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Personal: Business correspondence G-Z., Nov 1945 - Mar 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/19

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Correspondents include: Sir Geoffrey Callender, Director, National Maritime Museum, on WSC loaning them a globe; Charles Ince on sketching in the open; 1st Lord Mackintosh of Halifax, President, National Advertising Benevolent Society, on a donation by WSC; representatives of Nicholl, Manisty and Few [WSC's solicitors] (6); Sir Charles Howard, Sergeant at Arms, House of Commons, on WSC's petrol consumption; Willy Sax [WSC's paint supplier] (13); John Govett, Chairman of the Zinc Corporation Limited, offering to fly WSC to the Conservative Party Conference; Sir Louis Sterling; Charles Eade [Editor] of the Sunday Dispatch; Anthony Juer of Wendelight Limited on lighting WSC's studio (4); Charles Spicer, Manager of the Grosvenor Gardens Branch of the Westminster Bank (8) on investments and trusts; John Wood of Wood, Willey, and Company [WSC's accountants] (6). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Kathleen Hill, Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Elizabeth Gilliatt, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Chips Gemmell, Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], and Grace Hamblin; and CSC.Other subjects include: presenting complimentary copies and signing copies of WSC's literary works; matters concerning Chartwell [Kent], including the ponds; producing a mirror with WSC's image on the back; purchasing and repairing office and painting equipment; recording WSC's speeches; paying a bill from the Ritz, Paris; the [Sir Archibald] Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] family trust; travel arrangements.Also includes: later file notes indicating the removal of material from the file to Hyde Park Gate [WSC's London house]; paint bills; copies of the Neue Zurcher Zeitung [Zurich, Switzerland] including an article on WSC's painting; diagrams of suggested lighting at Chartwell.


  • Nov 1945 - Mar 1949

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1 item(s) (1 file (253 loose folios))

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