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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/455A-B

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Correspondents include: Thomas Mitchell, Lord Provost of Aberdeen [Scotland], on WSC visiting Aberdeen and accepting its Freedom (4); Thomas Loveday, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bristol, on various University matters; Hugh, [7th] Lord Sefton [earlier Lord Molyneux] offering WSC membership of the Buck's Club; Sir Patrick Hannon sending confidence in WSC's leadership from the Constitutional Club and the Early Closing Association (2); Sir George Mitcheson offering WSC the presidency of the London National Conservative Chairmen's Association (2); Walter Rose, Secretary of the Early Closing Association, on the Association's centenary and a photograph of WSC (6); William Darling, Lord Provost of Edinburgh [Scotland] (20) on subjects including WSC receiving the Freedom of the City, recalling 21 March 1918, the gifts of a casket and cigars, and the Freedom scroll; [Douglas] Haddow [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Scotland], [Ivan] Maisky [Soviet Union Ambassador to the United Kingdom], and [6th] Lord Rosebery [earlier Lord Dalmeny] on WSC's visit to Edinburgh; [1st] Lord Bledisloe [earlier Charles Bathurst] (2), [Colin] Thornley [Principal Private Secretary to Secretary of State for the Colonies], and [Charles] Harris [Private Secretary to the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury] on WSC becoming Vice Patron of the Empire Day Movement; Sir Malcolm Hilbery, on WSC becoming a Bencher of Gray's Inn; Sir Herbert Cunliffe on WSC declining to be a Bencher of Lincoln's Inn; [John] Astor [later 1st Lord Astor of Hever] on the Newspaper Press Fund; Sir Reginald Barnes (6), Eric North, Honorary Treasurer of 4th Queen's Own Hussars Regimental Association, (5) and [Vernon] Bovenizer of the War Office on matters concerning the 4th Hussars; [Nicholas] Morrison [Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War] on WSC as Colonel or Honorary Colonel; [Guy] Millard of the Foreign Office and Princess Romanovsky-Pavlovsky on the Yugoslav Relief Society. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries, John] Martin, [Anthony] Bevir, [Leslie] Rowan, "E M W" [Edith Watson], [Francis] Brown, and [John] Peck, [Charles] Thompson [Personal Assistant to WSC], [George] Harvie-Watt [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC], WSC's secretary [Kathleen] Hill, [CSC's secretary, Grace] Hamblin, [Lieutenant-Colonel Ian] Jacob [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet], and secretary E H [Appleyard]; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to [1st] Lord Hailsham [earlier Sir Douglas Hogg], Sir Felix Cassel, and Randolph Churchill.Other subjects include: various other gifts received by WSC including champagne from the Buck's Club; other matters concerning the Edinburgh visit, including an invitation to the Merchants' Hall; WSC signing an item for Darling's Secretary, D O Drummond; requests for support from the London Region League of Nations Union and the Sevenoaks District [Kent] Sports and Social Club.Also includes: material concerning WSC's visit to Edinburgh and Freedom of the City, including provisional programmes for the day, cuttings from Scottish newspapers, minutes of the Town Council, a copy of Darling's introductory remarks for 12 October 1942, an invitation, and programme of proceedings; printed Empire Day message from Bledisloe and leaflet; postcard form 4th Hussar POWs; account of the Hussars in North Africa; balance sheet and accounts for the Hussars Regimental Association; minutes of the Sevenoaks club; Yugoslav Relief Society leaflet.


  • Creation: Jan 1942 - Dec 1942

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