Archive (Reagan Library)

Cold War: Reagan letter to Thatcher (thanks for photo with Churchill portrait) [unclassified]

Document type: Declassified documents
Venue: White House
Source: Reagan Library: European & Soviet Directorate NSC (Thatcher Visit - Dec 84 [4] Box 90902)
Editorial comments: Unclassified. The text derives from a rough copy filed among briefing papers; it is likely the original was signed 'Ron'.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 84 words
August 16, 1984

Dear Margaret:

I, too, am so pleased that we had the opportunity to get together at 10 Downing Street for the photograph that you kindly sent to me following my return from the economic summit. Sir Winston’s portrait indeed adds a unique quality to the Anglo-American goodwill which we deeply value. I’ll treasure this photograph particularly as a special reminder of your personal friendship.

Again, many thanks, and my warmest regards to you and Denis.