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Personal: Business correspondence., Nov 1948 - Apr 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/20

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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].


  • Creation: Nov 1948 - Apr 1951

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

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