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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, C-D., Jan 1941 - Dec 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/417

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Correspondents include: [4th] Lord Camden [John Pratt] on rationing on the Riviera, France; [1st] Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry] (2); [Arnold] Heeney, Clerk of the Privy Council, Canada, on the Privy Council oath; James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin] and "B B" [Brendan Bracken, Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] on the death of Ronald Cartland; Freda, Marquesa de Casa Maury [earlier Freda Dudley Ward], on a "health-giving lamp" and the Feathers Club (2); Robert Cary asking WSC to sign a photograph; Victor Cazalet sending cigars and on Randolph Churchill; "R C" [1st Lord] Cecil [of Chelwood, earlier Lord Robert Cecil]; [Vi] Wellington Koo, Chinese Ambassador to Great Britain; Virginia Cowles (2), [Alexander] Dunbar, LNER District Superintendent, and Sir Thomas Dunhill, thanking WSC for copies of his books; Venetia Montagu [earlier Venetia Stanley] on [Mary] Churchill [later Lady Soames] and her daughter Judy; Charles Cochran on his reminisces (2); Lady Diana Cooper [later Diana, Lady Norwich] (3) including (1) on Randolph; "Ettie" [Ethel], Lady Desborough (5) including (1) on "Goonie" [Lady Gwendeline Churchill, earlier Lady Gwendeline Bertie]; Eliot Crawshay-Williams sending on verses (2); [David] Davies sending Christmas greetings; James Malcolm (5) and John Winant [United States Ambassador to Great Britain] on a portrait of WSC by Sir Leslie Ward presented to President Franklin Roosevelt; Dame Rachel Crowdy-Thornhill sending on a letter from a child; [Arthur] Christiansen, Editor of the Daily Express, on an article on a statement by WSC on bombing; Helen, [Lady] D'Abernon, (2) on subjects including WSC becoming Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports and her furniture; [Sir] George Davies on the death of his son; [1st] Lord Davies [of Llandinam] on subjects including the New Commonwealth Society; Sir Wyndham Deedes on Turkish broadcasts (2); "Eddy" [17th] Lord Derby [earlier Lord Stanley] on his concern over WSC's journey to America; Adrian Conan Doyle. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from WSC's secretaries [Kathleen] Hill and "E S L" [Elizabeth Layton], CSC and [her secretary Grace] Hamblin, "J S C" [John S Churchill], [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries] "E M W" [Edith Watson], "T L R" [Leslie Rowan], and "J M M" [John Martin], and "C R T" [Charles Thompson, Personal Assistant to WSC]; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Sir Stafford Cripps.Other subjects include: women in the workplace; various gifts sent or received by WSC; the death of US banker Andrew Chaffey; the William Griffin case; messages of support for WSC; an account of WSC's escape from the Boers; a wreath from WSC and CSC to the people of Coventry [Warwickshire]; Arthur Dugdale's health.Also includes: extracts from the unpublished memoirs of Wade Chance and Cochran's book; Christmas cards from Wellington Koo and Quo Tai Chi, Chinese Foreign Minister; photograph of a victory sign in rock crystal from a Joao Costa of Brazil; short story on WSC from Colchester Royal Grammar School [Essex] magazine; text of a biography of WSC to be broadcast through Deedes.


  • Creation: Jan 1941 - Dec 1941

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