Public and Political: General: Correspondence., 01 Sep 1939 - 28 Dec 1939
Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: Major-General Sir Alfred Knox, comparing the invasion of Poland with the beginning of the First World War; Count Dino Grandi on Randolph Churchill's engagement; Rubeigh Minney, Editor of [the War Weekly], asking WSC to contribute a message (3); Nina, Duchess of Hamilton, on WSC's broadcast [? 1 October "The First Month of War"], the possible dangers of Communism after Nazism and the need for increased British propaganda; Ivan Soubbotitch [Soubotic], Yugoslav Minister in London, on Randolph Churchill's engagement; Cecil Thomas, Editor of the Daily Mirror, on an article [about Neville Chamberlain [Prime Minister] and WSC]; Cecil King, Director of the Daily Mirror; Leonard Crocombe, Editor of Tit-Bits; Sir Kingsley Wood on the contribution of the National Publicity Bureau to Conservative Party funds; Cecil Syers [Private Secretary to the Prime Minister]; Sir Douglas Hacking, Chairman of the Conservative Party, on the contribution of the National Publicity Bureau; Sir Stafford Cripps; Sir Donald Somervell; Sir Roger Keyes; "DD" [1st Lord Davies] on a speech by WSC.Other subjects include: the continuation of the Whitehall Letter, information sheet of the Anglo-Foreign Information Bureau, during the war, and censorship of the press; naturalization enquiries; invitations for WSC and requests for interviews.Also includes: letter from Sir Samuel Hoare [Lord Privy Seal, later 1st Lord Templewood] to Neville Chamberlain on Conservative Party organization during the war; copy of a message from Sir Kingsley Wood [Secretary of State for Air] for the War Weekly; issue of the Whitehall Letter on subjects including German weapons, Ireland's neutrality, the White Paper on India, wartime contraband control, German preparations against Romania, and the situation in the Balkans; copy of a letter from Chamberlain on the contribution of the National Publicity Bureau; card with photograph from the Royal Welch Infantry Brigade; notes and copies of correspondence by WSC and John Higham and Bernard Sendall [Admiralty Private Secretaries] and Mary Shearburn [later Mary Thompson], Kathleen Hill and Violet Pearman [Secretaries to WSC] to individuals listed above and also to others including Sir Edward Marsh.
- 01 Sep 1939 - 28 Dec 1939
Conditions Governing Access
1 file(s) (1 bound file (70 folios))
Language of Materials
Existence and Location of Copies
Folios 28-29: Copyright holder (Trinity Mirror for Cecil Thomas and Hugh Cudlipp) has withheld permission for online publication. Available at Churchill Archives Centre.