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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence O - R., 01 Nov 1945 - 22 Dec 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/164

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Correspondents include: Ridley Pakenham-Walsh [former literary assistant to WSC] on General Douglas MacArthur's view of WSC's achievement in holding back the Allied invasion of Europe; 5th Duke of Palmella, Portuguese Ambassador to Britain; George Paynter (3); 1st Lord Portal of Hungerford, President, Ex-Services Welfare Society; CSC on Portal; 1st Lord Portal of Laverstoke; 11th Lord Queensberry [earlier Lord Drumlanrig] on correspondence between WSC and Lord Alfred Douglas in his book "Oscar Wilde and the Black Douglas" (3); 1st Lord Quickswood [earlier Lord Hugh Cecil] on reform of the House of Lords and the country's war weariness (4); Frank Boykin, United States Congressman, on a dinner for Sam Rayburn, Speaker of Congress (2); 5th Lord Rayleigh [earlier John Strutt] (9); Lilias, Lady Rennell (2); Paul Reynaud on subjects including a memorial to General Jean Marchand; Dwight Eisenhower; Tim Rogers on subjects including racing and visiting Chartwell [Kent] (13); Eleanor Roosevelt on tributes to Franklin Roosevelt (2); John Martin [former Private Secretary to WSC] on signing a tribute to Roosevelt (4); Averell Harriman, Chairman, Franklin D Roosevelt Birthday Memorial Committee (2); 6th Lord Rosebery [earlier Lord Dalmeny] on buying a brood mare; 2nd Lord Rothermere [earlier Esmond Harmsworth] (3); James de Rothschild on subjects including Palestine (2); Dorothy de Rothschild; "Eddy", Edmund de Rothschild, on a service for Jewish ex-servicemen, and the death of "Jack" [John S Churchill] (4); [? Anthony] de Rothschild on the death of Jack Churchill; Princess Elisabeth of Romania, earlier Queen Elisabeth of Greece, on emigrating to Canada; Sir Leslie Rowan.Other subjects include: Hupert Ripka, former Czechoslovak Minister of Foreign Trade, and his wife, Noemi Ripka.Also includes: a copy of the Chelmsford [Essex] Conservative Quarterly Review, including a message from WSC; a pamphlet by Lord Hugh Cecil [later 1st Lord Quickswood], on "The Second Chamber Problem" (1922); typescript of WSC's message to the Roosevelt Birthday Memorial Concert, and the concert programme.


  • 01 Nov 1945 - 22 Dec 1949

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