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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, E-G, many praising WSC's speeches and leadership., Sep 1939 - Nov 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/394

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon, Secretary of State for War] (5) including (2) on his role in the government; Maxine Elliott on her health (2); Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain on honouring [Walter Richard] Sickert; Daisy Fellowes [earlier Daisy, Princesse de Broglie] (2); Sir Warren Fisher [Regional Commander for Civil Defence, North-West Region] criticising the conduct of the war; [Edward] FitzClarence [later 6th Lord Munster] on Randolph Churchill's time in the Irish Guards; Rear-Admiral [John] Fitzgerald on his CB; [Evelyn] Fleming (2) including (1) on [?Augustus] John painting WSC; Gerald French (2) and [Stewart] Edwards (War Office) on French's re-employment in the Army; Major-General Bernard Freyberg on New Zealand recruitment and the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (3); [Rear-Admiral] Robert Ghormley [United States Special Naval Observer, London] (2); Admiral Sir William Goodenough giving advice on speeches; [6th Lord] Gort [earlier John Vereker]; Robert Graves; Lady Lilian Grenfell [earlier Lady Lilian Spencer-Churchill]; "Maggie", [Dame Margaret] Greville; Amy Guest (3) including (1) on Ireland; Lionel Guest sending on a copy of a letter from his son Johnny on his capture by the Germans. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from Admiralty Private Secretaries [Bernard] Sendall and [John] Higham, "C R T" [Charles Thompson, Personal Assistant to WSC], WSC's secretaries [Kathleen] Hill and [Mary] Shearburn, and CSC and [her secretary] "G H" [Grace Hamblin].Other subjects include: Maxine Elliott's death; various invitations; a request for assistance in going to Finland form Alastair Forbes; various gifts sent and received; an offer of massages for WSC.Also includes: recommendation for Gerald French by Brigadier-General [Hugh] Rogers.


  • Sep 1939 - Nov 1940

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