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Public and Political: General: General Public correspondence, E-G. [please note the majority of the file dates from 1943]., Mar 1900 - Dec 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/473

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: [Guy] Millard of the Foreign Office and Edward Earle on Earle's book "Makers of Modern Strategy"; [Alan] Hodge [Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Information] on WSC sitting for Fayer the photographer for a United States exhibition; Howard Ferguson sending a book; [Sybil] Kenyon-Slaney, Lady in Waiting to the Princess Royal thanking William Ford for his assistance to the POW Comforts Fund [copy]; [Eleanor] Emery [Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Dominions] (2) thanking WSC's office for a copy of a book and sending on a book; Sir Hugh Gladstone on a letter allegedly sent by WSC to a Canadian barber; Lady Sybil Grant sending New Year wishes. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries] Leslie Rowan, [Francis] Brown, "J H P" [John Peck], and "E M W" [Edith Watson], WSC's secretaries [Elizabeth] Layton, [Kathleen] Hill, and [W M] Smith, CSC and [her secretary Grace] Hamblin, and "C R T" [Charles Thompson, Personal Assistant to WSC].Other subjects include: various other gifts and items sent or offered to WSC including a model of a bomb; memoirs of WSC's school days in Brighton [Sussex] and a flying incident involving Sir Arthur Longmore; requests to name a trophy after WSC, for details of an exchange between WSC and T Charles Williams, for WSC's autograph, and validation of a quote; gifts sold in aid of the British Red Cross Society; comments on [?Leonie] Lady Leslie.Also includes: copy and cuttings from Entente magazine; 1900 list of passengers on RMS Milwaukee; "Stamp Out Hitler Club" card; cuttings on donations to a war victims fund by Bette Davis; postcard of the tombstone of William Billings; cover of Canadian dog-breeders association pamphlet featuring WSC and [President Franklin Roosevelt]; photographs of [5th] Lord Rosebery, [5th] Lord Lansdowne, and Lord Randolph Churchill; song-sheets for "On Freedom's Shore" by Gilbert Patten and Everett Grieve.


  • Creation: Mar 1900 - Dec 1943

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1 file(s) (1 bound file (156 folios))

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