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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, H-K, many congratulating WSC on becoming Prime Minister and praising his speeches and leadership., Sep [1939] - Dec 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/395

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Correspondents include: [Lord] Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin, Foreign Secretary] (3) including (1) on the War Cabinet and (1) on Neville Chamberlain's health; Nina, [Duchess of] Hamilton [and Brandon] giving advice on speeches; [2nd Lord] Hamilton of Dalzell on defending Brittany, France; Captain [Cecil] Harcourt on his receiving an honour; [Saville] Garner [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Dominions] on Sir Edward Harding's collection of autographed photographs of PMs; Sir Percy Harris; Brigadier-General Reginald Hoare; Charles Hopkins [Director of Naval Land Establishment] (Ministry of Supply) on obtaining a photograph of WSC (2); [1st] Lord Horder on Chamberlain (3); [Robert] Hudson, [Secretary] Department of Overseas Trade; "Birdie", Lady Ilchester (2) including (1) on Randolph Churchill's engagement; [Leslie] Bradley, Curator and Secretary, Imperial War Museum; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; Sir Stanley Jackson (2); Sir John Jarvis; "Crinks", Harcourt Johnstone, criticising the make-up of the government and on his appointment as Secretary, Department of Overseas Trade (2); [Joseph] Kyall, [Commanding Officer] 615 Squadron, on dinner with WSC; Sir Roger Keyes on the navy, air power, and his war role (2); Eva, [Lady] Keyes, on her husband; "Jack" [3rd Lord] Kimberley [earlier Lord Wodehouse] and Margaret, Lady Kimberley; [Colonel Charles] King; Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada (2); [Oliver] Locker-Lampson. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from [Prime Minister's] Private Secretaries [John] Martin and "E M W" [Edith Watson], and WSC's secretary [Kathleen] Hill; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Sir James Hawkey, A P Herbert [Alan Herbert], and Sir [Archibald] Clerk Kerr [later 1st Lord Inverchapel [British Ambassador to China].Other subjects include: various gifts sent and received; reported Italian attitudes; publishing a monthly magazine for the 3rd Submarine Flotilla; Michael Eden [later 7th Lord Henley]; attempt by [?Frank] de Vine Hunt to speak to WSC personally; requests for WSC's assistance with a film, "Cavalcade of the Navy"; birthday greetings.


  • Creation: Sep [1939] - Dec 1940

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