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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, L-M. [please note that most material dates from 1941]., Feb 1941 - Feb 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/420

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: George Lambert; Harold Laski on the death of his father Nathan Laksi; "Jack" [John] Lawson (2); [Bernard] Sendall [Principal Private Secretary to Minister of Information] on United States recordings of WSC's speeches; Major [Richard] Eric Long (3) including (1) sending on a letter from [Robert] Hudson [Minister of Agriculture] on Long's gardener; [Dame] Edith Lyttelton [Mrs Arthur Lyttelton] (3) including (2) on an English Speaking Union luncheon; Oliver Lyttelton [later 1st Lord Chandos]; Pamela, Lady Lytton [earlier Pamela Plowden] (2) and [2nd] Lord Lytton on the latter giving broadcasts and passing on a message to WSC; Wing-Commander [Adolph] Malan on WSC being godfather to his son and his son's christening; Sir Ian Malcolm; [Sir] Edward Marsh; Henry MacCormac, dermatologist, on settling his account; Brendan Bracken [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary until July 1941, then Minister of Information] (3); [Alan] Hodge [Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Information] and Barbara Cartland [Barbara McCorquodale] (2) on WSC's preface for her biography of her late brother Ronald Cartland; Violet, Lady Melchett; Robert Menzies; Eugene Meyer on cigars; [Cecil] Day Lewis, Publications Division, and [Charles] Gibbs-Smith [Assistant Director], Photograph Division, Ministry of Information; [Sir] Walter Monckton on Randolph Churchill; Sir Charles Wilson [later 1st Lord Moran] (2) including (1) on WSC's pulse and Dorothy, Lady Wilson [later Dorothy, Lady Moran]; Arthur Purvis, [Chairman] British Supply Council in North America; Sir Henry Morris-Jones; Desmond Morton (2). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from WSC's secretary [Kathleen] Hill, Bracken, [CSC's secretary Grace] Hamblin, and "E M W" [Edith Watson, Prime Minister's Private Secretary].Other subjects include: a request for a signed photograph; praise for WSC, especially his broadcasts; various gifts sent or received by WSC, including presenting copies of "Marlborough: His Life and Times" to individuals such as Menzies and [Henry] Morgenthau, US Secretary to the Treasury; a tribute to [Hastings] Lees-Smith; birthday and Christmas wishes for WSC; naming a bed after WSC for Victoria Hospital, Blackpool [Lancashire]; details about WSC for Ministry of Information publications.Also includes: tribute to Cartland from the Bournville [Worcestershire] parish magazine; drafts of foreword to the Cartland biography prepared by Bracken; copy of a 1904 letter from WSC to a A J Moore on Canada and the Empire.


  • Creation: Feb 1941 - Feb 1943

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1 file(s) (1 bound file (127 folios))

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Existence and Location of Copies

Folios 114-116: Copyright holder (Lord Moran) has withheld permission for online publication. Available at Churchill Archives Centre.

Repository Details

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