Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, L-M., Jan 1942 - Dec 1942
Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: Harold Laski on the importance of WSC's leadership, particularly in the United States; [Caroline] Lejeune [Mrs E Roffe Thompson, Film Critic to the Observer] recommending films to WSC; [Richard] Eric Long on his support for WSC (3); Jean [Ivan] Maisky [Soviet Union Ambassador to the United Kingdom] sending WSC a copy of [Ilya] Ehrenburg's "Fall of Paris"; Paul Maze sending 2 paintings and hoping to see WSC (3); Barbara McCorquodale (Barbara Cartland) sending WSC her latest novel; "Dickie", Lord Louis Mountbatten sending WSC a Combined Operations badge and on a stay at Chequers, Buckinghamshire (2); Clare Luce on WSC's birthday; Pamela, Lady Lytton [earlier Pamela Plowden] (7) on subjects including seeing WSC, him signing a book, the death [of her son], and her husband, Victor; [2nd Lord] Lytton sending a book to WSC; [General George] Marshall [Chief of Staff of United States Army] and Edwina, Lady Mountbatten [earlier Edwina Ashley] on stays at Chequers; Mollie, Duchess of Buccleuch, congratulating WSC on his parliamentary performance in July 1942; "C" [Stewart] Menzies thanking WSC for a copy of "Unrelenting Struggle"; [1st] Lord McGowan [Chairman of ICI] on the morale of his workers and United States opinion; Sir Charles Wilson [later 1st Lord Moran] on WSC's throat (2); [Henry] Morgenthau, US Secretary to the Treasury, on "Unrelenting Struggle" and an American song (2); Herbert Morrison on WSC's broadcast of 4 May; "Jack" [1st Lord Mottistone, earlier John Seely] on the original of a cartoon of WSC (2). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from WSC's secretaries [Kathleen] Hill and [Elizabeth] Layton, CSC and her secretary "G H" [Grace Hamblin], [Charles] Thompson [Personal Assistant to WSC], [George] Harvie-Watt [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC], [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries, Francis] Brown, "A B" [Anthony Bevir], [John] Martin, [Charles Barker], "T L R" [Leslie Rowan], and [John] Peck.Other subjects include: arranging a telegram on the birth of [1st Lord] Killearn's son, Victor; various other gifts received by WSC, including a shawl from the widow of Nathan Laski; allegations by Long on a conscientious objector's petrol usage.Also includes: cuttings of an article by Laski on WSC in the New Statesman and a letter from Wilson to the Times on tuberculosis.
- Jan 1942 - Dec 1942
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1 file(s) (1 bound file (122 folios))
Language of Materials
Existence and Location of Copies
Folios 108-109: Copyright holder (Lord Moran) has withheld permission for online publication. Available at Churchill Archives Centre.