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Sir Robert Hadow papers

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ViU-2023-0144

Content Description

This collection contains personal and professional correspondence, speeches and lectures, drafts of manuscripts, notebooks, sketchbooks, diaries, date books, clippings, awards, certificates, photographs, maps, programs, estate documents, and Hadow's hat from World War I of Sir Robert Henry Hadow (1895-1963). Hadow served as British consul-general to the United States following his service in the Royal Army throughout the First World War. It documents his childhood in Kashmir as an expat, his time as a British soldier in World War I, and his diplomatic career for the UK, including his opposition to World War II, his experiences during the war in Czechoslovakia, his experiences in Washington as a foreign service worker who advocated for "trade not aid" and as Britain's Consul General in Los Angels and San Fransisco. Of interest are the sketchbooks, documenting his experiences in various sketchbooks. Locations sketched and mapped include Buenos Aires, France, Northern Africa, Palestine, Syria, and California. The collection is primarily in English, but a few documents are in German.

Acquisition Type



Gift of Audrey Forsyth Hadow Michie, 16 June 2023.

Language of Description


Restrictions Apply



  • Creation: c.1914-1962



4.38 Cubic Feet (Three cubic boxes, one document boxes (legal), and two oversized flat boxes (small))

Language of Materials




Box 1: Personal and professional correspondence, clippings, speeches, photographs, date book, sketchbooks, address book Box 2: Speeches and lectures, photographs, correspondence, clippings; Box 3: Date books, sketchbooks, notebooks, books; Box 4: Professional correspondence, lectures, and speeches; Box 5: Photo album and hat from World War I; and Box 6: Awards and certificates, C.M. Hadow estate records.