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Personal: Chartwell [Kent] correspondence., Aug 1945 - Nov 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/32A-B

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: representatives of Lloyds Bank, including Geoffrey Mason and T E R Harris, (3); representatives of Massey-Harris Limited, including its President James Duncan, (4); Percy Cox [agent for WSC's farms] (12); Major Reginald Marnham [WSC's neighbour] (9); Robert Hudson; representatives of the Sevenoaks [Kent] and District Electricity Company Limited (4); "Top" [ 3rd Lord Selborne, earlier Lord Wolmer]. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Grace Hamblin, Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], Elizabeth Gilliatt, Kathleen Hill, Chips Gemmell, and Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford]; Christopher Soames and CSC.Subjects include: matters concerning the Chartwell farms, including the purchase of Chartwell Farm and other farm land, its management, finances, job applications, the purchase of farm equipment, matters concerning farm cottages, wages, details of the herds of jersey and shorthorn cattle, milk yield, pigs, and crops; coal, electrical, water, and telephone supplies; gardening matters.Also includes: various Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries forms; valuation of cattle; receipts and accounts; cropping schedules; maps of the farms; photographs of Chartwell Farm.


  • Creation: Aug 1945 - Nov 1951

Conditions Governing Access

Open (folios 287-8 were opened in 2022)


2 file(s) (446 loose folios - closed material in a separate file)

Language of Materials