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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence La - Lo., 19 Dec 1950 - 04 Feb 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/192A-B

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Gwilym Lloyd-George [later 1st Lord Tenby], Home Secretary, on the centenary of Inspectors of Constabulary (2); Andrew Stark [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary] on a legal case brought by Lady Katherine Lambton in Cap d'Ail [France] (2); John Beith, British Embassy, Paris, on the legal case (3); Sir [Hubert] Gladwyn Jebb [later 1st Lord Gladwyn, British Ambassador to France] on the case; [Nigel Steward] British Consul-General, Nice, on the case; Anthony Rumbold [Principal Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary] on the case; Lady Katherine Lambton (3); Claude Lancaster; Sir Alan Lascelles [Keeper of the Queen's Archives], and Private Secretary to Queen Elizabeth II, on subjects including his retirement (4); [Basil] Kingsley Martin, Editor, New Statesman and Nation, on using letters from WSC in his biography of Harold Laski; Harry Laughlin, President, The Riverside Press, on abridging "The Second World War" for the United States (6); Charles Laughton on quoting from "Painting as a Pastime"; Arnold Lawrence on Richard Aldington's biography of his brother, T E Lawrence ["Lawrence of Arabia", also T E Shaw] (2); Basil Liddell Hart on the Lawrence biography (13); Lord John Hope [later 1st Lord Glendevon] on the Lawrence biography; Leo Amery on the Lawrence biography and whether Lawrence was asked [to become High Commissioner for Egypt]; 2nd Lord Rennell [earlier Francis Rodd] on the Lawrence biography, and asking Lawrence to work for the Bank of England; Sir Ronald Storrs on the Lawrence biography (2); Richard Aldington on his Lawrence biography (2); "Walter", 1st Lord Layton, on representation at the Council of Europe; Fleet Admiral William Leahy; 1st Lord Leathers (3); Ruth, Lady Lee; Sir Piers Legh [Extra Equerry to Queen Elizabeth II]; Alan Lennox-Boyd [later 1st Lord Boyd of Merton] on subjects including becoming [? Secretary of State for the Colonies] (3); Michael Adeane [Private Secretary to Queen Elizabeth] on presentations at the Olympic Games; Leonie Leslie (2); Sir Shane Leslie on his biography of Leonard Jerome (2); Dr Jack Litchfield; Gwendolyn, Lady Lithgow; 1st Lord Llewellin; Lady Megan Lloyd George on WSC's speech in the House of Commons ["Lloyd George Memorial", 28 March 1955]; "Max" [1st Lord Beaverbrook, earlier Sir Max Aitken] on a Lloyd George biography; Oliver Locker Lampson (2); 1st Lord Bracken; Edith, Lady Londonderry on subjects including signed copies of WSC's books and racing (15); [Charles] Cyril Clarke; Thomas Loveday (2); David Low. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence by Anthony Montague Browne, John Colville, David Pitblado and Christopher Soames, WSC's Private Secretaries, and Denis Kelly, literary assistant to WSC.Also includes: copies of WSC's letters to Harold Laski on the death of Nathan Laski, campaigning for socialism during the wartime coalition, Laski lecturing in the United States, and the suffering of the Jews (1941 - 1943), from Kingsley Martin's biography of Laski; extracts from Richard Aldington's biography of T E Lawrence; proofs for an essay by Sir Ronald Storrs on Lawrence; copy of a letter from Lawrence to 1st Lord Lloyd [of Dolobran] on becoming High Commissioner for Egypt (1934); racecard for the Irish 1000 Guineas, including WSC's runner.


  • Creation: 19 Dec 1950 - 04 Feb 1960

Conditions Governing Access

Open except folios 41-42 which are closed under S40 and S41(1) of the Freedom of Information Act on advice from the Cabinet Office. Review 2027.


2 file(s) (2 files (336 loose folios))

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