942 Mar 11

Letter from Sir Edward Bridges, Secretary of the War Cabinet to AF Sir Roger John Brownlow Keyes formally requesting the return of official papers relating to Combined Operations. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/20 Correspondence between Ismay and Rt Hon Sir Alan Frederick Lascelles, 1940-1965


ISMAY: 4/20/1

1940 Jul 2

Letter to Ismay from Rt Hon Sir Alan Frederick Lascelles congratulating him on his knighthood. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/20/2

1943 Sep 23

Letter to Ismay from Rt Hon Sir Alan Frederick Lascelles relating to a suggestion made after the conference at Quebec, Canada, Aug 1943 that Ismay be appointed Governor General. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/20/3

1943 Nov 11

Letter to Ismay from Rt Hon Sir Alan Frederick Lascelles suggesting a meeting. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/20/4

1944 Jun 20

Letter to Ismay from Rt Hon Sir Alan Frederick Lascelles relating to a forced change to the location of the headquarters of FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein; the visit of the King George VI to the D Day headquarters, France. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/20/5

1945 May 17

Letter to Ismay from Rt Hon Sir Alan Frederick Lascelles forwarding a photograph (not included) of King George VI. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/20/6

1945 May 18

Letter from Ismay to Rt Hon Sir Alan Frederick Lascelles thanking him for sending the photograph of King George VI and asking for approval of a more formal letter of thanks. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/20/7

1945 May 18

Formal letter from Ismay to Rt Hon Sir Alan Frederick Lascelles requesting that he thank King George VI for his photograph. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/20/8

1946 May 24

Letter to Ismay from Rt Hon Sir Alan Frederick Lascelles relating to an award (CH) to Ismay and informing him that he would probably receive a further honour. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/20/9

1947 Dec 27

Letter to Ismay from Rt Hon Sir Alan Frederick Lascelles relating to a report by FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein on a recent visit to South Africa with his suggestions for co-ordination and development of British territories in southern and central Africa. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/20/10

1951 Nov 31

Letter to Ismay from Rt Hon Sir Alan Frederick Lascelles relating to the recent death of his son. Manuscript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/20/11

1953 Sep 16

Letter from Ismay to Rt Hon Sir Alan Frederick Lascelles relating to the necessity to receive permission from the King before accepting a possible award from the Portuguese Government; his proposed resignation from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and opposition from Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/20/12

1953 Sep 19

Letter to Ismay from Rt Hon Sir Alan Frederick Lascelles relating to question of official approval for Ismay's acceptance of an honour from the Portuguese Government; Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill's disapproval of the idea of retirement. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/20/13

1953 Nov 20

Letters from Ismay to Rt Hon Sir Alan Frederick Lascelles and to Portuguese Count de Tovar relating to the Foreign Office's refusal of assent for the acceptance of an honour from the Portuguese Government. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/20/14

1965 Feb 6

Letter to Ismay from Rt Hon Sir Alan Frederick Lascelles including extract from his diary recounting the events of VE Day, 8 May 1945. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/21 Correspondence between Ismay and Prof Harold J Laski, 1940-1947


ISMAY: 4/21/1

1940 Oct 4

Letter to Ismay from Prof Harold J Laski relating to reports of Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, Prime Minister's concern over air raids and Laski's belief in the importance of another big speech from Churchill. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/21/2

1940 Dec 20

Reprint of lecture by Prof Harold J Laski to the Fabian Society, entitled 'The need for a European revolution'. With letter to Ismay forwarding the pamphlet. Manuscript, 1p and pamphlet


ISMAY: 4/21/3

1940 Dec 27

Letter to Ismay from Prof Harold J Laski suggesting possible dates for a meeting. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/21/4

1941 Jan 19

Letter to Ismay from Prof Harold J Laski relating to his son-in-law's lack of advancement in the army. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/21/5

1941 May 31

Letter to Ismay from Prof Harold J Laski relating to a lack of democratic spirit in army selection boards. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/21/6

1941 Jun 11

Letter to Ismay from Prof Harold J Laski relating to disagreement with Ismay over army selection boards. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/21/7

1941 Nov 20

Letter to Ismay from Prof Harold J Laski recommending Prof M Umanski, Soviet Ambassador in Washington DC, USA to Ismay. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/21/8

1941 Oct 14

Letter to Ismay from Prof Harold J Laski relating to Prof M Umanski, Soviet Ambassador in Washington DC, USA and his belief in the importance of the survival of the USSR in World War Two. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/21/9

1942 Jan 2

Letter to Ismay from Prof Harold J Laski requesting assistance for an acquaintance, L Cpl Nave, who was a fluent speaker of Russian, a skill which he suggested was not being fully utilised in the army. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/21/10

1942 Feb 17

Letter to Ismay from Prof Harold J Laski relating to his Russian speaking acquaintance, L Cpl Nave. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/21/11

1942 Mar 9

Letter to Ismay from Prof Harold J Laski relating to Ismay's assistance over the case of L Cpl Nave, and Laski's belief in the importance of expressing aims for post war Europe beyond military victory. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/22 Correspondence between Ismay and US Gen George Catlett Marshall, 1942-1957


ISMAY: 4/22/1

1942 Jun 30

Letter to Ismay from US Brig Gen Charles L Bolte forwarding message from US Gen George Catlett Marshall, Chief of Staff US Army. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/22/2

1942 Aug 7

Letter to Ismay from US Gen George Catlett Marshall, Chief of Staff US Army regarding some photographs of a visit to Fort Jackson which he was sending to Ismay. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/22/3

[1942] Dec 12

Letter to Ismay from US Gen George Catlett Marshall, Chief of Staff US Army regarding a gift of a ham which he was sending to Ismay. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/22/4

1944 Jan 2

Letter to Ismay from US Gen George Catlett Marshall, Chief of Staff US Army relating to a cartoon he was sending. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/22/5

1944 Jun 13

Letter to Ismay from US Gen George Catlett Marshall, Chief of Staff US Army thanking him for his assistance during a recent visit to Chequers, Buckinghamshire. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/22/6

1946 Dec

Telegram to Ismay from US Gen George Catlett Marshall, Chief of Staff US Army sending good wishes for the new year. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/22/7

1947 Jan 2

Letter from Ismay to US Gen George Catlett Marshall, US Secretary of State thanking him for his new year greetings; news of changes in personnel of the Chiefs of Staff; Ismay's retirement and plans for travelling. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/22/8

1949 Jan 13

Letter to Ismay from US Gen George Catlett Marshall, US Secretary of State relating to his recovery from a recent operation. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/22/9

1950 Dec 15

Letter to Ismay from US Gen George Catlett Marshall, US Secretary of State relating to US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower's future plans. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/22/10

1950 Jan 7

Letter to Ismay from US Gen George Catlett Marshall, President American National Red Cross thanking Ismay for Christmas greetings. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/22/11

1950 Sep 20

Letter from Ismay to US Gen George Catlett Marshall relating to his new appointment as US Secretary of Defence. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/22/12

1950 Sep 28

Letter to Ismay from US Gen George Catlett Marshall, US Secretary of Defence thanking him for his congratulations and his feelings regarding his new appointment. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/22/13

1950 Nov 26

Letter to Ismay from US Gen George Catlett Marshall, US Secretary of Defence with Christmas greetings. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/22/14

1957 Jan 14

Letter to Ismay from US Gen George Catlett Marshall thanking him for Christmas greetings. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/23 Correspondence between Ismay and Lt Gen Sir Frederick Edgeworth Morgan, 1944-1962


ISMAY: 4/23/1

1944 Sep 6

Letter to Ismay from Lt Gen Sir Frederick Edgeworth Morgan, Deputy Chief of Staff to Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, relating to disagreement over the appointment of British Deputy Chief of Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) and the final appointment of Lt Gen Harold Redman. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/23/2

1944 Sep 27

Letter from Ismay to Lt Gen Sir Frederick Edgeworth Morgan, Deputy Chief of Staff to Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, relating to the appointment of Lt Gen Harold Redman as British Deputy Chief of Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/23/3

1944 Oct 1

Letter to Ismay from Lt Gen Sir Frederick Edgeworth Morgan, Deputy Chief of Staff to Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, relating to a possible visit by Ismay to Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/23/4

1944 Nov 1

Letter to Ismay from Lt Gen Sir Frederick Edgeworth Morgan, Deputy Chief of Staff to Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, relating to Ismay's proposed visit to Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF); possible enquiry into future defence organisation. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/23/5

1944 Nov 6

Letter from Ismay to Lt Gen Sir Frederick Edgeworth Morgan, Deputy Chief of Staff to Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, confirming that future defence organisation was under consideration but that no committee had been formed yet, hoping to ask for Morgan's opinion. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/23/6

1946 Sep 25

Testimonial by Ismay on Lt Gen Sir Frederick Edgeworth Morgan's character for Morgan's application for an appointment to the office of clerk of the London County Council. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/23/7

1946 Oct 11

Letter to Ismay from on Lt Gen Sir Frederick Edgeworth Morgan relating to his chances of being appointed to the office of clerk of the London County Council; requesting a copy of covering letter he wrote in 1943 to accompany his report on Operation OVERLORD, Allied invasion of France, 1944; proposed book on COSSAC, Chief of Staff Supreme Allied Commander, the position initially held by Morgan and the organisation that developed around this position and which was responsible for initial plans for Operation OVERLORD, 1944. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/23/8

1946 Oct 15

Letter from Ismay to Lt Gen Sir Frederick Edgeworth Morgan forwarding copy of letter requested by Morgan (not included); warning that he may have to submit his proposed book to the Cabinet Office for security vetting but could foresee no major difficulties. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/23/9

1946 Oct 21

Letter to Ismay from Lt Gen Sir Frederick Edgeworth Morgan thanking Ismay for sending him the letter he requested and agreeing to security vetting of proposed book. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/23/10

1946 Sep

Letter from Lt Gen Sir Frederick Edgeworth Morgan to Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs consisting of his draft report on tour of duty as Chief of United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) in the three western zones Germany. Typescript, 10pp


ISMAY: 4/23/11

1952 Mar 13

Letter to Ismay from Lt Gen Sir Frederick Edgeworth Morgan relating to Ismay's appointment as Secretary General North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/23/12

1962 Apr 6

Letter to Ismay from Lt Gen Sir Frederick Edgeworth Morgan thanking him for a note and referring to The Memoirs of General the Lord Ismay, (Heinemann, London, 1960). Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/24 Correspondence between Ismay and V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, 1943-1954


ISMAY: 4/24/1

1943 Sep 22

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten thanking Ismay for a letter of congratulation (on his appointment as Supreme Commander, South East Asia Command). Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/24/2

1945 Feb 17-Mar 21

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten offering his congratulations on the award to Ismay of the honour of CH; letter to Mountbatten from Ismay relating to his experiences at the conference of Allied leaders at Yalta, Crimea, USSR, Feb 1945; letter to Mountbatten from Ismay relating to recent Allied successes in Burma. Typescript & manuscript, 9pp


ISMAY: 4/24/3

1945 Aug 12

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten relating to plans for travelling back to Ceylon; representation of South East Asia Command at Allied victory parade in Tokyo, Japan; Edwina Mountbatten's work with prisoners of war. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/24/4

1945 Aug 14-1946 May 14

Telegram to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten offering congratulations (on award of the honour of CH); letter from Ismay to Mountbatten relating to Edwina Mountbatten and a possible meeting with Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, Prime Minister on prisoners of war and on the wind up of Supreme Allied Command South East Asia (SACSEA) ; papers relating to Mountbatten's command in South East Asia; letter from Ismay to Mountbatten relating to Mountbatten's return from SACSEA and his naval rank. Typescript, 9pp


ISMAY: 4/24/5

1946 Nov 11

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Viscount Mountbatten of Burma offering congratulations (on the award to Ismay of the honour of GCB). Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/24/6

1948 May 3

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma requesting information on the identity of the next UK High Commissioner, India; possibility of Gen Sir Archibald Nye's being appointed; possibilities for Mountbatten's next posting. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/24/7

1948 May 12

Letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to the identity of the next UK High Commissioner, India; his opinions on possibilities for Mountbatten's next posting. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/24/8

1948 May 11-25

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to correspondence with Adm Sir Perveril William-Powlett, Naval Secretary to First Lord of the Admiralty regarding his next appointment; letter to Mountbatten from William-Powlett suggesting that an appointment in the West Indies may be detrimental to Mountbatten's career; letter from Mountbatten to William-Powlett relating to various options for his next appointment. Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 4/24/9

1948 Oct 15

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma arranging a meeting. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/24/10

1948 Oct 23

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma thanking him for speaking at a Naval Club Dinner. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/11

1948 Nov 2

Letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to a request for intervention by Ismay on a secondment for an acquaintance of Mountbatten. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/12

1948 Nov 11

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma thanking Ismay for advice over a secondment. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/13

1949 Aug 18

Letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to his assistance with Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill's memoirs, vol 4; appointment of US Gen Omar Nelson Bradley as independent Chairman of US Chiefs of Staff; Mountbatten's hopes for his next appointment; appointments of MRAF Sir John Cotesworth Slessor as Chief of Air Staff and FM Sir William Joseph Slim as Chief of the Imperial General Staff; Ismay's work on the Festival of Britain Committee. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/24/14

1949 Aug 26

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to his hopes for a future appointment; the possible role of a Super Chief of Staff or Supreme Commander. With paper by Mountbatten entitled 'The selection and training of Supreme Commanders' originally prepared for South East Asia Command in 1946. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/24/15

1950 Jan 17

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to his future plans; Princess Elizabeth's stay in Malta with the Mountbattens. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/16

1950 Aug

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma requesting information on the Festival of Britain, 1951. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/17

1951 Jan 9

Letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to the Royal Festival Hall. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/18

1951 Jan 11

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to the Festival of Britain. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/19

1951 Feb 28

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to a speech by Ismay in the House of Lords; Lt Gen Sir Henry Royds Pownall, Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill and BUCCANEER, plan for an operation against Nicobar and Andamans Islands. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/20

1951 Apr 3

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to the Festival of Britain. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/21

1952 Mar 14

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma offering congratulations on Ismay's appointment as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/22

1952 Mar 18

Letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to his departure from the Commonwealth Relations Office and appointment as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/23

1952 Nov 28

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to a proposed visit by Mountbatten to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO); recent meeting with Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill and discussion on India. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/24/24

1952 Dec 1

Letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma in reply to Mountbatten's letter 28 Nov 1952. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/25

1952 Dec 9

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to the postponement of his visit to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO); the decision to close the US Consulate in Malta and appealing to Ismay to intervene in this matter. With letter from Mountbatten to US VA J Cassady, US Fleet on the same subject. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/24/26

1952 Dec 12

Letter from Ismay to William H Draper, US North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Permanent Representative relating to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma's opposition of the decision to close the US consulate in Malta. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/27

1952 Dec 12

Letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma informing him that he had spoken to William H Draper, US North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Permanent Representative regarding the closure of the US consulate in Malta. 2 copies, typescript, 2p


ISMAY: 4/24/28

1953 Jan 5

Letter to Ismay from Livingston T Merchant, Alternate US Permanent Representative, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) relating to the decision to close the US Consulate in Malta. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/29

1953 Jan 13

Letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma quoting from the letter from Livingston T Merchant, Alternate US Permanent Representative, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) relating to the decision to close the US Consulate in Malta. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/24/30

1953 Jan 22

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to the closure of the US consulate in Malta; the command organisation in the Mediterranean. With paper by Mountbatten entitled 'Command organisation in the Mediterranean'. Typescript, 14pp


ISMAY: 4/24/31

1953 Jan 31

Letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to Mountbatten's paper on the command organisation in the Mediterranean. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/32

1953 Feb 9

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) staffing commitments. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/24/33

1953 Feb 26

Letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to staffing and Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE). 2 copies, typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/34

1953 Apr 26

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to a proposed meeting with Ismay on visit to Paris, France. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/24/35

1953 Apr 26

Letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to arrangements to meet. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/36

1953 May 12

Telegram to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to arrangements to meet. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/37

1953 May 13

Telegram to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to arrangements to meet. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/38

1953 May 19

Telegram from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to arrangements to meet for lunch. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/39

[1953 May] 19

Telegram to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to arrangements to meet for lunch. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/40

1953 May 16

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to the high attendance at the Royal Navy Club Dinner that Ismay gave a speech at. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/41

1953 May 26

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to a recent lunch meeting. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/42

1954 Jul 31

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma thanking him for a letter and relating to a recent meeting. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/24/43

1954 Aug 5

Letter to Ismay from Edwina Mountbatten, Lady Mountbatten relating to a recent visit by Ismay to Malta; V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma's future. Manuscript, 5pp


ISMAY: 4/24/44

1954 Aug 10

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to Mountbatten's future career and Ismay's assistance. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/24/45

1954 Aug 14

Letter to Ismay from Edwina Mountbatten, Lady Mountbatten relating to a recent visit by Ismay to Malta; V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma's future. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/24/46

1954 Oct 18

Letter from Ismay to ADF Andrew Browne Cunningham, Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope relating to the possibility of V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma being appointed First Sea Lord and possible opposition to such an appointment. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/24/47

1954 Oct 22

Letter to Ismay from Edwina Mountbatten, Lady Mountbatten thanking Ismay for his assistance regarding the appointment of V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma as First Sea Lord. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/24/48

1954 Oct 23

Letter to Ismay from ADF Andrew Browne Cunningham, Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope expressing his support for the appointment of V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma as First Sea Lord. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/24/49

1954 Oct 30

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma thanking him for his assistance over his appointment as First Sea Lord. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/50

1960 Nov 18

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma asking Ismay to meet Michael Edwards who was proposing to write a book on the transfer of power in India. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/51

1962 Mar 6

Letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to the persistent view in the press and in recent publications that the rapid handover of power in India was the sole cause of the civil unrest and massacres that followed, requesting that an article should be published giving a full explanation of the decisions made in India and the situation faced by Mountbatten as Viceroy. Typescript,


ISMAY: 4/24/52

1962 Mar 21

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to recent critical publications on Mountbatten and transfer of power in India and agreeing in principle to the publication of an article giving Mountbatten's interpretation of events. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/24/53

1962 Mar 27

Letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to possible scope and content of the proposed article on transfer of power in India. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/24/54

1962 Mar 28

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to possible authors for an book on transfer of power in India. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/24/55

1962 Mar 30

Letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma points to check with a possible author for the proposed book on transfer of power in India. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/56

1962 Apr 4

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma agreeing to points made by Ismay in letter of 30 Mar 1962. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/57

1962 Apr 9

Letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma regarding possible meeting to discuss proposed book on transfer of power in India. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/58

1962 Mar 26-Apr 10

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma suggesting time scale for project to produce book on transfer of power in India. With copy of correspondence between R Adm Ronald Vernon Brockman from Vapal Pangunni Menon relating to Leonard Oswald Mosley's The Last Days of the British Raj (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1962) and to the proposed articles by Ismay. Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 4/24/59

1962 Apr 12

Letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to the publication of Penederel Moon's Divide and Quit and its favourable account of Mountbatten's policy in transfer of power in India. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/60

1962 Apr 24

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to an article by Douglas Brown. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/61

1962 May 25

Letter drafted by Alan Campbell-Johnson for Ismay to send to Alan Moorehead putting forward his proposal for a book on the transfer of power in India. With covering letter from Campbell-Johnson to Ismay. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/24/62

[1962]

Draft letter by Ismay to Alan Moorehead putting forward his proposal for a book on the transfer of power in India and suggesting salient points to be covered in such a book. Typescript with manuscript annotations, 6pp


ISMAY: 4/24/63

1962 Jun 4

Copy of letter from R Adm Ronald Vernon Brockman to Vapal Pangunni Menon giving his opinion of Leonard Oswald Mosley's The Last Days of the British Raj (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1962). Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/24/64

1963 Jun 27

Letter to Ismay from Alan Moorehead relating to proposed book on transfer of power in India, suggesting meeting. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/65

1962 Jun 27

Letter to Ismay from Joan [Astley] giving Alan Moorehead's address. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/24/66

1962 Jun 29

Letter from Ismay to Alan Moorhead suggesting a book on transfer of power in India and offering full co-operation from himself and V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma. Typescript, 2p


ISMAY: 4/24/67

1962 Jul 11

Letter to Ismay from Alan Moorehead suggesting meeting for lunch. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/68

1962 Jul 12

Letter from Ismay to Alan Moorehead confirming arrangements for meeting. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/69

1962 Jul 23

Letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma reporting a meeting with Alan Moorehead and his suggestions for alternative authors for the proposed book on transfer of power in India which he himself felt unable to undertake. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/70

1962 Jul 23

Letter from Ismay to Alan Campbell-Johnson reporting a meeting with Alan Moorehead and his suggestions for alternative authors for the proposed book on transfer of power in India which he himself felt unable to undertake. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/71

1962 Jul 25

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to the suggestion by Alan Moorehead of Col (Robert) Peter Fleming as a possible author for a proposed book on transfer of power in India. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/24/72

1962 Jul 30

Letter to Ismay from Col (Robert) Peter Fleming relating to a possible meeting. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/24/73

1962 Aug 8

Letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma informing him of possible future meeting with Col (Robert) Peter Fleming; arrangements for Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill's funeral. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/74

1962 Sep 11

Letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to a meeting with Col (Robert) Peter Fleming and his hope that he would accept the proposal to undertake a book on transfer of power in India. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/75

1962 Sep 19

Letter to Ismay from Col (Robert) Peter Fleming offering to consider the proposal to undertake a book on transfer of power in India. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/76

