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Public and Political: General: General Public correspondence, A-J., Nov 1940 - Dec 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/424A-B

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Correspondents include: Cecil Allen on the gift of a stick and various suggestions for the war effort (6); [6th] Lord Hood [Private Secretary to the Minister of Information] and representatives of Balding and Mansell, printers, (4) on a WSC calendar; [Saville] Garner [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Dominions]; Acting United Kingdom High Commissioner to Canada ?[Walter] Hankinson; [Robert] Wiseman (Dominions Office); Sir Walter Citrine, General Secretary of the TUC, sending on "My American Diary"; Moir Mackenzie of the Federation of British Industries and Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada, on Citrine's visit to the United States and Canada; Sir [George] Ogilvie-Forbes, [British Minister at] Havana, Cuba (8), [Ivo] Mallet [Assistant Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs], and Francis Evans (Foreign Office) on a Cuban tribute to WSC; representatives of Fox Photos Limited on photographs of WSC (4); Alfred Clark, Chairman of the Gramophone Company, on an album of WSC's speeches; Adrian Hill on his portrait of WSC. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from WSC's secretaries [Kathleen] Hill, "M S" [Mary Shearburn], and "E S L" [Elizabeth Layton], [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries, Edith] Watson, [Francis] Brown, "J M M" [John Martin], and John Colville, CSC, and [Christopher] Eastwood and [Sydney] Caine of the Colonial Office.Other subjects include: reminisces of WSC in India; an enquiry about eligibility for a medal; advice on a contract involving a "Miss Boxall"; using images of WSC on various items; other gifts sent and received by WSC, including cigars and spectacles allegedly owned by [John] 1st Duke of Marlborough; requests for assistance with employment, in finding a speech, and for WSC's signature.Also includes: photograph of J E Bex; copy of a Cambridge Union Society peroration from 1893; text of speech delivered by Dr Enrique Gamba to the British Club of Cuba; draft message prepared for WSC to send to the Cuban celebrations.


  • Creation: Nov 1940 - Dec 1941

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