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Personal: Business correspondence., Jun 1950 - Aug 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/22

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: James Mark (HM Treasury); Ben Russell, [Director] Cunard White Star Limited; representatives of Lloyds Bank (5); representatives of A Durr and Company on cigars (4); George Andrews (2) and James Boyd (3) on seeing WSC on board the Queen Mary; Wilfred Fish [WSC's dentist] (2); Desmond Crawley [Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary for Commonwealth Relations] (2); Sir Charles Howard, Sergeant at Arms, House of Commons, on aiding WSC's hearing in the House; O C Preuss of His Master's Voice on recordings of WSC (4); Geoffrey Mason [formerly of Lloyds Bank]; Julius Adler, General Manager of the New York Times; Sir William Rootes (4); Sir Reginald Rootes; representatives of Silver City Airways, including [Chairman] Eoin Mekie, and Stephen Banister [Private Secretary to Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation] on WSC opening Ferryfield airport, Lydd [Kent]; John Winnifrith [Third Secretary, HM Treasury]. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Grace Hamblin, Elizabeth Gilliatt, Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], Chips Gemmell, Gillian Maturin, Doreen Pugh, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], and Catherine Snelling; Private Secretaries David Pitblado, Anthony Bevir and John Colville; and CSC.Other subjects include: framing pictures; binding complimentary copies of WSC's literary works; WSC's cars; managing WSC's correspondence; travel arrangements; WSC's eyes; champagne supplies; work at Chartwell [Kent], including maintenance to the pools; entertainment costs; WSC keeping a machine gun; WSC's Madame Tussaud's model.Also includes: plan of the new pool at Chartwell; later file note indicating the removal of material from the file to Hyde Park Gate [WSC's London house]; royalty statements; valuation by Sotheby's of WSC's papers for an exhibition; betting and pay slips.


  • Jun 1950 - Aug 1956

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1 item(s) (1 file (336 loose folios))

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