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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence T - Z., 29 Jan 1945 - 20 Dec 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/157A-B

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Correspondents include: Sir Robert Tasker; General Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, apologizing for missing WSC's visit to Metz [France]; Charles Taylor [MP for Eastbourne]; Myron Taylor; James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, MP for Hereford and Vice-Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Party] (3); "Tommy", Charles Thompson [former Personal Assistant to WSC] on subjects including applying for a post at the Jockey Club, and books and photographs for WSC (9); 6th Lord Rosebery [earlier Lord Dalmeny, Steward, Jockey Club]; Viorel Tilea (4); Ivor Thomas [later Ivor Bulmer-Thomas, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies]; Sir Leslie Hollis [Deputy Secretary (Military) to the Cabinet] on Admiralty construction records; Nawab Sir Malik Khizar Hayat Tiwana [Prime Minister of Punjab, India] (2); Sir Humphrey de Trafford on racing; Amir Abdul Majid Haidar, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary for Transjordan [later Jordan]; Ronald Tree [President, Barbados National Trust] on subjects including Barbados "Red-Legs" (2); Erroll Tremlett (2); Marshal of the RAF 1st Lord Trenchard on quoting from WSC on air power, and the future possibilities of air power; Thomas Trenchard; George Trevelyan on Harrow School [Middlesex], the similarities between the literary styles of WSC and Macaulay, and his gift to WSC of a letter by 1st Duke of Marlborough (4); Konstantinos Tsaldaris, Greek Minister for Foreign Affairs; Sir Hugh Tudor on subjects including ill-feeling in Newfoundland [Canada] towards the British Government, his worries on the international situation, including Palestine and the Soviet Union, and public opinion in the United States towards Britain (7); Sir Reginald Tyrwhitt, President, Ex-Services Welfare Society; 1st Lord Vansittart on encouraging German federalists; Godfrey Russell Vick on ["Marlborough: his life and times"]; Joan Vickers; Lucien Hassel, Mayor of Vienne [France]; General Robert Astier de Villatte; Alfred Walford; Sir Alexander Walker [Chairman, John Walker and Sons, whisky distillers] on subjects including quotations by WSC from Scottish poetry (4); Sir Thomas Moore [MP for Ayr Burgh, Scotland] on Sir Alexander Walker (2); William Dudley Ward (2); George Ward [later 1st Lord Ward of Witley, MP for Worcester] suggesting a Conservative rally at Worcester; Sir George Harvie Watt; Florence, Lady Wedgwood on a memorial to 1st Lord Wedgwood (4); Sir Ronald Weeks (2); Sir Harold Wernher (2); Alan Don, Dean of Westminster Cathedral [London]; "Benny" and "Bendor", 2nd Duke of Westminster, on subjects including a painting for WSC, and the patent for the tank Canal Defence Light (13); Lady Ursula Sankey [earlier Lady Ursula Grosvenor]; "Nancy", Anne Sullivan [later Anne, Duchess of Westminster] on WSC's portrait of 2nd Duke of Westminster (2); Sir Hastings Ismay [Additional Secretary (Military) to the Cabinet]; General Sir Sidney Kirkman [Deputy Chief, Imperial General Staff] on the Canal Defence Light patent; "Freddie", Sir Frederick Whyte (3); Henry Willink; Lord Willoughby de Eresby [later 3rd Lord Ancaster, President, British Limbless Ex-Servicemen's Association]; Charles Wilson [Senior Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, Middlesex Hospital, London] (2); Lorna Wingate on the burial of Orde Wingate [late Commander, Special Force, India Command]; Sir Reginald Wingate on subjects including Orde Wingate's career and the wartime broadcasts to Portugal by Count de Lavradio (5); 1st Lord Wavell on writing Orde Wingate's entry in the Dictionary of National Biography; 6th Lord Winterton [earlier Lord Turnour]; Alfred Wise; Gordon Wise on the political situation in Australia (4); Agnes, Lady Wood; 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office] on subjects including the circulation of unauthorised verses on WSC (3); King Peter of Yugoslavia.Other subjects include: an appeal for a National Week of Work; requests for signed photographs of WSC; the funeral of H G Wells.Also includes: extracts from Admiralty construction records (1925); copy of a letter to the Times by WSC on the failure to prevent German rearmament between the wars, including WSC's own responsibility as former First Lord of the Admiralty; notes on the "Red-Legs" of Barbados; copy of a note by WSC [Secretary of State for the Colonies] on the case for a separate Air Force (1921); a pamphlet by Lord Trenchard, "Air Power and National Security"; notes by Sir Hugh Tudor on the confederation of Newfoundland and Canada; press cuttings from the Palestine Post on Palestine and Zionism; notes by Sir Alexander Walker on suggested policy towards Germany; a review from the Manchester Guardian of an account by Sumner Welles, former United States Under-Secretary of State, on WSC's part in the Atlantic Charter; print of "The Changing Face of Medicine" by Sir Lionel Whitby, Regius Professor of Physic, Cambridge University; note by Sir Frederick Whyte [former Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC, 1914] on events in Parliament leading up to the outbreak of the First World War; extract from an article by 6th Lord Winterton on the need for Empire co-operation.


  • 29 Jan 1945 - 20 Dec 1948

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