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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, L-M, many congratulating WSC on becoming Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative Party and praising his leadership., Dec 1939 - Dec 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/396

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Correspondents include: George Lambert; Nathan Laski (2) including (1) on Randolph Churchill; Harold Laski; [1st] Lord Lee of Fareham and [Ruth] Lady Lee; [Brigadier-General] Raymond Lee [US Military Attache] on a dinner with WSC; Alexis Leger ["St-John Perse"]; "Charley", [7th] Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] (3) including (1) on using Southern Irish ports and (2) on his attitude to German rearmament in the 1930s; Major [Richard] Eric Long (2); 11th Lord Lothian [earlier Philip Kerr, British Ambassador to the United States] on the journalist Dorothy Thompson; [Brendan] Bracken [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] (3); Laura, Lady Lovat, on her daughter (2); Lady Moira Lyttelton on Oliver Lyttelton [later 1st Lord Chandos]; Neville Lytton on his family and France; Pamela, Lady Lytton [earlier Pamela Plowden] (2); [1st] Lord McGowan (3); Lord MacMillan [of Aberfeldy] on resigning as Minister of Information; Sir Ian Malcolm; Arthur Mann of the Yorkshire Post on the Opposition in Parliament; "George", [1st] Lord Marchwood [earlier Sir Frederick Penny] (2); Sir Edward Marsh (2) including (1) giving an "apposite" quote on the Seven Years War; Paul Maze (3) including (1) offering his services to the War Office; Arthur Meighen [former Prime Minister of Canada] on his son; "Brab" [John] Moore-Brabazon [later 1st Lord Brabazon of Tara] offering his services to the government; Venetia Montagu [earlier Venetia Stanley]; "Jack" [1st Lord Mottistone, earlier John Seely] on a gift from the Other Club; Edgar Mowrer of the Chicago Daily News on his publishing notes of a talk with WSC. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from WSC's secretary [Kathleen] Hill, [Admiralty] Private Secretaries "B C S" [Bernard Sendall] and [John] Higham, and [CSC's secretary] "G H" [Grace Hamblin].Other subjects include: Christmas and birthday greetings; the death of D J MacDonald [a Dundee Liberal]; a drawing of Elizabeth Churchill by 18th century artist Richard Cosway; WSC receiving a badge from the "Centre d'Expansion Francaise".Also includes: Mowrer's summary of his talk with WSC on the United States and the war.


  • Creation: Dec 1939 - Dec 1940

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