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Public and Political: General: Personal Office: Correspondence T - Y., 11 Apr 1939 - 20 Dec 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/368

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Correspondents include: Colin Thornton-Kemsley, apologizing for his former opposition to WSC; representatives of Barclays Bank Limited, Thornton Heath [Surrey] on WSC standing as guarantor for Walter Thompson [WSC's former detective] (4); Benjamin Tillett, congratulating WSC on his appointment as First Lord of the Admiralty, and offering his services; Josiah Wedgwood on subjects including the policy of building aircraft carriers and battleships after [the sinking of the Royal Oak], WSC's broadcast (12 November ["Ten Weeks of War"]) and [the scuttling of the Graf Spee] (5); Alice, Lady Wimborne; General Sir Reginald Wingate (3); George Young [literary assistant to WSC] and Chairman of the British Association for International Understanding, on [? "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples"] and the British Survey, journal of the British Association for International Understanding.Also includes: copy of financial guarantee for Walter Thompson; article by Josiah Wedgwood on the economic measures needed for war and over-spending on unnecessary civil defence measures; letter from Prince Hubertus Loewenstein to General Sir Reginald Wingate on subjects including his work for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the dangers of supporting the German monarchical movement; reprint from the Times on the British Association for International Understanding, with a letter by 1st Lord Baldwin, President of the Association, and a copy of an article by George Young, "Background to World Affairs" on the work of the Association; notes and copies of correspondence by WSC, Eric Seal [Personal Private Secretary to WSC] and Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC].


  • Creation: 11 Apr 1939 - 20 Dec 1939

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