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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence Q - Roo., 09 Dec 1940 - 18 Mar 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/196

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Correspondents include: 1st Lord Quickswood [earlier Lord Hugh Cecil] on subjects including WSC's career, chances of war with the Soviet Union, and WSC's speeches (6); Admiral Arthur Radford; Prince Rainier of Monaco (2); Raja Sir Maharaj Singh; Habib Rahimtoola, Governor of Sind, Pakistan; J Arthur Rank, Chairman, Rank Organisation Limited, on a film about Douglas Bader; Helen Reid [Chairman], New York Herald Tribune, on the Herald Tribune Forum; 1st Lord Reith, former Chairman, Imperial Airways, on subjects including giving up his work for a ministerial position, relations with Imperial Airways, including letters from WSC in his memoirs, his contribution to broadcasting and his resentment towards WSC (10); Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the Cabinet] on Reith's memoirs (3); Sir Edward Bridges [Permanent Secretary, Treasury] on Reith's loss of office; Derek Mitchell [Private Secretary to Bridges]; Randolph Churchill; Paul Reynaud; 1st Lord Bracken on Margaret, 2nd Lady Rhondda [Editor], Time and Tide; 2nd Lady Rhondda on the future of Time and Tide; Juliet, Lady Rhys-Williams, on the decline of Communism in the Soviet Union (2); Charles Rhys [later 8th Lord Dynevor]; Sir Gordon Richards; Sir Albert Richardson (2); Ursula, Lady Ridley; Hubert Ripka [former Czech Minister of Foreign Trade]; 3rd Lord Ritchie of Dundee on correspondence between Lord Randolph Churchill and his grandfathers, 1st Lord Ritchie and Louis Jennings (2); Sir Frank Roberts; Blanche, Lady Robey (2); Joseph Robinson, British Consul-General, Zurich [Switzerland]; William Robinson-Brown; John D Rockefeller junior; John Rodgers (3); Giles Romilly; Eleanor Roosevelt, International Chairman, American Committee on Africa, Incorporated, on subjects including a freedom petition for Hungary and apartheid in South Africa (8); Martin Luther King, United States Vice Chairman, American Committee on Africa, Incorporated, on apartheid; John Cloake, Foreign Office, on the Roosevelt Museum; Ian Harvey [Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign Office] on the Roosevelt Museum; Charles Curran on the Roosevelt Museum; Sir William Rootes, Chairman, Rootes Group, on a gift of a car for WSC. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence by CSC and Anthony Montague Browne, John Colville and Christopher Soames, WSC's Private Secretaries, and Jane Portal, [later Lady Williams of Elvel], Elizabeth Gilliatt, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Chips Gemmell and "N S" [Jo Sturdee, later Lady Onslow], WSC's secretaries. Most of the correspondence in this file is dated 1948 - 1958.Other subjects include: requests for signed copies of WSC's books and photograph.Also includes: copies of letters and minutes between WSC and Lord Reith on subjects including Reith's dismissal as Minister of Information and Minister of Works, coastal defence, French broadcasting, coal stocks, the Home Guard, operation "Menace" [Anglo-Free French mission to Dakar, Senegal] and the bombing of British ports (1940 - 1942); prints of Yousuf Karsh's photograph of WSC; a cutting from Country Life including a photograph of Oscar Nemon's bust of WSC for Sedbergh School, Yorkshire; memorandum by Hubert Ripka on negotiations with the Soviet Union and the problems of Central Europe; translation of an article from the Neue Zurcher Zeitung on maritime limits.


  • Creation: 09 Dec 1940 - 18 Mar 1958

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