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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, T-Z., Jan 1941 - Dec 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/423

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: [Walter] Thompson [WSC's detective] on the loss of his son; [General Sir John] Dill [Chief of Imperial General Staff] on Sir Hugh Tudor; Will Thorne on "Jack" [John] Jones; [9th] Lord Torrington on reproducing a picture from WSC's "The Great War Illustrated"; Tudor on missing WSC at Placentia Bay, Newfoundland [Canada] and his news; [Harry] Vaisey sending on a pamphlet on the will of [Sarah] 1st Duchess of Marlborough; Euan Wallace thanking WSC for a letter; General Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] (2) including (1) on Randolph Churchill; Shelagh, Duchess of Westminster [earlier Shelagh Cornwallis-West] on WSC's broadcasts; Marie, Lady Willingdon [earlier Marie Freeman-Thomas] on the death of her husband [1st Lord Willingdon]; [Charles] Wilson thanking WSC for sending him "Marlborough: His Life and Times"; Alice, Lady Wimborne (2) including (1) on the destruction of the House of Commons debating chamber; Sir Douglas Hacking, Chairman of the Conservative and Unionist Party, on a luncheon for [1st] Lord Windlesham [earlier Sir George Hennessy]. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries] "E M W" [Edith Watson] and [Anthony] Bevir, WSC's secretaries [Kathleen] Hill, [Sheila] Minto, "E S L" [Elizabeth Layton], and "M S" [Mary Shearburn], [Brendan] Bracken [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary], CSC and [her secretary Grace] Hamblin, and "C R T" [Charles Thompson, Personal Assistant to WSC]; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Ronald Tree, H G Wells, and Lord Wolmer [later 3rd Lord Selborne].Other subjects include: gifts received by WSC including cigars; thanks for a photograph of WSC; recollections of WSC's childhood, including at Harrow School [Middlesex]; birthday wishes for WSC; requests for permission to reproduce images of WSC for postcards and a celebration tankard; various Home Front matters; William Griffin's allegations; a suggestion of using WSC's speeches in a school textbook on Germany; congratulations to WSC on his honorary appointment with the 4th Hussars; a request for WSC to sign one of his books.Also includes: House of Commons questions and answers on school textbooks; copy of a letter to the Times from Wolmer on criticism over the fall of Crete, Greece.


  • Creation: Jan 1941 - Dec 1941

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1 file(s) (1 bound file (92 folios))

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Existence and Location of Copies

Folio 75: Copyright holder (Lord Moran) has withheld permission for online publication. Available at Churchill Archives Centre.

Repository Details

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