Tag Archives: history of espionage

Mary Bancroft, the Journalist

In the State Department, in private practice of international law, in the wartime OSS, and the postwar CIA, Allen Dulles devoted his life to “the craft of intelligence,” including bold and aggressive pursuit of covert actions to further what he perceived as America’s political interests abroad. Although Dulles had been...

The Russian Culture Club

Uncle Paul heard there were some Russians living in Hartford who had created a “Russian Culture Club.” He wasn’t sure what that was but thought that young George Trofimoff might like to attend. The following Saturday evening, George went into town and located where the meeting was held. It took...

Quaker Meeting

Young George Trofimoff had been in the home of Paul Butterworth at Sunset Farms for a couple of weeks, when “Uncle Paul” told him that he would like for him to attend the Sunday Meeting of the local Society of Friends, the Quakers. Uncle Paul wanted to introduce George to...

“Uncle Paul”

“Uncle Paul,” Paul Butterworth, owned a farm at Sunset Farms, West Hartford, Connecticut. It could easily have been photographed for a Currier and Ives calendar with its two-story house, pond down the hill and trees lined in orderly rows. This man of Quaker faith was both generous and disciplined. Young...