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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence Da - Don., 28 Mar 1951 - 10 May 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/184

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Esmond [2nd Lord Rothermere, earlier Esmond Harmsworth, Chairman, Daily Mail]; Hugh Cudlipp, Editorial Director, Daily Mirror; Colin Coote [Managing Editor, Daily Telegraph] on the Telegraph's centenary; Michael Berry [later 1st Lord Hartwell, Chairman, Daily Telegraph] (2); Stella Daly (4); Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the Cabinet] on WSC's involvement in the "bouncing bomb"; Josephine, Lady Daresbury (2); Sir William Darling (2); Olive, Lady Darling; Clement Davies [Leader, Liberal Party] on WSC's speech in Parliament (3 November 1953); Sir Evelyn Wrench on his biography of Geoffrey Dawson [late Editor, the Times] (2); "Bill", William Deakin [literary assistant to WSC] on subjects including ["The Second World War"], the imprisonment of his Romanian father-in-law, Hungarian refugees, and the respect of Josip Tito [President of Yugoslavia (later Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia)] for WSC (15); Guillermo de Blanck, Cuban Ambassador, on WSC receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature; Somerset de Chair on subjects including his political satires, "Red Tie in the Morning" and "The Teetotalitarian State", re-entering the House of Commons, corrections to proofs of "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples", and editions of his own work (12); 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis], Chairman, Conservative Party, on the possibility of a seat for de Chair; Enid, Lady de Chair (2); Admiral Sir Dudley de Chair; Anthony Rumbold [Principal Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary]; Michael Wilford, British Embassy, Paris [France] (2); General Dejussieu-Poutcarral (2); Nigel Steward, Consul General, Nice [France]; "Buck", 9th Lord de la Warr [earlier Lord Buckhurst], Postmaster General, sending new stamps to WSC (6); "Bill" [1st Lord De L'Isle, earlier William Sidney, and 6th Lord De L'Isle and Dudley] on subjects including his appointment as Governor-General of Australia (2); Isabel, Lady Derby; Sir Harold Derbyshire (3); Sir Chintaman Deshmukh; Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York [United States] (2); Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart; Joan, Lady Carton de Wiart; John Dodge (3); 6th Lord Donegall [earlier Lord Belfast] on a Soviet film "The Fall of Berlin" [Germany]; Desmond Donnelly. Also includes: notes and copies of correspondence from Anthony Montague Browne and John Colville, WSC's Private Secretaries and Denis Kelly, literary assistant to WSC; drafts of WSC's message on the Daily Telegraph's centenary; extracts from a letter by Sir Hugh Tudor on the international situation; extracts from Sir Evelyn Wrench's biography of Geoffrey Dawson on WSC's seizure of the Times's paper during the General Strike; sets of new stamps; press cuttings on WSC presenting the Duff Cooper award to Alan Moorhead; leaflet on the Ends of the Earth club; photographs of Lord Donegall.


  • Creation: 28 Mar 1951 - 10 May 1961

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1 file(s) (241 loose folios)

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Existence and Location of Copies

Folios 6, 177, 180: Copyright holders (Trinity Mirror for Hugh Cudlipp and De L'Isle) have withheld permission for online publication. Available at Churchill Archives Centre.

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