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1979 May 18 Fr
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Transition to power: MT letter to Friedrich Hayek (thanks for congratulations) [“have learnt so much from you over the past few years”] [released 2010]

Document type: Declassified documents
Document kind: Letter
Venue: -
Source: Thatcher MSS (Churchill Archive Centre): THCR 2/4/1/8
Journalist: -
Editorial comments: Hayek was actually born on 8 May 1899, so he is indulging in some poetic license in his brief telegram, which follows MT’s letter. The original signed copy of the letter from the Hayek MSS (Box 101) is also appended.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 2pp
Themes: Conservatism, General Elections, Leadership, Religion & morality