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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence A., 05 Jan 1946 - 30 Jun 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/145A-B

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Correspondents include: Haile Selassie, Emperor [of Ethiopia] (2); Grant Duff Ainslie on the loss of India; "Brookie" [1st Lord Alanbrooke, earlier Sir Alan Brooke, Chief of Imperial General Staff] on subjects including the evacuation of British troops from Egypt (6); "Jimmy", 17th Duke of Alba, on subjects including Andres Revesz's biography of 1st Duke of Marlborough, and being prevented from leaving Spain (7); 1st Lord Altrincham [earlier Sir Edward Grigg] on the country's need for WSC's guidance (2); Leo Amery on subjects including the Labour Government's policy on Palestine and the effects of long-term indecision, building up the European Commonwealth, forming the Indian constitution, the Sultan of Pontianak [Borneo], asking WSC to broadcast on Palestine, the sterling balance with India and keeping the regular army separate from National Servicemen (12); Major-General Robert Allen on his experience of India (3); Henry Luce [Editor, Time] on WSC's speech at the Al Smith Memorial Dinner; Cardinal Francis Spellman [Archbishop of New York] on WSC's speech (2); Ava, Lady Anderson [earlier Ava Wigram, later Ava, Lady Waverley] on subjects including WSC and her late husband, Ralph Wigram, gifts to WSC, WSC's wish to help the Labour Government, and Alba's being prevented from leaving Spain (10); Sir John Anderson [later 1st Lord Waverley] (5); Admiral Henry Hewitt, asking WSC to sit for a portrait for the United States Navy; John Astor [later 1st Lord Astor of Hever, owner of the Times] on subjects including the editorial policy of the Times, painting, and asking WSC to address delegates from the Imperial Press Conference (10); 1st Lord Ammon, Captain, Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms (3); Lieutenant-General Wladyslaw Anders [former Commander, Polish forces in Iran and Palestine] on writing his war memoirs; John Andrews, former Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (2); Maurice Ashley, former literary assistant to WSC (2); "Cys", Sir Cyril Asquith on subjects including the settlement of the Transvaal Constitution [South Africa] in 1907 (4); Ralph Assheton [later 1st Lord Clitheroe] (2); Julian Amery, on an article in the Times criticizing a speech by WSC in Llandudno [Carnarvonshire, Wales] on the need for firmness against the Soviet Union; Waldorf, 2nd Lord Astor; Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon]; Katharine, Duchess of Atholl, Chairman, British League for European Freedom, on subjects including Yugoslavian prisoners of war and Polish refugees (8); 1st Lord Athlone [earlier Alexander Cambridge] (3); Ljubisa Bozic, Yugoslavian delegate to the Red Cross, on Yugoslavian prisoners of war (5); letter attributed to 7th Lord Kensington [earlier William Edwardes] on Yugoslavian prisoners of war; Clement Attlee [Prime Minister] on subjects including official invitations to WSC and wartime dinners with King George VI (12); Leslie Rowan [Principal Private Secretary to Attlee]; Vincent Auriol, President of France; Rene Massigli, French Ambassador to Britain; Joseph Chifley, Prime Minister of Australia; Alice, Lady Avebury (5).Other subjects include: the trial of the Yugoslavian General Mihailovitch for collaboration.Also includes: the dedication by WSC to Andres Revesz's biography of 1st Duke of Marlborough; comments by WSC on John Astor's painting; WSC's views on the adverse effect of Socialist editorials in the Times; a photograph of a statue of WSC in Moose Jaw, Canada; an issue of the Voice of Ulster; the annual report of the National Association for employment of regular sailors, soldiers and airmen; a proof of the White Paper on the India Service Medal, Campaign Stars and Defence Medal; a draft of Attlee's speech on the Roosevelt Memorial Bill.


  • 05 Jan 1946 - 30 Jun 1949

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