Document Reference NumberRM/2/2
TitleRené MacColl's papers related to Clement Attlee's mission to China in 1954
Typescripts, articles, tearsheets and letters related to Clement Attlee's mission to China, which René MacColl covered for the Daily Express in 1954.
DescriptionIncludes: MacColl's typescript despatches filed to 'The Daily Express' (/1/1-20); a typescript article entitled 'A Visit to Pekin [Peking]' written by MacColl for 'The Reader's Digest' accompanied by a typescript first draft and 3 letters from the magazine's senior editor, Burt MacBride (/2-4); typescript diary of MacColl's stay in China accompanied by the 'secret document' MacColl mentions in the diary (/5); tearsheets from an article entitled 'With Laborites in Lotus Land on Guided and Misguided Tour' published in 'Life Magazine' (/6); list of guests at a party given by the charge d'affaires' to meet the British Labour Delegation (/7); 2 unidentified chinese documents (/8-9); and a large bundle of receipts accumulated by MacColl during his assignment accompanying Attlee's mission to China (/10). The file also contains a small bundle of papers related to the delegation's brief stop-over in Russia, including: MacColl's typescript despatches from Moscow to the 'Daily Express' (/11/1); a menu in Russian and English (/11/2); a photograph of MacColl taken en route to Moscow (/11/3); a racing card for carriage racing (/11/4); and 9 negatives of MacColl in front of the Kremlin (/11/5).
DateAug 1954-Jun 1955
Extent8 bundles, 9 items
AccessStatusSome material may be unavailable for general access
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