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Redward Collection

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0369 RED
Held at: School of Slavonic and East European Studies
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Full title: Redward Collection
Date(s): 1956
Level of description: Collection (Fonds)
Extent: 1 volume, typescript, carbon copy
Name of creator(s): Redwood | Frank Gann | b 1896 | diplomat
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Frank Gann Redwood (1896-?) was born in Gillingham, Kent. During World War One he served first in the Royal Naval Air Service and then in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, being with the Danube Flotilla in 1919. He was transferred to the British High Commission in Hungary in 1920 and continued in the Foreign Service there until 1941 when he was evacuated via the Soviet Union. He returned to Hungary in 1945 with the Inter-Allied Control Commission, leaving in 1948.


Scope and content/abstract:

Memoir by Frank Gann Redwood, entitled "In Europe's boiling pot: memories of a salior turned diplomat". This provides an account of the inter-war years in Hungary and throw light on the general history of Central and South-East Europe.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

One volume

Conditions governing access:

Unrestricted access. Researchers wishing to consult the archives or seeking further information should contact UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) Library, 16 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Librarian.

Finding aids:

Online catalogue available on the UCL Archives website.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Not available

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Revised by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description ISAD(G), 2nd edition 2000 and National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997

Date(s) of descriptions:
Revised Jan 2003

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