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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, C-D, many congratulating WSC on becoming Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party and praising his leadership., Jan 1940 - Dec 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/393

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Correspondents include: Monsieur Campinchi, French Minister of Marine; [1st] Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry, Editor-in-Chief] of the Daily Telegraph sending on a United States article published in the Telegraph; Robert Cary; [1st] Lord Cecil of Chelwood [earlier Lord Robert Cecil] (?2) including (1) on the League [of Nations]; Lord Hugh Cecil [later 1st Lord Quickswood]; Neville Chamberlain (5) on subjects including his health, government policy, and his resignation; Sir Evan Charteris on broadcasting about German atrocities; [6th] Lord Hood [Private Secretary to the Minister of Information] on Charteris' letter; Admiral of the Fleet [1st] Lord Chatfield; Quo Tai Chi, Chinese Ambassador [to Great Britain] (3); Sir Bede Clifford; Lieutenant-General Sir [Bertram] Sergison-Brooke [GOC London District]; Ian Colvin on German internal affairs; Lady Diana Cooper [later Diana, Lady Norwich]; Howard Coster on photographing WSC; Major [John] Courtauld; Cecil, Lady Craigavon, on the death of her husband James [Craig, 1st Lord Craigavon]; "Bobbety", Lord Cranborne [earlier Robert Gascoyne Cecil, later 5th Lord Salisbury] (2) including (1) on his health; David, [28th] Lord Crawford and [11th Lord] Balcarres [earlier Lord Balniel] on his father; [Eliot] Crawshay-Williams (2) on subjects including his wartime role and sending on an article by him on dropping leaflets on Germany; [2nd] Lord Cromer [earlier Lord Errington]; [John] Balfour (Foreign Office) on a libel against WSC in Cuba; Helen, Lady D'Abernon, on bombing and sending New Year greetings (2); Percy Cudlipp, Editor of the Daily Herald, on an article critical of WSC; Edouard Daladier [Prime Minister of France] on a vote of confidence; [1st] Lord Davies [of Llandinam] sending on a song "Onward Neville's soldiers"; [Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh] Dowding [Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Fighter Command]; [Gerald] Cole Deacon, Secretary, Railway Executive Committee, on WSC's contribution to their Christmas Fund; [William] Deakin (4) on subjects including contacting WSC, the birth of WSC's grandson, and birthday wishes; "E" [17th] Lord Derby [earlier Lord Stanley] (4) including (1) on WSC's tour of Lancashire and (1) on Anglo-French relations; "Ettie" [Ethel], Lady Desborough (2); [1st] Lord Desborough [earlier William Grenfell]; "Kennie" [11th] Lord Digby on family news; General [Sir John] Dill, Chief of Imperial General Staff; John Dodge on WSC recommending his candidature for Gillingham [Kent]; [David] Roseway [Private Secretary to Secretary of State for War] on Dodge joining Kermit Roosevelt in the Finnish Volunteer Corps; Lady Juliet Duff (4); Thomas Dugdale [later 1st Lord Crathorne] accepting the post of Deputy Chief Whip. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from WSC's secretaries [Kathleen] Hill and [Mary] Shearburn, [Prime Minister's] Private Secretaries [John] Colville and [John] Peck, Admiralty Private Secretary [Bernard] Sendall, [CSC's secretary, Grace] Hamblin, and "B B" [Brendan Bracken, Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary]; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to [12th] Lord Cork and Orrery and Oliver Stanley [Secretary of State for War].Other subjects include: Ronald Cartland; Sudanese affairs; various gifts sent and received; various lunch invitations; Queen Mary being made Colonel in Chief, Oxfordshire Yeomanry; Duncan Sandys; Randolph Churchill's entry into Parliament; criticism of various senior figures; water colours given by [Maud] Lady Donington.Also includes: cutting from the Daily Herald and extract from Hansard on WSC on the war off Scandinavia.


  • Jan 1940 - Dec 1940

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