E. H. Cookridge fonds. -- 1905-1979. -- 15.35 m of textual records
and graphic material. Series 1-7.
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Literary Papers. -- 1905-1976. -- 4.67 m of textual records and graphic
material. -- Title based on content of series.
F.1 Secrets of the British Secret Service (1948).
English reviews, photographs of spy apparatus; invoice from news service
for use of a published photograph; photographs of persons.
F.2 Secrets of the British Secret Service Spanish
F.3 Secrets of the British Secret Service German Extracts,
appearing in Weltpresse, August and September, 1948.
F.4 Net That Covers the World (US title for Soviet
Spy Net (1955) in Europe) Extracts of the book in the magazine
US News and World Report August19, 1955, pp114-155. File contains
F.5 Soviet Spy Net (1955) Zentrale Moskau
(1956). Reviews in English and German, correspondence regarding a proposed1965
rewrite of the book, which was rejected.
Memoirs/Confessions of a Tattooist:
F.6 Prospectus and synopsis.
F.7 US magazine article, with authors George Burchett and
Peter Leighton (Cavalier Magazine, January, 1959, pp. 21-25,
50-58 incl. File contains entire issue.
F.8 Newspaper clippings (1905, and following) which were part
of George Burchetts own collection, some mounted; other research
F.9 Early newspaper clippings, some mounted, from George Burchetts
F.10 Early newspaper clippings, some mounted, from George Burchetts
own collection; research material.
F.11 Collection of photographs of Geo. Burchett, his son, clients,
and various business premises.
F.1 Burchetts personal account of his career, biographical
and genealogical information, personal materials, e.g. a stock certificate,
contract for book between Peter Leighton and Burchetts
F.2 Extracts in Dutch and Danish, news-paper reviews and advertisements
for the book.
F.3 George Burchett's Scrapbook.
F.4 Sisters of Delilah. Prospectus for 6 to 8 articles,
typescript of Chapter 1, edited, and title page from book.
(See also Delilahs of Today in Series 2 (1953, 54).
Newspaper articles, and correspondence about the book, Mata Haris
F.5 Moon Travellers". Preface, correspondence.
F.6 Moon Travellers. Background and research material.
F.7 Prospectus/synopses for Traitor Betrayed (1962).
Explanatory note on abbreviations for1962 book, and outline of Chapters.
F.8 Traitor Betrayed (1962) Carbon copy of typescript
draft of Chapters 1-19, plus an explanatory note on abbreviations.
F.9 Early drafts (Chapters1, 2) of Traitor Betrayed
written on unused side of very interesting paper
F.10 Early drafts (Chapters 3 to 6) of Traitor Betrayed
(1962), written on the unused side of very interesting paper.
F.11 Early drafts (Chapters 7-10) of Traitor Betrayed
(1962), written on unused side of very interesting paper.
F.12 Early drafts (Chapters11-13) of Traitor Betrayed
(1962), written on unused side of very interesting paper.
F.13 Early drafts (Chapters14 to end) of Traitor Betrayed
(1962), written on unused side of very interesting paper.
F.14 Proposed introductions for George Blake, Double Agent
(1970), and a draft of Chapter 1.
F.15 Draft revisions to final manuscript of Traitor Betrayed
(1962) to adapt for George Blake, Double Agent (1970). Press
release, advertisement for 1970 book.
F.16 Various paste-ups for George Blake, Double Agent
F.17 Draft pages, unidentified, for George Blake, Double Agent
F.18 Official and personal correspondence re both1962 and1970
books about George Blake.
F.19 Synopses, articles, for1961 serial in Today based
on Traitor Betrayed.
F.20 Copies of published serials (1961) based upon Traitor
F.21 Newpaper clippings, libel action, press reviews, advertisements.
F.22 Photographs and documents, originally unsorted:
1) Captions only, some in Cookridges own handwriting
2) Illustrations without captions.
3) Francis Gary Powers: pictures: of Moscow trial, pieces
of the U2 plane, border crossing where he was exchanged for Rudolph
4) British internees (including Blake) from Korean prison
5) Observer Magazine colour photograph (Nov.1975)
of Kim Philby. George Blake, and their wives al fresco in Moscow.
6) One-page bio on Blake dated 4/5/61, recounting circumstances
of Korean imprisonment.
7) Post-Korean-imprisonment newspaper clippings on Blake.
8) Photograph of Greville Wynne The Man from Moscow.
See also F.9 in Box 2A.
9) Blake Materials Photographs of Hamburg, May
7-8, 1945, and photograph of U-boats.
10) Photographic plates excised from Shadow of a Spy.
11) Montage of photographs: Shadow of a Spy.
12) Photostats in Russian and English, reversed. Soviet
13) 1961 original photocopy of George Behar/Blakes
birth certificate. In Dutch; also photocopy of original handwritten
marriage certificate from 1954, reproduced in Shadow of a Spy.
14) Photocopy of Blakes marriage certificate. Also,
original Somerset House copy of certificate.
15) Photograph 1: 1 of Somerset House copy of marriage certificate.
16) Noel Field. Photograph from European Copyright Company,
17) Photographs of unidentified individuals.
F.23 Photographs and documents, originally unsorted.
II Soviet Agents:
0) Herbert Steinbreker/Steinbucher. 8 x10 glossy print;
1) Ejection from USA of Egorov and Mrs. Egorov;
2) Prisoner exchange brokers: Wolfgang Vogel (E. Germany)
Jurgen Stange (W. Germany); Geographical Locations: E. Germany / Soviet.
Includes photograph of Vogels house and car;
3) Photographs of spy devices;
4) Soviet Agents II; Kroger and wife, 1969, leaving Britain
5) Krogers House in Ruislip (London)1961;
F.24 Newspaper clippings of Trinity College, Dublin, debate between
Cookridge and Sean Bourke, the person accused of assisting Blakes
escape in 1965. See also clippings re Greville Wynne and the debate.
F.25 Shadow of a Spy manuscript in box.
F.26 The Spy Next Door 1968 promotional material (Frewin)
for book which was never published. Catalogue is 36 pp; advertisement
is on p 31.
They Came from the Sky:
Note: They Came from the Sky consists of three sections
from Inside S.O.E. which was published while Inside
S.O.E. was awaiting clearance from British Intelligence before
being published. This took several years; Cookridge had the three sections
published in advance because, he said, he needed the money.
F.1 Synopsis for serialization, two stages in the development
of a prospectus for the book, which was ready for publication.
F.2 Original photographs for plates.
F.3 Scrapbook with British and American reviews. Materials recopied:
photostats which were fading, some brittle clippings .
F.4 Early draft of manuscript, entitled: Three Came from
F.5 Mid-range, amended draft, with printing instructions.
F.6 Full, corrected manuscript. Note: Purchased by Bertram Rota,
London, in 2005 from the publishers.
F.7 Galley proof of final index, galley proof of Dramatis
Inside S.O.E. (Boxes 4-7)
F.1 Prospectuses for book, and advertising material, both British
and American. The American title became Set Europe Ablaze.
F.2 Drafts, miscellaneous notes; includes spiral notebook with
names and data on people, living and deceased, who are part of this
story. Includes general reference material called Section II:
World Politics with a chronology of World War IIs battles
to 2 September, 1945.
F.3 General correspondence and bills relating to photograph processing,
etc related to the book.
F.4 S. O. E. organization, other authors.
F.5 Harry Ree: correspondence, photographs, his revisions. See
also Series 3
F.6 F.C. A. Cammaerts: Correspondence, photographs, his revisions.
See also Series 3
F.7 Roger Landes: Notes. See also Series 3.
F.8 Francis Basin: notes and correspondence. See also Series 3.
F.9 Denmark. Notes.
F.10 Netherlands and Belgium.
a) Netherlands data and correspondence with formal account
of British and Dutch resistance, 1940-45, by Dr. Louis de Jong, Director
of the Netherlands State Institute for War Documentation.
b) Reprint: The German Occupation of the Netherlands
British Survey VIII (16): pp 57-60, March 9,1942. Original article
and Xerox copy. Fragile.
c) Reprint: Gibberd, K. Recovery of the Netherlands
British Survey VIII (19): pp1-16. September, 1947.
d) Reprint: Occupied Belgium British Survey
III (19): pp 69-72, April 2, 1942. Two copies.
e) Excised chapter of a book, entitled Holland,
pp140186. Cheap paper, marked up.
f) Excised chapter of a book, entitled Luxembourg,
pp119-138. Cheap paper, some mark-up.
g) Booklet: Travel in Holland, n.d. 25 pp.
h) Cookridges handwritten chronology (Sept. 8, 1944
to Feb. 28, 1945) on the Allied invasion of Holland and Belgium.
i) Two handwritten notes, and two later newspaper articles
j) Typewritten notes, original copy, largely regarding the
England Spiel (The England Game perpetrated
by the Nazis in Holland). Length: 40 pp.
F.11 Norway: Notes; Cookridges account of SOE and Norwegian
Resistance; government of Norways official information on Quisling.
F.12 Preface and acknowledgements; captions for illustrations.
F.13 Coded messages; ration book; business card.
F.14 Photographs of Nazi spies: A. de Wilde, a Dutchman;
Hugo Bleicher. Studio portraits of Bleicher, his baby pictures (originals),
and several informal postwar colour snapshots of him and his immediate
F.15 Security clearance correspondence regarding the manuscript,
F.16 Letters of permission for the use of photographs and quotations
for the book.
F.17 Early mock-up of plates; already-published pictures.
F.18 First draft, marked up, of part of Chapter 17 .
F.1 Early typewritten manuscript, pp. 231 to end. Manuscript
marked up. In box.
F.2 Early drafts of Chapters14-17, some with mark-up, corrections.
Several revisions of some portions.
F.3 Draft manuscript, Chapters 2 to15. In box.
F.4 Complete, corrected manuscript, possibly the final draft.
F.5 Illustrations, plate photographs, negatives, prints.
F.6 Galley proof with corrections for Chapters 14 to17, and most
of Chapter 18. Also, early galley pages with handwritten emendations,
later revised for final book and published as pp. 377-346. Used as background
material for The Secret Heroes, a newsmagazine set of articles
to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of D-Day (see also Box 20A, Files11
F.7 Promotional materials, including some for the US Edition,
entitled, Set Europe Ablaze.
F.8 Reviews Italian.
F.9 Set Europe Ablaze (US Edition of Inside
S.O.E.). Galley of Documentation and Selected Bibliography.
F.10 German Reviews of Versteckspiel mit dem Tod,
the German edition of Inside S.O.E.
F.1 Set Europe Ablaze. US reviews, library notices.
Most preserved as Xerox copies of yellowed Photostats and brittle newsprint.
F2 Correspondence , and biographical information.
F.3 Printed chart and timeline of F Section activity
F.4 Bibliography of sources for research on book.
F.5 Card file, in original box, of personnel in the French Resistance,
both British and French, with some correspondence from family members
after the books publication. File consists of four sections: Code
names of fighters, alphabetical list of resistance personnel, many with
biographical information, French traitors (very brief), and correspondence
interallié.Some cross-references. One section is called S.O.E.
HQ, but it is empty.
F.5 Card file containing code names, proper names, and biographical
and operational information about individuals concerned with the French
Resistance and the reseaux.
F.6 Photocopied news clippings; articles and reviews of A Very
Personal War and Resistance, 1946-1976.
F.7 Headquarters and Heads. Several empty original envelopes;
most data are obits of individuals who had led SOE
F.8 P.W.E. Political Warfare Executive: Black
Propaganda This file has three original air-drop leaflets: Le
Courier de lAir1942 (4); Luftpost #23, October 21,
1941; Hitlers Verlustziffern n.d. File also contains the October15,1941
issue of Völkischer Beobachter Berlin.
F.9 (M. E.) [Middle East] Force133, 266 etc. Two empty envelopes,
article re Evelyn Waugh.
F.10 (M.E.) Albania, Jugoslavia, Greece. Articles, newspaper.
F.11 (M.E.) Bulgaria, Hungary, Rumania". Two newspaper clippings
F.12 Czechoslovakia. Article on Heydrichs assassination and
the destruction of Lidice, a letter from Cookridge to an editor.
F.13 Italy. Magazine article.
F.14 Poland. One newspaper clipping.
F.15 US OSS. Newspaper clippings, handwritten memos; information
on OSS involvement in Scandinavia, France, Algiers, Italy, the Far East,
F.16 France. Sections F and RF.
1) Newspaper clippings, including article on Samuel Beckett
as intelligence operative.
2) British Survey Vol IV (13, 14) pp.141-148, 2 issues,
concerning S.O.E. relations with De Gaulle and the French Resistance,
background for Republique Française.
3) British Survey Part of Vol I (18) p. 72, December
22, 1939; Vol I (19, 20) pp 73-80. January1940; Vol VI (5), pp19-22,
n.d.; Vol VI (17, 18) pp1-4, n.d.; Supplement to News-Letter 500, July
4) Readers Digest (British?) article The
Millionth Frenchman February, 1952, pp 53-57
5) Article from Der Spiegel on the Vichy regime.
6) Chapters entitled France and Italy
excised from unknown book, pp. 249-282. France deals with
the period from the Vichy regime until the Allied victory in August
1944; Italy covers1943-1945. Fragile, cigarette burn on
7) Part of article, in French, from Souvenirs,
Discussions et Décisions pp. 277-284. Memo notes by Cookridge.
F.17 S.O.E. Official History (France) Single envelope
containing newspaper clippings, some reviews and much commentary on
M.R.D. Foots An Account of S.O.E. in France,1940-1945.;
articles by Harry Ree, Hugh Trevor-Roper, General Passy;
cover poster original for the book.
F.18 O.S.S. Two newspaper articles about General Henri Girauds
escape from Vichy France, and his ferrying to Algeria to plan, with
Eisenhower, the Allied invasion of France.
F.19 S.O.E. Envelopes:
1) HQ French Section Heads Buckmaster.
2) French Section: Buckmaster Lt Col. Maurice controversy.
3) Newspaper article outlining limitations of Foots
Official History of S.O.E.
4) Cookridges own notes about Buckmaster and S.O.E.
5) Articles by Jean Overton Fuller and Elizabeth Nicholas
attacking Buckmaster for his reticence to speak even after the War was
6) Rebuttal article by Buckmaster
7) Motion in the House by Dame Irene Ward.
8) Letter from Ian Walling to T. Spiro, Feb.1963 re: Buckmaster.
9) Carbon of typescript, much-amended, done on an electric
typewriter. The handwriting is probably Cookridges, but the source
of the document (p. 23 and following) is obscure.
F.20 S.O.E. French Section. Individuals, Part I:
1) Vera Atkins. Typewritten transcription of interview with
? and Atkins.
2) Peter Churchill and former wife Odette [Churchill] Hallowes.
3) Val Williams [Vladimir Bouryschkin]. Obit.
