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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence Sa - Sm., 21 May 1941 - 27 Oct 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/176A-B

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Correspondents include: Frank Salisbury (2); "Bobbety" [5th Lord Salisbury, earlier Lord Cranborne] on WSC's views on postponing the Festival [of Britain] and embarrassment to "Pug" [1st Lord Ismay, Chairman, Festival of Britain Council], and his own inability to be a delegate to the Council of Europe (5); Sir Arthur Salter; 1st Lord Samuel; Sir Malcolm Sargent, Musical Director, Savoy Theatre, inviting WSC to the opening night of "Patience"; David Sarnoff; John Howard, Chairman, Eastern Area of National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations, on the importance of meeting Prince Feisal al Saud of Saudi Arabia; Hilary St George Saunders; Sir Frederick Browning [Comptroller to Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II] (3); Willy Sax [paint supplier to WSC] (11); Lieutenant- General Sir Ronald Scobie on the anniversary of the relief of Tobruk [Libya] (2); Sir Henry Scott; Eric Seal [Deputy Under-Secretary of State, Foreign Office] on maintaining European security; 3rd Lord Selborne [earlier Lord Wolmer, Chairman, Cement Makers' Federation]; Constance, Lady Shaftesbury; Commodore Arthur Wallis, Senior Naval Officer, Persian Gulf; Sir Geoffrey Shakespeare; George Bernard Shaw; Joan, Lady Shawcross; Sir Hartley Shawcross; 1st Lord Simon on the King's Speech (1950); Anne Sims, on the gift to WSC of the binoculars of Admiral William Sims (2); [Henry] Wickham Steed, Chairman,British Civilian Committee for the Defence of Homes, on the binoculars (3); John Balfour, Foreign Office, on the binoculars (2); Helen Gauntlett, Secretary, British Civilian Committee for the Defence of Homes, on the binoculars (5); "Archie" [Sir Archibald Sinclair, later 1st Lord Thurso]; Sir William Slim; Sir Arthur Harris ("Bomber", and "Bert") on the illness and funeral of Jan Smuts [former Prime Minister of South Africa] (3); Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the Cabinet] (2); Tahu Hole, Editor, News Division, BBC, on a tribute to Smuts (2); Jan Smuts on subjects including the 1950 General Election, South Africa's anti-republican Indian policy, republicanism in South Africa, the decline of the Commonwealth, keeping West Germany [later part of Germany] and Greece in a Western union against the Soviet Union, the impending Cold War and the shock of WSC losing the 1945 General Election (33); 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office]; CSC; Leo Fouche, South African Minister in the Netherlands; Sarah Millin on her war diaries and biography of Smuts; Isie Smuts on Smuts's illness and death.Also includes: notes and copies of correspondence by John Colville and Brendan Bracken, WSC's Private Secretaries; a print of Lord Samuel's speech to the Royal Academy on the artist and society; Reader's Digest articles, "Is war with Russia inevitable?" by George Kennan, Counsellor, United States State Department, and "The road ahead" by John Flynn on Communism in the United States; a copy of "America and the World Crisis" by Brigadier-General David Sarnoff; a copy of Neue Zurcher Zeitung with an article on Chartwell [Kent]; director's report and statement of accounts from the Rugby Portland Cement Company Limited; the text of Lord Simon's speech at Staines [Middlesex] on the Liberal Party splitting the anti-Labour vote; a Foreign Office memorandum on the British Civilian Committee for the Defence of Homes; order of memorial service for Smuts.


  • Creation: 21 May 1941 - 27 Oct 1951

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