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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, E-G., Jan 1943 - Jan 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/465

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Correspondents include: Charles Eade [editor] of the Sunday Dispatch and Leslie Graham-Dixon thanking WSC for gifts of his books; Admiral Sir Edward Evans [later 1st Lord Mountevans] sending a book for WSC; General Dwight Eisenhower (2) on receiving a picture of WSC and WSC's illness; James Forrestal [Under Secretary of the United States Navy] on WSC's recovery; "B B" [Brendan Bracken] on "Lee's Lieutenants" by Douglas Freeman; Arthur Grenfell on early flying experiences with WSC; Sir Edward Grigg [later 1st Lord Altrincham] on WSC's speech at the Guildhall [30 June]; Olive Guthrie [earlier Olive Leslie] on Leonie [Lady Lesley] and reminisces of WSC's youth; Walter Elliot sending a book of his broadcasts; [Guy] Millard (Foreign Office) and [Christopher] Steel (British Embassy, Cairo, Egypt) on the gift of 2 medals from an Egyptian admirer; [1st] Lord Kindersley, [President] of the National Savings Committee, on verses by Gilbert Frankau; Felix Frankfurter of the US Supreme Court sending on addresses by Justice [Oliver] Holmes [not included in file]; Sir Ian Fraser on receiving a signed photograph of WSC; Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser thanking WSC for congratulations on his knighthood; J L Garvin sending birthday greetings; [2nd Lord] Glentanar [earlier Thomas Coats] on a gift of cigars (4); David Lloyd George thanking WSC for his message; [Sir] Ralph Glyn sending cherries from a constituent; Admiral Sir [William] Goodenough on a naval event at Chigwell [Essex]; 3rd Lord Gorell [earlier Ronald Barnes] on an honour from the Air Council; Robert Graves on his forthcoming novel on Jason ["The Golden Fleece"]; King [George II] of Greece sending a tarboosh from Cairo; Amy Guest (7) on subjects including Henry Dunsmore, [Mahatma] Gandhi, and her daughter Diana's wedding [Diana Guest, later Vicomtesse de la Valdene]; Flora Guest (2) on information on her son John Dodge and Leonie. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from WSC's secretaries [Patrick] Kinna, [Kathleen] Hill, and [Elizabeth] Layton, [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries, John] Peck, [Francis] Brown, [Leslie] Rowan, "A B" [Anthony Bevir], [John] Martin, and [Edith] Watson, CSC and [her secretary Grace] Hamblin, and "C R T" [Charles Thompson, Personal Assistant to WSC]; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia [Abyssinia], Dr [Herbert] Evatt [Australian Minister for External Affairs], and [Joseph] Adelard Godbout [Prime Minister of Quebec, Canada].Other subjects include: an enquiry about WSC's health from King Farouk of Egypt; various other gifts received by WSC including a stuffed duck-pilled platypus from Evatt and a book from [Andre] Michalopoulus; memories of WSC at school in Brighton [Sussex]; a play featuring WSC.Also includes: calendar; cutting from the Montreal Daily Star [Canada] on alleged Italian defences; cutting entitled "Here Were Ladies" by Lennox Robinson; photograph of Leonie Leslie.


  • Creation: Jan 1943 - Jan 1944

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1 file(s) (1 bound file (142 folios))

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