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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, T-Z., Jan 1943 - Dec 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/470

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Correspondents include: Charles Taylor on his health and sending salmon; [John] Joseph Tinker, Margaretta, Lady Winchilsea, [Rodney] Gallop (Foreign Office), the Sultan of Zanzibar [later Tanzania, Seyyid Sir Khalifa bin Harub], and Acting British Resident Zanzibar [?Sir Guy Pilling] on WSC's health; Sir Henry Tizard on the age of the Straits of Dover (3); Robert Trevelyan sending on a copy of a speech by his father Sir George Trevelyan at a Whitefriars Club dinner in 1904; [Sir] Hugh Tudor (2) on matters including WSC's health and a second front in Western Europe; Diana [Vicomtesse] de la Valdene [earlier Diana Guest] on WSC in the United States; Major-General Edwin Watson thanking WSC for a signed photograph; Thomas Watson (2) on a gift to WSC of a painting of WSC and President [Franklin] Roosevelt and to Watson of "Marlborough: His Life and Times"; James Watts on life with his troops in Iran [Persia]; Lionel Whitby (3) on matters including a lecture on M and B [May and Baker, antibiotic sulphonamide] and his treatment of WSC; Carl Williams sending sherry; Watkin Williams on permission to quote from WSC (3); [1st] Lord Trenchard on the death of his son; WSC's old acquaintances Florence Williams reminiscing and Emilie Yznaza (2) on her plight in America; Ruth Malleson, Private Secretary at the Colonial Office sending on copies of telegrams (4); [Sir] Reginald Wingate on WSC's leadership in the North African campaign; King Peter II of Yugoslavia [later Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia] sending birthday wishes. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from [George] Harvie-Watt [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC], WSC's secretaries [Elizabeth] Layton, [Kathleen] Hill, and [?Sheila Mayo], [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries] "J H P" [John Peck], [Edith] Watson, [Leslie] Rowan, [John] Martin, and [Francis] Brown, CSC and [her secretary] "G H" [Grace Hamblin], and "C R T" [Charles Thompson] and "D M" [Desmond Morton, Personal Assistants to WSC]; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to [1st] Lord Wedgwood, [Charles] Wilson, and the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and Edward VIII]. Other subjects include: Captain van der Kloot, WSC's pilot; various other gifts received by WSC including brandy form Harvie-Watt; the possibility of WSC visiting Manchester; an enquiry concerning the form of WSC's speeches; Wedgwood's illness; the favourite poetry of WSC and CSC; obtaining petrol for a long car journey by Sir Henry Wood. Also includes: extract from volume 1 of "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples"; part of a dust jacket of a book on Byron by Dorothy Wellesley (Lady Gerald Wellesley); Whitby's formula for M and B; 2 reprints from the Lancet of Whitby articles on chemotherapy and bacterial infections.


  • Creation: Jan 1943 - Dec 1943

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