Foreign News: Cliveden Passes

Tall, tweedy, gentle William Waldorf, Viscount Astor, and his Virginia-born wife Nancy last week relinquished Cliveden to the British people. Their home, with its spacious grounds west of London on one of the most beautiful reaches of the Thames, was handed over to the National Trust, custodian of Britain's national property. The Astors retain the right for themselves and their sons after them to occupy the house as long as they wish. As tenants of national property, they will save land and inheritance taxes.

To Britons, Cliveden is part of their country's history, from the distant past up to the present day....

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