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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence E - G., 04 Jun 1946 - 17 Nov 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/169

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Correspondents include: Charles Eade; Sir Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] (2) on subjects including his intention to divorce Beatrice Eden; Nicholas Eden [later 2nd Lord Avon]; [2nd] Lord Beatty (2) and Walter Monckton (4) on the affair between Beatty's wife [Dorothy, Lady Beatty, earlier Dorothy Bragg, later Dorothy Hewitt] and [Anthony Eden] and the possibility of divorce; Leif Egeland [High Commissioner in London for South Africa] on the illness of Jan Smuts [former Prime Minister of South Africa] and South African political situation; Dwight Eisenhower; Eliahu Elath, Israeli Minister to Britain; "Bernie" [Bernard Baruch] introducing Elath; Queen Elizabeth; Princess Elizabeth [later Queen Elizabeth II]; Benno Elkan on his medallion portrait of WSC; Walter Elliot thanking WSC for his visit to his constituency in Glasgow [Scotland]; Air Marshal Sir Basil Embry [Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Fighter Command] on the Battle of Britain dinner; Charles Emmott; Jacob Epstein; Herbert Evatt, leader of the Opposition, Australia, on sending troops to Burma [later Myanmar] in 1942; Catherine, Lady Eyles; Douglas Fairbanks junior; James Farley, Chairman, Coca- Cola Export Corporation (4); Rhys Lloyd, Secretary, Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors, on WSC inspiring an airfield fog clearance system ["Fido"]; Wilfred Fish [Honorary Consulting Dental Surgeon]; Evelyn Fleming on WSC's political forecasts; Admiral Frank Fletcher; Henry Ford II; Robert Lusty, Director, Michael Joseph Limited, inviting WSC to meet C S Forester at the premiere of "Captain Hornblower" (2); Wing Commander E Fraser, former pilot of WSC's wartime aircraft (4); "C R T" [Charles Thompson, former Personal Assistant to WSC] on Wing Commander Fraser (4); Sir Ian Fraser [Vice-President, Royal National Institute for the Blind] (2); Peter Fraser [former Prime Minister of New Zealand]; Rene Massigli, French Ambassador to Britain, on visits by General Jean de Lattre de Tassigny and Vincent Auriol, President of France (2); 6th Lord Clarendon [earlier Lord Hyde], Lord Chamberlain, on the state visit of President Auriol; Sir Bernard Freyberg [Governor General of New Zealand] on subjects including a strike in New Zealand, an introduction for Matthew Oram, Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives, comments on ["The Grand Alliance", volume 3 of "The Second World War"], including the Middle Eastern campaign (1942), "Auk" [Field Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck] and "Archie", 1st Lord Wavell (3); Sir William Furse; Roger Furse; Sylvia, Lady Maxwell-Fyfe [later Sylvia, Lady Kilmuir, later Sylvia, Lady de la Warr]; Air Chief Marshal Sir Guy Garrod, Chairman, Air League of Britain Group; Viola Garvin, on subjects including WSC's tribute to her late father [James Garvin] and his memorial service (4); Charles de Gaulle on references to WSC in his war memoirs (2); Comte d'Harcourt, Brussels Treaty Permanent Commission (2); [William Deakin, literary assistant to WSC] on de Gaulle's memoirs; Admiral Sir Guy Gaunt on his legal problems and past career, including the entry of the United States into the First World War (10); Commodore George [Gordon] Allen on Gaunt; General Alphonse Georges (2); Francis Brown [First Secretary], British Embassy, Paris [France] on the illness and funeral of General Alphonse Georges (2); Walter Gifford, United States Ambassador to Britain; 3rd Lord Gorell [earlier Ronald Barnes] on "The Hinge of Fate" [volume 4 of "The Second World War"]; Beatrice, Lady Gosford; Sir Hubert Gough, congratulating WSC on the General Election (1951); Walter Graebner [London representative, Time Life International] (2); Leslie Graham-Dixon; Raymond Greene on the death of Sir Graham Greene (2); Roger Conant; Gerald Maxwell; Amy Guest.Other subjects include: WSC's views on the books of C S Forester; invitations.Also includes: press cutting from the Broadsheet of Anthony Eden's review of "Their Finest Hour" [volume 2 of "The Second World War"]; reprint of an article by Herbert Evatt on Australia's wartime policy in the Far East; prints of speeches by James Farley on leadership, communication and international trade; report and statement of accounts for the British Wireless for the Blind Fund; extract from volume 1 of Charles de Gaulle's memoirs, on his first meeting with WSC; copy of an Admiralty letter recommending Sir Guy Gaunt for promotion (1916); press cuttings of obituaries for General Georges.


  • Creation: 04 Jun 1946 - 17 Nov 1951

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