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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, H-K. [please note the majority of the file dates from 1943]., Nov [1941] - Dec 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/466

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Sir Percy Harris on WSC's safe return from abroad; Cardinal [Arthur] Hinsley [Archbishop of Westminster], Leslie Hore-Belisha, Sir Miles Lampson [later 1st Lord Killearn, British Ambassador to Egypt], and Maharaja Maharao of Kutch on WSC's health; Major-General [Sir] Percy Hobart on his recent honour [knighthood]; Sir Ian Hamilton (3) on subjects including a memoir of his wife, forwarding best wishes, and a cow called "Winnie"; Walter Harrap, [Chairman] of George G Harrap and Company Limited, sending on "Mr Roosevelt" by Compton MacKenzie; Averell Harriman on a bezique debt; T E R Harris [WSC's banker] sending WSC fruit (3); Hannen Swaffer on obtaining photographs of WSC as a child; [Guy] Millard (Foreign Office) and [John] Russell [2nd Secretary] (British Embassy, Washington [United States]) sending on a letter and a photograph of WSC in India; Sir S Hissamuddin Khan sending best wishes; [Leslie] Hollis on being enrolled as a "short snorter"; Colonel Charles Hunter [?old army friend of WSC] on his local Home Guard and other affairs; [Francis] Harrison, [Assistant Principal] (India Office) and [Bernard] Curson [Assistant Private Secretary to Secretary of State for India] on a gift of 100 rupees from WSC to an old Indian servant, S Joshua; US Senator Carter Glass (2), Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States], and Samuel Kaplan on cigars from Kaplan; Eric Kennington requesting a sitting to produce a portrait of WSC; Alice Keppel thanking WSC for a photograph; Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] (2) sending best wishes and thanking WSC for a trout. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries, John] Martin, "J H P" [John Peck], "T L R" [Leslie Rowan], and [Francis] Brown, WSC's secretaries [Elizabeth] Layton, [Kathleen] Hill, "N E S" Jo [Sturdee, later Lady Onslow], and W M [Smith], [CSC's secretary] "G H" [Grace Hamblin], and Commander [Charles] Thompson, Personal Assistant to WSC; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Dorothy, Lady Halifax [earlier Lady Dorothy Wood, and Dorothy, Lady Irwin] and [Marina] Duchess of Kent.Other subjects include: WSC's stay in Washington in May; various other gifts received by WSC including a map and instrument from Frank de Vine Hunt of the Map Room; Hinsley's illness; details of (Jacqueline) Lady Killearn's soup and cat; a request for permission to publish a photograph of WSC; Sir James Hawkey becoming Mayor of Woodford [Essex]; WSC's appointment as Colonel of the 4th Hussars.Also includes: a cutting on WSC in Bangalore, India; an obituary for [Edward] Kellett; US cuttings of a prayer in the Senate and of articles by Roy Howard; details of signals sent by [Sir] Derrick Gunston and A P Herbert [Alan Herbert].


  • Creation: Nov [1941] - Dec 1943

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

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Folio 131: Copyright holder (Alice Keppel) has withheld permission for online publication. Available at Churchill Archives Centre.

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