Correspondence with British Royal Family (Gerald R. Ford Library)

Edward Blaise filed this request with the Gerald R. Ford Library of the United States of America.


From: Ned Donovan

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Any correspondence, including letters and handwritten notes to and from the following members of the British Royal Family:

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
HRH the Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip)
HRH the Prince of Wales (Prince Charles)

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Ned Donovan

From: John O'Connell

Greetings Ned Donovan:

I am writing in response to your e-mail inquiring about records related to
the British Royal Family. In response to your request, I performed a search
of the Ford Library's collections database for the terms *Queen Elizabeth
II, the Queen Mother, the Duke of Edinburgh, and the Prince of Wales.* The
search reports are attached to this e-mail. For assistance in reading the
reports, view the online guide on the Library's Web site Finding aids
describing the collections listed in the search reports are available for
viewing on our Website:

Photocopies of files can be purchased for $0.80 per page. An estimated
page count is provided in the search report.

Most documents relating to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip are already
digitized and located here:

Additional digital documents relating to the British Royal Family are here:

If I can be of any further assistance, please feel free to contact me by
telephone at (734) 255-0559 or email
Best regards,

John J. O’Connell

John J. O'Connell
*Archives Technician *
*Gerald R. Ford Library*
1000 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109