Lot 529

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A startling find, 24pp. legal folio, being ledger pages containing dozens of Adolf Hitler's formal meeting appointments at the Reichschancellery, the Berghof, and elsewhere from Aug. 22, 1936 to Oct. 31, 1938. The handwritten entries include dates, individuals involved, remarks, and comments on each meeting. Most of the entries are written in the same unknown hand. These pages emanate from a grouping of documents previously sold by us and from the same time span concerning very similar topics: Hitler's meeting with representatives of Chiang Kai Shek, the founder of ITT, and friends of Franklin D. Roosevelt. They likely are all from the files of ERICH BOLTZE (1891-1981), a German diplomat and Deputy Chief of Protocol. Although not fully translated, these entries show a huge variety of individuals with whom Hitler met. They include: Miklos Horthy (Aug. 22, 1936), David Lloyd George (Sep. 4), Hermann Esser (Sep. 12), Lord Londonderry (Oct. 30), Munich Cardinal von Faubhaber (Nov. 4), Anton Mussert (Nov. 16), Lord Castlereagh (Nov. 17), Hjalmar Schacht (Feb. 6, 1937), Konstantin von Neurath (Feb. 25), Manuel Quezon (Apr. 6), Admiral Masami Kobayashi (May 3), Walther von Brautchitsch (July 27), Aga Khan (July 27), Willi Marcus (SS and SA leader, Aug. 13), Rudolf Hess, Joseph Goebbels and Werner von Blomberg (Aug. 16), 'Herzog von Windsor' (future King Edward VIII, for his controversial visit, Oct. 22), Chinese Gen. Tsaing Pa-Lie, Chiang Kai Shek's secret emissary (Nov. 4), French collaborator Fernand de Brinon (Feb. 20, 1938), Seigo Nakano (Apr. 12), Robert Menzies (July 20), Ahmed Hussein (Aug. 9), A. C. Cuza (Aug. 30), Italo Balbo (Aug. 13), and most notably, Neville Chamberlain (Sep. 14, for a meeting with Hitler at Berchtesgaden). There are a huge number of additional entries: generals and field marshals, politicians, Japanese future allies, Italians, and so on, not further identified by us. Absolutely worthy of further research. Near fine.

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June 14, 2023 10:00 AM EDT
Chesapeake City, MD, US

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