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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, T-Z., Jan 1942 - Dec 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/447

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Mavis Tate and Sir Reginald Wingate supporting WSC's leadership; Cecil Thomas, editor of the Daily Mirror, on his brother, [Sir] Shenton Thomas [Governor of Straits Settlements (later Singapore and part of Malaysia) and High Commissioner for the Malay States, later part of Malaysia] and Singapore; "Bendor", [2nd] Duke of Westminster, (4) on subjects including the landings in North West Africa, meeting WSC, and reminisces; Sir Courtauld Thomson on gifts of a desk once owned by Lord Beaconsfield and a Russian gold medal and on Dorney Wood [Buckinghamshire] (2); [Will] Thorne sending a cutting; Anthony Rumbold [2nd Secretary, British Embassy], Washington [United States] on Jeremy Tree; [Sir] Hugh Tudor and Alice, Lady Wimborne, sending their thoughts on the war; James Watts on life with his regiment in India; "Jos", [1st] Lord Wedgwood, sending his "Testament to Democracy"; [1st Lord] Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann] on dining with "Bendor"; Marie, Lady Willingdon, on a Cinque Ports uniform (3); [Charles] Wilson on attending WSC; [Richard] John Wilson [later 2nd Lord Moran] on a stay in Marrakesh [Morocco]; John Winant [United States Ambassador to Great Britain] on a cartoon from President [Franklin Roosevelt]; Esme Wingfield-Stratford on her life of WSC; Beatrice Wright on a library in memory of her late husband, John Rathbone (2); [1st] Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis]. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from John S Churchill, [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries, Francis] Brown, [John] Martin, "T L R" [Leslie Rowan], and "J H P" [John Peck], WSC's secretaries [Kathleen] Hill and [Elizabeth] Layton, CSC's secretary "G H" [Grace Hamblin], and [George] Harvie-Watt [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC]; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Dorothy Thompson, the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and Edward VIII], [Emmanuel] Tsouderos (Prime Minister of Greece), Clement Attlee and other members of the War Cabinet, H G Wells, and King Peter II of Yugoslavia.Other subjects include: the deaths of [George] Duke of Kent and Lord Bruce Dundas (son of 2nd Lord Zetland); memoirs of WSC as a boy at Blenheim [Palace, Oxfordshire]; various other gifts received and sent by WSC; birthday greetings for WSC; Lady Randolph Churchill's play "The Bill".Also includes: message from WSC for the first issue of Yank, American Army newspaper.


  • Creation: Jan 1942 - Dec 1942

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1 file(s) (1 bound file (111 folios))

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Folio 85: Copyright holder (Lord Moran) has withheld permission for online publication. Available at Churchill Archives Centre.

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