Selling War: The British Propaganda Campaign Against American
"Neutrality" in World War 11.
Nicholas John Cull. Oxford University Press. 1995


"Now only one major staffing problem remained:  Sir Angus Fletcher
 still ran the British Library of Information . In discussing this problem
with the Foreign Office, Campbell recalled that Fletcher had been
feeling unwell and suggested he be given a spell of sick leave. Sir
Alexander Cadogan seized the chance to write to Fletcher, thanking
him for his long service and regretting that his health had forced him
to retire. Fletcher was shocked by the letter, since he was in good
health and was ineligible for either a pension or sick pay. Unmoved,
the Foreign Office sacked him anyway. In 1943, it belatedly found him
a quiet job as consul in Buffalo, New York. To replace Fletcher, 
Campbell appointed Sir Charles Webster, who had been running the 
American desk at the Chatham House intelligence unit at Oxford. It
was not a good appointment. Webster was too bookish and puritanical
for New York, and was particularly appalled to be working with 
Charles Lindbergh's brother-in-law. But at least the way was open for
an expanded library."