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Public and Political: General: correspondence and papers, mainly on books concerning WSC and Christmas wishes from international figures., Jan 1942 - Dec 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/439

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz] on his book "A Democratic Manifesto" (4); [Alan] Hodge [Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Information] (3), Lovat Dickson [Director] of MacMillan and Company (2), Cicely Andrews (Rebecca West), and [William] Collins, [Chairman and Managing Director] Collins Publishers, on subjects including books on WSC and President [Franklin] Roosevelt in the series "Britain in Pictures", possibly to be written by West or Compton Mackenzie; Hugh Wontner, Managing Director of the Savoy Hotel, London, on the Other Club (2); Stella, Lady Reading [later Stella, Lady Swanborough] on photographing CSC for a book on women's war activities; General [Charles] de Gaulle [Chief of Free French], Prime Minister of Greece [Emmanuel] Tsouderos, Canadian Minister of Agriculture James Gardner, General [Wladyslaw] Sikorski [Polish Prime Minister in exile in London], and Emir of Transjordan [later Jordan] Abdullah ibn Hussein, sending best wishes; [Francis] Harrison, [Assistant Principal] India Office, enclosing a copy of a message from WSC to Maharaja of Nepal [?Shamsher Jang]. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from WSC's secretaries Kathleen Hill, and "E S L" [Elizabeth Layton], CSC and her secretary "G H" [Grace Hamblin], and [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries, John] Peck and "E M W" [Edith Watson].Other subjects include: the possibility of WSC writing an introduction to a collection of [Field Marshal Jan] Smuts' [Prime Minister of South Africa] speeches; a biography of WSC by R H Kiernon.Also includes: comments by the Ministry of Information on Kiernon's book; sample colour photographs for the women's war work book; reprint of a Smuts speech from 21 October 1942; copy of an article by Nathaniel Gubbins [Edward Mott] entitled "Sitting on the Fence"; message from the New York Times on the new French administration in North Africa; copy of 1929 paper on preserving the Chiltern Hills by Sir James Berry.


  • Jan 1942 - Dec 1942

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