Lockhart, Robert Hamilton Bruce, 1887-1970

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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)

Role Title Holding Repository
Direct Relationships
Relation Name
associatedWith Budberg, Moura. person
associatedWith Budberg, Moura. person
associatedWith Great Britain. Foreign Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Grew, Joseph C. (Joseph Clark), 1880-1965 person
associatedWith Lockhart, Robin Bruce. person
associatedWith OAC Review Index (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Reilly, Sidney George, 1874-1925. person
correspondedWith Sherwood, Robert E. (Robert Emmet), 1896-1955 person
associatedWith Viereck, George Sylvester, 1884-1962, person
correspondedWith Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Czechoslovakia
Great Britain
Soviet Union
Czechoslovakia.
Soviet Union
Great Britain
Russia (Federation)
Subject
World War, 1939-1945 Czechoslovakia
Secret service
World War, 1939-1945--Great Britain
Espionage, British
Espionage, British--Soviet Union
Secret service Great Britain
World War, 1939-1945
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Birth 1887-09-02

Death 1970-02-27

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