1962 Sep 21

Letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma regarding his hopes that Col (Robert) Peter Fleming would agree to undertake a book on transfer of power in India; advising that no-one is told of the proposed book. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/24/77

1962 Sep 27

Letter from Ismay to Col (Robert) Peter Fleming suggesting reading material on the transfer of power in India. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/78

1962 Sep 28

Letter to Ismay from Col (Robert) Peter Fleming regarding his reading on the subject of transfer of power in India. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/79

1962 Oct 9

Letter from Ismay to Col (Robert) Peter Fleming enclosing reading material requested by Fleming. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/80

1962 Oct 24

Letter to Ismay from Cdr Robin Bousfield requesting information for a biography of V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma which he was researching for Alan Campbell-Johnson. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/24/81

1962 Oct 30

Letter from Ismay to Cdr Robin Bousfield requesting clarification on Bousfield's queries on V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/82

1962 Nov 6

Letter to Ismay from Cdr Robin Bousfield expanding on one of his queries regarding V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/83

1962 Nov 8

Letter to Ismay from Cdr Robin Bousfield requesting further information on V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma following a meeting with him. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/84

1962 Nov 15

Letter from Ismay to Cdr Robin Bousfield regarding his queries on V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma and the posts he held during and immediately after World War Two, particularly relating to Mountbatten's appointment as Director of Combined Operations. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/24/85

1963 Feb 4

Letter to Ismay from Col (Robert) Peter Fleming explaining that would be unable to take on the proposed book on transfer of power in India. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/24/86

1963 Feb 8

Letter from Ismay to Col (Robert) Peter Fleming expressing regret that Fleming unable to take on proposed book on transfer of power in India. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/87

1963 Feb 21

Letter from Ismay to Cecil Blanche Woodham-Smith suggesting that she undertake the project to produce a book on transfer of power in India. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/88

1963 Mar 1

Letter to Ismay from Cecil Blanche Woodham-Smith refusing to undertake the project to produce a book on transfer of power in India. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/89

1963 Mar 5

Letter from Ismay to Alan Campbell-Johnson requesting advice on possible authors for book on transfer of power in India. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/90

1963 Mar 5

Letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma updating him on Cecil Blanche Woodham-Smith refusing to undertake the project to produce a book on transfer of power in India and Ismay's request to Alan Campbell-Johnson for further suggestions. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/91

1963 Apr 3

Letter to Ismay from R Adm Ronald Vernon Brockman relating to Alan Campbell-Johnson's absence from the UK; suggesting Sir Penderel Moon to produce a book on transfer of power in India. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/92

1963 Apr 4

Letter to Ismay from Alan Campbell-Johnson suggesting Sir Penderel Moon as a possible author for a book on the transfer of power in India. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/24/93

1963 Apr 8

Letter from Ismay to R Adm Ronald Vernon Brockman expressing his opposition to the idea of Sir Penderel Moon as a possible author for a book on the transfer of power in India. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/94

1963 Apr 8

Letter from Ismay to Alan Campbell-Johnson expressing his opposition to the idea of Sir Penderel Moon as a possible author for a book on the transfer of power in India. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/95

1963 Apr 9

Letter to Ismay from R Adm Ronald Vernon Brockman relating to Ismay's suggestion of Sir Percival Griffiths as a possible author for a book on the transfer of power in India. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/96

1963 Apr 16

Letter to Ismay from Hamish Hamilton, Hamish Hamilton Ltd suggesting Desmond Young as a possible author for a book on the transfer of power in India. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/97

1963 Apr 18

Letter from Ismay to Hamish Hamilton, Hamish Hamilton Ltd relating to his suggestion of Desmond Young as a possible author for a book on the transfer of power in India. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/98

1963 Apr 18

Letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to Hamish Hamilton, Hamish Hamilton Ltd's suggestion of Desmond Young as a possible author for a book on the transfer of power in India. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/99

1963 Apr 19

Letter to Ismay from Alan Campbell-Johnson relating to Ismay's suggestion of Sir Percival Griffiths as a possible author for a book on the transfer of power in India. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/24/100

1963 Apr 30

Letter from Ismay to Hamilton, Hamish Hamilton Ltd expressing reservations about Desmond Young as a possible author for a book on the transfer of power in India due to the position he held in India at the time of partition; requesting that the project be considered confidential. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/101

1963 Apr 30

Letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to reservations about Desmond Young as a possible author for a book on the transfer of power in India and mentioning other possibilities. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/102

1963 May 4

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma suggesting Henry Vincent Hodson as a possible author for the proposed book on the transfer of power in India and naming supporters for the project in India. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/103

1963 May 6

Letter to Ismay from R Adm Ronald Vernon Brockman relating to Henry Vincent Hodson. With copy of Hodson's entry in Who's who. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/24/104

1963 May 7

Letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to Henry Vincent Hodson and his work for the Ditchley Foundation. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/105

1963 May 8

Letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to Henry Vincent Hodson and his work for the Ditchley Foundation. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/24/106

1963 May 9

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to Henry Vincent Hodson and his work for the Ditchley Foundation. With copy of letter to Hodson from Vapal Pangunni Menon outlining the project to produce a book on the transfer of power in India and asking him if he would considering its authorship. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/24/107

1963 May 5

Letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to Vapal Pangunni Menon's request to Henry Vincent Hodson to produce a book on the transfer of power in India and proposing to write his own letter to Hodson. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/24/108

1963 May 11

Letter from Ismay to Henry Vincent Hodson regarding a proposed book on the transfer of power in India and the possibility of Hodson writing it. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/24/109

1963 May 14

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma thanking him for news of correspondence with Henry Vincent Hodson regarding a proposed book on the transfer of power in India. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/110

1963 May 22

Letter from Ismay to Henry Vincent Hodson with further comments on the proposed book on the transfer of power in India. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/111

1963 May 28

Letter to Ismay from Henry Vincent Hodson outlining his conditions for accepting the proposal to write a book on the transfer of power in India. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/24/112

1963 Jun 2-6

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to Henry Vincent Hodson, Vapal Pangunni Menon and access to papers for Hodson; copy of letter from Ismay to Mountbatten giving approval of the project. Typescript and manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/24/113

1963 Jun 16

Letter to Ismay from Henry Vincent Hodson relating to arrangements to meet V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma and Vapal Pangunni Menon. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/24/114

1963 Jun 10

Letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to his recent letter from Henry Vincent Hodson. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/115

1963 Jun 26

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to his proposed meeting with Henry Vincent Hodson. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/116

1963 Jun 21

Letter to Ismay from Robin Bousfield relating to access to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma's papers. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/117

1963 Jul 5

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to his recent meeting with Henry Vincent Hodson. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/118

1963 Jul 10

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma forwarding a copy of letter from Henry Vincent Hodson promising to make a definite decision on whether to write the book on the transfer of power in India by September. Typescript and manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/24/119

1963 Jul 8

Copies of letter from Vapal Pangunni Menon to Henry Vincent Hodson and V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to his desire for Hodson to write the book on the transfer of power in India. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/24/120

1963 Sep 23

Letter to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma from Henry Vincent Hodson agreeing to write a book on the transfer of power in India; requesting transfer of Mountbatten's papers to Ditchley Park, Oxfordshire. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/24/121

