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Public and Political: General: General Public correspondence, H-J., Nov 1942 - Dec 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/474

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: [Angus] Malcolm of the Foreign Office on reducing the flow of gifts from the United States; Norman Holden sending champagne; [Albert] Hunt sending a print of [John, 1st] Duke of Marlborough; Lord Robert Innes-Ker sending salmon; Lucie James (4) and [William] Honey, [Keeper, Ceramics Department], Victoria and Albert Museum, on plates sent by James to WSC and President [Franklin] Roosevelt; Archibald Joyce on dedicating a "Victory" waltz to WSC; [Lancelot] Joynson-Hicks [later 3rd Lord Brentford] sending on an anecdote from a constituent. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from WSC's secretaries [Elizabeth] Layton, [Kathleen] Hill, and [Jo] Sturdee [later Lady Onslow], CSC and [her secretary] "G H" [Grace Hamblin], [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries, Edith] Watson and "J M M" [John Martin], and [Charles] Thompson [Personal Assistant to WSC].Other subjects include: various other gifts and items sent or offered to WSC; requests for WSC's autograph, information on WSC and his speeches, and permission to use extracts from speeches; genealogical enquiries; producing a birthday scroll and birthday wishes; a baby named after WSC.Also includes: material from a Santa Claus Mail organisation, including a copy of a letter from Eleanor Roosevelt; extract from a June 1942 letter from WSC to Roosevelt on US gifts; photographs, (1) allegedly of WSC as a baby [though clearly not him], another a baby looking like WSC; cuttings on Cheam School [Surrey] and in praise of WSC; various poems and sketches sent to WSC.

Dates

  • Nov 1942 - Dec 1943

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Extent

1 file(s) (1 bound file (154 folios))

Language of Materials

English