C.L.R. James (KV 2/1825)

This is from the first release of Security Service records since the full implementation of the Freedom of Information Act in January 2005.┬áThe file KV 2/1825 (1941-1954), consists mainly of material copied to the Security Service by Special Branch and references to James in intercepted correspondence and phone calls of other targets. A 1945 report from the Commissioner of Police in Port of Spain, Trinidad speculates that James’ illness in Mexico in 1942 was caused by “hard drinking and drugs”, and there is a lengthy FBI report on James requested by the Security Service dating from 1953.

The project has purchased permission to show this file for education and research purposes from The National Archives UK.

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