1963 Sep 24

Letter from Ismay to Henry Vincent Hodson relating to his agreement to write a book on the transfer of power in India. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/122

1963 Sep 24

Letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to Henry Vincent Hodson's agreement to write a book on the transfer of power in India. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/123

1964 Jul 27-Sep 1

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to the decision by Henry Vincent Hodson to visit Vapal Pangunni Menon and a request for clarification the circumstances surrounding his appointment as Director of Combined Operations in 1942. With copy of letter from Mountbatten to Clementine Churchill, Lady Churchill and note on an incident in Jun 1941; copy of letter from Lady Churchill informing him that Churchill was unable to remember the incident. Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 4/24/124

1964 Sep 5

Letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma giving his account of an incident in 1941 queried by Mountbatten. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/24/125

1964 Jul 28-Sep 10

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma thanking him for assisting him in ascertaining facts related to World War Two and requesting him to confirm details in enclosed paper; 2 copies of draft paper by Mountbatten entitled 'Conversation with Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill and William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook after the Battle of Crete about the future of Hitler's campaign against USSR in 1941'. With copy of letter from Clementine Churchill, Lady Churchill informing him that Churchill was unable to remember the incident in question; paper by Mountbatten entitled 'Matters affecting my selection for the position in Combined Operations and South East Asia'. Typescript, 9pp


ISMAY: 4/24/126

1964 Sep 16

Letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to disagreements with Mountbatten's version of events in his papers 'Conversation with Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill and William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook after the Battle of Crete about the future of Hitler's campaign against USSR in 1941' and in 'Matters affecting my selection for the position in Combined Operations and South East Asia'. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/24/127

1964 Oct 1

Letter to Ismay from Henry Vincent Hodson forwarding programme of lectures at the Ditchley Foundation, Oxfordshire and requesting a meeting. Manuscript and typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/24/128

1964 Oct 7

Letter from Ismay to Henry Vincent Hodson relating to a future meeting. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/129

1964 Nov 25

Letter to Ismay from Robin Bousfield relating to papers for a biography of V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma to be written by Alan Campbell-Johnson. Typescript 1p


ISMAY: 4/24/130

1965 Jul 31

Letter to Ismay from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma relating to a recent letter and a future meeting. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/25 Correspondence between Ismay and Lt Milo R B Onslow, 21 Prince Albert Victor's Own Cavalry, Frontier Force, India, 1915-1917


ISMAY: 4/25/1

1915 Feb 5

Letter to Ismay from Lt Milo R B Onslow, 21 Prince Albert Victor's Own Cavalry attached 33 Cavalry Indian Expeditionary Force D describing operations and terrain in Mesopotamia. Manuscript, 10pp


ISMAY: 4/25/2

1915 Jun 19

Letter to Ismay from Lt Milo R B Onslow, 21 Prince Albert Victor's Own Cavalry attached 33 Cavalry Indian Expeditionary Force D relating to recovery from wound and describing operations in Mesopotamia. Manuscript, 6pp


ISMAY: 4/25/3

1916 Mar 28

Lt Milo R B Onslow, 21 Prince Albert Victor's Own Cavalry attached 33 Cavalry Indian Expeditionary Force D relating to an operation to remove bullets; news of Laura Kathleen Ismay.


ISMAY: 4/25/4

1917 Jan 17

Lt Milo R B Onslow, 21 Prince Albert Victor's Own Cavalry attached 33 Cavalry Indian Expeditionary Force D relating to latest news of mutual acquaintances. Manuscript, 7pp


ISMAY: 4/25/5

1917 May 24

Lt Milo R B Onslow, 21 Prince Albert Victor's Own Cavalry attached 33 Cavalry Indian Expeditionary Force D relating to life in the regimental depot and his return to active service. Manuscript, 8pp


ISMAY: 4/26 Correspondence between Ismay and Lt Gen Sir Henry Royds Pownall, 1914-1945


ISMAY: 4/26/1

1944 Mar 14

Letter from Ismay to Lt Gen Sir Henry Royds Pownall relating to US Gen Albert Wedemeyer and AXIOM, a mission sent by Adm Louis Mountbatten, South East Asia Command to London and Washington D C, USA to press for CULVERIN, proposed attack on North Sumatra and Malaya; the Anzio landing, Italy Jan 1944; dispute with USSR over the division of the captured Italian fleet; dispute over Polish frontiers; German bomber force in Northern France; issue of post war reconstruction. Typescript, 6pp


ISMAY: 4/26/2

1944 Apr 28

Letter to Ismay from Lt Gen Sir Henry Royds Pownall relating to AXIOM, a mission sent by Adm Louis Mountbatten, South East Asia Command to London and Washington D C, USA to press for CULVERIN, proposed attack on North Sumatra and Malaya; move of headquarters to Kandy, Ceylon. With telegram relating to urgent need for aid to China. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/26/3

[1944 Apr 28]

Letter to Ismay from Lt Gen Sir Henry Royds Pownall relating to Adm Sir James Fownes Somerville, Commander-in-Chief Eastern Fleet, his attitude to Adm Louis Mountbatten and opposition to the staff organisation of South East Asia Command, in particular the role of Supreme Allied Commander. Typescript, 6pp


ISMAY: 4/26/4

1944 May 27

Letter from Ismay to Lt Gen Sir Henry Royds Pownall requesting permission to destroy Pownall's letter of 28 Apr 1944. With letter from Ismay to Lt Gen Sir Henry Royds Pownall relating to the problems caused by dual control in Burma; debate over where in the East to centre the Allied war effort. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/26/5

1944 Sep 29

Letter from Ismay to Lt Gen Sir Henry Royds Pownall relating to Quebec conference, Sep 1944; resources for DRACULA, plan for capture of Rangoon by an airborne operation; proposed visit by Ismay to Paris, France. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/26/6

[1944-1945]

Letter to Ismay from Lt Gen Sir Henry Royds Pownall relating to his departure from South East Asia Command (SEAC); his recent operation; disappointment in SEAC over the cancellation of CULVERIN, proposed attack on North Sumatra and Malaya; Pownall's future plans. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/26/7

1945 Mar

Letter from Ismay to Lt Gen Sir Henry Royds Pownall relating to Pownall's return to the UK; Allied successes in North West Europe. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/26/8

[1945] Jun 21

Letter to Ismay from Lt Gen Sir Henry Royds Pownall thanking him for assistance to himself and to VA Louis Mountbatten, Viscount Mountbatten of Burma. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/27 Correspondence between Ismay and Lt Gen Sir Harold Redman, 1943-1961


ISMAY: 4/27/1

[1941] Aug 14

Letter to Ismay from Lt Col Harold Redman thanking him for a letter of recommendation which he wrote to the Military Secretary. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/27/2

1943 Jun 9

Letter from Ismay to Brig Harold Redman thanking him for his assistance during the British Joint Staff Mission in Washington DC, USA; visits to Gibraltar and Tunisia. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/27/3

1944 Jan 16

Letter from Ismay to Brig Harold Redman with news of staff changes; Gen Bernard Law Montgomery's plans for Operation OVERLORD, Allied invasion of France, 1944. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/27/4

1944 Jan 31

Letter to Ismay from Brig Harold Redman relating to recent staff changes. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/27/5

