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Public and Political: General: Patronage: correspondence., Jan 1941 - Dec 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/432A-B

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Correspondents include: James Stuart [Chief Whip] (2) and Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Archibald Weigall, Chairman of the Conservative and Unionist Films Association, on WSC becoming Patron of the National Society of Conservative and Unionist Agents and President of the Films Association; [Vernon] Bovenizer of the War Office (2); Sir Reginald Barnes (3), Secretary of State for War David Margesson, and Military Secretary [to the Secretary of State for War] Lieutenant-General [Arthur] Floyd-Acland, on WSC's appointment as Colonel of 4th Hussars; Thomas Loveday, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bristol, on WSC attending a ceremony conferring degrees to the United States Ambassador to Great Britain [John Winant] and Prime Minister of Australia Robert Menzies (4); [Sir] Drummond Shiels, Acting Secretary of the Empire Parliamentary Association, on WSC becoming Chairman of the Executive Committee; Sir Smedley Crooke and Major-General Sir [Frederick] Maurice, President of the British Legion, on WSC's appointment as Life Member; Mary, Duchess of Marlborough [earlier Mary, Lady Blandford] requesting WSC become a Vice President of the Ivory Cross; [Sir] Philip Chetwode, Chairman, Cavalry Club, offering WSC honorary membership; [Sir] Malcolm Hilbery, Treasurer of Gray's Inn, on the wish of the Inn for WSC to be an Honorary Bencher (2); Sir Felix Cassel, [1st] Lord Hailsham [earlier Sir Douglas Hogg], and [Sir] Herbert Cunliffe, Treasurer of Lincoln's Inn, on proposing WSC as an Honorary Bencher of the Inn; Vera Pullinger, private secretary to [Harold] Pilbrow, on a "Winston" National Savings Group (3). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries, John] Martin, [Eric] Seal, [Francis] Brown, [Leslie] Rowan, [John] Peck, [Anthony] Bevir, and "E M W" [Edith Watson], CSC and [her secretary Grace] Hamblin, [Brendan] Bracken and [George] Harvie-Watt [successive Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC], WSC's secretaries "M S" [Mary Shearburn], and [Kathleen] Hill, [Charles] Thompson [Personal Assistant to WSC], and "R C" [?Rosalind Culhane, later Rosalind, Lady Padmore, Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer]; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Sir Patrick Hannon.Other subjects include: the 4th Hussars Regimental Association; requests for WSC to hold honorary positions with or support the work of various other organisations; WSC's role as a patron of Blighty magazine.Also includes: various War Office papers on WSC's colonelcy and from the 4th Hussars Regimental Association; copy of Blighty and details of its reader figures.


  • Creation: Jan 1941 - Dec 1941

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