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Personal: Chartwell [Kent] correspondence., Apr 1953 - Nov 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/37

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: representatives of the Commonwealth Relations Office, including Eric Vines and John Morrison [later 2nd Lord Dunrossil, Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations], on collecting acorns from Chartwell for Melbourne [Australia] Botanic Gardens (6); Percy Cox, Manager of the Chartwell Estate (10); General Sir Ian Hamilton (2); representatives of Fladgate and Company, including Anthony Moir [WSC's solicitor] (19); Richard Cave [Chairman, Multiple Sclerosis Society]; Major Sir Albert Braithwaite. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Grace Hamblin, Gillian Maturin, Elizabeth Gilliatt, Doreen Pugh, and Anthony Montague Browne; [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] Peter Oates; Christopher Soames.Other subjects include: matters concerning the management of WSC's farms and stud, including finances, livestock such as Belted Galloways and Landrace boars, purchasing and selling land, crop and milk yields, the purchase of New Chapel Stud and Quarry Farm, Lingfield, Surrey, and the sale of Chartwell and Bardogs Farms; the sale of the estate to the National Trust; the health of trees at Chartwell; opening Chartwell for functions.Also includes: copy of Belted Galloway News featuring an article by Hamilton; plan of property conveyed to the National Trust; photographs of fungus on beech trees; statements and accounts for the sale of the above farms.


  • Creation: Apr 1953 - Nov 1959

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