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Personal: Business correspondence., Oct 1945 - Dec 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/17A-B

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Correspondents include: John S Churchill (2); Sir William Rootes on a chauffeur for WSC; representatives of Nicholl, Manisty and Few [WSC's solicitors] (14); representatives of Concrete Limited on work on the pump house at Chartwell [Kent] (4); Clement Penruddock, Secretary, Chequers Trust; Sir Kenneth Clark (2), Jacob Epstein, and Oliver Locker-Lampson (2) on WSC sitting for an Epstein bust; Anthony Moir of Fladgate and Company [WSC's solicitor] (3); representatives of Knight, Frank and Rutley [estate agents] (6); Frank Juler on WSC's eyes; Hugh Wontner, President of the Savoy Hotel, London, requesting WSC's assistance in honouring Rupert D'Oyly Carte; Willy Sax [WSC's paint supplier] (3); representatives of Spink and Son Limited on producing presentation medals for WSC (4); S Finnigan of Conway, Stewart and Company on pens (4); representatives of Lloyds Bank, including T E R Harris, on WSC's investments (5); Baron Philippe de Rothschild presenting a case of wine. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Elizabeth Gilliatt, Kathleen Hill, and Christine Taylor.Other subjects include: matters concerning the Chartwell estate; various purchases made by WSC, including a Humber Pullman car, champagne, newspapers, office equipment, painting materials, a truss, and a "Soundscriber" dictating machine; watch and spectacle repairs; the purchase of 27 Hyde Park Gate, London; permission to use quotes by WSC; secretarial matters; WSC's finances, including deeds of covenant for Sarah Oliver [earlier Sarah Churchill, later Sarah Beauchamp and Lady Audley] and Mary Churchill [later Lady Soames] and WSC's will; making records of WSC's favourite songs; the [Sir Archibald] Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] family trust.Also includes: Bank of England stock notices; details of car journeys; plans for the Chartwell pump house; accounts for duty and purchase tax on imported goods; office furniture catalogue; bills for painting material; "Soundscriber" discs; copy of a photograph of WSC by Walter Stoneman; statements of expenditure on WSC's private account; balance sheet with profit and loss account for the Chartwell Farm.


  • Creation: Oct 1945 - Dec 1946

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2 file(s) (2 files (380 loose folios))

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