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Letters between Isaiah and his parents, 1942-1943

MS. Berlin 294
Held at the Weston Library

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Comprises correspodence while Berlin was in New York and Washington, working for British Information Services, including:

  1. (fol. 1) comments on the effects of the declaration of war by the United States, and Winston Churchill's visit, 1942
  2. (fols. 46-50) postcards and telegrams from Ireland while awaiting a flight back to the United States, 1942
  3. (fols. 51-92) communications about Berlin's breakdown in health (which he tried to conceal from his parents) on his return to New York after leave in Britain, his hospitalisation and subsequent convalescence with Chaim and Vera Weizmann, 1942
  4. (fols. 116-120) confession of the true severity of Berlin's illness in 1942, after his parents had discovered more from another source, 1943
  5. (fol. 137) comments on F.D. Roosevelt, 1943
  6. (fols. 143-144) mention of a fleeting encounter with Winston Churchill, 1943
  7. (fols. 145-156) postcards and telegrams sent while on a tour of the United States, 1943


  • Creation: 1942-1943


167 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Berlin 294

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom