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Public and Political: General: General Public correspondence, C-D. [please note the majority of the file dates from 1943]., Nov 1941 - Dec 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/472A-B

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Correspondents include: [2nd] Lord Chaplin sending brandy; Sylvia Checkley sending birthday wishes and flowers (5); [1st] Lord Davidson on an appeal fund for Wilson Carlisle, founder of the Church Army (2); Major-General [Charles] Constantine on meeting WSC and receiving a signed photograph from him; Captain A M Dick requesting an autographed photograph (4); [Bernard] Sendall [Principal Private Secretary to Minister of Information] and [James] Drawbell on Drawbell's book "All Change Here". Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries] Leslie Rowan, [Edith] Watson, [John] Martin, and [Francis] Brown, WSC's secretaries [Kathleen] Hill, ?[Magdalene Stenhouse], "E S L" [Elizabeth Layton], and "P K" [Patrick Kinna], CSC and [her secretary Grace] Hamblin, [George] Steward [Chief Press Liaison Officer, HMG] and [Charles] Thompson [Personal Assistant to WSC].Other subjects include: a book found at Cairo [Egypt] possibly belonging to WSC; various other gifts and items sent or offered to WSC including a cat, a shot-gun allegedly once owned by Lord Randolph Churchill, and an Iron Cross; requests for permission to use WSC's image or display a painting of him; general support for WSC; requests for WSC's signature; the death of Brigadier-General Sir William Horwood; birthday wishes; plan to name a Masonic Lodge after WSC; the source of WSC's quote "Blood, Toil, Sweat, and Tears"; advice on WSC's health; aspects of WSC's genealogy; requests for an interview with WSC or to take his photograph; gifts sold in aid of the British Red Cross Society and donations to the Aid to Russia Fund; a petrol rationing enquiry; the Defence Map Room; an attempt to give WSC honorary membership of a club.Also includes: cuttings on the India White paper from 1933, on WSC receiving a souvenir from the South African armoured train [when he was captured by the Boers], and an editorial supporting WSC and the government; various verses sent to WSC; a Christmas card; presentation copy of a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson; photograph of Durham Home Guard platoons.


  • Creation: Nov 1941 - Dec 1943

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2 file(s) (2 bound files (237 folios))

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