Prime Minister Churchill to
the Secretary of War (Stimson)
Mr. Secretary Stimson[:] I enclose a photostat record of the Hyde Park Agreement on T. A., for which you asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer.1[Page 1371]
This photograph was taken by a special photographic section of the Air Ministry, and flown out here in the charge of a trusted officer.
- Sir John Anderson. Following the death of President Roosevelt, an authenticated text of the enclosed aide-mémoire was not available to responsible American officials. Before the Berlin Conference, Stimson had asked the British Government to supply a photocopy of the aide-mémoire.↩
- The following manuscript notation appears in the top margin: “A copy of this aide-mémoire was left with Pres. Roosevelt. Another copy was given to Adl. Leahy to hand to Lord Cherwell. J[ohn] M[iller] M[artin.]” The copy of the aide-mémoire in the Roosevelt Papers deposited in the Franklin D. Rooseveit Library at Hyde Park does not, of course, bear this notation nor that quoted in footnote 3, infra, but it does have a handwritten date, “18. 9”,i. e.,September 18, under Churchill’s initials.↩
- At this point there is the following marginal manuscript notation: “actually 19th J[ohn] M[iller] M[artin.]”↩