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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, N-Q., Jan 1942 - Dec 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/445

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Correspondents include: Philip Noel-Baker on overcoming difficulties; Erik Colban, Norwegian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, and Sir [David] Ross, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, sending on books; Ivor Novello and Sir John Ponsonby on obtaining WSC's autograph; Margot, [Lady] Oxford [and Asquith, earlier Margot Asquith] on the state of the war (2); Sir Earle Page on flowers sent by WSC and CSC; William Paley on "short snorters" and seeing WSC when he was in England; Gladys, Lady Phillips, on the death of her husband, Admiral Sir Tom Phillips (4); Audrey Pleydell-Bouverie sending some plovers eggs; Sir Denis Daley, Lord Mayor of Portsmouth [Hampshire], on Portsmouth's support for WSC; Alan Agnew, Managing Director, Punch, sending WSC a cartoon; Francis, [11th Lord] Queensberry [earlier Lord Drumlanrig] on WSC signing books and WSC's birthday (2); Queen Mary on WSC's birthday. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from WSC's secretaries [Kathleen] Hill, [Elizabeth] Layton and W M [Smith], [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries, Francis] Brown, [John] Martin, and [John] Peck, [George] Harvie-Watt [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC], and CSC's secretary "G H" [Grace Hamblin]; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Johan Nygaardsvold [Prime Minister of Norway] and Captain Angus Nicholl of HMS Penelope.Other subjects include: various other gifts received or sent by WSC; allegations by J Norris against Duncan Sandys; WSC's honorary fellowship at Oxford University; the death of [George] Duke of Kent.Also includes: account of Phillips' death on the Prince of Wales by L H Bell.


  • Creation: Jan 1942 - Dec 1942

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