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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence A - D., 04 Jul 1945 - 31 Dec 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/140

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Correspondents include: Max Aitken, MP for Holborn [London]; John Addis [Junior Private Secretary to the Prime Minister]; 17th Duke of Alba (2); "Alex", Field Marshal Harold Alexander [later 1st Lord Alexander of Tunis], Supreme Allied Commander [Mediterranean], on subjects including WSC's visit to Italy (5); Leo Amery on subjects including Britain's place in Europe (3); General Wladyslaw Anders [former Commander, Polish forces in Iran and Palestine]; Frank Giles [Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary]; Brigadier-General Jose Armesto, on his claim to have saved WSC's life in Cuba (2); Ava, Lady Anderson [earlier Ava Wigram, later Ada, Lady Waverley] on WSC and her father [John Bodley] both being members of the Institut de France; Maurice Ashley [former literary assistant to WSC] (2); Jameson Adams, Secretary, King George's Jubilee Trust; Katharine, Duchess of Atholl, Chairman, British League for European Freedom, on East German prisoners of war, and the Soviet Army's treatment of East Germany [later part of Germany]; Clement Attlee, Prime Minister, on subjects including confirmation of Japan's surrender, inviting WSC to accompany him to see King George VI and to the Thanksgiving Service for victory, publishing the wartime House of Commons Journals, asking Field Marshal Sir Alan Brooke [later 1st Lord Alanbrooke] to remain as Chief of Imperial General Staff (11); John Colville [Private Secretary to Attlee, and formerly Assistant Private Secretary to WSC] on subjects including his years with WSC, and WSC's visit to Paris (5); Violet Attlee; Ian Macfaslan, Premier of Victoria, Australia; Alice, Lady Avebury (2); "Reggie", Sir Reginald Barnes; Mary, Duchess of Beaufort, on raising a subscription for the British commanders (2); Max [1st Lord Beaverbrook, earlier Sir Max Aitken, Lord Privy Seal] on resigning from the Cabinet; Roberte, Lady Bessborough (2); the Maharaja of Bikaner [India]; "Birdie", Field Marshal 1st Lord Birdwood, on subjects including WSC's influence with Stalin; Rene Massigli, French Ambassador to Britain, on a gift to WSC from Leon Blum; Sir Edward Bridges, on sending WSC a copy of poems by his father [Robert Bridges] (2); Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, former Deputy Secretary to the War Cabinet]; "Brookie" [Field Marshal Sir Alan Brooke [later 1st Lord Alanbrooke] on remaining as Chief of Imperial General Staff; 1st Lord Broughshane [earlier Sir William Davison]; General Raymond Brutinel; Hilda, Lady Butterfield (3); James Byrnes, Secretary of State, United States (2); Gordon Hall Caine; Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry]; Sir William Rootes, car manufacturer, on supplying a car for WSC's visit to Italy; Sir Robert Cary on his campaign as candidate for Ashton-Under-Lyne [Lancashire]; Robert Dunwoody, Secretary, British Chambers of Commerce, on a deputation to WSC (3); John Dodd, President, British Chambers of Commerce, on a tribute to WSC on the surrender of Japan; Alexander Killick, Secretary, Chartered Surveyors' Institution, on a tribute to WSC from Belgium; 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann] on subjects including international policy on the atomic bomb; Leslie Rowan [Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister]; Chiang Kai-shek; "Rock", 5th Lord Cholmondeley [earlier Lord Rocksavage] on attacks on WSC by the Conservative press; Sir Kenneth Clark [Director, National Gallery] on his article on art and democracy; Sir Bede Clifford; Norman Colville; Duff Cooper [later 1st Lord Norwich, British Ambassador to France] on WSC losing the General election, the political future of France and Cooper's own future; George Cornwallis -West; 1st Lord Courthope; "Betty and Bobbety" [Elizabeth, Lady Cranborne, later Elizabeth, Lady Salisbury, and Lord Cranborne, later 5th Lord Salisbury]; 28th Lord Crawford [and 11th Lord Balcarres, earlier Lord Balniel, Trustee, National Gallery] on the gallery's funding and asking WSC to open an exhibition; Sir Stafford Cripps, in tribute to WSC; 1st Lord Croft on the future of minorities under the new constitution of Ceylon [later Sri Lanka]; 2nd Lord Cromer [earlier Lord Errington] on a gift to WSC of books on the Churchill family and verses on WSC; Don Guillermo de Blanck [Cuban Ambassador to Britain]; Admiral of the Fleet Sir Andrew Cunningham; Lionel Curtis on a lecture by Ernest Woodward, Professor of International Relations, Oxford, on the atomic bomb; Count Edward Reventlow [Danish Minister to Britain] on WSC's possible visit to Denmark; Sir William Darling [MP for South Edinburgh] inviting WSC to become a member of the Edinburgh Company of Merchants (2); 1st Lord Davidson on Red Cross funds collected by the staff of Argentinean railways; 17th Lord Derby [earlier Lord Stanley]; Ethel, Lady Desborough; Hilda, Lady Dillon; Patrick Donner, on WSC's advisory role in the Conservative Party.Other subjects include: Britain's position on the Austrian Government and the Hapsburg family; invitations and gifts for WSC; requests for signed photographs.Also includes: prints of speeches by Leo Amery on the United States and Imperial Preference, and on British links with Europe; copies of telegrams between WSC and Chiang Kai-shek on victory over Japan; WSC on the reasons for losing the General election; proofs and index cards from "The Wisdom of Winston Churchill", edited by Francis Czarnomski.


  • Creation: 04 Jul 1945 - 31 Dec 1945

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