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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence N - Z., 20 Jan 1940 - 07 Jan 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/142

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Correspondents include: Sir Jooda Shumshere Jung Bahadur Rana, Maharaja of Nepal, on WSC's illness and his own abdication (2); Basil Neven- Spence; Hubert Pierlot [Senator of Belgium] on WSC's visit to Belgium; Harold Nicolson on reactions in the army to WSC's loss of the General election, and on WSC's example to new MPs; Dr Berggrav, Bishop of Oslo; George Bell, Bishop of Chichester, on Berggrav's visit; Ridley Pakenham-Walsh [former literary assistant to WSC]; John Winant [United States Ambassador to Britain] on subjects including a message from Dwight Eisenhower thanking WSC for his sympathy on the death of General George Patton (2); Sir Hastings Ismay [Deputy Secretary to the War Cabinet] on WSC's criticism of Sir Arthur Tedder [Marshal of the RAF and Deputy Supreme Commander under General Eisenhower]; Luia, Lady Forbes, wife of the British Ambassador to Peru, on a tribute to WSC from Peru; Sir Frederick Pile [Director General], Ministry of Works, on his resignation, and the new housing organization; Sir Richard Pim [former head of WSC's Map Room, and Inspector General, Royal Ulster Constabulary, Northern Ireland]; Sir William Prescott-Westcar, Mayor of Sandwich [Kent]; 11th Lord Queensberry [earlier Lord Drumlanrig], President, Queensberry All-Services Club, on the club's closure; Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] on the club; Sir John Anderson [later 1st Lord Waverley] on the club; J Arthur Rank; Ralph Rayner, MP for Totnes [Devon] in tribute to WSC; Frank Giles [Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary] on publishing messages between WSC and Franklin Roosevelt [late President of the United States] on the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor for a United States Congressional enquiry (2); Anthony de Rothschild (4); Edmund de Rothschild; Leslie Rowan [former Principal Private Secretary to WSC] on his time working for WSC; Hilary St George Saunders, Library Committee, House of Commons, on a presentation to WSC; Douglas Savory; Edward Smith, MP for Ashford, Kent; Sir Waldron Smithers on subjects including a fund to honour WSC (2); Sir Archibald Southby on the electorate and the Conservative Party (2); 1st Lord Southwood [earlier Julius Elias] (2); Stalin on WSC's birthday (2); Admiral Harold Stark on WSC's birthday; Edward Stettinius, United States representative on the United Nations Security Council; Sir Malcolm Stewart; Edgar Stogdon, former housemaster, Harrow School [Middlesex] on subjects including Harrovian Cabinet Ministers; Mabel, Lady Strakosch; Sir Shane Leslie on a portrait of Lord Randolph Churchill and on his history of the Jerome family (2); Ian Stuart, Headmaster, Portora Royal School, Enniskillen [County Fermanagh, Ulster, Northern Ireland] on finding Lord Randolph's portrait; 5th Duke of Sutherland [earlier Lord Stafford]; Millicent, Dowager Duchess of Sutherland; 1st Lord Portal [of Hungerford]; Sir Cyril Newall [Governor General of New Zealand] and Olive, Lady Newall; Walter Thompson [WSC's former detective] on his book about his work with WSC (6); Richard Proby, Chairman, Executive Committee, National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations (2); 1st Lord Trenchard; Harry S Truman, President of the United States, on subjects including the surrender of Japan (2); Bess Truman; Henriette, Duchesse de Vendome, on a French account of WSC's role in the war; Sir Alexander Walker [former Chairman, John Walker and Sons Limited, Whisky Distillers] on subjects including gifts of whisky to WSC and the evacuation of Italians from Abyssinia [later Ethiopia] (6); Laurence Jay, Director, John Walker and Sons Limited (5); Charles Waterhouse; George Harvie Watt; Chaim Weizmann, asking WSC to join the debate on Palestine (3); "Bendor" [2nd Duke of Westminster] (2); Shelagh, Duchess of Westminster [earlier Shelagh Cornwallis-West] (2); Lord Weymouth [later 6th Lord Bath]; Edward, Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward Prince of Wales and Edward VIII] and Wallis, Duchess of Windsor [earlier Wallis Simpson]; Sir Reginald Wingate on subjects including the Sudan (5); Charles Dalrymple Belgrave [Financial Adviser to the Government of Bahrain] on strikes in Bahrain and the Arab attitude to international affairs; Sir Douglas Alexander, head of Singer Manufacturing Company, on the confiscation of the Singer factory in Germany by the Soviet Union; Charles Wood [former literary assistant to WSC]; 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Lord President of the Council] on the British loan agreement with the United States.Other subjects include: letters by 1st Duke of Marlborough given to WSC by Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands; gifts for WSC and requests for signed photographs; the resignation of Lord Randolph Churchill [as Chancellor of the Exchequer]; WSC's view of Sir Arthur Tedder.Also includes: a list of signatories of the Memorial of Tribute to WSC from Peru; a copy of a telegram from Roosevelt to WSC on peace terms for Japan; copy of a letter from a representative of the Umma (Nation) Party of Sudan, on the political development of Sudan.


  • 20 Jan 1940 - 07 Jan 1946

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