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Personal: Business correspondence A-F., Nov 1945 - Mar 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/18

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: representatives of Nicholl, Manisty and Few [WSC's solicitors] (24) and J C Tweed [an Irish solicitor] (4) on subjects including WSC selling the Carnlough [Antrim, Ulster, Ireland] estate to 13th Lord Antrim [earlier Randall McDonnell]; representatives of Berry Brothers and Rudd Limited on WSC's orders for champagne and whisky (9); 1st Lord Sandford [earlier Sir Albert Edmondson]; Sir William Rootes (2) and Christopher Soames on providing cars; Ben Russell, [Director] Cunard White Star Limited (2); Wilfred Fish [WSC's dentist] (2); Douglas Parbury on fish for pools at Chartwell [Kent] (4). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Elizabeth Gilliatt, Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], and Chips Gemmell.Other subjects include: purchasing wine, books, jewellery, and eau de cologne; matters concerning the Chartwell estate; the loss of Gilliatt's black despatch box; binding copies of WSC's books; obtaining export licences to send items to WSC in Marrakesh [Morocco]; office equipment repairs; WSC's cigar stocks; travel arrangements.Also includes: stock transfer forms; details of car journeys; legal advice on a disputed river wall at Carnlough and copy of a statutory declaration by WSC on the Garron Tower estate [Antrim]; import and export documentation.


  • Nov 1945 - Mar 1949

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1 item(s) (1 file (294 loose folios))

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