MC:P2/3/4C Correspondence concerning Dodds-Parker’s visit to Ethiopia, 1939, and dealings with the Dukes of Aosta
As explained in the Introduction to this section, Dodds-Parker visited Ethiopia in the spring of 1939 at the request of the Viceroy, the Duca d’Aosta. For all Dodds-Parker’s feelings about the Italian occupation, he was impressed with d’Aosta personally (see Setting Europe Ablaze, pp.23–26).
MC:P2/3/4C/1–16 Apr–Dec 1939
14 Letters to Dodds-Parker from members of the Italian regime occupying Ethiopia (including the Duca d’Aosta’s aide-de-camp, General Volpini), and the British Consul-General in Addis Ababa concerning his visit there. There is also a formal notice of a flight taken by Dodds-Parker in the Duca d’Aosta’s plane with him, and a Christmas card from d’Aosta.
MC:P2/3/4C/17–18 Jan & Mar 1940
Letters to Dodds-Parker from Douglas Brown of The Times, and Gerald Wellesley, concerning his papers on his visit to Ethiopia.
MC:P2/3/4C/19 8 Jun 2002–18 Aug 2003
Bundle of letters and papers concerning Dodds-Parker’s activities in Italy in the 1940s, and his dealings with successive Dukes of Aosta. There is a also a copy of a photograph (taken in Khartoum Zoo in 1939) of Margarita, daughter of the third Duke of Aosta, whom Dodds-Parker helped to escape from Ethiopia in 1940/1. Correspondents include Amedeo, fifth Duke of Aosta, Margarita of Hapsburg (daughter of the third Duke of Aosta), and Luigi Sartori. [20 items]
NOTE: This file is closed during the lifetimes of certain people mentioned therein.
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