Lockhart, Robert Bruce ___ 1887-1970 ___ British ___ diplomat writer

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY
There is not much biographical information about Lockhart readily available on the internet, although the full text of his memoirs can be found at the First World War document archive site. As a young man, he joined the civil service. By 1912 had been appointed a vice-consul for the British delegation to Russia in Moscow. Later, he was promoted to consul-general, and was in Russia when Nicholas II was overthrown. On returning to London, he was sent back to Russia as head of a special mission - to help with efforts to overthrow the Bolshevik government. After the attempted assassination of Vladimir Lenin, Lockhart was arrested. However, he was exchanged for Soviet officials being held by the British. Lockhart continued working for the Foreign Office until 1922. Thereafter, he worked in banking. During the Second World War he served as director-general of the Political Warfare Executive.
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Wikipedia bio

DIARY DATES, CONTENT DESCRIPTORS
1915-1970 ___ political society people Russia

WEB TEXT LINKS
some quotes
the memoirs

ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LINKS
House of Lords Record Office: The Parliamentary Archives - 1915-1965 some diaries
Stanford University, Hoover Institution on War Revolution and Peace - 1895-1970 some diaries

SOME PUBLISHED TITLES
The Diaries of Sir Robert Bruce Lockhart, Volume One 1915-1938
The Diaries of Sir Robert Bruce Lockhart, Volume Two 1939-1965
 

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