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Public and Political: General: General Public correspondence, K-M., Nov 1942 - Dec 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/475A-B

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Correspondents include: [Reginald] Langford-James sending a document bearing the signature of Sir Winston Churchill [father of 1st Duke of Marlborough, not included]; Harold Butler [Minister at HM Embassy, Washington, United States] sending on a copy of a book from Walter Lippmann; Emil Ludwig looking to meet WSC; [Brendan] Bracken sending on a book by Bishop [David] Mathew; [Oliver] Harvey [Principal Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary] sending on a book; Major-General Robert Money on Japanese propaganda on Persia [Iran]; Lieutenant-General Sir Gordon Macready on WSC signing an inscription for a portrait for the British Officers Club, Washington. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from WSC's secretaries [Kathleen] Hill and [Elizabeth] Layton, CSC and [her secretary Grace] Hamblin, [Charles] Thompson [Personal Assistant to WSC], [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries, Edith] Watson, [Leslie] Rowan, [John] Martin, [Francis] Brown, [John] Peck, and [Anthony] Bevir, Mary Churchill [later Lady Soames], and [Saville] Garner [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Dominions].Other subjects include: various other gifts and items sent or offered to WSC; compliments and praise for WSC; requests for permission to reproduce WSC's likeness, and for his autograph and that of Sir Redvers Buller; enquiries about quotations, literary works, and paintings; invitations to WSC or Mary to broadcast or send messages; well wishes to WSC and for Christmas and New Year; donations to the Aid to Russia Fund; request for WSC's help in the case of a German Jew Fritz Heyman; genealogical information for WSC.Also includes: card from [Yousuf] Karsh; birthday card; photographs of a baby looking like WSC and a "victory" ram; Victory pin; cuttings on WSC's ancestors in Palmyra [United States] and WSC's birthday.


  • Creation: Nov 1942 - Dec 1943

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