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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, C-D., Jan 1942 - Dec 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/441

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Correspondents include: Sir Edward Campbell on the death of his son; Malcolm MacDonald, British High Commissioner in Canada, passing on a request for WSC's autograph; "Porchy", [6th] Lord Carnarvon [earlier Lord Porchester] (2), Sir Philip Chetwode, and Sir Stafford Cripps sending birthday greetings; Victor Cazalet; "R C" [1st Lord] Cecil [of Chelwood, earlier Lord Robert Cecil] on WSC's "two Archbishops"; [Rodney] Gallop (Foreign Office); "Bobbety", Lord Cranborne [earlier Robert Gascoyne Cecil, later 5th Lord Salisbury] on Robert Cecil's health; [General Mark] Clark [Commander-in-Chief Ground Forces in Europe]; Lionel Colledge on treating WSC's throat (2); Noel Coward on "Blithe Spirit" (2); Eve Curie on WSC's mention of Britain and France in his speech of 10 November; Helen, [Lady] D'Abernon; Hugh Dalton on a photograph of a raid on Munich [Germany]; [David Percy] Davies, Chairman and Editor of the News of the World; Senor Emilio Delboy, a Peruvian Deputy (2); [17th Lord] Derby [earlier Lord Stanley] sending best wishes for WSC's work (2); "Ettie" [Ethel], Lady Desborough, (2) including (1) also from "Willie" [1st Lord Desborough, earlier William Grenfell] sending their support; [11th] Lord Digby on weapons for "new" training centres; Sir William Davison [later 1st Lord Broughshane] congratulating WSC on meeting [Marshal] Stalin; Sir Thomas Dunhill on the gift of an electric razor from WSC; [Captain] Cecil Harcourt on HMS Duke of York. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries, Leslie] Rowan, "A B" [Anthony Bevir], [John] Martin, Francis Brown, and "J H P" [John Peck], CSC and her secretary [Grace] Hamblin, WSC's secretaries W M [Smith], [Kathleen] Hill, [Patrick] Kinna, and [Elizabeth] Layton, "D M" [Desmond Morton] and [Charles] Thompson [Personal Assistants to WSC]; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to [1st] Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry], [Vi] Wellington Koo, Chinese Ambassador to Great Britain, [1st] Lord Crewe, Joseph Davies [Chairman, War Relief Control Board], and Maurice Dejean, former French Commissaire for Foreign Affairs.Other subjects include: other gifts received or sent by WSC; the Cinque Ports flag; a suggestion from Eliot Crawshay-Williams.Also includes: compliments slip from [1st] Lord Davies [of Llandinam] and Lady Davies.


  • Jan 1942 - Dec 1942

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