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Public and Political: General: General Public correspondence, A-J., Jan 1942 - Dec 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/448

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Correspondents include: [Vernon] Bovenizer of the War Office on a Captain R W M Bates seeking service; [Saville] Garner [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Dominions] on details about a Charles Bell of Newfoundland [Canada]; Lovat Dickson [Director] of MacMillan and Company on acknowledging reproduction of an extract from WSC's "My Early Life"; Sir Harry Brittain on his book "Pilgrim Partners"; Sir Bernard Docker sending honey; [1st] Lord Geddes sending WSC brandy and whisky and commenting on prohibition in the United States; [Cyril] Wallworth [Assistant Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty] on H Aubrey Gentry; [Ronald] Melville [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Air] sending on some cigars; Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada, on a Canadian sculptor; Michael Reed [Private Secretary to the Minister of Health] on a volume on [John, 1st] Duke of Marlborough by a Monsieur Rousset (2). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from WSC's secretaries [Kathleen] Hill and [Elizabeth] Layton, [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries] "E M W" [Edith Watson], [Anthony] Bevir, and [Leslie] Rowan, and CSC and her secretary "G H" [Grace Hamblin].Other subjects include: other gifts received by WSC including a bust by an admirer and a gold compass allegedly once owned by Lord Randolph Churchill; WSC signing a photograph; Cuban celebrations of WSC's birthday in 1941; a request to photograph WSC at Chartwell, Kent; Lord Randolph's horse "Abbesse de Jouarre"; comments on the war situation.


  • Creation: Jan 1942 - Dec 1942

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1 file(s) (1 bound file (77 folios))

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