4) Nicole Peggy Knight Smith Marguerite
Chauvin typewritten transcription annotated by Cookridge,
of a narrated recording in which her involvement with the French Resistance
is documented. Xeroxed because original is brittle.
5) Gleeson article Commando Girls mentioned
in (4) above.
6) Pearl Witherington, Madame Cornioley: typewritten
transcript of her recounting her activities; also a letter to Cookridge
regarding 20th anniversary of D-Day.
7) Andrée de Jongh, Mme. De Greef, Mme Ugeux 1967 newspaper
8) Maurice Chevalier, partial Leader
magazine article, December1944.
9) Gen. Delattre de Tassigny. Leader
article, December 1944. Same issue as (8).
10) Yvonne Basedon. Narrated typewritten transcript.
11) Sky Corps article. The "Irish girl"
not named may be Maureen Sullivan.
12) Langelaar, George. Newspaper review of his book, Knight
of the Floating Silk; pictures.
13) John Starr. Envelope only, no articles.
14) Harry Ree see They Came from the Sky
and Series 3 (Correspondence).
15) Vomecourt, Pierre Lucas. See also The
Cat (Mathilde Carré), Benjamin Cowburn and Hugo Bleicher Court
16) de Vomecourt, Pierre. Review of his book Who
Lived to See the Day: France in Arms, 1940-45 (aka Major
St. Paul?) Letters of introduction to US Forces.
17) Yeo-Thomas, Forest The White Rabbit 1961
18) Basin, François. Cookridge notes. See also correspondence
re Inside S.O.E.
19) Rake, Denis. Obits (12 September 1976), b. 1902. Friend
of Spiro/Cookridges: see telegram. Letters between Rake and Cookridge
(Spiro) in 1960 re French translation of letters, etc, relating to Inside
S.O.E.;11 pp of Cookridges notes from interview with Rake.
Originals in envelope, photocopy also in file.
20) Envelope: Womens list of Names, etc., Executions.
21) Women: General stories, and Death Be Not Proud
Partial newspaper article on La Souris who gave V1 plans
to the British; anonymous article on one British womans activities;
article (March 11, 1945) about Sonia dArtois and Maureen Sullivan.
22) The Seven Angels from Hell incomplete
series of newspaper articles by Elizabeth Nicholas (The Sunday Pictorial,
June 29, 1958). The "seven": Diana Rowden (friend of Nicholass),
Andrée Borel, Vera Leigh, Sonia ?dArtois, Elaine Plewman,
Madeleine Damerment, Yolande Beekman.
23) Violette Szabo. Newspaper articles, 1946, during the
Nuremburg Trials, and article about her daughter, 1967.
F.21 S.O.E. French Section. Individuals, Part II:
1) Michel Cabotte. Newspaper articles (Sunday Dispatch
January 27, 1946) re sabotage.
2) Taffy Higginson. Observer magazine article, pp
3) Philip Newman. Newspaper article (Sunday Express
May 2, 1971).
4) Patrick OLeary (Daily Express,
April 20, 1947) magazine article. See also Taffy Higginson reference
in (2) above.
5) D-Day 25th anniversary: 4 newspaper clippings.
6) Evening News 1948, clippings give names and addresses
of British women murdered by the Gestapo.
7) John Howard: 1969 newspaper article describing his exploits.
8) Mary Lindell. Incomplete article about her life and death
in Ravensbrück prison.
9) Suzanne (Mrs. Paul) Cole. Sunday Express article,
January 31, 1965 reviewing In Trust and in Treason
by Gordon Young, Paul Coles biographer.
10) Emlyn Jones, Bruce Mepham, Henry Eickoff, and John Hughes:
D-Day+25 newspaper article about their landing on the shore of France.
11) Stanley Hollis V.C.: Sunday Telegraph, June 1,
12) John Goldsmith: Sunday Times Weekly, 3 January,
13) Ronald Seth: Weekend October 7-11, 1959 article.
F.22 S.O.E. Dutch Section "N:
1) Map (Serial Map #276) outflanking the Rocket Coast
re 1945. On the reverse: Map (Serial Map #s 242, 284) Closing
in on Japan. Printed after March 1945.
2) Newspaper article about Anne Frank 24 November, 1963.
3) Cookridge notes, handwritten.
4) Newspaper articles on safe houses, and survival
of Auschwitz and Dachau.
5) Englandspiel and Major Giskes. Newspaper
article in Weekend, June 27-July 1, 1962; Times (London)
article, July 15, 1950; reviews of Giskess book, and two related
F.23 S.O.E. Scandinavia: Norway, Denmark, and Sweden:
1) Article about Quisling.
2) Article about the German landing in Norway.
3) Cookridges notes, handwritten.
4) British Survey Vol III (20) pp 73-76 Germany
and Denmark n.d.
5) Peter Hershend:1945 newspaper article about Danish underground.
6) Radio Times February 24, 1973: article on sabotage
at Telemark, Germanys atomic centre.
7) Sunday Telegraph June 8, 1967. Story about the
Norwegian heavy water plant.
8) Sunday Telegraph, June 8, 1967. How the
Germans Bungled the Bomb.
9) Newspaper article: Denmarks Way in War
on Danish Resistance.
10) Correspondence between Cookridge and Poul Hansen regarding
Hansens bewilderment over his own role in S.O.E. in Denmark, and
requesting assistance from Cookridge. Part of the file contains Xerox
copies of faded photostatic copies of documents.
11) Two articles on the disappearance of Raul Wallenberg
in Russia (1956).
F.24 S.O.E. Far East: Malaya, Burma:
1) Newspaper article: The Queens Guerillas,
Sunday Dispatch September 6, 1959.
2) Newspaper article: The jungle girl joins the army
Sunday Dispatch September13, 1959.
3) Newspaper article: How we blew up Burma Oil
Sunday Telegraph, February 14, 1965.
Inside S.O.E. Scrapbook of British reviews of the book.
Also contains launch-party invitations, guest lists. Newspaper clippings,
both glued to the pages and loose in the book, contain review comments.
Also contains promotional materials from the publishers. In addition,
two envelopes of clippings deal with The England Game played
by the Nazis in Holland; other topics.
From Battenberg to Mountbatten: (Boxes 8-9)
F.1 Early (first?) draft in box. Pages are cut and pasted, of
odd sizes, and heavily annotated.
F.2 Final draft typescript. In box.
F.3 Background material:
1) Genealogical tree for descendants of Queen Victoria.
On reverse, photographs of Princess Beatrice; Beatrice with her Hesse
2) Genealogical tree for the Greek Royal family, showing
connections to Battenbergs, and descendants from George I and Grand
Duchess Olga of Russia.
On reverse, acknowledgement by author of assistance by Battenbergs.
3) Card-mounted genealogy, different from (1) above, of
Queen Victorias descendants.
4) Newspaper clipping with short political statement about
5) Cookridges handwritten notebook on the genealogy
of the Hesse/Battenberg family, beginning in 772 A.D.
6) Photostatic copy of black-bordered letter from Balmoral
on 4 August, 1886, written by Queen Victoria, in German.
7) Typewritten synopsis of individuals in the Battenberg
genealogy, including a list of illustrations.
F.5 Synopses, from first draft, to the final draft for published
F.6 Draft of Prologue.
F.7 Draft material, miscellaneous.
F.8 File of correspondence labeled Mather who was
working in close collaboration with Cookridge. There is talk of a co-authorship,
and several exchanges of letters. Mather was certainly a "rewrite
F.9 Chapter12; three drafts.
F.10 Illustrations for book:
1) captions for pictures loose in envelope;
2) photographic plate layout, with individual pictures identified,
and final negatives for plates;
3) historical pictures of Mountbattens/Battenbergs; their
Russian cousins, Edwina, Lady Mountbattens family; Lord Louiss
4) caricature entitled Louis and Alexander of Battenberg
visiting Queen Victoria in June, 1879 drawn by Prince Louis;
5) pictures of Lord Louis Mountbatten of Burma at all ages,
and of Edwina, Lady Mountbatten of Burma;
6) Queen Victoria and her Children;
7) H.R.H. Prince Philip (Mountbatten), Duke of Edinburgh.
8) pictures of the Marquess of Milford Haven (David Battenberg),
and some of the women in his life;
9) newspaper photograph (1965) of Heiligenberg Castle near
Darmstadt, Germany, the seat of the Battenbergs. It was sold after World
War I, and after World War II became a teachers college;
10) newspaper photograph of German or Swiss hotel register
page with signatures of Lord Louis and Lady Edwina, and their daughter
Pamela. N.d. Original newsprint copy retained.
F.11 Draft of outline for a series, and the eight chapters of the
series called Prince Philip the Bold, copyrighted by J.P.
Gallagher in London, 1964.
F.12 Proof copy of book index.
F.1 1) Copy of extract from the book (vide infra ) of
Hough, Richard: Vindication of the Mountbattens published
in the Observer Magazine,15 September, 1974, pp 20-35.
2) Reviews of Houghs book: Louis and Victoria:
the First Mountbattens.
F.2 English reviews of book.
F.3 German reviews of book. Original newsprint, mounted; in good
The Baron of Arizona:
F.4 Proposals for a book, suggested bibliography, outlines:
1) Outline by "E Orips", story outline by "Peter
S. Leighton", and "Georges Draft" (see item19,
2) Typewritten article (on onionskin): The Red Baron
by Clarence Buddington Kelland;
3) Documentation and Selected Bibliography of the book in
various stages of completion;
4) 2 copies of pp. 302-305;
5) unidentified handwritten comments about the manuscript
6) letter to "E.S. Spire" from the University
of New Mexico, Albuquerque, Librarian D. O. Kelley, 1965, on his librarys
resources on the topic;
7) outline of book, 1963;
8) Correspondence with University of Oklahoma Press regarding
permission to paraphrase passages from D. M. Powells The
9) Uncorrected outline of proposed book;
10) letter, 1965, to "E.S. Spire" from New Mexico
State Records and Archives regarding the trial of J. A. Reavis on the
Peralta land grant fraud;
11) letter, 1966, to the Librarian at the Arizona Archives
requesting photographs of James Reavis, his wife, and other matters
relating to the Peralta case;
12) correspondence with Arizona Photographic Associates
Inc., regarding provision of document photographs, 1966;
13) correspondence with the City of Phoenix Library on the
matter of photographs, 1966 ;
14) correspondence with the Phoenix Gazette regarding provision
of material from the newspaper archives, 1965;
15) correspondence with the Arizona Pioneer Historical Society
about background information on the Peralta Grant trial, 1965;
16) letter, 1965, from Donald M. Powell regarding permission
to quote from his book ;
17) correspondence with Sunset Magazine regarding sources
of information, 1965;
18) Undated letter to Arizona Highways regarding background
19) letter from George Kay, 1965.
F.5 Background material for the book:
1) newspaper clippings, reviews, and journal articles, including
June1895 photocopies of the Gazette regarding the trial;
2) a copy of an article by Peter S. Leighton which was published
3) other reference documents, land grant data, and photocopies
of the Arizona Star articles on the trial.
F.6 Background research for book:
1) Large1904 facsimile copy of 1811 map of Nuevo Espana
(New Mexico and Texas, largely);
2) Envelope of illustrations for the book, including plate
3) Historical information and four approaches to the story;
4) Research notes, handwritten by Cookridge;
5) Chronology of Reaviss life;
6) Genealogy of the Peraltas;
7) Sample chapter for L. Pottinger, Ltd.;
8) Suggestions for Chapter 5.
F.7 First draft (partial). Boxed.
F.8 Final, copy-edited draft manuscript, complete with the Index
draft and its galleys. Boxed.
F.9 Final typewritten draft of book. Boxed.
F.10 Galley proofs of book, including the index. Boxed.
F.11 The Third Man Contents of Envelope, Philby,
Spain, Spanish reviews and rear cover of the dust jacket of the
F.12 The Third Man: Philby European press cuttings
and articles; congratulatory telegrams, front cover of dust jacket.
Invitation from Hatchards to the reception for Authors of
F.13 The Third Man Xerox copies of newspaper reviews,
mainly in English.
F.14 The Third Man Newspaper clippings, reviews, in
Gehlen: The Spy of the Century (Boxes 10-12)
F.1 Proposal for the book, and a tentative arrangement of chapters.
There is also a proposed collaboration between Cookridge and L. Farago,
which never materialized.
F.2 Materials relevant to the book: typed early version of notes
meant to follow the last chapter; typed copy of Chapter10
F.3 Photographs from book, found in a box of other pictures.
F.3a, b Manuscript carbon copies, sorted by chapters, and including
Table of Contents, Glossary, and illustrations (In two boxes). The divisions,
which are numbered separately, do not necessarily correspond with final
chapter numbers, i.e. Division 12 says "Chapter11". In (a)
are two versions of Chapter 6, and the box ends at "Chapter11".
(b) contains Chapter12 to end.
F.4 Early draft of manuscript, and notes, both marked up. Boxed.
F.5 a, b Early draft of Hodder manuscript, and galley proof of Notes,
and Table of Contents included. One page seriously damaged. 5(a) contains
Chapters1-12; 5(b) from13 to the end of the book. Most chapters are
typed, with annotations. Chapter 1 has major handwritten sections, and
almost certainly is a first draft. The galley proof contains handwritten
note of publication information. (In two boxes).
F.6 Printed unbound forms with corrections.
F.7 Printed, unbound forms, untrimmed, with cover.
1944-45 pictures of German soldiers surrendering to Allied
forces in France, Holland, Belgium. Official British Press photographs
Pictures of Adolf Hitler1925 (studio photographs) and later.
Plate mock-up compiled from already-published pictures.
Places, maps, equipment, etc. illustrated in book.
Glossy prints from photographs in book.
Photographs of individuals, some unidentified.
F.2 Other documents:
Xerox copies of places, maps, and newspaper clippings.
A German joke about Gehlen.
Unconnected loose captions, some of which may belong to
Enlarged photocopies of several crucial telegrams sent by
Gehlen near the end of the War,
Enlarged photocopy of radio station information,
Advertising poster for the book.
F.3 Research Notes.
F.5 Scherz manuscript. The book was published in German as well
as English. File includes revisions to several chapters, and some background
F.6 Information about release of book, including press conferences.
F.7 Press reviews, French (Fayard).
F.8 Extracts of reviews, British.
F.9 Press reviews, North American.
F.10 Press reviews, mainly British, but includes an article in Russian.
F.1 Background research material, largely photostats of material
in Gehlens own files. There is information on personnel, radio
activity, deceptive activities, and intelligence organization.
Original photostats, some very faint, retained in envelopes; Xerox copies
Funkspiele, for1944. Table of Contents, with alterations.
Roster of radio operators for1944 includes location, code
name and age of operator, and the destination of the broadcast.
Numbered (by Cookridge) series of documents, with descriptions
in English (by Cookridge). All documents were from Gehlens own
files, and are numbered 1 to 16. Cookridges
summary list is included. Most relate to the deterioration of Germanys
chances of winning the War, largely because of Hitlers refusal
to take the advice of his generals. Original photostats in envelopes.
F.2 Background research material, from Gehlens own files,
and other sources:
Hitlers (1945) plans for an operation behind Soviet
lines: Operation Scherhorn.
Notices from Feb. 22, 24/45 to Obersts Weber,
Typical monthly report from Gehlen to the German High Command.
Cookridge says the March 5, 1945 report is "one of the last".
Telegrams from Gehlen, 28 March, 1945, complaining about
SS units failure to destroy rail and road bridges as he had ordered.
Report of a murder committed by one of the Nazi staff sergeants
Hitlers Jan 21, 1945 telegram to Gehlen removing
all "deception and sabotage matters" from Gehlens department,
and transferring them to Himmler and Goering. Cookridges notes
amplify the description in 12-1 of the documents concerned. In essence,
Gehlens analyses of intelligence information, troop strength,
and predictions were invariably accurate, and he was certain by 1944
that Germany could not win the war. Gehlens colleagues accepted
his word as "gospel truth"; Hitler did not want to know the
real situation, especially in1945, so he "fired" Gehlen.
Notes on available folders of German intelligence and security
Gehlens "201" file, containing biographical
information and a summary of important events in his career as a Nazi.
Organizational chart of Gehlens staff, with photographs,
and additional notes by Cookridge.
Photocopy of photograph (Spring 1943) of Gehlens general
staff published in Der Spiegel 55:3, August 25, 1954. Additional
notes by Cookridge.
Organizational chart of the German army on the Eastern Front.
Issue of Mitteilungsblatt (East Germany) from April,
1968, with letter from Cookridge to Dr. J. Mader, whose article is missing
from the paper. No publication information.
Copy of an article, The National Socialist State,
pp 24-36, by Hildegarde Bosninger (? Handwritten.), 1961. Hoover Library
Collection on Germany, #2.
Inventory of papers of Col. W.R. Philp from the Hoover Library.
24 pages. US Military Intelligence, reports, papers.
Bibliography of film frames on Russian POWs, situations
in Russia, Middle East.
Gehlen? One page of discussion (17 January1945) Feindliche
Operationsmoglichkeiten und Krafteanzatz gegen Heeresgruppe Nord
[Possibilities of enemy operations and attacks against northern army
groups]. Essentially an analysis of Russian plans.
Microfilm reference: Germany, Wehrmacht, Oberkommando,
Berichte September1939-December1942. Hoover Library
Dust jacket from English edition of book.
Draft of Chapter 12 of the book, 5 pages.
F.3 Gehlen, R. Der Dienst; Gehlens own
account of his activities during World War II. Xerox copy, unbound.
F.4 Outlines in three stages. Original proposed title: A
Spy for a Spy.
F.5 Background notes and miscellaneous loose pages of manuscript
F.6 Correspondence relating to book, including George Kay, William
McCuaig (with photograph), and permissions from other authors.
F.7 Background notes on Dr. Vögel, including correspondence.
F.8 Press cuttings, most in English, but from both Britain and
F.9 Magazine interviews with Cookridge, one in Italian, one in
Spanish, on the subject of the book.
Ottolenghi, Sandro. ?1972. La Guerrigliera Leila era
un Agente Secreto
Ottolenghi, Sandro.1972. La Guerrilera Leila. Gacetta
Illustrada (# 700) Jan. 9, 1972.
F.11 Five revised manuscript chapters, unnumbered.
F.12 Early draft, but of miscellaneous unnumbered chapters, as in
F.13 Typed, revised partial manuscript, Chapters 2-11 inclusive,
with corrections. Boxed.
F.14 Final draft, in chapters, with corrections. Boxed.
Orient Express; The Life and Times of the Worlds Most Famous
Train (Boxes 13-14)
F.1 Development and prospectuses.
F.2 First draft, in large envelope. 1) Notes to George Kay, and
responses 2) Preface, various chapters with insertions, e.g. spy
F.3 Early draft, Chapters1-6 inclusive. Also notes to and from
George Kay. In large envelope.
F.4 Early draft, marked up, with comments by George Kay. Chapters
6 (2 versions) to13. In large envelope.
F.5 Carbon copies of typed manuscript. Pages missing from several
chapters. In large envelope.
F.6 Typewritten manuscript with corrections; taken from envelope
labeled, Cookridge: duplicate manuscript of Orient Express;
The Life and Times
In large envelope.
F.7 1) Final typewritten manuscript. 2) Xerox copy of numbered
proposed photographs for book. 3) Photostats of montage of proposed
photographic plates, without captions. In large envelope.
F.8 Final copy for typesetter. In large envelope.
F.9 Galley proofs with typescript insertions; no pictures. In large
F.1 Xerox copy of page proofs. In large envelope.
F.2 Xerox copy of first pass galley from envelope labeled: First
and second pass Xerox. In large envelope.
F3 Revisions to typeset pages from previous file (14-2). In large
F.4 Xerox copy of second pass typeset pages with typesetters
markups. In large envelope.
F.5 Repros of typeset copy; loose pages. In large envelope.
F.6 Blues. Final proof copy for printing in forms. In large envelope.
F.7 1) Index proofs. 2) End papers 3) Master set: first pass
copy of index, with a copy of same.
F.8 Photographs and illustrations, background material for illustrations,
photostats of illustrations, and picture captions, acetate negatives
of plates, dust jackets.
F.9 Two sets of unbound prints of the photographic plates, and
typeset title page mock-up.
F.10 Original layout of photographic plates mounted on original
card backing. In envelope.
F.11 Background material for book. Bibliography data.
F.12 Correspondence, permissions, etc.
F.13 American press reviews; Xerox copies. Envelopes addressed to
Peter Spiro, dated February 26 and June 21, 1979. Peter
was E.H. Cookridges son.
F.14 Research cuttings from various sources: most have been xeroxed.
File includes a Spanish language copy of the Cook Wagons-Lit
magazine dated 1965.
F.15 British press reviews.
F.16 Stamp Collecting Dust jacket for this book by E.H.
Spire (Cookridge). Published by Collins; # 4 in its "Nutshell
F.17 E. H. Cookridge: partial curriculum vitae, his own summaries
of his book publications, and a brief collection of press reviews of
Glass plate negatives used in Gehlen: Spy of the Century.
Negatives are singly supported, and wrapped in acid-free paper. They
are identified as being printed between adjacent page numbers in the
published book, since the plates are not numbered. Individual images
are reproduced from the glass negatives; the negatives do not represent
the entire plate.
F.1 Image of code book (pp178-179); portraits not used in book.
F.2 Cable apparatus (pp 210-211); other portraits not used in
F.3 Two pictures of Reinhard Gehlen, one at his desk, the other
in a meeting (pp50-51).
F.4 1) Frontispiece for a book (pp18-19); 2) Hitler shaking hands
with his young werewolves (pp. 82-83); 3) portrait and an
East German identity card.
F.5 Gehlen: Spy of the Century: Map indicating area
in which Gehlen stored his records until he could make contact with
American leadership in order to begin working for them after the war.
F.6 Two US generals: Clay and McNarney (pp.114-115). Complete print
(in Box11, File1) includes Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Negative also
contains a picture of Gehlen and two others, but it is not found in
the published book.
F.7 Map of postwar zones in Germany and their governance (p.141).
F.8 Negative of 7 Nazi leaders. Four (Dombrowski, Brunner, Worzitsky,
and Krummins) found pp 242-243; Lauterbacher found pp 210-211; Baun
on pp146-147. One portrait not identified.
F.9 Forged identity card, portrait of Walter Gromach
F.10 Buildings, internal structures:
File cabinets (pp178-179)
Front gate and building at Kransberg (pp146-147),
US camp at Oberursel (pp146-147)
F.11 Portraits, apparatus.
Microfilm shown under magnification (pp178-179)
Gehlen in later years; Gehlen denied it was
he. (pp 306-307)
Von Rittberg (pp 50-51).
F.12 Variety of people, structures.
Lotz on his horse (pp 242-243)
Guard walking with dog at Pullach (pp146-147);
Radio reception station, Pullach (pp178-179);
Tape recorder ring (pp 242-243)
Trüppen Ubersicht frontispiece. Not used in book.
Glass negatives used to provide photographic plates for Gehlen:
Spy of the Century. Individual images may not have been used,
and plates tend to be comprised of images from several acetate negatives.
Page numbers represent the position in the book where the image may
F.1 Numbered Plate 40 Sign in Russian used to mislead.
F.2 Gehlen in retirement. Two pictures, pp 306-307.
F.3 Organizational chart of Gehlens staff (pp 338-339).
F.4 Student group, pp18-19. Plate broken; fragile; held together
by photographic masking tape.
F.5 Three photographs:
US Army camp at Bad Tolz, pp. 242-243
Gerhard Wessel, Gehlens successor in German Intelligence,
Dieter Blötz, former Social Democratic Party official, who
was appointed Vice-President in1970, pp. 306-307
F.6 Background material not used in book letter from Geyer.
F.7 Two photographs: Gehlen meeting an informer, pp.274-275; Gehlen
with Capt. Strick-Strickfeldt and Gen. Malyshkin of Gen. Vlasovs
Second Soviet Army, pp. 50-51.
F.8 Thirteen portraits from book:
Wilhemn Zeisser and Erich Mielke, pp 210-211
Kreidl, the farmhand, pp114-115
Edwin L. Sibert, pp114-115
Hermann Kastner, East German Prime Minister, pp 242-243
Oskar Reile, Abwehr counterespionage, pp146-147
Franz Six, pp146-147.
Walter Schellenberg, pp 50-51
Franz Goring, pp146-147
Otto Skorzeny, pp 50-51
Andrey Vlasov, Soviet Second Army general, pp 50-51
Panzinger, pp 242-243.
Hermann Giskes, Chief of Abwehr in Holland, pp146-147.
Hans Joachim Koch, pp 210-211.
F.9 Seven portraits and a photograph of a building.
Two pictures of Ernst Wollweber; police photographs, pp
Adolph Heisinger, pp18-19.
Heinz Guderian, pp18-19.
Erich von Manstein, pp18-19.
Siegfried Dombrowski, defector, pp 242-243.
Alexis von Roenne, pp 50-51.
Franz Halder, pp18-19.
Building: East German Ministry for State Security, Normannenstrasse,
Glass plate negatives in box, from Gehlen, Spy Trade
and Inside S.O.E.
F.1 Gehlen, Spy of the Century negative of tunnel
for radio equipment, controls.
1) Pl 37 American radar station, pp.210-211.
2) Diagram of tunnel for Soviet communication lines
not found in books.
F.3 Microphone. Shur Co. US intelligence machine.
Not found in books.
F.4 Radio transmitter microphone in Soviet staff car US
intelligence. Not found in books.
Chalet at Misery Meadow. Pp.114-115.
F.6 Inside S.O.E. Photograph of Paris Gestapo, pp.
F.7 Spy Trade Portraits:
1) V.Y. Semichastny, Head of KGB, 1961-1967. pp 224-225
2) A.N. Shelepin, Head of KGB, 1958-1961, pp.224-225
3) Statuette hiding codes and microfilms, pp.192-193
4) V.A. Pripoltzev, KGB agent in West Germany, pp.192-193
F.8 Spy Trade Negatives of portraits.
1) Gudrun Heidl Soviet spy. Pp 256-257
2) Irene Schultz spy in West Germany, pp. 256-257
3) Jindrich Augustin Soviet spy, pp.192-193.
4) Alfred Frenzel West German MP, Communist spy.
Picture in Daily Telegraph, 10 October, 1969.
5) Karl and Erna Driehaus spies in West Germany,
pp. 256-257 (two pictures).
6) Wilhelm Lehmann KGB agent, pp.192-193
7) Hans Felfe double agent in Gehlens office,
8) Unknown individual picture not used in books.
F.9 R. to L.: four women: Khan, Beekman, Szabo, and Rowden, all
executed by the Nazis.
F.10 From the caption in the book: Unidentified W/T operation
F.11 L to R: Starr, Pierre de Vonnecourt, Michael Trotbas, Henri
Dericourt, Maurice Southgate with Alfred and Henry Newton, Robert Heslop.
F.12 L to R: Flemming Muus, Lorens Duus Hansen, R. C. Hollingsworth,
unknown gentleman with pipe.
F.13 L to R: Virginia Hall, Gustave Bieler, Gilbert Norman, Jack
Agazarian, Harry Peulevé, France Antelme.
F.14 Anton van der Walls.
F.15 L to R: Benjamin Cowburn, Pierre Culioli.
F.16 Some of the forged forms, rubber stamps and signatures manufactured
by the S.O.E. false documents section.
Glass plate negatives, some broken, from a variety of books.
F.1 Shadow of a Spy: Dutch birth certificate of George
Blake, pp 64-65
F.2 Shadow of a Spy: Blakes marriage certificate.
F.3 Blake files. Two portraits of George Blake, but
only partial negatives of the same photographs published in Shadow
of a Spy.
F.4 Portrait of Noel Field, which does not appear in any published
book in the collection.
F.5 Five portraits of unidentified persons; one may be Kim Philby,
but none appears in any published volume.
F.6 Negative of radio transmitter apparatus that US intelligence
used in a Soviet staff car operating in the USA. Photograph has a caption,
but does not appear in any of the published books in the collection.
F.7 Apparatus used by US Intelligence for up to 50 kg of anti-Soviet
propaganda leaflets. The apparatus was attached to a balloon and floated
over Soviet territory. Illustration not found in any of the published
F.8 Three photographs: Man with ?bowler hat; George Blake?; Spy
apparatus; unidentified usage.
None of these pictures appears as an illustration in any of the published
books in the fonds.
F.9 Two photographs of groups of people, unidentified. Neither
appears in any of the published books in the collection.
F.10 History of the British Secret Service (never published):
Portrait of Sir Francis Walsingham (1587).
F.11 History of the British Secret Service (never published):
Portrait of J. C. Ardagh.
F.12 History of the British Secret Service (never published):
Portrait of Maj.-Gen. Charles E. Callwell.
Published Newspaper and Magazine Articles. --1943-1976. -- 66 cm of
textual records. -- Title based on content of series.
Note: Boxes 19A/B consist substantially of essays and newspaper/magazine
articles, with and without typescripts. These originate from Cookridges
files labeled Own Articles and are frequently pseudonymous.
The original order had the published article separate from the typescript;
as much as possible, they have been reunited. The more frequently used
pseudonyms each have a separate file. Where articles and typescripts
were collated under a "topic", e.g. "pets", the
original order has been maintained.
F.1 Geheimdienst Chef ohne Maske Newspaper
series on Gehlen
, in German. Series ran from February
to April, 1974. Collection includes #s 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14. No publication
information. Also, Panorama 21 March, 1974, article, Geldmangel
F.2 Series of 1,000 word essays, undated. Titles:
Hitlers Last Easter
This is Hitlers Last Fortress
Three Men will rule Germany
The Stage is Set for War Crimes Trials
The Germans wont get another Chance
The Nazis Prepare their Alibis
Nazis Secret General Staff
As well, there is background material for essays 5, 6, and 7, and for
5, Riess, B. Escape for the War Criminals Leader,
Feb. 10, 1945, pp 7, 8.
All the above articles were published in daily newspapers under "E.H.
Cookridge", mostly1943-45, and generally are propaganda on the
decline of the Nazis. Other articles, on USSR: possible successors to
Stalin, and collapse of Fascism in Italy. Typescripts and published
article(s) fastened together in cataloguing.
Included are two British publications called The Nazis at War,
#44, 26 January, 1943, and #47, 2 April, 1943, each 9 pages in length,
and containing translations to English of "Materials on Germany
Designed to Aid the Study of Men, Affairs, and Trends". The masthead
also indicates that: "The material here presented is concerned
with facts, recent and remote, bearing on the present world crisis.
The quotations are throughout faithfully translated from authentic sources,
German and non-German."
F.3 Articles by E.H. Cookridge, including an early
draft of The Red Rebel of Indo-China (about Ho Chi Minh),
and a draft essay. Most articles are from daily newspapers, and published
in 1946 and after.
F.4 Collection of columns called Hard Facts About
by Ipa (presumably Cookridge) from Leader magazine
of September12, 1945 August 24, 1946. In envelope; fragile.
F.5 Newspaper/magazine articles, and manuscripts published as
Peter Leighton. They cover a range of topics often also
covered in Cookridges books, but including justice and judges,
elephant ivory and smuggling, and ephemera.
F.6 Series of newspaper articles published as Albert Gurinc.
Found in Manchester Evening News February 2-5, 1953 as Trial
by Terror. Articles deal with life in Communist countries.
F.7 Newspaper/magazine articles published as Peter Morland;
some are undated, others are1946-1948. Topics: agriculture, food, medicine,
New Years Honours. File includes published Bulletin121 of MAFF,
1945, The Cultivation of Medicinal Plants.
F.8 Three newspaper articles published as Ronald Morland
in 1953. Topics: tramps (hoboes), excessive noise, taxis.
F.9 Newspaper articles published as Ronald Reckitt.
Topics: Economics, resources.
F.10 Article written as Oswald Ripps on Gambling.
F.11 Newspaper/magazine articles published as Edward H. Spire
from1945-1953. Topics: neurology; philately; postwar Japanese war trials;
economics. For this pseudonym, see also Series 4 Philately
F.12 Newspaper articles published as Edward H. Spiro
Topics: tourism, theatre, philately. For this name, see also Series
F.13 Miscellaneous pseudonyms, and general topics covered under
1) John Baker Employment.
2) Alison Bury - Fakirs
3) Bill Chaney - Psychology
4) E. K. Chatham Smith - Manpower
5) H. F. Church Theft of Pets, Taxation; politics
6) Captain Herbert Cooper Middle East
7) G. Fairchild Marine exploration
8) George Fairfield Food supply
9) Sylvia Gregg Courtship
10) John Gregory Safety
11) Muriel Harris Fashion
12) George Howard - Professions
13) A. B. or B. Hutchinson Trade, Food supply
14) Joyce Lewis English Traditions
15) Capt. Kenneth Mills Middle East,1947
16) Ian Newbold Cultural History
17) Habak Orips-Smith Church
18) Raynham S. Parker Matters Ecclesiastical
19) Rayner Parker Coffee
20) R.W. Russell Food
21) Peter Taylor Auctions
22) Joan Trevor Womens Concerns
23) E. Howard Spearman Political Geography
24) Clifford Tucker International Politics
25) Dorothy van Rose Social Behaviour
26) Wilfred Webster Insurance
27) Dr. Joseph Wender Neurosis
28) Michael Wentworth Consumer Economics
29) Ronald Wetherall Crime
30) Anonymous Ballroom Dancing.
F.14 Writing anonymously, but catalogued under own writings,
a few newspaper articles on a variety of topics, 1945-1953.
F.15 Newspaper article, relating to "How We Beat Hitlers
Spies": E. H. Cookridge, An IOU was his Death Warrant
Sunday Dispatch Nov.18, 1945. The article indicates Another
Installment for the following week, but it is not in the fonds.
F.16 Own Articles Topic: Pets Some articles,
with unmatched typescripts, and background information.
F.17 Own Articles Topic: And So to Bed (about
sleeping correctly). Four typescript versions of this article,
written over time, and each with a different pseudonym. There is no
information about possible publication.
F.18 Three newspaper articles drawn from Inside S.O.E.,
about Der Englandspiel (The England Game). Published in The
Sunday Telegraph June19, 26, and July 3, 1966. See Series 1 in this
fonds regarding the above title. There is also a newspaper article,
in French, from LAurore, 4 Feb.1969 regarding Set
Europe Ablaze (British Title: Inside S.O.E.), with
a photograph of the participants in the 25th reunion of D-Day, including
F.19 Newspaper serials by various authors on Reinhard Gehlen. File
contains the typescript of Cookridges articles drawn from Gehlen:
The Spy of the Century, and xerox copies and originals, of the articles
from The Daily Telegraph, the first on April 19, 1969. As well,
the third article, which appeared 3 May, 1969 appears to be abbreviated.
F.20 Magazine serials by other authors about Gehlen. All were published
later than Cookridges articles.
1) Photocopy of two articles, in Spanish, by Reinhard Gehlen:
Esclusivo: Un Documento Storico. A) Parla Gehlen La Superspia,
and B) La Guerra Secreta con Berlino Est . Photocopy is very
faint. From EP00A1155, 19 November, 1972.
2) Quick Exklusiv series. Die Gehlen-Story
by Wilfred Ahrens and Paul W. Limbach. From Quick #s 41-48 inclusive,
1971. In German.
3) Der Spiegel series: Pullach Intern
by Hermann Zolling and Heinz Höhne. Fifteen articles on the history
of the Bundesnachrichtendienst (German Secret Service), largely
about Gehlen and the other security chiefs. Cookridges account
is mentioned. In German.
F.21 Newspaper article derived from Spy Trade: The
Strangest Trade in the World: Bartering Spies. Daily Telegraph,
October 10, 1969. Includes copy of the ad for the article.
F.22 Newspaper series: Secrets of Soviet Espionage from
The Leicester Evening Mail May 10-14, 17, 1954. Final copy of
article in collection from the Sunday Sun of July 4, 1954
F.23 Typescript of five articles called Delilahs of Today,
with the published copies from The Weekly Overseas Mail beginning
March 5-9, 1953, and entitled Women Spies. . Additional
draft manuscript on Rehab the Harlot in the Old Testament as a spy for
F.24 Treacherous Women Ad for a series of six articles
in The Sunday Mail May-July, 1959. The articles themselves are
by Edward Cookridge.
F.25 Mata Haris Daughter: Two sets of typescripts
(in envelope), ultimately published as four articles weekly in Reveille
beginning November19, 1959. Included is genealogical and biographical
information on Mata Hari (Gertrude Zelle).
F.26 Two copies of The Daily Telegraph # 606, July 3, 1976
containing Articles 1 and 2 combined as a single story: Amid This
Susurration of Spies pp.10-15.
F.27 German version of Amid This Susurration of Spies,
called Inmitten von Spionen-Geflüster, published as three articles
in Zurichs Die Tat #282, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1976, # 293,
Monday, December13, 1976, and # 307, Wednesday, December 29, 1976. File
contains original newspaper sheets, and xerox copies of articles.
F.28 Amid This Susurration of Spies, Manuscript versions
of Article 1 and Article 2 which were later
combined for the Daily Telegraph article.
F.29 Partial manuscripts, odd pages from Articles1 and 2 of Amid
This Susurration of Spies.
F.30 Amid This Susurration of Spies: Correspondence:
contractual, developmental, fiscal, and legal matters.
F.1 Stages of typescripts for the first of three magazine
articles on the CIA, entitled The Biggest Secret Service in the
World Published in the Sunday magazine of The Daily Telegraph
#376:10-16, 14 January, 1972.
F.2 Stages of typescripts for second article on the CIA, The
Africa Dossier Published in the Sunday magazine of The Daily
Telegraph #377: 25-30, 21 January, 1972.
F.3 Stages of typescripts for the third article on the CIA, Dead
Letters in Salisbury. Published in the Sunday magazine of The
Daily Telegraph #378: 30-34, 28 January, 1972.
F.4 Typescripts of first drafts of essays entitled Dutschke,
Special Forces, Middle East contained in the
same box as the typescripts for F.1, 2, and 3, and similarly marked
up, as were the first drafts of those three articles. The information
in the essays may have been incorporated into the final published articles.
F.5 Series of four newspaper articles on the CIA published in
Politican Sondag from Copenhagen between13 February and 5 March,
1972. in Danish. Original newspaper sheets, presumably translations
of the Sunday Telegraph articles, and with some of the same pictures.
See also correspondence in this box, F. 8.
F.6 Original issues of the Sunday magazines from The Daily
Telegraph containing Cookridges CIA articles: The Biggest
Secret Service in the World, The African Dossier,
and Dead Letters in Salisbury, from January14, 21, and 28,
F.7 In Los Domingos de ABC Spanish translations of Cookridges
CIA articles, but published 6, 13, and 20 August, 1972. Title of each:
La CIA al desundo. File also contains a newspaper article
from ABC Madrid, entitled Heroicos Cubanos.
F.8 Handwritten notes, correspondence regarding CIA articles,
and also research to1978. Lists of CIA operatives, and some CIA operations
F.9 Spies and Spying
1) Two sets of typescripts: first draft and final typescript
for articles entitled Spying and Security. The
Daily Telegraph published two articles on June15, 1973: Espionage:
Does the Spy Still Exist? (#450:16-21) and The Secret Way
to Retaliate (#450: 23-26). In the file is a third article by
R. Palmer (not a Cookridge pseudonym) entitled A Patsy in the
Office.1) A Mike in the Ashtray: Industrial Espionage
2) Two issues of Blanco y Negro Vol 83 (3201) with
the Palmer article translated into Spanish as: Las Armas Secretas
del Espionage Industrial pp14-19. The second issue of the
magazine, Vol 83 (3202):58-63 has Cookridges article Los
Estados se Vigilan which the magazine regards as #2 in the
F.10 Magazine article Four Roads to Dachau from The
Daily Telegraph #543: 26-34, April 25, 1975. File contains typescript
of article, a typescript of Cookridges suggested additions, some
background research material, correspondence about the article before
and after its publication, speeches and programme for the memorial plaque
ceremony at Dachau, faint Xerox pictures of Beekman and Plewman, and
two copies of the magazine. [One of his most powerful pieces of writing.]
F.11 The Secret Heroes Two Daily Telegraph articles
marking the 25th Anniversary of D-Day:
1) Private War of the Special Agents Daily
Telegraph #242 May 30,1969
and 51 Locomotives were Destroyed Daily
Telegraph #243, June 6, 1969
File contains intact magazine for each story, and excised copy of each
story, where #2 is incomplete.
F.12 The Secret Heroes Drafts and galley proofs of each
F.13 The Secret Heroes Background material: Handwritten
notes about people mentioned; aide-memoire regarding Jacques
Poirier and others; address to Col. Buckmaster from 20 May, 1969; several
copies of La Vie de la Résistance, a monthly newspaper for former
Resistance fighters, including July-August, 1964, and Special editions
August, 1964 (two copies); January, 1965; part of Contre Presse
from Feb 9, 1969, recounting the massacre at Tulle in 1944. Newspapers
F.14 The Secret Heroes. Postwar information:
1) Covering document by Raymond Picard regarding battalion
movements for the FFCI military region at Toulouse. Sent to the General
Commandant of the 5th Military Region at Toulouse on February 25, 1947.
2) Sections 1 and 2 of the battalions activities,
losses, and operations from1941Sept.1944, when the liberation
of France occurred. In French.
3) Chefs et Liquidateurs des Anciens Réseaux des
Forces Françaises Combattants .Typed booklet containing names,
code names, position, and current address of the battalions resistance
fighters. Created June 1961. In French.
F.15 Organizing correspondence and feedback for the March 1969 tour
of their regions of wartime action, and the reunion of a group of surviving
French and British resistance fighters, sponsored by The Daily Telegraph
in celebration of D-Day and the articles which appeared as The
Secret Heroes. Mixture of French and English correspondence. Cookridge
obtained most of the organizing letters from Vera Atkins and Lise Villamaure
as background for the articles.
F.16 Smuggling by Peter Leighton. Daily Mail
July 7, 1963. Drafts of manuscripts, envelope of related photographs,
copy of first printed installment, background material, correspondence.
Original submission by Norman Moss, and pseudonymous introductory
letter to the Features Editor of the Daily Express.
F.17 Smuggling Draft Synopses by Peter Leighton, W.
N. Dover, with draft articles by E. H. Cookridge. Also numerous newspaper
clippings, some from the Press & Information Office of the House
of Commons, where Cookridge worked. Included are several published articles
on Piracy by another author.
F.18 They Almost Escaped by "Michael Wentworth".
File includes correspondence with Rupert Crew, prospectus, synopses
as Michael Wentworth, early drafts, final draft and six
articles published weekly in Reveille, Dec. 8, 1958Feb.
F.19 Were These Perfect Crimes? by Michael Wentworth.
Synopsis for series, typescript for three articles. Photocopies of five
articles and a teaser, published in Tit-Bits October
24-November 21, 1959.
F.20 Were These Perfect Crimes? and They Almost
Escaped. Background Material.
F.21 The Spy Next Door Synopses of four articles
by E. H. Cookridge and a proposed article by Justin Atholl.
Correspondence, manuscript drafts, part of one published article.
F.22 The Grimaldis Two prospectuses for a series of
newspaper articles by E.H. Cookridge, drafts of three articles,
and published versions of two (beginning 16 April, 1956 in the Daily
Mail. ). See also The Grimaldis in Series 5 and portions
of the unpublished book, with genealogy, photographs, and partial chapters.
F.23 Several articles by Cookridge on German (WW II) and Soviet
(Cold War) Spies. Date range:1945-1973.
Legal Issues, Correspondence, Personal. -- 1957-1978. -- 34 cm of textual
records. -- Title based on content of series.
Libel lawsuit by Prison Governor
Hayes against Cookridge over statement that Blake had played bridge
at the Governors home outside the prison walls whilst incarcerated.
Correspondence, statement of claim, court statement, fiscal issues.1967-68;
correspondence (1969) with Sean Bourke regarding Burkes role in
F.2 Kantorowicz. Prof. Alfred regarding Soviet
Spy Net (Zentrale Moskau) Libel lawsuit launched
by Prof. Alfred Kantorowicz against Cookridge, based upon Cookridges
statements that Kantorowicz was a Soviet spy. Correspondence, some in
German, and Cookridges findings when he attempted to substantiate
his claims. 1959-61. Also in file, published information from the New
Statesman 21 September, 1959, pp 339-340, Harrison, A.: The
Man Who Changed his Mind; Freiheitsglocke #81, 1 October
1957, and #96, March 1959 (in German); Time Magazine 9 September,
1957, article on Kantorowicz entitled A Surfeit of Lies,
p. 26; Die Zeit #15, 10 April 1959, Ja, ich war Kommunist
, pp I, IV; Deutsche Fragen, 3 issues: Vol 5 (8) August, 1959,
Vol 5 (5), May, 1959, and Vol 5 (3), March 1959.
F.3 Evans, Dwye. Correspondence about a possible lawsuit
over defamatory remarks published in The Bookseller
by him, accusing Cookridge of plagiarism and flagrant
exploitation in the matter of the title of Cookridges book
on Kim Philby. Trower, Still & Keeling, 1968-69.
F.4 The Third Man Sunday Times attempt
to accuse Cookridge of plagiarism from a series on Philby written by
their staffers. Discussion of errors in the text of the book, and of
past political activities on the part of them both. 1968-69. Correspondents
include: Sir Roger Chance, Rubinstein, Nash &Co., Arthur Barker
Ltd., G. Eric R. Gedye, Col. C.H. Ellis, K. Friedmann (ex-husband of
Philbys second wife).
F.5 The Third Man Attempt by Louis Franck to
accuse Cookridge of defamation. Cookridge suggested in correspondence
that this was part of the Sunday Times editors ongoing
effort to undermine his reputation. Correspondents include: Simmons
& Simmons, Arthur Barker Ltd., Oswald, Hickson, Collier &Co.
1968. There are other two other letters in the file, one from the Daily
Telegraph (1968) and the other from Rubinstein Callingham (1976)
F.6 Lindgren, Per, Major. Articles he submitted in
Swedish to Cookridge with a view to having them translated into English
and published. Result unknown.
F.7 Leschander, Walter L. Correspondence, and two
F.8 Mader, Dr. J. Correspondence1975-76, regarding
the Scherz manuscript of Gehlen, publishing rights. Also
F.9 Missions Spéciales (Inside S.O.E.) Lawsuit against
Cookridge and his publisher, Fayard, in France by Pierre Agapov about
certain statements in the French translation which he claimed reflected
badly upon him. Correspondence, accusation, judgements, all in French.
F.10 Adventures in Stamp Collecting, Cookridge as plaintiff:
Letters regarding the publication of Adventures
lawsuit regarding the review of the book by Robson Lowe which suggested
Cookridge was fraudulently offering known stamp forgeries for sale on
the open market without advertising them as such,1964-66.
F.11 Shadow of a Spy Cookridge/European Copyright Co.
as plaintiff, suing Die Welt for unauthorized publication of
parts of the book before it was published in Britain. Many complexities
in law were evident between the two countries, and a potential contract
with Springer Verlag, which owned the newspaper at the time, apparently
caused Cookridge to reconsider.
F.12 Four Roads to Dachau. Correspondence with Daily
Telegraph, financial matters, notes, etc.
F.13 Four Roads to Dachau. Jean Overton Fuller leveled
a charge of plagiarism against Cookridge, and tried to include the Daily
Telegraph, which printed the article, regarding Noor Inayat Khan,
one of the women executed at Dachau. Correspondence exists among the
author the newspaper editor, the authors agents, and his solicitors,
presentation of demands, and the results of Cookridges investigations
into the economic situation of the complainant. The end result was that
Cookridge and his solicitors felt it would be unwise to pursue the case,
because they would probably never see their money. For further information,
see F.33 in box 21B and a 1975 letter to Vera Adkins.
Correspondence with the Daily Telegraph
over the series of articles.
F.15 Bartering Spies Correspondence with the Daily
Telegraph. Subject: Dr Vogel, the East German lawyer involved in
many of the exchanges of spies during the Cold War.
F.16 The Spies around Us. Correspondence with the Daily
Telegraph regarding the article, 1973.
F.17 Farago, Ladislas. Correspondence, newspaper article.
In 1969, Cookridge and Farago contracted to co-author a book called
The Grey Hand about Reinhardt Gehlen. The contract was canceled
in1971, and each published his own book on Gehlen. In1972, Farago threatened
to sue Cookridge for libel over a review of his book, and claimed Cookridge
had used his material on Gehlen without permission.
F.18 Melinda Maclean. Correspondence with the Daily
Telegraph, fiscal record, 1970. The article was never published.
F.19 The Biggest Secret Service in the World, the CIA
Series. Correspondence, etc., with the Daily Telegraph.
F.20 Oehmen, Hans-Clemens. Correspondence1973-1979 some
in English, some in German, some in both languages. Oehmen had worked
for Gehlen, but was imprisoned by the Communists. Included in the file
are two original letters from Dr. Vogel to Oehmen, which were smuggled
into the prison strictly against regulations, and which Oehmen smuggled
out in pieces.
Rupert Crew Co. Ltd., (Cookridges agents):
F.22 Correspondence: 1962
F.23 Correspondence: 1963
F.24 Correspondence: 1964
F.25 Correspondence: 1965
F.26 Correspondence: 1966
F.27 Correspondence: 1967
F.28 Rubenstein, Nash & Co. Letters regarding a matter
with the Observer and David Frost, 1972
F.29 History of the British Secret Service. Correspondence
1961-67, mostly with Arthur Barker, Publishers.
F.30 History of the British Secret Service. Correspondence
1967-1978, including letters exchanged with Randolph Churchill and Mary
F.31 Postwar Correspondence arising from Inside
S.O.E. from several individuals: Dame Irene Ward, Vera Adkins
and Annette Weston re Harry Peulevé; Peter Churchill regarding a rumoured
F.32 Buckmaster, Col. Maurice. Correspondence, largely
regarding the publication of Inside S.O.E. and the reunion
of the French Section for the 20th anniversary of D-Day; letter from
Richard Christmann (1967) in German, complaining about Cookridges
depiction of him in Versteckspiel mit dem Tod, the German version
of Inside S.O.E..
F.33 Adkins, Vera Correspondence, 1964-67, largely regarding
the proposed reunion of the French Section. For other correspondence,
see Box 19B, F.20; Boxes 20A, F.11 and 21B, F.31.
F.34 Hart-Davis, Duff. Correspondence regarding serialization
of Inside S.O.E. in1966 in conjunction with its publication.
F.35 Kindermann, Karl. Correspondence regarding Cookridges
Zentrale Moskau and Kindermanns Rom ruft
Moskau. Mostly in German.
F.36 Passy French Section code name; correspondence
largely regarding Inside S.O.E., including supporting documents.
F.37 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1 June 1969-18 June
F.38 Personal and Job-related Correspondence1941-1945.
Includes: Yorkshire Evening News, London Newspaper Services Ltd.,
F.39 Miscellaneous (largely negative) correspondence, Nov. 1973-April
1) Letter from Librairie Fayard reminding Cookridge
about a letter he had promised to write,
2) Letter from Linder AG declining to reprint any of his
books which had been translated into German,
3) Tradesmens bill with several reminders for a minor
amount of money,
4) Small claims court decision against Spiro from a firm
of private investigators, which elevated a bill of £12-40 to one of
£16-60 with court costs,
5) Letter from Lloyds Bank announcing a current account
overdraft of £233-08, with a request for him to authorize a transfer
6) Letter from Anstey of The Daily Telegraph in an
7) Letter from A.E. Pederson offering a "stringer" position
for "Scandinavian News Letter". There is a copy of this letter in Box
84, Section 11, Envelope 2.
F.40 British Secret Service: Sikorski; Dr. Thornes Case (1970-72).
Correspondence between Cookridge and K. C. Thorne over the truth of
Rolf Hochhuths play: The Soldiers. Thorne provides
copies of his own analysis of the1943 Liberator crash which killed Sikorski,
and a deposition for the High Court as plaintiff against the publishing
companies A. Deutsch Ltd., and Penguin Books, Ltd; he had assumed immediately,
and with no provided evidence, that Sikorskis death was murder.
Cookridge had sent some of Thornes material to his lawyers (Rubenstein,
Nash & Co.) to determine whether he could publish it legally. Mr.
Rubenstein replied, noting that nothing in the communication was marked
confidential; he also noted that he was the lawyer for the
publishers in the complaint. In an abusive personal letter to Cookridge,
Thorne accuses him of being in the pocket of MI 5. There is an essay
by Thorne, as well, entitled The British Ordensstaat, or, The
System of Establishmentocracy, pp 20-25 of some larger document.
See also: Series 8, Box 52, Section 4: Poland, Envelope 5.
F.41 Financial documents, 1968.
F.42 Press Reviews of Cookridges' books: typescripts and typescript
carbson, mimegraphs, one ms. draft. Blurb for "Inside S.O.E.",
F.43 List of books in Cookridge's personal library, ts. carbon
F.44 Biographical information.
Philately. -- 1943-1976. -- 16 cm of textual records. -- Title based
on content of series.
F.1 Envelope containing Cookridges personal collection (from
childhood?) of Registered Mail stickers, largely from Europe, but ranging
from the USA to India. Internal evidence suggests he had an almost complete
collection from pre-war Germany.
F.2 Reproductions of stamps from published sources, largely auction
sale catalogues, which Cookridge used to illustrate his weekly column
for Eagle magazine, 1964-1969. Selected examples.
F.3 Published colour copies of Swiss stamps, announcing issuing
dates,1948-50; nineteen Swiss booklets,1965-1976, advertising First
Day covers; 6 x 8 glossy photographs of British stamps commemorating
British architecture (1978), and the first British Post Office miniature
F.4 Book: Le Centenaire des Timbres-Poste Suisses, 1843-1943.
Copy # 279 (of 500?). Edited par la Direction Générale des
Postes, Télégraphes et Téléphones Suisses (PTT), Berne. 61 pp, Hardbound,
25 x18 cm, 1 cm thick. Excellent quality of paper throughout. Illustrated
in colour and black and white. No dust jacket; in as-new
F.5 Reinatex (1952). International Philatelic Meeting
in Monaco, 26 April-4 May, 1952.
1) Information booklet for attendees, in French.
2) Bilingual (English and French) similar information book
for the same meetings, but containing more detail than (1)
3) Booklet: Chiavassa, H., 1955. Histoire de la Principauté
de Monaco par Ses Timbres-Poste. No publication information. (8
¾ x 5 ½ x 3/8) (22.2 x14 x 0.9 cm), soft cover, thin
page stock. Illustrated black and white, but some pictures excised (by
Cookridge? See The Grimaldis in Series 5). In French.
F.6 Large Booklets:
1) Gaudard, H.E., 1943. Die Bilder zu den Frankomarken
der Ausgaben1936-1941. Generaldirektion PTT, Bern.18 pp. (29.5 x
21 cm), soft cover, thick, glossy paper stock. Illustrations all in
colour. Excellent condition.
2) English Translation of the above: Gaudard, H. E.1945.
Designs for Swiss Postage Stamps Issues1936-1941. Generaldirektion
PTT, Bern.18 pp, soft cover, thick stock glossy paper. Illustrations
all in colour. Dimensions as for (1). On both copies, incomplete, but
real stamps on cover, i.e. no denomination, and no Helvetia.
Excellent condition. Comment: with paper in Europe in short supply and
of generally poor quality during the War, all three books (Box 22, Files
4, 6) are remarkable, and probably rare.
F.7 Rupert Crew correspondence (1964-1969) regarding the weekly
philately column Cookridge wrote for Eagle a boys
magazine, during that period.
F.8 Typescripts for weekly column in Eagle, arranged
in order of publication according to Cookridges own numbered lists.
All mss. are typed except #s140, 141, and142. Missing are #s 2, 3, 7,
8, 71, 137,180, 214, and 237. Included are special columns: Christmas
(21 November, 1967), Sea and Seashore on Stamps, and two
quizzes. The original newsprint articles are in envelopes; the acid-free
copies are numbered according to the original lists.
Eagle Stamp Articles, Original newspaper articles, and Xerox
F.9 Year: 1964. The original newsprint articles are in envelopes;
the acid-free copies are numbered according to the original lists
F.10 Year: 1965 The original newsprint articles are in envelopes;
the acid-free copies are numbered according to the original lists.
F.11 Year: 1966. The original newsprint articles are in envelopes;
the acid-free copies are numbered according to the original lists.
F.12 Year: 1967. The original newsprint articles are in envelopes;
the acid-free copies are numbered according to the original lists.
F.13 Year: 1968. The original newsprint articles are in envelopes;
the acid-free copies are numbered according to the original lists. Five
articles from 27 April 29 June are absent. They may never have
F.14 Year 1969. The original newsprint articles are in envelopes;
the acid-free copies are numbered according to the original lists. While
the last published article was 19 April 1969, there were none from 15
February to 29 March that year. The earlier years, from 1 July 1965
to 1968, were all published at two-week intervals. Also dust jacket
from his own book on stamp collecting, written as "E.H. Spire".
Unpublished Manuscripts. -- 1941-1979. -- 1.95 m of textual records
and graphic material. -- Title based on content of series.
F.1 Gedankenüber Mao-Tse-Tungs Gedanken,
[Thoughts on Mao Tse Tungs Thoughts] a handwritten translation
from the Chinese of Lao Wu Sze (the author) by Karl Friedmann. In German.
The handwriting is not Cookridges; apart from a single section
written on lined notepaper, the manuscript is a photocopy with original
emendations. Identity of "Karl Friedmann" not clear, but see
The Third Man (Box 21A, File 4) and Series 8, Box 58, Section
2, Envelope P2C.
F.2 Gedanken über Mao-Tse-Tungs Gedanken
[Thoughts on Mao Tse Tungs Thoughts], a typescript carbon copy,
including the beginnings of an Index and a list of Figures. The typewriter
used an Elite typeface, one that Cookridge did not use; handwritten
emendations are in the same hand as the manuscripts. 93 pp, double-spaced.
In German. There is no accompanying correspondence to elucidate why
Cookridge had the material, or the date. The storage envelope is dated
F.3 BEA Comet Plane Crash, October 12, 1967. Envelope
of privately taken photographs, possibly depicting Cypriot scenes, presumably
taken by Cookridge in Feb. 1969, as he was looking into the hitherto
unsolved mystery of the plane crash. Colour negatives present, in original
envelope. There is a black and white photograph of a young man evidently
torn out of a photograph album. None of the pictures is identified.
F.4 BEA Comet Plane Crash, October 12,1967. Official
photographs of the Republic of Cyprus from the Public Information Office
in Nicosia. The black and white glossy prints depict scenery, and cultural
activities. Some are aerial photographs. All pictures are identified.
F.5 BEA Comet Plane Crash, October 12, 1967:
1) Newspaper accounts from London papers of October 13,
1967 of the crash.
2) Passenger Lists
3) Cookridges compilation of file cards for each passenger.
4) Photocopy of affidavit from a passenger who had traveled
on the first leg of the flight from London to Athens.
5) RAF Search and Rescue information, including some black
and white official photographs, but not especially related to the Comet
6) Cookridges notebook of people and interviews in
early 1969, when he went to Cyprus.
7) Flight insurance policy proposal form, in someone elses
8) Maps of Cyprus, Nicosia, the site of the crash, etc.
9) Business cards, addresses of contacts Cookridge made
10) Magazine article: Deeley, P.: The Comet that Fell
out of the Sky. It deals with the accident, and a bomb (a high
explosives detonator) carried by a passenger in cabin baggage, and inadvertently
kicked. No publication information with the article.
11) brief biographical sketches of the Executive branch
of the Greek Cypriot Government.
12) packet of material: Nicosian newspaper oF.27 October,1968,
with a headline proclaiming the cause of the crash. In Greek.
13) typescript called The Secret of Charley
Oscar translated from the magazine O Kosmos
Simera (The World Today), of October 3,1968.
14) The Fatal Bomb translated from Asyrmatos
(Wireless), 27 October1968.
15) postcard from Ledra Palace Hotel where Cookridge stayed
(as Mr. Spiro).
16) Copy of pages from typescript of Article 2 of Cookridges
The Secret War published in The Daily Telegraph #606
as This Sussuration of Spies. See also Box 19B, Files 27,
17) Cookridges proposal to The Daily Telegraph
for article(s) on the Comet crash, based on his research in Cyprus,
and with an assumption of sabotage as the cause. See John Ansteys
reply in Box 23, File 4.
18) Newspaper clippings, 1968-70 on the attempt to assassinate
President, The Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus.
19) Copy of Bulloch, J.: The Cyprus power game,
24 October, 1972.
20) Newspaper article (not Xeroxed) on growing marijuana
in Cyprus, 3 September, 1972
21) Envelope of glossy b&w photographs of Cypriot scenes.
F.6 B.E.A. Comet Crash, 12 October, 1967 Correspondence
on subject 1968-69.
F.7 Casinos Prospectuses, five installments of proposed
newspaper articles. No background research materials, no correspondence.
F.8 Melinda MacLean Stages of manuscript development,
letter and editorial comments from George Kay, and Cookridges
own notes which seem to be made after the article had been withdrawn.
The article was withdrawn before publication (See Series 3, Box 21,
F.18 for accompanying correspondence).
F.1 King Kong Xerox copies of Dutch newspaper
articles on Lindemans, certified copy of his birth certificate, and
two photographs, one of Lindemans, but unlabeled.
F.2 King Kong. Background material: newspaper clippings,
photographs, carbon copy of Boeree, T.A. Two Short Stories (with
comment) regarding the Battle of Arnhem. Owner: Brig. W. F.K Thompson.
F.3 King Kong. Draft manuscript of story of Christiaan
(King Kong) Lindemans.
F.4 King Kong. Near final-draft copy of proposed book/play
F.5 King Kong. Partial drafts, research notes, random
typescript pages, some biographical information on Lindemans.
F.6 Diamonds. Correspondence, synopses of proposed
F.7 Diamonds. Rough and later drafts of Chapters 7
and 8 only.
F.8 Diamonds. Background newspaper clippings, advertising
booklets from some diamond mining companies, e.g. De Boers.
F.9 Gibraltar (1940-1942). Proposed article for The
Daily Telegraph. File includes correspondence with both Montgomery
Hyde and Anstey of The Daily Telegraph, newspaper clippings (postwar),
duplicate draft proposal, three, 2 cancelled stamps, and one stamped
postcard. The correspondence with Montgomery Hyde discusses the possibility
of a collaboration with him, or perhaps with John Ziegler of the USA.
F.10 The Greatest Steal in History. File consists of
a letter (1964) from Arthur (?) Kent suggesting the title and possible
topics, four-page typed prospectus for a story, and two single typed
pages with related outlines from a much earlier period.
F.11 Typescripts for two essays in non-journalistic style, the first
written by Christopher Daybell, the second anonymous, but
probably both by Cookridge. Unpublished, as unfinished.
F.1 Synopses of a proposed book called The Bleicher Story,
by Hugo Bleicher and E. H. Cookridge.
F.2 Background and interview notes for The Bleicher Story;
also biographical notes on Bleicher, in German.
F.3 First draft, complete (?) of The Bleicher Story
F.4 Second draft (partial) of The Bleicher Story numbered
3: chapters 6, 7, and unnumbered.
F.5 The Birth of a Volcano Article by Peter
Leighton. Proposal, several drafts, illustrations. Original draft
as Edward H. Spiro.
F.6 Treasure Proposal for article by Peter Leighton
with several drafts. Also draft articles as George van Wende,
H.F.Church, Robert de Witt, E.H. Cookridge,
C. Tucker, Michael Wentworth, Richard
Williams, Ronald Reckitt, and J. M. Michaelson.
Note: The draft article by C. Tucker is on letterhead of
the Fleet Street Union, which lists Clifford Tucker,
Capt. Kenneth Mills, Joan Trevor, George Fairfield, H. F. Church, and
R. W. Russell all pseudonyms of Cookridges. File
also contains partial drafts and background material, some Xeroxed from
loose material in file.
F.7 Fortune Telling Draft articles on fortune
telling, written as Oswald Ripps and Madam Orion. Photocopies of background
newspaper articles, and a pamphlet by Noel Jacquin: Look at your
F.8 Frauds Drafts of a proposed series of articles
on great frauds, written as Peter Leighton. Earliest proposal
has authors name as Norman Moss. Also background material,
handwritten notes, some photocopied.
F.9 Old Synopses E.H. Cookridge as author.
Proposals, outlines for newspaper articles.
F.10 Old Synopses in which no author is
listed. Consists of summaries, proposals for newspaper articles.
F.11 Old Synopses Pseudonymous summaries, proposals
for newspaper articles. Some known to have been published (see Series
2). The following is a list of pseudonyms used in this file, with a
general indication of the topics covered:
Allsopp, K. (Kenneth): General, Economics
Baker, John: Personnel, Jobs
Chaney, Bill: Poliomyelitis
Chatham Smith, E.K.: Industrial Production
Church, H. F.: Science, Natural Medicines, Economics, General
Cooper, Capt. Herbert: Africa
Craddock, Neil: Fraud
De Witt, Robert: Khruschev
Dixon, John: Common Cold
Edwards, E. S., Gerald, or Frank: Science
Fairfield, George: Food, Natural Studies (see Series 2)
Grant, Major E. P. S.: India
Gregg, Sylvia: Human Interest
Gregory, John: Safety (cf Series 2)
Gurinc, Albert: Soviet Union
Hamilton, Curtiss: U. S, Politics
Harris, Muriel: Movies
Houtzamer, Dr. Walter: Poliomyelitis
Hutchinson, A. B. or Bertil: Food, Agriculture, Exports
Kay, F.G.: Baby Boom
King, Anthony D.: Crime
Leighton, Peter, or Peter S.: General
Lewis, Joyce: Domestic Matters
Michaelson, M.: Race Horses
Mills, Capt. Kenneth: India (cf Series 2)
Morland, Peter: Food, Consumerism
Morland, Ronald: General
Newbold, Ian: Technology
Oldham, Squadron Leader F.G.: Aerial Mapping
Parker, Raynes or Raynham: Coffee, International Issues
Pinner, F.G.: Movies
Power, C. A.: Women, Politics
Reckitt, H. R.: International Matters
Reckitt, Ronald, or E. Ronald: General
Riegel, Stanford G.: Economics
Ripps, Oswald: Gambling, etc.
Russell, R. W.: General, Linguistics, Technology, Science
Spire, Edward, or E. H.: Medicine
Trevor, Joan: Music, Domesticity
Tucker, Clifford: Psychology, International Matters, General
Webster, S. E.: Film Extras
Webster, Wilfred: General Suggestions Only
Wender, Dr. Joseph: Medicine
Wentworth, Michael: Commerce
Weatherall, Ronald: Common Cold
F.12 Old Synopses Envelope labeled Political:
article, proposals, summaries.
F.13 Old Synopses Envelope labeled Empire
Proposals, summaries. Envelope of photographs for Sudan
article consisting of desert scenes, etc of upper Nile region. No evidence
of the article itself.
F.14 Nor Iron bars a Cage book proposal, letters,
newspaper clippings, other research material for book about prisons.
F.15 Proposed articles on aspects of the leadership of the Soviet
Union and their activities.
F.16 Nazi Spies in Britain Synopsis of a series: German
Military material (bills for services), a letter to the Daily Mail
editor (1971) proposing a series which would scoop the Daily Express.
Xerox copies of Daily Express article(s), reviews of book by
Ladislas Farago on Nazi Spying in Britain. Copy of apparent "minutes"
of a Nazi conference in Berlin, 10 November, 1937 taken by Oberst
Hossbach, 11 pages, in English.
F.17 The Skin-Deep Art. Proposed book on Tattooing.
Includes correspondence, proposal, background material. Not related
to Confessions of a Tattooist by George Burchett and Peter
F.18 Encyclopedia of Espionage and Secret Service. Synopses,
proposals, correspondence with various publishers. In envelope: (Gestetner)
typescript copy of Miles Copelands Guide to Spies and Counter-Spies,
London, 1973, labeled Home Copy. It was found in another
portion of the archive, but is relevant to this file, and to Cookridges
manuscript of The History of the British Secret Service,
q.v. Also draft I of an historical essay on WW I and German spies
which reflects the probable content of a proposed encyclopedia.
F.19 Sparks Across the Atlantic radio or TV drama proposed
by Cookridge. Background material includes a copy of The Tide
of Fortune by Stefan Zweig, in translation, 1955 edition. Several
stages of script writing are also included, and the latest are marked
as being copyrighted until after Dec. 1, 1953. No indication in the
file that it was actually broadcast.
F.20 Trapping the Smugglers by Norman Moss.
Correspondence with editors from the European Copyright Company,
Ltd which was Cookridge himself. Included is a first draft,
and background newspaper clippings. An article was published in Daily
Mail, July 7, 1963. Also in file is an article by E.H. Cookridge
entitled Contraband Reaches Highest Total in History, and
some background material.
F.21 The Spy Next Door. Synopsis of a proposed book,
and manuscript of two chapters, correspondence, an envelope of six 6
x 8.5 black and white photographs of residences of known spies,
and background notes.
F.1 Casinos. Prospectus, correspondence, general background
notes, newspaper clippings.
F.2 Casinos. Brochures and background information
on individual European casinos. Newspaper articles on the casinos at
Nice and Cannes, their habitués, robberies, etc. See also The
Grimaldis and the casino at Monte Carlo.
F.3 Nazi Spies in Britain. Synopsis, drafts, correspondence,
photographs, and background notes.
F.4 Nazi Spies in Britain. Data from the Bundesarchiv;
F.5 Nazi Spies in Britain. Twelve articles by Ladislas
Farago from the Daily Express October15-30, 1971.
Trotsky : (Boxes 26A-28A)
F.6 Title pages for the final chapter arrangement of the book.
These are Xerox copies; the originals have been placed with the individual
chapters in later files.
F.7 Drafts of Introduction to the books, handwritten and then
typed with notes.
F.8 Chapter1: The Warning. Two typed draft manuscripts
F.9 Chapter 3: The Infiltrators. Two typed draft manuscripts
F.10 Chapter 4: The Stool-Pigeons. Typed draft manuscript
F.11 Chapter 5: Spanish Inferno. Typed draft manuscripts
with notations, with some drafts only sections of the chapter.
F.12 Chapter 6: The Executioners. Typed partial draft
F.13 Chapter 7: A Summer in Paris. Two typed draft manuscripts
with notations, and four stages of typed notes for the chapter.
F.14 Chapter 8: Prelude to Murder. Typed draft manuscript
and chapter notes, both with notations.
F.15 Chapter 9: Murder Bungled. Two typed draft manuscripts,
one with notations.
F.16 Chapter 10: The Disappearance of Sheldon Harte.
Two typed draft manuscripts with notations.
F.17 Chapter 11: The Corpse at Santa Rosa. Three typed
draft manuscripts with notations.
F.18 Chapter 12: The FBI Steps In. Typed draft manuscript
F.19 Chapter 13: The Killing. Typed draft manuscript
F.20 Chapter 14: The Killers Story. Typed draft
manuscript with notations.
F.21 Chapter 15: The Cover Falls Apart. Typed draft
manuscript and partial manuscript with notations.
F.22 Chapter 16: The Mind of the Assassin. Two typed
draft manuscripts and three sections, all with notations.
F.23 Chapter 16: Background material including correspondence and
F.24 Chapter 17: Meandering Justice. Typed draft manuscript
with notations and discarded partial typed manuscript.
F.25 Chapter 18: The Model Prisoner. Typed draft manuscript
F.26 Chapter 19: The identification. Typed draft manuscript
F.27 Chapter 20: Aftermath. Typed draft manuscript with
F.28 Contents of original folder labeled: The Death Warrant
Blunkin Pirgers. This refers to Chapter 2 of the book. There are background
notes and some typed material.
F.29 Contents of original folder labeled, Initial Drafts for
F.30 Contents of a file labeled Discarded Manuscripts.
F.31 Portions of manuscript with no indication of chapters.
F.1 Background and handwritten notes, some of which are chapter-specific.
F.2 Newspaper clippings on Trotskeyites, communism and Soviet spies.
First file of background research for the book.
F.3 Continuing newspaper clippings, articles on the Spanish Civil
War, WRP articles, short, piecemeal bibliographic list compiled by Cookridge.
Second file of background material.
F.4 Third file of newspaper articles for background research on
F.5 Fourth file of background research material. It consists of
published material including:
1) Lenin: A Collection of Contemporary Documents
by Anthony Cash. Jackdaw #113 Folder containing a miscellany
of papers, some in Russian.
2) The Russian Revolution: A Collection of contemporary
documents by Anthony Cash. Jackdaw #42. Folder containing
a miscellany of papers, some in Russian.
3) Russian Revolution1917: Socialist Challenge
4) An article, in Spanish, by Dr. Alphonso Quiroz L. concerning
the psychiatric examination of Trotskys assassin.
5) Seth, Ronald, 1967. Extract from The Story of SMERSH,
Chapter 6: The Disappearing Generals. Cassells, London,
6) Orlov, Alexander, n.d., The Secret History of Stalins
Crimes Extracts from Chapter18: The Denunciation,
pp 212-215, 220-221, 224-225.
7) Anonymous: pages from a book on the cross examination
of Mercator, Trotskys assassin.
8) Trotsky, Natalia, Sedova, n.d. Original article: Father
and Son. No publication information; paper resembles that of Intercontinental
9) Trotsky, N. S. Article: How It Happened,
___? International May, 1941.
10) Trotsky, Leon, n.d, Leon Sedov: Son, Friend, Fighter
A Young Socialist Pamphlet. No publication information. Pamphlet includes
two other articles: Trotsky, L. Was Leon Sedov Murdered?,
and Trotsky, N.S.. Father and Son. Original pamphlet.
11) Frankland, M., 1979. Trotsky, the Lost Leader
Observer Magazine pp 32-41, 21 October, 1979.
12) Gorkin, Julian. Introductory papers from translated
book (pp xi xix) Murder in Mexico. No publication
13) Hansen, J.1978 New Puzzles in Reported death of
Trotskys Assassin Intercontinental Press 16 (44):1296,
14) Complete issue of Intercontinental Press 15 (24),
F.6 Trotsky. A photocopy of the complete book/article:
Goldman, Alfred, The Assassination of Leon Tolstoy: the Proof of
Stalins Guilt. Copy includes 73 pp, with introductory material.
F.7 Published material:
1) Booklet: Security and the Fourth International: An
Investigation into the Assassination of Leon Trotsky.1976. Labor
Publications, Inc., New York, NY. 138 pp. Two sections marked (by Cookridge),
both Sheldon Harte.
2) Booklet: Pennington, R.1976? Revolutionary Socialism:
why and how? International Marxist Group, Publishers: Relgocrest
Ltd., London. 32 pp. Includes meeting notice for speech by Luis Corvalan
of Chiles Communist Party, dated 1976.
3) Issue of: Accomplices of the GPU . 24 pp. Adjunct
document to the 4th International, and most of the articles are already
in files as separate documents.
4) Issue of: Trotskys Assassin is at Large.
40 pp. Adjunct document to the 4th International.
F.1 Note: Files1-4 are in Spanish, with occasional pages in
French. They were all together in a loose-leaf binder entitled Quiroz
Documents. Quiroz was the psychiatrist at Ramon Mercators
trial for the assassination of Trotsky. The numbered pages are clearly
excerpted from a much larger document. This file contains a) glossy
8x10 printed of original autopsy morphometrics on a male
human. Subsequent pages deal with psychological and psychiatric references
and analyses. Several French pages are present regarding the Fourth
International. The conclusion is that these are excerpts from court
documents from the trial of Ramon Mercator, Trotskys assassin.
Included are pp 464-471, 568-584. File1 is labeled Part I.
See also several rolls of 35 mm film negatives, which may be the autopsy
report (in Spanish) on Troksky's body in Box 86.
F.2 Court documents from Mercators trial, pp. 635-697, 802-843.
File is labeled Part II
F.3 Court documents from Mercators trial, pp. 909-914, 946-950,
1146-1162, 1214-1222, 1236-1237. File is labeled, Part III.
F.4 Court documents from Mercators trial, pp.1252-1319.
File is labeled, Part IV.
F.5 Outlines of proposed series of articles by Edouard Orips,
edited by Robert Wraight. There are six outlines.
F.6 Proposals for a series of articles by Edouard Orips.
There are four installments and a draft manuscript. Two of the installments
are in final form.
F.7 Synopsis of a book: The Curse of the Grimaldis,
by Edward Orips. There are eight versions.
F.8 Prospectuses for a book which had two proposed titles: The
Curse of the Grimaldis and The Grimaldi Inheritance
by E.H. Cookridge.
F.9 Proposal, synopsis and correspondence for a book jointly written
by Cookridge and Raymond Palmer.
F.10 Synopsis of book, October 1963.
F.11 Early draft outlines of two versions of the book.
F.12 Draft typescript of books Chapter 6: Luciens
F.13 Early and final drafts of the books Chapter 4: Fratricide
F.14 Early and final drafts of the books Chapter12: The
F.15 Early and final drafts of the books Chapter13: Scandal
at the Opera.
F.16 First, revised and final drafts of the books Chapter
20: The Wedding of the Century.
F.17 Miscellaneous typed pages.
F.18 Background research materials which give the atmosphere
1) Tourist brochures about the principality.
2) Copy of The Riviera Sun 3 (11):16 pp, June 2-16,
3) Complete issue of Semana 39 (2,003) for July 8,
1978, with article about Princess Caroline. In Spanish.
4) Information about the casino, the training of croupiers.
5) Draft of an article by E. H. Spiro on Europes casinos,
with a note indicating its suitability for the Grimaldi book. See also
Casinos in Box 26A, F. 2.
F.19 Correspondence, including circumstantial history of why the
book was never published. Letters, 1956-1978.
F.20 Historical information:
1) Typescript of abbreviated genealogical history of the
family, including letters on the subject from Georges Spiro, E.H. Cookridges
brother, who lived next door to one of the Grimaldi châteaux
near Nice, France. In German.
2) Packet of mock-ups of plates for the book, and a set
of xerox copies. Also a set of plates not used in the book (x2).
3) Envelope containing 4 acetate negatives which were used
for individual photographs for the book; all the negatives were produced
from already-published photographs.
4) Black and white glossy photographs of the current Grimaldi
5) Six Monegasque postage stamps, probably from Cookridges
own personal collection, and a b&w photograph of them in montage.
There is also a First-Day Cover with three stamps celebrating the marriage
of Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly, dated April 19,1956. Information
elsewhere indicates this is one of a limited number of covers.
6) Assortment of published photographs from which the book
illustrations were copied.
7) A few typescript pages by Cookridge, in English, outlining
the genealogical information already present in German.
8) Newspaper articles about members of the wider family.
F.21 Background material on the Royals,1956-1978, documenting
the marriage, birth of children, and the marriage of Princess Caroline.
F.22 Notes, newspaper articles on the famous/infamous and their Monegasque
connections, e.g. Aristotle Onassis, Winston Churchill, Bea Lillie,
Lady Docker, etc.
F.23 Bibliography, handwritten, of source books on Monaco. Some
notes definitely in Cookridges handwriting.
History of the British Secret Service: (Boxes 28B-30A)
F.24 Chapter 2: "The First Thousand Years". Typed draft with copy
editors emendations. 29 pages. Also a typed sheet of notes.
F.25 Chapter 3: "Under the Tudor Despots". Typed draft with handwritten
revisions, 24 pages, plus two pages of notes and bibliography.
F.26 Chapter 4: "Elizabeths Moor". Typed draft with revisions.
Fifty pages, plus four pages of Bibliography and notes. Complete carbon
copy of the typed draft with copy editors revisions, 51 pages
in length. There is a note from the copy editor attached to the emendations.
F.27 Chapter 5: "Top Secret Service of the Dynasts". Carbon copy
with copy editors revisions, 30 pages, missing Page 29. Also typed
draft with revisions, 31 pages, plus 3 pages of notes and bibliography.
F.28 Chapter 6: "Cromwells Spymaster". Carbon copy with copy
editors revisions and comments, 17 pages. Also typed draft with
revisions, 17 pages with four pages of notes and bibliography.
F.29 Chapter 7: "Serving the Libertine and the Puritan". Carbon
copy of 54 pages with revisions and comments by copy editor. Also typed
draft with revisions, Pages1-53, including14A, plus seven pages of notes
F.30 Chapter 8: "Against the Pretender and the Bourbons". Carbon
copy of 25 pages with revisions and comments by copy editor. Also typed
draft with revisions, 25 pages plus four pages of notes and bibliography.
F.31 Chapter 9: "The Dawn of the British Empire". Carbon copy with
revisions and copy editors comments including a note that page
27 (of 40) is missing. Typed draft with revisions, 40 pages long with
6 pages of notes and bibliography.
F.32 Chapter 10: Possible Title: "The Challenge of the New World",
or, perhaps "Against American Independence". Carbon copy, 40 pages,
with copy editors revisions and comments. Also typed draft with
revisions, 40 pages plus 9 pages and notes and bibliography.
F.33 Chapter 11: "Eden". Carbon copy with revisions and comments
by copy editor who has written the note, Pages missing?
at the end. There are 26 consecutively numbered pages, but the last
ends with an incomplete sentence. The typed draft with revisions is
26 pages long, with five pages of notes and bibliography.
F.1 Chapter 12: "Pitts Gold". Formerly Chapter 11. Carbon
copy, 45 pages, with copy editors revisions and comments. There
is a note attached from the copy editor. There is also a typed draft
with revisions of 45 pages, with 6 pages of notes and bibliography.
There are two more notes from the copy editor: one dated 29/5/73 hinting
for remuneration with is apparently overdue, and a second one concerning
Chapters 14-17, with proposed changes.
F.2 Chapter 14: "The Birth Pangs of Modern Intelligence". Carbon
copy of 35 pages, with copy editors revisions and comments. Also
a typed draft of 35 pages, but with no notes or bibliography.
F.3 Chapter 15: "The Wolseley Ring". Carbon copy of typed draft
with copy editors revisions and comments. There are 51 pages,
with note from the copy editor that final page(s) missing.
There is also a typed draft of 52 pages.
F.4 Chapter 16: "The Brackenbury Era". Carbon copy of typed draft
of 51 pages, with copy editors revisions and comments. The typed
draft consists of 51 pages, but there are no notes or comments.
F.5 Chapter 17: "At the Turn of the Century". Carbon copy of typed
draft with copy editors revisions and comments. It consists of
pp 1-53, with p. 38 missing. There is also a copy editors note
on page 53, that following pages are missing. The typed draft (top copy)
has 54 pages, but no notes or bibliography.
F.6 Carbon copy of draft manuscript, marked up, with footnotes
at the end of each chapter. Draft consists of Chapters 2-16, in envelopes
with 2 chapters per envelope. Numbered Parts I-VII.
F.7 Carbon copy of draft essentially identical to that in F.6,
but largely without markup. Some chapters have separate footnotes. In
this set of chapters, there are two bodies of information labeled Chapter
11, but none called Chapter 12. Chapters 13-16 lack
footnotes. Chapters 15, 16 show evidence of some copy editing. File
contains envelopes with two chapters per envelope, and entitled Parts
F.8 Early 30-page draft of "Against Bolshevism", labeled
Chapter 8 and its copy-edited carbon copy. Includes handwritten
notes, but no footnotes.
F.9 First draft, notes, discarded pages, background material for
Chapter 2: "Early History to Henry VII"
F.10 First draft, entitled Henry VIII, Elizabeth, with
notes to copy editor, some bibliography, miscellaneous essays, e.g.
Walsingham, the Tudors, etc.
F.11 "The Secret Service of the Dynast"; First draft typed
manuscript with revisions and notes. Originally this was to be Chapter
3; it later became Chapter 5.
F.12 First draft, entitled "Charles I, Cromwell (Thurloe)",
and research notes, and notes to copy editor.
F.13 First draft concerning Charles II, James II, William and Mary,
in the period 1660-1702. Note: some notes drafted on the reverse of
advertisements about "Inside S. O.E."
F.14 First draft material called "From the Restoration to Marlborough".
It includes and goes beyond the material in 29-13. The material consists
of partial typed drafts, both with markups. The first section is numbered
C36-C43; the second is C 55-C 62 inclusive.
F.15 First draft of material covering 1710-1815: Queen Anne (1702-1714),
George I (1714-1727), George II (1727-1760), George III (1760-1820;
covers the Regency period after 1811), the War of Independence in America,
the French Revolution, and the Napoleonic Wars. There are three essay-style
typed manuscripts, plus notes.
F.16 "The Birth Pangs of Modern Intelligence"; First draft,
typed, with revisions including cut-and-paste. Written on scrap paper.
F.17 "The Wolseley Ring". First draft, typed, with revisions
including cut-and-paste. Typed on scrap paper.
F.18 "The Brackenbury Era". First draft, typed, with revisions,
including cut-and paste. Typed on scrap paper.
F.1 "At the Turn of the Century". First draft, typed,
with revisions and cut-and-paste. Typed on scrap paper.
F.2 "The Kaisers Spies". First draft, typed, with
revisions and cut-and-paste. Includes a typed section on Lody.
F.3 First draft of partial chapter, probably for "The Code-Breakers".
Some revisions, short notes.
F.4 First draft of The C.I.D. but incomplete, although
there are revisions.
F.5 Two early, misnumbered typescripts on Nazi espionage.
F.6 Unidentified early draft pages, possibly from "Birth
" or "The Wolseley Ring"
F.7 Background notes for late18th century-early19th century chapters.
Material relating to Jacobins, and period British intelligence information
copied from a variety of identified authors. Some handwritten notes.
F.8 Notebook, clippings, articles, notes on various chapters:
1) School notebook with handwritten information on late19th
century British intelligence personnel.
2) Newspaper clippings from the1930s on counter-espionage,
3) Published article excised from journal on The Christopher
Marlowe Murder (Criminologists Quarterly, Spring
4) Variety of handwritten notes, single pages relevant to
5) Bulloch, J. The last word on Spies and Spying
and LeCarré, J. Vienna: In search of a lost spy story. Weekend
Telegraph, 1966, pp 13-26.
F.9 Three strips of paper with notes from a file labeled British
F.10 General notes and background material for the book. Some correspondence.
F.11 Handwritten draft footnotes for the various chapters to Chapter
10. Also organizational repro chart of the British Secret Service from
his own book, The Third Man.
F.12 Prospectuses for articles about Secret Service work, 1946 and
F.13 Handwritten bibliographic lists, published lists of bibliographic
resources of various kinds, and a list of postcards, with prices, available
from the National Portrait Gallery.
F.14 Handwritten notes from scattered periods to the 1970s on trials,
etc. relating to the topic.
F.15 Government Fortune Teller. Professional hired by
the Bulgarian government. Typescript only.
F.16 Salvation Army. Outline for article on the appointment
of the new General (1946).
F.17 Gipsies (Gypsies), disappearance of. Typescripts
by Sydney Duncan and Clifford Tucker. Context
suggests that one draft dates from before the end of World War II. Background
material: newspaper clippings, articles, from 1937
F.18 Gambling Fever. Typescript (Nov. 1967) and background
material about the craze for bingo in Britain.
F.19 Fake Degrees. Two typescripts, synopsis for two
articles, both with no bylines (so presumably to be published as E.
H. Cookridge). Some newspaper clippings.
F.20 Ghost Kings. Typescript, postwar newspaper clippings
on various former royalty, and claimants, of several kingdoms of Europe,
some of which changed their form of government, e.g. Albania, Britain
(claimants to royalty and to nobility), Austria, Spain, France, etc.
F.21 Ships Cemetery. Drafts of articles by R.W.
Russell (or W.R.) on the treacherous Goodwin Sands off Kent,
and an account of shipwrecks which had occurred there up to1946.
F.22 Black Museum of Crime. Synopsis of
article and background clippings from envelope Scotland Yard Black
Museum, and an envelope of various photographs. See also Peter
S. Leighton Black Museum in Box 19A, File 5. No typescript.
F.23 Doing Time and Wasting It by A.B. Hutchinson,
E.K. Chatham Smith and Michael Wentworth. Typescripts
about prisons and the concept of introducing factory labour for prisoners.
