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Reference FCO 82/453
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Repayment by UK of World War I loans from USA: case of James Bertram estate (1974)
Description Concerning the Estate of James Bertram a US citizen who left his estate in trust to his wife and daughter, the principal to be paid, at their death, if his daughter had no issue, to the Chancellor of the Exchequer "to use and apply the same on account of the payment of the National debt of Great Britain to the United States of America". Miss Bertram is now asking the US courts to set aside the will and to grant her full possession of the principal, on the grounds that Her Majesty's Government have repudiated the debt.
Date 1974
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America, Europe
Countries United States, United Kingdom
Places Britain; United Kingdom; United States of America
People Bertram, James; Maitland, Donald
Topics Aid; British Embassy; British Foreign Policy; Department of State; Draft; foreign policy; Shipping; State Department; Treasury; United Nations
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