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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, E-G., Jan 1942 - Dec 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/442

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Correspondents include: Charles Eade [Editor] of the Sunday Dispatch (3) and Lovat Dickson [Director] of MacMillan and Company (2) on subjects including Eade going to Egypt and WSC binding copies of his works for him; Sir Crisp English on WSC's acute appendicitis in 1922; Michael Foot, [Acting] Editor, Evening Standard, on Low's cartoon "Winterton's Nightmare"; [Sir Alexander] Erskine-Hill congratulating WSC on his speech of 23 April; Wilfred Fish [WSC's dentist]; [Alan] Hodge [Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Information] on a request to feature WSC in a play; [Joseph] Adelard Godbout, Prime Minister of Quebec [Canada], (2) and [Sir] Patrick Duff [Deputy High Commissioner in Canada] on a gift of apples from Godbout; Robert Graves on his "Sergeant Lamb" novels; [Lady] Lilian Grenfell [earlier Lady Lilian Spencer-Churchill] sending best wishes (2); Raymond Guest on WSC's safe return from the United States; Flora Guest on her son "Johnny" [Colonel John Dodge] (2); Amy Guest on Ireland and the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and Edward VIII] and the Duchess of Windsor [earlier Wallace Simpson] (2); Dr Douglas Guthrie on attending WSC at Edinburgh [Scotland] (2); H A Gwynne on the war, particularly against Japan. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from WSC's secretaries [Elizabeth] Layton and [Kathleen] Hill, CSC and her secretary "G H" [Grace Hamblin], [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries] "T L R" [Leslie Rowan], "E M W" [Edith Watson], "J H P" [John Peck], "J M M" [John Martin] and [Francis] Brown, and "C R T" [Charles Thompson, Personal Assistant to WSC]; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to [1st] Lord Geddes.Other subjects include: other gifts sent or received by WSC; a request for assistance in obtaining work from a Captain F M Gillmore; the death of [Lieutenant-General William] Gott.Also includes: extract from and copy of a play, "General Sir Hector MacDonald" by J Beresford Fowler and Sylvia Archer featuring WSC; cuttings on the Abbey division of Westminster [London] by-election in 1924 and on the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.


  • Creation: Jan 1942 - Dec 1942

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