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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/437

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Correspondents include: [Anthony] Eden [later 1st Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] sending on messages from WSC and Charles Peake [Personal Assistant to Lord Halifax, British Ambassador to the United States] on US wireless sets and batteries; [3rd] Lord Rothschild [of MI5] on testing some cigars sent by Abgar Renault, Brazilian Minister of Education; Hubert Beaumont [Parliamentary Private Secretary to Parliamentary Secretary] (Ministry of Agriculture) on tomatoes sent by the Mayor of Ryde [Isle of Wight]; Richard Heppel of the Foreign Office and [Leonard] Scopes, Acting Consul, Surabaya, Dutch East Indies [later Surabaja, Indonesia], on a gift from the "Simpangsche Societeit" social club; Brian MacDermott of the Foreign Office; Sir Charles Craven [Controller General] (Ministry of Aircraft Production) on a plaque of WSC by a Barrow[-in-Furness, Lancashire] foundry worker (3); [Ivo] Mallet [Assistant Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] (2) and [Robert] Dunbar [Counsellor] (Foreign Office) on gifts from Montenegro [Yugoslavia] and the United States. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries, Anthony] Bevir, [Francis] Brown, [Edith] Watson, [John] Colville, [John] Martin, and "J H P" [John Peck], WSC's secretaries [Kathleen] Hill and "M S" [Mary Shearburn], [Bernard] Sendall [Principal Private Secretary to Minister of Information], [George] Harvie-Watt [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC], [Charles] Thompson [Personal Assistant to WSC], and [CSC's secretary] "G H" [Grace Hamblin].Other subjects include: other gifts including a Lanchester sub-machine gun.Also includes: a cigar piercer.


  • Creation: Dec 1940 - Dec 1941

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