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Personal: Business correspondence., Nov 1948 - Apr 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/20

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: representatives of Miles-Martin Pen Company on the pen WSC used to annotate "The Second World War" (4); Christopher Hewer on WSC's medical bill; Robert MacKenna on WSC's medication (2); Douglas Parbury on fish at Chartwell [Kent] (6); John Baber and his wife offering WSC a stay at their home in Portofino [Italy]; Herbert Gfroerer of the Soundscriber Corporation (10), James Killian, President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology [United States], and George Kingsley of Discavox Dictating Machine Company (6) on WSC's Soundscriber machine; Walter Stoneman on using a photograph of WSC; George Toogood on paintings of WSC's horses (6). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Elizabeth Gilliatt, Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], Chips Gemmell, and Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford].Other subjects include: travel arrangements; acknowledging birthday and Christmas messages; binding and presenting complimentary copies of WSC's literary works and signed photographs; press cuttings received by WSC; WSC's use of a hearing aid; redecorating WSC's House of Commons room; office matters, including spending and equipment; purchasing various items, including champagne and paints; framing photographs.Also includes: stock transfer forms and account statements; details of BOAC and BEA flights; photographs of WSC's poodle Rufus, WSC by Vivienne Entwistle, and of WSC's horse Colonist II; copy of London Leisure featuring a photograph of WSC; a note on introducing butterflies at Chartwell; later file note indicating the removal of material from the file to Hyde Park Gate [WSC's London house].


  • Nov 1948 - Apr 1951

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1 item(s) (1 file (285 loose folios))

Language of Materials


The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.