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Public and Political: General: General Public correspondence, T-Z., Jan 1942 - Dec 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/479A-B

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: [Guy] Millard of the Foreign Office (2) and [Philip] Mitchell, Managing Director, Royal Mail House, (3) on gifts to WSC of an atlas of Poland and a statuette from the Ukrainian Democratic Colony of Sao Paolo [Brazil]; [6th] Lord Clarendon [earlier Lord Hyde], Chairman Revenue Committee, Toc H (2) requesting WSC's patronage for an event and inviting him to a luncheon; Reverend [James] Tomlin on publishing an anecdote about WSC at school; [John] Perowne of the Foreign Office and [Ralph] Stevenson, Consul-General, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on an address signed by the leading citizens of Victoria, Brazil; [Ian] Maclennan, Dominions Office, and [Sir] Ronald Cross, Australian High Commissioner, London, on a set of drawings entitled "Digger" by an Australian cartoonist; [Patricia] Lamburn [later Mrs Donald Derrick], of the Editorial Department, Woman and Beauty magazine, on a piece featuring WSC. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries, Francis] Brown, [Edith] Watson, [Leslie] Rowan, and "A B" [Anthony Bevir], WSC's secretaries [Kathleen] Hill, W M [Smith], and "E S L" [Elizabeth Layton], "C R T" [Charles Thompson, Personal Assistant to WSC], and CSC and [her secretary Grace] Hamblin.Other subjects include: various other gifts and items sent or offered to WSC; requests for information about WSC, photographs, a donation to an appeal for dogs, and his autograph; requests to name a trophy or a kindergarten after WSC or use his image in advertising; advice on WSC's health; a national service enquiry; a suggestion concerning one of WSC's paintings; memories of an incident concerning the 1932 Grand National.Also includes: copy of the Times for October 1798; details of a .22 Rifle Society Competition; translation of an article from a 1886 Spanish periodical on Lord Randolph Churchill; Red Cross Dog show material; a Victory Lodge leaflet; a cutting from Black and White magazine on WSC's arrival in Durban, South Africa, during the Boer War; Victory song lyrics and poems about WSC; a photograph of a [Sir] John Lavery painting; horoscope from Woman and Beauty featuring WSC; reminisces by Cecelia Loftus [Marie McCarthy]; souvenir from the Wellington, New Zealand, branch of the Navy League.


  • Jan 1942 - Dec 1943

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2 file(s) (2 bound files (208 folios, folio 17 is missing))

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