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Public and Political: General: correspondence on gifts to WSC, C-H., Mar 1941 - Dec 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/457

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Correspondents include: [Sir] George Ogilvie-Forbes, [British Minister at] Havana, Cuba, on a carved wooden bust and album from the province of Camaguey; [4th] Lord Harlech [earlier Sir William Ormsby-Gore, High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in the Union of South Africa] sending on an album on South Africa; Hugh Dalton sending on a book "What have we to defend?"; Dr [Herbert] Evatt, Australian Minister for External Affairs; Bradda Field sending her book "Miledi"; [Claude] Ledger, HM Consul-General, Lourenzo Marques [Portuguese East Africa, later Mozambique] and [Patrick] Hancock of the Foreign Office on the gift of a framed photograph; Ella MacRae-Gilstrap on gifts of a picture and torch (4); [Kenneth] Pepper, HM Customs and Excise, on cigars sent to WSC (2); David Gray, US Legation, Dublin, Eire [Ireland] sending cigars; Sir Douglas Hacking, Chairman of the Conservative and Unionist Party, sending on a letter; [Guy] Millard of the Foreign Office on gifts of books. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries, Edith] Watson, [Francis] Brown, [John] Martin, "J C" [John Colville], [Leslie] Rowan, [Anthony] Bevir, and [John] Peck, [CSC's secretary Grace] Hamblin, [George] Harvie-Watt [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC], John S Churchill, and [Charles] Thompson [Personal Assistant to WSC].Other subjects include: various other gifts received or sent by WSC of brandy, books, cushions, photographs, tobacco, pictures, socks, and whisky.Also includes: photographs of Ogilvie-Forbes and the delegation from Camaguey; leaflet on John MacRae; table of gifts for WSC.


  • Creation: Mar 1941 - Dec 1942

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