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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, H-K., Dec 1941 - Dec 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/443

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Correspondents include: Sir George Hamilton; Sir Ian Hamilton on a memorial service to the Duke of Connaught; Captain Guy Hannaford; Sir Patrick Hannon (2); George Harrap (4) on subjects including the "Paternosters" club, the birth of his daughter, and an autograph request; Averell Harriman [United States Representative in London of Combined Shipping Adjustment Board] on a 3 pound win by WSC; T E R Harris [WSC's banker]; Sir Percy Harris supporting government changes; Alan Herbert (A P Herbert); Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant of the President of the United States] on WSC's speech of ?29 November 1942; Alexander Korda on his love of England; Norman Holden; Francis Howard sending a caricature of WSC by Edmund Dulac; [William] Hughes [former Prime Minister of Australia]; Colonel Charles Hunter [?old army friend of WSC] on mutual friends; [1st] Lord Hyndley; Ralph Ingersoll, [Editor] PM Daily, sending WSC a certificate of his election to the Society of Red Tape Cutters; [General Sir Hastings] Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] sending birthday greetings from his office; [Admiral Sir William] James [Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth, Hampshire]; Samuel Kaplan; [Alan] Hodge [Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Information] (3) including (1) on a presentation gavel and block from WSC to US Congress and (2) on Eric Kennington producing sketches of WSC; [1st] Lord Kemsley [earlier Sir James Berry] sending on a cartoon of WSC as "The Pilot"; George, Duke of Kent, on the birth of his son; Marina, Duchess of Kent, on an accident; Alice Keppel; [Sir] Roger Keyes on his assistance to WSC. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from WSC's secretaries [Kathleen] Hill and [Elizabeth] Layton, CSC and her secretary "G H" [Grace Hamblin], [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries] "A B" [Anthony Bevir], "J H P" [John Peck], [Francis] Brown, and [Leslie] Rowan, "C R T" [Charles Thompson, Personal Assistant to WSC], and "J S C" [John S Churchill]; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to George Hall MP.Other subjects include: the deaths of Hall's son, the Duke of Kent, and Admiral [Sir] Tom Phillips; other gifts sent or received by WSC; messages of support for WSC; a Scottish ancestor of WSC; matters concerning Korda films; Harry Hopkins' wedding; the offer of an honour to Hilaire Belloc.Also includes: "Manchester Sportsmen's Effort for the Merchant Navy" souvenir programme; cards from Frederick Harris, US Senate Chaplain; disguised letter from a British POW; cutting showing the Dulac cartoon.


  • Creation: Dec 1941 - Dec 1942

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1 file(s) (1 bound file (129 folios))

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Folio 123: Copyright holder (Alice Keppel) has withheld permission for online publication. Available at Churchill Archives Centre.

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