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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence La - Me., 04 Jun 1951 - 09 Sep 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/193

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Correspondents include: Maurice Macmillan [later Lord Macmillan of Ovenden, Group Chairman, Macmillan Limited]; Sir Eric Harrison, High Commissioner for Australia; Henry Luce [Editor], Time and Life, on subjects including covering WSC's retirement, the Suez Crisis [Egypt], Anglo-United States relations, and asking WSC to attend Independence Day in Washington (11); Sir Jocelyn Lucas [Chairman], Empire War Memorial Fund; 2nd Lord Lyle [of Westbourne]; Oliver Lyttelton [later 1st Lord Chandos] on subjects including bezique and his retirement (5); Pamela, Lady Lytton [earlier Pamela Plowden] on subjects including the future of Persia [Iran], WSC receiving the Order of the Garter, the death of "Bendor" [2nd Duke of Westminster], gifts of WSC's books, and her visit to the El Alamein memorial in Alexandria (27); Cameron Cobbold on Pamela, Lady Lytton's health; John Priestman [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary]; 4th Lord Lytton [earlier Lord Knebworth] on subjects including his grandfather, Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (2); Daniel Malan [Prime Minister of South Africa] and Maria Malan; Sir George Mallaby, British High Commissioner in New Zealand, on subjects including WSC's stroke; Stuart Mallinson; Sir James Marchant and Eleanor, Lady Marchant; Mary, Duchess of Marlborough [earlier Mary, Lady Blandford] (8); Ernest Marples, Postmaster General; Douglas Marshall; Edward Martell on an appeal fund for Sir Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] and the People's League for the Defence of Freedom (3); Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton, Prime Minister] on Martell standing against the Conservative candidate in a bye-election; Louis B Mayer; Pauline Maze (7); Paul Maze on subjects including a picture of WSC and painting materials (7); Mary Soames [earlier Mary Churchill]; Robert Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia (4); Eugene Meyer (2). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence by John Colville and Anthony Montague Browne, WSC's Private Secretaries, and Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel] and Elizabeth Gilliatt, WSC's secretaries.Other subjects include: Eamon de Valera's respect for WSC.Also includes: print of Henry Luce's speech "Peace is the work of Justice"; photograph of a model for the Commonwealth War Memorial; print of a speech by Sir George Mallaby in tribute to WSC; 3 issues of the People's Guardian, and a leaflet for the People's League for the Defence of Freedom; a menu signed by various artists, including Paul Maze and 2nd Lord Haig [earlier Lord Dawick]; photographs of 2 of Maze's paintings.


  • Creation: 04 Jun 1951 - 09 Sep 1961

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