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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence A., 29 Dec 1945 - 20 Jul 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/166

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Correspondents include: Leo Amery on subjects including offering his services in government, money for colonial development, WSC's speech [28 March 1950, "European Unity"] and the failure of Ernest Bevin [Foreign Secretary] to respond to it, and Israel's relations with Britain (8); Haile Selassie, Emperor of Abyssinia [later Ethiopia] (2); Philip Moore [later 1st Lord Moore of Wolvercote], Assistant Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty, on the commemoration of the United States destroyers transferred to the Royal Navy during the war; CSC on subjects including her visit to Spain (3); 12th Lord Airlie [earlier Lord Ogilvy] on Scottish devolution; Mabell, Lady Airlie; "Brookie" [1st Lord Alanbrooke, earlier Alan Brooke]; "Jimmy", 17th Duke of Alba; Winthrop Aldrich; "Alex" [1st Lord Alexander of Tunis, Governor General of Canada]; Violet, Lady Allendale; 1st Lord Alness [earlier Robert Munro]; 1st Lord Altrincham [earlier Sir Edward Grigg] on subjects including John Grigg contesting West Oldham [Lancashire], WSC accepting the freedom of Oldham, a dinner commemorating Jan Smuts, and the National Review (8); Waris Ameer-Ali [former War Services Adviser to the High Commissioner for India], on hostility between India and Pakistan, the Government's partiality towards India, and relations with the Soviet Union; Ava, Lady Anderson [earlier Ava Wigram, later Ava, Lady Waverley] on subjects including the death of her son [Charles Wigram] (5); Sir John Anderson [later 1st Lord Waverley, Chairman, Port of London Authority] on the Authority's success, and its official journal (5); Sir Kenneth Anderson [Governor of Gibraltar]; Sir Oliver Franks, British Ambassador to the United States, on the funeral of General of the Army Henry Arnold; Stuart Symington, Secretary of the United States Air Force, on General Arnold's funeral; General Arnold; Eleanor Arnold; Ralph Assheton [later 1st Lord Clitheroe]; John Astor [later 1st Lord Astor of Hever, owner of the Times]; "Jakie" [John] Astor, Conservative candidate for Plymouth [Devon], thanking WSC for his support (2); Michael Astor, asking WSC to contribute an essay for a book on Astor's mother [Nancy, Lady Astor]; Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone; 1st Lord Athlone [earlier Alexander Cambridge] on racing and the Mafeking Reunion (2); Katharine, Duchess of Atholl, Chairman, British League for European Freedom, on subjects including the spread of Communist material in Europe, and the British Free Russia Society (4); Clement Attlee, Prime Minister (2); Eric Harrison, Resident Minister for the Commonwealth of Australia (2); Archduke Otto of [Hapsburg] Austria, on his marriage (2).Other subjects include: the memorial service for [Samuel] Vyvyan Adams; a quotation from WSC in the memoirs of General Henry Arnold; invitations.Also includes: press cutting from the New York Times on a visit by Margaret Truman to Chartwell [Kent]; press cutting from the Scotsman of a letter from Lord Alness on the advantages of Coalition government; text of a tribute by WSC to the National Review; memorandum by Leo Amery on Middle Eastern defence; text of a message from WSC on the silver jubilee of the Port of London Authority Monthly; notes on George Knuppfer, head of the Soviet emigre organisation, and his proposals for Western backing of a movement against the Soviet Government; material from the British Free Russia Society.


  • Creation: 29 Dec 1945 - 20 Jul 1953

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