Archive (Reagan Library)

Cold War: Thatcher letter to Reagan (importance of the US-UK relationship) [unclassified]

Document type: Declassified documents
Venue: 10 Downing Street
Source: Reagan Library: NSA Head of State File Box 35
Editorial comments: The file also contains a full text of the speech, sent to Richard Allen (National Security Adviser) by the British Ambassador on 5 February 1981.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 90 words
Themes: Foreign policy (USA), MT contacts with Ronald Reagan
10 Downing Street
The Prime Minister

11 February 1981

Dear Mr. President,

I much appreciated your kindness in writing about the Pilgrims Speech. I was glad to have an opportunity, so soon after your inauguration, to re-emphasise the importance I attach to the relationship between our two countries. I greatly look forward to discussing this and other matters with you at the end of the month.

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

The President of the United States of America