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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence A - B., 29 Dec 1945 - 26 Dec 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/160

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Correspondents include: Christabel, Lady Aberconway, on WSC's cat (2); Max Aitken; Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia; "Alex", 1st Lord Alexander of Tunis [Governor-General of Canada] (9); Herbert Bruce [former Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, Canada] on WSC's loss of the 1945 General Election and WSC's speeches in the United States; Arthur Meighen [former Prime Minister of Canada] on the need to maintain close relations with Britain, the menace of the Soviet Union to world peace and Canada's position between the British Empire and the United States; Albert Alexander [later 1st Lord Alexander of Hillsborough], Minister of Defence; Leo Amery (5); Ava, Lady Anderson [earlier Ava Wigram, later Ava, Lady Waverley] on subjects including the attitude of Paul Reynaud to WSC (4); Sir John Anderson [later 1st Lord Waverley]; John Astor [later 1st Lord Astor of Hever] (2); Michael Astor [MP for East Surrey] on his support for WSC (2); Katharine Asquith; Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone; Violet Attlee; Archduke Robert of [Hapsburg] Austria; 1st Lord Balfour of Inchyre on subjects including a paperweight from Hitler's desktop; Sir Edward Bridges [Permanent Secretary, Treasury] on publishing Balfour's diary from his mission in 1941 to Moscow [Soviet Union] (2); Douglas Fairbanks junior, on making a broadcast for Ethel Barrymore; Ethel Barrymore; 6th Lord Bath [earlier Lord Weymouth] on WSC's black swans; 2nd Lord Beatty; Antony Beauchamp; "Max", 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] on subjects including the attitude of Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] (4); Charles, Prince Regent of Belgium (2); Lady Pamela Berry [later Pamela, Lady Hartwell]; Nawab Sir Hamidullah Khan, Maharaja of Bhopal [India] on being inspired by WSC; Manuel Bianchi, Chilean Ambassador to Britain (2); "Birdie", 1st Lord Birdwood, on subjects including WSC receiving the French military medal and WSC's books (7); Sir Norman Birkett on subjects including the phrase "Never in the field of human conflict" from WSC's speech ["The Few", 20 August 1940] (3); Rhoda, Lady Birley (2); Sir Oswald Birley on subjects including a painting tour with WSC, and WSC's paintings for the Royal Academy exhibition (7); Sir Maurice Bonham-Carter; Lady Violet Bonham Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet, Lady Bonham Carter, later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury] on the political situation and WSC's speech ["The Twentieth Century - Its Promise and Its Realisation", Boston, United States, 31 March 1949] (3); Marcel Boussac on racing; 1st Lord Brabazon of Tara [earlier John Moore-Brabazon]; Brendan Bracken; John Brinton (3); 20th Lord Willoughby de Broke [earlier John Verney] (2); 1st Lord Broughshane [earlier Sir William Davison]; Francis Brown, Foreign Office; Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook].Other subjects include: the Birkenhead Trust; racing; requests for WSC's autograph.Also includes: typescript of an article in the Canada Globe and Mail, "Canada, a British Nation"; a pamphlet on WSC by the British Workers' Information Bureau; typescript of an article by Rene MacColl [Paris Correspondent, Daily Express] on WSC's presence at the Council of Europe, Strasbourg [France]; a copy of "The Totalitarian Neo-Czarism of the Soviet Union", a speech by Luis Ocampo, Chilean delegate to the United Nations; press cuttings from the Daily Telegraph on Lady Violet Bonham-Carter's attack on the Government; text of a tribute to WSC on his being granted the freedom of Hastings [Sussex].


  • Creation: 29 Dec 1945 - 26 Dec 1949

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