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Public and Political: General: correspondence on gifts to WSC, H-N, especially cigars., Dec 1940 - Dec 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/436

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Correspondents include: Sir George Ogilvie-Forbes, British Minister at Havana, Cuba, on gifts of a picture made of Cuban woods and a cartoon of WSC (2); Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King praising WSC's broadcast to Rochester University [United States, 16 June]; [Colin] Thornley [Principal Private Secretary to Secretary of State for the Colonies] (2); [Kenneth] Pepper, HM Customs and Excise; Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Murray [later 3rd Lord Elibank] sending WSC "The Five Sons of 'Bare Betty'"; Michiels van Verduynen [Netherlands Ambassador to the United Kingdom] on a box of cigars from the Netherlands Indies [later Indonesia]; Berkeley Gage of the Foreign Office and [Henry] Walsh, Consul-General at Batavia [later Djakarta] on Dutch East Indies' [Indonesia] celebrations of WSC's birthday; Jack Nininger, tobacconist and news dealer of Ottawa, Canada (4); J B Priestley sending on letter from Nininger. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries, Edith] Watson, [John] Colville, [John] Martin, [Francis] Brown, and "J H P" [John Peck], WSC's secretary [Kathleen] Hill, [Walter] Thompson [WSC's detective], and [CSC's secretary] "G H" [Grace Hamblin].Also includes: poster of WSC signed by leading citizens of Manzanillo, Cuba; picture of WSC and text from a Dutch economic weekly.


  • Dec 1940 - Dec 1941

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