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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, T-Z., Jan 1940 - Dec 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/399

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Correspondents include: Archbishop of York William Temple, [Sir] Hugh Tudor, Alice, Lady Wimborne (2), 2nd Lord Wimborne [earlier Ivor Guest and Lord Ashby St Ledgers], and Edward, Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and Edward VIII], congratulating WSC on becoming Prime Minister; Captain William Tennant on Dunkirk [France]; Benjamin Tillett praising the "gallantry of the Sea Titans"; Ronald Tree and Sir Ralph Wedgwood, [Chairman] Railway Executive Committee, thanking WSC for Christmas presents; Averil, Lady Tryon on the death of her husband (2); Susan, Lady Tweedsmuir, on the death of her husband [earlier Sir John Buchan]; Euan Wallace [Minister of Transport] on WSC's support (2); Josiah Wedgwood (4) including (2) criticising naval policy; James Welsh praising WSC's leadership and sending a sonnet; "Bendor", [2nd] Duke of Westminster, (4) on subjects including his health, congratulations to WSC, the fall of France, tanks, and lights on aeroplanes; Sir Mathew Wilson on anti-aircraft guns; Mildred Riddlesdell (Ministry of Labour); [George] Young on arrangements concerning the British Association for International Understanding (4); Sir Hubert Young, [Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Trinidad and Tobago], sending on a calypso on the Graf Spee. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] "E A S" [Eric Seal], WSC's secretary [Kathleen] Hill, [Admiralty Private Secretary] "B C S" [Bernard Sendall], and "B B" [Brendan Bracken, Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary]; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to H G Wells.Other subjects include: gifts of books to members of the Tree family and WSC's stay at their house at Ditchley [Dytchley], Oxfordshire; gifts to WSC of hair brushes made from the deck of HMS Exeter and cigars.Also includes: text of a speech by Tillett on "Moral Rearmament"; galley of an article by Josiah Wedgwood arguing against evacuation; bill of meeting of the Cotton Trade League for May 1933.


  • Creation: Jan 1940 - Dec 1940

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