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Public and Political: General: correspondence on gifts to WSC, A-B., Nov 1940 - Dec 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/456

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Correspondents include: [Alan] Hodge [Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Information] on gifts of a book and a flag (2); [Guy] Millard (2) and [John] Perowne of the Foreign Office and Sir [David] Kelly [British Ambassador to Argentina] (2) on subjects including a prize carcass from the Argentine Rural Society and accepting gifts from Argentine cattle breeders in light of the Argentine regime; Major-General [James] Chaney sending on oranges with the compliments of Lieutenant-General Henry Arnold; Henry Hohler, John Balfour, and [George] Labouchere (3) of the Foreign Office, [Rosalind] Culhane [later Rosalind, Lady Padmore, Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer], and Sir George Ogilvie-Forbes, British Minister at Havana, Cuba (9) on a gift of cigars from the subscribers of Bohemia newspaper and Bacardi rum; Jacob Beam (Second Secretary, United States Embassy, London); [Colin] Thornley [Principal Private Secretary to Secretary of State for the Colonies] and [Harold] Downie [of the Colonial Office] on returning gifts. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries, Francis] Brown, [Edith] Watson, [Leslie] Rowan, [John] Martin, [John] Colville, and [John] Peck, WSC's secretaries [Kathleen] Hill and [Magdalene] Stenhouse, and CSC and her secretary [Grace] Hamblin; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to General Follett Bradley.Other subjects include: various other gifts received by WSC or CSC of books, cigars, clothing, roses, a rug, wine, and jam.Also includes: cutting from Bohemia on WSC and cigars; translations of articles from Bohemia; cutting from the East African Standard on WSC's "ration books".


  • Creation: Nov 1940 - Dec 1942

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