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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence B., 13 Nov 1945 - 27 Oct 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/146A-B

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Hugo Baring; 2nd Lord Baldwin of Bewdley; Consuelo Balsan [earlier Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough] (2); Don Domingo de las Barcenas, Spanish Ambassador to Britain, on the attitude of the United Nations to Spain, and worsening relations with Britain; Gunilla, Lady Barnes, on the death of Sir Reginald Barnes; "Reggie" [Sir Reginald Barnes] (3); Herman Baruch, United States Ambassador to the Netherlands; Beverley Baxter; Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands; 10th Duke of Beaufort [earlier Lord Worcester]; Max [1st Lord Beaverbrook, earlier Sir Max Aitken] (6); Max Aitken, on WSC's appearance before the 1922 Committee to answer criticisms on Conservative party policy; Charles, Prince Regent of Belgium (2); Vicomte Alain Osbert de Thieusies, Belgian Ambassador to Britain; Sir Clive Morrison-Bell; Rex Benson; Lady Pamela Berry [later Pamela, Lady Hartwell] (4): Ernest Bevin; Anthony Bevir [Private Secretary to the Prime Minister]; Princess Marthe Bibesco (2); 2nd Lord Birkenhead [earlier Lord Furneaux]; Oswald Birley, on a picture by WSC winning an amateur art prize, WSC's other pictures at the Royal Academy, and Birley's portrait of WSC (15); Sir Ralph Verney [Secretary to the Speaker, House of Commons] on hanging WSC's portrait in the Speaker's House; Douglas Clifton Brown [later 1st Lord Ruffside], Speaker, on the portrait (2); Sir Geoffrey Blake (2); George Bilainkin; 1st Lord Bledisloe [earlier Charles Bathurst] on agricultural progress; Leon Blum [Prime Minister of France] (2); CSC (2); Lady Violet Bonham Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet, Lady Bonham Carter, later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury] on subjects including WSC's success at the first Congress of Europe, the state of Britain and Europe, and WSC's refusal to meet her after losing the General Election (9); Robert Boothby on raising support for a Western bloc in the United Nations, and on the Soviet Union and Poland; the Acting Minister of National Defence for Naval Services, Canada, on the official history of the Canadian Naval Service; Brendan Bracken (7); Duff Cooper [later 1st Lord Norwich] on subjects including his suitability for working on Suez [Egypt]; Sir Edward Bridges [Permanent Secretary, Treasury] on WSC's salary and publishing despatches from British Army Commanders and General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe] (4); Sir William Haley [Director-General, BBC]; Sir Basil Brooke [later 1st Lord Brookeborough, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland]; Sir William Brown, Permanent Under-Secretary for Air; Sir Frederick Browning [Military Secretary, War Office] asking WSC to speak the introduction for a film on the Airborne Forces; General Raymond Brutinel (3); Bryce Nairn; "Mollie" [Margaret], Duchess of Buccleuch [earlier Margaret, Lady Dalkeith] (4); 15th Lord Buchan [earlier Lord Cardross] on the loan from the United States to Britain; Sir Christopher Bullock on his dismissal as former Permanent Secretary, Air Ministry (5); Lord Burghley [later 6th Lord Exeter]; R A Butler, President, National Association for Mental Health, on the College of the North and the International Conference on Mental Health; James Byrnes (4).Other subjects include: WSC's views on supporting the Labour Government against the extreme left, the harm done in the General Election by Lady Violet Bonham-Carter [later Violet, Lady Asquith of Yarnbury] and other Liberals, the partition of Germany and the protection of Prague [Czechoslovakia]; requests for signed photographs of WSC; ["The Second World War"].Also includes: an obituary of Sir Reginald Barnes from the Times; a copy of a letter from WSC (1899) on his polo, medals and serial rights for ["Savrola"]; a press cutting on the United Nations and Anglo-United States co-operation; an issue of the Telegraph Journal, reporting a speech by 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken], Chancellor of the University of New Brunswick, Canada, on joining the leadership of the Empire; a Readers' Digest article on worsening relations between Canada and the United States; photographs of Hilaire Belloc; the 1st issue of American Outlook; press cuttings from the Listener giving the text of broadcasts by Lady Violet Bonham-Carter [later Violet, Lady Asquith of Yarnbury] on 1st Lord Balfour and 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith; draft chapters on the naval policy of Sir Robert Borden [former Prime Minister of Canada], for the official history of the Canadian Naval Service; a press cutting from the New Statesman and Nation on communism and democracy; WSC's amendments to a despatch by Field-Marshal Henry Maitland-Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean, 1944) on subjects including gathering craft for "Overlord" [codename for the Allied invasion of France]; an issue of the Patriot on the United States loan to Britain; the programme for the 1948 International Conference on Mental Health; an article by James Byrnes [former Secretary of State, United States] on United States relations with the Soviet Union.


  • 13 Nov 1945 - 27 Oct 1948

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