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Public and Political: General: correspondence on gifts to WSC, P-Z. [most of file dates from 1942]., Jun 1941 - Apr 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/459

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Correspondents include: Guy Millard of the Foreign Office on the proposed gift of a bronze model of George Washington by Marochetti through Sir George Franckenstein and a tea cosy from Madame Zelalic (2); Sir Louis Greig [Personal Air Secretary to Sir Archibald Sinclair, later 1st Lord Thurso] on the gift of a model aircraft from Polish airmen (2); [Frederick] Root [Private Secretary to the Minster of Works] on [1st] Lord Reith making a medallion of [John, 1st] Duke of Marlborough into a paperweight; [3rd] Lord Derwent [earlier Sir George Harcourt Johnstone], [Colin] Thornley [Principal Private Secretary to Secretary of State for the Colonies], Sir Richard Tute (2), and Kenneth Grubb of the Ministry of Information on gifts of cigars; [Sir] Stephen Gaselee [Librarian and Keeper of the Papers at the Foreign Office] (6), [Frederick] Hoyer Millar [later 1st Lord Inchrya, Counsellor, British Embassy, Washington], Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States], Herschel Johnson, Counsellor, US Embassy, London, and John Carter [European Representative of Scribner's] (2) on the gift of a manuscript by Arthur Clough from Charles Scribner, subsequently lent by WSC to the US Library of Congress; [3rd] Lord Selborne [earlier Lord Wolmer] sending on a book on air power; [Rosalind] Culhane [later Rosalind, Lady Padmore, Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer] (2) and Jan Smuts on a gift of brandy from Smuts. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries, Francis] Brown, [Leslie] Rowan, [John] Martin, [John] Peck, [Charles] Barker, [Edith] Watson, [John] Colville, and [Anthony] Bevir, WSC's secretaries [Magdalene] Stenhouse, "E G" [Elizabeth Gilliatt], and [Kathleen] Hill, CSC and her secretary [Grace] Hamblin, and "H W" [George Harvie-Watt, Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC]; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to William Paley and Reith.Other subjects include: various other gifts received by or offered to WSC of cigars, a model, a walking stick, books, a photograph, socks, a Chippendale chair, and figs.Also includes: photograph of the Washington statue; cutting on the Clough manuscript; name card for Claud Sturrock [South African Minister of Transport].


  • Creation: Jun 1941 - Apr 1945

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