1944 Jan 31

Letter from Ismay to Brig Harold Redman relating to a disagreement involving the role of the British Joint Staff Planners in Washington DC, USA and the representative of US Brig Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, Chief of Staff, Allied Expeditionary Forces. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/27/6

1944 Feb 9

Letter to Ismay from Brig Harold Redman relating to a disagreement involving the role of the British Joint Staff Planners in Washington DC, USA and the representative of US Brig Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, Chief of Staff, Allied Expeditionary Forces. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/27/7

1961 Jan 30-Feb 13

Letter to Ismay from Lt Gen Sir Harold Redman forwarding letter to Redman from Prof John C Cairns, University of Toronto, Canada requesting information on Supreme War Council meetings in France Jun 1940. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/27/8

1961 Feb 13

Letter to Prof John C Cairns, University of Toronto, Canada from Richard Duke Coleridge, 4th Baron Coleridge, Executive Secretary, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) relating to Supreme War Council meetings in France Jun 1940. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/27/9

1961 Feb 14

Letter from Ismay to Lt Gen Sir Harold Redman relating to an error in Ismay's memoirs and answering queries of Prof John C Cairns, University of Toronto, Canada relating to Supreme War Council meetings in France Jun 1940. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/27/10

[1961]

Letter to Ismay from Lt Gen Sir Harold Redman relating to his work as Director and Secretary The Isaac Wolfson Foundation. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/28 Correspondence between Ismay and Robert Arthur James Gascoyne-Cecil, 5th Marquess of Salisbury, 1951-1965


ISMAY: 4/28/1

1951 Feb 6

Telegram to Ismay from Robert Arthur James Gascoyne-Cecil, 5th Marquess of Salisbury, Lord Privy Seal offering congratulations; letter to Ismay from Salisbury, Lord Privy Seal informing him of the postponement of the Defence Debate and encouraging him to speak in the debate. Typescript and manuscript, 4p


ISMAY: 4/28/2

1951 Feb 10

Letter to Ismay from Robert Arthur James Gascoyne-Cecil, 5th Marquess of Salisbury, Lord Privy Seal reassuring Ismay to speak for as long as necessary in the forthcoming Defence debate. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/28/3

1951 Jul 3

Letter to Ismay from Robert Arthur James Gascoyne-Cecil, 5th Marquess of Salisbury, Lord Privy Seal requesting a meeting. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/28/4

1951 Aug 7

Letter to Ismay from Robert Arthur James Gascoyne-Cecil, 5th Marquess of Salisbury, Lord Privy Seal expressing regret that Ismay unable to speak in the Defence debate due to neuritis; Ismay's plan for an article in the press on the need for a world strategic policy by the western powers. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/28/5

1952 Apr 5

Letter to Ismay from Robert Arthur James Gascoyne-Cecil, 5th Marquess of Salisbury, Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations relating to Ismay's appointment as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and his departure from UK. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/28/6

1962 Feb 11

Letter to Ismay from Robert Arthur James Gascoyne-Cecil, 5th Marquess of Salisbury, Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations relating to a recent visit to Barbados; British policy in Africa. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/28/7

1962 May 18

Letter to Ismay from Robert Arthur James Gascoyne-Cecil, 5th Marquess of Salisbury, Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations relating to Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill's declining health. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/28/8

1963 Jan 29

Letter to Ismay from Robert Arthur James Gascoyne-Cecil, 5th Marquess of Salisbury, Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations relating to defence cuts. Manuscript, 6pp


ISMAY: 4/28/9

1965 Mar 19

Letter to Ismay from Robert Arthur James Gascoyne-Cecil, 5th Marquess of Salisbury, Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations relating to Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill's death and funeral. Manuscript, 8pp


ISMAY: 4/29 Correspondence between Ismay and US Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, 1942-1962


ISMAY: 4/29/1

1942 Dec 15

Letter to Ismay from US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, Chief of Staff Allied Forces relating to censorship; difficulties in Combined Chiefs of Staff organisation in Washington DC, USA; importance of operations in the Far East to the US; necessity of developing a major strategy. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/29/2

1943 Jan 6

Letter to Ismay from the Controller of press and censorship, Ministry of Information disclaiming culpability for publication by the News Chronicle of photograph of Allied headquarters in North Africa. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/29/3

1943 Jan 7

Letter from Ismay to US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, Chief of Staff Allied Forces relating to censorship and to the Combined Chiefs of Staff organisation. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/29/4

1943 Jan 31

Letter from Ismay to US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, Chief of Staff Allied Forces relating to the death of Brig Vivian Dykes and his replacement at Combined Chiefs of Staff, Washington DC, USA. With copy of telegram from US Gen George Catlett Marshall, Chief of Staff US Army relating to the nomination of Dykes for the posthumous award of Distinguished Service medal. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/29/5

1943 Feb 20

Letter to Ismay from US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, Chief of Staff Allied Forces relating to proposed staff changes and planning for HUSKY, Allied invasion of Sicily. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/29/6

1943 Mar 2

Letter from Ismay to US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, Chief of Staff Allied Forces relating to staff changes in particular the possible appointment of Brig Harold Redman as Secretary to the Combined Chiefs of Staff. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/29/7

1943 Mar 13

Letter to Ismay from US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, Chief of Staff Allied Forces relating to progress of planning and recent US visitors. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/29/8

1943 Mar 17

Letter from Ismay to US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, Chief of Staff Allied Forces relating to the appointment of Brig Harold Redman as Secretary to the Combined Chiefs of Staff; planning for ROUNDUP, proposed invasion of Europe in 1943 and SLEDGEHAMMER, proposed limited invasion of France in Cherbourg area in 1943; request for visit from US Lt Gen Dwight David Eisenhower when plans for HUSKY, Allied invasion of Sicily more firmly developed. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/29/9

1943 Jul 25

Letter from Ismay to US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, Chief of Staff Allied Forces congratulating Smith and US Lt Gen Dwight David Eisenhower on early successes in the invasion of Sicily, Jul 1943. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/29/10

1943 Jul 28

Letter to Ismay from US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, Chief of Staff Allied Forces requesting clarification on the problem of US decorations for British officers. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/29/11

1943 Aug 21

Letter from Ismay to US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, Chief of Staff Allied Forces relating to the problem of US decorations for British officers. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/29/12

1943 Sep 12

Letter to Ismay from US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, Chief of Staff Allied Forces thanking Ismay for his help on the issue of US decorations for British officers; relating to the conclusion of the Allied campaign in Sicily. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/29/13

1944 Oct 3

Letter from Ismay to US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, Chief of Staff Allied Expeditionary Forces Europe relating to the Allied conference at Quebec, Canada, Sep 1944; projected date for DRACULA, plan for capture of Rangoon by an airborne operation and sea attack. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/29/14

1944 Dec 8

Letter from Ismay to US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, Chief of Staff Allied Expeditionary Forces Europe relating to problems in China and the effect on South East Asia Command. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/29/15

1944 Dec 30

Letter from Ismay to US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, Chief of Staff Allied Expeditionary Forces Europe relating to his thoughts on Allied advances in North West Europe. Typescript and manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/29/16

1945 May 8

Letter to Ismay from US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, Chief of Staff Allied Expeditionary Forces Europe thanking Ismay for congratulatory note and for his continued support. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/29/17

1945 Jun 1

Letter to Ismay from US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, Chief of Staff Allied Expeditionary Forces Europe relating to Maj Gen Kenneth Strong; proposed visit of Ismay to Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF); possible recipients of Distinguished Service Medals. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/29/18

1945 Jun 2

Letter from Ismay to US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, Chief of Staff Allied Expeditionary Forces Europe protesting his innocence over a misunderstanding over redeployment of troops into their specific US and British zones. Typescript and manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/29/19

1945 Jun 5

Letter from Ismay to US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, Chief of Staff Allied Expeditionary Forces Europe relating to proposed visit to Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/29/20

1945 Jun 4-6

Note from Ismay to Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, Prime Minister requesting permission to visit Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF). Annotated with manuscript note from Churchill granting permission. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/29/21

1945 Jun 12

Letter from Ismay to US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, Chief of Staff Allied Expeditionary Forces Europe relating to his recent visit to Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF); invitation to dinner from Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, Prime Minister. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/29/22

1945 Jun 16

Letter to Ismay from US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, Chief of Staff Allied Expeditionary Forces Europe proposing the replacement of Maj Gen Sir Gordon Nevil Macready as Chief of British Army Staff Washington DC, USA by Maj Gen Sir Francis W De Guingand. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/29/23

1945 Jul 12

Letter from Ismay to US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, Chief of Staff US Forces Europe relating to Smith's letter of 16 Jun 1945. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/29/24

1945 Jul 19

Letter to Ismay from US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, Chief of Staff US Forces Europe relating to recent illness and trip home. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/29/25

1945 Jul 21

Letter from Ismay to US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, Chief of Staff US Forces Europe relating to Allied conference at Potsdam Germany and the necessity of the UK party returning for the result of the General Election. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/29/26

1945 Aug 10

Letter from Ismay to US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, Chief of Staff US Forces Europe requesting assistance in the possible award of a US decoration to Lt Col R Fleetwood Hesketh, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) deception staff who was largely responsible for feeding the Germans the information on the notional Allied attack on the Pas de Calais, France to divert attention from Operation OVERLORD, Allied invasion of France, 1944. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/29/27

1945 Aug 17

Letter to Ismay from US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, Chief of Staff US Forces Europe relating to US decoration for Lt Col R Fleetwood Hesketh, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) deception staff and criticising British restraint in awarding decorations. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/29/28

1945 Aug 22

Letter from Ismay to US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, Chief of Staff US Forces Europe relating to British restraint in awarding decorations; possibility of Smith visiting. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/29/29

1945 Dec 18

Letter from Ismay to US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, Chief of Staff US Forces Europe relating to reports of a new appointment for Smith in USA; debate in USA over defence organisation. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/29/30

1946 Jan 14

Letter from Ismay to US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith relating to Smith's departure from Europe; enquiring over Smith's health and possible new job. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/29/31

1946 Jan 23

Letter to Ismay from US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, War Department Operations Division, Washington DC, USA relating to his departure from Europe and new job; meeting with Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill in Florida, USA. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/29/32

1946 Feb 15

Letter from Ismay to US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, War Department Operations Division, Washington DC, USA relating to Smith's appointment as US Ambassador to USSR. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/29/33

1946 Mar 1

Letter to Ismay from US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, US Ambassador to USSR relating to the presentation ceremony of US decorations. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/29/34

1946 Apr 9

Letter from Ismay to US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, US Ambassador to USSR relating to Smith's arrival in Moscow; presentation ceremony of US decorations. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/29/35

1946 Dec 19-1947 Apr 28

Letters to Ismay from US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, US Ambassador to USSR relating to life in Moscow, USSR and his work as US Ambassador. Manuscript, 8pp


ISMAY: 4/29/36

1949 Oct 6

Letter to Ismay from US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, Commanding General 1 US Army relating to his latest posting and forwarding his attempt at deciphering a hand-written letter from Ismay. Manuscript and typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 4/29/37

1950 Oct 2

Letter from Ismay to US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith congratulating him on his appointment as Director of the US Central Intelligence Agency. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/29/38

1950 Oct 14

Letter to Ismay from US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, Director Central Intelligence Agency relating to his new appointment and his health. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/29/39

1951 Jun 11

Letter to Ismay from US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, Director Central Intelligence Agency recommending Russell Davenport of Time magazine. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/29/40

1962 Feb 26

Letter to Ismay from US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith, Director Central Intelligence Agency relating to ADF Andrew Browne Cunningham, Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope and US Gen George Catlett Marshall. Manuscript, 6pp


ISMAY: 4/30 Correspondence between Ismay and AF Sir James Fownes Somerville, 1943-1947


ISMAY: 4/30/1

[1940] Jan 1

Letter to Ismay from Adm Sir James Fownes Somerville congratulating Ismay on receiving an award. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/30/2

1943 Dec 3

Extract from letter to Ismay from Adm Sir James Fownes Somerville relating to the proliferation of staff at South East Asia Command (SEAC) and Adm Louis Mountbatten's command. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/30/3

1943 Dec 9-10

Letter to Ismay from Adm Sir James Fownes Somerville relating to large staff at South East Asia Command (SEAC); Adm Louis Mountbatten's command organisation; possibility of Mountbatten organising his command on a US model; Mountbatten and Chinese Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek; strategy in the Pacific theatre. Typescript, 9pp


ISMAY: 4/30/4

1943 Dec 20

Letter from Ismay to Adm Sir James Fownes Somerville relating to SEXTANT, Allied conference at Cairo, Egypt and Tehran, Persia; Chinese Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek at Cairo conference; Adm Louis Mountbatten's tendency to accumulate a large staff; lack of news from Gen Claude John Eyre Auchinleck. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/30/5

1944 Jan 19

Letter to Ismay from Adm Sir James Fownes Somerville relating to Chinese Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek; V Adm Louis Mountbatten's attempts to launch operations in South East Asia Command (SEAC); move of SEAC from Delhi, India to Kandy, Ceylon; Gen Claude John Eyre Auchinleck and views on SEAC. With memorandum from Lt Cdr Shepherd on a recent tour of Australia and South West Pacific giving opinions on US Gen Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander Southwest Pacific area, attitude towards the US Army and Navy in Australia. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 4/30/6

[1944] Feb 5

Letter to Ismay from Adm Sir James Fownes Somerville relating to AXIOM, a mission sent by Adm Louis Mountbatten, South East Asia Command to London and Washington D C, USA to press for CULVERIN, proposed attack on North Sumatra and Malaya; Gen Claude John Eyre Auchinleck and India. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/30/7

1944 Feb 12

Letter from Ismay to Adm Sir James Fownes Somerville relating to a meeting with US Gen Albert Wedemeyer in which the overstaffing of South East Asia Command (SEAC) was discussed; decision to restrict information on the long term plan for policy in the Far East formed at the Cairo, Egypt conference, Nov 1943; operations in Italy; recent letter from Gen Claude John Eyre Auchinleck. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/30/8

1944 Feb 22

Letter to Ismay from Adm Sir James Fownes Somerville relating to lack of information over future policy in the Far East; limited plan for CULVERIN, proposed attack on North Sumatra and Malaya; hopes that pressure on V Adm Louis Mountbatten would persuade him to cut staff in South East Asia Command (SEAC); operations in Italy; detrimental effect on Mediterranean operations of BUCCANEER, plan for operation against Nicobar and Andamans Islands and BULLFROG, plan for amphibious operation against Akyab; operations in Arakan, Burma. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/30/9

1945 Aug 14

Letter to Ismay from AF Sir James Fownes Somerville congratulating him on the award of the honour of CH and expressing view that he deserved further honours. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/30/10

1947 Jan 3

Letter to Ismay from AF Sir James Fownes Somerville congratulating him on his peerage. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/31 Correspondence between Ismay and Maj Gen Sir Edward Louis Spears, 1940-1952


ISMAY: 4/31/1

1940 Jul 11

Letter to Ismay from Maj Gen Edward Louis Spears congratulating him on award of KCB. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/31/2

1942 Jul 21

Letter from Ismay to Maj Gen Sir Edward Louis Spears, First Minister to Republics of Syria and the Lebanon relating to the possibility of Ronald (Evelyn Leslie) Wingate working with Spears; the fall of Tobruk, Libya, Jun 1942; negative treatment of Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill in the British and US press. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/31/3

1942 Sep 2

Letter to Ismay from Maj Gen Sir Edward Louis Spears, First Minister to Republics of Syria and the Lebanon relating to Ronald (Evelyn Leslie) Wingate; reassurance from a meeting with Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill; lack of support at home compared with that enjoyed by the French; claims by French Gen Charles André Joseph Marie De Gaulle of influence in occupied France. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/31/4

1942 Sep 22

Letter to Ismay from Maj Gen Sir Edward Louis Spears, First Minister to Republics of Syria and the Lebanon relating to Ronald (Evelyn Leslie) Wingate; bullying tactics of French Gen Charles André Joseph Marie De Gaulle and the Free French; damage to prestige by being seen to be dominated by De Gaulle. With verses linking De Gaulle and appeasement. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/31/5

1942 Oct 4

Letter from Ismay to Maj Gen Sir Edward Louis Spears, First Minister to Republics of Syria and the Lebanon relating to Ronald (Evelyn Leslie) Wingate; problems with air transport for mail. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/31/6

1943 Jan 4

Letter to Ismay from Maj Gen Sir Edward Louis Spears, First Minister to Republics of Syria and the Lebanon relating to a visit from Duncan Sandys, Ministry of Supply; French anti-British propaganda; accumulation of wheat; apparent influence of the Free French at the Treasury; US interest in the Levant area. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/31/7

1943 Feb 8

Letter from Ismay to Maj Gen Sir Edward Louis Spears, First Minister to Republics of Syria and the Lebanon relating to the conference at Casablanca, Morocco; the importance of the work of FM Sir John Greer Dill as head of the British Joint Staff Mission in Washington DC, USA in fostering friendly relations between US and UK; the death of Brig Vivian Dykes; meeting between French Gen Charles André Joseph Marie De Gaulle and French Gen Henri Giraud, Commander-in-Chief French Army; operations in North Africa. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/31/8

1943 Mar 6

Letter to Ismay from Maj Gen Sir Edward Louis Spears, First Minister to Republics of Syria and the Lebanon relating to relations between Americans and British; relief that French Gen Charles André Joseph Marie De Gaulle would not be visiting the area; debate over French mandatory rights in Lebanon; future of the British Legation, Beirut, Lebanon. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/31/9

1944 Jul 3

Letter to Ismay from Maj Gen Sir Edward Louis Spears, First Minister to Republics of Syria and the Lebanon relating to British policy towards the French; possible domination of France after World War Two by French Gen Charles André Joseph Marie De Gaulle and effect of this on relations with Britain; fears that post war French domination of the Levant area would not provide the British with secure enough access to the Suez Canal. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/31/10

1944 Jul 11

Letter from Ismay to Maj Gen Sir Edward Louis Spears, First Minister to Republics of Syria and the Lebanon relating to British relations with the French and French Gen Charles André Joseph Marie De Gaulle; need to consider possible problems post World War Two; progress of Operation OVERLORD, Allied invasion of France, 1944; progress of operations in Italy; impact of the V missiles in Britain; Dominions conference. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/31/11

1945 Aug 14

Letter to Ismay from Maj Gen Sir Edward Louis Spears offering congratulations on award of CH. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/31/12

1947 Jan 1

Letter to Ismay from Maj Gen Sir Edward Louis Spears offering congratulations on award of GCB. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/31/13

1951 Oct 29

Telegram to Ismay from Maj Gen Sir Edward Louis Spears offering congratulations on behalf of Institute of Directors. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/31/14

1951 Oct 29

Telegram to Ismay from Maj Gen Sir Edward Louis Spears (relating to appointment as Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations). Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/31/15

1952 Mar 13

Letter to Ismay from Maj Gen Sir Edward Louis Spears relating to appointment as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/32 Correspondence between Ismay and US Gen Albert C Wedemeyer, 1944


ISMAY: 4/32/1

1944 Feb 18

Letter to Ismay from US Maj Gen Albert C Wedemeyer, Combined Operations Command forwarding copy of note to Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, Prime Minister explaining that he would be unable to travel to Chequers, Buckinghamshire due to ill health and referring to CULVERIN, proposed attack on North Sumatra and Malaya. With reply from Ismay. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 4/32/2

1944 Feb 25

Letter to Ismay from US Maj Gen Albert C Wedemeyer, Combined Operations Command thanking him for support to AXIOM, a mission sent by Adm Louis Mountbatten, South East Asia Command to London and Washington D C, USA to press for CULVERIN, proposed attack on North Sumatra and Malaya. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/32/3

1944 Apr 18

Letter to Ismay from US Maj Gen Albert C Wedemeyer, Combined Operations Command thanking him for support to AXIOM, a mission sent by Adm Louis Mountbatten, South East Asia Command to London and Washington D C, USA to press for CULVERIN, proposed attack on North Sumatra and Malaya, also requesting a photograph. Typescript and manuscript note, 1p


ISMAY: 4/32/4

1944 Apr 14

Letter from Ismay to US Maj Gen Albert C Wedemeyer thanking him for sending a photograph of himself and also for the gift of some peaches from his wife. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/32/5

1944 Sep 4

Letter from Ismay to US Maj Gen Albert C Wedemeyer relating to possible visit by Ismay to South East Asia Command (SEAC). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/32/6

1944 Sep 19

Letter to Ismay from US Maj Gen Albert C Wedemeyer, South East Asia Command (SEAC) relating to acceptance by the Chiefs of Staff of CAPITAL, advance across Chindwin River into central Burma and DRACULA, plan for capture of Rangoon by an airborne operation followed by a sea attack; ill health of Lt Gen Sir Henry Pownall, Chief of Staff to Supreme Allied Commander, SEAC; visit of US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower and US Lt Gen (Walter) Bedell Smith; discussion on AM Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Fighter Command and AM Sir (Alfred) Guy (Roland) Garrod, Deputy Allied Air Commander-in-Chief SEAC; necessity of receiving early information on the available resources for future operations CAPITAL and DRACULA; belief that German military power could be drastically reduced by Christmas. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 4/32/7

1944 Nov 2

Letter from Ismay to US Maj Gen Albert C Wedemeyer, South East Asia Command (SEAC) expressing regret at Wedemeyer's departure from SEAC. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 4/32/8

1944 Nov 24

Letter to Ismay from US Maj Gen Albert C Wedemeyer, South East Asia Command (SEAC) relating to his sudden departure from SEAC and appreciation of his CB. Typescript, 1p

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