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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, N-Q., Jan 1936 - Dec 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/397

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Correspondents include: Duncan Sandys (2), Sir Geoffrey Fry [Private Secretary to Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin] (5), J Norris (a "working-man Conservative") (5), and Marjorie Maxse, Chief Organising Officer, Conservative and Unionist Party, on subjects including a dispute between Sandys and Norris over payment for his services and meetings organised by Norris; Sir Terence O'Connor congratulating WSC on his speech of 11 April 1940 and his leadership (3); Una, Lady O'Dwyer on the death of her husband, Sir Michael O'Dwyer; Margot, [Lady] Oxford [and Asquith, earlier Margot Asquith] on lunching with WSC; George Paynter on "Benny" [2nd Duke of Westminster]; Violet Pearman [former secretary of WSC] congratulating him on his leadership; Audrey Pleydell-Bouverie; [Sir] Dudley Pound; [Leslie] Pugh on WSC's cat "Tango" (2); [John] Trevor Lean, Commander of HMS Punjabi, on WSC visiting the ship; Queen Mary and the Princess Royal [earlier Princess Mary] sending birthday greetings. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from [Prime Minister's] Private Secretaries "J M M" [John Martin] and [Edith] Watson, WSC's secretary [Kathleen] Hill, [Charles] Thompson [Personal Assistant to WSC], and [CSC's secretary] "G H" [Grace Hamblin]; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Prime Minister of New Zealand [Peter Fraser] and J B Priestley.Other subjects include: an enquiry into an [unidentified] New Zealand officer; various gifts sent and received.Also includes: material from Norris on Spain, including flyers and a copy of a letter to the Times by [Sir] Henry Lunn.


  • Creation: Jan 1936 - Dec 1940

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