Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence M - Q., 31 Oct 1945 - 27 Jan 1950
Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: William Mabane [Director, Kemsley Newspapers] asking if WSC could contribute to the Sunday Chronicle on United Europe and fears of a Socialist State; Marjorie Madan on publishing quotations from WSC (4); Stuart Mais on dedicating a book to WSC; 1st Lord Margesson; Louis Marin, member, French National Assembly; Reginald Marnham [WSC's neighbour] (4); Douglas Marshall, MP for Bodmin [Cornwall] conveying greetings from his constituency; John Martin [former Private Secretary to WSC]; Queen Mary (2); Vincent Massey; Rene Massigli, French Ambassador to Britain, on subjects including exhibiting WSC's paintings and invitations to WSC (8); John McNair, General Secretary, Independent Labour Party, on WSC's tribute to James Maxton [former Chairman, Independent Labour Party] (2); Paul Maze (3); 2nd Lord Melchett [earlier Sir Henry Mond] on the economic situation in Palestine (4); Robert Menzies, Leader of the Opposition, Australia (3); Don Federico Jimenez O'Farril, Mexican Ambassador to Britain; Eugene Meyer; "Toby", Sir Ralph Milbanke; Sarah Millin on her war diaries; Sir Eugen Millington-Drake, former British Minister to Uruguay, on the Uruguayan Delegation to the Olympic Games (3); Duncan Sandys; John Mitchell, former navigator of WSC's personal plane (4); Sir Walter Monckton (3); Charles Montag on subjects including WSC's honorary doctorate from the University of Grenoble [France], visits to Switzerland and WSC's entry into the Royal Academy (12); Sir Thomas Moore, Director of Hatchards, booksellers; 1st Lord Moran [earlier Charles Wilson, President, Royal College of Physicians] on subjects including Jan Smuts's loss of the Premiership of South Africa and the beginning of racial discrimination, and WSC's speech to the International Congress of Physicians ["The Medical Profession"] (4); Dorothy, Lady Moran [earlier Dorothy Wilson] on medical opposition to Moran; John Wilson [later 2nd Lord Moran, 3rd Secretary, British Embassy, Turkey] on his post at the embassy and his meeting with Ismet Inonu, President of Turkey (2); Ralph Moore, Headmaster of Harrow School [Middlesex]; Sir Clive Morrison-Bell on subjects including a speech by WSC in Parliament on ["Commonwealth and Empire"] (8); Sir Desmond Morton, British representative on Inter-Allied Reparations Agency, on his health, and appointment to the Agency (4); Henry Morton, on publishing a letter from WSC on his escape from prison in the Boer War (3); Evelyn, Lady Mottistone; "Dickie", 1st Lord Mountbatten of Burma [Governor-General of India and former Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia] on the transference of military stores from India to Pakistan and his report to the Combined Chiefs of Staff on the South East Asia campaign (2); Sir Alan Lascelles [Private Secretary to King George VI] on WSC meeting Philip Mountbatten [later Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh] to discuss his future responsibilities; 1st Lord Mountevans [earlier Edward Evans] on boys hostels; Sir Alfred Munnings, President, Royal Academy, on WSC's painting (6); Gilbert Murray on Greece and the Soviet Union; General Charles Gairdner [United States Special Representative in the Far East] on passing on a tribute from General Douglas MacArthur; "Harry", 1st Lord McGowan, Chairman, Imperial Chemical Industries Limited [ICI], on subjects including expansion abroad (5); John McCloy, President, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (2); Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton] on subjects including following up the success of the Hague Conference [the Netherlands] on a United Europe, and a misunderstanding over the Southern Tyrol [Italy] (7); Bryce Nairn, British Consul, Madeira [and former Consul, Bordeaux, France] (2); CSC; General Raymond Brutinel; John Strachey [Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Air Ministry]; 1st Lord Nathan; Philip Noel-Baker on the privilege of serving under WSC (2); 1st Lord Nuffield [earlier Sir William Morris, Chairman, Morris Motors Limited]; John Ogier, Chairman, Chelmsford Division Conservative Association [Essex] on subjects including a Conservative rally and farming (14); Habib Rahimtoola, High Commissioner for Pakistan (2); Liaquat Ali Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan; 5th Duke of Palmella [Portuguese Ambassador to Britain]; Sir Keith Park; John Parkinson [Consulting Physician, National Heart Hospital]; James Paterson-Ross [Consulting Surgeon, Saint Bartholomew's Hospital, London] (2); John Peck, Foreign Office [former Private Secretary to WSC] on his new posting to the United Nations Department (2); Beatrice, Lady Pembroke; Alberto Pirelli; Odette Pol Roger (4); Robert McAlpine [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary]; 1st Lord Portal [of Hungerford], Controller, Atomic Energy, Ministry of Supply] (3); "Bernie" [Bernard Baruch, United States Representative on Atomic Energy Commission]; Ward Price [Director, Associated Newspapers Limited] on colonial policy in Kenya; Thomas Rose Price (2); Nawab Sir Malik Khizar Hayat Tiwana, Prime Minister of Punjab [India]; Reginald Purbrick (4); 1st Lord Queensborough [earlier Sir Almeric Paget]; 11th Lord Queensberry [earlier Lord Drumlanrig] (4).Other subjects include: requests for WSC's autograph and gifts of his books.Also includes: poems on the death of the matador "Manolete" by Domingo Vicente; typescript of WSC's tribute to James Maxton; a catalogue for an exhibition by Paul Maze; a statistical survey of Palestine by the Anglo-Palestine Bank Limited; a photograph of the crew of WSC's personal plane; a print of speeches at the Royal College of Physicians Harveian Dinner (1945) by individuals including Clement Attlee, Prime Minister, Ernest Bevin, Foreign Secretary, and the Archbishop of Canterbury [Geoffrey Fisher]; a photograph of a map showing Europe's tariff walls, with statistics; copy of a letter from WSC to Louis de Souza, former South African Secretary for War, on his escape from prison during the Boer War (1899); the balance sheet and income and expenditure account for the Cynthia Mosley Memorial Fund; pamphlet on the Boys Hostel Association; copy of notes by WSC on floating piers for the invasion of Normandy [France, 1942); a catalogue for the Exhibition, "The English Scene" by Sir Alfred Munnings; copy of a letter from WSC to General Douglas MacArthur [Commander-in-Chief, United States Forces, Far East Command] on his policy in Japan, and WSC's feelings on Japan; press cuttings from the New York Times and New York Tribune on WSC and the atom bomb as a deterrent; statistics for Essex constituencies; prints of a miniature of 1st Duke of Marlborough; press cuttings from the New York Daily News on a speech by WSC against the steel nationalization bill.
- 31 Oct 1945 - 27 Jan 1950
Conditions Governing Access
Open, except for folios 290 - 297, closed under S40 and S41(1) of the Freedom of Information Act on advice from the Cabinet Office. Review date: 1 Jan 2021.
2 file(s) (604 loose folios)
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Existence and Location of Copies
Folios 199, 201-2,208,220,571-2 : Copyright holders (Lord Moran and New York Daily News) have withheld permission for online publication. Available at Churchill Archives Centre.