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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitleTurnbull, Sir Frank
Ref No8SUF/B/109
Box Fetch NoBox 1: Disc 23
LevelFile
Date26 Oct 1976
Extent55:04 mins
Admin Biographical HistorySee biography for Frederick Pethick-Lawrence
DescriptionInterview took place at 18 Aveley Lane, Farnham, Surrey. Interviewee was personal secretary to Frederick Pethick-Lawrence.

Interview summary:
0:00 mins:
Frank Turnbull was Principal Private Secretary to both Pethick- Lawrence and Amery. Pethick-Lawrence's hostility to the Second World War all party government policy on India. His intelligence. The political situation in India when he took office; his surprise at getting the job. Contrasts in ways of working, and policy, between himself and Amery.

15:00 mins:
His Cabinet mission to India in 1946 accompanied by Sir (Richard) Stafford Cripps and Albert Victor Alexander. His carefully conserved health during the mission. His billiards.

30:00 mins:
His self-confessed eccentricity. His relationship with his colleagues. His relationship with Mohandas Gandhi. His effectiveness during the negotiations and his precision of mind.

45:00 mins:
His dislike at being separated from his wife and his frequent correspondence with her. His capacity for dealing with large amounts of paperwork and his ability to delegate.
URLhttps://www.lse.ac.uk/library/collection-highlights/the-suffrage-interviews
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsInterview recordings are available online and can be accessed at the link provided in this record.
Former Reference NumberTape 38
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