Correspondence. 1947-1949.


Shedden, Frederick Sir, 1893-1971. Correspondence.

Correspondence. 1947-1949.

The correspondence concerns Shedden's term of office as Secretary of the Department of Defence. It is mainly between Shedden and the Prime Minister, J.B. Chifley. There is one letter from Harry Truman and one from Dean Acheson, the U.S. Secretary of State, in 1949.

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