Personal: Family etc: Preparations for death and state funeral., Jan 1958 - Nov 1961
Scope and Contents
Correspondents on various aspects of the organisation of WSC's funeral and burial (code named "Operation Hope Not") include: David Stephens, Secretary of Appointments to Prime Minister (11); John Walker, Lancaster Herald, on invitations and arrangements at St Paul's Cathedral (23); Mary Soames [earlier Mary Churchill]; H Woods, vicar of Bladon [Oxfordshire] on WSC's burial; Sir Norman Brook, Secretary to the Cabinet; and Sir Anthony Wagner, Garter Principal King of Arms.Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from Anthony Montague Browne [Private Secretary to WSC]; notes of meetings; details of the procedures to be employed at WSC's death; and a list of the organisations with which WSC was involved.Other subjects covered by the file include: WSC's original wish to be buried at Chartwell [Kent] and the selection of pall bearers.
- Jan 1958 - Nov 1961
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