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Public and Political: General: Patronage., Jan 1944 - Dec 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/562A-B

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Correspondents concerning honours to be given to WSC, or tributes made to him include: [John] Nicholas Henderson, Assistant Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary (3), Pierson Dixon, Principal Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary, Guy Millard of the Foreign Office and Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon], Foreign Secretary advising WSC on overseas honours; Mary Soames [earlier Mary Churchill]; Sir Hughe Knatchbull-Hugessen, British Ambassador to Brussels [Belgium]; Edgar Clements, Mayor of Bath (3); Walter Higgs, M P for Birmingham; Sir Patrick Hannon, President of Aston Villa Football Club inviting WSC to attend a match; Sir Eugene Ramsden on the freedom of Bradford [Yorkshire]; Sir William Ross, Provost of Oriel College, Oxford, Thomas Loveday, Vice Chancellor of Bristol University (6), and Sir Stanley Badock (3) on Bristol University affairs including the absence of French lecturers who are posted with the RAF; Nicholas Butler, President of Colombia University [United States]; [1st] Lord Gowrie [earlier Alexander Hore-Ruthven], President of the Empire Day movement; General Hastings Ismay, Chief of Staff to WSC on subjects including Brigadier General John Wigan (6); A Barne, Commanding Officer (4) and E North, Treasurer on the 4th Queen's own Hussars (8).Also includes: copies of correspondence from WSC to the individuals mentioned above; notes and copies of correspondence from John Colville, Anthony Bevir, John Martin, Leslie Rowan, and George Harvie Watt [Private Secretaries to WSC], Elizabeth Gilliatt and Kathleen Hill [Secretaries to WSC], Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to WSC] and Desmond Morton [Personal Assistant to WSC]; a diploma from the Brazilian Fine Arts Society, a pamphlet from the British Legion, and an issue of the Eagle, the regimental journal of the Essex regiment.Among the honours WSC was offered were the freedoms of Antwerp [Belgium], Bath, Birmingham, Bristol and Leicester.


  • Creation: Jan 1944 - Dec 1945

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