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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence Sa., 28 Apr 1948 - 12 Oct 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/198

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Emir Zeid [Iraqi Ambassador to Britain]; [? Nourias Said, Prime Minister of Iraq]; 2nd Lord St Aldwyn [earlier Lord Quenington]; "Bobbety", 5th Lord Salisbury [earlier Lord Cranborne], Leader of the House of Lords and Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, on subjects including Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Salisbury himself being unable to continue at the Commonwealth Relations Office, the de-nationalization of steel, appointing a deputy Foreign Secretary, negotiations with Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Foreign Minister] and reaction in the United States, Labour representation in the House of Lords, and Sir Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] taking over the leadership of the Conservative Party (16); Elizabeth, Lady Salisbury [earlier Elizabeth, Lady Cranborne] (7); 1st Lord Samuel (3); 1st Lord Cohen (2); Jorge Sanchez on subjects including sugar production in Cuba (9); Diana Sandys [earlier Diana Churchill, later Diana Bailey]; Julian Sandys; Duncan Sandys; Sir Malcolm Sargent; Sir Orme Sargent; David Sarnoff, Chairman, Radio Corporation of America (5); Sir Douglas Savory on subjects including the evacuation of the Suez Canal Zone [Egypt] and the protection of Ireland from German invasion during the war (10); Hugh Wontner, Director, Savoy Hotel Limited [London] (2); Willy Sax [WSC's paint supplier] on WSC visiting Switzerland and WSC's painting (13). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from CSC, and John Colville and Anthony Montague Browne, WSC's Private Secretaries, and Elizabeth Gilliatt, "N S" [Jo Sturdee, later Lady Onslow] and Gillian Maturin, WSC's secretaries.Also includes: cutting from Worldgram on the coup in Cuba by Major-General Fulgencio Batista; prints of articles from Reader's Digest on the Soviet Union's readiness for war, by Henry Taylor and Drew Middleton [New York Times]; reprint of an article by Douglas Savory on Paul Reynaud's history of the war, and reviews of Savory's work on Far Eastern policy, captured German documents, German rearmament and the outbreak of the First World War; pamphlets by Savory on Ireland and Germany, his parliamentary reminiscences, and on the Irish Treaty Ports, 1938; issue of the Neue Zurcher Zeitung with an article on WSC, with translation; material on the thermal springs at Bad Ragaz and Lugano, Switzerland.


  • Creation: 28 Apr 1948 - 12 Oct 1959

Conditions Governing Access

Open except folios 14-16 which are closed under S37(1), S40 and S41(1) of the Freedom of Information Act on advice from the Cabinet Office. Review 2027.


1 item(s) (1 file (226 loose folios, including pamphlets))

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