Archive of Hugh Mackintosh Foot, Baron Caradon
Letters, telegrams and reports relating to Cyprus independence talks.
- Creation: 1957-60
5.6 Linear metres (48 physical shelfmarks)
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Medit. s. 35/1/1, fols. 1-2].
Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Medit. s. 35/1/1-4, 2/1-4, 2/5, 3/1-2, 4/1-3, 5/1-2, 6/1-3, 7/1-3, 8/1-3, 9/1-2, 10/1-2, 11/1-2, 12/1-2, 13/1-3, 14/1-2, 15/1-3, 16/1-7
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 1857
Papers of Hugh Mackintosh Foot, Baron Caradon, as Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Cyprus (1957-60)
Biographical / Historical
Hugh Mackintosh Foot, Baron Caradon, colonial administrator and diplomat. Born 1907, died 1990. Married Florence Sylvia Tod in 1936.
Joined the Colonial Service in 1929. Administrative Officer, Palestine (1929-38); Colonial Office, England (1938-9); Assistant British Resident, Trans-Jordan (1939-42); British Military Administration, Cyrenaica (1942-3); Colonial Secretary, Cyprus (1943-5); Colonial Secretary, Jamaica (1945-7); Chief Secretary, Nigeria (1947-51); Captain-General and Governor-in-Chief, Jamaica (1951-7); Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Cyprus (1957-60); Ambassador and Adviser in the UK Mission to the UN and UK representative on Trusteeship Council (1961-2); Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Permanent UK Representative at the UN (1964-70); Consultant to UN Development Programme (1971-5).
Biographical information taken from Who Was Who and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
The papers are arranged in two series: Cyprus policy and Personal and miscellaneous papers. Under each section the files have been arranged numerically according to the original registry number. Where possible the original file headings/descriptions have been used.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from Hugh Mackintosh Foot in 2009
- Foot | Florence Sylvia | d 1985 | wife of Hugh Mackintosh Foot (Person)
- Foot | Hugh Mackintosh | 1907-1990 | Baron Caradon | colonial administrator and diplomat (Person)
- Great Britain | Colonial Administrative Service (Organisation)
- Kutchuk | Fazil | 1906-1984 | Vice President of Cyprus (Person)
- Mouskos | Michael | Makarios III | 1913–1977 | Greek Orthodox Archbishop and President of Cyprus (Person)
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