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Straight (Lady Daphne), 1942-1988 [predominantly 1942-1946]

MS. Berlin 285
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Predominantly semi-official and personal correspondence between Berlin at British Information Services, Washington and Straight at the Ministry of Information, London, containing much discussion of United States and British wartime politics and affairs, including letters about:

  1. (fols. 5-6, 10-12) the effects of the appointment of Darlan as chief of French North Africa, 1942
  2. (fols. 10-12, 24) the Beveridge Report, 1942-1943
  3. (fols. 73, 75, 78, 83) Straight's impressions of Chaim and Vera Weizmann, 1943
  4. (fols. 50, 76, 79) Straight's meetings with and impressions of John Winant, the United States Ambassador in London, 1943
  5. (fols. 116-117) the result of the United States Presidential election, 1944
  6. (fols. 120, 123) an offer to Berlin by Duff Cooper, through Straight, of the post of Press Attaché at the Paris Embassy, 1944-5


  • Creation: 1942-1988 [predominantly 1942-1946]


160 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Berlin 285

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom