Lockhart, Robert Hamilton Bruce, 1887-1970

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Birth 1887-09-02
Death 1970-02-27

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Epithet: Mrs

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000569.0x00019a

British government official and author; head of special mission to Soviet government, 1918; director-general, Political Intelligence Department, Foreign Office, 1940-1945.

From the description of Sir Robert Hamilton Bruce Lockhart papers, 1895-2003. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754872191

Biographical Note

1887 September 2 Born, Anstruther, Scotland 1912 1915 Vice-Consul, British Foreign Service, Moscow 1915 1917 Acting Consul-General, British Foreign service, Moscow 1918 January Head of Special Mission to the Soviet Government 1918 Sept. 1918 Oct. Arrested by the Bolsheviks; released and exchanged for Maxim Litvinov 1919 1922 Commercial Secretary to British Legation, Prague, Czechoslovakia 1922 1928 Worked in banking in Central Europe 1929 1937 Member, Editorial Staff, Evening Standard (London) 1932 Author, Memoirs of a British Agent 1934 Author, Retreat from Glory 1936 Author, Return to Malaya 1937 Author, My Scottish Youth 1938 Author, Guns or Butter? 1939 1940 Director-General, Political Intelligence Department, British Foreign Office 1940 1941 British Representative with Provisional Czechoslovak government in London 1941 1945 Deputy Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, British Foreign Office and Director-General of Political Warfare Executive 1943 Knighted, Order of St. Michael and St. George 1947 Author, Comes the Reckoning 1948 Author, My Rod My Comfort 1950 Author, The Marines Were There 1951 Author, Ján Masaryk Author, Scotch 1952 Author, My Europe 1955 Author, Your England 1957 Author, The Two Revolutions Friends, Foes and Foreigners 1960 Author, Giants Cast Long Shadows 1970 February 27 Died, Hove, England

From the guide to the Sir Robert Hamilton Bruce Lockhart papers, 1895-1971, (Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace)

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