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Public and Political: General: correspondence on gifts to WSC, F-M., Oct 1942 - Nov 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/487

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Correspondents include: [Reginald] Ashford [Private Secretary to the Chairman of the Board of Customs and Excise] on cigars from Mexico; [Guy] Millard of the Foreign Office on matters concerning gifts from abroad (3); Henry Hankey [2nd Secretary] (British Embassy, Madrid [Spain]) on a suggested gift of a cigar case; Sir Edward Grigg [later 1st Lord Altrincham] (2) sending WSC his book "The British Commonwealth" and on the Westminster Fund; William Hall on a hammer and sickle emblem sent by Holmfirth [Yorkshire] National Savings Movement; Sir Eric Crankshaw on a basket of dates from the Regent of Iraq [earlier Mesopotamia, Amir Abdul Illah]; Lieutenant-Colonel [Frank] Reilgers on a proposed gift of cigars from a American major; Gerald Kersh of the People sending copies of his books (2); [Paul] Gore-Booth [British Embassy, Washington, United States] on a gift from the International Workers Order Incorporated. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries, Francis] Brown, [John] Peck, [John] Martin, [Edith] Watson, [Leslie] Rowan, [Anthony] Bevir, and "C B" [Charles Barker], [Charles] Thompson [Personal Assistant to WSC], [George] Harvie-Watt [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC], WSC's secretary W M [Smith], and CSC and her secretary "G H" [Grace Hamblin].Other subjects include: various other gifts sent or offered to WSC including a bible given to WSC during the Quebec Conference, Canada, and a book from Mrs H McCorquodale [Barbara Cartland].Also includes: copy of "Round the Campfire" by A Vine Hall; promotional material for Vine Hall and "Mastai's Classified Directory of American Art and Antique Dealers".


  • Creation: Oct 1942 - Nov 1943

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