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Personal: Financial: income tax and surtax correspondence., 06 Mar 1940 - 22 Oct 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/7

Scope and Contents

Correspondents on WSC's tax, financial, and investments position include: representatives of Fladgate and Company, particularly Anthony Moir [WSC's solicitor], (20); representatives of Lloyds Bank, particularly Geoffrey Mason, (29); representatives of Cassell and Company, including a Director, Desmond Flower, (2); Andrew Heiskell, [General Manager] of Life Magazine; John Wood of Wood, Willey, and Company [WSC's accountants] (50); Henry Luce [owner of Time magazine]; William Whitney, London partner of Dwight, Swaine, and Moore (3); Christopher Soames; Percy Cox [agent for WSC's farms]; [Sir] John Graham (Foreign Office) (2); Terence Grady [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary]. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Gillian Maturin, Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], Elizabeth Gilliatt, and Grace Hamblin, and Principal Private Secretaries David Pitblado and John Colville.Subjects covered by the file include: literary royalties; the tax implications of WSC's retirement from the literary profession both during World War II and after the completion of "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples"; the film rights of "My Early Life"; money invested by WSC overseas; WSC's tax position in the United States; the tax implications of maintenance of WSC's property, horse breeding, the Chartwell Farm [Kent], and staff; bearing the cost of telegrams sent to WSC on board Queen Elizabeth in July 1954.Also includes legal advice from Leslie Graham Dixon; copy of a letter dated 3 March 1923 from WSC to Prime Minister [Andrew Bonar Law] on the use of official documents in war memoirs; details of WSC's income, his tax payments, and housekeeping expenses.


  • Creation: 06 Mar 1940 - 22 Oct 1958

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