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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Personal correspondence A - B., 24 Apr 1951 - 01 Mar 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/203A-B

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Correspondents include: Konrad Adenauer [Federal Chancellor of Germany]; James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, First Lord of the Admiralty] (3); Anthony Head; Herman Ingebretsen, Editor, Aftenposten, on the birthday of King Haakon VII of Norway; Anthony Alam; Vasil Andoni, Secretary-General, Albanian Agrarian Democratic Party; Prince Mohamed Ali of Egypt (2); Robert Allan; Eleanor Roosevelt; Julian Amery on subjects including development in Uganda (2); Leo Amery (2); [Arthur] Edwin Stevens, Governing Director, Amplivox hearing aids; David Anderson, Conservative candidate for Coatbridge and Airdrie [Lanarkshire, Scotland]; John Arbuthnot; Thomas Joy, Army and Navy Stores, on exhibiting Graham Sutherland's portrait of WSC; William Williams, Secretary, the Arts Council, on exhibiting Graham Sutherland's portrait of WSC (2); Gavin Astor [later 2nd Lord Astor of Hever]; Eleanor Emery [Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations] on the Australian British War Memorial Appeal; Edward Williams, British High Commissioner in Australia on the war memorial appeal; Sir Thomas White, High Commissioner for Australia; 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis] on the Baltic Mercantile and Shipping Exchange Limited (3); [Stephen] Michael Banister [Private Secretary to the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation] (2); J Walker, Secretary, Baltic Exchange, on WSC opening their new building (10); Sir [John] Gibson Graham, Chairman, Baltic Exchange (2); Sir [Arthur] Beverley Baxter on exhibiting the Sutherland portrait of WSC in Canada (2); Ole Bergesen; [Kenneth] Michael Wilford, Foreign Office (2); M G Benjamin on presenting busts of WSC to Belgium and France, and replacing branches of the British Council (8); Robert Mellish, MP for Bermondsey [London] on a memorial for Ernest Bevin; Francis Biddle, member, Permanent Court of Arbitration, proposing Harry S Truman for the Nobel Peace Prize (2); Kenneth Jamieson, Foreign Office, on Truman and the Nobel Prize; Anthony Marlowe; [Charles] Evelyn Shuckburgh [Principal Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary] on WSC speaking through a Jewish organisation, B'nai B'rith; John Graham [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary] on B'nai B'rith. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence by David Hunt, John Colville, Anthony Montague Browne, Peter Oates, Christopher Soames and Sir Anthony Bevir, WSC's Private Secretaries, Thomas Fife Clark, WSC's public relations advisor, and Chips Gemmell, "N S" [Jo Sturdee, later Lady Onslow] and Sheila Minto, WSC's secretaries.Also includes: notes by Prince Mohamed Ali on the position of Egypt; material on the South Paddington Young Conservatives Celebration Ball; text of Leo Amery's speech for the Empire Rally (1951) and a pamphlet of his speech on the Commonwealth to the London School of Economics and Political Science (1954); press cutting on the Australian British War Memorial Appeal; pamphlet on the Baltic Exchange; photographs of the Coronation chair and throne at Westminster [London]; issue of the Jewish Echo with an appeal for a Churchill ambulance; photographs of the Coronation procession; issue of the Picture Post (1940) with features on WSC and the Cabinet; text of an article on Aubrey Spencer, Bishop of Bermuda.


  • 24 Apr 1951 - 01 Mar 1955

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