LevelItem
Ref NoOBS/4/1/1/252
TitleHAR Philby
Date1952-1963
Extent1 file
Creator NameThe Observer Limited
DescriptionCorrespondence file relating to Kim Philby and his work as the Observer's Middle East Correspondent.

Includes informal letter of application, draft articles from Franco's Spain, cancelled letter of resignation from 1952, ongoing negotiation of a joint agreement with the Economist in 1956, letters about mail and newspaper censorship, letters about expenses and payment, unused pieces, relationship to fellow correspondent Rawle Knox and the need for journalistic objectivity, contract extension letters, letters about a possible contract with the Indian Express, article suggestions and travel plans by cable, letters about the Dead Sea Scrolls, letter about Tomlinson's retirement, correspondence regarding Gavin Young's journey to the Middle East, last cable from Philby before his disappearance, cables about his supposed bad health, letters about his disappearance.

Correspondents include David Astor, Fred Tomlinson, John Midgley, Donald Trelford, Michael Davie, Mark Arnold-Forster, Paul Ferris, John Thompson, Miss Caton Jones and LJ Cane.
Access StatusOpen(part)
FormatTypescript
Manuscript

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