Scope and Content Note
Title: Sir Robert Hamilton Bruce Lockhart papers,
Date (inclusive): 1895-1971
Collection number: 85039
Lockhart, Robert Hamilton Bruce, Sir, 1887-1970
11 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder
(5 linear feet)
Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and writings, diaries, notes, memoranda, photographs, and memorabilia, relating to miscellaneous
aspects of Anglo-Soviet relations during the Russian Revolution, British espionage in the Soviet Union during the Russian
Revolution, miscellaneous aspects of British government activities during World War II (including Anglo-Czechoslovak relations),
and personal affairs. Includes many letters by Baroness Moura Budberg, some letters by British espionage agent Sidney Reilly,
and some material about him collected by Lockhart's son, Robin Bruce Lockhart.
Collection is open for research.
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[Identification of item], Sir Robert Hamilton Bruce Lockhart papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1985.
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|1887 September 2
||Born, Anstruther, Scotland
||Vice-Consul, British Foreign Service, Moscow
||Acting Consul-General, British Foreign service, Moscow
||Head of Special Mission to the Soviet Government
||Arrested by the Bolsheviks; released and exchanged for Maxim Litvinov
||Commercial Secretary to British Legation, Prague, Czechoslovakia
||Worked in banking in Central Europe
||Member, Editorial Staff,
Evening Standard (London)
Memoirs of a British Agent
Retreat from Glory
Return to Malaya
My Scottish Youth
Guns or Butter?
||Director-General, Political Intelligence Department, British Foreign Office
||British Representative with Provisional Czechoslovak government in London
||Deputy Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, British Foreign Office and Director-General of Political Warfare Executive
||Knighted, Order of St. Michael and St. George
Comes the Reckoning
My Rod My Comfort
The Marines Were There
The Two Revolutions
Friends, Foes and Foreigners
Giants Cast Long Shadows
|1970 February 27
||Died, Hove, England
Scope and Content Note
The Robert Bruce Hamilton Lockhart papers consist of correspondence, diaries, memoranda, notes, speeches and writings, photographs,
and memorabilia, relating to miscellaneous aspects of Anglo-Soviet relations during the Russian Revolution, British espionage
in the Soviet Union during the Russian Revolution, miscellaneous aspects of British government activities during World War
II (including Anglo-Czechoslovak relations), and personal affairs. Also included is some material about Lockhart collected
by his son, Robin Bruce Lockhart.
The Biographical File includes material on Lockhart's role in the counter-revolutionary "Lockhart Plot" against the Soviet
Union. This scheme to overthrow the Bolshevik government, with help from Sidney Reilly, resulted in Lockhart's arrest and
subsequent sentencing to death on charges of espionage and sabotage. The Subject File contains information relating to the
Chester Concession, which was a grant awarded by the Turkish National Assembly in 1923 April to the Ottoman-American Development
Company giving it the right to develop Turkish natural resources, and a report on the role of the Polish government in Boris
Savinkov's conspiracy against the Soviet Union.
The Sidney Reilly File contains material collected by Lockhart about this British espionage agent. It includes letters to
and from Reilly, as well as a 1968 article about the search for Reilly. A related item in the Correspondence is a 1932 letter
from Baroness Moura Budberg indicating that Reilly might still be alive.
The Great Britain Foreign Office Documents series consists of dispatches relating to the situation in Czechoslovakia in 1946-1948.
The bulk is from the British Embassy in Prague to the Foreign Office in London, but some from British Embassies elsewhere
in Europe and the Soviet Union are included. Security-classified documents have been removed from this series, as required
by law, until they can be declassified by government officials.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.
Great Britain. Foreign Office.
World War, 1939-1945--Great Britain.
World War, 1939-1945--Czechoslovakia.
World War, 1939-1945.
Espionage, British--Soviet Union.
Secret service--Great Britain.
Great Britain--Foreign relations--Soviet Union.
Soviet Union--Foreign relations--Great Britain.
Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.
Other Index Terms Related to this Collection
Reilly, Sidney George, 1874-1925.
Lockhart, Robin Bruce.