Both the Chatham Smith and Wentworth articles were published (see Box
19A, File13). The present file contains the Hutchinson prospectus and
typescript, and the envelope which contained all three typescripts.
F.24 Palestines Secret Societies by E.H.
Cookridge or Capt Herbert Cooper. Typescript subtitled,
Terrorists Who Stop at Nothing. Typescript drafts only.
F.25 Prisons-Borstals by Joan Trevor, writing
on correctional institutions for women. Two typescripts, possibly for
a series. Newspaper clippings, articles, and published booklets, viz:
1) Statutory Rules and Orders Borstal Institutions.193,
No. 191. 33 pp. Published by His Majestys Stationery Office,
London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Cardiff, and Belfast.
2) Statutory Rules and Orders. 1938 No. 6781, page.
Concerns rewording of penalty measure.
3) Statutory Rules and Orders. 1945 No.1107, 4 pp.
Concerns rules for officers. Publication information for all booklets
as for 1).
F.26 The Hidden Treasures of Europe. Typescript by George
F.27 These Women were Devils. Typed drafts of two articles
in a proposed series, Blackmail Queen Gilded Prison Angels
Wings. No byline.
F.28 The Return of the Ku-Klux-Klan by Ronald
Reckitt and Raynham Parker. File contains typescripts
by each ;author, a prospectus for the Parker article, plus
background material from an accompanying envelope.
F.29 The Baronet Vanishes by Peter S. Leighton.
Final; prospectus and typescript article. Background material includes
articles about other mysterious disappearances.
F.30 Cookridge Manuscripts about Nazi Spies and British Double Agents:
Germany Disgorges her Secrets of Science; How Our
Super Sleuths Are Tracing Nazi Criminals; The Danish Countess;
Wave of Forgery Sweeps Europe; Nazis Going Underground;
The Spy Ring of the Pretty Red Head (plus the outline, entitled:
Delilahs of Today); Where Are They Now?
on post-Nuremberg Nazis; The East End Girl and the Baroness
on Lydia von Stahl; untitled, beginning with Old Testament spies;
Introduction to One Service; Many Names.
F.31 Cookridge Manuscripts on Russian Spies: Kuznetsov
Marshall (1952); The Dr. Noble Case (1953); The
Clarence Case (1954); De Havillan Gudkov Pupyshev
Case (1954); Suggestions for the Interview with E.H. Cookridge
(1955); Wraight (1960); The Linney Case (1956);
Florczykowski (1959); Spy for a Spy article:
The Pripoltzev Case (1961); The Man who sent out Murder
Gangs with Poisoned Bullets: Will he be received at Windsor Castle and
Dine at Mansion House? (about Ivan Serov) See: Box 55, Section
F.32 Maps and Photographs. A collection of maps, typescripts,
and relevant photographs. Most relate to an article in preparation by
Peter Morland called Britains new Domesday Book,
or a similar article called A Modern Domesday Book for Britain
by Peter S. Leighton. The section consists of:
a) A map of changes in land use in two Surry parishes over
a period of 275 years.
b) A page from The Land Utilization Survey of Britain,
part of Sheet 114, in colour.
c) Original page entitled Generalised Sections through
the Chief Coalfields [of England and Wales].
d) Part of an original map of English Coal and Iron Deposits.
Prepared by the Ministry of Town and Country Planning, with data from
e) Original map, dating from 1945, containing data from
1938, entitled Population of Urban Areas [England and Wales].
Published by the Director of the Ordnance Survey. Cost: 5 shillings.
f) Four photographs illustrating some aspects of the process
of cartography, and two other photographic plates of landscapes containing
chalk figures. There are also four captions without pictures which relate
to this work.
g) Variety of photographed b&w maps, all from one source,
and of worldwide distribution. They generally show an approximation
of border outlines and the placement of towns, but not roads. There
is also a photograph of a stylized map of the Rhine, originally in German.
Köln has had Cologne taped over the place name
in the photograph.
h) Typescripts by Peter Morland and Peter
S. Leighton regarding a potential modern Domesday Book created
by aerial photography.
i) Typescript of article by Squadron Leader F.G. Oldham
entitled Mapping the World from the Air.
j) Captions for some pictures relevant to the articles
F.33 Manuscripts: Miscellaneous Political drafts for
newspaper articles: Nazis, Communists, British Foreign Office, British
Intelligence. No evidence of publication. Found amongst newspaper clippings.
F.34 Manuscripts about Royal Romances, Eccentricities: Elizabeth
of Austria, Carol of Rumania, Rudolph of Austria. Found amongst newspaper
F.35 Manuscripts on matters of British concern: Queens wealth,
high treason, Prince Philip, Whitehall (published), Honours List. Found
amongst newspaper clippings.
Research Material for Articles and Books Never Written. -- 1944-1979.
-- 59 cm of textual records and graphic material. -- Title based on
content of series.
F.1 Quislings of Europe. Proposal for a book, research
notes, essays on World War II, and a variety of notes on
individuals with Nazi sympathies. Included are: Vidkun Quisling, Leon
Degrelle, Nicolas de Kallay, Ion Antonescu, Codreanu, Father Tiso, Hacha.
There is correspondence with other nationals regarding these persons,
with a request from Cookridge that the correspondents provide him with
a profile including the worst of their deeds, and any unsavoury aspects
of their personal lives. Much of the file consists of the replies to
F.2 Concorde. Correspondence concerning possible book
on the Concorde supersonic aircraft (1972-1975). The book was never
written; a book by John Costello and Terry Hughes was published and
a copy of the Feb. 29, 1976, review is in another file.
F.3 Concorde. Background material: Concorde Fact Sheets1
through16, plus an issue 2 on Costs. Sheets issued by British Aircraft
F.4 Concorde. Background material: British Aircraft
Corporation press releases and newspaper reports, April 1967 to December
F.5 Concorde. Background material: British Aircraft
Corporation press releases and newspaper reports for 1972.
F.6 Concorde. Background material: British Aircraft
Corporation press releases and newspaper reports for 1973.
F.7 Concorde. Background material: British Aircraft
Corporation press releases and newspaper reports for 1974.
F.8 Concorde. Background material: British Aircraft
Corporation press releases and newspaper reports for 1975 through 1977.
File includes review of book on Concorde which beat Cookridges
F.9 Concorde. Published background material. British
Aircraft Corporation publications on the Concorde, Flight magazine
(November19, 1970, May 27, 1971) with articles and data on supersonic
commercial aircraft, and a BAC Concorde brochure.
F.10 Israel and the Middle East. Partial typescript
of article consisting of pp 4-20, and a large number of handwritten
notes. Photographs, mostly previously published by others, two acetate
negatives of prepared photographic plates, and two mock-ups of plates.
F.11 Israel and the Middle East. Newspaper clippings
1945-end of 1967. Xerox copies of original material.
F.12 Israel and the Middle East. Newspaper clippings
1969-1974. Xerox copies of original material.
F.13 Israel and the Middle East. Newspaper clippings
1975. Xerox copies of original material.
F.14 Israel and the Middle East. Newspaper clippings
1976. Xerox copies of original material.
F.15 Israel and the Middle East. Newspaper clippings
1977-1979. Xerox copies of original material.
F.16 Israel and the Middle East. Newspaper clippings
originally separately designated:
a) USSR and the Middle East
b) USA and the Middle East
c) France and the Middle East
F.17 Bletchley. Background material (minimal) and correspondence
with Duncan Campbell (see also Trotsky files), and a proposal
for a book.
F.18 Success. From an envelope labeled Success
by Cookridge, but see also Richest Men (Box 32, Files 9
and 10). This file contains two typed proposals for articles. The first
is These Men have brought Renown to Scotland, and lists
potential authors names (Cookridge as Ian MacTavish,
William McCohen or Robert McHaggis. The second
typescript is These Men Found Fame and Fortune. The file
also contains background, Xerox-copied newspaper clippings.
F.19 Eastern Europe.1971 Radio Free Europe newsletters reporting
on information from Communist radio and press. Topics: Gidzhaks (musical
instruments); sex education; pollution; Siberian gas for Western kitchens.
F.1 Brezhnev. Newspaper clippings, magazine articles,
and previously published photographs. Clearly a project
but without any typescript or correspondence.
F.2 Guerillas. Cookridges handwritten notes,
and a montage for a photographic plate.
F.3 Guerillas. Xerox/photocopies of stories about
Carlos the Jackal (Illitch Ramirez Sanchez), in English
and in Spanish, 1975-76.
F.4 Guerillas. Xerox copies of newspaper stories on
terrorists, including Carlos, but dating from1950-1973.
F.5 Guerillas. Xerox copies of newspaper clippings,
magazine articles, including the Baader-Meinhof Gang, and Carlos,
F.6 The Balkans Copy of an unbound book called Resupply,
relating to a British air operation which dropped supplies in the Jugoslav
mountains in support of Tito from January to October, 1944. The foreword
is by Wing Commander A. Cecil Harper, and is an original signature.
The book is largely a photograph album with captions and short explanatory
notes. There is no single author identified; authorship is given to
The 60th Troop Carrier Group, Col. C. J. Galligan Commanding..
The date is July, 1944.
F.7 The Balkans. Disparate materials:
1) Copy of the1969 Review for the Polish Air
Force Association, an important charitable foundation, with an accompanying
letter to a regular donor, Mrs. Bloomfield.
2) Maps of Greece, the Balkans, and Jugoslavia, related to
the material in File 1 in this box.
F.8 The Balkans. A collection of previously published
pictures of the region excised from books. Some are of identified individuals.
There is an original photograph of Albert Gardyne de Chastelain, and
Cookridges handwriting on one or two photographs.
F.1 Maps and Photographs. Photographs relating to
World War II: Nuremberg, Potsdam Conference, German science, industry.
In envelope. Also in another envelope, two copies of Karolina
3 pfennig stamp.
F.2 Maps and Photographs. Communist world, postwar
photographs, including Yugoslavia. Photographs of personalities, Politburo,1946
ff; agriculture; Red Army recreational activities; Field marshal Montgomery
meeting General Vassilevsky; three copies of portrait of Saltykov, the
original Russian Secret Service officer (1760); court pictures. In envelope.
Large strip photograph of Politburo on reviewing stand, free in file.
F.3 Maps and Photographs. All black and white.
1) Photograph of a watercolour by J.M.W. Turner. Two copies
of picture, each with German descriptions, both different, on the backs.
Also photograph of an English description, perhaps from the back of
2a) Article on tea
2b) Agricultural experiments, early bioengineering.
2c) Photograph of Auguste Piccard (bathyscaphe).
2d) Reflecting telescope components, USA.
2e) Article on Royal Mint and the preparation of medals.
3a) Photographs for article on champagne.
3b) Photographs for article on radar (Pulse Transmitter),
including portrait of Sir Robert Watson-Watt.
3c) Photographs for article on Dogs in Movies. Official
studio photographs and the human actors. The two dogs: Lassie
4a) British political photographs: Bevan (UK and Bryce (US);
Bevan and other colleagues including max Aitken (Lord Beaverbrook).
4b) Photograph of painted portrait of a baby, labeled, Madock
4b) Three members of the judiciary, and a spare caption.
4c) Murders and murderers. Portraits, scenes of crimes.
5) Envelope of photographs for article on Gaming: greyhound
racing, casinos, police raids.
F.4 1) Photographs with a note from the editor of The World
Wide Magazine returning a photograph which had not been used in
Capt. Kenneth Millss article called A Gamble for Rubber.
The context of the note suggests the article was published, but this
one photograph was returned. There is no other information on the article
in the collection.
2) Published photograph of Adélie penguins in Antarctica;
part of the article is on the reverse. Also, the envelope contains a
glossy print of Manao, Brazil, with the notation, Not using this,
in Cookridges handwriting.
3) The Nizam of Hyderabad and his family. Newsmagazine photographs,
and b&w photographs made from them.
F.5 Maps and Photographs. Miscellaneous requests for
pictures, invoices, some detached captions for pictures from Files 1-4
of Box 31.
F.6 Murder in Ekaterinburg. Background material, notes,
photographs, clippings, correspondence. However, there is no prospectus,
and no draft of article.
Index File Cards. -- [19-]. -- 30 cm of textual records. -- Title based
on content of series. -- The cards contain biographical and/or reference
Index cards re a variety of British Intelligence, Special Branch,
and Police Services. Alphabetically arranged. Also some historical and
1. British Intelligence, Special Branch Police Services
2. C.I.A. (American Central Intelligence Agency). Cards with organizational
and historical data; biographical summary cards for various members
of the CIA.
3. British Secret Service, (History of):15th17th centuries. A)
16th Century, b) 17th Century alphabetically arranged.
4. British Secret Service, (History of):18thearly19th centuries;
basically alphabetical arrangement.
5. British Secret Service, (History of): Crimean War to1914.
6. British Secret Service, (History of): a) 1914-1918 War, b) Bolshevism,
c) handwritten notes.
7. Miscellaneous Intelligence Organizations, mainly British.
8. Naval Intelligence: From 1865, including Hydrographical Department:
a) Organization; b) World War I; c) World War II; d) S.I.S.
9. a) Military Intelligence :1855-1918. Including Topographical and
Statistical Department information.; b) Military Intelligence, History,19th
Century. Very little, mostly education; c) Joint intelligence and Planning
Departments, World War II.
10. Defense Intelligence after1964: a) after1964; b) Secret Intelligence
Service (S.I.S.) history, World War I, World War II, after1945.
11. MI 5 Organization: a) Divisions World War II; b) Directorate
of Security; c) Propaganda and Political Warfare.
12. British Secret Service: Nazism and World War II: alphabetical biographical
cards of names, letters.
13. S.O.E Dutch Section. Organizational detail and alphabetical
14. S.O.E. Norwegian Section. Alphabetical biographical data.
15. S.O.E. Danish Section Alphabetical biographical data.
16. Soviet Spies in Britain Organizational and biographical data.
17. China Data cards and some biographical cards on China, and
intelligence activities in the Far East.
18. Israel and Palestine.Ccards on organizations and activities affecting
this area. Biographical data.
1. German Intelligence,19th century
2. German Intelligence, S.D. and Gestapo. Alphabetically arranged personnel
3. Abwehr and Nachrichtendienst
c) Directed against Britain - people and organizations.
4. Nazi Spies in Britain.
a) Biographical data cards, alphabetically arranged.
b) British Free Corps and defectors. Biographical
5. Abwehr activities other than in Britain, and names of agents:
a) France, Switzerland
b) Eastern Europe: Poland, CSR, Balkans, USSR.
c) Middle East
f) South America
g) Far East
6. German Intelligence after 1945, largely re: Gehlen. Alphabetical
biographical file cards, and organizational data.
7. Authors Literature Reference cards. General background reference
material for his books.