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Public and Political: General: correspondence on gifts to WSC, I-N., Aug 1941 - Dec 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/458

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Correspondents include: John Wilmot [President] of the Board of Trade; Mackenzie King on gifts of a polar bear skin, a picture of the White House [Washington, United States], and copies of the photograph of WSC by [Yousuf] Karsh (2); [3rd] Lord Rothschild [of MI5] on testing cigars (2); [Rodney] Gallop (2) and [John] Perowne of the Foreign Office, [Thomas] Swan [British Minister to Colombia] (2), and [Rosalind] Culhane [later Rosalind, Lady Padmore, Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer] on gifts of cigars from Brazil and Colombia; [Laurence] Robinson, Consul-General, Philadelphia, United States and [Guy] Millard of the Foreign Office on the gift a bound copy of "The War Message" by President [Franklin] Roosevelt; Admiral [Henry] Grant, Chairman and Managing Director of Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Company Limited, enclosing a book from their Egyptian State Broadcasting department; Herbert Morrison sending on a book "Front Line"; [Christopher] Nevinson sending his painting "Battlefields of Britain" (3). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries, Edith] Watson, [Francis] Brown, "T L R" [Leslie Rowan], [John] Peck, and [John] Martin, [Charles] Thompson and [Desmond] Morton [Personal Assistants to WSC], and WSC's secretary W M [Smith].Other subjects include: various other gifts received by or offered to WSC of clothing, food, books, a model of the Mayflower, cigars and a cigar box, ash-trays, a bullfinch, a ring, and a sombrero; gifts not accepted; WSC meeting the Mexican Minister in London [Don Alfonso de Rosenzweig Diaz].Also includes: a Canadian cutting on the Imperial Daughters of the Empire.


  • Creation: Aug 1941 - Dec 1942

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