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Public and Political: General: General Public correspondence, N-Q., Feb 1942 - Dec 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/476

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: [Leslie] Bradley [Director] of the Imperial War Museum, Eleanor Emery [Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Dominions], UK High Commissioner in New Zealand Sir Harry Batterbee (4), [Saville] Garner [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Dominions] (3), [William] Jordan, High Commissioner for New Zealand in London, and [Clement] Attlee [Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs] on an inkstand presented to WSC by the New Zealand Returned Services Association and a request for a signed photograph from WSC; [Colin] Thornley [Principal Private Secretary to Secretary of State for the Colonies] sending on a gift of a lace map of Malta; President of the Philippines Manuel Quezon congratulating WSC on the Quebec Conference [Canada]. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from WSC's secretaries [W M Smith], [Kathleen] Hill, and "E S L" [Elizabeth Layton], [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries, Anthony] Bevir, [Edith] Watson, [Francis] Brown, and [John] Peck, [Charles] Thompson [Personal Assistant to WSC], and CSC.Other subjects include: requests for WSC's autograph, for one of his paintings, and for information on his decorations; various other gifts and items sent or offered to WSC; plans to name a Masonic Lodge, an orange, and a son after WSC; praise for WSC; gifts sold in aid of the British Red Cross Society and donations to the Aid to Russia Fund; reminisces of the Boer War, including WSC's escape from prison; WSC's visit to Niagara Falls, Canada; an invitation for WSC to become a patron of the Old Age Pensioners' United League; information on the Hussars; well wishes for WSC; a pension enquiry.Also includes: copy of 1906 letter from WSC to George Robertson on South Africa; report of speeches by William Perry, President of the New Zealand Returned Services Association, and Batterbee on the inkstand; texts of articles by Betty Norris of California [United States] on Germany, criticising Dorothy Thompson's attitude; 1912 cutting on a speech by WSC of 11 February 1911 on British naval policy; copies of various literary quotes sent by a Captain F H Pollen.


  • Feb 1942 - Dec 1943

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