Masey termination of employment

Scope and Content

Negotiations surrounding the termination of Masey's employment; such termination was effective from 31/12/1949.

File covers correspondence documenting the long negotiations for Masey's resignation, such as fees due. Correspondence is mostly between Lyttelton and Masey; suggestion that O'Rorke's fees are reduced following Masey's resignation; two options are offered to Masey, to resign or to retain a position as a consultant for the NT project; Bircham & Co. offer legal advice about the termination of Masey's employment, and check draft letters before these are sent out to Masey; notes of meetings between Masey and Lyttelton, written by the latter; correspondence between members of the SMNT Committee and the Building Sub-Committee, highlighting issues with Masey's work and the decision to terminate his employment, from March 1949; minutes of the 10th meeting of the Joint Council on 05/04/1949, when the issue of the lack of collaboration between the two architects is discussed; draft official letters about termination of employment for Masey, signed by Lyttelton and as Chairman of the Joint Council and Geoffrey Whitworth as Honorary Secretary of the SMNT Committee, may 1949; Nov. 1948, letter from Norman Marshall to Albery, reporting on the problem of unsuccessful collaboration between the two architects, which has become evident during the last meeting of the Fore-Stage Committee.

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