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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence Ba - Bl., 09 Mar 1949 - 26 Jul 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/180

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Correspondents include: Sir Peter Macdonald on Douglas Bader; John Dodge on Bader; Alec Badenoch [Consultant in Urology]; 1st Lord Baillieu; Rupert Hart-Davis, publisher, on a biography of 1st Lord Baldwin; 2nd Lord Baldwin [earlier Lord Corvedale] (2); Consuelo Balsan [earlier Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough] (3); Baron Nahum on photographing WSC (4); [Thomas Fife Clark, adviser on public relations to WSC] on the death of Lionel Barrymore; 6th Lord Bath [earlier Lord Weymouth] asking WSC to sign copies of his books (4); Jean Batten; 2nd Lord Beatty [earlier Lord Borodale] on a biography of 1st Lord Beatty; Queen Elizabeth II; Sir Edward Beddington-Behrens (4); Bedell Smith, United States Under-Secretary of State, on sculpting WSC (4); Sir Max Beerbohm; Alice, Lady Rothenstein (2); Yvette, Begum Aga Khan (2); Sir Clive Morrison-Bell; Philip Bell; Roger Bellairs, Head of Historical Section, Admiralty, on WSC's founding of the section; Sir George Bellew, Garter Principal King of Arms (2); Sir Peter Bennett [Anglo-American Productivity Council] on the council's work (2); Gertrude Benziger; Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands (2); Michael Berry [later 1st Lord Hartwell, Chairman, Daily Telegraph] on subjects including WSC's retirement (3); "Johnny", John G Churchill, on the death of Arthur Bertie (2); Vere, [9th Lord Bessborough, earlier Lord Duncannon]; Jennie Lee [Janet Bevan, later Lady Lee of Asheridge] on the death of Aneurin Bevan (2); Sir Marcus Cheke [British Minister to the Holy See, Italy] on support for Dame Florence Bevin (2); Jack Billmeir [Chairman, Stanhope Steamship Company Limited] on subjects including the shipping market and lending WSC his yacht (7); "Freddy" [2nd Lord Birkenhead, earlier Lord Furneaux], Chairman, Royal Society of Literature, on subjects including WSC winning the Nobel Prize for Literature, and a biography of 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith] (4); Margaret, Lady Birkenhead, on the Birkenhead Trust; W D Tomkins, Director, East Indian Produce Company Limited (4); Rhoda, Lady Birley, on subjects including the death of Sir Oswald Birley (8); Sir Oswald Birley on his portrait of WSC (2); Basil Blackwell [Chairman] Basil Blackwell and Mott Limited, on publishing the letters of T E Lawrence ["Lawrence of Arabia", also T E Shaw] and WSC's tribute to him (7); 1st Lord Bledisloe [earlier Sir Charles Bathurst, President, Royal Agricultural Society] (5); "Bert" [10th Duke of Marlborough, earlier Lord Blandford] on celebrations of the anniversary of the battle of Blenheim [Germany]; Michael Wilford, Foreign Office, on the anniversary of Blenheim; Frederick Leishman [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary] on Blenheim; Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the Cabinet]; "R A B" [R A Butler]; Guy Boas [Vice-President, English Association] on using WSC's writing for schools (3); Daniel Macmillan [Chairman, Macmillan and Company Limited] on Boas.Other subjects include: racing; book-signing requests.Also includes: notes and copies of correspondence from Anthony Montague Browne and John Colville, Private Secretaries to WSC; Air Ministry notes on Douglas Bader; extracts from the biography of Baldwin, including letters from WSC; a print of a broadcast by Jack Billmeir on his career as a shipowner (1944); a cutting from the Evening News on Billmeir breaking the blockade of Malta (1941); notes by Billmeir on the Admiralty leasing tankers; copy of a letter from WSC to G D Birla, Chairman, East Indian Produce Company Limited, on India needing British protection (1937); a copy of the unveiling ceremony for the Lawrence memorial (1936); photographs of Lord Bledisloe, and an article on him from the Farmer and Stock-Breeder; postcard prints of the site of the battle of Blenheim.


  • Creation: 09 Mar 1949 - 26 Jul 1960

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Folios: 109 and 112: Copyright holder (Aga Khan) has withheld permission for online publication. Available at Churchill Archives Centre.

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