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Public and Political: General: General Public correspondence, S., Dec 1942 - Dec 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/478

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Correspondents include: Duncan Sandys sending on a pamphlet by [General Sir Bernard] Montgomery; Archdeacon of Quebec [Canada, Frederick] Scott sending copies of poems (2); Gladys Storey on her Bovril Fund; Lisa Sheridan, photographer, on taking photographs of WSC (5). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from WSC's secretaries [Kathleen] Hill and "E S L" [Elizabeth Layton], [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries] Leslie Rowan, Francis [Brown], [Edith] Watson, and "J H P" [John Peck], [Saville] Garner [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Dominions], and [Charles] Thompson, Personal Assistant to WSC.Other subjects include: requests for WSC's autograph, to reproduce his photograph for items, for permission to impersonate him, for him to write a foreword, for information on quotations and his birth, and for oranges brought back from Morocco; various gifts or items sent or offered to WSC including a portrait of him by Ambrose McEvoy; information on Albert Shaw of the Review of Reviews and Lady Randolph Churchill's family; birthday wishes; praise for WSC; WSC's refusal of the freedom of Dundee [Angus, Scotland]; gifts sold in aid of the British Red Cross Society; the death of a correspondent's son in action.Also includes: copy of the "Sappers' 'Victory' Song"; photographs including of WSC at the time of the Boer War and studies of George Bernard Shaw by Sheridan; a fragment of rock; "Gildovians" Concert Party programme; cartoon of WSC from the San Francisco Chronicle [United States]; religious victory "V" card from an abbey; material on the Bovril Fund; 1914 cutting from the Manchuria Daily News [China] on congratulations to WSC from Japan; books of photographs of the royal family by Sheridan.


  • Creation: Dec 1942 - Dec 1943

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