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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, N-Q., Jan 1941 - Dec 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/421

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Correspondents include: [Captain] Stephen Arliss of HMS Napier on WSC's trips on the ship; [2nd] Lord Newton sending WSC a copy of his book "Retrospection"; [Alan] Hodge [Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Information] on WSC being sent a print of a RAF picture; J Norris (5) and Duncan Sandys on allegations by Norris against Sandys; Victor Oliver on resigning from the "William Allen White Committee"; [Lieutenant-]General [Bernard] Paget [Commander-in-Chief South Eastern Command] thanking WSC for a visit to Chequers [Buckinghamshire] and WSC's support for the army; R A Butler [Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] on WSC inscribing a book for Colombian President Don Eduardo Santos; Captain John Leach on HMS Prince of Wales; Alan Agnew, Managing Director, Punch, on a cartoon "Lord Warden of the Empire" by Ernest Shepard (2); Francis, [11th Lord] Queensberry [earlier Lord Drumlanrig] sending on a sonnet on WSC by Lord Alfred Douglas; Queen Mary requesting WSC's autograph and sending a book (2). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from WSC's secretaries Kathleen Hill, "N E S" [Jo Sturdee, later Lady Onslow], and W M [Smith], "B B" [Brendan Bracken, Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary], [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries, Eric] Seal and "E M W" [Edith Watson].Other subjects include: other gifts sent or received by WSC; permission to quote statements by WSC; congratulations to WSC on his honorary appointment with the 4th Hussars; the death of Major-General Vyvyan Pope; [Air Marshal Sir Charles] Portal.Also includes: cutting from the West Lancashire Evening Gazette on Victor Oliver; papers on the Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies.


  • Jan 1941 - Dec 1941

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