United Kingdom


225. Circular Telegram From the Department of State to All European Posts

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1964-66, POL 7 UK. Confidential; Priority. Drafted by Holloway, cleared in BNA, and approved by Tyler. Prime Minister Douglas-Home visited Washington February 12-14. Preparatory documents, briefing papers, and memoranda of conversation from this meeting are ibid., Conference Files: Lot 66 D 110, CF 2368-2369.


226. Letter From President Johnson to Prime Minister Douglas-Home

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Head of State Correspondence, UK, Vol. 1. Top Secret.


227. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1964-66, POL UK-US. Secret. Drafted by Tyler and approved in the White House on June 29. The meeting was held in the White House.


228. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1964-66, POL UK-US. Secret; Exdis. Drafted by Judd and approved in S on May 2. The memorandum is marked Part 3 of 8. The meeting was held in the Secretary’s office.


229. Message From Prime Minister Douglas-Home to President Johnson

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Presidential Correspondence: Lot 66 D 204. Confidential. The message was transmitted by the British Embassy on June 23.


230. Telegram From the Embassy in the United Kingdom to the Department of State

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1964-66, POL 15-1 UK. Secret; Priority. Repeated to the Department of Defense, Rome, Paris for Finletter, The Hague, Bonn, Brussels, Moscow, and Luxembourg.


231. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Secretary’s Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 65 D 330. Secret. Drafted by Shullaw and approved in U on October 27. The meeting was held in Under Secretary Ball’s office. Roll was sent by Prime Minister Wilson to explain British economic policy to U.S. officials. Wilson’s correspondence with President Johnson on the subject, together with a statement of U.S. policy, are in Foreign Relations, 1964-1968, vol. VIII, Documents 13, 14, and 16.


232. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1964-66, POL 7 UK. Secret; Exdis. Drafted by Tyler and approved in the White House on October 29. The meeting was held in the President’s office. A record of the conversation relating to NATO and the MLF is in Foreign Relations, 1964-1968, vol. XIII, Document 93. Memoranda of other portions of the conversation are in the National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Conference Files: Lot 66 D 110, CF 2240.


233. Message From Prime Minister Wilson to President Johnson

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Head of State Correspondence, UK, Vol. 1. Top Secret.


234. Message From President Johnson to Prime Minister Wilson

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Head of State Correspondence, UK, Vol. 1. Top Secret.


236. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Ball Papers: Lot 74 D 272, MLF No. 4. Secret; Exdis. Drafted by Tyler and approved in S on December 16. The meeting was held in the library of the British Embassy.


237. Record of Meeting

Source: Johnson Library, White House Central File, CF 305, UK. Secret. A statement at the end of the memorandum reads: “These notes were prepared by Chairman Ackley, and have been checked for accuracy with Secretary Dillon and Mr. Bundy.”


238. Diary Entry by the Ambassador to the United Kingdom (Bruce)

Source: Department of State, Bruce Diaries: Lot 64 D 327. Secret.


239. Telegram From the Embassy in the United Kingdom to the Department of Defense

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, UK, Vol. 2. Secret; Priority; Exdis. No time of transmission appears on the telegram, which was received at the Department of State at 3:27 p.m. Repeated to the Department of State, which is the copy printed here.


240. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Conference Files: Lot 66 D 347, CF 2482. Secret; Limdis. Drafted by Judd and approved in the White House on March 29. The meeting was held in the President’s office. Foreign Secretary Stewart visited Washington March 21-24. Briefing papers and memoranda of his conversations with Secretary Rusk are ibid., CF 2481-2482.


241. Telegram From the Embassy in the United Kingdom to the Department of State

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, UK, Vol. 3. Secret; Flash; Nodis.


242. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1964-66, DEF 1 UK. Confidential. Drafted by Bruce and approved in S on June 25. The memorandum is Part I of III. Documentation covering other portions of the Rusk-Wilson conversation is ibid., Conference Files: Lot 66 D 347, CF 2512.


243. Memorandum From Secretary of the Treasury Fowler to President Johnson

Source: Johnson Library, Bator Papers, Callaghan Visit. Confidential.


244. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1964-66, DEF 1 UK. Secret. Drafted by Shullaw and approved in U on July 14. The meeting was held in Under Secretary Ball’s office.


245. Memorandum From the Assistant Director of the Bureau of the Budget (Rowen) to the President’s Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1964-66, POL 7 UK. Secret. Bundy transmitted copies of the memorandum to the Secretaries of State and Defense. In a covering memorandum, he commented: “Rowen’s memorandum shows that the Trend visit was cancelled because of Cabinet worry over consultation with Americans before Cabinet decisions are taken. This has a Skybolt flavor to me, and I have suggested to Dick Neustadt that the Prime Minister ought to bare his soul to David Bruce, if he doesn’t trust anyone else to come and talk to us.” Trend subsequently came to the United States for talks with U.S. officials.


246. Message From Prime Minister Wilson to President Johnson

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, UK, Vol. 6. Top Secret.


247. Memorandum From Francis M. Bator of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Source: Johnson Library, Bator Papers, Callaghan Visit. Secret; Sensitive.


248. Memorandum From Secretary of the Treasury Fowler to President Johnson

Source: Johnson Library, Fowler Papers, International Classified Materials. Secret; Sensitive.


249. Memorandum From Acting Secretary of the Treasury Barr to President Johnson

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Memos to the President, McGeorge Bundy, Vol. 14. No classification marking.


250. Memorandum From the President’s Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to President Johnson

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Memos to President, Bundy, Vol. 14. Secret.


252. Memorandum Prepared by the Executive Secretary of the Department of State (Read)

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1964-66, POL 7 UK. Secret. Bruce’s record of Prime Minister Wilson’s visit is in Department of State, Bruce Diaries: Lot 64 D 327. Bator’s notes on part of President Johnson’s December 16 meeting with Wilson are in the Johnson Library, Bator Papers, Europe. A portion of the Johnson-Wilson private meetings dealing with nuclear sharing is in Foreign Relations, 1964-1968, vol. XIII, Document 117.


253. Memorandum From the Counselor of the Department of State and Chairman of the Policy Planning Council (Rostow) to President Johnson

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, UK, Vol. 8. Secret; Noforn.


254. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Conference Files: Lot 67 D 305, CF 8. Secret. Drafted by Judd and cleared by U on February 3 and by S on February 4. The memorandum is Part 1 of 3. The meeting was held in the Secretary’s office.