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Public and Political: General: Patronage: correspondence, A-G. [please note the majority of the file dates from 1943]., Oct 1941 - Dec 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/484A-B

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Correspondents include: Thomas Mitchell, Lord Provost of Aberdeen [Scotland], on WSC visiting the City to receive its freedom; [John] Pimlott [Private Secretary to the Home Secretary] on WSC visiting Northern Ireland to receive the Freedom of Belfast [Ulster]; [Alan] Hodge [Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Information] (5) and Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] (2) on concerns over WSC being a patron of Blighty magazine; [Nicholas] Mackaskie, Honorary Treasurer of Gray's Inn, (10) and President Franklin Roosevelt (2) on Roosevelt being offered honorary membership and dining at the Inn in 1918; [Guy] Millard of the Foreign Office on WSC being offered honorary membership of the Brazilian Fellowship of Bellows; Thomas Loveday, Vice Chancellor of Bristol University, (4) on matters including a proposal to confer honorary fellowship of the University on [Ernest] Bevin; [Bruce] Fraser [Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary to the Treasury] and Sir Noel Curtis-Bennett, Chairman of the Civil Service Sports Council, on inviting WSC to be Vice-President of the Council; Sir William Davison [later 1st Lord Broughshane], Master of the Cloth-workers' Company, on offering WSC the Honorary Freedom and Livery of the Company (2); Sir Patrick Hannon, Chairman of the Constitutional Club, and William Darling, Lord Provost of Edinburgh [Scotland], (2) congratulating WSC on his return from the United States and Canada and his birthday; [Douglas] Haddow [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Scotland] sending on a newspaper report on the Dundee Council [Scotland] meeting at which the decision to offer WSC Freedom of the City was taken; Eric North, Honorary Treasurer of 4th Queen's Own Hussars Regimental Association, on 4th Hussars subscriptions (4); [Nicholas] Morrison [Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War] enclosing a note on the responsibilities of colonels of regiments. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries, John] Martin, [John] Peck, [Francis] Brown, "E M W" [Edith Watson], Anthony Bevir, and [Leslie] Rowan, [Charles] Thompson and [Desmond] Morton [Personal Assistants to WSC], CSC and her secretary [Grace] Hamblin, WSC's secretaries W M [Smith] and "N S" [Jo Sturdee, later Lady Onslow], [Charles] Harris [Private Secretary to the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury], and [George] Harvie-Watt [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC].Other subjects include: WSC providing the Buck's Club with a signed photograph; offers and invitations from various organisations including the Worshipful Company of Carmen, the Bromley and Farnborough [Surrey] branch of the Old Contemptibles Association, the Edinburgh Merchants' Company, and Gray's Inn; WSC's re-election as President of the Society of London Conservative Chairmen; greetings from the Early Closing Association; WSC's colonelcies and honorary colonelcies and an offer for him to be Honorary Colonel of 1st/4th Battalion of the Essex Regiment.Also includes: copy of Blighty magazine; badge and booklet from the Fellowship of Bellows; University of Bristol Council meeting papers; notes on the Cloth-workers' Company; Association Rules and Member's Record Card of the Old Contemptibles; cuttings on Dundee freedom.


  • Creation: Oct 1941 - Dec 1943

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2 file(s) (2 bound files (200 folios))

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