Ref NoPOL35/4/95
Alt Ref NoPOL35/95
TitleTypescript letter and envelope signed 'R*b'
DescriptionTypescript letter and envelope signed 'R*b' [MI6-agent 'Robert'] [Laneside, County Down, by hand of Mr.Middleton] to [Brendan Duddy]. Marked 'personal' and at first in mock-clandestine voice; sending a present - reference made to a candlestick Duddy had seen [to let him know the communication is genuine]. Referring to a recent meeting; expressing personal respect and regret about the end of their working relationship. 'Your achievements over the past years have been fantastic'; encouraging him to continue and to take notes for future endeavours: 'One of the problems with Ireland is that everyone goes on making the same mistakes from decade to decade.' (Handwritten captions on letter and envelope establish some of the provenance.)
Date16 July 1975
Extent2 items
CodePersonNameDatesParallel forms of name
DS/UK/13Duddy; Brendan (1936-); Mr.; Intermediary, Pacifist, Businessman, Key figure in Northern Ireland Peace Process1936-
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