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Public and Political: General: correspondence on gifts to WSC, A-E. [please note the majority of the file dates from 1943]., Nov 1941 - Dec 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/486

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: [Guy] Millard of the Foreign Office on matters concerning gifts from abroad (2); General Sir Reginald Wingate, President of the Friends of the Fighting Forces, on the Friends' Chairman delivering a present of sweaters from the Philadelphia (United States) branch; Reverend [Percy] Middleton Brumwell sending a brochure on the Royal Army Chaplains Department [not included]; Thomas Hunter on a paper weight from a constituent; [Arthur] Clark [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Dominions] and [6th] Lord Clarina [earlier Eyre Massey] on a thumbstick from Clarina; Gilbert Coleridge on a plaster model of WSC; [Colin] Thornley [Principal Private Secretary to Secretary of State for the Colonies] on cigars from Jamaica (2); Sir Geoffrey Callender [Director] of the National Maritime Museum (3), Harold Currie (5), [Clifford] Jarrett [Principal Private Secretary to First Lord of the Admiralty], and Irene Ward (3) on Currie giving WSC a portion of the ensign carried by HMS Victory at Trafalgar; Michael Dewar sending a model of a Sherman tank; Sir Robert Evans sending books used in the teaching of Basic English. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from [George] Harvie-Watt [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC], [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries, John] Martin, [Edith] Watson, [John] Peck, [Francis] Brown, Anthony Bevir, and "T L R" [Leslie Rowan], and [Charles] Thompson [Personal Assistant to WSC]; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Bernard Baruch.Other subjects include: various other gifts sent or offered to WSC including vests from Baruch and a Stetson hat from Amon Carter of Texas [United States].Also includes: US cartoon of WSC; report of the Friends of the Fighting Forces; photograph of the first batch of Sherman tanks.

Dates

  • Nov 1941 - Dec 1943

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Extent

1 file(s) (1 bound file (133 folios))

Language of Materials

English