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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence Sa - Sk., 06 Apr 1946 - 26 Oct 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/155

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: F Heiser, Principal, St Aidan's College, Birkenhead [Liverpool]; Sir Edward Bridges [Permanent Secretary, Treasury] on WSC's salary; Frank Salisbury on his portrait of WSC; CSC; "Bobbety" [5th Lord Salisbury, earlier Lord Cranborne] on subjects including the death of his father (5); Sir Andrew Salter, asking for WSC's opinion on his book ["Personality in Politics"] and on the death of former United States Ambassador to Britain, John Winant (3); 1st Lord Samuel, President, British Institute of Philosophy, on publicizing the need for intellectual leadership; Sir Frank Sanderson [President, King Edward Memorial Hospital]; 1st Lord Sandford [earlier Albert Edmondson, Chairman, Carlton Club]; David Sarnoff, President, Radio Corporation of America; Siegfried Sassoon, on Britain's debt to WSC; Prince Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia; Robin Udal, former Warden, Gordon College, Khartoum [Sudan]; Sir Harold Scott [Commissioner, Metropolitan Police]; Eric Seal [former Principal Private Secretary to WSC, Director-General, Building Materials, Ministry of Works] on his wartime work for WSC and subsequent career (3); "Top", 3rd Lord Selborne [earlier Lord Wolmer] on a film about SOE [Special Operations Executive] and on farming (4); Duchess di Sermoneta; Horatia Seymour (3); 9th Lord Shaftesbury; Sir Geoffrey Shakespeare, on quoting from WSC in his memoirs (2); Robert Sherwood on his biography of Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to Franklin Roosevelt] (17); Harry S Truman, President of the United States, on Hopkins's biography; Sir Norman Brook [Secretary to Cabinet] on objections to Hopkins's biography (6); Ronald Fraser, Cabinet Office; Glyn Simon, Dean of Llandaff Cathedral, Glamorgan [Wales]; 1st Lord Simon [former Lord Chancellor] on the withdrawal of British troops from India and constitutional change in the position of the Viceroy of India; Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso]; representatives of Golding, Hargrove and Palmer, solicitors, on Sinclair's settlement (4); Brendan Bracken; Count Edward Raczynski, former Polish Ambassador to Britain, and President, General Sikorski Historical Institute.Other subjects include: invitations and letters of thanks to WSC; WSC's views on Harry Hopkins's contribution to Anglo-United States relations.Also includes: a large colour print of Frank Salisbury's portrait of WSC; order of service for 4th Lord Salisbury's memorial service; a reprint from the Times on the British Institute of Philosophy; an extract from the memoirs of Sir Geoffrey Shakespeare [former Parliamentary and Financial Secretary to the Admiralty] on WSC and the Admiralty dockyards (1940); a memorandum by Sherwood on the Hopkins papers; extracts from Hopkins's biography on Allied invasion plans (1942-1943); suggested amendments to Sherwood's text by William Deakin and Denis Kelly [literary assistants to WSC]; an appeal brochure for Llandaff Cathedral; a pamphlet on the General Sikorski Historical Institute.


  • Creation: 06 Apr 1946 - 26 Oct 1948

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1 file(s) (284 loose folios)

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Folio 58: Copyright holder (King Ibn Saud) has withheld permission for online publication. Available at Churchill Archives Centre.

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