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Literary: "Great Contemporaries": correspondence., 12 Nov 1936 - 13 Dec 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/548

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Madeleine Clemenceau Jacquemaire on WSC's account of her father Georges Clemenceau; Adam Marshall Diston on research on Neville Chamberlain and 1st Lord Curzon (4); "Eddie" [Sir Edward Marsh] (3); "Ettie" [Ethel, Lady Desborough] (2); Clifford Norton [Foreign Office] advising on the toning down of the chapter on Hitler for fear of offending Germany; 1st Lord Wigram [Keeper of the King's Archives] on T E Lawrence's refusal of the C B; 17th Lord Derby [earlier Lord Stanley] on 1st Lord Balfour and 1st Lord Curzon; 1st Lord Crewe on the chapters on 5th Lord Rosebery [earlier Lord Dalmeny] and 1st Lord Morley; J L Garvin on the chapter about Joseph Chamberlain; Sir James Edmonds on Sir John French [1st Lord Ypres] and 1st Lord Haig (2); "Peggy" [Margaret, Lady Crewe]; "Louis" [Edward Spears]; "Max" [1st Lord Beaverbrook, earlier Sir Max Aitken] on the Curzon chapter and his own and WSC's different views of Andrew Bonar Law; Harold Nicolson on the Curzon chapter; Cyril Asquith [later Lord Asquith of Bishopstone] on the chapter on Herbert Asquith [1st Lord Oxford and Asquith]; Dr Heinrich Bruning [former German Prime Minister] on his caution in criticizing the current German regime and WSC's chapters on Kaiser Wilhelm and Field-Marshal Paul von Hindenburg (2); Sir Evan Charteris on the Balfour and Rosebery chapters (3); Sir Abe Bailey; George Bernard Shaw on the chapter about himself, including his interview with Stalin (2); Sir Hubert Gough.Also includes: the proofs of WSC's chapter "Sir John French".


  • 12 Nov 1936 - 13 Dec 1937

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1 item(s) (1 file (119 loose folios))

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